Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Posted by Angel kk at Thursday, September 24, 2015 0 comments

Synopsis

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

Review
Lair of Dreams picks up not long after, The Diviners ended. It’s 1926, and after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill was left with no choice but to reveal  herself as a Diviner. With her talent  revealed, she has now become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But as more Diviners  appear  not everyone is so accepting.

We of course see more of the powers of the characters who were the center of the first book like Evie, Sam, and Memphis. But in this book, Henry takes center stage. We get to learn so much more about his Diviners power, dreamwalking.

We are also introduced  to a new  character Ling a handicapped girl,
who is a dream walker like Henry.
Both use the realm of dreams as a escape  from the real world. Henry is using it to search for the boy he fell in love with in New Orleans. Ling uses it as a place to be free from her handicap.to be the way she was. Together they  discover a world of secrets and mysterious, that may leave them wishing that they never entered the realm of dreams.

Memphis is struggling to deal with both his healing abilities and his forbidden love for a white woman. But there is someone else watching him.

This book is told through multiple perspectives but it works  for this story as it allows  you  to get a  better understanding  of the characters .  There are also  complicated pasts that we are slowly learning about.

If you liked the first book in this series, I think you'll really enjoy Lair of Dreams

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Posted by Angel kk at Sunday, September 06, 2015 0 comments

Synopsis  

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Review

It's here!!!!

Firstly let me start by say that i was super lucky with this and received  a ARC copy.

She is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, and she will no longer hide who she is.

After a decade of denying who she truly is, Aelin is now prepared  to embrace who she truly is, embrace   her birthright . To fight for the future of her people. She must face her past and take down the monsters who destroyed her childhood and murdered the people she loved.

Though on her return she appears to only have one thing on her mind revenge. Revenge for Sam the love taken from her, for Nehemia, the best friend who always believed she could be more. But she also appears  to be seeking vengeance  on a much more personal level. She is seeking vengeance  for Celaena, for the child manipulated  by  kings and turned into a weapon.

Queen of Shadows also see the return on Chaol, Dorian, Rowan, Adieon  and Manon. All of who are fighting  with not only who they truly are but their roles in the kingdom.
We aslo see their storys begin to intertwine as their lifes change.

Struggling  with the loss of everything he’s ever known and believed in. Chaol is now  desperate to save his  dearest friend at any cost, but perhaps it is he who needs the saving. He is determined  to be miserable and alone, as penitence for what he feels was his part in what happened to Dorian, Sorscha, and Nehemia.
Though he knows that Aelin’s raw power could save them all.  But he tries to make them understand that if left unchecked, she and her court’s unstoppable, inhuman power is just dangerous and terrifying, as the king’s world-dominating influence.

Dorian gentle nature, is gone replaced by a darkness from the vlag  that possess  him. Though he tries his hardest to fight Dorian  is sucked away onto a dark corner.Queen of Shadows truly succeeds is in the evolution of its friendships between women. Some fascinating characters coming into  Aelin’s life, and since I’d hate to the ruin the surprises that are in store, I’ll just say that each of the women introduced is as bold, and determined  as Aelin. We are also introduced to some new darker characters.

We first meet Manon and the 13 in Heir of Fire , were i was truly unsure of how or where they were going to fit into this story. But now we learn what their purpose is. The question is will they fulfill their purpose?
We aslo learn more about Manon and her relationship with the other witches in her covern.

There is so many amazing things that happen in the book that will have you on the end of your seat.  Which makes being able to give you a review without spoilers very had, so let me keep it simple.
There will be death, love, revenge, and  surprises.  All of which will leave you dying to know what happens next.

Sarah J Maas has returned us to a world were magic was removed and replaced  with a darkness and death. But can Aelin and her friends  change their world before it is to  late.

☆☆☆☆☆

About the author
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion. 

 

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