Category Archives: Young Adult

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

  • Title: Paper and Fire
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count: 398 pages
  • Series Name: The Great Library
  • Buy Book: Amazon
  • Goodreads: Here
  • Rating: 4 Stars


Rachel Caine returned with the second installment from The Great Library series with Paper and Fire. If you haven’t read Ink and Bone and wish to learn more click here for my past review on the book. In this second book we return to Alexandria after the events that happened in the the previous book. Jess and his friends are assigned new jobs. Jess and Glaine is assigned as part of the guard. After his friend Thomas has disappeared after being caught for committing a crime, Jess and his friends must find a way to help save him. At the same time jess must deal with the consequences of turning Morgan in to the The Iron Tower. Throughout the book more secrets are revealed and Jess gets deeper and deeper with the world of the Library. Can anyone get out a live before they are found out?

My Thoughts:

Soon as the book came out I didn’t hesitated to put on hold at my library and couldn’t wait to read it. After the last book left me with awe and wonder I really couldn’t hide my excite for Paper and Fire. And if you are a fan of stories where characters go to a far off land and go to a school or a new world this is a book for you. Also the book is made for book worms like me. The book was filled with adventure, secrets, conspiracy, and some science fiction elements. I also like the fact that the book takes place in a different part of the world then mine.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Book Review

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Dive into the world of Truthwitch a book by Susan Dennard. This is a book that surrounds some of my favorite elements. The book combines magic, adventure, and romance into a fun world. Truthwitch throws you into the world of the Witchlands and a time where a truce between three empires are about to end. War is something that might happen at any moment, just one thing could start something. Witchlands is also a world where witches with  special powers live as well. The story involves three different characters that end up crossing past. Two witches named Iseult and Safiya who have special gifts. Iseult is a threadwitch who can see the ties and souls of people. Safiya is a truthwitch who can tell whether someone is telling the truth or is lying. This two witches are on the run when an evil witch who is a bloodwitch and wants them. On the run the two witches end up meeting a Prince who is in charge of taking Safiya and her friend to a far off place to escape. This ends up being more than what the prince has bargained for. During the story, the three characters who are at odds must find a way to put aside their differences in order to escape the wrath of the bloodwitch and also to save the prince’s homelands from famine.

I had so much fun reading this Truthwich in fact, I couldn’t put this down and wanted more of it. I even read it twice in the row because it was so good. I loved the elements of magic and people with special abilities. What also got me into the book was the adventure in it and I actually got a Sinbad type of world. If you are interested in jumping into the world of the Truthwitch click on the link below the picture to check it out. Until next time keep on reading.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Summer is a great time of the year to travel. See the world and see all the great places. But, what if you had the power to time-travel? That would definitely make a great trip, wouldn’t it? Well in Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, Etta Spencer a violinist is getting ready for the biggest performance of her life. Things are going as planned until is forced to run for her life when kidnappers are hot on her trail. Soon she stumbles into a mysterious girl who pushes her and next thing she knew woke up in on a ship in the middle of nowhere. Etta finds out she has time-traveled to 1776 and is on a pirate ship where she meets the handsome Nicholas Carter. In the story, she also learns that she comes from long line of time travelers and her mom is kidnapped. In order to get her back, she must find an object her mom stole. Throughout the story Etta and the help of Nicholas they travel through time and find an adventure of a lifetime. Can Etta find the object to get mom back?

The book Passenger has a combination of magic, time travel, romance, adventure and mystery that never stops. I had so much fun reading this book which was fast past as well. I am a huge fan of time-travel and pirates and so when I heard about this book I knew I must read it. I also liked the book that has a lot of plots twists that kept me guessing and unsure how it’s going to end. On the other hand, there are areas that I didn’t like. Sometimes when it comes to the hidden romance in the book, the characters tend to get overly descriptive of how they fill where it gets annoying and makes me want to move on. I also wished that the character went to more places as well. Probably I will get to see where the time-traveling will lead in the next book. If you are interested in reading Passenger by Alexandra Bracken click on the button “ Buy on Amazon” to check it out and until next time keep on reading.

The Infinite Sea(The 5th Wave) by Rick Yancey Book Review

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Back to the end of the world of The 5th Wave. In The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, we continue on where we left off bringing back characters: Cassie, Ben and Ringer in this post-apocalyptic world. The book brings the suspense and the thrillers of the book along with the science fiction areas along. Cassie must protect her brother while being forced to tag along with Ben and his friends after escaping Safe Haven. Cassie also must deal with the loss of Ethan. The Infinite Sea also focuses on the other main character Ringer when she goes on a mission on her own but turns for the worse when she is captured by the enemy. Throughout the story, the characters must do what they can to survive and confront their past. But also the character must deal with the truths that is behind the attack on humanity but The Others.

I was really excited to find out what happens next and see where the story leads me. The book kept the suspense and action that the first book had. I also enjoyed seeing my favorite characters in the book and getting to learn more about the other side characters from the first book. The book also has more plot twists and secrets that know how to get you guess without throwing everything at you at once. What I also liked is learning more about Ringers past and how she became Ringer we all know. Though the one thing I didn’t like was the structure of the book. I wish that since the book is split into sections I wish they would let us know which character’s point of view it is. It took me awhile to figure which character I am reading about.

Zenith (The Androma Saga) by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings

On a great weekend like this, it’s great to enjoy some reading time. In fact, it’s a great excuse for keeping out of the sun. This weekend I was taken on a spaceship adventure in the book Zenith which is the first in the Androma Saga co-written by Booktuber Sasha Alsberg and author Lindsey Cummings. I was waiting a long time for this book and was excited to read on my Kindle reader in one sitting.

The book is science fiction book about a legendary Androma the Bloody Baroness who is the captain of the marauder a glass spaceship and rides along with her female comrades. One a normal mission the crew is interrupted by pursuers which including a bounty hunter who wants to capture her. Throughout the book, Androma and her female comrades try to outsmart her chasers but end up in deep water. Later she is forced to take a job in order to save her ship and her crew which forces her team up with the last person on Earth she would want to spend time with.

This is a fun book to read and I actually read it in one sitting. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next part to see how the story continues. I like how the book features strong female leads that can fight and know how to command a ship. The book also is fast-paced and full of action. I especially would like to ride a glass spaceship myself. Well, I hope you guys get a chance to read it and until then keep on reading.

Glass Sword (Book 2 Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

If you are a fan of Red Queen then get ready for the second in the series Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. If you have got to read the book Red Queen then check out my review on the book here than come back read this review. Glass Sword was a great follow up with action, intense emotions and twist that would keep you going. I was really happy to finally read this since it been sitting my shelf since it came out in March. On to the synopsis.

Glass Sword throws back after Mare and Cal escape their execution. Along with the help with the Scarlet Guard and Mare’s back from the dead brother Shade escape the hands of Maven. Soon they find out that Scarlet Guard is bigger than Mare and Cal thought.  Later Mara is tasked with finding others like her. Red blood with silver powers. In order to save them from Maven and the army before their doom. Mare goes on the mission along with Cal, Killorn, Shade and Farley to find the hidden new bloods and hopes to train them to help stop Maven.

Throughout the book, it was a like a race against time because Mare and the others must use their smarts due the fact that Maven also knows where the new bloods are. Mare also struggles with in demons and must avoid capture as well.

I really enjoyed seeing the other side characters have more scenes through the story. I really like Shade and seeing Farley in the story since they tend to be one of the coolest characters in the stories. I also liked how the story covers themes from learning to accept yourself, and how to believe in yourself. The story also brings issues like prejudice between the color of blood, and idea of being lost. Mare struggles with finding herself and not sure who she is throughout the story. Cal also struggles to find himself in the world of reds after losing his place as a prince.  The story is great and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. If you are interested in reading Glass Sword click on the affiliate links below the picture or below. Until my next book review keep on reading.

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Book Review

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

When I jumped in the world of Shadowhunters with The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, I wasn’t ready to stop the fun in anyway. The last book of The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire left me wanting more. So when I heard about Cassandra Clares new book The Lady Midnight was going to come out this year, I waited and counted the days. That was like one or two long years. And now I finally finished it and I was not disappointed and still want to stay in the Shadowhunter world. Thank you Cassandra Clare for this amazing book.

Well if you haven’t dived into The Lady Midnight book yet and still want to know about, it’s take place years after The Dark War and last book of The Mortal Instrument. We focus on the main characters Emma, Julian and his siblings in a whole new adventure in Los Angeles. We also are introduced to new characters as well like Christina who comes from the Mexico Institute and Malcolm the High Warlock of Los Angeles. In the book Emma and Julian must solve a murder mystery where fairies, half humans and other Downworlders are showing up deadly burned. Emma find these murders has a tie in the mystery surrounding the death of her parents who was murdered when she was a kid.
The book was fun, and fed my Shadowhunter craving with delight. If you are someone that loves the Shadowhunters, and look for characters that can kick demon butts this is a book for you. Plus if you are a fan then why not? Well that’s it for the Shadowhunter fandom until my next book review, keep on reading.

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