Thursday, March 22, 2018

Defy, by Sarah B Larson

Alexa and her twin Marcel are forced to make a descion once their parents die. Alexa must disguise as a boy, or face the fate of the breeding house. Marcel and Alexa are taken be the Antonia's army, and must serve in the royal guard. Alexa becomes Alex, and Marcel helps keep her secret. After Marcel is killed, Alex needs to keep her secret on her home. Things become awry when she is assigned to guard Prince Damien. Can Alexa keep her secret, and also fall for the Prince at the same time?

This book has become my new must read series. I have been looking for a book to read after the Court of Thornes and Roses series, and this book showed up on my recommendations list on Goodreads. This genre is the kind I love to read, fictional adventure with a bit of romance. I recommend Defy, by Sarah B Larson for anyone who has read/loved the Throne of Glass, Court of Thornes, and Red Queen series. It has the same feel as the other series I have mentioned. The book should definitely be checked out, and I personally really enjoyed it.

Reviewed by Anisa, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An Enchantment of Ravens, by Margaret Rogerson

Isobel is an artist who creates portraits for the fair folk. She receives her first royal costumer, the autumn prince Rook. When Isobel paints sorrow into Rook's eyes, he is furious.She is spirited away with Rook to stand trial.During their journey, they are attacked. They depend each other on survival, and in turn, fall in love.

This book is a standalone, so I was very sad to see that this book is short.  I would have liked it better if there was a bigger plot. I started getting bored near the end, but the beginning and middle were pretty good. In conclusion, I would recommend this book for those who like standalone, and who don't mind a shorter plot. But in my opinion, this book was not for me.

Reviewed by Anisa, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library