BOOK REVIEW | DEMON PRINCESS, BY KASSANDRA LYNN

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Author: Kassandra Lynn

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: December 21, 2015

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA

Where I received the book: I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Star rating:★

Summary: With her father gone and her brother missing, Demon Princess Adriana has to assume the throne, temporarily becoming the Demon King. The procession is underway, and the princess is nervous yet determined … until the unthinkable happens and she is summoned! Somehow, Aldric, a mage-in-training has summoned the princess into the human kingdom. Now trapped, Adriana must hide her identity and escape before she loses her life in the hands of her mortal enemies.

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BOOK REVIEW | OASIS, BY DIMA ZALES

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Author: Dima Zales

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 19, 2016

Genres: SciFi, Dystopia

Where I received the book: I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Star rating:★☆☆☆

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Summary: My name is Theo, and I’m a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It’s meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues us.

I was once content too, but now I’m different. Now I hear a voice in my head, and she tells me things no imaginary friend should know. Her name is Phoe, and she is my delusion.

Or is she?

Note: This book contains some strong language. We felt it was important for the censorship theme of the novel. If such words offend you, you might not enjoy this book.

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BLOG TOUR | THE PROPHECY OF SHADOWS, BY MICHELLE MADOW

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Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

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Author: Michelle Madow

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Release Date: January 26, 2016

Series: Elementals #1

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Format: eBook and paperback

ISBN: 2940152448849

Where I received the book: The publishers gave me a free ebook via NetGalley for an honest review.

Star rating: ★★★★☆

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BOOK REVIEW | FIRE FALLING BY ELISE KOVA

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Author: Elise Kova

Series Number: 2

Publication Date: November 19, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Where I received the book: I got this ebook from the Apple bookstore.

Star rating: ★★★★

A summary: Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?

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BOOK REVIEW | PASSENGER, ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

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Author: Alexandra Bracken

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 5, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, SciFi

Where I received the book: I got this eARC from publishers through NetGalley (thank you!!).

Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

A summary: 

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

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BOOK REVIEW | AIR AWAKENS BY ELISE KOVA

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Author: Elise Kova

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: August 27, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Where I received the book: I got this ebook from the Apple bookstore.

Star rating: ★★★★

A summary: A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

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BOOK REVIEW | REVELATIONS BY PAMELA DANIELL

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Author: Pamela Daniell

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy (I think??)

Where I received the book: Pamela Daniell emailed me a copy of this book.

Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

A summary: Jenna Morgan is just like any normal teenager. That is until she turns seventeen and in a matter of a week Jenna is kidnapped, meets a mysterious young man named Alex and learns the shocking truth about her true heritage. Which is why both demons and angels are hunting her. Just when she comes to accept her true identity the unthinkable happens leaving Jenna devastated. She soon meets Dylan, a small town home boy who quickly heals her heart. But when his life is threatened by the same monsters who had already tore her world apart will Jenna be able to save him…or will she die trying?

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BOOK REVIEW | ALL FALL DOWN, BY ALLY CARTER

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Title: All Fall Down

Author: Ally Carter

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Adventure

Where I received the book: I bought this book from Whitcoulls.

Star rating: ★★★★

A summary:

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her — so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace — no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

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BOOK REVIEW | THE 100 BY KASS MORGAN

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Title: The 100

Author: Kass Morgan

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance

Where I received the book: I bought this book from the Book Depository

Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

A summary:

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves — but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

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