Aliens, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

The Brightest Night (Origin, #3)

The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published by Tor Teen on October 20, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-Fi

Pages: 504

“We didn’t come all this way, survive all we have, only to lose each other again,” he said. “You won’t allow that. I know you won’t, but if you can’t believe in that yet, then believe in me until you can.”

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The third installment in this series did not live up to my own expectations. I found myself getting bored and unable to focus in at some points of the book. It won’t stop me from reading the final installation though. I didn’t lose interest in the series.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural, Vampires and Other Creatures, Young Adult

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Published by Little, Brown on August 4, 2020

Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal

Pages: 658

My life was an unending, unchanging midnight. It must, by necessity, always be midnight for me. So how was it possible that the sun was rising now, in the middle of my midnight?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Where’s the GIF of Sirius Black from Harry Potter when you need it? Twelve years I’ve waited for this and I’m not going to lie to you, I didn’t think I’d ever see the day. I waited so long to march into that bookstore and pick up my copy of Midnight Sun. Back when it was just a draft and 200 pages long, I contemplated printing it and making my own copy to complete the series, but I never did and at last I have a beautiful hardcover copy.

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Fantasy, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Published by Henry Holt on March 6, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 544

No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans.

I am truly ashamed of how long it took me to read this book because it is brilliant and deserved to be consumed in a week or less. Life kept getting in the way or I kept having readers block, but I finally finished and now I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Five Stars, My Favorites, Series, Young Adult

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Published by Little, Brown and Company on November 19, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 308

“I think of his riddle. How do people like us take off our armor?
One piece at a time.” 

A series with a final book worthy of finishing in 24 hours. Not even a full day ago had I started The Queen of Nothing and now I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes because it’s over. I know this a series I will turn to when I want a good re-read.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

The Wicked King by Holly Black

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on January 8, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 336

“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.” 

Have you ever finished a book and can’t do anything but scream “OH MY GOD” over and over and over? No? Just me?

Well, that’s exactly how The Wicked King is making me behave.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 370

If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse

Have you ever been drawn magnetically to a book? You’re looking at your bookshelf, trying to figure out to read, and out of nowhere is a pull towards one specific book? That’s what happened to me with this book. One morning I woke up and decided I have to read this book and I have to consume it as quickly as I can. The magnetic pull was right. This book was amazing.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Series, Three Stars

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on November 6, 2001

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 979

“The past is gone-the future is not come. And we are here together, you and I.” 

This book is responsible for my declining interest in the series. This is evident in the length of time between my review for Drums of Autumn and this one.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on December 30, 1996

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 1,088 (e-book)

“Forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.”

After reading Diana Gabaldon’s acknowledgments in the back of the book, I am so impressed with the hard work and research she has poured into this series.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Voyager (Outlander, #3)

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on December 1, 1993

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 870

“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach” 

I’ve been looking forward to this book the most because I knew it was going to cause me the least pain. Somehow I’ve become so invested in this series and I can’t seem to put these books down or read anything else for that matter.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Series, Three Stars

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on July 1, 1992

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 743

“D’ye think I don’t know?” he asked softly. “It’s me that has the easy part now. For if ye feel for me as I do for you-then I’m asking you to tear out your heart and live without it.”

This quote encapsulates exactly what Diana Gabaldon asked of me when I opened this book – to tear out my heart and live without it for 743 pages.

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