Okay I am about to have to step up my reading game here. I have a whole lot of books I get to read. Yay!! In light of receiving quite a few in exchange for reviews, I’m going to be changing up my reading list a bit. After this review, my next one should be Children of Dreki: Tyr by NR Tupper. Then I’m going to change my reading schedule around a bit. 🙂
But anyways…on to our dystopia!
Lesson four: Never let yourself be Enhanced. Once it’s done, there’s no going back.
I’m a little bit behind right now, and by a little bit I mean a lot of bit. I finished this book like a week ago but circumstances have kept me from getting a chance to write a review. But I at least get to tell you a sneak peak into what I will be reviewing next! Coming up hopefully by the end of the week will be a review for Kelly Blanchard’s Someday I Will Be Redeemed and then I will be finally cracking open Madeline Dyer’s Untamed. After that I should probably finish reading Cinder (laughs). Except, now I have NT Tupper’s new book. Oh dear…
So anyways this is Dream Stalker: Talented Book 1 by Amy Hopkins. It follows a half-blood named Emma who runs a tea shop in London. Not just any teas though, she sells teas enchanted with her limited magical ability and has slowly eked out a small name for herself. All she wants for herself in a peaceful life.
Unfortunately, as a half-blood, that is a little more difficult to come by.
“I’m trying my absolute damnedest for people like you, and people like Martin. I don’t want to be the person I was before, but I’m still trying to figure out what to be instead.”
I must start off by saying that I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I think I am starting to see a trend here…I feel like this blog is becoming a “Jeffrey Cook Review Blog” or fan blog. I didn’t mean for this to happen, but is it really my fault if he is writing some good books? (No, the answer is no.) That being said, I think that this will be my toughest review to write so far.
This book left me in a blubbering, unattractive mess by the end. It was beautiful.
The book that is, not my blotchy and snotty face.
“Let’s make sure we live forever in stories of the greatest sort in these worlds”
I am obligated to say that I received this book for free in return for a fair and honest review.
Now, I will attempt to talk about this book and not spoil too much. I hope you know how hard that is to do sometimes. It’s pretty damn difficult.
Airs & Graces is the first book in the urban fantasy Angel’s Grace Trilogy by Jeffrey Cook and A.J Downey. It follows its two main characters,an angel named Tabbris (who goes by Tab) and a human woman, Adelaide (who is very adamant about being called Addy). Addy has the misfortune of being pulled into a battle between the angels and the Fallen after coming across her murdered boss.
“Couldn’t you have picked a slightly weaker enemy to drop in on unannounced?”
So I’m not entirely sure if it is a little uncouth to review books by the same people twice in a row, but well…here you have it. I promise though, the next review PROBABLY won’t be a Jeffrey book. Maybe.
Okay, I probably shouldn’t make promises because he has too many books that I need to read.
But anyways, I am obliged (I believe) to mention I received this book for free in a drawing after purchasing ‘Foul is Fair’. Part of that drawing was the understanding that I would give an honest review for it. Between you and me, I think that I got the better end of the deal. Not only did I receive a free fey book, but I get to talk about it! Er..I mean that I am forced to…
Honestly, I loved this book.
“Faerie is just a dream. And what is a dream with too many rules? As soon as you start putting limits on dreams, they become something else”
So, I know that a few months ago I assured everyone I would be getting back into the swing of writing my book reviews….and then I didn’t. Oops! Life happens I guess (lol). HOWEVER I am back because there is a review I MUST write. Seriously. I have to. If you don’t want to read the whole review, this is the blurb: It’s a bloody damn good book. READ IT.
Now, I’m no coward. I wasn’t running so much as luring the Ifrit to a larger section of the museum where I would have more room to maneuver. It’s called tactics.
So now I am behind on my book reviews, but hey…that happens right? At least I am attempting it (lol).
I have had Red Rising by Pierce Brown on my “to-read” list for awhile, over a year at least. I kept putting it off because…well….the thought of a story on Mars was a bit of a literary turn off for me. I have only had three books that take place in space actually catch my attention, most are too sci-fiy and roboty for me. (If you are wondering, the three areEnder’s Game, Enchantress From The Stars, andShade’s Children. Arguably, the last takes place on Earth, but it still encompasses what I generally turn away from in SciFi/fantasy) I’m working in broadening my horizon in that area.
Red Rising though….Man, I am so mad I kept waiting for so long. This book was AMAZING. Plus, Pierce Brown is apparently a fellow Potter fan so there is always that.
As the image suggests, my first official book for the New Year was Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel,Elantriswhich was released in 2005. Aside from a short story, this is more-or-less a stand alone high fantasy story with more books possible in the future.
From the back of the book: Elantris was the city of the gods. What power could have cursed it? Raoden, prince of Arelon, was loved by all, including the princess he’d never met. Where has he gone? Hrathen, high priest of Fjordell, will convert the people of Arelon or kill them. How will he decide? Sarene, princess of Teod, was a widow before she was ever married. Who can stand against her?