Elementals: The Head of Medusa Release Tour!

Hello everyone! Today, I have teamed up with the lovely Jazmyn Novachek at Barclay Publicity to bring all of you some information on Michelle Madow’s newest book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa. This post is a part of the release tour that Barclay Publicity is putting on.

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About:

Title: Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa

Author: Michelle Madow

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Release Date: June 29, 2016

Series: Elementals #3

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Format: eBook and Paperback

ISBN: 9780997239416

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Synopsis:

The epic story of witches, gods, and monsters that USA Today called a “must read” continues in the third book of the Elementals series!

When Nicole Cassidy moved to a new town, she discovered that she was a witch descended from gods. But that was nothing compared to learning that it was up to her and four others with mysterious elemental powers to help save the world from the Titans, who would soon return to Earth.

Now her relationship with Blake — the fire Elemental — is finally heating up. But she must remain focused, because Typhon, one of the deadliest creatures in history, has escaped from the weakening prison world. Only one object can destroy him — the head of Medusa herself.

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the Earth, facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? Find out in the riveting third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa.

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Buy it on Amazon

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads

Read Elementals #1, the Prophecy of Shadows by going to Michelle’s website: www.michellemadow.com

Join this contest for the chance to win a free paperback copy of Elementals 1: the Prophecy of Shadows

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About the Author:

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Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

Connect with Michelle: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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Make sure to check out the other posts in the tour! The Head of Medusa Tour Schedule

My review for The Head of Medusa will be up in a few days!

Until then, Happy Reading!

~Alaina

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REVIEW: Storm by Amanda Sun

Hello everybody! The school year is coming to an end for me which means that I will be able to post way more! I want to bring back my Teaser Tuesday segment and maybe start doing hauls and tags again. But, I’m starting high school in September which means that I won’t be posting that much. So, let’s focus on this blog post and the future summer ones and lets forget about the fact that there will be infrequent posts again.

Enough said, let’s get into the review!

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Title: Storm

Author: Amanda Sun

Series: The Paper Gods #3

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Release Date: June 30th, 2015

ISBN: 9780373211746


Goodreads Synopsis:

fter almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro’s deadly ability to bring drawings to life—not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that is about to repeat.

Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan. Gifts from the goddess Amaterasu herself, these treasures could unlock all of the secrets about Tomo’s volatile ancestry and quell the ink’s lust for destruction. But in order to complete their quest, Tomo and Katie must confront out-of-control Kami and former friend Jun, who has begun his own quest of revenge against those he believes have wronged him. To save the world, and themselves, Katie and Tomo will be up against one of the darkest Kami creations they’ve ever encountered—and they may not make it out alive.


Rating:

3.5/5 stars


My Thoughts:

In my opinion, this book was not paced correctly. There was so much potential to explain the events thoroughly but, Amanda Sun decided otherwise and sped through the book. I would’ve loved to see more of Shiori and the baby and more bonding time between Tomo and Katie. But I can’t complain because my favorite character finally came in as one of the main characters. Ishikawa. He was my favorite from the beginning. So punk and mysterious. But he only really started playing a super big role in Storm.

The ending to the series was good and bad. I really loved how the author too us on a tour of Japan but, I didn’t like how the book ended. I didn’t think it was right to bring Jun back. He is basically the most hated character in this series. But, when Jun comes so does Ikeda. Ikeda does not deserve Jun. Jun was a vicious being of evil from the start. But Ikeda on the other hand was friendly and kind. Basically everything you want in a best friend. Malicious and friendly aren’t supposed to mix, but somehow it does with Ikeda and Jun. In the end, Ikeda got fatally injured and Jun did everything to get her back. That’s true friendship.

On a different subject, did anyone figure out that Ishikawa was different in this book. He wasn’t his usual punk self who avoided Katie. he actually spent a lot of his scenes with Katie. For the most part the two of them were trying to save the one man they both loved from being taken to the dark side (Yes, Ishikawa has feelings for Tomo). In the end, since Katie was unable to save Tomo, Ishikawa took actions into his own hands to save him.

All in all, this book definitely wasn’t a delightful series ender but i did shed some tears which must mean it had some sort of impact on me.

Thank you for reading this review

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

REVIEW: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hello everybody! I know that I haven’t updated a lot lately. But luckily, the school year is coming to an end so soon enough, I’ll have all day to update! But for now, we’ll just have to wait until July for constant updates. Because even though I don’t get exams (since i’m still in middle school: 8th) I get loads of work during the last month. It really sucks but I get through. So stayed tuned for loads of new reviews coming soon!

Also, I’m so close to 500 reviews on this blog. It’s quite unbelievable since I only started this back in October. For those who want to support me in other ways, please feel free to check out my bookstagram account (@aninfinitebookworld) for more from me!

Now into the review:

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Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Release Date: August 7th, 2012

ISBN: 9781599906959


Goodreads Summary:

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.


My Thoughts:

I wasn’t overly intrigued by this novel but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Going into this book, I knew that there would be grueling fights. But with the help of some good ole’ foreshadowing, it was simple to figure out who the winner would be. I hate when you can easily foreshadow a book. But this particular book, I wasn’t able to absolutely predict it.

So, this book was basically my first book set in a fantasy world, not including Harry Potter. it was nice to have a little switch from Urban Fantasy. I really enjoyed how the whole book took place in different places; starting out in the Endovier Salt Mines and then moving all the way to the castle. Bonus** the book includes a map so its like a total score!

I always lead towards liking main characters best but, for once, that didn’t happen. I fell in love with Nehemia’s character. She was so unique compared to everyone else at the castle and was such an amazing companion to Celaena. And god I am so screwed. Dorian or Chaol? Who to choose? Okay, so in my opinion, I think that Chaol and Celaena are amazing together. But, then again, I also really liked Dorian.

So that’s it for this review!

Happy reading everyone!

~Alaina