Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

I felt that this book wasn’t really relevant to the whole series besides adding some background to the story of the current queen. However, I still enjoyed¬†the book! The story was very well written and I loved all the characters. I wouldn’t recommend reading this book before reading the series but it’s definitely fun reading after!

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Amberly is one of the contestants of the Selection. She has loved the prince for as long as she can remember and getting selected was a dream come true. When she starts getting closer to the prince, her health problems start acting up and are getting in the way of her dream.

Will Amberly get selected?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Queen: A Novella (Kindle Single) (The selection)

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… ūüôā

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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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!!!!!!

Book Review: Hush by Stacy R. Campbell

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

I liked this book a little more than Whisper, the sequel, because Whisper was a ghost story and I am, in fact, a scaredy-cat.

This book was also an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley.

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Hush

Blakely Henry is a country girl. She attends Lakeview school and when she finds British student, Max, staring at her, she doesn’t know why.

Max Ryder has come all of this way for a history assignment. Max had stumbled upon something big a while ago and he has flown halfway around the world to confirm it.

Blakely is a princess. Well, a princess until her eighteenth birthday, and then¬†she’ll be the queen of a small, off-the-grid¬†country. Blakely is¬†adopted but she has long stopped trying to find her birth parents.

When other people from Blakely’s country find out that she is alive, they are astounded. People set out to kill¬†her so that they can claim¬†the throne.

Max finds out about this, but by that time, he and Blakely have fallen in love and he wants to protect her from what she doesn’t know.

Will Blakely die? Or will this story have a happy ending?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here:   Hush: A Lakeview Novel (Volume 1)

Book Review: Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

This book appealed to me because it was about dogs. I love dogs of any kind and think I would like any book about dogs.

This book was also an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley.

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Benny is a teenager who goes to a therapeutic school. He has autism but it isn’t that noticeable.

Benny has always wanted a dog. When his father marries another woman who is really rich, Benny thinks that he will finally be able to get a dog. But turns out that Benny was wrong. His stepmother hates him a lot so he isn’t even sure if he can gain her affection, much less a dog.

Then something happens. Benny meets Bess, a former dog trainer and breeder. Bess has always wanted to take a dog to the Westminster Dog Show but she has never given a dog a chance.

When Benny meets Bess, he convinces her to let him train a dog for a chance to become someone and make his real mother, who has a drug problem, feel proud of him.

The dog shows bring a second chance. For Benny and for Bess.

Will they win it?

If you’d like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Almost Perfect

Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Age Recommended: 13 and up

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

This was an okay book; I felt that the part of the book describing the grandfather’s teenage years was really drawn out. The author could have focused more on developing other aspects of the book – for example, how did the grandfather make himself younger?

This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley.

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Ellie’s not used to change. Middle school is quite stressful and she has almost no friends.
Just when Ellie thinks that things couldn’t get worse, a pimply boy turns up on their doorstep. It’s her grandfather!

Ellie’s grandfather has somehow discovered the secret to eternal youth. He looks, feels, and talks like a teenager. Ellie worries that he may be like this forever but her grandfather doesn’t care at all. He is just overjoyed that he is young again.

Ellie’s grandfather passes off as Ellie’s cousin for a while but it isn’t long before he wants to go back to his office and get all his data and materials for the experiment.

The people at the office won’t let Ellie’s grandfather in because they don’t see him. They see a pimply adolescent who is trying to make mischief.

Will Ellie’s grandfather be able to get into his office and reverse the aging spell?

If you would like to read this book, you can buy it here: The Fourteenth Goldfish

Book Review: Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel (book two of the Dust Girl trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

In my experience, sequels to books aren’t nearly as good as the first book, but this one was even better!¬†I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy: Bad Luck Girl!

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Callie Le Roux is running. Again.

She recently found out that she is a princess and that a prophecy was joined to her name. Everyone seemed to know who and what she was. Callie had formed an alliance with a boy named Jack and the two had grown very close.

Callie believes that her  parents are being held hostage in California so she goes there to see what she can find. Callie ends up working in the film industry with a very shy girl named Ivy Bright. The two become good friends but Callie soon realizes that Ivy Bright has fallen in love with Jack.

The only problem is that Jack loves Callie. ¬†Ivy Bright also turns out to be the only other girl who can fulfill the prophecy so she makes an attempt at Callie’s life in a desperate hope to gain the admiration of the Seelie king. When that fails, Ivy bright challenges Callie to a last battle. A battle of love.

Callie accepts the challenge but destruction follows.

Will she survive?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 2