REVIEW: Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena (DC Icons #4)

SupermanTitle: Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena
Pages: 336
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him.

He knows drawing attention to himself could be dangerous but lately it’s difficult to stay in the shadows. A dark secret is lurking in Smallville and he’s not the only one hiding something.

With his best friend, Lana Lang, at his side, Clark is determined to discover what evil lies below the surface of their small town. But there are secrets in Clark’s past that threaten to destroy the future Man of Steel.

Before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

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REVIEW: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (Villains #2)

20181223_143830Title: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 575
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 25th September 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions–V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious. Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.

But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought–and will use her newfound power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more.

With Marcella’s rise, new enmities create opportunity–and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.

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February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February wrap up and I think my reading slump is finally over as I managed to read everything that was on my TBR! The first two books I didn’t enjoy but the last two were incredible and a great way to end the month! Here’s what I read:

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: I finally finished this beast and while it wasn’t my favourite or anything like I was expecting, it was still a nice ending to this trilogy. I didn’t enjoy how the fantasy part took a backseat to the romance and how heavily it focused on events that happened in City of Heavenly Fire but I can’t deny that Cassie knows how to make her fans happy. Despite not enjoying this one, I’m still very much looking forward to her three 2019 releases! Also looking forward to seeing more of these characters and hopefully some better plots for them!

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REVIEW: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Instrument of Death by David Stuart Davies

The Instrument of DeathTitle: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Instrument of Death by David Stuart Davies
Pages: 240
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 5th March 2019
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes has just uncovered the truth about the theft of a priceless ruby. The wealthy Lady Damury staged the theft and tried to frame her husband – but just as Holmes reveals the truth, Lady Damury is found murdered. Holmes deduces that this is no crime of passion, but the work of a ruthless killer with no connection to the jewel. With reports of a man in a strange, trance-like state, Holmes finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the sinister Dr Caligari…

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REVIEW: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #3)

Queen of Air and DarknessTitle: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Pages: 893
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 4th December 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined.

Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

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REVIEW: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Villains #1)

ViciousTitle: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 420
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 29th May 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in one another. A shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death-experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. They become EOs, ExtraOrdinaries, leaving a body in their wake and turning on each other.

Ten years later Victor has escaped from prison and is determined to get his revenge on the man who put him there, aided by a young girl with the ability to raise the dead. Eli has spent the years hunting down and killing every EO he can find, convinced that they are a crime against God, all except his sidekick, a woman whose power is persuasion and whom he cannot defy. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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BLOG TOUR: Halcyon by Rio Youers

HalcyonTitle: Halcyon by Rio Youers
Pages: 528
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 23rd October 2018
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Halcyon is the answer for anyone who wants to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems.

A self-sustaining community on a breathtakingly beautiful island, Halcyon is run for people who want to live without fear, crime or greed. Its leader has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing, and believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.

On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. Yet he soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer. As the founder captivates his young family, Martin sets out to discover the truth of the island, however terrible it might be, where something so perfect hides unimaginable darkness beneath…

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