Review: ‘Sleeping Giants’ & ‘Waking Gods’

This is a review I’ve wanted to write since we started this blog seven or so months ago. The timing just never felt right. But with the final book of the trilogy (Only Human) coming out on May 1st, there’s no better time then the present to share my review and thoughts on Themis Files – aka Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) and Waking Gods (Themis #2). This will be a double-header review, but no spoilers!

Title: Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 4/5 stars

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Title: Waking Gods
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Review: ‘The Memory Book’

The Memory Book is a book Sammie McCoy is typing to her future self to help her remember – because she has a rare genetic disease that will slowly cause her to lose her memories and herself. She is trying to preserve everything inside of her Memory Book – from graduating high school to her first kiss.

Title: The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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ARC Review: ‘The Queen’s Rising’

The Queen’s Rising is Rebecca Ross’s debut novel and if this is anything to go by – sign me up for everything she writes in the future! I absolutely loved this world, the characters, the writing style, everything about The Queen’s Rising! I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy of this at New York Comic Con back in October. This can easily be read as a standalone, but at the time of this review, Rebecca has tweeted that she is working on a second book!

Title: The Queen’s Rising
Author: Rebecca Ross
Release Date: February 6th, 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars

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Review: ‘Renegades’

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Title:
Renegades
Author: Marissa Meyer
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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ARC Review: ‘Nice Try, Jane Sinner’

This book is a laugh out loud funny contemporary that is super relatable and modern. The story is told from Jane’s perspective through her journal entries and conversations she’s recorded in her journal. Oh yeah, and she dropped out of high school and goes to community college to finish her degree and decides to go on a student run reality TV show called “House of Orange” to win scholarship money and a brand new used car!

Title: Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Author: Lianne Oelke
Release Date: January 9th, 2018
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Top 10 of 2017 ~ Taylor’s Picks

Hey all!

Time for my 2017 in books: I read 54, 726 pages spread across 140 books. I was so strong with my reading during the summer, almost reading a book per day, so that’s why it’s so high! The end of the year got super busy because of graduate school but I still managed to get back in the swing of things to finish off the year.

Without further ado, here are my top 10! It was so hard to choose just 10 books I loved. (Disclaimer: I tried to keep to books that were published in 2017 that I read in 2017 for this! They are also in order of when I read them, not by my favorites.)

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ARC Review: ‘Between the Blade and the Heart’

I was attracted to this book because of the Norse mythology!

Title: Between the Blade and the Heart

Author: Amanda Hocking

Series: Valkyrie

Rating: 2/5 stars

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