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!

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!

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’•

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 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 Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins!

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!

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!

๐ŸŒŸArc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Crossbones by Kimberly Vale

Thank you Netgalley for this incredible Arc!

Crossbones by Kimberly Vale was a wild ride from beginning to end! I loved mostly all of this story bc… PIRATES!!!

This tale follows 3 Main characters throughout this adventure, Csilla, Kane and Lorelei. This bloody tale full of adventure is also full of secrets. The Bone King dies (the king of the pirates) and now trials must begin to prove who the best candidate is for the crown of Bones! However, there is a lost heir to the throne that some pirates want to find and help and others want to kill.

Although I found some parts to this story predictable, I really loved the pirate vibe of the book and especially the creativity of the trials the pirates went thru. This book has a great ending and I definitely would read more if more is to come!

Look for this on Oct. 5th!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ The Violent Season by Sara Walters

Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for this thrilling arc!

The Violent Season by Sara Walters is a quick read, fast-paced and has an absolutely shocking twist at the end! I enjoyed every second of this thrill ride even if I was constantly trying to connect the dots attempting to see the whole picture.

Wyatt is a 17 yo girl that really became more and more of a confusing Main Character to me. She would have these very natural young adult moments and somehow it would turn around into her seeming completely strange. She spends most of her time with a boy named Cash and their relationship is confusing and just straight up unhealthy. She finds herself involved with Porter, a popular boy that Cash hates, and this really elevates many problems.

The town itself is strange as well. Wolf Ridge is small and secluded. However, there are many random unexplainable deaths in the month of November. Wyatt refers to this as a sickness, somewhat personifies the town as a place that creates violence during this month. Her mother was also murdered a year ago in November making Wyatt quite obsessive with her ideas.

There is so much I loved about this book! It kept me on my toes and I really could not ever figure out what was really going on. It’s a wild ride and I definitely recommend it.

A few trigger warnings for mental health, sexual assault, violence and grief.

Look for this out on Oct. 5th!

๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ Awakened by Ciara Duggan!

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc, Awakened by Ciara Duggan!

This story revolves around 17 yo Hannah. She is a smart and kind girl just starting her first year at college, Bellcliff University, and really just trying to move on with a normal life after her parents death.

Hannah begins research for her Anthropology class and quickly finds herself in a mysterious part of the old school library that focuses on magic and mysticism. This is where she finds a very old book and somehow casts a spell. This is really the start to the book. She learns that magic is real and, at the same time, meets a very handsome young man, Callan. Now she becomes fully absorbed into her own history and a life that not only revolves around magic, but the very serious battle between good and evil.

I really enjoyed this story. It’s a quick, fast-paced read that was easy to get into. My only issues were really that the writing style and the dialog between characters sometimes seemed awkward and because of that I felt slightly pushed away from the story. It made me feel less of a connection.

I do recommend this as a quick and fun read that focuses on the fight between good and evil magic, along with different supernatural beings.

Look for this out on Sept 7th!