Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu | Spoiler Free Review

Title: BATMAN Nightwalker by Marie Lu Mari.jpg
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Superhero
Pages: 272

Synopsis

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

Review:

‘but looking out, all he saw was an ocean of light, the shimmering heart of Gotham City spread out before him. He didn’t know everything his future held for him, not yet, but he knew that whatever it was, it would remain here.
It looked like a place worth protecting.
it looked like home.’

 

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10 Books I own and STILL haven’t read.

Hey Book Lovers!

The other month I wrote down all the books I owned and were still unread… Guys you don’t even want to know how many I had. I have such an addiction to buying books even when my To Be Read pile is so high. I just can’t stop alright…
But I am doing better and I have started reading them and marking them off the list so i’m getting there. Here are Ten Books I Own that I still haven’t read…

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Title: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake one dark throne1.jpg
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 448

Synopsis:

“The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? 

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favour without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before – ones that put those around her in danger that she can’t seem to prevent.

Review:

Whilst this is going to be a Spoiler Free review please note that this is the second book therefore it may spoil the first one for you! For my Spoiler Free Review of Three Dark Crowns please click here.

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Cover and Title Reveals; Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard!

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Today’s post is going to be a Cover and Title Reveal from two of my favourite authors; Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Both of which I’m sure a bunch of you are excited to see about too?! I officially have to reign my fan girl in to make this a coherent post for you otherwise it would be screams.

First up let’s start with the Title Reveal for Sarah J.Maas’ latest book in the ACOTAR world. This book is going to be bridging the gap between A Court of Wings and Ruin and the next spin-off novels.

Are you ready for the title? I’m not sure you are… Ok if you’re sure.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake | Spoiler Free Review

Title: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare BlaketHREE dARK CROWNS
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 421

Synopsis

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern | Spoiler Free Review

Title: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
Genre: Historical/Fantasy/ Fiction
Pages: 502

Synopsis

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J.Maas | Spoiler Free Review

Title: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J.Maas (Throne of Glass #4)  queen of shadows.jpg
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy
Pages: 645

Synopsis

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

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Recent YA Book Cover Makeovers

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Today I am coming to you with a post on YA books which have recently had a cover change.  The famous saying is penned ‘out with the old and in with the new’ and this month it definitely feels like the YA book universe is living up to the saying.

If you didn’t know recently Author Sabaa Tahir of ‘An Ember in the Ashes’  released that her well-loved book series would be getting a cover makeover. A decision met with very mixed responses, some hated the idea of their being a cover change mid way through the series whilst others applauded it.

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J.Maas | Spoiler Free Review

Title: Heir of Fire by Sarah J.MAAS (Throne of Glass #3) heir of fire.jpg
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy
Pages: 562

Synopsis

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

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Discussion; Hate towards YA.

Today I want to do a post on hate towards YA. Lately I have been seeing a lot of comments regarding Young Adult Literature and how it is an ‘awful’ demographic. Everybody is entitled to their opinions and their own reading preferences but there is a way to voice such opinions and attacking those online who do like YA books is not the way to go about it. It always makes me ponder the question why is there such a hate for YA books?

I myself have experienced numerous comments from people stating how I should be spending my time reading ‘proper literature’ and how as an English Graduate I should be reading classics all the time. Ah, Bronte, Austen, Fitzgerald. I have tried them all but now alongside their names will be the work of J.K Rowling, Suzanne Collins and more. An argument of mine which may be controversial but for me they are now pinned as classics especially in Young Adult Literature.

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