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TIGER’S CURSE (THE TIGER SAGA #1) – COLLEEN HOUCK

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Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. 
But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers that might give you just a tad more information than you should know in approaching this book.  If you are okay with that then go right ahead and read it.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but sometimes I just cannot help myself...


I wish I could say that I absolutely loathed reading this book – it has enough faults to support that – but there is something…

IN THE AFTERLIGHT (THE DARKEST MINDS #3) – ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

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Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds. 

Reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

I feel like a broken record talking about the third book in the series but, I have to say, my HEART! I mean, how many times can Bracken crush and dismantle this blood-pumping organ of mine until I can’t…

NEVER FADE (THE DARKEST MINDS #2) – ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

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Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them daily, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government. Other kids call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster. 

Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her. 

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

You know when you get those really traumatic books that you want to throw in someone’s face and hope that it hurts them more than the book hurt you... this is one of them.  Heartbreak-on-heartbreak.

Much like the first book, Alexandra Bracken has managed to create an action-packed novel that kept me on my toes and my heart r…

THE DARKEST MINDS (THE DARKEST MINDS #1) - ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

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When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living. 

An apocalyptic setting, children with superhuman abilities, a corrupt government, a growing rebellion and a fiery girl searching for answers; there is not much that this book doe…

DWELLING ON A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

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My ever-changing perspective of A Court of Wings and Ruin, not a review, just some hopeless babble that I need to get out of my system before I drive myself insane.  Put simply, it is me asking about a million random questions that I fear will never be answered so, if persistent and annoying questions get on your nerves, you may not want to read this one...


Firstly I would like to put out there that I am merely expressing my opinion on how I think the book could be altered and that I, in no way, assume that I know better than the author but just wish to state my position as a reader.  I am not trying to express any form of discrimination and am in no way against the presence of diverse characters in novels nor do I feel like all books need a perfect ending, I just feel like something better could have been done with the ending of this one.  I should probably also slap a massive SPOILER WARNING on this one because I am talking about the ending.

I am in not saying that I didn’t like this …

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – JANE AUSTEN

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” 

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. 
Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”


The greatest love story of all time – I really don’t think that this is a disputable fact.


“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

I have…

TRAITOR TO THE THRONE (REBEL OF THE SANDS #2) – ALWYN HAMILTON

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This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible.
Stripped of her powers and her identity, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive... But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart. 

At the end of the first book, Amani and the rebels had successfully defeated the Miraji and foreign forces, Noorsham escaped with his life and control of his own mind and Ahmed gained a reputation throughout the country.  Stories whispered around c…

REBEL OF THE SANDS (REBEL OF THE SANDS #1) – ALWYN HAMILTON

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She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam, and rumour has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there's nothing magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from. 
Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted that he'd help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

In a society where being a woman means that you, and everything you own, belongs to a male relative, Amani just wants to get out of her conservat…

NETHERFIELD PREP – ELIZABETH STEVENS

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A modern reimagining of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'.

When Lily Brewer’s mum dies, she’s shipped to the other side of the world to her step-sisters’ pompous English boarding school, Netherfield. There, she meets Austin Cooper. Arrogant as hell but with abs to die for, Austin soon becomes the bane of her existence. His twin brother, Jax, is the complete opposite. Kind and sweet, Jax soon strikes up a thing with Lily’s roommate, Anne.
Austin, though seems keen to keep them apart.

Will pride and prejudice ruin them all?
Or, will love win the day?

I simply must start of by saying this novel earned a massive tick from the start because it is based of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I dare say the greatest love story of all time – Romeo and Juliet have nothing on the dear Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy.  I truly appreciate how true to the original story this was and thoroughly enjoyed picking out all the characters and matching them with their Pride and Prejudice muses.  Wha…

THE POWER OF ONE – BRYCE COURTENAY

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First with your head and then with your heart...
In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams. 
But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers that might give you just a tad more information than you should know in approaching this book.  If you are okay with that then go right ahead and read it.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but sometimes I just cannot help myself…

INTO THE STILL BLUE (UNDER THE NEVER SKY #3) – VERONICA ROSSI

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The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do—and they are just as determined to stay together.
Within the confines of a cave they're using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities.
In a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.
In this final book in her earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

Spoiler Warning!  This review may contain spoilers that might give you just a tad more information than you should know in approaching this book.  If you are okay with that then go right ahead and read it.  I do my best to avoid giving away too much but s…