Saturday, April 22, 2017

Week 16 Reviews: A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, Wings and Embers



From Goodreads:
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

From Goodreads:
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Synopsis:
For Cassian, the brash, handsome Illyrian general of Rhysand's armies, dealing with the opposite sex has always been easy-and enjoyable. But when he's dispatched to the human realm to send a message for his High Lord, Cassian finds himself pitted against Feyre's sharp-tongued, steel-willed older sister Nesta. Honestly, Cassian has been aching for another round against the beautiful Nesta since their first tense meeting, though he certainly hasn't admitted that to anyone-even himself.

And Cassian certainly hasn't admitted that he may have finally met someone not so easily seduced by his quick grin and unfaltering arrogance. 

Look at what happened at that second, private meeting-and why the High Lord's general refused to divulge any of the details of it when he later returned to the Night Court.  

My first review of A Court of Thorns and RosesA Court of Mist and Fury
My Review:
I needed to reread these books! I'd forgotten so much, from how Lucien lost his eye, that they wore masks, and so much more! And so this refresher was really great, because A Court of Wings and Ruin is coming out soon, and I'm desperate for it, it's consuming a lot of my waking thoughts!

I kinda read these two out of order. I was about halfway through ACOTAR and I couldn't help myself, I started reading ACOMAF, and finished it before finishing ACOTAR. Because I'm weird like that. Of course, then I had to read bits and pieces of ACOMAF after finishing ACOTAR, because yeah, so. Freaking. Good!

Tamlin, oh Tamlin. I got really angry at him reading these books! Knowing what he was doing, what he was going to do, oh! Having more details and seeing it from another perspective, like he could've gotten Feyre out that day before the last trial but instead was kissing her, yeah. And while he might have PTSD, he denied it, and that doesn't excuse that he was pretty abusive to her, not in that he'd hit her, but he has a temper, and when she said he was drowning her and he exploded everything-if she hadn't had her powers, hadn't been able to create that shield, he would've hurt her.

When he put his need to protect her over her well being, basically, putting himself before her, in my eyes, given what that did to her, that was further abuse. And this is just my opinion, having never been abused. And that was unacceptable. So yeah, I was really angry at him! Rhys is so much better for Feyre!

A good song for Feyre and Tamlin's relationship in ACOMAF would have to be Neglected Katharine McPhee. The first 6 lines, which can be found here, well, yeah, the walls of the Summer Court Estate would talk about how she reacted when Tamlin trapped her in.

Wings and Embers was so amazing! I actually didn't know it existed until recently! But it was fantastic to get both Cassian and Nesta's POV, since I'm 98% positive that they're mates. Such a great scene to read! I need more!

The pre order incentive for ACOWAR is a poster of the map. And I'm really hoping that it'll include the main continent, because it's been mentioned, at least one named character has been there (we don't actually know Feyre's dad's name, do we?) and yeah, rereading these two books has me really interested in said continent!

So some of the things that I'm looking forward to in A Court of Wings and Ruin, is watching Feyre take down the Spring Court. And Tamlin. And Ianthe. The 3 mortal-presumably turned Fae-Queens. The King of Hybern, whose name we haven't gotten yet. That's going to be really satisfying!

Though I also want to see when Feyre reveals that she's a spy, that she's the High Lady of the Night Court, to Tamlin. Because that's going to be awesome! Oh, and seeing the main continent! And of course, having Feyre and Rhys reunited, and hopefully, having a happy ending!

Yeah, these books were so freaking great, and I need ACOWAR!

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Roses and Thorns #1, 2, 2.5
First Read: May 12th, 2015, May 3rd, 2016
Read: April 20th, 20th, 21st, 2017
Source: Own, Online
Reason Why: Rereading! And this series is so fantastic! And they're 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Published: May 5th 2015, May 3rd 2016, May 3rd 2016

A Court of Thorns and Roses:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









A Court of Mist and Fury:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Wings and Embers:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 16 Review: The Broken Ones

From Goodreads:
Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader. His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves.

After accidentally ruining her sister's chance to become queen, Pénélope is given one last opportunity by her father, the Duke d'Angoulême, to make herself useful: she must find proof that the boy she's in love with is conspiring against the crown. If she fails, her life will be forfeit.

Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.

Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all.

My Review:
I absolutely loved reading this book! It was so amazing to be in the world before Cecile, to see these friends together when Pénélope was still alive, when she and Marc were falling in love. That love changed the group's dynamics, and I loved reading about it!

Honestly, it was hard to read this book. If you've read the main trilogy, you know that Pénélope died before Stolen Songbird. And that these two were headed right down that path. So it was hard, but it was also fantastic!

Since we're only getting this one book with this couple, I'm really glad that we had both of their POV's. I mean, we knew what was going to happen, but not the details. And seeing it from both of their sides just made it all the more heart-touching!

The ending of this book was so heart wrenching! Of all the futures that were available to them, this was one of the worst. But not the worst, their love wasn't used against the other. Though Marc would've preferred that to losing her, well, they won't come to hate each other, which would be the absolute worst!

Yeah, this book was an amazing addition to the series, and I can't wait to see what Danielle L. Jensen writes next!

Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Malediction Trilogy #0.6
Read: April 18th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books and writing, and this series, so much! And yeah, it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Angry Robot
Expected Publication: June 6th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 16 Reviews: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Heart


From Goodreads:
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling "alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels. 

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness…

One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.

My First Review of Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Heart
My Review:
Yeah, I'm glad that I continued on my reread of the Elena/Raphael stories of this series! I might have only just read Archangel's Heart 7 months ago, but my memory is horrible, so I had forgotten so much about it! So it was great to have reread both of them!

Legion really shows off the Archangel's Cascade-given abilities. There was the Falling, the vampire disease, and well, the title gives it away, but the Legion. But given that it came out almost 3 1/2 years ago, well, yeah, spoilers are acceptable!

I'd forgotten that Archagnel's Heart took place about 2 years after Archangel's Enigma. (Which I read a few chapters of, because of Illium and what was happening to him!) And how it's because it's to decide about Lijuan's disappearance! And yeah, it was just so great to read it again!

Knowing that the guy was evil, I looked for all the clues that were proof of what he was if you looked, and yeah, I did! So it made his downfall all the more satisfying! And that she had her new-found family together but then the threat of Lijuan sleeping, made for a fantastic ending!

Loved these books, and I can't wait for Archangel's Viper and Viper and Sorrow/Holly's book!

Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #6, 9
First Read: March 28th, 2016, October 6th, 2016
Read: April 15th, 15th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books and this series, and I had to reread! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Jove, Berkley
Published: October 29th 2013, November 1st 2016

Archangel's Legion:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Heart:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 Reviews


Follow Friday #284, April 21st

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt:


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #292, April 21st

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Archangel's Legion which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Archangel's Heart which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Broken Ones which counts 5 times as a Historical Fiction 2017 Book, NetGalley, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book, Fragile Chaos which counts 3 times as a Review Book and a SAC 2017 Book, A Court of Thorns and Roses which counts 3 times as a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, A Court of Mist and Fury which counts 3 times as a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Wings and Embers which counts 3 times as a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book.

So I have 21 counts which translates to $10.50 this week! I'll use it to buy a book!

First Lines Friday #310, April 21st

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

"'Twenty dollars an hour,' I say to the guy who's stopped me as I head for Doc Southcott's. I know his name. When your high school has only two hundred kids, you can't even pretend you don't. But from his expression, you'd think I've clearly forgotten him. Forgotten who he is, at least." -Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Well, knowing the synopsis, I'm not quite sure how this fits into the book, but yeah, I really want to find out! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Susan Wiggs Author Page

The Story: I found Just Breathe in a garage sale somewhere, don't know where, read it, loved it! And yeah, now I can't wait to read more of her books, because they sound fantastic!

Website

Series: Tudor Rose, Great Chicago Fire Trilogy, Bella Vista Chronicles, Calhoun Chronicles.

Tudor Rose: At the King's Command and her site, my review, The Maiden's Hand and her site, my review, At the Queen's Summons and her site, my review.

Great Chicago Fire Trilogy: The Hostage and her site, my review, The Mistress and her site, my review, The Firebrand and her site, my review.

Bella Vista Chronicles: The Apple Orchard and her site, my review, The Beekeeper's Ball and her site, my review.

Calhoun Chronicles: The Charm School and her site, my review, The Horsemaster's Daughter and her site, my review, Halfway to Heaven and her site, my review, Enchanted Afternoon and her site, my review, A Summer Affair and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Just Breathe and her site, my review, The Drifter and her site, my review.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

We Have the Title of The Illuminae Files #3!!!!

Oh, yes, we have the title of the 3rd book in The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! And it's awesome!

We Have the Title of Throne of Glass #6!!!!

Yes, we have the title of the next Throne of Glass book by Sarah J. Maas, Chaol's book!

Random Reads #282, April 20th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 2276 which turned out to be At the King's Command by Susan Wiggs! It's been on my TBR pile since January 19th, 2012, and I added it because I love her books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #297, April 20th

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1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"The world had become richer, clearer." -A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, page 210.

Sounds nice, but with a price! Which rhymed and I can't help myself!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #307, April 20th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

Cops and mothers don’t mix.

When police officer Micayla Lange catches con man Jason Davis red-handed with photos that implicate family friend Nicco Marino in the murder of a city councilman, she must reconcile her professional instincts with an inescapable fact: when the alleged gangster finds out what they've seen, they're dead.

Mick and Jason begin a race for their lives, hurtling through the dangerous Michigan wilderness on speedboat and snowmobile. As their adventure heats up and their enemies close in, Mick is torn between her duty to the force and the combustible passion engulfing her and her unlikely partner in crime. She'll have to turn Jason in sooner or later . . . if they survive. But will they ever get a second chance at love? 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I haven't read her books lately. I really want to, but there's so many others to read! Hopefully I'll be able to soon-ish! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fragile Chaos: Review

From Goodreads:
A GOD OF WAR SEEKING RESTORATION.

AN UNWILLING SACRIFICIAL BRIDE.

BETRAYAL THAT COULD DESTROY THEM BOTH.

"[E]very fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals."

Theodoric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.

"I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now."

Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That's until religious zealots from Theo's sect offer her up as a sacrifice.

Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?

My Review:
This was a very fascinating book! I was really intrigued by the synopsis, and couldn't wait to see where it would go. And yeah, it was really fantastic! I enjoyed every word, and the pages just flew by so quickly!

This world that Amber R. Duell built was pretty impressive! Of these gods and their powers, and their relationships with each other! And the countries and the people that are a part of this world! Just amazing to read!

Loved reading about Cassia and Theo! They came from wildly different places, and yet, they had a connection! They had their story, all these things that happened to them, that they were a part of, and I just loved it! So great!

I really enjoyed how things ended! Made for such a great book, and was a really perfect ending. After all the twisted threads of lies and truths, yeah, I just really enjoyed the ending of this book! And really, the whole book. It was just so great!

Yeah, this book was absolutely amazing and I really enjoyed it!

Author: Amber R. Duell
Read: April 18th, 2017
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Radiant Crown Publishing, LLC
Expected Publication: July 11th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars
Bio:
Amber R. Duell was born and raised in a small town in Central New York. While it will always be home, she’s spent the last six years living in Germany and Maine as a military wife where the next step is always an adventure.

When Amber isn't writing, she's wrangling her two young sons. She is a lover of history, a fan of snowboarding, and a travel enthusiast. In her downtime, she can be found curling up with a good book and a cat or two.

For more information, visit www.amberrduell.com.

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Waiting on Wednesday #310, April 19th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Expected Publication: June 13th, 2017
From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal...

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...

Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh
Expected Publication: June 13th, 2017
From Goodreads:
In the sequel to Ivory and Bone—the prehistoric fantasy novel that New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman described as a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”—the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew.


After surviving the chaotic battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry his youngest sister Lees to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself. 

Refusing to marry anyone other than her beloved, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya runs away to a secret island with Lees. And though it seems like the safest place to hide until things back home blow over, Mya soon realizes she’s been followed. Lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason.

With the lives of her loved ones on the line, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.

Roar by Cora Cormack
Expected Publication: June 13th, 2017
From Goodreads:
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she's yet to show any trace of the magic she'll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora's mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks storm magic. And the people selling it? They're not Stormlings. They're storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there's a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. 
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she's brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers
Expected Publication: June 13th, 2017
From Goodreads:
The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.

Allegra has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.

But lately Allegra’s getting fed up with everything being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. When she finally learns the truth about her family, though—that she’s a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of.  But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.

In this dark and enthralling fantasy that fans of Sarah Maas and Leigh Bardugo will devour, one girl must decide if she’s destined to pay for the wrongs of her family’s past—whether Saldana or Da Via—or if the future is hers for the taking.

Eep! Silver Silence! The start of the new story arc! And so many other great books! I Can't wait to ead them all! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #314, April 19th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

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

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, and yeah, it's so awesome!
I read Fragile Chaos, and it was a fantastic book! Really enjoyed it!
I'm going to be reading Grave Ransom, and yeah, I can't wait, because the series is so fantastic!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cold Reign: Review

From Goodreads:
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker…and the woman rogue vampires fear most. Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official enforcer to Leo Pellisier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions.

But there's another danger to the city. When she hears reports of revenant vampires, loose in NOLA and out for blood, Jane goes to put them down—and discovers there's something unusual about these revenants. They never should have risen.

Jane must test her strength against a deadly, unnatural magic beyond human understanding, and a ruthless of cadre of near-immortals whose thirst for power knows no bounds…

My Review:
I absolutely loved reading this book! To prove this, I point to the evidence that I started reading this book in the early hours of April 4th. I finished around 7 am on April 4th. Is this sufficient evidence for the court?

This book ties a lot of threads together, from events from a lot of the previous books! Immanuel and the skinwalker-turned "u" name that I can't find anywhere, and how that's connecting to the now. I mean, we knew that vampires and history go hand in hand, but wow, does that history come to the fore with the European Vampire's (EV) upcoming visit!

The title of this book doesn't refer to Leo's reign. I'm pretty sure, though it can be applied, somewhat! Mainly, it's for Titus. Who's a very old vampire who used to be an emperor of the Roman Empire. And now is a very big bigwig in the EV circles. Yeah.

How it all ended, well, yeah, it's going to have an impact on the future. The game is changed, and there shouldn't be any more of the long lived plots and plans, but a decisive action shortly! And I can't wait to read it!

Such an amazing book, and I can't wait for more of this series, and Nell's series, as well! Because I need more of both!

Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #11
Read: April 4th, 2017
Source: Lets Talk! Promos via NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books and this series so much! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Ace
Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









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New York Times Bestselling author Faith Hunter writes three series: the Jane Yellowrock series, dark urban fantasy novels featuring Jane, a Cherokee Skinwalker; the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy / post apocalyptic series and role playing game featuring Thorn St. Croix; and the Soulwood Series featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram.

Visit Faith online at www.faithhunter.net, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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