From the very first sentence I was hooked, I was thrust into the gripping tale which takes place in the land of Oster. It starts in Gywydhan Valley and follows the main characters as they journey throughout Oster and eventually arrive at their destination.
There are twists and turns as Lycaea and Lowell Sencha face perils beyond belief. throughout the story you really get to know and care for them and I have no doubt that you will be on the edge of your seat as you journey though the pages with them, holding your breathe in the hopes that they succeed. Meg Cady really draws in all the senses with her writing style, she captured the mood and atmosphere of this book in the most perfect way. I could really picture myself there running towards the valley, in the cells, in Kaebhas mind and running into the fire.
Waer is compelling and addictive and repeatedly throws the reader into tension and action when they least expect it. I was shocked and delighted by some of the most surprising twists and was sad when I finished the book because it was just so good and I want to read about more adventures of Lowell and Lycaea. So even though Waer finished so perfectly and I thought the ending was beautiful, I am still hoping for a sequel because I love the characters and that sense of crazy adventure so much.
I highly recommend Waer for fans of Percy Jackson and The Spooks book series or readers who love anything with werewolves, drama, tension, action, fantasy and mystery.
You know you’re reading a truly incredible book when the first few lines capture your attention.
The year the maps changed by Danielle Binks is one of these books. The Year The Maps Changed is a moving and powerful story set in Australia in a time of tremendous hardship for the main character.
It’s about a girl named Winifred who is adjusting to having a new brother after an unimaginable loss. This story has strong themes of empathy, grief, kindness, acceptance and friendship and it takes the characters and readers on an emotional rollercoaster. The further you dive into the pages, the more you feel for the characters and the more you understand them and their actions.
I loved this beautiful and uplifting story so much, I loved getting lost in the adventures of Sam and Winifred and so desperately wanted her to have a happy ending. I definitely recommend it for book lovers who enjoy the works of Nadia King, Alicia Tuckerman and Bryce Courtenay and for lovers of adventure drama and mystery that will pull on the heart strings. Sadly, it won’t be released until May 2020, so I’ll have to leave you hanging until then. Congratulations to Danielle Binks on your fabulous debut novel!
I'm saving my review for this book until the full series has been completed, but here's a little teaser for you.
Picking up after The Burning Maze, The Tyrants Tomb definitely doesn’t disappoint! I was shocked by some of the deaths but totally overjoyed by two of the new romantic relationships and it had me on the edge of my seat as Apollo faces trials beyond belief, even more outstanding than the trials of the last three books in this series. This book concludes on the most gripping battle scenes in the series I can’t wait for the next book; The Tower of Nero, but have to wait until spring