Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle MeadTitle: The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

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Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead is definitely up there with my favourite reads of the year! This book is about a countess who disguises herself as a maid, and has a setting that is a cross between Elizabethan and the gold rush. A theme of friendship adds even more to the book, making it a true 5-star read. Continue reading

Review: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Review: The Love That Split the World by Emily HenryTitle: The Love that Split the World
Author: Emily Henry
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: January 26, 2016

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start... until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

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Review: The Love That Split the World

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry is a fascinating time travel book! With its original plot, perfect protagonist and crisp writing, this whirlwind of a story will leave you wanting more. Continue reading

Book Review: Soundless by Richelle Mead

Book Review: Soundless by Richelle MeadTitle: Soundless
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: November 10, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

In a village without sound…

For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.

One girl hears a call to action…

Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.

She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…

And unlocks a power that will save her people.

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Book Review: Soundless by Richelle Mead

Soundless by Richelle Mead is one of my favourite reads of the year! This book simply can’t be described in full without spoiling it, but I do highly recommend that it goes on everyone’s TBR list! Richelle Mead has created this amazing one-of-a-kind concept, an exotic and gorgeous setting, and an extremely likeable main character. Continue reading

Book Review: Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Book Review: Juniors by Kaui Hart HemmingsTitle: Juniors
Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: September 22, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Lea Lane has lived in between all her life.

Part Hawaiian, part Mainlander. Perpetual new girl at school. Hanging in the shadow of her actress mother’s spotlight. And now: new resident of the prominent West family’s guest cottage.

Bracing herself for the embarrassment of being her classmates’ latest charity case, Lea is surprised when she starts becoming friends with Will and Whitney West instead—or in the case of gorgeous, unattainable Will, possibly even more than friends. And despite their differences, Whitney and Lea have a lot in common: both are navigating a tangled web of relationships, past disappointments and future hopes. As things heat up with Will, and her friendship with Whitney deepens, Lea has to decide how much she’s willing to change in order to fit into their world.

Lea Lane has lived in between all her life. But it isn’t until her junior year that she learns how to do it on her own terms.

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Book Review: Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings is the ultimate summer beach read with realistic friendships and a tropical beach setting. Also, the main character is very relatable due to her independence and very strong will, making Juniors a fun and entertaining read. Continue reading

Review: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Review: Blood and Salt by Kim LiggettTitle: Blood and Salt (Blood and Salt #1)
Series: Blood and Salt #1
Author: Kim Liggett
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: Thriller
Publication Date: September 22, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

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Review: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett is one of the creepiest books of the year! The book combines genres like horror and romance, making it horrifyingly beautiful. The plot is so suspenseful, especially since it is set in a cornfield. This is certainly one of my favourite books of 2015! Continue reading