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review 2017-11-16 01:42
Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson

Book: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

 

Author: Rae Carson

 

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance

 

Summary: Elisa has always felt powerless, useless. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king - a king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could save his people. And he looks at her in a way no man had ever looked at her before. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do. - Greenwillow Books, 2011. 

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review 2017-10-02 14:43
The Bitter Kingdom - Rae Carson

A worthy conclusion to the trilogy, as Elisa makes her last stand against the enemy and the final secrets are revealed.

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review 2017-09-10 17:37
26 Books Complete Series Mega Boxset, Katie Wyatt
26 Book Mega Box Set Complete Series (Me... 26 Book Mega Box Set Complete Series (Mega Box Set Series) - Katie Wyatt,Kat Carson

I finally finished this 26 Book Mega Boxset of Mail order Brides Series. Because it was so big, I tried to read other things in between. Most of the books, I reviewed seperately. I voluntarily chose to review this. I did enjoy the whole set of clean Mail Order Bride series. I gave the whole set a 4.7* rating. Lots of good reading in this set.

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review 2017-09-04 11:44
Book Review - Bad Boys After Dark: Carson by Melissa Foster
Bad Boys After Dark: Carson - Melissa Foster

Carson got me from the very first page with 'his rich cocoa eyes', from then it just got better and better!  The electricity between Carson and Tawny simply burnt through the pages as I read, stunning.

Prompted by her dying father asking her if she had any regrets, her loveless marriage and her lost dreams, Tawny takes the big decision to make her life worth living.  She divorces, moves to Paris and starts to put her life back together, there was just one thing stopping her from moving on.....Decades of lustful memories from her student times with her real true love and 'experimental' lover Carson.  Both Carson and Tawny had grown so much more than intense lovers in their passionate time together, they were soul mates, and if they had only communicated, owning up to their feelings for each other, they would have prevented so many lost years. but instead sharing none.  Was that the end of the dream?  Oh absolutely not, from the moment they re-connected it was the beginning of a new chapter creating another exciting and passionate ride.

Carson's kindness and love for Tawny absolutely melted me, the never-ending love they had for each other brought such an emotional edge to the story.  The way Carson's family and friends embraced Tawny into their lives brought Melissa's familiar sense of loyalty and friendship to the story.

Another wonderful steamy read that will surely take your breath away.  I'm so looking forward to joyful Brett next and the woman who tries to tame him down!

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/book-review-bad-boys-after-dark-carson.html

 

Source: beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/book-review-bad-boys-after-dark-carson.html
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review 2017-09-01 16:00
Wildwood Chronicles Masterpost OR I can't come up with a clever title
Wildwood - Carson Ellis,Colin Meloy
Under Wildwood - Carson Ellis,Colin Meloy
Wildwood Imperium - Carson Ellis,Colin Meloy

I hadn't intended to marathon the books in this series but fortuitously I was able to get my hands on them only weeks apart. Therefore, I decided to lump them all together in one masterpost. You're welcome! Rather than showing the covers for the books, I've opted to give you a glimpse of the illustrations found inside before each book's review. **If you haven't read past the first book then I highly caution you about reading my reviews for the other 2 books. I've tried to stay spoiler free but there's only so much I can omit.**

 

Source: Pinterest

Wildwood by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis starts off the Wildwood Chronicles series which as far as I can tell consists of 3 books (although some websites confusingly say there are only 2). The first book follows Prue McKeel, an average 12 year old living in Portland...until one day her baby brother is kidnapped by a murder of crows. She and a semi-friend from school, Curtis Mehlberg, venture into the Impassable Wilderness in search of the baby and stumble across an entirely different world. It turns out that inside the I.W. there exists a magical place full of talking coyotes, magical sorceresses, mystics that commune with trees, and a gang of roving bandits. There is also a postman, a corrupt government, and territory wars. Maybe things aren't so different from what she's used to after all? No, it's completely different and Prue finds out that she's not as normal as she once thought...

 

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Continuing in Under Wildwood, we find our heroes separated and trying to reconcile themselves to their new existences. Prue is having conversations with the local flora and Curtis is trying to become the best bandit he can possibly be. We're introduced to new characters such as Mr. Joffrey Unthank who is the owner and operator of both a machine shop and orphanage (not necessarily mutually exclusive by the way) as well as Carol Grod who sports a pair of wooden eyeballs. The reader continues to learn more about the Periphery Bind which keeps the Impassable Wilderness and all its environs from encroaching on the Outside. There are assassins, Titans of Industry (capitalization very much required), and danger around every corner. This book marks the turning point into a darker tone as the battle between good and evil gets well and truly under way.

 

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All of this brings us to Wildwood Imperium which (from what I can tell) is the final book of the series. To some extent, all of the books have discussed politics in one form or another but this one is almost entirely about the political system (or lack thereof) in Wildwood and its environs. Prue is still on the lookout for the second Maker (the reader knows who this is and it's frustrating seeing the near misses) while the Verdant Empress speaks to the May Queen from a mirror on a nightstand. (You aren't confused you're just behind in the series.) This is the tensest (and longest) book of the lot and a lot of loose ends are tied up (like where all of the bandits went). (I still have a question about the Elder Mystic's whereabouts but maybe that's just me.) It doesn't feel complete to me though. There's still a lot that could be done with the characters in my opinion but based on what I've seen there doesn't seem to be any plans to continue the series. It's a shame because this married pair makes a powerful literary duo. (They're coming out with a new book on October 24th of this year entitled The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid!)

 

Overall series rating: 9/10

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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