Foolish Hearts \\ Spoiler-Free Review

Foolish HeartsTitle: Foolish Hearts

Author: Emma Mills

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.

Genre: Contemporary

Format: Hardcover (Owlcrate exclusive edition)

Spoiler Review: Foolish Hearts

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Secrets in the Ice || Spoiler-Free Book Review

Title: Secrets in the Ice (The Fire Song Chronicles #2)

Author: Atlanta Bushnell

Publisher: Author\Indie publication

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi (not really, but there’s technology and world-jumping, so that’s the closest category)

Format: Paperback recieved from the author

Author Interview: Atlanta Bushnell


Synopsis

The Shewolf. Half wolf, half human.

All monster.

Prince Torin has traveled to the frozen Kingdom of Klemenite to negotiate an alliance against the Erifs. More importantly, to secure the use of the ice cannons. But the Klemenite King wants a favour in return. The head of the Shewolf. The King wants Torin to kill the ferocious Shewolf, leader of the mysterious Wolf Clan. Legend says they are bloodthirsty killers, beasts of the forest. All who enter their domain are never heard from again. So along with his friends, Torin ventures straight into the heart of the forest, determined to lay this myth to rest one way or another.

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Book Review

Title: An Enchantment of Ravens

Author: Margaret Rogerson

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Hardcover


Synopsis

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

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Warcross || Book Review

Title: Warcross (#1)

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Format: Hardcover


Synopsis

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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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The Wicked Will Rise | Book Review

Title: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)

Author: Danielle Paige

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling

Format: Hardcover


Synopsis

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn’t like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, but she was now a ruthless dictator. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They’d joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me.

My mission? Kill Dorothy. Except my job as assassin didn’t work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn’t wait to leave behind might be in danger.

Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down—and try to figure out what I’m really doing here.

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Geekerella | Review

Title: Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Contemporary, Retelling

Format: Paperback (My recommendation: buy the hardcover)


Synopsis

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad s old costume), Elle’s determined to win unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons before he was famous. Now they re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom

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Dorothy Must Die | Review

Title: Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1)

Author: Danielle Paige

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling

Format: Hardcover


Synopsis

I didn’t ask for any of this.

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion.

What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission:

Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart. Steal the Scarecrow’s brain. Take the Lion’s courage. Then Dorothy must die.

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The King’s Champion | Review

The King's Champion (Book 1)Title: The King’s Champion (#1)

Author: Xina Marie Uhl

Publisher: Pikko’s House

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Ebook received via Netgalley

~ARC Review~

Available October 10th, 2017 


Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Lance thinks his life is just about perfect. Sure, he dreams of fighting far off battles, but that’s nothing more than a fantasy. Until the elders order him away from his village to find a name for himself.

In the capital, Lance navigates the court with Prince Kieran’s unlikely friendship. Yet the glitter and gold obscures a dark conspiracy. Soon the two friends find themselves propelled on a desperate quest. The stakes: Lance’s life, Kieran’s throne, and the survival of the Land itself.

Hunted by assassins, and haunted by the awakening of a strange and frightful power within them, they must find proof of Kieran’s claim to the throne before a dark god’s vengeance destroys them all. The Power is summoning a champion, and it will not be denied.

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