Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds #1)

Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds #1)

Ulises asked, "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." Elias reached across the table and flicked aside two shells with a fingertip. The map curled into itself. "It's bound to be a goose chase. You know that?" "Or a treasure hunt," Ulises countered, "and you've always been good at those." Nineteen-year-old Elias is a royal explore Ulises asked, "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." Elias...

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Title:Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds #1)
Author:Makiia Lucier
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Isle of Blood and Stone
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds #1) Reviews

  • Lauren
    Mar 31, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

    What a fun story. Mystery and danger and adventure and secret clues in a map. Plus compelling characters and a sweet romance. I enjoyed this so much! Isle of Blood and Stone is a great fantasy adventure with surprises up its sleeve. Especially in the way the clues of the story weav...

  • Amanda Ellis
    Apr 16, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

    What a fun story. Mystery and danger and adventure and secret clues in a map. Plus compelling characters and a sweet romance. I enjoyed this so much! Isle of Blood and Stone is a great fantasy adventure with surprises up its sleeve. Especially in the way the clues of the story weav...

    I was sent this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers. This book is WOW amazing. It looks like a fantasy, but it's actually a mystery/romance/court intrigue nove...

    3'75 This book was so fun! I really really liked it. It was so interesting to read about mapmakers and explorers. The setting was beautiful, the characters were great (mostly Mercedes and Reyna) and there were some plot twits that surprised me. It was not perfect but I highly recomm...

    4.5 Stars I was provided an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was so refreshing. Someone in a review described this book and the pace like sipping a nice cup of tea ? and I completely agree. The pace and the world was unfolded at a comf...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jan 10, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

  • Jessica
    Apr 09, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

  • Andrea
    May 19, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

  • Megan
    Mar 16, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

    What a fun story. Mystery and danger and adventure and secret clues in a map. Plus compelling characters and a sweet romance. I enjoyed this so much! Isle of Blood and Stone is a great fantasy adventure with surprises up its sleeve. Especially in the way the clues of the story weav...

    I was sent this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers. This book is WOW amazing. It looks like a fantasy, but it's actually a mystery/romance/court intrigue nove...

  • mith
    Feb 06, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

  • Bitchin' Reads
    Feb 24, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Oct 23, 2017

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Apr 09, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

  • Katherine Moore
    Apr 06, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

    What a fun story. Mystery and danger and adventure and secret clues in a map. Plus compelling characters and a sweet romance. I enjoyed this so much! Isle of Blood and Stone is a great fantasy adventure with surprises up its sleeve. Especially in the way the clues of the story weav...

    I was sent this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers. This book is WOW amazing. It looks like a fantasy, but it's actually a mystery/romance/court intrigue nove...

    3'75 This book was so fun! I really really liked it. It was so interesting to read about mapmakers and explorers. The setting was beautiful, the characters were great (mostly Mercedes and Reyna) and there were some plot twits that surprised me. It was not perfect but I highly recomm...

    4.5 Stars I was provided an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was so refreshing. Someone in a review described this book and the pace like sipping a nice cup of tea ? and I completely agree. The pace and the world was unfolded at a comf...

    4.5 stars This book is just what I needed. I know I've mentioned I've had a pretty ehh fantasy year so far and Ace of Shades was one of the first books to pull me out of that slump. But this is a book that's actually similar to all those books I've been trying (princes and mapmak...

    **Note: My full BLOG TOUR post with give away info is here:http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/pos... When I read ?Blood & Stone? I felt like I was drawn onto an Mediterranean island and suddenly in the era of the great Leonardo da Vinci, when maps and exploration were paramou...

  • Aila
    Feb 04, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

  • The Blonde Bookworm
    Apr 10, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Mar 25, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

  • Katerina Kondrenko
    Jul 03, 2017

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

  • Carrie
    Apr 05, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    May 18, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    Jan 17, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

  • Chantal
    Feb 19, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    May 28, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

  • Kayla
    Jun 13, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Feb 07, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

  • Alaina Meserole
    May 20, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

  • Ines
    Jun 04, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

    What a fun story. Mystery and danger and adventure and secret clues in a map. Plus compelling characters and a sweet romance. I enjoyed this so much! Isle of Blood and Stone is a great fantasy adventure with surprises up its sleeve. Especially in the way the clues of the story weav...

    I was sent this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers. This book is WOW amazing. It looks like a fantasy, but it's actually a mystery/romance/court intrigue nove...

    3'75 This book was so fun! I really really liked it. It was so interesting to read about mapmakers and explorers. The setting was beautiful, the characters were great (mostly Mercedes and Reyna) and there were some plot twits that surprised me. It was not perfect but I highly recomm...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Apr 11, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

    What a fun story. Mystery and danger and adventure and secret clues in a map. Plus compelling characters and a sweet romance. I enjoyed this so much! Isle of Blood and Stone is a great fantasy adventure with surprises up its sleeve. Especially in the way the clues of the story weav...

    I was sent this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers. This book is WOW amazing. It looks like a fantasy, but it's actually a mystery/romance/court intrigue nove...

    3'75 This book was so fun! I really really liked it. It was so interesting to read about mapmakers and explorers. The setting was beautiful, the characters were great (mostly Mercedes and Reyna) and there were some plot twits that surprised me. It was not perfect but I highly recomm...

    4.5 Stars I was provided an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was so refreshing. Someone in a review described this book and the pace like sipping a nice cup of tea ? and I completely agree. The pace and the world was unfolded at a comf...

    4.5 stars This book is just what I needed. I know I've mentioned I've had a pretty ehh fantasy year so far and Ace of Shades was one of the first books to pull me out of that slump. But this is a book that's actually similar to all those books I've been trying (princes and mapmak...

  • Camillea
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

  • Katie (Melting Pages)
    May 28, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review* This book is so so enjoyable! The characters are lovable, the intrigue keeps you reading and the world and history are easy to grasp. My favourite characters were both Me...

    ?Adventurer, two princes lost but not gone. Follow the path of the ancient mariners, Tramontana to Ostro. Look not to what is there, but to what is not.? Yeah, I didn?t love this as much as I wanted which really seems to be the story of my life lately. I just know this is g...

    I had my problems with this book, but I also really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and the plot/mystery pulled me in. AND THE MAPS!! I love maps!!! Elias was a pretty easy character to like, yeah he has a temper, but it wasn't horrible. I think the main thing that annoyed me abo...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I arrived at 22% but I could not finish it! As far as I arrived, the book was boring and practically nothing happened, what a pity. ...

    3.5 stars Isle of Blood and Stone comes off to me as one of those quieter YA fantasies that are hidden gems. It?s not fast-paced, nor does it have tons of thrilling action. But the characterizations fuel the story as we follow on an 18-year old mystery that needs to be solved. Des...

    Isle of Blood and Stone is the first book in a new duology by Makiia Lucifer, and the first Historical Fiction book that I've read this year. As a genre that I don't normally dip into, it should be noted that I'm still getting my bearings in books like this. It makes my reading of them...

    What a fun read! I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this novel. All of the maps were also a lot of fun and added an interesting mystery component. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the characters faced, and I thought the setting for the novel was beautiful. I c...

    Makiia Lucier?s intoxicating prose drew me deep into the book, Isle of Blood and Stone. From its first pages Lucier was generous in detailing the world, from its architecture to the cuisine to various traditions making it feel as though I was walking through the streets of del Mar. I...

    This may have become one of my favorite reads of 2018! I loved the characters, although Elias was probably my least favorite and I can't really put my finger on why. I wasn't expecting this to have such a big mystery, but it was the perfect blend of a fantasy setting with a major myste...

  • may ➹ (semi hiatus)
    Mar 13, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

  • The Nerd Daily
    Apr 22, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...

    The cover is a huge bore, but the synopsis sounds fantastic and I love me a good mystery adventure so let's hope this is a good one! ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Holly Angus A story filled with betrayal, suspense and lies, Isle of Blood and Stone is a new release you cannot pass up. This new young adult fantasy novel is set on the island of del Mar, where 18 years ago two young princes destined...

  • Sara (sarabara081)
    Feb 22, 2018

    3.5 stars After reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your ?average?, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was surprised to find that it was actually even better than I thought! Let me be real ...

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super enthusiastic about anything BUT I still liked it. I think this one will appeal to rea...

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved. The story starts with the royal navigator Lord Antoni out on and excursion with a group including two ...

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC of this book at Yallfest and realized it was by the same insta-fave author who had me...

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 ??? ...

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers." DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was intriguing and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened to ...

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothers me: SOLD? ...

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I love your little updates and how you make me laugh.. even if the book we are reading i...

    4.5!! To rate up or down? I don't know! But still?WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK. Gosh I love it. Review to come!!! ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I know I usually start with the positives of a book, but today, I am starting with the negative. The reason is, there really onlywas one negative: I really just didn't fe...

    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I'm so disappointed with myself because despiteIsle of Blood and Stonebeing a well-written, interesting YA fantasy. . . I don't feel anything for it. Did it excite m...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. I love anything with maps, exploring and adventure! It really brings me back to my childhood and everything I loved as a kid. The promise of those such things in the blurb for Isle of Blood and Stone grabbed my attention and I can...