Saturday, February 6, 2016

DNF Review: Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers

Series: Assassin's Heart #1
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Book Length: 400 pages
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Edelweiss
Goodreads
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

Monday, January 4, 2016

ARC Review: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Series: N/A
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Book Length: 384 pages
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Edelweiss
Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

Friday, January 1, 2016

I'M ALIVEEEE!

HEY GUYS! Well...I'M ALIVEEEE AND BACK!!

Umm, so clearly I haven't been posting for the last 6 months and I'M SO SORRY FOR THAT. I was planning on posting so much this summer, but things clearly didn't go according to plan.
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian

Series: N/A
Genre: YA Contemporary
Book Length: 336 pages
Publication Date: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Push 
Source: Library
Goodreads
An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them.

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.

This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bookish Pet Peeves

I'm pretty sure everyone has bookish pet peeves. Recently, I've been noticed that there are quite a lot of things that annoy me, so today I'll be making a list of them!

1. Characters with Weird Names

This honestly annoys me so much. There are some books where I like the names because I find them unique, but there are some books where the name just feels ridiculous and I don't know how to pronounce it, and that just annoys me to no extent. Like the name of a character may seem super strange to me and that may cause the book to be a turn off for me. And I wont want to read it...probably ever. But if I do read it, I'm probably not going to enjoy it as much as I may have. Some examples are names that are numbers...*cough* Four *cough* And honestly, I didn't like Four. At all. I have no idea why, but I just didn't. *runs away from the pitchforks*