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Waiting On Wednesday: The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier

"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...
Leigh Bardugo meets The Sixth Sense in this story of one girl’s perilous journey to restore a lost order.

Imagine you live with your aunt, who hates you so much she’s going to sell you into a dreadful apprenticeship. Imagine you run away before that can happen. Imagine that you can see ghosts—and talk with the dead. People like you are feared, even shunned.

Now imagine…the first people you encounter after your escape are a mysterious stranger and a ghost boy, who seem to need you desperately—though you don’t understand who they are or exactly what they want you to do. So you set off on a treacherous journey, with only a ghost dog for company. And you find that what lies before you is a task so monumental that …

All About That Cover: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd

"All About That Cover" is a weekly feature 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 love the colors and artwork on the U.S. cover. The UK edition is interesting but to me looks more like an illustration that would be inside the book.  What do you all think? Let me know what your favorite cover is below!

Review: Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler - Unique take on Greek Mythology & Vampirism

Series: The Vampires of Athens #1
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Format: ebook
Pages: 258
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance + Vampires
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Publisher: Green Press
Release Date: January 1st 2015


Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan, the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in America, is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens against her will. Her parents just want to get rid of her, and she knows it. Although she has no friends (her private schoolmates all seem fake), she sees no point in making any new ones on her trip, since she'll only be visiting for one school year. Despite her efforts to remain aloof and in the world of her books, she falls in love with her boisterous and affectionate host family, as they do her.

But the city of Athens has secrets.

Her host family calls them "tramps." In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or "vryks," which sometimes gets translated to "freaks." They are the vampires of At…

Mini Review: The Vow by Laura Daleo - I want more...hopefully this will be a series!

Series: Standalone
Source: From the author
Format: paperback
Pages: 238
Genre: Adult Paranormal + Vampires + Murder Mystery
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: Story Bound Publishing
Release Date: August 27th 2016


Finals are over, and twenty-year-old Claire Matthews can hardly wait to begin summer break until…she arrives home to an army of police swarming her parents’ front lawn. Detective Reynolds delivers the dreadful news that the man and woman inside the home are dead, and Claire is forced to identify their mummified bloodless bodies. Her world comes to a grinding halt when she learns that it is her mother and father who are the deceased, and her younger brother, JJ, is nowhere to be found. The predator accused…a vampire.
Claire is no stranger to vampires; in fact, these days’ vamps are a dime a dozen. One-hundred-thirty years ago a vow was made, combining the two worlds. A vampire’s survival no longer required a human sacrifice. Vampire Centers were created, offering human blood through transf…

Waiting On Wednesday: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

"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...
I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossib…

All About That Cover: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

"All About That Cover" is a weekly feature 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


This one is a hard one for me...I love purple so if I HAD to choose I'd choose the U.S cover, but I like the UK one too! Which one is your favorite?

Review: The Gender Game by Bella Forrest - Violet is such a strong, brave and amazing character!

Series: The Gender Game #1
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 640
Genre: Upper YA Dystopian + a sprinkle of forbidden romance
Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 24th 2016

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the death of her mother, Violet's life has been shadowed by bad luck. Already a prisoner to her own nation, after two unfortunate incidents resulting in womanslaughter, now she has been sentenced to death.

But one decision could save her life.

One decision to enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy defies Violet's identity, but she must sacrifice many things if she wishes to survive the forbidden kingdom... including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive...
My Thoughts... Written in the way of Deliriumwith romance similar to…

The Wallflower Wedding Series - Promo + Review + Giveaway - One of my favorite tropes!

The Wallflower Weddings Series Tempting Mr. Weatherstone, Daring Miss Danvers,  Winning Miss Wakefield and Finding Miss McFarland Books #0.5 - 3 By: Vivienne Lorret Avon
About the Books
Penelope Rutledge longs for passion, but only with the man of her dreams: the brilliant, dashing Ethan Weatherstone. If only her longtime neighbor would open his eyes and realize how much she loves him. If only they weren’t best friends with so much at stake. Penelope knows her future - and their friendship - is in her hands, but is she willing to take the biggest risk of all on the man she loves?

If it were up to Ethan, life and love would be as predictable as the figures in his ledgers - certainly nothing like the adventures Penelope longs for. Yet his childhood friend has grown into a beautiful, feisty woman blissfully unaware of the danger she causes when near. Ethan knows he must save Penelope-and her reputation...but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips? Goodreads


It’s all fun and gam…

Waiting On Wednesday: Heroesville by Cassie James - The Daughter of Prince Charming...Holy Cow!

"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... On her seventeenth birthday, Hanna Blake finds herself transported to a magical land called Heroesville. It is a land where fairy tale characters exist. Admist a war between the lands of Heroes and Villains, Hanna is revealed to be the daughter of Prince Charming and an unknown witch before he met Snow White. She is made a princess of Heroesville despite Snow White and her two daughters swearing to make her life miserable. Hanna soon finds out that Heroesville is not as it seems. Underneath the beauty and peace, Evil lurks and the war between the heroes and the villains is about to reach a higher level. Desperate to leave this strange land, Hanna runs away and embarks on a quest to find her way back to her wor…

All About That Cover: The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith - An oldie but a goodie!

"All About That Cover" is a weekly feature 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. 
Original Cover vs. TV tie-in edition


I don't know about y'all but I will always love the original cover. There's just something about YA book covers from the 90's. Notice the raven feather, too bad they didn't give Daemon shifting powers in the show!

Review: A Shade of Vampire By Bella Forrest - Such a fun read! More please!

Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Format: ebook
Pages: 149
Genre: YA Fantasy +Vampires + Magic
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 17th 2012

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her p…

Cover Reveal: Unrest by Wendy Higgins

Unrest (Unknown #2)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre:New Adult Fantasy
Release Date: February 16th 2017



Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities...lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can't escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy's identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.


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Waiting On Wednesday: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston - Female Gladiators? Yes Please!

"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...
The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha's legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fall…

All About That Cover: Caraval by Stephanie Garber - The Netherlands cover tells a story!

"All About That Cover" is a weekly feature 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 vs. Netherlands


I love the U.S. cover, but the Netherlands Edition is very interesting! I think they do a better job at telling the story than the U.S. cover. 
What do you think?

Review: Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet - A bittersweet ending

Series: Bloodmark Saga #3
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 348
Genre: YA Fantasy + Werewolves
Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Wise Ink
Release Date: March 21st 2016


Just months shy of her claiming at Carrowmore and fulfilling a centuries-old prophecy, werewolf Ashling Boru has stepped into her role as the Crimson Queen. She finally has the support of her pack and her love for Grey is stronger than ever.

But it's not easy being queen. Ashling's guardian, Baran, has been captured by the Dvergars, a family of evil wolves who will stop at nothing to possess Ashling's power and destroy everything--and everyone--she loves. Ashling must unite the clans and build an army to stand against the Dvergars before it's too late. Unfortunately, the Dvergars also have armies of the darkest creatures the world has ever known.

Shadows loom, growing ever larger as generations of pack secrets begin to unfold. Ashling's people, the humans they protect, and Old Mother Earth herself all hang in…

September TBR - I can't believe it's almost Fall!

So last month I participated in the ARCAugust reading challenge hosted by the lovely ladies over at Read.Sleep.Repeat. I've always been a 'moody' read and never really followed a strict TBR (to-be-read) list, however I loved this challenge so much I've decided to at least try following a TBR!

My TBR may be a little different, as I will go with a 'group' of books and pick from those for the month as my feels dictate. This way hopefully I can keep up with my never ending pile of ARCS, books I buy and so on!

Without further ado here are the books I'd like to choose from for the month...


So these are all the books I have to choose from. If I somehow complete all these books I'll have a freebie! What do y'all think, do you follow a monthly or weekly TBR?

Cover Reveal + Book Summary: The Hands of Time (Elementals #5) by Michelle Madow- My favorite cover yet!

I absolutely love this series and cannot wait to read The Hands of Time!!!
Elementals 5: The Hands of Time
Series: Elementals#5
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: November 25th 2016
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Time is running out. War will be waged. Sacrifices will be made.

Months ago, Nicole Cassidy’s life was turned upside-down when she discovered that she was a witch descended from the Greek gods. She and the four other witches gifted with elemental powers fought all over the world—and in another dimension—to battle the supporters of the Titans and fight for the people they love.

Now the Elementals must stop Typhon—the most dangerous monster in the world—from rising, and seal the portal to the dangerous prison world of Kerberos. But they won’t be able to do that without facing their hardest decision yet… a sacrifice so great that it may be one they’re not willing to make.

Get ready for the stunning, action-packed conclusion to the bestselling Elementals…

Review: Bloodrealms by Aurora Whittet - I can't stop reading...on to the 3rd book!

Series: Bloodmark Saga #2
Source: Amazon Store
Format: ebook
Pages: 400
Genre: YA Fantasy + Werewolves
Rating:  6 Stars
Publisher: Wise Ink
Release Date: October 31st 2014


Werewolf princess Ashling Boru's eighteenth birthday is only a year away, which means that she only has twelve months before she is claimed and fulfills her prophecy to unite the packs and lead her people. Her father decrees that her four suitors must fight in the Bloodrealms, the werewolves' ancient underground fighting world, and the winner will have King Boru's choice to win Ashling's hand. The wolf laws are rigid and barbaric, and Ashling's illicit love for Grey, if discovered, will mean his death. But when Ashling and Grey get trapped in the blood-soaked depths of the Bloodrealms, they find ancient horrors far greater than Ashling's father's rule.

With betrayal around every corner and old nemeses set to destroy Ashling, she is more divided than ever between the destiny she didn't choose…

All About That Cover:Warped by Maurissa Guibord - Throwback Thursday!

"All About That Cover" is a weekly feature 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. Indonesian Cover


I love the U.S cover but the Indonesian cover is creative in how it ties into the storyline! Which one do you prefer?

ARC August Wrap-Up - Time flies when you're having fun!

I cannot believe that August is over! I had a goal to read at least 5 books, however I had a lot more than that on my TBR! (I'm a moody reader.) I ended up reading 5 + a DNF at around 10 or 15%. All in all I'm pretty happy with my progress, not bad for working 60 hour weeks at my job!

Here are all the books I read:
Did you participate in ARC August? Either way what did you read this month?