Dawn Study Review

dawnstudy1Title: Dawn Study

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Publisher: MIRA

Page Number: 478

Ratings: 5_stars-svg

Overall Thoughts:

After a month and a half of dragging my feet, I finally finished Dawn Study!!! It was a GREAT conclusion, this saga all began with Poison Study and now almost ten years, 3 series and nine books later it’s over. It’s kind of bittersweet because we have grown with all the characters, starting with them when they were in their late teens and early twenties (Yelena, everyone else was like 10 years older) and now it ends with her in her 30’s. It is an awesome classic high fantasy and if you haven’t read this or any of her books yet, you’re truly missing out.read-the-book

No pressure though.

Synopsis:

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person’s resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.

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A Conjuring of Light

Title: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)19186075-_sy540_

Author: V.E. Schwab

Release Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Tor Books

Page Number: 624 pages

Overall Thoughts:

A Conjuring of Light is hands down the best conclusion to a trilogy I have ever read. It was funny, heartbreaking, and had me on the edge of my seats and biting my nails down to a stub with everything going on. It was GREAT!!! I waited a while to write this review so I could get my thoughts in order but I’m still just speechless with how to describe the undying devotion I have towards this book.

Synopsis:

Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay

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A Gathering of Shadows Review

Title: A Gathering of Shadowsagatheringofshadows

Author: V.E Schwab

Release Date: February 23, 2016

Publisher: Tor Books

Page Count: 509

Rating:5_stars-svg

Overall thoughts:

I have no words to express just how amazing this book was. I loved Lila in the first book and Kell as well, and I fell in love with them a hundreds time more in this book. This was just absolute perfection from the writing style to the plot and down to that cliffhanger ending, if you haven’t read it yet, I would HIGHLY recommend reading the first book A Darker Shade of Magic then reading this.

Synopsis:

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.

Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

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January TBR list

I never really decide the books I’m gonna read in advance, since I usually read whatever I’m in the mood for. But this year is going to be super stressful, so I’m gonna try to set a few reading goals ahead of time so I can actually read and hopefully finish some books. So here are the books I want to try and get to this month.Read More »

The Name of the Wind Review

Title: The Name of the Wind

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Page Count: 662

Release Date: March 27, 2007

Source: Library 

My Rating:  5_stars-svg

There are very few books, that have caused to me to become obsessed with them from the first couple pages or have me so completely enraptured in the story that I literally cannot put the book down or else it will cause me pain. I am happy to say that The Name of the Wind by the brilliant Patrick Rothfuss is one such book. The story is hands down a masterpiece of writing and an amazing fantasy story. I would give it a hundred stars if I could but sadly 5 is the limit.  

Synopsis

Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.

A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

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