May 2018 Book Publishings

ucbrpicHello friends! It’s that time of the month again, where I talk about the books that are being published next month. Especially the ones I’m looking forward to reading! Here are 9 books I’m looking forward to being published in May. With 4 other titles that I mention as well!

If any of these books are books that you’re looking forward to, let me know!

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My 10 Best Reads of 2016

Hello everyone! Lots of things have happened this year. Whether it be good or bad. — I’m not here to talk about what happened this year though. I’m here to talk about books because this book blog is one of my happy places.

Reading wise, there were a lot of firsts for me last year. For instance: I started reading YA Mystery. I don’t typically enjoy mystery. Continue reading

Winterspell by Claire Legrand | Book Review #90

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The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince…but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Winterspell by Claire Legrand is a book that I had hoped I would end up liking, and Legrand did not disappoint. Winterspell is a fast paced story based loosely on the Nutcracker story. In this book there are fae, mages, and seemingly forbidden love.  Continue reading