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Top Ten Favorite Book Covers On My TBR {Published in 2017}

So this week's post is actually supposed to be Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Picture books but since I'm not a fan of either I modified it to book covers.
1. Cashmere by Temple West

2. Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
3. The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
4. Trapped in Silver by Emily Snowden
5. Reunited by Colleen Houck
6. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
7. Starfall by Melissa Landers
8. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
9. Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon
10. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

My Top 7 Books I Wish Were Made Into Movies!

This week's TTT is a freebie and that's perfect because lately, I've been thinking about books that would make good movies. 
We've all been there. Finishing an amazing book and not wanting it to be over. Or wanting a friend or family member to feel what you've just felt about a particular story but they aren't a reader. What's the solution? Get them to watch the movie, oh no wait...there is no movie to this incredible book!
Here are my top books I'd love to be made into movies:
1. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
2. Easy by Tammara Webber

3. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
4. Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
5. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
6. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
7. Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

Review: Court of Vampires by Megan Linski - A YA Paranormal Romance with the Feel of Romeo & Juliet!

Vampires & werewolves shouldn't fall in love.

Lysandra was born for one reason; to kill shifters. Princess of vampires, the heir to Vlad Dracula’s throne and the last descendant of Princess Anastasia, Lysandra lives in a castle of witches and human slaves, prophesied as the one to end the war between vampires and werewolves forever. Yet everything changes when Lysandra finds a dying wolf, and quickly falls in love. If she’s discovered, she will be put to death. But how can she stop the war when her worst enemy is her true love?
Series: The Shifter Prophecy #1Source: Won through Kindle ScountFormat: ebook
Pages: 177
Genre: Young-Adult Paranormal RomanceRating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Kindle Press
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
My Thoughts... I've been on a paranormal romance kick lately. The whole genre in itself is magical and exciting. There's the whole sense of what if and not wanting to stop reading, and I love that feeling. Court of Vampires lived up to all of my expectatio…

Mini Review: High Tide At Harvest Moon by Taryn Blackthorne

She's haunted. He's lethal. Trust issues, anyone?

Finally, Lexi Coolen has a home. Or so she thinks. Bouncing around for over 10 years, she's discovered she's safest on her own. Shaking off the shadow of being a teen amongst werewolves has been tough, but she's always managed. Until she met Kerr.

Kerr MacDonald messed up. Letting a rival pack's pet human move into town without permission is bad for business. Fixing things should be easy, except he's torn. Force her out or claim her as his own?

High Tide at Harvest Moon is the first installment in the Fundy Bay Pack series. If you like strong, independent heroines, sexy heroes too used to getting their own way and small-town quirkiness, you'll love Taryn Blackthorne's new paranormal romance.
Series: Fundy Bay Pack #1Source: Sent by the author in exchange for an honest review
Format: ebook
Pages: 203
Genre: Paranormal RomanceRating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: March 15th 2016

Waiting On Wednesday:
The Black Witch
by Laurie Forest

'Waiting on Wednesday' is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine, it spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more awesome blogs!
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining.

So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa’s heir—but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else.
>When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelon…

Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I've Read In The Past

Hosted by the lovely ladies @ The Broke and the Bookish
So I decided to take a different approach on this one and go back as far as I can, spanning as far back as . Here they are:
1. Secret Vampire by L.J. Smith Such a good YA paranormal. If this one was republished with an updated cover I feel this one would turn a lot of heads. 
2. Wake by Lisa McMann I read this one back in 2009 and was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It's about physic abilities and it's action packed. 

3. Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson My favorite book of all time. I first read this book when I was 14 or 15 and immediately fell in love with it. Not my typical genre but it'll always have a special place in my heart. I wish everyone could see the raw beauty in this one. 
4. Feather by Abra Ebner I read this book back in 2010 way before I started reviewing or blogging. One of my favorite books involving magic, angels and an amazing plot! Hopefully I'll be able to read the rest of thi…

Review: The Aureate Spectacles by Eliott McKay - A beautifully written YA paranormal romance with a refreshing spin on vampires and werewolves!

Would you sacrifice your people for the man you love?

Michaela was a seemingly normal high school senior, hiding behind a pair of hideous spectacles which masked her true identity. When she’s abducted by an intriguing werewolf, she learns that her father was a powerful vampire, and she has been chosen to protect his city from her predatory kin. As the situation grows dire, the fate of the city rests in her hands, and she must choose between peace for her people or the man she's growing to love. Series: n/aSource: Sent by the author in exchange for an honest review
Format: ebook
Pages: 372
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy (contemporary)Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Inkitt
Release Date: December 31st 2016
My Thoughts... This book took me by complete surprise. I'm not sure what I was expecting exactly but what I got was an astounding, beautifully written book. The Aureate Spectacles is my first 5-star read of 2017 and one I will NEVER forget! 
Let's start off with my number one favorite thi…

Waiting On Wednesday: Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

"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 Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind--until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season.…

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

There were so many amazing books published in 2016 that I didn't get around to. Here are the ones I plan on reading in 2017...

1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

2. Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts

3. Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

4. Three Wishes by Lisa Tawn Bergren

5. Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade

6. Evil by Tijan

7. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

8. The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest

9. The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest

10. Sail by Lindsey R Loucks

There are of course more books I'd like to add to this list but I'd like to be realistic and try to finish these first. I'd love to know which books from 2016 you was planning on reading this year! 

Mini Review: The Haunted Manor :Torn Between Power and Love {A Regency Paranormal Romance}

Luck has not been on Lord Michael Baird’s side. After losing yet another large sum of money, he is relieved to discover that he has been left an estate in Scotland. With the ownership of this new estate he decides he will do his best to make it profitable. Upon arrival to the town he notices how unfriendly everyone seems to be. Finally when he reaches his estate he is met with not only a less-than-pleasant manor, but also household staff who refuse to even stay in the estate overnight. They try to explain about the ghostly goings-on in the home but he ignores their warnings completely. However it isn't long before Michael is thoroughly convinced! He learns that there is only one person who might be able to help him rid his new estate of the malevolent spirits that haunt it: Rebecca.

Rebecca is the village’s wise woman who is only too willing to help. Ignoring her growing attraction to Michael, she works hard to find out more about the spirits and how she can banish them forever u…

Waiting On Wednesday: Cursed by Jessica Sorensen

"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...
Remi has always lived a seemingly perfect life. But at exactly midnight on the day she turns eighteen, she discovers nothing about her life is what it seems, and beneath her perfection resides a deadly darkness tied to a paranormal bloodline.

Remi is now cursed with reaper powers and struggles daily not to steal souls. And it doesn't help that she's drawn to Cameron, a sexy, charming, yet dangerous Grim Reaper.

Will she give into the evil? Or will she manage to find good in her curse? I've read a few of Jessica's books in the past and remember absolutely loving them. I'm so excited for this one! Paranormal bloodlines and Grim Reapers? Sign me up!

Top Ten 2017 Debuts I'm Excited For

I don't usually actively seek out debuts but I'm always curious when I do stumble upon one. Here's my list:

1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.

2. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

4. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

5. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest (no cover yet)
 6. The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

7. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović