The Bird and the Blade…

'The Bird and the Blade' by Megan Bannen cut me up. Synopsis: As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: including her freedom… until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire. … Continue reading The Bird and the Blade…

Give The Dark My Love…

'Give The Dark My Love' by Beth Revis was perfect for my black soul. Synopsis: When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student, Nedra doesn't quite … Continue reading Give The Dark My Love…

Mirage…

'Mirage' by Somaiya Daud is a short book without much intrigue. Synopsis: In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is … Continue reading Mirage…

Vengeful…

'Vengeful' by V.E. Schwab was full of feeling and bite. Synopsis: It's been five years since the events that saw Eli being captured and Victor being resurrected by Sydney. Not much has changed, except that Eli is now both a prisoner and a consultant to EON - a police force dedicated to neutralising EO's. Victor's … Continue reading Vengeful…

Wildcard…

'Wildcard' by Marie Lu was a fitting end. Synopsis: After the events of Warcross, Emika is keeping low and staying off the radar of Hideo, the man she loves - the man who can now control over 90% of the worlds population. With a bounty on her head, Zero (the hacker who repeatedly infiltrated the … Continue reading Wildcard…