Author: Amy Ewing Series: The Lone City 1.25 Published: September 13, 2016 Genre: YA High Fantasy Format: Kindle Source: Purchased
Garnet, the son of the Duchess of the Lake, has always been a spoiled playboy. But now, for the first time, Garnet is beginning to realize the horrors that his family, and the ruling community, have perpetrated. And he just may be ready to do something about it.
Author: Christopher Paolini Series: Inheritance Cycle #1 Published: June 2002 Genre: YA High Fantasy Format: Hardcover Source: Library
One boy. One dragon. A world of adventure. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.
Author: Dan Wells Series: Partials Sequence #3 Published: March 11, 2014 Genre: YA Dystopian Format: Kindle Source: Purchased
Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand.
There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.
Author: Victoria Aveyard Series: Red Queen #.1 Published: September 1, 2015 Genre: YA High Fantasy Format: Kindle Source: Purchased
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.
Author: Victoria Aveyard Series: Red Queen #.2 Published: January 5, 2016 Genre: YA High Fantasy Format: Kindle Source: Purchased
Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow.
2015 was a tumultuous year for me. Here’s some of the things that happened:
I got married
I started a new job that I absolutely love
I laughed a lot
I had knee surgery
I recovered from knee surgery
I spent time with friends and loved ones
I played in several major ball hockey tournaments
But with all of the things going on in my personal life, my blogging definitely suffered. I met my goal of reading 50 books in 2013. Once I really committed to launching my blog, that number fell to around 25 in 2014 because I was focusing on reading and reviewing and I had a job that was literally insane.
I suck, guys. I only read 8 books in full last year. EIGHT.
So all that said, I’ve got some renewed focus on my blog and I’ve set an INCREDIBLY lofty goal for myself this year, which I’m tracking on Goodreads.
I want to read 100 books in 2016. That includes short stories, re-reads, and books I may not review here.
I think I’ll have one, maybe even two done by the end of the week.
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.
But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?