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Waiting on Wednesday - Obsidio

Expected publication: March 13th 2018 Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?  Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.  With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

Top 6 Books in a High School Setting

Since I read a lot of YA, there are a lot of books with characters in high school and I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you guys! These aren't in order really as I love them all and wouldn't want to choose.  6) Paper Princess From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself. These Royals will ruin you… Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.  Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from. Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong wi

ARC Review - Fallen Heir (The Royals #4)

These Royals will ruin you. Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to. Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible. Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up. She might be right. Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall. Book Breakdown  I am so happy to have an ARC of this novel! Though it doesn't change my review as I am always honest in them. Easton just wants to have fun his senior year and that means hooking up with his hot young teacher. Though that action sets him down a path he would never have guessed. Then he meets Hartley... things go from bad to worse in his lif

Music Monday - Emilie Autumn

This meme is hosted over at Always Me.   Title: Heard It All Favorite Lyrics By too many hands Touching where I stand And I can't fall Because you'll try and catch me Never let me go You don't think I know I've heard it all And so you'll never scratch my skin Title: I Want My Innocence Back Favorite Lyrics I want my innocence back And if you can't give it to me I will cut you down And I will run you through With the dagger you sharpened On my body and soul Before you slit me in two And then devoured me whole

The Deal - Book Breakdown

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy... Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice...even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date. ...and it's going to be oh so good All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he ju

50/50 Friday - Book You Enjoyed with the Most/Least Page Count

This meme is hosted here and over at  Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Book You Enjoyed with the Most/Least Page Count  So I had to do some digging for this one and I'm not even sure if these are 100% right but these are the ones that I found so here we go! I also decided to limit it to just this year and not of all time. It was easier for me. Most Pages  A Court of Wings and Ruin Page Count: 699 Least Pages Leo Tops Aries Page Count: 27 Topic for Next Week Best/Worst Book Read in August 

Thursday's Discussion: Cover Changes

Cover Changes Yay or Nay?  Cover Changes are something that we are used to by now. They happen, even when we hate it. We may not like the new covers or we may love them. What really gets us though is the mismatching covers. I hate when my covers don't match. It drives me insane and even if I love the series, I will hide that book in my closet with the books that I don't like as much.  Now let's jump into the new Ember in the Ashes covers. I know a lot of people just don't like them because they think that they look cartoonish or that people on the cover is so overdone. They love the original covers and are now upset that it won't match.  I actually like the new covers and I know the reason they changed them was to give more POC book colors. Representation. Which is a good thing for people who want to see people like them on book covers. I personally love the new covers and my God, Laia is stunning! Also her hair is just goals. I want long flowing hair like that.  Bu

Waiting on Wednesday - A Reaper at the Gates

Expected publication: April 10th 2018 Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.  The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.  And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s de

Have You Heard?

I am so freaking excited! I was not ready to let Rhys and Feyre go. Not yet and this makes my little heart so happy. 

Music Monday - Inkubus Sukkubus

This fun meme is hosted over at Always Me .  Title Heart of Lilith  Favorite Lyrics  Come and fly now with the angels, Rise again now like the phoenix. You're the love that lives forever, In the heart that never dies, never dies. Heart of Lilith! Title Wytches Favorite Lyrics Come with us speeding through the night As fast as any bird in flight Silhouettes against the Mother Moon We will be there soon

Enshadowed - Book Breakdown

True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe. Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dreamworld—a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen's creation, is the only one who can save him. Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the "Poe Toaster" will make his annual homage at the legendary poet's grave. Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But great dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen's affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and

50/50 Friday - Bookish Gift You'd Most/Least Like to Receive

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week  Bookish Gift You'd Most/Least Like to Receive Honestly, this one is really hard to narrow down for me. I'd love anything bookish related if it is related to books I love. But what I guess I want most of all is this : This is so beautiful but I don't have $129.00 to "waste" on a blanket. So I will just keep hoping! Least Anything that is related to 50 Shades of Grey. Nope just not my kind of thing. Topic for Next Week Book You Enjoyed with the Least/Most Pages

Random Mini Review - Supermarket Sabbats

Celebrate the wheel of the year and the Wiccan sabbats with recipes, spells, and rituals prepared using items commonly found at the supermarket. This book features a complete year's worth of magical items and practices; all the needed ingredients are at your local store and just as effective as rarer ones. Organized by season, Supermarket Sabbats focuses on seasonally relevant spells, recipes, and formulas as well as a full ritual for each of the eight sabbats. Michael Furie combines ancient knowledge and traditions with twenty-first-century methods, providing you with the best of both worlds. Discover prosperity magic cleansings, blessings and banishing of negativity, and more, that builds upon the energies of the sabbats. Mini Book Breakdown  First, I'd like to thank NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have never read anything by this author before and I am kicking myself for that now. I have already gotten a few of his books and I plan to rea

Music Monday - Under Your Spell

This meme is hosted over at Always Me . I thought it was time to show more of my dark favorites of music and for the next month or two that's what I plan to do. Before we just jump right into the darkest stuff, let's start with something not too dark. The Birthday Massacre is one of my favorite bands. They have a dark sound but Chibi has a very soft voice (usually, she can get dark). Kind of like Evanescence but Chibi's voice is nowhere near Amy Lee's. Anyway, they came out with a new album and I wanted to share my two favorite songs on this album.  Title  Under Your Spell Favorite Lyrics   I know now You can only hurt me cause I let you get to know me so well I know now I love you cause only you can turn my heaven to hell I know now I want out from under your spell    Title One Favorite Lyrics  Caught up in the waves The death of the day Sing like sirens in shadows As blue turns to gray In youth and decay Turning oceans to shallows

Chosen - Book Breakdown

Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare situation of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely affects the truth… Book Breakdown  Zoey now knows that her old mentor is not what she claims to be. She's hiding something and doing things that Nyx doesn't like. Also Zoey is struggling with her best friend dying but not really being dead. Old enemies become friends and some friends are lost. It's all weighing on Zoey and then there are

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Font/Style

This meme is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books. What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Font/Style (that a book is written/printed in) Favorite the Lunar Chronicles  I don't even know what font this book is set in but it's very different and I love it!  Least Favorite As for one I don't love... this is more of a style complaint. Have any of you got those Hunger Games paper backs? The ones that just don't want to bend and our very annoying to handle/hold? Or is it just me and no one else had this problem?  Topic for Next Week Bookish gift you'd most/least like to receive

July Wrap Up

This has been my best reading month all year! I have read 14 books! 14 books... I was amazed and quite proud when I saw that. None of them are manga, they are all actual novels. So without further ado my butterflies, let's just jump right into all the books I read in July.  This is my first time reading through this series. I will be honest, the first few books weren't that great to me. The third one got better and then I did really enjoy this one. I think it's a series that keeps getting better and for once I'm excited to read the 5th one next. The writing is really enjoy. simple and easy. Doesn't give many details and leaves a lot up to the imagination which in this case I like. Will be diving into the next one Okay I loved the premise of this book and I love the fact that it features a Genderfluid MC but I did have a few problems with this book. Lots of times I was confused on reading it. It just jumped around so much that I had to reread parts many times just to