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Book Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Title: All the Stars and Teeth

Author: Adalyn Grace

Length: 397 pages

Publisher: Titan Books

Synopsis: As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer – the Master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but to secure her place as heir to the throne, Amora must master the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic. But when her demonstration goes horribly wrong, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic. But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder – and more peril – than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stowaway she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

Royals! Magic! Pirates! What more do you want? Oh I know! Mermaids! Well this book has them all. And it’s good. It’s so good.

We follow the princess Amora who after she fails her magic demonstration to become High Animancer, she flees her island in search of the destructive new magic that’s rising.

I really, really enjoyed the world Adalyn Grace has created. It was fresh and super absorbing. I love the fact that there’s seven islands and they all practice different magic. We get to see a few of the islands in this book and I hope in book two we get to see this world explored more.

It’s full of fantastic characters. Amora is such a kick ass character to follow. I loved that fact even after her people became terrified of her she’s till fights to save them. I liked her. I wanted her to succeed. And we have Bastian and Ferrick who I also loved. And then we had Vataea who was my favourite. Such a brilliant character and she’s a mermaid. Do I need to say anymore? She’s such a good mermaid! I loved her. Again, I want more of her in book two! I love the gang the become. I hope we see more of the gang.

Loved the romance. Loved it. It was a beautiful slow burn that I totally fell for. I want more. I want this to be explored more in book two. I assume it will. Don’t break my heart Adalyn. I also feel like there’s another romance blossoming which I am totally here for. I want it. I need it. I hope I’m right.

I don’t want to give any of the plot or ending away, but it kept me guessing and intrigued throughout. It was exciting! This book didn’t end the way I thought it was going too, I don’t want to spoil anything but I thought the plot might continue into the next one, but it’s set up a new plot for the second one which I’m excited to see what happens. Very excited.

All the Stars and Teeth just has everything I love in a YA fantasy series. It had the fantastic characters, the interesting magic, the good plot and the swoon-worthy romance. I would definitely recommend this book. Can I have book two now please? Pleaseeeeeeee!

Thank you to Sarah at Titan books for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. It’s out now.

Until the next review.

JTH

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ARC Book Review: ‘Raybearer’ by Jordan Ifueko

Title: Raybearer

Author: Jordan Ifueko

Length: 368 pages

Publisher: Hot Key Ya Books

Release Date: 18th August

Synopsis: Tarisai has always longed for a family. She was raised in isolation buy a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of Eleven. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other council members through the Ray, a Bing much deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to being somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn – but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?

How do I say this clearly so you all understand? I LOVED THIS BOOK! Did you get that? Do I need to say it again? Because I will…

In Raybearer, we follow the story of Tarisai who has been raised in isolation, only seeing her mother every so often and is then taken to the children’s palace, to try and become one of the princes eleven. But she got a secret mission from her mother.

Before I first started this book, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I don’t know why, but that’s how I felt. How glad I was to be wrong. Let me tell you, by page 50 I loved it. Absolutely loved it. I knew it was going to have to disastrously wrong for it not to be a 5 star read. It didn’t. It’s 5 stars.

Just to let you know, I’m going to try and review this book without giving any spoilers. I want you to experience it without it being ruined

There’s so many reasons why this book works. So many. I loved the plot. When Tarisai was given the plot to kill the Prince by her mother, ‘The Lady’, but Tarisai begins to care for the Prince, it’s such a great premise. What I thought would happen at the end of the book, happened in the middle and I knew this book was just going to go beyond my expectations. And it did, it soared. It was full of twists and turns. It was just fantastic. Captivating. Everything it needed to be. I know that was vague but just read the book, okay.

This book is set in a magical land, but it’s foundation, it’s roots are these African and Middle Eastern cultures and it really makes this book come to life. They lept off the page and it elevated this book to a whole new level. I love how much it celebrated these cultures, with a magical twist. The magical land is really wide and expansive without ever being overwhelming or opaque. It’s a testament to Jordan Ifueko’s writing. The magic was excellent as well. Really unique and intricate.

The characters, I loved them. Tarisai is the perfect main protagonist. Jordan has captured her perfectly. You can feel her power, her struggle, her heart. She’s fantastic. You can’t help but as a reader care for her instantly. There’s also fantastic side characters. ‘The Lady’ is a brilliant, you can’t help but see her as villain for a while, but she’s fantastic. I loved the Prince and Khira. All of them. There’s also a slow burn romance (my favourite) which is so good. It’s so good. I felt their connection. It was one of the best YA romances I’ve read in a long time.

Jordan Ifueko has crafted a wonderful Young Adult novel. The writing it lush and rich. The storytelling is out of this world. It’s got everything you could. It’s been a long time since I read a young adult novel this good.

I can’t recommend this book enough. I am so unbelievably glad I read this book. Now I’ve just got to wait for book two. And yes there is a book two coming. Trust me, I’ve checked. I implore you to read this book.

Thank you to Hotkey Books YA for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. It’s out now. Don’t miss this one.

Until the next review

JTH

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July Wrap Up

Ahhh July, I want to thank you because for me you’ve been a good reading month. You’ll notice there was no June wrap up, that’s because I didn’t read a single book in June. But thankfully I came back strong in July. To be fair, even reading one book would’ve been an improvement but let’s not dwell on the negative.

I read some fantastic books in July. I found a new favourite. I read diversely, I read to learn and all in all it was a great reading month. I also returned to work after lockdown ended here in the UK, so I was definitely looking for an escape.

So let’s talk about the books shall we?

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. This should be required reading. I can’t explain how much I loved this book. As a member of the queer community this book made me feel seen. Please read this book if you haven’t. It’s out now.

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune. I really enjoyed this one. More than I thought I would. I did find it a little tedious at the beginning but I grew to love it. And the characters. There’s a sequel which I can’t wait to read so that’s always a good sign. This one is out.

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. This one was good, but there was something missing from it that would’ve made it great. I don’t know if it was the plot or the pacing. Or maybe the romance. But it was good and definitely worth a read. It’s out in the Uk August 14th.

Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze. I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like this. It was so immersive and brutal. It’s truly a unique novel. I can honestly say I’ll never forget this book. It’s also just been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It’s out in September.

The Black Kids by Christine Hammonds Reed. Damn this book was good. This one of those books that you get wrapped up in and learn something from. So good. So important. I loved it. It’s out in August.

Girl in the Walls by A.J. Gnuse. Oh this was so good. At times terrifying and heartbreaking, it really was a captivating novel. I couldn’t turn the last few pages fast enough. It’s not out till March 2021 but definitely keep an eye out for this one.

That’s it for this month. I definitely didn’t read as many books as I usually do, but it was nice to be reading again. And so many of the books were excellent. Truly excellent. It’s was quality over quantity this month and I’m ok with that.

I hope you had a good reading month.

Until the next review

JTH

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ARC Book Review: The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

Title: The Extraordinaries

Author: TJ Klune

Length: 400 pages

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Synopsis: In Nova City, there are extraordinary people, capable of feats that defy the imagination. Shadow Star protects the city and manipulates darkness and Pyro Storm is determined to bring the city to its knees using his power of fire. And then there’s Nick, who… well, being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? Instead of fighting crime, Nick must contend with a new year at school, a father who doesn’t trust him, and a best friend named Seth, who may or may not be the love of Nicks short, uneventful life. It should be enough. But after a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do with or without Seth’s reluctant help.

The plot was super interesting, even if I did have a few problems with the pacing. I loved the whole superhero aspect to it. I hadn’t read a book like this before and I enjoyed it. Also gay superheros FINALLY. I also loved the relationship between Nick and his dad, it was dealt with beautifully.

My favourite thing about this book was the friendship between the main four characters Nick, Seth, Gibbi and Jas. I absolutely adored it. They all had such great chemistry. I loved the dynamics between them all. All the characters had such strong personalities, but they blended so well together. I had a real soft spot for Gibbi. She made me laugh out loud.

I loved the romances. Nick and Seth were absolutely adorable and total end goals, would I have liked them to get together sooner as it was so obvious, yes, but it was worth it when they did. I also loved Gibbi and Jas’s relationship. They had a real solidity to their relationship that you don’t see often in YA.

There was definitely some things I wasn’t to keen on about the book, I definitely found it to be a bit tedious at times, mainly about the 25% mark. It just needed to move on quicker. I guess I had a little problem with the pacing. And it was also a tiny bit predictable, it took it further than I thought it would, but it made me struggle to pick it up at times.

I loved TJ’s writing. It was witty, it had me laughing out loud but it was also really heartfelt and honest. He managed to combine the two perfectly. This is the first book I’ve read by him and I look forward to reading another of his. So many people have recommended The House on the Crulean Sea, so I’m going to check that one out.

I really would recommend this book. Look all I know is I had to ask people if there was going to be another book in this series because I want to got back to this world. So keep a look out for that one, I will be.

Thank you to Hooder & Stoughton and Netgalley for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. This one is out now.

Until the next review

JTH

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ARC Book Review: ‘Infinity Son’ by Adam Silvera

Title: Infinity Son

Author: Adam Silvera

Length: 353 pages

Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK

⭐️⭐️

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Adam Silvera and Infinity Son has been on my radar for a while. I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to review it.

Synopsis: Two Brothers thrown into an epic war generations in the making. A fight for good and evil, between those born with power and those who took it. One brother had the power to end it all. The other will stop at nothing in his pursuit of glory. Who will live forever, and who will die trying?

Oh man, this book tried. It tried so hard. I could feel it wanting to be this new epic fantasy series. But for me, it sadly failed. And when I say sadly I truly mean it. I wanted to love it so badly, but I didn’t.

The story is set around Emil and his brother Brighton. Brighton is obsessed with the people who have powers and Emil becomes one of those people. It then introduces us to many (many) new characters and the story unfolds.

Ok, one of the problems I had with this book is when I say many characters, I really mean many. It’s told from the perspective of Four characters, Emil, Brighton, Maribella and, Ness. In all honesty I can’t even remember who Ness is!. I just felt like the characters could’ve been explored more, you never got know them at all and it made them bland and not likeable. It’s also got a lot of supporting characters that just make this book too jumbled

Speaking of jumbled, let’s talk about the magic shall we? There was a lot of magic in this book, I mean a lot! And it wasn’t cohesive. There was wands, Blood Casters, SpellWalkers, Phoenix’s, Celestials, Power Vests. I still honestly don’t know what half of it means. It felt like a group of eight year olds sat around and thought of every type of Magic they could think of and it’s been put in this book.

There needed to be a lot more world building, it feels like your just dropped in the middle with absolutely no explanation as to what’s going on. It didn’t take the time it needed to explain anything to the reader. It just jumped straight into the action, which was also messy and weird. With all the types of magic floating around it was bound to be! I also think at one point there was Phoenix fighting another animal in boxing ring! I honestly don’t even know!

This was Adams first time writing fantasy and you can absolutely tell. It felt amateurish. There was a sentence in the book that says ‘what the what, I’m flying’ and I remember thinking did I really just read. This man has written books so beautifully I’ve been reduced to tears and this one is making my roll me eyes. It was full of cliches and I don’t mind a good cliche, but when nothing else in the book is working they became extremely tedious. None of it felt original.

I did like that the main character of a fantasy novel is LGBTQ+, goodness knows it’s about time and we need more of this. And the ending did surprise me a little, I didn’t see it coming. So there’s two positives for you.

Overall, this book could’ve been good but it had far too many issues and was a bit of a mess. I can’t help but feel it needed to be more precise. It was to big and expansive. It’s supposed to be a trilogy (maybe that’s why the pacing was strange too?) so who knows what will happen in the next book. It does feel like it’s set up for a lot of things for book two. I just don’t know if I’ll read it. We can only hope for better.

Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. It’s out January 14th.

Until the next review

JTH

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Book Review: ‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Crooked Kingdom

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Length: 536 pages

Publisher: Orion

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Having read ‘Six of Crows’ and having it finish on such a cliffhanger, as I’m sure you can imagine I couldn’t wait to read ‘Crooked Kingdom’.

Kaz Bekkker and his crew pulled off a heist so daring they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies and hope. As old rivals and new enemies descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of jurda parem – a dangerous substance capable of altering the very fabric of Grisha magic – Kaz’s cunning and this team’s fragile loyalties are tested to their limits. A war will be waged within the city’s dark and twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the future of magic and the fate of the world.

‘I would’ve come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and now matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.

Where I thought ‘Six of Crows’ started slowly, this book couldn’t be more the opposite. It picked up right where number one left off and started the action straight away.

The plot of this book is fantastic. I was a little worried it wouldn’t live up to the story in number one, but in my opinion, it exceeds it. It was extremely clever. That’s what I liked best about it. The story went places I didn’t imagine it would. The characters got themselves in situations and they were dealt with in a genius way. It was just great story telling. Yes, there were twists and turns and I never knew what was going to happen and I loved it. Absolutely loved it.

Where this book really shines, is it’s characters. It’s not often you read a book with Six main characters and you literally love them all. Seriously love them. When they’re all together, this book is magic. It’s when it’s best. Their chemistry is on fire. The dialogue is funny, it made laugh out loud. It made it so real. Now, is it a little cliche to have all the characters involved in romances? Yes. Does it matter? No. They were amazing. It was electric. I was rooting for them all to happen. The chemistry flew off the page.

I wasn’t a fan of the Grisha world after reading the original Grisha trilogy, but Six of Crows made me change my mind. Crooked Kingdom made me love it. It adds another layer to this story. It gets darker. The descriptions of Ketterdam are lush, vivid and evocative. It’s the great writing.

Now, can we please discuss that ending? First of all, I’m going to say I’m glad it happened. It needed it. It’s what pushed this book to brilliant. I’m so glad Leigh Bardugo didn’t go for the easy option. I’m not gonna give any spoilers as I know some people haven’t read this book yet. STOP READING NOW TO AVOID A SPOILER, but Nina lying next to Mathias’s body as it sails away at the end is so moving. It’s breathtaking imagery, that I won’t be able forget. I will say it had me crying in the bath. I was full on ugly crying everyone. How can a book ending be both heartbreaking, sweet yet so satisfying?

I seriously can’t recommend this book, this duology enough. I’m so glad I gave it a chance! Let me know if you loved this book?

Until the next review

JTH

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Book Review: ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Length: 491 pages

Publisher: Orion

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Now, this is one of those books that has a lot of hype around it. But it will it live up to it?

Synopsis: Criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker has been offered a chance at a deadly heist: break into the Ice Court – a military stronghold that has never been breached – and retrieve a hostage whose knowledge could change Grisha magic forever. To succeed would mean riches beyond Kaz’s wildest dreams, but he can’t pull alone… Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Together they might just be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

She’d laughed, and if he could’ve bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would’ve. It terrified him.’

I’ve had these books on my shelves for a while. I bought them simply because of the hype. But first I read the Grisha trilogy (Shadow and Bone Series) because they are set before Six of Crows, you get to know the world and the magic. But, I have to be honest and I didn’t like the series or the world Leigh Bardugo had created, but I was still prepared to give these a go.

Now this book started off pretty slowly. Very slowly in fact. It was struggle to get into. I was considering putting it down and not picking it back up (and I never DNF). I began thinking it’s just like its predecessors.

Around chapter 8, this book really picked up. It was like a whole new book. I began to really enjoy reading it. The plot finally got going. The actual heist is exciting to read. It’s full of action scenes and they are so well written. Sometimes I can find action scenes a bit tedious, but I didn’t experience this at all with Six of Crows. They were fast paced, epic and clever.

The best thing about this book is it’s characters. I loved them all. Once you get into the story and their personalities shine through, they really are fantastic. Each chapter is told from a different characters perspective and I enjoyed each one equally. They all have individual voices, so you know which character you’re reading. The dialogue is fantastic. It’s so sharp and funny, it had me laughing out loud. They also give the book real depth and in turn elevates the plot. It’s brilliant.

Theres also a few hints at romance between some of the characters in the book. Which is exciting. I’m hoping we’re going to see more of this in book two.

This whole book build towards the ending and I really enjoyed how it ended. It had a few twists and turns. It was satisfying ending, yet set up the story for book two perfectly.

I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s got everything. I’m so glad I stuck with it. Can it be rewritten as ‘Seven of Crows’ just so I can be a character?

Until the next review

JTH

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ARC Book Review: ‘Reverie’ by Ryan La Sala

Title: Reverie

Author: Ryan La Sala

Length: 416 pages

Publisher: SourceFire Books

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was so happy to be granted this book from Netgalley. I’d seen it everywhere and was desperate to read it.

Synopsis: All Kane Montgomery knows is that the police found him half-dead in river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different. As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialise out of nowhere-the gym wraps into a subterranean temple, a historical hike nearby blooms into a Victorian romance filled with rife and scandal – Kane realises that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

Doesn’t this synopsis sound great? Well let me tell you that this book is great.

Now, I don’t really read much fantasy, don’t ask me why, but this book made me want to read more. What an original, fresh idea. Loved the fact that the characters had to play out the reveries until it was the right time to end them. Such a clever idea. Loved how it was explored to. I feel like we could have sequels, with them dealing with more reveries! I’d read them that’s for sure.

We see the story through Kane’s perspective, and because he’s just woken up from a coma and remembers nothing, he’s in the same boat as the reader, so this helps to understand what’s going on because it’s a complex world.

This book is queer AF. It was heaven! A gay main character, who’s unapologetically himself. A lot of you gay men will see themselves in this character and I think that’s so important. Representation matters. It’s so refreshing. That’s right it’s not the sassy sidekick or the gay who’s super masculine so it’s okay. Kane also gets a little romance that I won’t spoil for you, but I sooo wanted more of this. There were so many more queer aspects to this book that I don’t want to spoil for you, but when you read it just revel in them.

I also found this book really suspenseful. I didn’t know wether to believe Kane’s friends or Posey. I never knew what was going to happen next. I was never sure if they were all going to get out of every situation and I loved it. It kept me guessing, kept me hooked until the end. And the ending wasn’t a let down!

I will say this book did take me a little while to get into, but once I did, I didn’t want to put it down. It was such a fun, new, suspenseful book that carries an important message.

Thanks to Netgalley and SourceFire books for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. It’s out December 3rd.

Until the next review

JTH

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ARC Book Review: ‘Into The Crooked Place’ by Alexandra Christo

Title: Into The Crooked Place

Author: Alexandra Christo

Length: 471 pages

Publisher: Hot Key Books

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m a huge fan of ‘To Kill A Kingdom’ and when I found out Alexandra was releasing a new book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Magic rules the city of Creije, and Tavia Syn knows just how to many tricks she needs up her sleeve to survive. Selling dark magic on the streets for her kingpin, she keeps clear of other crooks, counting the days until her debt is paid and she can flee her criminal life. But then, one day, with a freedom in sight, Tavia uncovers a sinister plot that threatens to destroy the realm she calls home. Desperate to put an end to her kingpin’s plan, Tavia forms an unlikely alliance with three crooks even more deadly than her:

  • Wesley, the kingpin’s prodigy and most renowned criminal in the realm
  • Karam, an underground fighter with a penchant for killing first and forgetting to ask questions
  • Saxony, a Crafter in hiding who will stop at nothing to avenge her family.
  • With the reluctant saviours assembled, they embark on a quest to put an end to the dark magic before it’s too late. But even if they can take down the kingpin and save the realm, the one thing the can’t do is trust each other.
  • This was a fantastic YA book. I seriously loved it. When you start reading, the premise is so intriguing. It’s got great world building, that’s rich and deep and it really grounds this fantasy novel.

    It’s got great characters, they are seriously good. You see the story from the main four characters perspectives, and each one has their own personality and different voice that it makes the book a joy to read. Whilst I’m talking about characters can we just say how brilliant it is and refreshing to have a book with mostly female characters and that are strong, vulnerable, badass women who can handle themselves. I love it.

    For me, when the book really took off was when Wesley, Tavia, Saxony and Karam formed their alliance. The groups chemistry is fantastic and it’s the heart and soul of the book. It made me laugh out loud and I couldn’t wait to see if they completed their mission.

    *SLOW BURN ROMANCE CLAXON* It’s a good one! It’s a good one! Well actually I guess the romance part didn’t happen yet but it’s alluded too and it’s exciting. It’s starts off so subtly and not from the character you expected and I loved it. I can’t wait to see how it progresses. Also the relationship between Saxony and Karam is beautiful and heartwarming. I love the LGBT+ rep.

    This book has got an intriguing story throughout, with a few great twists. It’s got a new magic, that is refreshing and keeps that aspect of the book interesting. It’s also got some fantastic action scenes. I was on the edge of my seat. It’s also got a good villain though out and maybe an even better towards the end.

    Now, can we talk about that ending?? I’m not going to giveaway any spoilers by my god! It had a twist I didn’t see coming and it added a whole new layer to the story. I couldn’t put this book down towards the end. I was literally late to meet friends because of this book. It left it on such a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read what happens next. No seriously, I can’t wait. I need book two. I NEED BOOK TWO NOW.

    I seriously can’t recommend this book enough. It’s a fantastic YA fantasy book that I didn’t want to put down.

    Thank you to Hot Key Books for gifting me with a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. It’s out October 8th. Check it out.

    Until the next review

    JTH