More Than This by Patrick Ness
Published by Walker Books ltd. on May 1st 2014
So far I’ve read two books by Patrick Ness. One I absolutely loved and will never ever leave my memories, the other turned out not to be so memorable at all. This man is full of surprises, and he proves nothing less in More Than This.
In More Than This we follow a young man named Seth. His story begins dramatically with his death, and wakes up in what seems like a different world. A world that is not as it should be. First of all, he wakes up in his childhood home, all the way in England, while he now lives in America. Secondly, everything is overgrown and there is no one to be seen. Seth tries to figure out what is going on, and for a while he is the only character in our story.
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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #1
Published by Titan Books on February 27th 2015
Kell is Antari, one of the last of his kind, living among humans who possess a lot of magic, a little, or none at all. He lives in a city where magic thrives. A smell of rose perfume engulfs the air, where the red glowing river flows throughout. The place Kell calls ‘Red London’, because there is more than one London. In fact, there are four, living side by side in a different universe, where only some know of their existence. Red, the color of magic so pure and balanced. Grey, a bland color, where no magic is left. White, the color of a place that smells like ash, slowly falling. Black, the color of destruction, succumbed to its own power.
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Quests of the Kings by Robert Evert
Series: Quests of the Kings #1
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Published by Diversion on March 14th, 2017
Source: Netgalley ARC
Nathalie, a sixteen year old girl works hard to keep her family alive. She has many different jobs during the day, not wishing to marry to a man. Not like the other girls. In fact, she hates to be a woman because of the way they are treated by society. The life of an adventurer, the ones who take up perilous quests the king offers in exchange for gold and influence, seems very far away. Yet, somehow Nathalie manages to get on the evil adventurer Brago’s bad side. Running from this threat to her life, she finds Sir Edris. A gallant man. In his care, her life takes a whole new direction.
I felt that this book had more potential than it lived up to. Nathalie, for example, hates the divide between men and women in this society. The author makes sure you know this, especially through the first few chapters. It was a little bothersome to read every now and then. Continue reading “Quests of the Kings by Robert Evert”
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Retellings
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 8th 2016
Lady Catherine Pinkerton is a daughter of a marquess in the Kingdom of Hearts. The Kingdom we know from Alice in Wonderland with it’s terrifying monarch. In such a position certain things are to be expected of you. For example, when the king proposes to you, you shall accept and a rich, happy life for you and your family lies ahead. You shall not indulge in hobbies that are below your position in society. Such as baking, preposterous!
Sadly, Catherine loves baking and wishes to open a shop to share her pastries and confections with the Kingdom. Something a queen surely cannot do. Meeting the court’s new jester makes accepting the proposal even more impossible, Continue reading “Heartless by Marissa Meyer”
We feel like it is a match made in heaven; Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, author and illustrator. Their works go hand in hand, Chris’ peculiar illustrations perfectly complementing Neil’s bizarre writing. We believe each one of their cooperative works is to be cherished, and should be shared with those who yet need to discover them. Listed below are our favorites! Continue reading “Spotlight: Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell”
Charlotte, aka themosquitoslayer (left) and me, Kimberley, aka thebooksmademedoit (right), have taken it upon ourselves to create our own bookblog, together.
We’ve been friends for as long as we can remember, and together we share a love for books. Well.. love…? You might even say obsession. It started by just visiting the library, then bookstores, to reading more and more, creating goodreads accounts, going to cities -just- for the special bookstores, making bookstagram accounts… and now our very own bookblog.
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