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I finally figured out how to fix my site!

I finally figured out how to make my reviews a drop box!!! So happy!

Let me know what you think of the changes and also comment below what other changes I can make to help this be more navigable.

Also, I am hoping to do either a meme or a review post soon! Just been busy! 🙂

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FEBRUARY TBR AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BOOKS.

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I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS I NEED TO READ IN FEBRUARY. MANY ARE OVERDUE OR DUE ARCS. SOME ARE BOOKS THAT ARE JUST COMING OUT.

 

OVERDUE ARCS: (EDELWEISS)

The Disasters DUE DEC 18 OOPS. :S

Evermore (Everless) DUE DEC 31 OOPS :/

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) DUE JAN 8

Fearless (Eye of the Beholder Book 2) DUE JAN 15TH

Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1) DUE JAN 22

 

DUE ARCS: EDELWEISS

Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen Book 2) THE DATE CHANGED ON THIS I HAVE LESS THAN A WEEK TO REVIEW IT! GAH!

Stolen Time (Dark Stars, #1)

A Danger to Herself and Others

The Antidote

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) ALL DUE THE 5TH. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF. BUT THE COVERS AND PLOTS ARE SO GOOD!!!

The Blood Spell (Ravenspire, #4) DUE THE 12

We Set the Dark on Fire  DUE THE 26TH

THESE ARE MARCH BOOKS I’M HOPING TO GET A HEAD START ON

The Last 8

The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch Book 3)

To Best the Boys

The Queen’s Resistance (The Queen’s Rising, Book 2)

Bloodleaf (Bloodlead #1)

Opposite of Always

Sherwood

 

 

NOW ON TO NETGALLEY. OMG. SO MANY ALREADY. JUST A NOTE I TEND TO READ ABOUT 15 BOOKS A MONTH. :/

PAST DUE:

Binding Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 3) DUE DEC 20TH

Lipstick Voodoo (Kincaid Strange, #2) DUE JAN 8TH

All the Lonely People DUE JAN 10TH

 

DUE IN FEB:

Diamond Heart (Cherrywood Grove #2) FEB 4TH

The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9) FEB 5TH

The Ruin of Kings (The Godslayer Cycle, #1) FEB 5TH

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3) FEB 12TH

Crown of Feathers FEB 12TH

The Stone's Heart (The Queen's Wing #2) FEB 19TH

The Orphanage of Gods FEB 21ST

Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods, #1) FEB 21ST

 

HOPING TO GET A HEAD START ON

The Everlasting Rose (The Belles, #2)

 

JUST BOOKS THAT ARE COMING OUT I WANT TO READ. DONE WITH ARCS FOR NOW. LOL.

The Queen of Cursed Things (The Sundolian Empire Book 1)Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy #2)The Deceivers (Vale Hall, #1)Dark of the West (Glass Alliance)EnchantéeOn the Come Upヴァンパイア騎士 memories 4 (Vampire Knight: Memories, #4)You Can't HideRude: There Is No Such Thing as Over-SharingThe Triumphant (Valiant, #3)The Great Unknowable EndGates of Stone (A Lord of the Islands Novel Book 1)Mist, Metal, and Ash (Ink, Iron, and Glass)The DysastersWarrior of the WildFour Dead Queens

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

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***This are in order of books I want to read not publication. ^-^***

 

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Wild Country

In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side…without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: I love Anne Bishop’s Others series. It’s my all time favorite adult series. While I don’t love her world books as much just being able to see little glimpses into the world Meg and Simon live in is my nirvana

 

rude

Rude: There Is No Such Thing as Over-Sharing

‘I started my period at home in the afternoon aged 14 on a warm day. I remember screaming and thinking “There is no doubt about it; I am definitely going to die”.’

This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it almost half of the world’s population has one.

Was Jessica Ennis on her period they day she won Olympic Gold? What do you do when you’re living on the streets and pregnant? What does it feeling like to have a poo after you’ve given birth? We all have questions but it’s not seen as very polite to talk about our fanny; in fact it is down-right rude.

Rude is an important, taboo-breaking book that shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps in Calais to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko’s own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: I think this book will be very informative and funny. A bit sad as well.

 

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We Set the Dark on Fire

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: This ‘At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class’ This got me sucked in.

 

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Storm Cursed

In this new installment in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves . . . 

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

And a coyote shapeshifter . . . And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.

 

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: Great series! Love Patricia Briggs. Can’t wait to read this! Also awesome cover!!

 

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Soul of the Sword

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS:  I absolutely loved the first book! See my review here – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2258621822

 

 

 

Currently Reading!

I haven’t done a blog post for a bit sorry about that. I’m not reading as much as I’d like to.

I’m currently ‘reading’ three books.

 

INCUBUS DREAMS

I’m about halfway done this. I’m losing interest though. 😦

 

The Wolf in the Whale

About half done this. Soooooooooooooooooooooooo good so far. Fantastic read for those of you who like LGBT, Fantasy, Historical.

 

And of course, I’m still chugging away with the audio of

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I think I started it right at the beginning of the year and it’s now halfway to Feb. 🤷‍♀️

But I’m still listening so that’s good. I’m up to chapter 5! ^-^

 

Madeline Miller is my new favorite author for Mythology!!

CirceThe Song of Achilles

OMG These books are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.

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The Song of Achilles had me in literal tears!

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Both are amazing fantasy, historical, mythology books. And Song of Achilles is also an excellent LGBT book despite the first half not being very focused on that.

 

As spoiler free as I can be reviews:

CIRCES BY MADELINE MILLER

So many things happened in this book I wouldn’t even know where to start. O.o

I guess I will do the old things I liked and things I didn’t like.

I’m not sure why I didn’t give this a 5. For some reason, I am just really stingy right now. It’s like a 4.5 or 4.8

I liked Circe. She was a wonderful person.

I loved the mythology and history. So fun and informative.

I hated the gods. So cruel.
I hated her family. They were also cruel.

I loved the ‘witchcraft’
I loved the animals!

I hated about half the humans.
I hated most of Circe’s lovers. None of them deserved her except the guy at the end. Which btw was a little ick….

 

SONG OF ACHILLES BY MADELINE MILLER

Omg! Omg! Omg! So good! I literally teared up reading this! I loved it!!

I’m not going to try to spell the P guys name it’s too hard. But his and Achilles love was amazing and true. I hate how even then there was prejudice against gay men! I thought that was a time of more enlightenment! Guess not.

The love for me was the main part of the story. I didn’t care about the war or the gods or Helen. Just the beautiful love of P and Achilles.

I hate how his son refused to allow P and Achilles to be together at the end and am really surprised and overjoyed that it was Achilles mother who wrote his name in the end! O.O

King of Fools is on Netgalley!

For those of you who love Amanda Foody’s first book

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

Ace of Shades

(The Shadow Game #1)

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Amanda Foody (Goodreads Author)
Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

KING OF FOOLS BOOK #2 is now available!

 

King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2)

King of Fools

(The Shadow Game #2)

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Amanda Foody (Goodreads Author)
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…

Review of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

This book was fantastic! I’m not sure why I didn’t give it a 5 star but maybe it will come out as I write?

I loved Harper. I thought she was strong, and smart, and also a little vulnerable. I loved that she had cerebral palsy but never let it define her!

Rhen was an enigma for most of the book. He seemed fake for so much of it it was hard to realized when he was being serious.

Grey was also an enigma. I honestly thought at times this would be a love triangle. Maybe it will be who knows? 😉

The monster intrigued me. I can’t go into too much detail without spoiling it and I’m trying really hard not to but if you read this. Shapes. That is all I will hint at.

First Lines Fridays

Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on First Lines Friday – 1st February 2018 — Mani’s Book Corner and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

 

FIRST LINES

It was an October wedding. The bride was a witch who solved preternatural crimes. The groom raised the dead and slew vampires for a living. It sounded like a Halloween joke, but it wasn’t.

 

DO YOU RECOGNIZE WHICH BOOK THESE LINES COME FROM?

THE BOOK IS….

INCUBUS DREAMS

Incubus Dreams

(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #12)

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Laurell K. Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
In the latest New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Anita’s life is more complicated than ever, as she is caught between her obligations to the living and the undead. A vampire serial killer who preys on strippers is on the loose. Called in to consult on the case, Anita fears her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of the City. Surrounded by suspicion, overwhelmed by her attempts to control the primal lusts that continue to wrack her, Anita does something unprecedented: she calls for help.

My descent into a life as a bookaholic

I have become a serious bookaholic lately.

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I keep getting arcs and not reading them.

 

I need some help being accountable.

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I will list the ARCs I can reasonably get to this month and the approximate order I will read them in.

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I need you guys to cheer me, boo me, yell at me if I don’t get them done! I need serious help. I have over 150-ish arcs!!! With only like 30 sent in!

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So the reasonable amount of ARC is about 8 I can read about 10-15 books a month so about a 1/2 should be ARCS.

Priority ARCS:

Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen Book 2)Stolen Time (Dark Stars, #1)The AntidoteCourting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology)A Danger to Herself and OthersThe Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9)Diamond Heart (Cherrywood Grove #2)The Everlasting Rose (The Belles, #2)

Weird thing just happened

I was declined for an ARC of a book on Edelweiss. I’m always sad when that happens but it was something I’m familiar with at least…. I’m sure many of your review bloggers are as well. But now I just got an email from them saying I was accepted? What?! How did this happen? Why deny me then accept me? Was it an error? Was it a change of mind. What do you guys think?

Here is the notifications thing btw. Just in case none of you believe me. lol.

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Really weird but so happy.

Shadow Pact

Shadow Pact

by

Tally Adams (Goodreads Author)
Emily’s sister disappeared without a trace. When authorities refused to search for her, Emily was forced to accept that she was on her own if she ever wanted to learn the truth. That’s how she ended up stumbling into a den of werewolves under the full moon. But even in the darkness of this terrifying new world, hope can come in unexpected forms. For Emily, it came as the most feared among all immortals: the Executioner himself. Now, he’s all that stands between her and being someone’s next meal. But his protection has a price…
Oh and this is not the pretty cover I was attracted too! 😦
Sadly that one was not on Goodreads and I don’t know if Edelweiss would like me to copy it. Hope it goes up on Goodreads soon. It’s pretty. 🙂

Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout

I just got approved for:

 

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1)

Storm and Fury

(The Harbinger #1)

by

Jennifer L. Armentrout (Goodreads Author)

From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.

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…

I got it from Netgalley. Look for my review soon!