Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlett

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Here is a new review for you guys. This review is on the book Rule by Ellen Goodlett. Want to know more about it? Well, keep on reading. 

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“The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone. 

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead, they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this sensational and striking fantasy debut.”

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Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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Long time no book review. I am so happy to be writing a new book review and this one will be on Furyborn by Claire Legrand. Furyborn the first book in the Empirium trilogy was released on May 22nd, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire. It is the story of two powerful women and their story takes place one thousand years apart.

 

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“When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first. Continue reading “Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand”

Coming up in October

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Here is my October TBR! Hope you enjoy.

1- Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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I didn’t finish this book in September so it is being rolled over to October. A short synopsis, this is the story of two queens a Blood Queen and a Sun Queen and their stories take place 1000 years apart.  Continue reading “Coming up in October”

Review: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

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This is super late but here is my spoiler-free review of War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. If you are unaware this is the last book in the Red Queen series, that being said there will be some spoilers from the other books in the series. If you want to check out my reviews for those books you can check them out here —> Red Queen, Glass Sword, King’s Cage. Now on to the review.

Okay, I will start off by saying that this book took me a little over two months to read. I had a hard time really getting into the book because I felt that the first 200 pages there was not much happening and I just wanted to get to the real action. Also, I wanted to see what Maven was up to because he is such a character it is never a dull moment when he is around. That said once it started to pick up I did start to enjoy it more.

One of the things that I liked was that for two or three chapters we got to read from Maven’s point of view and I feel that for those few chapters it added so much to his character because we got to finally see a some of his inner thoughts. I also really liked some of Evangeline’s chapters because we just got to learn more about her also her sass IMG_2769is just everything! Now Mare, so if you have read King’s Cage you know how it ended and the way that Mare handles the situation was so annoying! I mean Cal didn’t handle the situation any better but those two I just couldn’t stand how they were dealing with it especially Mare.

Let’s talk about the ending. I really enjoyed the ending mainly because it was not what I thought or hoped would happen. There was a certain thing that I thought will not happen and it actually did.  I also think that it was a bold move that Aveyard let that happen. That is very vague but I don’t want to spoil it for you. What I also loved about this book as well as the entire series is how it touches on some topics that are very relevant today in a unique way. I will touch on this more in my spoiler review.

All in all, I did enjoy this book but not as much as I loved King’s Cage. I did not walk away from this book thinking “wow that was amazing” but I was thinking about it past reading the last page, that was mainly due to the ending. I will say that I feel that it could have been shorter because some parts did drag. I gave War Storm 3.75 stars out of 5. Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on the series with no spoilers of course. Also, I will be posting my spoiler review later this week so keep an eye out for that.

 

Until next time book nerds,

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August Summary

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This will be a short post of the books I read in August. I did read more during BookTube-A-Thon I did a separate wrap-up for that so if you want to know what I read during Booktube-A-Thon you can check out that post. Now on to the wrap-up.

 1. War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard AACACB17-C9AA-4115-8342-C44A054E3471 2

Guys! I finally finished reading War Storm and it only took me over two months. I thought this was a good finale to a series and I gave the book 3.75 stars out of 5. I will be writing a review for War Storm one spoiler free and one with spoilers. So be on the lookout for those so you can get all my thoughts on War Storm. Also, that ending!  Continue reading “August Summary”

July Summary

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This is going to be a short post on the books I read in July. Since I only read three books in July and I read most of it during the Biannual Bibliothon and Booktube-A-Thon I won’t be going into detail here. If you want to know more about these books you can check out my Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-up and my Booktube-A-Thon warp-up.

 1. The Poison Apples by Lily Archer

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BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Wrap-Up

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On July 30- August 5th I participated in Booktubeathon which is a readathon created by Ariel Bissett. For the second year in a row, I decided to participate. This will be a little post of what I accomplished that week.

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As you can see in the picture above I completed four of the seven challenges. I think I did a pretty decent job even though I do wish I was able to read more. Continue reading “BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Wrap-Up”

BookTube-A-Thon TBR

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For the second year, I will be participating in BookTube-A-Thon which is a readathon that will be happening from July 30th-August 5th. Down below you will see the reading challenges and the books I will be reading for those challenges. Hope you enjoy!

Reading Challenges

1/ Let a coin toss decided your first read.

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Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-Up

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This past week has been the Biannual Bibliothon it started on July 14th and ended on July 20th which was yesterday. Down below you will find an excel sheet that details what my goals were for each challenge and what I did end up reading. Below that you will find the books and the number of pages that I read each day of the week. Hope you enjoy and let me know what you read this past week.  Continue reading “Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-Up”

Coming Up in July

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Let’s make this introduction short and sweet. This is all the books I am planning on reading in July. Hope you enjoy!

1.   Lifeline by Abbey Lee NashIMG_2107

I received this book from Tiny Fox Press to review. I am currently reading this and I am enjoying it so far. It is different from what I am used to reading. This is the story of Eli who is the captain of the lacrosse team and ends up overdosing at a party. This follows the story of Eli going into rehab and starting his recovery.  Continue reading “Coming Up in July”