Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Erin Bowman gets down to the nitty gritty!


Kate Thompson is out for blood and vengeance when a gang kills her father, and she's not afraid to pull the trigger. Along the way she picks up a motley crew each seeking their own goals, but she learns a little from all of them along the way.

I'm just going to start out by saying how much I love Kate! She is a gun slinging badass. This girl has a mean shot and she doesn't let anything stop her! Don't expect much humor in this book, it's definitely on the darker side as a book with vengeance and gold should be. I enjoyed the romantic aspect of the book, it wasn't too overdone, and I didn't see the plot twist coming. It's a bit of a doozy, let me tell you.

I really enjoyed this book, there's no time for lagging in this one. The cover art is amazing, too! I hope to see more great books coming for Bowman!

5 stars

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

My current favorite book of this series!!
(fourth installment after Heir of Fire)

Time to get down ladies and gents. Things don't take too long to progress in this book because everyone is currently at war. Celaena seeks to help her Kingdom by taking down it's evil King but now a new threat stands in her way; her once ally and now possessed enemy, Prince Dorian. Torn between the mercy of saving and the mercy of killing, she must face truths and find ways to think ahead of her enemies! So much drama to be had! Past enemies become friends, past romances become reluctant allies, current romances become steamier. (Helloooo bathroom scene!) More intense battle scenes and dangerous foe!

Things really take a big step in this book, a lot of the old history in the series is also brought forth to be dealt with so make sure you know about the back stories! Plenty of drama and action to keep readers strung along, I dare not reveal a single morsel in fear I shall spoil the delight of this book for you. What I liked least about this book was again, the POV of the witches, though I found it more tolerable than before since a new character is introduced and we get some more back stories. Eventually these two worlds collide, definitely making it more interesting so I'm intrigued to what will happen next!

 5 stars


Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Absolutely magical! As enjoyable as the movie!

Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite Miyazaki films so when I found out that there was a book that it originated from, I was super excited and decided to pick it up. Diana Wynne Jones does a great job of making this book exciting and unpredictable. Her characters are quirky in their own ways and have character flaws which makes them all the more endearing. In some ways the book is similar to the movie, but in most ways it's different but not in a bad way!

Howl is just as vain as in the movie, and Sophie just a stubborn, but even more so in the book. They also tend to squabble a lot more in the book which is highly entertaining. We also get to hear more of Howl's record of heart breaking in this book, and the main force of conflict is between Howl and the Witch of the Waste. The King merely seeks his aid in the search for his lost brother Prince Justin, and his court magician Sulliman. (Who is a man!)

This was a fun book, and truly magical. Destined to be a classic for all ages!

5 stars