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The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 

The Language Of Thorns” is made up of several novellas. They’re fairytales set in different parts of the Grishaverse. You can read them before or after “The Grisha Trilogy”. I read it after, although not straight after. It’s been at least a couple of years for me between reading the original trilogy and the novellas.


I read this for a few readathon again 🙂. They are: 
The Weekendathon - a Facebook readathon that my friend is hosting. 
Reading Rivalry - for the author highlight category. We could either read something from Leigh Bardugo, as I did, Marissa Meyer or Agatha Christie.
August Book Bingo - a book by a hyped author because Leigh Bardugo is hyped! 
Spoilers Below

“Ayama And The Thorn Wood” - Zemeni
I enjoyed this novella.
3.5 Stars!
It tells the story of two families, a rich family with two sons, one of which will become the King and the other was born as an ugly wolf figure. The other family is poor and has two daughters. Ayama the main character in this short st…
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Scythe (The Arc Of The Scythe Book 1) by Neil Shusterman Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished “Scythe” by Neil Shusterman. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it because it’s written by a male author. If you know me then you know that I generally don’t reach for books written by men. It had an exciting plot as well as great characters who were always surprising me. 

5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!
Citra and Rowan are our two main characters. They become apprentice Scythes at the beginning of “Scythe”. Michael Faraday (he’s known as Faraday in the novel), their mentor is a mysterious character, who I don’t think we’re ever meant to be sure of until the end. The first part of the plot surrounds these three characters as they get to know each other and Citra and Rowan learn what they’re going to have to do to actually become scythes. 
A scythe is a weapon. Scythes in this world are the people who control the population. “Scythe” is set in the future. “2042. It’s a year that every schoolchild knows.” This is significant because 2042 is only 24 year…

Two Princes Of Summer (Book 1 in the Whims Of Fae series) by Nissa Leder Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished a great fantasy book! “Two Princes Of Summer” by Nissa Leder is a story centred around a girl who goes to the fae land for a better life...does she get that, though? 
“Two Princes Of Summer”, is told in third person, which worked as the story focused on lots of different elements. It would have been confusing to have different perspectives, and i don’t think that it would have really worked with just one, as there are parts of the story that the lead character isn’t a part of. The story only took me a day to read as well 🙂.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39980204-two-princes-of-summer - the Goodreads link to Two Princes Of Summer.
I read this for certain readathons. They are: 
A book with war qualities to it for Reading Rivalry - https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2390722221154102&ref=content_filter
A book with mythical creatures for Book Bingo through the Book Democracy - https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=213153302591458&ref=conte…

Solstice at Stonewylde (Stonewylde Book 3) by Kit Berry Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished “Solstice at Stonewylde” by Kit Berry and I really liked it! It’s the third book in the Stonewylde series, the finale of the original trilogy. This was a reread as the first and second book were, as well. I don’t think I necessarily had as much fun as I did reading the previous two books because I didn’t think quite as much happened in it. Reading is subjective, though, so we all experience different thoughts and feelings as we read. That’s part of what I love about it. Anyway, there are 5 books in the Stonewylde series in total. The last 2 focus on a different storyline to the others, however, with the lead characters from the first three books as adults. 
4 Stars!
In “Solstice at Stonewylde” we’re still following Yul and Sylvie and their relationship where they’re trying to be together no matter what. Living in a society run by a tyrannical leader makes that hard, however. Magus, the leader of Stonewylde won’t let Yul and Sylvie be together and he…

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished an incredible contemporary book! "The Problem With Forever" by Jennifer L Armentrout tells the story of Mallory, a 17 year old girl who’s had a tough start in life. She doesn’t know who her blood parents are and has been bought up in the foster care system. Her first foster carers abused her, but when the novel starts she’s placed with Rosa and Carl a couple who care and love her as if she’s their own. When Rider, a boy from Mallory’s past comes into her present, what will happen? 
4.75 Stars!
Both Mallory and Rider are artists. Rider likes to draw and Mallory carves soap. These are coping mechanisms to deal with their pasts. 
"The Problem With Forever", takes us on a journey as we see Mallory grow from a scared orphan girl into a independent, confident, young woman. 
"The Problem With Forever" is a book more geared to elder teens, I’d say. There are a few triggers, like coming from an orphan background, sex (two charact…