Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #204: Lucian Divine by: Renee Carlino

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"“My guardian angel is a drunk.”

Evelyn Casey's life is at a standstill. She's in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It's absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.

And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he's a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he's brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he's brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as ----. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.

For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God. 

Yes, God as in God." 

I so love the synopsis for this book! Guardian Angels and swoons and YAY. I also love Renee Carlino, so I am excited. 

Lucian Divine will be released on January 9, 2017.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

This week I am going to feature ten of my favorite Halloween type reads. I don't read many truly scary books, so I am going to feature books with a creepy vibe or paranormal aspect that fits the Halloween theme. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Review: Empire Of Storms (Throne Of Glass #5) by: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: September 6, 2016
from Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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"The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken
and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?"

My Thoughts:

Before I start, this review has spoilers for previous books in the series but is spoiler free for Empire Of Storms.

Sarah J. Maas is a queen and we are not worthy. Seriously, her books continually deliver everything I want in a book and that is why she is my favorite. My expectations for Empire Of Storms was ridiculously high and the book still managed to exceed every single expectation I had.

Gotta start with my girl Aelin. I’m trying to think if there has ever been a heroine I’ve loved more than Aelin and I don’t think there is one… maybe Hermione and Feyre but even then I don’t think so. I am forever and always Team Aelin and I love how she continually shines. Not only is she a badass, but she is insanely smart. She surprises me left and right and no matter how dire the circumstances I know she has some sort of plan. Also, I absolutely love her swagger and sarcasm.

But aside from Aelin, this book delivers a horde of amazing heroines. I’m completely obsessed with Lysandra because she is a rock star. I could gush about her for days on end. She is so strong and smart and her friendship with Aelin is amazing. And Manon, gosh there are no words to truly express how awesome Manon is. Or Elide who is so strong in a way that is so different from Aelin, Lysandra, and Manon. I seriously love them all.

Now what would this review be if I didn’t talk about our guys. Sarah J. Maas delivers delicious characters. I mean we all know how I feel about Rowan. From the moment he swaggered into Heir Of Fire I was hooked and with each book the hooks dig in deeper. I absolutely adore him… to whatever end. And Dorian. I’ve loved Dorian from day one and I still love him. And then so many newish and older guys to love in this one. She just crafts such wonderful characters that you can’t help but get invested in.

Empire Of Storms delivered in every single way. I was heartbroken and devastated. The book gutted me. But I was also swooning and smiling and crying. It’s such a wide range of emotions and you really live the story. You don’t just read it. It gets under your skin and into your soul. The plot keeps you on edge and turning pages and reading for hours on end. The book is huge but you still demand more once you are done.

All in all, this series is forever solidified as an all-time favorite and I know there are many re-reads to come. Here’s to surviving a year waiting for the final book.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Weekly Recap 10/23/2016

So I grabbed some freebies this week in Hard To Love, Seven Year Itch Compilation, and Venom & Vanilla. Then I also grabbed Wait while it was on sale. I keep meaning to read this author! For review I got My Rogue My Ruin which I am super excited for. I love Amalie Howard and I have been itching to read a historical lately. Thanks Entangled! And then lastly I got a paperback of Succubus Dreams. I have been slowly getting this series for myself and I have been super picky about making sure I get these specific paperbacks.

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Hard To Love by: Kendall Ryan
Seven Year Itch Compilation by: Jennifer Foor
Venom & Vanilla by: Shannon Mayer
Wait by: A.L. Jackson
My Rogue My Ruin by: Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan
Succubus Dreams by: Richelle Mead

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Friday, October 21, 2016

On My Shelf: The Falconer by: Elizabeth May

On My Shelf is a feature I started here on the blog and I'm sure there are a ton of similar ones out there, but basically I just wanted to start spotlighting some of the MANY backlist titles I have accumulated on my shelf and kindle. The idea is to spotlight an older book I have on my massive TBR. I also thought it would be a fun way to discuss these books with my fellow bloggers, get some of your thoughts and figure out which ones I need to read ASAP and which ones can wait a bit more. And if you want to join in too, I would love to see what is on your shelf! Just leave me a link in the comments.

This book sounds like it was made for Teresa so I have no idea why I haven't read it yet. I even have the sequel too. This cover is basically the prettiest thing and LADIES WITH DAGGERS FOR THE WIN! 

So tell me. Have you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Was it meh?

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