Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #10

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Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)
This week's pick is...

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I have to say this book sounds really good. Its being publicised as perfect for Game of Thrones fans (which I am!!!) and it really fits into the whole traditional fantasy genre I'm really into at the moment.
The cover is really nice too and doesn't give too much away besides the impression that this book is going to be pretty kick ass.

Here's the Summary....
In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed? 

The book is out December 11th, just in time for Christmas!

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1) by J.A Souders

Pages: 352
And as if the book wasn't amazing enough
Its wrapped in this stunning cover!
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release: November 2012

Thanks to the publisher for the Review Copy :)

Plot: Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law. But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium’s secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie.Her memories have been altered.Her mind and body aren't under her own control.And the person she knows as Mother is a monster. Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

Good Points: I really loved the first couple of chapters how they were written the same because it helped provide an insight into how Evelyn lives indoctrinated almost into a state where she thinks her mother and Elysium are perfectly good and normal. Also because its written in first person this adds again to the reader really getting into Evie's head and understanding her character to a point where you understand and feel her changing moods. I loved the underwater setting and Evie's character definitely turns into a pretty kick ass heroine within the book which I absolutely loved! The supporting love interest, namely Gavin a surface dweller adds to the tension and I really liked how it didn't follow my predictions as to what would happen within the story which led to a couple of surprises and more than a few twists and turns along the way.

Bad Points: In the beginning I thought it was a little mermaid-y but I think overall it was pretty damn good! Gavin's southern accent did annoy me a little too but I wouldn't say it drew away from his overall character however the plot at times did get a little repetitive but if i told you why that would be a spoiler ;)

To Sum Up... I really loved this book and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how quickly I got into it. The characters were interesting and I liked how the author didn't shy away from making it a little bloody, though little is rather an understatement...
 So basically, to conclude, if you're looking for a book to get lost in and fall in love with the characters and they're story, then this is definitely the book for you.
Renegade is out November!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #9

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This week's pick is...

Sneak Thievery by Samantha Young (The chronicles of the Fade #2)

Now I don't think this book is even complete, yet alone been given a release date! But does that make me any less excited for this book? No way!
This is will be the second book in The Chronicles of the Fade series. The first book; Slumber is one of my all time favourite books and led me on to start reading similar books in this genre.

Because all I have to show you is the title and this beautiful cover I thought I'd summarise the first book for those that haven't read it...
(From Samantha Young's site)

Moulded by a tragic childhood, nineteen-year-old Rogan finds it extremely difficult to trust people. Now Haydyn, her best friend and the one person she does trust, is dying and only Rogan can save her.
Setting off on a journey to retrieve the plant that will cure Haydyn and subsequently the ills that will befall them all if she dies, Rogan is stuck in close quarters with a protector she distrusts above all others. Wolfe Stovia.
The son of the man who destroyed Rogan’s family.
At a constant battle of wills with the handsome Captain of the Guard, Rogan just knows this adventure together will be fraught with tension. She never imagined, however, that the quest would be so dangerous… not least of all when she finds herself falling for a man she could have sworn was her no.1 enemy…

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