Book Review: Torment by Lauren Kate (Book two of the Fallen series)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

“Love was supposed to be easy, wasn’t it?”

I think that Fallen’s plot was a little better than Torment’s. This book had too many new characters and the story became hard to follow.

Also, if you haven’t read the book review of Fallen (book one of the Fallen series), you can check it out here: https://priyankareads.com/2014/10/20/book-review-fallen-by-lauren-kate/

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Luce is now at a new school. This one looks rather friendly and the students there seem decent too. Daniel visits Luce, breaking the rules, and tells her that her two main teachers are an angel and a fallen angel and that Luce has to be especially careful around them.

Luce heeds Daniel’s advice and also figures out that she is in danger. Daniel visits her again once to tell her not to leave the school campus lest the fallen angels capture her.

Luce feels like Daniel is being overprotective and goes to parties on the beach, outside of campus, on her first week at the new school. Daniel approaches her after the party and says that he is disappointed that Luce didn’t heed his advice and Luce gets furious, and says that he isn’t her parent and a lot of other mean things.

Daniel flies away, hurt, and Luce wonders if she has ruined whatever they once had between them.

A couple of days later, Luce finds out that fallen angels are trying to get to her and that Daniel was right all along. A part of her wants to go and apologize, while the other wants her to figure out more information before she does. However, a battle is about to begin and Luce doesn’t have much time.

Will she survive?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Torment (Fallen, Book 2)

 

Blog Tour: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

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Hi!

I recently joined the Every Breath blog tour and along with receiving a hardcover copy of the book (courtesy of Tundra Books),  I also got to interview Ellie Marney!

These are my questions for her, along with her answers:

Q: What inspired you to start writing?

A: Just the normal thing, I guess, and a very overactive imagination. I was always one of those kids who was genuinely convinced that teddy bears came alive at night when everyone else was asleep, and that fairies lived at the bottom of the garden. My paternal grandmother had a store of Irish folk tales and long list of superstitions – never wear green, it’s bad luck; spit when you see one crow; throw salt to scare away the devil – and I believed them all. Dreaming up fantasies and worlds of my own was probably a pretty natural progression from those old imaginings, and it wasn’t a big step from that to writing them down.

Q: What inspired you to start writing Every Breath?

A: What inspired me to write Every Breath was my long fascination with the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and one of those infernal what if? questions that writers are always plagued with: what would a contemporary teenage Sherlock really be like? I think I’ve answered the question for myself, at any rate.

Q: What is your all time favorite book?

A: Oh, that is a terrible question! That’s like asking a mother to choose her favourite child! Oh dear… Well, I suppose if my house was on fire, apart from rushing in to get the photo albums and stuff like that, I’d probably try to grab my old high school copy of Carrie by Stephen King. That book kicked off a love of the macabre fantastic for me when I was a teenager. But I’d also try to grab my old Complete Works of William Shakespeare as well… Everything else I could buy new (and think about the spree you’d have in the bookshops!)

Q: Who is your favorite author?

A: Again, I have a number of authors I love to read, and many more whose books I go back to when I’m drafting, for a bit of inspiration. Melina Marchetta and John Marsden are my favourite Aussie YA authors. For crime, I turn to Peter Temple and Thomas Harris and Honey Brown. For voice, I love Stephen King and Maureen Johnson. And for emotional honesty, I often pick up Helen Garner.

Q: What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

A: Read – that always has to be the first bit of advice any aspiring writer should receive. Read widely and constantly. Then – write. Write lots. And don’t stop halfway through the first draft! Added to that would be a recommendation to apply Stephen King’s favourite writing device: bum glue. Bum glue is important, because sometimes you’ve just gotta sit at the desk and finish what you started.

Q: Who is your role model?

A: Melina Marchetta – I would love to be able to write with that level of consistently amazing quality, over such a variety of genres. Her books (especially On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper’s Son) are mind-blowing.

Q: When did you begin writing?

A: I started doodling in primary school, got more serious about it in high school, then studied English lit at university and became so intimidated that I didn’t write anything but journals for years! After my first son was born, I began dipping my toe into story-writing again – and since then I haven’t really stopped.

That’s it for now!! Thank you Ms. Ellie Marney!

Look for my next blog tour for coming soon!

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Scroll through the Every Breath gallery, along with the cover of her next books: Every Word and Every Move below!

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Book Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

“What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?”

This is an amazing, fast-paced book and I guarantee you won’t put it down until you’re done…

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17 year old Lucinda comes to a new school. It looks like a prison and feels like one too. There are security cameras outside every dorm room and cement walls complete with a barbed wire fence.

Lucy makes new friends soon enough but when she tries to get close to a cute boy named Daniel, he turns her away at first sight. Lucy doesn’t know why he does this but she also knows that there’s something about him that’s odd. She also feels like she’s seen him before.

At first, Daniel denies it, but as time goes on, more secrets are revealed; secrets that could change Lucy’s life forever.

Lucy finds out that there is a battle going on between angels and fallen angels, which are angels turned bad.  Daniel is an angel who is trying to keep Lucy safe because somehow, she is the key to this whole battle – a key that could turn the tide.

Lucy also finds out that she and Daniel are destined lovers. Daniel lives on forever, but she dies every time she meets him and gets close to him. Daniel has been alive for hundreds of years and every seventeen years, Lucy comes to him and dies in his arms a short while later.

This time, when Lucy finds out about all of this, she tries to stop this horrendous cycle. Daniel convinces her that it can’t be done, but one night, when they finally kiss… nothing happens. Morning comes and Lucy is still alive!

Lucy and Daniel dare to hope that the cycle is broken but both of them know that something is still not right – some other major force is at play that could destroy Lucy forever…

Will she survive?

If you would like to read this book, you can buy it here: Fallen

Watch my blog for Ellie Marney (Every Breath) blog tour – just 2 more days!!

Blog Tour: Twelve by T.M.Franklin (book three of the More Trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

This post is part of the Twelve blog tour which I am very happy to participate in! This is my second blog tour and I hope to be able to do many more!!

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Ava Michaels is a very gifted girl who needs to save the world. Well, not really needs to, but wants to because she doesn’t want to die. It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered her special gifts and abilities. A few rogue people with powers like hers are going to try to take over the world with their power. Now Ava’s caught up in this plot and she wants out. But, this plan was put in motion even before she was born and whether she likes it or not, she is part of the Twelve. The Twelve are a Race created for a purpose- to save the world.

Ava, however, doesn’t like being told what to do.

All Ava wants to do is live happily ever after with Caleb, a boy who once saved her life. They both know that this will never happen unless the rogues are destroyed.  So, what do they do? They set out to save the world with the few people they trust.  Along the way, Ava and Caleb have to forge some alliances and learn to sacrifice- it’s the only way…

Will Ava die or will she let her loved ones be killed?
If you would like to read this book, you can buy it here:

Twelve (MORE Trilogy Book 3)

Here are some of the pictures from the Twelve photo gallery including the author’s picture:

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Coming up: Ellie Marney (Every Breath) blog tour on the 22nd!!

Book Review: The Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 11 and up

FINALLY!!! I got the book at 3:14 pm on the day it got released and read it in the next 2 hours… Soooooooo happy!!! Amazing book… with yet another cliff hanger. Why must you do this to me, Mr. Riordan?? I don’t like you anymore… 🙂

Anyway… It was an incredible book and I loved every page of it. I read in quickly the first time to find out what happens so I still have to go back and read it again… and again… and again… and again… and… you get the point.

The Blood Of Olympus was yet another amazing finale to an incredible series (if that’s even possible). I loved every page of that book and officially am a worshiper of Percy Jackson… “All hail Rick Riordan.”

I personally preferred the UK cover of this book (can be found at end of review) but the U.S. cover is pretty cool too (as seen below). I’m so happy that the wait is finally over… I voted for the UK cover but didn’t know which one had won until the day the book was released.

I’m serious… I waited a waited a grand total of 365 days for The Blood of Olympus to come out and couldn’t stop wondering the entire time who would die and who would live… basically, the wait drove me crazy! Okay, that’s enough of a set up – now it’s time to get started on the actual book review…

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The crew is no closer to defeating Gaea. Yes, Percy and Annabeth are back from Tartarus but they still have to face the earth goddess in Greece and everybody knows what will happen then.

The blood of two demigods- The Blood Of Olympus- will help Gaea rise from the earth and everything good will be destroyed.

Nico and two others are flying to the Camp Half-Blood to restore peace between the Romans and Greeks with the Athena Parthenos at hand, but will they be able to do it?

At the same time, Percy and his crew of 6 are sailing to Greece to stop Gaea and kill the demons. However, one thing they don’t know is that Gaea still has some tricks up her sleeve. She is the earth goddess after all.

Will the demigods survive?

If you would like to read this book (we all know u wanna), you can buy it here: The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus

UK cover below

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Blog Tour: The Bone Whistle by K.B.Hoyle (Book 6 of The Gateway Chronicles)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

An amazing book with an incredible premise… one of my new favorites!

I now need to find and read the five others in this series….

This review is part of the the Bone Whistle blog tour… Thank you to everyone involved for this opportunity!!

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Darcy has officially gone mad.

At least that’s what her parents think.

When Darcy finally sums up the courage to tell them about the other world named Alitheia, they think she has gone mad. Darcy has even gone as far as to tell them that she is married in Alitheia and that she is the queen.

Her parents are sending her to the psychiatrist but Darcy needs to get to Alitheia so that she can stop the evil Tselloch from rising and creating an all-powerful kingdom of his own.

Upon arrival at Alitheia, Darcy gets attacked by Tselloch’s men and is brought to safety by some trolls.

Darcy thanks them and is ready to get on her way when one of them stops her and tells her that Tselloch has sent things to kill her and that she will die if she does not walk carefully.

Darcy is very eager to be reunited with her husband Tellius and her other friends, but along the way, her journey turns into a murder wish as the many different creatures sent by Tselloch try to kill her.

Will Darcy be reunited with Tellius and her friends and be able to stop Tselloch? Will her parents believe her?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Bone Whistle

Here is the photo gallery of the Bone Whistle, courtesy of The Writer’s Coffee Shop:

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Here is the official Bone Whistle page:

The Bone Whistle

by K.B. Hoyle

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION/Fantasy/Magic & Family/General

Release Date: September 18 , 2014

Published by The Writers Coffee Shop

ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-279-2

Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Darcy burned with the pain of knowing she’d failed. What happened when a prophecy didn’t come true? It must not have been much of a prophecy in the first place. And if they couldn’t trust in that, then they couldn’t trust in anything at all.

Five years ago, Darcy first received the prophecy of the Six, which stated she and her friends would save the land of Alitheia from a shadowy foe. For five years, she hasn’t known what the end will look like, but she certainly didn’t expect this.

Thrust back into Alitheia through unexpected means, Darcy winds up alone, scared, and without her recent memory. As she struggles to regain her lost memories and reunite with the ones she loves, she pieces together the prophecies and the oracles to find they all converge into one story, a story that tells her just how much she’ll have to give to save both worlds, and everyone she loves.

Pursued through Alitheia by forces desperate to kill them, Darcy and her friends take a journey fraught with danger that will lead them, inevitably, to the final confrontation with the Shadow. Armed with newfound knowledge of how the prophecy of the Six will play out, Darcy and the others must have faith in the face of mounting odds and adversity.

Ultimately, the greatest courage of all belongs not to those who give something of themselves, but to those who let go of what they could never control.

Filled with stunning losses, heart-wrenching reunions, unexpected twists, and the power of love and sacrifice, the conclusion to The Gateway Chronicles will leave you breathless and begging for more from author K.

About the Author:

K. B. Hoyle has been a classical educator for several years. She is a wife to a wonderful husband and mother to three rambunctious little boys. Her favorite literary genres have always been Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction, so that is where her journey began. At a young age, she knew she wanted to write stories that would inspire people, and she wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of eleven. Her goal as a writer is to take a look at existing truths in the world around her and repackage them in new, exciting, and fantastic ways.

Praise for The Bone Whistle

“I really enjoyed this series from the opening pages of THE SIX, where we meet 13 year old, solipsistic, angst-ridden Darcy, through to the final pages of THE BONE WHISTLE where we leave her behind, matured and likely as grown as she will ever be.” – Suzy Goodreads Review

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Also…. The Blood Of Olympus was released today!!!!!!!!!!

Cannot wait to read and review!!!

Book Review: Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel (Book three in the Dust Girl trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

Here it is: The fast-paced finale to the Dust Girl trilogy!

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Callie Le Roux is hiding. Again.

The good thing is that she is now reunited with her parents, but there is a problem… Callie has accidentally killed the heir to the Seelie throne and people are after her and seeking revenge.

Callie, her parents, and Jack form an uneasy alliance with some very interesting creatures, and soon Callie finds it hard to know whom to trust.

Callie’s parents and Jack are prepared to lay down their lives for Callie as she is supposed to be the future queen of the kingdoms. However, one thing Callie does not understand is that lives will be lost in war. She doesn’t know that there is too much evil in the world to win a war without bloodshed.

Callie is prepared to sacrifice herself so that no more lives are lost but her people need her.

Will she have to make the ultimate sacrifice to end this war?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Bad Luck Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 3

 

One more day until the Blood Of Olympus!!! I have it pre-ordered and can’t wait for it to come!!!!!!