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Under 200 words, Book Review: The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The Iron Warrior
Author: Julie Kagawa
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: MiraInk
Rating: 5/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all. 
He killed me. 
Then, I woke up. 
Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder have renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. 
Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must di…

Blog Tour: The Jungle by Pooja Puri Book Review

* I have received this book for review from the publisher as part of the blog tour but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The Jungle
Author: Pooja Puri
Source: From Publisher
Publisher: Ink Road
Rating: 3.5/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?

Mico has left his family, his home, his future. Setting out in search of a better life, he instead finds himself navigating one of the world's most inhospitable environments the Jungle. For Mico, just one of many 'unaccompanied children', the Calais refugee camp has a wildness, a brutality all of its own.

A melting pot of characters, cultures, and stories, the Jungle often seems like its own strange world. But despite his ambitions to escape, Mico is unable to buy his way out from the 'Ghost Men' the dangerous men with mag…

Book Review: Silver Stars by Michael Grant

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: Silver Stars
Author: Michael Grant
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Egmont
Rating: 4.5/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

The summer of 1943, World War II. With heavy memories of combat, Frangie, Rainy, Rio, and the rest of the American army are moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily.
The women won’t conquer Italy alone. They are not heroes for fighting alongside their brothers—they are soldiers. But Frangie, Rainy, Rio, and the millions of brave females fighting for their country have become a symbol in the fight for equality. They will brave terrible conditions in an endless siege; they will fight to find themselves on the front lines of WWII, and they will come face-to-face with the brutality of war until they win or die.


Book Review Summary:

Front Lines was one of my favourite books of last year, and Silver Stars does not disappoint. The characters are developed, the …

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017

So for the last two years, I have completed the Popsugar Reading Challenge to diversify my reading, to often push me out of my comfort zone. Although this works to some extent, I like the challenges and thought that it would be quite fun so let's get started... 
A book recommended by a librarian:
A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A book of letters:
An audiobook: Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz 
A book by a person of colour: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A book with one of the four seasons in the title:
A book that is a story within a story: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill 
A book with multiple authors: We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan  
An espionage thriller:
A book with a cat on the cover:
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace…