The Lost Carnival by Michael Moreci

The Lost Carnival by Michael Moreci, Illustrated by Sas Milledge and Phil Hester
(A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel)

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Genre: YA Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Rating: 4 Stars


Synopsis:

Before Batman trained him to be Robin, Dick Grayson discovered the power of young love–and its staggering costs–at the dangerous, magical, and utterly irresistible Lost Carnival.

Haly’s traveling circus no longer has the allure of its glamorous past, but it still has one main attraction: the Flying Graysons, a family of trapeze artists starring a teenage Dick Grayson. The only problem is that Dick loathes spending his summers performing tired routines for a dwindling crowd.

When the Lost Carnival, a wild and enchanting new attraction, opens nearby and threatens to pull Haly’s remaining customers, Dick is among those drawn to its magical nighttime glow. But there are forces ancient and dangerous at work at the Lost Carnival, and when Dick meets the mysterious Luciana and her carnival workers–each stranger than the last–he may be too mesmerized to recognize the danger ahead.

Beneath the carnival’s dazzling fireworks, Dick must decide who he is and who he wants to be–choosing between loyalty to his family history and a glittering future with new friends and romance. Writer Michael Moreci and artist Sas Milledge redefine Dick Grayson in The Lost Carnival, a young adult graphic novel exploring the power and magic of young love


Disclaimer: First and foremost I would like to thank DC Comics for providing me with an e-copy to voluntarily read and review. This in no way sways my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.


REVIEW

I recently started getting back into graphic novels after reading White Sands by Brandon Sanderson. I forgot how exciting seeing the story come to life is. I haven’t explored Batman or the supporting characters since childhood and now that I have two kids, I looked forward to getting back into this universe through these beautiful illustrations.

Dick Grayson is an acrobat in a failing circus. As we watch the decline of the carnie lifestyle and see him become involved in a new, mysterious yet enchanting attraction that opens up next door, we really get into the meat of the story. The dual color palettes of the circus was really interesting and I was so invested in the plot!

I think it’s hard for some authors to get their ideas across in the format of a graphic novel. In some, I have struggled with getting immersed in the world without the actual world building through words. I think that the illustrations really help with the world building and were able to focus more on the character building. I liked reading about Robin before he was Robin, being a teenager with feelings of wanting to “find his place,” seeing his relationships with his parents and friends, and the overall thrill of something new.

I really think that this book is more suited towards the younger crowds rather than older YA. I think I would let my 8 year old read this novel and not feel that it was inappropriate. I really appreciated the diversity of the characters and the overall feel of this book. I am definitely grabbing a physical copy!

This book is available NOW for purchase! Thanks again DC Comics!

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The Lost City by Amanda Hocking

The Lost City by Amanda Hocking
(The Omte Origins Book 1)

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
Rating:
3.5 Stars


Synopsis:

Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lays the secret kingdom of the Omte—a realm filled with wonder…and as many secrets.

Ulla Tulin was left abandoned in an isolated Kanin city as a baby, taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls of mixed blood. Even knowing this truth, she’s never stopped wondering about her family.

When Ulla is offered an internship working alongside the handsome Pan Soriano at the Mimirin, a prestigious institution, she jumps at the chance to use this opportunity to hopefully find her parents. All she wants is to focus on her job and the search for her parents, but all of her attempts to find them are blocked when she learns her mother may be connected to the Omte royal family.

With little progress made, Ulla and Pan soon find themselves wrapped up in helping Eliana, an amnestic girl with abilities unlike any they have ever seen before—a girl who seems to be running from something. To figure out who she is they must leave the city, and possibly, along the way, they may learn more about Ulla’s parents.


Disclaimer: First and foremost I would like to thank Wednesday Books and St. Martin’s Press for providing me the ARC to voluntarily read and review. This in no way sways my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.


REVIEW

First, I would like to say that I have not read the original stories connected with this spin-off. Secondly, I don’t think that impacted my reading experience in regards to the story line. I was able to just jump into the story and figure things out as I can do most of the time with YA books. This was a quick, fast paced read, and I loved that I was able to complete this book essentially in one sitting.

I loved Ulla. I felt very connected with her and her goals as I would do the same things she would in her position. I think that it is very realistic that she wants to find out who she is and why and get more answers about her parents. The other character I enjoyed was Pan. I really feel like he was well developed and easily likable. There is a magic system within this book and I want to continue to explore that. I do believe that this book sets groundwork for future novels, in which I will be requesting the next book to read. There are quite a few questions I have but I don’t want to say too much to spoil – I am hoping book 2 and 3 answer them for me so I can discuss this series as a whole!

Rating this book as if I were 14, I truly think I would become immersed in this world and want to go back and read the original stories based on this world. The Lost City is available for purchase on July 7, 2020 and the second is releasing in August! You can preorder now!

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TRUEL1F3 by Jay Kristoff

TRUEL1F3 (LIFEL1K3 #3) by Jay Kristoff
Genre:
 Young Adult SciFi
TRUEL1F3 (Lifelike, #3)Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: 
June 30th, 2020
Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

Best friends have become enemies. Lovers have become strangers. And deciding whose side you’re on could be the difference between life and death. For Eve and Lemon, discovering the truth about themselves–and each other–was too much for their friendship to take. But with the country on the brink of a new world war–this time between the BioMaas swarm at CityHive and Daedalus’s army at Megopolis, loyalties will be pushed to the brink, unlikely alliances will form and with them, betrayals. But the threat doesn’t stop there, because the lifelikes are determined to access the program that will set every robot free, a task requiring both Eve and Ana, the girl she was created to replace. In the end, violent clashes and heartbreaking choices reveal the true heroes . . . and they may not be who you think they are. 


Disclaimer: First and foremost I would like to thank Jay Kristoff, Penguin Random House, and NetGalley for providing me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way sways my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.


REVIEW

TRUEL1F3 was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint! After the heart stopping cliff hanger in DEV1AT3, I anxiously waited an entire year to feel closure and I truly felt we got it. There are some things I wish that were expanded on but it left it in a way that if he ever wanted to write more, there would be meat left for that to happen. As far as I know this is a trilogy only, though!

I loved the multiple points of view, I loved Lemon Fresh and her character ARC. Honestly when I started LIFEL1K3 I thought Eve would be the star but Lemon emerged from the scrap and stole my heart. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil anything! Once the series is out and people have had time to read it, I will expand more  on my thoughts about this book and the characters. The love, the betrayals, the romance… I loved (and hated LOL) it all!

Just know that this book was an excellent conclusion to the series. It had action, adventure, so much laughter, heart warming moments… it does have a few triggering moments so if you are sensitive to some triggers please let me know and I can tell you so you can prepare. They aren’t graphic but it does add a layer of sensitivity to the issue.

Just like DEV1AT3 I have a hard time conceptualizing the time frame in which all of this takes place.. a matter of days.. a matter of weeks. It’s so hard for me to imagine Eve and her story ARC coming full circle in this time but again, it ramped up the intensity!

True Cert, this book was just what I needed to get out of my slump! I enjoyed seeing the direction the characters went! Jay Kristoff is a forever favorite author of mine.

Thank you so much for allowing me to read an advanced copy and for leaving this burning hole in my chest. This book goes on Sale 6/30/20 and is up for PREORDER now!

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Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Publisher:Knopf Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524720926
Genre: 
YA SCIFI
Rating: 
5 Stars
Audio Rating: N/A

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DISCLAIMER:
This e-book was sent to me for free by Penguin Random House via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacts my rating, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


[SYNOPSIS]
This synopsis contains spoilers for Aurora Rising, Book 1 in The Aurora Cycle

Our heroes are back… kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival.

First, the bad news: an ancient evil—you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal—is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first.

Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces. And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri. Then there’s Kal’s long-lost sister, who’s not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it’s time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can’t learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.

Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion’s most unforgettable heroes—and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.


NON SPOILERY REVIEW

“I’m the girl who’s going to save the damn galaxy…”

Where do I even begin? It’s so hard for me to review this book without leaving spoilers so I’m going to have to keep this pretty simple. This book will make you laugh, cry, it will emotionally break you… and I can’t thank Jay and Amie enough. To be able to feel all of these emotions and to connect to characters so deeply — characters who stay with you once the book is long over, that’s truly an amazing reading experience. I haven’t stopped thinking about Squad 312 since I finished the book and I am already itching to re-read it because I’m not ready to let them go.

This book was truly explosive, action packed from beginning to end. There were so many times were I actually laughed out loud and times were I had real tears streaking my face. This book is more mature than Aurora Rising, but due to the nature of their circumstance it makes sense. All of the characters grew in their own way and I loved seeing their personalities shine. I loved the twists and turns — I just couldn’t get enough.

“I am not feeling nothing.”

Thank you so much for allowing me to read an advanced copy and for leaving this burning hole in my chest. This book goes on Sale 5/5/20 and is up for PREORDER now!

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Lobizona by Romina Garber

Lobizona by Romina Garber
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press
Genre:
YA Urban Fantasy
Rating:
5 Stars
Audio Rating: N/A

Lobizona (Wolves of No World, #1)

—–[SYNOPSIS]—–

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.


DISCLAIMER:
This e-book was sent to me for free by St. Martin’s Press and Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review. This in now way impacts my rating, all thoughts are my own.


NON SPOILERY REVIEW

Wow. This book was heartbreaking, raw, and powerful. I am so impressed with Romina Garber and her writing style. This YA Urban Fantasy was gripping right until the end. I am 100% here for the Argentinean folklore and the female empowered heroes journey.

Lobizona begins with Manu, an undocumented immigrant from Argentina who is in hiding due to her immigrant status and due to the unusual look to her eyes. She is a very thoughtful, caring, and intelligent young woman who is put in impossible situations due to her mother’s choices. This book explores the very much real immigrant experience. My heart was pounding during the very first section of the book. I appreciated how heavily the Spanish was used, as it made Manu’s life feel real to me.

Finding a hidden school and the secrets about her father (whom she has been on the run from her entire life) also intrigued me, considering that those two things were tied together. I also appreciated the queer representation within this novel. I think that it’s so important to represent all types of people and this book really took it to the next level without making it seem forced. Manu’s life is a strange yet powerful one and I cannot wait to see what Romina does next.

Thank you so much for allowing me to read an advanced copy. I loved everything about it. This book goes on Sale 5/5/20 and is up for preorder now!

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Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
Publication Date: January 28th, 2020
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre:
YA Contemporary
Rating:
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she’s playing Reclaim the Sun, the year’s hottest online game. Divya—better known as popular streaming gamer D1V—regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game’s vast and gorgeous virtual universe. But for Divya, this is more than just a game. Out in the real world, she’s trading her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay the rent.

Gaming is basically Aaron Jericho’s entire life. Much to his mother’s frustration, Aaron has zero interest in becoming a doctor like her, and spends his free time writing games for a local developer. At least he can escape into Reclaim the Sun—and with a trillion worlds to explore, disappearing should be easy. But to his surprise, he somehow ends up on the same remote planet as celebrity gamer D1V.

At home, Divya and Aaron grapple with their problems alone, but in the game, they have each other to face infinite new worlds…and the growing legion of trolls populating them. Soon the virtual harassment seeps into reality when a group called the Vox Populi begin launching real-world doxxing campaigns, threatening Aaron’s dreams and Divya’s actual life. The online trolls think they can drive her out of the game, but everything and everyone Divya cares about is on the line…

And she isn’t going down without a fight.


DISCLAIMER:
This book was sent to me for free by Inkyard Press in exchange for an honest review. This in no way sways my review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

There is also usage of mature language but if you’re a gamer, you 100% would be okay with it (it isn’t often). I would let a 14 year old read this.

TW: mention of abuse, depiction of assault, harassment, online bullying


NON SPOILERY REVIEW

And now I’m going to set this world on fire.”

Just as the synopsis says, Divya is now my queen. She is smart, sassy, independent, strong, and all around a badass non-princess who most definitely does NOT need saving by anyone.

I essentially inhaled this book in one sitting. It hit me right in my nerdy gamer girl heart. All of the nods to current pop culture really made me feel like these characters were real. The level of conversations they had with each other was so authentic. Aaron’s relationship with his little sister might be my favorite part of the story. The romance was sweet, didn’t feel forced, and added that blushing edge to this story. It didn’t overshadow it, but I enjoyed the addition of it to the plot!

As a WOC, it really made me feel seen with both MC being brown. The relationships they had with their parents are so similar with POC across the board ranging from working your ass off to help pay for rent to the expectations of being a doctor and the pressures of a high paying career.

“My Armada! I love you!”

One of the things I loved about Divya was that she was a streaming diva who built an empire all on her own but gave credit to her best friend and her fans at every turn. She knew she would not be where she was without them and it helped me root for her as she was not a spoiled, entitled brat like the antagonist of the story. There is a scene in this book that moved me to tears! Side note: I seriously wish Reclaim the Sun was a real game!

Thank you for making me feel seen, you made gaming and streaming important in a novel, and who gave us a nerdy chick who is Mario and not Princess Peach.

This book will be available on January 28th, 2020 and is available at most retailers for preorder!

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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Genre: YA Dystopian
Rating: 3 Stars

Synopsis:

Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. 

In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. 

Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.


DISCLAIMER:
Thank you Libro.fm, Kim Liggett, and Macmillan Audio for this free copy to read and review. This is no way shapes my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.


REVIEW

Wow. I never thought that I could dislike a book so fast. Now before you come at me with your pitchforks, I did not like this book because of how upset I get when I read about women being oppressed. This is something real people all over the world are experiencing… pain at the hands of their oppressors and it is so hard for me to read without getting angry.

In this YA dystopian world, 16-year-old girls are sent into the wilderness for “purity,” and to rid themselves of their evil and magic; they are to fend for themselves and defend against poachers, people who steal the girls and sell their body parts for money. Reading about the way these girls had to dress and do their hair so they were not tempting to men was some grade a Warren Jeffs shit. It was infuriating to read. Girls and women are nothing more than breeding machines, they cannot think for themselves, or make a life for themselves.

The constant bickering and backstabbing between the girls was almost more than I could bear. I also have never wanted to punch a 16-year-old more than one of the characters ever in my life. I felt like nothing happened for about 40% of the book, and then I got excited when there was a change, and then it went back to nothing happening. I was more invested in some of the side characters; I truly don’t think the main character learned anything by the end.

With that being said, the writing style was good. I could not turn off the audiobook. The narrator did a fantastic job at drawing you in and keeping you hooked; I mean I listened to it in one day.

Overall, this book was not for me, but if I read it when I was 13 or 14 I think I really would’ve enjoyed it. This is why I am giving it a 3 STAR rather than my personal rating. I do not think it’s fair to rate a book that has nothing structurally wrong with it as an adult if it’s meant for a younger audience.

This book is available for preorder now at most book retailers, in store or online!

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Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Genre:
 Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Putnam/Penguin Teen
Publication Date: 
September 10, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars ⭐️

Synopsis:

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong? 

Frank Li has two names. There’s Frank Li, his American name. Then there’s Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California. Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl–which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white. 

As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he’s forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don’t leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he’s found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he’s left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love—or himself—at all. 


**REVIEW**
Disclaimer: First and foremost I would like to thank David Yoon and Penguin Teen for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way sways my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.

Frankly in Love was everything that I needed. I am a first generation (half) Korean American, and although my expectations on love were much different as my mom married my white dad and left Korea for him, there were so many times where I felt connected to Frank and his experience within the colliding cultures.

I loved this book. I found myself laughing, aching with pain, drooling from the food (Frank ordered my fave dish at a restaurant, Mul Nengmyeon!!!), and connecting to the story most of all. The feeling of not knowing where I belong – not being Korean enough for the Super Koreans, not being white enough to not be targeted racially by others… it was a hard time growing up. I really appreciated the realness of this story, how I could put myself in Frank/Joy’s shoes and truly FEEL my life in that moment. Finding representation that’s true to me and not built on stereotypes was refreshing and honestly… heartbreaking.


The reason I gave it a 4.5⭐️ and not 5 – Could be considered spoilery:

This book was phenomenal, While I loved and adored this book, as an adult reader, instalove isn’t my favorite trope. It’s hard for me to remember that side of me from high school, even though I know that’s exactly what teenagers are like. I also didn’t think that the twist with Frank’s bff Q was handled in the best way possible. I felt as if Q was such an important character and that his relationship with Frank was strong enough for him to handle the truth.


Overall, this is a perfect YA contemporary for me. I felt emotionally invested in the characters, I miss them now that I’m done reading. If you like instalove, POC MCs, and realistic issues, then definitely check this out!

You can pre-order this book at AMAZON, or search any retailer online or book store closest to you! Available September 10, 2019!


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The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
Genre:
 Young Adult Fantasy

Publisher: Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: 
September 3, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars ⭐️

Synopsis:

For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.

For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again―a home.

**REVIEW**
Disclaimer: First and foremost I would like to thank Adrienne Young, Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for providing me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way sways my opinions, all thoughts expressed are my own.

Regardless of my review, I believe that we should gives books that interest us a chance! Reviews are important but not every book is for every person and we need to keep that in mind when we decide what books we want to read!

I went into this book with the understanding that this book is not Sky in the Deep, however because it is in the same world, I had a hard time separating that expectation from my thoughts. I cannot fault this book for not being Sky. To me, this book has way less Viking action and hardly any romance but that’s okay because it is a story of its own!

There were many parts of this YA fantasy that I enjoyed. I really loved the idea of how relying on fate can rule the way a group of people live. I love the expansion of the different clans, their ways of life, and how they view the world. I liked the idea of multiple points of view to get the story from a different angle. The fighting scenes were intense, had me on the edge of my seat, reading as fast as I could!

With that being said, I had a hard time connecting to the characters and the story, I would have an even harder time connecting if I hadn’t read Sky. Adrienne Young sets up a very unique world in the first but I felt like it wasn’t expanded much in this novel. The voices felt flat, even the POVs read the same in tone and structure. I felt lost, not knowing where I was in the story/world, and kept having to reread passages to figure out who was talking and where I was. Sometimes I would be reading a chapter and forget who’s point of view it was.

I felt that there wasn’t much of a buildup to the climax. There was a lot of telling and not showing, which packed less of an emotional punch. I felt somewhat lost on the characters motivates, and confused as to why they were doing what they were doing. I didn’t understand why they were at war, which is actually part of the issue I had with Sky. The plots seemed similar and had the same issues with pacing.

Overall, I feel like this book is very bingeable; while it had it’s issues, I still get myself compelled to keep reading it and to find out the fate of the people in this story. I think that there’s a lot that can be expanded on and more to explore! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Viking lore, action, and for people who read and enjoyed Sky in the Deep but keep in mind that they are different stories!

You can pre-order this book at Amazon, or search any retailer online or book store closest to you! Available September 3, 2019!


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Sea of Bones by Deborah O’Donoghue

Title: Sea of Bones

Author: Deborah O’Donoghue

Publisher: Legends Press

Pages: 288


Disclaimer: I received this advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It in no way influences my rating.

Review:

In Deborah O’Donaghue’s debut novel we explore a psychologist thriller with many social and political themes tied in. This is a fast paced book that will keep you on your toes. I enjoyed the third person narrative as it helped keep track of all of the characters introduced. Some characters I felt were unnecessary and only distracted from the plot, but overall I enjoyed it. I really liked how mental health was portrayed, however some of the themes of the book were slightly disturbing and could be triggering for some. I would read this book knowing that before you go into it. Solid 3.5 star rating for this quick thriller!


You can purchase your copy of this book on Amazon on July 1st, 2019!