Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

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Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5)Date Published: January 7, 2020

Published By: Tor

Pages: 206

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: arc, ebook

Dates Read: 1/12/20-1/14/20

Rating: 5-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire’s award-winning, bestselling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

 

 

My Thoughts: I was provided an arc via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was just as amazing as the other four books in this series. I absolutely love everything about the worlds that Seanan McGuire has created. It was really nice to have a conclusion to Jack and Jill’s story. I will read every single book that comes out in this series forever. It is one of my absolute favorite series. What Seanan McGuire manages to do and create in 200 pages some authors can’t accomplish in 600 pages. I can’t wait for the next installment. If you haven’t picked up this series yet……what are you waiting for.

Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

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Lady Knight (Protector of the Small, #4)Date Published: August 27, 2002

Published By: Random House

Pages: 464

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 1/4/20-1/11/20

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: The final book in the Protector of the Small series. 

More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure.

 

 

My Thoughts: This was a great ending to this series. I thought that still Kel had good growth in this even though it was the last book. This group of characters are some of my favorite characters ever. I love the banter between them and how they will do anything to protect the people that they care about. I will most definitely miss these characters for sure. I did kind of guess the event that led to the big climax of the book. I had an idea of how that was going to come around and what would happen leading up to it. With that being said though I really loved the big climax scene of the story and thought that it was done really well. Tamora Pierce is really amazing at writing fighting scenes. While this series is fairly old. It came out in the late 90’s/early 2000’s it is still so relevant to things going on in the world today. I will definitely miss these characters though and can’t wait to read the next book set in this world.

Squire by Tamora Pierce

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Squire (Protector of the Small, #3)Date Published: May 22, 2001

Published By:  Random House

Pages: 434

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 12/27/19-1/4/20

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Book 3 in the Protector of the Small series.

 

My Thoughts: This book was just as good as the first two in the series. It dragged a little bit in the middle but it wasn’t enough to slow my reading of it so that was nice. I  just love Kel and this group of characters so much. Something unexpected happened in here and I love a good twist. I can’t wait to read the final book and see what happens to these characters.

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

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The Tea Dragon Society (Tea Dragon, #1)Date Published: October 31, 2017

Published By: Oni Press

Pages: 72

Genre: fantasy, graphic novel

Edition Read: hardcover

Date Read: 1/2/20

Rating: 5-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

 

 

My Thoughts: This was the cutest book ever. I absolutely want my own Tea Dragon now. This was the best way to start a new year. A new favorite book that I just loved. It was adorable. I can’t wait to read the sequel to this because I bet it’s going to be just as cute.

Page by Tamora Pierce

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Page (Protector of the Small, #2)Date Published: May 23, 2000

Published By: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 290

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 12/25/19-12/27/19

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: The second book in the Protector of the Small series.

 

 

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this and I was happy that it didn’t drag on like second books in series can. Something was always happening. It spanned three years so it moved at a fairly fast pace. I like all the characters and the growth that Kel went through in this. I really loved Lalasa, Kel’s maid who was introduced in this book. She was a nice balance to Kel’s character. I like how things ended so I think that I am gonna love the next book as well.

Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray

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Defy the Fates (Constellation, #3)Date Published: April 2, 2019

Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 470

Genre: sci-fi, young adult

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 7/31/19-12/21/19

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: The final book in the Constellation Trilogy. I have reviews for the first two books as well! 

Book 1- Defy the Stars

Book 2- Defy the Worlds

 

 

My Thoughts: I loved this and thought it was a great conclusion to the trilogy. I put this down for almost 6 months because I was not in the reading mood and I didn’t want that to effect my opinion on the book. So I finally picked it back up and finished the second half. I thought that the twists that took place were very well done and made the story very interesting. I will miss these characters, Noemi and Abel are two of my favorite characters ever. I loved that this took place in space as well. Space books are some of my favorite!

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

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Aquicorn CoveDate Published: October 16, 2018

Published By: Oni Press

Pages: 96

Genre: fantasy, graphic novel

Edition Read: hardcover

Date Read: 12/18/19

Rating:  5-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a storm, the last thing she expects is to discover a colony of Aquicorns—magical seahorse-like residents of the coral reef. As she explores the damaged town and the fabled undersea palace, Lana learns that while she cannot always count on adults to be the guardians she needs, she herself is capable of finding the strength to protect both the ocean, and her own happiness.

 

 

My Thoughts: I absolutely loved this graphic novel. The art work was so cute and I loved the little Aquicorn that Lana took care of. I loved that the story incorporated the process of grief and dealing with that. The story was just so good. Highly recommend. It took almost no time at all to read as well so it’s a nice quick but beautiful story.