ARC Review | The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

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Title: The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Published: September 11th, 2018

Format: eARC

My rating: 3/5

Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare.  Continue reading

Mini Review | Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Published: September 6th, 2016

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Average Goodreads rating: 4.58

My rating: 3.5

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. Continue reading

First Line Fridays – May 11

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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Throwback Thursday – The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas

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Renee began Throwback Thursday at Its Book Talk as a way to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books that she wants to read that were published over a year ago. Books that were published over a year ago are almost always easier to find at libraries or at a discounted sale price. As I have been sifting through my TBR list and purging those books that no longer hold my interest, I came across several from years past that I’d love to share with you! Continue reading

Review | An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Published: September 26th, 2017

Average Goodreads rating: 3.66

My rating: 4

Format read: Audio

A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Continue reading

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Title: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Publisher: Feiwel Friends

Published: March 6, 2018

Average Goodreads rating: 4.2

My rating: 2.5

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Continue reading

WWW Wednesday – February 14

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare

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Title: The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare

Published: August 2017 by Avon

Average Goodreads rating: 4.09

My rating: 4/5

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… 

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

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Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack: Update

 

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Title: Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication date: June 11th, 2019 (previously was June 12th, 2018)

A few months ago I posted about the announcement of this book, that post can be found here. At the time the release date was June of 2018. Recently, due to the author’s health issues, the release date was pushed back to June of 2019.  Continue reading