Shadows of Self & Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #2 & #3)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy, Adult

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I decided to not add a synopsis as this series needs no introduction but to have blind faith and trust that Brandon Sanderson will deliver, which he “shockingly” has.

Shadows of Self  and Bands of Mourning were everything I hoped Alloys of law to be. With a touch of adventure, mystery, appearances of our favorite characters from the first era being prominent and important in this one.Read More »

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air Trilogy)

Author: Holly Black

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Politics, Romance

Format: Hardback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

 

“I feel like a constellation of wounds, held together with string and stubbornness.”

“He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.”

 

Synopsis

As the title suggests the trilogy’s finale will focus on Jude’s pursuit in acquiring her right to rule Faerie as the rightful Queen.

But Jude’s journey back to the place she once called her home is not an easy one, especially with obstacles to overcome and her sister, Taryn’s safety.

Haunted by her feelings for Cardan while questioning her ambitions, we observe how events unfold as Holly Black concludes this story.

🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚 🧚

 

I have to admit YA doesn’t appeal to me the way it did years ago but there will always be exceptions that appear under my radar. The Folk of the Air trilogy has been an enjoyable read. It’s a type of series you don’t want to delve into analytically and just bask in the familiar tropes being executed in a superficial yet fun way.

I didn’t really find the characters likeable enough to be memorable. Even Cardan whom I find to be borderline abusive and his relationship with Jude to be unhealthy (even though they both settled their differences in the end). At least their recent interactions  were a lot more romantic and healthier than the previous books which I actually appreciated.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a light read and you enjoy political intrigue, pick this up and you’ll be breezing through the pages in no time.

Skyward (#1 Cytonic Series)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

Spensa’s dream was to become a pilot and be among the stars. Circumstances led her to second guess herself and settle for a standard less desirable job but due to persistence she found herself juggling with the possibility of becoming a pilot and saving the remnants of the human race.
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The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #1)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy, Adult

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

In Modern Day Scadrial, Waxillium Laridan has returned to his post as Lord in the City. As a law keeper who has gotten used to life in the Roughs, he has become detached from the noble lifestyle despite being from such a background.

His return was mainly due to his Uncle’s passing and being second in line to run the House of Ladrian. He is faced with two challenges: taking up a role which he hasn’t warmed up towards and segregating his calling as Law Keeper from the supposed safer city life.Read More »

Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction, Music

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

“I used to think soul mates were two of the same. I used to think I was supposed to look for somebody that was like me. I don’t believe in soul mates anymore and I’m not looking for anything. But if I did believe in them, I’d believe your soul mate was somebody who had all the things you didn’t, that needed all the things you had. Not somebody who’s suffering from the same stuff you are.”Read More »