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{Arc Review} House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Summary:
Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win?
When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year, these five outcasts will answer the call….
THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death.
THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again.
THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game.
THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants.
THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

My Review:

House of Dragons was action packed and full of fun. Well there may be some blood shed also. I was excited to get my hand on the arc at ala this year. Will end up buying it when I can. The world building is not as glamorous as you think it is. It’s full of bad people and killers. Of course they have dragons to make them more deadly. The main characters are ruthless and selfish at times but I did full in love with their dragons.

Emilia is the brains of the group. She knows everything between politics and the dragon trials. Her sister was supposed to go this year but she end up being picked. Now she must fight for her life or have her secery exposed.

Lucian is a big fighter and killer at the start of the book. He wants nothing to do with the dragon trials, but then he gets the call. He notice something different at first at the trials when he see Emilia his old best friend there. Lucian may seem uncaring, but I think Emilia brings out the best in him at times.

Vespir loves to train dragons and has a forbidden love with someone. Never she thought she would get call. She is no royal or even has a house name. Vespir knows nothing much of the ins and out being a royal, so why was she picked to rule?

Ajax is like the comedian in the group. He hardly takes anything series. Ajax is just thief and only cares about himself and his dragon, Dog. He feels sorry for Vespir because he knows they both are the weaknesses leak in the trials.

Hyperia is ruthless and would do anything to lead the kingdom, even kill her own sister to complete. She seems to have a soft side a little bit around Ajak, but I would not trust her. Only ruling the kingdom matters to her, even if she might have to kill again.

There so characters you either love or hate them in the end. The world building and everything was fantastic. Have not yet fallen in love with a character in the book yet.

Mostly I was falling in love with a dragon name, Dog. He has such a cute personality in the book. Dog acts like a dog at times. He is rut of the litter and just want to have fun and be love. While the other dragons are so series about their job. That enough on dragon the dog. I could go on forever.

This review is very long sorry. Lots of story and tons of characters to sort through. So many also twists and turns. Who will win in the end? I’m so looking forward for book two to come out.

Happy Reading!!!

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So this is Love by Elizabeth Lim

Book Summary:
What if Cinderella never tried on the glass slipper? Unable to prove that she’s the missing princess, and unable to bear life under Lady Tremaine any longer, Cinderella attempts a fresh start, looking for work at the palace as a seamstress. But when the Grand Duke appoints her to serve under the king’s visiting sister, Cinderella becomes witness to a grand conspiracy to take the king-and the prince-out of power, as well as a longstanding prejudice against fairies, including Cinderella’s own Fairy Godmother. Faced with questions of love and loyalty to the kingdom, Cinderella must find a way to stop the villains of past and present . . . before it’s too late.

My Review:

Are you ready to dive into a new Cinderella story with a twist?

Cinderella is a classic fairytale from Disney. It had been retold over the years. There some dark versions of it and different types of happily ever afters also. This book gave Cinderella more character and in depth which I did enjoy.

This time around Cinderella has more personality in the book. She is still caring person when her stepmother and sisters hurt her so much. Instead of the prince finding her in the end with the glass slipper, she ends up being sold.

Cinderella is resourceful in this book and manage to escape and work at the castle. Trying hard to get the price to notice her. She still has self doubt with him accepting who she is bc of her status and abuse over years from stepmother and stepsisters. Along the way she learn of an evil plot to dethrone the prince. Also Cinderella finds out magic been outlaw so she will try her best to save her godmother and help the people around her out.

So much is going on at once with the book. Which I did enjoy reading. This retelling is fun and a little action pack. Also I do love the cover for this book. Did enjoy the prince had his own story in the book as well. I did like the prince in the book. He is kind and cares about his people. Also he has an open mind in changing old rules to better the kingdom.

Looking for an awesome new fairytale read then check out So This is Love.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Blog Tour} Van Helsing Academy by Stacey O’Neale

I am thrilled to be hosting
a spot on the VAN HELSING ACADEMY by Stacey O’Neale Blog Tour hosted by

Rockstar Book Tours.
Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: VAN HELSING ACADEMY (Supernatural Rehab #1)

Author: Stacey O’Neale

Pub. Date: April 28, 2020

Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 264

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle

Welcome to the Van
Helsing Academy: a rehabilitation center for vampires, shifters, and witches
who don’t like to follow the rules.

Mina can’t remember anything about the night she was
attacked. All she knows is what she’s been told: she got separated from her
team during a mission and turned up two months later covered in cuts and
bruises alongside two dead vampires.

After being blamed for their deaths, she is sentenced
to three years at the supernatural rehabilitation center, the Van Helsing
Academy.

As Mina searches for answers, lies are slowly
unraveled and alliances forged. Soon she will uncover a secret plot that
threatens to destroy her family legacy and ignite a war between the
supernatural factions.

Van Helsing Academy is
the first book in a new YA paranormal romance series. No harem. Perfect for
fans of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, and
Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep.

My Review:

What happens when a famous Van Helsing goes to boarding school with every magical creature hating on them?

Mina Van Helsing in the beginning seems to know it. When she splits from the group, things don’t go as plan. Her best friend is attack and in a coma. Mina don’t remember what happen for the pass couple weeks. She gets whisk away to Van Helsing Academy a reform school for paranormal creatures. The downside everyone knows her and hates her. While seeking answers on what happen she must watch her back

Van Helsing Academy is like any other high school out. You have the jocks, the popular girls and the hot alpha male ruling the school. Mina will have to try hard to fit in if she wants to stay alive.

I did enjoy this book a lot. It was fun and action pack. I like how Mina lets her guard down, and understand not all the monsters she heard about are evil. Also she start to get an understanding the changes of the school for the past couple of years. Mina does form some unlikely allies to help along the way. Wish the book was a little bit longer, but excited to see what happens next in book two.

Happy Reading!!!

About Stacey:

Award-winning author, Stacey
O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her
time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows,
cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and
daughter.

Her career in publishing started as
a blogger-turned-publicist for Entangled Publishing. Stacey writes young adult
fantasy and adult paranormal romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy
heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers.
Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Instagram,
Pinterest, and Tumblr. You can also visit her blog at staceyoneale.com/.
Giveaway Details:

1
winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.
Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/27/2020

Excerpt

4/28/2020

Excerpt

4/29/2020

Review

4/30/2020

Excerpt

5/1/2020

Review

Week Two:

5/4/2020

Review

5/5/2020

Review

5/6/2020

Review

5/7/2020

Review

5/8/2020

Review

Week Three:

5/11/2020

Review

5/12/2020

Review

5/13/2020

Excerpt

5/14/2020

Review

5/15/2020

Review

Week Four:

5/18/2020

Excerpt

5/19/2020

Excerpt

5/20/2020

Review

5/21/2020

Review

5/22/2020

Review

Week Five:

5/25/2020

Excerpt

5/26/2020

Excerpt

5/27/2020

Excerpt

5/28/2020

Excerpt

5/29/2020

Review

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{Arc Review} Crave Tracy Wolff

Book Summary:
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.

My Review:

What happens when your life turn upside and move into a boarding school?

Grace has lost everything and now she moves in with her cousin and uncle. They live an boarding school, which things are not as they seem. Being a new girl is hard enough, but you got everyone staring at you.

Grace feels like something more going on at this school, there are some family secrets she discovers along the way.

Jaxon a close off from everyone and is a vampire, wants nothing to do with Grace being at the school. They always bump heads, even if Grace don’t know that he is a vampire at first.

Grace is about to discover this magical world that seems so unreal.

This book was so good. I enjoyed the story and the setting to it. Who would have thought there be a boarding school with magical creatures.

I did like Grace in the book. She had a trouble past, and cooping with a lot of change, but she is smart enough to know something is up at the school.

I love Jaxon so much, he is in his own little world. Kinda rules the school and won’t let anyone get out of line. Grace makes things hard on him since she don’t play by Jaxon rules.

This is a new fresh take with the vampire genre and I’m glad I was able to read it. It was fun and exciting read, with a ending leaving you wanting me.

Crave recently came out today, so you might want to check it out.

Happy Reading!!!

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The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Tempe was born into a world of water. When the Great Waves destroyed her planet, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called. Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone era, searching for anything of value to trade for Notes. It isn’t food or clothing that she wants to buy, but her dead sister’s life. For a price, the research facility on the island of Palindromena will revive the dearly departed for twenty-four hours before returning them to death. It isn’t a heartfelt reunion that Tempe is after; she wants answers. Elysea died keeping a terrible secret, one that has ignited an unquenchable fury in Tempe: Her beloved sister was responsible for the death of their parents. Tempe wants to know why.
But once revived, Elysea has other plans. She doesn’t want to spend her last day in a cold room accounting for a crime she insists she didn’t commit. Elysea wants her freedom and one final glimpse at the life that was stolen from her. She persuades Tempe to break her out of the facility, and they embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their parents’ death and mend their broken bond. But they’re pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea’s time is up–and before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed.

My Review:

A world filled with water and hidden secrets.

Tempe is all alone when her parents and sister passed away. She learn a shocking secret about her sister, so she will do whatever it takes to relieve her and get answers.

What was Elysea doing on the day her parents disappeared and how did she really die?

Lor who works in the basement of the revival place. He has his secrets why he keeps to himself and likes it better that way. For a flavor from his only friend, he helps him out for the day. He is in charge of over seeing Elysea revival.

When Tempe escape with her dead sister, Lor is in for a big adventure.

I really did enjoy the storyline a lot. It was something so original and different. The characters are very likeable and fun when the interact with each other. Tempe is very smart and willing to do whatever it takes to get answers. Elysea trying to comes to terms what happen, that she dead. She tries hard to remember that night and don’t want anyone in trouble for escaping. Lor not very good talking with people, he just don’t his friend to get in trouble. Plus he hiding some secrets about the revival.

Lor, Tempe, and Elysea set on an adventure on the high seas. If they don’t end up killing each other.

This book was very hard to review and explain so I did the best I can. I love the world building and everything. Even the cover is so pretty.

Happy Reading!!!

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

All Your Twisted Secrets was such a thrill ride. It was like the twisted version of The breakfast club. This mystery book will leave you on the edge of your seat. My review for will be posted closer to release date.

Currently Reading:

I am really liking The Vanishing Deep so far. Hope to be finish by the end of the week.

Reading Next:

Maybe start one of my new reads next or dive another arc reading. I’m such a mood reader.

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Bella Bloopers

Hello my readers,

Welcome to another Bella Bloopers. This is a behind the fun when making photos with Bella, for my new readers. It been a while since I done any Bloopers fun. It does take a lot of snacks to get the prefect shot for blog and Instagram.

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series.

Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.

As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging in the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark.

So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group. Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.

Love, spies, and adventure abound as Sora and Daemon unravel a complex web of magic and secrets that might tear them—and the entire kingdom—apart forever.

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{Blog Tour} Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The
Book:

Title: REAL
PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME

Author: Andrew
McDonald & Ben Wood (Illustrations)

Pub.
Date:
January 7, 2020

Publisher: Random
House Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover,
eBook

Pages: 208

Ever
wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and
flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect
for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN.

What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn’t
know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered
friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. REAL PIGEONS solve mysteries!
REAL PIGEONS fight bad guys! And REAL PIGEONS won’t stop until your
neighborhood is safe and the questions are all answered: Like, why have all the
breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?

My Review:

In a city where a pigeon is a master of disguise.

Rock is just not just your average pigeon, he can has a special ability to dress up as anything. Someone takes notice of it and takes him under his wings. Now Rock has a group of friends with powers to fight crime.

This was a cute middle grade book. The graphic to the novel was pretty neat. I enjoy the little story. It was nice seeing Rock grow a bit in the book. In the beginning he seem alone, but now see him master his ability and accept where he belong. It was a fun read and prefect for every age.

Happy Reading!!!!

(INSERT YOUR REVIEW, EXCERPT, OR INTERVIEW HERE!)
About Andrew:
Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of
books for young readers.

His brand new series REAL PIGEONS debuts in
2018, with hilarious illustrations by Ben Wood.

His first children’s novel, The Greatest
Blogger in the World featured the story of Charlie Ridge, a young blogger
navigating family, friends and the perils of internet life. His second novel
Son of Death, a black comedy about a family of modern grim reapers, was named
by The Age as one of the ‘best books of the year’ in 2015.

He is also the creator of a blog post about
‘camera loss’ that somehow went viral and he wasn’t embarrassed enough to
decline an invitation to be a Cleo Bachelor in 2011.

Andrew is an avid reader of children’s and YA
literature. He has worked for Readings bookshop in Melbourne and at the
flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London, where he was thrilled
to put his knowledge to work as a children’s bookseller. He has previously
judged the Young Adult category of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and
the Centre for Youth Literature’s Inky Awards.

Andrew is a graduate of RMIT’s Professional Writing
and Editing diploma and his writing has taken him around the world. He
completed an artist resident at Caldera Arts in Oregon, USA and a May Gibbs
Children’s Literature Trust fellowship in Adelaide.

He is a regular presenter on the schools
circuit in Australia, conducting writing workshops; talking about his writing
life; and sharing the stories and experiences behind his books. Enquire about
booking Andrew for your school here.

About Ben:

Ben Wood is
a children’s illustrator based in Victoria, Australia. He has been commissioned
to work with clients such as Hardie Grant Egmont, Penguin Random House, and
Scholastic Australia.

Ben is able to
offer clients a wealth of illustration styles and techniques in both digital
and traditional mediums. Recent publications include ‘Blast Off!‘ by Shelly
Unwin and the Squishy Taylor series, by Ailsa Wild. He is currently
illustrating the Real Pigeons series by Andrew McDonald. “It’s super coo!”

Ben also
runs presentations or workshops in schools, public libraries and bookstores.
His sessions can vary from small to large groups, depending on what suits best.
He is more than happy to work with Prep-Year 9 students, and adults too. Please
contact Booked Out Speakers Agency to enquire about a booking.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of REAL PIGEONS FIGHT
CRIME, US Only.

Tour
Schedule:

Week
One:

1/6/2020

Interview

1/7/2020

Review

1/8/2020

Review

1/9/2020

Review

1/10/2020

Excerpt

Week
Two:

1/13/2020

Review

1/14/2020

Excerpt

1/15/2020

Review

1/16/2020

Review

1/17/2020

Review

Week
Three:

1/20/2020

Excerpt

1/21/2020

Review

1/22/2020

Review

1/23/2020

Review

1/24/2020

Review

Week
Four:

1/27/2020

Review

1/28/2020

Review

1/29/2020

Review

1/30/2020

Review

1/31/2020

Excerpt

Week
Five:

2/3/2020

Review

2/4/2020

Review

2/5/2020

Excerpt

2/6/2020

Review

2/7/2020

Review

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

When Ella Karman debuts on the Social Stock Exchange, she finds out life as a high-profile “Influencer” isn’t what she expected. Everyone around her is consumed by their rankings, in creating the smoke and mirrors that make them the envy of the world.

But then Ella’s best friend betrays her, her rankings tank, and she loses—everything.

Leaving her old life behind, she joins Keystone, a secret school for thieves, where students are being trained to steal everything analog and original because something—or someone—is changing history to suit their needs.

Partnered with the annoyingly hot—and utterly impossible—Garrett Alexander, who has plenty of his own secrets, Ella is forced to return to the Influencer world, while unraveling a conspiracy that began decades ago.

One wrong move and she could lose everything—