Sunday, November 27, 2016

Crown Review #20 - Steelheart

Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson 

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Series: Reckoners, #1
Length: 384 Pages
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How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father?
   If someone destroyed your city?
   If everything you ever loved was taken from you?
   David Charleston will go to any lengths to stop Steelheart. But to exact revenge in Steelheart’s world, David will need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice. 
   And it turns out that the Reckoners might just need David too.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crown Review #19 - Alien Hunting

Alien Hunting - Safa Shaqsy

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Series: Alien Busters, Part One
Length: 55 Pages
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A copy was given in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Sara Shaqsy.

Nathalie is an Alien Buster, who kills aliens in the Arkad city with her team. Devastated by her parents’ death on the field, as Alien Busters, she goes to work in the Alien Busters institute to carry their legacy. One day she is on the field with her team, while searching for aliens, she finds a baby alien on the field with no parents and she had one mission to accomplish. To the kill all alien kind. That one alien, leads her to form a forbidden friendship and her life changes forever.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Crown Review #18 - The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Series: The Darkest Minds, #1
Length: 488 Pages
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When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Crown Review #17 - Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Series: Anna, #2
Length: 332 Pages
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It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on. 

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.