Book Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This book was well-written but haunting. I would definitely recommend this to people who enjoy reading fantasy novels because the story was unique from the cliche plots of many other books of this genre. All in all, my expectations were high for this book, and it did not disappoint.

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Luke has just been pulled out of school to start his ten years of government service.  He’s pleased that at least his family will be together while working, but he’s torn away from that fantasy and pushed into a harsh reality when he is taken away from his parents and siblings and sent to another place.

Luke’s family goes on to work at the house of one of the most prestigious bloodlines, who are known for their special abilities, while Luke is made to work in a hard labor camp. He is allowed no contact with the rest of his family and ultimately joins a rebel force that helps him survive in the labor camp.

However, he finds out that the rebel force that offered him an escape is working against the very people his family is serving. Moreover, his sisters seem to be enchanted by this family and acting against the family might put them at risk as well.

Will he choose his family or his future?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Gilded Cage

Book Review: Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley. This book was very well-written, but I don’t know how accurate the historical aspects of the book are.

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Liz is an author who’s written some exceptional novels and is about to release one more. However, right after her boyfriend prematurely proposes to her, she is kidnapped. It turns out that the people who kidnapped her are immortal writers.

Liz becomes acquainted with Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and many other famous writers. She soon learns that she can be immortal as well, but not before defeating the villain in the story that she wrote, along with his dragons. Liz finds out that the characters in her story have come to life as well.

When Liz meets the main character of her story, she begins to fall in love with him. Only after realizing what she’s up against, does Liz realize that defeating this villain is the only way that she’ll ever have a happy ending.

Will she be able to conquer the villain?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Immortal Writers (Immortal Writers Series Book 1)

Book Review: Glimmer by Tricia Cerrone

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book was an ARC courtesy of NetGalley. I found the book engaging and feel that it has a fairly unique storyline.

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Jocelyn’s memory has been erased. She’s been told that her parents and siblings are dead, that she is in a high-security military facility because she has cancer and her uncle Laurence is kind enough to help her get better. But when Jocelyn finds out that all of this is not true, and that she is given medicines so that she stays sick, she’s determined to uncover the truth.

Jocelyn discovers that she has very strong powers that could be a threat to everyone around her if used for evil. She wants to seek revenge against the people who are keeping her imprisoned in this facility, but first, she must escape. And that seems impossible.

Until she meets a boy who has different supernatural powers. He is willing to help her escape, but warns her that the price will be high.

Will she escape?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Glimmer (The Black Swan Files Book 1)

September Recap

Next few months are going to be very busy for me but I’ll do my best to keep up the pace of book reviews.

My faves this month were: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan.

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August Recap

Here is a recap of all of the books I reviewed in August… Sorry I wasn’t able to review many books as I was away for summer vacation for two weeks!

My personal faves were: Every Breath by Ellie Marney and Impact by Steven Whibley.

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Book review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Age Recommended: 12 and up

Genre: Fiction

This book is an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley.

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Chirp is a normal eleven year old who loves bird-watching. Chirp’s mother has just been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and her once happy family is now crumbling apart. Even Chirp’s birds don’t give her solace anymore. Chirp’s father feels that he can’t take care of his wife and has her sent to the “nut house,” resulting in an even more fractured family.

Chirp’s older sister is also trying to act like their mother which irritates Chirp. This, coupled with her mother’s sudden memory loss, has Chirp at her wit’s end.

She can’t take it anymore.

Chirp runs away with Joey, a neighborhood kid. Joey has been her new friend through these past few weeks and there isn’t anybody who she trusts more. But Chirp and Joey get lost in the city. Anything can happen to them now…

Will Chirp and Joey find their way home?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Nest