Captive (Gods and Monsters #2) By Klarissa King [Review]

Captive (Gods and Monsters, #2)

RELEASE DATE: October 1st 2019
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Independent
SUMMARY:

Valissa is an abomination among Gods and Monsters.
She’s cursed with the unexplained ability to steal power from the children of the Gods. It’s a curse worthy of death, but her fate is much worse than that.
Prince Poison, the cruelest of them all, keeps her captive in the stardust palace, where she’s forced to train her abilities into something that terrifies her, while evading the malicious interest of those around her.

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Prince Poison (Gods and Monsters #1) By Klarissa King [Review]

Prince Poison (Gods and Monsters #1)RELEASE DATE: October 1st 2019
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
    New-Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Independent
SUMMARY:

Few knew Valissa’s secret but it already carried a death toll. One.
If the Gods ever discovered what she was, they would capture and flay her alive.

But in the land of Gods and Monsters, no secret stays hidden for long.
Lissa—drunk on the high of a midnight party that’s rife with mysterious pirates—gets too close to one of the pirates, who turns out to have secrets of his own.
Jasper is no pirate. He is a servent of the Gods. And the moment she touches him, she steals his power.
He kidnaps Lissa, and he’s taking her to one of the most brutal Gods in all the lands … He’s taking her to Prince Poison. Continue reading

The First Girl Child By Amy Harmon [Review]

The First Girl ChildRELEASE DATE: August 20th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Amy Harmon
GENRE:
     Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 47North
SUMMARY:

Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.

Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk. Continue reading

Realm of Knights: Knights of the Realm, Book 1 (Knights of the Realm #1) By Jennifer Anne Davis [Review]

Realm of Knights: Knights of the Realm, Book 1RELEASE DATE: September 10th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Jennifer Anne Davis
GENRE:     Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Adventure, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Reign Publishing
SUMMARY:

Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.

In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy.

Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.

To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

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MY REV (Copy)

*I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was a typical YA fantasy but I still enjoyed reading it because I love reading books with this theme where a girl disguises herself as a boy. Although I had issues, I had fun reading this book. Reid was a pretty likable character but I honestly didn’t enjoy her infatuation with one of the characters. It was too insta-lovey and too rushed. I’m glad it didn’t worked out in the end because it was totally meh.

Reid was a fierce and stubborn  heroine who was raised as a son since she was born. In her kingdom, inheritance should be passed down to the son but not to the daughter and breaking this rule is a treason. Reid’s pretty skilled in sword fighting which her father is reluctant to acknowledge. When her secret  gets discovered by one of the Marsden’s Prince, she’s forced to choose between working for them or getting tried for the treason. Well, I really enjoyed Reid’s character but I wouldn’t say she was my favorite either. She was fun and totally kickass. Even though she’s reluctant to work for the princes, she does loves the adventure and the freedom it brings. I admired her friendship with her close friends  who’re also her father’s soldiers. There isn’t much romance in this book but I’m hoping there’s going to be more in the sequel. I was a bit annoyed with Reid’s attraction to the broody prince Gordon who never gave  much attention to her. There’s not many interactions between them but suddenly they have feelings for each other and it seemed very awkward. I’m so glad it didn’t worked out. I totally approve of the cocky prince Ackley and the new character we get introduced in the second half. I’m always ready for a good hate to love romance.

The plot was partially predictable but there are some interesting twists that made it an enjoyable journey. I liked the secret society of knights concept. The pacing was good but some parts seemed rushed. I never felt the need to skip the pages. The writing style was simple and easy to understand. The book was written in third person perspective. The world building was decent. It was a medieval style setting and there’s no magic. I really want to explore more of the Axian Kingdom.

Overall, this was a nice start to a new YA fantasy series. There’s adventure, politics, friendship, a dash of romance, and a little bit of women empowerment.  The book concludes with an interesting twist and  I can’t wait to know what happens next.

Recommend it?
Yes

If you loved the blurb or if you’re looking for an entertaining YA fantasy with less complex plot then definitely give it a shot!

MY RATING:

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[3.5/5Stars]


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Rage: A Stormheart Novel (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack [Review]

Rage: A Stormheart NovelRELEASE DATE: August 27th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Cora Carmack
GENRE:
     Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Tor Teen
SUMMARY:

Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.
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The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) By Danielle L. Jensen [Review]

The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom series, #1)RELEASE DATE: August 13th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Danielle L. Jensen
GENRE:
     New-Adult,  Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Context Literary Agency, LLC
SUMMARY:

What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. Continue reading

Pestilence (Feared Fables #3) By Klarissa King [ARC Review]

Pestilence (Feared Fables, #3)RELEASE DATE: September 03th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
     New-Adult,   Dystopia Fantasy, Mythology.
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
SUMMARY:

For centuries, Pestilence has tried to fall out of love with Death—the reason for her curse. But with her heart and mind at odds, humanity’s fate doesn’t stand a chance in her cold, grey hands.

Pestilence and Shadow, her trusted steed, walk the earth to deliver plagues upon the humans. But when they wake to a world they don’t recognise, Pestilence must learn to navigate the advanced technology of the humans and evade their interest in her.
It isn’t long until videos of her destruction are spread across the human world. Continue reading

Gods Of Jade And Shadow By Silvia Moreno Garcia [Review]

Gods of Jade and ShadowRELEASE DATE: July 23th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Silvia Moreno Garcia
GENRE:
     Adult,   Fantasy, Adventure, Mythology.
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
SUMMARY:

Here we shall begin to tell a story: a tale of a throne lost, of monsters and magic. A tale of gods and of the shadow realm. But this, our story, it begins in our world, in the land of mortals.

It begins with a woman. For this story, it is her story. It begins with her.
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The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) By Margaret Owen [Review]

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 30th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Margaret Owen
GENRE:
    Young-Adult,   Fantasy, Adventure, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
SUMMARY:

One way or another, we always feed the crows.

A future chieftain

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. Continue reading

Sanctuary (Sanctuary #1) By Caryn Lix [Review]

Sanctuary (Sanctuary, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 24th 2018 
AUTHOR:
Caryn Lix
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Sci-fi Fantasy, Adventure, Aliens.
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:

Alien meets Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal teens of the Sanctuary space station—only to have to band together with them when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures.

Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. Continue reading