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City of Ashes – Book Review

 

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
ISBN: 9781406307634

Published: 7th July 2008
Paperback, 411 pages
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 8.5/10

 

WARNING: This review may contain spoilers from the first book in the series City of Bones.

By the Angel! Everything kicks off in the second installment of The Mortal Instruments series. Vampires, Werewolves, Shadowhunters and Demons make for a fantastic fantasy world. The plot was well paced and moved on seamlessly.

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The Hate U Give – Book Review

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 464 pages

Published: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction

 

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

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A Crown of Wishes – Book Review

 

Author: Roshani Chokshi
Series: The Star-Touched Queen #2
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Rating: 5/5 stars

Summary:
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom.

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Throwback Thursday: Throne of Glass – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Book #1

Individual book rating: 4 out of 5

“Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament–fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?”

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Quanta Rewind – Book Review

 

Quanta Rewind (The Shadow Ravens #4) by Lola Dodge
Genre: Dystopian Romance
Release Date: April 25th 2017
Publisher: Ink Monster Publishing

 

About the Book

With more and more Red Helixes turning up missing or dead, the Shadow Ravens are ready to take their fight to Doctor Nagi himself.
But breaking into Alpha Citadel is no cakewalk, and Quanta isn’t so sure about this whole “teamwork” thing.

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Pretty Fierce – Book Review

 

Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on April 4, 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Supernatural, Romance, Thriller & Suspense
Pages: 320
Format: Kindle
Source: Netgalley

Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott is described as an action movie in written form, so naturally I was intrigued. I have not read anything by Scott (or her pen name Kate Brian) has written before and I was unsure what I was going to get. What I got surprised me in good ways. Super action packed, with the requisite good boy, hiding a secret, love interest and lots and lots of twists.

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The Mansion’s Twins – Book Review

 

The Mansion’s Twins

Author: Rose M. Channing

Publisher: Createspace

Published on: July 23rd 2014

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Synopsis (via Goodreads):

Ellie and Savannah Senka, fourteen year old twins, ran away from their unhappy homes, thinking they’d return after a brief adventure. Together, they journey to another world.

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The You I’ve Never Known – Book Review

 

This is a review for the COYER Challenge!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publication date: January 10th, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

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Throwback Thursday: Fire Colour One – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Title: Fire Colour One
Author: Jenny Valentine
Published by: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Publication date: July 2015
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Format: Paperback

Iris’s father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn’t even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world.

Everything she thought she knew is up in flames.
Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest’s priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas.

There are things he wants Iris t know after he’s gone. And the truth has more than one way of coming to light…

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