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ARC Review: Inherited by Freedom Matthews

Series: Curses of VIII #1
Source: Sent by OfTomes Publishing
Format: ebook
Pages: 378
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating: 3 Stars
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Release: July 12th 2016

Author's WebsiteAmazon (I am an Amazon Affiliate) 
If saying 'I love you' meant death, would you still say it?

The Wilted Rose, of faery-tale and folklore, is a pirate ship filled with unfortunate souls-each forbidden to love. One such soul is Valencia 'Lennie' Roux. Raised in a brothel and an heir to a curse; Lennie never expected to pique the interest of any man. Yet with the arrival of vivid-eyed Nathaniel, she is torn between wanting to know him better and fearing what that knowledge would mean.

With Nathaniel bringing the crew's total to six, the Wilted Rose sets off in search of the remaining two heirs. They hope that in reuniting, they will convince the faery Sorceress responsible for the curse, to end it. However lurking beneath the water is a long standing enemy of the Wilted Ro…

Feature & Follow #3 {Give a funny blurb to a book that will "tickle" those who haven't read the book yet}

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This week's post prompt is...

Give 
a funny blurb to a book that will "tickle"
those who haven't read the book yet...
I'm so not good at book blurbs! The only one I can think of is Twilight.

Meet Bella Swan. A total introvert who's angry all the time. Then one day she notices a really hot guy named Edward Cullen. By hot I mean he's deathly pale and stares a LOT. Instant attraction, right? 
The best part is...he's a sparkly vampire who's a vegetarian! 

By the way, I know it doesn't sound like it in my blurb but I loved this book! Do you have any funny book blurbs?

Waiting on Wednesday - Caraval by Stephanie Garber

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)


This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...


Publication Date: January 10th 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: Young-adult fantasy

Goodreads
Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s ma…

Beauty and the Beast movie coming in 2017!!!

I am so thrilled that they are making a live action Beauty and the Beast movie! The movie will be debuing in March of 2017.

I can't belive this but, it's going to star Emma Watson as Belle! This is my most anticipated movie and I have to wait a year...ahh!! Check out the trailer below.





What do you think of the trailer? How about Emma playing Belle? I'm so excited, I'd fly to the UK just to watch this!!

All About That Cover: And I Darken by Kiersten White

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 

U.S vs UK Cover

I must say, the UK cover is so eye catching! I've been seeing this book all over, but once I caught sight of the UK cover I was amazed! Which cover is your favorite?

Novella Review: Into the Forest by Freedom Matthews

Series: Curses of VIII #.05
Also in the Series: Inherited
Source: Kindle Store
Format: eBook
Pages: 29
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Release: May 2nd 2016
Author's Website | Amazon 
Before the Wilted Rose, the pirates who sailed upon it, or even a curse, there was a young faery who lived amongst the dense trees of the forest....a princess among a tribe of fantastical creatures.

On the day of Ravenzara’s coronation as leader of the fae, her sister bestowed upon her two things :-

A rose and a curse

“ No good shall come if you should give your heart away “

Perhaps she thought her sisters’ words were a warning, but when her beloved pirate beau, Gaspard, arrives injured along with his crew, the bitter phrase begins to sound a little more sinister.

Risking detection Ravenzara heals her love and his friends and banishes their enemy.

In turn, Gaspard begs Ravenzara to leave her kingdom and sail away to places unknown...

Conflicted, all Ravenzara knows is that she belongs with Ga…

All About That Cover: Throne of Glass

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 
Hardcover vs Paperback Cover

Check out some interesting international covers...
Which cover is your favorite? I actually like both US covers, but I think the paperback version screams more fantasy than the hardcover.

For the international covers I love the German Edition! Let me know what one is your favorite down below!

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Source: Kindle Store
Format: ebook
Pages: 432
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Rating: 6 Stars
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Release: May 15th 2015
Author's Website
Amazon (Kindle)

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new …

Feature & Follow #2 {10 Book Blurbs that Got You Hooked}

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As you can see in the graphic above this post is feature is hosted by AlisonCanRead & Parajunkee.

This weeks feature is...

10 Book blurbs that got you hooked...
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (Blurb Here) - I just love stories about hot chemistry + opposites attract!Doon by Carie Corp & Lorie Langdon (Blurb Here) - When I read the summary to Doon & found out it takes place in Scotland + the MC sees a guy who won't leave her alone, well I was immediately intrigued! Save the Last Dance for Me by Dyan Sheldon (Blurb Here) - I read this book back in HS and I still have a soft spot for this one! This was back when I was still figuring out what type of books I liked, once I read in the summary that the MC sees a ghost in her house I knew I had to read this one! Dreamology by Lucy Keating (Blurb Here) - Once I read that the MC dreams of a boy who ends up being real I was hooked! Velvet by Temple West (Blu…

Waiting on Wednesday - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publication Date: September 20th 2016 Publisher: Harper Teen
About the book...
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The nigh…

All About That Cover: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 
U.S vs UK Cover



I read this book back in 2008 and just LOVED it! I always thought the cover was striking, but then I caught sight of the UK cover and OMG, in my opinion I love it way more the the U.S. cover!  Which cover to you favor?

ARC Review: Scarlet Rain by Kristin Cast

Series: The Escaped #2
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook
Pages: 210
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release: May 17th 2016
Author's Website
Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Paperback)

In Amber Smoke, Kristin Cast introduced her legions of readers to Alek and Eva. Alek, immortal son of the Furies, has been charged to save his home and recapture the souls of the damned, evil creatures who escaped Tartarus into the Mortal Realm. He can't, however, do it alone...
Eva has discovered that she has been both blessed and cursed with powers beyond her comprehension. With a destiny to fulfill, she cannot escape the beings who will stop at nothing to destroy her.

Now, in Scarlet Rain, the Nosoi—spirits of plague—have been unleashed on the Mortal Realm, releasing a pandemic as clever and adaptable as it is insidious. Alek and Eva must capture and banish the Nosoi back to their Underworld prison—but Eva has yet to harness the abilities needed to defeat such a powerful e…

Feature & Follow #1 {Favorite genres in books}

This is my very first Feature & Follow post and I'm so excited to discover new blogs and make new friends! I don't mind how you follow, just let me know in the comments! :)

As you can see in the graphic above this post is feature is hosted by AlisonCanRead & Parajunkee.

This weeks feature is...

What are your favorite genres in books?
This week's featured blogger is Caffeine and Books
Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy (Twilight got me addicted to the genre!)Paranormal Romance (I love J.R. Ward!)Regency Romance ( I am a huge Julia Quinn fan!)Historical Romance (Especially time-travel, think Outlander) These are my top favorite genres, what are yours?

Waiting on Wednesday - It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publication Date: August 2nd 2016 Publisher: Atria Books
About the book... Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant and has a total soft spot for Lily; and the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head, but Ryle’s complete aversion to …

All About That Cover: Ruined by Amy Tintera

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 

U.S. versus Australian Cover
Buy Links:Amazon I've been seeing this book ALL over the internet lately! I absolutely love the Australian edition, which cover do you love?

April Wrap-Up

Whew what a month! I read a total of 7 books last month which is almost unheard of for me! (Of course two of them were short stories but that is still a lot for me!)
What I Read in April:



Some highlights from the blog...

TBR Shame Tag | My Top 10 Bookworm Delights | Blog Tour: Elementals The Blood of the Hydra | All About That Cover: Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast | 2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | All About That Cover: The Obsession by Nora Roberts | Blog Tour: Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan