Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #332, September 20th

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


Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:
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WWW Wednesday #336, September 20th

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!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #336, September 19th

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 Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, page 256.

"Where are you, miserable rodent? I've come to burn down your tree!

Uh, that's a bit deranged! But Kate mused that the word erratic was based off her name, Erra, because of her actions. I wouldn't want her as my aunt! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 39

OK, so I've written my next review, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave, and I'm going to review Brave New Girl next!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, The Problem With Forever, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, The Mystery of Hollow Places, The Good Daughter, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer.

Week 35: The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Week 36: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave.

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 38

OK, so I've written my next review, The Problem With Forever, and I'm going to review Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave next! Gah, another week of reviews, so increasing the goal! Oh, well!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, The Problem With Forever.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, The Mystery of Hollow Places, The Good Daughter, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer.

Week 35: The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #328, September 18th

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 #327
Teaser Tuesday #335
WWW Wednesday #335
WOW #332
Will the Time Come #326
Third Sentence Thursday #317
Random Reads #303
First Lines Friday #331
The Reward Challenge Update #313
Follow Friday #305
How Well I Stuck to It #157
Wrote that Review Update #162

Week 37 Reviews:
The Problem With Forever
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Grave's End
Destined for an Early Grave
Up From the Grave
Brave New Girl
Ten
Ransom My Heart

Book Tours:
Joined: Review

Emergency Review-a-Thon:
Update 25
Update 26
Update 27
Update 28
Update 29
Update 30
Update 31
Update 32
Update 33

Random:
We Have the Cover of Chronicles of Elantra #13!!!!
We Have the Cover of Jane Yellowrock #12!!!!

OK, so I got 29 posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Devil's Crown, Forever Princess , Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, and Magic Binds.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #162, September 17th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
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 Joined, The Problem With Forever, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, so I have 6 of 6 reviews written!

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

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #165, September 17th

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!



Tour Books: #. Check.

Review Books: #. Check.

NetGalley: #. Check.

Edelweiss: #. Check.

Meme Books: #. Check.

Rereads: #. Check.

New Books: #. Check.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week 37 Review: Ransom My Heart

From Goodreads:
He's a tall, handsome knight with a secret. She's an adventurous beauty with more than a few secrets of her own. Finnula needs money for her sister's dowry, and fast. Hugo Fitzstephen, returning home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, has money, and lots of it. What could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom?

Well, for starters, Finnula could make the terrible mistake of falling in love with her hostage.

My first review of Ransom My Heart
My Review:


Author: Mia Thermopolis AKA Meg Cabot
First Read: July 2009
Second Read: July 9th, 2013
Read: September 15th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book and a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Published: January 6th 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


Week 37 Review: Ten

From Goodreads:
SHHHH!
Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. House party.
White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school's most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn't scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


My first review of TenMy Review:


Author: Gretchen McNeil
First Read: October 15th, 2012
Read: September 14th 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: September 18th 2012
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 37 Review: Brave New Girl

From Goodreads:
In a world where everyone is the same, one girl is the unthinkable: unique. A high-stakes fast-paced series launch from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent.

We have brown hair. Brown eyes. Fair skin.
We are healthy and strong and smart.
But only one of us has ever had a secret.

Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She's nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.

Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she’s interesting. Beautiful. Unique. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can't stop thinking about him—when she can't resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she's flawed, too. But if she's flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.

Destroyed.

Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia's fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different?

Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one. . . 

My Review:


Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Brave New Girl #1
Read: September 14th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books and it sounds really great! And it's a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: May 7th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 37 Reviews: Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave





From Goodreads:
Flirting with the Grave...

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

From Goodreads:
You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won't let her get away again.

From Goodreads:
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. 

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

From Goodreads:
Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

From Goodreads:
There's always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

My first review of Halfway to the GraveOne Foot of the GraveAt Grave's EndDestined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave
My second review of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot of the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave

My Review:
I absolutely loved rereading these books! I didn't read books 5 and 6, which was weird, but I really wanted to read the first four for the 3rd time, and read Up From the Grave for the second time. I'm weird and different, but also great, too!

This was a spur of the moment decision, for me to read these books. It's been 3 years since Up From the Grave was published, and about the same time since I read the rest of the series for the 2nd time. I just wanted to read these books, so I did. I'm weird!

By now, you'd think, I'd have the big, major things memorised, of what happened. And yeah, I have a lot of major moments down. But some of the middle moments and the small moments, like when they are at the wedding, or when she thinks he's dead.

Of course, he has to do that again to her in Up From the Grave, and while I knew it was coming, man, it wasn't easy to read about Cat in that much pain! But there were some really great moments, like Vlad and Leila's wedding!

This was such a great series, and I really hope we'll met Timothy, the 4th Australian Prisoner turned vampire! Like, maybe he'll be Katie's guy!

Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #1, 2, 3, 4, 7
First Read: January 18th, 2013, January 19th, 2013, January 19th, 2013, February 19th,  2013, March 12th, 2014
Second Read: January 2nd, 3rd, 2014, January 6th, 2014, February 15th, 2014
Read: September 12th, 13th, 13th, 13th, 14th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Up From the Grave is an End of Series 2017 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: October 30th 2007, April 29th 2008, January 1st 2009, July 15th 2009,  January 28th 2014

Halfway to the Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










One Foot on the Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









At Grave's End:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Destined for an Early Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Up From the Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 37 Review: The Problem With Forever

From Goodreads:
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she's imagined, there's one she never dreamed of—that she'd run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn't seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn't take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she's not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider's life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

My Review:
I loved reading this book! Mallory was so fantastic, and I loved reading about her and Rider! Mallory has had a hard life, and while things have gotten easier, she still has to deal with the lasting effects of what she experienced in her past.

We didn't initially get Rider's name, it was just "him." This didn't last long, but the sense was good while it lasted. Rider and Mallary together, that was like, the perfect pairing. Her adoptive parents weren't thrilled about it, but they mostly accepted it, more her mom than her dad.

Mallory had her issues to work through. As she put it, was was conditioned to be quiet, if she made noise, that drew attention to her, and she would be hurt. I really enjoyed watching her grow, and work through her issues. Sure, things aren't solved by the end, but they aren't as bad as when the book began. So that was great!

The one thing that I didn't like, was the death of Jayden, it was just, I didn't think we really knew him, so it didn't hit as hard as it did, Mallory and Rider. I wish we could've had more time with him, really gotten to know him, so it would hit harder, you know? I'm a sucker for pain!

Absolutely loved reading this book, it was so great, and it was a great stand alone book!

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Read: September 10th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her books! And it's a SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: May 17th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 37

OK, so I've written my next review, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, and I'm going to review The Problem With Forever next!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin.

We Have the Cover of Jane Yellowrock #12!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Dark Queen by Faith Hunter! Another one of these where I meant it post it the day, well now 2 days, ago! 


Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Reviews


Follow Friday #305, September 15th

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 #313, September 15th

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 The Problem With Forever which counts 3 times as a SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book, Halfway to the Grave which counts twice/# times as a , One Foot in the Grave which counts twice/# times as a , At Grave's End which counts twice/# times as a , Destined for an Early Grave which counts twice/# times as a , Joined which counts twice/# times as a , Up From the Grave which counts twice/# times as a , Brave New Girl which counts twice/# times as a , Ten which counts twice/# times as a , Ransom My Heart which counts twice/# times as a .

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

First Lines Friday #331, September 15th

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!

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 36

OK, so I've written my next review, Joined, and I'm going to review Blood Magic and Demon Kin next!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies BehindThese Things I've DoneThis Is Where the World EndsThe Mystery of Hollow PlacesMaskedThe Here and NowJust Kill MeSpectacleSongs About a GirlMonstrousMind GamesSeekerThe Afterlife of Holly ChaseThe Art of FeelingDark LegacyThe Glass SpareThe Good DaughterDark Rites and Wicked DeedsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildInto the NightHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceIntensityAmong the Red StarsTower of DawnSecrets in DeathGodsgraveEven the Darkest StarsApexA Conspiracy in BelgraviaThe Trouble With the Twelfth GraveHow to DisappearThe Becoming of Noah ShawBody PartsIf There's No TomorrowRingerJoined.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We Have the Cover of Chronicles of Elantra #13!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Cast in Deception by Michelle Sagara! I meant to post this yesterday, but time ran away from me!

Joined: Review

From Goodreads:
Duty and prophecy get in the way of everything. 

All I ever wanted to do was read my books, play my sports, and help people. Life and prophecy had other things in mind. 

Helping people is what I do; as an empath and semi-frequent telepath, I can easily sense and understand people's needs and emotions. Sometimes even before they do. Being able to read everyone's thoughts and feelings all the time can drive me crazy with anxiety, but that moment when I can finally make someone's life better makes everything worth it. 

Unfortunately, I’m also the next in line to rule the galaxy, I'm the only diplomat most planets will listen to, assassins try to kill me on an annoyingly regular basis, and a much-vaunted Prophecy has decreed that I'm going to die. Oh, and someone blew up my home planet. 

Kind of a lot to deal with, right? 

Too bad I just got another problem: a big, irritating, overbearing bodyguard with serious anger management issues. 

And I think I'm falling for him. 

My Review:
This book was really great and enjoyable to read! I mean, when I'm choosing if I'll read a book-especially for a book tour review like this one-I have to be interested in reading it, usually hooked by the synopsis. And the synopsis of this book had notes of funny, romance, and maybe a mystery. And all elements were present and accounted for in the book!

I really enjoyed reading Meda's adventures. While the prologue was pretty disheartening, what with the destruction of a planet and all, but there were survivors, Meda among them. So there's that. And then there's her training as the Heir, and the life, like the assassins and needing protection and such. Made for a great read!

Also really enjoyed Meda and Perseus, they weren't supposed to fall in love, but they did. Her humour and the way she looked at life, and him being in a permanent state of Rage, but having learned to control it. They made an interesting couple!

The one thing that I wish we'd have gotten sooner, was how the whole Heir thing worked. It was explained, but almost 50 pages in. It was like, it's kinda like Star Wars and Naboo, with one picked from a group of royals from the various planets to be Heirs, around their teens, and that they weren't lifetime Kings and Queens, and it wasn't a matter of lineage,, the child of the current King and Queen would be the future ruler. There were bits and pieces of how it worked, but I wish we could've had the full explanation sooner. Because Meda is an exception, because of the prophecy and all!

Someone really wants Meda dead. And that causes a lot of problems, obviously. What with the prophecy that says she's supposed to die, that makes things more complicated, and more numerous. And it led to that ending that I have a bad feeling about, that something is going to go more wrong than it currently was!

Such a great book, and it had such a cliffhanger ending, and I want more!

Author: Mara Gan
Series: Joined #1
Read: September 13th, 2017
Source: YA Bound Review Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing, LLC
Published: September 12th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars
Bio:
A Pacific Northwesterner by birth and disposition, Mara has lived in Washington DC, Oregon, Japan, and most recently the beautiful Pacific Grove, California, before returning to her roots in Seattle. By day she teaches history to unsuspecting teenagers, and by night she writes books and travels to far-flung places. She loves to be with animals, read, play sports, and drink more London Fogs than is likely good for her.

Connect with Mara on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maraganbooks

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