Month: February 2016

Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Posted February 19, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Calamity by Brandon Sanderson Series: Reckoners #3 Published by Gollancz on February 18, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 432 Format: E-Arc, Hardback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the New York Times bestselling Reckoners series. Embrace your epic destiny and there’s no turning back. Is there? After that cliffhanger of Firefight, and having a year to wait for Calamity, it was a bit of a struggle. But we made it through and now have the joy of reading another fabulous book. Because like the rest of Brandon Sanderson’s books I have read this is fabulous. It’s the type of book that is easy to imagine, one with a cinematic style and grace. But I have to admit that this is a book that I am struggling to review, mainly because I’m […]

Review: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

Posted February 17, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Published by Gollancz on February 18, 2016 Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult Pages: 406 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her? Natasha is the most popular girl in school. So why was she pulled out of a freezing river after being dead for thirteen minutes? She doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal. Now Natasha’s two closest friends, who are usually her loyal sidekicks, are acting strangely. Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before, to help her figure out the mystery. At first Becca isn’t sure that she even wants to help Natasha. But as she is drawn back into Natasha’s orbit, Becca starts putting the pieces together. As an outsider, Becca believes she may be the only one who can uncover the truth…which is far more twisted than she ever imagined. Before […]

Review: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Posted February 15, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Morning Star by Pierce Brown Series: Red Rising #3 Published by Hodder & Stoughton on February 9, 2016 Pages: 524 Format: Arc Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star. Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But […]

Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Posted February 12, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Series: Red Queen #2 Published by Orion on February 9, 2016 Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 444 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different. Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever? […]

Review: The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements

Posted February 10, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements

The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements Published by Headline on May 7, 2015 Genres: Fiction, Historical Pages: 448 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads 1648. Orphaned heiress Lady Katherine Ferrers is forced into marriage for the sake of family honour… But with Cromwell’s army bringing England to its knees, her fortune is the real prize her husband desires. As her marriage becomes a prison and her privileged world crumbles, Katherine meets her match in Rafe – a lover who will lead her into a dangerous new way of life where the threat of death lurks at every turn… Enter Kate Ferrers, highwaywoman, the Wicked Lady of legend – brought gloriously to life in this tale of infatuation, betrayal and survival. The Silvered Heart had me hooked from the beginning. So much so that I had to stay up until the early hours in the morning to finish it. The story flows beautifully creating an atmospheric and intense read. Katherine is a complex character. At times she seems selfish and self-absorbed but at other times it is […]