The Novice by Taran Matharu is the first in the Summoner series and one readers will enjoy. From the stunning cover to the supernatural creatures this young adult fantasy delivered. I will warn you the cliffy is draw dropping but I promise this one is not to be missed.
Between the awesome cover and the synopsis of Undertow by Michael Buckley, I knew that I had to try this young adult science-fiction fantasy. The first in the Undertow trilogy Buckley did an excellent job of drawing me in and introducing an ocean-dwelling race that has invaded the shores of Coney Island. From prejudice to romance and despite some issues I quickly became caught up in this descriptive, fast-paced tale.
This is the second book I have read by Alvania Scarborough and I love her writing style. Merchant Master is the first book in the Lost Colony series and once again, I found myself drawn into the world, the banter filled romance and suspenseful plot. This paranormal suspense with its fantasy vibe reminded me of Jayne Anne Krentz’s Arcane Society novels and her Harmony series writing as Jayne Castle. I adore discovering new authors whose work pushes limits and heightens my experience.
I wanted to fall head over heels in love with Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard from the cover to the synopsis I was excited to begin this dystopian fantasy with magic and upheaval. In some respects, I completely adored Red Queen and in others, I am left hoping the next book in the Red Queen trilogy is stronger.
I loved Peter Pan as a young girl and dreamed of flying to Neverland. I wanted to spend time with Peter, Wendy, Tink and the Lost Boys. Like most children, I loved and hated Captain Hook. He was the perfect villain to my handsome young hero Peter. So when I saw reviews of Alias Hook an adult novel about Neverland and Captain James Benjamin Hook I knew I had to read it. Brilliant, captivating and clever Alias Hook was an audible book I adored from start to finish.
As many of you know, Red Rising by Pierce Brown made my top ten list for 2014. Pierce blew me away with his masterful dynamic storytelling and descriptive world building. It was with trepidation that I began the second book, Golden Son. Could Brown continue to hold me captive in this brilliant world? The answer my friends is yes! Golden Son was stunning as Darrow and his motley crew of colors moved closer to freeing society from its chains. The story was intense, with panoramic views and a flawed hero worthy to be King.