Low Town: A Novel by Daniel Polansky

Set in a fantasy town which is full of drug dealers, dirty police and politics and sorcery. In this crime infested city lies a place called Low Town. A place where most people avoid as it’s ran by an evil warlord called the Warden.

The Warden uses his violent skills and streetwise knowledge to make as much money as he can. Paying of police to look the other way so nothing interferes with his running of low town.

The warden has a chequered past and there’s more to him than we first thought. The Warden starts to wonder why a number of children are being murdered through out Low Town. Even though this is quite normal. It’s how these murders are happening.

The warden now wants to find out who or what is doing this in his town. The warden walks into a dangerous game being played by powers not even he can comprehend.

I really enjoyed this book and would give it 4/5 so definitely worth a read. Especially if you like fantasy/thriller books. Daniel Polansky done a really well with this book and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Words can’t describe how good this book is, so I’m going to go with WOW!! If you like reading Sci-fi and fantasy books then this won’t disappoint. So please go and pick it up. Anyway I’m going to get on with the review instead of me rambling on how good this book actually is šŸ˜

When you start reading this book it does take a few chapters to get in to it and even if you think it isn’t going anywhere then just hang on. So please don’t put it down. You won’t be disappointed. The character and world building is amazingly and beautifully written.

Then something starts happening and you’re hooked and you won’t be able to put it down. Kaladin in this book has been written really well to the point where I just wanted to read his chapters alone. The other characters do make up for it so don’t worry. They’re all individually well written and gel together really well.

The book will have you on your toes and second guessing yourself to what’s happening. As Brandon Sanderson is an amazing writer you will never guess what is going to happen next.

You will literally be up till early hours in the morning without evenĀ realising it ( but that’s what caffeine is for right?) Hopefully you will have the kindle version as this is a hefty sized book.

I would give this book 5/5 it is that good and definitely worth the read. If you’re a Sanderson fan then you already know how good it’s going to be and if not please give this book a try.

Random facts about yourself.

1. I’m 6ft tall

2. We’ve got 4 pets 2 fish a dog and recently bought a guinea pig

3. My favourite football team is Newcastle United

4. I love tattoos. I’ve currently have a full sleeve going onto my chest. 1 on my neck 2 other pieces on my other arm 1 on my leg and also 1 on my bum.

5. I used to cycle everywhere but since passing my driving test I’ve never used my bike šŸ˜‚

6. Movie night is one of my favourite days of the week (Wednesday) as we all sit on the sofa with popcorn relaxing watching a new film (movie)

That’sĀ all I can think of at the moment as it’s 5am and my caffeine fix hasn’t kicked in yet šŸ˜‚ please leave some random facts about yourself.

Interview with a blogger.

I was randomly thinking if anyone would like todo a blogger interview. I would like to try something different on my blog and was wondering if anyone would like todo it. I would email you a set of questions and you could send them back. Then we could maybe publish the answers on the same day. I would like to interview an author which would be great also.

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 šŸ˜‚ now my tbr list is now beyond ridiculous šŸ¤£ 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 ChristoĀ 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 šŸ˜‚) 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) šŸ˜ 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.

Child Sexual Abuse-How to protect your kids!

A Supertired Mom

We all love our kids and raise them like a prince or a princess. We take care of themĀ everytimeĀ since the day they are born. Saving them from a fall when theyĀ jump..HelpingĀ them to do somethingĀ new..Ā ..teachingĀ them not to touch a hot kettleā€¦.not to touch a hotĀ iron..Ā Not to insert fingers in switch boardsā€¦making them wear knee pads when they go outside to play and forcing them to eat healthy instead of theĀ junk..Ā Then how come we forget to teach them about their own safety, about sexual abuse? Unfortunately, we as parents forget to teach them about GOOD TOUCH and BADĀ TOUCHĀ  untilĀ itsĀ too late.Ā Ā 

Do you know that one in six boys and one in four girls are abused sexually before they turn 18? Could you imagine your kid in such a situation? And let me tell you something even worse that maximum of those abusers are not strangers but your own relatives and peopleā€¦

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Facebook?

Hello everyone hope you’re all doing well. Just a quick question, I was wondering if anybody has used Facebook for their own blogĀ  to possibly reach a wider audience?

Please let me know what you think or would you do this in the future .