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A Court of Wings and Ruin - Book Breakdown

A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places. Book Breakdown  Alright warning time. As with most books that I read, this has been labeled problematic. Though this one is completely unfounded. Someone read a small part and took it out of context. I will explain more after the review. Guys!!!!!!!! I can't begin to put into words how much I loved this book! I love how strong Feyra grows in this final book. I thought she grew a lot in the last book but this one blows that one out of the water! This is the perfect ending for the trilogy. Not everythin

50/50 Friday - Character Most/Least Likely to Run Naked Down the Street

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 Character Most/Least Likely to Run Naked Down the Street I thought this would be a fun one and maybe get a laugh or two and I am in need of a good laugh so here we go! Least Princess Eadlyn From the books in the Selection series that I like to pretend do not exist. I mean with how stuck up and stuffy she is, she'd never ever do this.  Most Clayton (Clay) Danvers  I mean... he already has kind of... in wolf form... maybe this is cheating but he would even as a human so... Topic for Next Week Best/Worst Book Read in September 

Waiting on Wednesday - Wires and Nerve - Volume 2

Expected publication: January 30th 2018 Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth. And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages. Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming.

6 Books/Series Everyone Hates that I Enjoyed

So I've done the books everyone loves that I hate and now it's time to do for the opposite! These aren't in order, just randomized. Let's just jump into it my butterflies. Let me know if you love any of these too! 6) Carve the Mark ( Review ) 5) House of Night ( Betrayed Review ) 4) Blue Bloods I need to reread this series and do reviews. 3) Hush, Hush ( Review ) 2) Fallen I read this long before my blogging days. 1) Intertwined I read this series also long before my blogging days and I'm happy to hear it might finally get finished!

ARC Review - Llewellyn's Complete Book of Divination

Richard Webster, one of the world’s bestselling new age authors, explores the incredible wide variety of divination techniques from around the world. Discover explanations and in-depth techniques for thirty divination practices, including common methods such as tarot, astrology, palmistry, numerology, pendulums, runes, and the I Ching, as well as less well-known forms such as automatic writing, candle reading, coin divination, flower reading, sand divination, and many more.  Book Breakdown  There is so much to learn from this book! I honestly just got it because I wanted to read more about tarot, runes, and of my favorite the pendulum. They are my favorite ones to use. That being said, I learned about some ways of divination that I have never even heard of (which isn't that shocking as I've only been learning these things for almost three years so there is lots I don't know), there is candle reading... I didn't even know that was a thing! There is also sand reading... y

Music Monday - Reggaetón Lento

This meme is hosted over at  Always Me . I have recently found this group and fallen in love. I just love the sound of Spanish, it sounds even more stunning when it's song. Someone teach me Spanish! 

Bitten - Book Breakdown (Review)

Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person. So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really. Book Breakdown  I've been reading more 'adult' books lately because of all the crap happening with YA and this is one I've been wanting to read for a while. I love the TV and when I found it it's based on this book. I had to grab a copy and I am glad I did!  This book follows Elena, a we

50/50 Friday - Author You'd Most/Least Like to Meet

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 Author You'd Most/Least Like to Meet Most I would love to meet two authors more than the any other and that's because they are my favorites. Heck, without one of these authors I wouldn't even be here. Yes, I am talking about SJM and JLA.  Least Honestly, I can't really say there are many authors I wouldn't want to meet. I have a friend who met Aprilynne Pike and said she was really rude to her. So I will go with her for this. Which is sad because back in the day, I really loved the book Wings. Topic for Next Week Character Most/Least Likely to Run Naked Down the Street

Waiting on Wednesday - The Continent

Expected publication: March 27th 2018 For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a smart and talented apprentice cartographer and a descendent of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land. But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a t

Random Mini Review - The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour--that moment when every fiber of your beings says, "This is the time to do the magick, the ritual, the enchantment for what I need." It could be dawn, a misty twilight, or the deepest, darkest inky night. It's a time when all of your being urges you to get up, get moving, and get working! Confidence that you can easily step from the problem at hand to the success that you desire seething around you. And you know, to the depths of your soul, it is time for magick! The moment of your own power has matured! This is a book of magic--formulas and techniques for working with herbal blends and powders, techniques for connecting to the ultimate oneness of universe, inspiration for deepening your magical work and seeing your intentions become real changes in the world. Mini Book Breakdown  Looking for simple spells, charms, chants, and powders? This book is for you! Not only does it contain these things and more but it also has ways to ground yourself, to cleanse

Hunted - Book Breakdown (Review)

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.  So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.  Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: th

Cover Reveal - Cursebreaker

Today I’m excited to share with you the cover of Taylor Fenner’s upcoming YA Historical Fantasy novel, CURSEBREAKER . CURSEBREAKER is coming January 2, 2018! A standalone YA Historical Fantasy set in Viking era Scandinavia, CURSEBREAKER is a retelling of the Norwegian Fairytale, East O’ The Sun and West O’ The Moon. Pre-order your copy today! Kindle users – stay tuned for the pre-order coming in October! And don’t miss the gorgeous cover below… Cover design by Taylor Fenner. About CURSEBREAKER A Scorned Queen, A Cursed Prince, A Girl begging for love and adventure... History Channel's Vikings meets Norse Folklore and Mythology in this High Fantasy retelling of the Norwegian Fairy Tale, East O' The Sun and West O' The Moon. Eighteen-year-old Helga "Hel" Daalgaard has accepted that the only love and adventure in her future live within the pages of the books her father brings for her from his travels. She's content helping around the home she shares with her pare

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Series Cover Set

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 Favorite/Least Favorite Series Cover Set God this is so hard. I love so many covers and then I dislike so many series covers... it was so hard to narrow down.  Favorites Least Favorite I like Winter but the rest... just not my thing really.  Topic for Next Week Author You'd Most/Least Like to Meet

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming - Mini Review

Wake Up in Your Dreams and Live a Happier, More Lucid Life  A lucid dream is a dream in which you become aware that you're dreaming. It's a powerful opportunity to solve problems, create new possibilities, take charge of your own healing, and explore the depths of reality. This book provides a range of practical techniques and activities to help you bring the creativity and super-conscious awareness of lucid dreaming into your life. Join international expert Clare R. Johnson as she shares the most up-to-date lucid dreaming techniques on how to get and stay lucid, guide dreams, resolve nightmares, deepen creativity, and integrate dream wisdom into everyday life. Drawing on cutting-edge science and psychology, this book is packed with inspiring stories of life-changing lucid dreams and fascinating insights into topics such as the ethics of dream sex, how to interact with lucid dream figures, and the nature of consciousness. Whether you're a person who barely remembers your dr

Waiting on Wednesday - The Belles

Expected publication: February 20th 2018 Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to

Random ARC Mini Review - The Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn

This is the story of the saints and spirits that helped Carol Matsumoto buy and renovate a stately home that had fallen into disrepair, turning it into a successful bed and breakfast. As Carol began the laborious process of renovating a historic Connecticut home, originally built by Captain William Grant in 1754, it became clear to her that the miracles and messages she received were coming from helpers beyond this world. Once the bed and breakfast opened, the evidence for paranormal activity became overwhelming. When a guest of the inn used dowsing rods to communicate with the spirits, a whole new chapter began, with Carol learning the backstory and desires of the twelve spirits who call the inn home. Mini Book Breakdown  This books follows the story of how Captain Grant's came to be and the spirits that live there. It's cool to see this woman's journey as she went through this long process. It was also nice to see how she connected with the spirits and how it changed her

Music Monday - Fractured Fairytales

This meme is hosted over at Always Me . Title: Until Eternity  Favorite Lyrics   We live on and on and on, death is weak and we are strong On and on and on, time is weak and we are strong. All I could find for this one was the Nightcore version. Sorry guys. Title:   Fractured Fairytale Favorite Lyrics Step into my gothic novel It is romantic but also awful But passion grows even when you’re heartless Things get so deep here in the darkness.

August 2017 Wrap Up

I read nine books and one manga. Which isn't bad considering that August was a busy month and not in a good way. I'm so glad that month is gone and I never want to think of it again. Also, this means now means that fall weather is one step closer and am I so ready for some cooler temperatures. I hate this 90*+ weather. So bring on autumn! What did you read this month? Let me know down below. Have a great day and happy reading!