🌟 Arc Review 🌟 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!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 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 ❀ 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!

🌟 My Current Reads Update and THOUGHTS 🌟

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 🀣

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! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

πŸ’œ It’s 2022! Update time!πŸ’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!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 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 😍

Look for this in 2022 on January 4th!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 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!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 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!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 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!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune!

Thank you Netgalley and Macmillan, Tor/Forge for this amazing arc that I loved dearly. πŸ’™

I was prepared for another charming and endearing T. J. Klune book but I was not expecting the emotions that I would go through while reading this incredible tale that so loudly speaks of love and kindness during the hardest event of a person’s life… death. Accepting death, either facing your own mortality or a loved ones… so yeah, I might have been hugging my fat cat and crying just a bit (slightly) at the end.

When I first met Wallace Price, I knew he was not the best dude in existence (he sucked). He is firing a great employee for making one single mistake. It was unfair, it was harsh and it was cruel. 2 days later, Wallace dies in that same office from a heart attack. When he arrives at his own funeral, he is astonished that there are only 6 people there (including himself of course). However, one of them can actually see him. He meets Mei, a reaper, there to help him on his way towards dealing with his death. When he arrives at a very unique tea house he finally meets Hugo, the ferryman. It is here that Wallace finds a new way to live, a new way to exist, as he begins to accept his death.

This story has an incredible depth to it. Looking at life, the meaning, a way to look into death itself. And, through all of this serious topic, this book still retains that kind-hearted charm found in all T. J. Klune books.

I highly recommend this! Be prepared to face some existential questions Klune approaches in such a graceful manner. Also be prepared for possible triggers, grief, death, loss, suicide.

I hope everyone finds this book at a perfect time, right when you need it like I did.

Look for this on Sept. 21st!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 Empire of the Vampire, Exclusive Sample, by Jay Kristoff

Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for this incredible exclusive sample of the amazing Jay Kristoff’s new book, Empire of the Vampire!

Okay… oookkkaaaayy now…. I feel like this was the freaking best thing I’ve ever read and I only read the first 400 pages out of a little over 700 pages of this book. What do I say? How can I convince everyone reading my little review that this is a masterpiece? First, it’s Jay Kristoff… that’s point 1 in favor of this book. Second… Vampires. All kinds of Vampires! I’m serious, so many different Vampires happening here and honestly, what more do you need in your life? A home, food, clothing, job etc….. AND VAMPIRES!!!!

Literally sate your thirst by reading this book, obsessing possibly, and perhaps giving it a bite or two just to make sure these pages aren’t actually full of vampire blood that would make you immortal, incredibly sexy with amazing hair, and the ability of becoming simply a very cool person that everyone who sees you stops and stares, wondering Who is that gorgeous brilliant super intelligent person and how can I become their best friend?

Okay, so that’s actually just some bs if you can’t tell. This book centers on Gabriel. He is part vampire but is taught with others like him to fight and destroy the full blooded Vampires and the wretched(mindless creepers roaming and attacking innocents). They are taught all the skills to fight but really their biggest weapon is their faith in God which lights up the silver tattooed on their bodies that is quite destructive towards the Vampires.

The reader really meets Gabriel years later when he has somehow been caught by Vampires and the main thing he is going through is just telling his whole story to a chronicler (vampire) named Jean-Francois. This is really brilliant. The back and forth between these two mixed with Gabriel’s incredible story is simply hypnotizing in the sense, for me, that it kept me very interested and I did not want to stop reading…. (honestly if someone could just, you know, throw the last 300 pages In my direction that’d be really great…)

I do not want to go into anymore detail because I think the story should be shrouded in secrecy and mystery. If you order the book I suggest sitting in a dark cold room in a creaky chair and reading by the light of a single candle. Or, perhaps a comfy couch or chair with a blanket and pillows and a puppy or kitten curled up asleep in your lap. Just, whatever.

Obviously I recommend this! Collect your vials of blood and be prepared to stay up all night reading this awesome book!