Book Blitz: Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton

~ Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton (Mary Hades #1) Publication date: June 2014 Genres: Horror, Young Adult Synopsis: Not many seventeen year old girls have a best friend who’s a ghost, but then Mary Hades isn’t your average teenager. Scarred physically and mentally from a fire, her parents decide a holiday to an idyllic village in North Yorkshire will help […]

Book Review: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers

Title: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) Author: Robin LaFevers Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date: 3rd April 2012 Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, historical, romance Format: Paperback Page Count: 484 Source: Purchased (FROM AN ACTUAL BOOKSHOP) Rating: On the night of Ismae’s marriage to an abusive pig farmer, she is rescued and spirited away to the […]

ARC Book Review: The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

Title: The Rose Throne (The Rose Throne #1) Author: Mette Ivie Harrison Publisher: Egmont USA Release Date:  14 May 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Format: e-ARC Page Count: 400 Source: Netgalley Rating: 2.5 hearts – rounded up because I’m nice. Expectation: Reality: I was beyond excited to read this book because it has several things in it that drive […]

ARC Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

ARC Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Celaena Sardothian is rescued from a death camp by a handsome prince – but she’s an assassin, and must compete in a series of tests alongside other equally criminal hardened men for the chance to become the King’s Champion, a hero for hire for four years before earning her freedom once more. Sarah J Maas’ […]

Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: Harper Publishing Date: November 15, 2011 Genre: YA, Romance, Post-Apocalyptic Format: Paperback Page count: 338 My rating: Was this once X-Men fanfiction? I am not the only one who sees the similarities between Juliette and Rogue of X-Men fame, who could not touch another person for fear of hurting or killing them. Both are white girls with long brown […]

Audio Book Review: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Listening Library Publishing Date: September 28 2004 Genre: Children, Fantasy Format: Audio Book (unabridged) My rating: The Amber Spyglass is the third and final book in the His Dark Materials trilogy and tells the closing chapter of Lyra and Will’s tale – and also that of Dr Mary Malone, a few random miniature spies that ride dragonflies, Mrs […]

ARC Book Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Publishing Date: January 1st 2013 Genre: YA, Dystopia, Romance Format: E-arc Page count: 496 (paperback) My rating: I need to warn you: although I am giving this book 5 stars and I do truly believe it was amazing, there’s was a substantial chunk in it that I was thoroughly bored with. From about 30% to about 50% […]

ARC Book Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Publisher: Razorbill Publishing Date: December 11 2012 Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance Format: E-arc Page count: 412 (paperback) My rating: Falling Kingdoms pulls no punches. It’s exactly about what the title says. No ambiguity there. When a peasant boy is killed by a noble of another kingdom, the leaders of the two poor adjacent lands decide it’s the perfect opportunity to […]