Genre: Fantasy

Review: The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3) – Scott Lynch

Review: The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3) – Scott Lynch

*I received a free ARC of The Republic of Thieves from Del Rey via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Republic of Thieves is the third book in the Gentleman Bastard series, but the first one I read. If I missed anything because I started with the third book, I truly didn’t notice it! The characters are so well done, and I will certainly check out the prior books in this series just to be able to learn more about this world that is set in another time, and possibly in another world as well. There are alchemists and magi, as well as normal people. Then, we also have the amazing Gentlemen Bastards, who have been raised to […]

Posted 11 December, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Review: Splintered (Splintered #1) – A. G. Howard

Review: Splintered (Splintered #1) – A. G. Howard

*I won an ARC of Splintered from The Midnight Garden and I’m really excited to read it!* Splintered is an amazing mixture of a re-telling and a totally new story featuring Alice in Wonderland! I am still within the confines of the story, and I truly loved both Alyssa and Jeb, even Morpheus somehow managed to sneak his way into my heart. I love fairy tales, and Splintered really is a great spin-off that I enjoyed from start to finish. Alyssa is a great main character, she has a lot of stuff to deal with, both in the real world and in Wonderland. The way the story unfolded was so well done – I felt like I was right there […]

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Review: Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae) – Deanna Chase

Review: Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae) – Deanna Chase

*I received a free ARC of Influential Magic from Bayou Moon Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Influential Magic is a very refreshing paranormal urban fantasy story! There are both fairies and vampires, but they are not exactly the same as they are in other stories. Willow has some strange powers, she can transform the essence of plants, which is one of the reasons her bakery is so successful. She also can tell if a vampire is near, and more importantly, when a vampire is near, it sucks out her energy. That is one part of her power she is trying to keep secret – just as she tried to keep one of her new cakes a […]

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Review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) – Richelle Mead

Review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) – Richelle Mead

*I received a free ARC of Gameboard of the Gods from Dutton Adult via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review* Gameboard of the Gods is about a world where religion is all but forbidden, after religious extremists almost destroyed all humanity. Mae and Justin need to work together to make sure a religious war won’t happen again. The premise holds so much promise, with a very strong woman, both physically and mentally, different mythologies, a gruesome murder mystery as well as family drama. I went into this story with pretty high expectations – I love the author, usually adore her books, and I really looked forward to reading an adult mystery with lots of mythology. Sadly, Gameboard of the […]

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Review: Supernatural Freak – Louisa Klein

Review: Supernatural Freak – Louisa Klein

*I received a free ARC of Supernatural Freak directly from the author in exchange of an honest review* Supernatural Freak features Robyn, who can see auras, speaks Faery fluently, and works in a paranormal company to help others with their problems, while her own supernatural problems seem to pile up. The reader is brought into Robyn’s London and her supernatural problems from the first sentence, and the story continues in a frantic speed from then on. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 8,919 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

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Review: Legacy (The Time Weaver Chronicles #2) – Thomas A. Knight

Review: Legacy (The Time Weaver Chronicles #2) – Thomas A. Knight

*I received a free copy of Legacy directly from the author in exchange of an honest review* Legacy starts with a bang, kind of. Krycin wakes up on the shore of an island, with no memory of who he is, what has happened to him or why he is on an island. The first person he meets is a young wizard who helps him out. The wizard is none other than Gladius. The two men become friends, even as Krycin is a little uneasy about some of the choices Gladius makes when it comes to magic and its’ usage. As the beginning of Legacy was pretty intense, first with even the reader not knowing who the main character was – […]

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Review: Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame #1) – Rhiannon Paille

Review: Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame #1) – Rhiannon Paille

*I received a free ARC of Surrender from CreateSpace via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* In Surrender, Kaliel is a young girl who feels clumsy around her kinsfolk, she can speak to the trees and the merfolk, but she falls over everytime she needs to go somewhere. At the fire festival in Avristar, she goes to a waterfall one evening. Behind the waterfall, Krishani, part of the Amersil Brotherhood is watching her. When they meet, they both feel an attraction toward the other, even if they are hiding it at first. As Kaliel and Krishani go back to their own villages, the readers follow Kaliels adventures as she nears the time she will go to the mysterious great […]

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Review: Boundless (Unearthly #3) – Cynthia Hand

Review: Boundless (Unearthly #3) – Cynthia Hand

Boundless is kind of without bounds, and in some ways it could have been better if it had some boundaries. Clara, Christian and Angela leave for Standford at the very beginning of Boundless, and the readers follow them through information as they arrive. The first night, they are taken out of their rooms by the older students for a run around campus in the dark, and Clara gets to know one of Angela’s roommates, as well as the PHE who’s part of her dorm. She also manages to use just a tiny bit of glory to heal a girl’s broken ankle – without anybody noticing that something is up. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe […]

Posted 6 February, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Born of Silence (The League #5) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Review: Born of Silence (The League #5) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

The League series is always filled with surprises, amazing fights and a real love story. Born of Silence follows the other books in the series, and the characters from all the other books are present in this volume, to my great delight. There were a lot of new revelations in this book, and I felt so bad for Darling, it almost hurt to read about his childhood. Then, again after he was taken by the insurgents and nobody realized who he was, I have to admit my heart was breaking into a million pieces. I don’t know how he could get through that at all. Of course, Darling wasn’t completely sane after that for quite some time, but when he […]

Posted 8 December, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

I had no idea what to expect when I picked up The Scorpio Races, and I was completely blown away by it all! The characters, the vicious cappal uisce and the mystery surrounding both them and the race. Puck had to fight for everything she believed in to save her home and her little brother, and Sean gave his all to save the cappal uisce he considered to be his own, while working hard to keep other riders and horses alive and well too. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 8,919 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Posted 30 November, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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