Waiting on Wednesday (#17)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post created by Breaking the Spine that features our most anticipated books to be released.

I just LOVE the premise for this one. It looks badass intriguing and I bet there are going to be some kickass twists and turns!

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Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

21787The Princess Bride by William Goldman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Borrowed
Publication Date: 1973
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Love, Adventure, Classic, Kings and Queens, Danger, Pirates

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What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

In short, it’s about everything. Continue reading

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

29008738The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: May 11th, 2016
Publisher: Indie
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Very Slow
Genres &  Themes: New Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Prophecy, Kings and Queens

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The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would trade his soul and lose his son to the sky.

My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.

But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird? Continue reading

New Discovery: Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes – Review

12954620Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Slow
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Prophecy, Magic, Romance, Kings and Queens, Magic, Family

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In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side. Continue reading