*Ranting and swearing up ahead. Things I now need after reading this book: 1.) a good brick wall to throw the book against, 2.) bleach for my brain, 3.) a punching bag for stress relief.
Reading Red Queen was like receiving sour candy when you were expecting some glorious sugary sweets. I just felt so much disappointment after turning the last page, since I was expecting a fresh new story out of this one. This book had so much potential, but after a few chapters of reading, I got this sense […]
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Middle GradeRelease Date: January 27st, 2015Publisher: HarperCollinsSource: eARC from EdelweissCheck out on GOODREADS On the day of his birth, Prince Alexos is revealed to be the long-awaited champion of Athene. He grows up lonely, conscious of all that is expected of him. But Alexos discovers that being a champion isn’t about fame and glory–it’s about sacrifice and courage. […]
review *This is going to be a very rage-y review, folks. Just a heads up. Idiotic, cliched and bland. Once again, I was tricked into reading another new adult novel with an overused storyline. See, all those stereotypes (yes, the negative ones) associated with new adult books are in this one. Let’s make a checklist, friends.
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, DystopiaRelease Date: September 1st 2014Publisher: HarperTeenCheck out on GOODREADS The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in […]
Genres: Animals, Dystopia, Adult/YARelease Date: May 6th, 2014Publisher: EccoSource: ARC from PublisherCheck out on GOODREADS Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. Yet Flora has talents […]
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction Release Date: May 1, 2014 Publication: Hachette Children’s Books | Hodder Children Number of pages: 352 Source: eARC from Netgalley & ARC from UK Publisher Check out on GOODREADS It is 2018. England has been struggling under a recession that has shown no sign of abating. Years of cuts […]
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Release Date: April 1st 2014 Publishing House: Greenwillow Number of pages: 384 Check out on GOODREADS Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated, conservative deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap […]
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance Release Date: June 10, 2014 Publishing House: Delacorte Press Number of pages: 384 Source: ARC from Netgalley Check out on GOODREADS If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie […]