Category Archives: Fantasy Reviews

The Kiss of Deception – Book Review

 

 

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

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Figment – Book Review

 

Figment

(Insanity #2)

Author: Cameron Jace

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 262

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairy Tellings, Retellings, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Review: I absolutely loved the first book in this series by Cameron Jace. It was a completely new retelling of Alice in Wonderland and it was beyond unique.

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The Alchemists of Loom – Book Review

 

THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM

Author: Elise Kova
Series: Loom Saga #1
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Publication Date: January 10, 2017

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Summary:

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

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The Thieves of Nottica – Book Review


The Thieves of Nottica by Ash Gray (Amazon)

Good Friday, my literary foodies, it is time once again to throw open the pantries and pick up a (hopefully) delightful meal to read through! This week, I have an intriguing steampunk fantasy meal on my plate, distinctive at the very least for the unique cover. The Thieves of Nottica has a notable subtitle as ‘A Humorous Steampunk Adventure’, so without further ado, let’s grab our forks and knives to get started carving down to the truth!

Before we gather our tools, let us put our hands over our hearts and recite the Starving Review oath:

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Drake and the Fliers – Book Review

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I was kindly sent a free copy of this book by the author Allison Maruska for a review.  Drake and the Fliers is a great YA urban fantasy, here is my review.

After a terrible virus kills all humanity except for teenagers, Drake finds himself all alone.  With his sister dead and the only other visible survivors vandalizing his home, Drake is reluctant to seek out others…That is until he shapeshifts into a dragon.

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Zenn Diagram – Book Review

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Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

Rating Three and a half stars

Genre | YA, Contemporary, Sci-Fi

Publisher | Kids Can Press

Publication | 4 April, 2017

Format | eARC

** I have received a copy of Zenn Diagram from the Publishers (Kids Can Press) through Net Galley, in exchange of an honest reviews. 

Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them – from clothes to textbooks to cell phones – she sees a vision of their emotions.

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Loyalties – Book Review

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Loyalties by Wendi Kelly and Deborah Dorchak

Release date: 28th December 2010
Series: Bonds of Blood and Spirit (#1)
Source: Author
Rating: Four out of Five Stars

 

About the Book

Regina Capalini, abandoned by her parents at age three, and the victim of a heinous crime, has been tossed away by the only Pack she has ever known. She has one last chance to impress her new Alpha, Diego Beauchamp, or be left to fend for herself as a rogue wolf, a sentence that will surely end in death.

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Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening – Book Review

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Shadows of Atlantis

Book’s author: Mara Powers

Book’s summary: Atlantis is a luxurious paradise run by crystal technology built in alignment with nature. For thousands of years, Atlanteans have powered their cities with a Crystal Grid fed by psychic mindlight. But the Grid has been infiltrated by parasitic shadows that feed off the negative emotions of humans – an epidemic called “the madness.”

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House of Judges – Book Review

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House of Judges by Keary Taylor 

 

Book Synopsis:

Alivia once led a House full of immortal vampires, but now everything has been stripped away. Her friends have turned their backs on her, convinced she betrayed them and their Born kind. Taken prisoner to the King’s Court, she awaits her trial. But the sins of her father threaten to blacken her chances of clearing her name.

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Confronting Destiny – Book Review

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Confronting Destiny is a fantasy novel by self-published author A.L. Tesh following the story of two young cousins, Kaleen, Melena as they learn to hone their respective skills and prepare for an upcoming battle against the Karogs, a rival Kingdom.

Like all good characters in a fantasy novel, the girls each have their own special abilities; both are remarkable fencers,  Melena is part elf, giving her extra agility and fine-tuned senses, and Kaleen has an inborn ability to control the aether, a force much like that in Star Wars. Kaleen also happens to be a reluctant future Queen, struggling with the decision to rule her realm or keep her freedom.

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