Last of Her Name By Jessica Khoury [Review]

Last of Her NameRELEASE DATE: February 26th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jessica Khoury
GENRE:
   Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi.
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic Inc.
SUMMARY:

Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child, Princess Anya–and the Union government rose in its place. But Stacia doesn’t think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father’s vineyard with her closest friends, Clio and Pol. Continue reading

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Fake It Till You Break It By Jenn P. Nguyen [Review]

Fake It Till You Break ItRELEASE DATE: May 28th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jenn P. Nguyen
GENRE:
   Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Swoon Reads

SUMMARY :

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together. Continue reading

HEARTS: A Twisted Wonderland Retelling (The Glass Queendom #1) By Klarissa King [ARC Review]

HEARTS: A Twisted Wonderland Retelling (The Glass Queendom, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 26th, 2019
AUTHOR:
Klarissa King
GENRE:
   Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Retelling.
PUBLISHER:  Independently Published

SUMMARY :

In Spades, there is a game as terrifying as the Sisters of Fate. The Hatterthon.
A game so cruel that its brick-roads run red with blood and in every shadow there are players killing to survive. The mysterious Ringmaster seized the Hatter’s once-delightful game long ago, and branded it with his mark.
The stain of death… Continue reading

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) By Mark Lawrence [Review]

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #3)RELEASE DATE: May 07th, 2019
AUTHOR:
Mark Lawrence
GENRE:
   Adult, Fantasy,  Adventure, Action.
PUBLISHER:  Harper Voyager

SUMMARY :

Nona Grey’s story reaches its shattering conclusion in the third instalment of Book of the Ancestor.

THEY CAME AGAINST HER AS A CHILD. NOW THEY FACE THE WOMAN.

The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat. Continue reading

Book Blitz: Hearts: A Twisted Wonderland Retelling by Klarissa King

HEARTS: A Twisted Wonderland Retelling
Klarissa King
(The Glass Queendom, #1)
Publication date: May 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

In Spades, there is a game as terrifying as the Sisters of Fate. The Hatterthon.
A game so cruel that its brick-roads run red with blood and in every shadow there are players killing to survive. The mysterious Ringmaster seized the Hatter’s once-delightful game long ago, and branded it with his mark.
The stain of death…

All I ever wanted was a peaceful life. Most other blacksmiths have no trouble holding onto small dreams like mine, and I’ll envy them for it for all my days.
Not only is my village attacked by the Heart-Breakers, in the battle I’m thrown down the Forbidden Well.
I land in the most unimaginable place, a place of true terror and wonder. A deadly game called the Hatterthon.
If I’m ever going to get back home, I have to win this dangerous game, where the brick roads run red with blood and allies are just waiting to plunge a blade into the nearest heart.
I can’t trust anyone here—especially not Night, the definitely wicked ally I picked up along the way.
I’m not sure which is more dangerous: Night, who wears deceit behind the veil of his captivating eyes, or the greatest threat in the game—the Ringmaster. All I know is, I have to strike down my ally before he turns on me and breaks much more than my bones.
Because only one can win the Hatterthon.
Before I lose myself to the madness…

In Spades, kisses taste like sweets and wine, and only when they end do you taste the poison on your lips.

Hearts is a Wonderland retelling (Hold the Alice!) and is the first in the Glass Queendom Duology. The sequel, Spades, The Glass Queendom, will be released later this year.

HEARTS is no longer a part of the Feared Fables series.

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EXCERPT:

In a time that I felt nothing, Night made me feel something.

When he drew back, I let myself look into his eyes. Hunger burned back at me in those flickering purple hues.

I could have asked him again why he was here. But scraping through the inner workings of my mind didn’t seem worth it in the face of him—a face so striking that the flutter of my stomach reached up to my chest.

In all the horror and destruction around me, I only saw him. I stood with him, his fingertips dancing down to the waist of my skirt, and I felt every nerve in my body strike back against the numbness.

I didn’t care how, but he made me feel, and that was something I had a desperate urge to cling to.

Setting my skin alight, Night pushed up the hem of my blouse, fingertips grazing my pebbled skin.

My breath caught as he yanked me against him, a sudden ferocity in his dark eyes. All hesitation was snuffed out of me with that one, starved look, and my entire resolve came crashing down around me.

My hand found a fistful of his hair. I slammed my lips against his. A shudder set me alight as he tore down the front of my blouse with a single tug.

The agony in my heart threatened to drown me, drag me down into the abyss. I found air in him. And I consumed it.

Author Bio:

When not writing, Klarissa can be found in bed poring over a great new release, or reluctantly walking her demanding dogs who pretty much run the house.

She is the writer, Isla Jones. Isla uses the pen-name Klarissa for fantasy, while using Isla Jones for her darker, grittier horror works to help separate the styles and genres for her readers.

To contact Klarissa King, find her here: https://www.facebook.com/Klarissa-King-1005484536303985/?modal=admin_todo_tour

For Isla Jones’ author page, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Isla-Jones/e/B07856GGDF

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Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) By Danielle L. Jensen [Review]

Dark Shores (Dark Shores, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 07th, 2019
AUTHOR:
Danielle L. Jensen
GENRE:
  Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Adventure, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Tor Teen

SUMMARY :

In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West.

A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON

Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Continue reading

The Unhoneymooners By Christina Lauren [Review]

The UnhoneymoonersRELEASE DATE: May 14th, 2019
AUTHOR:
 Christina Lauren
GENRE:
 Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Gallery Books

SUMMARY :

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Continue reading

JUNE Most Anticipated Releases + JUNE TBR [2019]

Hello Everyone! I’m back again to share the wonderful new books that I’m anticipating this month. The list isn’t too long but it’s not too short either. Susan Ee’s new book is one of the hidden gems that is coming out this month. I’m not fan of the cover, but I’m really excited to read it because I loved her debut series Penryn and the End Of the days. The Eyes Of Tamburah is another book that caught my interest. I haven’t read a Maria V. Synder’s book so this was going to be my first. And finally, who’s excited for Laura Thalassa’s War?


YOUNG-ADULT

June 01

Before the Broken Star (The Evermore Chronicles #1)

 

 

 

 

June 03

Cinder & the Prince of Midnight

 

 

 

 

 

June 04

Sorcery of Thorns The Beholder Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2) The Chosen (Contender, #1)

This Time Will Be Different

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 11

Teeth in the Mist Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon

 

 

 

 

June 17

The Eyes of Tamburah (Archives of the Invisible Sword, #1)

 

 

 

 

June 18

The Art of Breaking Things

 

 

 

 

June 25

Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) DEV1AT3 (Lifelike, #2) The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #1) Call It What You Want Technically, You Started It




NEW-ADULT

June 07

Her Dark Legion (Messenger Chronicles, #5)

 

 

 

 

 

June 25

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer, #1)

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War (The Four Horsemen, #2)

 

 

 

 


ADULT

June 17

Parental Guidance

 

 

 

 

 


MY TOP THREE ANTICIPATED READS

Sorcery of Thorns Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)

 

 

 

 


Sorcery Of Thorns By Margaret Rogerson:
I absolutely loved Margaret’s An Enchantment Of Ravens and this was one of my most anticipated books of 2019. So far, I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about it. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Wicked Fox By Kat Cho: I’m looking forward to this book since I’ve first heard about it. It is a YA debut inspired by Korean myth Gumiho(nine tailed fox) which is set in Modern day Seoul. As a lover of K-dramas this was everything I’ve ever wanted.

Soul Of The Sword(Shadow Of The Fox#2) By Julie Kagawa: I loved Shadow Of The Fox. It was one of my favorite books. It’s a story inspired by Japanese mythology Kitsune aka fox shifters. I’ve been dying for this sequel since I’ve finished the first book. I can’t wait to get back into this world!  If you like action packed YA fantasy then I highly recommend this series.


JUNE TBR

 

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)

Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox, #2)

Sorcery of Thorns

Last of Her Name

Call It What You Want

An Illusion of Thieves (Chimera, #1)Touch (Selfish Myths, #1)The Candle and the Flame

Clouded by EnvyTechnically, You Started It

Cinder & the Prince of Midnight Hearts, The Glass Queendom Submerged (Dance of the Elements #2)   Her Dark Legion (Messenger Chronicles, #5)

 

 

 


So, that’s it for this month and thanks for reading my post! I hope you all have a wonderful reading month! 

Now tell me what are your most anticipated books of this month and what books are in your MAY TBR? Please share them in the comments below!

Until next time and have a great day! 😀

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Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1) By Maya Motayne [Review]

Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 02nd 2019
AUTHOR:
 Maya Motayne
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Magic, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:  Hodder & Stoughton

SUMMARY :

To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks.

As a talented faceshifter, it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster, she’s forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever.

After the murder of his older brother, Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne. But Alfie can’t help but feel that he will never live up to his brother’s legacy. Riddled with grief, Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic.

But when Finn and Alfie’s fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient power—which, if not contained, will devour the world. And with Castallan’s fate in their hands, Alfie and Finn must race to vanquish what they have unleashed, even if it means facing the deepest darkness in their pasts.

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MY REV (Copy)

Nocturna was an entertaining fantasy debut inspired by the Latinx world. When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it, but after hearing all the mixed reviews I pretty much lowered my expectations, but surprisingly I found this very enjoyable. Both the main characters are pretty likable. The plot, the magic, and the setting were good. For a debut, I think it was a great start and I hope the next one is even better.

After a long voyage, Prince Alfehr returns to his homeland to ascend the Castallan throne but he isn’t willing to accept that his older brother Dez is truly dead. He’s not ready to be a king so he searches for his brother and he’s willing to do anything even use the forbidden dark magic. Finn Voy is a cunning thief  and a talented shapeshifter. When she gets caught by a mobster, she’s forced to steal a legendary treasure from the Castallan empire. When Prince Alfephr’s path cross with Finn in the palace, they accidentally unlock a dangerous power that could devour the world and destroy humanity. In order to right his wrong, together with Finn, Alfehr tries to contain the evil power before it’s too late.

I’m sucker for morally grey characters and I really loved Finn Voy! She’s fun, sassy, rebellious, and totally kickass! I really liked her attitude and the way she outsmarted her enemies. On the other hand, we have Prince Alfehr who’s  shy, naive, sweet, and a little bit stupid. Despite everyone’s warnings he’s stubborn about finding his brother which leads to disastrous consequences. I really enjoyed his character development even though he frustrated me sometimes. I liked the relationship between Finn and Alfehr and how they worked together despite their differences. Romance is very light in this book. It isn’t really the central focus but I can’t wait to see them together in the next book. As for the secondary characters, I liked Alfehr’s friend Luka aka The Bathtub Boy, and also Xiomara.

 The plot was fast paced and engaging! Although the story-line was somewhat predictable, I really had fun reading it. At first, I thought it was about Prince’s Alfehr’s missing brother but the plot takes a surprising turn and I hope we get our answers in the next book. The characters were pretty fun so I never felt bored. I enjoyed the author’s writing style. For a debut, It was good. The Spanish words aren’t too hard to understand. The whole book was written in third person perspective. The world building and the magical system was great. I loved the map at the front. It was stunning. So far, I really enjoyed the setting and I hope we get to explore more of this world’s magic and culture in the upcoming books.

Overall, this was a good start to a new fantasy series! Despite flaws, I really enjoyed it. I’m glad there’s no huge cliffhanger at the end because it would frustrate me to no end. Anyways, I’m so looking forward to the next book cause I want more Finn and Alfehr!

Recommend it?
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I highly recommend this series to the people who like YA fantasy with magic, adventure, and a dash of romance.

MY RATING:

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[4/5 Stars]


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Monthly Wrap-Up | May [2019]

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to my Monthly Wrap Up Post! This month I’ve had a great reading month. Well, Last month I’ve read 09 books, but for this month I’ve managed to read 12 books and most of them turned out to be good reads.  So, without any further ado, let’s check them out!


TOTAL BOOKS READ: 12

 
TITLE: Warcross (Warcross #1)
AUTHOR:  Marie Lu 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,SCI-FI, FANTASY, ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 14th 2017
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TITLE: Wildcard (Warcross #2)
AUTHOR: Marie Lu   
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,SCI-FI, ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE:September 20th 2018
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TITLE: ENDANGERED(The Fallen #1)
AUTHOR:  Isla Jones  
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,SCI-FI,DYSTOPIA, ALIENS.
PUBLICATION DATE:  April 5th 2019
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TITLE: Finale(Caraval #3)
AUTHOR:  Stephanie Garber 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY, MAGIC, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: May 7th 2019 
MY REVIEW 
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TITLE: Nocturna(A Forgery of Magic #1)
AUTHOR:  Maya Motayne 
GENRE:  YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY,MAGIC, ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  May 2nd 2019
REVIEW TO COME!
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TITLE: Dark Shores(Dark Shores #1)
AUTHOR:  Danielle L. Jensen  
GENRE:  YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY, ADVENTURE, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  May 7th 2019
REVIEW TO COME!
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TITLE: The Unhoneymooners
AUTHOR:  Christina Lauren  
GENRE:  ADULT,CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  May 14th 2019
REVIEW TO COME!
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TITLE: The Bride Test(The Kiss Quotient #2)
AUTHOR:  Helen Hoang   
GENRE:  ADULT,CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  May 7th 2019
REVIEW TO COME!
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TITLE: Fake It Till You Break It
AUTHOR:  Jenn P. Nguyen   
GENRE:  YOUNG-ADULT,CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  May 28th 2019
REVIEW TO COME!
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TITLE: The Tiger at Midnight(The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1)
AUTHOR: Swati Teerdhala 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY, MYTHOLOGY, ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE:  April 23rd 2019 
MY REVIEW 
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TITLE: Serious Moonlight
AUTHOR: Jenn Bennett 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 16th 2019
MY REVIEW
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TITLE:Holy Sister(Book of the Ancestor #3) 
AUTHOR:  Mark Lawrence 
GENRE:  ADULT, FANTASY, ACTION.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 4th 2019 
REVIEW TO COME!
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BOOKS  REVIEWED: 09

Descendant of the Crane By Joan He 
Chrysalis (Project Nemesis #3) By Brendan Reichs
Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) By L.J. Shen
The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1) By Swati Teerdhala
Warcross (Warcross #1) By Marie Lu 
Wildcard (Warcross #2) By Marie Lu
Serious Moonlight By Jenn Bennett
ENDANGERED (The Fallen #1) By Isla Jones
Finale (Caraval #3) By Stephanie Garber

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Book Of The Month

THE BRIDE TEST (THE KISS QUOTIENT#2) BY HELEN HOANG

 This was a wonderful read! I loved the beautiful romance and the characters were adorable! I highly recommend it to all the romance lovers!

BLURB: Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions — like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better— that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working… but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.


Thank you for reading and Let’s Chat! ❤

So, how was your May? How many books have you read this month and what is your favorite book of the month? Have you read any of the book from the above list? 

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