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Changeling (Order of Darkness, #1)  by Philippa Gregory

I love tales of the Fae, so how could I pass up a book with this title? I am a quarter of the way through and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

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Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)  by Cherie Priest

So far, this has been a great adventure!

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Lord of Snow and Shadows (Tears of Artamon, #1)  by Sarah Ash

I haven’t decided how I feel about this one yet. I am only about halfway through. We shall see.

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The Shards of Heaven (The Shards of Heaven #1)  by Michael Livingston

This is a NetGalley review book. I am loving it so far but I am only about 15% of the way through it.

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Only the Stones Survive  by Morgan Llywelyn

Another NetGalley, haven’t started this one but it sounds amazing!

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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Book Reviews

 

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Domnall and the Borrowed Child – Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

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Synopsis:

The Fae wars have ended and the only Fae worthy of rank or honor has fallen to the Slaugh. Domnall is the only scout left from the old wars and he is no longer a spring chicken. With battle wounds that give him hell and the next generation of scouts being nothing more than pampered babies, Domnall is very much a cranky old man. Now, with one of the Fae falling deathly ill, Domnall is the only Fae within his Sithen who knows how to track humans and is sent to trade the Fae child with a human child. What ensues is one hell of an adventure.

Review:

I received my copy through NetGalley!

Oh. My. Goodness. First, look at that cover, isn’t it stunning! I love it. Second, I love cranky old men. Third, I love Fae stories. This novella was such a fantastic read that I devoured it in one sitting. Domnall is essentially a veteran with a war injury that gives him pains throughout the entire novel. It makes him cranky but he pushes through and gets his job done. I love that he is paired with a spry young girl and the contrast between the two gives the novella a little friction. I also enjoyed the writing style. I felt as if I had sat down and someone was telling me a story, nothing about it made me feel as if I were reading it myself.

The only thing I didn’t like was that IT WAS TOO DANG SHORT! I want more!!!

No Quotes due to the fact that this was an ARC copy. 

Recommendations:

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)  by Julie Kagawa

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown  by Holly Black

Unbreakable (The Legion, #1)  by Kami Garcia

Changeling (Order of Darkness, #1)  by Philippa Gregory (Review to come)

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2015 in Book Reviews

 

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Never, Never – Brianna R. Shrum

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Synopsis:

James Hook wants nothing more than to become a man. With his Father off to sea and his mother working hard to get by, James knows he is the man of the house. He dreams of all of the things he can do as a man and just wants to grow up. When his Father is called away just before James is about to leave for school he is devastated. How could his father not want to see him off? Why was it so important to leave right now?

James sets off determined not to care that his father left and determined to go to Kensington Gardens as his father promised. He makes his way in only to find something quite strange. A boy named Peter makes his way over to James and begins talking about the most fantastic things. Fairies, pirates, Lost Boys… It is all too much for James to take in but for some reason James finds himself back night after night. He takes Peter up on his offer to take him to Neverland, but only for a while.

Peter has different plans. Lost Boys can’t return home. Besides, why would they want to? In Neverland children never get older, They never grow up. 

James, however, is different.

Here we begin the epic tale of Captain Hook and everyone’s favorite Lost Boy.

Review:

What a thrilling adventure into Neverland. I am a huge fan of the classic remakes that have been so popular over the last few years. Giving old stories a new twist. I especially love the ones done from the villain’s POV.

While not as dark as Brom’s, Child Thief. This book paints Pan as the villain and Hook as the young boy who was duped by the cunning and crafty older boy. I loved this element of the story simply because I always viewed Pan as mischievous and meddling. While I never truly saw him as the villain I also was never fully on his side. Maybe it was because he was a little creepy. The whole shadow detachment thing always freaked me out.

This story is very engaging from beginning to end. It also feels like a prequel to the version we all know and love.

BE WARNED… This does have some darker elements and I think for older teens would be ok, but if you plan to share this with younger children, there may be parts you want to skim over or skip.

Favorite Quote:

“To die, thought the lost boy in place of the Captain, will be an awfully big adventure.”
Brianna Shrum, Never Never

Recommendations:

Neverland – Anna Katmore

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Beastly – Alex Flinn

Shadows on Snow – Starla Huchton

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Book Reviews

 

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