Detox in Letters by Cheryl Low

Red is the color of love. And death. Rebellion is coming.

Cheryl Low did it again. This series has it all, decadence, drugs, magic, plotting, pastries, fashion and rebellion! I loved this book as well as the first book. I can easily say it is my favorite fantasy series.

This book takes place a couple of years after the first one. Things have changed, but some things have not. It’s fun to revisit the Realm again and see and take part in all the new things and intrigues. This book picked up the pace and I feel like it was even better than the first one. Maybe because the characters aren’t new to us and instead we get to see the development. I loved AviSariel and Fay in this book! Strong, feisty women with a flair for fashion. I do love how this series isn’t constricted by fantasy “rules”. We do have amazing gowns and such, but there is also a modern twist to this series and the fashion in it. I love it!

Style aesthetic put together by Cheryl Low

Other than fashion, this book has a great story and development. I literally could not put it down because I needed to know what would happen next. I won’t spoil anything, but if you like drama, fantasy and intrigues you’ll like this series!

Here is a quote by Publisher’s Weekly

“This lush fantasy stays ferociously readable while offering a world that’s easy to love: unhappy people waking up to realize there’s more to life, and greeting it with curious wonder. This belle epoque–flavored series will appeal to readers who like their fantasy politics splashed with hope.”
Publishers Weekly

 

 

The Continuum and The Grandmother Paradox by Wendy Nikel

I knew I wanted to read The Continuum by Wendy Nikel as soon as I read the blurb. It did not disappoint!

“Elise Morley is an expert on the past who’s about to get a crash course in the future.”

I have read a few books where someone travels in time or places but none quite like this one. I fully enjoyed the time traveling concept and as a reader you were thrust into the story immediately. It’s not a brick of a book but I find it to be well written and making me want for more when it is over! This book has not only a great concept of time travel but also a very exciting story and a fantastic ending!

Luckily there is a sequel called “The Grandmother Paradox”.

I don’t want to say too much about this book because I don’t want to perhaps spoil something from book one. Just know there is a second book and I’m looking forward to a possible third book!

Caraval av Stephanie Garber

Inget är vad det utger sig för att vara i den här boken. Caraval är verkligen underhållande och magisk. Den är lätt att läsa då det bara är en huvudkaraktär som vi följer. Scarlett får gå igenom många prövningar på bara några dagar och det är verkligen full fart hela tiden. Inget är som du tror, och är det verkligen bara ett spel?

Rekommenderar den här boken till äldre tonåringar och uppåt. Syskonskap, kärlek, död, svek och lögner!

Tack till B.Wahlströms för att jag fick en förhandskopia av boken att läsa och recensera.

Håll utkik i bokhyllorna, den släpps 28 december!

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

I had been looking forward to this book for a long time. Unfortunately it didn’t live up to my expectations. It was not a bad book at all but it was so predictable and slow paced. Still, it was a good book and I am glad I read it.

Broken Moon by Sarah Beth Moore

I just read the new book Broken Moon by Sarah Beth Moore, also known as newleafwriter on instagram. She contacted me and asked if I would like to read and review her book, which I of course wanted.

I have read self published books before and some are better than others. I am glad to say that Sarah’s book belongs to the better ones. It is well written and it comes as no surprise to find out she works as a copywriter.

I really enjoyed this book and I read it in a couple of days. The world were Naiya lives is about to turn upside down and she and her step brothers have to fight to survive and at the same time figure out who Naiya really is and what really is going on in their city.

It is set in a future dystopian city with high technology and surveillance and guards. It is quite different to other books I’ve read but still fits well into the young adult fantasy genre

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

 

I will be completely honest. I borrowed this book from the library only because of the pretty cover.

Blurb from the back:
“He lived his life like clockwork. Until he met the watchmaker.”

The story was very clever but for some reason the book just didn’t “speak” to me. It just didn’t hold my attention for long and so I think it took me a month to finish it. I would still recommend it though. I enjoyed the mystery and the concept a lot even though it took me some time to read it all. Natsasha Pulley has a new book coming out (or it might be released all ready) that I might read too.