I’ve taken a breath. Got my emotions in check. Put my favourite comfy slippers on. Poured myself a glass of wine and have my kindle and computer at the ready, to write what is probably one of the most important book reviews of my life, well, okay… since the start of our blog launch on June 1st, 2013.
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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse–Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe.
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The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Release date: October 2012
Borrowed from local library
My rating: 5/5 stars
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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Book #1
Individual book rating: 4 out of 5
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Wizard’s First Rule
Series: Sword of Truth #1
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads) Richard Cypher’s decision to help a woman in the Upper Ven near the Boundary between the Midlands and Westlands creates more trouble than first appears. The woman, Kahlan Amnell, brings with her dark news from the other side of the Boundary: Darken Rahl, Ruler of D’Hara, has brought down the Boundary between D’Hara and the Midlands.
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Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published on: September 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Young-Adult Fiction
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
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Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Release date (UK): 2nd June 2015
I was so excited to get my hands on this book, and it really did not disappoint. It has everything; the vibrance of a spectacular Coney Island circus show, the darkness of an isolated women’s asylum and more, tied together in a tangled web of mystery which the talented Leslie Parry gradually unravels.
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
I read this book immediately after finishing The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss. Admittedly, that’s a tough act to follow. As a reader, I jump genres often so while I have read some sci-fi, I would not consider myself a sci-fi reader. That said, I enjoyed where this book took me and will definitely be looking for the next in the series to come out.
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I read Divergent and Insurgent when the books were first released, but when I started Allegiant, I found other books that kind of jumped the queue on my TBR list. I finished The Well and even though I had many books to read, I was stuck. I still had a copy of Allegiant on my bookcase that I had borrowed from my cousin and decided that I should get ’round to reading it, with Insurgent soon to be released in cinemas.
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Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson
SheltonSeries: Endgame #1
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Published: October 7th 2014 by HarperTeen
Pages: 477, Hardcover
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