Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoTitle: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
Series: Six of Crows #1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: September 29, 2015

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Summary (from Goodreads):

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

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Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is a book about heists, and contains six amazing main characters that you can’t help but love. There are so many beautiful descriptions in the story and moments of humour that made it so entertaining. I would say that Six of Crows is one of the best books of the year for sure! Continue reading

Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh BardugoTitle: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1)
Series: Grisha Verse #1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: June 5, 2012

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Summary (from Goodreads):

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo is so unique and all about powers. I was blown away by the Russian/medieval world and how well described it is. The main character is also so strong and it was so interesting watching her transform. Continue reading

Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather DemetriosTitle: I'll Meet You There
Author: Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: February 3, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

If Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing separating Skylar from art school is three months of summer…until Skylar’s mother loses her job, and Skylar realizes her dreams may be slipping out of reach.

Josh had a different escape route: the Marines. But after losing his leg in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be.

What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and, soon, something deeper.

Compelling and ultimately hopeful, this is a powerful examination of love, loss, and resilience.

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Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios is a fantastic book to review. It is so interesting and touching. This is a book that provokes many tears and will require a box of tissues, for sure. Continue reading