• Book Review Banner: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

    A Heart So Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 7 January 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Bloomsbury link for Aussie’s Rating A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) blurb: HARPER has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well in Emberfall: rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. GREY has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose…

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    The Sky Weaver – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Sky Weaver (Iskari, #3) blurb: At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension…

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    The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black

    Release date: 19 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) blurb: His voice is soft, and I make the mistake of looking into his black eyes, at his wicked, curving mouth. ‘But your beauty will fade,’ he continues, just as softly, speaking like a lover. ‘And all you have and all you are will rot away to nothing. You are nothing.’ As the exiled Queen of Faerie, Jude is reeling from Cardan’s betrayal and is determined to reclaim everything…

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    American Royals – Katharine McGee

    Release date: 5 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating American Royals (American Royals, #1) blurb: The Washingtons have ruled America for almost 250 years. They’re gorgeous, fiercely famous and the beating heart of the most glorious court in the world. But behind the glittering ballrooms, elegant gowns and perfect public personas lie forbidden romances and scandalous secrets that could cost them the throne. THE HEIR is Princess Beatrice who knows duty to the crown comes before all else. Right? THE SPARE is Princess Samantha, whose only duty is…

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    Crown of Coral and Pearl – Mara Rutherford

    Release date: 27 August 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1) blurb: For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine… Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone…

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    Mini review: Princess Ninjas – Dave Franchini

    Release date: 14 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Princess Ninjas (Princess Ninjas, #1) blurb: When the kingdom is under attack who do we turn to? The king and his guards? A knight of myth and legend? Or the prophesized, chosen Princess Ninjas who battle evil and will save the day? I think we all know who! Working together to protect their home, adopted sisters Bridget, Megan, and Elyce along with their sidekick Turtle-Bear, will find out that being a ninja isn’t all about sticking to shadows, magic,…

  • Book Review Banner: The Prince and the Dressmaker

    The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang

    Release date: 13 February 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Prince and the Dressmaker blurb: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this…

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    Royals – Rachel Hawkins

    Release date: 3 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link FYI, this book has since been re-released as Prince Charming Rating Royals (Royals, #1) blurb: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old with mermaid-red hair and a picture perfect older sister who’s just got engaged to the most eligible prince in the world. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but after being hounded by the tabloids, she flees to a castle in Scotland with her sister. Hiding from the flashbulbs is made all the more fun by a…

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    Spirit Bound – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 18 May 2010 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) blurb: After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere. Before we get started, I just want to reiterate that I hate cliffhangers. This…

  • The Selection

    The Selection – Keira Cass

    Release date: 24 April 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Selection (The Selection #1) blurb: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen,…