Wishes do come true!

Wishes do in fact come true. For the first time since I joined Netgalley back in February/March I have never gotten a wish. I don’t know how often they give them out but it’s nice it’s just in time for the holidays! ^-^

 

Wish #1

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the everlasting rose

The Everlasting Rose

(The Belles #2)

In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia’s Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies-a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely-and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider’s Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.
Thank you Netgalley and in particular, Disney Book Group for this Wish it ARC. I can’t wait to dive into it!

Wish #2

 

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mirror, mirror

Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale

(Twisted Tales #6)

What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?

Following her beloved mother’s death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White’s stepmother, commonly referred to as “the Evil Queen” by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.

But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she’d never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power… including going after the ones Snow loves?

Thank you Netgalley and in particular, Disney Book Group for this Wish it ARC. I can’t wait to dive into it!

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

This was a 4.5 for me. Review to come.

Okay so this is my first time writing a non spoiler review. Not sure if it will still contain spoilers so I’ll caution any readers now.

Sera was an amazing MC. I absolutely loved her. I loved her so much I couldn’t see any flaws in her but she was also not a Mary Sue character. Take from that what you will.

There were a lot of POV’s in this book and that is one of the main reasons it got knocked down from a 5 to a 4 1/2. While I do deem it essential I don’t like multiple POV’s. Hence the 1/2 star mark down.

Now on to the other POV’s. Oh and before I forget this story also has multiple parts. Mostly involving a POV change. Anyway. No wait. It might be spoilery. Shoot. NM.

The world building was wonderful. It left me with a lot of questions as I was reading but it was always answered. So it left me hanging by my fingertips often. Oh and fair warning the ending will make you desperate for the next book. lol.

Also I could do a 5 paragraph gush about the cover! OMG. It is an absolutely amazing cover. Whoever designed it I give you 5 thumbs up. It’s what really drew me to this book in the first place. That and then the author and then the plot.

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

***I receive this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I was going to give this a 4 star until I realized that this is clearly not YA despite being labelled YA. There were some detailed sex scenes in this book that are not appropriate for YA books.

As an adult book I enjoyed this though. I had some issues at the beginning with so much information being thrown at me but it all came together at the end.

I liked Eliana’s POV the most. Although towards the end I did start to not like her as much. Just too reckless for me.

I loved that she was bisexual. This is the first time I’m reading a book about a Bi MC.

I found Rielle to be a bit whiny so I didn’t like her as much but I she was still a decent character.

I both liked and disliked the angel element.

I am looking forward to the next book.. 🙂