by Jenna Moreci. In this book we follow Tobias, who finds himself forced to partake in a deadly tournament where the winner gets to marry the The Savior. The woman who rules the realm. He doesn’t care much for her, and he definitely does not want to marry her, but competing for her hand is his only chance to save his family. But the tournament means death for most people, and Tobias is vastly outmatched by many of the other men, and has to figh...

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8.1/10

by  T. Kingfisher. This is an adult fantasy novel where we follow our main character Marra, who’s the youngest princess of three in a small insignificant kingdom. The middle sister is married to the prince of the Northern Kingdoms to prevent a war. Only problem is that this prince, soon turned king, is abusive and has already killed Marra’s oldest sister.  Now, Marra is determined to not only avenge her dead sister, but also save her s...

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by Emily Thiede. In this book we follow Alessa who’s been chosen by the goddess Dea as their next Finestra. A person who has the power to amplify the magic of those blessed with it. The reason for this is so that she, together with the blessed partner (Fonte) of her choosing, can save the people of Saverio when the unnatural armies of Crollo attacks in a recurring event called Diverando.  But becoming Finestra means not only luxury and fam...

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by Leigh Bardugo. This is a review I’ve been waiting a long time to write. I preordered this book and got it on launch day, but haven’t gotten to reading it until now. And boy have I missed Leigh Bardugo’s writing. This is the sequel to King of Scars, which followes king Nikolai, Zoya and Nina on their journey to basically save their country Ravka.  As usual, Leigh Bardugo has a way with weaving multiple characters into a story in a co...

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by Victoria Lee In this book we follow Felicity who’s a student at Dalloway. She lives in a house together with four other girls. Felicity is a senior, who not only had to do her senior year twice, but who also had to be institutionalized because of an incident during her time at the school where her girlfriend Alex died. Felicity feels responsible for Alex’s death because she believes she’d conjured the malevolent spirit of a rumored witch...

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by Adrienne Young Bryn Roth has been raised by her great-aunt to charm important men, to plot and scheme. Her destiny is to return to Bastian and the Roth family where she’ll finally take her place in her long-lost family. But the Roths doesn’t turn out to be quite the family Bryn had expected, and she has to use all her wits to get accepted by the family without losing the woman she wants to be, and to make herself so indisposable that her l...

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by Vanessa Len In this book we follow Joan who’s spending the summer at her Gran’s place. She’s sixteen and is just about to go on a date with Nick, a nerdy boy that she’s had a crush on for some time.  But while she’s waiting for him to arrive for the date something strange happens, Joan appears to have missed the whole day, but she can’t remember a thing. That’s when Gran tells her the truth. Joan is a monster. And monsters c...

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2.2/10

by Theo Clare I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I thought the premise of this book was really intriguing, and it was pretty decent in the beginning. We follow two parallel stories here, one featuring Spider and his family group as they navigate a very strange desert landscape where dangerous djinni threatens to end them. Then we also follow McKenzie, who’s a teen in USA who apparently dreams of deserts, sees li...

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by Stephanie Garber This book … I don’t know how to better describe it than to say that it was a very delightful surprise.  I have not read any of Stephanie Garber’s previous books (Caraval etc.), and I had no idea when getting into this book that it was set in the same world. I don’t know why, but I had gotten the idea that it was a completely different series set in a new world. However, I can’t say that I missed anything because of ...

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by Elizabeth Lim This is the sequel to Spin the Dawn, and I can’t really tell you much what the book is about without spoiling the first book in the series, so I’ll just dig into my thoughts here.  In Spin the Dawn, I had some issues with the fact that the love interest was +500 years old and how it all was a bit too generic and overall pretty boring. It was a solid read with pretty decent worldbuilding and an okay plot. But, to be hones...

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8.7/10
Red Rising
Reviews / March 19, 2015

by Pierce Brown I absolutely loved this book. Mostly I loved Sevro though, he was just amazing. That attitude, that wit…what a guy. So funny. He made the severity of the novel less depressing. Darrow was all right too, he’s kind of annoying though, but I still like him and I want him to make it. I love the world, the plot and well…everything. It’s unique and I like that. We’re on Mars and there’s this...