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{Arc Review} The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Book Summary:
Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.
Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.
But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.

My Review:

This book was so good. I do love Frankenstein stories. I did love Mary Shelley Frankenstein movie. I so need to read the that book. I enjoy this twist in tail. It was pretty neat point of view of Elizabeth story.

I did liked Elizabeth in the book. She was very brave protecting Victor through out the years. She would do anything to keep her family together. She loves everyone and just wants to be by their side forever. When Victor goes missing, what dark secrets will she uncover?

This book was a quick read I did love the little twists in the book. This is good for new readers to Frankenstein world. A good new Halloween read of the year. It’s already out, so pick up a copy.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review & Giveaway} The Storm Runner by J.C Cervantes

Book Summary:
Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?
Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

My Review:

This book was so much fun. Really did enjoyed every minute of it. Also did learned about some Mayan mythology. This middle grade book is for all ages.

I adore Zane in the book. He was like the underdog throughout the story. He got this limp and no powers. Yet everyone thinks he can break this god out prison. There are secrets to who he is. So what Zane is story and what does it have to do with gods?

I think the book is a quick read. Sadly took me a while to finish it bc I had work. If you enjoy action adventure books, while learning new mythology, this book could for you. Comes out the 18th.

Lucky for my readers I have an extra arc to giveaway on my blog. US Only.

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{Blog Tour& Giveaway} Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Bring Me Their Hearts
by Sara Wolf
Sara Wolf
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: June 5th 2018
Entangled Teen
Summary:
Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.
Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.
Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.
So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

My Review:

This book was a fantastic read, I enjoyed every minute of it. Loved the story building and the characters in it.

Zera is a kick butt heartless assassin. She only cares about getting her heart back, even it means risking her life to get the prince’s heart. She is stubborn and has a big mouth and that’s what I like about her. It’s just not that easy when a witch has the power to her heart.

Lucien is rumored that he is just like his father. He started hunting for witches after his sisters death. He holds some dark secrets from his parents. I enjoyed the struggles he has as he learns to be himself. Hope he can find peace with himself. When he crosses paths with Zera, he better watch out. Is Lucien really like his ruthless father or does he really have a heart?

This book was action packed with lots of death. It’s a great new fantasy read and it came out this week. I’m excited to see its beautifulness in hardcover.

Are you ready to lose your heart over this?

Happy Reading!

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About the Author
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as Lovely Vicious. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.
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Book Con Madness

Sorry been kinda slow with blogging since last week. Been so busy getting ready for book con. I know I could set up posts and all but been so busy. I got some awesome reviews coming up and a blog tour of a new fantasy series.

Did not take much pictures this weekend. Was so busy wondering around for books. So here is my book con haul for both days.

Thanks to my friends who went to bea and got me books. Also thanks to a girl and her mother at book con for Broken Things arc exchange. Also another person in the group for four dead queens arc. I’m not very good with names. Some doubles you may see, so watch out for some giveaways later on.

Hope you had a blast at book con.

Happy Reading!

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{Waiting on Wednesday} A Touch of Gold by Ann Sullivan

I’m looking forward reading A Touch of Gold. It sounds so good and love the cover to it. Sadly it come out in August. But you guys can enjoy the summary and cover for it.

Book Summary:

Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse.
King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.
Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.
Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?
From author Annie Sullivan comes A Touch of Gold, the untold story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold, perfect for fans of Cinder and The Wrath and the Dawn.

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{Arc Review} Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.
But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.

My Review:

I’m really starting to enjoy space books. This is my third scifi read of the year. I really enjoy the story and the characters in it. It was very nicely detailed on how they lived in space, when earth hit an ice age.

Stella, I liked her in the book. She is a reader, teacher and engineer. Not worry on falling in love yet. She very smart girl and can defend for herself at times. Will she be able to fit in her new role on another ship?

There Hugo, who I did like much. At times he shows he care, but other times he acts like a drunk. With his own secrets he hides from his crew and Stella. Will he be able to let Stella in?

This was a fast pace read with some romance in it. It suppose to be an Jane Eyre retelling. I think it’s for fans who read Jan Eyre and people like me who have never heard of Jane Eyre.

Ready to hop aboard the Rochester?

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2) by Lexa Hillyer

Book Summary:
A curse comes undone. A kingdom shatters. But some bonds can’t be broken.
Princess Aurora, torn from the dream world, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected. Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms and wage war against Malfleur’s army. But when the appearance of an unbreakable glass slipper prompts Isabelle to discover more about her lineage, her true identity begins to take shape and her legacy becomes as clear as ice.
Devoted half-sisters Isabelle and Aurora will grapple with their understanding of love and loyalty as they face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen—the threat of losing each other forever.

My Review:

This is book two of Spindle Fire. If you have yet read book one, then you don’t need to read this review. Spindle Fire is an retelling for sleeping beauty. For those you love fairy tales and retellings.

I adore reading Aurora story in the second book. Love how she tries to cope with the real world, after all she lost in her dream world. Sad watching her figure what is real or not. Is the man she once love was ever real?

I like how Isabelle grows in this book. Take charge kind of way. Always taking care of her sister and kingdom, but who will take care of her? Hopefully she let’s love in before it’s to late.

This book is magical and action pack. Will Aurora and Isabelle be able to save their kingdom and get the guys at the end? I do love the covers to these books.

Happy Reading!!

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Tips to Survive Book Con

Hello Readers,

For those new to book con. This guide will help you along the way. Very nice picture I found on Google. This will be my third year going to book con. For those new to it. It’s a book convention in NYC. No worries tickets don’t sell out. You can get them anytime and even at the door. Hope this guide will help you out.

  1. Bags:

You allow to have bags in the convention center. Allow only bookbags, totes, fanny packs, purses.

Can have small wheel bags but must be check in luggage area. Price is 3 bucks a day

2. Food:

Can bring in snacks and water in bag. You will be waiting in long lines so have food in bag will help. Drink lots of water.

Convention center has a food court and starbucks. Be warn it will be so packed and pricey there.

You can also leave the convention anytime to get food and come back as long as you have badge on you.

3. ARCS (Advance Reader Copies) and Giveaways:

When you first come into book con, you get a book with a map and a tote bag.

Read the booklet good on most of giveaways and booths numbers. There be books giving out different times of day that are not announced in booklet.

4. Money:

Bring cash for emergency and a card also. Not every booth will take cards.

5. Autographs:

If you do autograph lines, please read carefully before getting tickets to it.

Some autographs require you to buy the book to see the author. Plus there could be limits on how many books you get sign.

6. Clothes:

Wear something comfortable. Sneakers are a girl’s best friend. You be standing around and waiting in long lines all day.

If you wish to dress up as your favorite character, you can do that also

I think I cover everything just about. Their other people who been to book con before. If you need help with anything just feel free to ask the people who work there. There signs everywhere and maps. Please be respectful to others, no pushing and shoving to get a book. If you don’t get an book, it be fine. The book will be release soon. You there to make new book friends, discover new books and have fun. Be nice to one and other and help each other out.

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Summary:
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

Book Review:

Book was so good. I enjoy the world building to it and some of the characters in the book. Second best fantasy read of the year for me.

Really like Zelie in the book. She starts off as a fighter and her big mouth will get her on trouble. Lucky her brother, Tzain can get her out of trouble at times. With there luck they run into Princess Amari. With Amari’s brother hunting her down along the way.

So, what trouble has Amari gotten herself into?

How does that involved Zeile and Tzain along the way?

With so many hidden secrets in the book. Also with tons of body count along the way. No one is safe in this world. Told between three point of views. If you enjoy long high fantasy, then this book is for you.

Happy Reading!

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Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Book Summary:

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

My Review:

Book was pretty good and creepy factor to it. You get chosen as a Honor, to live inside an alien. This alien is shape like a ship also. It was very detailed the book on how Honors was be able to live inside the bellow of a beast.

I liked Zara in the book. She reminds me of me. Just trying to survive on her own when her family leaves for Mars. Also she has some past secrets of her family. It was nice she getting randomly pick being an Honor. Will being a honor, worth it in the end?

This book is good for new sci-fi readers our there. Yes you will encounter other visitors from around the world. Discover hidden secrets on the honor program. This is a fast pace read. So you ready to climb aboard an Alien ship?

Happy Reading!