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Sisters of the Fire (Blood and Gold #2) by Kim Wilkins

sisters of fire

3.5 stars

A pretty good second book in a new fantasy series. Continue reading “Sisters of the Fire (Blood and Gold #2) by Kim Wilkins”

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi

the gilded wolves

4 Stars

A very good, historical fiction YA Fantasy. Continue reading “The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi”

White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri

white stag

3.5 stars

This was a pretty good first book in a new YA fantasy series. Continue reading “White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri”

The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark, #2) by Veronica Roth

the fates divide

3 stars

This is the conclusion to the Carve the Mark book series. I liked this book better than the first book. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but I liked it. Continue reading “The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark, #2) by Veronica Roth”

Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker


Caledonia Styx’s family ran a rogue ship that defied a corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of young men called Bullets. As she and her best friend are on a remote island gathering supplies, Athair attacks her family’s ship and everyone onboard is killed. Continue reading “Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker”

Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lu


4 stars

This is the conclusion to the Warcross series. The book picks up right after the events of the first book. Emika Chen has survived the Warcross Championship and knows Hideo’s plans for the NeuroLink algorithm. Everyone with the updated version of the lens is under his control, but a disturbing trend is beginning. Could the neurolink be the cause of multiple suicides around the world? Continue reading “Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lu”

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World

4 stars

This is the second installment in the Starbound trilogy. This story is set on the terraformed planet Avon. The planet hasn’t developed as quickly as it should have and the colonists are struggling to survive. The colonists have started to rebel against the terraforming corporations in charge of the planet’s development. As a result, the corporations have sent soldiers to Avon to quell the uprising and install order. Lee Chase is a military Captain with a reputation for being tough and dangerous. Flynn Cormac is one of the rebel leaders trying to reach a peaceful agreement with the soldiers. Continue reading “This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner”

Bright Ruins (Dark Gifts #3) by Vic James

bright ruins

4 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the last book left off. Abi has escaped the Blood Fair and continues to fight with the rebels to take down the Equals. A new Equal with an astounding gift aids the rebel’s cause and they plot one of the biggest protests yet. Continue reading “Bright Ruins (Dark Gifts #3) by Vic James”

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James

Tarnished City

4 stars

This is the second book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the end of the first book. Lord Jardin is the interim Chancellor and begins massive crack downs on the slaves and rebels. He also begins talking about implementing new laws against skill-less and Gavar begins to worry about his daughter’s future. Luke has been convicted of murder and condemned. He is turned over to Lord Crovan and taken to his private estate for experimentation and torture. Continue reading “Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James”

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