Review: Blade Of The Destroyer by Andy Peloquin

Title: Blade Of The Destroyer Author: Andy Peloquin Publication Date: July 11, 2015 Genre: Dark Fantasy I received a copy of this book for an honest review Synopsis An immortal assassin for hire without a past, the Hunter’s very name strikes terror into the hearts of the citizens of Voramis, and the thought of facing death at the end of his aptly named blade, Soulhunger, is enough to make the bravest tremble in fear. Accepting what at first appeared to be just another contract, he is soon caught up in a web of deceit and betrayal which have disastrous repercussions and will cause him to question everything he thought he knew about the city where he plies his ‘trade’, while shedding light on who and what he really is. My Thoughts The city of Voramis, the main setting, is a medieval city. It is brought to life through rich, detailed descriptions and you can almost smell the air and feel the wind caressing our face. You get a good feeling of what life is life for the inhabitants, whether it is the power and avarice of the nobles or the poverty and desperation of the poor. The story is told through the POV of the Hunter and we get unrestricted access to his thoughts. We get to experience firsthand his frustrations at not having memories of who he really...

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Review: Brazen (Gilded #3) by Christina Farley

Title: Brazen (Gilded #3) Author: Christina Farley Expected Publication: Sept 29, 2015 by Amazon Publishing I received an ARC of this book for an honest review from the publisher  through NetGalley. Goodreads Synopsis Sworn to an ancient god of darkness, Jae Hwa fights to gain her freedom and restore the balance of Korea… but first she must gain back the trust of her loved ones. Jae Hwa Lee spent her sixteenth year in Seoul, trying to destroy the evil immortals who had been torturing her family for centuries. The last thing she expected was to be forced to become their assassin. Trapped in the darkest part of the Spirit World as a servant to the Korean god Kud, fighting to keep her humanity, and unable to contact her loved ones, Jae Hwa is slowly losing hope. Kud, god of darkness, will do anything to keep her as a pawn in his quest for power over all of Korea, her entire family thinks she’s dead, and Jae’s true love, Marc, believes she is lost to him forever. When Kud sends Jae to find and steal the powerful Black Turtle orb, Jae sees an opportunity to break free and defeat Kud once and for all…but first she needs to regain Marc’s trust and work with him to vanquish the darkness that threatens to overwhelm Korea. There’s much to lose as Jae...

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Review: The Deathsniffer’s Assistant

Title: The Deathsniffer’s Assistant Author: Kate McIntyre Publication: July 13, 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press Genre: Fantasy I received a copy of this book for an honest review from the publisher Curiosity Quills Press through NetGalley. Overview Set in an alternate world where magic, once predominant, is now on the decline , The Deathsniffer’s Assistant is an intriguing and eclectic mix of magic and mystery with a hint of steampunk. The main protaganist, Christopher Buckley is a 19 year old orphan whose parents have been dead for 6 years . They, along with hundreds more, met their demise in the Floating City incident where spiritbinding backkfired, resulting in a catastrophe. He as the older sibling is faced with the responsibilty of taking care of his 13 year old sister Rosemary on an ever dwindling budget. Rosemary has this increasingly rare, valued and sought after ability called spiritbinding and this in a society where people are ‘categorised’ based on their magical abilities  and mythical creatures are forced into servitude with the help of these spiritbinders . Cognizant of the dangers involved in her being discovered at such a tender age, Christopher tries to prevent her from using her abilities in such a way as to cause discovery., which was becoming increasingly difficult since she is a headstrong girl. Christopher is very much concerned with his societal standing and wants to...

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2015 Fantasy Releases I Recommend

2015 has seen quite a few interesting releases in fantasy thus far and since I have read quite a few of these books, I feel confident in making a few recommendations. These books  I have selected are those which stand out as being very enjoyable reads and i have given ratings of either 4 or 5 out of 5 stars. If you have read any of these books , please share your thoughts. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Published January 13, 2015) GoodReads Summary: Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for. Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in...

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My September TBR (to be read)

Hi everyone, This is a list of books that I have selected to read in the month of September. I have already read a couple of these and a couple are to be released during the course of the month. There are also a couple ARCs which I received for an honest review. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas.(Read, Review pending) Synopsis Queen of Shadows Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Read) Synopsis Uprooted Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Read) Synopsis Cruel Beauty California Bones (Daniel Blackland #1) by Greg van Eekhout (Read) Synopsis California Bones Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland #2) by Greg van Eekhout (Read) Synopsis Pacific Fire Dragon Coast ( Daniel Blackland) by Greg van Eekhout ( Release date September 15, 2015) The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas (Read) Synopsis The Burning Sky The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy#2) by Sherry Thomas (Currently Reading) Synopsis The Perilous Sea The Immortal Heights (The Elememtal Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas (ARC, release date October 12, 2015)Synopsis The Immortal Heights The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (ARC, Release Date March 8. 2016) Synopsis The Great Hunt Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas (Release date September 15, 2015) Synopsis Ash & Bramble The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Hielig (ARC, release date February 16, 2016) Synopsis Girl From Everywhere The Girl With Ghost Eyes...

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