June Wrap Up!

Here are the books I managed to read this month:

Hunger1) Hunger by Michael Grant

This book was so much better than the first book. Gone was pretty good but it was mainly just setting the world up and I felt like the author just dived right in with Hunger! So much happened and I was on the edge of my seat gripping the book tightly from excitement. I cannot wait to read the third book it looks like it’s going to be just as good if not better than this one!

 

 

 

 

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REVIEW: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1)

Rebel of the SandsTitle: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Pages: 358
Published by: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 4th February 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Tell me how you want your story to go, he says, and we’ll write it straight across the sand.

Dustwalk is an unforgiving, dead-end town. It’s not the place to be poor or orphaned or female. And yet Amani Al’Hiza must call it ‘home’.

Amani wants to escape and see the world she’s heard about in campfire stories.

Then a foreigner with no name turns up, and with him she has the chance to run.

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REVIEW: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

EmberTitle: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Pages: 446
Published by: Razorbill
Publication date: 28th April 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.

When Laia’s grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels.

But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire’s greatest military academy. Should she fail it’s more than her brother’s freedom at risk . . . Laia’s very life is at stake.

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REVIEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

acotarTitle: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 416
Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s
Publication date: 5th May 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Feyre is a huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…

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May Wrap Up!

I didn’t get a lot of books read this month because I had a lot of work for university and spent half of the month writing essays. Here is a list of what I did manage to read:

Snow Like Ashes1) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

This book was so good! I loved everything about it: the characters and the world they lived in. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like about it and would definitely recommend it. I haven’t read a lot of books like this before and I think that’s what really drew me in. I really liked the magic side of the story and I just found it a really unique idea to write about. I couldn’t put it down and completely devoured it. You can read my full review here.

 

 

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REVIEW: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #2)

Ice like fireTitle: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Pages: 479
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: 13th October 2015
Genre: Fantasy/Magic
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

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REVIEW: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #1)

Snow Like AshesTitle: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Pages: 416
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: 14th October 2014
Genre: Fantasy/Magic
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

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