Monday, May 22, 2017

Mini-Review Monday: Soul Jumper


A new meme hosted by yours truly! Mini-Review Monday, for those sleepy Mondays that you just can't seem to write a whole review. Brain not ready to deal with the week? Still asleep from the weekend? No problem- post a mini-review, or a few at once, and get those books you read over the weekend out of the way!
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fantasy book review Soul Jumper
By Dianne Bright
Series: Soul Reader Trilogy #2
Paperback: 233 pages
Publication Date: April 21, 2017
Publisher: Createspace / Self-published
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ✰ ( 4 out of 5 Stars )

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Categories: Fantasy, Angels, Review Copy

She's been playing with bad blood. After discovering a world full of angels and demons, Jennifer Mills explains to her husband, Hunter, that Jadan is her guardian angel. She is a human: A rescue mission to save her dad and Jadan from the Dark Realm causes Jennifer to question her earthly identity. She tries to stay focused on her everyday tasks, but feels pulled toward her spiritual role even more. She is a half-angel: Jadan adds two mystical gems to Jennifer's growing collection from the Realm Beyond and helps her navigate the flying part of her training. He also reveals an intimate part of her past, creating an even stronger connection between them. Will she make the right choice? She is a trap: When Jadan is forced to leave the earthly realm, Zalia is sent to guard over Jennifer. A host of angels arrives on the beach, before a mysterious navy blue gem finds its way into Jennifer's house. Will she be able to let this one go, before it leads to her demise?
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

fantasy book review Crooked Kingdom
By Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2
Hardcover: 546 pages
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ( 5 out of 5 Stars )

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Related Reviews: | Six of Crows | Young Elites |
Categories: Fantasy, Magic

When you can't beat the odds, change the game.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mini-Review Monday: Whispering Winds


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fantasy book review Whispering Winds Unveiled
By Tiffany Garnett
Series: Whispering Winds
Paperback: 296 pages
Publication Date: April 22, 2017
Publisher: Self-published
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ( 5 out of 5 Stars )

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Categories: Fantasy, Magic, Angels, Review Copy

Healing is a power that fifteen-year-old, Brenna Finlayson, has fought long and hard to subdue. When a harebrained idea suddenly occurs to her, she risks losing everything by revealing herself to the one person she fears losing the most.

Brenna’s spontaneous unveiling brings about the revealing of other truths. She, and her twin sister, Keely, have destinies to fulfill. Destinies that require them to fight. maybe even kill. As an innate healer, violence is the last thing Brenna wants.

In an attempt to live a normal, peaceful life, Brenna rejects her heritage, choosing a different path. But the path she chooses doesn’t bring her the normalcy she was hoping for.

Not even close.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

fantasy book review Six of Crows
By Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Hardcover: 462 pages
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ✰ ( 4 out of 5 Stars )

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Related Reviews: | Young Elites | Red Queen |
Categories: Fantasy, Magic

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done - and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable - if they don't kill each other first.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Book Review: Rehumanized Drew by K.M. Baginski

fantasy book reviews Rehumanized Drew
By K.M. Baginski
Series: A Windstalker Story
Paperback: 317 pages
Publication Date: March 13, 2017
Publisher: Createaspace / Self Published
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ✰ ( 4 out of 5 Stars )

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Related Reviews: | Revelation | Angelfire |
Categories: Angels, Fantasy, Review Copy

Drew Royce was a lot of things he didn't want to be. A murderer, rapist and ex-Windstalker. His humanity was poorly spent; and all he has after his taste of the supernatural is a battered and ignored soul. The weight of his actions visit him each night as proof he must still be alive. But now, even as an abducted criminal, kept ward by an evolved Nephilim race and used as a weapon against their enemy, he still has to defeat the beast who stole his humanity - himself.
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mini-Review Monday: Heritage & Monster's Children


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Heritage
By Addie Hunter
Series: Transcend #1
Paperback: 197 pages
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Self Published / Createaspace
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ✰ ✰ ( 3 out of 5 Stars )

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Categories: Superheroes, Fantasy, Review Copy

Arhaus, Nevada is a small town on I-70 that currently has more superheroes than trees. After an accident in the summer of 2012, six teens gain superhuman abilities and quickly decide to put them to good use and become heroes in a world that's since lost its good opinion of people with abilities. As if that weren't enough trouble trying to keep their powers hidden from their friends and family, they're going into their senior year of high school. Strange symbols begin appearing all around town, a new kid moves in, someone threatens to bomb the news building, and Dave still can't find a date to his senior homecoming. Blaise hopes that they can figure out who keeps setting all these fires, and Kat just wants to graduate in one piece. The first novel in the Transcend series, Heritage sets up a universe full of the supernatural, following the lives of six friends as they begin to find out the world is much bigger than it once seemed.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Book Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

strange the dreamer Strange the Dreamer
By Laini Taylor
Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Hardcover: 536 pages
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ( 5 out of 5 Stars )

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Related Reviews: | Daughter of Smoke & Bone |
Categories: Fantasy, Mythology, High Fantasy

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 or 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? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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