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Review: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Why I chose this book:
I read Wendy Higgin’s first book in her Sweet trilogy, and I read it when I needed a fast no-nonsense flimsy read. And it was a decent book… I guess you could call it a rebound book. While I was doing a run through of Edelweiss, I saw that this one was an instant download, and I though to myself this would be a cool one to try out since she was trying her hand at the Fantasy genre, of which I am a huge fan. So I decided to give this one a shot.


The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger…until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom. (Goodreads)

Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Why I chose this book: 
A Thousand Pieces of You was one of my most favorite reads of last year, so when this book came out, I immediately bought it on audible and enjoyed the adventure!




Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 3rd, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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Synopsis:
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared. (Goodreads)

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Monday, November 2, 2015
Why I Chose this Book: 
I have seen SOOOOO many people loving on this book, so I figured I finally needed to see what all the hype was about for myself. I ended up getting it on audiobook a few months ago and finally finished it.


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 10th, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: eARC
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Synopsis:
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart... (Goodreads)

Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Monday, June 8, 2015
Why I chose this book:
This was the first time I had heard of Robin Benway, and was curious about her writing style. When I stumbled upon this book on Goodreads and read the synopsis, I immediately fell in love. This was a story that I had never seen in YA before, and I wanted to read it immediately. This book is the absolute most adorable thing ever... no really!



Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 23rd, 2015
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach--go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up--not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles--impossible to fit together? (Goodreads)

Review: Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster

Monday, February 9, 2015
Why I chose this book:
Last year, I read City of a Thousand Dolls, the first book in the Bhinian Empire series. I flew through the book in one day. i got sucked into the splendor of an exotic and mysterious land filled with badass women and warrior cats (yeah, I said warrior cats). When the sequel dropped, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Let me tell you, I am one happy girl. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: November 4th, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her--a school where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire's capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could've imagined. More shocking still, she finds the boy she thought she had lost forever outside the gates of her new home.

Mara knew her life in the dizzying Imperial city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake? (Goodreads)

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Why I chose this book:
Hello, have you seen this cover? A silver crown with blood dripping over the edges. It is gorgeous, addictive, and so stinking appealing. I totally judged this book by its cover, and I was not let down. Looking back, I see hoe the cover of the book is a symbol for a lot of the themes within the book. Well done, cover artist, well done. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: February 10th, 2015
Format: eARC
Genre: Dystopian
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Synopsis:
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blod serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong more can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. (Goodreads)

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Why I chose this book:
*This was originally part of the 'Meh Chronicles', but I got a few comments on GR and thought I would expound.* This looked like a completely awesome book. The cover was striking enough to gain my attention, and the fact that it was a dystopia didn't hurt at all. But I couldn't have been more wrong. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion or the content of this review.


The Jewel 
by Amy Ewing
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: September 2nd, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
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Synopsis:
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for. (Goodreads)
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