Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander MINI BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: The Book of Three

Author: Lloyd Alexander

Published: Square Fish

Assistant Pig-Keeper Taran is bored with his life. He longs for a great adventure. Then one day Prydain's only oracular pig gets loose and runs away into the woods. Taran is responsible for Hen Wen the pig so he takes it upon himself to find her even if it means leaving his simple life behind. Taran quickly finds out that with adventure comes danger when he comes face to face with the great Horned King and his army who want nothing but to destroy all in their path.
A Simple task of finding a pig becomes more of an heroic task. With the help of some new found friends Taran hopes to find Hen Wen before the Horned King does. Together with his new friends Taran learns that heroism is no easy task.


Thoughts: This is the first book in the The Chronicles of Prydain series and I must say that I am not really a fan of this book. The plot sounds intriguing enough but for some reason I found this book to be quite boring. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a middle grade book and that is why I thought it was to juvenile and boring. I may still give the rest of the books in the series a chance in the hopes that they get better.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: The Ice Dragon

Author: George R. R. Martin

Published: Tor

This short book tells the story of a little girl touched by the cold named Adara. Living with the fact that her mother died giving birth to her Adara has never smiled or cried and only finds comfort in the long cold winters that cover the land in ice. She is different in a way that she has a colder body temp than all the other people in her town and she is never really bothered by the cold even when it's bitter. Then one day fate seems to shine on here the day that an ice dragon lands right in front of her allowing her to touch it's icy skin. A friendship was created that day which will be tested a few years later when army forces with dragon riders threatens to take over the only place her family calls home. Adara hopes that with the help of her ice dragon friend that all will be saved but Adara learns that you must give in order to keep the ones you love safe from harm.


Thoughts: This was a gorgeous book with a heartfelt story inside complete with beautiful art work done by the famous artist Luis Royo. The story is filled with dragons and dragon riders along and instills hope in whoever reads it. This would be a lovely book for a younger audience ages 10 and up and just gives you a slight glimpse into the fantastic world created by a fantastic author. A lovely book to add to any lover of fantasies collection.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: Forget Tomorrow

Author: Pintip Dunn

Published: Entangled Teen

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been your future self.

Callie live in a futuristic world where one future memory decides your fate right down to what job you could get or who your husband / wife. The world is also filled with gifted people with special abilities Callie's sister is one such person who is a very gifted psychic, but having an ability makes you not safe from the same people that are said to be there to help you. The society known as FuMA like to experiment on people with special abilities. Those same people are the ones that every 17 year old goes through to get their future memory, Callie finds out that not all memories are good when her own shows in great detail her harming her younger sister. After being arrested for something that hasn't even come true yet Callie begins to learn more about the society that she grew up trusting. The story becomes even stronger as she notices that some of the girl from her cell block are taken away screaming to a run where they don't come out unless a body bag follows them. With more and more secrets coming to light Callie begins to see that the world she knew isn't as perfect as it seemed and she must do everything in her power to keep her future memory from happening even if it means death to herself. 


Thoughts: I enjoyed this book so much and I can't wait until the next one comes out because the end sort of leaves you hanging. The plot was excellent and reminded me a lot of The Giver mixed with Divergent so if you enjoyed those two series then I would highly recommend this book to you. I also enjoyed how detailed the characters were and the plot is amazing so I can't wait to see what more is done with this story. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Soul Thief by Majanka Verstraete BOOK BLITZ!

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Title: The Soul Thief (Angel of Death Series #1)

Author: Majanka Verstraete

Genre: YA Fantasy / Paranormal

When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy’s soul, she’s convinced she’s hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn’t dreaming. That’s when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death. Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It’s up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them from dying.

Author Bio

Majanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library. She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her. She writes about all things supernatural for children of all ages. She’s tried to write contemporary novels before, but something paranormal always manages to crawl in. Majanka is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree, and hopes one day to be able to combine her passions for law and writing. When she’s not writing, reading or studying, she likes watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “Game of Thrones,” spending time with her friends, or playing “World of Warcraft.”

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Knocked Out by my Nunga - Nungas by Louise Rennison MINI BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: Knocked Out by my Nunga - Nungas

Author: Louise Rennison

Published: Hapertempest

Georgia Nicolson is an average British teenager only she is dating a Sex God. Things couldn't be better for Georgia until her ex confesses his never ending love for her at a party. One of her friends is interested in Georgia's ex but she can't help having a bit of feelings for him that start to become worse. Now Georgia can't get her ex out of her head and is faced with a big decision does she break it off with her Sex God to get back together with her ex all the while breaking her friends heart in the process, or does she stay with the Sex God and ignore the thoughts of her ex.


Thoughts: I usually find these books quite funny but for some reason this one just seems like Georgia is becoming more self centered and rude. I understand that she is a teenager but even so I didn't treat people the way she treats people when I was a teenager. Other than that the book was a quick read and I am curious to see who she eventually ends up with so I will continue on with the series. I just wasn't a fan of this installment.