Review: The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

18602341The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
Published: March 31, 2015

In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Timesbestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.

To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die…

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?


I was worried when I saw how much smaller this book was compared to Dororthy Must Die. But I was thoroughly surprised at how fast paced and action packed this book was! I also loved that we were in like a middle transition area of Amy being not a witch and a witch. Like this mid zone of will she really go to the wicked side or will she be a free agent/good witch?

I also loved Queen Lulu like what a bad ass. And I loved the backstory you got on Pete, Ozma and Momby as well. I think this was a wonderful book to give a lot of world building as well as back story on all these characters. I think that’s my favorite part of this series, how everyone is so different but could be tied together and learning about them and who they are.

I loved seeing more of Oz. I think in this Oz it’s a really cool place and love Paige’s spin on it.

I feel like I don’t have a lot to say about this one just because it was so short and I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone but Dorothy yet again get’s away alive and I’m 100% ready to read Yellow Brick War and SUPER excited for this fourth book.

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Taylor & Steph’s Top 5 Summer Reads!

Happy Summer  and Happy  4th of July (for those of you in the U.S.) everyone! As we all know the nice weather is out and our love for books is ever-blooming! We thought it’d be a great time to give you guys a combo post of our top five summer reads. Books we love to bring along with us on the road, on vacation, or just relaxing by the beach or wherever for the summertime. Hopefully some of you will be inclined to pick up these books on these lists sometime this summer…enjoy!


Taylor’s Picks:
5. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 

A super cute road trip book with great writing and lots of heart. I loved the character development and I would definitely recommend this one.

4. Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry
The plot was amazing and so different from any book I’ve read before.
I loved the setting of a summer theater camp and I really liked seeing how all the characters were very different from each other but they all had one thing in common, they loved theater.

3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I was so emotionally invested in this story and the characters. I couldn’t put this book down and I finished it in less than two days. I love everything about this book. The characters development is great, the plot is so much fun, and the writing is beautiful. This is definitely one of my all time favorites.

2. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
I loved the characters, the plot, the writing, everything about this book.
There was so much character development, especially with Gia. And even though I didn’t really have anything in common with her, she still felt relatable.

1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I love this book. It was so surprisingly amazing. The writing is perfect and the characters are wonderful. I read this in one afternoon and I couldn’t put it down.

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5. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray 
This book is one of my all time favorites. A great story with a bunch of adventure , romance, and even time travel. Gives a great twist to a very original idea.

4. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Adieh
One of my top books from 2015, I couldn’t put this book down! A retelling of 1001 Nights (Arabian Nights) this book makes you feel as though you’re right smack dab in the Arabian desert on some of the most steamiest nights. A great plot, some of my favorite characters from 2015, I can’t wait to read The Rose & The Dagger this summer.

3.  The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) by Rick Riordan 
Rick Riordan can never do any wrong. A great book with another great background in mythology/lore. I love a good Riordan book, Percy Jackson will forever have a place in my heart but Magnus Chase comes into a close second. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book for a fun summer read.

2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes 
A summer in never complete in my book without a good fantasy novel. And I refrained from putting all high/ya fantasy on this list because I felt like most of you would get bored real quick. But fantasy is my all time favorite and I could never survive a summer without a great fantasy novel which is why I chose Falling Kingdoms. I don’t think I’ve loved a fantasy series (other than ToG which is also another one you should read if you haven’t, oh and Harry Potter) as much as I do Falling Kingdoms.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
So, I know most of you have probably already read this heartbreaking masterpiece, but I couldn’t go through a top 5 list without including my girl Sarah J. Maas. This book is an AMAZING book that I flew right through with all the action and steamy romance scenes, it’s most definitely a book to pick up during the summer, I promise you’ll get through it in a few days…it sucks you in and never lets you go.


Please let us know if you guys would like for us to continue doing collaborated posts. We’ll come up with some ideas, you could suggest some as well and we’ll be more than happy to make it a part of our blogging experience if you guys would like!

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

17927395 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 3rd, 2017

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.


DISCLAIMER: IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW, IT CONTAINS SPOILERS

For the love of everything good in the world, get ready for the mother of all reviews. Because fasten your seat belts kids because here we go! I don’t even know where to begin with all the perfection that came from this book, I literally have NO bad words about this book. I’ve already re-read it 2 times coming to a total of 3 times read. So I’m just going to write this review the only way I think makes sense right now. Topics. DO NOT READ THIS POST IT WILL CONTAIN A MILLION SPOILERS

Characters:
I hated Fayre at the beginning of this book, I was so over it that she was just a lump of nothing. I understand PTSD and what not but after a certain extent I feel like Fayre could’ve stood up for herself a good while before she actually did. Other than that I love who Fayre has become. I cannot believe how strong and just bad ass she’s become. I think the most amazing character development happened with Fayre and I loved every minute of it.

Ugh Tamlin. GTFO please. I cannot deal with him anymore. I just want him to go away, he made me so mad especially selling himself out. I can’t even hear his name without getting mad at what a douche he’s become (YES I KNOW I HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT THIS.)

 OH MY SWEET BABY. BLESS THE MOTHER AND THE CAULDRON AND EVERY SINGLE STAR IN THE SKY BECAUSE I JUST CANNOT. From the moment he appeared in this book I couldn’t stop. I’m a woman obsessed for Rhysand. He’s so hard and soft and he’s so complex and amazing .  I loved seeing his true self and the place he calls home and the way he protects the beauty of Velarys (I literally gawked at Velarys) And I have to say, the fact that he knew Fayre was his mate from the start and just kept himself contained and let HER come to her own decision about him and her was absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t handle it. I loved his back story and how he got his what I like to call squad.

But all in all these characters were amazing. I want to be a part of the Court of Dreams! I can’t believe how amazing they all are. I just want more of these characters they’re all so different and dynamic and I can’t express how much i love every single one of them.

World: I WANT BE IN THE NIGHT COURT FOREVER. I cannot deal with how amazing it is. I cannot applaud Sarah J. Maas anymore because my hands will fall off because the world building was absolutely amazing! I love love LOVE Velarys and everything it stands for! I couldn’t get enough of it all

Plot/Story Line:  There is absolutely everything you could possibly need in a book in this one. Love, Romance, Action, Gore, Mystery, Cliff Hangers… I really want to go into every aspect of this book but I honestly can’t because this review would take FOREVER. There was so much in this book. From the moment Rhysand comes to take Fayre where you hate him for taking her away, and watching Fayre grow into herself.  And then the aspects of like The Weaver in The Wood which I STILL CANNOT GET OVER AND THAT EFFING RING OMG. There was just so many good things. And as always very well written. I cannot get over it. This book has so many elements to it and not in a bad way. Maas finds a way to cram so much into a book and make it feel like you went through a 700 page book in a matter of minutes. I literally finished ACOMAF in 3 days and I need more.

I loved every angle of this book, every word, absolutely everything. For that reason, I refuse to rate this star wise, because I feel like it exceeds the 5 star rating we usually use.

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Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

9460487Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Published: June 7th, 2011

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.


I love love love LOVED the concept of this book. I thought it was a great idea and wonderful story line but I just do’t think it was executed quite the right way. It took me a couple tries to get into this book. I think I was a bit let down with the fact that the beginning and into the middle of the book were all just setting the story up and the there wasn’t much action happening anywhere except for when Jacob’s grandfather gets attacked. I found the rest to just be Jacob exploring as well as him and his therapist or talking about therapy. I didn’t think there was much to keep me interested.

The love interest was a no go for me. I couldn’t get over the fact of that love interest and for the sake of spoilers I’ll keep my mouth shut but….it’s just weird. It’s really weird when you think about it and I can’t get over it that. But other than that I loved each peculiar child. Although I think Millard was the best, I think each of them have a special certain something that makes them awesome! And I think the fact that Riggs placed those photos within the books really helped with the reading experience. It was something I’ve never encountered before and I really appreciated it!

I just didn’t really like the fact that a lot of the book was almost…predictable. Like I totally knew about the bird watcher once he showed up in the story and I could spot things from about a mile away. And I understand if it’s a few things here and there, but I basically figured out every potential “plot twist” a good while before it happened. It didn’t take me too long to read this book, and I think if this book took me longer to read I’d absolutely hate it but since I finished it in such a timely manner, I don’t think it was so bad! I’m really interested to see where it goes.

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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

11235712Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Published: January 3rd 2012

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.


When I finally finished Cinder, I was in awe. I couldn’t believe I got through that book so quickly. Granted I know it’s not the biggest book out there but it’s got a bit of heft to it. I loved Marissa Meyer’s writing. It was just so whimsical and she managed to blend together so many elements just flawlessly.

The first character I fell in love with was Iko. Absolutely. No questions asked, hands down. I love how she wasn’t supposed to have feelings but she has the personality chip that makes her so snarky and so adorable and lovable I couldn’t get enough Iko! Honestly!

But other than Iko being my absolute favorite, I have to say I did really enjoy Cinder and Kai. I didn’t think I would, I thought maybe it’d get a bit too cheesy but it didn’t! I loved their playful romance and their coyness with each other. It was great. I think one of my favorite romances in a while, they weren’t completely down each other’s throats and didn’t just insta-love. Which also made me wish we had a LIIIIIITLLEEE more Kai?

But who did I not like? Is that even a question? UGH LAVANA. WHAT A CREEP!! I think the thing that freaked me out the most was the whole mind manipulation and glamouring. I think the glamouring freaked me out more. But how could someone be so cold to kill their own sister?! She’s awful and I can’t tell if it’s justified or not or whether she’s just straight crazy.

Just going to drop these names here under the “Ouch, my feels” category : Peony and Iko.

But there were a few things that were kind of well…obvious and for the sake of spoilers I won’t say what was so obvious.

But I loved this book. I loved it so so so much. And can easily hand over 5/5 stars to Marissa Meyer for doing such a wonderful job a great whimsical writing style, easily read, wonderful pace, great humor and wit and a great bit of romance. Ah! I could go on and on for hours on how amazing it is. Definitely picking up the rest of The Lunar Chonicles.

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ARC Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

27190613 And I Darken by Kiersten White
Published : June 28, 2016

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.

And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.


Okay people, be prepared, here comes an unpopular opinion!

I received an ARC of this book from the publishers through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I can’t express how excited I was for this book. From the most amazing cover to the “It’s like Game of Thrones” enticement. And who wouldn’t want to read about a female Vlad the Impaler?! I was super stoked and all I kept thinking about was how bad ass this was going to be and all the action that was going to be in this REALLY HEFTY book.

But I was quite let down. For such a good sized book I felt like nothing really happened. I understand a lot of it was more geared towards the political moves almost like chess. And it made it more of a slow burning book but I didn’t have it in me to keep going and going with such small and sporadic action scenes.

The only thing that really carried me through the book was Whites AMAZING writing. Her writing is beautiful, I loved it. The way she wrote gave me hope that something better would happen, something BIG, ACTION, SHOCKING. And I just missed it really. I think Radu was a redeeming character as well and I had a lot of faith and hope in Radu, and I hope he’s an epic bad ass by the end of the series.

But I really do appreciate the writing, there are so many beautiful quotes one could pull from this book, I adored her fluidity and it felt like every single word was just so precisely chosen for a purpose, it was really beautiful. I can’t emphasize that enough.

I also think Mehmed is also an awesome character. Loved his snark and his first encounters with Lada. I think he brought out a better side of her but there was still something about her that didn’t really sit right with me. I wish almost this book started when Lada was a bit more mature, I think then she would’ve started off with a bit of angst but a good sense of maybe poise and maturity that would just escalate from beginning to the end of the series.

All in all I think this book will definitely be one of those Love It or Hate It books. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it. I think it’s a wonderful book for the right person. I’ve seen TONS of wonderful reviews for this book, which is why I got so excited to read it as well. But I think Kiersten White deserves a very big hand for her strong and beautiful writing throughout this book, and I’m excited to hear more about the rest of the books to follow.

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Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

18053060Dororthy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Published: April 1st, 2014

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

 


If you haven’t read this book yet, stop what you’re doing, step away from the screen, and go get this book and start reading it. You will not regret it. This book is phenomenal! And a wonderful opening to what I think will be an amazing trilogy.

So this is the story of Amy Gumm. And Amy just so happens to live a pretty hard life. Getting in trouble at school, and having to take care of her alcoholic mother outside of that. She just so happens to get swept up by a tornado and dropped in the dreary land of Oz. That’s right, dreary, dark, creepy, land of Oz. This book follows Amy’s time in Oz and how she finds out Dorothy is actually evil and mining the magic out of Oz for her own use and ultimately, Dorothy must die.

I loved the way this book was written. A very bit tip of my hat to Danielle Paige for mixing a good chunk of wit, humor, darkness, cleverness, gore, and action into a wonderful read. From the beginning to the end of this book, the pace was amazing and there was always something that was keeping me on the edge of my seat. From landing in Oz all the way through to training with the Order of The Wicked and beyond, it was so amazingly well paced and put together, I’m still a bit speechless about it.

This book had a bit of romance and I’m kind of happy that it wasn’t a ton of romance. It was pretty underdeveloped but I’m happy that there’s room for it to grow and build further through the books.

I think character wise, it was difficult for me to relate to any of the characters but I also feel as though maybe that was a good thing and made my reading experience better. I couldn’t connect with Amy, but I appreciated her character and her growth throughout the book even though at times it didn’t seem like much growth. I absolutely adored the Order of The Wicked. I think that group of women was my absolute favorite especially Gort (which I feel like is an obvious favorite). I also found the representation of Dorothy to be pretty great for what we saw of her. She was physically displeasing, but I think as a villain she was just a bad person and was a very well written villain. Every time she was in a scene, I wanted to just punch her in the face which I feel like…well…proves that Dorothy is a well written villain.

Overall I think this well paced, great action, magical, witty, and amazingly narrated book is one everyone should pick up. Without a doubt, wonderful and evil characters, great world building, and a great great GREAT start to this trilogy.

I will for sure be picking up the rest of the books in this trilogy.

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Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

24885524City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Published: March 28, 2008

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.


Hello everyone! I am back into the swing of things and I’m so happy that all of you are still reading along with us! Taylor has been doing a GREAT job of keeping things going as I try to keep my life going. Wedding planning is so much harder than I thought it would be and adulting is something I wish I could take a break from but I’ve missed writing about books so I thought I’d back track to as far as I can remember and write through all the books I’ve read since I’ve been MIA and we start with this lovely little thing.

City of Ashes picks up I do believe a couple months after City of Bones. And this book, I didn’t like it as much as City of Bones but it definitely impressed me, more so towards the end of this book. So the book begins with this really mysterious beginning with Valentine doing some sort of ritual in a pentagram with like some sort of sacrifice. And I was just sitting there thinking Okay Cassandra Clare…you’ve got my attention…

After that, the book kind of just was a big bunch of ups and downs for me. So I loved meeting Isabel and Alec’s mother and father, I think they really weren’t what I was expecting but enjoyed them, especially in the end of the book. And I actually enjoyed the unraveling of Imogen’s story. It kind of reminded me of Umbridge but at the end I didn’t hate her as much because her story is …a bit rough and I kind of sympathized with her a bit. But I thought she was a great new character. I also enjoyed Maya in this series and that we got to see more of the werewolves in this book! I’ve been in like a werewolf love fest lately.

But I think the only major part of this book that I didn’t enjoy, and I’m noticing a lot of others didn’t either is the whole Clary and Jace dynamic of them feeling like they like each other but they’re brother and sister which is kind of creepy and I just really hope this series kind of maneuvers around and Jace is magically not really related or something of the sort. I HATED the Simon and Clary dynamic in this as well.

I loved that we got to see Maryse kick ass though! I hope we get to see a lot more of her in the rest of the series I think she’s bad ass and might be my newest favorite…I still ship Magnus and Alec over everything and anything.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Giveaway!

announcementHey everyone! If you’d like a chance to win a copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses  we’re hosting a giveaway that corresponds with our The Shadow Queen read along! Just use our custom hashtag #bibliomonthlyreads across any sort of social media or comment on our goodreads discussion threads to enter for a chance to win!

As most of you know A Court of Mist and Fury is coming out soon, so if you have yet to pick up A Court of Thorns and Roses or would like another copy, and want an opportunity at a copy of it join us!

Also,his year we’ve scheduled our read alongs all year long, and plan to do a giveaway each month with each read along which we’ll announce at the beginning of each month. So here’s a peek at our schedule, which IS subject to change.

April 2016- Tell The Wind And Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
May 2016- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
June 2016- This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
July 2016- Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
August 2016- The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
September 2016- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
October 2016- Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
November 2016- Heartless by Marissa Meyer *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
December 2016- Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Hope you all choose to join in with us. Look forward to reading with all of you.

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Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

15704459Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Published: January 6, 2015

They told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic—Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.


Okay, so. I’ve come to the conclusion that The Reckoners series is probably one of my favorite trilogies of all time. I’m having a really hard time putting these books down and an even tougher time not speaking about these books. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not! This series is absolutely amazeballs, and I think everyone should read these books if you haven’t.

After slaying Steelheart, David and the reckoners end up in Babylon Restored, which was previously Long Island. And then action happens, just all action, on every page, with every words. ACTION WAS EVERYWHERE! I’m scared if I go too into the plot then I’ll spoil and that’s the last thing I want to do.

The team in this book is amazing, for some reason Cody and Abraham end up staying in Newcago. So we get a few new reckoners. Mizzy, Val and Exel to team up with Prof, Tia and David. Mizzy being my all time favorite, I think she’s pretty damn awesome and I loved her, the way she works, the way she kind of has to remind David that he can be a normal person (when they go to that party) and not  everything has to be reckoning 1000% of the time.

I thought Regalia was a cool epic and especially the end of the book when David finally finds her, I think it’s absolutely nuts. The ending was phenomenal and I completely absorbed this whole book as much as I could and I’m still not over it! I enjoy David more and more with each book as he grows, and I found Meghan to be a bit less…annoying. And dear god Prof….I.Cannot.Even.

I cannot even begin on the magical writing style of Brandon Sanderson. I cannot explain how ingenious each word was and how I couldn’t miss a single letting because each one felt all too important to even consider either skimming or just quickly passing over. I had to give each and every single word the attention it deserved.

The ending to this book I felt was very well thought out,action packed, and just about perfect. Although, I can’t quite understand where the last book will go. It’s called Calamity so I’m assuming it’s figuring out how Calamity “happened” and such.

I have to give 5 stars to my Fantasy King.

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