Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week 25 Review: So I Married a Sorcerer

From Goodreads:
DESTINED FOR DOOM—OR DESIRE?

Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knew that she was born with the magical powers of the Embraced—even if she did not know how to wield them. But she has finally learned the truth: Brigitta is the lost princess of the kingdom of Tourin. She was sent into hiding as an infant to escape the wrath of her half-brother, the king. And now he knows just where to find her. . .

Rupert is a notorious pirate and sorcerer who can harness the wind with his hands. He’s spent most of his life plotting revenge on the evil king—and Rupert believes that Brigitta could be the key to finally destroying his enemy. But what begins as a kidnapping of the innocent beauty escalates into something deeper, and more passionate, than either captor or captive could have imagined. Rupert soon vows to protect Brigitta against the king—but will they survive long enough to find their happily-ever-after. . .or does fate have something else in store?

My Review:


Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: The Embraced #2
Read: June 20th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: August 29th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 25 Reviews: Lover Enshrined, Father Mine


From Goodreads:
In this "frighteningly addictive" paranormal romance saga there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now a dutiful twin must choose between two lives... 

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished. 

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body, but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love.... 

From Goodreads:
Readers met and fell in love with Zsadist and Bella in J. R. Ward's third New York Times bestselling novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Awakened.

As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons of his past have been resurrected, called forth by the innocent eyes of his beloved daughter, Nalla. Unless Bella and Nalla can bring him back with their love, he may be lost to them forever.

My Review:


Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #6, 6.5
Read: June 17th, 17th, 2017
Source: Bought, Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Really enjoying this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Signet, New American Library
Published: July 3rd 2008, October 7th 2008

Lover Enshrined:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Father Mine:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, June 23, 2017

Follow Friday #293, June 23rd

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt:


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #301, June 23rd

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Lover Enshrined which counts which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Father Mine which counts which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, So I Married a Sorcerer which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 and Wow Book, Discount Armageddon which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Midnight Blue-Light Special which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Half-Off Ragnarok which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Flower of Arizona which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, One Hell of a Ride which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, No Place Like Home which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Stingers and Stranger which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Married in Green which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Sweet Poison Wine which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The First Fall which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Loch and Key which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, We Both Go Down Together which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Oh Pretty Bird which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Bury Me In Satin which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Snakes and Ladders which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Broken Paper Hearts which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Star of New Mexico which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Way Home which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Lay of the Land which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Blocked which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Bad Dream Girl which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Jammed which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Survival Horror which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Red as Snow which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Black as Blood which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, White as a Raven's Wing which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Ghosts of Bourbon Street which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, IM which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Snake in the Glass which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Swamp Bromeliad which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Waking Up in Vegas which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, My Last Name which counts twice times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book.

So I have 72 counts which translates to $36 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

First Lines Friday #319, June 23rd

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Random Reads #291, June 22nd

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , and I added it because ! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #306, June 22nd

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"We may be the only people in history to defect from their religious order not over a point of faith, but over footnotes." -Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire, page 131.

Ok, this line is pretty freaking hilarious! Love it! I want more context!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #316, June 22nd

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

From Goodreads:
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Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #319, June 21st

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Expected Publication: August 15th, 2017
From Goodreads:
The fifth book and the exciting conclusion to bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's "impossible-to-put-down" Cainsville series, in which she mixes hard-hitting crime writing with phenomenal world-building to create a brand of fiction all her own.

When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fall-out, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn't resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents' crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize.

In the series' fifth and final novel, not only does Gabriel's drug addict mother, who he thought was dead, make a surprise reappearance, but Kelley Armstrong delivers a final scary and surprising knock-out twist. It turns out a third supernatural force has been at work all along, a dark and malevolent entity that has had its eye on Olivia since she was a baby and wants to win at any cost.

Ferocious by Paula Stokes
Expected Publication: August 15th, 2017
From Goodreads:
Paula Stokes returns to the world of Vicarious in this sequel, a high-action psychological thriller with a protagonist out for vengeance.

When Winter Kim finds out that her sister is dead and that she has a brother she never knew about, only two things matter―finding what’s left of her family and killing the man who destroyed her life. Her mission leads her from St. Louis to Los Angeles back to South Korea, where she grew up.

Things get increasingly dangerous once Winter arrives in Seoul. Aided by her friends Jesse and Sebastian, Winter attempts to infiltrate an international corporation to get close to her target, a nefarious businessman named Kyung. But keeping her last remaining loved ones out of the line of fire proves difficult, and when all seems to be lost, Winter must face one last devastating decision: is revenge worth sacrificing everything for? Or can she find a spark of hope in the darkness that threatens to engulf her? 

Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie
Expected Publication: August 15th, 2017
From Goodreads:
The peace is unsustainable.

Sonya and Anton may have brought about a revolution, but can they protect their homeland—and their love—with so many forces threatening to tear them apart?

The empire has fallen, Valko faces trial, and Sonya is finally free from her fate as Sovereign Auraseer. But Sonya's expanding abilities are just as unstable as the new government of Riaznin—and her relationship with Anton. Not only can she feel the emotions of others but, unlike other Auraseers, she's learned to make others feel her emotions as well. And Sonya isn't immune to dark temptations.

Now, as Sonya fights to contain her own darkness, she senses a new evil lurking in the shadows of the palace. Someone from Sonya's past has returned. And that someone won't be satisfied until Sonya pays for the mistakes she's made.

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat
Expected Publication: August 15th, 2017
From Goodreads:
Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable.

So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s pictures, posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. Instantly, she begins to get followers, so she adds herself to more photos from all over the world with all types of people. And as Vicurious’s online followers multiply, Vicky realizes she can make a whole life for herself without ever leaving her bedroom. But the more followers she finds online, the clearer it becomes that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her— #alone and #ignored in real life.

To help them, and herself, Vicky must find the courage to face her fear of being “seen,” because only then can she stop living vicariously and truly bring the magic of Vicurious to life.

In this beautiful and illuminating narrative, Sharon Huss Roat shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are. 

Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
Expected Publication: August 15th, 2017
From Goodreads:
Fans of Holly Black and Leigh Bardugo will be bewitched by Lana Popovic's debut YA fantasy novel about a bargain that binds the fates—and hearts—of twin sisters to a force larger than life.

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love. 

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?

Wicked Like a Wildfire is the first in a two-book series. Readers will be rapt with anticipation for the sequel.

Oh, the books coming out on the 15th! I want to read them so, so, so much! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #323, June 21st

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Discount Armageddon, and yeah, it's funny and awesome and I'm loving it!
I read So I Married a Sorcerer, and yeah, it was an awesome sequel! So much happened and it was epic! Loved it!
I'm going to be reading Midnight Blue-Light Special, and I can't wait, the first is so amazing so far, and I want to read more!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We Have the Cover of Throne of Glass #6!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas! Well, it came out earlier today, but I didn't have time to post it earlier!

Teaser Tuesday #323, June 20th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from

Monday, June 19, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #315, June 19th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #314
Teaser Tuesday #322
WWW Wednesday #322
WOW #319
Will the Time Come #313
Third Sentence Thursday #304
Random Reads #290
First Lines Friday #318
The Reward Challenge Update #300
Follow Friday #292
How Well I Stuck to It #144
Wrote that Review Update #149

Week 24 Reviews:
Finding Our Forever
No One But You
Until You Loved Me
The Darkest Promise

Random:
We Have the Cover of In Death #46!!!!
We Have the Title of Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Diabolic #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Shaw Confessions #1!!!!

OK, so I got  posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever I want! Which is probably going to be last week's books, since I didn't read them them! Hopefully I will this week!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #149, June 18th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Finding Our Forever, No One But You, Until You Loved Me, The Darkest Promise, so I have 2 of 2 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #152, June 18th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 25:
Nothing Planned! (AKA Last week, since I didn't read any of it!)

Yeah, a free week, since I didn't read last week, so I'm going to be reading it this week! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

We Have the Cover of The Shaw Confessions #1!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin! And it's so awesome!