Review: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #4)

9781409175988Title: War Storm

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Pages: 672

Format: Hardback

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⭐️ 3.5 / 5

Victory comes at a price. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart-and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her-Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything – and everyone – in his path. War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power. For all will be tested, but not all will survive. Continue reading → Review: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #4)

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Review: Spark by Alice Broadway (Skin Books #2)

1420357009Title: Spark

Author: Alice Broadway

Pages: 352

Format: Paperback

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⭐️ 2 / 5

 

Leora is reeling: questioning everything she has ever known about her family and herself. As half-Marked and half-Blank, can she ever wholly belong in either fractured community? For some, she is a pawn and Mayor Longsight wants to use her as a weapon: to infiltrate Featherstone, home of the Blanks, and deliver them to him for obliteration.

Meanwhile Leora longs for answers about her mysterious birth mother, and Featherstone may reveal them. But will she find solace and safety there or a viper’s nest of suspicion and secrets? Continue reading → Review: Spark by Alice Broadway (Skin Books #2)

Review: Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #3)

IMG_20180614_141040_346.jpgTitle: Hero at the Fall

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Pages: 506

Format: Paperback

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⭐️ 5 / 5

Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir. The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself. Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero… In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight for everything she believes in, but with the rebellion in pieces, and the Sultan’s armies advancing across the desert plains, who will lead, who will triumph, who will live and who will die?

I loved the first two books in the Rebel of the Sands series so I was really excited to jump into the concluding novel as soon as I could get my hands on it. Continue reading → Review: Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #3)

Review: Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 15.52.21Title: Eve of Man

Author: Giovanna and Tom Fletcher (Debut YA novel alert!! Debut as a writing duo alert!!)

Pages: 404 (Format: Hardback)

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⭐️ 4.5 / 5

Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in fifty years. They called her Eve.

All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past. But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate. Until she meets Bram. Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom. But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race? 

Described by Giovanna and Tom as an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future – do you embrace your fate – or do you run from it?

 

Eve of Man is the debut young adult novel for power couple Giovanna and Tom Fletcher, and their first novel as a writing duo marking the beginning of a new trilogy of YA books.   Continue reading → Review: Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher