The Wild Curse (2), Faerie Hearts (2.5), by Ron C. Nieto | Book Review #312

This review contains spoilers.

IMG_5178The game is neverending in the faerie realm. It must be played constantly, and death is just the beginning of defeat.

Lily Boyd is determined to be more than a pawn in this faerie game. With the Wild Horn in her possession, she holds the key to the Wild Hunt, an unstoppable force neither human nor fay can control. The Wild Hunt has the power to unbalance the Courts in the faerie realm. It’s the perfect bargaining chip for Lily to save her grandmother, but she must play the game wisely if she hopes to succeed. On one side, she has a deal with Cadowain, a Seelie knight who vowed to help Lily in her quest. On the other side, she is at the mercy of Troy, a trickster Kelpie from the Unseelie Court who can command her at will using her True Name.

Whatever path she chooses, Lily must walk a fine line, keeping her head, wit, and words about her as she formulates a plan to find the Faerie Doctor before it’s too late. She’s playing for the win now, and to achieve that, she must live up to her new name . . . the Herald of the Wild Hunt. Continue reading

Book Sweepstakes

Hello all! I said a little bit ago that when I reached 250 followers here on WordPress, that I’d do a Sweepstakes Giveaway. Well, I’m happy to say that the time has come!

I’ve reached 250 followers. Thank you!

RULES & HOW TO ENTER:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18, you must have your Parental/Guardians approval to enter.
  • This giveaway will begin on January 22nd, and will end on February 26th at 11:59PM.
  • The prize will be any book from The Book Depository valued up to $25CAD (tax included).
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    Neither myself, nor WordPress, The BookDepository can be held liable for any loss or stolen package(s).
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Thank you to everyone who has interacted with me on this blog. Thank you for following me, as well as the comments and likes. Each and every one of you is sincerely appreciated.

Blogging has definitely been a journey full of ups and downs (whether I have posted about them or not). Here’s to you. Good luck to all!

Happy Reading!
Adele

Torn, by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review #311

This review contains spoilers.

TRIGGER WARNING: Attempted Rape, Drugging, Torture.

IMG_5116Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.


In truth, while there were some enjoyable moments to be had in Torn…most of the book just felt like a filler. An entertaining filler. Don’t get me wrong. Torn was still highly entertaining. But for the majority of Torn, Continue reading

Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton | Book Review #309

IMG_5184The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…


Hello! Today I’m posting my review of Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

So, I know I had wanted to read Wallbanger. However, I forgot that this book was even a thing. When I was on Instagram one night a person I followed reminded me of this series by talking about a book that takes place later on in the series. Continue reading

TBR #46; Unexpected Illness

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.22.37 PMWelcome, reader/s! For a while now, I’ve been writing a bi-weekly post about books that are on
my TBR. TBR, if you don’t know is the abbreviation for To Be Read. My goal here is to shed some light on books that I’ve otherwise forgotten about. These books could be books I’ve been meaning to read from the library, or books that have been collecting dust on my shelves at home. My goal though is to say a little about the book and also give a little reasoning of why I want to read them. In hopes of reading them sooner than later. 


The TBR for this week is actually two books that are both Contemporaries! Weehoo! I’ve been meaning to read both of these books for….a while now. Hah! One of the books has been on my shelf for literal years while the other is fairly new to my shelves (bought within the last year/8 months or so). Continue reading

The Wild Hunt, by Ron C. Nieto | Book Review #308

IMG_5174Magic still lingers in the mist-covered corners of the world, wherever the Old Ways are remembered. However, as civilization and reason scoff at the Fair Folk, the paths to power have been forgotten by all but a few.

Lily Boyd was meant to become a faerie doctor, a warden of humans and a keeper of balance, until disbelief and pragmatism led her away from the hidden world and into a mundane life. But truth has a way to be Heard and she will be forced to face it if she wants to save her family.

Armed with nothing but her childhood memories and protected by a debt of gratitude she doesn’t understand, Lily must decide who to trust while she navigates a world that is darker and more twisted than she is prepared for.

And should she make the wrong choice, should she mistake friend and foe… the eternal balance between the Faerie Courts may shatter, and then there will be more than Lily’s life on the line.


Hello! Today’s post is my review of The Wild Hunt, by Ron C. Nieto.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

I had both high and low expectations for The Wild Hunt before I started reading. Continue reading

Frostblood, by Elly Blake | Book Review #307

This review contains spoilers. 

Version 2The frost king will burn.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.


Hello fellow Bookworm! Today’s post is my review of Frostblood, by Elly Blake.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

Overall, my feelings towards Frostblood is that I definitely enjoyed my time reading Elly Blake’s story. Ruby is a character that has proved to have quite a bit of resilience in her. Continue reading

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1 by Kore Yamazaki | Manga Review #12

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Enter the Magician’s Apprentice

Her name is Chise Hatori, a penniless orphan troubled by visions. Sold as a slave to an inhuman mage, she is about to begin a strange new life, filled with magic, fairies, and other beings of a fantastical nature.

Adrienne Beck (Translator)


As per usual (as it seems to be), I’ve started watching the anime, before I read the first manga book. Continue reading

The Wood, by Chelsea Bobulski | Book Review #306

IMG_4913After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can’t help but think there’s more to her dad’s disappearance than she’s being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost in it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.

Bobulski’s eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.


Hello! Today’s post is my review of The Wood, by Chelsea Bubulski.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

Let me just start off by saying that I have been waiting to read The Wood for the better part of 7-ish months. I was so happy when my library bought this book to be part of their collection! Continue reading