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review 2017-10-21 12:30
Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.
The Rise of the Dawnstar (Avalonia Chronicles) - Farah Oomerbhoy

The Rise of the Dawnstar
Farah Oomerbhoy
(The Avalonia Chronicles #2)
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…

My Review

I really thought this one had a lot of action and gives you much more answers than the first one. I still like Rory but I just wish she wasn't so hung up on Rafe, I am just not a hugh fan of his, and I don't see what she sees in him. 

We are introduced to another guy who I like a lot more than Rafe, his name is 

Tristan. What can I say about this sexy and interesting individual, besides I wish Rory would fall in love with him and get over Rafe. Unfortunately I think even though I wouldn't pick Rafe for her, I still think his the end game. I have to say Tristan and Rory, don't hit it off at first, and that's due to him. He is a complete ass to her at first, but he does chance. I love that he doesn't try to over protect Rory but stand beside her. Rafe isn't even in this book that much which is a plus for me. There are betrayals and some secrets revealed, so I am so excited what's going to happen next. 

I am so happy that I asked and was chosen to take part in the book tour for this book. One last thing, I really hope I start to like Rafe more in the next book. I think one of the reasons I am not connecting to Rafe, is because he hasn't really been in the books that much. So maybe if his in the next book more and I learn more about him, I will like him with Rory more. 

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Author Bio:

Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained nearly two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.

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review 2017-10-13 07:20
A Container Full of Naked Vikings, What's Not to Love?
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel - Neal Stephenson,Nicole Galland

After discovering why magic died out in 1951, governments all over the world are trying to bring it back to their own advantage. Not to be left behind, the American government gets together a rag tag bunch of people to work on the problem. They succeed but find out that manipulating time isn't as easy as they thought...

 

This book was just fun. Yes, it has obvious flaws (in detail as much as in pc) but looking past those it is just a fun romp through history with lots of interesting characters. Not to be taken seriously.

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text 2017-10-09 04:42
Reading progress update: I've read 24%.
The Rise of the Dawnstar (Avalonia Chronicles) - Farah Oomerbhoy

So far it seems like I am going to like this more than the first book. Rory I still like a lot I just wish she would start to like someone other than Rafe. Rafe isn't awful but I feel like he wants to be someone other than herself. I just think his very over protective over Rory, and with his situation this isn't his job. Plus Rory really has some awesome powers, and he needs to let go. I really love that there is already a lot of action and adventure taken place already, at just the 24% mark. I really can't wait to see what happens next. 

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review 2017-09-21 17:44
If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel - Leah Chase Weiss Award from the National Council of Christians and Jews

The blurb was correct on this very entertaining book. I did get way down deep with my feelings for the characters and the setting of this book.

I really feel as though the author did a great job with the characters and making me feel as though I was really there in those hollers and mountains. The dialect used for the characters just really brought it all together.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Sad that the women had to "take things into their own hands" to get rid of their problems.

Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-09-21 09:21
Rise of a Merchant Prince: Book Two of the Serpentwar Saga - Raymond E. Feist

The second part of a series called the Serpentwar, this novel is all about a fierce campaign between the human race and the Saaur, a race of serpent/lizard creatures hell-bent on conquest. This volume concentrates on Roo Avery, ambitious to become a wealthy man in Krondor and delves into his successes and failures. Meanwhile Erik and company continue to fight the Saaur and their allies.

Magic and fantasy creatures feature more in this book than in the previous one and it's engaging enough to want to know where this is going.

Not a bad read - and I'll plough through the rest of the series at some point. Enjoyed it more than the first volume although some of it was predictable.

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