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#Fantasy Worth Reading: Fourth Wing #BookReview #fantasybooks #booklover

 

This book gave me a book hangover… because I had to finish it! Just had to!

fantasy worth reading Fourth Wing

Set within the confines of Basgiath War College, this gripping tale unfolds against the backdrop of a brutal war and the high-stakes competition to become the elite dragon riders of Navarre.

At the center of the narrative is twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail, originally destined for the Scribe Quadrant, where a quiet life among books awaited her. However, her mother, the commanding general, redirects her fate, compelling Violet to join the intense competition for dragon riders. The catch? Dragons don’t bond with “fragile” humans, and Violet’s size and physical fragility make her an unlikely candidate, facing not only the challenge of mastering the art of dragon riding but also the constant threat of being incinerated.

Yarros masterfully crafts a world where danger lurks at every corner, and the competition for survival is as fierce as the dragons themselves. The tension is palpable, especially given Violet’s physical vulnerabilities and the cutthroat nature of her fellow cadets, led by the powerful and ruthless wingleader, Xaden Riorson.

The character development is noteworthy, with Violet emerging as a resilient and intelligent protagonist. The dynamics between characters, whether friends, enemies, or potential lovers, add layers of complexity to the narrative. Each individual at Basgiath War College harbors their own agenda, creating an atmosphere where trust is scarce and alliances are fragile.

The world-building is immersive, painting a vivid picture of the war-torn kingdom, the majestic dragons, and the elite training grounds of the war college. Yarros skillfully balances the thrilling action sequences with moments of introspection, giving readers a chance to connect with the characters on a deeper level.

As the war outside escalates and the protective wards of the kingdom falter, Violet begins to unravel a dark secret. The overarching mystery adds an extra layer of intrigue to the plot, keeping me hooked until the final page.

There was something very addictive about Fourth Wing. It had some flaws… mostly some scenes were a bit verbose. Like I get it. But it was easy to flip past those to the more exciting parts. And there were lots of exciting parts. I highly recommend.

Here’s the blurb:
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.

Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom’s protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.

Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.

 

 

Otherworldly Realms: Sci-Fi and Fantasy eBook Extravaganza! #booktwitter #scifi #fantasy #kobo #koboplus

 

Are you ready to escape reality and journey into fantastical realms filled with adventure, magic, and intrigue? Whether you’re a seasoned fan of the genre or a newcomer eager to explore new frontiers, these captivating stories are sure to delight and inspire. Best of all, they’re all available for free or through Kobo Plus, so you can indulge in endless reading without breaking the bank!

 

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Happy reading, adventurers!

 

 

Double the Enchantment, Double the Stories! Unveil the Magic! #fantasy #magicalrealism #99c Sale!

 

Brace yourself for an offer that will leave you spellbound! For a limited time only, I’m delighted to present not one, but two captivating bundles of enchanting short stories for the price of one bundle! That’s right – you’ll get a total of six mesmerizing tales for only 99 cents!

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More about the magical realms awaiting you within these pages:

  1. Plantgirl: Ba Rainey’s world is devoid of color until she seeks a miraculous change. Join her as she discovers the unexpected power of growth and transformation.
  2. Translations: Nora Elliot races against time to unlock the secrets of love and rescue her beloved from an ancient tomb. Will her translations lead to salvation or despair?
  3. Omens and Lifesavers: Step into the bustling city where omens of fate intertwine with the mundane. Join our protagonist as they navigate the chaos of urban life, guided by signs both ominous and enlightening.
  4. The Wulfing: Nerys faces a daunting challenge as she ventures into the perilous wulfing, where survival is uncertain and danger lurks at every turn. Will she conquer the wilderness and claim its elusive blessings?
  5. A Flight of Fancy: Witness the birth of a legend as Fancy is bestowed with a remarkable gift and sent forth on a mission of greatness. Follow her whispers on the wind and discover the true essence of might and magic.
  6. Blue Moon: Claudette weaves a spell under the light of a rare celestial event, hoping to rewrite the laws of fate and reclaim what was lost. Will her enchantment bring about a reunion or unleash unforeseen consequences?

These enchanting tales are brimming with wonder, adventure, and the timeless allure of magic. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado of the fantastical or a newcomer eager to explore new realms, this collection promises to ignite your imagination and transport you to worlds beyond reality.

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Tales of Adventure, Intrigue, and Resilience: The Rogue Element #scifi #sciencefiction #fantasy #darkfantasy #BookTwitter

 

Rogue versus world. Who will win?

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New planets, hidden lands, and places no one would dare dream of arise from the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Visions of the future where we verge on extinction and only daring can forge hope. Alternative realms on Earth lead to darkness. The Rogue Element is: “Patchworker 2.0”, “Corrosive”, “The Vagaries of Eloise Stanton”, and “The Wallows.”

Patchworker 2.0: Humanity is forced to live in domed cities as foul as the Earth we destroyed. Artificial Intelligence holds the remains of society together, and a special team of patchworkers keep the AI functioning at peak performance. Patchworker Evalyn Shore leads the investigation of a homicidal AI. The AI is taking over minds and leaving patchworkers as sacks of bio matter ready for recycling. Can Evalyn create the patch to repair the AI? Or will it kill her first?

Corrosive: Which seeds will aid Bex in saving her world? On an Earth ruined by long-forgotten ancestors, Bex sets off to establish a new homestead with her ideal man. The fact he’s a robot and has to do everything she says is a dream. For a day. When she arrives at the plot of land, where she and her dreambot will nurture the precious seeds she’s been entrusted with, it’s already occupied. By a man. With radical ideas as corrosive as the air.

The Vagaries of Eloise Stanton: Lucy’s family disappeared when she was a child, lost in a world of mirror. At every turn, she is confronted by images of her family in mirrors and panes of glass. Her experiments to bring them home continue to fail… until tonight. On the verge of at last being reunited, Lucy meets the woman who stands as the barrier between the two realms and the real battle begins.

The Wallows: Ever wish for a new life? Evernee Weems wants to escape in this world in the worst way. Her daughter needs everything, the rent is being raised, Evernee’s job barely pays minimum wage, and she has little hope for better. Inside a puddle is a different reality, and she jumps in, happy to trade her problems for a life in which worries don’t exist. Will it turn out to be better?

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#Fantasy Worth Reading: Assassin’s Apprentice #BookReview #BookLover #Fantasybooks

 

Here’s a great fantasy book worth your time to read!

fantasy worth reading Assassin's Apprentice

Meet Fitz, often called Boy

The story follows the life of FitzChivalry Farseer, an illegitimate son of a prince, who is thrust into the cutthroat world of the royal court. Born with the magical ability known as the Skill, Fitz becomes entangled in political machinations and secrets that shape the fate of the Six Duchies. As he navigates the complexities of court life and hones his skills under the guidance of the enigmatic Chade, Fitz transforms from an abandoned child into a trained assassin.

Fantastic World Building

One of the novel’s standout features is Hobb’s ability to create a rich and immersive world. The Six Duchies come alive with vivid descriptions, and the intricate details of court politics and the magic system add depth to the narrative. The author’s prose is elegant and evocative, drawing readers into a world filled with both wonder and danger.

Great Character Development

Fitz’s character development is nothing short of remarkable. As readers follow him from childhood to adolescence, Hobb skillfully explores the complexities of identity, loyalty, and the burdens of power. Fitz is a deeply relatable protagonist, and his struggles resonate with the reader on an emotional level. The supporting cast is equally well-drawn, with each character contributing to the intricate tapestry of the story.

Pacing, Twists and Turns

The pacing of Assassin’s Apprentice is deliberate and builds tension gradually. Hobb weaves a web of suspense, leaving readers on the edge of their seats as they navigate political intrigues and hidden agendas. The plot twists and turns, keeping the narrative unpredictable and engaging until the very end.

Often Kept me up Late

In addition to its compelling characters and plot, Assassin’s Apprentice delves into themes of destiny, sacrifice, and the consequences of power. Hobb seamlessly integrates these themes into the narrative, elevating the story beyond a mere fantasy adventure. This book often kept me up late reading. I wanted just one more chapter… Definitely worth reading.

Here’s the blurb:

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

 

 

#Fantasy Worth Reading: A Starlet’s Secret to a Senstational Afterlife #BookReview #fantasybooks #Booklover

 

Looking for a fun and fantastic read with a bit of the supernatural and a little romance? A Starlet’s Secret to a Sensational Afterlife by Kendall Kulper is the novel you need.

fantasy worth reading A Starlet's Secret to a Sensational Afterlife

A Starlet’s Secret to a Sensational Afterlife is a mesmerizing tale that effortlessly blends the unglamourous side of Hollywood with a touch of mystery and a sprinkle of romance.

Set during the golden age of Hollywood, the novel introduces us to the charismatic protagonist, Henrietta. She announces to her family over dinner once evening that she’s going to be a star and leaves Chicago. As a newcomer to Hollywood, Henrietta finds it’s not so easy to get into pictures. Then she starts seeing dead starlets. Wha??

This mystery of the many, many dead girls gets entwined with her shot at stardom. What’s a girl to do?

Then she meets Declan, who has his own secrets. He can’t die. At first this serves him well as a stuntman. Then, it becomes a problem when there’s an accident where he should have died and he’s not even injured. He had a hard life and came to Hollywood hoping to find his mother. She had run off to try her hand at stardom when he was a boy.

The pacing is well-balanced, keeping the reader engaged with a combination of suspenseful revelations and heartfelt moments.

I loved the balance of supernatural, mystery, history, and romance. I highly recommend this book.

Here’s the blurb:

A budding starlet and her handsome-but-moody co-star go from bitter enemies to reluctant partners when they get tangled up in the disappearance of a beautiful young actress in 1930s Hollywood.

Eighteen-year-old Henrietta arrives in Los Angeles in 1934 with dreams of trading her boring life for stardom.

She’s determined to make it as an actress, despite her family’s doubts and rumors of would-be starlets gone missing. And by the skin of her teeth, she pulls it off! A serendipitous job offer arrives and Henrietta finds herself on a whirlwind publicity tour for a major film role—with a vexingly unpleasant actor tapped by the studio to be her fake boyfriend.

But fierce Henrietta has more in common with brooding Declan than she realizes. They both have gifts that they are hiding, for fear of being labeled strange: he is immune to injury and she can speak to ghosts. When the co-stars get tangled up in the disappearance of a beautiful young actress, they go from bitter enemies and pretend lovers to reluctant partners—and possibly even friends.

Together, they might be the only people in Hollywood who can do something about these poor missing girls. And in doing so . . . they might just fall in love for real.

This whip smart, seductive caper by the author of Murder for the Modern Girl has the perfect combination of romance, vengeance, and a hint of the supernatural, set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

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