Rise of the Reaper by Lorna Reid

Can you change fate? What would you risk in order to save the ones you love? Lovers of dark adventure, magic, and following your heart should not let this book slip away.

Can prophecy be overcome, or does striving to avoid fate merely drive you into its arms? Since the day Danny Stone’s mother vanished, dreams of dark and strange places have plagued him nightly. Though years have passed, the burning pain of her disappearance still consumes him – as does his need for answers. Then one lazy summer day, Danny and his friends Katrina, Poppy, and Russell discover their parents’ long-hidden secret – and their lives change forever.

They enter a fragmented, broken world of magic, blades, and blood in a quest for answers, but the mystery of what happened to Danny’s mother only becomes more terrifying – and yet there is hope. But there are other, bigger threats at hand, too, as evil begins to stir and the Oracle’s prophesies herald a coming darkness.

It seems that Danny’s dreams were only the beginning…

Rise of the Reaper is the first book in an exciting new YA fantasy series by British author Lorna Reid. A perilous quest, filled with magic, blades, and blood. This adventure will make your pulse quicken, even as the shadows begin to stir.

I recieved this ebook from Netgalley for an honest and unbiased review.

 

This books jumps straight into the action from the get go. Our character’s get thrown in to a magical new world that they haven’t been there before. There is a vast range of character’s. It can be quite confusing at first but once you get your head around them, you will be reading through this book like a bat out of hell.

Lorna’s world and character building has to be some of the best I’ve read for along time. It’s so descriptive that it will have your imagination going over time. It’s not like your typical generic fantasy world. I’m never going to look at another fantasy book again. This sets a high standard.

This book does have abit of swearing in it (so if you don’t like swearing then probably just skip those bits 😂)

If you want start a new YA series then this is the best place to start. I’d highly recommend it. I would give this book a 4.5/5 also one last thing is the cover. How amazing does it actually. It’s beautiful.

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Ash Princess review.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian this is the first book in the Ash Princess trilogy. This book does have a bit of a dark side but it does have a love trian7gle which you kind of expected.

The book starts with Theo (Princess) whose kingdom was taken over when she was a child. They killed her parents and kept her as a prize slave.

She gets told what to do and when todo. Now she is starting to get frustrated with the whole thing, and when a boy now man from her past it ignites her desire to take what’s rightfully hers.

Her kingdom is shattered and her people scattered across the land. She now has the desire and push she needs from a select few and maybe Prince charming.

I honestly thought I wouldn’t like it as the start seemed to take off quite slowly but glad I stuck with it. The book takes you to a beautifully written world as it sounds amazing.

The writing has been really well written the author deserves a lot of praise for this book and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

Also the cover looks amazing. I was really drawn to it.

Do you want to know what happens in the book? Then get yourself a copy. I got mine from Netgalley and I really appreciate it.

 

 

300 follwers wow

My 300th follow is:

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Go and check them out. I can’t thankyou all enough. I started this journey not thinking I would go far with it.

I’d say blogging has now become parr of my life and I’m grateful to everyone I’ve interacted with. I can’t wait to continue this journey with you all.

One very appreciative blogger THANK YOU!!

 

 

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Going to the gym, helping my mental health issues.

I’ve been going to the gym now constantly for 3 months and feeling fantastic. I’m not having many bad days as I used to. I’m not saying that going to the gym has cured me. I’m saying that it has given me a different focus. I’m not just sitting pondering about things like I used to. Work is starting to stress me out again but I’m trying not think about it. I used to come home and bring my stress with me and sit at home like a bear with a sore tooth. Which isn’t fair on the people around me. Now as soon as I leave work I switch off and don’t think about work till my next shift. It’s starting to work but it can be hard sometimes.

I have been thinking a lot lately about coming off my medication. I did do this last time without my doctor’s consent and the effects of doing this was horrible as I just went cold turkey.

I’m not going to do this as this may just be a temporary feeling. I’m hoping this continues for the next few months then I will go and see my doctor.

I always think that I shouldn’t have to take a pill to make me happy. I do realise that they do help. Yes they aren’t going to work straight away, they do take a while to start working. I’m now thinking that if I do stop I will start having anxiety attacks which are horrible. I’ve only ever had 2 and wouldn’t wish them on anybody.

To finish this post off, I was going to ask if anyone would like to talk about anything, just send me a message on here or through my twitter.

How to decide what book to read next?

Now I never used to decide what book I was going to read next, unless I was reading the next book in a series.

I used to just randomly pick a book, read it and hopefully enjoy it 😁

The past few months I’ve been very fortunate by receiving books to review. Mainly e-books but the odd paperback. I have to read these and post a review before a set date that I’ve discussed with the person/s that sent me the book.

I’m not complaining (far from it) at the moment this just means I can’t read the books I really want to read. I will have to start reading more than one book at a time, or read quicker 😂

I’m really appreciative of anyone sending me a book to review.

Has book blogging changed your reading habits?

Ever since I started blogging my reading habits have definitely changed. I was interested in reading but not as much as I am now. I probably had a tbr list with about 3 books 😂 now my tbr list is now beyond ridiculous 🤣 I don’t even want to count how many. I blame all these awesome bloggers who’s reviews make me want to buy the books.

So has your blogging adventures changed your reading habits. Maybe even changed your personal habits.

To kill a kingdom. Book review.

Book Description

Dark and romantic YA fantasy for fans of Sarah J Maas – about the siren with a taste for royal blood and the prince who has sworn to destroy her.

From the Inside Flap

Dark and romantic YA fantasy for fans of Sarah J Maas – about the siren with a taste for royal blood and the prince who has sworn to destroy her.

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most – a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavoury hobby – it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good. But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

About the Author

Alexandra Christo decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her she couldn’t be a fairy. She has a BA in Creative Writing and works as a copywriter in London, both of which make her sound more grown up than she feels. When she’s not busy making up stories, she can be found buying far too many cushions and organizing food crawls all over the city.

Alexandra currently lives in Hertfordshire with an abundance of cacti (because they’re the only plants she can keep alive).

 

I recieved a copy of this book from netgalley.

This was not what I expected of this story. As I don’t usually read books that have mermaids in them (they just remind me of the little mermaid) Except in this book they’re called Sirens (which is the first time I heard them being called that) and are murderous little mermaids who rip out peoples hearts.

There are two main characters in this book. Liren a princess mermaid (her mother the Queen is even more evil than her daughter. Liren only kills royalty mainly Princes and puts their hearts in a jar under her bed with her collection.

Then there also is a Prince called Elian who is also a pirate (even though his parents don’t like it) and enjoys killing sirens and he’s really good at doing it.

Liren has a disagreement with her mother (I’m writing it so I don’t spoil it for anyone) the Queen then turns Liren into a human. She’s been ordered to kill the prince as a human and without her siren powers it’s going to be difficult.

Elian returns home to his parents and family. His parents want him to stay and do what royals duties (whatever that is 😂) but Elian only feels at home when he’s out on the ocean chasing sirens.

The book is amazing I can’t say that enough. The world building has been been written amazingly. Has a superb plot and the characters are brilliantly written. The author has done a fantastic job of writing this book. If you like Princes,Princesses,Sirens,Pirates,Fight scenes and the banter is brilliant.

I literally can’t write anymore as I will spoil the book. Please go and read it. Even check on netgalley and request it if it’s still there.

 

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso 10/10 #bookbloggerreviews

I was very lucky to find this book on a market stall. I immediately seen the cover and thought I’d have alook at it. I was trying to read the description while also being pulled around from my toddler who wouldn’t keep still. Anyway I bought it plus a few others and returned home shortly after. I decided to read it straight away and so glad I did. I’m not the fasted of readers but did manage to read it quite quickly (don’t ask) 😁 from start to finish Melissa Caruso done a fantastic job of writing this book (so glad there’s a second book coming out). Not everyone had abilities but people who did have them had a rimg around their iris called a mage mark. When someone has a mage mark they aren’t allowed to be left alone they have to have someone watch over them called a falcon and wear something called a Jess which locks that person abilities until the falcon says a special phrase then they will be unleashed to use their abilities. The book concentrates on two woman one is a warlock her ability is the most dangerous and very consuming as once unleased it hard to control it. And the other is an heir to a very powerful family in the empire (think of a princess type character). The warlock hates her for a while during the book as she thinks she being controlled by the falcon. The falcon will only unleash the warlock unless she absolutely has to. So when some trouble happens the warlock just wants to be unleashed and burn everything to the ground. It does have abit of a love story in it and good balance of characters. I’m looking forward to the second book in the series which I will be purchasing as soon as its released.

The Sunshine Blogger Award.

Sunshine

The Rules

The guidelines for this award are straightforward.

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you in the post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 8-11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo on your post and/or in your blog

I was nominated for this award by JBlaide. 

Please go and check out her blog it’s amazing. You will really enjoy her post’s as she has great content. Thank you again.

I do apologise for the time it has taken me to do this post. I’ve got questions to answer so here goes.

  1. What is your favourite smell?

My favourite smell is either coffee first thing in the morning or freshly cut grass.                As I have hay fever its not the best smell for me lol.

2. What of your traits do you think define you?

I would say for me it has to be stubbornness. I’m very stubborn even though I                    don’t like to admit it. I would say it does have its advantages but more of a                            disadvantage at the same time.

 

3. In a parallel universe, what do you do for a living?

In a parallel universe my job would be a gamer or a hacker. Mainly as I like                          anything to do with games and computers.

 

4. What makes you feel most confident?

Being a Father has made me more confident. I’ve got this little human to look after             and cherish and protect. Who I love to bits and would do anything for.

 

5. What is your favourite story?

It has to be Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

 

6. Are you a reader or a viewer?

I’m definitely a reader lol.

 

7. What is your biggest bucket list item?

My biggest bucket list item would be to write a bucket list haha. I’m joking I would             like to parachute out of an aeroplane even though I’m not a fan of heights.

 

8. What is your least favourite taste?

My favourite taste has to be freshly picked strawberries from the garden (obviously           washed lol)

 

9. What is the happiest moment of 2018 thus far for you?

My favourite moment has to be when I found out I’m going to be a Dad again.

 

10. What is your favourite holiday and why?

My favourite holiday has to be my first holiday. I went to Greece for my first ever               holiday when I was 25. It was amazing even though my feet were purple by the end           of it.

 

11. Do people change or just circumstances?

I think people change because of circumstances.

 

Here are my questions for the bloggers I’m going to nominate:

My 10 bookish questions for you all:

  1. Short or long chapters?
  2. Favourite reading spot?
  3. Best bookish moment?
  4. Most books by one author?
  5. Bookshop or online?
  6. Bookmarks or page fold?
  7. Library or buy the book?
  8. Let people borrow or guard with your life?
  9. Favourite book of all time?
  10. Best book to movie adaptation?

My nominated bloggers are:

Phantom Paper

Lilivette

Christina Reid

Emma Rollason

Sara @ The Bibliophagist

alicelouiseee

firstpagewonders

Humble Dave

kaylaannauthor

indishe

Teresa

Kristyn (The Bibliophile Empress)

thebibliophagist90