Friday, January 17, 2020

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 5

I read my next book, Sweep With Me, and I'm going to be reading Vendetta Road next! Yeah, I just didn't have any time for reading yesterday, and I had time for a quick read today, and now to read Vendetta Road, because it comes out soon, and I want to read it before then! And I have just enough time left for that, I think. Though this reading challenge has become a bit protracted!

My Reading Journey:

Mages by Assembly by Terah Edun
Started On: January 14th, 12:30 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 2:10 PM
Pages Read: 236

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 2:20 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 7:20 PM
Pages Read: 412

Heir of the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 7:30 PM
Finished On: January 15th, 12:45 AM
Pages Read: 482

Queen to the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 15th, 1:00 AM to 4:30 AM, 9:40 AM
Finished On: January 15th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 430

Sweep With Me By Ilona Andrews
Started On: January 17th, 3:00 PM
Finished On: January 17th, 3:44 PM
Pages Read: 140

Vendetta Road by Christine Feehan
Started On: January 17th,
Currently On: Page 0 of 464

Goals: 6-8
Read: 5
Time Used: 17 hours, 25 minutes
Pages Read: 1600

Book Blogger Hop #119, January 17th

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Check out the hop here

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Question of the week is: Do you think that readers make better employees, as opposed to non-readers? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

I don't know. Sometimes reading is a distraction, so that would be a negative, but that's if you have a set amount of time to work. If you work until the job is done, regardless of how long it takes, it'd be a positive, because you'd be motivated to finish quickly. What about you guys? Happy reading!

First Lines Friday #453, January 17th

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!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Random Reads #426, January 16th

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  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , 20, and I added it because ! Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #440, January 16th

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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!

I'm not really reading anything today, so no 3rd sentences today!

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

Will the Time Come #450, January 16th

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

From Goodreads:
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Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 4

I read my next book, Queen to the Darkness, and I'm going to be reading Infinity Son next! I did go to sleep for a bit, but only 40 minutes or so, the rest was getting ready and then going to work. But I finished the book now, so time to go to sleep!

My Reading Journey:

Mages by Assembly by Terah Edun
Started On: January 14th, 12:30 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 2:10 PM
Pages Read: 236

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 2:20 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 7:20 PM
Pages Read: 412

Heir of the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 7:30 PM
Finished On: January 15th, 12:45 AM
Pages Read: 482

Queen to the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 15th, 1:00 AM to 4:30 AM, 9:40 AM
Finished On: January 15th, 10:43 AM
Pages Read: 430

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Started On: January 15th,
Currently On: Page 0 of 368

Goals: 6-8
Read: 4
Time Used: 16 hours, 25 minutes
Pages Read: 1460

Waiting on Wednesday #453, January 15th

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

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs
Expected Publication: March 17th, 2020
From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with a new riveting novel featuring her vastly popular character forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number.

It’s sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she’s anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her.

An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions.

To win answers to the others, including the man’s identity, she must go rogue, working mostly outside the system. That’s because Tempe’s new boss holds a fierce grudge against her and is determined to keep her out of the case. Tempe bulls forward anyway, even as she begins questioning her instincts. But the clues she discovers are disturbing and confusing. Was the faceless man a spy? A trafficker? A target for assassination by the government? And why was he carrying the name of a child missing for almost a decade?

With help from a number of law enforcement associates including her Montreal beau Andrew Ryan and the always-ready-with-a-smart-quip, ex-homicide investigator Skinny Slidell, and utilizing new cutting-edge forensic methods, Tempe draws closer to the astonishing truth.

But the more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes... 


Crush the King by Jennifer Estep
Expected Publication: March 17th, 2020
From Goodreads:
A fierce gladiator queen must face off against her enemies in an epic battle in this next thrilling installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series—an action-packed adventure full of magic, murderous machinations, courtly intrigue, and pulse-pounding romance.

Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of the royal family, become a fearsome warrior trained by an elite gladiator troupe, and unleashed her ability to destroy magic. After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It’s time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies. 

There is no better opportunity to strike than during the Regalia Games, a time when warriors, nobles, and royals from all the kingdoms come together to compete in various sporting events. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia, but things don’t turn out the way she hopes. Soon, she is facing a terrifying new threat, and she will have to dig deep and learn even more about her growing magic if she has any chance of defeating her foes.

Because to secure her throne and ensure her kingdom’s survival, Evie must think like a true Bellonan: she must outsmart and outwit her enemies . . . and crush the king. 

All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault
Expected Publication: March 17th, 2020
From Goodreads:
For fans of Sadie and The Cheerleaders comes an all new thriller about a boy who turns up dead under suspicious circumstances and the one girl who may be the key to solving the mystery of his untimely death.

For Ivy, summer means roller-coaster season, spinning cotton candy at the Fabuland amusement park, and hanging out with her best friend, Morgan. But this summer is different.

One morning, Morgan finds a dead body. It's their former classmate and coworker Ethan. To make matters worse, Morgan is taken to a hospital psych ward only days later, and she's not saying much--not even to Ivy.

The police claim that Ethan simply took a bad fall, but Ivy isn't convinced and realizes it's up to her to get answers. What she finds is unsettling--it's clear that some people aren't being honest about Ethan's last night at Fabuland. Including Morgan. And the more secrets Ivy uncovers, the closer she gets to unraveling dark truths that will change her life forever.

Wow, some great books coming out on the 17th, and I've read 2 of them, they were fantastic, and i want them out in the world! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #457, January 15th

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 Queen of the Darkness, and yeah, really enjoying this final book to the trilogy! 
I read Heir to the Shadows, and it was such an amazing book, I loved the story so much!
I'm going to be reading Infinity Son, and I can't wait, it sounds really great!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 3

I read my next book, Heir to the Shadows, and I'm going to be reading Queen to the Darkness next!

My Reading Journey:

Mages by Assembly by Terah Edun
Started On: January 14th, 12:30 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 2:10 PM
Pages Read: 236

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 2:20 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 7:20 PM
Pages Read: 412

Heir of the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 7:30 PM
Finished On: January 15th, 12:45 AM
Pages Read: 482

Queen to the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 15th,
Currently On: Page 0 of 430

Goals: 6-8
Read: 3
Time Used: 11 hours, 55 minutes
Pages Read: 1130

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 2

I read my next book, Daughter of Blood, and I'm going to be reading Heir to the Shadows next!

My Reading Journey:

Mages by Assembly by Terah Edun
Started On: January 14th, 12:30 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 2:10 PM
Pages Read: 236

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th, 2:20 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 7:20 PM
Pages Read: 412

Heir of the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th
Currently On: Pages 0 of 482

Goals: 6-8
Read: 2
Time Used: 6 hours, 40 minutes
Pages Read: 648



24 Hour Reading Challenge Update 1

I read my first book, Mages by Assembly and I'm going to be reading Daughter of the Blood next!

My Reading Journey:

Mages by Assembly by Terah Edun
Started On: January 14th, 12:30 PM
Finished On: January 14th, 2:10 PM
Pages Read: 236

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Started On: January 14th
Currently On: Page 0 of 412

Goals: 6-8
Read: 1
Time Used: 1 hours, 40 minutes
Pages Read: 236



Teaser Tuesday #457, January 14th

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 Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop, page 216.

"His mind didn't stumble. It went head over mental heels and landed in a heap."

Well, sounds like he had a shock! If you recognize the scene, you might know what that shock was! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, January 13, 2020

24 Hour Reading Challenge 2nd January Sign Up

So time for another challenge. It'll start sometime tomorrow once I wake up. Since I may or may not be called into work again, and I won't get the 24 hours since I have work early on Wednesday, this is going to be more of a 24 hours between 48 of reading, though I'm again going to try and fit as many of those 24 hours in the first day!

My goal as ever is 6-8 books this. Books I'd like to read are Mages by Assembly, How to Love Your Elf, The Last Witness, Vendetta Road, Good Girls Lie, Just Breathe, Loveboat, Taipei, Infinity Son, The Stars We Steal, Life is Short and Then You Die, A Dress for the Wicked, Beyond a Darkened Shore, Crier's War, The Beholder, The Beckoning Shadow, Far from the Tree, You Owe Me a Murder, Angel's Mage, Day Zero.

Seems like a good selection of books, and I can't wait to start reading!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #449, January 13th

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 #448
Teaser Tuesday #456
WWW Wednesday #456
WOW #452
Will the Time Come #449
Third Sentence Thursday #439
Random Reads #425
First Lines Friday #452
Book Blogger Hop #118
The Reward Challenge Update #434
How Well I Stuck to It #286
Wrote that Review Update #283

Week 2 Reviews:
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Beneath the the Sugar Sky
In An Absent Dream
Come Tumbling Down
The Lady Rogue
Heart of Flames
The Oracle Queen
The Young Queens
Three Dark Crowns
One of Us is Next
Chosen
Mitosis
Firefight
Calamity

24 Hour Reading Challenge:
1st January Sign Up
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5
Update 6 and Wrap Up

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

So this week I want to read Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness, Myrnin's Tale, Viper and the Farmer, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life, Glass Houses, One Dark Throne, Two Dark Reigns, and Five Dark Fates.

The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy--the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, and the destiny of an entire world is at stake.
Enough time has passed for the young girl Jaenelle, heir to the magical Darkness, for her physical wounds to heal, while amnesia keeps her frightening memories at bay. But with Saetan--a Black-Jewelled Warlord Prince and Jaenelle's foster-father--to protect her, she will continue to grow. Her magic will mature. Her memories will return. And Jaenelle will face her destiny when she remembers Daemon, Saetan's son, who made the ultimate sacrifice for her love....
Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.

Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort. Only his unyielding love can complete her Court and secure her reign. Yet, even together, their strength may not be enough to hold back the most malevolent of forces.
This story came about just because I wanted to know more about Myrnin for my own understanding of his character, and sometimes, the best way to achieve that is to write a character's history from his/her point of view. The character tells me what's important, and what changed, for better or worse. Discovering that Myrnin's father had some type of mental disorder was important to me, because of course when he was born, such things weren't really understood. When I was working on the draft of the first book in which Myrnin appeared, my co-worker who read it said, 'Oh, you've written a bipolar character, and he's actually really cool! Did you know that I take medication for that?' She went on to relate all the ways he was familiar to her. I was amazed, and honoured. I won’t name the co-worker, for privacy, but I say now, as then: thank you for sharing your story with me, and you know who you are. I hope Myrnin continues to make you proud.
THE BATTLE FOR THE CROWN HAS BEGUN, BUT WHICH OF THE THREE SISTERS WILL PREVAIL?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can't seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake's New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn's deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake returns with the highly anticipated third book in the Three Dark Crowns series! And while Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine all have their own scores to settle, they aren't the only queens stirring things up on Fennbirn Island.

Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. There's also the alarming issue of whether or not her sisters are actually dead—or if they're waiting in the wings to usurp the throne.

Mirabella and Arsinoe are alive, but in hiding on the mainland and dealing with a nightmare of their own: being visited repeatedly by a specter they think might be the fabled Blue Queen. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn.

Jules, too, is in a strange place—in disguise. And her only confidants, a war-gifted girl named Emilia and her oracle friend Mathilde, are urging her to take on a role she can't imagine filling: a legion-cursed queen who will lead a rebel army to Katharine's doorstep.


This is an uprising that the mysterious Blue Queen may have more to do with than anyone could have guessed—or expected.
After the battle with Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules's legion curse has been unbound, leaving her out of her mind and unfit to rule. Arsinoe must find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist rests heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.

Queen Katharine's rule over Fennbirn remains intact—for now. But her attack on the rebellion exacted a high price: her beloved Pietyr. Without him, who can she rely upon when Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce? As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.

In this conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, three dark sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn's history are laid bare. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested, and some broken forever.

The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Wrote that Review Update #283, January 12th

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 Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the the Sugar Sky, In An Absent Dream, Come Tumbling Down, The Lady Rogue, Heart of Flames, The Oracle Queen, The Young Queens, Three Dark Crowns, One of Us is Next, Chosen, Mitosis, Firefight, Calamity, so I have 7 of 7 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 #286, January 12th

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 3:
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop, Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop, Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop, Myrnin's Tale by Rachel Caine, Viper and the Farmer by Rachel Caine, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life by Rachel Caine, Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake, Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Old NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: NA.

Old Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Rereads: 1. Check.

New Books: 8. Check.

Yeah, this is a pretty good week, it's a little unbalanced with all the new books, but that's just how this week worked out! Can't wait to read them!

Week 2:
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire, Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire, How to Love Your Elf by Kerrelyn Sparks, The Last Witness by Claire McFall, Lost Girl by Holly Kammier, Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin, One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus, Sabriel by Garth Nix, Vendetta Road by Christine Feehan

vs.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire, Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire, The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett, Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto, The Oracle Queen by Kendare Blake, The Young Queens by Kendare Blake, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus, Chosen by Kiersten White, Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson, Firefight by Brandon Sanderson, Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Yeah, I didn't read most of I wanted to read, but I read than I planned on, that I didn't plan on. So I'm happy with this week, and I can't wait to read this coming week!

The Reward Challenge Update #434, January 12th

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 Down Among the Sticks and Bones which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Beneath the the Sugar Sky which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, In An Absent Dream which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Come Tumbling Down which counts 3 times as a NetGalley Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, The Lady Rogue which counts 4 times as a Historical Fiction 2020 Book, NetGalley Book and a SAC 2020 Book, Heart of Flames which counts 5 times as a NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WoW Book, The Oracle Queen which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books, The Young Queens which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books, Three Dark Crowns which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books and a WoW Book, One of Us is Next which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book, Chosen which counts 5 times as a End of Series 2020 Book, NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book, Mitosis which counts 3 times as a 2020 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Firefight which counts 3 times as a 2020 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Calamity which counts 4 times as a 2020 Dystopia Book, End of Series 2020 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book.

So I have 44 counts which translates to $22 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Week 2 Reviews: Mitosis, Firefight, Calamity



From Goodreads:
Steelheart may be dead, but Epics still plague Newcago and David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

From Goodreads:
Newcago is free.

They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart--invincible, immortal, unconquerable--is dead. And he died by David's hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.

Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

From Goodreads:
From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the New York Times bestselling Reckoners series. What started in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart and continued in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Firefight now concludes in Calamity.

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof's secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He's disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there's no turning back. . . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They're not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

My Review:


Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: The Reckoners #1.5, 2, 3
Read: January 8th, 8th, 9th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike, Bought
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first book and they're 2020 Dystopia Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books, and Calamity is a End of Series 2020 Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: December 3rd 2013, January 6th 2015, February 16th 2016

Mitosis:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars









Fireflight:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars









Calamity:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: Chosen

From Goodreads:
Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Now that Nina has turned the Watcher's Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she's still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle—including her still-distant mother—Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they're not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher's Council member and Leo's mom.

And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there's also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean's demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn't enough, right?

The darkness always finds you. And once again, it's coming for the Slayer. 

My Review:


Author: Kiersten White
Series: Slayer #2
Read: December 7th, 2020
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a End of Series 2020 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: January 7th 2020
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 2 Review: One of Us is Next

From Goodreads:
The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller everyone is talking about, One of Us Is Lying! There's a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there's a whole new set of rules.

Come on, Bayview, you know you've missed this.

A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one's been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.

Until now.

This time it's not an app, though—it's a game.

Truth or Dare.

Phoebe's the first target. If you choose not to play, it's a truth. And hers is dark.

Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare.

But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it's that they can't count on the police for help. Or protection.

Simon's gone, but someone's determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there's a whole new set of rules.

My Review:


Author: Karen M. McManus
Series: One of Us is Lying #2
Read: January 7th, 2020
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press for Young Readers
Published: January 7th 2020
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 2 Reviews: The Oracle Queen, The Young Queens, Three Dark Crowns



From Goodreads:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series introduces readers to the Oracle Queen in this riveting prequel e-novella.

Triplet queens born on the island of Fennbirn can be many things: Elementals. Poisoners. Naturalists. If an oracle queen is born, however, one with the gift of sight, she's immediately drowned, extinguishing her chance at ever taking the throne.

But that's not how it always was. This cautionary practice started long ago, with Queen Elsabet—the legendary, and last, oracle queen—whose reign was tinged with blood and horror.

Paranoid, ruthless, and utterly mad, Elsabet's mistrust led to the senseless slaying of three entire houses of innocent people. At least, that's the unchallenged tale carried down from generation to generation. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who, though born with the gift of sight, could not foresee her swift and sudden fall from power . . . until it was too late.

Fans of the Three Dark Crowns series will be enthralled with Queen Elsabet's genesis, riveted by her madness, and compelled by her tragic—and bloody—reign.

From Goodreads:
Three black witches, born to a descending queen. One would rise to become queen in her place. Perhaps the strongest of the three. Perhaps the cleverest. Or perhaps it would be the girl born under the best shield of luck.

Katharine, Arsinoe and Mirabella - three young queens born to fulfil their destiny - to fight to the death to win the crown. But before they were poisoner, elemental and naturalist, they were children, sisters and friends . . . 

From Goodreads:
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. 

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown. 

My Review:


Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns #0.1, 0.2, 1
Read: January 6th, 6th, 7th, 2020
Source: Bought, Edelweiss/Bought
Reason Why: Love her books, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books and Three Dark Crowns is a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: April 3rd 2018, December 26th 2017, September 20th 2016

The Oracle Queen:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Young Queens:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Three Dark Crowns:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars