Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas: Expect Spoilers!

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. MaasTitleEmpire of Storms

Author:  Sarah J. Maas

Genre:  Fantasy / Romance / New Adult

Publisher:  Bloomsbury

Release Date: September 6th, 2016

Source:  Own, UK Paperback Edition

Synopsis:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

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Dare to Love & Bucket List to Love – C.P. Santi #RomanceClass Reads

Dare To LoveTitle: Dare to Love

Author: C.P. Santi

Genre: Romance / Contemporary

Release Date: October 18th, 2016

Source: Own / Purchased

Synopsis:

Restoration architect Giada Manahan’s heart has begun to resemble the adobe walls she loves. At least that’s what her friends say. But Gia knows better—she’s just being cautious. After all, as a single mom, her kids are her first priority.

But one drunken night, her friends push her into a trippy crystal healing ritual. Gia thinks it’s a joke . . . until a few days later, she finds a half-naked stranger in her bed.

Hot, tatted anthropologist Alex Roces is exactly the kind of guy Gia should avoid. But when they end up sharing a house, Gia finds Alex’s charms increasingly difficult to resist.

Will Gia continue to keep the walls around her heart? Or will she finally give in to its demands? Continue reading “Dare to Love & Bucket List to Love – C.P. Santi #RomanceClass Reads”

Blog Tour | Death by the River – Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor: Review and Giveaway!

Death by the RiverTitle: Death by the River

Author: Alexandrea Weis, Lucas Astor

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Vesuvian Books

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Format: DRC

Synopsis:

A High School “American Psycho”

Some truths are better kept secret. 
Some secrets are better off dead. 

Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.

And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux. 

The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The star quarterback of the football team. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.

He is also a psychopath. 

A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.

As the victim toll mounts, it becomes crystal clear that someone has to stop Beau Devereaux.

And that someone will pay with their life.

WARNING: Readers of Death by the River will encounter situations of violence and sexual abuse which could be upsetting.

Abandon hope all ye who enter here … Continue reading “Blog Tour | Death by the River – Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor: Review and Giveaway!”

Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)TitleQueen of Shadows

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: September 1st, 2015

Source: Own, UK Paperback Edition

Synopsis:

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. Continue reading “Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas”

The Law of Inertia – S. Gonzales

The Law of InertiaTitle: The Law of Inertia

Author: S. Gonzales

Genre: Mystery / LGBT / Young Adult

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

Format: Review of DRC

Release Date: October 16th, 2018

Synopsis:

When James’s boyfriend died by suicide, no one questioned what happened. A foster kid with a checkered past and a history of suicide attempts, Ash was just another number in a system that failed him. But to James, Ash was never just a number, and the facts around his death no longer stack up so neatly.

Now James has plenty of questions, and the one person who might have held the answers—Ash’s older brother, Elliot—has left town. And if anyone knows where he is, they aren’t talking. As James searches for Elliot and uncovers the tangle of lies and false alibis he left in his wake, he grows suspicious of what really happened on Ash’s last day.

After all, innocent people don’t run. Continue reading “The Law of Inertia – S. Gonzales”

Robbie Yates’ Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo and One Very Odd Teacher

Daniel_Daniels_and_the_World's_Worst_Zoo_Cover_Small-1Title: Daniel Daniel’s World’s Worst Zoo

Author: Robbie Yates

Genre: Children’s Book / Contemporary

Release Date: June 21st, 2018

Format: DRC

Synopsis:

Daniel Daniels spends most of his time doing one of two things:
1. Avoiding the school bully, or
2. Hanging out with his animal friends.

Unfortunately, Daniel’s animal friends all live at The World’s Worst Zoo, run by the cruel and crabby Mr. Gregory.

One day, an unfortunate incident with some ointment at the zoo leaves Daniel with a few special tricks up his sleeve—tricks that he can use to save the animals, and teach Mr. Gregory a lesson.

Curious, witty and sweet, this adventurous chapter book will charm and thrill the young and the young-at-heart! Continue reading “Robbie Yates’ Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo and One Very Odd Teacher”

The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Title: The Assassin’s Blade

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy / Short Stories

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: March 13th, 2014

Format: UK Paperback

Source: Own

Synopsis:

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam.

When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives…

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling—and deadly—world.

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A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna: Review, Playlist Behind It, and a Giveaway!

A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy #1)

Title: A Spark of White Fire

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Sci-Fi / Young Adult

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Release Date: September 11th, 2018

Format: DRC

Synopsis:

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

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If The Dress Fits & The Queen’s Game – Carla de Guzman #RomanceClass Reads

If The Dress Fits

Title: If The Dress Fits

Author: Carla de Guzman

Genre: Contemporary / Romance

Release Date: October 15th, 2016

Source: Purchased from Amazon Kindle Books

Synopsis:

Martha Aguas kind of has it all–she’s an accountant who loves numbers, an accident-prone puppy that loves her, and the perfect wardrobe.

Yes, she wears a dress size 24, her bras don’t fit and she’s never had a boyfriend, but so what?

It becomes a big deal when her perfect cousin Regina announces her engagement to Enzo, the only boy she’s ever loved (he doesn’t know, so don’t tell him!) Suddenly Aguases from all corners of the globe are coming for the event, and the last thing Martha wants is to be asked why she still prefers her lattes with a waffle on the side.

Thank god for Max. Goofy, funny, dependable Max, who finds himself playing the fake boyfriend at the family festivities. But why does it feel like only one of them is pretending? Continue reading “If The Dress Fits & The Queen’s Game – Carla de Guzman #RomanceClass Reads”

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