Book Blitz: Wolf Destinies by Lucia Ashta

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Wolf Destinies

Lucia Ashta

Series: Rocky Mountain Pack #4

Genre: Paranormal, fantasy

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My whole life is one tangled lie. A horrible deception. All my past choices steered by the woman who hunts me without pause.

She’s powerful, vicious, and cruel, feared by the entire supernatural community. She’s also an immortal. Yeah, she can’t be killed—supposedly. Nothing like an insurmountable challenge, right?

I’ve trained for years to defeat any opponent, and this time, I have my mate Bruno, my sister, my pack, and a pair of strange mages at my side, ready to go down fighting with me.

My enemy might be invincible, but that won’t stop us from doing everything we can to take her down. Better to live in a world without her in it than to keep going when she’s controlled everything I’ve ever done. Either way, I’ll secure my freedom.

With nothing to lose, and everything to gain, I will find the way to kill her before she ends me. With magic, the impossible is never quite what it seems.

A B O U T T H E A U T H O R

Lucía Ashta is the internationally top 100 bestselling author of young adult, new adult, and adult paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the series Magical Creatures Academy, Sirangel, Magical Arts Academy, Witching World, and Supernatural Bounty Hunter.

When Lucía isn’t writing, she’s reading, painting, or adventuring. Magical fantasy is her favorite, but the action, romance, and quirky characters are what keep her hooked on books.

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Top 12 Best Special Abilities/Super Powers in Young Adult Books

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Super abilities are one of the most effective ways to spice up characters, stories, and world-building. This is a list of my top 12 most favorite superpowers from young adult books. That could be because of either the strength, potential, uniqueness or general appeal-ness of the power.

#12:

Katsa – Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Ability: Survival

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Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

At the beginning of the book, Katsa’s grace was recognized as “death”. This is due to her apparent ability to be able to kill anyone with anything in any situation. Because of this “grace”, she was used and manipulated by his uncle, the king, to be his own personal weapon to terrify his subjects and finish off his dirty desires.

The reason Katsa is on this list is because of the unique nature of her abilities. The ability to basically beat anyone in physical combat and kill anyone in any situation is never unusual in fictional works, but I remember being really impressed by the twist of how the nature of her power not being dead, but actually survival. It was one of the most creative and well-done twists to such a simple and commonly used idea that I have ever seen, which is why she is on this list.

#11:

Meghan – The Iron King by Julie Kaawa

Ability: Manipulation of iron

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Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Meghan’s ability is very simple, but that’s exactly why it’s so powerful. The power itself has the disadvantage of having a very obvious weakness, but despite that, in a world where iron is literally everywhere, this ability has extremely dangerous potential.

“Simple is the most beautiful”, isn’t it? The simplest things are often the most powerful because that also meant how it has a broader range with fewer limitations – perfect for a superpower.

If enjoyed The Iron King, I highly recommend you to read Winter by Audrey Grey! Both books had enemies to lovers romance with fae princes (with both female protagonists ended up being more than just simple mortals).

#10:

Reyna Ramírez-Arellano – The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Ability: Manipulation of large crowds

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PERCY IS CONFUSED. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.

HAZEL IS SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem—when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wishes she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

FRANK IS A KLUTZ. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery—although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely—enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

Especially when compared to the vast variety of superpower abilities we’ve seen throughout fictional works, Reyna’s is not…very physically useful. However, her abilities as the daughter of Bellona is extremely unique and useful especially in her position as a leader. Her ability to manipulate large groups of people allows her to be an excellent commander and chief and definitely contributed to her high-level of bad-ass-ness. In states of panic and disarray, her ability to calm, unite, and even motivate crowds is extremely useful.

#9:

Carter and Sadie – Kane Chronicles

by Rick Riordan

Ability: Egyptian magic

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Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants—school friends and a chance at a “normal” life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs for—time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.

On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that he’s going to “make things right.” But all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Julius summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.

Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them—Set—has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey—a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Carter and Sadie – being the main characters of the world of Kane Chronicles – are “special” thanks to the special combination of their “royal bloodlines” from both their parents (I can’t elaborate because it’s falling under spoilers territory).

What makes Carter and Sadie’s unique is the fact that they are the physical hosts of gods. This means that they get access to the gods’ powers (while cooperating with them), allowing them to do some pretty amazing things. Combine that with the cool magic “spells” from Egyptian hieroglyphics? Total badassery.

#8:

Nico di Angelo – Percy Jackson and

the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Ability: Summon and manipulation of the dead

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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Nico di Angelo is one of the few children alive right now that is a child of the “big three” – Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades – meant that is also one of the most powerful demigods alive. Nico can summon the dead anywhere at any time and he can command the dead to do whatever he wants. However, he’s not completely overpowered, and this power does take a great toll on him after extensive use. He’s seen to just go to sleep after using his powers, leaving him completely vulnerable. But it can’t be denied how much potential he has, which is why he’s on this list.

#7:

Percy Jackson – Percy Jackson and the

Olympians by Rick Riordan

Ability: water control

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In my personal opinion, one of the most powerful types of supernatural ability is the ability to manipulate the earth’s elements. This is due to how easily accessible it is and how the generalized nature of these kinds of abilities gave it a wider range of use and fewer limitations. Anyone who knows anything about the PJ series knows that Percy is arguably the most powerful demigod in the entire series. To give you an idea – just use your imagination. From hurricanes to manipulating the water in our bodies’ system, this guy can do it all.

#6:

Juliette – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ability: Lethal touch, super strength, invulnerability

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One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.

No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.

Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.

Juliette is literally overpowered – full anime style. Like, her superpower started off as lethal touch and then somehow managed to spiral into superstrength…like, are you kidding me. She is so broken – she’s completely invulnerable and overpowered with practically no weakness, that’s not good writing.

But at the end of the day, overpowered still means damn right powerful, so here Juliette is, on this list, despite how broken she is.

I also would also recommended this book to people who like

#5:

Bella Swan – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Ability: Mental shield

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Okay, I fricking love this power. This power is so useful and actually pretty unique. Its concept is simple – immunity to other powers, the ultimate defense power. But the fact that it’s actually like an imaginated “shield” and how that can be manipulated based on the user’s imaginations made it EXTREMELY powerful because of how now that can be used to shield other people

#4:

Renesmee Cullen – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Ability: Tactile through projection and shield penetration

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What is really interesting about Renesmee’s powers is that her powers are both kind of “opposites” of her parents’ powers. She can penetrate people’s mental shields (opposite of her mother’s) and she needs to do it by touching someone (opposite of her father’s because Edward doesn’t need to touch anyone to read minds).

#3.

Rhysand – A Court of Thorns and Roses

by Sarah J. Maas

Ability: Darkness manipulation, winnowing, Daemati powers, glamouring, flight via wings, misting, and (so many) more.

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The difference between Rhysand’s “overpowered-ness” and Juliette’s “overpowered-ness” is that Juliette’s is really illogical and feels like it came out of nowhere. But Rhysand’s actually make sense (which I would not elaborate due to spoilers). All I would say is no one (and I mean no one) can compete with Rhysand when it comes to power and strength in the ACoTaR universe. That’s how powerful he is.

#2.

Chelsea – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Ability: Relationship manipulation

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It was such a shame that this ability wasn’t included in the movie. It was a really important ability to the story too – it was thanks to Chelsea’s ability that the Volturi is able to stay so united. There’s a whole manipulation cycle going on (which if you want to know it’s summarized really well in the Twilight Saga Wiki website) that is pretty impressive and complicated. Chelse’s “relationship manipulation” gave her the ability to mess with people’s relationship and bonds.

However, her powers do have weaknesses. It cannot as easily influence the ties of people that are stronger, such as love or truly deep friendships.

By influencing emotional ties between individuals, she can enforce loyalty, break ties to get people to betray, which is extremely dangerous but also impressively unique. I personally found her powers fascinating.

#1.

Alina and the Darkling – The Grisha Trilogy

by Leigh Bardugo

Alina’s Ability: Sun Summoner

The Darkling’s Ability: Shadow Summoner

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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Alina and the Darkling – two sides of the same coin. The true beauty of their powers is not just the powerful nature of it, it’s the symbolic meanings behind their power that made these abilities so beautiful. IThe way these powers – and their characters in the story respectively – reflect off each other so perfectly through these powers is so satisfying.

Aside from that, another reason why I love their powers is because of how the ability to control light and darkness in the world of Shadow and Bone is just really cool.

If you liked this post, you might enjoy other similar posts such as the me listing out the most stunning heroines in YA/NA books, as well as the list of characters I hate so much I would want to feed to the pigs.

ARC Review: Whispers from the Dead by B.L. Brunnemer

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Whispers from the Dead

Author: B.L. Brunnemer

Series: The Veil Diaries #4

Genre: Paranormal, YA, romance, fantasy

Format: Audiobook

Pub. Date: October 27th 2017

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Hi, I’m Alexis Delaney. I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead and help them move on. So… okay, I’m not your average 17-year-old girl. The Veil is still shut. Which means the dead can’t move on, not on their own. Through my Link to the Veil, I’ve been able to start helping souls to cross. The Veil is changing, healing. Like I am.

Since I came home from the hospital, I’ve been hiding behind my best friends. That’s about to change. I want my life back. I’m ready to get back to normal. Then Sophie, the twins’ little sister, tells me she’s ready to cross over. Ethan pulled her back, and now it was time to face it. I have to tell Ethan and Isaac their sister’s soul is in their house. What the hell am I going to say?

my review

I received a free copy for an honest review.

This book was surprisingly short in length, but it wasn’t too big of a problem because I had the sequel right at my hand, and it was refreshing especially how “lengthy” each book is in this series was. The story was also so much calmer when put in contrast with the previous book, where things definitely got too eventful with the terrifying stalker and kidnapping experience that Lexie had to go through.

Now, significant things that happened. Ethan and Issac ignored Lexie and the rest of the guys when they found out about the truth regarding Sophie. To be really honest, I never get why people would be so mad for things like this (I’m saying this because I personally wouldn’t). Lexie also got dragged down by a psycho ghost (thankfully not too much happened), but it did lead to Lexie and Zeke finally having a moment (so to all Lexie and Zeke shippers out there…congrats).

I think it was a great decision to have a “break” in this book, a chance of recovery for all the crap that the characters – especially Lexie – had to go through. The book feels very grounded because of how it focused on the recovery process from a very traumatic memory. In other words, in this book, we’re more focusing on how Lexie “recovers” than “grows”.

Would I call this book a filler? No. I just think that this book was less.traumatic and stressful to read, but that doesn’t make it useless to the series storyline. Anyway, I guess that’s all I really have to say about this book.

Rating:

4/5

About the author

B.L.Brunnemer has been a devoted reader since she was young. As a child, she was instantly attracted to horror stories. The plot, the suspense, the action. She loved it all. Which, as she grew, branched out into several other genres. But a strong female character always caught her eye. Through the years romance became a big part of her reading. Then she found the Young Adult/New Adult genre. But she had a problem. She never found the romance between most characters to be realistic enough for her. At least in the paranormal romance section.

So, she decided to fix that. She’d been writing for years already and had always struggled to finish a manuscript. Until, she decided to write what she wanted to read.

B.L. Brunnemer doesn’t have any other publications at this time. She’s just a woman, who loves a good story with great characters. And she hopes you’ll love them too.

Book Review: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Restore Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Series: Shatter Me #4

Genre: YA, Dystopia, Romance, Fantasy

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: March 6th 2018

Page number: 352 pages

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Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

my review

** this is a (very) spoiler review **

My reaction to this book is literally just “what the hell just happend”.

I feel like Tahereh Mafi should just change this book’s title from Restsoemore Me to “Bombs, bombs everywhere”.

Because this is exactly what this book is. Bombs.

I don’t even think there’s any real plot-line in this book. Restore Me is literally a 400-page collection of Tahereh Mafi just dropping every Shatter Me bombs and twists ever. Boom, Juliette has a sister. Boom, Aaron has been unknowingly torturing this sister for about 16 years. Boom Juliette is adopted. Boom, Juliette’s entire life was The Truman Show. Boom, Juliette is a child of the Supreme Commander of Oceania. Boom, Warner and Juliette have met before as a child. Boom, WARNER AND JULIETTE GONNA HAVE SOME HAIR MAKEOVER –

That’s mainly the reason why I’m only giving this book 3.5 stars, the other being how I HATE when my ships fight. I hate when they’re like that, I want to see them together, not separated.

I’m not hating this book. I’m just saying it wasn’t the best, but definitely did something to the series story-line alright…(Mafi I think you need to chill down a bit with the bombing, you’re killing a little bit too many people with the heart attacks). If Mafi did this to keep us involved in the series, congratulations, because it worked. Some serious things are definitely going down in the Shatter Me universe, and I do not know if I can be ready for it…

My rating:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Meseries. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book. Shatter Me is her first series, with television rights optioned by ABC Signature Studios; Furthermore, her first middle grade novel, is on shelves now, and Whichwood, its darker companion, will be on shelves November 14, 2017.

Blog Tour: The Outcast by Taran Martharu + Giveaway

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The Outcast

by Taran Matharu

Series: Summoner #4
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: March 9, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Enter an immersive world where the chosen few have the ability to summon demons…

Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he discovers he has the ability to summon demons from another world. He is sent to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. As the first commoner gifted with this ability, his discovery challenges the nobility and the powers that be and Arcturus soon makes enemies. With no one but his demon Sacharissa by his side, Arcturus must prove himself as a worthy Summoner…

Set before the events of SUMMONER: The Novice this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

GIVEAWAY

about the author

Taran Matharu is a New York Times bestselling author. He was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.

Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013.

Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’.

Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months.

After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.

His SUMMONER series is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK, Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown in Taiwan, Record in Brazil, EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in Bulgaria, Alpress in the Czech Republic, Ithaki in Turkey and Unieboek in the Netherlands.

Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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Title: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Author: Agatha Christie

Series: Hercule Poirot #4

Rating:

Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much.

He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her ― and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

Soon the evening post would let him know who the mystery blackmailer was. But Ackroyd was dead before he’d finished reading it ― stabbed through the neck where he sat in his study…

MY THOUGHTS

*Spoiler alert*

A classic Agatha Christie novel that had been regarded as one of her most well-known, popular, and successful work. Which to this day still receive praises from critics, adulating its simplistic yet deceiving writing style, along with its twist ending, of course.

Everything about this book truly transforms the genre by showing the reading world what else can be done with the detective murder mystery story formula and narration in general.

I came into this book knowing absolutely nothing about it, except for the fact that this is one of Christie’s most best-selling books and that it is really good. I’m so glad I didn’t spoil myself, because that twist was one of the best that I’ve experienced in a long time.

I probably re-read the book three times by now because I really had been trying to find signs that I mislooked before realizing Dr. Sheppard as the actual murder. It’s hard to find even after the revelation because the hints are REALLY subtle. There are, however, many ‘terms’ and choice of words our deceiving narrator used that made me realized how looking at it differently, meant differently and can be viewed in a different tone.

I can see why others criticize Christie’s writing style through this and going as far as calling this ending a cheat. I’ll admit, the foreshadowing really wasn’t clear, but it’s still there. It definitely wasn’t just put in there out of nowhere, and I can tell how Christie actually put hard work for this ending’s reveal, which is why I don’t really view this as a cheat.

For example, when Hercule Poirot starts explaining his deductions, he stated on every important thing: the situation of the body being discovered was done so in order for the murderer to put his or her alibi to use. In other words, in murder cases like this, from what I learned in all the murder mysteries I studied, is that the person who discovers the murder is always the murderer.

THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. I loved it so much. You don’t see a lot of classic murder mystery books like this anymore, which is why I’m reading backward on the timeline. I really suggest this to everyone. Don’t hesitate to read it! This will make you fall in love with the genre, like me (I promise XD).

Blog Tour: Thrax by Christina Bauer Book Review + Giveawy

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Thrax
by Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins #4
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Review:

Myla Lewis has married Prince Lincoln, and now they’re expecting! All the after-realms rejoice. Myla should be happy too, but she has a serious problem. The day after their honeymoon ended, Myla’s real husband disappeared.

The man who’s sharing her bed is an imposter.

Myla tries explaining about “Evil Lincoln,” but no one will listen. The reason? People think that

Myla’s supernatural pregnancy is making her cray cray. Mostly because that’s what Evil Lincoln is telling everyone, and that man’s a great liar. What a creep.

There’s no way Myla will take this lying down, though. She’s going to rescue her man, and she has a pretty good idea where he’s being held. With her best friend, Cissy, along to help, Myla sneaks off to Earth. All she has to do is blend in with the humans, avoid Evil Lincoln, and find her real man before the baby arrives. How hard can it be?

MY THOUGHTS

I remember when I first saw this book tour looking for hosts, I swear my eyes were flashing like this:

I was no stranger to Christina Bauer’s books and her writing style, especially to the Angelbound world, and more specifically, the protagonist Myla’s absolute savage and sassy tone. So of course, I signed up for the tour within 5 seconds. No way I’m missing this.

Her series is also are unique because she doesn’t write it in order. For example, I’ve already read to the part where Myla had her second child, and here this newest book is talking about when Myla is impregnated with her first child.

So I’m reading this book not to see what’s happening or going to happen, but purely because I love the characters and want to see more of them.

This book (like every Angelbound book ever) gave me incredible stress level overdose. I don’t know if it’s because I know that no matter how much they go through, the author will just not give them a break. Despite the fact that I know they’re going to be fine, I have to give it to Christina: she knows how to make a reader stressed, and pissed through really, really, horrible characters. If there’s one thing she’s good at, it’s making characters that you hate so much that while reading this book, your kindle was truly in the danger of you smashing it out of anger. (Just look at Ethan and Adair. Oh my god hate them so much I swear to god).

So basically this was me throughout the entire book:

However, no matter how stressful the book was, I noticed something after I finished it: there was…kind of no depth?

Think of it this way, if a book is always happy, or always sad, or always stressful, that means that book has no true suspense, which means…not a lot of depth.

The character development had not completely stopped in this book, and we do see how Myla finally sits in her role as both queen and mother. However, I don’t really think this book would score very high for anyone looking for a very good and in-depth story-line with lots of meanings. On the other hand, this book is a very fun adventure – everyday fantasy story, and as a fan of this series, I genuinely enjoyed it.

But because of the unique writing order, I read this book (and this series in general) not because I want to know what would happen next, but to look back at the past, just because I love the series so much and would love to see more.

Overall, I really liked this book, enjoyed reading it, and Christina did not disappoint me as a fan of the series.

THE GIVEAWAY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christina is one of the nicest authors I’ve ever known 💕.

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press. Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.Be the first to know about new releases from Christina by signing up for her newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/CBupdates

This Week Recap #6: THE NUMBER OF TISSUES I USED AFTER READING EMPIRE OF STORMS

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THIS.

This is a week of tears.

I had an episode of sobbing for Adelina and Magiano in Midnight Star by Marie Lu, three months after I’ve read it (don’t judge).

Followed by the immediate, even more severe sobbing after reading Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas.

This Week On The Blog:

Percy Jackson Mondays #4: Persassy Jackson

The Sun Shine Blogger Award

Cover Reveal: The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope

Quotey Tuesday #4: Night Triumphant – and the Stars Eternal

Book Review: Immortal Shadows by Anderson Atlas

If & Then Thursday #4: Modern Royals

Book Boyfriend Friday #5: The Heir of Fire and The Prince of Wind

9 Books and Series To Avoid If You Will Die a Painful Death When Reading A Bittersweet or Bad Ending (Like Me)

Books I Finished This Week:

Starting This Week:

Book Haul This Week:

Arc:

Hilarious Book Memes of The Week:

This week’s theme is plot twists.

😂😂😂

What do you guys think? What is the most recent horrible plot-twist that you have encountered?

This Week Recap #5: I Got Braces!

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As usual, this week’s Weekly Recap is linked up with The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This is actually a pretty big week for me. I got braces! It did not hurt at all, scratch that, it didn’t hurt, period. But still, life-time event, right? I can’t wait for my perfect white teeth.

I also finally got the A Court Of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book this week today in the mail! I was screaming, I was so happy. I ordered it on Book Depository about two weeks back and it finally came. So this is also one of the reasons why I was so unproductive with my reviews this week.

And because I’ve been so unproductive with the reviews, this has been a listopia week. I realized that I don’t have a lot of posts in my Book Recommendation section, so this is a list week.

Meanwhile I’m not alone:

This Week On The Blog:

Book Review: Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Quotey Tuesday #3: I Will Not Be Shattered

Percy Jackson Mondays #3: Percy’s Unborn Sister

My Go-To Authors For Each Genre

8 Popular Series About Angels That I’ve Read (And Recommend)

Waiting On Wednesday #4: Paranormal, Sci-Fi and YA Deals. Free Books, Discount Books, and More!

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag, 2017

Book Boyfriend Friday #4: High Lord of The Night

6 Popular Books That I Understand Why People Think They’re Overrated (Or Hate), But I Still Recommend

4 Of My Favorite Contemporary Romance Books and Series

Books I Finished This Week:

Currently Reading:

I’m. Still. Reading. The. Bloody. Same. Books. Seriously I’m going into hardcore mode on myself now. I am not starting a single book until these two are finished.

Hilarious Book Memes of the Week:

This week’s theme is: Cliffhangers. Also notice that this week is not 5, because this topic has so many materials to choose from…take a look:

THIS. THIS. OH MY GOD. IT IS SO TRUE IT HURTS

Countless times, my friend. Countless times. I think my friends are used to it now though.

….

Do I really need to elaborate on this one.

When you’re almost done with a book and you realize there aren’t enough pages left for all the things that need to happen

What do you guys think of these memes? Tell me in the comments below.

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Spy Girl is BACK!

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! A weekly meme where I share great discount deals on books, and occasionally list of upcoming releases that I’m looking forward too. Everyone is free to join, as long as they link it back to my blog.

Spy Girl is finally back! I’m so excited, but at the same time because the series has been gone for so long, I had completely forgotten what it’s about. I’ll need to catch up soon before the next installment officially releases.

But the books are so expensive…

The Society

by Jillian Dodd

Release date: July 25, 2017

Series: Spy Girl #3

Genre: Spies, YA, contemporary

SYNOPSIS (FROM AMAZON):

Sent to London for their next mission, Huntley and Ari are guests at Malcolm Prescott’s home, where Ari is asked to join a secret group called The Society, and Huntley learns more about her “father” Ares Von Allister. Spy Girl was trained not to have emotional entanglements, but Huntley is learning that it’s hard to survive in the real world without them. As she uncovers hidden truths about her past, the knowledge leaves her reeling and questioning everything. She’s going to have to trust someone, and it’s not going to be Black X. So she goes against her training and forms relationships—caring, trusting, and, maybe, even loving. But relationships are dangerous for a spy. Particularly one who will be facing her most challenging mission to date. Tasked with getting close to the illusive Money Man, she will be forced to delve into a seedy underworld that will threaten her very existence.

The Valiant

by Jillian Dodd

Release date: March 20, 2018

Series: Spy Girl #4

Genre: Spies, YA, contemporary

SYNOPSIS (FROM AMAZON):

From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the fourth book in sizzling series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and The Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society.

(Full synopsis not yet released)

#SpyGirlSeriesbyJillianDodd #Spies #Wednesday

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