Book Review

Book Review: The Crimson Guild by Allan Walsh

Hey Guys! I will be doing a book review on ‘The Crimson Guild’ by Allan Walsh today! The Crimson Guild is the first book in the Blood Rage series and it is a YA fantasy novel following a main character called Conall as a thief. So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. (Thank you Allan for sending me this book!)*

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*Note: All thoughts and Opinions are on my own and this is a spoiler free review!*

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“Stop it Conall! Don’t let your anger and hate make you like them. You’re better than that. We need to change them, not the other way around.”- The Crimson Guild, Allan Walsh.

Synopsis:

Conall O’Lorcan has a rage within him, a rage he doesn’t know how to control. Cast out of his village when he becomes a danger, he must seek a new life where nobody knows his secrets. When he is recruited into a guild of thieves, his secrets become hard to hide.

Writing:

I didn’t like the writing style for this book. It was informal and inarticulate. For example,

“It’s alright for you, you’ve got bigger balls than most men,” Chuck replied.

Kat gave him a shove. “Everyone’s got bigger balls than you.”

WHAT!? They were in a very dangerous situation.. and both of these characters were talking about balls.  

And the author didn’t really describe the characters and the surroundings in detail. The author described the characters and the things around the protagonist like a breeze, which is bad because sometimes it is hard to know where the main character is. 

However, the pacing for this book was really fast! It is 113 pages long and I finished this book in three hours. So, if you are in a reading slump, I recommend you to read this book!

Plot:

The idea for this book is awesome- it is about a boy who was chased away from his home and the next thing he knew was that he joined a group of thieves called the guild- But, when I finished this book, I came to a realization that nothing much happened.

Characters:

Conall: I loved Conall. He is the best character in this book! The story progresses as we follow him through his grief and sorrow. I have to say that he may be annoying at time, but, his character will still be very lively and flash-out. 

Kat: I didn’t like her as a character in this book, maybe it is because of the lack of character development or it’s just that I couldn’t connect with this character. 

Little Mick: Again, the lack of character development. But this is different from the character I have talked about previously which is that I didn’t like Little Mick.. at all because he [Spoiler].

Overall:

I do be lying if I say I didn’t like this book. I liked it, but there were a lot of things that I really didn’t enjoy. So, I am giving this book a 41%.


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Book Review

The Ghost Of Heaven By Marcus Sedgwick

Hey Guys! I will be doing a book review on ‘The Ghost Of Heaven’ By Marcus Sedgwick today! The Ghost of Heaven is a YA fantasy, standalone novel following four different perspectives and timelines. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!  

*Note: This is a spoiler free review and all thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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I love this book cover so much!

“It is their soul, crying for peace. It appears in their eyes, like a ghost resurfacing, crying for help. And then, when I stop reading, the mad waters rush in, and wash it away once more.”- The Ghost Of Heaven (Quarter 3), Marcus Sedgwick.

Synopsis

A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future.

Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time.

Writing

The writing style was crisp, epigrammatic and very well-seasoned. Marcus described the things around the characters in the book perfectly. Even though the first story in the book is not my favourite, the others definitely made up to it!

The plot for this book was very well thought out. All four stories in the book are linked in a very interesting way. For example, Past-Past-Present-Future. You guys probably don’t understand what I’m trying to say but it’s better to go into the book without knowing anything.

The pacing for this book was fast. It will keep you up all night because when you put the book down, your brain will wonder, “What is going to happen to the character?” 

Characters

*I am not going to talk about the villians in the book because… They’re unexpected.*

Anna: She’s the main character in the  second story. She’s kind and she will do anything for her brother. Her story almost made me cry because she doesn’t deserve to be treated the way people treated her to be.  

Doctor James: OH MY GOSH! I loved this character in the book! He’s the main character in the third story and he’s super cool and kind. He treated his patients like gold and that’s what I liked about him. 

Bowman: He’s the main character in the fourth story and um.. Unlike the other two characters I have talked about previously, he’s not so kind and he’s actually a [Spoiler]

In conclusion for the characters section, Marcus has created wonderful and unique characters.

Overall

I give this book a 89.5%. It’s a beautifully written book and I think that everyone should get their hands on it!


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Book Review

Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang By Tim Learn

Hey Guys! I will be doing a spoiler-free book review on “Chewy Noh and The Fall of The Mu-Dang” by Tim Learn today! Chewy Noh and The Fall of The Mu-Dang is the first book in the Chewy Noh series and it’s a Middle-Grade Fantasy. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions.

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“My parents must feel the same way,” he caught Chewy’s eyes, moving on, “Having their only child wrapped up in metal just to walk and watching him afraid to take a bath – probably not what they expected to be like either.”- Tim Learn, Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang

Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future…and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can’t get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He’s a superhero with a power no one’s ever seen before!

Writing:

I didn’t like the writing style for this book. The writing style for this book was inarticulate and sometimes, parenthetical. But I really loved the way Tim explained the things in this book. 

Pacing:

This book was, surprisingly, fast-paced and if you are stuck in a reading slump, I highly recommend you to read this book!

Characters:

Chewy: I couldn’t connect anything with this character in the book. He’s cranky and at some point of the book, he really annoyed me.

Clint: I loved Clint as a character in this book! His character development went up as I drove deeper into the book, he’s my favourite character in this book! 

Kent: The school bully. I hated him at the beginning of the book because he bullied people who are better than him but at the end of the book, I can’t help but feel a little sad for him.

Overall:

I give this book a 54% rating. 


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Book Review

The Wheel Mages By Aimee Davis

WOAH! WOW! WOW! THIS BOOK!

Hey Guys! I just finished The Wheel Mages a few minutes ago and OH MY GOSH! It’s so good! I will be doing a spoiler-free book review for The Wheel Mages (The Changing Tides #1) by Aimee Davis today! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Thank you Aimee for sending me your book!*

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*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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“No more nobility, Nikolai. I’m tired of wasting time when every day is a day I struggle to hold on to. I thought I came here to feel normal, but I realize now I came here because I want to be with you if that’s something you still want.”- The Wheel Mages, Aimee Davis.

Synopsis:

Alena Kozlov is one of the last of a dying kind. As the first water mage to be inducted into the Sanctum in over fifty years, she has the opportunity to help the old order destroy a band of rebel mages who threaten the principles the Sanctum is founded upon.

Blinded by loyalty to the Sanctum and love for her master, Alena and three other mages set out to investigate the rebels, but the more she discovers, the less she understands.

Confronted with hard truths about the Sanctum she once believed in and the corruption she sees within it, Alena must make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: follow the path she’s trained for or leave the Sanctum behind.

Whatever the answer, she knows one thing for sure—the old Sanctum saying is true: It is a rocky road she must travel.

Writing:

Aimee’s writing style for this book was emphatic, eloquent and crisp. I really love her writing style for this book. The pacing for this book was fast and the entire book was filled with action-packed scenes and Oh! Those plot twists! I didn’t even see them coming! They came abruptly and more plot twists followed right after that.

World-Building:

I am actually a little confused with the world..

1. Were the characters living in the Victorian Era?

2. How did their magic manifest?

I hope all the questions will be answered in the next book.

Characters: 

Alena: She’s the main character in this book. I noticed that her character development went up as I went deeper into the book because at the beginning of the book, she was a really weak character but everything changed soon after that. 

Nikolai: I loved the relationship that Alena and Nikolai have. I shipped them together but unfortunately, [Spoiler].

Catalina: I utterly disliked her at the beginning of the book, but I have grown to love her soon after that because of the things she did in order to keep Alena safe. 

Felipe: His character development was Good! I mean VERY GOOD! But at some point of the book, he made me cringed because of [Spoiler].

Overall:

I give this book an 81.87%. I recommend this book to people who loves high-fantasy and also, to people who love NA/YA novels! 


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Book Review

Ensnared By Rita Stradling

Hey Guys! I just finished reading Ensnared by Rita Stradling a few minutes ago and I absolutely loved it! Ensnared is a stand-alone novel and it is a retelling of beauty and the beast. This is a spoiler-free review. So, without further ado, let’s get into the review! 

*I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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“My heart beats to love you. That’s not going to change, whether you leave tomorrow or stay with me for the rest of our lives.”- Ensnared, Rita Stradling

Synopsis:

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

Writing:

The writing style for this book was rich and also, filled with colors. It’s articulate, crisp and sometimes, emphatic. Rita made the line between villians and heroes so blurry that it will keep you guessing who’s good and who’s bad. I want to state that I didn’t see that plot twist coming until the written words appeared on the screen.

Characters:

*I am not going to talk about the robots because I don’t want to spoil anything!*

Alainn: She’s a strong female lead of the book and she’s willing to give anything in order to save her father. I really love her as a character in this book because she’s just so…lovely. 

Colby: I didn’t actually like him at first, but when I reached the end of the book… Everything changed. I have to say that his character development’s the best!

Lorccan/ Mr. Grabhan: OH! I loved his relationship with Alainn so much! His character development in this book was so good!

Overall:

I give this book a 93.75% rating! I recommend this book to matured reader and fans of The Lunar Chronicles!


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Book Review

Extracted By R.R Haywood

Hey Guys! I am coming to you with a book review today! Extracted by R.R Haywood is the first book in the Extracted trilogy (Extracted #1). This is a spoiler-free review. So without further ado, let’s get into the review! 

*I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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Synopsis:

In 2061, a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world.

A desperate plan is formed. Recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

Safa Patel is an elite police officer, on duty when Downing Street comes under terrorist attack. As armed men storm through the breach, she dispatches them all.

‘Mad’ Harry Madden is a World War Two legend. Not only did he complete an impossible mission—to plant charges on a heavily defended submarine base—but he also escaped with his life.

Ben Ryder is just an insurance investigator. But as a young man he witnessed a gang assaulting a woman and her child. He went to their rescue, and killed all five.

Can these three heroes, extracted from their timelines at the point of death, save the world?

Writing:

I am not a fan of the writing style for this book. The amount of ‘f-bombs’ the author used bother me. I was also really confused by some parts of the story. However, I really liked the aspect of the story, the time-traveling and all but, I felt that there should be more to the story…like, a lot more. 

Characters:

Safa Patel: She’s the ‘Strong-female-lead’ for this book and I really enjoyed her as a character in this book. 

Ben Ryder: I don’t know what to think of him. He annoyed me at some point of the book and I just didn’t like him enough as a character in this book.

‘Mad’ Harry Madden: Oh, he’s an interesting one. He fitted perfectly into the story and I really want to know more about him. 

Pacing:

The pacing for this book is so slow.. very slow. There’re actually some unnecessary sentences in this book and it can actually be shorten down to 350 pages. 

Overall:

I give this book a 35% rating.


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Book Review

Carve The Mark By Veronica Roth

Hey World! Today, I will be doing a review on Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (Carve The Mark #1). This is a spoiler free review! So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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“‘Every current carries a curse.’ He said, ‘But no gift is only a curse.'” – Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth.

Synopsis:

In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Writing:

Veronica’s writing style has improved. Her writing style for this book’s crisp and idiomatic. However, the pacing for this book’s so slow. The characters in this book are complex and sometimes humorous.

Characters:

Akos and Cyra: I loved both of them so much! They’re very interesting and they’re very cool.

Ryzek and Eijeh: I actually blamed Eijeh for killing [Spoiler removed]. Ryzek’s a character that you will want to slap and punch because he’s so annoying and evil. 

Overall:

I give this book a 62% rating. I liked it but I didn’t love it.

Quotes:

“‘I can’t watch you destroy yourself for someone who doesn’t want to be saved.” – Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth.

“The darkness was pain, and I was made of it, I was pain itself.” – Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth.


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