Tag: fantasy

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Angelfall by Susan Ee

Wow, Angelfall was an unexpectedly brilliant read. A lot of people have been raving this book and I can see why. It is fantastic. I feel like I have come late to the party but boy – what a party!! Angelfall is a story that puts you right into the middle of the action from the very first page. The world is shattered, destroyed when the angels swooped down. Millions […]

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

After reading Unspoken, which I really enjoyed, I was determined to go back and read Sarah Rees Brennan’s earlier trilogy, starting with The Demon’s Lexicon. The Demon’s Lexicon is the story of Nick, a sixteen year old boy, who has spent his whole life on the run from the magicians who threaten his mother’s life. Along with his elder brother Alan, Nick has held the household together after the death […]

How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

How Beauty Met the Beast is a modern spin on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. It is the story of a young burlesque dancer named Jolie Benoit who is rescued from a kidnapping and near rape by Wesley Haukon (who goes by the moniker Hauk). Hauk is a badly burned ex-Army ranger who now works for a secretive underground movement dedicated to fighting injustice called Underlight. Jolie […]

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra R. Clarke

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra R. Clarke

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke started slowly for me. It took until about 50 or so pages in to hook me in but once it did I could not put it down. This is the story of Ananna of the Tanarau, a young pirate princess who escapes from an arranged marriage with Tarrin, the young heir of the Hariri, a rival pirate clan. Annana has dreams of having […]

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Night Beach is a very intense book, unsettling and creepy at times. I was pulled into the story but found the main character a bit hard to take. Abbie, a 17 year old girl on the verge of leaving adolescence, is the protagonist of the story. She has a crush on her step-cousin Kane, who has been living with her family. Calling it a crush is pretty mild actually, she […]