Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


Synopsis:

Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.


My review:

So, I decided to see what was the fuss about, and I was definitely not disappointed. 
I had my doubts at the beginning, the first 20% of the book was slow for me, mainly because I wanted to slap some sense into Feyre, she was being too stubborn and repetitive. Fortunately that didn't last and the action and character development took off making the pages fly. 
The worldbuilding was beautiful, the descriptions vivid, and the mythology easy to follow. 
Feyre and Lucien became my favorite characters. I like how inventive and brave she can be under pressure. And Lucien, he can be so difficult to figure out, which is precisely why I enjoyed him so much. I tolerated Tamlin, but did not fell for him.
Amarantha was a good villain, she's bonkers, but has a motive. Under her anger and evil, she's hurt, that's what makes a villain interesting. With Rhysand I'm torn, I wanted to kill him at times, but then understood the reason behind his actions and gave him another chance.
The answer to the riddle was obvious for me after reading it once. Maybe I'm the exception, or maybe that was the author's intention, to have you mentally screaming at Feyre the obvious answer, I don't know. 
That ending was great though, a mystery, a battle, a transformation, lots of action, I loved it.
I'm also pretty sure I know what Rhysand saw, let's see if I'm wrong.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wandfasted by Laurie Forest


Synopsis:

"When they painted "Heretics" on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.

Until they sent the dragons.

But they didn't count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn't count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance.

The Black Witch."


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm having a seriously bad fangirling case. Wandfasted is amazing! I enjoyed it as much as The Black Witch.

Wandfasted tells the story of how Tessla and Vale (Elloren's parents) knew each other. It also shows why Carnissa Gardner became a legend, and believe me you don't want to miss that. With a fast pace and a beautiful worldbuilding, this book is simply impossible to put down once you start.

I absolutely loved getting to know Tessla, she's a badass, the kind of MC that I can't get enough of: intelligent, brave, selfless, strong and mature. Vale I had to warm up to, but once you get to know him better he's easy to love. I especially enjoyed that Vale (view spoiler).

Is also quite the experience getting to know the parents of other characters from the The Black Witch. You get a lot of: "now I get it".

I completely recommend this book for anyone who knows how to read, and if you don't, here's a good reason.



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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Genesis of Evangeline by Rachel Jonas


Wolves. Dragon shifters. A fallen kingdom destined to rise again.

Evie Callahan is positive there's something strange going on in Seaton Falls, her new home. The locals are bigger, stronger, and faster than most. That includes Nick, the boy next door who's become her silver lining in this godforsaken town.

She wants to trust her instincts--about Nick, about what she suspects in Seaton Falls--but rumors of wolves and dragon shifters makes it hard to tell what's real. With a history of odd dreams and the nagging sense that she's never belonged, Evie fears she's losing touch with reality. Her concern only grows when someone who's haunted these dreams is suddenly tangible... and claims to hold the key to unlocking her true identity.

Finding out her entire life has been a lie is scary enough, but what's downright terrifying is discovering who she's destined to become.

Evie's much more than your average, seventeen-year-old girl.

And this is her genesis.


Details

The Lost Royals Saga is an upper YA/NA crossover. This is a tale of long-forgotten royalty and a fated love too powerful for time to erase. It's the ideal paranormal romance for fans of urban fantasy and star-crossed love.

This book is for anyone who loves:
*Shifter Romance (Dragons and Werewolves/lycans)
*Teen and Young Adult Paranormal Romance
*New Adult Paranormal Romance
*Magical Powers and Supernatural Creatures
*Alternative Reality and Alternative History
*Tales of forbidden love
*Fiction involving lost princesses and fallen or ruined kingdoms

This is BOOK ONE in the Lost Royals saga. BOOK TWO, "Dark Side of the Moon", releases December 26th, 2017.


Praise for The Genesis of Evangeline

"An intriguing mix of romance, fantasy, and heart-pounding action. I can't wait for the next installment in this series!" ★★★★★ -Jaymin Eve (USA Today bestselling author of the "Supernatural Prison" series)

"Once in a Blue Moon, I will come across a book that completely engrossed me, where I feel I share the same world with the characters and then I finish the book, missing them like mad. This was that book." ★★★★★ -Amazon Review

"So much better than Twilight!" ★★★★★ -Bookishly Slytherin Blog

"This book will consume you!" ★★★★★-Amazon Review

"Have you ever found a book so epic that even when you're not reading it, you're thinking about it? That's how fantastic this book is." ★★★★★ -Amazon Review

"This book is a wild ride of fun, adventure, and magic!" ★★★★★-Ashley Gallegos (founder of Indie Book Connect Subscription Box)


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout




Synopsis
Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.
Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.

If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.
Because behind every evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…


Series: The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3
RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book





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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Broken (Immortal Heritage 0.5)

The prequel of Starlight is live!  Two short stories that tell how Dahlia and Nick coincided on the same city. 


Broken (Immortal Heritage 0.5)

A terrible loss. A past they wish to forget. 
Two broken souls. Two destinies that will become one.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

London by C.L. Knopf




If you were given a second chance at love, would you take it?

When Hannah left Callum, it didn’t take long for her to realize that she made a big mistake. With him being more than 10,000 miles away and her making it nearly impossible to be found, she thought their paths would never cross again. The moment she saw him standing in her office brought out every single emotion she had tucked away and as he held her, it became clear that she didn’t want to spend another moment without him.
Follow Callum and Hannah as they finally begin their life together and experience beautiful moments and new challenges. Their relationship will be put to the test when Callum’s past comes back to haunt them. Can they overcome this obstacle? Was their love never meant to be? Find out in the final book of the Destination Series.












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HUNTRESS SOULMATE by Selene Kallan

Blurb: BORN TO DESTROY EACH OTHER. BONDED BY DESTINY . Fae Warrior Prince Axel has defeated many flesh and blood demons, but not the darknes...