Review: Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Talon is the first book in The Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa.

Rating: 4 stars

Ember Hill is not good at being a dragon—at least not the kind of dragon that Talon wants her to be. She longs for the freedom that humans seems to take for granted. Ember and her twin brother, Dante, are placed among humans to finish their training to determine what their future will hold. There, she befriends teenagers who introduces Ember to summer, surf and first love. Soon enough she finds herself stuck in a love triangle between a human soldier, who is determined to kill her and her kind, and a rogue dragon, who wants to take her away from everything she knows. All while she discovers that Talon might not be everything they seem to be.

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Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars.

I admit it: this book was purely a cover buy. It was there, and I wanted it. I mean, look at it: It is gorgeous.

Twylla is the daughter of the Sin Eater. She’s also engaged to the future king, living with him in the castle. This would be pretty great, except she is feared for her ability to kill by touch. As the embodiment of the Goddess, only her future husband is able to touch her without being poisoned.

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Unboxing Fairyloot January 2018

The January Fairyloot has the theme “Talk Fairy to Me” and is filled yo the brim with lovely fairy related items.

Including two double-sided prints,

a character print,

a lipbalm,

a candle,

a Maas quote on a pillow cover,

a coloring book

two magnetic bookmarks.

And the featured book Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Did you get this box? :]

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin My rating: 5 of 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites.

I was poison, and Noah was the drug that would make me forget it.

“The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” is a young adult paranormal story, splashed with sci-fi elements.

Mara Dyer is a survivor, but she can’t remember the accident she alone survived. The only thing she knows is that two of her friends and her boyfriend died in a collapsed building where she apparently was too. Dealing with the memory loss and depression is tough, and her family decides that a change of scenery is needed.

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Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites.

No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.

“The Young Elites” by Marie Lu is a dark-ish fantasy, and the first in a trilogy.

Adelina is a malfetto—a survivor of a blood fever that changed her hair to silver, and left her with a scar where her left eye used to be. She lives with her sister and a cruel father who believes that she is nothing more than an abomination left to ruin the family name and fortune.

One night, something dark erupts from inside Adelina causing a chain of events that lands her in the care of the Dagger Society—a group of malfettos with extraordinary abilities called The Young Elites.

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Unboxing bookboxclub January 2018

Book box club is a UK based bookbox subscription that doubles as an online bookclub where you get to chat directly with the author.

I’ve been with this box since the beginning, and they come up with some amazing stuff and really good reads.

The January theme was “Geeks Unite”

The box included a candle, a totebag, nail art, a magnet, a calendar, and the featured book “The Fandom” by Anna Day.

As an extra, any subscribers who’s been with bookboxclub for an extended time also got an enamel pin.

And as always there was a scrolled invitation to participate in the exclusive online bookclub with the Author.

The box is… Not exactly the cheapest. However, shipping in the UK is included in the price, which is great if you live there. I don’t. But I often wish I did.

If you’d like to try out this box, I highly recommend it. And, as an extra incentive you can get a discount if you use MAJA17 on your monthly subscription.

Did you get this box? What do you think?

Review: Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me by Amy Plum

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars.

I am relatively sure I screamed at my little sister how awesome I found the idea of the “Revenants” to be. It is rare that I find new beings in paranormal and fantasy books. So when I read the elaborate back story, I got all starry-eyed fangirl.

Kate and her sister lives with their grandparents after the tragic death of their parents. Even in Paris, Kate can’t find it in herself to live—until she meets the mysterious Vincent, and his group of friends who seems to have no problem dying in order to save someone else.

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Review: The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★ ★ ★ ★ – Kept me interested all through and I liked it.

“The Kissing Booth” was originally published on the writing website wattpad, and because of the massive popularity on there, Random House picked it up.

Elle has never been on a date—in fact, she hasn’t even had her first kiss yet. When she decides to run a kissing booth in the school’s spring Carnival, her life turns upside down when her lips meets Noah Flynn’s—her best friend’s brother. Continue reading

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4,5 stars.

Violet is destined to bear another woman’s child. Sold to the highest bidder, she begins her new life in as the Duchess’ servant. Without as much as her own name, she’s stripped of all identity except a number. But not everything is bleak, because in the Duchess’ household, Violet meets Ash: a boy hired to be a companion to the Duchess’ niece.

I really enjoyed this book. A lot. But it didn’t live up to the expectations I had. Somehow, I thought it would be similar to Hunger Games, but rather than fight in the games, Violet would have to fight for her the rights to her own body. Accepting the fate, but thoroughly fighting it.

However, that wasn’t what “The Jewel” was.

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