Double ARC Review | A Lair of Bones (Curse of the Cyren Queen #1) & Rising (The Relic Trilogy #3) ⚡️

⚡️ Hi, friends! how are you? what have you been doing? I hope you’re very well, enjoying the day surrounded by the best readings!.❤️ Today super excited, as every time I post lol, but this time I bring you two reviews that I was hoping to actually bring you for a while now and that I’ve finally been able to write, so here we are! Both books this time are ARCs, so first I want to take a second to thank the publishers and authors very much for sending me these copies in exchange for honest reviews. 😊 I’m more than happy because not only it’s a pleasure for me to talk a little about not-so-well-known books, but I’ve also adored BOTH! So, I really hope you decide to add them to your TBR to give them a chance sometime soon. Both are dark fantasy books, with unique worlds & supremely interesting characters, plus they both also have big plot twists and the writers are very addictive! 😍
Now without further ado, I hope you enjoy the post very much, and LET’S GET STARTED!
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Double Book Review | Lost in the Never Woods & Watch Over Me 🌲

 🌟 Hi, bookish family! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day; today, I’m more than happy to bring you a double review of my most recent readings.❤️ I love, and it’s a pleasure to be able to bring you a double review of two darkish & atmospheric books that I pretty much enjoyed, so don’t hesitate to let me know everything in the comments, not only what you think about these books in particular, but also tell me a little about what you’ll be reading this week, it’s always fun to know. 😊
Both books have some aspects in common, and also I have felt similar things for the characters; besides that,
they have a very similar atmosphere, so it seemed to me that it made sense to bring them together to talk a little about them. 🌲 Plus, both books are hard-hitting and touch on sensitive topics of trauma, mourning, and healing and growth. 🌟

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Double Book Review | Bright Burning Stars 💫 & The House in the Cerulean Sea 🌊

 🌟 Hi bookish family! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day & a GREAT weekend, today I’m more than happy to bring you a double review of my most recent readings. ❤️ You know that I LOVE to share all my opinions with you in the most honest way, and above all, I love that we can exchange opinions respectfully, so don’t hesitate to let me know your thoughts in the comments and we can chat a little about it, I also want to know what you’ve been reading this last week & what books accompany you this weekend!!! 😍
As I was saying, I’ll be reviewing two books, one of them is an ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, for which I’m deeply grateful,
in this book we enter the world of a ballet competition and explored its darkest side 🩰 & the other one is my own choice, a book with a lot of hype which I had only heard the most incredible things about, where we meet a super diverse group of characters while we surround ourselves with a magical landscape. 🌅 I think that one of these stories may have been a totally different experience than I expected, while the other exceeded my expectations. 😊
I’m very excited to tell you EVERYTHING about these books! 👏🏻 So without further ado, make yourself comfortable, prepare your favorite drink & let’s get started!
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ARC Review | Riven (The Relic Trilogy #2) by Bronwyn Eley

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Title: Riven

By: Bronwyn Eley

Series: The Relic Trilogy #2

Pages: 492

Publication: August 13th, 2020

By: Talem Press

Genre: YA | Dark | Fantasy

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Synopsis


Kaylan’s life as she knew it is over. Again.

Hunted by the guards of Edriast and their ruthless captain, Kaylan is forced to flee into a world she’s never seen, armed with a power she never wanted. With her brother Elias by her side, she escapes to the distant city of Stynos, where rumour has it a possible ally is waiting… An ally who might help Kaylan control the violent magic that’s become her burden to bear.

But Kaylan can’t hide forever – not from the forces that surround her, or from the darkness inside herself. Rebel leader Bellamy seeks her help to destroy a regime; Captain Thorn pursues her with a vengeance; and as her power grows, her inner demons begin to seep through the cracks…

Kaylan may be strong, but is she strong enough to resist the Relic?

Riven is the engrossing second instalment in Bronwyn Eley’s dark YA fantasy series, The Relic Trilogy.

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Double Book Review || Heart-Stopper Stories || Orpheus Girl & The Grace Year

 🌿 Hi guys!! I hope you’re having a great day and that you’re enjoying your current reading.❤️ 
I’m SO grateful because I’ve been approved with two ARCs that I really wanted and today I bring you my reviews for both of them. I have many thoughts to share with you about both books, stories quite different from each other, but they share a point and it is that both are VERY shocking & heartbreaking.
I hope you like both reviews, they’re a bit long this time, but I had a lot of feelings to put out there so I hope it doesn’t bother you. I’m super excited to share my thoughts with you, since I’ve also found one of my favorite books of the year and that’s INCREDIBLE, so without further ado, let’s start! and I hope you have the most incredible day 🌿


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ARC Review || Relic by Bronwyn Eley

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Title: Relic

By: Bronwyn Eley

SeriesThe Relic Trilogy #1

Pages: 496

Publication: September 12th, 2019

By: Talem Press

Genre: YA | Dark | Fantasy 

Buy it: Book Depository || Amazon

 

 

Synopsis

In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow.

As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow’s life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five rare and dangerous Relics – a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity. When the current Shadow succumbs to its magic, nineteen-year-old blacksmith Kaylan is summoned to take his place.

It’s an appointment that will kill her.

As the time Kaylan has left ebbs away, hope begins to fade… That is, until she discovers a plot to destroy all five bloodlines in possession of the Relics.

A rebel force plans to put an end to Rennard’s rule and Kaylan suddenly finds herself embroiled in a cause that might just be worth fighting for. But no cause is without its costs…

As her life hangs in the balance and rebellion bears down on Edriast, Kaylan must decide where her loyalties lie – and how she’ll leave her mark on the world.

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Book Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

By: Kiersten White

Pages: 304

Published: September 25th 2018

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA|Historical|Dark|Retelling|Horror

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Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.

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Book Review: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

28588345Title: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3)

By: Marie Lu

Published: October 11th 2016

By:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Romance-Magic-Dark

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.

When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. 

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Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

26032825Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

By: Holly Black

Published: January 2nd 2018

By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Romance-Magic-Dark

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. 

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Book Review: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

32320750Title: Little Monsters

By: Kara Thomas

Published: July 25th 2017

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA-Mystery-Dark-Contemporary

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone. 

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