Blogtober 2019 · Reviews

BLOGTOBER DAY 15: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge // Review


Title: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 28th January 2014

Synopsis: Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom’s mountaintop, nothing is what she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart.divider-2461548_1280

A completely captivating, and unique retelling of one of the most well loved fairytales, this is the breath of fresh air that the story needed.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 13: The Last by Hanna Jameson // Review


Title: The Last by Hanna Jameson

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 31st January 2019

Synopsis: THE WORLD ENDS IN NUCLEAR WAR. You and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel. You wait, you survive. Then you find the body. One of your number has blood on their hands. The race is on to find the killer…BEFORE THE KILLER FINDS YOU.divider-2461548_1280

When you’re trapped in one place at the end of the world, what will you do to survive?

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BLOGTOBER DAY 11: Bird Box by Josh Malerman // Review


Title: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 17th May 2018

Synopsis: Malorie raises the children the only way she can: indoors, with the doors locked, the curtains closed, and mattresses nailed over the windows. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall, but soon she will have to wake them and blindfold them. Today they will risk everything. Today they will leave the house.divider-2461548_1280

The bestseller that took over everyone’s screens when the Netflix adaptation was released –  but is it worth reading the book?

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BLOGTOBER DAY 7: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter // Review


Title: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 17th May 2018

Synopsis: Alice Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s fought zombies and won. Now she’s ready for a peaceful life with boyfriend Cole, the leader of the zombie slayers…until the dangerous agency controlling the undead launches an attack with devastating consequences. Humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only just begun. They’ve started a war. Alice is determined to end it…divider-2461548_1280

The third installment of the White Rabbit Chronicles really turns up the drama, and it is impossible to put down.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 5: Alice Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter // Review


Title: Alice Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 24th September 2013

Synopsis: Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, her world gets even stranger. Mirrors come to life and she can hear the whispers of the dead. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do dangerously wicked deeds that are impossible to come back from…divider-2461548_1280

The second installment in the White Rabbit Chronicles, just goes to show that this series just gets better and better.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 3: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter // Review


Title: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 25th September 2012

Synopsis: I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently. I’d tell my sister no. I’d never beg my mother to talk to my dad. I’d zip my lips and swallow those hateful words. Or, barring all of that, I’d hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time. I’d tell them I love them. I wish…divider-2461548_1280

A fantastical retelling of a much loved story, this book is all about Alice but with a little twist…zombies.

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BLOGTOBER DAY 1: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff // Review


Title: 
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th September 2019

Synopsis: Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. After the greatest games in Godsgrave’s history ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic, Mia finds herself pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion. She may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.divider-2461548_1280

Jay Kristoff is back with the emotional, action packed finale of the Nevernight Chronicles and boy is it a beauty.

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman // Review


Title: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman // Review

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 7th February 2017

Synopsis: The great Norse myths, which have inspired so much of modern fiction, are dazzlingly retold by Neil Gaiman. Tales of dwarfs and frost giants, of treasure and magic, and of Asgard, home to the gods: Odin the all-father, highest and oldest of the Aesir; his mighty son Thor, whose hammer Mjollnir makes the mountain giants tremble; Loki, wily and handsome, reliably unreliable in his lusts; and Freya, more beautiful than the sun or the moon, who spurns those who seek to control her.divider-2461548_1280

A wonderful insight into the world of Norse Mythology, and the trials of the gods.

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You by Caroline Kepnes // Review


Title: You by Caroline Kepnes

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 25th September 2014

Synopsis: When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences…divider-2461548_1280

This was unlike anything I have ever read before. Truly a unique story from start to finish.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo // Review


Title: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 29th September 2015

Synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams – but he can’t pull it off alone.

A convict with a thirst for revenge. 
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past. 
A spy known as the Wraith. 
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction – if they don’t kill each other first.divider-2461548_1280

From the amazing world building to the character and plot development, I am truly in awe of this book.

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