• Book review: The Caged Queen

    The Caged Queen – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 25 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2) blurb: Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that when they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. Roa and Essie called this magic the hum, and it forged them together – until a terrible accident took Essie’s life and trapped her decaying soul in this world. Dax – heir to Firgaard’s throne – was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever.…

  • Kings Rising

    Kings Rising – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) blurb: His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only…

  • Prince's Gambit

    Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince, #2) With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his master, Prince Laurent, exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Leading a band of loyal men against desperate odds, Damen must fight together with Laurent, to overcome machinations, ambushes and betrayals.…

  • Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

    Captive Prince – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 April 2015 (originally self-published in February 2013) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Captive Prince (Captive Prince book #1) blurb: Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomises the worst…

  • Valiant

    Valiant – Holly Black

    Release date: October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2) blurb: In the realm of faerie… When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters living in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily beguiling about Val’s new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters and shoots up a shimmery powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis…

  • King's Cage

    King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 7 February 2017 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) blurb: In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore…

  • Book review: The Last Namsara

    The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) blurb: In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the…

  • The Elite

    The Elite – Kiera Cass

    Release date: 23 April 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Elite (The Selection, #2) blurb: The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen? America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly…