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Pretty good start to the trilogy!!!!

Enclave - Ann Aguirre

So I had my son pick 5 books off either my book shelf or the kids and this book was one of his books.

I thought it was good for the start of a series. Did it blow me away, no it didn't,  did it Suck? No it did not, but it was a interesting book and makes me want to read the next book in the series. 

In the book the main girl character was Duece and the main guy character is named Fade. Out of the 2 Fade, which is a guy in case you didn't know. I thought he was the most interesting character to read about. I like the girl character Duece on, but she didn't blow me away. I didn't like her very much at all until the second part of the book. I didn't like how the young ones were called brats. The freaks, who the characters of Duece and Fade have to hunt and kill before they get killed by them. 

It was interesting watching them having to hunt down these freaks. I can't remember tho if it was mentioned what exactly the freaks are and how they came about.. 

So anyways at first there below the ground but something happens and they both get banished, and then they go above ground. The first part of the book is setting up what is happening below ground and why those 2 characters are banished. And the second half is what's happening above the surface and the adventures they encounter along the way. Its not a spoiler because it's mentioned in the flap of the cover. The above ground parts are my favorite parts of the book.

It is a trilogy and I am going to read the next book in the series as well but not until probably July or August. 

Next book I am going to start reading tomorrow is A Reaper at the gates, since Amazon screwed up and sent it out early. 

Really fun book!!!!

Ace of Shades - Amanda Foody

I really thought this was a really good book, but its definitely not as good as the six of crows. I did really enjoy both of the main characters of Enne and Levi. The reason I said that it wasn't as good as Six of Crows is because it has been compared or at least mentioned that it has a six of crows vibe to it

 I just think why I don't think it's as good, is because Levi isn't as tough or as cunning as Kaz. 

I did love the cast of characters and thought that Enne really started to get stronger as the book went on. Levi I really liked but I think our of the two Enne grow a lot more as the story progressed. I did like that while you know those two likes one another it wasn't even close to being the main part of the plot.

I really wish it would have had a  better ending than it did  at least that's how I feel. I also figured out a few things before it was even revealed. Those two reasons are why I didn't give the book 5/5 stars l. But it was a very fun book to be able to read. I also liked and this isn't a spoiler because it's mentioned in the blurb. But I loved that Enne was the one that had to save Levi. 

I am so happy that owlcrate put this book in there April crate

 

 

 

 

 

So freaking awesome and amazing and all types of feelings!!!!

A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir

Wow what a one hell of an amazing and fantastic ride. I just can't believe how much I love this series so far. I am so in love with Elias, and watching him suffer all the time really hurts my heart a whole lot. Boy can't this guy freaking have a little bit of happiness in his life. I am sure A Reaper at the gate is going to freaking hurt or maybe even break my heart. Why what goes down with Elias in this book is a freaking mess. Darn it I want him to have some freaking happiness in his life. 

Laia I love so much as well and I think she has grown up a lot in this book and I hope that continues .I didn't care for something that she did in this book but it had to happen in order for what she finds out about to make so type of impact. And it's interesting in regards to something that she is able to do in this book. 

Helene I just don't freaking care about her at all and I don't know if I ever will like it. I don't like what she's becoming at all. I hate to admit this but I found myself staring to skip the pages that has her point of view in it. I really don't care about her family and what she is going through at all. I know that sounds harsh but I can't help how I feel about her. I really want to like her but every time she is the main point of view I like her even less than before. 

Marcus I can't stand either but I understand him because he's just plain not a nice individual. Helena i just don't understand how can do the things she's doing. Before that certain thing happened towards the end of the book I could kind of understood but after that could place I just can't understand it. I really hope she is able to change my mind about her. 

A lot of killings again in this book and a lot of things took place that were really important and interesting developments .I can't wait until next month for the 3rd book to be released 

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir

Just have to say I just loved the book a whole lot. I have a favorite new character in Elais. I love how real he is and how much he wants to do the right thing even if he gets killed because of it. I like Laia and at the beginning I didn't think I would like her at all. I am so happy that it didn't turn out that way. I am still not sure on how I feel about Helena. I don't hate her but so far I really don't have any feelings about her. I know I can't stand Marcus or Keegan at all. 

I loved the book so much that I started reading A Torch against the night now. When I had two other books that I had planned ahead of this one. Definitely one of my favorite reads this year

 

 

 

Awesome book so far, but very violent

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir

I am really enjoying this book, but wow is it a pretty violent and very brutal storyline. I really love  Elias so much and I feel so sad for him because of what a awful and violent mother he has. I also really love Laia and feel sorry for her because of everything that has happened to her in her young life. Can't wait to see how this book ends. I have book 2 and plan to read it sometime this month

 But after this one, I have at least 1 or maybe even 2 books that is ahead of the next book. And I already preordered the 3rd book as well!!!!

 

 

Sorry I haven't been around in a while.

Hi everyone, 

I am so sorry I haven't been around. I have been babysitting my nieces and nephews, so haven't had much time to do any reviews lately. After the end of this month, I won't be babysitting. So I will have more time to do reviews. I have been reading thou, and have a lot of books to review. 

Hope everyone is doing well and have read a lot of awesome books!!!!!!

Really interesting take of the little mermaid.

To Kill a Kingdom - Alexandra Christo

I really think this was a very interesting and dark take on the little mermaid. I really enjoyed the two main characters a lot. Of course I always seem to enjoy the guys more. But this time I loved both Princess Lira and Prince Elian, almost the same. But I am actually going to super my followers and myself by given Princess Lira the edge. I am really happy that she stuck to her guns and didn't let people boss her around. 

I really loved the whole book from start to finish, it kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I loved that it took place all over and not just on land. I really loved how Prince Elian's group of pirates, etc, were so loyal to him. And I just loved the whole adventure. 

This Book Helped me get out of a reader slump.

This Heart of Mine - C.C. Hunter

I really loved this book a whole lot. I was in a major reading slump, but this took me right out of it. I loved both Leah and Matt so much. 

Leah was so brave with all that she was going through, and I really loved her relationship with her mom and dad. As well as her friendship with her best friend, I think her name was Brandy but not one hundred percent sure.

Now Matt I felt so bad for him, I couldn't imagine what he was going through, everyone thinking Eric killed himself and Matt just not believing that his twin would do that.

I have to say I also thought him and Leah were so cute in the scene before everything started to take place. I really wish we could have known Eric more before his death, that's one of my complaints. The little we knew about him before his death, he seemed liked he was really popular, well loved, but he also had problems. Somethings pointed to Eric killing himself but other things didn't. That's all I am going to say about that.

One of my favorite parts has to do with Matt and a certain book he was reading, and I am not going to spoil that, and tell you anymore. I knew pretty quickly how things would end in regards to Eric. But that didn't stop my enjoyment of the book at all. 

I really thought both Matt and his situation with his brother's death and Leah with her heart and finding out whose heart she received was handled very well.

I loved the ending it really had me in tears, but also loving Leah even more than before. 

I am so glad I bought and read this book. I give it 4 1/2 stars but had to round it up to a 5 star book or rating which ever way you would prefer.

 

 

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Solis - Kat Ross

Solis
Kat Ross
(Fourth Talisman #2)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: February 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

In the second volume of the Fourth Talisman series, Nazafareen’s path takes a twist, setting her on a journey into the heart of the maelstrom…

It’s been a thousand years since the Avas Vatras tried to burn the world to ashes. A thousand years since they were imprisoned in the brutal wasteland called the Kiln. But revenge is a dish best served cold—even, apparently, by the children of fire.

In Delphi, Nazafareen joins forces with the followers of Dionysius to rescue her friends from the Oracle’s dungeons and seek out the three talismans whose extraordinary powers stopped the Vatras before. With her own breaking magic growing stronger by the day, she must walk a razor’s edge to control her volatile temper. And if the Vatras find the talismans first, their last hope will die.

In the frozen wastes of the Valkirin range, Victor strikes an uneasy bargain with bitter enemies to keep his tenuous grip on the Maiden Keep. The other holdfasts are coming for him. But it’s an enemy within Val Moraine’s walls that may prove to be his downfall.

 

Excerpt

 

Nazafareen reached the top of the stairs and tried to see what was going on. The other Maenads quickly fanned out on either side, working their way around the edges of the throng, except for Rhea who was trying to plow her way through. Nazafareen rose onto her tiptoes but she was too short to get a good look.
“Out of the way,” Rhea growled at the middle-aged man ahead of her.
He gave her an incredulous stare.
“And go where?” he demanded.
The crowd was packed cheek to jowl, a dense mass of humanity that might as well have been a brick wall for all the progress they were making.
“Just move!” Rhea snapped. She turned sideways, using her shoulder like a wedge, and began forcing her way through tiny gaps, but they only made it a few paces before she stopped again and cursed under her breath.
“The temple soldiers are holding a tight line in the front,” she whispered. “We’ll never make it. We’d better backtrack.”
Nazafareen wanted to scream in frustration. The ranks had already closed tight behind them. Then the crowd gave a tremendous cheer, tinged with excitement.
“What is it?” Nazafareen asked, her mouth dry with fear. “Can you see them?”
She could smell the sea of unwashed bodies and heavy perfumes, and a hint of something else. Smoke.
Rhea used her staff to poke a woman hard in the back. When she turned with an outraged scowl, Rhea took the chance to peer over the crowd. Her face turned grey.
“They’ve put someone inside the bull,” she hissed. “Oh no…”

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Author Bio:

Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She's the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day, the Fourth Element fantasy trilogy (The Midnight Sea, Blood of the Prophet, Queen of Chaos), and a new gaslamp mystery series that opens with The Daemoniac and continues with The Thirteenth Gate. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. For more information about Kat's books, come visit her at katrossbooks.com.

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I Love Rhysand what a Freaking badass!!!!!!

A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

Really Loved this one so much, started it Sunday morning and finished it by Sunday night.

In the other review that I just did, I didn't mention how much I freaking loved Cassian, Nesta, AZ, Elain, and jusr all of Rhys's court. I also started to like Lucien a lot more, since he wasn't around Tamlin in this one. I am confused on whom I want Elain with, I am leaning more towards AZ, I just love Az and I don't think he gets the love that I feel he deserves. At first I thought that Az and Morrigan had a thing going, but since they don't, I just feel that Az will be more gentle with Elain, and I loved how he treats her in scenes they were together in. But to be fair Lucien didn't have much scene time with her. So maybe as the new series comes out and they get more time together, that could change and I will want Lucien with her, who knows.

Another character that was very intriguing and I wasn't sure about at first was Amren. I love what she was and what happened to her in the end. A very interesting turn of events. I really love the different courts we got to visit and how each court's differs from the other ones.

Tamlin I am still not really sure about, I don't know if I still can't stand him, but I know. I don't forgive him for all the crap that he put Feyre thought. But I hope we get to see more of him, and I wonder if there will be a story for him. I just don't know if I will ever read that story, but who knows.

Now my gosh do I love Rhys and Feyre so freaking much, they definitely belong with one another. I just think they flit perfectly together. I love that even when they were apart they weren't really. I can't believe how powerful Rhys was, but I guess I should have had some idea, but wow what he did to Tamlin after Tamlin did what he did, I was speechless, and then I was saying you go Rhys. And Feyre she just was a Freaking badass in this book. I love when something happened to one of her love ones, and what she did was just awesome. Of course she still did make a lot of stupid mistakes, but a lot of characters in order books as well as this book, have done stupid things as well.

The ending and what I first thought happened, made me so freaking sad, until I found out that it really didn't happen. 

Things I didn't like about the book were really not big things that would make me lower my rating, like for example it was slow at times, and I wish the battle lasted longer. And that there were more excitement at times. I also need to mention the girls father, I was glad that  he was at least in the book for a tiny bit, and that he played apart in the battle.

I can't wait for the next book, which I have already preordered. I really want to know what happened after the ending of this book, and who is going to be the main characters in the next series.

 

WoW what a book.

A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

This weekend I finished both this book and the last one in the series, and what a hell of a ride it was. Will start with the review of this one, and then I will make another post on the last back.

In the first book I wasn't sure why readers didn't like Tamlim, because at first I thought they were so cute together. But after I finished reading it at looked back on their relationship, there were signs that things were going to happen to their relationship and that Tamlin was going to be the person to cause the conflict. 

Now Rhys I knew from his and Feyre's first meet that something was going to take place between those two at a certain point. I always liked Rhys from the beginning, sure his was a really ass around her most of the time but those two when they were around one another still has amazing chemistry between them.

Now let's talk about this book, can I say I really hated Tamlin in this book, what he did to Feyre was just so freaking wrong and I am sorry but what he did to her just made me wish I could go into the book and knock some sense into him. I just don't understand why he thought what he did wasn't a bad thing to do to her or anyone for the matter. And when she was freed from that awful situation, I just wanted to give Rhys a really big hug, I would say kids but Feyre would kick my ass. 

You could see the big difference between Tamlin's court and Rhys's court in the way they treat there people. I have to also mention that I love how Rhys got Feyre to start to read, oh boy those two just cracked me up. 

I loved that Rhys wasn't trying to hold Feyre back, and how he didn't treat her like glass, and that she would break.. Tamlin I know he had an awful life but so did Rhys.

Feyre in the first book I wasn't sure about, I didn't know if I liked her or not. But boy did she kick some ass in this book. When she found out the secret Rhys was keeping from her I understand kind of why she was upset. But come on, would she have been able too handle that information at the time? No of course not, she was in love or though she was in love with Tamlin. I love that scene where they see one another after she left, and the whole scene between Feyre and Rhys.

The ending wow was that cray, cray, and what we thought happened and what was revealed by that certain individual was just freaking awesome!!!!! And what happened to Feyre's sisters was also crazy. Just loved this book so much. 

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What The Valley Knows - Heather Christie

What The Valley Knows
Heather Christie
Publication date: January 25th 2018
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.

When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.

The young couple’s future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn’t want her to remember.

 

My Review

I really wasn't sure if I was going to like this book very much but I really wound up loving it. I just didn't know how I really felt about the characters at first besides I always liked Molly. It was Wade and they other characters I wasn't sure about at first. After the first three to four chapter's I was hooked, and after the car accident I was all into the book and wanted to find out how it was going to end. That's also when I started to like Wade and Molly's mother. 

I have to warn you that rape does take place in the book, so if your sensitive or don't like these types of books you might not want to read this book. It doesn't go into a lot of detail but you know it happens, just not a lot of details.

The end is okay, nothing earth shattering happens but nothing awful happens either. But I really teared up a lot in parts of the book and Molly really breaks my heart with things that happen to her in this book. 

I have to say I really am so glad I asked and was chosen to take part in the book tour for this awesome book. Thanks so much to the author, publisher, and Xpresso book tours. 

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Author Bio:

Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for New York City in hopes of becoming a movie star. Flash forward several decades, a couple degrees, a bunch of cats, two kids and one husband later, she's back in Pennsylvania writing her heart out and chasing dreams again. She loves to read, run, drink tea, and make Sunday dinner. Follow her blog at www.HeatherChristieBooks.com and say “hello” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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WOW This Book was Nothing Like I ever expected!!!!!!

Scythe - Neal Shusterman

So I read this book during the 24 in 48 readatoan. (Sorry I know I spelled that wrong.) I really loved the book so freaking much, that it was so hard for me to put down. 

My favorite character was Rowan, wow what happens towards the end of the book just blew my mind, something that he did I just never thought he could ever do. That's all I am going to say, because I don't want to spoil things for readers that haven't read this book yet.

Now on to Citra, I really wasn't so into her at first, but she also does something at the end that I never thought she had in her. I just think towards the end she really started to grow up.

I really don't know what I would do if I had to decide who I would gleaned, or even how I would go about gleaning the individual, that I chosen. I would be afraid that I would let the power go to my head, but I really hope I would be strong and be merciful, in the way I would go about gleaning them.

I have the second book thunderhead, I will probably read that one in the next couple of months, after I read a few more that I have already planned to read.

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Pretty Dead Girls - Monica  Murphy
PRETTY DEAD GIRLS BY MONICA MURPHY BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS Tour Date: January 8-26, 2018 (Posts should be up by 08:00 AM EST on your scheduled date) Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32972117-pretty-dead-girls Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo Tour Schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-pretty-dead-girls-by-monica-murphy/ Giveaway: Signed copy of Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy a Rafflecopter giveaway Pretty Dead Girls by Monica MurphyPublication Date:  January 2, 2018Publisher:  Entangled Teen Beautiful. Perfect. Dead. In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she's never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her. There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA. Website • Twitter • Facebook • Instagram • Pinterest • Snapchat • Goodreads

 

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The Girl Without Magic - Megan O'Russell

The Girl Without Magic
Megan O’Russell
(The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, #1)
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: January 9th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn’t through with her.

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren’s Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay.

The time for the Siren’s reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way.

Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm to other worlds, gaining magic and having glorious adventures. When Maggie follows Bertrand out of the Siren’s Realm, seeking an adventure of her own, she finds instead a world of magic on the eve of war. To save innocent lives Maggie risks her heart, her life, and her only chance of returning to the Siren’s Realm.

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Megan is a native of Upstate New York who spends her time traveling the country as a professional actor. Megan’s current published works include YA series The Tethering and Girl of Glass, as well as the Christmas romance Nuttycracker Sweet. 2017 projects include The Tale of Bryant Adams: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days, and The Chronicles of Maggie Trent: The Girl Without Magic.
For more information on Megan’s books visit MeganORussell.com.

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Awesome End to a awesome Series!!!!!!

Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

I love this whole awesome and amazing series. I am so sorry to say that I still didn't like the Darkling at all, I did like the certain something that we found out about him. WOW I wasn't expecting what happened to Nick, that's what I call him, at all. And what we found out about Mal, I kind of thought that's what it was going to be, but wasn't 100% positive about it.

I really am still deciding on what I feel in regards to what happened to Alian ( sorry can't remember how to spell her name, and don't have the book near me.) Also in regards to what happened to the Darkling in the end.

I am so super excited that I read this awesome, and amazing series.

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