Author: Rhiannon PailleTitle: Surrender: The Ferryman and the FlamePublisher: Createspace/Coscom EntertainmentFull Disclosure: Thank you Netgalley!description:How far would you go to save everything you ever loved? Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn’t listen, and because of what she is— a Flame— one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.My Review:The entire idea behind the story was imaginative and extremely creative. However, it took a long while before things started flowing in an even tempo. The beginning was a little hard to read, it was slow and confusing BUT what happens later was totally worth the wait. The way Kaliel was described and how she had her start in the book actually reminded me of Sister Light, Sister Dark, but it was executed in a way that was much more accessible to the reader. I might be giving this book a lot of slack for the first 1/4 of the story because SLSD was so much harder to read, but I don’t think so.  The parables that Paille develops is really cool. You spend your time trying to figure out exactly what it means for out two main characters Kaliel and Krishani. They both receive two different parables because everyone in this world receives their own parable from The Great Oak tree. Like I said, the beginning was confusing.  You are dropped in a different world and you’re trying to grasp everything but you have to do a lot of guess work. There really wasn’t much explanation and you just had to go along and open up your mind and actually think, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it actually worked here eventually, it just took a while to about 50 or so pages in to get a bearing for everything. Because I’m into Greek Mythology (lol could you tell?) The idea of the Ferryman being in Opposition to an Apocalyptic Flame wasn’t a stretch I thought that was really cool.Other than the somewhat fuzzy beginning and slow pacing the story was pretty great. Moving onto the characters. I thought the relationships between MOST (not all)  of the characters were fleshed out. Pux who is Kaliel’s kin/friend reminds me a peter pan he’s a little belligerent and a spoiled brat who refuses to grow up. Pux especially gets mad at Wendy—-I mean Kaliel when she begins to develop romantic feelings, (which seems exceptionally rare, for flames and elves and ferrymen) and when she’s chosen to move away from their home. Luenelle, ugh. I don’t want to spoil too much and I deliberately try not to but I cannot stand her. I really love Kaliel’s original mentor Desaunius, and her backstory is by far one of the most interesting. I can’t wait to read book 2, The Flame of Justice so I can see her and Tor in action. I feel kinda of bad for Krishani as The Ferryman he felt like he wasn’t as much in the spotlight although I suppose that was on purpose. Kaliel is pretty cool I like that she’s the one in control of her impulses and Krishani’s the one who’s more of a slave to them. This is one of those stories where I get why they fall for each other instantly, and I don’t say that lightly. They’re isolated from normal society and they share a deep connection, through their parables, their upbringing, how they were found and how lonely, confused and genuinely conflicted with their paths.  So like I said I get it on some level, not my favorite relationship set up, but it really worked here. The ending was brilliant. Loved it. Also Netgalley gave us the Alternative ending which was interesting and dark but I think the author wrote and picked the better ending. I can’t believe I thought I was going to hate this book wow… Cool Read. This actually seems more like an Adult Fantasy Novel rather than YA to me. It was fantastic.beginning: 4/7Middle: 5.5/7Ending: 6.5/7Overall: 6/7 Warnings: dark/disturbing (cool) imagery, (the nightmares,) violence, death, some explicit sexual content. 

 Author: Rhiannon Paille

Title: Surrender: The Ferryman and the Flame

Publisher: Createspace/Coscom Entertainment

Full Disclosure: Thank you Netgalley!

description:

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved? 

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn’t listen, and because of what she is— a Flame— one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review:

The entire idea behind the story was imaginative and extremely creative. However, it took a long while before things started flowing in an even tempo. The beginning was a little hard to read, it was slow and confusing BUT what happens later was totally worth the wait. The way Kaliel was described and how she had her start in the book actually reminded me of Sister Light, Sister Dark, but it was executed in a way that was much more accessible to the reader. I might be giving this book a lot of slack for the first 1/4 of the story because SLSD was so much harder to read, but I don’t think so.  

The parables that Paille develops is really cool. You spend your time trying to figure out exactly what it means for out two main characters Kaliel and Krishani. They both receive two different parables because everyone in this world receives their own parable from The Great Oak tree. 

Like I said, the beginning was confusing.  You are dropped in a different world and you’re trying to grasp everything but you have to do a lot of guess work. There really wasn’t much explanation and you just had to go along and open up your mind and actually think, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it actually worked here eventually, it just took a while to about 50 or so pages in to get a bearing for everything. Because I’m into Greek Mythology (lol could you tell?) The idea of the Ferryman being in Opposition to an Apocalyptic Flame wasn’t a stretch I thought that was really cool.

Other than the somewhat fuzzy beginning and slow pacing the story was pretty great. Moving onto the characters. I thought the relationships between MOST (not all)  of the characters were fleshed out. Pux who is Kaliel’s kin/friend reminds me a peter pan he’s a little belligerent and a spoiled brat who refuses to grow up. Pux especially gets mad at Wendy—-I mean Kaliel when she begins to develop romantic feelings, (which seems exceptionally rare, for flames and elves and ferrymen) and when she’s chosen to move away from their home. Luenelle, ugh. I don’t want to spoil too much and I deliberately try not to but I cannot stand her. I really love Kaliel’s original mentor Desaunius, and her backstory is by far one of the most interesting. I can’t wait to read book 2, The Flame of Justice so I can see her and Tor in action. I feel kinda of bad for Krishani as The Ferryman he felt like he wasn’t as much in the spotlight although I suppose that was on purpose. Kaliel is pretty cool I like that she’s the one in control of her impulses and Krishani’s the one who’s more of a slave to them. This is one of those stories where I get why they fall for each other instantly, and I don’t say that lightly. They’re isolated from normal society and they share a deep connection, through their parables, their upbringing, how they were found and how lonely, confused and genuinely conflicted with their paths.  So like I said I get it on some level, not my favorite relationship set up, but it really worked here. 

The ending was brilliant. Loved it. Also Netgalley gave us the Alternative ending which was interesting and dark but I think the author wrote and picked the better ending. I can’t believe I thought I was going to hate this book wow… Cool Read. This actually seems more like an Adult Fantasy Novel rather than YA to me. It was fantastic.

beginning: 4/7

Middle: 5.5/7

Ending: 6.5/7

Overall: 6/7 

Warnings: dark/disturbing (cool) imagery, (the nightmares,) violence, death, some explicit sexual content. 

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 Author: Rhiannon PailleTitle: Surrender: The Ferryman and the FlamePublisher: Createspace/Coscom EntertainmentFull

Title: The Night CircusAuthor: Erin MorgensternPublisher: DoubledayStatus: Available Now in Hardback and Paperback*full disclosure: Bought from a BookstoreDescription:(by goodreads.com)The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heartMy Review:I enjoyed it. It didn’t answer all of my questions but I have to say the reason I ended up liking this was because of the midnight trio Widget, Poppet, Bailey they were adorable. I loved all three of them they were the saviors of this novel, I will read any other book by this author if they are in it. The magic is initially used/described like the type of magic that was used in “The Prestige” and “The Illusionist.” (the movies although they were based off book which I sadly only just found out, and am now desperate to read!) Celia and Marco were more interesting in the beginning, and I don’t know but their story slowed down a little too long so that when it picked up again… Don’t get me wrong I was still interested after all they are the MAIN characters. Although to be fair the Midnight Trio Poppet, Widge and Bailey are just too amazing they really stole the show. ^__^!!Except the Magic in the Night Circus is real. Loads of people were disappointed by how magic was used in this novel, but I thought it was used really well. I think this could bridge the gap from general fiction to fantasy fiction and it might give more general fiction readers into a glimpse of how amazing a full blown fantasy book can be if they open up their minds to infinite possibilities. The love story never felt like the main focus so the novel was plot driven I just wanted to add that because I know romances sometimes turn people off from a story.  I wish the pacing was faster but other than that no real complaints.Overall Rating: Solid 5/7 ^___^

Title: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Publisher: Doubleday

Status: Available Now in Hardback and Paperback

*full disclosure: Bought from a Bookstore

Description:

(by goodreads.com)

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. 
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart

My Review:

I enjoyed it. It didn’t answer all of my questions but I have to say the reason I ended up liking this was because of the midnight trio Widget, Poppet, Bailey they were adorable. I loved all three of them they were the saviors of this novel, I will read any other book by this author if they are in it. The magic is initially used/described like the type of magic that was used in “The Prestige” and “The Illusionist.” (the movies although they were based off book which I sadly only just found out, and am now desperate to read!)

Celia and Marco were more interesting in the beginning, and I don’t know but their story slowed down a little too long so that when it picked up again… Don’t get me wrong I was still interested after all they are the MAIN characters. Although to be fair the Midnight Trio Poppet, Widge and Bailey are just too amazing they really stole the show. ^__^!!

Except the Magic in the Night Circus is real. Loads of people were disappointed by how magic was used in this novel, but I thought it was used really well. I think this could bridge the gap from general fiction to fantasy fiction and it might give more general fiction readers into a glimpse of how amazing a full blown fantasy book can be if they open up their minds to infinite possibilities. The love story never felt like the main focus so the novel was plot driven I just wanted to add that because I know romances sometimes turn people off from a story.  I wish the pacing was faster but other than that no real complaints.

Overall Rating: Solid 5/7 ^___^

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Title: The Night CircusAuthor: Erin MorgensternPublisher: DoubledayStatus: Available

Title: The Water WitchAuthor: Juliet DarkPublisher: Ballantine BooksStatus: Available now*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.Description:(by goodreads.com)After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the Honeysuckle Forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine River, more trouble is stirring… .The enchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college. To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.My Review: So lol this book. When I requested it from Netgalley I didn’t realize it was the second in the series but luckily it didn’t really matter the author gave you enough background to know what was going on without having read the first one. Also it seemed that if you had read the first one, the background details weren’t gone through in the play-by-play method that P.C. Cast uses that annoyed the hell out of me. (why did I waste all that time on that YA vampire series I do not know -__- )Anyway this book was entertaining I know I found it humorous when it wasn’t meant to be but it was cheesy bad but in a good way.  There were elements of danger, and the love scenes were … sorry funny but all and all I’m not sorry I read it. I might go back and read the first one we’ll see.Overall Rating: 4.5/7

Title: The Water Witch

Author: Juliet Dark

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Status: Available now

*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.

Description:

(by goodreads.com)After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the Honeysuckle Forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine River, more trouble is stirring… .
The enchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college. 
To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.

My Review: 

So lol this book. When I requested it from Netgalley I didn’t realize it was the second in the series but luckily it didn’t really matter the author gave you enough background to know what was going on without having read the first one. Also it seemed that if you had read the first one, the background details weren’t gone through in the play-by-play method that P.C. Cast uses that annoyed the hell out of me. (why did I waste all that time on that YA vampire series I do not know -__- )

Anyway this book was entertaining I know I found it humorous when it wasn’t meant to be but it was cheesy bad but in a good way.  There were elements of danger, and the love scenes were … sorry funny but all and all I’m not sorry I read it. I might go back and read the first one we’ll see.

Overall Rating: 4.5/7

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Title: The Water WitchAuthor: Juliet DarkPublisher: Ballantine BooksStatus: Available

Title: The Nightmare Garden<br />Author: Caitlin Kittredge<br />Publisher: Delacorte Books<br />Status: Available now<br />*full disclosure: Free thanks to my friend Toni who let me borrow hers<br />Description:<br />(by goodreads.com)<br />Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.<br />My Review:<br />This is the Sequel to the Iron Thorn Book #2 in the Iron Codex. I liked it. The Ending was the real hero in this. It was slower than the first but I did enjoy it. Although, I hated the moments with Aoife and her father. Especially when they try to be sweet to each other, why? Unrealistic. Plain and Simple. How do I know this? Because my own relationship with my father is hell  but that’s neither here nor there. It just didn’t feel right, when they hit bumps it felt perfectly in sync but when they tried to get along it was WAY to saccharine. <br />Ok so that was the negative. The positive is that this book is just as intricate as the last. You learn so much more about Aoife’s world and her part in it. There are so many opposing forces, not just two generic black and white good and evil. There is Aoife and her small group (which is just her most of the time) against the world and they’re desperately trying to survive while saving it. By the end of the novel nothing is resolved perfectly but it’s satisfying. I want to read the next one and I believe it’s the last in the series I hope it ties up everything well. <br />Overall Rating: 5/7

Title: The Nightmare Garden

Author: Caitlin Kittredge

Publisher: Delacorte Books

Status: Available now

*full disclosure: Free thanks to my friend Toni who let me borrow hers

Description:

(by goodreads.com)

Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.
When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.

My Review:

This is the Sequel to the Iron Thorn Book #2 in the Iron Codex. I liked it. The Ending was the real hero in this. It was slower than the first but I did enjoy it. Although, I hated the moments with Aoife and her father. Especially when they try to be sweet to each other, why? Unrealistic. Plain and Simple. How do I know this?Because my own relationship with my father is hell  but that’s neither here nor there. It just didn’t feel right, when they hit bumps it felt perfectly in sync but when they tried to get along it was WAY to saccharine.

Ok so that was the negative. The positive is that this book is just as intricate as the last. You learn so much more about Aoife’s world and her part in it. There are so many opposing forces, not just two generic black and white good and evil. There is Aoife and her small group (which is just her most of the time) against the world and they’re desperately trying to survive while saving it. By the end of the novel nothing is resolved perfectly but it’s satisfying. I want to read the next one and I believe it’s the last in the series I hope it ties up everything well.

Overall Rating: 5/7

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Title: The Nightmare Garden Author: Caitlin Kittredge Publisher: Delacorte

Title: The Iron Thorn<br />Author: Caitlin Kittredge<br />Publisher: Delacorte Books<br />Status: Available Now<br />*full disclosure: Borrowed from a Friend<br />Description:<br />(by goodreads.com)<br />In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft’s epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.<br />     Aoife Grayson’s family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.<br />My Review:<br />Oh, this book. THIS BOOK. I loved this book, Distopia, Faeries, Steampunk AND Magic? What more can a girl ask for? lol sorry *fangirl moment* Wow I—why is it so much harder to write positive reviews?! Seriously every time I say something I have to edit out all the ridiculous fan girl moments… I’m sorry, thanks you guys for putting up with it.<br />This is kind of a heavy duty novel, but it’s so worth it. I haven’t really transported into another world in a long time, but in this novel I was emerged in it’s world. The monsters, the necrovirus, the machinery and magic it all felt so real. The pacing was perfect sometimes I fell like stories can rush you into all the information too fast  where as this novel was able to let you absorb everything without being too slow as well. There is some romance but it developed over time which as you know I fully appreciate, it minimizes the ridiculous. Also it wasn’t the main focus of the story the main focus was the dystopian world and to answer some big questions about the society, the necrovirus and the balance between science and magic. <br />Okay the characters were amazingly developed and each of them had something to offer. For the purposes of keeping this short I’m going to focus on the main three. Aoife (the heroine of  the story,) Cal (her best friend) and Dean her guide.  Aoife Grayson is pretty much my hero, she’s smart, brave and basically a badass. She’s in a world where women are still considered “the weaker sex” and she never lets that stop her. She however is in constant fear of the madness that has consumed the rest of her family. The story really begins when Aoife goes off to find her mad brother Conrad when he asks her for help. <br />Cal who is Aoife’s and was Conrad’s best friend, refuses to let Aoife go it alone, as much as it grieves him. Cal’s a little annoying at first I mean he means well and you can really tell he cares about Aoife but he’s a tad ridiculous but sort of fluffy and adorable. He has bad moments and great ones. Honestly, when you find out about Cal’s real deal, it stuns you. I know it stunned me , and it really made him more endearing. I know it shouldn’t have but it did and it made me want to give him a cookie or a really big hug.<br />Dean is the mysterious one of the group. He’s kind of great at moments, and exceedingly interesting to figure out. He is the perfect guide and for the most part is levelheaded.<br />Loved it but I wish we could have seen Conrad sooner<br />6.5/7

Title: The Iron Thorn

Author: Caitlin Kittredge

Publisher: Delacorte Books

Status: Available Now

*full disclosure: Borrowed from a Friend

Description:

(by goodreads.com)

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft’s epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

     Aoife Grayson’s family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

My Review:

Oh, this book. THIS BOOK. I loved this book, Distopia, Faeries, Steampunk AND Magic? What more can a girl ask for? lol sorry *fangirl moment* Wow I—why is it so much harder to write positive reviews?! Seriously every time I say something I have to edit out all the ridiculous fan girl moments… I’m sorry, thanks you guys for putting up with it.

This is kind of a heavy duty novel, but it’s so worth it. I haven’t really transported into another world in a long time, but in this novel I was emerged in it’s world. The monsters, the necrovirus, the machinery and magic it all felt so real. The pacing was perfect sometimes I fell like stories can rush you into all the information too fast  where as this novel was able to let you absorb everything without being too slow as well. There is some romance but it developed over time which as you know I fully appreciate, it minimizes the ridiculous. Also it wasn’t the main focus of the story the main focus was the dystopian world and to answer some big questions about the society, the necrovirus and the balance between science and magic.

Okay the characters were amazingly developed and each of them had something to offer. For the purposes of keeping this short I’m going to focus on the main three. Aoife (the heroine of  the story,) Cal (her best friend) and Dean her guide.  Aoife Grayson is pretty much my hero, she’s smart, brave and basically a badass. She’s in a world where women are still considered “the weaker sex” and she never lets that stop her. She however is in constant fear of the madness that has consumed the rest of her family. The story really begins when Aoife goes off to find her mad brother Conrad when he asks her for help.

Cal who is Aoife’s and was Conrad’s best friend, refuses to let Aoife go it alone, as much as it grieves him. Cal’s a little annoying at first I mean he means well and you can really tell he cares about Aoife but he’s a tad ridiculous but sort of fluffy and adorable. He has bad moments and great ones. Honestly, when you find out about Cal’s real deal, it stuns you. I know it stunned me , and it really made him more endearing. I know it shouldn’t have but it did and it made me want to give him a cookie or a really big hug.

Dean is the mysterious one of the group. He’s kind of great at moments, and exceedingly interesting to figure out. He is the perfect guide and for the most part is levelheaded.

Loved it but I wish we could have seen Conrad sooner

6.5/7

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Title: The Iron Thorn Author: Caitlin Kittredge Publisher: Delacorte