1 & 2 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

published Feb 37th, 2018; 544 pages

DNF @ 20%.

The takes place in an old time like setting, where Tess is the shame of her family for getting pregnant before marriage, and her sister must marry well to help out the family. At this point, Tess’s only option really is to join a nunnery. Continue reading “Mini Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman”

4 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: City of Glass (#3) by Cassandra Clare

published 2009; 541 pages

Plot Summary from Goodreads:

“To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.” Continue reading “Mini Review: City of Glass (#3) by Cassandra Clare”

3 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

Published Sept 12th, 2017; 416 pages

This is book 2 in the Frostblood series.

Summary from Goodreads:

“Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past…
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4 stars · Fantasy · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Published Sept 12th, 2017; 353 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

“For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.”

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4 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Vampire Academy 4-6 by Richelle Mead

Well, I thought I loved the first 3… I loved these just as much if not more. This whole series is worth reading. Try the first book. If you mostly like it, then this is a wonderful 6 book series you’ll fall in love with.

Book 4: Blood Promise; 524 pages, 4 stars

Book 5: Spirit Bound; 494 pages; 3 stars

Book 6: Last Sacrifice; 608 pages, 5 stars.

4 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Vampire Academy 1-3 by Richelle Mead

Book 1: 332 pages

while this book wasnt all out amazing, I thought it was pretty good for a vampire book. plus, it was funny and snarky enough to keep me interested.

It was good enough that I thought I’d try the second one, and I have to say I’m so glad I did. This series only keeps getting better and better as I read further into it. if you’re on the fence about continuing the series because you only kind of liked this book, I’d highly recommend you give it a shot.

For someone who’s not really into vampires, I am LOVING it. 4 stars. (P.S. though: If you love the book or want to see if it would interest you, don’t try the movie. It somehow managed take what was good about the book and make it terrible. Just, don’t.)

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