Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday- End of Oz by Danielle Paige

A fun meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we share what books we're looking forward too.

Comes out March 14th

In this dark, action-packed fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm travels from Oz to the twisted land of Ev, where she fights to free Oz from evil once and for all.

My name is Amy Gumm. You might remember me as the other girl from Kansas. When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die. That’s right, everyone’s favorite Wicked-Witch-slayer had let the magic of Oz corrupt her. She turned evil. So I killed her.

But just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I’m following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I’m about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful.

I thought my job was over, but it’s only just beginning. And it’s up to me to foil Dorothy’s plans for revenge—and finally save the land I’ve come to love.

Why I'm waiting:
I've read everything in this series.  I really want to see it to the end.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Spirus by J.B. Trepagnier

Her entire past has been kept from her. Her tutor and the man who raised her has taught her she cannot leave the house or be seen because no one is supposed to be able to do what she can do. All she knows is hiding. Everything changes when he tells her the only way he will answer her questions about her past and why she is the way she is, is if she journeys to the mainland to deliver a message to the Tempris princess.
They prayed for the Spirus to return during the first war. They prayed for her while their people disappeared. Some were starting to think she was a myth. Who is this girl with all of their abilities at once that none of the tribes know about?

I was given a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.

This was a very unique fantasy story and when I say fantasy I mean epic and high. Not for those who only like a little magic in their tales.

It was a tad dense in places, could have used a bit less of the main characters internalizing everything and a bit more dialogue or action.

The MC is a special snowflake, she has amazing magic powers, in fact all the powers. Her character is written well and is likeable. Her personality is one of the things I very much enjoyed about this novel. Soryn is like a babe in the woods, she’s been kept in isolation and is learning, not only about her environment, but also about herself.

The formatting was a little weird and I recommend the author change it so it’s a little more user friendly.

I love a novel where the author took the time to really invest in the world building, as this one did. Between the original culture and different clans like Farkhi and Tarks, you could tell a lot of time and effort went into this book.

The story is told from multiple POV’s which was interesting and confusing at the same time, but allowed the use of third person while getting everyone’s thoughts on the situation and places.

Over all I enjoyed reading this.