Monday, October 24, 2016

City of Wind #CoverReveal by Jordan Rivet @Jordan_Rivet


City of Wind
by Jordan Rivet
(Steel and Fire, #4)
Publication date: December 20th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Dara Ruminor is a serious young duelist in the mountaintop kingdom of Vertigon, a land of dramatic cliffs and misty peaks where mysterious Fire magic runs through the stones like blood. The secluded kingdom has been peaceful for a hundred years. Swords are used for sport, and successful athletes live like kings as long as the crowds love them.
Eighteen-year-old Dara needs to find a wealthy patron in order to duel professionally and avoid a lifetime working in her parents’ Fire Lantern shop. Her efforts are disrupted when her coach asks her to train with Prince Siv, an infuriating—if handsome—young man who refuses to take the sport as seriously as she does. But the prince’s life may be in danger, and soon Dara will discover that Vertigon isn’t as peaceful as she thought.
As threats emerge from the shadows, Dara will have to raise her sword to protect Siv—if he doesn’t irritate her so much that she decides to run him through herself.
From the author of the Seabound Chronicles comes a new fantasy series about sword fighting, cur-dragons, molten Fire magic, and one young woman’s effort to prove herself.

Jordan Rivet is an American author of swashbuckling fantasy and post-apocalyptic adventures set at sea. Originally from Arizona, she lives in Hong Kong with her husband. She was a fencer for many years and hasn't made up her mind about whether the pen is mightier than the sword.

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#WeeklyMenu Week 168

I have been waiting for the newest book in the Old Kingdom series and its finally here. Now I just need to get rid of my back log of review books. I'm almost done!

Enjoy this weeks menu.








- Tuna Sandwiches

Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Review - Elf by Max Dune

Title: The Elf
By: Max Dune
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Christmas
Release Date: October 20th, 2016
Publisher: David & Duke Publishing, LLC

Summary from Goodreads:
Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro.Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.

Review: Wow! I don't think I've ever read anything like this book before. Max Dune has an amazing way of taking a story that we all know and twist it and turn it into something completely different. 

In this action packed adventure, Lucian the elf isn't like normal elves that work at the north pole. When Jack Frost attacks his village, Lucian goes after him, wanting to take down the man that killed his parents. When his world turns upside down and there is no where for him to turn, the only person he can rely on is the enemy. In the end, its not always the strong that win, but the strong of heart.

I loved the characters in this story. Lucian has lots of depth and compassion for the ones he loves and even though he has suffered loss and soon to be more, he vows to do everything he can for those people. The rogue elves are awesome. They all have a little quirk to the that makes them unique. 

If you are looking for a good Christmas thriller that will leave your mind blown, then pick up The Elf by Max Dune and have a fun ride. I give this book 5 stars for being unique and epic.

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