ARC Review: Inherited by Freedom Matthews


Title: Inherited

Author: Freedom Matthews

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy

Publication Date: Published July 12th 2016 by Oftomes Publishing

Pages: 347

Rating:❤❤❤ ❤ / 4 hearts

Links: Goodreads | Amazon


Goodreads Summary

If saying ‘I love you’ meant death, would you still say it?

The Wilted Rose, of faery-tale and folklore, is a pirate ship filled with unfortunate souls-each forbidden to love. One such soul is Valencia ‘Lennie’ Roux. Raised in a brothel and an heir to a curse; Lennie never expected to pique the interest of any man. Yet with the arrival of vivid-eyed Nathaniel, she is torn between wanting to know him better and fearing what that knowledge would mean.

With Nathaniel bringing the crew’s total to six, the Wilted Rose sets off in search of the remaining two heirs. They hope that in reuniting, they will convince the faery Sorceress responsible for the curse, to end it. However lurking beneath the water is a long standing enemy of the Wilted Rose; who is determined to thwart their quest and bring down its leaders.

Together the eight heirs fight for survival, friendship and love.

My Thoughts 

I received and eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would like to start of this review to thank Oftomes Publishing for giving me such an opportunity.

I really enjoyed this book a lot and i would definitely read more of Freedom Matthews books in the future.

The plot was AMAZING. I love how this book was so unpredictable, which is really rare for a Young Adult book. One of my favourite thing about this book is not knowing when there will be a twist. I did however feel that the pace of the book was a bit too fast at the beginning. Freedom Matthews writing is really interesting. It captured my attention right from the start.

I also enjoy reading about all the character and i will definitely read more book published by Oftomes in the future.

Overall, i will recommend this book to everyone.

Author Info

Freedom is a twenty-something book hoarder with a fondness for all things vintage. She lives in rural Hampshire, UK, with a hotchpotch of family members, ponies and wonky bookshelves. Creating stories has been a passion since before she can remember, and she has been consciously writing since she was 14 years old. An introverted and shy girl, Freedom found her voice in imaginary worlds and has continued to do so









Cleo ❤


Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass


Title: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Genre(s): Dystopian, Young Adult

Publication Date: Published April 24th 2012 by HarperTeen

Pages: 336 (hardcover) 

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ / 3 hearts

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

Goodreads Summary

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My Thoughts 

I had a lot of fun reading this book however i would not say it is one of my favourites. There were a wide range of review for this book, some really love it and some absolutely hated it. I on the other hand was somewhere at the mid range, I did not love it a lot but i did enjoy the process while reading this book.

I took about a month to complete this book although a lot of people have said that this is a very fast paced series and you just fly through all of it. I even know people who finished the entire series in 5 days. However for me, there were certain parts that were not as exciting and it made me put it down and picking up other books first.

This is my first book by Kiera Cass and i actually have very high expectations due to some of my favourite reviewers enjoying it a lot. I must say i am a bit disappointed but i will still continue on with the series just not buying the physical copy but as a ebook format.

The writing was amateur i must admit but hopefully it does get better as the series goes on. It was kind of like telling what is happening and not showing which is always a minus sign.

The plot was the only thing that kept me going throughout the entire book, it was really interesting at certain parts especially when the girls were having interviews and of course in a castle. However, it does get boring at certain part but you just have to push through a bit and something will grab your attention again.

I did not feel for the characters at all and i think like most people, i feel that the characters was not in depth enough and not enough characteristics for each and every single one of them. They all feel like the same people. I did not like America, she seem really stupid at times. Also, one thing i did not like about this book was the character names. There were just too many to remember.

Overall, i will recommend this if you like reading about royalty life? (that is something i really enjoy) also, don’t go into this book with high expectations and you will be fine.

“I hope you find someone you can’t live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.”
― Kiera Cass, The Selection


cleo ❤




Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard


Title: Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Genre(s): Young Adult, Dystopian

Publication Date: Published February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen

Pages: 444 (Paperback) 

Rating: ❤ / DNF

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

Goodreads Summary

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

My Thoughts

My first DNF of the year and i am really sad to say that it is Glass Sword. I went into this book hoping it will be better than the first one however i am really very disappointed. I did not like the first book a lot but i did rate it 4/5 stars on goodreads as i thought it has a lot of potential.

This is the second book i read by Victoria Aveyard and i am kind of glad i did not purchase Cruel Crown. I was so close to buying it but i decided not to because i was buying 3 other books. This will probably be the last book i will read from this series.

The writing was the same as book one, not enough detail and i get confused very easily. The plot was okay at first but as it continues on, i got really bored with it as it is basically the same plot line repeating itself.

I really did not like how Mare was saying the same thing throughout the first half of the book. She keeps on repeating ‘anyone can betray anyone’ i was really getting sick and tired of it.

Overall, i am really disappointed and i think i might be selling away both red queen and glass sword even though they have amazing covers.

“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword


cleo ❤