Rise of the Branded by Scott Keen

Rise of the Branded by Scott Keen

Rise of the Branded
Scott Keen
(Scar of the Downers, #2)
Publication date: November 22nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Rating: 5/5

Pursued into the wild by the soldiers of Ungstah, former slave Crik and the other freed Downers encounter the magical and terrifying nature of their world. They face spectral Shepherds, man-eating Rukmush, and the ancient giants of the earth. When two of their group are captured, Crik is distraught and powerless.Meanwhile back in the city, Durgan, former Captain of the King’s Guard who allowed Crik and his friends to escape from Ungstah, is now a Downer, one of the Branded. Amid the murmurings of an uprising among the Branded, Durgan just wants to be left alone to search for his missing son. But in the process, he discovers how dark the powers of Sulfus the king truly are. Durgan must take a stand in the coming war between the Branded and the powerful armies of Sulfus.

To kill any hope of escape for the city’s Branded, the army comes after Crik and his friends to make an example of them. The answers for Durgan, Crik and freedom for all Downers lie hidden in the dark recesses of the Northern Reaches, in the treacherous places Crik and his companions are about to enter.

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Book Review || Scar of the Downers (#1) by Scott Keen


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Scar of the Downers
The Scar of the Downers Series
Scott Keen
Publication date: February 27th, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
WiDo Publishing
274 pages

Rating 4.5/5

Branded on the slaves in the Northern Reaches beyond Ungstah, the scar marks each one as a Downer. It is who they are. There is no escaping this world. Still, strange things are stirring.Two foreigners ride through the Northern Reaches on a secret mission. An unknown cloaked figure wanders the streets of the dark city of Ungstah. What they want no one can be sure, but it all centers around a Downer named Crik.

Crik, too scared to seek freedom, spends his days working in his master’s store, avoiding the spirit-eating Ash Kings, and scavenging food for himself and his best friend, Jak. Until he steals from the wrong person. When Jak is sold to satisfy the debt, Crik burns down his master’s house and is sentenced to death.

To survive, Crik and his friends must leave behind their life of slavery to do what no other Downer has ever done before – escape from the city of Ungstah.

 

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Book Review| The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan

Book Review| The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan

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The Lebrus Stone
The Lebrus Stone #1
Miriam Khan

Published November 28th, 2014
by Rogue Phoenix Press
Kindle via Xpresso Book Tour

Young Adult, Fantasy
425 pages
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When eighteen-year-old orphan, Crystal Valdez, accepts an invitation to the small town of Blacksville, West Virginia, she hopes to have a summer to remember and a chance to learn more about her parents, to also get to know the family she never knew existed.
But the Lockes begin to act strange and erratic; eerie movements in the night fuel her vivid and gruesome nightmares. To complicate her summer further, she becomes attracted to the menacing yet handsome Cray Locke: her none blood-related cousin.
He seems determined to keep his distance. The only bonus to her trip seems to be the housekeeper and gardener.
And when a local informs Crystal of the secrets buried at Thorncrest Manor, the kind consisting of a forbidden relationship and a war between hidden worlds, and witchcraft, she must decide whom to trust. Even if it means leaving behind those she has come to love.

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Book Review: The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1)

Book Review: The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1)

 

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Series: Avalonia Chronicles #1

Author: Farah Oomerbhoy

Type: ARC

Pages: 336

Chapters: 30

Genre: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Fae, Mage, Magic

Format: eBook

Disclaimer: I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank them for sending me this book!

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Book Review: Moonbreeze (The Dragonian Series #4), by Adrienne Woods


As promised, today I’ll review Moonbreeze. I’ve read it at the end of September, beginning of October. Since the novel was suppose to be released in November, I wanted to review it around the publication date, but it was released earlier. I also needed some time to think about it.

Rating: 3.6/5

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Book Review: The Blonde Eskimo by Kristen Hunt

Book Review: The Blonde Eskimo by Kristen Hunt

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Author: Kristen Hunt
Pages: 308
Format: Kindle
Publisher: SparkPress
Release Date: Oct. 13 2015
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Rating4.5

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to send a big thank you to NetGalley for this book, and also to everyone at SparkPress Publishing, as well as Kristen Hunt herself.

I have to say, I love the cover. Usually, I am not a big fan of covers with people on it, but this cover is gorgeous. I also like the Raven, which is connected with the story, and our protagonist. I don’t based my rating on the cover, since I don’t believe the cover is a reflection of the author.

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Book Review: Soul of Flame & Burnt Devotion (Imdalind Series, #4 & #5) by Rebecca Ethington

Book Review: Soul of Flame & Burnt Devotion (Imdalind Series, #4 & #5) by Rebecca Ethington

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The Time for the final battle has come.

Edmund’s armies have surrounded the Rioseco Abbey, trapping the few survivors inside. The sight that Ilyan was given a thousand years ago is about to come to pass. Continue reading “Book Review: Soul of Flame & Burnt Devotion (Imdalind Series, #4 & #5) by Rebecca Ethington”