Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday #251: Tess Of The Road by: Rachel Hartman

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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"In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.


Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one." 

This book sounds amazing! And I am so in love with that stunning cover.

Tess Of The Road will be released on February 27, 2018.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Trailer Reveal: Brave by: Jennifer L. Armentrout


Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.
It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.
Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.
If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.
Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…

Series: The Wicked Saga, Book # 3
RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books.
I am giving away a kindle copy of Roommates With Benefits by Nicole Williams.


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Book Review: Brave (A Wicked Trilogy #3) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: December 11, 2017
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Source: I received a copy of this book and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart. If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…"

My Thoughts:

I had really high expectations going into Brave, and this book met every single one of those expectations. I have yet to read a JLA book I didn’t love, but I really think her writing truly shines in her paranormal/fantasy reads. She always balances the romance with the action and fantasy perfectly and keeps the readers engaged and on their toes. Brave delivered some twists and turns along the way that kept me turning pages.

I have to start with Ivy because I absolutely adore Ivy. And what I liked most about Ivy is that she dealt with everything she has been through realistically. She has to take time to process everything and really come to terms with the changes in her life, but because she is Ivy and so so strong she pushes through and comes out stronger on the other side. Ivy is determined and tough and doesn’t back down and I love her compassion and her sass. I love how in the middle of a fight she is still cracking jokes and being sarcastic. Simply put, she is a fun and relatable heroine and I love her.

Of course I also absolutely love Ren. He is probably one of my favorite JLA book boyfriends to date. He is funny and charming and willing to chase Ivy to the ends of the earth. What I love most though is Ivy and Ren’s dynamic together. They aren’t perfect and they have a lot to work through but their chemistry is insane and they work so well together. Both are willing to go to extreme lengths for one another and it is clear they are crazy about each other. They are both so strong, but together they make one another stronger and I love that.

Then we have Tink and Tink is such a scene stealer. He is probably my favorite secondary character in all of JLA’s books (I’m so sorry Deacon I still love you). Tink is just so ridiculous at times and you never know what he is going to do and I just love that about him. I love his love of Amazon Prime and truly relate to that and his pop culture references warm my heart. But I also love that behind his nonsense, he is such a good guy (fae? brownie? whatevs). He wants to fight and he truly loves Ivy. In this one Tink is still his crazy self but we also see another side of him and I loved that.

Along with the great cast of characters, the plot keeps moving. This book is really nonstop and I loved how quick it moved. I also loved that it took me by surprise in places. I mean there was stuff that went down that we kinda had to know was coming but then there was stuff that just completely took me by surprise and I loved that. The action was fantastic and intense. And the action was balanced so well with the romance. This is JLA so of course the swoon was off the charts.

All in all, Brave was an awesome read and this is definitely one of my favorite of all of JLA’s series. I loved her take on the fae and the way she delivered heart stopping action with a swoontastic romance. I know this is a series I will be reading again and again.

Friday, December 8, 2017

On My Shelf: Switched by: Amanda Hocking

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 was another Book Outlet grab, I actually grabbed the entire trilogy. My sister absolutely loves this book and has wanted me to read it for years, but I just haven't gotten to it yet. I definitely think this is a Teresa read so I should probably make time for it. 

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

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