Genre: Fantasy

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 9,222 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 9,222 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Posted 30 November, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Review: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) – Jay Kristoff

Review: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) – Jay Kristoff

*I received a free ARC of Stormdancer from Tor UK via Netgalley in order to write an honest review of this book* The glimpses into Yukiko’s past through the flashbacks are heartbreaking! It explains so much about her, and at the same time, it makes me want that she could still have the innocence, as well as the fellowship she had with her brother and Buruu. It also is an excellent way of providing the back-story, without resorting to info dumping. On that note, I also thought that the maps at the beginning of the book served this kind of purpose as well. Great way to let the readers know about the world, and how things work, with only two […]

Posted 19 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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The Time Weaver – Thomas A. Knight

The Time Weaver – Thomas A. Knight

*I received a free ARC of The Time Weaver from DragonWing Publishing via Manic Readers in exchange of an honest review* This review of The Time Weaver was originally posted at Risque Reviews on July 6th 2012. The Time Weaver grabbed me from the first line and hauled me inside a crazy world, on a wild ride! I have rarely felt so connected with the main character after just the first line, and I just had to turn the page, see what would happen next, and continue to be amazed. The words are wielded with the same sure elegance Seth learns his magic. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of […]

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Review: Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Review: Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Infamous was not as satisfying as I had hoped it would be when I started reading. It really felt like a filler book. There was not a lot of progress being made, Nick was younger than in the other instalments, and he was learning little by little what his powers were, or would become. Also, neither Nick or the readers know who he can trust, except for the obvious people, being his mom, Acheron and Kyrian. At the same time, knowing that Nick from the future is coming to give advice to young Nick in the book it is difficult to know exactly how the relationship between Ash and Nick will develop. I usually love it when someone is able […]

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