Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strang29748925e the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult/Adult
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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
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Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

10803709Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: May 1st, 2005 by Gollancz
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction.
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ELANTRIS WAS A PLACE OF GLORY

The capital of Arelon, the home to people transformed into magic-using demigods by the Shaod.

But then the magic failed, Elantris started to rot, and its inhabitants turned into powerless wrecks.

And in the new capital, Kae, close enough to Elantris for everyone to be reminded of what they have lost, a princess arrives. Sarene is to be married to unite Teod and Arelon against the religious imperialists of Fjordell. But she is told that Raoden, her husband to be, is dead.

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Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

34499221To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Publication Date: 
March 6th, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends 
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: 
Young Adult, Fantasy
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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

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Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

34076952The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date: 
September 26th, 2017 by Orion Children’s Books
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: 
Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy-tales, Retelling.
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Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

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Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

29008738The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #1) by Amy Harmon
Publication Date:
 May 6th 2016 by CreateSpace
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy.
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Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.
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Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

31223642Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
September 6th, 2016
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: 
New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports – Ice Hockey
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In high school, they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold…

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long-simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

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Review: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

13453868The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
Publication Date:
August 14th 2012 by Candlewick Press
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget.
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