The Lost Sentinel | Blog Tour

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I’m happy to share with you my review of Suzanne Rogerson’s new fantasy novel, THE LOST SENTINEL. This book is the first in the Silent Sea Chronicles, an exciting and alluring contribution to the genre. Fans of adventure, dark forces, magic, and stories with roots in traditional fantasy will likely be drawn to this tale. Keep reading to find out more about the book, my thoughts, and the author herself!

 

 


About the Book

The Lost Sentinel (Silent Sea Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Rogerson (2017)
-ARC Review-

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Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel. With the Kalayan people turning their back on magic, can Tei help the exiles find their new Sentinel before it’s too late?  Continue reading

Plato Poetica

Plato Poetica by Daniel Klawitter (2017)
-Review Request-

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Fiction | Poetry
4 Stars
Blurb:

“In playful and frequently rhymed verse, Daniel Klawitter’s Plato Poetica addresses, or, rather, chuckles at, the Platonic notion that “there is an old quarrel between philosophy and poetry.” Beginning each poem in the collection with an epigraph from Plato himself, Klawitter proceeds with the waggish good nature of a folkloric trickster to stretch and snap, dismantle and reconstruct, frolic with and delight in Plato’s words and ideas–reminding us that a valuable component of wisdom is perhaps the ability to not take anything, including philosophy itself, too seriously.”
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Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renée Ahdieh (2017)

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YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. Continue reading

The Waking Land

The Waking Land by Callie Bates (2017)
-ARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.  Continue reading

Scythe

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman (2016)

Scythe

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
4 Stars
Blurb:

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.”
-Goodreads 
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A Bookish Conundrum

BABBLES, RAMBLES, & NONSENSE (#16)

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Do you ever get so excited about a new book that you keep putting off reading it until you can find a perfect day with nothing but free time so that you can read this (hopefully) amazing book completely uninterrupted by anything other than maybe food, the occasional desperate bathroom break, and sleep (although you’ll push your body to its limits to stay up until you’ve finished the whole book)??  Continue reading