Friday, 26 February 2016

Review - The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Title: The Wrath and the Dawn
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #1
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Genre: Young adult, Fantasy
Published: 12 May 2015
Format: Hardcover, 395 pages
Source: My own
Rating: 5/5 Stars

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she'd imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It's an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid's life as retribution for the many lives he's stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #15 - Books that I Didn't Expect to Enjoy as Much as I Did

Hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke and Bookish.
This weeks topic: Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone) I'm just editing this weeks topic a little bit. ;)

Monday, 22 February 2016

Series Review - The Kanin Chronicles by Amanda Hocking

The Kanin Chronicles

By Amanda Hocking

A trilogy consisting of Frostfire, Ice-kissed and Crystal Kingdom | Young Adult | Fantasy 

*I received this from Pan Macmillan SA in exchange for an honest review*

My Rating: Not my cup of tea

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

This is my second Amanda Hocking book that I've read, the first was Switched which was the first book in the Trylle trilogy. When I read Switched I couldn't get into it and I honestly just couldn't fall in love with the characters but I LOVED the world it was set in. So when I heard that the Kanin Chronicles was set in the same world I couldn't wait to give it another try. 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Review - The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

6547258Title: The Final Empire
Series: Mistborn #1
Author: Brandon Sanderson 
Genre: Adult fantasy
Published: 25 July 2006
Format: Paperback, 647 pages
Source: My own
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

My Thoughts on the Shadowhunter TV Series

As I'm sure most of you know The Immortal Instruments was made into a movie in 2013 but unfortunately it was a complete flop and so they didn't continue on with the rest of the books. My 14 year old self was majorly disappointed that they weren't going to be making a second movie and she silently raged at the producers, but to be honest it was a blessing in disguise because personally those movies didn't give the books any justice as to how amazing the characters are in the books.