The Chainsmokers Book Tag!

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Hey everyone! If you’re like me then you’ve been playing the new Chainsmokers/Coldplay collab (Something Just Like This) on repeat for the last couple days. That song is awesome guys,  I can’t seem to get them out of my head so I got inspired to do the Chainsmokers book tag. I wasn’t tagged to this but I’ve seen it floating out the blogosphere. This tag was created by Kat @ KatReadsALot.

Rules

  • Post a blog post or a video (YouTubers you are welcome to do this tag!)
  • You can copy the song lyrics so people can know where the questions are based on. For those without lyrics, we based it on the title. #Genius
  • Tag friends to do the post as well!
    P.S. You don’t have to be tagged to do this tag! Just give it a try!

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Book Review: Fatal Heir by L.C. Ireland

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Fatal Heir
Author: L.C. Ireland
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure,
Pages: 260
Released: October 16 2015
Publisher: Ghostlight Publishing

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My Rating:

★★★★☆

Fatal Heir by L.C. IrelandIn a world plagued by the undead, Donald Baines is a common farmer with an uncommon gift: He sees spirits.

When Don is arrested for crimes he didn’t commit – including treason – he learns that he is in fact the lost Prince Izayik Delaren, the rightful heir to the throne of Aldrin.

Now he must use his otherworldly powers to uncover the dark secrets that led to the Rise of the Deadmen. Sporting a pitchfork and an uncanny ability to communicate with the dead, Izayik may just be the key to saving his people…or will he be their destruction?

 

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This book was such a pleasant surprise. I say this because I started reading this book not really knowing what to expect but by the end of it I was really satisfied by the story!

Ugh I really loved this book. There is this misconception that indie-published books aren’t as good as regularly published books, this proves all that [nonsense] wrong, it’s well written, it’s funny, it has a great cast of characters, pretty solid world building, it’s full of adventure, and its such a unique spin on the “I See Dead People” thing.

What I really, really loved about this story where the characters! They were all such fun, quirky, well rounded characters. I could say the same about the actual story. L. C. Ireland really impressed me, I was not expecting humor/moments of levity in the story. The funny bits were so random they had me laughing out loud almost unexpectedly (which really is really awkward when you’re sitting in public randomly bursting out in laughter)

One thing that stood out to me was the lack of sappy romance! Halleluja! Don’t get me wrong the book has  definite love interests but there is no sickening angst to get in the way of the plot of the story and I could just sit back and not have to worry about whose going to end up with who…

Okay I will not shut up about this, just go check out the book for yourself! I obviously recommend it!

I received a digital copy of this book for review, this did not affect my thoughts and opinions but free books are always awesome, I’m I right! 😉😉

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ARC Review: The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

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The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1)
Author: Elise Kova
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Steampunk
Pages: 380
Release: 10th January 2017
Publisher: Keymaster Press

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My Rating:

★★★★☆

elise-kovaHer vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

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I recieved a copy of this book from Netgalley for review. Thank you to Elise Kova and Keymaster Press!

I don’t know why I’m surprised at this books awesomeness. After loving Air Awakens I was cautiously optimistic but The Alchemists of Loom exceeded all my expectations.

When I find myself having difficulty writing coherent full length reviews I always break down my thoughts into the good and the bad which makes it way easier for me so:

The Good💖

  • Superb world-building: If there is one thing I can say for certain about Elise Kova it’s that her world building is always on point! You guys, The Alchemists of Loom totally immerses you in this magical world.
  • The writing: Great solid writing in this book (not surprising because it’s Elise Kova!)
  • The themes: I love how this book captures human prejudice (in this case dragon and chimera). The overall message is that you shouldn’t judge people for how they look or the actions of people that look like them.
  • The characters: Elise Kova always incorporates strong female characters into her work and it’s always so refreshing. Ari could be right up there with Inej (Six of Crows) or Celaena (Throne of Glass).

I hate doing this but:

The Bad💘

The only negative I have to say about this book is that; when the author was setting up the world and story it could’ve been done better (in my opinion) because for a few pages it felt like I almost had to guess at a lot of details. I just wish we got more in depth descriptions of the world itself and the characters, I think I would have appreciated the story more that way…

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Overall this is one I really recommend picking up as soon as it’s out, Elise Kova is definitely an author to watch out for!


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Book Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416
Released: September 20th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
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My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

synopsis

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

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 stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of
lions.

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.

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“Three dark queens are born in a glen, sweet little triplets will never be friends.

Three dark sisters all fair to be seen, two to devourand one to be Queen.”

Three Dark Crowns is my first book by Kendare Blake and I can’t quite say that I liked it. It was deliciously dark and unique but something about it put me off. I tried and failed to write a proper review so instead I’ll break it down into two parts (what I liked about the book and what I didn’t)

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Book Review | Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure
Pages: 416
Released: August 30th 2016
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
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My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

synopsis

Colour and magic combine in this enchanting new middle grade fantasy from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series.

Born as blank as canvas in a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice’s pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. Because, for the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. And since the disappearance of her beloved father, Alice is more determined than ever to prove herself and her own magical abilities.

To do so she’ll have to travel into the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, with the help of a fiercely annoying boy named Oliver. But nothing in Furthermore is as it seems, and it will take all of Alice’s wits to find her father and return him safely home.

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