๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson!

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!

Omygosh… this book freaked me out. Centering around a disease called The Violence that basically will create a sudden rage in a person and this rage is taken out on anyone unlucky enough to be around them.

This book does have a theme besides violence. It shows the reader the lengths someone will go to protect themselves and their loved ones. This survival instinct is possibly what is stronger than The Violence itself. And, even when things look dire, there is that spark of hope when someone carries on against all odds.

This was a tough read for me. Lot’s of trigger warnings: Physical and sexual assault and, of course, violence. Although I had a hard time getting through parts of it, I would recommend this to anyone who can handle the emotional impact of this book along with an overt amount of violence.

Pub. Day is the 1st of February!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi Demeester!

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This book is a very freaky! Women standing up to the patriarchy and feminism, though โค I definitely agree about certain men treating women this way. Basically, in a way that says we as women should be quiet and docile. We should be good girls and just swallow the pill whole, literally and figuratively.

The story follows Caroline in 2004 and her daughter, Lila, in 2019. Their stories with this beast who represents the demeaning men of the world are told in tandem. It’s very easy to see similarities and notice the differences in the two and that makes the story even more interesting.

This is a great serial killer thriller tale with a twist and I recommend it especially if you can withstand the blood and gore, animal violence and death and some disturbing imagery both sexual and not.

Look for this on January 18th!

๐ŸŒŸ My Current Reads Update and THOUGHTS ๐ŸŒŸ

Is published Reylo fanfic Real????

YES IT IS!!!

And, it is wondrous!!!

Seriously if you love Reylo fanfic or just Reylo or just Adam Freaking Driver … Just do me a favor and read this and tell me what you think!!!

So, I talked to a few people who did not enjoy the slow burn, did not think it was smutty enough and also, did not love the ongoing miscommunication and misunderstanding.

However, it’s Reylo so I thought it fit and yes, it is GLORIOUS!!! Lol ๐Ÿคฃ

Empire of the Vampire!

This book is outstanding. A great piece of work. I have read the first 400 pages as a sampler Arc but I’m rereading super slow and just taking it all in. I’ll probably be slowly getting through this for another month.

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening

So excited to read this! Just got into the first few chapters yesterday and it’s caught my interest. Looking forward to reading more today!

Steelstriker

I love Marie Lu with all my heart and I do not understand how these beautiful books and amazing story are not more popular! This is the sequel to Skyhunter and it’s great. Basically war and monster like creatures and steel wings … it’s cool.

So basically that’s it! If you have read any of these please message me with spoiler free thoughts!!!

Have a great day! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige!

Thank you Netgalley so much for this wonderful Arc!!

I loved the first book in this series, The Ravens. I love love love the idea of a Witch coven sorority so much. And, when I got the opportunity to read The Monarchs, you can imagine how thrilled I was! (YAYY!!)

This sequel will not let the readers down. At least not in my opinion! I felt the story had an interesting start, but a little before halfway through this quick read I was completely drawn in. There is even more focus on the occult parts of witchcraft and some really exciting new developments that had me at the edge of my seat!

This book is more than just thrilling and exciting. I love how the sisterhood grows stronger and even becomes more inclusive by letting others in and making new friendships on campus.

It’s sweet, it’s thrilling and exciting, it had me at the edge of my seat and it gave me some nice feel good vibes! I highly recommend reading this sequel and if you haven’t read The Ravens yet, now is a great time to jump in!

๐Ÿ’œ It’s 2022! Update time!๐Ÿ’œ

January hopefuls?

I am not great with new years resolutions, but I’d love to focus on only reading what I really want to read this year! I would like to embrace my inner fantasy romance goddess… and chill!

I am currently focusing on finishing the sequel to The Ravens. So far I love it! The Monarchs is a great continuation of this world and it will be out on January 11th!!

I am excited to begin a new year! It’s not exactly a clean slate but it’s an opportunity to gain some motivation and give certain things in my life a better chance of success. Wishing everyone a great start to 2022!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long!

Thank you Netgalley for this stunning Arc!

Stunning.  That’s the perfect word to describe this book.  I did not know what to expect but this story swept me off my feet. 

Sena is a 17 year old young woman trying to make it through life on a planet that cannot find a way to respect anyone with Scavver blood.  Sena lost her mothers 5 years ago when they took part in a famous sled race on this world.  Sena feels alone and, even though she doesn’t know it,  she needs help.

Sena goes through an amazing transition from loner to a team leader throughout this story.  I think the most emotional element was her connection to a fighting wolf that kind of adopted her as a partner.   The author did an amazing job describing the relationship between a human and an animal.  It was very real and reminded me of how attached to my pets I am on a psychological level and going through forming that attachment and the overwhelming love I feel for them.

This was an incredible read that was fast-paced and full of action.   I highly recommend this!!

Look for this in 2022 on January 11th!!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Maid by Nita Prose!

Thank you Netgalley for this incredible arc!

How to describe this wonderful book? It’s a masterpiece murder/mystery following a maid who may not seem quite all together. Molly has problems recognizing the truth to certain situations and also, people’s meanings. She can unknowingly be in a dangerous situation or not understand when another person is being truthful, positive or negative. This can also put her in situations in which she is taken advantage of.

Mr. Black and his young wife Giselle are VIP’s in this grand hotel Molly works at. But when she finds Mr. Black dead in his bed all the evidence of his death points to Molly and she must find a way to help herself.

I loved every second of this book! Molly is an amazing character to follow and really the whole idea is so unique. I loved the kindness and heartwarming feels too. Also, I am currently on my way to the OG (Olive Garden) for the tour of Italy ๐Ÿ˜

Look for this in 2022 on January 4th!

๐ŸŒŸ Holiday Bookstack and current reads! ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿฌ๐ŸฌCandy Cane Stack ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ

I am absolutely thrilled to be only one week away from Christmas! I can’t wait to hand out presents, overdose on sugar while watching Elf and of course spend time with family!

I am currently reading a few things that are not exactly Christmas related but I am certainly enjoying:

A snowy thriller!

I am loving this cryptic suspense and mystery in Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney! I have fallen in love with the thriller genre this year and there is no turning back now! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Lexi Ryan is amazing!! I bow down to her as I read this story full of manipulations and lies… not to mention two absolutely gorgeous Faerie Prince’s!!! And, there is going to be a sequel??? I am so not ready for whatever cliffhanger I’m heading towards!!

Stop! Just stop and write on your calendar for 2022… January 4th is the release date for this very unique and indescribable really, thriller following Molly the Maid during a murder investigation at her high end hotel of employment. I hope to finish this soon to tell you more bc it is incredible!

This is everything I’m reading right now! I am wishing all of you the very best and would love to hear your thoughts on any of these books! Please feel free to message me anytime! Cheers!

๐ŸŒŸArc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Heart of a Witch by Rebecca L. Garcia

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!

I love a good revenge story that shows how the MC is formed into a villainous character.   In that aspect, I feel like this book is perfect for readers looking for this type of story.   Also, the fact that it’s a family that practices witchcraft running from the Witch hunters with a little romance mixed in makes it a really fun read. 

However, there were some quirks to the writing style that bothered me a bit.  Just certain descriptions that seemed off and I also felt like the dialogue was a little choppy which created a distance between myself and the story.

I definitely think this is worth a read and recommend it for anyone who loves a good villain origin story!

๐ŸŒŸArc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins!

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I cannot get over this book. There are books full of twists and turns… and then there is this book which didn’t even give me time to guess what was going to happen because all I could do was simply keep up!

Lux is down on her luck. She’s living in Maui with her gorgeous boyfriend but she’s the one working at hotels and dives trying to pull in the money to keep them afloat. Nico, her boyfriend, is great to look at and has a charming personality making him easy to love but, at the same time, he’s a bit too laid back. Luck seems to show itself when two girls, Britney and Amma, offer Nico 50,000 dollars to sail them to Monroe Island… and, of course, Lux is invited. There are many rumors about this island and none of them are good. Lux has no idea what she is getting herself into and neither does the reader until the last page.

Definitely recommend as a thriller! Reckless Girls is fast-paced and non-stop surprises. I absolutely loved this book!