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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TOP TEN | 2016 RESOLUTIONS

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In case you didn’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish (here). Today’s Top Ten is resolutions of 2016. I don’t normally make resolutions but this time I decided to (because there are waayyy too many books I’ve been meaning to read but never getting around to doing it). I’ve also been wanting to do the Rock My TBR (here), a reading challenge hosted by Sarah at the YA Book Traveler (here), so there’ll be a bunch of TBR books here.

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TOP FIVE BOOKS 2015

Since it’s the new year, I figured I should compile a list of the top 5 books that I read in 2015! Some were published in 2015, others weren’t. This list isn’t in order from my favourite to least favourite. (Throne Of Glass wins as the best novel I read this year, hands down). Post a comment below listing some of your favourite books that you read in 2015!

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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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MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF 2016

The end of 2015 is upon us, and that means new 2016 books! These books are my most anticipated books of 2016. There are many other 2016 releases that I can’t wait for, but I’ll keep this list shorter by only putting in my top 10. They’re in no particular order, I literally just compiled a list. I’d love it if you commented your most anticipated reads in the comments!

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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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