Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Release Day Launch: The Prince (A Wicked Trilogy #3.5) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review, Excerpt, Teaser, & Trailer)

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, comes THE PRINCE, a new novella in her Wicked Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series…She’s everything he wants….
Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.
She’s everything he can’t have…
Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.
She’s everything he’ll take….
But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.
She’s everything he’d die for….

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My Thoughts:

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked series is one of my favorites from her, so when I found out we were getting another novella in that world, I was super excited and in pure JLA fashion she did not let me down. The Prince was a really good read and I loved Caden and Brighton.

Brighton is so fantastic. I absolutely loved her. She is strong and fierce and after a terrible tragedy she is not willing to let anything stop her again. And Caden. Well like all JLA guys he is super swoony. He is also mysterious and charming and me like. And my favorite Tink was back again! I just adore him and his ridiculousness and I loved that we got to spend time with him again!

The Prince is a really good read and a great trip back to a world I already love. The romance was swoony and it blended well with the action. I hope we get to go back to this world soon, because I have questions and I need more!



Did it make you a bad friend if you were completely, a hundred percent envious of that friend? Yes? No? Kind of? I figured it was somewhere in between. That’s what I was mulling over as I watched Ivy Morgan brush thick, red curls over her shoulder, laughing at something her boyfriend Ren Owens had said to her. At least I wasn’t envious of that—their love. Okay, well, that wasn’t entirely true. Pretty sure anyone who was as single as me would be envious of all that warm and fuzzy that was passed back and forth with each long look or casual brush of skin. The two could barely tear their gazes away from one another to eat the dinner we’d grabbed at the cute little diner inside the shopping center on Prytania Street. I honest to God couldn’t be happier for them. They’d been through so much—way more than two people should ever have to go through to be together, and here they were, stronger and more in love than ever, and they deserved that happiness. But their epic love story wasn’t the source of a current case of the green-eye monster that was sitting on my shoulder. Ivy was just such a… badass. Even right now, relaxed in the chair, surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights with her hand in Ren’s and her belly full of a cheeseburger deluxe and crinkle fries and half of my tater tots, she could kick ass and take names along with addresses, telephone numbers, and social security numbers. If the proverbial poo hit the fan, you called Ivy or Ren. If you needed to know what streets Royal intersected with, you called… me. Or if you needed coffee or fresh beignets but were currently busy, you know, saving the world, you’d call me. The three of us were all members of the Order, a widespread organization that was literally the only thing that stood between mankind and complete, utter enslavement and destruction by the fae. And not the super cute fae found in Disney movies or some crap like that. Humans thought they were on top of the food chain. They were wrong. The fae were. The only thing pop culture got right about the fae was their slightly pointy ears. That was it. The fae were more than just beings from another world—the Otherworld—they were capable of glamouring their appearance to blend in with humans. But all Order members, even me, were warded at birth against the glamour. We saw through the human fa├žade to the creature that lurked beneath.



# 1 New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Authors In The City 2018 Recap

This past weekend was Authors In The City in NYC and it was a great time. The event had a fun lineup and the organizers did a wonderful job putting this event together. This event was much calmer than a lot of the other events I have been to and it was so nice. There was also the nice perk where bloggers got to go in a half hour earlier. Because I didn't have many authors I had books for this time around I was actually able to get all my books signed before the signing officially started. So while it was a quick event for me I still had fun.

The main reason I hit up this event was for Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's been a few years since I have been to one of her signings, so I had some books I wanted to get signed. She was as nice as ever and it is always great to see her! Also so happy my copy of Unchained is finally signed because that is one of my all time favorites from her!

I was terrible at taking pictures for this event! But I also got to see Emma Chase, Laura Kaye, Joanne Schweme, and AM Madden. All of them were so incredibly nice and gracious.

And probably most fun of all I got to catch up with some of my minxes! It is always so much fun when I get to see Lauren (Cherry Reds Reads) and Donna (The Whispering Pages). I adore both of these ladies so damn much!

So for this event I was trying to behave myself and not go book buying crazy, so I only brought books to get signed that I already owned. And at the event I only bought one book, Getting Schooled by Emma Chase, because have you SEEN that cover and because Lauren is a book pusher (and I love her for it)! 

So, all in all, Authors In The City was a fun event and I already can't wait for my next signing.

Friday, August 10, 2018

On My Shelf: All Our Yesterdays by: Cristin Terrill

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.

I grabbed this book years ago when I went to a signing this author was at. It sounds so unique and good and kinda heartbreaking. Of course though I just never got to it because there is always so much to read. This one is deff still on the TBR though. 

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Book Review: Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #2) by: Rosamund Hodge

Release Date: July 24, 2018
from Balzer + Bray
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.

Juliet is trapped—ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they’re certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo’s wishes—unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.

Romeo is tortured: finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.

When Romeo’s and Juliet’s paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all—but is it a journey either of them will survive?"

My Thoughts:

With the ending to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire I had been dying to get my hands on this one and this turned out to be a solid conclusion. This book has a great cast of characters with so many intertwined relationships.

The angst in this book is real! Romeo and Juliet are both fighting on opposite sides of a war and neither ever seems to realize what the other is up to. Waiting for them to run into one another was torture. But I kinda loved that push and pull. I also love how complicated and intertwined the relationships are and that the friendships are just as important (if not more so) than the romantic ones. Nothing is ever easy and things always have to be earned. It would help if they would work together instead of constantly trying to protect one another, but at the same time you can really see how much these characters care for one another.

My favorite of them all is definitely Juliet. She is so strong and determined and she will protect those she cares for at all costs. She’s also willing to sacrifice a lot to save those she cares for. I also love that she can be a bit unlikable at times. Her flaws make her great. Honestly every single character in this book is flawed and I love them all more because of that.

Rosamund Hodge really knows how to take a story we know and add that fantasy twist. She creates a bloody world here but the writing is so good and immerses you in their weird and bloody world. This book is definitely a slow build, but it builds to something great. 

All in all, this was a good conclusion to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire and even though it took me a while to get through, I really savored this one.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Recent Reads: Starlight and Shadowhunters

Recent Reads is feature here on the blog. The point is to feature books I've read recently in quick recap fashion with fun info-graphics. The info-graphics came from the Bookly app, which is a great app for bloggers. You can log quotes and thoughts and track your reading stats (and no I'm not paid for this, I just really like this app). Recently I dove into worlds of starlight and shadowhunters.

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