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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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Conceal Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita

Book Summary:
What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? When a magical accident erases Anna and Elsa’s memories not only of magic, but of each other the sisters are separated for protection. But when Elsa unexpectedly finds herself as a young queen mysterious magic begins to happen and questions of her past start to form. Will the sisters ever be reunited?

My Review:

A magical curse separates two sisters for years.

Elsa been living life of a royal. She dreams to someday have a sister by her side, but her mother can’t have anymore kids. She grows up learning the ropes to ruling. Still Elsa feels like something is missing. After her parents lost at sea, secrets from the past resurfaces. Elsa must deal with magical powers on her own and having to rule a kingdom herself. A hidden letter, may hold the answers Elsa seeks and she may not be so alone anymore

Anna been living the quiet life at a bakery. She loves making sweets and her adoptive parents so much. Yet Anna feel like her calling is in Arendelle. Somehow she is drawn there when she see the snow. Something is calling to her, will Anna get the answers she seek.

I did enjoyed Conceal Don’t Feel. It like watching Frozen movie again, but with awesome twist. I think it was nice getting glimpse into the sisters lives if they never met. It was a different change from the story, which have nice point of views between the sisters. If you love Frozen like me, then you will enjoy this new retelling.

Ready to travel Into the Unknown?

Happy Reading!!!!

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Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Book Summary:
Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship.
But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.
From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom.

My Review:

To enter the race you must loose your memories, and follow the clues. The person who win gets citizenship for the whole family.

Astrid has no desire to enter the race. She has a comfortable life being the princess friend. Trying her best to keep the princess in line. Then on the day of the Racers of Oblivion festival things take a change for Astrid. She looses her father and her younger brother is taken away. Now with nothing holding her back, she enters the race to save her family.

The summary does give most of the story away. I like the idea that it set in kinda modern times. They have cars, trains and even motorcycles to steal along the way during the race. Of course you can’t really trust anyone. Astrid discover she has magic and suddenly the royal guards are hunting her down. What happen to her before she enter the race?

I like how the book is kinda like an hunger games feeling to it. Sadly it’s only a standalone fantasy read. I wish there was more to read at the end. The characters where fun to read about and can connect with how they are feeling. This book was well written and I did enjoy the action pack story.

Looking for a standalone fantasy read, than check out Crown of Oblivion.

Happy Reading!!!

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Signing Events Week

Hello my readers,

Despite suffering a bad cough for nearly 3 weeks I been busy attending two awesome signing events. Sorry for late blog updates also. Just have been really sick and hardly reading much. Got some reviews upcoming hopefully soon. In meantime enjoy some fun pictures of my signing events.

I was lucky enough to get a chance to met Holly black and Brigid Kemmerer. It was such a fun event and very packed night. These two was lots of fun and excited to read both their books.

Here are my sign reads:

Also today I met three very nice authors.


Tiffany Schmidt, she wrote Bookish Boyfriends books. It a cute contemporary read for book nerds. Wish more people read it.

Isabel Bandeira, she has three books release. The first book call Bookishly Ever After. Another adorable contemporary read. I’m in the middle reading it and enjoying it. Will a post review of it when finish.
Julie Eshbaugh, I was lucky enough to bump into at this event. She wrote Crown of Oblivion book. Which was very awesome fantasy stand alone. Will be writing up my review of that book this week.

Here are my sign reads:

Hope my blog been helping you guys to discover some awesome new reads.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

Book Summary:
In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.
Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.
To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.
My Review:
I really did enjoy The Memory Thief. The storyline was fast pace and very interesting. Did like some of the characters in it.

Etta mostly tries to stay under the radar. She walks around pretending she not gifted in order to keep her mom alive. Etta done some stuff in the past she not proud of. When she received an letter about her mother, she must return to her past and accept her gifts in order to change the world and save her mom.

This book like I said before is fast pace story. You can get suck into the world building and the history to it. You get you learn a lot from Etta past and what lead her to hide in first place. Be ready for some nice twists and turns in the book. It reads like a standalone book. Not sure if it’s a series or be more. Hopefully more readers discover this read.

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:

I did like this modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Will write my review of the book soon.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle of The Hive. I’m liking it a bit. It has an interesting storyline.

Summary:

Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive.

Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers – like Cassie’s dad – were powerless against it.

But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many “condemns,” and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It’s safer, fairer and perfectly legal.

Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice.

But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution.

One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she’s infamous. And running for her life.

With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself – and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable – as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive.

New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that’s gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day, based on a story proposal by Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson

Reading Next:

Looking forward to reading The Memory Thief. The summary sounds very good. The cover is so pretty for it.

Summary:

In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.

Just been feeling sick and trying to keep blog active as best as I can. I’m reading at a slow peace since real life stuff been getting in the way.

Happy Reading!!!

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Rules of Vanishing by Katie Alice Marshall

Book Summary:
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.

My Review:

Rules for Vanishing was a haunting good read. I did love the storyline and the characters in it.

Don’t go in the woods unless you want to play Lucy’s game.

On the eve of Lucy’s disappearance years ago, a mass text message is sent to play the game. Some kids believe in the story and sent out into woods to play.

The main character Sarah, is dealing with a lot stress. Her sister disappeared years ago playing the game. Now it’s her turn to play and go find her sister. Becca left her clues to help her along away. With the help of Sarah and Becca friends, will she be able to find her alive?

Follow the rules and you might make it out alive.

This book really draws you in. There some scary stuff in it, so you might want to read with the lights on. This book really mess with your head on what’s real or not. It has some awesome twist and turns. In the mood for a good fall read then this book than this will be perfect read for you.

You might have trouble sleeping after reading it.

Happy Reading!!

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Sea Witch Raising by Sarah Henning

Book Summary:
Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her. And his rejection will literally kill her—unless Runa intervenes.
Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom—but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts’ desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds?
Told from alternating perspectives, this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart-wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood, the uncompromising nature of magic, and the cost of redemption

My Review:

I did liked the book Sea Witch Raising. The first book Sea Witch was also good. The storyline is about two sisters who made a deal with the sea witch. If you have yet read Sea Witch, you may disregard this review.

The book picks up from where book one left off. A mermaid, Aila making a deal with the sea witch.

Runa is Alia sister, she also will do anything to bring her sister home. Now making a deal with the witch with her sisters help. Runa got a huge challenge ahead of her. Not only she must save her sister, but stop her father from going to war.

Evie is stuck watching the sisters from a far. She is bully by the sea king, as he wants his daughters back. Evie is scare of the king and tries hard to break from his grip. She is torture from the past of dead and mistakes. Will the sea witch find peace.

This book has a slow pace read to me. I do enjoy villian stories a lot. Some villians had sad backstories or misunderstood. Evie is one those villians, is she really that evil helping out mermaids and granting them their wishes? This book is about stopping a war, and finding love before it’s to late. Then find out for yourself on who is truly evil in it.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan


ABOUT THE BOOK
Tiger Queen
by Annie Sullivan
Publisher: BLINK
Release date: September 10, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Synopsis:
From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy
adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans
of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s fa-
mous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”
In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to
fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her
late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought.
The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the
king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two
doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.
But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she
turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers
twists her world—and her heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not
sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.

My Review:

Tiger Queen was such a good stand alone read. I enjoy the storyline of how a princess is more of a warrior than being helpless. I do like the most of the characters with in the book.

Kateri all of her life has been train to fight. In order to become queen she must defeat her opponents each time. She is a girl who refuse to settle down. With each fight she is closer to the crown. Her last opponent turns out to be someone who can beat her.

Kateri knows what is a stake if she lose. So she runs off, hoping to find someone good to train her. When she leaves home, she finds out hidden secrets that where kept from her. Will she able to win her crown and save her people?

This book was action packed and a quick pace read. It has tigers, lots of sand and fighting going on. There be some twists and turns throughout the book. A very good stand alone book. I was happy to be a part of this tour. Looking forward to more books by this author.

Happy Reading!!!

BOOK LINKS
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/42281646
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LjrAHC
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-queen-annie-sulli-
van/1129853416?ean=9780310768777#/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Tiger-Queen-Annie-Sulli-
van/9780310768784?ref=grid-view&qid=1565246691681&sr=1-3

TOUR SCHEDULE
http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/08/tour-schedule-tiger-queen-by-annie.html

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annie Sullivan is a Young Adult author from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has been featured in
Curly Red Stories and Punchnels. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and
exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s teaching classes at the
Indiana Writers Center and working as the Copy Specialist at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing
company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. You can follow her adventures
on Twitter and Instagram (@annsulliva).

Website: https://anniesullivanauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/annsulliva
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Prize: Tiger Queen poster and signed bookplate (USA only)
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{Arc Review} Only Ashes Remains by Rebecca Schaeffer

Book Summary:
After escaping her kidnappers and destroying the black market where she was held captive, all Nita wants is to find a way to live her life without looking over her shoulder. But with a video of her ability to self-heal all over the dark web, Nita knows she’s still a prime target on the black market.
There’s only one way to keep herself safe.
Nita must make herself so feared that no one would ever dare come after her again. And the best way to start building her reputation? Take her revenge on Fabricio, the boy who sold Nita to her kidnappers. But killing Fabricio is harder than Nita thought it would be, even with Kovit by her side. Now caught in a game of kill or be killed, Nita will do whatever it takes to win.

My Review:

Only Ashes Remains was so bloody good. It’s book two of Not Even Bones series. You may discard review if you have yet book one.

The books leaves off with Nita just blew up the black market and bumped into the guy who sold her out. She thinks she safe for now going back home to her mother. Until she finds out people are hunting her down, the person she thought she killed won’t stay dead.

Time to prove herself to her mother, Nita enlist the aid of Kovit. These two are the perfect monsters and killing a lots of people to get information they want. Leaving a bloody mess along the way, will these two ever find peace.

I enjoy Kovit and Nita interaction with each other. They are trying hard to to be good, but end up getting their morals wrong. No matter how hard they fight it, they just monsters at heart. Who is to judge them on what’s right or wrong?

This book is really a bloody mess again. I love entering Not Even Bones world. I was excited when the publisher gave me a arc copy to review. Hope more people get to enjoy this read. It prefect fall read and horror fans a like. This book just came out today.

So much blood on the main characters hands again.

Happy Reading!!!