Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona
by Noelle Stevenson

Publisher: HarperTeen
Date: 2015
Pages: 272
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Science Fiction
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations:  Amazon and Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realises that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

When I picked up Nimona I really didn’t have much idea what it was about. I knew it involved the characters on the cover but that was about it. I went in completely blind.

I’m always glad when that happens, being an avid watcher of YouTube and BookTube I constantly see new books I want to read, synopsis about them and peoples thoughts. It is very rare when I pick up a book I’ve heard nothing about.

I like the whole anti hero/villain story in this book. I also like the messages it attempts to get across to young readers. There is a real focus on morals and learning to be happy with yourself. It also looks at how a person is more than just the stereotype. All great messages for young readers.

The vividness of the colours in the artwork of this graphic novel really added to the story.

Overall Nimona was an enjoyable read that was quick and contained great messages for readers.

Plot: 5/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 5/10
World Building: 5/10
Quality of Writing: 5/10
Stars: 2.5/5

June 2019 Wrap Up

Another month means another wrap up, even if it is a little late!

I definitely did not read as much in June as I was hoping too however I did still get through some books that I planned on reading. I ended up reading FOUR books for the month… not quite the ambitious nine I’d been planning on reading.

Weekly Update: 2.6.19

Should I read this: Arc of the Scythe

Impromptu break

MCU Rewatch

Weekly Update: 13.6.19

Captain America: The First Avenger Rewatch

Weekly Update: 17.6.19

Wrap Up: May 2019

Review: ‘Sky in the Deep’ By Adrienne Young

Weekly Update: 24.6.19

Review: ‘Everblaze’ By Shannon Messneger

Iron Man Rewatch

Goal Update: May 2019

Review: ‘The Outcast’ By Taran Matharu

‘The Outcast’

By Taran Matharu

Book #0.1 of The Summoner Series

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Date: 2018
Pages: 192
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle
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Enter an immersive world where the chosen few have the ability to summon demons…

Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he discovers he has the ability to summon demons from another world. He is sent to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. As the first commoner gifted with this ability, his discovery challenges the nobility and the powers that be and Arcturus soon makes enemies. With no one but his demon Sacharissa by his side, Arcturus must prove himself as a worthy Summoner.

‘The Outcast’ is the prequel in another series that I had yet to start, but really wanted too. Even though the prequel was published after the first 3 books, when I start a series that has been established I find the Prequel books to be more interesting if I read them before beginning the series. When I begin a series most of the time I just want to know what is going to happen next and don’t really want to spend that time reading a prequel, so what better way to start a series?

In ‘The Outcast’ we follow Arcturus an orphan who winds up having the ability to summon demons, something that has previously been thought to be something only people of Nobel blood are able to do. Obviously this is where our story kicks off and we follow Arcturus as he learns how to properly summon and all the magic that comes along with that.

Arcturus is an underdog character, and I feel like I am always rooting for the underdog character. This is definitely the case throughout Arcturus’s experience. I want him to succeed and when he has run ins with other characters particularly a set of notoriously unlikable nobles I want nothing more than for Arcturus to show them whose boss. He’s true to his kind nature though and is always trying to find a way out of the situations he finds himself in without compromising himself – sometimes this is not always possible- as well as keeping his demon Sascharissa.

Once we get into the story we spend some of the time learning about Vocans Academy, the school where Summoners go to practice magic and refine and develop their skills. I found that some friendships developed rather quickly which I didn’t quiet get but I still enjoyed where it led. The plot really jumps into the rebels and the nobles, with the rebels attempting to take noble children hostage to get the King to listen to their cause.

Overall I really enjoyed the book. Obviously reading so much fantasy it becomes easy to draw comparisons between different stories. I will say this was something I struggled with reading ‘The Outcast’ and ‘The Red Queen’ at the same time, I saw similarities between the 2 and struggled at times to enjoy them for their own merits and for what they are. I am happy to say that by the end of the story I was enjoying following Arcturus too much to compare it to another read. I felt focused on his story and engaged in learning where things were going to lead from here.

Plot: 7/10
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 7/10
World Building: 7/10
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Stars: 3.5/5

Have you read ‘The Outcast’ By Taran Matharu? What did you think?

Review: ‘The Wicked King’ By Holly Black

‘The Wicked King’

By Holly Black

Book #2 in the Folk of the Air Series

Publisher:Source Books Fire
Date: 2018
Pages: 322
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 6 
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

In ‘The Wicked King’ we are following on the events from ‘The Cruel Prince’. Jude is now working to keep the power she gained. It has been a while since I read ‘The Cruel Prince’ so I was a little fuzzy on the details when I read it.

I found the beginning of the book a bit slow. I was struggling a little bit to stay engaged. I wanted to see where the story was going because I had heard from other reviews that it does pick up in pace later in the book. It is definitely the case! By the last 50 pages, I honestly could not put it down!

We are really delving into politics and deceit of the Fae world and although I found it difficult to read at the start, having all of the back story when it came time for the end of the book I felt like I really had a grasp on things to understand the magnitude of it all.

Overall I would recommend this book if you enjoyed ‘The Cruel Prince’. Its definitely a good series and one I am looking forward to continuing.

Plot: 6/10
Ease of reading: 6/10
Character Development: 7/10
World Building: 6/10
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Overall Rating:  3.5/5

Review: ‘Fake Blood’ By Whitney Gardner

‘Fake Blood’

By Whitney Gardner

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: 2018
Pages: 300
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 1 
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Book Depository Booktopia

It’s the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn’t grown or had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he’s harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires?

When AJ and Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be AJ’s chance to win over Nia’s affection by dressing up like the vamp of her dreams. And soon enough he’s got more of Nia’s attention than he bargained for when he learns she’s a slayer.

Now AJ has to worry about self-preservation while also trying to save everyone he cares about from a real-life threat lurking in the shadows of Spoons Middle School. 

What a quick read! I picked up ‘Fake Blood’ after getting it delivered to work and finishing my previous book before the train home. This meant I needed something to read on the commute and honestly I’ve never been happier about getting my books delivered to work (even when that means carrying 3kg of books on my 4km walk home)

This graphic novel is a light and easy read, I ended up finishing it in about 1 hour. I was engaged in the story and enjoyed the sweet little things about the characters, even in such a quick read.

There were also some references to ‘Twilight’ without being direct references, which as someone who likes ‘Twilight’ I enjoyed. I though things like our main character trying to make his skin sparkle in the sun was quite enjoyed.

‘Fake Blood’ is a light and easy read that I would recommend to anyone who wants something fun and quick to read.

Plot: 5/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 6.5/10
World Building: 6.5/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall Rating:  4/5

Review: ‘In an Absent Dream’ By Seanan McGuire

‘In an Absent Dream’

By Seanan McGuire

Book #4 in the Wayward Children Series


Publisher: Tor
Date: 2019
Pages: 203
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read:
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This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

I loved reading about Lundy’s experience! It was so exciting to jump completely into a world other than this one and to see what makes Lundy uniquely her. After meeting her in the previous Wayward Children books I was excited to get into her back story.

The Goblin Market is a world that I understand. I loved the detail that is in how it works and the rules of Fair Value – I tried explaining it to George and honestly he didn’t get it. I feel like I would go to a world like that.

It was interesting how this world and this door asks children to be ‘sure’ of their decision, as well as letting children return and leave until they reach a certain age. Its the first world I’ve read in this series that lets someone do that. A very interesting concept.

As with all of the Wayward Children books we really get to explore a different type of world. This world of logic is so fantastical I love it.

Plot: 8/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 8/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 9/10
Overall Rating:  5/5

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ By J.K. Rowling

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’

By J.K. Rowling

Publisher:Scholastic
Date: 1999
Pages: 341
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 20
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The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?

As with the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ review, I want to say I’m a little biased because this is the millionth time I am rereading these books, but honestly I just love them and I can’t get enough!

The second book ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ picks up with Harry at the Dursely’s for the summer awaiting the beginning of his second year at Hogwarts. From the get go Harry isn’t really having a good time of it, but really whats new?

Poor Harry can’t catch a break in this book. Which kinda tells you what the next 5 books are going to be like for him. I do feel sorry for him particularly in this book because students and some staff just end up jumping to conclusions which annoyed me so much. I mean the poor kid is like 12, give him a break.

Anyway, we meet a few new characters in this book that reappear later on in the series. One of my favourite introductions is of course Dobby. Such a sweet little house elf.

Overall I think ‘Chamber of Secrets’ is a strong second book in fantastically magical series that I will always love.

Plot: 8/10
Ease of reading: 9/10
Character Development: 8.5/10
World Building: 9/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall Rating:   5/5

Book Rediscovery: Read

So in collecting these books I also rediscovered a slew of books I had read but had no idea where they were. I was really happy to rediscover these and give them a place on my ‘read’ shelf.

img_1169‘Pretty Little Liars’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars Book #1)
Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back? A strong launch for a suspenseful series.

img_1157‘Flawless’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars Book #2) 
In the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, where the sweetest smiles hide the darkest secrets, four pretty little liars–Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna–have been very bad girls. . . .
Spencer stole her sister’s boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya . . . as much more than a friend. And Hanna’s obsession with looking flawless is literally making her sick. But the most horrible secret of all is something so scandalous it could destroy their perfect little lives.
And someone named “A” is threatening to do just that.
At first they thought A was Alison, their friend who vanished three years ago . . . but then Alison turned up dead. So could A be Melissa, Spencer’s ultracompetitive sister? Or Maya, who wants Emily all to herself? What about Toby, the mysterious guy who left town right after Alison went missing?
One thing’s for certain: A’s got the dirt to bury them all alive, and with every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message A sends, the girls get a little closer to losing it all.

img_1151‘Perfect’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars Book #3)
Aria can’t resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a simple kiss. And Spencer can’t keep her hands off anything that belongs to her sister.
Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. But it’s hard keeping all of their secrets to myself. They better do as I say… or else!

 

 

img_1161‘Unbelievable’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars Book #4)
The fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars.
Four pretty little liars’ charmed lives have turned into living nightmares. Emily’s been shipped off to Iowa to live with her überconservative cousins. Aria’s boyfriend is behind bars—because of her. Spencer’s afraid she was involved in Ali’s murder. But Hanna’s fate is far worse: She’s clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much. These liars have tried to keep their scandals secret, but the truth is about to rock their pretty little world!
Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, Unbelievable is the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard’s compelling Pretty Little Liars series.

img_1160‘Wicked’ By Sara Shepard 
(Pretty Little Liars Book #5)
In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can’t help but be bad. . . .
Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood’s queen bee. Spencer’s digging up her family’s secrets. Emily can’t stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little too strongly of her mom’s taste in men.
Now that Ali’s killer is finally behind bars, the girls think they’re safe. But those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. And they should know by now that I’m always watching.

img_1158‘Killer’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars Book #6)
In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie— and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls.
Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made them do terrible things—things they had to keep secret for years. And even though Ali was killed at the end of seventh grade, their bad-girl ways didn’t die with her.
Hanna’s on a mission to corrupt Rosewood’s youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria’s snooping into her boyfriend’s past. Spencer’s stealing— from her family. And pure little Emily’s abstaining from abstinence.
The girls should be careful, though. They thought they were safe when Ali’s killer was arrested and A’s true identity was finally revealed. But now there’s a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood is going to burn.

img_1154‘Wanted’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars Book #7)
The eighth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars.
Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been through a lot together—childhood pranks gone horribly wrong, not one, but two stalkers—blackmailers who know all their dirty secrets, not to mention their best friend’s murder investigation. Now these pretty little liars are finally going to uncover all the answers they’ve been searching for, and they can finally put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.
Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, Wanted is the eighth book in New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard’s compelling Pretty Little Liars series.

img_1159‘Heartless’ By Sara Shepard
(Pretty Little Liars #8)
Four gorgeous girls are telling very ugly stories.
First Emily, Aria, Hanna, and Spencer claimed they found a dead body in the woods behind Spencer’s house, only to have it vanish without a trace. Then, when the same woods went up in flames, they swore they saw someone who’s supposed to be dead rise from the ashes. And even after all that, the pretty little liars are still playing with fire. Call me heartless, but it’s about time someone shut these liars up for good. After all, nobody likes a girl who cries wolf—least of all me.

img_1164‘The Hunger Games’ By Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games Book #1)
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

img_1166‘Catching Fire’ By Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games Book #2)
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn.

img_1168‘Mockingjay’ By Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games Book #3)
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.

img_1180‘Marked’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #1)
After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)

img_1177‘Betrayed’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #2)
Zoey, High Priestess in training, has managed to settle in at the House of Night and come to terms with the vast powers the Vampyre Goddess Nyx has given her. Just as she finally feels she belongs, the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves.

 

img_1181‘Chosen’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #3)
Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare situation of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely affects the truth.

img_1173‘Untamed’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #4)
Zoey Redbird’s adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested and shocking true intentions come to light, in this spellbinding fourth novel in the House of Night series.

 

 

 

img_1184‘Tempted’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #6)
So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.
Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?

img_1186‘Burned’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #7)
THINGS HAVE TURNED BLACK AT THE HOUSE OF NIGHT. ZOEY REDBIRD’S SOUL HAS SHATTERED. With a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, she’s fading fast. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to save her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only seven days left…
Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z, but she has massive problems, too. The rogue Red Fledgings are acting up again. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy. Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to helping Zoey, but which also threathens to explode her whole world.
In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledging, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with prophetic visions, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.

img_1172‘Awakened’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #8)
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either… And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

img_1176‘Destined’ By P.C & Kristin Cast
(House of Night Book #9)
In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa’s House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side – and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow.
But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness?

So these are all the books I found and now live on my ‘Read’ Shelf. I know there’s a lot (and that doesn’t include the books I didn’t just rediscover) But I love my book collection so much and I’d be sad to see them go.

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What is one of your favourite books that you forgot about and rediscovered?