Trollogy (Tales of the Dark Forest #3)

TrollogyTrollogy by Steve Barlow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t think I have ever read a book that kept me giggling and smiling throughout the entire story. However, this book was magic! From the very start I had a constant smirk on my face. Who wouldn’t when the main character is Bertram a Half Human/Troll who was raised to be all Troll and his sidekick a Lemming named Cliff that keeps finding different way to kill himself, yet fails at every attempt. Together these two are a comedic duo that is a must read. Throw in some adventure to the Topside, and back into the mountain where the trolls live and you got yourself a can’t put down, laugh out loud book! Happy reading everyone!

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Book Summary:

The Dark Forest is a world. Cities, towns and villages exist like islands in a green sea, while in the Forest itself live hermits, wizards and all manner of weird and wonderful creatures – some invented, some strangely familiar. Trollogy! follows the misadventures of poor old Bertram – a troll who’s a complete failure as he can’t tell chalk from granite, but who discovers a talent for cooking. (His rock cakes are amazing!)

Exile (The Dark Elf Trilogy #2)

Exile (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #2)Exile by R.A. Salvatore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hook Horrors, Corbys, and Mind Flayers oh my! I absolutely love Drizzt, his friends, and most of all his adventures! To say I was hooked from the very first page to the last would be an understatement. I wanted to be in the Underdark with him, fighting scary, evil creatures along side him. I wanted to see first hand Guenhwyvar in action. Laugh with Belwar, and watch how he adjusted to his new limbs. I guess I’ll have to content myself with just reading and being an invisible watcher to their story. I know this doesn’t give away much of the story and that is my intent. This book and series has turned into a must read for anyone who likes dark fantasy books or just adventure book in general. There is lots of a creatures from the dark and fighting. Off to go buy the next book!

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Book Summary:
“As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I could defeat almost anything that wandered into my chosen domain. It did not take me long, however, to discover one nemesis that I could neither defeat nor flee. It followed me wherever I went-indeed, the farther I ran, the more it closed in around me. My enemy was solitude, the interminable, incessant silence of hushed corridors.

-Drizzt Do’Urden

Allegiant (Divergent #3)

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Um, um, um….. Wow what can I say about the ending of this trilogy. What a ride I have been on!The twists and turns and ups and downs this book took me on had me thinking, this could be a real life scenario. Now you can go a head and laugh, but it’s possible if the right people were in charge. I wasn’t expecting the book to end the way it did. I just shook my head and whispered “so sad, but that is life”. I can’t say much more besides read the book and the entire series for yourself!

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Book Summary:
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved, loved, loved, this book! The storyline held me captive from the very first page till the last, I didn’t want it end. I liked the way the storyline continued for Tris, Four, and the others. The author did a great job at hinting to a plot twist, which kept me wanting to know what it was. However, I will not let that slip out. You must read it for yourself. Now I’m off to start and finish and third and final book. I do hope it’s a wonderful as the first two in the series!

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Book Summary:
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.