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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 read and finished The Best Lies. It also been review on the blog.

Currently Reading:

I’m really enjoying Heart of Iron so much. Excited for book two Soul of Stars to come out.

Reading Next:

Finally start a fun summer read over weekend.

What you guys reading?

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{Arc Review} A Touch Of Gold by Annie Sullivan

Book Summary:
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?

My Review:

I absolutely enjoyed this book. It was such a original read. I Love geek mythology and retellings. The story about King Midas was such a good idea.

I liked how we got the background on how Midas dealing with the golden touch. Saw how his family have suffer and the city during his time with the touch.

I did liked Kora in the book. You saw how much she had grown throughout the book. Learning more on better control of her curse. She very fearless when her father’s gold goes missing. Ready to jump into action to save her father. But can she trust the people around her to help?

Thought the book was a bit action pack and fun. Mostly for fans who like geek mythology or any fan in general. Hopefully there a book two soon. The ending will leave you wanting more.

The book just came out today. So Happy Book Birthday!!

Happy Reading!!

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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.
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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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To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Book Summary:
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

My Review:

Really enjoy the book. Love retellings so much. It was a nice stand alone fantasy book. Enjoy the characters and the storyline very much.

Lira, the villain of the story. She is a killer of princes of the sea. For disobeying her mother she becomes human and must capture Elian heart. Will her human side get in the away her killing again?

Elian, a prince who hunt sirens and love the call of the sea. He is hunting for the killer of princes of the sea. It good see an prince getting his hand dirty, then just sitting on the thorne. Will he be able to kill Lira, if he finds out who she is?

Be warn thid book is bloody. Lots of killing in it. Love the how the point of views switch between Lira and Eilan in the story. Can humans and sirens ever find peace with each other?

Will you dive under the sea and find out for yourself.

Happy Reading!

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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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WWW Wednesday

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What I finish reading?

This book was good and just reviewed it.

What I’m currently Reading?

So far book is a good middle grade book. Will review it later on blog.

What will I read next?

Hopefully get to these books this week.

I did not read much last month. Only 9 books I read. Just been busy and not reading enough. Hope to read more next month. Being the only blogger is hard work.

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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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Monthly Roundup/TBR

So this month I review about 8 to 9 books. Hoping to read more in November. Getting some books for trade in the mail soon to read also. Only one person keeping up to date and reading as much as I can. As for for tv shows a lot of my superhero shows on the cw came back. Also new video game coming out next month Lego Marvel. So gonna be busy next month. How everyone Halloween been? Sorry no pictures in this post

Books I read In October and Review

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather

The Breathless by Tara Goedjen

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

{Arc Review} Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Book I plan to read in November:

The Dragons of Nova by Elisa Kova

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

The Valiant By Lesley Livingston

Winter Glass by Lexi Hillyer_ Which was my first book I finish for Nov tonight. Will review it closer to release date.

The unbecoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Holdkin

Plus many more that I can’t think of on top of head. What’s everyone Nov TBR is? Also Happy Reading!

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

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Book Summary:

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . . 

My Review:

So I kinda end up reading this Christmas book early. Thinking it was Halloween theme but I was so wrong. I did end up loving this book and perfect for the holidays seasons. Love this different take on A Christmas Carol. I would have never thought of an world where there people helping other scrooges out there. Plus have an failed scrooge helping them out for years. At first you like wanted to dislike Holly Chase for all the bad things she done to everyone. Can a scrooge be redeem after they fail? Lots of nice twist and turns you don’t see coming and prefect for the Christmas spirit this coming season! Happy Reading!