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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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{Arc Review} A House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig

Book Summary:
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

My Review:

House of Salt and Sorrow was such a awesome read. I really love this new twisted version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It was haunting and very beautiful written. I did love the characters, mostly the sisters bond for each other.

Annaleigh is the main character. She would do anything to protect her sisters. When every in town think the sisters are cursed, no one wants to deal with that. Then a mysterious stranger walk into town, he may hold answers to what’s going on. Can she really trust this stranger?

This book lends you to a magical place the girls escape to dance the night away. Can they really trust anything in they see there?

This book is like a mind game experience. With so many magical elements and ghost lurking around. Hard to believe what it real anymore. It filled with magical adventures, death, and romance. It can be dancing your way onto your shelves on Aug 6th. You would want to add this on your TBR.

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:

I really enjoyed House of Salt and Sorrow. Will review book soon.

Currently Reading:

Looking forward to starting this book tonight.

Reading Next:

Another book I’m dying to check out. It looks so pretty and sounds so different.

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Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.
Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.
When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.
What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

My Review:

I so did enjoy Heart of Iron alot. It was fun and adventurous read. I did love most of the characters in the book. Which there are a lot to keep track of.

Ana grew up on a ship with no memories of who she is. She grew up being a thief and enjoy life with her new family. When Di, her metal friend needs repairs. She will go into dangerous territory to save him.

Di is a metal, he glitches a lot, but still very loyal to Ana. Both him and Ana been found together in middle of space. Left with no memories on what happen. Di knows he not a real human but he has such strong feelings like one. Will Ana be able to fix her friend?

With Jax their trusted pilot to lead the way and keep new comer Robb in his place. Their new path in life with lead to secrets and new adventures waiting for them.

Their are atleast four points of views in this book. It hard to chose which characters to like more. This was a fun read from start and finish. It a refreshing for a new take on Anastasia retelling. I’m looking forward to start book, Soul of Stars. Which came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!

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Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanna Rendell

Book Summary:
A thief. An officer. A guardian.
Three strangers, one shared destiny . . .
When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.
Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…
Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet.
Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette.
Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.
All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.

My Review:

Sky without Stars was a epic adventure. The storyline was so good and I did liked some of the characters in it.

Chatine, is like a loner in the book. She dresses as a boy to steal from people. She dreams of leaving Laterre and her family behind. She is offer a job to spy on on Marcellus. Will she be able to break free from her life?

Marcellus, he always following the rules. He has a good heart and don’t like how things are run. Marcellus is torn to follow his heart or his grandfather wisdom and rule. In the end will he be able to chose the right path?

Alouette, has been isolated all her life. Living in a secret bunker, training and protecting the old life ways. Her curiosity of the outside gets the best of her, when she ends up saving Marcellus life. What secrets truths hidden in the outside world for her?

This book is a very detailed world building. It’s told in three points of views of Alouette, Marcellus. and Chatine. I like the how these three strangers interact with each other. If your in mood for some syfy, little romance and cool new worlds. Then your in for a treat.

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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{Arc Review} A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Book 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.

My Review:

A Dark So Lonely Curse was such a perfect Beauty and the Beast retelling. I love how how the story is set in modern times. Also the cover blew me away. Enjoy how the the two main characters interact with each other.

I thought Harper was kick ass in her own way in the book. She did not let her disabilities, stop her from helping a girl in trouble. Which would she end yup stuck into an crazy magical world. Can she use her wits and charm to get back home?

Prince Rhen in the book was such an jerk. He was so desperate breaking the curse, he end up kidnapping girls from other words. When Harper accidentally comes along, he is in over his head. Will Harper be the one to tame the beast?

This book was such an quick read. I would read this over and over. Also what I love in this book, the prince is not really a beast form all the time. He just a jerk prince that is cursed. What kind curse he has, well you must read for self. The book comes out January 31st.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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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.

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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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