Okay, where do I even begin?! I received and ARC copy of this book and I instantly fell in love! Seriously, I want to be reading the second book in this series right now, but alas this book doesn’t even come out until 2021! Honestly, if you are looking for a book to add to you “most anticipated books of 2021” please add this one! Why, you ask? Well, first off the characters in this book are so diverse! If you have been following my blog you know that this is something that excites me! Secondly, you have a group of young women, destined for death, who become powerful warriors! Seriously, because of being different the tribes of this world were supposed to murder them, but I will get into that later. Lastly, the world creation done by Forna was…how do I say it? Chef’s Kiss!!! Seriously, I was pulled right in from page one and just did not want to put this book down.Continue reading “The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna”
Seeds in the Wind by Billy Wong
Seeds in the Wind was one of those books that I read a few years ago and just knocked me off my feet. You have Alfred, a Baron who was living a happy life until Emperor Nebulus comes with his army and invades his barony on behalf of his God Metheld. In one fowl swoop all of Alfred’s family and land are gone. Alfred goes to the capital to get help from the king, only to find Prince Colin in his place and unwilling to help him. So he sets off to a bar to drown himself in his sorrows. While bashing the head in of a bar patron (yes you read that right, he was bashing a guys head in because he said the wrong thing) a woman by the name Dandelion stopped him and agreed to help him take down Nebulus and the God that sent him there.Continue reading “Seeds in the Wind by Billy Wong”
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
An enchanting novel that will pull you right into the world of the Grisha.
I actually received this a while ago as a gift from my sister but it was not until recently that I had the pleasure of reading this book. Honestly, I am super excited to read the rest of the series now. This book just hits all the right fantasy notes for me. You have a beautiful world full of magic and mythical creatures. You have an unlikely hero, and the classic battle of good versus evil… that portion of the book was the most interesting because not everything was as it seemed.Continue reading “Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo”
Dragon Pearls by Deborah Rose Green
A fantastic coming of age story with a touch of magic and dragons!
When Elizabeth purchased a small pearl necklace she did not expect for her entire world to be turn upside down. First she was chased by a dragon and then realizes that she can hear his voice in her head. Then she finds out that there is an entire island of dragons and that there is someone out to control them and rule the world. What does that have to do with her? Well, to find that out you just have to read the book!
What I really enjoyed about Green’s debut novel is how she really put thought into the different dragons and the rules of this world. Things start out a little slow but once she was forced to flee to Romani (the island of dragons) everything changed. Elizabeth had to learn quickly who were friends and who was actually an enemy. Plus, add to that a crazy villain who wants to capture her and use her to locate and all powerful dragon who can grant wishes so that he could take over the non-magical world… yeah, there was a lot going on. That was a lot of pressure to put on Elizabeth but she definitely rises to the occasion! Oh and did I mention that there was magic?
The book itself was a quick read and was rather enjoyable. This is a wonderful debut novel by a young writer and I cannot wait to see what she writes next. You really were able to see the struggles that Elizabeth had to face from being and average girl to suddenly being a Queen of Dragons. She had to grow up in a short span of time and the way this was portrayed was perfect. You didn’t have this character that was perfect and knew everything that needed to be done, you just had a real girl learning as she went along. My only complaint was that the ending itself seemed to come rather quickly compared to the rest of the story but that is most likely due to the fact that there is going to be a sequel. Overall, the book was very enjoyable! If you are looking for a coming of age story with dragons and magic, give this book a try.
Accidental Thief by CJ Davis
A fun read for any fan of role playing games.
Okay, so this is one of the books that you may not enjoy unless you have a slight understanding of RPGs (role playing games).The reason I say this is because there is a focus on the character sheet and the stats through out the story. In the beginning of the story the character sheet was read a lot because his stats were changing fast due to him gaining xp. It was a little annoying to me too and I enjoy RPGS.Continue reading “Accidental Thief by CJ Davis”