Friday, March 31, 2017

Last Letter, First Letter Reading Challenge Update 66

So I read my next LLFL Book! And only a week between the two! Yeah!

And yeah, I read Darkbound!

Yep. Happy reading!

Here's the link to this year's post with my journey.

What it is:

You pick a book, read it. Then you look at the last letter of the title, for example, "The Adventures of Tom Saywer." Then you take that last letter, and search you TBR piles for a book starting with the last letter, so continuing the example, someone could read "Rotters" next, and then a title that starts with "s."

Rules:
1. Have fun!
2. Read!
3. The last letter of the book you read must be the first letter of the next book you read.
4. Words like "the," "a," "and," and those such don't count as the first letter.
5. If a letter becomes overused, like d, e, l, w, ext, and you run out of books that you really want to read for this challenge, cycle in letters that don't often get used like a, b, i, k, p, ext, and note what you cycle in, where!

Follow Friday #281, March 31st

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: Another week, another blank! Ah, well! Hope for next week!


GFC

email

bloglovin

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

The Reward Challenge Update #289, March 31st

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 Darkbound which counts 5 times as a End of Series 2017 Book, LLFL Book, NetGalley Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Driven which counts 4 times as a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and Review Book, Frozen which counts 4 times as a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and Review Book, Hidden which counts 4 times as a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and Review Book, Just a Girl which counts 3 times as a Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2017 Book, Immortal Unchained which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book, Deadly Fate which counts 3 times as a NetGalley Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Ship Beyond Time which counts 4 times as a End of Series 2017 Book, Edelweiss Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Forbidden Graving which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Education of Margot Sanchez which counts 5 times as a DAC Book, SAC 2017 Book, Review Book, and a WoW Book, Avenged which counts 5 times as a 2017 Dystopia Book, Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book, Front Lines which counts 5 times as a Edelweiss Book, Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book.

So I have 47 counts which translates to $23.50 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

First Lines Friday #307, March 31st

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!

" ." -Avenged by Amy Tintera

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Random Reads #279, March 30th

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 1203 which turned out to be Angel With Attitude by Michelle Rowen! It's been on my TBR pile since August 1st, 2011, and I added it because I love her books and writing! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #294, March 30th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
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!

"Dominic licks his lips and reveals a chipped tooth." -The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera, page 12.

Ok, that sounds slightly creepy, though it's pretty innocuous, and this is a contemporary novel!

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

Will the Time Come #304, March 30th

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

Son of Rosemary opens at the dawn of the new millennium - a time when human hope is shadowed by growing fear and uncertainty, and the world is in greatest need of a savior. It is here - against a glittering backdrop of New York City in 1999 - that Rosemary is reunited with her son. It is also here that the battle between good and evil will be played out on a global scale - a struggle that will have frightening, far-reaching consequences, not only for Rosemary and her son but for all humanity. 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I don't know why! I loved the first book, and I really want to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #307, March 29th

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

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication: May 23rd, 2017
From Goodreads:
Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd
Expected Publication: May 23rd, 2017
From Goodreads:
The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in the final novel in the gripping and romantic Cage series, about teens abducted from Earth by an otherworldly race.


Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.

With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn’t just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species—the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca—all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world—though it might destroy her in the process. 


Legion by Julie Kagawa
Expected Publication: May 25th, 2017
From Goodreads:
Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all--dragons do not suffer human emotions--let alone the love of a human and a former dragonslayer, at that. With ex-soldier Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling.

In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against the dragon-slaying Order of St. George and her own twin brother Dante--the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known.

Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who refuse to yield.

I want to read these books so badly! They look so fantastic! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #311, March 29th

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 Forbidden Craving, and yeah, loving reading these books again!
I read The Ship Beyond Time, and yeah, it was a fantastic book! Loved it!
I'm going to be reading Finding Our Forever, and I can't wait, her books are fantastic!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We Have the Cover of Guild Hunter #10!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh! And it's awesome!

Teaser Tuesday #311, March 28th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig, page 19.

"I didn't think. I vaulted off the stern, hitting the dark waves like a hammer."

Yeah, that doesn't sound like a good situation to be in! I know why, but without context, you're left guessing, hahaha! Evil me! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #303, March 27th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #302
Teaser Tuesday #310
WWW Wednesday #310
WOW #307
Will the Time Come #301
Third Sentence Thursday #292
Random Reads #278
First Lines Friday #297
The Reward Challenge Update #288
Follow Friday #280
LLFL Reading Challenge Update 65
How Well I Stuck to It #132
Wrote that Review Update #137

Week 12 Reviews:
The Great Pursuit
All Hallows Eve
Haunted Destiny
Elite
The Struggle
Truthwitch
Nemesis
The Death Code
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter
Slay
Literally
The Word for Yes
Girl on the Wire
Girl in the Shadows

Random:
We Have the Cover of All the Crooked Saints!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Nevernight Chronicles #2!!!!
Deborah Wilde Author Page
Mercedes Lackey Author Page

OK, so I got 28 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty good week, and I can't wait to read this week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever I want to read!

How Well I Stuck to It #131, March 26th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 14:
Mask of Shadows by Lindsey Miller

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 1. Check.

Edelweiss: NA.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: NA.

So a very short week, but yeah, a pretty interesting book! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wrote that Review Update #137, March 26th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for The Great Pursuit, All Hallows Eve and Haunted Destiny, Elite, The Struggle, Truthwitch, Nemesis, The Death Code, The Unlikeable Demon Hunter and Slay, Literally, The Word for Yes, Girl on the Wire and Girl in the Shadows, so I have 11 of 11 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Mercedes Lackey Author Page

The Story: I saw Hunter on NetGalley, and it looked really fantastic, so I requested, and got it! And it was so fantastic, and the sequel was just as amazing! I just can't wait to read more of her more recent books! Also, a novella in Five Hundred Kingdoms was in Harvest Moon!

Website

Series: Hunter, Five Hundred Kingdoms.

Hunter: Hunter and her site, my review, Elite and her site, my review, Apex.

Five Hundred Kingdoms: The Fairy Godmother and her site, my review, One Good Night and her site, my review, Fortune's Fool and her site, my review, The Snow Queen and her site, my review, The Sleeping Beauty and her site, my review, A Tangled Web and her site, (Part of *Harvest Moon*), Beauty and the Werewolf and her site, my review.

A Tangled Web is a short story in Harvest Moon, set in the Five Hundred Kingdom, here's my review.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Week 12 Reviews: Girl on the Wire, Girl on the Shadows


From Goodreads:
A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father's footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.

Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.


As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don't figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.

From Goodreads:
Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas's stage lights while her father's career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.

When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira's possession, she takes action. Instead of giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended recipient, Raleigh, her father's handsome and worldly former apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows she’ll be able to convince her dad that magic is her future.

But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she can't control as her stage magic suddenly feels like…real magic. To further distract her, Raleigh shows up none too pleased at Moira't for her. As tensions mount and Moira's abilities come into question, she must decide what's real and what's an illusion. If she doesn't sort it out in time, she may forever remain a girl in the shadows. 

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading these books! They dealt with these institutions that are slowing dying, circuses, and those are are reinventing themselves, magicians. And I enjoyed reading about both, and how they sometimes come together!

I think I preferred the first book just a little bit more, because it was more of a mystery, if there was magic or not. The second book, that's all been dealt with, and while it might be new to the characters, it's not so to us readers.

The characters in these books were fantastic! Like how headstrong Jules was. And the feud between the Maronis and the Garcias. It just brought everything to life! Especially since they are doing such dangerous stunts! That just got my heart pounding and my palms sweaty!

In both of these books, the past is a big influence. Because it's why everything that is going on now is happening. And figuring out that past is a bit part of each of these books. And the events of the first have an effect on the second, given the coin and all!

Loved reading these books, and I'm open to more books in this series!

Author: Gwenda Bond
Series: Cirque American #1, 2
Read: March 24th, 24th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike, NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books, and Girl on the Shadows is a WoW Book!
Publisher: Skyscape
Published: October 1st 2014, July 5th 2016

Girl on the Wire:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Girl on the Shadows:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 12 Review: The Word for Yes

From Goodreads:
After their parents' divorce, Jan, Erika, and Melanie have to get used to the new world order: a father who's moved to another continent and a mother who throws herself into moving on. Jan, off at her first semester of college, has plenty to worry about, including an outspoken roommate who's kind of "out there" and an increasingly depressed and troubled long-distance boyfriend. Her younger sisters, left at home in New York City, and dealing with all the pressures of life in high school, aren't exactly close. Erika is serious and feels awkward and uncomfortable in crowds, though her beauty tends to attract attention. Melanie is socially savvy and just wants to go out—to concerts, to parties, wherever—with her friends. The gap between all three girls widens as each day passes.

Then, at a party full of blurred lines and blurred memories, everything changes. Starting that night, where there should be words, there is only angry, scared silence.

And in the aftermath, Jan, Erika, and Melanie will have to work hard to reconnect and help one another heal.

At once touching and raw, Claire Needell's first novel is an honest look at the love and conflicts among sisters and friends, and how these relationships can hold us together—and tear us apart.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book, though I do have some issues with it, that I'll explain later in this review. Overall, I really enjoyed it very much! These sisters were real, and they had their issues, and I really enjoyed their story!

This book is about this family, these sisters, and their lives after their dad permanently leaves the family to write his book in Japan. It also shows how they deal with the rape, which was just before the book's halfway point.

I enjoyed getting to know these girls, the oldest, just going off to college, and all the changes there. The middle child who's gorgeous, but socially naive, and has a difficult relationship with the youngest sisters. The youngest sister, who is basically angry all the time, and was hard to like. I felt for her for what happened, but I still didn't really like her. She didn't deserve what happened!

My main issue with this book, is the ending. In real life, yeah, things work out like that, but this is a book, and I would like a little bit more closure. It didn't feel like things were finished, besides the book itself.

I enjoyed this book, I just wish that we had just a bit more of an ending!

Author: Claire Needell
Read: March 24th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 16th 2016
5/5 Hearts
2/5 Books
3/5 Stars

Week 12 Review: Literally

From Goodreads:
A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.

Annabelle's life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she's writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine. 

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. 

But Annabelle doesn't want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word? 

The real Lucy Keating's delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, "a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters."

My Review:
I was really anticipating reading this book! Given that the author is a character, I was wondering how that was going to go! That was very interesting to me, and that just kept me reading the pages faster and faster as more and more happened!

So as it turns out, Lucy Keating is not the real Lucy Keating-she's an author as well, but different books, and more than just the two that the real life Lucy Keating. So that was pretty interesting to read!

I really enjoyed Annabelle's struggle to be able to have control over her own story. Because she kinda likes where the story is going. But it's not her story, and she fights for what she wants! Her story is much better than Lucy's story for her!

The ending was really great! Glad that everything worked out! It was just perfect for this book, everything worked, not perfectly, but pretty great! I'm glad that she had some happiness, and we had a bit more with the author, given the movie and all!

Really great book, so enjoyable and great!

Author: Lucy Keating
Read: March 23rd, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2017 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: April 11th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 12 Reviews: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, Slay


From Goodreads:
Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins.

The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari's induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn't expect is to take her brother's place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra.

Too bad Rohan's exactly what Nava's always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That's as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club.

Odds of survival: eh.

Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better. 

My Review:
I loved reading these stories! Nava was an amazing narrator, and I just loved her journey! The thing is, is that she's pretty hilarious! I mean, the situations that she gets into! She doesn't make the best of decisions in the beginning, but it's more of an active choice to make bad decisions! And she learns and grows!

I empathize with her situation. Her twin brother is the goody two shoes one. She's the screw up, and people expect that. But then she becomes a Rasha, and yeah, things are turned on their sides! I think, when all is said and done, she dealt with things better than the Brotherhood did!

Of course being the only female in the ranks vs. being support for the Brotherhood is a tough gig. And that she's a highly sexual creature with all these males, yeah, hijinks were bound to follow! I really enjoyed her with Rohan!

The training that she went through-that these guys have had all their lives, while she's having it crammed in during this time, was very interesting! And she had to use it, and I can't wait to see her continue to use it!

Such a fantastic series, and I can't wait for the sequel, I need more!

Author: Deborah Wilde
Series: Nava Katz #1, 1.5
Read: March 23rd, 23rd, 2017
Source: NetGalley, Free
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Ta Da Media, Deborah Wilde
Expected Publication: April 18th 2017

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Slay:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 12 Review: The Death Code

From Goodreads:
With short, fast-paced, alternating point-of-view chapters, The Death Code starts several weeks after The Murder Complex ended. Zephyr keeps the secret about Meadow close—that if she dies, The Murder Complex will be destroyed, too. Meadow, desperate to find her brother, father, and little sister, is determined to fearlessly fight to the end, even if it means sacrificing herself and her friends, new and old. The Death Code introduces a memorable cast of secondary characters and delivers a vivid and scary thrill ride read. 

My Review:
This book was amazing! I loved reading it! This is a duology, but they were both pretty big books, with a lot going on! We go to new places, and meet new people! Plus all the existing characters that come along with Meadow!

I didn't know where this book would go! The synopsis about is pretty short, so I was pretty much up for anything! And yeah, they broke out of the Shallows in the first section, and on from that, so much new things were happening and awesome!

We learn more about the other areas where the Initiate is working. And while we don't learn much about the 3rd site, this group did spend some time in the 2nd site! And trying to find the death code-to be able to kill people with science instead of with other people. The Initiate is just really bad!

I really enjoyed how things all worked out! There were some really epic moments! And some pretty emotional moments, because we met the aunt that put Meadow into The Murder Complex! And what her mom did to her, besides linking her life to The Murder Complex! Yeah. So awesome!

Fantastic book, so great to read, and I can't wait to read more of her books!

Author: Lindsay Cummings
Series: The Murder Complex #2
Read: March 22nd, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a 2017 Dystopia Book, LLFL Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, WoW Book and a WTC Book!
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: May 26th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 12 Review: Nemesis

From Goodreads:
The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

A thrilling futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world's energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals, by the New York Times-bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy. 

My Review:
Reading this book was really great! It's another book with just an incredible world, and great characters and writing! Sepora was so awesome! She was smart, and pretty badass! I loved reading about her and Tarik!

I really enjoyed this world, where Sepora is the last Forger in the 5 kingdoms, though it turns out that isn't quite true, given that one of her ancestors had some illicit kids who passed down the ability! And the various uses of what she forges, that's pretty awesome!

Tarik just lost his dad to a plague that is killing a bunch of his kingdom's people. His father had a nice, quiet reign, and he's young coming into ruling. So things are off to a rough start. And enter Sepora, who turns things on their sides!

Sepora kept her identity-and the fact that she's a forger-from Tarik and everybody else, basically. So things were a bit strained when she came back and that all came out, espcailly given the circumstances with her dad, and the romance that was brewing between her and Tarik!

I loved this book, it was really fantastic, and I can't wait to read Ally!

Author: Anna Banks
Series: Nemesis #1
Read: March 22nd, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and I've enjoyed her other books! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: October 4th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars