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, Contemporary, Five Stars, My Favorites, Stand Alone, Young Adult

The Hate U Give

32075671The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 444

 

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

 

Eye opening, hard hitting, and honest, this book needs to be read by everyone. In a time with so much political and social turmoil, The Hate U Give stands out and talks about the hard topics no one wants to dive into. Continue reading “The Hate U Give”

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The Dark Calling (The Arcana Chronicles, #5)

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Published by Valkyrie Press on February 13, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 352

 

 

“One love fated. One love endless.”

 

 

 

After years and years and years and years of waiting, The Dark Calling finally landed in my hands.

Ok, that may have been a little dramatic, but it has been a long time. It blows my mind I’ve been reading this series since 2013 and I still love it now as much as I did then. Continue reading “The Dark Calling (The Arcana Chronicles, #5)”

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Favorite Books of 2017

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.”

– Lloyd Alexander

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Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2)

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Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Published by Simon & Schuster on October 1, 2013

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 320

I desired you before, but I never loved you until this life.

 

 

 

Kresley Cole never fails to end her books with a heart stopping cliff hanger. This cliffhanger is much worse, in my opinion, than the one in Poison Princess because I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen next. Continue reading “Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2)”

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

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

atorchagainstthenight_cv-4-14A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Published by Razorbill on August 30, 2016

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 452

It takes only a split second for life to go horribly wrong. To fix the mess, I need a thousand things to go right. The distance from one bit of luck to the next feels as great as the distance across oceans. But, I decide in this moment, I will bridge that distance, again and again, until I win. I will not fail.

 

This book destroyed me.

Every single way I thought it might turn out, it went in a completely direction. This book completely ripped out my heart and tore it into shreds. But I loved every bit of it. Continue reading “A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)”

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Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins on November 15, 2011

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 338

“You can’t touch me,” I whisper. I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him. He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him. Please touch me, is what I want to tell him.

 

This book is full of personifying things that have never really been personified before, so many lines striked through, and the overwhelming feeling of loneliness and self loathing. Continue reading “Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)”

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Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories—five of which have never before been published … Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

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