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Sunday, 30 April 2017

April 2017 Wrap Up

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 How are we at the end of another month already? Jeez, this year is flying. I feel like April was a great reading month for me, mostly because I had two weeks off for Easter so I was able to catch up on all my books, and not spend a month reading something that I could normally have finished in a few days. And now that summer is around the corner, and college is slowly dying down, I may finally finish all those books I've been planning to read for God knows how long.




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Wow, now that I've written them down, I actually had a very productive reading month! Go me. Hopefully May will be just as productive.

(And I also realised that they were all stand alones, or their sequels weren't out yet!)

Did you read many great books this month? And did you have a good April in general?

Happy Reading!

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Review: Till Death by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book: Till Death, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: stand-alone
Publisher: William Marrow
Release Date: February 28th, 2017

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber


Book: Caraval, Stephanie Garber 
Series: Caraval #1 
Publisher: Flatiron Books 
Release Date: January 31st, 2017

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

13 Reasons Why: A TV Show Review (and rant)

I'm sure you’ve all heard or seen on the interwebs, that 13 Reasons Why, a new miniseries that aired on Netflix recently, has taken the world by storm, and everyone has been binge-watching it, and getting their friends to binge-watch it, and trying to understand the feelings and pain that this show brings. And it brings a lot of pain over what happens to the characters in this show. I will be talking about the TV show here, not the book, as the TV show strays quite a bit from the 288 page YA novel by Jay Asher. So, warning! If you have not read the book or seen the TV show, there will be major spoilers. I have just finished watching the last episode, and I have a lot to say about it. This may technically be called a review, but it is also a rant.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern


Book: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Series: Flawed #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: April 5th 2016

 You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Review: King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard


Book: King’s Cage, Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #3
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date February 7th, 2017

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

Monday, 20 March 2017

New Release: The Struggle by Jennifer L Armentrout

Jennifer L Armentrout fans, unite! The third book in her Titan series (the spin off from the Covenant series) has been released! Fans of this series (like myself) will be delighted to finally get more page time with Seth and Josie! I've missed them so much.

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A bloody path has been chosen…
The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.
The Great War fought by the few is coming…

All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.
In the end, the sun will fall…

The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.
For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in…

Author Bio 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Author Follow Links:
Twitter: @JLArmentrout
Instagram: @authorjlarmentrout