Fantasy

Rebel of the Sands: A Fiery Blend of Mythology & the Wild West

5/5 Stars! Author: Alwyn Hamilton Publisher/Imprint: Speak Edition: Paperback, 314 Pages Publication Date: February 14, 2017 A Spine that Shines? Definitely! Initial Thoughts & the Plot Rebel of the Sands was such a fun read! I can definitely see why it won a Goodreads award. I loved the world-building and mythology blended with Amani's gun-slinging… Continue reading Rebel of the Sands: A Fiery Blend of Mythology & the Wild West

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To Kill a Kingdom: Little Mermaid, But Darker

5/5 Stars! Author: Alexandra Christo Publisher/Imprint: Feiwel & Friends Edition: Hardcover, 352 Pages Publication Date: March 06, 2018 A Spine that Shines? Definitely! Initial Thoughts This was a really exciting, action-packed read! Neither of the two main characters are what you'd call "innocent" or "good," but Alexandra Christo skillfully coaxes the reader into rooting for… Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom: Little Mermaid, But Darker

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A Reaper at the Gates: A Magical, Action-Packed Read!

5/5 Stars! Author: Sabaa Tahir Publisher/Imprint: Razorbill Edition: Hardcover, 464 Pages Publication Date: June 12, 2018 A Spine that Shines? Yep! "The Karkauns begin to scale the wall, brandishing their weapons as if they are possessed by demons of the hells. I draw my war hammer. And then I roar the attack." World-Building & Plot… Continue reading A Reaper at the Gates: A Magical, Action-Packed Read!

Action/Adventure

Blood and Sand: Thracian Princess Kicks Butt!

4.5/5 Stars! "Beneath everything else, buried in rubble and the fires of conquest, she was still her father's daughter." For a debut, I was really impressed with this book. I don't think Blood and Sand has gotten enough attention. So far, it is one of the best books of 2018 for me. The Setting The… Continue reading Blood and Sand: Thracian Princess Kicks Butt!

Action/Adventure

Star Wars: Lost Stars – Grab a Bargain Copy Now!

4.5/5 Stars! I waited way too long to read this book! Until recently, I had no idea what it was actually about. Lost Stars deals with the stories of Ciena and Thane, two friends from the planet Jelucan who become lovers, serving the Empire together as Imperial officers. But something goes wrong, and one of them joins… Continue reading Star Wars: Lost Stars – Grab a Bargain Copy Now!

Action/Adventure

The Fates Divide Review

3.5/5 Stars I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, Carve the Mark. The Fates Divide didn't really impress me, either. But I am a Divergent fan, and I know the author has some pretty fantastic ideas, so I wanted to give this sequel a chance. Here are my honest opinions. [Review may contain… Continue reading The Fates Divide Review

Action/Adventure

Unearthed Review: Follow the Clues!

4/5 Stars Wow, what a cliffhanger ending! It left me desperate to know more about the aspects that were unanswered, but I'm sure the authors plan to address those things in the sequel. This book is definitely for people who enjoy sci-fi mixed with a touch of romance. What Worked Well? Kaufman and Spooner definitely… Continue reading Unearthed Review: Follow the Clues!

Action/Adventure

Never Say Die: Alex Rider Is Back!

4/5 Stars Alex Rider is back! I was so excited to learn that Horowitz created a new mission for his fifteen-year-old spy! Back when I was a teen, I loved the earlier books in the series. Never Say Die is such a fun read! Horowitz brings back his signature writing style, with its dramatic flair.… Continue reading Never Say Die: Alex Rider Is Back!

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Sky in the Deep: Viking Girl Power!

5/5 Stars! [This review is based on an ARC edition provided by the publisher via NetGalley. These are my honest opinions.] “Honor above life.” The Aska motto above signifies what a large role honor plays in Eelyn’s Viking culture. I love how Adrienne Young also plays with several meanings of family and how those interpretations… Continue reading Sky in the Deep: Viking Girl Power!

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Thoughts on The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger, and Renee Ahdieh

The Books It's been a while since I read these two, but I've tried to present my thoughts here as accurately as possible. As a duology, The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh are fantastic and complement each other perfectly. I gave five stars to both books on… Continue reading Thoughts on The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger, and Renee Ahdieh