BOOK REVIEW | PERCY JACKSON AND THE GREEK HEROES, BY RICK RIORDAN

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Author: Rick Riordan

Series Number: 2

Publication Date: May 30, 2016

Genres: Fantasy, YA

Where I received the book: I received a review copy from Penguin Random House NZ.

Star rating:★★★

Summary: Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | MIGHTY APE

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REVIEW | NEVER NEVER PART 1, BY COLLEEN HOOVER AND TARRYN FISHER

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Author: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 7, 2015

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA

Where I received the book: I purchased the ebook.

Star rating:★

Summary: Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

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REVIEW | THE WINNER’S CURSE, MARIE RUTKOSKI

16069030Title: The Winner’s Curse

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA

Where I received the book: I borrowed the book from the local library.

Star rating:★

Summary: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.
One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.
But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

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BOOK TAG | POKEMON GO!

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you can check out the original post at Aentee’s blog. i was tagged to do this after i’d already decided to do it. i don’t really play the game very much, but i like pokemon so i thought i should do it. plus, it’s a fun tag. i’m tagging jess, but if anyone else wants to do it, you’re free to do so.

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BOOK REVIEW | DEVOLVE; THE WOLF, BY MIKE HOOPER

29216254Title: Devolve; the Wolf

Author: Mike Hooper

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: June 23, 2016

Genres: Dystipian, YA

Where I received the book: I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Star rating:★

Summary: Spending your life underground isn’t living, it’s surviving.
But with the surface of the earth left ravaged from war, those surviving in the Burrows might be all that’s left, and their lives come at a cost.
As an orphan born in the depths of the Burrows, Foren has spent his life dreaming of this day. Amongst a group of unlikely friends, he’ll step foot on the Surface for the very first time. Together, they’ll pay their dues to the Burrows as they search for what’s needed to keep the human race alive.
They don’t exactly know what they’re looking for, what they do find … will change them forever

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BOOK REVIEW | AND I DARKEN, BY KIERSTEN WHITE

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Author: Kiersten White

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: June 28, 2016

Genres: historical fiction, YA.

Where I received the book: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Random House!

Star rating:★

Summary: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way.

Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has known that ruthlessness is the key to survival. For the lineage that makes her and her brother special also makes them targets.

Lada hones her skills as a warrior as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes. Now Mehmed unwittingly stands between Lada and Radu as they transform from siblings to rivals, and the ties of love and loyalty that bind them together are stretched to breaking point.

The first of an epic new trilogy starring the ultimate anti-princess who does not have a gentle heart. Lada knows how to wield a sword, and she’ll stop at nothing to keep herself and her brother alive.

BOOK DEPOSITORY | AMAZON | MIGHTY APE

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