Book Review: Archetype

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Welcome to another book review! This one is for Archetype, Book One of Two. Duology books are rare for me. It’s either a series, trilogy, or standalone. But this one was worth reading and now I need book two!

The cover is fairly accurate for the story. Emma wakes up, confused, lost, and uncertain as to what’s going on. She slowly recovers from an “accident” and has amnesia. I generally am not a fan of amnesia stories, but the author does a fantastic job with it here. This story has made me an instant fan of hers, especially the way she surprisingly weaved cool astronomy tales into it!

Emma’s mind is a jumble, but I like her inner self, who guides her in who to trust, what to say, and where to go. The sarcasm is flawless, and I give her five stars for the unexpectedly awesome humor throughout.

The plot wasn’t what had grabbed me, but the fact that it’s described as a “breathtakingly futuristic suspense”. It had some quite steamy sexy scenes in it, however. Wowza! *fans face* Though it wasn’t overly heavy in the details, and those scenes were mostly past the halfway point.

Fans of joggers and running would like this book!

If I am missing anything else, it’s because I don’t want to spoil a truly unique reading experience. The author is a fabulous writer, and I highly recommend reading/buying the book asap.

Five wonderful stars!

The Cemetery Boys Review

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This book was just as good as I hoped, and I thought that I knew how it was going to end but the author shocked me by doing something completely different.

Stephen moves to a small town called Spencer, which is a dried up nowhere town filled with nothing to do. The town’s myth of The Winged Ones fills his time, and he falls for a girl named Cars, who has a brother named Devon who becomes his friend.

 

What follows is a likable cast of characters, a hauntingly beautiful tale of friendship and a town with more secrets than one might expect.

Five stars!

Review of The Shock of Night

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The Shock of Night

Patrick W. Carr

This book was way better than I thought it would be! Not that I thought it would be bad, but the cover seemed to make me think of Game of Thrones, sorta.

Overall, the plot was brisk and filled with excellent writing. I didn’t like how it kept swapping between characters, but understood that it was necessary in relations to understanding the characters reasons for doing things.

I will definitely be reading more of the series once I thin down my other books on my to-read shelf!

Four and a half stars!

Books, Books, Books

Last year was really busy, but I reached my Goodreads goal of 250 books plus ten. Next post I hope to have a proper snapshot of books I’ve read up for your pleasure. It’s not small, which is why it’s going to take a bit to upload.

This year I am aiming for 400 books read.

Also hoping to have more proper book reviews, possibly some author interviews, and just generally brushing up how my blog looks.

Happy New year everyone and I hope you are all having a great time!

Book Review: The Travelers by Chris Pavolone

This book was exciting, long, and full of travel. If you’re ever interested in seeing other places then read this book!

I really enjoyed this book, and was grateful for getting a free copy.

The Travelers features writers, mysterious women, planes, plot, action-adventure, and loads of other exciting features.

If you haven’t already snapped up a copy, I highly recommend you do!

The Wee Free Men

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Why did I not read this series as a teenager? I have the feeling that if I had this book would have been very influential to me. Tiffany Aching is exactly the kind of character I love, and the Wee Free Men are a determined bunch of heroes. There’s even a cat named Ratbag!

I already have the fourth book, thanks to it being a gift from my mother. Must remember to thank her again. But now I need to own the rest of the series post haste!

If you haven’t yet read the series, I highly recommend it. The pushing point for me was Going Postal, also part of the Discworld series.

 

The School for Unusual Girls (Review)

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This book swept me away, it easily made my top ten books of the year. Considering I only got it yesterday and spent all the way to two in the morning reading, and gave up for sleep, then read the last five chapters later today, that should tell you just how much I adore this book.

Let me tell you some things as to why:

Strong female characters, girls creating Invisible Ink, Girls jumping out of windows trying out new flying inventions, set during the time of Napoleon, Romance, Intrigue, War!, lots of action, cool bad guys!, unexpected plot twist, skeletons!!, spies!, and more!

If that doesn’t help, the cover has a review by Author Megan Cabot (love her stuff!), and it’s also part of a series. Book One, in fact.

So what are you waiting for?! Go, get it now!