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Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Book Summary:
Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.
Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.
Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.
And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

My Review:

Spin the Dawn was a great retelling of Mulan. It was action pack and magical adventure. This book just sucks you right in.

In a kingdom where the best tailors in the world are man. A girl dreams of becoming one of them. As it is forbidden for girls to tailor for the king.

When Maia’s father who is sick and her crumpled brother, are called in by the king to serve as a tailor. Maia does the the unthinkable and disguised herself as her brother. She is risking her life and her family’s. A gruesome competition is lays ahead for her, will she able to keep her secret?

This book was so well written, and the cover is so beautiful. Spin the dawn is a series and leaves you wanting more at the end. You will be up all night reading this book. If your in for a good magical verison of Mulan, then your in for a treat.

Happy Reading!!!

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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Book Summary:
A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.
Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.
But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead–her gumiho soul–in the process.
Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl–he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He’s drawn to her anyway.
With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon’s.

My Review:

Wicked Fox was such a good read. You will be in a culture shock. The story and the details of this book was so prefect. I loved the characters and the fantasy elements that brought it to life.

Gu Miyoung is half gumiko {fox demon} and half human. She must eat every so often or she dies. Since she is half human, she feeds only off on mostly evil people. She still has murals for half demon and trying to please her mother.

When I think of half gumiko, a nine tail fox. It reminds me of my anime series Naruto which I love.

Jihoon is such a sweet guy in the book. He does everything he can to please his caregiver. Then one night walking his dog, his life change when he spots Miyoung in fox form. He was so intrigued with her world and smitten by her beauty, when his world is turn upside when she saves his life that night. What adventures and secrets lives between the two?

This fantasy read was like watching a kdrama {Korea Drama}. It has the making of a great kdrama, that I would love to watch and read over and over again. The cover is such a nice touch to the book. This book is great for new readers to the Korea world and culture of it. Get to learn some fun folklore and enjoy reading the detailed scenery.

Happy Reading!!!

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The Bloodspell by C.J Redwine

Book Summary:
Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.
Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating tension among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts. When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?

My Review:

Bloodspell was such an epic adventure. Another fantasy read that I did love and enjoyed. I could read this book over and over again.

Blue is kindhearted in the book. Only think of others then herself. Must do everything by the book and hide her magic. I like how she helps run shop with her father, and  how involved she is with the people. She good friends with the royals also. When her father passed away, he life changes. Now an evil witch lurking in the kingdom, and Blue must try really hard to hide her secrets.

Kellan the crown prince. Always seems to be getting into trouble and not taking his prince duties seriously. You can say he is a handful and get on Blue’s nerves a lot in the book. It fun watching Blue and Kellan butt heads all the time. When an evil witch on the loose, Will Kellan be able to step up as ruler?

I’m not a huge Cinderella a fan. Yet I did love this retelling of it. Bloodspell was so action packed, unpredictable. The cover is so pretty. This book is for fairytale retellings lovers and fantasy.

Happy Reading!!!

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WWW Wednesday

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

Took a while to finish this book. I did enjoy the story and how it ends. Just dragged out the story so much and very huge. Been so busy to read and do reviews.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle of the Lux Series. Waiting for consequences in the mail while I finish the beginnings one. I’m really enjoying this series.

Reading Next:

Looking forward to another Beauty and beast retelling. This book comes out next year. Seeing the author alone with Jennifer L Armentrout next Monday.

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Weekly Wrap up

Thanks to google search I found this awesome picture.

Reviews:

#Murdertending

The Last Time I Lied

That’s Not What Happen

A Touch of Gold

Sanctuary

Seafire

Mirage

Giveaways I got going on. Last day to enter giveaway. US Only.

That’s Not What Happen

Just put together my September TBR just now. There be more giveaways next month.

Happy Reading!!!

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my co editor, Stay Fetters fromAcourtofcoffeeandbooks for this banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

This book was good. Brought me back to my childhood. So do love fear street books.

Currently Reading:

This book just sounds awesome and had to buy it and dive in.

Summary:

Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed.

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” But when her mom brings home a live specimen, Nita decides she wants out — dissecting living people is a step too far.

But when she tries to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold on the black market in his place — because Nita herself is a supernatural being. Now Nita is on the other side of the bars, and there is no line she won’t cross to escape and make sure no one can ever capture her again.

Nita did a good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she’s going to do a lot of bad deeds to get it all back.

Reading Next:

Excited to read this book soon. Comes out next week.

What you guys reading and looking forward to?

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{Arc Review} Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Book Summary:
Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
~~~~~~~~~~
Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.
A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.
The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

My Review:

I liked this book. It was a quick read and liked the story idea of the book. It was nice seeing how the villian got her story. I do enjoy backstories to villians lives. I did like some of the characters in the books.

The story centers around four friends, Evie, Annemette, Nik and Iker. I enjoy their friendship through out the book. You watched them grow up and love blossom for some in the group.

Evie, who grew up with Nik and Iker. She hides a dark secret from them, that can get her kill. She always kept to herself and cling to the princes in the book. I like her in the book. She is brave and very smart girl.

Annemette, the new girl in the group. Looks like their dead friend. She has hidden secrets of her own when she first meets Evie. I kinda of liked her in the book. She was a person I did not trust most. What’s her plan with the prince?

Nik and Iker, the two princes. I liked Nik a bit more than Ikar in the book. Nik is so sweet and caring prince. Ikar is a total playboy. These princes got their work cut out for them between Evie and Annemette. How will they handle learning the truth between both girls?

I thought the book a little slow pace for me. I like how story unfolded in the end. The cover is very pretty. This book has some twists and turns in it. If you love a good villain story, then you might enjoy Sea Witch.

Happy Reading!!

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July Wrap Up

It been a long time since I ever did a wrap up. A lot happen throughout July also. Finding images on google very helpful, plus have my co editor help when she not busy.

My Reviews and Book I read:

Undead Girls Gang by Lily Anderson

When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeyboure

Save The Date by Morgan Maston

Like, Always and Never by Ann Aguirre

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Books I read and yet review:

The Last Time I lied by Riley Sager

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

How much you guys read in July?

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So Busy With Life

Recently been so busy with work, then crashing early. So behind on some review. Then taking care of Bella for a couple of day because she gotta sick. So some pictures will have Snowball to replace her at times. Even my co-blogger needs a break.

Recently came from NYC from a signing event. Which was fun.

Then getting my August books reads together also. Hopefully sometime this month will start setting up giveaways. Got three reviews to do. One an adult thriller book, if you guys don’t mind me posting that. Sorry for grammar, just tired and got back from NYC. Trying hard to keep blog as active as I can.

Here is my TBR for August

What you are you guys looking forward to read this month? Thanks for following my blog. Have a good night!!

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New Orlean ALA {American Library Association}

I was lucky enough to go to New Orleans this year. It was so much fun and got ton of books. Still on mini vacation for two weeks. Will try keeping blog updated as much as I can. Just in Michigan now visiting family. Little Snowball from Rick and Morty been a big help with New Orleans pictures. Here my book Haul for the weekend. Will do a better picture of everything with Bella, when I get home.

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Happy Reading.

It was nice seeing Nikole and Stacy from Acourtofcoffeeandbooks over the weekend.