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{Arc Review} Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Summary:

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

My Review:

Before Diana became Wonder Woman she was training to be an Amazon warrior. During her time training a girl wash up on shore. Diana learns this girl is deadly, making the rest of the amazons sick. With her kind hearts she wants to save everyone, even this girl they call warbringer. It gonna be a very long journey to save everyone and sneaking of the island. Can Diana save her people in time? What secrets lays within this one girl? With everyone waiting the girl dead it’s up to Diana to protect her. This book a pretty good, it brought the world of Wonder Woman to life. Really enjoy the cover and story behind it. To see how to story unfold the book comes out sometimes this week. Happy Reading!

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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads Author), Soman Chainani (Goodreads Author), Susan Dennard (Goodreads Author), Sarah Enni (Goodreads Author), Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author), Cindy Pon (Goodreads Author), Victoria Schwab (Goodreads Author) , Samantha Shannon (Goodreads Author), Adam Silvera (Goodreads Author), Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, Nicola Yoon (Goodreads Author), Benjamin Alderson, Sasha Alsberg (Goodreads Author), Whitney Atkinson (Goodreads Author), Tina Burke, Catriona Feeney, Jesse George, Zoë Herdt (Goodreads Author), Samantha Lane, Sophia Lee, Raeleen Lemay, Regan Perusse, Christine Riccio, Steph Sinclair, Kat Kennedy

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Book Summary:

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

 

My Review:

So what do you get can 13 authors pair up with there favorite book youtubers? You gets 13 different villains tales on how they comes to be so evil. This book was an alright read and good for people who love fairytale retellings. There some action, and some adult things in there so more for older teens a bit. My favorite story was Victoria Schwab where she wrote about death being a person. So read for yourself and chose your favorite story. Happy Reading!

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{Waiting On Wednesday} The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid

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So I just finish and review The Diabolic book and now  I can’t wait for book to Empress to come out in Oct. The story and everything to it was perfect, I love the cover to the second books and really can’t wait to read what happen next with Nemesis story. So here it is Empress cover and book summary, enjoy!

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Summary:

The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that TeenVogue.com called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”

It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it? (less)

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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The Diabolic (The Diabolic #1) by S.J. Kincaid

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Book Summary:

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for. Nothing else.

For Nemesis, that person is Sidonia, heir to the galactic Senate. The two grew up side by side, and there’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the Imperial Court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced Senators’ children, and Nemesis must find within herself the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have—humanity. With the Empire beginning to fracture and rebellion looming, that could be the one thing that saves her and the Empire itself.

My Review:

Nemesis is a ruthless creature bonded to Sidonia to serve her needs and protect her. Sidonia grow close to Nemesis as an human then a killer at heart. One day Sidonia father upsets the emperor and he wants his daughter. In order to protect her Sidonia’s mother use Nemesis in her daughter’s place. Slowly Nemesis start to have feelings while she is away, and learn how ruthless the emperor and will do whatever she needs to protect Sidonia. Can Nemesis save Sidonia while trying to keep her emotions in check? This is book was pretty good. Really enjoy the story and world  building to it. Happy for book two coming out soon. If you have yet read this book well you should give it a try, book two coming out this fall. So enter Nemesis world and see if she can save her friend life or maybe the whole world. Happy Reading!

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The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

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Book Summary:

No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.

The palace is soon under siege, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on each other. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.

Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await? 

My Review:

In a land where there was magic trees, they were slowly cut down and became towns. Slowly everyone forgotten the magic that lives within the city and moved on. The legend of the magic tress has become bedtime stories for the town. Our story starts with Amrita a princes who must marry Sikander a ruthless emperor. Who rumors has killed his father to gain control of his kingdom and ruin more homes in the process. In order to gain peace her father often her up as a deal. Things don’t always go as plan and now Sikander kills the king and Amrita goes on the run looking for help with an seer who been a slave for years in Sikander hands. The route going to library of fates to change there fate. It not gonna be an easy task for these turns being hunted. Also Amrita discovers an secrets her father been hiding on her for years of who she really is. This book was something different that I never read before. It was pretty neat world building. Really enjoy the cover to it. Are you read to enter the library and change your fate? Happy Reading!

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Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

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Book Summary:

For fans of Pretty Little LiarsLittle Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls.

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.

My Review:

Kacey life was thrown into a new family, new school. She slowly settles in with two new best friend Bailey and Jade. One night her friends goes to a party with out her, next morning her best friend Bailey goes missing. After her friend goes missing there some hidden secrets she finds out about her new friends and her new family. This book is a good thriller leaving you guessing until the end on what happen to Bailey. Kacey somehow ends up prime suspect in Bailey’s case and quickly rumors spread about her. Are the rumors true and Kacey done something to Bailey? Nothing is as it seems in Kacey hometown not even her friends and family. I enjoy that how Kacey family are supportive of her throughout the ordeal. The only thing that remains is Bailey still alive? Well read what Kacey going through yourself and get all the answer you need when you pick up a copy. Happy Reading!

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Thanks You my Readers

So I want to thanks everyone for entering my giveaways and reading this blog. The giveaways are now over with. Will mail out the last winner book next week sometime. Maybe next month will hold another giveaway just keep watch out for it. As of right of just been some down time with reviews to rest my eyes. Dealing with hypertension don’t help when your a reader. Been catching up on some anime and tv shows. Have fallen in love with Yuri On Ice anime. Next month will be busy with two signing events in NYC, a local event at my bookstore and Boston teen festival with other bloggers. Just want to thank everyone again my fellow readers who support my blog. Happy Reading! Here a pic of my big tbr, thanks to library books coming in not getting far in it… Plus six library books…

Here some Yuri on Ice picture. 

My co blogger Bella is sleeping now. Most recent pictures I have of her are for upcoming reviews which I can’t spoiler for you guys. Giving Bella a break with this post. Enjoy the pictures!! 

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Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1) by A.V. Geiger

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Book Summary: 

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.

My Review:

Tessa for a long time been living into her four walls of her bedroom. With the fear of going out. Her only life line is her twitter account and her love for Eric Thorn. Little does she know Eric thorn life is not as what it seems also. He is tired of being an super start and force into being friends with his crazy fan on twitter. Out of boredom he make contact with Tessa under a false twitter account to contact with his number one fan. Slowly starts feeling normal guy on twitter. What can wrong with social media? Tessa pass catches up with her and secrets of what happen to her are revealed. Can Eric trust Tessa to tell her the truth? This book starts out pretty fun for a thriller. Seen tons of thrillers movies to me some are funny. The story kinda slow pace but the ending kinda caught me off guard. Never seen that twist coming and now I must know how it was all put together in the end. Well can’t give to much away you must find out what happen with Tessa. Could always follow her back on twitter. So Happy Reading!

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Lucky in Love by Kasie West

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Book Summary:

Can’t buy me love…

Maddie’s not impulsive. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment—

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun…until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

My Review:

Maddie is a hard worker, her family struggling to make ends meat, so to Maddie it’s up to her to fix everything. One night on her birthday she plays the lotto for the fun of it. Never thinking she could win, the odds where in her favor. Winning the lotto do change people that what her friends think Maddie changing not in a good a way. Now wanting to hide her secret from a boy she likes, so he don’t treat her different also. This book was a fluffy read for those you are into light and quick reads. My very book I read from this author. It was a good read to have after watching an horror movie, Annabelle. If I ever win the lottery help people out and get all the books in the world, What would you do if you won? Well read what Maddie did for yourself and see in the end is it true love going on or being used for money? Happy Reading!

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{Cover Reveal} A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir

So here it is the new cover and summary reveal for Ember in the Ashes third book. First off I like to say is that I do like this cover a lot and excited for this book to come out. Sadly they did a huge major cover change so the series won’t match with the other but I am just happy to dive back into Ember of the Ashes story again. For those have yet read this series here my review of the first two books, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir

 

So here it is the new cover and everything….

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Book Summary:

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity. (less)

Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2018 by Razorbill
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