Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Assassin's Creed : The Resurrection Plot by Kate Heartfield - A review


Assassin's Creed: The Resurrection PlotAssassin's Creed: The Resurrection Plot by Kate Heartfield
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another book in the Assassin's Creed universe that I really liked. It is not a sequel but it connects with The Magus Conspiracy that Kate Heartfield has written as well.

This time we start in Cairo in 1869 when a bomb goes of and our assassin Pierrette Arnaud along with her mentor Simeon Price try to stop the Templars again and unearth their plans for takeover.
The book is adventurous, mysterious and fast-paced. It has really good character development and I also really liked the writing.

My only complaint is the many time lapses, especially after a big event or revelation.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2023

The Martyr (Covenant of Steel #2) by Anthony Ryan - A Review


The Martyr (Covenant of Steel, #2)The Martyr by Anthony Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Martyr is the second book in the Covenant of Steel trilogy and as the first one The Pariah, it is full of action, intrigue and magic.
The book picks up where book one ended and Alwayn Scribe is still at Lady Evadine's side as her advisor and protector.

I found the first half of the book to be a little slow for me but then it picked up and it was really good.
Anthony Ryan knows how to write good characters and good battle scenes. The Martyr is medium -paced , adventurous, dark and tense.

I will definitely be reading book three The Traitor to find out how Alwyn's story continues.

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Friday, 15 September 2023

Lords & Ladies (Discworld #14, Witches #4) by Terry Pratchett - A Review


Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14; Witches #4)Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I finished one more Discworld book and s per usual with Terry Pratcett's books, I really liked it. I listened Lords & Ladies on Audible and the publisher has done an excellent production.

In this book our three witches come across elves and try to save Lancre from them.
I really liked th efact that it continuesd where Witches Abroad had ended.
I love the world Pratchett has made and his writing is always funny and to the point. The book is medium-paced , funny and adventurous. It has strong character development and loveable characters.

I will definitely continue with the next book in the Witches series.

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Sunday, 10 September 2023

The Midnight Palace (Niebla #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - A Review


Το παλάτι του Μεσονυκτίου (Niebla, #2)Το παλάτι του Μεσονυκτίου by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another Carlos Ruiz Zafon book that I loved. The Midnight Palace is one of the first books that the author wrote and it is the 2nd book in the Niebla (Fog) trilogy but it reads as a standalone.

It takes place in Calcutta, India in the early 20th century and we follow Ben and his friends.

I loved the writing style and I really liked the characters and the story. My only complaint would be that the magic should have been explained more.
Despite that , I still loved it!

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Saturday, 9 September 2023

The Fall (The Bound and The Broken #0.5) by Ryan Cahill - A Review


The Fall (The Bound and the Broken, #0.5)The Fall by Ryan Cahill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have heard many great things for The Bound and The Broken series, so I decided to read it. I though that it would be better to start from the prequel novella The Fall and I wasn't disappoionted.

The writing style is perfect for me and I am really excited to learn more about the world and the story.
The events of The Fall take place 400 years before the events Of Blood And Fire and we see the story through four POVs that blend with eachother seelmessly.

I loved the world-building, as well as the magic system. ALso, there are dragons involved in case you needed more motivation to pick it up.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2023

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan & Teresa Patterson - A Review


The World Of Robert Jordan's The Wheel Of TimeThe World Of Robert Jordan's The Wheel Of Time by Robert Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you love The Wheel of Time series, I believe that this book is an essential companio book for you. The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time is written by Robert Jordan himself and Teresa Patterson.

It contains all the informationa that you need regarding legends and histories of people and places.
It reads like a history book of The Wheel of Time world and it is very fascinating.

Highly recommended for every The Wheel of Time fan

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Sunday, 3 September 2023

Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim - Book Review


Her Radiant CurseHer Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Elizabeth Lim has become one of my auto-buy authors. I really enjoy her writing & her stories. Her Radiant Curse, her newest book, was no exception.
The book is set in the same world as her previous books and in this one we follow the stoey of Channi, who appears in the Six Crimson Cranes duology.

The world-building was really good as always and the story was whimsical, very engaging & action-packed. It also has very good friendship and sibling dynamics between the characters.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim - Book Tour


Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim is a YA fantasy and the first book in The Spice Road Trilogy. The book was released yesterday January 24th. 

Spice Road has Middle Eastern, Arabian & Lebanese representation.

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About the book:

The first book in an epic fantasy series for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal and Elizabeth Lim, set in an Arabian-inspired land. Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, seventeen-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother whose betrayal is now their greatest threat.

In the hidden desert city of Qalia, secret spice magic awakens affinities in those who drink the misra tea. With an affinity for iron, seventeen-year-old Imani wields a dagger like no other warrior, garnering her the reputation as the next greatest Shield for battling the dangerous djinn, ghouls, and other monsters that lurk in the sands beyond city limits.

Her reputation has been overshadowed, however, by her brother who tarnished the family name after he was discovered stealing their nation’s coveted spice – a tell-tale sign of magical obsession. He disappeared soon after, believed to have died beyond the Forbidden Wastes, and leaving Imani reeling with both betrayal and grief.

But when Imani uncovers evidence her brother may be alive and spreading their nation’s magic beyond the desert, she strikes a deal with the Council to find him and bring him back to Qalia before he can reveal the city’s location. Accompanied by Qayn, a roguish but handsome djinni, and Taha, a powerful beastseer whose magical talents are matched only by his arrogance, they set out on their mission.

Imani will soon discover there are many secrets that lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes – and in her own heart – but will she find her brother before his betrayals endanger the fate of all of Qalia?

In this epic and action-packed fantasy, one young heroine navigates the treacherous road between protecting the ones you love and staying loyal to the place you call home.

About the author

Maiya Ibrahim is the debut author of SPICE ROAD, publishing January 24, 2023 from Delacorte Press and Hodder & Stoughton. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney. When she isn’t writing, reading, or spending time with her family, she enjoys video games, gardening, and expanding her collection of rare trading cards. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

She is represented by Peter Knapp of Park & Fine Literary and Media, Claire Wilson of RCW Literary, and Mary Pender-Coplan of United Talent Agency.

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Tuesday, 3 January 2023

The Stolen Heir (The Stolen Heir Duology #1) by Holly Black - Book Tour


The Stolen Heir by Holly Black is a Young Adult Fantasy Romance and the first book in The Stolen Heir Duology. The book is being released today January 3rd. 

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About the book:

Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black. 

A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both.

Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, Lady Nore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is using an ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding and exact her revenge.

Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over her mother, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods. Lonely, and still haunted by the merciless torments she endured in the Court of Teeth, she bides her time by releasing mortals from foolish bargains. She believes herself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana chases her through the night streets. Suren is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whom she was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years. 

Now seventeen, Oak is charming, beautiful, and manipulative. He’s on a mission that will lead him into the north, and he wants Suren’s help. But if she agrees, it will mean guarding her heart against the boy she once knew and a prince she cannot trust, as well as confronting all the horrors she thought she left behind.

About the author:

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels, including the Novels of Elfhame, THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and her adult debut, BOOK OF NIGHT. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.

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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Five Survive by Holly Jackson - Book Tour


Five Survive by Holly Jackson is a Young Adult thriller book that was released on November 29th. Holly Jackson is the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A Good Girl's guide to Murder.

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About the book:

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive. A road trip turns deadly in this addictive YA thriller from the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER.

Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: Her best friend – the older brother – his perfect girlfriend – a secret crush – a classmate – and a killer.

When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, they soon realize this is no accident. They have been trapped by someone out there in the dark, someone who clearly wants one of them dead.

With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape, or figure out which of them is the target. But is there a liar among them? Buried secrets will be forced to light and tensions inside the RV will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night. . . .

Content Warning: guns, death threats, mob violence, death, injury

About the author:

Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a book aged fifteen.

‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ is a YA Mystery Thriller and her debut novel. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

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