11 08, 2023

Going Bovine

2023-08-11T19:09:44-06:00August 11th, 2023|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rating: 4 ♥’s Published: September 22, 2009 Genre: Fiction Pages: 480 Description: Can Cameron find what he’s looking for? All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most. I am working my way through a book a month that my friends have suggested. This was from one of my best friends and we always share books. This one did not disappoint! First off I have to say I love that it had so many mentions of Disneyland because I am a huge Disney fan. So, it had me hooked right away. I found myself laughing [...]

4 11, 2022

Deception: A Hansel & Gretel Retelling (Fae Brothers’ Ever Afters #6)

2022-11-04T17:44:12-06:00November 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 1 1/2 ♥’s Published: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Pages: 110 Description: If the path becomes lost, can you find your way home? Pierre Danville is the reluctant heir to the Danville clan of Fae. As if that’s not bad enough, Fate has chosen his future bride for him, and Pierre’s not impressed. All he wants is freedom to choose his Destiny. Petrina envies her friends who marry for love and are properly courted by their Fae men. Instead of courting, Petrina and Pierre are forced into the woods where they can be alone and work out their problems. A witch is at work in the Danville Forest. Her prize is a young Danville heir with his Destiny. If Pierre and Petrina don’t work together, it could spell the end for the Danvilles. This was my pick for my Hansel and Gretel retelling, and let me just say it was hard to find a retelling of this story. I was intrigued when I read the description and thought this will be a good one to try. I am sad to say though that this book just didn't do it for me. [...]

20 09, 2022

The Witch and The Tsar

2022-12-06T17:07:41-07:00September 20th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 3 ♥’s Published: September 20, 2022 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Pages: 432  Description: As a half-goddess possessing magic, Yaga is used to living on her own, her prior entanglements with mortals having led to heartbreak. She mostly keeps to her hut in the woods, where those in need of healing seek her out, even as they spread rumors about her supposed cruelty and wicked spells. But when her old friend Anastasia—now the wife of the tsar, and suffering from a mysterious illness—arrives in her forest desperate for her protection, Yaga realizes the fate of all of Russia is tied to Anastasia’s. Yaga must step out of the shadows to protect the land she loves. As she travels to Moscow, Yaga witnesses a sixteenth century Russia on the brink of chaos. Tsar Ivan—soon to become Ivan the Terrible—grows more volatile and tyrannical by the day, and Yaga believes the tsaritsa is being poisoned by an unknown enemy. But what Yaga cannot know is that Ivan is being manipulated by powers far older and more fearsome than anyone can imagine. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When [...]

26 08, 2022

Enchanting the Fae Prince (Kingdoms of Lore #2)

2022-08-26T17:21:36-06:00August 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 2 1/2 ♥’s Published: April 29, 2021 Genre: Fantasy Pages: 251  Description: An outcast maiden. A fae prince. A match bound by fate. When outcast cobbler Rhianne braves the enchanted wood to find her fated love, absolutely everything that could go wrong does. The Matchweaver witch’s magical loom reveals Rhianne is fated for the most powerful fae prince in history. Sounds great to Rhianne, but the Matchweaver has big plans for the prince, and they don’t involve a lowly cobbler. The Matchweaver rages at the match, and her fit angers the ancients who crafted it. The ancients present a magical wand to Rhianne, setting the young woman on the path to raise a new Matchweaver. The Matchweaver sets a deadly darkness to spread across the kingdom, and Rhianne has days to raise the new Matchweaver or everyone in Lore will die. Although horrified at the darkness unspooling across the land, Prince Werian is rather delighted at the turn of events. He was meant for adventure such as this and doesn’t mind dodging dangerous spells. What he isn’t prepared for is the sacrifice he’ll have to make to save the kingdom. This [...]

20 07, 2022

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1)

2022-07-20T18:34:38-06:00July 20th, 2022|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rating: 5 ♥'s | First off let me just start with I really like the cover of this book, I feel it is simplistic and yet really pretty at the same time. This was another book I had on my to-be-read list for a while and again so glad I finally read it. I really enjoyed it and it captured me right from the beginning.

9 06, 2022

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2)

2022-06-09T17:19:21-06:00June 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 5 ♥'s | The story takes off right after the events of the first book. Alosa has succeeded in her mission, but now she has been told a secret that is going to change everything for her.

10 01, 2022

Sing Me Forgotten

2022-04-08T01:49:47-06:00January 10th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rating: 3½ ♥'s | I have always enjoyed The Phantom of the Opera story and when I read the description I thought oh my is this a retelling of it?! Yes, it was, just gender-switched...

25 01, 2021

The Ever After (The Omte Origins #3)

2022-04-08T01:59:48-06:00January 25th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: January 5, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 496 Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lies the secret kingdom of the Omte--a realm filled with wonder...and as many secrets. The Ever After closes the last trilogy of the long-running Trylle series. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to continue my journey with the Omte Trilogy and see how the series came to a close. I did enjoy the book, however it did not live up to my expectations of what I thought it was going to be. I felt that beginning drug on a bit and it could have been shortened and it would have given the reader just as much information. Some of it was actually kind of confusing trying to figure out what was happening and who all the different places and tribes were. Once I got past that part though it got better and I got more engaged in it. I especially liked the final battle scene where you get all these different monster described and I just was imagining them in my [...]

13 01, 2021

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

2022-04-08T01:59:57-06:00January 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: October 6, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Pages: 442 Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. I have been wanting to read this book for a while now and I finally got it at the library and it worked out well because it worked for a few of my prompts for my reading challenges! A lot of my friends have read it so I wanted to see what everyone else was talking about. It took me a bit to get into the book, I will admit. At first, I was not as into it and thought that it kind of drug on in the beginning. [...]

17 12, 2020

Among the Beasts & Briars

2021-01-01T18:22:37-07:00December 17th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bood Description: Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. [...]

14 07, 2020

The Morning Flower (The Omte Origins #2)

2020-07-14T19:45:00-06:00July 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Published:August 4, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 352 Book Description: Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lays the secret kingdom of the Omte—a realm filled with wonder... and as many secrets. When Ulla Tulin took her internship at the Mimirin, the only mystery she thought she'd have to solve was that of her birth parents. After a girl named Eliana gets kidnapped while in her care, Ulla knows she has to find out the truth of who Eliana really is—and the only way to do that means traveling to the Omte capital, the place she suspects her mother is from. Ulla didn’t expect that when she arrived she would discover the identity of a Skojare man who crossed paths with her mother—a man who could very well be her father. When the head of the Mimirin learns Ulla's father is connected to the Älvolk, a secret society who believes they were tasked with protecting the First City and the only ones who know its location, he sends Ulla and Pan to Sweden where they find him living among the Älvolk. But all is not what it seems with the Älvolk and their [...]

4 06, 2020

We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire #2)

2020-06-04T18:40:20-06:00June 4th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: February 25, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 400 Book Description:Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz’s best soldiers. She spent years undercover, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, Carmen returns to the only real home she’s ever known: La Voz’s headquarters. There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that her true love might be the target of an assassination plot. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart—or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be? I received this book as an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to read the next book in this series because we were left on such a cliff hanger from the first [...]

25 02, 2020

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark & Holy #2)

2020-02-25T20:01:10-07:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Published: April 7, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 432 Book Description: Darkness never works alone...Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was super excited to receive this ARC because I had been anxiously waiting to find out what happens next! I thought this was a good sequel to the first book and it had me hooked from the beginning. It started off right where the first book left off so you are just thrown right back into the story. The characters were basically all the same from the [...]

27 01, 2020

The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2)

2020-01-27T20:50:26-07:00January 27th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Published: January 7, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 352 Book Description:In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang. With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors―and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and―if he can find it―a way back home... I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was really exited to get to read the second book in this series because I wanted to know what was going to happen! We were left wondering what was going to happen to Ellery when he saved Alice from The Hazel Wood, because [...]

7 09, 2019


2019-09-07T20:29:00-06:00September 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Genre: Fantasy/Historical FictionPages: 337Published: May 7, 2019 Book Description: The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it. Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them, and he’s hunted Romanov before. Nastya’s only chances of saving herself and her family are to either release the spell and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya has only dabbled in magic, but it doesn’t frighten her half as much as her growing attraction to Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her. That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other. I received this book as an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I have always liked the story of Anastasia and when I read the description of this book I was intrigued to see what kind of retelling [...]

29 06, 2019


2019-06-29T19:32:13-06:00June 29th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Genre: Fantasy/Historical FictionPages: 320Published: January 22, 201 Book Description: The year is 1922. The carnival is Pontilliar’s Spectactular Star Light Miraculum, set up on the Texas-Louisiana border. One blazing summer night, a mysterious stranger steps out onto the midway, lights a cigarette and forever changes the world around him. Tattooed snake charmer Ruby has traveled with her father’s carnival for most of her life and, jaded though she is, can’t help but be drawn to the tall man in the immaculate black suit who has joined the carnival as a geek, a man who bites the heads off live chickens. Mercurial and charismatic, Daniel charms everyone he encounters but his manipulation of Ruby becomes complicated when it no longer becomes clear who is holding all the cards. For all of Daniel’s secrets, Ruby has a few of her own. When one tragedy after another strikes the carnival, and it becomes clear that Daniel is somehow at the center of calamity, Ruby takes it upon herself to discover the mystery of the shadowy man pulling all the strings. Joined by Hayden, a roughneck-turned-mural-painter who has recently reentered her life, Ruby enters into [...]

26 06, 2019

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1)

2019-06-26T21:18:57-06:00June 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Genre: FantasyPages: 385Published: April 2, 2019 Book Description:A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.A prince in danger must decide who to trust.A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I thought when I read the description of this book that it sounded like it could be good. I was surprised though how much I got into it and how much I liked it. I thought the plot was unique in the sense that you have Nadya who has a connection to all these different gods and can talk to them and use their power. Then you are left questioning as you go if it is a good thing or a bad thing that she is favored by the gods. I like that even [...]

15 04, 2019

War Storm (Red Queen #4)

2019-04-15T22:13:27-06:00April 15th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-FiPages: 672Published: May 15, 2018 Book Description: VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will [...]

31 03, 2019

Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy

2019-03-31T16:11:05-06:00March 31st, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Genre: FantasyPages: 655Published: November 15, 2016 Book Description: Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fireleft him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be.But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace [...]

16 03, 2019

Dan O’Brien Guest Post

2019-03-16T09:32:48-06:00March 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I am very excited to have my first guest post! This is from author Dan O'Brien, who is about to release his 6th book in his supernatural series and is offering a deal on his other books! First of all, I want to thank you for hosting me today. My name is Dan O’Brien and I’m probably best known for my Lauren Westlake books, especially the bestselling Bitten. I stopped by today to talk about the ongoing series, as well as a limited-time sale on the Lauren Westlake eBooks in preparation for the next release, Besieged. Before I pitch you on the first five books for only 99c, I want to take a moment and answer a few questions so you can get to know me a little better, dear reader. Does writing energize or exhaust you?Writing has always been an important psychological outlet for me. I can’t imagine a life where I don’t write in some capacity. It certainly energizes me. And perhaps more importantly, it rescues me when I feel alone or if I’m having a poor mental health day. I think writing means different things to different people. [...]

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