Monday, 7 June 2021

Falling Kingdoms Series - Review


Book Review:
Title: Falling Kingdoms Series
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin

“Because if you don't choose to fight against the wrong in the world, then you are the wrong in the world.”

In a land where magic has been forgotten and peace has reigned for centuries, unrest is simmering . Three kingdoms battle for power... 

A princess must journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long-thought extinct.
A rebel
becomes the leader of a bloody revolution.
A Sorceress
discovers the truth about the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
It's the eve of war. Each must choose a side.
KINGDOMS WILL FALL. 

Monday, 24 May 2021

People We Meet on Vacation - Review

 

Book Review:
Title: People We Meet on Vacation (US)/You and Me on Vacation (UK)
Author: Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin

“It hurts to want it all, so many things that can't coexist within the same life.”

TWO FRIENDS
TEN SUMMER TRIPS
THEIR LAST CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE

12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they'll never speak again.
11 SUMMERS AGO: They're forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.
10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver. Poppy holds his hand the whole way.
7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.
2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.
THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.

Monday, 10 May 2021

RAYBEARER - Review


Book Review:
Title: RAYBEARER
Author: Jordan Ifueko
Publisher: HotKeyBooks

“It's no use bringing up the past. You write your story, not the people who came before you.”

Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of Eleven. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust.
Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn – but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?

Monday, 15 March 2021

A Deadly Education - Review


Book Review:
Title: A Deadly Education
Author: Naomi Novik
Publisher: DelRey UK/Penguin

“Some sorcerers get an affinity for weather magic, or transformation spells, or fantastic combat magics like dear Orion. I got an affinity for mass destruction.”

Enter a school of magic unlike any you have ever encountered.
There are no teachers, no holidays, friendships are purely strategic, and the odds of survival are never equal. Once you're inside, there are only two ways out: you graduate or you die.
El Higgins is uniquely prepared for the school's many dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out untold millions - never mind easily destroy the countless monsters that prowl the school.
Except, she might accidentally kill all the other students, too. So El is trying her hardest not to use it . . . that is, unless she has no other choice.