Review: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

25526307The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date:
March 24th 2016 by Bloomsbury Children’s 
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.
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Review: A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

32200595A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwab
Publication Date:
February 28th 2017 by Titan Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Adult, Fantasy.
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Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

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Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

22299763Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date:
 September 27th 2016 by Orion Children’s Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.


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Review: The Hard Count by Ginger Scott

30827273The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
Publication Date:
 July 15th 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sport – American Football
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Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.  

West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run. Continue reading

Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

17378527 (1)The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Published: April 26th 2016 by Scholastic Press
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey…and is certain she is destined to kill him.

Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.


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Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

25400972A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V. E. Schwab
Publication Date: 
February 23rd 2016 by Titan Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Adult, Young Adult, Magic, Fantasy, Adventure.
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Goodreads Summary
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
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Mini Review: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

4449097Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Published: August 28th 2006 by Penguin Australia
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Family, Mystery.
Source: Purchased from Book Depository
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Goodreads Summary
I’m dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.

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