Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Scythe

Stars 5/5
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
(note.. this book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

If there is a Team Faraday please let me know because OMG I just love him and I love love this book. In this futuristic world, there is No hunger. No disease. No accidents. The only way to die is to be chosen to die by a Scythe, which are trained to keep the population under control. This follows two characters Citra and Rowan and they are chosen to apprentice by Scythe Faraday for a chance to become a Scythe themselves. Only problem is there is only one spot open and there are two of them. So much more goes on in this book but I find it better to go in with no more info than to know it is an amazing story. I would recommend this to everyone and this book made it to my 2018 Favorites List. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Turtles All The Way Down

Stars 2/5
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

I really wanted to love this book but I found it unrealistic and even a bit far fetched for me. I did enjoy Aza's best friend Daisy and her wit, charm and creativity but other than that I don't believe this book was for me. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Skeleton Tree

Stars 4/5
Skeleton Tree by Kim Ventrella

A very heart touching book. This story follows Stanley and his little sister Miren. One day, Stanley finds a finger bone growing in his back yard. I don't want to say much more as to spoil this book but it is filled with juggling skeletons, friendship, dealing with hard issues and growing up. I went into this book not knowing what it was about at all so I will suggest bringing the tissues. I would recommend this to readers of all ages.

Winterhouse

Stars 5/5
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Illustrations by Chloe Bristol

This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Elizabeth's stay at this magical hotel she meets Freddy and becomes best friends. They find lots of things to get into and even a very spooky mystery to solve. I don't want to spoil the story but I would highly recommend it to everyone especially around the holidays. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Young Queens

Stars 5/5
The Young Queens by Kendare Blake
Novella
(note.. This book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

Since I am in love with this series, it didn't surprise me when even though this book was so short it would be 5 stars. This book follows the three queen as they are young and how their lives were as children preparing for the Ascension Year. You do learn a bit of the characters back story in the first book but this is a more detailed account of their lives. I highly recommend this book but only to be read after you read Three Dark Crowns bk 1 as this novella does disclose a few tidbits of knowledge that may ruin the first book for you if read first. 

One Dark Throne

Stars 5/5
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
(note.. This book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

I have to say that I really love this series. This book is the beginning of the Ascension Year and it follows the three queens, their lives and how they prepare for battle for the crown. I can not go into the story anymore as to not spoil it but I have to say that one scene at the end of the book made me very sad. It honestly seemed to rushed to be real. I guess we shall all see when the next book is released. I highly recommend this series to everyone.

Three Dark Crowns

Stars 5/5
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
(note.. This book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

This book made it to my 2018 favorites list because it is jam packed full of amazing content. A Goddess, an island, three kingdoms, three queens, their courts.. friends... loves and enemies. Lots of characters to love and hate. This story has so many things going on and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The book follows the lives of triplet queens and how they are raised to compete in one battle and that is to kill their other two sisters and sit on the one dark throne. This series is going at the top of my list of anticipated books. I can not wait to see what is going to happen in all of their different lives. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.