Stacking the Shelves (171)

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Purchased

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3)

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3) by RIchelle Mead

The dazzling conclusion to #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead’s The Glittering Court series.

Meet Tamsin, the Glittering Court’s hard-angled emerald. Her outsized aspirations make her a fierce competitor, rising to the top of the ranks. But when the ship she boards for the New World is tragically lost at sea, she is quite literally thrown off-course.

I read and really enjoyed The Glittering Court, and I have The Midnight Jewel to read (I meant to read it last year, but 2017 sucked for reading for a number of reasons), so I’m excited to now have this complete set. I really like Mead as a writer, so I’m pretty happy.

For Review

Thanks to Scholastic Australia for sending me this!

Storm-Wake

Storm Wake by Lucy Christopher

Moss has grown up on the strangest and most magical of islands. Her father has a plan to control the tempestuous weather that wracks the shores. But the island seems to have a plan of its own once Callan — a wild boy her age — appears on its beaches. Her complex feelings for Callan shift with every tide, while her love for the island, and her father, are thrown into doubt…

And when one fateful day, a young man from the outside world washes up on the beach, speaking of the Old World, nothing will ever be the same.

I knew this was based on The Tempest as soon as I read the first few lines of this blurb, and since I’m an ex-Shakespeare nut, I’m pretty excited to read this YA interpretation.


Thanks to Scholastic Australia for sending me this!

The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1)

The Traitor’s Game by 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, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well – and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what – and who – it is they’re fighting for.

I actually had this on my library wishlist so it was nice to end up with my own copy! It sounds just like the kind of thing I like to read.

Nemo
Nemo

About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo specialises in reading and reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She especially loves novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, healing, and assassins.

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