Saturday, June 24, 2017

Crown Review #53 - Sovereign

Sovereign - April Daniels

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Nemesis, #2
Length: 350 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

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

Only nine months after her debut as the fourth superhero to fight under the name Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she's doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it's only going to get worse. 

When she crosses a newly discovered supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no trick too dirty and no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her. 

She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge. 

And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Crown Review #52 - End of Days

End of Days - Susan Ee

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Penryn & the End of Days, #3
Length: 331 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Dark World Weekend Review!

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Coming in July!!

Through the weekend of July 7th - 9th, The Crown of Books will be posting reviews each day for The Dark Work series by S.C. Parris. The first book was already reviewed here. Make sure you read the review to see how amazing the series are! The weekend will consist of reviews for Books 2 through 4.  I hope you enjoy the special upcoming weekend!

Crown Recaps - May

I know it is halfway through June right now, but I was finally able to write my progress own for last month's reading and recap. In May, I was able to read six books in which three books were a series, two books were from NetGalley and one book was the start of a series that I planned to start for some time.

The series that I have were the Penryn & the End of Days series. I did enjoy it and I was surprised that I was able to get the complete series when they were on sale, over a collective time period. I decided to bring the series into the next Weekend Review due to getting it all before starting to read it.

The book I enjoyed the most was Sovereign by April Daniels. It is a sequel to Dreadnaught that I read the other month and I still enjoyed reading about it. My only hope that there is a third book, but so far I have seen no news for it. One can hope tho.

Lastly, on my goal for 40 books, I am very close. I do not remember how many books I was at the end of May, but currently I have 37 books read. There's a chance I may complete the goal in June, however, July is more likely.

That is it for this month! Stay tuned for our next Monthly Recap in the beginning of July! (Hopefully...)

Crown Review #51 - World After

World After - Susan Ee

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Series: Penryn & the End of Days, #2
Length: 320 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Crown Review #50 - Angelfall

Angelfall - Susan Ee

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Series: Penryn & the End of Days, #1
Length: 283 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Crown Review #49 - Strange Alchemy

Strange Alchemy - Gwenda Bond

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 322 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Thank You Capstone & NetGalley for giving a copy in exchange for an honest review.

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the Lost Colony—and the 114 colonists who vanished without a trace more than four hundred years ago—still haunts the town. But that’s just a story told for the tourists.

When 114 people suddenly disappear from the island in present day, it seems history is repeating itself—and an unlikely pair of seventeen-year-olds might be the only hope of bringing the missing back. Miranda Blackwood, a member of one of island’s most infamous families, and Grant Rawling, the sherrif’s son, who has demons and secrets of his own, find themselves at the center of the mystery.

As the unlikely pair works to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony, they must dodge everyone from the authorities to long-dead alchemists as they race against time to save their family and friends before they too are gone for good

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Crown Review #48 - Frostbloood

Frostblood - Elly Blake

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars
Series: Frostblood Saga, #1
Length: 376 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.