Saturday, 30 April 2016

Emerge


Title: Emerge
Author: Tobie Easton
Published: 19th April 2016
My rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes
Synopsis:

Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk.

So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.



I received an eARC from the publisher in an exchange for an honest review

A direct descendent from Little Mermaid has cursed the Mer folk, war has ensued to find a political leader who is not corrupted. The Mer folk are enraged they want their immortality back but thanks to the Little Mermaid they are trapped and age like humans. Lia and her family live in Malibu, her parents oversee and run the foundation they have started on land to ensure they are protected and are blended in with the way human lives.

I was really surprised that the Little Mermaid was the ancestor for Lia and her family, I am not sure what I had envisioned really; I was under the impression this book would be like all the other Mer books I have read, but with this added little twist I was relieved. Phew! *wipes brow*. Mel and her father made the plot very interesting with the added knots that were added with each turn, it made me think how Lia will ever get this situation under control. Then BAM! comes another twist which I was totally not expecting, can Mer folk even do that? I haven't read much retellings so I am not completely sure . For a short while, it seemed everything was too easy and perfect which made the story line a little tedious and boring, I wanted more action, more romance. Although there was some towards the end, for me it wasn't enough for what it seemed like would be a epic story. It makes me wonder though, is that the end of the plot? Or is there another book in the series?

Lia is shown to develop at some point throughout the book especially when she is forced to take matters in to her hands and save Clay, it was fun to see her be a little decisive and confident in her own choices. I would be lying if I said a small part of me seeing her rebel against her parents a little did not enjoy it, I found her more likeable and relatable as a character then. Caspian is a true gentlemen. There is not other way to describe him.

Without Caspian, I would
be lost.

He is so sweet and adorable, and a true friend. Someone you can rely on in your bad times if that isn't a good enough reason to read the book then how handsome him and Clay is? I mean even Lia admits to that and even I would not turn a blind eye.

Me: Right Lia? ;D
Lia: Right ;)

Clay is very innocent in all of this, being pulled in one direction and then another I really felt sorry for him. To him, both girls were interested but only one was working out whereas the other was true but fake :(. I like that his character was confident and sure of himself but was never afraid to show vulnerability. Most male characters have their ego or pride which does not allow them to 'talk about their feelings' but thankfully that was not the case with Clay.

True love is worth everything. The theme of the book, the book illustrated this perfectly even if their was a few parts in the book where I had no idea where this was going. I thought there was some parts in the book where it was unnecessarily prolonged, I just wanted it to be over and done with. This was increasingly frustrating as a reader when you simply want to enjoy the book.

Have you read this type of book before? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Supervision


Title: Supervison
Author: Alison Stine
Published: 9th April 2015
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes  
Synopsis:


Something is wrong with Esmé.

Kicked out of school in New York, she's sent to live with her grandmother in a small Appalachian town. But something is wrong with the grandmother Ez hasn't seen for years; she leaves at midnight, carrying a big black bag. Something is wrong with her grandmother's house, a decrepit mansion full of stray cats, stairs that lead to nowhere, beds that unmake themselves. Something is wrong in the town where a kid disappears every year, where a whistle sounds at night but no train arrives.

And something is wrong with the friendly neighbor Ez's age with black curls and blue eyes: He's dead.
 




I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review

When I first started reading this book, I thought this was another simple paranormal romance book. Nope, I was wrong. Initially this book started quite strange, like Esme is acting very silly and gets herself in to trouble by doing silly things. But then everything changes when her sister sends her off to live with her Grandma, all of a sudden she is invisible and can talk to dead ghosts? And even odd thing is she can talk to her sister via her phone but no one else can see her? Like WHAT? But eventually I got in to the story and I am glad I stuck with it. I know this is not everyone's cup of tea but with the added mystery of the station master along with Clara, the builder, Tom, Mr Black and Martha this was a wonderful read.

I will admit I found Ez to be very strange in her abilities. How is that possible? But then you realise that each gift was passed down to the women in her family and she has been blessed with all of the gifts, whether you think its a curse or gift she is the one chance all of these ghosts have to crossing the plane or going to the other world. The main character possessed qualities just like every other main character in any book; determination, stubborn, and strength. I did like her connection with her sister, the firecracker (love the nickname).

I am glad this was a short book with few chapters, the story was not prolonged. I don't think I would have enjoyed the story otherwise. And yes, I did find her love with a ghost quite odd but that is what I loved most about the book. This had so many directions it could go in, I am a bit sad it ended this way.
 


What are your thought on reading this type of genre? Let me know in the comments below!

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Flawed #1


Title: Flawed
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Published: 5th April 2016
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes  
Synopsis:


You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.




I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

This book is one of the most powerful political books I have ever read, I normally stay away from dystopian books because of how heavy the book can get in terms of the plot and scenes. I don't really like reading something like that. But for some reason I felt compelled to read this book having no idea what to expect, apart from what I was hearing of how powerful it is from other readers.

Celestine is a very mathmatical, logical person. For her every identified problem has a solution, and that is exactly what costs her life to be turned around and change the course of the book. I must admit when I first started the book I was very bored of it, I didn't understand what the hype was about especially since I was slowly getting out of my reading slump. You must have imagined my surprise when I read what will happen to her and the horror, I cannot believe the enormity of it. I literally brawled like a baby. SO badly. I kept telling myself 'see this is why I cannot read books like this, its too much for me'. I went back and forth trying to get in to the story but it was so hard, I couldn't get through the harsh realities of what she had to go through, I mean all she did was try to help a person? In reality that is a everyday occurrence where you see one human help another, what is so imperfect about that? Why did they have to punish her so severly and make an example out of her? Is she not human? One thing I learn everyday is compassion and kindness goes a long way, such a long way that it could turn a person's bad day in to a good day and that makes you feel good about yourself. We need more kindness in this world not hate, we have enough of that already just by turning the television on or hearing the news. I suppose this is why this got to me on a personal level, I just....I couldn't take it really. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to carry on with it. I know Ahern is a fanastic writer since I have read some of her other novels which never fail to make me fall in love with her writing. This book made me feel more than hollow inside, I felt empty.

Celestine is a very strong character. And I have to applaud her for her courage and bravery. She made a conscious decision to do the human thing and show compassion, she gave voice to the weak and help those in need. With any political situation, everyone has an agenda and no one is any different in this book, Celestine is a pawn for everyone to use to their own advantage. Sickening really. I can't say I was impressed with her boyfriend Art and sister Juniper, they didn't really support her in her time of need.

Carrick was the one light in all of this, I think I will like his character very much and I hope there is romance between him and celestine. I cannot wait for the next book.
 


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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Crowned


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: Crystal Crowned 
Author: Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #4
Release Date: 12th July 2016
Synopsis:

Long live Solaris.

One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire.

Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time.
Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped.

She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?



I cannot wait for this book and OMG look at the cover?!!! Gorgeous is it not?
 

What are you waiting on this week? Let me know in the comments below!


P.S. what do you guys think of the of border I added? Do you like it? Or does it look better without it?

Happy reading!



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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Air Awakens #4


Title: Water's Wrath
Author: Elise Kova
Published: 26th April 2016
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes  
Synopsis:

Librarian turned sorcerer. 
Sorcerer turned hero. 
Hero turned puppet.

The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. 


But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla's fate, finally come to light. 

Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she'll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. 

Or former lover.

First of all can I say a HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Elise, I am so proud of this book! Although, you will break many hearts this was one of the best written books I have read in a long time. If I was a presenting an award for the best book I would definitely give it to this book! :D

Okay now to the reviewing.



I was one of the lucky few to receive the physical ARC of Water's Wrath and Elise has my eternal gratitude for this! Thank you so much!

I am still reeling from the emotions of this book, I honestly have no words, I feel like a fish out of the water opening and closing my mouth. All I want to do is is cry, like WHY did this happen!!!! 



If the photo is any indication, I am crying, brawling like a baby! Even as I sit here now, hours later after finishing this book and taking forever writing this review. I just cannot come to terms with my emotions and transferring them to paper, I suddenly feel like I am in Solaris

But this book was amazing down to the last perfection. The HARDEST PART OF reading the book was witnessing the scene between Vhalla and Aldrik, the pain and loss of the love your life is not something you can live to tell the tale or describe. I felt like I was betrayed by Aldrik after him promising to be mine!!!

Vhalla escaped and ran away from everyone with the Archel in hand, 2 months later she is shown where she has been and what she has been occupied with. I like that after all the hardship Elise made Vhalla take some time out for herself to recuperate and reflect. Although, it must have been very hard for the characters I think Vhalla being away from everyone did her aswell as Aldrik and the others some good!

If I thought Earth's End was hard, this one totally blew my mind away to the point I was constantly asking myself why am I made to feel this way! And oh god, why did he have to die? I fee like the pain is still fresh from Larel and now him too? :'(



In this book, a lot of things come to light how the war started, why is Aldrik the way he is and many more. Although, I feel a certain hatred and vengeance towards a certain someone who I want to assassinate at the moment. Fritz was a joy to read like he always is, lighting up the moments and producing humour to the scenes, he never fails to make you laugh! Some of the scenes will have you cracking up :D. 

Both Vhalla and Aldrik change in some ways in this book but still remain the same, they change for the better with their love never diminishing. Aldrik seems to be in a better and a lot happier place, he even manages to crack a smile surprising from the fire lore isn't it? I absolutely loved, LOVED  the scenes between Baldair and Aldrik and I am still gushing from the excitement. I am not very happy about what happens but I was dying to see the love between the brothers and admit they cared! It was such a beautiful scene :')


This series will seriously kill me with all the tension I feel radiating from the book and now I am VERY NERVOUS FOR THE FINAL BOOK! I am not sure what to feel. Didn't Vhalla go through enough? Why was she stripped away like that? It was even worse than the trial!!!!! No, no, no, no NO!!!! I refuse to believe it will end the way it did in EE. I have to believe. I am going insane right now!!!!



Please excuse me whilst I go and cry some more!


You guys really need to go and give this series a try! You won't be disappointed!



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Air Awakens #3




Title: Earth's End
Author: Elise Kova
Published: 11th February 2016
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes  
Synopsis:


A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.

Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance. 



Honestly this series never ceases to amaze me, how is it that I LOVE this series so much? I don't think I have ever become a die hard fan of anything, I rarely have suff that I become obsessed with

I don't know how Elise does it but she did it again!


This continues from where things are left off in the second book, this may be more of an epic journey than Vhalla ventures on compared to the first two books. Vhalla Yarl, now a Lady of the West faces more of epidemic challenges concerning her fight for her freedom and along the way her love for Prince Aldrik, the love of my life ;). The Emperor Solaris doesn't back down from a challenge and is hell bent on making her every obstacle more difficult than it already is. Now, I don't know if anyone else noticed this but there are foreshowing events that you can sort of see arising. I don't really know how I feel about that, to be honest I am a little nervous on how this will come to pass.


Nevertheless, the epic romance between Aldrik and Vhalla goes another notch high in this book, it sizzles with electricity and warms your heart, and oh the phrases, emotions and the things he says to Vhalla, like I could just melt in a pool right now.


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Yep, I feel exactly like Olaf at the moment. And I HATE HATE HATE how the book ended. I am so confused right now, my emotions are wild and out of place!
You can see such a big difference from Vhalla and Aldrik compared to the first book, I love how open he becomes with his affection and love towards Vhalla. Maybe before he protected Vhalla with more subtle actions, but in this one he makes it much more apparent where he clearly stands and with whom. He knows what he is fighting for, which is like "Hallelujah" the sun finally shone on him, understanding finally dawned on him! Not that he wasn't clear from the start but I like characters when they fight hard for their love!


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The Dream War Saga #2



Title: Deadly Sweet Lies
Author: Erica Cameron
Published: 18th August 2015
My Rating: 1/5
Recommend: No
Synopsis:

Nadette Lawson knows when you’re lying.

Every night for the past two years, the Balasura have visited her dreams, enticing her to enter their world. And every night she’s seen through their lies. Now, they’re tired of playing in the shadows and they begin to stalk her in the waking world. It’s no longer just an invitation; if Nadette doesn’t join them, they’ll take her family. Forever. She needs help, and the haven she’s seeking may be just out of reach.

Julian Teagan is a master of deception.

To survive, he has to convince the world his mother isn’t useless, that everything’s fine, otherwise he’ll lose what little he has left in this life. He knows the lying won’t be enough to keep him and his mother in the shadows, but it’s all he knows. The only light of truth is Orane, a Balasura who sees past Julian’s facade and challenges him to face the darkness.
Then Orane is killed, and Julian learns his mentor was far from innocent. The Balasura have hunted children like him for centuries, and their next target, Nadette is his one chance at finally being a part of something real. If Julian can just convince her to trust him…



I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review

It is very rare I don't finish books, and I do try to read all of them especially if I have requested them but I just could not go through with this book. I felt like this book was another Lair of Dreams which took me forever to read, it was a similar concept considering of another wordly but in the dream landscape, hero and heroine fighting the battle against evil.

From what I read, Nadette and Julian are similar but have opposite qualities. Nadette thinks she is crazy because she can tell when a person is lying, she hears this bell ringing in her head, whereas Julian can manipulate what he tells you, he can make you believe or compell more like to believe whatever he tells you. He is shown to have a horrible life with his drunk mother but survives by going to this other world where Orane helps him conquer his fears and then suddenly dies.


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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Top 10 reasons why you should read the Air Awaken series!



Hey guys, welcome to the last stop on the Water's Wrath tour! I am so excited to read this book, I CANNOT WAIT!!! So I am here to tell you why you should read this series and seriously you will fall in LOVE with it. Like you I was sceptical but then Elise changed my way of thinking and I am literally a new person now! Scouts honour!!


1.  Cover

Okay so have you seen the latest Crystal Crowned Cover! OH.MY.GOSH!!


Right? I literally dropped dead on the floor.....

I'm sure I am not the only one who feels this way, but seriously these covers are friggin awesome down to the last perfection. Merilliza is a very talented artist and I personally LOVE her art so much. I loved the cover so much I ended up buying a phone case for my iPhone (I can't wait until it comes but it said it would take 2-3 weeks to be delivered *sighs*)


2.  Fantasy

This book is high fantasy, but I personally think that is a very good thing especially since I  was someone who was not into fantasy too much but after reading this series I am loving the high fantasy genre a lot.


What is there not to love? Wouldn't you want to be in Aldrik's world?  




3.  Friendship

I really love, love, love the friendships in this book! It's so hard to choose a favourite, but I would have two choices I think;  Prince Baldair and the Golden Guards AND the friendship between Larel, Fritz and Vhalla. I love how fiercely loyal they are to each other, specifically Daniel and Larel they really made the story in to something more extraordinary



4.  Love

I think Love is an emotion which is sometimes overrated which could be in books or movies, but I like it when Love is shown for what it actually is. It's so easy sometimes to think the easy part is falling in love with someone when actually its the opposite, it's the after falling in love that shows whether you truly love someone or not and whether you can be with them in the bad times. Air Awaken series is exactly like that, falling in love is easy but like they say action speak louder than words. Vhalla and Aldrik's love is not easy, it never was intended to be easy. How could it be when he is a Prince and she is a library apprentice who is somewhat invisible? Only when they find out she might be a Wind walker does she get known. But regardless of what obstacles come their way, they always find a way back to each other and fight for one another!



5. Vhalla

Vhalla is a very strong and brave character who goes through so much from the very first book until book number 4, you can already see a drastic change in her from Air Awakens and then again in Earth's End. I loved her character develop from being shy and naive to being someone who is powerful, feared and empowered. To me, she was the perfect embodiment of strength, perseverance, determination and belief despite what may come her away.


6. Aldrik

This is my personal FAV and the best reason in my opinion to read this series. I CANNOT stop raving about Aldrik and I will not stop by any means but how can anyone not fall in love with him? Seriously he is so HOT and amazing, I might just collapse from describing how HOT he is

 


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7. Magic

This kind of ties in with the fantasy genre, but what is fantasy without magic? It's not rocket science to imagine which magic would be my favourite but I was impressed with some of the magical terms like 'affinity'. Not sure what it is, but I am kind of obsessed with what type of words authors use and how they use it (I know I am nerd but I can't help it!). Back to the main thought, I really loved the Air and Fire element but I was impressed with 'Groundbreakers' and Elecia.



8. Rollercoaster 

One thing you would be hearing from me and every other Air Awaken fan is the emotional rollercoaster, through each book you feel like your heart is just being ripped apart and put back together with shards of glass. I don't really know how to describe the feeling or elaborate it, the thing is you can't. You won't know what I am talking about until you actually read the book yourself, therefore you should read the book ;)




9.  Belief

I don't know if this is the case with everyone, but with me I feel like along with Vhalla it taught me to have faith in myself no matter what. Just like Vhalla, we are sometimes left alone in the world with no choice but to fend for ourselves and trust no one but ourselves. This is something I often forgot but reading this book has once again reminded me that I don't need anyone to belief in myself and I am more than capable to do anything I want to.




10. Writing

I don't know really how to praise Elise on her writing, she really has left a mark on me and every other reader. It's not very often I come across a series where I become a die hard fan but when I do, I love it for the rest of my life. I love everything about Elise's writing, although I do wish she would take it easy on killing me bit by bit with the scenes that make me want brawl like a baby but other than that it is perfect, short and concise. 

I hope these reasons are enough to convince you to give the series a try but honestly I could go on forever about this series. Let me know in the comments below if you give this series a try


Happy reading!




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Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Mirror Chronicles #2



Title: Circles of Stone
Author: Ian Jhonstone
Published: 2nd July 2015
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes  
Synopsis:


The second volume in an epic fantasy trilogy that will thrill everyone who loves rich stories of wonder and magic.

Together, they have unimaginable power. But unless they part, that power may destroy them.

As the dark lord Thoth raises a monstrous army, Sylas and Naeo discover that their new-found power could also be their undoing. At the same time, Sylas longs to find his mother, and Naeo her father. So begins a mirrored quest that will bring Naeo into our world of science and take Sylas deep into the magic of the Other. They both hope to find the one the other loves, but also the ultimate truth: of our broken worlds and divided souls, of prophecy and of Sylas and Naeo’s wondrous power.

But it’s a race against time. Even as they begin their journey, Thoth’s creatures mass at the gateways between our worlds – at the ancient circles of stone…

War is coming and unless Sylas and Naeo can stop it, it may destroy us all.
 


I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

This book picked up exactly where it left off in the first book, Naeo and Silas cannot bear the pain with them being together by the Merisi band which activates whenever they are near each other. But only Sylas and Naeo want to do is find their parents, not fight Thoth and his army. I have to say this book was much more better than the first, there was historic information in this too but I felt it went compatible with how the action was turning out. My heart was in danger of bursting out of my lungs. I was constantly at the end of the seat, Ba BUM ba BUM ba BUM...up down up down up down. 

Sylas and Naeo are required to have better connection and understand each other better, become one. They are two halves of one like the ying and yang, but Sylas and Naeo find it really hard and difficult. However, it is only when they travel to each other's world and have a glimpse of the former's life do they really begin to know one another. This is an integral part of their bond, without this they won't be able powerful enough to defeat Thoth. I think this is an important lesson to be learned, funny how I keep going on about that in my reviews nowadays? Oh well! As I was saying, I think the same principle applies when trying to understand your other half of your soul, the love of your life. Your bond is incomplete until you truly become one and understand one another. I know it is easier said then done. Another major theme in this book is self confidence, having the belief you can do it and then doing it with full conviction. 

Simia was a joy to read, there always needs to be one quirky funny character in each book which brings humour and enthusiasm to the story. I really LOVED reading about her and getting some background knowledge of how these two world separated, how the glimmer myth began and Sylas's lineage. I kind of was hoping that Sylas and Naeo would have some love interest but after learning about their background I think that would be kind of hard!



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Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Mirror Chronicles #1



Title: The Bell Between Worlds
Author: Ian Jhonstone
Published: 1st January 2015
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes  
Synopsis:

A glorious epic fantasy in the grand tradition of CS Lewis and Philip Pullman. The Mirror Chronicles will take you into another world, and on the adventure of your lifetime…


Half of your soul is missing.The lost part is in the mirror.And unless Sylas Tate can save you, you will never be whole again.

Sylas Tate leads a lonely existence since his mother died. But then the tolling of a giant bell draws him into another world known as the Other, where he discovers not only that he has an inborn talent for the nature-influenced magic of the Fourth Way, but also that his mother might just have come from this strange parallel place.

Meanwhile, evil forces are stirring, and an astounding revelation awaits Sylas as to the true nature of the Other. As violence looms and the stakes get ever higher, Sylas must seek out a girl called Naeo who might just be the other half of his soul – otherwise the entire universe may fall…


I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review

Sylas is empty, feels abandoned and all alone in the world ever since his mother was taken away from him even though he lives with his uncle. I can't say his uncle is a very good role model since all he is capable of is shouting at sylas and telling him how a incompetent fool he is, not a very good thing to hear from your uncle; I did feel like giving him a smack for treating his nephew like that.

Then enters in The shop of Things where Mr Zhi sends Sylas on a mystical quest to the Other to find his glimmer or so call myth. I loved learning about the history of the other even though some of the monster's described are gruesome and absolutely hideous. Sylas and Naeo are the light for the people of suhl. There are many good characters in this book who act as a secondary, such as the likes of; Ash, Bowie, Espen, Filimaya and many more.

Although this was a good book, I know the amount of detail used was to set the scene for this series since this is the first book but I did find it hard to get in to this book as I felt overloaded with the information being thrown at me. I am not very fond of Thoth, its very clear why since he is the enemy though. I do really like this series so I am hoping for much more action, possible romance and less info in the next book
 


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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Swans



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




Wild Swans
Jessica Spotswood

The summer before Ivy’s senior year is going to be golden; all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad’s intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives—and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child?

But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. The very people she once trusted now speak in lies. And all of Ivy’s ambition and determination cannot defend her against the secrets of the Milbourn past…


This looks like I book I would enjoy, I saw this on a blog post :)

What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments below


Happy Reading!

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Crystal Crowned

I think this is my baby even though it is not my project (all credit goes to the designer and author). How is it possible for an author to be more amazing each time? I don't know how Elise or Merilliza do it every single time. BUT THEY DO AND EACH TIME IT IS MINDBLOWING!!! LIKE MIND BOGGLING

ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR THIS EPIC COVER? FOR THE JOURNEY TO END? Personally, I am neither ready nor do I want this series to ever end. I need to go and prepare for my emotional breakdown please excuse me.
 
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Look how beautiful this is? How can you not fall in love with this? Look at the determination, the ferocitiy, courage, bravery. She is not just a Queen, but a saviour, and hero. 
She is the light to every darkness, the strength to every hope, strong in times of hardship, bringing unity and peace amongst the kingdoms. 








Okay, okay I admit. I did not need to add all these images in, but what can I do when I am such a sucker for the artwork? I mean look at them! Look at my fire lord, Aldrik looks so beautiful and Vhalla ofcourse!
   
Elise you have spoiled me rotten, how I am supposed to survive until July???
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Right, info about the book. Sorry I got drowned in my own misery......

Crystal Crowned Synopsis

Long live Solaris.
One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?

Release Date: July 12, 2016


Air Awakens:



Fire Falling:

 

Earth's End: 


Water's Wrath (Preorder)



About the Author

Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.
Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook.





I know this is a very long post (sorry!), but I just wanted to take the time out and give my thanks and huge appreciation to Elise Kova on behalf of her fans and as readers. She really is an amazing writer, from the very first book I fell in love with all the characters like I personally knew them and they were my friends who was going through those trials. SO THANK YOU ELISE! P.S. CC preorder links will be up soon be on the watch out!

On a final note, I leave you with this amazing banner (which I personally love!)

 
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