Book of Lies by Terri Terry // Review

Title: Book of Lies by Terri Terry

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 24th March 2016

Synopsis: Tell a lie and the darkness will find you. Quinn and Piper are twins, but they’ve never met. A tragic event brings
them together, and draws them into a family curse that stretches across centuries. One twin can command the darkness; the other could hold the key to breaking the curse.
But when lies become truth and truth looks like lies, who can you believe?

They say that a little white lie won’t hurt, and it’s true – until those lies come back to haunt you. A gripping story of deceit, magic and mystery that will leave you never wanting to lie again.

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake // Review

Title: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 22nd September 2016

Synopsis: In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose . . . it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.divider-2461548_1280Review:

CHOOSE: Fire, Poison or Nature. Which Queen do you support??

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Vicious by V. E. Schwab // Review

Title: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 10th January 2014

Synopsis: Victor and Eli started out as college roommates brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same ambition in each other. A shared interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl with a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a course for revenge but who will be left alive at the end?divider-2461548_1280

If you think the villains are always the bad guy, then you’re wrong…

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes // Review

Title: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 3rd January 2013

Synopsis: In a land where magic has been forgotten and peace has reigned for centuries, unrest is simmering . Three kingdoms battle for power . . . A princess must journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long-thought extinct. A rebel becomes the leader of a bloody revolution. A Sorceress discovers the truth about the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield. It’s the eve of war. Each must choose a side. KINGDOMS WILL FALL.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A magical fantasy novel fit for a king – this is one series you won’t want to miss.

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The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero // Review

Title: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th October 2017

Synopsis: One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life in a toyshop in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 and changes the life of the gruff, broken-hearted Dollmaker. And when the darkness of the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city, Karolina and the Dollmaker must bravely use their magic to save their Jewish friends from a terrible danger, no matter what the risks. This powerful story is about finding friendship in the darkest of places and the importance of love in times of great pain.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A beautiful story of love, loss and hope in the darkest of times.

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard // Review

Title: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 12th January 2017

Synopsis: Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself. In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.divider-2461548_1280Review:

Sometimes the truth can get you killed…

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris // Review

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 11th January 2018

Synopsis: In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.divider-2461548_1280Review:

This book is a brutal and raw account of the horrors that went on in Auschwitz, but also focusing on the true kindness of the human spirit.

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas // Review

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★

Release:  1st May 2018

Synopsis: Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated – scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.divider-2461548_1280Review:

The new novella is here, and provides some wonderful insight into the life of our favourite characters after the deadly events of ACOWAR.

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BLOG TOUR: Splinter by Joshua Winning // Review

Title: Splinter by Joshua Winning

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 9th July 2018

Synopsis:The world is falling apart around Nicholas Hallow. Amid rumours that the Dark Prophets have returned, a deathly gloom pollutes England, unleashing a savage hoard of nightmare creatures. Fighting the tide of evil, Nicholas returns home to Cambridge, where an old ally helps him seek out the mysterious Skurkwife, who could help Nicholas stop Malika and the Prophets for good. Meanwhile, Sam Wilkins unites the Sentinels against the forces of darkness, but with Jessica’s sanity slipping, and Isabel suspicious of her shadowy past, it’s a battle that could cost the Sentinels everything.divider-2461548_1280Review:

The dramatic conclusion of the thrilling Sentinels series is finally here, and what a beauty it is.

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Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff // Review

Title: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 13th March 2018

Synopsis: Asha Grant came to Kerenza to escape her past. Too bad he just caught up with her. Asha survived BeiTech’s initial assault and has been working undercover with the hopelessly outmatched resistance ever since. The last thing she expected to worry about was her ex-boyfriend, Rhys Lindstrom who just landed planetside. Is he her way out – or guarantee she never gets off this frozen rock alive?

But Asha’s not the only one with problems. Her cousin Kady’s ragtag band of survivors are headed for Kerenza – without enough oxygen to last the journey. Oh, and there might be an insurrection brewing. With BeiTech hurrying to repair their damaged jump gate, and a mass extermination planned for the Kerenza civilians, only a miracle could save them now. And everyone knows that miracles are just statistical probabilities…right?divider-2461548_1280Review:

The thrilling conclusion to The Illuminae Files is here, it’s sure to leave you crying into your pillows in SO many ways.

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