Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Orphan Queen/ The Hidden Prince

Title: The Orphan Queen
Author: Jodi Meadows
Rating: 5/5

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.

My Review: I don't know where to start with this book, the characters are so likable even the Prince which acts smug and isn't really that way. And that cliffhanger OMG. I don't want to say a lot about the book but if you haven't read it before pick it up! Everyone needs to read this series!

Title: The Hidden Prince
Author: Jodi Meadows
Rating: 5/5

The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. Told from the perspective of Tobiah, the crown prince with a dangerous secret, and set two years before the heart-racing action of The Orphan Queen, this 100-page digital novella brings to life one of Jodi Meadows's most beloved characters.

Tobiah Pierce knows he is a spoiled, sheltered prince, and he's tired of it. His only chance for freedom is if his cousin, James Rayner, passes the trials to be one of his bodyguards. But when Tobiah takes a rare opportunity to escape a courtly celebration and he witnesses a horrible—and magical—crime, he must make a momentous decision: return to the ignorance and comfort of the palace, or risk everything to discover the truth?

The Hidden Prince is the first of four prequel novellas that offer existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the complex city of Skyvale, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the heart-pounding fantasy of the Orphan Queen series.

My Review: This book is before The Orphan Queen, and a look at Tobiah's past and he sense of Justice... Man he is so kewl! Love him and James! READ THIS!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the Hatbox

Title: Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the Hatbox 
Author:  Frank Beddor
Rating: /5
Reviewed for NG

An exciting new adventure featuring a teenaged Hatter Madigan, one of the most popular characters from the New York Times best-selling The Looking Glass Wars trilogy by Frank Beddor!

Combat training! Secret society initiations! Self-serving rivals! Welcome to Wonderland’s prestigious Millinery Academy: where those born to protect the queendom train to become spies, assassins, and bodyguards. With all that to contend with, not to mention following in his popular older brother’s footsteps, just getting through Imagination Class seems impossible already.

And that’s before he starts seeing ghosts lurking in the corridors…

When students begin behaving strangely throughout the academy, Hatter and his fellow cadets must unlock the mysteries behind the ghosts, and the headmaster’s suspicious behavior, before the entire student body finds itself possessed!

Join Hatter and his fellow cadets on their first adventures in Wonderland. Let’s just hope it isn’t their last! 

My Review: Coming Soon!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

With Malice (Sampler)

Title: With Malice
Author: Eileen Cook
Sample reviewed for NG and Buzz Books

Rating: 3/5

Description: Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident...wasn't an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.   

My Review: This Sample was weird, it started on chapter 3, but the story was interesting and I will be trying to get the full arc from NG now! I've been declined so I will have to wait til it is published now!

Stranger in My Arms

Title: Stranger in My Arms
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Rating: 5/5

"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead..."

With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage—with its cold caresses and passionless kisses—was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed—or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?

My Review: Love, just Loved this story. I don't know what to say, from the sassy Lara to the I knew he wasn't the earl- tho I loved him anyways. Plus Johnny... so cute. The story kept moving and everything. I think I'm in love with Lisa's writing now! YAY! so here i go to put more of hers on hold and not tell you anymore of this books- read it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Orphan Queen and Mirror King

I would love to own these two books and read them because they sound interesting to me. And I love fantasy YA books!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Prince of Tennis vol.1-4

Title: Prince of Tennis v.1-4
Author: Takeshi Konomi

There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma's father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the prince gain the respect of his fellow teammates despite his small size and young age? Find out in this intense sports manga!


Bright Blaze of Magic

Title: Bright Blaze of Magic
Author: Jennifer Estep
Rating:  4/5
Reviewed for NG

Bad Things Always Come In Threes…

As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls.

Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side…

My Review: The first thing I got to say is that I love how all Jennifer's books are tied together somehow... its real nice. Another thing is that even if this story and Lila kicks butt it doesn't have the same feeling as Mythos Books- but alas that was my first series I read of hers. The Mythos actually made me cry thru out the series... this one not so much but I still love the story. And it ended with some of the conflict not addressed but what the heck... this trilogy was filled with action and I love the pixes and other creatures filled in it like the Lochness! So yup yup!