3 07, 2017

Review: ASH AND QUILL by Rachel Caine (Giveaway)

By | Monday, July 3, 2017|3 Comments

  This series continues to leave me in angst. Jess and his crew manage to find themselves in even more hot water this time as they cross into enemy burner territory. This time Jess, Thomas, Morgan, Khalila, Dario, Glain, Wolfe and Santi is caught by burners and taken to their headquarters in Philadelphia. […]

20 07, 2016

Review: A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir

By | Wednesday, July 20, 2016|11 Comments

Review: A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa TahirA Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2
Also in this series: An Ember in the Ashes
Published by Penguin on August 30th 2016
Pages: 464
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, General, Romance, Politics & Government, Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance
Also by this author: An Ember in the Ashes
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Penguin

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THE ASTONISHING SEQUEL TO THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
“[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story.”Booklist, starred review
"Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling..."Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Excellent."Kirkus Reviews
"Most Spectacular Sequel" -- Entertainment Weekly Summer 2016 Must List
Elias and Laia are running for their lives.
Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.   Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia’s side...even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.   But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they’re going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Helene’s mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.
Praise for An Ember in the Ashes:
“This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” — The Washington PostAn Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory…It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”—Public Radio International"An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."Huffington Post 
“[An Ember in the Ashes] thrusts its readers into a world marred by violence and oppression, yet does so with simple prose that can offer moments of loveliness in its clarity. This complexity makes Ember a worthy novel—and one as brave as its characters.”The New York Times Book Review 
From the Hardcover edition.

OMG! I was so anticipating this book. I got a signed copy at BEA this year. I couldn’t wait to start reading this. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES was one of my favorite books of ever. This book features 3 POVS; Elias, Laia, and Helene. Review contains spoilers for book one -AN EMBER […]

29 06, 2016

Review: PAPER AND FIRE by Rachel Caine (Giveaway)

By | Wednesday, June 29, 2016|12 Comments

Review: PAPER AND FIRE by Rachel Caine (Giveaway)Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
Series: The Great Library #2
Also in this series: Ink and Bone, Ash and Quill
Published by NAL on July 5th 2016
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Fantasy & Magic
Also by this author: Ink and Bone, Ash and Quill
ARC provided by NAL

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In Ink and Bone, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library--and rewrite history...   With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.   Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.   Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library's deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.   But Jess's home isn't safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control...

Paper and Fire starts off right where Ink and Bone left off. Jess is in the service of library as a High Garda (aka soldier used to protect the books of the library and it’s scholars). Paper and Fire continues to explore what would have happened if the great library in Alexandria had […]

27 05, 2016

Review: INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine

By | Friday, May 27, 2016|7 Comments

Review: INK AND BONE by Rachel CaineInk and Bone by Rachel Caine
Series: The Great Library #1
Also in this series: Paper and Fire, Ash and Quill
Published by Penguin Publishing Group on July 7th 2015
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Fantasy & Magic, Books & Libraries, Dystopian
Also by this author: Paper and Fire, Ash and Quill
eARC provided by NAL

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In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…   Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.   Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.   When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. Ink and Bone is amazing! Ink and Bone is a book about books. Now that the sequel is about to come out, I am kinda glad I waited to read this. I need the sequel immediately! Jess lives in a world where […]

28 03, 2016

Recent DNFs

By | Monday, March 28, 2016|11 Comments

I really HATE writing this post. Part of the reason I started reviewing things was to put my honest opinion out there. So, unfortunately, bad reviews are a thing that needs to be done. I DNF (did not finish) a book when I can’t take it anymore. These books put me into a […]

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