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Review: These Rebel Waves - Sara Raasch

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Series: Stream Raiders #1

My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

Source: ARC received from Balzer + Bray via Edelweiss
Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbor…
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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books

Source: Purchased
Feyre is immortal.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people - nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand's dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.

She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
A Court of Mist and Fury is officially my favourite book in this series. Really, I don't know how to continue this review without melting into a fangirling puddle of goo. It's a t…

Review: Bind the Soul - Annette Marie

Bind the Soul by Annette Marie
Series: Steel and Stone #2

My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Published January 9th 2015 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Source: Purchased
The most important rule for an Apprentice Consul is simple: Don't get involved with daemons. Well, Piper is planning to break that rule — big time.
After a near-deadly scandal with the Sahar Stone, she has the chance to return to the only life she's ever wanted. All she has to do to keep her Apprenticeship is forget about Ash and Lyre. Ash might be enigmatic and notoriously lethal, and Lyre might be as sinfully irresistible as he is irritating, but they’re not bad for a couple of daemons.

There's just one problem: Ash is missing.

Really, she shouldn't risk her future for him. He lied. He betrayed her. But he also saved her life, damn it. Wherever he is, he's in trouble, and if she doesn't save his sorry butt, who will? But with every dangerous secret she unravels, each one darker than t…

Review: Sea Witch - Sarah Henning

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Series: Standalone
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy Retelling
Expected publication: July 31st 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Source: ARC received from Katherine Tegen via Edelweiss
Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.


~~~~~~~~~~

Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to h…

The Wrap Up: June Edition

Welcome to my monthly wrap-up! I hope that you've had a great month.

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.
Well, that's officially half the year finished already. Who can believe that? I'm still in a bit of shock. I think everyone is just so busy these days that we make time fly even faster. Do you find that? The busier you are the faster your days go?
I had a good month in most things - I managed to catch up a little on my blogging although I haven't done any over the past week... I am still deep in the throes of 'bookstagram' and still loving it. I just adore the community along with the amazing photos. While there is some crossover with bloggers there I've also found a whole new circle of people and because I just adore talking about …

Review: A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #3
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published February 21st 2017 by Titan Books Ltd

Source: Purchased
Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED...
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari - begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace - but never common - thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO W…

Review: Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Series: Strange The Dreamer #1

My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published March 28th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton

Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers

A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling duology from the much-loved author of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy, Laini Taylor.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? An…