Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Teaser Tuesday #392, October 16th

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #384, October 15th

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 #383
Teaser Tuesday #389
WWW Wednesday #389
WOW #386
Will the Time Come #380
Third Sentence Thursday #371
Random Reads #357
First Lines Friday #385
The Reward Challenge Update #366
Book Blogger Hop #53
How Well I Stuck to It #221
Wrote that Review Update #218

Week 41 Reviews:
Origin
The Hollow of Fear
Lionheart
High Risk
A Willing Murder
Cadaver & Queen
Broken Things

Random:
Deborah Harkness Author Page
We Have the Cover of Deadman's Cross #3!!!!

OK, so I got 21 posts in 7 days, which was a really good week, some really awesome books, and a nice week that I enjoyed! Can't wait for next week!What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Healer, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, The Assassin and the Empire, The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of FireEvermore, Kiss Collector.

 The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestseller, Everless!

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series comes a sizzling new YA romance perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe is over relationships. Between getting cheated on by the only guy she's ever loved and watching her parents' marriage crumble, she decides to turn the tables and go after what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it's time to collect.

Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral of drama. Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race...or at least some of them.

Bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a searing YA romance filled with endless flirting, heartthrob boys, and of course, lots of kisses!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Wrote that Review Update #218, October 14th

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 Origin, The Hollow of Fear, Lionheart, High Risk, A Willing Murder, Cadaver & Queen, Broken Things, 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 #221, October 14th

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 42:
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin and the Healer by Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Evermore by Sara Holland, Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 2. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: 4. Check.

New Books: NA.

Yeah, this is a pretty great week, it looks like a lot, but it's not, there's only 6 books, the first 5 are novellas collected in The Assassin's Blade, if you didn't already know that :) So yeah, pretty doable!

Week 41:
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver, The Healer by Donna Freitas, Origin by Dan Brown, Sawhill Girls by Claire Legrande, Thief of Cahraman by Lucy Tempest, What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

vs.

Origin by Dan Brown, The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas, Lionheart by Thea Harrison, High Risk by Brenna Aubrey, A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux, Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney, Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

Yeah,only 2 that I wanted to read, and then about the same amount between what I wanted to read and what I actually read, so it works out! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

We Have the Cover of Deadman's Cross #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of the final book in the Deadman's Cross series, At Death's Door by Sherrilyn Kenyon!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Week 41 Review: Broken Things

From Goodreads:
It's been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.

Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn't do it.

On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.

With all the intensity and whiplash turns of Gone Girl and One of Us Is Lying, this engrossing psychological thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.

My Review:


Author: Lauren Oliver
Read: October 11th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: October 2nd 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 41 Review: Cadaver & Queen

From Goodreads:
When Lizzie Lavenza enrolled at Ingold as its first female medical student, she knew she wouldn't have an easy time. From class demands to being an outsider among her male cohorts, she'll have to go above and beyond to prove herself. So when she stumbles across what appears to be a faulty Bio-mechanical--one of the mechanized cadavers created to service the school--she jumps at the chance to fix it and get ahead in the program.

Only this Bio-mechanical isn't like the others. Where they are usually empty-minded and perfectly obedient, this one seems to have thoughts, feelings...and self-awareness.

Soon Lizzie realizes that it is Victor Frankenstein--a former student who died under mysterious circumstances. Victor, it seems, still has a spark of human intelligence inside him, along with memories of things he discovered before his untimely death...and a suspicion that he was murdered to keep that information from getting out.

Suddenly Lizzie finds herself intertwined in dark secrets and sabotage that put her life, and the lives of Victor and their friends, in danger. But Lizzie's determined to succeed--even if that means fighting an enemy who threatens the entire British Empire. 

My Review:


Author: Alisa Kwitney
Series: Cadaver & Queen
Read: October 10th, 2018
Source: Library
Reason Why: It sounded really good, and it's a Historical Fiction 2018 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: February 27th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 41 Review: A Willing Murder

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux makes her debut in the world of mystery with a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences…

Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she's found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she'd admired as a child. It's much too big for her alone, but she'd die before letting anyone in town know that.

Then Sara's niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan—a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she'll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara's home, she finds she's not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it's impossible to deny his good looks and charm—he's clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger—she's also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does.

However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan's murky past to unravel the small town’s dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.

My Review:


Author: Jude Deveraux
Series: Medlar Mystery #1
Read: October 10th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: MIRA Books
Published: September 18th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 41 Review: High Risk

From Goodreads:
He's a damaged soul living on the edge and it's her job to keep him in line...

He'll break all the rules to keep the last promise to his best friend.

Commander Ryan Tyler is a true American hero--a former Navy SEAL and the man who saved the International Space Station. Yet he couldn't save the best friend who died in his place. Fallout from that tragic accident thrust Ty into a dark and dangerous lifestyle, but when he's given the unexpected chance to fly again, he grabs it.

Gray Barrett never imagined that her dream job as a flight psychologist would depend upon keeping an astronaut-gone-wild on the straight and narrow. Yet here she is, babysitting the gorgeous and insufferably cocky Ryan Tyler. Everything hangs on his ability to maintain a new image for the public eye to make up for past sins. But as they spend time together, she's drawn to the shattered man who refuses to let anyone through the impenetrable fa├žade he's built around himself.

Their goals are firmly in place and almost within grasp. The only thing that could screw it up is falling in love.

High Risk is part 1 in Ryan & Gray's duet. Their HEA is in book 2, High Reward, which is available to pre-order.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book so much! I really enjoy her first series, and that this is a spin off, and Adam makes a few appearances, yeah, I was really excited to read this book! The idea of a astronaut basically needing a babysitter to ensure he didn't portray a negative image, yeah, sounds great!

I really enjoyed getting to know these characters, Gray, who has a burning passion for space, and because of her circumstances, channeled that passion into a way she could be a part of the journey, which is really admirable of her. When most peoples dreams are denied, most people give up, not find a way to work with what they've got.

Ryan doesn't want to be a hero. His best friend died and he couldn't help him-he wasn't allowed to, even though his training as a SEAL told him otherwise. He's spiraling pretty deep when the book starts, and yeah, he's the one who goes on the big emotional journey in this book, between his issues and falling in love!

Like the synopsis says, this couple does need another book to find their happy ending. Where this book ends, with a big decision, well, there's going to be fall out from that decision, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen!

One thing that I really want to know, is what their first meeting actually was! That she remembered it and he didn't, and how that caused their next meeting, the first in this book, to have more hostility then it otherwise would have. I feel like it's important, and I hope I'm right!

This book was so fantastic, and I need to read the next book!

Author: Brenna Aubrey
Series: Point Of No Return #1
Read: October 9th, 2018
Source: Author for Review
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Silver Griffon Associates
Published: October 11th 2018
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 41 Review: Lionheart

From Goodreads:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the final story in her spellbinding Moonshadow trilogy…

King Oberon reigned over his Dark Court in Lyonesse for centuries, until an assassination attempt laid him low. Now he lies unconscious in his snow-bound palace, while his Power battles the enchantment that threatens to end his life.

A skilled trauma surgeon and magic-user, Dr. Kathryn Shaw reigns at the top of her profession in New York. Then comes a challenge she can't resist—she is asked to cure the uncureable. Just getting close enough to try healing Oberon is a dangerous proposition. When she does reach him, he awakens too soon.

Roused from darkness by Kathryn's presence, Oberon confronts the beautiful stranger who claims she wants to save his life. But the enchantment has frozen his emotions. How can he learn to trust her when he can't feel anything?

Oberon's desire is icy, devoid of all tenderness. Not only must Kathryn match wits with him, she must also fight her reaction to his touch, because there is so much more at stake than her own endangered heart.

For the Dark Court faces its most deadly peril yet. Its ancient enemy Isabeau, Queen of the Light Court, is obsessed with its annihilation, and Oberon must be brought to remember his loyalty and affection for his people.

Because if he won't fight for them, Lyonesse itself may very well be destroyed… 

My Review:


Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Moonshadow #3
Read: October 9th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a End of Series 2018 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Published: October 8th 2018
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 41 Review: The Hollow of Fear

From Goodreads:
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, returns in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of A Conspiracy in Belgravia and A Study in Scarlet Women, an NPR Best Book of 2016.

Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't.

Moriarty's shadow looms large. First, Charlotte's half brother disappears. Then, Lady Ingram, the estranged wife of Charlotte's close friend Lord Ingram, turns up dead on his estate. And all signs point to Lord Ingram as the murderer.

With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to seek out the truth. But uncovering the truth could mean getting too close to Lord Ingram—and a number of malevolent forces…

My Review:


Author: Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #3
Read: October 9th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series! And it's a Historical Fiction 2018 Book, a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Published: October 2nd 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 42 Review: Into the Garden, Dividing Eden, Forbidden Fruit, Eden Conquered




From Goodreads:
Step back into the world of Dividing Eden with a short story set decades before Carys and Andreus are destined to fight for Eden’s throne.

Lady Betrice has been cloistered for two years, desperate to learn the art of Seeing and be allowed to remain with the seers of the Village of Night forever. Now that her parents have passed, there is nothing waiting for her at home but her lecherous uncle and his sinister plans. So when a stoic young guard, assigned by her uncle to deliver her back home without incident, reveals a secret about his own dark past, Betrice seizes the opportunity to harness their combined power into a plan to leave Eden forever.


But for once, Betrice's uncle is not the only man lying in wait on the road home—King Adham and his son Prince Ulron are her uncle’s guests, and when Betrice's escape plot backfires, she may just find herself in a position she never could have foreseen.

From Goodreads:
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing trilogy comes a sweeping new fantasy series, perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sarah J. Maas.

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden's king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?

From Goodreads:
See the secrets of Eden's twisted legacy from a new perspective with this short story set in the world of bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau's Dividing Eden.

Graylem was born to expect a life of thievery, but superior swordsmanship and a desire for something better had long fueled his dreams to become a member of a noble family's guard.

But when his sister Deevana's latest scheme forces them to leave their home—and all memories of their life in Blackthorn Keep—behind, they chart a southern course towards a new life in Irae, by way of the magnificent Garden City. Disguised as northern nobles, they quickly find themselves caught up in the mysterious politics of Eden's royal family—and infatuated by its newest member, the beautiful seeress Imogen.

A member of Eden's guard offers Graylem the chance to prove his worth, but his brutal trial for entry into the guard is waylaid by the appearance of Prince Andreus and Princess Carys. Graylem may be a simple man, but when he sees the royal siblings conferring in secret, he knows that all is not well in the Palace of the Winds—and before long, he learns that whatever darkness is lurking in the city's walls could mean devastation for his family… and for Eden. 

From Goodreads:
The electrifying conclusion to the Dividing Eden series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Testing trilogy, Joelle Charbonneau..

The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king—and Princess Carys is dead.

But even as he's haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people love his twin even more in death than they did when she was alive. The Elders treat him as a figurehead. And worst of all, the winds of Eden are faltering. 

But despite what everyone believes, Carys is alive. Exiled to the wilderness, Carys struggles to control the powers that have broken free inside her. And as she grows stronger, so does her conviction that she must return to the Palace of Winds, face her twin and root out the treachery that began long before the first Trials started. 

The Kingdom of Eden is growing darker with each passing day. Brother and sister, former foes, must decide whether some betrayals cut too deep to be forgiven—and whether one will wear the crown or both will lose everything. 

My Review:


Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Series: Dividing Eden #0.5, 1, 1.5, 2
Read: October
Source: Ebook.bike, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books and Dividing Eden and Eden Conquered are WoW Books! And Eden Conquered is a End of Series 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: October 10th 2017, June 6th 2017, March 13th 2018, June 5th 2018

Into the Garden:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars









Dividing Eden:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars









Forbidden Fruit:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars









Eden Conquered:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 41 Review: Origin

From Goodreads:
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon's first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch's precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain's Royal Palace itself... and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch's shocking discovery... and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

My Review:


Author: Dan Brown
Series: Robert Langdon #5
Read: October 7th, 2018
Source: Bought
Reason Why: I enjoy his writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Published: October 3rd 2017
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 Reviews


Book Blogger Hop #53, October 12th

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: You are suddenly transported into a future time in which (horrors!) books are unknown. How would explain books, and how wonderful they are, to the people of that time? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

Bah, this is a hard question! Because yeah, horror! I guess I would have to say, stories that can take you to unbelievable places, over and over again! And they're wonderful because they're so diverse and they're entertainment that you can read over and over again! What about you guys? Happy reading!