I grabbed a copy of ARENA a few months back and meant to request the sequel GAUNTLET, but then I kinda forgot. ARENA is a New Adult book about virtual gaming. I am classifying this as new adult since everyone in it is 18 or older and there is some sex and drug […]
This is a fan made book trailer by The YA Book Traveler. No one makes better trailers than her, in my opinion. Check out Sarah’s channel for more. I went into this book completely blind. I mean, I knew it was a fantasy book that featured a girl, but looking at the cover […]
NYXIA was such an awesome read! I should just say “GO READ THIS!’ but I want to tell you why I loved it so much first. This story has space, adventure, danger, a cool substance called nyxia, romance, alliances and betrayals. I have to admit I really love science fiction. I think up […]
MASK OF SHADOWS was such a nice surprise. The assassin in this story is gender fluid. In fact, no where does it say whether Sal Leon is a male or female. Now that I have explained that, let me try to use the proper pronouns in this review. Sal’s homeland of Nacea was massacred […]
I was so excited to read THE SHIP BEYOND TIME. I enjoyed THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE so much that I gave it 5 stars. The main idea in that was the heist and Nix’s burning question about her existence. In this story the question becomes bigger as they traverse into the future and […]
I read a very early copy of SLEEPING GIANTS last year and absolutely loved it, so I have been anticipating the follow up for a long time. WAKING GODS did not disappoint! Now this is how you do a sequel! The story starts off nine years after the events in SLEEPING GIANTS left […]
I admit I read these books because of all the love I felt for FLAMECASTER and SHADOWCASTER. I know I kinda spoiled myself for this series. It turns out that it doesn’t really matter. I fully enjoyed reading all the books in this series. I absolutely loved the world that the author has […]
This story is the second in the Shattered Realms trilogy. Although the writing is so good I could scarcely put it down, I felt like once again I was being introduced to new characters. We get snippets of Jenna and Ash, but they are not the point of this story. This story is […]
Published by Simon and Schuster on November 1st 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Thrillers & Suspense, Science Fiction
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Simon & Schuster
Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.
Believe all the hype about this book. THE DIABOLIC is a fantastic futuristic story about a Diabolic named Nemesis who was made to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. Nemesis loves Sidonia and would kill and even die to protect her. When Sidonia’s mother asks her to stand in for Sidonia and pretend […]
Series: Glitter Duology #1
Published by Random House Children's Books on October 25th 2016
Genres: JUVENILE FICTION, Action & Adventure, General, Girls & Women, Royalty, Young Adult Fiction
eARC provided by Random House Children's
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel--Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it's the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.
Outside the palace of Versailles, it's modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it's the eighteenth century--with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it's about to become a very beautiful prison.
When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.
Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.
But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret--falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls--is one risk she has to take.
I really enjoyed this book, but I didn’t know what to expect based on the cover. The Baroque society is really fascinating, so I can see the allure of living like that. In this modern day world, high society live like it’s the eighteenth century. The current King’s great-grandfather arranged the purchase of […]