Genre: Fantasy

WoW [99]

Posted March 8, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [99]A Fiendish Arrangement by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1
Published by Disney Hyperion on September 5th 2017
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Pages: 272
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"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness."
Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type.
The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.
Little does Prosper know, the malefactor's control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there's a lot Alastor isn't telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?

My Thoughts

First off, did you know Alexandra Bracken was writing this?! I didn’t! It sounds AMAZING! I’m a massive middle grade fan, every summer I always get the urge to read a fun adventure story and this pick sounds like an awesome cross between a western fantasy and I want it. The narration style is totally different than any other Bracken book too, it sounds really witty! I’m curious how the entire tone will sound since this is her first middle grade. Either way, two Bracken books in one year? Yes please!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Lizzie
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Blog Tour: Lifeblood [Review & Giveaway]

Posted March 7, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 4 Comments

Blog Tour: Lifeblood [Review & Giveaway]Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
Series: Everlife #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 28th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.
With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.
Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her futureand the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?
But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forgetthe one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Loveor victory. "

My Thoughts

So, this series is my first foray with Gena Showalter and I am not disappointed. I was a little worried because I really enjoyed Firstlife a lot and was nervous that book 2 would have the dreaded second book slump, but it didn’t! It kept me hooked all the way until the end and I really cannot wait until the last book in this series. I also cannot wait until I dive into more of Gena’s books because I had a great time reading her writing!

I love the world and the characters that Gena immersed me in and there was a lot of growth within this sequel. And it is also pretty roller coastery, but I personally love it when a book makes you feel like you’re on a roller coaster. And I love that her writing/storytelling keeps you on your toes!

I highly recommend this series and do not fear, this book definitely lives up to the first one and I’m sure Gena will blow us away with the final book!

About the Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Intertwined Novels, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Everlife Novels, among numerous novels for an adult audience as well. Her stories have been praised as “unputdownable.” Gena lives in Oklahoma with her family and a menagerie of dogs. Follow her on twitter @genashowalter and visit her website at genashowalter.com.

Author Links: Website || Twitter || Goodreads

Giveaway

2 signed sets of FIRSTLIFE & LIFEBLOOD (US Only!)
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Tour Schedule

Week 1:

3/6: Brittany’s Book Rambles – Q&A

3/7: In Wonderland – Review

3/8: Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Guest Post

3/9: Take Me Away To A Great Read – Review

3/10: Swoony Boys Podcast – Character Interview

Week 2:

3/13: Two Chicks On Books – Guest Post

3/14: Books Are Love – Review

3/15: Resch Reads and Reviews – Makeup Board

3/16: Here’s to Happy Endings – Review

3/17: Lisa Loves Literature – Heaven vs. Hell

Week 3:

3/20: Quite the Novel Idea – Review

3/21: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

3/22: Mundie Moms – Review

3/23: Megnificent Boks – Top 10

3/24: Owl Always Be Reading – Review

Let’s Talk About It

Have you read this series? Or do you want to? Are you in love with the covers as much as I am?

four-half-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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WoW [98]

WoW [98]

Posted March 1, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts A moment of silence for my eyes and that cover. SO PRETTY. I love fantasy. I also love to run, little fun fact about me there! Hiking, hill […]

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The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch [Review]

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch [Review]

Posted February 23, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts You guys this book hit me in the feels so hard I am actually having a hard time making a joke about it right now. I’m not even sure where to begin talking about it! I guess I will go with the basics. As per usual, books I love get a review that’s […]

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The Queen of the Tearling [Review]

The Queen of the Tearling [Review]

Posted February 16, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts Holy crap: the political intrigue of this book! I must admit, I tried to read it years ago when it first came out and just couldn’t seem to get into it. Then, this month (after binge watching House of Cards on Netflix) I just really wanted moremoremore politics. Looking around my shelves, I […]

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WoW [96]

WoW [96]

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts I’m going to repeat this now just so we can let this sink in: “from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.” YES, […]

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Thief of Lies [Review]

Thief of Lies [Review]

Posted February 3, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts Okay, so first things first. Who wouldn’t want to jump through a portal that takes you to different libraries?! Sign me up please! And then if Arik (pronounced Ah-ric, in case you were wondering) just happens to show his hot face and “rock hard arms” I’ll be even more ecstatic, especially since he […]

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Bookburners [Book Blitz]

Bookburners [Book Blitz]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie in book blitz, Excerpt / 0 Comments

 About the Authors Max Gladstone MAX GLADSTONE has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia, drank almond milk with monks on Wudang Shan, and wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. Max is also the author of the Craft Sequence of books about undead gods and skeletal law wizards—Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents […]

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Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Posted January 19, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

Holy molly she’s at it again. If you’re a fan of the Shadowhunter world, I am not kidding when I say this was seriously SO GOOD! As per usual, books I love get something short and sweet: here go’s! This collection of short stories was literally EVERYTHING a die hard Cassandra Clare fan could have […]

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