Review: Windwitch

Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)

Title: Windwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Publication Date: January 10th 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.


I read this book as well as the third book in this series on the plane rides home from Singapore or maybe Japan. So let me just say I was delirious after not having slept in god knows how long but I couldn’t stop myself from reading no matter what. I just was so invested in both books. I’m going to be doing separate reviews for both of them but they should be up within a day of each other.

In the meantime you can also check out the first book in the series which I’ve already reviewed here.

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ARC Review: Bone Crier’s Moon

Bone ​Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace, #1)

Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publication Date: March 3rd 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis

Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.


Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss for review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

I decided to read this book over the weekend as the publication date is tomorrow and I really wanted to read it before it came out. I absolutely love the cover of this book and I’ve really been loving Charlie Bowater’s covers lately. They’re all so stunning and I want them all. However the actual book didn’t do it for me. I enjoyed it but not as much as I had hoped I would.

Also look at me posting twice in one day. Don’t mistake this as me being on top of my reviews. I’m not. I’m very very behind on them.

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ARC Review: House of Earth and Blood

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)

Title: House of Earth and Blood
Author: Sarah J Maas
Publication Date: March 3rd 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Physical ARC
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.


I’m lucky enough to work at a bookstore which means that sometimes I get access to books before publication. This was one such time. When I walked into the backroom at work I gasped when I saw that we had received an ARC of this book. I devoured it over the course of a single weekend and now a day before its publication I’m here to tell you what I thought of the book.

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ARC Review: Of Curses & Kisses

Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta's Academy, #1)

Title: Of Curses & Kisses
Author: Sandhya Menon
Publication Date: February 18th 2020
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis

Will the princess save the beast?

For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending…right?

His Lordship Grey Emerson is a misanthrope. Thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch, Grey knows he’s doomed once he turns eighteen. Sequestered away in the mountains at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, he’s lived an isolated existence—until Jaya Rao bursts into his life, but he can’t shake the feeling that she’s hiding something. Something that might just have to do with the rose-shaped ruby pendant around her neck…

As the stars conspire to keep them apart, Jaya and Grey grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and whether it’s possible to write your own happy ending


Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Netgalley for review. Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

This book comes out tomorrow and since I had an ARC of it I decided to speed read it yesterday. It wasn’t anything special which is why I was able to get through it so quickly. I thought it was a cute read and I think a younger audience would really enjoy it.

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ARC Review: Infinity Son

Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle, #1)

Title: Infinity Son
Author: Adam Silvera
Publication Date: January 14th 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★

Synopsis

Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed


Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss for review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

I was really excited when I was approved for an ARC of this book. I thought it sounded really cool and interesting. However that wasn’t what ended up happening. I found this book confusing, and a little bit all over the place. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters and I thought it was overall pretty unsatisfying.

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Review: Supernova

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Title: Supernova
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

All’s fair in love and anarchy…

The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian fighting to keep their identities secret. While the battle rages on between their alter egos and their allies, there is a darker threat shrouding Gatlon City.

The Renegades’ worst enemy is back among them, threatening to reclaim Gatlon City. Nova and Adrian must brave lies and betrayal to protect those they love. Their greatest fears are about to come to life, and unless they can bridge the divide between heroes and villains, they stand to lose everything. Including each other.

Intrigue and action will leave readers on edge until the final, shocking secrets are revealed


This was my last read of 2019 and look at me just getting around to typing up my review at the beginning of February. I have the review written down on my iPad. I’m just really lazy and it takes me awhile to actually type up my reviews into something that is coherent and easy to read for other people. But I’m doing it now!

Supernova was a great way to end my 2019 reading journey. It was the last book in a series that I started in 2019 so we really came full circle. It was also a five star read for me. So overall a great ending to 2019.

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Blog Tour: QA & Review: Tweet Cute

Tweet Cute

Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publication Date: January 21st 2020
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.


Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising. TWEET CUTE is her debut novel. You can find her geeking out online at @dilemmalord on Twitter.

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First off I want to say thank you to the publisher Wednesday Books via NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book to review.  Thank you for the opportunity to read this before the release!

I thought this was a cute light-hearted read that I got invested in and really enjoyed reading. I liked the social media aspect and I think it was done in a way that was actually fun to read about.

Stick around to the end of the post for a fun Q&A with the author!

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ARC Review: Loveboat, Taipei

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

Title: Loveboat, Taipei
Author: Abigail Hing Wen
Publication Date: January 07, 2020
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

When eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achieving kids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-bound prodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they were nine—and her parents’ yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.

Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teen meet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing than calligraphy and drinking snake-blood sake than touring sacred shrines.

Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—but how far can she go before she breaks her own heart?


Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss for review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

I haven’t reviewed an ARC in a while. I was really surprised by how much I ended up loving this book. When I got approved for it I didn’t think too much of it but I’m so glad that I was able to read this before release and I’m now here to share with you how much this book resonated with me.

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Review: Blood Heir

Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy, #1)

Title: Blood Heir
Author: Amélie Wen Zhao
Publication Date: November 19 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.


So I’m sure you heard about the controversy surrounding this book that happened earlier. If you haven’t here’s an article that you can read to understand what happened. Basically Zhao initially pulled her book from being published in June due to backlash she received from people reading her book early. However, she decided to go ahead and publish the book anyway and now that it’s been published I haven’t heard anyone say anything about the book whatsoever.

I enjoyed this book. I’m glad that Zhao eventually decided to go ahead and published it even though she had so many people saying she shouldn’t. I think it’s an enjoyable book and I’m interested to see where the rest of the series goes.

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Review: The King’s Men

The King's Men (All for the Game, #3)

Title: The King’s Men
Author: Nora Sakavic
Publication Date: December 3 2014
Genre: New Adult
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn’t survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he’s got more reasons than ever to live.

Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew’s never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn’t mean anything, maybe Neil won’t regret losing it, but the one person Neil can’t lie to is himself.

He’s got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko’s not the only monster in Neil’s life. The truth might get them all killed—or be Neil’s one shot at getting out of this alive.


I’m sure by now everyone knows how much I love this series. If you don’t you can check out my review of the first two books here and here.

I’m so excited to be reviewing the last book and I can’t wait to have another opportunity to convince you to read this series. That is if I haven’t done so by now.

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