My Blog’s Name in Books | TAG (V.02)

my name in booksHello everyone! I know I’ve done this tag before, but I enjoyed it so much that I want to do it again.

When I first completed this tag, I used titles that I haven’t read before. This time I’m doing so again, but next time I just might change it up a bit.

If you’re interested in reading the first version I completed, then click here.

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Rules:
• Spell out your blog’s name.
• Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter.
NOTE: You cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodreads TBR. Don’t cheat my friends!!!!!

This time around I changed the rules a little bit. I did use my GoodReads TBR, but only with a handful of titles. The rest I don’t think I have on my TBR. I have these on my kindle app just waiting to be read. Which in my opinion, is just another TBR list. However a more personal one.

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

Hello friends! Today’s post is my review of A Court of Mist and Fury, the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

Enjoy!

Please note that this review may contain very minor spoilers.

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17927395Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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Thrillerathon 2019 & TBR !

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Hello friends! Today’s post is going to be about the Thriller-a-thon that I found over on Twitter.

Honestly, I am awfully excited about Thrillerathon.

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Thrillerathon was created by @ Harriet_Rosie_ on Twitter, and is taking place from February 18-24. That’s 7 days! I have more than a few books I plan on reading. However, I’m a mood reader to the core. I may not end up reading any or even all of the books I’ve planned. Yikes!

If you’re interested in joining in, or reading along with the Thriller-a-thon, here’s the thrillerathon page on Twitter.

What I’m reading:

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Crown of Feathers, by Nicki Pau Preto | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! Today’s post is my review of Crown of Feathers, by Nicki Pau Preto.
I’m so excited for this one.

**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

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35715518An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle.

I had a sister, once…

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

Crown of Feathers is an epic fantasy about love’s incredible power to save—or to destroy. Interspersed throughout is the story of Avalkyra Ashfire, the last Rider queen, who would rather see her empire burn than fall into her sister’s hands.

Publication Date: February 12, 2019.

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First off, I would like to say there is only one thing that I did not like about Crown of Feathers, and that is that I almost quit reading Crown of Feathers 20% of the way into the novel. Soon after the book hooked me once again. After that I couldn’t put Crown of Feathers down!

So a little spoiler here: I did not think that there would be more than 1 point of view, but there is. In fact, there’s three —- I thought I would end up not liking the two other points of view, but to my surprise, I did. And that is the last spoiler-y thing that I will mention in this review.  Continue reading

Foreign to You, by Jeremy Martin | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of Foreign to You by Jeremy Martin.

**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

Trigger warning: Species Hate, Bloody Violence, Death (of a secondary character), Gun Usage, Stabbings and Murder.

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41732287The harmony between humans and fianna, a species of shape-shifting deer, begins to wither as racial tensions and deeply rooted resentment turns violent.

Ruthless hunter Finn Hail and prophesied liberator Adelaide may be heroes to their own species, but they are enemies to each other. With war on the horizon, the reluctant pair must team up to find the most elusive of prey: the god of the Forest.

As enemies press in from all sides, true intentions begin to show. For Finn to save the boy he cares for most, he might need to aim his gun at the very god he seeks. And Adelaide, with her festering hatred for mankind, will have to determine if peace holds true salvation for her people.

Publication Date: February 11, 2019.

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3 Bookish Things Tag

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Hello friends! Today’s post is actually the 3 Bookish Things Tag!

I found this tag via the Bookdragonism so make sure to check out their post!

I hope you enjoy. I may have cheated on one of my answers but that’s quite okay, haha.

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3 Favourite Authors

There are so many great authors out there. It’s kinda hard to choose who could be my favourite authors. But here are three authors I’ve read from and would definitely read their work again! Continue reading

Bearly Married, by Zoe Ashwood | Novella Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my review of Bearly Married, which is a Shifter novella that takes place about 30 years-or-so before Trust the Wolf starts.

Trigger Warning: Abduction, Tranquilizer Usage, Gun Violence, Violence, Blood Mention, Death Mention, and Sex Scenes.

42435544Love is a great reason to marry someone, but so is desperation.

Alexandre Thibault needs to marry an heiress: his clan’s finances are decimated, and his cousin is challenging him for leadership. He has even found the perfect woman—a pure-blood bear shifter with a hefty dowry—though he never expected the attraction between them.

Christine Bergeron will do anything to escape her family home, though exchanging the city for the Canadian wilderness isn’t as easy as she’d imagined. Especially when she’s in danger of losing her heart to a man who might never love her back.

But as enemies threaten their family, Alexandre and Christine will risk everything to keep their safe haven.

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I read Bearly Married before I even read what it was about, so it was startling for me to read. Though I did realize that Bearly Married features the dual points of view from both Alexandre and Christine.

What I liked about Bearly Married was that the story was set about 30 years before Trust the Wolf begins. Which means we get to see Alexandre and Christine before they had children. And how different they were! Alexandre was way more relaxed, and Christine had just begun to come out of her shell.

I loved reading from both Alexandre, and Christine. I enjoyed reading that even in their situation these two truly came to love one another. Reading Bearly Married was such a treat! Alexandre and Christine are so young and adorable in this novel, I couldn’t help that I ended up adoring these two and their story.

I think the most shocking thing about Bearly Married was how relaxed Alexandre was, in comparison as to what he was like in the few moments we see him in Trust the Wolf.

I give Bearly Married, 4 stars.

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

806, by Cynthia Weil | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’m reviewing 806 by Cynthia Weil. 806 was published back in March of 2018, but I only recently acquired 806.

**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

39334329Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said.

The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him.

With the help of a broken-down, “borrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other…even if they don’t see it that way.

Publication Date: March 23, 2018.

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First Line Fridays #7

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


‘The light streamed through the window onto his face. It was uncomfortable, and Taki Tachibana grimaced, his eyes still closed.’

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