Magic

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

“If you plan to kill me, you’d better be quick.” – Freya

Let’s get something out of the way before we begin this review: I have a thing for anything royal, paranormal, mythical, or magical. So my choice of books shouldn’t surprise anyone. Like this one, which you can tell from the title must have something to do with royalty…

I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book at first, there weren’t really any bad or good feelings towards it. It was pretty neutral, however, once I started reading I was once again sucked into a world I didn’t want t leave! I LOVED this story so much! For one, Rhiannon Thomas sure knows how to write a compelling story with interesting characters and plot twists! She was able to tie science, mystery, royalty, and just a touch of romance all together!

My absolute favorite aspect of Long May She Reign was the main character Freya. I don’t think I have ever related to a character so much before. She’s awkward, a bit insecure, has no idea what to do when it comes to boys, super introverted, and just pretty much relatable. She’s always questioning and overthinking, yet sound in her decisions. You can feel her confidence in herself grow. As I read, I was continuously wide-eyed and laughing because of how much she minded me of me. Here’s just a couple snapshots of my favorite scenes:

Enough about Freya and her amazing character quirks; I found the plot fascinating. I mean, really, twenty-third in line to the throne and literally everyone before you dies? That’s what caught my eye, Freya had no intention for the throne, I pretty sure the ten in line before her didn’t either, yet she gets it. Because she ditched a party that turned into a mass murder. Talk about luck… To top that off, people turn against her and she has no-one to trust, not even her father. There are definitely some twists and turns in this story. If you like rollercoasters, literally or figuratively, jump on and enjoy the ride. See how a queen of science rules a kingdom that doesn’t want her.

Lots of Love,

Felie Fel ♥

Evermore by Alyson Noël

“…the only thing I can clearly remember is dying.” – Ever

Coping with death is hard, and how do you cope with the death of your entire family? Is there a right or wrong way? And how do you deal with the weird psychic powers you get waking up after?

Alyson Noël has created a world much different from the usual, its mysterious and attracting. It’s full of angst and love, death and secrets; it even mixes teenage drama and paranormal excitement. Though the paranormal part is a tad different from the usual stuff like vampires and werewolves. Noël plays with a fascinating idea that I wish I could just give away, but that would give away part of the plot!

The title, Evermore, is appealing in itself. It actually give a little foreshadowing to the story, here’s a hint: always. Always what though? Well that I can’t say. Besides that, one of the simple signs in this first installment to a six-book series that I adore are the red tulips that Ever always seems to receive. Because red tulips are reserved just for her… (more…)

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

“They did catch me, and then they put me in the barn.” – Lillian

The struggle between magic and science doesn’t end. There’s a new lesson to be learned, one that is constantly reiterated with every story; everything has consequences. There is a reason why you aren’t suppose to steal things from other worlds, learning and stealing are two very different things. (more…)

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini

“You’re in terrible danger.” – Juliet Proctor

I found the idea/story line for Trial By Fire interesting and unique; it was something new and it was something I was looking for in a book, I just didn’t realize it until I opened the pages. Once I started this adventure, I couldn’t put it down. Page after page, my mind couldn’t stop thinking ‘what’s going to happen next?!‘ I think that’s when you know it’s going to be a great read, because this book is one of my new favorites!

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