Friday, September 30, 2016

Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes book 3)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, Snow like Ashes and Ice Like Fire, Stop! I don’t want to ruin one of my favorite stories for you.

Please visit the Recaptains blog if you need a refresher on the series.
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“Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.”

“Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.” - taken from

This series is tied up nicely but not everyone ends up with a happily ever after. Fans of Meira will enjoy going on last last adventure as she works to defeat Angra and save Primoria.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass book 5)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first four books in the series, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.

Please visit the Recaptains blog if you need a refresher on the series.

“Kingdoms will collide.”

“The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?” - taken from

Oh, this is my all-time favorite series and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest installment of the trials and tribulations that make up Aelin’s life. At just under 700 pages, fans of the series will experience nonstop action and suspense while their emotions are on a roller coaster ride. The author sets the stage for Aelin’s attempt to defeat Erawan and reclaim the throne of Terrasan.

Fans will be eagerly awaiting the stunning conclusion of the series due out in the fall of 2018!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (Ember in the Ashes book 2)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, A Ember in the Ashes, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.

Please visit the Recaptains blog if you need a refresher on the series.

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.” - taken from

A Torch Against the Night is told from three points of view, Laia, Elias and Helene. The action picks up immediately where An Ember in the Ashes left off. I don’t want to spoil any of the details but the action is non-stop. Adding Helene’s point of view to the story gave the reader deeper insight to all that is going on.

The story will be continued in book three due out in 2017.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Signed, sealed, delivered…

“While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…” - taken from

Lily Abbott is an original. Wearing thrift store finds, she isn’t in the popular crowd. In a family of four children, Lily has problems finding space and time to practice her guitar or write song lyrics. She hopes to enter a songwriting contest that she learns about from the newspaper. When her chemistry teacher calls her out for not taking notes in his class, Lily has to put away her special notebook and show her teacher the notes she has taken every day. Bored out of her mind, Lily writes the first lyric of her favorite song on her desk. She is surprised the next day that someone wrote the next lyric underneath. Thus begins a daily conversation with an unknown person. The two write letters back and forth, leaving them underneath the desk. Soon, Lily begins to look forward to her daily Chemistry class. When Lily begins to grow fond of her male penpal, she begins to wonder who it might be and if she really wants to know.

Who has Lily developed feelings for? What happens when she discovers his identity?

This has to be my favorite Kasie West book so far but my hopes are high with her next contemporary story, By Your Side, on Feb. 14, 2017, it which opposites attract after being locked in the library over the weekend.