Category: Book Review

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

It’s been a while since I first picked up A Darker Shade of Magic, the first book of the Shades of Magic trilogy, so I was a little lost in the beginning as I worked to remember who the main characters where and what each had done in the first book.

Star Mage by R.K. Thorne

Star Mage by R.K. Thorne

This was a thrilling conclusion to the Enslaved Chronicles. Miara is figuring out how to be Queen, and Aven is dealing with being King and the possible death of his father. Both are also still fighting a war. The Dark Master is still basically on their doorstep, just waiting for the right time to strike.

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The Collector by Nora Roberts

Oh my gosh, what a ride. First everything is going smooth, Lila is getting settled in to the house she is house sitting, and then she witnesses a woman thrown from a window to her death. Turns out, it was the wrong murder to witness…not that there is a right murder to witness, but if you have to witness a murder, this is not the murder you want to be drawn into.

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts never disappoints. Things kick off right away with our main character walking up to someone she doesn’t know, or rather, hasn’t met outside of her dreams. This made me a little uncomfortable as I would never be able to do that myself. I have issues with social situations.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I went into this story blind, only knowing it was big amongst the BookTubers. Never realized, or maybe I forgot, the title is actually the name of the main character we follow.

The main character, as you know now, is Strange the Dreamer. He dreams of a town called Weep. It’s an ancient town that disappeared from everyone’s memory.

Mage Strike by R.K. Thorne

Mage Strike by R.K. Thorne

There was a lot going on here. In the first book, Miara and Prince Aven were heading back to Aven’s home. In this book they make it. But Miara is a commoner, and worse, she is a mage. Mages are not trusted, and Aven’s father, the King, has issue with her. He would prefer if his son fell in love with someone else. 

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Title: Empress of all Seasons Author: Emiko Jean Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover – borrowed from local library Summary: Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible…

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The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Title: The Traitor’s Game Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen Publisher: Scholastic audio Narrator: Jesse Vilinsky and Michael Curran-Dorsano Summary: Hearts and loyalties collide in this electrifying new YA series from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer A. Nielsen. Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields,…

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Connections in Death by J.D. Robb

Connections in Death by J.D. Robb

Title: Connections in Death Series: In Death #48 Author: J.D. Robb Format: audiobook Publisher: Macmillan Audio Narrator: Susan Ericksen Summary: In this gritty and gripping new audiobook in the number-one New York Times best-selling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent – and serve justice to the guilty – on the streets of New York. Homicide cop Eve…

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