Saturday, September 5, 2015

Book Review: The Golden Heart and The Gray Blade by M N M Abbott

Books: The Golden Heart and The Gray Blade
Author: M N M Abbott
Page Count: 508 and 384
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Ratings: 3.5 (the longer it goes since I read it the more I lower it) and 4.5 (Hopefully it stays this way IT WAS SO GOOD)


The sequel is not as good as the first, but after 70 pages, it becomes just as good as the first. The action, the villains, the humor, it's all great. I really appreciate her writing.

The characters are really my favorite part, they are so intricate and complex. I always find myself loving their faults.

The third book improves upon the faults of the second. I loved it. The introduction of  the final warrior and the battles that took place after were spectacular in so many ways.

I can't say too much about it, except I will let everyone know that EVERY WARRIOR IS MENTIONED IN THE FIRST BOOK AND IT IS SO COOL.



The Golden Heart: Second of the Holy Hound Trilogy #2


The Gray Blade: Last of the Holy Hound Trilogy

I truly appreciate that she has titled each chapter, because not often do we find this in books these days.

I highly recommend these books. They are self-published, so be-warned for occasional misspellings and grammatical errors, but they are still amazing.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DNF eARC Review: Reawakened by Colleen Houck (Out August 2015)

I received an e ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Reawakened
Author: Colleen Houck
Page Count:
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Egyptian
Rating: DNF When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. 
And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.
But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world. 
From New York Timesbestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.

Review: I have only read Tigers Curse by Colleen Houck, but never continued with the series despite my love for the novel. The concept of this book was intriguing to me because I absolutely love mythology. Egyptian mythology is especially interesting and starting this I was very very excited.

As I begin, I am noticing the drastic switch between the cool, interesting mythology, to the modern day society. This reminds me a lot of Tigers Curse and what the prologue entails for the rest of the novel. I like the way Houck did this in her last piece I read by her, but really? You could be a little more original than that.

This character is immediately kinda likable (but really not at all), because she seems to be given everything she wants, but at a price. She isn't perfect, and she already seems to have her own problems, right from the beginning. This should be very interesting.

This mummy is crazy! He's a prince too? WHAT? So, Lilliana will probably end up falling in love with him. I'm calling it when I have barely started the story because it's Colleen Houck and it makes sense, I mean have you read Tigers Curse?

I'm interested to see how Houck combines these two world and if they collide well or not.

Update: 8/15
This book has taken me FOREVER to read. I keep trying, and getting bored and switching to another book because I am desperately trying to avoid a reading slump. I have lots I have to read for school (which I am almost done with! WOOT WOOT) and a slump would be horrendous.

Update: 9/1
I keep updating this because I really want to read this but every time I begin I put it down for something better. Will I ever finish this? Time shall tell, it is on my TBR for September but so are a LOT of ARCs. I'm publishing this now, because I don't know if I'll ever finish it....