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Review: Roar - Cora Carmack

Roar by Cora Carmack
Series: Stormheart #1
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Fantasy
Published June 13th 2017 by Tor Teen

Source: Borrowed
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need t…

Review: Cress - Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy Fairy Tale Retelling
Published February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends

Source: Borrowed
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. I…

Review: Traitor to the Throne - Alwyn Hamilton

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #2
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Published March 7th 2017 by Viking

Source: Borrowed
Rebel by chance. Traitor by choice.

Gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everythi…

Review: Heart on Fire - Amanda Bouchet

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

Adult Fantasy Romance
Published January 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Source: ARC received from Sourcebooks
Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step--reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope. Well this is awkward....

I have gushed and raved about this series since I first laid eyes on A Promise of Fire.

I absolutely adored the first two books and even though there was a bit of second book syndrome apparent in Breath of Fire I still really enjoyed it …

The Wrap-Up: January Edition

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 
I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

It's FEBRUARY! When did that happen? It helped that I was on holiday for January... But still - I'm not prepared! I didn't nearly do as much blog catch up as I wanted to but DO expect me to visit soon!
I am making a few changes here on my blog - partially because of scheduling difficulties (read: I'm super disorganised with full time hobbies when I have a full time job) and also because I'm wanting to focus on a few different things and maybe have a few different posts.

The first major change is that I won't be doing weekly round ups anymore. I'll try to visit yours when I can but all of my wrap up info will be posted on a monthly basis instead. I'm also not taking as many ARCs this year - only t…

5 Reasons to Read: The Red Winter Trilogy - Annette Marie

Sometimes there are books or series that I just cannot get enough of and I needed to find another way to flail and fangirl and make sure that I've done my best to get these books onto everyone's TBRs!

Today I'm (once again) trying to get everyone to read The Red Winter trilogy. There are soooooo many amazing reasons to read these books so it's difficult to narrow it down to just five but I've managed to restrain myself a little.

Japanese Mythology Firstly, this series draws from Japanese folklore and mythology which is something that you don't hear about very much in YA literature. The only other book that I've read based on Japanese mythology is Flame in the Mist and, for this reader at least, Red Winter was better in many facets.

There's a whole wealth of gods and goddesses and legendary creatures here and kitsunes rapidly became a firm favourite for me!
Amazing Characters This series is brimming with characters that are as inter…