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Reading Ideas – Shadow Witch Rising, by Colleen Vanderlinden (2015).

Witches… From what I can tell from the description this hook may be pretty good 👍 👌 👀 🤔 📚 📖

Book Synopsis

Two people, bound by a powerful curse.

When Sophie Turner finally returns home to the sleepy tourist town of Copper Falls, she imagines the kind of life she’d always dreamed of: calm, quiet, and peaceful. After years of having her steps haunted by a powerful and devious stalker, she is now living on land settled by her ancestors. She can feel the magic in her blood responding, and she feels like she finally has the chance to build a life. Until he comes along.

All of her dreams of peace and calm come tumbling down the second Calder Turcotte enters Sophie’s life. The danger he brings threatens everything she’s worked for, everything she’s tried to build for herself. He gives Sophie an ultimatum: break the curse her ancestor set on his family, or lose the very land that’s allowing her to heal. And as much as she despises him, as much as she fears him, she’s equally drawn to his icy gaze, his strength. Helping him is the right thing to do.

She never would have guessed how much she’d end up losing to save him.

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Book Ideas: Daughter of Kali – Unholy Alliance, by Shiulie Ghosh (2019).

The title really caught my attention… It’s the Goddess name that I treasure most 😊📚👍⭐️🌹

This really could be worth a look 😃📖👍⭐️📚👀

Book Synopsis

The time of prophecy is near.

Sixteen year old Kaz is now a trained Warrior for the secret society known as the Guild. Just like her mother before her. But her mother is dying, and only demonic power can save her. Going against everything the Guild stands for, Kaz must form an uneasy alliance with a Named One.

She also has a goddess on her case. Kali wants her to fulfil a prophecy – only Kaz isn’t quite sure what that is. Her own power, the bloodthirsty inner voice she calls the other, is getting stronger. And as if that wasn’t enough, her emotions are torn between Darius, the Warrior in love with her best friend; and Jack, dark, brooding, and a bit irritating.

Kaz finds herself navigating a dangerous path at great cost. The lives of those she loves are in danger, and her only hope of saving them is to solve the mystery of the prophecy even if it destroys her.

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Reading Suggestions – Breed of Havoc, by Lanie Jordan (2014).

This could be a really good series… Demons…. 😈😱😝👀📚🌟

Love the book cover 📚

Book Synopsis

One goal: Hunt the demon that killed my family. Make that two goals: Survive.

It’s been over a year since Director Greene recruited me to join the CGE. Things aren’t exactly going as planned. I’ve been chased down by demons, I survived a vampire bite when no one ever has before, and last Phase, I found a demon that liked me because of my DNA. The thing is, I liked it back and I don’t know why.

I was convinced this year couldn’t be any worse, but I was wrong. Almost everyone is scared of me or hates me. People are saying I’m dangerous. They’re calling me a freak and a demon.

And I can’t argue with them when I think they might be right.

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Re-post ~ Book Review: Holy Sister, by Mark Lawrence (2019).

This book was more than worth the wait! Holy Sister, the third and final book of the Ancestor series is one of war and death, but it is also one of love and life. It’s an amazing roller coaster ride that everyone she experience even just once. Again we follow Nona Grey as she plays her role in saving Abeth. It is the subtle changes in Nona’s character that can be easily missed that really make the story. We learn in this final book just how much Nona has grown and how much she has come to learn in this final novel and it is quite amazing what faith can really do if one believes.

Throughout the book we find ourselves travelling back and forth from the escape of the previous book and the present which has the war almost pounding at the gates. Each scene is explosive and action packed and impossible to put down. I have barely been able to the book down!

I don’t want to give anything away with this book so I won’t go into detail of my favourite parts. Just know that this is a MUST READ series that is incredibly written and has a storyline that will keep any reader completely hooked from the first page.

Much praise to Mark Lawrence on the creation of the Ancestor series. I implore anyone who enjoys fabulously written characters in a fantasy storyline that is utterly amazing then these are the books for you. I give this book a rating 10/10 stars.

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Re-post ~ Book Review: Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence (2018).

I have been so thrilled to finally read the recently published Grey Sister, the second novel of the Ancestor Series authored by Mark Lawrence. After reading it’s predecessor Red Sister, I have been curious to see what would happen next with Nona and her friends, and this latest addition has certainly been worth the wait. The book recommences with Nona and her friends continuing their studies at Sweet Mercy, still grieving the loss of Novices Hessa and Clera for two completely separate reasons.

The storyline itself is written with all the fundamentals that are uniquely Mark Lawrence, providing much needed humour in some serious situations that these brilliantly portrayed characters find themselves in. Nona herself goes through a rainbow of emotions as she follows the ups and downs of life at the convent and then deals with having everything suddenly snatched away, finding herself alone in a cruel world. The author writes each wonderful character into a dramatically woven web of suspense and utter surprise with twists and turns which made me want to go back and reread several scenes, especially when Nona and Ara perform some amazing feats using the Path. Each scene written in a way making each character and their stories real for readers with even minimal imagination.

This novel is one that continues to grow on the reader long after the book is finished. So many questions left unanswered! What is next for Glass and Kettle? Will they return to their positions and posts at Sweet Mercy? Will Nona and friends join them? Where else could they go? Is Sherzal telling some truth in her claims at trial? Will everyone survive to answer any of these questions? And then there is Zole. Naïve Zole who has no idea that she is in all kinds of trouble now she has come into the possession of an ancient relic.

Overall I have extremely enjoyed Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy. It really has been an adventurous read and my favourite so far this year. Thank you Mark Lawrence for delivering fans another unbelievable addition to the fantasy genre. I give Grey Sister a rating of 10/10 stars.

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Re-post ~ Book Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (2017). Book of the Ancestor – Book 1. 


There was a reason I couldn’t wait to read this book and as soon as I began I realised why! Mark Lawrence has out done himself with his latest creation – Red Sister. An amazing book, making it impossible to put down, Red Sister begins with story of Nona, and how she finds herself caged in the clutches of a child-taker after being given away by her village. Mark Lawrence spins an amazing tale for this character and builds her into a person the reader barracks for throughout the novel. 

Of course Nona is not the only character of the book, and she is eventually joined by others when she reaches her destination. She finds herself housed by nuns and befriended by girls she had only dreamt of meeting. Friendship being of utmost importance to Nona, and she shows this numerous times throughout the novel. 

With her sisters, Nona finds herself in a variety of predicaments and adventures. Some of them adding to her learning as a Red Sister, others adding to the bonds of friendship. The most strongest friendships being forged with Clera, Ara and Hessa. Together they learn their trades of magics and fighting with and without weaponry. Each girl showing their own special talent. 

The novel is full of thrilling adventure, love and death. Each page holds the answers to the questions of the pages before and all together form a wonderous story that has the reader glued throughout. Mark Lawrence has revealed his Own form of magic in creating this novel, producing words that create a tale to be remembered long after the last page has been turned. 

I have loved every chapter and every page of this book. From chapter one I have been engrossed in the world the author has created for some amazing characters that can easily be seen in the minds eye, they are written so real. I recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy of the age of young adult onwards. I have given the book a rating of 10/10 stars. Thank you Mark Lawrence for giving us the most exceptional novel I have read so far this year. 

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Ideas for Reading – Kasadya Hellhound Twisted, by Karen Swart (2013).

A warrior to be, mixed bloodlines and a race for survival… Awesome book cover. Well worth checking out 🤗 👌 🤔 👍 💯 📚

Book Synopsis

She fought against all odds and became the warrior she was meant to be … or so she thought. In a world where the rules have changed, can she embrace her destiny and become the hellhound she was meant to be?

Kasadya is back in Exsilium and finds her world a little different. Her half-breed fallen friends join her, and they are ordered to complete their apprentice training in order to obtain the right to be guardians. She must learn that her own fate cannot be denied and that others are set to follow. But most of all, she must learn that to trust is the greatest battle of all.

The tables are turned and Kasadya is put to the test. Will she be able to prevent her own death, or that of a friend? Or will her actions call forth the destruction of Earth and Exsilium?

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Book Review: Assassin’s Quest, by Robin Hobb (1997). The Farseer Trilogy Book 3.

Amazing! Utterly amazing! Yet again I have felt myself fall deeply under the spell that is FitzChivalry and Nighteyes, as they save the world from destruction. Fitz, not fully recovered from his “near-death” experience, finds himself alone but for Nighteyes, and must decide what he should now do with his life. Running with the wolf a time allows him to ponder and decide that he would rather be man than something in between , and that Regal must die at his hands. But nothing comes to Fitz as easy as he first plans it, and his attempts are thwarted by Regal and his own mistakes at underestimating his opponents. Fitz finds himself in danger yet again and it is during that this time Verity intervenes and ensures that Fitz puts his self set task aside, and bids him to “come to him”, where he is, far beyond the mountains. Unrelenting Regal makes sure that this task is most difficult for Fitz also, and is the cause of grievous injuries.

By the time Fitz begins his quest beyond the mountains he is joined by a unlikely company, consisting of Queen Kettricken, the minstrel Starling, the Fool, of course Nighteyes and a strange old woman by the name of Kettle. Together they face the Skill road and attempt to reunite with the estranged King Verity who continues his search for Elderlings to help him win the war against the Outislanders and their Red Ships and Raiders.

I fell in love with this tale during the first book. The story is written so well that as I read I feel what the characters feel, the emotions rent are so strongly infused that it’s impossible to keep a dry eye in some places. The writers style is such that everything is easy to visualise in ones minds eye. The relationship between Nighteyes and Fitz is a wonder to read, the way they communicate and the feeling engrained in the way the author writes. The series is one that remains with the reader long after the last page is turned. I recommend this book for young adults and older and give it a rating of 10/10. 

As a series, I feel that I have still yet to find better. I give it a rating of 10/10.

Thank you Robin Hobb. The Six Duchies will live forever in your readers.

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Reading Ideas – Catalyst, by Marc Johnson (2011).

An abducted princess… Protection has waned….

This looks like it will be a good book 📚🌟💯🔥👀😱😁👏

Book Synopsis

For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace.

Far from home, Alexandria’s princess is abducted. When a young villager named Hellsfire stumbles upon her and her captors, he rushes in to rescue her, alone and unarmed. His fear and fury unleash an uncontrollable magical force that grants him the power to save the princess—and change the world.

Hellsfire has never craved nor dreamed of power. But such magic as he now possesses has not been seen in Northern Shala for a thousand years, since the devastation of the War of the Wizards and the creation of the Wastelands.

Now Hellsfire must leave all he’s ever known, and make a dangerous journey to learn to master this wild, ferocious power—power he knows he is not ready to wield. More difficult still, he needs to master his emotions. If he can’t, the power will consume him, Alexandria will fall, and darkness will eclipse the land, destroying everyone he loves.

In the dead of cold, the spark shall burn…

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Reading Suggestions: The Witch of the Hills, J. M. Fraser (2018).

This is a stunning Cover and really caught my eye 😊 📚 👀 🤔

Time travel, witchcraft and ancient prophecies…. Looks like something worth checking out.

Book Synopsis

Ancient prophecy compels a young Salem witch to travel forward through the time-bending dimension we all visit when we sleep. Rebecca Church must recruit a modern-day boy to save this interactive fantasy world from imminent disaster, but her task won’t be easy. She may use no more than poetry, illusions, and dreams to convince the chosen one of his destiny, and she can visit him only nine brief times.

When Brian Danahey meets Rebecca at the side of a desolate road, he recognizes her from a recurring nightmare about a girl in great danger. Brian falls in love with her, she disappears, and he comes to believe she’s the legendary Witch of the Hills, a colonial maiden exiled to haunt the western prairies for centuries. The quest to free Rebecca takes him through mirrors and time from the sand hills of contemporary Nebraska to the seventeenth-century witch haven she once called home.

But Rebecca doesn’t need saving, and certainly not three-hundred-plus-years ago. The magical dimension that nourishes our souls is on the brink of apocalypse. Today.

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