Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strang29748925e the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult/Adult
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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
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Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

10803709Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: May 1st, 2005 by Gollancz
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction.
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ELANTRIS WAS A PLACE OF GLORY

The capital of Arelon, the home to people transformed into magic-using demigods by the Shaod.

But then the magic failed, Elantris started to rot, and its inhabitants turned into powerless wrecks.

And in the new capital, Kae, close enough to Elantris for everyone to be reminded of what they have lost, a princess arrives. Sarene is to be married to unite Teod and Arelon against the religious imperialists of Fjordell. But she is told that Raoden, her husband to be, is dead.

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Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

30831912Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories
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The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman’s own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman’s gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman’s prose, Thor, Loki, Odin, and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

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Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

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Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

34499221To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Publication Date: 
March 6th, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends 
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: 
Young Adult, Fantasy
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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

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Mini Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

29367958The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Publication Date:
February 28th, 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult, Sports – American Football
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Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

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Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

33152795Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Time Travel
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Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

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