Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WoW #198: Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black


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Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey BlackGirl at the Grave
by Teri Bailey Black
August 7, 2018
336 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Valentine has spent years trying to outrun her mother's legacy. But small towns have long memories, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs point to the daughter of a murderer.

Only one person believes Valentine is innocent—Rowan Blackshaw, the son of the man her mother killed all those years ago. Valentine vows to find the real killer, but when she finally uncovers the horrifying truth, she must choose to face her own dark secrets, even if it means losing Rowan in the end.

 
I first saw this book from Becky @ Stories & Sweeties and it's got me curious. That title and cover gives me the chills but good ones!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey


Anything You Can Do by R.S. GreyAnything You Can Do
by R.S. Grey
February 2, 2017
247 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #190


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My one book purchase when I went to the Book Outlet retail store: Sword and Verse! It's an older book but I recall my friend Alyssa from The Eater of Books! loving it. It was a pleasant surprise to open this copy up and see it was signed! I knew then I had to get it ;) I believe there's a sequel coming later this year too. Perfect timing~

Ripple with Sword and Verse.
 
I got some lovely surprises from PRHCanada and Thomas Allen & Son, thank you so much! I've already devoured Royals and it was so much fun~
 
Pickles with PRHCanada and Thomas Allen&Son books.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, April 20, 2018

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett


Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Alex, Approximately
by Jenn Bennett
April 4, 2017
391 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.
And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WoW #197: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas


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The Cheerleaders by Kara ThomasThe Cheerleaders
by Kara Thomas
July 31, 2018
384 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

 
I'm hesitant when it comes to mystery/thriller reads but Kara's last book, Little Monsters, really impressed me (with all the chills) so I'm looking forward to seeing what she gives us next!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

 
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungSky in the Deep
by Adrienne Young
April 24, 2018
352 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she's been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.

A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family.

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #189


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Some recent bookmail I received from PRHCanada and HBGCanada. Thank you so much!! When I opened up The Price Guide to the Occult I noticed the book was bound backwards and upside down. Pretty sure that's not intentional but still kind of cool! I loved The Tethered Mage so I'm so excited for The Defiant Heir~~~

Pickles with The Price Guide to the Occult and The Defiant Heir.
 
I actually went on vacation for a week recently but I didn't mention it on the blog since I had posts scheduled. I got to meet some blogger friends and it was the best!! I was pretty awkward and shy but they were the nicest~ So thankful I know these amazing people!! <3 I also showed a lot of restraint book shopping since I only bought one book and it was at a steal! I'll share it next week :)
 
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Review: Circle of Ashes (Wish Quartet #2) by Elise Kova & Lynn Larsh


Circle of Ashes by Elise Kova & Lynn LarshCircle of Ashes
(Wish Quartet #2)
by Elise Kova & Lynn Larsh
April 9, 2018
 
Goodreads     Amazon

Goodreads Summary:
EVERY WISH HAS A COST BUT WILL THE SOCIETY BE WILLING TO PAY IT?

Once a hacker-for-hire living in the shadows, Josephina “Jo” Espinosa is the newest member of a magical Society. Their mandate? To grant the wishes of mortals. A simple enough task until Jo is faced with an impossible wish – and her inability to grant it might spell disaster for her entire team, if not the Society itself.

Jo is used to high-pressure situations, but after a string of disasters, the last thing she needs is stakes of this magnitude. Especially given that neither she nor the Society know quite what the consequences of failing to grant a wish might be.

The only person with answers is the Society’s aloof and cryptic leader, Snow. Yet while Jo is enigmatically drawn to the man, all their clandestine encounters leave her with only more questions about the true nature of the Society, her magic, and her own history.

Time is running out for the Society, and an executioner will rise from among them to exact the price of failure.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WoW #196: Arrowheart by Rebecca Sky


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Arrowheart by Rebecca SkyArrowheart
by Rebecca Sky
June 14, 2018
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The gods are gone.
The people have forgotten them.
But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can't forget - the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.

Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .

When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake's disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel's world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She's falling for him - a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.

Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realizes there are darker forces hunting them - a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses - not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .

Rachel must learn to do what no Hedoness has done before - to resist her gift - or she'll turn the Ben she's grown to love into a shadow of himself ... for ever.

 
I heard about this one from Jamie @ Books and Ladders and I think it sounds really interesting. Bonus she's a Canadian author!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody

 
Ace of Shades by Amanda FoodyAce of Shades
(The Shadow Game #1)
by Amanda Foody
April 10, 2018
400 pages


Goodreads Summary:
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 need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #188


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I got more surprise mail! I believe Unconditionally is from the blog tour I participated in back in January. Thank you Macmillan/Minotaur Books/Forge!!

Pickles with This Fallen Prey and Unconditionally.
 
Thank you HCCFrenzy for sending us this review copy!

Ripple with Notes From My Captivity.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris


My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
April 3, 2018
352 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
This scandalous chooseable-path romance novel demands you determine your own romantic adventure-and satisfy all your earthly desires along the way!

Endless scenarios of high romance, deep desire, and quivering...comedy await your tender caress in this chooseable path romance novel. You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of 19th-century society, the courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand...

  *  Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet, Sir Benedict Granville?
  *  Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, handsome, horse-loving highlander, Captain Angus McTaggart?
  *  Or perhaps you will chase through the chapters a good man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, in the arousing form of Lord Garraway Craven?
  *  Or read recklessly on to take to the continent as the "traveling companion" of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline?
  *  ...or yet another intriguing fate?

Whether it's forlorn orphans and fearsome werewolves, mistaken identities and swashbuckling swordfights, or long-lost lovers and pilfered Egyptian artifacts, every delightful twist and turn of the romance genre unfolds at your behest! Prepare to open your heart, open your mind, and open-this book.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WoW #195: Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1) by Bree Barton


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Heart of Thorns by Bree BartonHeart of Thorns
(Heart of Thorns #1)
by Bree Barton
July 31, 2018
320 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Inventive and heart-racing, this fiercely feminist teen fantasy trilogy from debut author Bree Barton examines a dark kingdom in which only women can possess magic—and every woman is suspected of having it.

Mia Rose wants only one thing: revenge against the Gwyrach—feared, reviled, and magical women—who killed her mother. After years training under her father’s infamous Hunters, Mia is ready. She will scour the four kingdoms, find her mother’s murderer, and enact the Hunters’ Creed: heart for a heart, life for a life.

But when Mia is thrust into the last role she ever wanted—promised wife to the future king—she plots a daring escape. On her wedding night, Mia discovers something she never imagined: She may be a Huntress, but she’s also a Gwyrach. As the truth comes to light, Mia must untangle the secrets of her own past. Now if she wants to survive, Mia must learn to trust her heart . . . even if it kills her.

 
The conflict! Must get my hands on this one!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Review: Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein


Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein
Shuffle, Repeat
by Jen Klein
May 3, 2016
327 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
When Harry Met Sally for YA romance readers. This opposites-attract love story is perfect for fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han.

June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other.

Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Every. Single. Day.

Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about music, life . . . pretty much everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises—and hearts—get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it.

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #187


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Ripple presents to you some surprise bookmail from Tor Teen~ So unexpected but welcome, thank you!!

Ripple with Blood and Sand and Starlight Nights.
 
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Review: Defy the Worlds (Constellation #2) by Claudia Gray


Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray
Defy the Worlds
(Constellation #2)
by Claudia Gray
April 3, 2018
480 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
This is the thrilling and romantic sequel to Defy the Stars from the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline.

An outcast from her home -- Shunned after a trip through the galaxy with Abel, the most advanced cybernetic man ever created, Noemi Vidal dreams of traveling through the stars one more time. And when a deadly plague arrives on Genesis, Noemi gets her chance. As the only soldier to have ever left the planet, it will be up to her to save its people...if only she wasn't flying straight into a trap.

A fugitive from his fate -- On the run to avoid his depraved creator's clutches, Abel believes he's said good-bye to Noemi for the last time. After all, the entire universe stands between them...or so he thinks. When word reaches him of Noemi's capture by the very person he's trying to escape, Abel knows he must go to her, no matter the cost.

But capturing Noemi was only part of Burton Mansfield's master plan. In a race against time, Abel and Noemi will come together once more to discover a secret that could save the known worlds, or destroy them all.

In this thrilling and romantic sequel to Defy the Stars, bestselling author Claudia Gray asks us all to consider where--and with whom--we truly belong.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WoW #194: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart


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Grace and Fury by Tracy BanghartGrace and Fury
by Tracy Banghart
July 24, 2018
320 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.

 
Sister story, yes please.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

DNF Review: Assassin of Truth (Library Jumpers #3) by Brenda Drake

 
Assassin of Truth by Brenda DrakeAssassin of Truth
(Library Jumpers #3)
by Brenda Drake
February 6, 2018
300 pages
 
Goodreads     Indigo
 
Goodreads Summary:
The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.

And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.

Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.

The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #186


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I got some awesome review books~ A big thank you to Raincoast Books, Wednesday Books and Kids Can Press!!

Pickles and book stack.
 
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott


Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Gray Wolf Island
by Tracey Neithercott
October 10, 2017
336 pages

Goodreads     Indigo
 
Goodreads Summary:
Right before Sadie died, she begged her sister, Ruby, to do the one thing she could never do herself: Find the treasure on Gray Wolf Island.

With just a mysterious treasure map as a guide, Ruby reluctantly allows some friends to join her on the hunt, each of whom is touched by magic: a boy allegedly born to a virgin, a girl who never sleeps, a boy who can foresee his own death, and a boy with deep ties to the island. Each of them is also keeping a secret—something they’ll have to reveal in order to reach the treasure.

As the secrets come to light, Ruby will have to decide: Can she make peace with her friends’ troubled pasts and continue to trust them? Can she forgive herself for doing the unspeakable? Deep in the wilderness of Gray Wolf Island, Ruby’s choices will determine if they make it out with the treasure—or merely with their lives.

From debut author Tracey Neithercott comes a darkly compelling tale of profound friendship, adventure, and finding the strength to tell the truth.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WoW #193: The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen


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The Bird and the Blade by Megan BannenThe Bird and the Blade
by Megan Bannen
June 5, 2018
336 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom … until she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father as they flee from their enemies across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless love.

Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.

Jinghua has kept her own counsel well, but with Khalaf’s kingdom—and his very life—on the line, she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of ... even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart.

THE BIRD AND THE BLADE is a lush, powerful story of life and death, battles and riddles, lies and secrets from debut author Megan Bannen.
 
Read that synopsis and tell me you don't want to read it too! So excited for this one!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh


Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Let Me Lie
by Clare Mackintosh
March 13, 2018
400 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
In the newest psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You, Clare Mackintosh brings us a gripping story about how those who love us never really leave us...

Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. She soon learns that nothing is as it seemed.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #185


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A big thank you to Raincoast Books for these pretty review copies!

Ripple with A Prom to Remember and Brightly Burning.
 
I almost forgot to share this awesome surprise I got a week or so ago from PRH Canada! Thank you <3

Pickles with Let Me Lie.
 
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Review: One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday


One and Only by Jenny Holiday
One and Only
(Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1)
by Jenny Holiday
February 27, 2018
368 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
"One and Only is a satisfying iteration of the contemporary bridezilla subgenre." - The New York Times Book Review

In this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday proves that when opposites attract, sparks fly.

Miss Responsibility meets Mr. Reckless
With her bridezilla friend on a DIY project rampage, bridesmaid Jane Denning will do anything to escape - even if it means babysitting the groom's troublemaker brother before the wedding. It should be a piece of cake, except the "cake" is a sarcastic former soldier who is 100% wicked hotness and absolutely off-limits.

Cameron MacKinnon is ready to let loose after returning from his deployment. But first he'll have to sweet talk the ultra-responsible Jane into taking a walk on the wild side. Turns out, riling her up is the best time he's had in years. But what happens when the fun and games start to turn into something real?

"Delightfully sexy and sweet." -Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WoW #192: Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand


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Furyborn by Claire LegrandFuryborn
(Empirium #1)
by Claire Legrand
May 22, 2018
512 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 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 a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.

 
I'm pretty sure everyone already knows about this book but I just really wanted to put the cover up on my blog so here it is in all its glory! XD

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: #Starstruck (Lovestruck #1) by Sariah Wilson


#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson
#Starstruck
(#Lovestruck #1)
by Sariah Wilson
January 16, 2018
320 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
“You’ve done better.”

With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.

Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her

When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #184


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Today's Stacking the Shelves post is brought to you by kitty stares XP Thank you so much to Indigo Teen for sending me a copy of their Staff Pick of the Month! I loveeee Simon! Can't wait for the world to see the movie <3

Ripple with Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
 
Also some giveaway wins arrived! Thank you HCCFrenzy for I See London, I See France and thank you Jen from Jen Ryland Reviews for Don't Forget Me! (Apologies for the blurry photo- the camera decided to focus on the cat and not the books... XD)

Pickles with I See London, I See France and Don't Forget Me.
 
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo


To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
To Kill a Kingdom
by Alexandra Christo
March 6, 2018
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

WoW #191: The Devil's Thief (The Last Magician #2) by Lisa Maxwell


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 


The Devil's Thief by Lisa MaxwellThe Devil's Thief
(The Last Magician #2)
by Lisa Maxwell
October 9, 2018
512 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this spellbinding sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Last Magician, Esta and Harte set off on a cross-country chase through time to steal back the elemental stones they need to save the future of magic.Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.


Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined.

Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.

To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.

In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.

As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.

 
I have been waiting for this sequel ever since finishing The Last Magician last year. I can't wait!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, March 5, 2018

Review: Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu


Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
by Pénélope Bagieu
March 6, 2018
304 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Bakerto Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #183


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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.


I was super spoiled by Thomas Allen & Son this week~ They sent me some romance and backlist titles I'm excited to read. Thank you so much!!

Pickles with lots of books!
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?
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