What would you do if everything you thought to be true in your life were a lie? Sixteen-year-old Angel Seriki is forced to face overwhelming truths about her so-called ordinary family when she meets Zander Black; a new student to her high school who is smart, charming and devastatingly beautiful. The revelations he uncovers to her about a danger that threatens to resurface from a past she never knew was her own, changes everything. Life as she knows it will never be the same again. In order to keep her family safe she has no choice but to trust Zander, despite his connection to her enemy. He's the only resource she has if she ever expects to understand the true reality of who and what she is. However, things become complicated when neither can ignore the magnetic energy between them. As their relationship and feelings deepen, so do the risks involved. She must now accept her fate, even if that means giving up everything she knows, including being human.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval… beware of getting swept too far away.
As a child I was always drawn more to the darker and sadder fairytales like Hansel and Gretel, The Little Match Girl and The Ugly Duckling. And this book sang the same tunes that I loved growing up so I was enveloped in a cozy mist of nostalgia.
Since I really enjoyed the Wicked trilogy, of course I had to read this novella! This will be a short review for a short book though. If I write too much about it I’ll probably spoil the whole book. So I hope you’ll enjoy this mini review^^
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.
Ok, I know it took me WAY to long to get here. But I have loved Holly Blacks books since I was 14 years old and read Tithe. And that made me a bit apprehensive about reading The Folk of the Air since it is from the same world. What if I would not like it and it would taint my love for the Modern Faerie Tales Series? But I finally took courage and read The Cruel Prince, and here’s what I thought:
As always, Roshanis book is a work of art. I am in love with the magical world she has created. Even the darker parts of it I find dazzling. Sometimes I swear I can feel the texture of fabrics, tastes of fruits and the scent of night.
This book is fast paced, uncomfortable, beautiful and brutal. Janneke has spent 100 years as a thrall in Permafrost, the land of the goblins, after her family was slaughtered and the lands burnt. She was first owned by the insane and torture friendly Lydian for a short time, who later passed her on to his nephew Soren where she has remained. When the Erlking dies the hunt, or slaughter fest, begins to find out who will become the new Erlking. The strongest will win and anyone is fair game. Now, let’s dig into it! //Grimmsnaught
The second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This one too was deliciously slow paced and engaging. Ahdieh has a magical way with words that can convey the workings of a characters mind and their growth during dark times in a beautiful way. //Grimsnaught