Month: July 2016

The Ending of an Era – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows {Review}

Posted July 30, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

The Ending of an Era – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows {Review}Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #7
Publisher: Scholastic (2007)
Hardcover (759 pages)
Rating:
Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Re-Reading, Read 2016

Synopsis

Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing - if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

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Descendants of the Famous Detective and Companion? Yes, Please! – A Study in Charlotte {Review}

Posted July 25, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Descendants of the Famous Detective and Companion? Yes, Please! – A Study in Charlotte {Review}A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Series: Charlotte Holmes #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books (2016)
Hardcover (321 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2016 Retelling Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

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Love is a Disease – Delirium {Review}

Posted July 23, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Love is a Disease – Delirium {Review}Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #1
Publisher: HarperTeen (2011)
Hardcover (441 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, Read 2016

Synopsis

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.
They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

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A Solid Plot & Great Character Development – Queen of Shadows {Review}

Posted July 21, 2016 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

A Solid Plot & Great Character Development – Queen of Shadows {Review}Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Publisher: Bloomsbury (2015)
Hardcover (648 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Crown of Midnight
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire
Reading Challenges: 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

The queen has returned.
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…
She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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An Exceptional End to a Beautiful Duology – The Rose and the Dagger {Review}

Posted July 18, 2016 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

An Exceptional End to a Beautiful Duology – The Rose and the Dagger {Review}The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Series: The Wrath and the Dawn #2
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons (2016)
Hardcover (420 pages)
Rating:
Also by this author: The Wrath and the Dawn
Also in this series: The Wrath and the Dawn
Reading Challenges: 2016 Retelling Challenge, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.
Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.
The saga that began with
The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.

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