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!

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.. 🙂

ACE OF SHADES BY AMANDA FOODY

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

NON SPOILER REVIEW (FIRST TIME TRYING A TO WRITE A NON SPOILER REVIEW.)

This book started out as a 1 or 2 star for me but gradually at about 50% or so it moved up to a 3 star. It still wasn’t great but it wasn’t a, ‘I would DNF this if it wasn’t an ARC/BR.’

I liked Enne more towards the end of the book when she grew a spine. I’m very interested in her powers.

I liked Levi alright. I appreciated that he was Bi. That seems to be a trend with the ARCs I’ve received this year and I think it’s going to be the trend of 2018. LGBT with a emphasis on B.

I had a hard time picturing him as young and black though. Particularly at the beginning. I though he would be 40 or so. About Enne’s mother’s age. I even though we might be her father until I learned he is the same age as her!

I was sad that they didn’t end up together. I have a feeling this will be a slow romance.

I’m not sure how I feel about Lola or Jac. I’m glad that Jac is loyal but he seems to have a lot of issues. Same with Lola. It doesn’t seem like the book took place over 10 days! O.o

The truth about Enne’s talents and parents was a shock!

Overall not bad. Could definitely have been improved though. I felt like I was thrown into an interesting series but started at the second or third book. A lot needs explaining.