Waiting on Wednesday: The Great Hunt

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:The Great HUnt by Wendy Higgnins

The Great Hunt by Wendy HigginsTitle: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

“Aerity…” Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. “I must ask you to sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.”

She could only stare back, frozen.

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. 

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Book Review: See How They Run by Ally Carter

Book Review: See How They Run by Ally CarterTitle: See How They Run (Embassy Row #2)
Series: Embassy Row #2
Author: Ally Carter
Also by this author: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Inside every secret, there's a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions--from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.

Grace's past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

The twists get twistier and the turns get even more shocking in the second thrilling installment of Embassy Row.

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Book Review: See How They RUn by Ally Carter

See How They Run by Ally Carter is the perfect sequel to All Fall Down! It is very fast-paced and suspenseful, even more so than the first book, and combines mystery with politics. A strong and likeable main character makes this book even more enjoyable. I really recommend this series to everyone! Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Riders by Veronica Rossi

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Riders by Veronica Rossi

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Thoughts:

This book sounds so fascinating! I love how it has a bit mythology in it. The cover of this book is so gorgeous and I have so many predictions about the book! I cannot wait to have this book in my hands!

Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Review: The Young Elites by Marie LuTitle: The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Also by this author: Warcross (Warcross #1)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

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Review: The YOung ELites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu is definitely up there with as one of my favourite reads of all-time! Having had this novel staring at me from my bookshelf for so long has been totally worth the wait. This book has an action-packed concept, a whole cast of flawed characters, and different perspectives that reveal so much about the events in the story. Continue reading

Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena CoakleyTitle: Worlds of Ink and Shadow
Author: Lena Coakley
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been close. After all, nothing can unite four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict, spartan upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

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Review: Worlds of ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley is so original and has a concept unlike any other. There are fictionalized descriptions based on the Brontë family that seem very accurate. This book does have a really slow plot at some points, however, that makes reading hard. I did enjoy the story, though, and consider it a must-read for fans of the Brontës. Continue reading