Review: Sacrifice Me – Season Two – Part One by Sarra Cannon

Sacrifice Me, Season Two: Part 1 (Sacrifice Me Seasons, #2)Sacrifice Me, Season Two: Part 1 by Sarra Cannon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before I start, I need to ask you if you have read Season One of Sacrifice Me? If not, go here http://amzn.eu/gF3i7nI and read book one, then continue with the series because you are definitely going to want to have read them before starting on this one (I would say it was possible to start with this book but reading Part One makes it all seem more real).

Anyway, back to the book.

Sacrifice Me Season Two sees the return of Franki and Rend (my two favourite characters across ALL of Sarra Cannon’s books) – Yay! – plus a plethora of other much-loved characters too. Some of these characters are just from Sacrifice Me, BUT – and this is where it gets exciting – they CROSS-OVER with the Shadow Demons Saga – yes, you heard me correct… Harper and the gang are either frequently referenced or actually APPEAR IN Sacrifice Me. (And on that note, if you haven’t read the Shadow Demons books, check them out with the first one here Beautiful Demons.

I will warn you, Season Two Part One ends on the MOTHER-OF-ALL-CLIFFHANGERS but do not despair, part two is in the works.

Despite the cliffhanger (because we all LOVE and HATE cliffhangers), I loved this first part of Sacrifice Me, I felt what the characters were feeling. Sarra manages to develop the characters in a way that makes me (and possibly some of you too) want to be with them like I want to be a character in one of Sarra’s worlds (probably Sacrifice Me if I had to choose – I think I may have developed a “thing” for Connery). I want to work at Venom, I want magical powers, or to be a demon or some other kind of supernatural being – I’m not too fussy, anything will do.

In summary, Read this book. And all of Sarra’s other books – she has never let me down yet with a story I can really get behind/into/onto/through etc etc.

ARC received with thanks.

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Review: Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lottie has wanted nothing more since she was a child than to attend Rosewood High. Rosewood is a prestigious high school usually attended by princes, princesses and other children from influential families. When she manages to work her way to a scholarship at the school, Lottie has no that her life is going to change forever

I am an active reader of YA novels, but honestly while reading the first few chapters I did have a moment where I felt like this book really was aimed at younger children/teens and I felt too old to be reading it. However, that changed as I got further through the book. It starts off all teen-sy and young but develops into characters that have to be much older than they actually are. We follow Lottie, at 14 years old, starting at a prestigious high school and finding out she is sharing a room with an actual princess. At the beginning, Lottie is young, naive and seemingly not cut out for life at Rosewood High yet by the end she seems to have aged beyond her years (even though she hasn’t actually gotten any older). Enter Jamie, the new boy. You know the type, good looking, good at everything they do – but is he really just a normal student. Lottie intends to find out.

Whilst I did have reservations about this book, I did love it by the end and would love to be able to read the second book when it is released.

Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced reading copy

Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan PoeManga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully illustrated telling of classic Poe tales.
I was previously familiar with all the tales depicted in this book and feel like the illustrations definitely do the stories justice.
If you’re a fan of manga or Poe then I’d definitely recommend you read this graphic novel.
Fantastic.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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Review: Dark Matter

Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch crosses boundaries that I have never read before. I’ve read science fiction but nothing like this.
I struggled with the first 50 or so pages of this book, almost to the point of giving up but I am glad I stuck with it. It does start to pick up as we get further along. It must have done otherwise I wouldn’t have given it 5 stars.

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Review: Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is RealFowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by Brian Gordon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a comical look into the world of parenting, but as ducks. The author has created a normal, human family lifestyle and the issues they face but made all of the characters ducks.
In my opinion, the characters being ducks is neither here nor there, I don’t feel that it adds anything to the issues raised, nor does it take anything away.

Parents everywhere should be able to relate to this.

Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced reading copy

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