Book Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (Global Blog Tour)

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Title: Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles #1)
Author: Tamora Pierce
Release Date: February 6th 2018
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 465
Date Read: February 23, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
ISBN: 9780525578543
Rating: ★★★☆☆

SYNOPSIS

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.

Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

Act fast! The first printing of the hardcover includes a collector’s edition poster!

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Book Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (Global Blog Tour)

29749090Title: Batman: Nightwalker
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: January 2nd 2018
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 272
Date Read: January 12, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Superhero
ISBN: 9780525578567
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

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Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (Blog Tour)

30653853Title: The Upside of Unrequited
Author: Becky Albertalli
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Format: ARC
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Number of Pages: 352
Date Read: April 11, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

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