Friday, 18 August 2017

Ever the Hunted

***
3/5


Thanks to Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group for giving me this book to review.

Ever the Hunted is an enjoyable YA fantasy book which is fast paced and full of action, romance and magic. However, it is nothing new in this genre and is a bit predictable.

Britta is skilled, determined and competent but also is distrustful of people. Cohen is your average YA hero with nothing new as he is brave, loyal and protective. However, I wish we got to know Lief a bit more as I really liked him and he was an interesting character.


I was not a fun of the ending and the hinted love triangle in the next book Ever the Brave. I would recommend Ever the Hunted to fans of Slumber by Samantha Young and Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Dreamscape: Saving Alex

***
3/5


Thanks to Netgalley and Pikko’s House for giving me this book to review.

Dreamscape: Saving Alex is a fun YA fantasy book with adventure, action and romance. This book had a cool concept as I enjoy video games but it did not grab me in the first half of the book but it did pick up in the second half. I liked and enjoyed the world, even if it was a bit unoriginal and I wish it had more gaming elements to it.

I was not a fan of Alex in the beginning as she was whinny, annoying and full of angst but I understood as I bet if I was in her position when I was her age I would have acted the same, if not worse. But she does grow and develop during the book. Arrow is a natural leader who is loyal and protective.


Though I guessed it would happen I was not a fan of the ending and I hope that if there is a sequel it will get a better ending. I would recommend Dreamscape: Saving Alex to fans of Nexis by A L Davroe and The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp.