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Review: The Scarecrow Queen

Title: The Scarecrow Queen

Author: Melinda Salisbury

Date of Publication: October 31st, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

The final battle is coming . . .

As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . . .

Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury’s internationally best-selling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater’s Daughter.

My Review:

I loved this series! This book went a completely different route than I would have expected from book one, and I like that it wasn’t what I expected! This time around, the book has both Twylla and Erinn’s perspectives. I do prefer Erinn over Twylla, but Twylla has a special place in my heart.

Leif is well… he is Leif in this book. I missed that Silas was barely in the book. I was not a big fan of Merek in book one, but he won me over in this one! Loved the side characters.

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The Sleeping Prince… Lets get down to business with the villain. I think he is one of my favorites of all time. I want to like him, even though there isn’t one single nice thing about him, but he is just so intriguing! He is pretty awful to Erinn, too.

I don’t want to give much away, but if you haven’t started this series, start it now!

 

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Review: The Forgetting

Title: The Forgetting

Author: Sharon Cameron

Date of Publication: September 13th, 2016

Goodreads Summary:

What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

My Review:

All smirks aside, because this book is filled with Gray and his smirks, I could over pass that annoying over smirkiness, because I loved this book! I wasn’t sure at first, because Nadia took a little bit for me to like her character, but she really grows throughout the book.

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I was addicted to finding out what the mystery was behind the Forgetting, and why people lose their memories every twelve years. When everything unravels, it was like opening a lovely present. The villain is a real piece of work! As for the side characters, Genivee was awesome!

The romance was so sweet. I loved Gray and Nadia together! I felt they brought out the best in each other. The book itself has a nice slow and steady stroll, but I wasn’t bored one bit. When it gets toward the end, things get all kinds of crazy! I definitely recommend reading this one!

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Scarecrow Queen

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine, that discusses upcoming releases that we are super excited about!

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Goodreads Summary:

The final battle is coming . . .

As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever . . .

Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury’s internationally best-selling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater’s Daughter.

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What book are you waiting on?

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie Week

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Freebie Week, so I am doing a flashback. My top ten books of 2015.

2015 was a great year for books!  There were so many I wanted to put in my top then!

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What was your favorite book from 2015?

Review: The Sleeping Prince

Title: The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #2)

Author: Melinda Salisbury 

Date of Publication: May 31, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater’s Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

My Review:

First off this book has a different main character than book one did.  It is now told in first person by Errin who we did not meet in book one but heard about from Lief who is her brother.  I was disappointed at first and am still a little let down it wasn’t told by Twylla, but the book was still good.

Errin has to take care of her mother who she believes is affected by the full moon and still has no idea where her brother Lief is and almost everyone believes him to be dead.  Her only real friend is Silas, and she really knows nothing about him exactly.  The Sleeping Prince has awoken and has been on a rampage to take everything that he believes is his.  Nothing stands in his way.

I really liked Errin and felt she was a strong character, and I loved Silas.  I kept wanting to open him up like a book so I could expose all the secrets that surrounded him.  When those secrets came to light I adored him even more.

From the end of book one nothing I expected went the way I thought it would which is good and bad, but mostly good because it was unexpected even though I wanted it to go my way.  Even though this book is told in Errin’s point of view we do get to eventually meet up with Twylla, and almost anything I say is a spoiler so I will just keep my mouth shut.

A difference between this book and book one where there was definitely fantasy elements which was one of my favorite things about it.  The Sleeping Prince is also a very very nasty individual and brought that perfect darkness to the book.

The beginning was great, the middle lagged a little bit, but the last hundred pages were fantastic and packed with amazement.  When Errin meets up with The Sleeping Prince so much goes down and the betrayal is maddening.  The cliffhanger actually gives me a lot of hope. It is still a cliffhanger though, but an excellent one! I am so excited for book three.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books so Far

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

I had a lot of let downs this year so far, but these ten have been everything!

 

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What are your favorite books this year so far?