Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn


When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
When Life Gives You Demons
by Jennifer Honeybourn
July 17, 2018
272 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Review: Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl


Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Neverworld Wake
by Marisha Pessl
June 5, 2018
327 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend—changed everything.

One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world—hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim’s death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she’s never going to know what really happened.

Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers... and at life.

And so begins the Neverworld Wake.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WoW #209: Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa


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Shadow of the Fox by Julie KagawaShadow of the Fox
(Shadow of the Fox #1)
by Julie Kagawa
October 2, 2018
400 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Once Every Thousand Years...

Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.

Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.

A wish will be granted and a new age will dawn.

 
I hadn't heard of this one until I saw a raving tweet on Twitter but it sounds so good! I'm so excited for the Japanese folklore aspect of it!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks


Notes from My Captivity by Kathy ParksNotes from My Captivity
by Kathy Parks
July 10, 2018
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Notes from My Captivity is a sharp, sensitive, and darkly funny novel perfect for fans of Libba Bray's Beauty Queens and Adam Silvera's More Happy Than Not.

Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.

So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather's belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there's no question that she's going to fly across the world.

But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. Now Adrienne's being held captive by the family she was convinced didn't exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #201


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We are ready to swoon~~ Got some exciting romance titles thanks to PRHCanada and Thomas Allen & Son!

 
 
Also just a reminder in case you missed my earlier post- I'm heading off on vacation for the next three weeks so I won't be sharing any book hauls during this time. I've still got reviews and Waiting on Wednesdays scheduled so I hope you all still stick around. Thank you <3
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Review: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey


Arrogant Devil by R.S. GreyArrogant Devil
by R.S. Grey
May 10, 2018
354 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

WoW #208: King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) by Amanda Foody


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King of Fools by Amanda FoodyKing of Fools
(The Shadow Game #2)
by Amanda Foody
April 30, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends.

 
They just revealed the cover last week and it's beautiful!!! After that ending in Ace of Shades I need to know what the characters do!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas


*This review contains slight spoilers and spoilers to the previous books in the series.
 
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Frost and Starlight
(A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)
by Sarah J. Maas
May 1, 2018
229 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated--scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Time for a Vacation!


Hey everyone! I just wanted to make a quick announcement that after this week I'll be heading off on vacation for the next three weeks~ I'll be seeing relatives and hopefully just enjoying some free time with my family.

I've still got book reviews to share and Waiting on Wednesday posts scheduled so please still stop by and leave your thoughts! When I get back hopefully I'll have a big Stacking the Shelves post to share with you ;)

As always, thank you for visiting my little book blog. I wouldn't be here if not for YOU!! Your comments and enthusiasm for books keeps me going~ THANK YOU!!
 
The kitties and I <3 you all!

Excited PicklesCalm Ripple
 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #200


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 Many thanks to Thomas Allen & Son for this week's haul! We are so excited to read these!

Pickles with The Art of French Kissing and Ride On.
Pickles with Game of Secrets.
  
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 29, 2018

Review: Goldfish (Girl Out of Water #1) by Nat Luurtsema


Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema
Goldfish
(Girl Out of Water #1)
by Nat Luurtsema
June 7, 2016
240 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Lou Brown is one of the fastest swimmers in the county. She’s not boasting, she really is. So things are looking pretty rosy the day of the Olympic time-trials. With her best mate Hannah by her side, Lou lines up by the edge of the pool, snaps her goggles on and bends into her dive…

Everything rests on this race. It’s Lou’s thing.

… or it was. She comes dead last and to top it all off Hannah sails through leaving a totally broken Lou behind.

Starting again is never easy, particularly when you’re the odd-one out in a family of insanely beautiful people and a school full of social groups way too intimidating to join. Where do you go from here? Finding a new thing turns out to be the biggest challenge Lou’s ever faced and opens up a whole new world of underwater somersaults, crazy talent shows, bitchy girls and a great big load of awkward boy chat.

Lou Brown guides us through the utter humiliation of failure with honesty, sass and a keen sense of the ridiculous. This girl will not be beaten.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WoW #207: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke


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The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve TucholkeThe Boneless Mercies
by April Genevieve Tucholke
October 2, 2018
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A dark and gorgeously drawn standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Won in a major six-house auction!

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life.

When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.

Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling—and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.

 
I'm seeing some hype surrounding this one and I can't say I'm not intrigued by that synopsis!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey


The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. GreyThe Foxe & the Hound
by R.S. Grey
June 4, 2017
328 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven… well, not so much.

It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

That is until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.

It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #199


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Not a lot of bookmail this week but I won a copy of Suitors and Sabotage from the blog tour. Thanks a bunch Macmillan for the copy and for such fast shipping! Thank you Bloomsbury and PRHCanada for the other two surprise books~

Pickles with The Bedlam Stacks, Suitors and Sabotage and Garrison Girl.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 22, 2018

Review: Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne

 
Hot Asset by Lauren Layne
Hot Asset
(21 Wall Street #1)
by Lauren Layne
May 22, 2018
250 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.

An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.

She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WoW #206: Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey


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Carols and Chaos by Cindy AnsteyCarols and Chaos
by Cindy Anstey
September 10, 2018
336 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A lady's maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure.

1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady's maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also rather busy. He's performing double-duty, acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate's holiday guests.

Falling in love would be a disaster for either of them. But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park, and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue. Full of sweetness, charm, and holiday shenanigans, Carols and Chaos is perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.

 
I've actually yet to read anything by this author but her books always sound so good! I'm hoping by the time this one's out I'll have read at least one of her stories XD

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Review: Over Raging Tides (Lady Pirates #1) by Jennifer Ellision


Over Raging Tides by Jennifer EllisionOver Raging Tides
(Lady Pirates #1)
by Jennifer Ellision
March 20, 2018
239 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board.

That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen from his warship by an enemy vessel. Until now, the map was only the stuff of legend… but with its help, Grace may finally be able to hunt down the Mordgris, the sea monsters who stole her mother away from her.

Unfortunately, some members of her crew have other plans...

To find the map and face the Mordgris, Grace will have to confront her past, put the Luck between warring nations, and uncover treachery aboard the ship. And ultimately, her revenge and the destruction of the Mordgris will come at a hefty price: the betrayal of her crew.

Grace promised them they wouldn’t regret this.

She just isn’t sure that she won’t.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #198


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I received some YA/romance titles I requested from HBGCanada, thank you!!
 
Pickles with More Than Words, The Good Luck Charm, Switch and Bait and Grace and Fury.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison


Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy IvisonFreshmen
by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
June 12, 2018
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Getting in is just the beginning.

Phoebe can’t wait to get to college. On her own, discovering new things, no curfew…she’ll be free. And she’ll be totally different: cooler, prettier, smarter…the perfect potential girlfriend. Convenient: the only person from her high school also going to York is her longtime crush, Luke.

Luke didn’t set out to redefine himself, but as soon as he arrives on campus, he finds himself dumping his long-term long-distance girlfriend. And the changes don’t stop there. In fact, being on a soccer team is the only thing that stays the same.

Just when things start looking up (and Phoebe and Luke start hooking up), drama looms on the horizon. Rumors swirl about the Wall of Shame, a secret text chain run by Luke’s soccer team, filled with compromising photos of girls. As the women on campus determine to expose the team and shut down the account, Luke and Phoebe find themselves grappling with confusing feelings and wondering how they’ll ever make it through freshman year.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WoW #205: Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles #2) by Hannah West


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Realm of Ruins by Hannah WestRealm of Ruins
(The Nissera Chronicles #2)
by Hannah West
October 2, 2018
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
I was meant to touch the untouchable, destroy the indestructible.

A century after Bristal and Anthony saved the realm in Kingdom of Ash and Briars, their descendant Valory Braiosa attends a training academy for elicromancers, immortal beings with assorted magical gifts. Through a tragic accident, Valory comes to possess a destructive, unruly power and she flees her kingdom. But what she encounters next reveals darker forces at play: a resurrection spell cast by a bitter, lonely prince that awakens a long-dormant evil. As chaos spreads across the realm, Valory meets Mercer Fye, a secretive young man determined to topple the resurrected tyrant. They set out with a bickering band of allies, but the enemy is far more cunning than they imagined, and they must brave plagues, betrayal, and time-bending power struggles to save the soul of the realm.

Weaving together the imaginative world of Nissera with snippets from Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, Hannah West goes dark and dangerous in this gripping companion to her acclaimed debut.

 
I loved Hannah West's debut so I was super excited when I learned she was writing a companion novel! I love how well this cover goes with Kingdom of Ash and Briars! YAY for more~

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Switch and Bait by Ricki Schultz



Switch and Bait by Ricki SchultzSwitch and Bait
by Ricki Schultz
June 12, 2018
304 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner.We switch. I bait.
Let me help you snag a date.


All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women.

Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore.

When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . .

Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel.

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Event Recap: Raincoast Books present TeensRead Fall 2018 Preview


TeensRead Preview Fall 2018 banner
 
Last weekend I got to attend the TeensRead Preview event hosted by Raincoast Books. They highlighted a bunch of exciting Fall 2018 titles! I got to meet old and new book people and it was just a blast~

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff

Special guest author Tony Cliff was present to talk about his writing/illustrating processes. He is the creator of the Delilah Dirk graphic novels. It was such a treat to hear him talk and to see some of the original artwork he brought. They were amazing and it just blows my mind that they were all hand-drawn!!
 
I'm particularly excited for these titles (click on each cover for more info):

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34810320-sadie  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36949995-the-boneless-mercies  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35425827-archenemies
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32768520-mirage  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37569318-empress-of-all-seasons  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37570566-grim-lovelies
 
Below is a list of all the titles the ladies presented (click on the picture to get a better view!):

TeensRead Preview Fall 2018 titles
 
Are you excited for any of these?

Here's my awesome haul from the event:

Raincoast goodies~
 
A big thank you again to the Raincoast ladies! These events are always the highlight of my year <3

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #197

 
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Apparently I am awful at keeping track of what books I've received and when I received them... So this haul is a little late but thank you to the lovely people at Indigo for everything! The cat really loves your bookbox ;)
 
Pickles with Rough & Tumble and Wild & Sweet.
May's IndigoBookBox featuring War Storm by Victoria Aveyard.Pickles loves the IndigoBookBox <3
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka


Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaAlways Never Yours
by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
May 22, 2018
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script.

Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?
 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WoW #204: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer


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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid KemmererA Curse So Dark and Lonely
by Brigid Kemmerer
January 29, 2019
448 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she's instead somehow sucked into Rhen's cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

 
Ms. Brigid Kemmerer is an amazing storyteller and this sounds amazing!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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