Saturday, 30 January 2016

ARC Review: The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater's Daughter #2) by Melinda Salisbury

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26625494-the-sleeping-princeGoodreads Synopsis:
Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (4): Book Siblings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish with a new topic each week.

Since this week is a freebie I decided to go with my Top Ten Book Siblings. I did the topic waaaaay back when I first started this blog as part of Top Five Friday (now privated) and thought it would be fun to expand on/compare :D as always they're not in a particular order because that's just too hard ahah

Saturday, 23 January 2016

ARC Gif Review: Night Study (Soulfinders #2) by Maria V. Snyder

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16130759-night-studyGoodreads Synopsis:
Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear. 

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek...secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

WWW Wednesday (5)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading where you answer three questions:
1) What are you currently reading?
2) What did you recently finish reading?
3) What do you think you'll read next?

Sunday, 17 January 2016

ARC Review: Suspended (The Vagabond Circus #1) by Sarah Noffke

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28143836-suspendedGoodreads Synopsis:
When a stranger joins the cast of Vagabond Circus—a circus that is run by Dream Travelers and features real magic—mysterious events start happening. The once orderly grounds of the circus become riddled with hidden threats. And the ringmaster realizes not only are his circus and its magic at risk, but also his very life. 

Vagabond Circus caters to the skeptics. Without skeptics, it would close its doors. This is because Vagabond Circus runs for two reasons and only two reasons: first and foremost to provide the lost and lonely Dream Travelers a place to be illustrious. And secondly, to show the nonbelievers that there’s still magic in the world. If they believe, then they care, and if they care, then they don’t destroy. They stop the small abuse that day-by-day breaks down humanity’s spirit. If Vagabond Circus makes one skeptic believe in magic, then they halt the cycle, just a little bit. They allow a little more love into this world. That’s Dr. Dave Raydon’s mission. And that’s why this ringmaster recruits. That’s why he directs. That’s why he puts on a show that makes people question their beliefs. He wants the world to believe in magic once again. 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

My Opinion on Shadowhunters: Before & After the Pilot

Originally I had no plans to write about the new TV show Shadowhunters because I didn't think I had much to say... and oh how that has changed!


Monday, 11 January 2016

ARC Review: The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21979832-the-girl-from-everywhere?from_search=true&search_version=serviceGoodreads Synopsis:
Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

In 
The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Feature & Follow Friday (3): Exciting 2016 Releases

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The goal of this blog hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs, and make new friends!
     I missed last week's post so I thought I'd simply do it today!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Mini/Gif Reviews: The Lunar Chronicles

On the 1st of January I decided to pick up The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer after reading Cinder back in May last year and have ended up basically binge-reading all the books XD (it's done wonders for my goodreads reading challenge!)
     As of right now I am waiting for Winter, the fourth book to arrive and so to pass the time I thought I'd post my really mini reviews/immediate reactions/gifs (all spoiler free except for The Queen's Army) to sum up the others in chronological order starting with the first novella: