Tuesday, 11 August 2015

July 2015 Book Reviews

July 2015 Book Reviews

Hello lovelies,

       I am going to have book reviews for each month and a list of books that I want to read.  So, let’s get started.

In July I read a couple books: 

The Falconer by Elizabeth May
The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages: 378 
Recommended Age: 14 and up

One girl's nightmare is this girl's faery tale

She's a stunner.
Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.

She's a liar.
But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she's leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense the sìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.

She's a murderer.
Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.

She's a Falconer.
The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother's murder—but she'll have to save the world first.

The Falconer is an excellent book set in a sort of steam-punk London and it is about a girl who kills fairies.  Okay, that doesn’t sound all that great.  I mean, who would want to read about someone killing fairies. But they are not lovable fairies.  They are ones that kill humans.  And her mother was killed by a fairy so she wants her revenge.  And of course, this story wouldn’t be complete without two totally handsome, swoon-worthy love interests. One of them was her friend from when she was younger and the other is a fairy.  This book is a great book and I totally recommend it. I don't normally go for these kinds of books that are more dark but I absolutely loved it! :)

Rated: Five Out of Five Crowns

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
Publisher: Curious Fox
Pages: 288
Recommended Age: 11 and up

The Diamond Thief is a book also set in steampunk London. The main character is named Remy. She works in a circus where she is a trapeze artist called Little Bird.  The man who runs the circus makes her go steal a jewel. Except when she comes back she has a fake. She has to find out who stole the real one and turn it in. And her love interest is a policeman/detective who gets kicked out of the police force for failing to watch the jewels which had indeed been stolen. And she doesn’t like him at all.  

I loved this book so much because it isn't centered around a romance or a forbidden one or anything of that sense. It was a good historical fiction read and I highly recommend it. It is a Young Adult novel so all of you Young Adult's should devour this book!

Rated: Four Point Five Out of Five Crowns

Anyways...my next post will be about books I will read in the month of August. See you soon!

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