Llama drama!

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I have posted my very first children’s book review and I decided to choose Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama.

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“Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.”

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Some changes are going to happen with my reviews and the genres that I exactly will be reading. Normally, I stick with the young adult genre and some adult books. However, I don’t want to be limited to so little.

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The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia #1) | Book Review

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Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher:Harper Voyager

Pages: 368

Age Group: 14+

Purchase: Amazon Harper Voyager Barnes & Noble Book Depository

Goodreads Synopsis:

An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.

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Thoughts

You want to know how I finally found out about this book?

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Legendary (Caraval #2) | Book Review

 

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Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Pages: 451

Age Group: 12+

Purchase: Amazon Macmillan Barnes & Noble Book Depository

Goodreads Synopsis

Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling breakout debut Caraval

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.

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Thoughts

I remember reading Caraval last year and absolutely loved it! It totally gave me Alice in Wonderland vibes and the whole storyline was so magical, to say the least. I think I had the initial idea that it was a stand-alone, so when I heard about Legendary, I was very excited to get another installment, especially through the eyes of Tella!

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Smoke in the Sun | BLOG TOUR | ARC Review

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Author: Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Pages: 416

Publication: June 5, 2018

Age Group: 14+

Purchase: Amazon Penguin Teen Barnes & Noble Book Depository

Goodreads Synopsis

The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist—an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor’s ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

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Thoughts

I’d like to thank Penguin Teen for allowing me to be a part of the official blog tour. My review is 100% honest.

After reading Flame in the Mist last year, I was very eager for the sequel, especially after Renée revealed the title in secret at a book signing. I didn’t get the chance to read the first book early, but I was very happy to have the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour this year for the sequel.

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City of Bastards | ARC Review

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Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 320

Publication: June 5, 2018

Age Group: 14+

Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository

Goodreads Synopsis

Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend Zell and best friend, Princess Lyriana.

So why isn’t she happy? Maybe it’s the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it’s the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city’s prestigious University.

Then, Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate, a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she’s convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she’s suggesting is impossible… and treasonous.

But Tilla can’t, won’t, let it go. And the deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. How is the West beating the supposedly invincible Lightspire Mages in battle? Is it connected to the shadowy cult wreaking havoc in Lightspire? Nothing is as it seems in the glorious capital, and Tilla’s presence might just be the spark that sets the Kingdom aflame.

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Thoughts

I’d like to thank Disney-Hyperion for sending me an early galley in exchange for an honest review.

Man, this book was something. It was a real page turner, which I consider to be a massive achievement for a sequel.

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