Tag Archives: book reviews

Happy Release Day: And They’ll Come Home by K.M. Robinson

 


Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retelling

Pages: 50~

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon |Barnes & Noble


23798467_884923126031_1033607640_o.jpgLittle Hacker Peep
was taken from her sheep
and they don’t know where
to find her.
They won’t leave it alone,
they’ll bring her home
and they’ll drag the Piper
behind them.

When Peep, the leader of hacker group, the Legends, is abducted and held for ransom, she must try to help her best friend, Muffet, to find where she is being held at the Wall and save her people without giving away her true role in the group.

When Arach is separated from his brother, Spider, he must continue to play the Piper’s game, convincing him that what remains of his family is working for the villain they are trying to destroy, all while convincing his former rival, Peep, to trust them as he tries to untangles their web of lies.


Continue reading Happy Release Day: And They’ll Come Home by K.M. Robinson

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett


Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Comedy

Pages: 259

Published November 28th 2006 by William Morrow

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

 

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes NutterWitch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .


crownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullrating


Continue reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer


Genre: Fairytale retelling, dark fantasy, young adult

Pages: 368

Published April 11th 2017 by HarperTeen

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.

No.

It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape…or the reason for her to stay.


crownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullrating


Continue reading Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

Starswept by Mary Fan


Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 400

Published August 29th 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .


crownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullrating


Continue reading Starswept by Mary Fan

The Girl in The Tower by Katherine Arden


Genre:  Historical Fiction, New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 352

Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by Del Rey

Goodreads | Amazon |Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.


crownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullrating


Continue reading The Girl in The Tower by Katherine Arden

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle


Genre: New Adult, Retelling, Fantasy

Pages: 288

Expected publication: October 1st 2017 by Central Avenue Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon |Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

A contemporary romance inspired by Christina Rossetti’s eerie, sensual poem, “Goblin Market.” Four neighbors encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters…

Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out.

Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.

Unaware of what’s happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever.

It’s a midwinter night’s enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own.


crownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullratinghalfcrownrating


Continue reading The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell


Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: 300

Published July 11th 2017 by Radiant Crown Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon |Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

A god of war seeking restoration. An unwilling sacrificial bride. Betrayal that could destroy them both.

Every fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.

Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.

I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now.

Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.

Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?


crownfullratingcrownfullratingcrownfullratinghalfcrownrating


Continue reading Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell