Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye and Sandhya Menon 🌟ARC Review 🌟

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Such romance! I adored this! 3 short stories about Onny, Ash and True finding love on the 400th anniversary of their towns founding. The sky itself holds 2 lovers on this night, the Lady and Gentleman of Moon Ridge. But, the Lady’s star is missing from the sky and it’s possible on this magical night that she is at Onny’s parent’s gala with the rest of the town making sure love finds it’s way to these three friends.

This was great. I loved that it was 3 different stories, one about each friend. This let me get to know them really well and feel a connection to this tale. I am a sucker for romance and this book is perfection!

Out August 30, 2022!

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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I loved this book!!! A romantic, murder mystery involving Death as a character! And, not just a character, but a romantic interest!

Signa is 19 years old and has had a mostly unfortunate life. Her mother died when she was a baby and since then she has been passed around between different family members as a foster child. Also, it doesn’t make it any easier for her when wherever she goes someone winds up dying. When she finally reaches a nice home with the Hawthornes a few months before she turns 20 and gains her inheritance, she realizes how special family really is and also grows closer to death and her legacy as well.

I was addicted from the first page of this book to the last. And, I believe there will be more. Not absolutely positive but based on the ending I’m hoping so. Especially because I just want more!! This was so so good. I definitely recommend this!

Out August 30, 2022!

Babel by R.F. Kuang 🌟Arc Review 🌟

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This is one of those books that while reading I become fascinated and inspired by the genius of a mind that is behind this writing. I want to be in this story just as this story is in me now and always will be. And as a student, I want more knowledge. Like I said, inspiring. The magic of language.

Robin Swift was born in Canton, China. He lived there long enough to know the language easily and then, when he was about to die from a sickness, he was moved to England by a man promising him the world. He learned Greek and Latin while studying his own language, Chinese. In doing all this, he became prepared for a life at Oxford at the school for translation. Where language is not just studied, but used to change the world.

This is the best Dark Academia I have ever witnessed. Along with a dangerous secret society and a world on the cusp of revolution. I loved this book and I cannot recommend this enough!

Out August 23, 2022!

Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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There is no doubt that this is a good book, particularly for those who are interested in very intense literary fiction. This covers, in some detail, different aspects about the serial killer Babysitter’s case. Taking place in 1977, following a housewife who is used to the rich side of life and the start of an affair. It’s a combination of the two stories, really.

This books says a lot about so many hot topics but while the author is showing and telling the different sides to this story it comes with a lot of triggering details.

I had a really hard time reading this one.

Trigger Warnings for: Racism, Child sexual assault, murder, violence, rape… also I just want to add that there is a lot of disturbing imagery.

The Art of Prophecy by Wesley Chu 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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This is going in my top five favorite books for the year, no question. I enjoyed this so much that I’m having trouble adequately coming up with how to describe this book.

The Art of Prophecy is about so many things but a major point of this book is about the honor of war arts and when to throw others expectations out the window and simply do the right thing. Even if it means taking on a whole nation or a fanatical religion.

This story follows Taishi and Jian, along with other characters I’m not getting into because Spoilers! Taishi is an incredible woman with incredible fighting skills and also a fierceness that makes others stop and listen. Jian has a lot to learn about war arts even though he is the center of a prophecy for the Zuhn people and their savior against the Eternal Khan.

I loved every single second of this book. A gorgeous fantasy world that includes all the dirty parts of life. Play-by-play fight scenes that are simply fantastic. And, laugh out loud funny and thought provoking all at once.

I cannot recommend this enough!

Out August 9, 2022!

A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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I was cautious going into this one because of all the hype on social media but I found this to be absolutely deserving of some hype!

This story has everything. A broody assassin who is drowning her pain in alcohol. She is not as heartless as she seems. Her job may be to kill as the king’s Blade, but she can’t let go of any death she causes. Mix this in with another broody persona, known as the Shadow, who has a price on his head and we have an amazing book ya’ll!!!

There is deception. There is suspence. And, throughout it all, romance!! I highly recommend this to fans of fantasy!

The Couple at Number 9 by Claire Douglas 🌟Arc Review 🌟

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I love a good thriller and this was no exception. The story is great, love multiple Pov’s, however this was a little too slow moving for me. I feel like there was too much information and that I would have enjoyed this more if it had a quicker pace.

I loved the characters, Theo, Saffy, Lorna and Rose. I also thought the twist at the end was great, really intense!

Out August 2, 2022!

Don’t Go to Sleep by Bryce Moore 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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The suspence in this just keeps building until it crashes like a wave. So, yeah… I thought this was brilliant.

Based on true events, this story follows jazz loving Gia around her hometown of New Orleans in the time of WWl and the influenza hitting America. This is an incredibly interesting time period full of drama already, but with the addition of an axe murderer set on destroying Italian-American lives, this story had me quickly turning the pages.

I cannot recommend this enough to fans of thrillers. Gia’s character, along with Enzo, being young and in love with life and yet haunted by their pasts and these new murders, really made this story so unique.

Out August 2, 2022!

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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What a beautiful story!!! I am enthralled by this magical and romantic tale!

I loved the connection between magic and nature, especially with the animals. The enemies to lovers romance made this book for me. I really just adored this story and I can’t recommend it enough!

Out August 2, 2022!

The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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This is such an exciting series full of every variation of drama and I am so pleased with this last book!

This is a great series to get into, particularly if your a big fan of detailed world building along with intense political maneuvering and schemes. This last book was a brilliant ending that I feel did not leave loose ends. Not only that, but I felt like I had the answers to any lingering questions from the first two books.

It’s hard to really write a full review for the last book in a trilogy, or even a sequel for that matter. I never want to give away Spoilers. However, I feel good saying that if you like wthis style of book then I can definitely recommend this series!

Out August 2, 2022!