Blog Tour: Heart of The Highlands Review

heart-of-the-highlands-beast_1Title: Heart of the Highlands: The Beast (Protectors of the Crown #1)

Author: April Holthaus

Release Date: July 2017

Publisher: Grey Eagle Publishing, LLC

Pages: 326

Rating: 2000px-3-5_stars-svg

 

Disclosure: I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis:

For hundreds of years, Scotland has battled the English for their freedom. Now, they face a new enemy. In a divided world between politics and religion, the young King James V faces the threat of his own people rebelling against him. As civil war breaks out among the Highland clans, James recruits a secret group of warriors for protection. He calls them the Protectors of the Crown.

Ian MacKay has one mission; to defend the crown no matter the cost. Along with his men, Ian’s mission is to hunt down one of the most dangerous men in the Highlands. But when the daughter of an enemy enters his life, his heart becomes captured instead.

Keira Sinclair has lived a life of peace and simplicity until now. With her clan on the verge of losing everything, she is forced to wed a Laird from a neighboring clan to ensure that hers survives. During her travels to her new home, her carriage is attacked and Keira is taken hostage by a ruthless man.

Caught in the middle of a war that she does not understand, will Keira’s secrets be safe, or will she succumb to the Highland warrior who now threatens to capture her heart?

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My Month in Books: November Edition

The end of another month and the tally of my read books is complete. It’s crazy to me that it’s already December. 2017 is about to come to an end and we have an entire year ahead full of possibilities. But before I get ahead of myself let us now look back at the books I’ve read this past month.

Paranormal

Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan 4_stars-svg

The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter 2000px-3-5_stars-svg

The Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones 5_stars-svg

I’ve read so many good paranormal books over the past couple years that I sometimes feel as if I’ve read them at all. That of course is not true. After discovering the Charley Davidson series and reading the first 11 books in under a week back in July, book twelve recently came out and I devoured that as well, now a years wait for the finale to this epic series. I also decided to give a couple new authors a try and really enjoyed their books.

Contemporary Romance

 

Bad at Love by Karina Halle 2000px-3-5_stars-svg

Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan 535px-3_stars-svg

The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey 535px-3_stars-svg

2017 has been a year full of romance novels and this month I added another 3 to the read list. They were enjoyable and helped me escape reality for a good couple hours, which is what I hope any good book would do.

How was the month of November for you in terms of books?

Happy Reading!

 

ONE Year Blogiversary!!

Hello everyone! On 11/30/2016, a small nervous 17 year old posted her first blog post. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. Me sitting at my laptop anxious, not sure whether I should put myself out there, but I went through with it and it was even better than I could have imagined. Over the past year I’ve learned so much and grown so much, it’s crazy to think about.

As a now slightly less nervous (not by much) 18 year old, I just want to thank everyone who has liked, commented or read a post. In a world of 7 billion sometimes life can get lonely and it’s great knowing there are so many creative supportive people who enjoy reading and fangirling over books just as much as me. I haven’t been posting as much lately (a consequence of life) but I’ll try to be  a bit more consistent. I’m so grateful for all the experiences over the past year and here’s to many more.

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Happy Reading!

The Ship of the Dead Review

28006120Title: The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and The Gods Of Asgard #3)

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: October 3rd 2017

Pages: 423

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Rating: 5_stars-svg

Synopsis: 

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?

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November Anticipated Releases

Lets just jump right into it…

Mark of Fire by Richard Phillips November 1st

An ancient prophecy. A young woman’s destiny.mark of fire

Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she’s also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He’s waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king’s assassin, Blade, to Rafel’s Keep, ends in treason. For Blade arrives not with a weapon but rather a warning for the woman he’s known and loved since he was a child. With a price on his head, Blade flees—as Carol and her family are urged away on their own desperate route of escape.

Now, traversing the lawless western borderlands, Carol struggles to understand the uncanny magic she possesses and must learn to master. Though separated, Carol and Blade are still united—not only by the darkness pursuing them both but by a quest toward destiny, revenge, and the revelations of an ancient prophecy that signal the ultimate war between good and evil.

As a lover of fantasy this book sounds right up my alley. What little I’ve heard about it sounds great and I will definitely be reading this sometime soon.

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne November 7th

A healer who cannot be healed . . .rosemarked

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.

A soldier shattered by war . . .

Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.

Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.

This smart, sweeping fantasy with a political edge and a slow-burning romance will capture fans of The Lumatere Chronicles and An Ember in the Ashes.

Not only is the cover of this book very pretty but the synopsis sounds very compelling.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer November 7th

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.renegades

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. 

I love Marissa Meyer’s previous books and so am very excited for this newest release. This books sounds like a dystopian and I haven’t read one in ages so I’m very excited to read this.

 

Bonfire by Kristen Ritter November 7th

bonfireIt has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as Abby tries to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called The Game—which will threaten the reputations and lives of the community, and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

Not only do I love Ritter in Jessica Jones but the synopsis of this sounds very interesting. I am very excited to read this.

Artemis by Andy Weir November 14th

Artemis-Book-Cover-Andy-WeirJazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

I am extremely pumped for this release. I loved The Martian and can’t wait to read this.

What books are you excited for this month?

Happy Reading!

My Month In Books: October Edition

The month  filled with ghouls, ghosts and candy is officially over. October as I may have already mentioned is my favorite month (mainly because my birthday falls in it) but also because of the great atmosphere it exudes. Although October is known as the spooky month, I didn’t jump into the season by reading horror (cause I’m a pansy and scare to easily) but even if I didn’t read any horror, I read a lot of great books this month and here they are!!giphy
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Fall Book Tag

Fall is my favorite season; the sweaters, the falling leaves the weather. it’s absolutely perfect and October is like the high point of fall so what better time to do the Fall book Tag than now. This tag was created by the Bionic Book Worm and I had loads of fun doing this! 34003-Fall-Leaves-GifRead More »

My Month in Books: September Wrap-Up

Hey Everyone! Fall is officially here, my favorite time of the year. And as their are beginnings there must be ends. September is over and looking back at my read shelf compared to the past couple months my reading looks a little sparse, the 50 books of July and 25 of August has petered down to eight. The school year has been kicking my butt, with all the added responsibilities of being a senior now thrust upon me reading and blogging sadly has had to take a back seat. But with all that I still have read a decent amount of books and here are the books of September. Read More »

Warcross Review

warcrossTitle: Warcross

Author: Marie Lu

Release Date: September 12th, 2017

Publisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Reader

Pages: 368

Rating: 2000px-4-5_stars-svg

Synopsis:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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