fantasy

*BLOG TOUR* The Spider – Leo Carew ★★★★★

Blurb; A battle has been won, but the war still wages on . . .

Roper, the Black Lord of the northern people, may have vanquished the Suthern army at the Battle of Harstathur. But the greatest threat to his people lies in the hands of more shadowy forces.

In the south, the disgraced Bellamus bides his time. Learning that the young Lord Roper is planning to invade the southern lands, Bellamus conspires with his Queen to unleash a weapon so deadly it could wipe out Roper’s people altogether.

And at a time when Roper needs his friends more than ever, treachery from within puts the lives of those he loves in mortal danger . . .

My Review; I am honoured to be kicking off this blog tour for this brilliant book! Now I broke the unspoken rule of reading series’s in order as I read this one first, but it read fine as a standalone and because I enjoyed this one so much I cannot wait to go back and read The Wolf. Apologises over…

The Spider is book two in the Under the Northern Sky series. It is a thick book at 471 pages but easy to get through for myself as I loved it. This book got me excited! It was all I could think about until I finished it. It has some strong, determined characters within! A real page turner. Brilliantly written. This series could be huge and has so much potential, I’d love to see it turned into a film or tv series.

I won’t give anything away but there is A LOT that goes on in the story… Some good. Some bad. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. A must read for fantasy fans. I’m off to read The Wolf now…

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fantasy · Magic

Viper – Bex Hogan ★★★★★

Blurb; He will make me a killer. Or he will have me killed. That is my destiny.

Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles.

But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake.

He’s the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne’s father.

She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves – and perhaps even her life?

My Review; Oh wow. Where do I even begin? Viper is a brilliant start to a new upcoming trilogy Isles of Storm and Sorrow and I already cannot wait for the next one (Venom). This was all I could think about until it was finished. It is a real page turner you will not want to put down and it has a gorgeous cover too, eye catching.

I loved the map in the front of the book, I think that’s a new obsession of mine. Sets the scene in my mind! I loved how the story was set on a ship (the viper) in the seas, but also a lot of the story takes place on the different isles. Absolutely brilliant how each isle is so different and how the east and the west differ, I found that brilliant and amazing to even think of, thanks Bex.

I adored Marriannes character! She is amazing, strong and brave. What she went through, how she fought. I look up to her. Her father however, I absolutely despised. Thinking he was the best and everyone should do as he says… No thanks. Bronn he is such a sweetheart! I really hoped he and Marrianne would get together, I still have hope for them yet. They seem so perfect for each other, childhood sweethearts! Finger crossed.

It all finishes with a happish ending with a few hard hitting loses of some brilliant characters, but I really cannot wait to see where this trilogy takes us. A must read for all fantasy fans. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. I buddy read this book with the beautiful Jacqueline from The Pufflehuffle Kitteh Reads so keep an eye out as she will also be reviewing Viper soon. You can find her blog here;

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fantasy · Young adult

The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw ★★★★★

Blurb; Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

My Review; Oh My Gosh! I absolutely loved and enjoyed every second of this story. It is an easy to read, fast paced story which you won’t want to put down. A real page turner. I adored Penny and Bo’s characters they were so cute together.

The setting is perfect, a cute little town in the middle of nowhere. But will the curse of the three sisters ever end? The ending was sooo sad and broke me! The Wicked Deep is a brilliantly written story I don’t think I will ever forget and the cover is just beautiful.

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. I cannot wait for Winterwood to come out later this year now. The perfect read for young adult and low fantasy readers.

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