Daughter of Smoke and Bone /~/ Laini Taylor

8490112I’m a little bit salty, okay. All my friends had been hyping this book and I just. didn’t get there? It was good, but it wasn’t AJKGHSA;HVFJKQ. (ya know? right? i’m so #relatable)

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Children of Blood and Bone /~/ wowza i want more

dude.

dude.

This book was literally so on point with what I expected, okay? I wanted epic African-inspired fantasy with ton of magic, and I got what I wanted. There has been a ton of hype surrounding this book,,, and let me just say I totally understand why.

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Pros
– that! cover! (i am a shallow aesthetics loving hooman bean okay)
– rich african fantasy- my dudes this was an engrossing story and the gods and monarchy and magic were just so !!! (disclaimer: we are gonna be seeing a whole lotta exclamation points)
– amari is my daughter and i will protect her and why yes, i know she can kill people
-Zélie felt slightly antiheroish (like not young elites adelina level but still) and i live for grey morality okay
-WOW siblings! in fantasy! (although, not #siblinggoals level you know, with all that evil betrayal  going on
– that author’s note is something everyone needs to pay attention to and hats off to adeyemi

Cons
– there was a plot twist but i found it a little bit predictable- but. i read a lot. so you may or may not care about this.
– the romance felt so. forced. It was a relationship that was completely unnecessary and lackluster and bleggghhhh

Representation: African characters

Trigger warnings: gory character death

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

my dudes, if you like fantasy like,,, at all- read this. if you don’t like fantasy (what are you doing with your life) read this

Shades of Magic

shadesmagic-uk-740x370 A Darker Shade of Magic 
4.5/5
A Gathering of Shadows
4/5
A Conjuring of Light
4/5
By V.E. Schwab

Recommended for: People who are really into fantasy/alternate worlds in their books, people who like the concept of elemental magic, fans of Victoria Schwab (no durrrr)

also those are the UK covers, i couldn’t find a combined image for the other cover and i was too lazy to make it

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The Midnight Star

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”

Adelina hasn’t found satisfaction yet. And so she succumbs to the sway of her own illusions, conquering and overpowering faraway lands in an attempt to hide the growing discord within herself and her surroundings. Her friends abandoned her- and now she’s getting the greatest revenge: victory. With her Rose Society and the newly-turned Inquisitorial Axis, she maintains a rule of fear and power, one few can disrupt. Continue reading “The Midnight Star”

The Rose Society

“Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, so she destroyed them all.”

Adelina is in hiding, feared and respected as the White Wolf. The Young Elites are searching and searched for. Teren pursues all malfettos in order to prove himself worthy to the gods. And her newest recruit, Magiano, her sister Violetta, and herself plan to rule Kenettra.

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