Review: Rogue

Title: Rogue (Talon Saga #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Young Adult, Fantasy

Ember Hill left the dragon society Talon to join rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made for her by Garret, the human soldier who saved her from an assassin and doomed himself.

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the headquarters of mysterious dragonslayers the Order of St. George. With assissins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, a reckoning is brewing. The secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly.

(Warning: Post may contain spoilers)

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Review: Talon

Title: Talon (Talon Saga #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa

Publisher: MIRA Ink
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating:  4/5

(Warning: Post may contain spoilers)Talon

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

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The Quote Challenge day 1

A couple of days ago I was tagged by my lovely niece and fellow blogger Valerie (Wonderstruckbooks) to do the Quote Challenge.

For this challenge I have to post quotes I like for three days. I also need to tag three other bloggers each day. Since I am not very keen on tagging other people I won’t be doing that. So if you feel like doing this challenge after seeing these posts? Just go ahead!


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Review: Scarlet

Title: Scarlet (the Lunar Chronicles #2)12674291_10204154216535364_473352188_n
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Rating: 4/5

(Warning: Post contains spoilers)

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .

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Review: Wishful Drinking

Title: Wishful Drinking
Author: Carrie Fisher
Publisher: Pocketbooks
Genre: Autobiography
Rating: 4.5/512625921_10204112315047853_1774279695_n

Finally, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life. Intimate,
hilarious, and sobering, it is an incredible tale. She reveals what is was like to be the child of Hollywood royalty – Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher – home-wrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen, marry (then divorce, then date) Paul Simon, learn the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and write four hit novels.

But it isn’t all sweetness and light sabres. Battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression, this is Carrie Fisher at her best – revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story with inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humour.


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Review: Cinder

Title: Cinder Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Rating: 4.5/5

(Warning: Post contains spoilers!)

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

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