Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Books With Single Word Titles

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was created out of a love of lists and books. You can find more information here

I thought that I wouldn’t be able to think of enough books for this post but turns out there is a lot more than I thought!

I’m going to share books that I have read and loved that have single word titles in this post.

1 Viper by Bex Hogan – Pirate assassins! What do you need?!

2 Nocturna by Maya Motayne – Love the magic system and the characters so much and I cannot wait for the second book!

3 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly – This book actually made me root for the stepsister.

4 Highfire by Eoin Colfer – This book will take you on a wild ride and there’s a vodka drinking, Netflix watching grumpy dragon too!

5 Postscript by Cecelia Ahern – PS. I Love You was one of my favourite books as a teen and this book was just as amazing! Be warned you will sob reading it.

6 Jinxed by Amy McCulloch – Girls in STEM kicking ass. I love it!

7 Otherworld by Jason Segal & Kirsten Miller – This took VR games to a whole new level.

8 Flashfall by Jenny Moyer – I read this book because it was in a FL box and loved it so much!

9 Sanctuary by V.V James – This book is dark and absolutely terrifying at times and I loved it.

10 Spellhacker by M.K. England – Tech combined with magic and a group of misfits. Such a fun book!

Have you read any of these? Tell me some of your favourite books with single word title.

Diverse Books, YA Books

Spellhacker by M.K. England – ARC Review

Thank you to Harper 360 for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Having loved The Disasters by M.K. England earlier this year, I knew I had to read Spellhacker and I was so excited when I was sent an ARC!

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Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.
Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.
But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.

I really enjoyed this book and the wonderfully diverse characters! This is an action packed book which will take you on a wild ride! The story is set in a futuristic world with magic, which is called Maz, and advanced tech. There’s a great squad of characters, who have all been affected in some way by the magical plague and now use their skills and magical abilities to steal magic for whoever will hire them. The story starts just as they decide to take on one last heist before they go their separate ways.

One of the themes that is discussed throughout the story is about family and what is family. Diz considers her friends her family but she struggles to express how she feels. She’s afraid of losing them but she also doesn’t know how to express that to them. It was really interesting to see how she battled through her fears and insecurities and I’m sure it will be very relatable for most teens. I really loved the importance of found families and how friends can also become family. That there is more to being family than just blood.

There is really great LGBT rep and diverse relationships which I think were shown in a great nuanced way. I loved seeing how they were all accepted by each other for who they were. It’s really nice to see that in books.

This is going to be the greatest last score of all time.

The story had me on the edge of my seat, wanting to know what will happen next. I really love seeing that young people can make a change for the better in the world as it parallels our society where the youth are striving to make the world a better place to live for everyone. The natural disasters that occur in the books, why they occur and who are the most affected also parallels our world really well.

The heist they decide to pull causes them to discover secrets and puts them in danger. While on the run they have to deal with emotions and their friendships and relations. It was interesting to see how they had to work out what was going on and why their lives were in danger but also how they feel towards each other and what their future holds.

I loved seeing magic combined with tech, the world is so unique and interesting because of the magic system and how people use the magic. Some people can manipulate the maz but as it is a natural resource it isn’t available to everyone equally. Remi discusses how not having access to maz affects them and makes them feel like a part of it is missing.

The characters all so great and work so well together yet also argue with each other like teenagers would and I really loved seeing the banter between them.

If you like heist stories that are action packed and full of a great diverse squad of characters then I highly recommend reading this book!

It is out on January 21st

Book Tag

Spellhacker Book Tag

Hey booknerds! I have a really fun post for you all today! I created a book tag for Spellhacker by M.K. England! I read The Disasters earlier this year and fell in love and I was so excited to get an ARC of Spellhacker and after reading it I just knew I had to make a book tag!

If you don’t know what Spellhacker is about then here is the synopsis:

In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.
Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.
But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.

Spellhacker releases 21st January so make sure you preorder! Also check out my post about preorder goodies you can get here

So back to the book tag! Please link back to my post and tag others to join in!

Maz is the magic system in the group and similar to a natural resource that earth produces. What books have a unique magic system?

I love the magic system in Kingdom of Souls! It was interesting and unique!

Diz is a tech genius and is able to hack just about anything! Which characters are your favourite hackers?

The first character that comes to mind is Cress from The Lunar Chronicles! I think she would get along with Diz

Ania is the princess of the group, but she is always ready to fight anyone who tries to hurt someone she loves. Who are your favourite rebellious princess characters?

Harper from A Curse so Dark and Lonely is technically a princess and is as rebellious as they come! I love her!

Davon is Diz’s older cousin who she regards as a brother and her family. What books have great found families?

The Percy Jackson books have an amazing found family! I love them all so much!

Remi is smart and a genius in manipulating maz and a total fangirl! Who are your favourite smart, nerdy characters?

Could I say anyone aside from Alizayd Al-Qahtani?! A complete nerd and total fanboy who will talk everyone’s ear off!

Jaesin is the dad friend and will fight everyone to protect those he loves (and always wins). What characters do you think would always win in a fight?

Elias Veturius would always win, I think. He has spent his whole life being trained to be a deadly weapon after all.

This book centres around Diz and her friends deciding to do one last heist before they all go their own ways. What books have great heists in the story?

I love The Last Magician! It’s a heist through time!

So that’s the book tag! I hope you all enjoy taking part! Everyone is welcome to do this, whether it’s on your blog or Instagram. You can tag me on Instagram my handle is @thetsundokuchronicles

 

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Spellhacker by M.K. England Preorder Campaign Reveal

I read The Disasters earlier this year and absolutely loved it so I’m really excited to share with you all the preoder campaign for one of my most anticipated releases of 2020, Spellhacker!

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If you haven’t heard of Spellhacker yet then here is the synopsis:

In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.
Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.
But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very centre of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.

Spellhacker publishes January 21st

Here are the preorder prizes you can get for preordering:

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★ A bookmark
★ TWO stickers!
★ A signed bookplate (If you preorder from Fountain Bookstore, your book will also be hand-signed)
★ A postcard
★ An emailed PDF with a printable SPELLHACKER-themed card to give along with the preorder goodies as a gift to someone.
★ A Disasters short story, to be delivered by email on December 17 when the Disasters paperback releases

This is open internationally and includes library requests and the link with all the details on how to submit is here 

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PS. Keep an eye out for another post where I will be sharing a book tag inspired by Spellhacker which everyone can take part in!

Check out Kristi’s post tomorrow here, for more Spellhacker goodness