Hi lovely people!! I have been busy this week. We have had birthdays, work functions and school functions. I still managed to finish the books I was reading last week and add a few more.
I see the light at the end of the ARC tunnel and it’s only 2 weeks until Kingdom of Ash😱
This Weeks Books:
I want to be completely honest when I say the first book was not my favorite. It had all the right ingredients, but it just didn’t come together for me. This book made up for it. I loved that Emika stayed true to what she believed in. She was very deep in this book. The addition of Jax was nice and the storyline was much more exciting. It wrapped up nicely.
The Darkest Star
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first Jennifer Armentrout book and I was not disappointed. It almost had a Twilight vibe to it. Luc was such a fun character. He was sexy, sweet and protective. He was also really playful and funny. Evie had so many life altering revelations and the fact that he was always there for her was amazing. It had aliens in it but that didn’t make the story unbelievable.
Dirty Exes (Liars, Inc #1) and Dangerous Exes (Liars, Inc #2)
I received book 2, Dangerous Exes from Netgalley and Skyscape in exchange for an honest review.
I had heard of Rachel before and really wanted to try one of her books, so of course I purchased book 1, Dirty Exes too. I enjoyed these so much. The girls were so spunky and they were all out to catch the bad guys. Enter Colin and Jessie…..who took their hearts. Colin was so funny and the banter between them all was so enjoyable. Sexy, entertaining and funny. The best of all!
Rachel Van Dyken will definitely be a go to author now!
I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review. If you don’t already follow @iamheatherblair please do! She is one of my favorites and a great friend.
This book was painfully beautiful. It was so tragic, and learning what had happened to Quinn was heartbreaking. It was wonderful to see her help him heal and what they found in each other was what they were truly missing.
More ARCs this week! Hoping to get through a few and maybe even a library book😂
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?
Fall is finally here! Fall is such a wonderful season. I enjoy the cooler temperatures and I love when the leaves change color. I love Pumpkin and it ends up in everything this time of year. Leggings and boots are back. Football is back! I also enjoy getting to take my children trick or treating(especially the candy tax).
I also get totally in to planning Christmas. Yes, I am one of those people. I start my shopping early and I have lists everywhere. I want to actually be able to enjoy it instead of rushing around. And Christmas means new books for me!!
There are some books coming out in Fall that I am excited for as well:
This is the conclusion to this series and oh my goodness. Henrietta is amazing. I cannot decide which love interest I want her with. Magic and super creepy monsters are everywhere. The covers for these books are gorgeous!
This is also the conclusion for this series. The last book ended with a cliffhanger and I cannot wait to see how it plays out. Sonya has lost all of her powers and Valko is hunting his brother Anton. Sonya is racing to figure out a way to protect all that she loves. Also, a series with pretty covers.
Need I say more…I already preordered this one. I need it now. I adore these characters and how much they have grown. They form such a wonderful group. I love they way everyone is coming together and bringing more people to her cause. I need Aelin out of that box now!
I also have several ARC coming out this month to review. It is a busy month and I am so excited to get started.
What will you be reading this fall?
What new books coming out are you excited about?
I would love to chat with you!
Hi! This has been a slower week for me as I have had so much going on, but I did manage to get a few read.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
This book has it all. It has vampires and zombies. It has a cute, if impossible love story. It also has a quest to save a friend who has long been lost.
Julia and Claudia are friends in the blue. They are not in great standing because of mistakes their parents made. Claudia becomes an attendant to a Noble and elevates her position. Julia does not desire to become anything other than what she is and wants to leave for the red as soon as possible. But no one knows what really happens outside the walls of the blue and if the stories are true, the red is no place to be. Claudia’s Noble takes blood from her everyday and leaves marks all over her. Julia cannot bear to see it. Then one day Julia is notified she has been chosen as a attendant to a boy named Lucas.
Lucas is nothing like she expected. He is kind. He has a rooftop apartment and he grows his own food. Her treats her with respect and never takes blood from her. One day Rufus, Claudia’s Noble tries to make a move on Julia. Lucas is forced to claim her to protect her. Eventually he bites a small mark on her ear and places a silver earring through it. Little does she now he has officially claimed her.
There is a claiming ceremony where Lucas is supposed to claim another but Rufus sees the earring and announces it and claims the girl Lucas was supposed to claim.
Meanwhile, Cam is out in the red searching everywhere for Emmy. The partner he lost so long ago. Everyone else has given up on her, but he will not. He receives a tip from the Empress and takes off again on a grueling journey to find her, but he finds much more. Possibly even love. But can Felix be trusted?
Such an interesting story! I will be honest that at first I had no idea what was going on but it is definitely action packed and leaves you wondering who is on what side. I can’t wait to find out what Emmy’s story is and if she can bring the Primus back like I assume.
The second part to this story, The Silver Queen, will be out on October 17. I will also be reviewing this book.
Definitely a fitting book for the spooky time of the year!
I got one more this week but it is a part of a blog tour and will be later in the month.
What did you read?
I was nominated by Laurie
Thanks Laurie! This looks like so much fun!
1. Answer the questions truthfully.
2. Tag five book bloggers to answer these questions next.
Which book did you most recently DNF?
Umm…. it was a review copy. I just did not get in to the book at all. I hate to DNF a book, especially a review copy, But sometimes you just have to. There are too many books to read something you do not enjoy. Not every book is for every person.
What book is your guilty pleasure?
I love books with romance and laughs. I love when the characters are so entertaining they make me smile and laugh. I love to read actual physical books too, but ebooks are so fast for me.
Which book would you throw into the sea?
I would never destroy a book. A book I DNF and did not enjoy was Rebel of The Sands. It seemed to get pretty good ratings, but it just was not for me.
Which book have you read the most?
I actually do not reread books. I know, I know but once I have read them I know what will happen and again there are so many books I will never have time to read that I just don’t go back and read the same ones,
Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
A non fiction book. I can never make it through one of those.
Which book could you not live without?
ALL of them.
Which book made you the angriest?
This is an easy one. The final Divergent book. I have many trust issues with authors in general after this book. Why? Why would you do this to me??
Which book made you cry the most?
Holding On to Forever by Heidi McLaughlin. It was so sad. I cried like a baby. Great book. I have adored this whole series, but man the feels were rough on this one. In general I stay away from books I think might make me cry.
Which book cover do you hate the most?
I don’t hate it but, the book Circe is not my most favorite. I know it is totally wrong to judge a book by its cover, but I do.
These were my confessions. I tag the following people:
This last week I read some great books, and even a 5 Star Read!!!! It has rained almost non stop here and has made for some pretty good reading weather!
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was a good ending to this series. It was full of suspense and excitement. We lost a few along the way, but overall a good story with a satisfying ending.
The Sapphire Affair
This was a short, fun read. It was pretty much insta romance, but the mystery kept me interested. I will definitely be reading book 2 to find out what the step dad is up to and what happened to all the money.
Two Dark Reigns
My 5 Star Read!!!
This book had it all and I adore these sisters. I hope in the end they can all be happy. Katharine is going crazy, Arsinoe is on a quest, and I am afraid Mirabella has turned from her sister. So many questions!!! I cannot wait for the next book! I was absorbed from page 1.
Rich People Problems
The perfect ending to this series! I was overall pretty happy how it all ended. Nick and Rachel got a happy ending. Astrid went through a major change, as did Colin and Araminta (who becomes close friends with Kitty😱), and Kitty finally gets ahead. So many people and so much drama. I am sad this series is over.
I must force myself to read ARCS this next week because I have deadlines coming up. October is full of them, but these books above were so much fun.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?
I received a copy of this book from Fiery Seas Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This book was so interesting! It starts right off with ships chasing each other and then drama ensues.
There was such an interesting cast of characters that made this fun. The children were so mischievous and brought lighter elements to the book. It was nice to see such devotion from him and the children.
There was a magic element that I did not quite understand. It was nice that he could over come the dark magic, but it just seemed rushed and not explained very well.
The romance wasn’t at the forefront but was definitely exciting. They definitely belonged together. And the other guy got what he deserved!
The ending leaves you guessing and hoping for more.
If you get a chance to read this, please do. This author should get more recognition for this series!
Here is the giveaway:
I love to talk books and I have so many. After staring at my shelves, I wondered if I had read or have a book for every letter. I know…who does this?? But now I have, so let’s give it a try!!
A-A Court of Wings and Ruin
C-Crazy Rich Asians
F-Fight or Flight
H-He Loves You Not
L-Like Never Always
M-Map of Fates
N-Never Have I Ever
O-One of Us is Lying
Q-Queen of Shadows
T-Throne of Glass
Well, it appears I have nothing for the bottom 3. How sad!
Do you have anything for the bottom 3? Have you read any of these?
Time for another wrap up. More books read and even more to go. I have so many books due in October and I am trying to get through them so I can read what I want😂 I will never make it through all these books. (Ignores the fact more are made everyday and I am weak).. ok moving on.
Here is Last Week’s Books I Read:
China Rich Girlfriend
This book was every bit as fun as the first, with even more drama. I love Astrid. She’s my girl and I’m glad she finally saw the light. She deserves better. I loved meeting Carlton. If I had any complaint, it would be the massive amounts of names you have to learn, but I do understand it. It will be interesting to see how all of these people end up.
I have yet to figure out who is good or bad in this book. It seems a big reveal is coming. I hope Gavar can redeem himself. Abi is really coming out of her shell. Jenner is such a jerk. I am so sad over Dina and the doc. They didn’t deserve it.
We’ll Always Have Summer
I was angry through most of this book. I was angry at Belly for being a pushover and not being true with her feelings. I was angry at Conrad for not stepping up and admitting his feelings. I was angry at Jeremiah for acting like a spoiled child. The ending I predicted, but still mad me happy. But…when I wait hundreds of pages and 3 books, I expected more than a few letters telling me what happened. I want to live it!
He Loves You Not
I received a copy of this from Skyscape and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was my first book by Tara and definitely not my last. It was a little long and took a while to get the story going. The characters were all entertaining and the plot was good. I liked the friendships and family she had.
That’s all for last week! This week I am finishing Bright Ruin and the library just got in the ebook of Two Dark Reigns. I am so excited!
What are you reading? Anything I should add to my TBR?
Link to the giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2ed2b2540/
Thank you to Karlita @taleoutloud for setting this tour up!