Thursday, August 31, 2017

Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

Series: Frostblood Saga #2
Publication Date: September 12th 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ TBD

Synopsis: In this action-packed sequel to Frostblood, the future of Ruby's world and a court ruled by the love of her life depends on the uncovered secrets of her past..

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby's powers and past....

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax--which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

My Rating
5/5 stars

My Review
Fireblood was spectacular. I loved it more than the first book.

Even though Ruby defeated the evil king and melted his throne, the Frostbloods still don't trust her. When an attack on Arcus and his followers almost kills him, Ruby takes on the mission to go to Sudesia with a Fireblood prince to make ties between the two countries. The only way she can appeal to the Fire Queen is by becoming a Fireblood Master and completing three trials. While the queen shows no signs of possession by the Minax, her thirst for revenge on the Frostbloods could easily cause the next war.

I was so worried when I started reading this book. The first book had a lot of cliches and it was very predictable, so I was scared that this book would be the same. I was really worried about the second book syndrome (if you don't know what that is, then a quick google search will help), and while the beginning definitely has a second book syndrome feel, the middle and end of the book were not like that at all. 

So in the beginning, we see that Ruby and Arcus are on different sides of the spectrum a bit, she's a "peasant" pretending to be a lady and he is the King. Arcus feels right on the throne while Ruby would rather be somewhere else. Hence the fighting between the two in the beginning of the book. They sort of break up as Ruby leaves for Sudesia, which is already screaming second book syndrome to me.

From the synopsis, you can already guess that there is a love triangle in this book. And while I wasn't too happy with this in the beginning of the book, I have to say that the love triangle is very well written. I don't want to spoil too much, but its not that serious of a love triangle, and the scenes with Kai and Ruby were actually pretty enjoyable.

What I really loved about this book was the world and character building. We get to see Sudesia for one, which was so beautifully described that I actually want to go live there, and we also get to see Ruby on a boat and travelling at sea which was very different but also well written.
Ruby's character building was fantastic as well. We get to see her learn control and finally accept who she really is, it made me love her more as a character.

While the first book was extremely predictable, this book actually caught me by surprise a few times. I definitely wasn't expecting the ending, and while it wasn't a huge shocker, it was a pleasant surprise. Good job to the author for improving her writing, well done.

Overall, I definitely recommend this series to fantasy and adventure fans. If you're a fan of these types of books, you will definitely love this one. And if you were iffy about the first book, I guarantee you will like this one a lot more.

Happy Reading,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Series: The Nightside Saga #1
Publication Date: October 3rd 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA, Fantasy 
Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ TBD

Synopsis: Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast

Pub. Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 496
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Amazon,  B&N,  Audible,  iBooks,  TBDGoodreads

Synopsis: He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other… 

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About Gabrielle: 
Gabrielle is a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada.  You can read about her books here. She is represented by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Awardand the CLA Award.
Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program. Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award and the Myrca Award.


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Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Publication Date: September 12th 2017
Publisher: Farrar, Strous and Giroux
Genre: YA, Contemporary 
Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ TBD

Synopsis: This elegant novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture--for better or worse.

From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity.

Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

My Rating
3/5 stars

My Review
You Bring the Distant Near is a wonderful and heartwarming novel about what it truly feels like to be an Immigrant in another country.

There are three options for an Indian girl, either study hard and become a doctor, study hard and become an engineer, or get married off. This rule isn't a problem for Sonia, she has outstanding grades, the issue is that she has fallen in love with an African-American man. Tara doesn't have the grades to become an engineer or doctor, and time is running out for her before her parents arrange a marriage for her. Her true passion is acting, preforming on stage is the only thing Tara wants to do.

The story and the lesson this book teaches is absolutely amazing. Not a lot of people can see this side of immigration, the wanting to stay true to your home land while trying to blend in to the culture of the place you live in. This book shows you the three separate generations and how they dealt with this, and every single one of their stories was absolutely beautiful and truthful. I loved reading about this part and I wish more people would read this book just to understand what it feels like to be an Immigrant.

The reason why my rating is so low, is because that I found this book to be a tad boring and very slow paced. This book mostly focuses on the relationships and how the family deals with problems. There is barely any action, and the book stays at the same pace for the whole book. There is no rising action or plot twists or anything of that kind, just relationships. While I loved reading about the family it self, I would have liked it more if there was at least a bit of action to make the story go by faster.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the characters that were in it. All immigrants can relate to this, and if you're not an immigrant I still highly recommend this book, it's a wonderful way for people to see into the lives of immigrants without being one.

Happy Reading,

Monday, August 28, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Swim by M.E. Rhines

M.E. Rhines
Series: Mermaid Royalty #2
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: August 29th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis: A mermaid has no fear of the deep…
Angelique is not your typical fairy tale mermaid. She’s edgy, with a quick temper and intense personality that sometimes leave her feeling like an outsider even among her own clan. Reeling from the recent changes in the Mer-world hierarchy, Angelique is struggling to find her place in the ocean. But a chance encounter with a handsome two-legged Fin-man will leave her questioning more than just her place in the underwater order.
Packed with adventure, romance and drama, Swim continues the compelling story of life and love in the magical underwater realm of Atargatis.
Would they serve me on a platter, or just toss me in tank and use me as an exhibit? Some of the humans Mother captured spoke of places where even the ocean’s greatest predators were put on display for the amusement of the young and hardened of heart. An aquarium they called it. Manatees, dolphins, sharks. All subject to the degradation of living in a box for the rest of their days.
Oh, Poseidon help me, I’d rather die right now.
Almost as soon as my body contacted the sea floor, the rope connecting me to the human vessel tightened. An illusion of weightlessness befell me as it pulled me up. Despite already feeling drained, I swam against the pull right up until my entire body left the water. Suffocating aridness strangled me. I danged inside the net a good ten feet above the water, swaying along with the howling wind as if it was dancing with me.
I scanned the rough waters below, desperate for a trace that Lennox was around. But the sea was fuming. Furious, whether at me or the fisherman I didn’t know. Already turbulent waters intensified, until waves the size of small squalls slammed into the boat from all sides.
Even if Lennox was down there, and I doubted he was, there would be no way to see him through the chaos on the ocean’s surface. I didn’t waste much time searching. He’d said it himself; he was a warrior, a killer at heart. It wasn’t in his nature to go around saving anyone or anything unless it served his king. He was long gone, left me for dead.
“You see,” I heard the horrible man shout. “Look at that tail.”
“I’ll be damned. You weren’t seeing things after all, Reggie.”
“Yep. Heard stories about mermaids in this area. Didn’t much believe them. Until now, of course. She’s awfully pretty, too. Prettier than I ever imagined a mermaid could be.”
“What should we do with her?”
“Are you kidding? People would pay a fortune to just take a quick look at her. Mortgage their own houses, I bet. We’re gonna be rich!”
The blond man tapped his chin with his index finger, pondering the idea. A small, naïve part of me hoped he might listen to that slight little voice in his head, the one that should tell him I was a living thing. A sentient, conscious, and intelligent living thing and should be treated with common decency. His conscience should’ve told him to put me back in the water and drive his boat far out of here and leave me be.
Then this human, the one who moments ago seemed so kindhearted and eager to help me until my tail was exposed, reminded me of that one ever-important detail I managed to allow myself forget:
Humans have no conscience.

Author Bio:
ME Rhines a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband.
She writes young adult paranormal romance to feed her belief that fairy tales are real and
nonsense is necessary.
She also writes adult romances under her edgier alter-ego, Mary Bernsen.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Autumn's Dance by Sarah Gai

Autumn’s Dance
Sarah Gai
Series: Season Named #1
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis: “A story that captures your heart and continues you thinking about it long after you fall asleep.”
Autumn Nash lives a nomadic existence with her harvest-travelling father, except every summer when they return to one place like clockwork…Ligonier, PA. But this season, Autumn meets a young man who changes her world and makes her long for more.
Eric Foster has been sent to stay the summer in Ligonier with his grandfather in hopes of altering his path as his life spirals downward. His direction changes the moment he sees Autumn; he knows his very reason for breathing is solely to be with her.
When Autumn is ripped away from Ligonier, she leaves Eric confused and devastated that their time is over. Both teens struggle through the years gone by without the other. Will Autumn ever see the boy who changed her life again? Will Eric wait for her? Will Autumn ever make it back to Ligonier? And what will happen when buried secrets surface?
Discover a love that takes you back to what it’s all about—the confusing, yet simplistic, beginnings of falling in love and watch it evolve into something that takes your breath away.
‘Autumn’s Dance can be read as a standalone or part of The Season Named Series’
Grab your copy for 99¢ for a limited time only!

Author Bio:
So this is me in short. I'm plus size and completely adorable (or so my husbands tells me) A momma of three princes who light my world. I drink way too much coffee, chocolate is a staple. I love to write after midnight and my love for short stories will never fade. With such a limited amount of time to enjoy quiet writing, I have mastered the skills of fitting a lot into a small amount of pages. Humour keeps me smiling and well.. if you've read my books you'll know that I put a lot of myself into the characters. And to answer your questions. My best friends and I forgot the part about growing up and love every minute of it. Aside from writing I also run a publication IndieLove Magazine, promoting Indie Awesomes from a range of fields and professions. Check it out at
In 2017 I will be saying goodbye to Chick lit for a while and heading into Contemporary Romance. I hate to be put in a box! Join my street team at and come have some fun!
Love to all xo.
Wanting to write for all the women out there who want a good short read about strong friendships, romance and body positive, love the skin you're in kind of fiction. Check out or


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. With this amazing meme, you can check out which books I've gotten this past week.

From Netgalley
27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.

What did you guys get this week? Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Acca Audiobook by Christina Bauer

Series: Angelbound Origins #3
Publication Date: July 2017
Publisher: Monster House Books
Genre: YA, Paranormal 
Audible ~ Goodreads ~ iTunes

Synopsis: In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.

To gather proof, Myla and Lincoln go undercover at an all-girl’s high school on Earth. Lincoln acts as the new gym teacher; Myla becomes the school’s least popular transfer student ever. To stop them from getting the goods, Acca releases Hell on Earth. Literally. Good thing Myla and Lincoln aren’t afraid of a tough fight. This one promises to be the hardest yet. After all, who ever said high school wasn’t hell?

My Rating
4/5 stars

Book Review
Another amazing book in the Angelbound series! This is one of my favourite series and I absolutely cannot wait to read the next book, as well as the last one in the series.

We continue the story basically where Scala left off. After the death of Adair, Aldred goes straight to work to ruin the lives of Myla and Lincoln. This time, while Myla and Lincoln are out gathering evidence to send the House of Acca to prison, all their evidence is stolen and the guard killed. With Myla and Lincoln about to be sent to jail, they manage to escape with the help of Myla's dad and find themselves on Earth. Where they learn that Aldred may be trying to bring back Armageddon for good. Will they be able to clear their names and prevent Armageddon from coming back before its too late?

Being totally honest, I was really worried that this book was not going to be as good at the others in this series. I found that it started out a bit slow, and it was a bit boring in the beginning. I just couldn't read the whole thing, and kept putting the book down. It wasn't till about 60 or 70% into the book where the action and storyline really had me hooked and I just read the rest in one sitting. Usually Christina Bauer is really good with making the whole book exciting, but unfortunately this one wasn't it. 

If you have read the previous books in this series, definitely give this one a chance. Once you get past the beginning, the ending is definitely worth it. I would read the whole book over again just to get to that part.

If you haven't read the first books, I definitely recommend reading those first. This is a fantastic series for all fans of fantasy and action. Take my word for it, you will love it.

Audiobook Review
I've already mentioned this in my audiobook review of Scala, but I love the audiobooks so much more than the print books. I love everything about them. The pacing, Christina's reading and how much better the story flows.

When I read the print version, I found myself a bit bored (as you can see in the review above) in the beginning, but that didn't happen in the audiobook. I think it was mostly the tone of voice that Christina was reading in that had me really aware and paying attention to the book. She is able to narrate so well that even the slightly boring parts can keep me engaged the whole time.

I've listened to the other audiobooks as well, and it really does sound like Christina is getting better at narrating as well. In the first few books, I was cracking up at a few voices she made and it was very similar level of engagement as when I read the books, but now I actually love the audiobooks a lot more, and definitely recommend listening the audiobooks over the print books if you're into that.

I'm so happy with how this audiobook turned out. Best of luck to Christina and her books & audiobooks in the future.

About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. Across the lifetime of her series, Christina has driven more than 500,000 ebook orders and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. 

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press. 

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. 

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Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass
women. In her best selling Angelbound
series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to
fight in Purgatory
s Arena and falls in love
with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driv
en more than 500,000 ebook
downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now ava
ilable as an audiobook on
Bauer has also told the story of the Women
s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the
Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release
the only one sent out on a major wire
resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribut
ion by over 350
different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University
s Newhouse School with BA
s in English along
with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in
Newton, MA with her husband, son,
and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Series: Unearthed #1
Publication Date: January 9th 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: YA, Science Fiction 

Synopsis: When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study... as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first. Mia and Jules' different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race's secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

Publication Date: October 3rd 
Publisher: Flatiron Books 
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller 
Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ TBD

Synopsis: I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don't remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this - it wasn't an accident and I wasn't suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you're a teenage girl, it's hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I'm sure of it. But that doesn't mean they didn't try to kill me. Does it?

My Rating
5/5 stars

My Review
It's been two days since I've finished this book, and I can't stop thinking about it. I haven't even been able to pick up another book, because I just want to re-read this one. This book was absolutely amazing, I loved the mystery and the ending. This book leaves such a lasting impression, its wonderful.

Tasha was dead for 13 minutes. Thankfully a man walking his dog found her and was able to pull her out of the water. The only problem is, that Tasha can't remember anything a day and a half before the accident. With her best friends acting strange, a former best friend trying to rekindle their friendship and the whole school watching, Tasha has no clue whether what happened to her was an accident, or if someone had tried to murder her.

While the story is about Tasha, the main character is Becca Crisp, Tasha's former best friend a few years ago before Becca was outcast from the group for being too fat. We essentially get to read from both girl's point of view, and I have to say I enjoyed both equally. While I loved Becca's character because she was so real and interesting, I also enjoyed Tasha's point of view because it was really different and it made the story so much better. 

Everything about this book was fantastic, the storyline, the action, the characters and even the romance. One of the things I hate the most is when stories have a happy ending regarding the romance, I swear it happens in almost every book, so watching the main character break up with her boyfriend and finally get over him and move on was absolutely amazing. This is the kind of character development I love, where the character decides that yeah she messed up, but she's also awesome and she deserves to be happy. 

The mystery aspect was great. Half of the time I'm able to guess who the killer is and be right about it from the beginning, well that wasn't the case in this book. I didn't figure out who the killer was until about 2-3 chapters before the author made it very clear on who it was. Now that I think about it, it was pretty obvious on who it was right from the beginning, there were definitely signs pointing towards this person, yet I considered every single person before them.

I seriously hope this book gets a lot my hype in the future, because it definitely deserves it. The characters, the mystery, the plot, and the action, I'd give them all an A+. I will be passing around my copy of the book to all of my friends because I need more people to read this book so that I can talk about it with them.

Happy Reading,

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Night Realm by Annette Marie

The Night Realm
Annette Marie
Series: Spell Weaver #1
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: October 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Synopsis: Clio would love nothing more than to go home. But as the illegitimate daughter of the nymph king, she’s stuck in the human world, exiled until she can earn a place in the royal family. Then her half-bother offers her a chance to prove herself. All she has to do is acquire some magic … by stealing it from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld.
Lyre prefers to go unnoticed, which is a tricky objective for an incubus. He can’t hide his looks or his coveted spell weaving skills, but he’s learned to mask his true intentions. As an unwilling pawn of the tyrannical Hades family, he stays alive by keeping one step ahead of his masters.
Now he’s been assigned to watch over a visitor from the Overworld—one who’s definitely hiding something. And with her unholy talent for triggering chaos and catastrophe, his job just keeps getting more perilous. Clearly, she’ll never survive this world.
The thing is, he’s no longer sure he can survive it either.

Author Bio:
Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast- paced urban fantasy and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Summer TBR Wipeout: Wrap-Up

The wonderful Olivia at The Candid Cover is hosting the Second Annual Summer TBR Wipeout. The Challenge works to encourage you to try to work through that pesky TBR pile that seems to never end.

In my Introductory Post I decided to challenge myself with a goal of 20 books. I thought I would have a lot of free time, but with work recently I've been super busy, working three jobs this summer was not a good idea... needless to say, I can't wait to quit two of them when school comes around.

In the first update post I was able to read 8 out of 20 books. Then in the second update post I was able to read another 5 books, putting me at 13/20. In the final leg of the challenge I was only able to read 4 books, making the total 17/20. Unfortunately I didn't reach my goal, but I'm still really happy with the process I made over my TBR. Hopefully I can keep it down for a while :)

Here are all the books I've read during this challenge:

Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais | 3/5 stars
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco | 5/5 stars
Windwitch by Susan Dennard | 4/5 stars

Fire With Fire by Jenny Han | 5/5 stars
Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han | 2/5 stars

In the last part of the challenge:

This challenge was absolutely amazing. I want to thank Olivia for hosting, and everyone else who participated. Cant wait to be a part of this challenge again next year. 

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