Gilded Cage by Vic James
This is a YA fantasy novel set in a dystopian future where there are a few people who are able to use magic. Those who are unable to use magic must spend ten years of their life as a slave. This could be in a factory or it could be in a manor where the “Equals” live their lives of luxury.
This book follows the Hadley family as they embark on their “years”. Even from the beginning everything starts to fall apart. Continue reading “(64) Gilded Cage // Bookish Blurb”
The Smell of Other Peoples Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is a teen book following the lives of a group of teenagers in Alaska mostly set in the 70s. It follows them throughout roughly a year as they struggle with what life throws at them.
This is a very short book and I read it all in one sitting but it is a rather powerful book.
Although this is technically a teen book I don’t think it is just for a teen audience. It deals with deep and complex issues of belonging and family as well as just describing what it is like to be part of a poor community where violence is prominent Continue reading “(60)The Smell of Other People’s Houses // Bookish Blurb”
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
This is book three in the Fallen Kingdoms series. See my reviews for book one and two. So this book continues on with the struggle to find the Kindred and take over the world (basically). Everyone has their own reason for wanting the Kindred and using Princess Lucia to find them.
This is going to be a rather incoherent review since I seem to find it very hard to describe this series. Continue reading “(46) Gathering Darkness // Bookish Blurb”
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
This book is the sequel to Seraphina. Although it is the sequel, it does have a fairly nice summary of the first book at the beginning so if you wanted to you could probably read this without having read the first book. This book picks up where the last one left off, with the kingdom going to war for peace. The majority of this book involves following Seraphina around the kingdoms as she searches for the other half-dragons and tries to get people to join their side for this war. Continue reading “(45) Shadow Scale // Bookish Blurb”
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This is a teen fantasy story set in a world where humans and dragons coexist. We follow Seraphina as events unfold that attempt to destroy the peace between them.
The dragons in this book were really interesting in that they could take almost human form and thus remain among humans (although there are various reasons that make you realize that they are not human. To dragons emotions are unacceptable, especially love. Love makes you do irrational things and is far too human for dragons to feel. Continue reading “(42) Seraphina // Bookish Blurb”
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
This books follows the life of Madeline Whittier who has a disease that makes her allergic to the world so she lives in her house and never goes outside. Then Olly moves next door and brings the world to her. Continue reading “(40) Everything Everything // Bookish Blurb”
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
I forget where I got the recommendation for this book from but when I saw the physical book my reaction was ‘Oh no, that looks like a hardcore fantasy book, I’m not going to like that’. I almost didn’t even read it but I am very glad that I did.
Basically this book is about three kingdoms that decide to go to war. It is told from four different perspectives throughout the three kingdoms with interjections from a fifth character in a magical separate world. Continue reading “(37) Falling Kingdoms // Bookish Blurb”