Thursday, 28 July 2016

Akarnae- Lynette Noni

Akarnae by Lynette Noni
Released: March 12, 2013
Pages 436
Buy it: Amazon | Book Despository

Akarnae was fantastic, I really enjoyed it.  Definitely one of my favourites of the year so far.  We follow Alex Jennings, about to start a new school.  When she finds herself in Medora another world unable to find her way home. Alex discovers Professor Marselle can help her return but he is missing,  said she attends Akarnae Academy until he returns, a school for extraordinarily gifted teenagers.

This book is full of action and magic.  I loved every second of this book.   Akarnae Academy is full of different classes based on her potential in each.  While it takes a little while for her to adjust along with her new friends Jordan and Bear, Alex starts to feel at home.  Definitely loved their friendship.

Alex and her new friends explore The Library and go on a few adventures together.  Where she discovers she is the one who can access the secrets of the Library.

Alex is a great character to follow.  She is strong and funny and I loved seeing Medora from her view.

Akarnae is wonderfully written.  Fantastic world building.  I can not wait until  I read the next book.
So I ended up giving it 5/5.

Have you read Akarnae?  What did you think of it?


Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Rose Society- Marie Lu (Spoilers)

The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Released: October 13, 2015
Pages: 395
Buy it:  Amazon | Book Despository

While I enjoyed The Young Elites, Marie Lu raised the bar with The Rose Society. I get really hooked to a revenge story.

I was not expecting is book to be as dark as it was and for it to be as different from The Young elites as it was.   In saying that I throughly enjoyed it.  I loved getting to know the characters we met in the young elites as well as the new characters we met in this one.

I have not read too many books with the POV of a anti hero.  That I can think of right away.   I am very intrigued at what Adalina will do next.    One of my favourite parts of this series has been Adalina.

Another great part was the new characters that we got to meet in the Rose Society.   Magiano who Adelina recruits to join her society.  I really enjoyed his character and I cannot wait to see what happens with him next.

One thing I did not enjoy was bringing Enzo back.   I was not a huge fan of his in The Young Elites.  I was not overly interested in him but was quite surprised when he died.  

While I definitely excited about Maeve in the Young Elites but by the end of the Rose society I was not overly fond of her.

In the end I thought it was a fantastic follow up the The Young Elites and gave it  4/5.  I am looking forward to the book in the series.

Have you read The Rose Society? What did you rate it? Let me know.


Saturday, 9 July 2016

TBR- July

Here is my TBR for July.   There are three books on my list.   One of them is quite big but I am very excited to read it.

1. Hourglass by Claudia Gray
2.  Afterlife by Claudia Gray
3.  Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Have you read any of these?  What did you think of them?   Let me know.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Reading Challenge

Well it halfway through the year and I thought I would let you know how I am progressing through my reading goal for the year.

I have read 31 books this year and have a goal of 50 books.  Currently I am 6 books ahead of schedule,  so hopefully I can meet my goal this year.

You can find out how I am going with the Goodreads reading challenge

What about you.  Did you have a reading goal?  How is it going?  Let me know.


Saturday, 2 July 2016

June Wrap-up

It's been a while since I posted anything.   So here is my wrap-up for the month.   It's the end of the semester, so I needed to study for my exams.   I was able to read 7 books.   I did not put up TBR for June.  Currently I am reading The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas.

1.  A Sky of Spells (The Sorcerer's Ring #9)- Morgan Rice- 3/5
2.  Akarnae (The Medoran Chronicles #1)-  Lynette Noni- 5/5
3.  The Tempation (The Secret Circle #6)- L.J Smith- 4/5
4.  The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August-  Claire North- 3/5
5.  A Sea of Shields (The Sorcerer's Ring #10)- Morgan Rice- 3/5
6.  Zenith (The Andromeda Saga #1)-  Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings- 5/5
7.  Stargazer (Evernight #2)- Claudia Gray- 4/5

What did you read this month? Any favourites? Let me know.