Sky Without Stars Review

When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Exile Review

576 pages
Release date: October 1st, 2013

Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities--her life finally seems to be coming together. But Sophie's kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone in incredible danger. As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone close to her is lost forever.

Review (ARC):
This is a series I unexpectedly discovered and have fallen in love with. The entire story is something that is fresh and exciting to read and I can only imagine where the author will take us next. Before you read any further into this review, if you haven't read the first novel of this awesome series, go pick up Keeper of the Lost Cities. I promise you won't regret it. Sophie is the main character who has discovered that even though she was raised in the human world, she is in actuality an elf (the graceful, beautiful kind). Sophie has a lot to contend with, especially with understanding herself and wanting to understand the people who made her. I love all of the changes we get to experience in Sophie and I can't wait to see what happens as she continues to grow and develop new abilities. The other characters in this novel all have distinct personalities that make them come alive on the pages. A few new friends are introduced as well and they definitely add both entertainment and adventure to this novel.There has also been the hint of a love triangle or square for the past two books, but as the characters are still quite young, nothing has really developed out of them yet. There is plenty of adventure and some sadness in this novel which really pull on your emotions and make you long to get to the end of the book to see if everything turns out ok. I absolutely loved this novel and I definitely recommend it if you love elves, fantasy fiction, or just an entertaining story. I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next in this amazing tale!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Island of Fire Review

464 pages
Release date: September 3rd, 2013

The magical world of Artimé is gone. The Unwanteds have no food, no water, and no hope. And everyone is looking to Alex Stowe for answers. Overwhelmed and feeling totally helpless, Alex knows it's up to him to find a way to restore Artimé, rescue his captive friends, and free Megan from her voice-stealing necklace of thorns - three impossible tasks. But could help lie with the silent, orange-eyed newcomers? Meanwhile, Alex's twin brother Aaron continues to build his army in the stark land of Quill, preparing for the ultimate showdown with the Unwanteds. But a shocking twist reveals that Alex and Aaron share a common enemy more dangerous than either could have imagined...

Review (ARC):
The last book pretty much left off in a dark place so I was especially excited to get my hands on this novel and see what happens next. Alex has so much on his plate now that its hard to imagine how he will ever be able to contend with it all. It's almost a reflection of what his twin Aaron is going through except for the fact that Aaron plotted and schemed his way to power. Alex has to grow up and take on a leadership role which he wasn't completely prepared for and its hard to watch him come to certain realizations about what this new life may mean for him. Then there are Lani and Samheed trapped on an island that puts them through unspeakable horrors. We get to see another one of the islands and it really makes you wonder what other terrible things might be on the other islands surrounding Artime/Quill. This novel is one huge adventure full with triumph, action, and then leaving us once again hanging off the edge of a cliff. I definitely recommend that you read this novel if you love a good fantasy tale, but make sure to pick up the first two novels The Unwanteds and Island of Silence.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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