Saturday, February 25, 2017

Crown Review #31 - The Dark World

The Dark World by S.C. Parris

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The Dark World, #1
Length: 482 Pages
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Welcome To The Dark World. A world kept from the eyes of humans where all manner of Dark Creature live, war, and thrive. 

But certain Creatures are about to find that there is more to the dark than blood and bite.... The Dark World holds secrets...and the greatest of all are about to be revealed. 

When Xavier Delacroix witnesses the death of beloved Vampire Order member, Eleanor Black, his world is turned upside down. A visit to the King of All Dark Creatures, Dracula, reveals little but more secrets, sending Xavier to keep a few for himself. After all, he is no longer sure who he can trust.... 

With the surprising appearance of strange new Creatures, the Dark World is plagued with a strange energy, energy that is affecting all Dark Creatures for the worst.... 

Equipped with nothing but questions, Xavier and those close to him are forced to face this new threat, even if it may cost them their lives.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Crown Review #30 - The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Series: The Bone Witch, #1
Length: 400 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Thank You SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley for giving an eARC for an honest review.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Crown Review #29 - Firefight

Firefight - Brandon Sanderson

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Reckoners, #2
Length: 416 Pages
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They told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David's hand. 

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. 

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David's willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic—Firefight. And he's willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Crown Review #28 - Dreadnought

Dreadnought - April Daniels

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Nemesis, #1
Length: 276 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Thank You Diversion Books and NetGalley for giving an eARC for an honest review.

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, she was trying to keep people from finding out she's transgender. But then her second-hand superpowers transformed her body into what she's always thought it should be. Now there's no hiding that she's a girl. 

It should be the happiest time of her life, but between her father's dangerous obsession with curing her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he's entitled to date her, and the classmate who is secretly a masked vigilante, Danny's first weeks living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. 

She doesn't have much time to adjust. Dreadnought's murderer, a cyborg named Utopia, still haunts the streets of New Port City. If Danny can't sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Crown Recaps - January 2017

In an effort to bring more stuff to the blog, I am introducing a monthly recap for all the books I have read for that month. 

January 2017

In the month of January, a total of 6 books were added, and if not posted yet, all reviews should be posted in this month of a February.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco - A tale of Bone Witch, Tea when she accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead. She takes off on a journey learning from other witches to control her abilities. Little did she know who she was and what her abilities could do. Rating to be Revealed.

Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor - A story of a girl who cries diamonds that has been hunted and captured by a ruthless King for her tears. She soon learns that along with tears, comes with powers and plot an escape with follow criers. Rating 2/5 Stars

Dreadnought by April Daniels - An #OwnVoices story about a transgender girl who finally gets the dream body she has always dreamed of after taking the mantle and powers from the recently deceased superhero, Dreadnought. On the journey to figure everything out, she finally finds who she really is. Rating to be Revealed.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard - The sequel to Red Queen as Mare Barrow continues her battle against the new King for her kind and Red Bloods with Powers all around and to clear some names as well. No Rating Available.

The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner - In an original take, Karma becomes an energy that are used by a special group that makes sure that the energy stays on the more positive side. When Cole inherits an odd stone from his father when he dies in mysterious train crash, he is introduced to a whole new world he didn't know existed. He learns what the strange rock can do and where his family actually comes from. Rating 4.5/5 Stars

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson - After defeating Steelheart, David and the Reckoners continues fighting Epics everyday. When an odd pattern of Epics come after them, David and the group head to Babylon Restored, that used to be New York to settle the new battle once and for all. Who is this new Epic they must face now? Rating to be Revealed.