Here are 5 of my favourite reads of this year so far! I’m nearing my yearly goal of 40 books and most of them I have enjoyed, some of them I have loved.
How many books have you read so far this year?
Which ones have been your favourite?
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Book Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa (sequel to Shadow of the Fox)
Published: 27th June 2019 by HQ
Keywords: YA, Fantasy, Japan, Anime, Adventure, Demons, Gore, LGBTQ
SPOILER WARNING FOR SHADOW OF THE FOX
One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.
Now he has broken free.
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.
Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.
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Here are 5 of the most hyped YA books I have read over the years and how I felt about them, ranging from books I read 10 years ago to ones I read this year.
What is your favourite most hyped YA book that you have read?
What hyped YA books have you read that didn’t live up to the hype?
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These are a few of the hyped YA books that I don’t see myself picking up and reading any time soon or even at all, for various reasons.
Have you read any of these books?
Do you think I should give any of these a go?
What hyped YA books don’t you want to read?
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I have known Lauren aka Sizzle aka the owner of Books and Tea discord server since I joined it back in August last year and she has been such a huge help in my blogging journey and is just an all-round awesome gal.
She started doing this series on her own blog and I decided it might be fun to do and she agreed, you can see her post browsing my book shelves here.
Basically we swap pictures of our book shelves and go through picking out books we have read, would recommend, want to read e.t.c. So let’s get started!
Let me know in the comments any books from her shelves that you have read and loved!
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Book Review: The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Published: 18th June 2019 by Titan Books Ltd
Keywords: Horror, Dystopian, Post apocalyptic, Gore, Retelling, LGBTQ, Amputee
It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.
There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined.
Red doesn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods….
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