Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 496 
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Release Date: September 1, 2020 
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* E-ARC provided by author for review purposes*

Summary (Goodreads

A Betrayal…

Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice...

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.


I'm utterly speechless after finishing A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. As always Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my top favourite authors and when I finished the first book, From Blood and Ash, I knew immediately that the second book was going to be one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. This amazing fantasy series is a must read because it has action, romance and so many twist and turns that you will have a book hangover after reading it. Plus we get more Hawke/Cas. I definitely took my time with the second book and it paid off because there was so much going on in each scene that I wanted to absorb every detail to prepare myself for the third book. 

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up right where we left off in From Blood and Ash where Poppy has just learned she is now to become Casteel's wife. Not everyone there is too thrilled (Atlantians and the Wolven). Jen created an amazing world that she has created with a mixture of vampires and mythology of the backgrounds of the Atlantians, Descenters and the wolvens. Also I love how there is a map now! 

If you loved Poppy and Cas in FB&A you will fall in love with them more in AKOFAF.  Out of all of Jen's couples I think these two are one of my favourites couples. Poppy is just as much stabby with Casteel and their character growth through the entire book was amazing. I loved every moment. You can immediately see how much their feelings has changed to more in this book because they are thrown into situations that come up and do it together as a team. Even though Cas betrayed Poppy they have to come together to defeat the Craven and the Descenters. I also found some of my favourite quotes are between these two, some hilarious and some jaw dropping moments right to the amazing romance Cas and Poppy have. 

As a huge fan of Jen's, not reading spoilers was the key to me finishing the book because I wanted to know every detail and also how it was important to the first book. It all intertwines! A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire was an amazing read that you will not be able to put it down! All 496 pages worth! There are lots of twist and turns you will not see coming, especially that ending! I'm still in shock. This book was perfection. 100% I will be recommending this book to friends. Now to patiently wait until the next book!!! 
If you are looking for your next fantasy read go start this series now! 



Friday, July 17, 2020

The Queen (The Wicked Trilogy #3.7) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Queen (The Wicked Trilogy #3.7)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 146
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Publisher: 1001 Dark Nights
Release Date: July 14, 2020
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Summary (Goodreads)

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

The King must have his Queen....

Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

*I received and E-ARC in exchange for honest review *


What an amazing read The Queen was because I wish there were more pages!! Another word after reading this book is speechless. Now to my review.  I loved how it picked up right where The King left off because we found out what is going on with Brighton and her visit to the doctor. From the first page I couldn't put it down! I have loved reading the Wicked Trilogy so much that to see the end of Caden's and Brighton's story come to an end. Jen did a great job closing the novella's.

I would say Brighton has grown so much as a character throughout the entire three novella's. Her character is so kick-a** both physically and emotionally. There were times that you would wish she told Caden the truth but as you read the series you would understand why. The Queen was amazing and so action packed and Caden is just as swoony. Plus the ending was perfect! I loved seeing Caden's world and I do hope we get to see more of the fae world. Also, Tink was hilarious as always!

Overall, this series is a must read! I do believe that you should read the Wicked series before starting to get a little more background of the characters! The epilogue was the perfect way to end it in Caden's voice and ended it on a beautiful note. Thank you Jen for allowing me to follow your series from beginning to end, now to write Tink's novella! Also can't wait to watch the Wicked movie on Passionflix!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 576
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: June 9, 2020
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*Received for review by author for honest review*

Summary (Goodreads)

Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences… Don’t miss book two of the fantastical Harbinger trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

“Jennifer L. Armentrout’s intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!” —
 New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury 

A half human, half angel and her bonded gargoyle protector must work with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.

As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.


As always I was sucked back into the very addicting Harbinger series by one of my favourite authors, Jennifer L. Armentrout. I always love being back in this world of gargoyle's and demons especially Zayne and Trinity's world. You are immediately pulled in that you won't be able to put it down. I feel like I was also crying through some scenes. Now to wish I had the next book! As you can see this series is one everyone needs to invest in as well as her Dark Elements series. Plus Team Zayne!

The second book in the Harbinger series brings Trinity and Zayne are back and are bonded as protected and true born as well as finding out more information about the Harbinger.  It picks up right where we left off in Storm and Fury and they are still trying to stop the acoplaspe as well as they are forbidden to be with each other.

Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of those authors who brings her stories to life and connect her readers so well with her characters who are strong and funny. Trinity is one of those characters who also has RPN and is feeling insure about some things which makes her relatable too many readers. I'm so proud of Jen for writing this character, because she is so tough like her other book characters (Alex). She is determined and willing to try anything! Plus I was so happy to see Roth and Layla again!! There scenes were the best and made me laugh!

Zayne has changed so much since the Dark Elements series. He is definitely one that like to think before he acts. He has grown so much until now and while I've always been a fan of Zayne it was great to see him grow as a man/warden. I love Zayne and Trinity together. He is very protective of her  and they have such amazing chemistry that every scene with them was them overcoming all these obstacles in order to be together.

The entire book was amazing from start to finish. I wish it didn't have to end the way it did because now I'm in totally complete shock that I need the next book immediately in my hands. I think everyone needs to read this series. If you are a JLA fan like I am you are definitely auto-buying all her books! Also stay safe during these times!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: From Blood and Ash
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 622 (e-book)
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: March 31, 2020
Publisher: Blue Box Press
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*Received a free copy for honest review from the author*


A Maiden…
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
A Duty…
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
A Kingdom…
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.


From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! I loved every single moment and all of the characters are ones you will fall in love with! Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again with her amazing writing skills and lots of detail! Get this book immediately!!! Thank you Jen for letting me review From Blood and Ash! I think this is one of my new top favourite books of yours. As many of you know I have been a huge fan of Jen's and she is also a great friend. I'm already looking forward to the other JLAnders and the world to read this book because they are going to fall in love with the entire world you have created as well as Hawke. 

I really enjoyed Poppy's character. She has so much on her shoulders as she has the entire kingdom depends on her as the Maiden. The entire novel was amazing. I literally feel like after reading, From Blood and Ash I have no words except amazing. Every word written is able to capture every reader immediately into this fantasy world she has created. This one is definitely high up their as a favourite especially after a certain scene! If you love high fantasy, you will love this book. We also get to know the history, magic and romance all wrapped into one journey. The scenes between Hawke and Poppy is definitely complex right from the start of the book and you see them both grow as characters throughout the entire book. I found Hawke to be a very deep character who has many sides to him where Poppy is strong and she knows what she wants. 

Jen you have created a masterpiece with this one! I knew right away in 2011 when Half-Blood came out that you were going to be one of my all time favourite authors and friend. Thank you so much. From Blood and Ash was a phenomenal read and its going to possible make people throw their book/e-reader through the window by the end but its totally worth it. Such an amazing fantasy full of action, danger, mystery and a swoony romance. I already need the next book!! Fantasy readers need to pick this one up right away!


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wild at Heart (Wild #2) by K.A. Tucker

Title: Wild at Heart (Wild #2)
Author: K.A. Tucker
Pages: 456
Genre: Romance
Self- Published
Release Date: February 18, 2020
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Summary (Goodreads)

From the internationally best-selling author of The Simple Wild comes the continuation of a woman’s journey to Alaska and a life she never imagined for herself.

Calla Fletcher returns to Toronto a different person, struggling to find direction and still very much in love with the rugged bush pilot she left behind. When Jonah arrives on her doorstep with a proposition she can’t dismiss, she takes the leap and rushes back to Alaska to begin their exciting future together.

But Calla soon learns that even the best intentions can lead to broken promises, and that compromise comes with a hefty price—a log cabin in interior rural Alaska that feels as isolating as the western tundra.

With Jonah gone more than he’s home, one neighbor who insists on transforming her into a true Alaskan, and another who seems more likely to shoot her than come to her aid, Calla grapples with forging her own path. In a world with roaming wildlife that has her constantly watching over her shoulder and harsh conditions that stretch far beyond the cold, dark, winter months, just stepping outside her front door can be daunting.

This is not the future Calla had in mind, leaving her to fear that perhaps she is doomed to follow in her mother’s fleeing footsteps after all.


Some may know that I absolutely loved, The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker a few years ago. Since then I have become a big fan of all of her books and when I found out there was going to be a sequel to one of my favourites, I was over the moon excited! Fast-forward to today where I just finished Wild at Heart. Let me say that this was one of the best sequels I've had read and I wish that K.A. Tucker will write a third book. I just love these characters so much that I want to see what is going to happen with their relationship (Calla + Jonah) and their Alaskan friends! I wish I would've read it more slowly due to myself not wanting it to end. Loved it!!

It begins right where we left off from the first book and gives us a bit of a recap. I'm so happy that K.A. Tucker has brought us back into this Alaskan world because the first one ended perfectly and left it very open to a sequel. I can say that this book did not disappoint and is one of my favourite books of the year. This book has definitely taught me that I while I love all the outdoors I also hate the mosquitos just as much (like Calla). Her character has taught me to be just as brave as her as she embraces her new surroundings and follows her heart to move to Alaska with Jonah. We got to see exactly all of Calla's fears, jealously, triumphs, friendship, and romance with this journey. It felt like you were there with her as she faced each one of them.

The chemistry between Calla and Jonah was taken to the next level as you see their relationship grow in this one. It is their journey together as a couple that I can even say has captured all of us readers hearts because they love each other so deeply and sacrifice certain things to be with each other. Wild at Heart was just perfect in every way. I was cheering and crying at a few parts with their relationship and with how everything happened I was happy with how the entire book ended. Agnes, Mabel, Roy, Toby and the locals who also help shape Calla as she adjusts her new life after Wren has past away.

K.A. Tucker has woven us a beautiful story about love, adventure and friendship in this amazing series. I really hope that we get to see more of Calla and Jonah's future in a third book because I want to see what their life in Alaska is going to be like and we would get more Jonah! The story was just perfection. Thank you K.A. Tucker for writing this book and bringing us along with their adventures and the beautiful backdrop of Alaska.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Blog Tour: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
ISBN: 9781542016421
Pub date: December 10, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Available in Canada through Thomas Allen & Son
*Received for review from Thomas Allen & Son

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From #1 New York Timesbestselling author of It Ends with Uscomes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.


As many of you know, I'm a huge Colleen Hoover fan! If I hear she has a new novel coming out I will automatically preorder it because all the books she has written I must read! Regretting You was no different. From the first chapter to the last few pages I was either in tears are cheering these characters on because like any of her books, you immediately connect with them on many emotional levels. Plus, I love reading about a mother and daughter relationship. Now I wish there was more pages for me to read. 

Told in dual POV's between Morgan and Clara you can see that their relationship is not alike. But like any family relationship sometimes we can be different than our mothers but also similar than we think. I loved reading their different POV's from Morgan's past to the present and how Clara is in that current moment. Colleen Hoover is a master-storyteller who can instantly get you try to finish the book in one night. She talks about real issues talked about today that connects all her readers. I also really did enjoy the past between Chris, Jenny, and Jonah back when they were in their teens right from the start. 

I can officially say this is now one of my new favourites by Colleen. Heart-Wrenchingly beautiful that you need tissues. There was some tough decisions they both faced. Regretting You is a must read for everyone! Go grab this book immediately off the shelves or just by ordering it! After reading it you might want to order all of her other books!


About Colleen Hoover:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess(2015), It Ends with Us(2016), and Without Merit( 2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit www.colleenhoover.com.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Blog Tour: Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Title: Dirty Letters
Author: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
Pages: 300
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance/Thomas Allen
Release Date: November 5, 2019
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* Received a copy from Thomas Allen L
Summary (Goodreads)

I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.


If you have never read a Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward book you must get this one immediately! It was told in two perspectives and the cover is HOT! I couldn't put this book down once I finally sat down after work. It was emotional, heartbreaking and was an amazing romance between childhood friends.

We meet Luca and Griffin who were pen pals when they were children. After many letters and sharing all their deepest secrets become best friends. Until one day Luca stops writing. Fast forward now 8 years she finds a letter in her father's apartment. After they reconnect we find out that Griffin now is a rockstar that lives in California. The romance between them was so swoon-worthy and by the time its the end of the book you wish it was not the end of the story. My emotions were all over the place and both authors do a great job of creating their story and connecting us with their characters.

If you are looking for a heartfelt, swoony, that I was hoping they would be together by the end. Plus, I loved Griffin!! I'm already excited for what these two amazing authors will bring us next because their writing is addicting. Are you a romance reader? Then this is the perfect book for you! Go pick this one up right away you won't be disappointed!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Burning Shadow (Origin #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 649
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 8, 2019
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*Received ARC from TorTeen and author for honest review*

Summary (Goodreads)

#1 New York TimesUSA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with The Burning Shadow, the steamy, shocking second installment of the Origin series that will leave readers reeling.

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux―only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is―and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.


Holy Macaroni!! What have you done to me Jen that has caused me tears, heartache and wishing there were more pages than the already 600+ pages! Many people know that I'm a huge JLA fan and I know for a fact that every book that she has written has never disappointed me. The Burning Shadow has that same feeling. Now I'm just still in a state of shock after that ending.

Evelyn (Evie) and Luc are back and now she is thrown into the Lux world only that she knows that she is more involved than she ever thought. Her memory is still in gaps, but she is determined more than ever to find the truth. This second instalment in the series is one book you won't be able to put down with the plot-twists, action-packed and intense chemistry between Luc and Evie!! Armentrout's writing is addicting and shines through-out the entire book which is one of Jen's ways to get the reader hooked is her ability to write relatable characters. Plus the romance was swoon!!! Evie also along the way was finding her identity and the many things that happen when you are a teen.

If you haven't picked up The Darkest Star or the Lux series, I recommend you go read them before you start this series. Jen is the queen of cliffhangers with second books and she definitely left me hanging with this one! Go get this book immediately as you will be addicted to the entire series. Thank you Jen for a copy for review! I'm already anxiously waiting to finding out what is going to happen next in the series!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The King (The Wicked Trilogy #3.6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The King (A Wicked Novella)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult, Fae
Release Date: July 23, 2019
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*Received an E-ARC from author for honest review*

Summary (Goodreads)

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.


I need more!! Jennifer has got be hooked to Caden and Brighton's story! The King follows what happened at the end of The Prince. Though these are small they have big surprises and how could you do this to us Jen at the end of the book! I wish I had the next book immediately!! Definitely worth the wait after finishing this amazing book.

What I love best about these novella's are that you get to see each character grow. Brighton is a good mix of badass and not letting others define who she is. From the beginning to now you see how much of a character growth she has developed. JLA is one of the best authors for creating characters that are going through real experiences. I did love the steamy romance between Caden and Brighton! There are lots of things revealed that explains his behaviour to the strong connection he has with Brighton.

Overall, if you loved the Wicked series you really need to start these novella's immediately because they have those extras that we didn't see in the original series. Plus we get to see Tink again! Now to wish this one didn't have a cliffhanger. I need The Queen!!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Blog Tour: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Title: The Storm Crow
Author: Kalyn Josephson
Pages: 352
Genre: Fantasy/YA
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: July 9, 2019

Summary (Goodreads)

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life...until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother's death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.


If you are a fan of Six of Crows, you will definitely love this book! The cover immediately grabs your attention. The main character also deals with depression, her struggles and how she overcomes it. I really loved this book from the first page and is written beautifully. Crows are a very important piece in the show, as they are elemental Crows part of the Rhodaire Kingdom. Josephson did an amazing job with the world building.

The story begins at the kingdom where it is attacked during the crow hatching festival by Illucia. Kingdom is left in ruins and the crows went away which has been hard on the kingdom. Anitha, our main character is princess of Rhodaire and her sister is queen and is agreeing for the crown prince of Illucia to marry each other. She is a character who is also facing depression and this author is talking about it which many of us readers can connect with.

I personally loved Thia's relationship with the crown prince Ericen. He reminds me of some other male leads (ACOTAR), even though he does come off as rude in the beginning. I'm looking forward to what will happen next between them. Then there is Caylus. I sense a love triangle! Well he is a little different than Ericen and there are cute moments between them but it will be interesting to see what the sequel has in store for him as well.

Be sure to check out The Storm Crow because it will be possibly one of the best of this year! Thank you Raincoast Books for allowing me to read this great book! Going to for sure recommend this to my customers and patiently wait for the sequel.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 512
Genre: YA/Romance/Fantasy
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: June 11, 2019
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* I received an E-ARC from the author for honest review*
Summary (Goodreads)

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…


We are back into JLA's world of gargoyles and demons! But who wouldn't be excited being pulled into this world with Zayne as our male lead in this amazing spin-off series from The Dark Elements series. If you haven't read the series I would definitely recommend you read them first so you don't get too confused. So there may be spoilers.

Trinity is eighteen years old and lives in the Warden community. From the moment you start reading the story pulls you in and will probably keep you up all night just to try and finish in the early morning. Storm and Fury has everything that you will love if you have read any of JLA's books. Love, strong female main character, smart banter and lots of swoon between Zayne and Trinity! Even though I did love Roth through The Dark Element series, Zayne still had a special place in my heart. Plus we get to see Layla and Roth again!!

Without spoiling anything, Trinity goes through her own personal battle and you definitely have to read the Author's note and the importance of taking the time to read this note because it does matter. You will not be disappointed while reading because we got to know Trinity who is able to see ghost and spirits. From meeting new characters and seeing more of the Wardens and demons, who both play a big part in the books. The story had so much action, romance and definitely has lots of twists at the end. I'm already looking forward to what Jen has in store for us next in the series!!


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada/ Ballantine Books
Release Date: March 5, 2019
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*Received an ARC for Review from Penguin Random House Canada*

Summary (Goodreads)

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.


Daisy Jones & The Six is a must read! I couldn't put it down! Taylor Jenkins Reid has created an unforgettable novel that makes you believe that this band could have been real. The storyline was so well written and researched that it felt like you were transported back into the 1960s and 70s with all the romance, drugs and rock and roll. I also loved how Taylor Jenkins Reid was inspired by Fleetwood Mac to create these amazing characters.

The story is told is a documentary style, told through interviews with the band and the people around them and the reason why the band fell apart. The narration of each character brought it to life, with their struggles and success to their rise to fame. During the entire time my heart was beating so fast during some scenes that I thought I was going to cry. You will feel all the emotions. If you have read any of Taylor's books you know that you will always remember her books since her writing is phenomenal.

If your looking for the next beach read this is the perfect book to pick up! Its already a Reese Witherspoon pick and also has TV rights with it. I'm already excited to see what they are going to do with this amazing book. Be sure to check out the audiobook with a full cast! I've already listened to it and it made it feel more real. Overall, I'm 100% recommending this book!


Monday, March 18, 2019

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (Blog Tour)

Title: Bloodleaf (Bloodleaf #1)
Author: Crystal Smith
Pages: 384
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers/Raincoast Books
Release Date: March 12, 2019
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*Received for honest review from publisher*

Summary (Goodreads)

Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?


From the moment I read the summary of Bloodleaf, I had a feeling it was going to be a great read. I was not disappointed! Plus the cover is gorgeous! I did not even know that it is a retelling of "Goose Girl" even though I haven't read that story I went in blind and really enjoyed reading it! After reading Bloodleaf I will definitely be checking it out! The writing will pull you in immediately and then it's hard to put it down.

Princess Aurelia is the heir to the Renalten palace and banned from using blood magic. She is also very strong character despite being hunted down after an assassination attempt. After fleeing to a new land she discovers that she is more happier. But she is actually not safe after there is a terrible plot twist is happening. Aurelia is a quick thinker and though she makes some questionable decisions. The entire book I felt was fast-paced, and it was very well written. The twist and turns are surprising murder, mystery and lots of suspense. There were moments of heartbreak and so many emotions! While the romance is slow it was sweet so I won't spoil it for everyone!

The ending was by far one of the most memorable it felt like it ended on an intense note as well as action-packed. I'm looking forward to what will happen next in the series! If you are a fan of Red Queen, I think you will enjoy Bloodleaf as well and dive deeper into this world.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Blog Tour: You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook

Title: You Owe Me A Murder
Author: Eileen Cook
Pages: 368
Genre: YA/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers/Raincoast Books
Release Date: March 5,  2019
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*This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

Summary (Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Kim gets more than she bargained for when she is set up for murder. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, E. Lockhart, and Gillian Flynn.

17-year-old Kim never expected to plot a murder. But that was before her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. Now, Kim’s stuck on a class trip to London with him and his new soulmate and she can’t help wishing he was a little bit dead, even if she’d never really do that.
But when Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane who’s more than willing to listen to Kim’s woes, things start to look up. Nicki's got a great sense of humor, and when she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along—that is, until Kim’s ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies.
Blackmailed by Nicki to fulfill her end of the deal, Kim will have to commit a murder or take the fall for one.


From the moment you read the title of the book you get a chill and have a good feeling that it's going to be good. If you love thriller books you will definitely not be able to put it down. Normally, I don't read thrillers, but I have read Eileen's other books I had a feeling this one would be the same. It left me definitely shocked and may have caused anxiety with the murder plot.

Kim is a 17-year old who meets a stranger at the airport during a delay during a trip to London with her ex and his new girlfriend. This stranger named Nicki listens to her and has a good sense of humor. Then she starts talking about murders which Kim plays along until her ex mysteriously dies. While your thinking what is happening and why are you making these decisions. Kim is a smart character who also seems to like puzzles. Nicki on the other hand was a mystery there were times where you felt like saying OMG. However, I really did love Alex. He is sweet and you can find out why once you read this one!

This story will keep you guessing and there were many plot twists. I did only wish we got a better ending and that some things were still missing. But overall, if you need a good thriller go pick this up on March 5! It might even help with a reading slump because it hooks you in immediately.  Looking forward to the next book by Eileen in the near future.


Q&A with Eileen Cook

Q: How did the idea for You Owe Me A Murder come to you?  
A: I promise it didn’t come from personal experience!  The inspiration for this book came from a bunch of ideas colliding. I’ve always been interested in toxic friendships. I have some of the most amazing friends in my life, but this wasn’t always the case, so understanding how and why we let ourselves get into relationships that are so bad for us, is interesting to me. Another obsession is thinking about self-identity, who are we? Do we believe in ourselves? Is that identity influenced by the people around us-and what are we REALLY capable of if we’ve been pushed. 
Once I had that foundation, I layered in a passion for Alfred Hitchcock films and the writing of Patricia Highsmith- in this case, the classic movie/book, Strangers on a Train. And then the icing on the inspiration for this book was a love for travel and the idea that when we are out of our normal world it changes us and how we see things. I mixed all of that together, added hours of wandering around talking to myself and sweating over a keyboard, and I ended up with this book.
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