Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Crown Recaps - June

Hello there! It's time for another monthly recap! In June, I took reading a little bit slower, but I had no problem with that. I have participated in a group reading of S.C. Parris' series The Dark World, in which a week even review was announced for previously.

Onto my goal of 40 books, I am now 99% towards the goal. I just need 1 more book and obviously I will surpass that this month. After that, it will be just my plan to to keep reading with no set amount. However, I anticipate a few life changes in the future and the amount of books I read per month may have an affect. Hey, life is life. I still get to read though! (Just maybe a little on the lesser side)

Just a short recap this month. Stay tuned for the next month!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Crown Review #57 - The Phoenixes of the Nest

The Phoenixes of the Nest - S.C. Parris

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The Dark World, #4
Length: 304 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Everything will burn.

With magic restored to its rightful place, Dracula’s secrets push Xavier to leave The Order of the Dragon behind. He strikes out on his own—driven by the sultry voice that continues its heady call through his mind.

Pulled to the one Creature that can give him answers to the many question he seeks, he takes matters into his own hands, and uncovers what could be a greater threat than Elite Creatures—the once-subdued Enchanters are on the move, for their leader has finally awoken from his centuries-long slumber, and he is angry, determined to end the Vampires’ and Lycans’ existence once and for all.

But there are beings in the clouds who have been kept from the Dark World by stronger forces. Now that Alexandria Stone’s beaming red light subdues Vampire, Lycan, and Elite Creature alike, they can return. —And their wrath is greater than anything The Dark World has ever known.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Crown Review #56 - The Two Swords

The Two Swords - S.C. Parris

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The Dark World, #3
Length: 400 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

The Dark World is falling.

Faced with the impending threat of a new breed of creature, Xavier Delacroix is forced to enter the fight. For the Great Vampire’s sword must be taken back.

But the one who holds the sword is not ready to relinquish its power—a power that if used wrongly will change the face of the Dark World forever. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Crown Review #55 - The Immortal's Guide

The Immortal's Guide - S.C. Parris

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The Dark World, #2
Length: 474 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

When the Great Vampire falls, his dark secrets rise. 

As a new breed of creature consumes all, Xavier Delacroix is thrown into the fray of The Dark World, while Christian Delacroix is kept maddeningly close to the mysterious Alexandria Stone.

The Immortal’s Guide, the powerful book every creature wants to get their hands on, is lost. Xavier Delacroix is in a race to find it—and keep it from the clutches of a surprising new creature that is as familiar as she is deadly.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Crown Review #54 - The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Girl with the Red Balloon - Katherine Locke

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The Balloonmakers, #1, Standalone
Length: 288 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Thank You Albert Whitman & Company & NetGalley for giving a copy in exchange for an honest review.

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she's caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie's time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.