Review: The Novice by Taran Matharu

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Title: The Novice 
Author: Taran Matharu 
Series: Summoner #1 
Genre: Fantasy, YA 
Publication date: May 5, 2015 
Rating: ★★★★ 

When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against orcs. He must tread carefully while training alongside children of powerful nobles. The power hungry, those seeking alliances, and the fear of betrayal surround him. Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help. As the pieces on the board maneuver for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands. The Novice is the first in a trilogy about Fletcher, his demon Ignatius, and the war against the Orcs.

Friday Finds #4

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I'm redecorating my room and it's been a lot of work taking the wallpaper off, painting etc. and I've just started rehearsing a new play so I've hardly gotten around to reading these last two weeks. I still haven't finished The Summoner (EVEN THOUGH IT IS TRULY GREAT) and I also didn't add a lot of books to my list. But on the bright side, my room is almost finished and when it is, I'll have the perfect reading space. <3

Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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Title: Cruel Beauty 
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA 
Publication date: January 28, 2014 
Rating: ★★★★ 

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people. But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her. As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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Title: P.S. I Still Love You 
Author: Jenny Han 
Series: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #2 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA 
Publication date: May 26, 2015 
Rating: ★★★★ 

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?







Review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 
Author: Jenny Han 
Series: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA 
Publication date: April 15, 2014 
Rating: ★★★★ 

Synopsis: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Friday Finds #3

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I've taken a closer look at the June releases this week and some seem pretty great. I also came across some 'older' novels that look like they're worth reading. Any thoughts? Any books I need to read ASAP?

May Wrap Up


May was a busy month. I had tons to do for school and.. also a lot of catching up and watching season finales of tv shows to do. I probably watch too many shows, but I can't seem to stop. I'm not sorry. But as a result I didn't read as much as I would have wanted to. Summer is near though, so I'm not worried. I'll definitely make up for it. And there's a positive side to this. I didn't buy too many books this months. 'Only' three.

Upcoming Releases: June 2015


Upcoming Releases June 2015
Another month and another load of new books coming out. There’s just not enough time to read all of them. Here are the most anticipated ones for June in order of publication. Enjoy!

Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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Title: Snow Like Ashes 
Author: Sara Raasch 
Series: Snow Like Ashes #1 
Genre: Fantasy, YA 
Publication date: October 14, 2014 
Rating: ★★★★ 

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

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