Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: The Queen and the Cure

The Queen and the Cure The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The very best things in life are born of difficulty. Whatever comes too easily is easily abandoned.”

Amy Harmon never ceases to amaze me. She is able to traverse multiple genres and somehow pulls it off flawlessly. I know each time I pick up one of her books I am going to love it. In the second installment of The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, we follow King Tiras brother Kjell. He's the bastard son of the king and lacks all of the finesse and regality that Tiras possesses. He's more comfortable leading the Kings army, ridding the kingdom of the last of the Volgar. He's also one of the gifted, something he has always denied but has recently accepted. During his travels he finds Sasha, broken and bleeding, driven out by her own community for the gift she was born with. Sasha is able to catch glimpses of the future, but has no ability to direct it and must piece together what she is seeing to make sense of it. Sasha has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Almost immediately upon rescuing her, she's determined to become Kjell's but he's insistent that he doesn't want that, or her. Their journey of finding our what's in Sasha's past will also lead Kjell to the past he didn't know he was missing.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Review: Fury

Fury Fury by Cat Porter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"She'd lived. Oh, how she'd lived. She hadn't allowed the brutal past to define or mar her. She'd become what she'd chosen, her own design."

I was given an ARC copy of Fury and I adored it!! I put off reading it because I don't have a kindle anymore, and reading on my phone isn't easy but I wish I hadn't waited! I couldn't put it down. My phone and I just moved all over the house, outside, in the car until I couldn't hold my eyes open any longer. Fury was a sort of brutal, raw, and unspoken story, but the very real story of two young adults meeting at the worst moments of their lives but forging an unbreakable bond of survival. I was invested from page one, but the last quarter of the book ripped my heart out. I wanted so much for these two to find their happily ever after, but their world is a gruesome one and things don't usually work out that way. The end was bittersweet, sadness over so much lost time, the happiness of finding one another again, and the unknown of whether they had it in them to make it work after all. This was my first of Cat Porter's books, but definitely not my last.

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