Saturday, December 31, 2016

Crown Review #23 - The Blazing Star

The Blazing Star - Imani Josey

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 286 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Thank You Wise Ink Creative Publishing and NetGalley for giving an eARC for an honest review.

Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius.

But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected: she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again?

She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.


Mysterious and beautiful, Egypt is more than they could have ever imagined from their days in the classroom. History comes alive as the three teens realize that getting back to the present will be the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Stalked by vicious monsters called Scorpions, every step in the right direction means a step closer to danger.

As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

TheCrownofBook's Top 10 End of the Year Books!

Happy New Year everyone! With the year coming to an end, I figured to share my overall Top 10 Books I have read this year as a wrap-up out of an overall 41 books I have read this year. (I figured this would be a lot of more entertaining and better overall instead of just posting 40 books.)
*My Reviews and Ratings did not impact my choices of the Top 10.

2016 Top 10 Books

Click to Find Out What Book Made the Top Choice!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

From CoB to You, Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Holiday from wherever they are! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Also, don't fret! More reviews are coming soon! I am taking the rest of the year to do some free reading of books that I wanted to complete before the New Year! The new reviews will come in the New Year! 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Crown Review #22 - False Memory

False Memory - Dan Krokos

Rating: 2/5 Stars
Series: False Memory, #1
Length: 336 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability.

Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn’t easy—especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can’t remember loving.

Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn’t seem to matter... when there may not be a future.

Dan Krokos’ debut is a tour-de-force of non-stop action that will leave readers begging for the next book in this bold and powerful new series.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Crown Review #21 - Snow Like Ashes

Snow Like Ashes - Sara Raasch

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Series: Snow Like Ashes, #1
Length: 416 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.