Book Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Gwen is like any other sixteen year old except for the fact that her family has a time traveling gene that is expected to show up in Gwen’s cousin, Charlotte. That is until Gwen suddenly starts making random leaps into the past. She is then yanked into a world where traveling into the past happens every day but Gwen is woefully unprepared for the clothes, archaic ways, a secret society, and Gideon. He is obnoxious, a know it all, and one of the best looking guys she has met in any century…..
I have always loved time travel books and this is no exception. Ruby Red is amazing. The characters and plot line are intriguing and keep you on edge. The reader never knows what is going to happen next. However, the love story was a little predictable and overly dramatic. Despite that I adored the book. I especially liked how Gwen could see ghosts. I was fascinated by how she interacted with the ghosts surrounding her. I would highly recommend Ruby Red.
Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Agnieszka lives in a beautiful valley but on the edge stands a malevolent forest, the Wood. The people of the valley are protected from this evil by a wizard known as the Dragon but he demands a terrible price in payment. Every ten years he takes a girl to serve him and after they are freed the girl leaves the valley and never returns.
The time for another choosing is approaching and everybody knows who it is going to be; Kasia. Beautiful, brave, graceful Kasia who is Agnieszka’s best friend. However, when the Dragon comes he will not choose Kasia and all things become even less certain.
I loved this book. The characters were wonderful and the character development was stunning. I especially liked the Dragon who started out cold and aloof but by the end of the book was a beloved character. The Wood was also intriguing to me. I was drawn to it by its supposed evil and the hidden stories contained within it. The main character was astounding. She drew me into the story and from the first page I wanted to know how she was going to overcome the problems presented to her. As the story went on Agnieszka grew in her knowledge of the world and I thoroughly enjoyed going with her on her journey of exploration. Overall, the story was a haunting tale of romance, hate, and finally, understanding.
Book Review: The Demon Trappers Daughter by Jana Oliver
It’s 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the government is broke and throughout the city demons roam. Riley is a demon trappers daughter who is determined to become just as great as her father. But as tragedy strikes and a dangerous demon disrupts her world she is sent spinning down a dangerous path from which there may be no return. As setbacks occur, the world begins to get a little more complicated and dangerous. But dealing with a Grade Five Hellspawn, a crush on her fellow trapper, and the loss of someone important in her life is just the beginning.
This book is fantastic. I immediately fell in love with the book. I adored the world, the characters, the writing style, eveything. And as a result I would reread this book for the rest of eternity and still enjoy it. This book is a MUST MUST read.
Princess Lia is forced into an arranged marriage. Unwilling to go through with it she and her friend run away to a small sea village where they find work and try to live normal lives among the common folk. When two strangers arrive, the prince and an assassin sent by Venda to kill her, deceptions swirl and lies abound. As bounty hunters are sent to find her, Lia struggles to find perilous secrets that could unravel her world, even as she feels herself falling in love.
I adored this book. The author’s writing style is unique and she tricks us into believing one thing is true when it is actually the opposite for like half the book. I can’t can’t can’t wait to read the next book in the series especially if it is as good as the Kiss Of Deception.
I couldn’t stop reading this book. Every chance I got I had my nose buried in it. I would totally reread this. Kiss of Deception is a MUST read.
Mare’s world is divided by blood. People with silver blood are gods with abilities that make them higher than the common population of reds.
Mare has a silver gift ,despite the fact that she came from a dirt poor red family, that cannot be explained. As a result the King makes her a silver princess to hide who she truly is. As a rebellion rises like a new dawn Mare must figure out who are her friends and enemies are and how to survive court intrigue while hiding her identity at every turn for fear of discovery. With the two princes pitted against each other Mare must decide whose side she is on and if the sacrifices made are worth it in the end.
This book was phenomenal and I would definitely read it. I loved Mare, the main character who continued on against all odds. She never knew what to expect around the corner where death could be lurking but she still persevered.
I can’t wait to read the sequel and see how Mare’s story continues.
George is a Prince with animal magic. He is forced to marry Princess Beatrice of the neighboring kingdom for the good of both their realms.
Princess Beatrice lives in a world where she is scorned and looked down upon. Her only comfort is her loyal yet wild hound, Marit. But there is more to this inseperable pair than meets the eye.
These three will take you on a wonderful yet heart wrenching journey.
A girl living on the outskirts of a kingdom with a father of considerable healing talents.
The Queen wants a second child. She has a healing man and his daughter,Uma, kidnapped so that they may cure her barreness by the time of the Dragon Moon.
When her father dies this task falls to Uma. If she fails she will be burned at the stake. The danger increases with the murder of one of the royal Pendragon line. Uma turns to the king’s nephew as an ally. But can they stop the plot to overthrow the Pendragon throne before it is to late?