Age of Myth Review

age of mythTitle: Age of Myth

Author: Michael J Sullivan

Release date: June 28, 2016

Publisher: Del Rey

Page Count: 396

Rating: 2000px-4-5_stars-svg

Synopsis:

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.

Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun.

Overall Thoughts:

If you want a good epic fantasy, look no further since that’s exactly what this book is. Filled with magic and unforeseeable twists and turns this book had me hooked from the beginning. I’ve read some of Sullivan’s previous work but this is by far my favorite. There were so many points of views and so many things happened thought the book but I was never lost or confused. If anything I was more entranced with this entire world.

Plot:

The book opens with Raithe and his father trespassing on Fhrey, and when they’re apprehended Raithe ends up killing a god and that’s where everything begins. The book moved at a steady pace, nothing ever moved too slowly or fast and there wasn’t any info dumping. There were plenty of fight scenes and moments that I didn’t see coming. At the beginning of every chapter was a little excerpt from the Book of Brin, and it was cool to see how that played out through events that unfolded. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend everyone read it.

Characters:

Suri: She was my favorite character, she was so odd and fun to be around yet had the heaviest burden of trying to stop their impending doom.

Persephone: Out of all the characters Persephone was the strongest, even after her husband and child’s death she made sure to look out for everyone in her clan although she was no longer their leader and put herself at risk for them.

Raithe: All Raithe did was avenge his father’s death and kill a god, yet it was that action that put all the events into motion.

Have you read this? What were your thoughts? Let’s Discuss!

 

 

 

 

The Wise Man’s Fear Review

1215032Title: The Wise Man’s Fear

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Release: March 1, 2011

Publisher: DAW Books

Page: 994 pages

Rating: 5_stars-svg

Synopsis:

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.

So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view — a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King’s Road.

All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived…until Kvothe.
In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

Overall thoughts:

Just like the first one this book absolutely blew my mind it was amazing. Somehow this book manage to be even better than the first one. For a thousand pages of pure perfection we followed Kvothe threw his life and it was awesome. I finished this book a couple days ago and I still haven’t managed to organise my thoughts so I can write a semi coherent review without using the words amazing and great until they become meaningless. If you haven’t read this yet you should, check out my review for the first book The Name of the Wind. The books manage to combine magic, history, fantasy, a magical school, a hint of romance exquisite writing to create a fantastic story you won’t be able to put down. i cant stop reading

Plot:

The books continue with the same format as the last one with the older Kvothe (Kote) telling his story to the Chronicler. We travel through quite an eventful year of kvothe’s life and we follow his quest through the university and beyond. Rothfuss writing continue to be absolutely beautiful and adds to the wonder of Kvothe’s story with the way he bring the story and worlds to life. There is so much detail present but I never got bogged down with it or felt overwhelmed. The third book has yet to release and I don’t know when it will. There’s still so much ahead that lies shrouded. Who did he kill to get the name Kingkiller? I’ve read dozens of fan theories and there are so many ways this can go.  The next book could release this year or any time in the next 2-3 years although it won’t take that long. I’ve already scoured the internet looking for books like this to to me over for the release of the last book in the trilogy.i want some more

Characters:

Kvothe: He continue to be a complex multi-faceted character and  really cant wait to get to the end of his story. He grew a lot in this book, and his maturity is very obvious I can only wait to see how his character continues to evolve in the upcoming book.

Denna: She continues to be a mystery to me and Kvothe both. They’re relationship is nothing short of complicated with Kvothe keeping himself at arms length and she keeping him there. I’m not sure if they will ever be a thing but I can’t help but feel she’ll have a tragic ending. I’m not really that emotionally conected to her character but I am interested to know hat happens with her.

Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Do you know of any books similar to this? I’d love to know!

Happy Reading!

A Court Of Wings And Ruin Review

acowarTitle: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Page Number: 699

Rating: 5_stars-svg

Synopsis:

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

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May TBR: The One In Which It Was Basically All Historical Romance

We probably know by now that me drawing up a TBR almost guarantees that I will read every book but what’s actually on the TBR, but it’s really fun writing one so here I am. May and April, as I mentioned in my April TBR, are pretty hectic for me since I have AP testing the first two weeks of May, but after that, I’m basically done for the school year so I’ll have more free time to read (YAY). I’m really into historical romance so a lot of my books on this list are H.R but here goes my rather ambitious May TBR.

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May ANTICIPATED Releases

Lot’s of different books come out each month, but this year May is STACKED with all the great books. Some of my ALL time favorite authors books come out this month and I am so excited I literally cannot contain it. I literally need to read some of these books the second they come out. I’ve already rambled on for too long but here are some of the book I am really really really excited for this month.lets get started.gifRead More »

Daughter Of The Pirate King Review

daughterofthepiratekingsTitle: Daughter Of The Pirate King

Author: Tricia Levenseller

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Feiwal And Friends

Pages: 320 Pages

Rating:2000px-4-5_stars-svg

Overall Thoughts:

I had high hopes going into this book and let me tell you I was not disappointed. This book promised me pirates, and a badass main character and I definitely got a lot of both. This being the first book I’ve read that had dealt solely with pirates, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need more pirate books. One: pirates are extremely good looking and you can never have too many cute fictional boys (and girls) running around and two: they are entertaining. I read this book in one sitting and I had the most fun reading this than I’ve had in awhile. If you haven’t already definitely go pick this up you’ll love it!

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Synopsis:

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

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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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These Ruthless Deeds Review

theseruthlessdeedsBook Title: These Ruthless Deeds

Author: Tarun Shakur and Kelly Zekas

Release date: March 14 2017

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Page Count: 320 pages

Rating:2000px-3-5_stars-svg

 

Overall Thoughts:

I had a lot of fun reading this book, anything that takes place in Victorian England with fantastical elements is right up my ally. It did take me a little bit to get into this book because I couldn’t remember much of what had happened in the first book, but over the course of the first hundred pages most of the main events came back to me and I was able to enjoy it  a lot more.

Synopsis:

England, 1883. Still recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn is determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would harm them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself indebted to a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.

As she follows the Society’s orders, healing the sick and embarking on perilous recruitment missions, Evelyn sees her problems disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are newly wealthy. She reunites with the dashing Mr. Kent and recovers the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who has much less to brood over now that the Society can help him to control his dangerous power). But Evelyn can’t help fearing the Society is more sinister than it appears…

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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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