Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Friday, September 26, 2014

Series: Throne of Glass #3
Genres: YA | Fantasy | Romance
Published: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Book: GoodReads | Amazon Barnes & Noble
Author: GoodReads Twitter | Website

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. 

 If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
 As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a  farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful  enough to change Trollus forever.

Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1
Genres: YA | Fantasy | Romance
Published: April 1st 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Book: GoodReads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Author: GoodReads | Twitter | Website

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined. 

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to  Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time,  wait for the perfect opportunity. 

 But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll  prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see  that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to  the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its  secret leader. 

 As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a  farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful  enough to change Trollus forever.

Discussion: On Writing DNF Reviews

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DNFing isn't the most pleasant choice a reader has to make, but sometimes it's inevitable. This can be  a  tricky decision if you're a book blogger / reviewer. When you don't finish a book, can you review it? Should you review it? Come discuss!

10 Authors I've Only Read One Book From - But Need More Of

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More. Most of these author's have written books that I have yet to read, and only a few haven't released any other books yet.

Orenda by Ruth Silver

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Genres: YA | Fantasy | Romance
Published: April 13th 2014
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Book: GoodReads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Author: GoodReads | Twitter | Website

Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Genres: YA | Contemporary | Thriller
Published: April 15th 2014
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Author: GoodReads | Twitter | Website

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

Over-used Features in The YA World

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Remember when those "strong" heroines started owning part of the YA genre? Remember how we loved them, and adored all the kickass little things they did? Well, I do too. But,  have such  heroines become too frequent? Whatsoever the answer might be, here goes a list (I know you love lists!) involving over-used features in the YA world!

Review: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Genres: YA, Thriller, Contempor
Published: August 14th 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Book: +GoodReads  |  +Amazon  +Barnes & Noble
Author: GoodReads  | Twitter |  Website 

Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder? Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…