Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Book Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Title: To Kill a Kingdom

Author: Alexandra Christo

Publication (of my edition): March 6th, 2018 by Feiwel and Friends

Purchase details: Received an Advanced Reading Copy from Macmillan U.S.


Blurb:  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.


To Kill a KingdomThe 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 unsavory 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?







Sunday, January 14, 2018

Snippets of the Past #1


Snippets of the Past is a weekly feature which is meant to highlight a book you've read a while back. A lot of the books that I will be highlighting for this feature are books I've reviewed in my old blog but that does not necessarily have to be the case. People are more than welcome to join in! Simple use the photo above on your post and be sure to explain to your readers what it is! Once you're done posting, come back and link up your post on the linky widget on this blog post. Also, be sure to include the link to my blog on your post so that other bloggers can also come back here and link up, should they choose to participate.   

Weekly Recap @ The Bengali Nomad #2


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Since this weekly blog post will be linking up to both Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, I've decided to label it as Weekly Recap, just to keep things simple.  


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Book Review: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen


Title: Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1)

Author: A.C. Gaughen

Publication (of my edition): January 30th, 2018 by Bloomsbury U.S.

Purchase details: Received an Advanced Reading Copy from Bloomsbury U.S.


Blurb:  Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.




This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black + Giveaway! (International)



















Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

Author: Holly Black

Publication (of my edition): January 2018, Little, Brown Books

Purchase details: Ordered online from the Strand Book Store website.

Blurb:  Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.


Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


Monday, January 8, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading?



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It's Monday! What are YOU Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date. In my opinion, the meme is a great way to share what you have been, are, and about to be reading over the week. In other words, basically yet another way for book nerds to gush over read/unread books. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Book Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer + GIVEAWAY!

Title: Renegades (Renegades #1)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publication (of my edition) : November 2017, Feiwel And Friends (Macmillan). 

Purchase details: I received an advanced reader's edition of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Blurb:

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.