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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 [...]

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 [...]

7 07, 2020

The Lost City (The Omte Origins #1)

2020-07-07T19:10:53-06:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Published: July 7, 2020Genre: FantasyPages: 384 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.Ulla Tulin was left abandoned in an isolated Kanin city as a baby, taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls of mixed blood. Even knowing this truth, she’s never stopped wondering about her family. When Ulla is offered an internship working alongside the handsome Pan Soriano at the Mimirin, a prestigious institution, she jumps at the chance to use this opportunity to hopefully find her parents. All she wants is to focus on her job and the search for her parents, but all of her attempts to find them are blocked when she learns her mother may be connected to the Omte royal family. With little progress made, Ulla and Pan soon find themselves wrapped up in helping Eliana, an amnestic girl with abilities unlike any they have ever seen before—a girl who seems to be running from something. To figure out who she is they must leave the city, and possibly, along the way, they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2019

The Mysterious Benedict Society

2019-01-31T18:01:21-07:00January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book Description:"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is - there are no rules. I have to just first say that this book has such an awesome cover! (If I had read it in February it would have definitely been my pick for my monthly motif challenge of cover love). Truly though it is just so fun and so many little details to look at. I thought the plot of this book was well done, it is definitely geared towards a younger crowd than me, however I still really enjoyed it and want to finish the series and find out what happens to them! I thought it was a unique idea picking younger kids through a series of weird tests to find the right combination to basically save the world. The way children were used as messengers to brainwash people was definitely unique. So it was children are helping make the problem, without [...]

25 12, 2018

Ready Player One

2018-12-25T17:16:50-07:00December 25th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book Description: In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I have to say this was just such a fun read, I love that there is so many 80s references and just fun references all around of pop culture. I think that if the OASIS was real I would definitely be a fan of playing it; I mean who doesn't want to act out the scene from their favorite movies. Like when Wade has to go through [...]

25 11, 2018

The Queens of Innis Lear

2018-11-25T19:00:42-07:00November 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood. The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes. The king's three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm's only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted. Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I must say right away when I saw this book up I had to request it, the description sounded fun and the [...]

23 10, 2018

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1)

2018-10-23T17:34:17-06:00October 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong. I must say when I read this books description and saw the cover I was super excited to read it. I [...]

22 07, 2018

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)

2018-07-22T17:03:22-06:00July 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Description:  Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets… and secrets hide in every shadow. Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn't have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne's offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi's enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will [...]

17 07, 2018

Between the Shade and the Shadow

2018-07-17T21:40:10-06:00July 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book Description: In the deep heart of the forest, there are places where no light ever shines, where darkness is folded by pale hands and jewel-bright eyes, where the world is ruled by the wicked and kept by the wraiths. This is where the Sprites of the Sihl live.  But Sprites are not born, they are made. On the path to Spritehood, spritelings must first become shades. They do so by binding a shadow: a woodland creature, who guides them through their training. Together, they keep from the light and learn to enchant living things, to bind them, and, eventually, to kill them.  Yet, not all spritelings are born with malice—they must earn it or they are condemned. What happens then to the spriteling who finds a shadow where she shouldn’t? What happens if that particular spriteling wasn’t born with malice at all?  Ahraia was that spriteling. She ran too close to the light and bound herself to a wolf, a more powerful shadow than any that came before it. Now a shade, her shadow marks her for greatness. But a test is coming, and the further they wander out of the [...]

25 06, 2018

The Three Hares: Bloodline

2018-06-25T20:20:50-06:00June 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: The Adventure of a Lifetime . . . Ethan Drake is a living legend. If only his late father had mentioned it. Ethan and his friends decode a series of cryptic riddles from an ancient treasure map. Their discovery entangles them in a centuries-old struggle between warring secret societies. It soon becomes clear that Ethan is not just an adventurous teen who accidentally stumbles upon a shadowy world. He is a catalyst… a spark which ignites the resurgence. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I thought this sounded like a fun book to read. The cover also really drew me in because I just thought it was interesting. I do think from the description I thought it was for a more adult audience, but it is more for the younger audience. The story was an interesting plot, I liked that it's like a vigilante society that is trying to stop people from hurting society; or in this story more just this town. It was a fun idea. I do think there was more potential with this idea and I just wanted more. [...]

29 05, 2018

Furyborn (Empirium #1)

2018-05-29T21:09:00-06:00May 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in [...]

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