Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Six Main Characters, Six Narrators – Six of Crows {Review}

Posted September 12, 2016 in Reading, Review / 3 Comments

Six Main Characters, Six Narrators – Six of Crows {Review}Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (2015)
Hardcover (465 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

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{Review} Emerald Green – Thrilling Conclusion to Time Travel Trilogy

Posted December 16, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

{Review} Emerald Green – Thrilling Conclusion to Time Travel TrilogyEmerald Green by Kerstin Gier
Series: Ruby Red #3
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (2013)
Hardcover (451 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Dream A Little Dream, Sapphire Blue
Also in this series: Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
Reading Challenges: 2015 Finishing the Series, Read 2015

Synopsis

Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is. She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along. Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

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{Review} The Heart of Betrayal – Will Lia and Rafe Survive Venda?

Posted December 14, 2015 in Reading, Review / 8 Comments

{Review} The Heart of Betrayal – Will Lia and Rafe Survive Venda?The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #2
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (2015)
Hardcover (470 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: The Kiss of Deception
Also in this series: The Kiss of Deception
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save Lia’s life, her erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There’s Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be savages. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.

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{Review} Sapphire Blue – Another Installment of Genetic Time Travel

Posted December 9, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

{Review} Sapphire Blue – Another Installment of Genetic Time TravelSapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
Series: Ruby Red #2
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (2012)
Hardcover (354 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Dream A Little Dream, Emerald Green
Also in this series: Ruby Red, Emerald Green
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.
At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

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{Review} Ruby Red – Genetic Time Travel

Posted December 1, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

{Review} Ruby Red – Genetic Time TravelRuby Red by Kerstin Gier
Series: Ruby Red #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (2011)
Hardcover (322 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Dream A Little Dream, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green
Also in this series: Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green
Reading Challenges: 2015 Birthday Month, Read 2015

Synopsis

Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

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