Reviews

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye // Review


Title: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 1st June 2017

Synopsis: Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know.  The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself. As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A magical mystery with a hidden agenda – what if you had to kill your enemy – but also the one you love?

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR!

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! ! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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This week’s TTT is all about out Fall TBR’S! There are SO many books I want to read before the end of the year, but I’ve tried my best to narrow it down to just 10! These ten are my most highly anticipated releases, and also the books that have been out for a while that I’m annoyed I still haven’t got to! Let’s go!divider-2461548_1280
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

I mean how could this book not be on here let’s be honest? Am I ready for this series to end? NOT ONE BIT. Am I going to read the book probably in one day when it’s released? YOU BET’CHA.

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Reviews

The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon // Review


Title: The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 24th November 2017

Synopsis: The Usurper King takes place in an alternate universe where the serial killer Ted Bundy was never apprehended and is now running for president in 2016. Jim, a sufferer of a hybrid computer-biological virus that causes premature aging, tries to pay for his treatments by winning money on the game show ‘Guts!’, which has contestants competitively predict the future by reading animal entrails. As Jim begins to find omens in the entrails of Bundy’s victory, and details of Bundy’s murderous past are uncovered, Jim and another contestant take it upon themselves to stop his ascent to power before it’s too late.divider-2461548_1280Review:

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BLOG TOUR: What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste // Review + Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

I’m back today to end Danielle’s blog tour for her new novel, What The Flower Says of Death! It’s such an honour to not only be featured twice on her tour, but also to have the final post!

If you make it to the bottom of my review too then you can enter the giveaway – it’s the last day today so now’s your chance!divider-2461548_1280
Title:What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 14th November 2017

Synopsis: After a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself dumped by her callous mother on the doorstep of her family’s desolate oceanside estate. With only the company of her estranged grandmother, comatose grandfather, and the monsters in her head, at least there was no one to interfere with her plans to try again on her eighteenth birthday.

No one, except maybe Jack: a skeleton of a boy who says he’s there to rake her grandmother’s leaves, yet seems more experienced at stalking than grounds-keeping. She knows he’s keeping a secret behind his gentle smiles and aloofness, but it’s difficult for Violet to be put off by his untimely thin-air appearances when figuring out the mystery of his true identity makes for such a good distraction.

Violet’s trauma is deeper than the wound on her wrist though, and it cannot be simply whisked away in a whirlwind of guessing games and pleasant gestures. She struggles to reconnect with her grandmother, find forgiveness for her mother, and closure with her grandfather’s dire condition, all while battling the strain of it all on her family. Even with a flicker of something hopeful blossoming within herself, Violet knows her birthday plans must be inevitable. Death wouldn’t be there for her if it wasn’t.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A beautiful and powerful book focusing on mental health, grief and the truly life-changing hardships of learning to live again.

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Reviews

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson // Review


Title: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 23rd February 2017

Synopsis: Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?divider-2461548_1280Review:

An emotional and moving novel showing the struggles of teenage pregnancy and having no place to call your own, especially when nobody believes you…

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Book Tags

Currently Reading Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m back once again this week for another book tag! The lovely Beth from All the Bright Book Places tagged me in this and I love these questions so much, thanks Beth!

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How Many Books Do You Usually Read At Once?

I have a very stressful habit of reading around 5 books at once – I just want to read them all because I’m so excited!

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems!

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! ! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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This week’s TTT is all about books that we have found that are hidden gems! It might be ones that people don’t talk about anymore, or books that you never hear anyone talk about, now is the time to talk about them!divider-2461548_1280

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

I just finished the final book in this trilogy, The Towering Sky, and honestly if you hear someone screaming it’s probably me about how much I ADORE this series. The minute I put it down I was so upset more people weren’t talking about it because it deserves all the love in the world! It’s so brilliantly written, with so many essential and well developed characters – I don’t know how Katharine does it. Please please PLEASE read this series! My review for book one is here: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee // Review.

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Reviews

Artemis by Andy Weir // Review


Title: Artemis by Andy Weir

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 14th November 2017

Synopsis: WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon. Population 2,000. Mostly tourists. Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough. So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous…divider-2461548_1280Review:

Another stunning book written by the award winning author of The Martian.

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Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G. S. Denning // Review


Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G. S. Denning

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 15th May 2018

Synopsis:As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.divider-2461548_1280Review:

The death defying Warlock Holmes is back and he is definitely back with a bang. The third novel in the  series is finally here after a very long wait!

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Book Tags

Life In Books Tag!

Hi everyone!

My lovely Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in this and I’m very excited to do it! I’ve been wanting to do more tags recently so this is perfect – thank you lovely!

Let’s have a look at my life in books!divider-2461548_1280

Find a Book for Each of your Initials

  • M – Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
  • T – Twilight
  • T – The Last Boy and Girl in the World

Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf – What Book Is It?

 

 

A Book Set in Your City/Country


I live in Sheffield but barely ANY books are set in my city so I’m going to go for one set in Barnsley instead (which is the town next to Sheffield!) – I choose A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines!

A Book That Represents A Destination You’d Love to Travel To


I would love to visit Japan and this book (also by one of my favourite authors ever) is set in that wonderful country I’d love to visit!

A Book That’s Your Favourite Colour

I love the colour red, and I think this is that perfectly!

Which Book Do You Have the Fondest Memories Of?

I remember this as being one of the first series I’ve ever loved reading, and I used to bring it to school with me to read! It was some of my favourite mornings.

Which Book Did You Have the Most Difficulty Reading?

This book has a very unique story to it, and although it was good, it was at times hard to fathom and a difficult topic to get through.

Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

 
Christine has been on my TBR for so long, and it is absolutely huge so I feel like I’ll be super happy to finally get to it!divider-2461548_1280

There we go! Thank you again to Sarah for the tag! What did you think of my answers? Leave a comment below!

I tag anyone who wants to be tagged!

Until next time,

Keep Reading!

Meggan x