Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The Diseased Ones by Danielle Harrington (The Hollis Timewire Series #1)


Synopsis:

Life is easy in 2647, unless you're a Diseased One...

On the morning of her 16th birthday, Hollis Timewire receives the worst possible news. She can't become a citizen of the world. She's a Diseased One.

Born with a biomarker that bestows dangerous, brain-altering powers, Hollis is forced to hide underground with other Diseased Ones, who believe that the government falsified history to cover up their genocide.

Now Hollis must discover the truth, and is willing to risk anything, including her powers, to go back home.

Review:

Fantastic book from start to finish. Brilliant way to get you hooked into a new series and leave you hanging and wanting more. I absolutely loved this book and hate the fact that I now need to wait for the second book – I need more now.

Although this is fantasy, young adult sort of book – this book can be enjoyed by the more mature audience too – it’s so well written. Characters are real and likable, you have the bad with the good, the weird and the normal with a little bit of romance thrown in.

Hollis Timewire thinks she knows who she is and where her life is leading to. Until she fails The Test. In one moment here whole life comes crushing down, she is overwhelmed by a power she never knew was inside her, it terrifies and excites her at the same time.

Now she has to learn the truth. Thankfully she finds that life does not need to be void of friendships and emotions and can be very fulfilling. Her journey isn’t easy but she is surrounded by like-minded people that only seem to want the best for her, she just needs to learn to trust.

I cannot wait to read more, especially given the huge cliff-hanger ending!

Thank you very much to TBConFB and the author for this book.

Rating: 5/5

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Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Sacrifice by Lana Melyan (The Weight of Magic #7)


Synopsis:

First stop—Lynchburg.
We have a long road trip ahead of us, and there are three things on our to-do list:

1. Put together the map.
2. Improve the sword.
3. Kill Kenneth.

This isn't an easy task. Is it dangerous? It is, but I don't care anymore. There's nothing left to lose. Or is there?

Review:

Seventh book and we are reaching the finale. Things are picking up for Nicki and her friends and not in the way she would have planned.

More secrets are revealed that could destroy them and test Nicki and Nate’s relationship. They pull their strength together with Connie, Logan, Sam and Brian and together carry on the quest of finally destroying Kenneth and his dark legacy.

Fab instalment with an unexpected twist which just makes the story even more exciting.

Thank you very much to the author and TBConFB for this book.

Rating: 4/5

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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Eternal Moonlight by Debbie L. Taylor


Synopsis:

Sometimes, the most courageous acts aren’t loud and sensational. Bravery can simply be following through with what you think is right, even if it’s hard to do.

After the breakdown of her marriage, Grace is just starting to find her feet again. She has moved into a beautiful cottage, and she is beginning to enjoy her new-found independence. However, her world is soon turned upside down by a shocking discovery that makes her feel as though she only has one option: she has to run. In doing so, she is reminded that fleeing doesn’t make her weak. In fact, she proves to herself that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

Max is struggling to settle in the land that he now calls home. He turns to his new friend, Alistair, for support and is offered a job that opens his eyes to secrets that have been buried for centuries. When the safety of his new home is threatened, Max must work quickly to harness the information he has found so that he can protect those he loves. But he starts to wonder - does Alistair have his own hidden agenda?

Review:

Although this book could be read as stand-alone novel, I would highly recommend you read Beneath the Starless Sky first. It sets the story up for the second book and introduces the main characters and some of their background story.

Onto Eternal Moonlight now and I can say I loved it as much as the first book. The story takes up exactly where it should and sets Max and Grace on their onward journey of growth and discovery. Not always happy one but both have to learn how to turn bad into positive and both need to prove to themselves that they are stronger than the opposition.

Max is in Nexus re-united with his mother, whom he thought dead from a very young age. Whilst building a relationship with Delilah, he also needs to learn more about the place he now calls home. He soon realises the vast differences between the surface, where Ambers are overpowered by Greys and Nexus, where there is no ruler and everyone can have their say. His mission quickly turns into helping Nexus to keep Greys away.

Grace on the other hand has to run. From her life, work and mainly from her soon to be ex-husband. What she does not really account for is that the most dangerous person soon to be on her heels is her father Gregor. She knows the only place she will be safe is Nexus, but it is not just her life she has to sort out now.

I loved reading more about the Max and Grace and the new characters in this book – Alistair, Thomas and Joshua to name a few. Fabulous book and quite good timing reading this with everything that is going on in our own world today.

Thank you very much to TBConFB and the author for this book.

Rating: 5/5

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