Review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

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Series: Red Queen #3

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy

Main themes: Personal Growth, Society, War, Power

Rating: 4 stars

Mare Barrow has been captured and imprisoned by newly appointed Silver king, Maven Calore. As the months stretch by, Mare’s strong will is truly challenged as she spends most of her days in solitary confinement, is plagued by some of her most unbearable memories, and tortured in the worst way possible. And without her lightning, suppressed by the constant presence of Silent Stone and her Arven guards, Mare is suffocating. But Maven has no intention of letting Mare go. As one of the notable members of the Red Guard, Maven uses her as a pawn to help advance his political stance in fighting the rebel group. And then there’s his own hidden agenda; which sees Mare fall deeper and deeper into the dark labyrinth that is the catastrophic King’s mind. This is a deep one!

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Anticipated 2017 Book Releases

Anticipated 2017 Book Releases

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A new year, new reading challenges, and of course new book releases!

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This is the very much anticipated third instalment of the Red Queen series! With the cliffhanger that left me with so many questions at the end of Glass Sword, I really cannot wait to dive into King’s Cage. I’ve also kind of (really) missed the Silvers and their petty politics back at the palace, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ve been handling recent events. Plus, have you seen all the snippets Victoria’s been teasing us with? If not, be sure to check them out by clicking here because they’ve got me even more hyped for the release! There’s just a month to go, so mark 9th February in your calendars! Read more

Top 5 authors I’d love to meet

Top 5 authors I’d love to meet

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Hey guys! I’m really excited to finally be posting something bookish other than my usual reviews. Below I’ve put together a list of the 5 authors I would love to meet and why. I had a lot of fun compiling this list so I hope you have just as much fun reading it!

Victoria Aveyard
Victoria is really active on social media which is such a bonus for the fans because it’s given us the opportunity to learn a lot about what she’s like as a person and I think most can agree that Victoria is brilliant! Apart from writing one of my favourite books, she has a great sense of humour, seems so down to earth, andtumblr_nra0pw93JY1uyxf8fo1_500 spends a lot of her free time answering hundreds of our questions on Tumblr.
One of the things I love most about her though is that she isn’t afraid to speak her mind on a lot of social justice topics. I really admire that as someone who has the ability to reach a larger audience, she is pretty vocal and honest with herself about issues that need to be talked about. She is such a fighter for equality and diversity and so as well as being a great writer, she’s also a thoughtful human being. So I’m glad to support her and of course, it would be a dream to meet her. Read more

Review: Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard

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Series: Red Queen #0.2

Genres: Novella, Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy

Rating: 3 stars

Warning: Contains spoilers for Red Queen and Glass Sword.

This prequel is narrated by Diane Farley, captain of the Scarlet Guard which is the revolutionary group that is currently fighting for change in a world where Silvers reign superior, and for the equality and fair treatment of Reds. This novella takes place prior to and during the events of Red Queen and so not only was it interesting to get to read the story from a different perspective, but it was nice to be able to peer into the world of such a secret organisation. Read more

Review: Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

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Series: Red Queen #0.1

Genres: Novella, Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy

Rating: 4 stars 

Queen Song is an insightful and poignant prequel that looks into the short life of Queen Coriane Jacos, first wife to King Tiberius VI and mother to Prince Cal. In Red Queen, little information was revealed about Coriane’s character but what readers did know, was that her death happened under very mysterious circumstances and so naturally, I’ve been eager to find out what really happened to the ‘Singer Queen’. Read more

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Series: Red Queen #1

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy

Main themes: Betrayal, Society, Power

Rating: 5 stars

A society ruled by Silvers because of their superhuman abilities, deemed superior to the ‘ordinary’ and degraded Reds who live in poverty and are treated cruelly- just a brief outline of this dystopian world had managed to grab my attention and spurred me into giving Red Queen a try. I’m glad I did, because it became one of my favourite reads of 2015.  Read more