Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: A Darker Shade of Sorcery by William Collins

Book: A Darker Shade of Sorcery
Author: William Collins
Series: The Realmers #1
Genre: YA fantasy
Source: author (thank you so very much!)
Pages: 350
Release: January 3rd, 2016

The lonely and grieving Evan Umbra is the newest Venator to enter Veneseron, the school for demon hunters. 

A Venator is a wizard, a spy and a demon hunter rolled into one. They’re taught how to wield their sorcery and enchanted weaponry by orcs, elfpires and aliens alike. 
Their missions range from battling monsters and saving countless lives in the multiple worlds, to the more peculiar, like wrangling killer unicorns and calming down drunken yetis. 
In their free time Venators enjoy goblin soap-opera’s and underwater bubble travel, but they also understand that every new mission they’re given could be their last. 
Whilst learning how to manipulate the elements, summon magical creatures and shoot Spellzookas, Evan meets a girl who makes him feel nauseous; but in a good way. 

He makes the first friends he’s ever had in the carefree Jed and the reckless Brooke. Whilst Jed gets on the wrong side of a rival Venator, Brooke finds herself falling for the enigmatic demon hunter who brought her to Veneseron, not knowing he isn't quite human. But it soon becomes apparent that Evan is more than just a Venator. Everyone wants to kill or capture him, from demons to Dark-Venators and even people he’s supposed to be able to trust. 

Evan reckons he probably won’t survive his first year at Veneseron.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Greek Mythology Tag!

Thanks to Tasya from The Literary Huntress for tagging me! Ever since I read Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I've become a huge Greek mythology fan! 

Let's get started :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS by Sherry Thomas

Book: The Immortal Heights
Author: Sherry Thomas
Series: The Elemental Trilogy #3 (final)
Genre: YA fantasy
Publisher: Balzar + Bay
Pages: 432
Release: October 13th 2015 

In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort…

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?

With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My Hogwarts Story Tag!

Thanks to Caroline from Just Another Bookish Blog for tagging me!

After finishing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I've had a strong urge to re-watch all the movies. I've only gotten through The Goblet of Fire, Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Deathly Hallow Part 2 though. Oh well. But at least this tag lets me get back into the Hogwarts feel :)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September TBR!

Hi guys! September is rolling in, which probably means it'll start to get cold over here sometime soon. Truth be told, I'm actually hoping it will get colder faster. I don't really enjoy the heat (thank you, heat stroke, for permanently scarring me for life) and I'm always afraid my books will become musty from the humidity. I'm weird, I know. But the health of my books always comes first :)

I did one monthly TBR last year. And...then I stopped  I'm hoping that this time around, I'll actually be able to stick to it! After all, I even made a photo for it, so it would be a shame to not use them.

What's on my September TBR? Basically all the books I didn't finish in August (I admit I might have been a bit ambitious with my August TBR):

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

Book: The Crown
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #5 (final)
Genre: YA dystopian romance
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 279
Release: May 3rd, 2016

When Eadlyn became the first princess of IllĂ©a to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Book: Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles
Genre: YA post-apocalyspe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 369
Release: August 19th, 2014

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

She could save the world-or destroy it.
Sixteen year old Evangeline "Evie" Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future-and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Derveaux.

But she can't do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can't totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side...