The Collectors Society
By Heather Lyons
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot–ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?
I have to start by saying there are more books in the series that I haven’t finished yet.
I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES.
I mean epic idea. I mean who would have thought what Alice and Wonderland was up to years later?
Opening scene: She’s in a mental institution.
HOOKED since that point!
This is a completely original, absolutely amazing, series. I can’t even put it into words. The description, the angst, the feels…
If there is one series you read this year let it be this one!
The Red Queen
By Victoria Aveyard
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?
First of all can we all have a moment of silence for the beautiful cover. Now, I’m a firm believer in less is more because this cover is absolutely gorgeous!
(Totally judging based on the cover right now, but it paid off)
Victoria had me at red and silver blood– like what?! Mind Blown!
You follow Mare who was born a red blooded peasant with nothing to look forward to but dying in the silver bloods battle
With a crazy turn of events she displays powers of her own and she even ends up in the running to be a Princess.
Victoria blew me away especially for this being her first novel! I’m completely hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book… very impatiently!
♥♥♥♥♥ – 5 shocking stars 🙂
A small memento, a universal power… It’s the year 2126, post-World War V. Leda, age seventeen, bounds through the lush forested region of the Desintor Foothills as a regal, bow-wielding, High-Elf Scout. That is, when she’s logged into her favorite MMO game: Renaria.
One crisp fall afternoon, an unseasonal storm fractures the sky of Trinton, New Texas with splinters of emerald lightning and otherworldly songs. Oddly, no one sees the storm except her brother and their guild mate Travis.
She brushes off the event as a fluke, but she can’t seem to get the song out of her mind. Suddenly, a new quest appears in her game directing her to the blue sand dunes of the Sinare Desert to meet Caleb, a legendary Elf Diviner.
Now she has a choice: Ignore the quest and turn off the game, or dive in and risk everything for a shot at an adventure.
Wow, just wow. The way the world of Renaria comes alive across the pages is unbelievable. I envy the imagination it takes to create something like that!
It’s set in Earth’s distant future you follow a set of twins and their friends as they play a seemingly harmless video game. The first thought that came to mind when I was reading, this is the Digital futuristic version of Jumanji.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but the story follows Leda and her brother Alex on their mysterious and twisted journey to Renaria. They experience and learn things they thought were only fantasy. They develop and grow as their video game characters would (super cool right?!) but the stakes are higher than they could have ever imagined.
♥♥♥♥♥- 5 stars! Can’t wait for the next one!!