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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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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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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When I first read what 806 was about, I thought that the story could be interesting but I also thought that perhaps 806 just wasn’t for me. Continue reading

(SPOILERS) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

Hello friends! Today’s post is my review for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first (1sts) book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy. 

Enjoy!

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16096824Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

Hello! Today’s post is my review of the sixth (6th) book from the Throne of Glass series, Tower of Dawn, by Sarah J. Maas. 

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36192263-2Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

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I was pleasantly surprised that when I started reading Tower of Dawn, I was actually enjoying reading this 6th novel in the Throne of Glass series. The adventure that these three go on was a delight to read, and I especially liked that even though the main focus in Tower of Dawn wasn’t on Aelin, the pace of the story was great. So I hope that these three characters will play a big role in Kingdom of Ash. Continue reading

The Whispering of Trees by C.Y. Bourgeois | ARC Book Review

**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: Cancer Mention, Alcoholic Parent, Paedophile (Aggie’s uncle is a paedophile), Rape, Teen Pregnancy (caused by Rape), Teen Pregnancy, Attempted Suicide, Suicide Mention, Newborn Death.

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29478585Teenager Aggie Ksisak longs to be normal, but her coming of age includes a legacy as the most powerful Inupiat Eskimo shaman in history. Aggie enjoys the feisty discussions with her spirit guide, a sassy bowhead whale, and finds learning to be a shaman fun. Until it isn’t. Until the night her dreams are invaded by a powerful demon spirit who threatens to destroy her and everyone she loves.

When she finally begins to accept her powerful birthright, her world is shattered by alcoholism, sexual abuse, and death. Aggie rejects the only thing that can save her and poised on the brink of darkness, she wonders if she deserves to live.
By accepting her destiny and embracing her powers of spiritual healing Aggie has the ability to save herself and rise above her fear, humiliation, and shame. But why should she?

Publication Date: April 7th 2016.

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When I first heard of and read about The Whispering of Trees, I thought that Aggie’s story would be darker than normal, but still an adventure. How wrong I was. Continue reading

Trust the Wolf by Zoe Ashwood | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! Today’s post is a book review of Trust the Wolf by Zoe Ashwood. If you like Urban Fantasy / Shifter / Paranormal Romance stories then I definitely suggest that you check out Trust the Wolf.

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

Trigger Warning: Attempted Abduction, Abduction Mention, Gun Usage, Tranquilizer Usage, Death Mention.
If you don’t like stories with sex scenes, I would advise you to not read Trust the Wolf. 

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41727431You never forget your first wolf.

Emilia’s first encounter with Jason is memorable: it’s not every day you see a stranger change into a wolf. Her attraction to him is undeniable, but the secret he shares shakes the foundations of her life.

Jason’s need for Emilia unnerves him. It’s his job to report shifters without proper ID, yet he can’t make himself do it this time. The decision bites him in the tail when he discovers exactly who she is. He must keep his distance—or there will be hell to pay.

Their fates entwine when rogue shifters learn of Emilia’s identity and will stop at nothing to get to her. Emilia and Jason will have to fight together or risk losing everything.

But most of all? Emilia must learn to trust the wolf.

Publish Date: January 24, 2019. Continue reading

[DNF+ SPOILERS] Thunderhead, by Neal Shusterman | Book Review

Hello friends! Today’s post is my review of Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. Thunderhead is the second book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy. 

Enjoy!

IMG_7274There are minor spoilers in this review. 

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?

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33555224The first page of the entire book, and part one, is eye-opening as well as concerning. Who the quote is by had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the other shoe to drop. Continue reading