An Underhyped Epic Fantasy debut y’all need to pick up!! Northern Wrath (The Hanged God #1) By Thilde Kold Holdt | BOOK REVIEW | The Write Reads Book Tour
A Norse epic that encompasses the Viking life & culture in its full glory. This book has an otherworldly feel to it with the overwhelming presence of God's, Giants , Dwarves, elfs and mythical beasts. Highly recommend!!
A KING’S RADIANCE (BONDS OF KIN #1) BY L.R. SCHULZ | BOOK REVIEW | Escapist Book Tours
A King's Radiance is a debut from Indie author L R Schulz. With the release of his new book, Schulz looks like he is going to be a permanent fixture in the book world and I am super excited. This book is for the YA+ audience. The story is set in the Kingdom of Zapour, and we follow three Glaive siblings who get separated by unfortunate circumstances. This is a story of familial love, friendship, and of course – justice! I have seen this title floating around Instagram quite a bit in the last couple of weeks. Also, I have heard good things from people I know and so obviously…
THESE VIOLENT NIGHTS BY REBECCA CRUNDEN | BOOK REVIEW
These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden is a YA Sci-Fi/dystopian/fantasy standalone novel. The story is set on Earth 300 years after the war between the Suriias and humans. Suriias are the alien species that came from Salfar. They came to Earth after passing through a rift that happened in the universe. Humans lost the war and are on the brink of being extinct. Turmoil and destruction are rampant on the earth, with the Surriias dominating the remaining humans. Orphans Thorn and Thistle are living under the brutal regime of Suriias while looking for a way to find their parent's killers. Thistle gets a surprising offer from a human-sympathizing Suriia that…
THE SHADOW OF THE GODS (THE BLOODSWORN SAGA #1) BY JOHN GWYNNE
The Shadow Of The Gods by John Gwynne is the first book in The Bloodsworn Saga. I have heard so much about John Gwynne and his books that I was delighted to get my hands on this one and participate in Goodreads Buddy Reads. Buddy reading is a unique and fun experience on its own, but to read a book that's unanimously raved about by the entire book (fantasy) community is another thing. I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I picked this up, other than the general idea I had after reading the synopsis. The book blew me away with the epicness of the story and…
THE THIEF’S DAUGHTER (KINGFOUNTAIN #2) BY JEFF WHEELER | BOOK REVIEW
The Theif's Daughter by Jeff Wheeler is the second book in his Kingfountain series. Owen is older and is mentored by Duke Horwath to serve King Severn. His and Elyse's friendships blossoms into young love, and the two are inseparable as always. Severn has plans for both Elyse and Owen, and things may not progress as they wish. With the news of a pretender to the throne spreading throughout the Kingdom, the fragile peace is once again threatened. King Severn tasks Elyse and Owen with spying on the usurper and his supporters. Owen has to make hard decisions and make sacrifices while being away from the Kingdom. With lies, deceptions,…
THE QUEEN’S POISONER (KINGFOUNTAIN #1) BY JEFF WHEELER | BOOK REVIEW
The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff wheeler is the first book in the Kingfountain series. So confession time, I read this book after reading Jeff Wheeler's Knight's Ransom. Knight's Ransom takes place several years before the Kingfountain series and takes us through the Argentine family's reign. After reading the book I realized I am missing things and so I decided to jump into The Queen's Poisoner without any thought. I would recommend reading the series in order to get the most out of it, but it's not really necessary if you find yourself hesitating to commit to the big series.
A BURNING BY MEGHA MAJUMDAR | BOOK REVIEW
A Burning by Megha Majumdar tells the story of three characters and their yearning for improved status in life, finding themselves connected by a horrific event that will leave a lasting impression. The story is told in three POVs that take us through their lives and showcase how interconnected their stories are as the story progresses.
KNIGHT’S RANSOM (THE FIRST ARGENTINES #1) BY JEFF WHEELER | BOOK REVIEW
Knight's Ransom by Jeff Wheeler is the first book in The First Argentines series. This series is set in the same world as the Kingfountain series. The court historian finds a personal journal of a lady who was held at Kingfountain to ensure her father's loyalty to the King. The story is told from Ransom the knight's perspective and Claire's journal entries. Devon Argentine takes over the Kingdom and Knight's Ransom tells the story of a King who ruled with an iron fist and how his actions cause a rift within his court. We follow Ransom as a young boy who was held, hostage by the King of Kingfountain. Later…
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THE HOUSE OF STYX (VENUS ASCENDANT #1) BY DEREK KUNSKEN | BOOK REVIEW
The House Of Styx by Derek Künsken is the first novel in the Venus Ascendant sci-fi series set in the churning clouds of Venus. Künsken creates a story of survival and family values. The atmospheric and visually detailed setting for this story is the highlight of this story. The harsh environment and unrelenting acidic rain in the atmosphere of Venus make for a challenging living environment for its inhabitants. While the rest of the world has taken over other planets in the solar system, the Québécois descendants have managed to inhabit Venus and make a new home.
YOU AND ME ON VACATION BY EMILY HENRY | BOOK REVIEW
You And Me on Vacation by Emily Henry is my new favorite romance and I have been chasing after this exact feeling for some time now. It's a second chance friends-to-lovers romance. Poppy and Alex are the exact opposites and did not like each other on their first meeting. To say it was awkward and tense would be an understatement. Despite the rocky start the two of them end up taking a trip back home together and realize they might have been too hasty in forming their opinions on each other. Poppy is eccentric, fun, quirky, and outgoing and Alex is the quiet guy who prefers to stay indoors and…