Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) By Grace Draven [Review]

Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire, #1)RELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Grace Draven
GENRE:   
Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Ace Books
SUMMARY:

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital–her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman. Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses. 

But this year is different. 

Azarion, the Empire’s most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion–and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan. Continue reading

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Best Served Cold By Emma Hart [Review]

Best Served ColdRELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2018
AUTHORS:
Emma Hart
GENRE:   
Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY:

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Which is a real problem when the attraction runs red-hot.

Trust me. I know. The only reason I decided to renovate my family’s ice-cream store was to serve up a sundae full of revenge for my a-hole ex who opened an ice-cream store right next to mine.
It was supposed to be simple.
Renovate. Reopen. Put his peachy butt out of business.
Until he decided to get under my skin—and broke my toe.
Now, I’m stuck with Chase in my store every day, helping me renovate. But he’s also in my head, and I’m spending a little too much time up against his abs.
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Keeper of the Bees(Black Birds of the Gallows) By Meg Kassel [Review]

Keeper of the BeesRELEASE DATE: September 4th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Meg Kassel
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
  Entangled: Teen
SUMMARY:

KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries—since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden. Continue reading

A Touch of Gold By Annie Sullivan [Review]

A Touch of GoldRELEASE DATE: August 14th 2018
AUTHORS: 
Annie Sullivan
GENRE: 
Young-Adult,  fantasy, Retelling, Adventure, Magic, romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Blink
SUMMARY:

Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse.

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.

Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse.

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The Nightshade’s Touch(The Messenger Chronicles #3) By Pippa DaCosta [Review]

The Nightshade's Touch (Messenger Chronicles, #3)RELEASE DATE: September 01st 2018
AUTHORS: 
Pippa DaCosta
GENRE:  
Adult, Sci-fi, fantasy, Adventure, Reverse-Harem, Magic, Fae, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Crazy Ace Publishing
SUMMARY:

Be careful which star you wish upon… 

The unseelie—banished by Oberon long ago—are stirring awake, and there’s one name on their poisoned lips: Nightshade. 

Kesh is beginning to settle into her role as Halow’s messenger, saving people from the fae with the help of Kellee, Talen, Arran and Sota, but if she has any hope of making her wrongs right, she must trust those around her. Without them, there is no Messenger. Friends, lovers, more. But one has a secret. A secret so dark it threatens to change everything Kesh believes in. A secret that could change the fate of Faerie, Halow, and all of humanity. 

When the fae abandoned the stars long-ago, they left behind more than fairytales. 

They left behind their monsters. 

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Nightblood (Frostblood Saga #3) By Elly Blake [Review]

Nightblood (Frostblood Saga #3)RELEASE DATE: August 21st 2018
AUTHORS: 
Elly Blake
GENRE: 
Young-Adult,  fantasy, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:

Ruby’s world has changed more than she ever could have imagined. She’s in love with a powerful Frost King. She’s the heir to the Fire Throne. And she may be a Nightblood–the spawn of a vengeful deity hellbent on releasing his wraithlike Minax from their prison. Once freed, these beasts will roam the earth, devouring every last person until he or she is nothing but an empty husk. But Ruby is able to control the Minax to a degree, and now she, her beloved Arcus, and her friend Kai must find a way to bring Frostbloods and Firebloods–sworn enemies–together to make a stand against a foe more deadly than any they’ve faced.

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The Ribbon Duet By Pepper Winters [Review]

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GENRE: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: Pepper Winters

SYNOPSIS:

REN

Ren was eight when he learned that love doesn’t exist–that the one person who was supposed to adore him only cared how much he was worth.
His mother sold him and for two years, he lived in terror.
But then…he ran.
He thought he’d run on his own. Turned out, he took something of theirs by accident and it became the one thing he never wanted and the only thing he ever needed. Continue reading

Between Frost and Fury (The Xenith Trilogy #2) By Chani Lynn Feener [Review]

Between Frost and Fury (The Xenith Trilogy)RELEASE DATE: July 24th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Chani Lynn Feener
GENRE:   
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Swoon Reads
SUMMARY:

Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hot new alien boyfriend Ruckus, the deadly and devastatingly handsome prince Trystan has dragged her right back to his planet.

While some girls may dream of winning a prince’s heart, Delaney just wishes this one would leave her alone. Instead, she finds herself at the center of both a tense political battle between two alien kingdoms and Trystan’s romantic attentions, both of which are absolutely ruining the life she’s built on Earth. Not to mention the fact that she’s about to be crowned queen of a planet she’s barely even visited. Just another day in the life of an ordinary human girl. Continue reading

The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play #1) By B.B. Reid [Review]

The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play, #1)RELEASE DATE: July 22th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
B.B. Reid
GENRE: 
New-Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Bebe’s Reads LLC
SUMMARY: 

THE PUPPET

Borrow the bike. Win the race. Collect the cash. It should’ve been an easy job. Ran out of town with a broken leg and a lawsuit, my mother’s latest flame swoops in like a knight in gilded armor. Blackwood Keep is a place I don’t belong, and I’m not the only one who knows. To the boy across the hall, my savior’s only son, I’m a stray looking for a bone.

He’s lord of the manor.
King of the academy.
And number one on my shit list. Continue reading

Echoes By Alice Reeds [ARC Review]

EchoesRELEASE DATE: August 07th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
Alice Reeds
GENRE: 
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won’t let them leave alive. Continue reading