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Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]

Posted January 17, 2018 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]

Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #3
Published by Razorbill on December 9th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Publisher, Purchased
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Series Rating: five-stars
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In GATHERING DARKNESS, book three of the New York Times bestselling Falling Kingdoms series, the stakes have never been higher as three teams push forward on a race to find the Kindred, the four elemental crystals possessing ancient all-powerful magic, first:

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred - the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic...

• THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.

• THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia's overpowering magic - all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.

• THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia's powers to unveil the Kindred.

The only certainty in the dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica... but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.

My Thoughts

OMG, there really isn’t a whole lot that I can say about this one without any spoilers, but I will try my best! But, guys… every book in this series just keeps getting better and better. With each book I love the characters even more. The plot gets more intense. I’m literally on the edge of my seat for the majority of this book. And I can only assume that I will continue to be on the edge of my seat for the entirety of this series. My heart is aching for more but at the same time it’s aching for all who was lost and who will be lost in later books. I mourn the characters who are lost, but I appreciate so much that Morgan Rhodes is not afraid to deliver deaths at a moment’s notice. Props to Morgan Rhodes, y’all for not only breaking me but also making me love every second!

I NEED MORE. And I will continue my binge reading of this series because I just need to know what is going to happen to my precious loves. Will they all survive, probably not. And even though, I will be sad.. I’m sure I will still love the story!! If you’re a lover of fantasy and young adult, I URGE you to pick up this series. I highly recommend it. And if you’ve been wanting to try your hand at some fantasy, I think this series is a great starter series! It’s not overly complicated but it’s fun and entertaining and will definitely give you everything that you want out of a fantasy!

About the Author

Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess — the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous.

Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, reality TV, and is an extremely picky, yet voracious reader of all kinds of books. Under another pen name, she’s a national bestselling author of many paranormal novels.

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Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE (Book One: Falling Kingdoms and Two Book: Rebel Spring)
January 8 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Interview
January 9 – The Book Nut – Review and Playlist
January 10 – Quirky and Peculiar – Review
January 11 – I Fangirl About Books – Creative Post
January 12 – Lovely Loveday – Author Guest Post
WEEK TWO (Book 3: Gathering Darkness)
January 15 – Glimpses of my Books – Cover Art and Author Gust Post – her inspiration for the character Magnus Damora?
January 16 – Book Briefs – Book Review
January 17 – In Wonderland – Review
January 18 – Star-Crossed Book Blog – Review
WEEK THREE (Book 4: Frozen Tides)
January 22 – Ex Libris – Interview
January 23 – Ensconced in Lit – Review
January 24 – Step Into a Book World – Review
January 25 – Ria Reads – Review
WEEK FOUR (Crystal Storm)
January 29 – My Friends are Fiction – Author Guest Post
January 30 – Adventures through Wonderland – Review + Instagram
January 31 – A Thousand Books to Read – Interview
February 1 – A Page with a View – Review
February 2 – Never Too Many To Read – Book Spotlight and/or Review

Let’s talk about it!

five-stars

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Stephanie
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#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]

Posted April 24, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 4 Comments

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]

Thanks to Penguin Random House, I get to be a part of the #ReadADessen Campaign, which is about highlighting all of Sarah Dessen’s books counting down to her newest book, Once and for All which releases this June! Not to mention, Penguin is also giving away a FULL SET of Sarah Dessen books, so go enter down below!

I’m personally doing a Read Along of every Sarah Dessen book and each week I provide a post with discussion questions and I will also be reviewing every book. If you want to participate in that one click the banner below!

Sidenote: I was provided a paperback copy of Keeping the Moon by Penguin Teen as a #PRHPartner. This in no way affects my opinions of the book!

#ReadADessen Campaign [Keeping the Moon]Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Published by Penguin on September 1st 1999
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 228
Format: Paperback
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There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.
Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then for being "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina.
But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.

I have not had the chance to read and review this book yet, considering the past week or two I’ve been getting ready for the birth of my child. Which if you’re reading this on the day it is posted, she should be here by now! But as soon as we get settled back at home and in a routine, I will be diving into this one and I am super excited for it!

Have you read Keeping the Moon? Tell me what you thought of it? If not, have you read any of Sarah Dessen’s books? Let me know in the comments and let me know what’s your favorite one!

The Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Sarah Dessen’s books in paperback (ARV: $132.00). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 17, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 29, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 1, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

Go check out every one else who are participating in this week 2 of the #ReadADessen Campaign!

KEEPING THE MOON
April 24In Wonderland
April 26Great Imaginations
DREAMLAND
April 27Girl in the Pages
Stephanie
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The Dark Days Club [Review]

The Dark Days Club [Review]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts So for the most part I liked this book. I think my main issue with this was just the fact that I have been in such a book slumpy mood that it’s put a damper on not only the amount of books I’ve been reading but whether or not I enjoy them. It […]

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The Rift Uprising [Review and Giveaway]

The Rift Uprising [Review and Giveaway]

Posted December 1, 2016 by Lizzie in Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts For some reason, I can never figure out how to best start a review! I guess I will start with my overall feeling after finishing this guy: I liked it, it was fast passed and I read it in one sitting! Very movie-esque, I could picture the Rift and the setting SO well. […]

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