Hi everyone! Long time, no post! I will be the first to admit that I’m horrible at remembering to post on here. Between writing college papers, book reviews, and bookstagram posts, I get overwhelmed sometimes. I try to get on here and post, but I often forget too, so I’m sorry about that! Thank you to everyone who still follows this blog and reads what I post on here!
Today, I’m posting a very late February Wrap-Up. I will also be posting my March Wrap-Up. Hopefully, I’ll actually post on here in the month of April!
Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be participating in another blog tour today! This one is for Covet by Tracy Wolff! To learn more about the book, see my review and favorite things about the book, and enter the giveaway, keep reading!
I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire.
Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all…
Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?
And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon’s turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes—which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.
Choices will have to be made…and I fear not everyone will survive.
The Crave series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Crave
Book #2 Crush
Book #3 Covet
Book #4 Court
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff is a lover of vampires, dragons, and all things that go bump in the night. A onetime English professor, she now devotes all her time to writing dark and romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. She has written all her sixty-plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family. tracywolffbooks.com.
Things at Katmere are not going well for Grace and the others. She’s still trying to sort her feelings out for Jaxon and Hudson, not to mention deal with the Circle. With all of this going on, Grace is struggling to pass her senior year while trying not to die. But something’s wrong with Jaxon, and now there’s an official warrant for Grace’s and Hudson’s arrests. Grace and the others have survived a lot, but will they all make it through what’s to come?
I really enjoyed this book, though it wasn’t as great as the first two. Jaxon and Hudson are still my favorite characters and I loved getting to see more of them in this book! Jaxon’s jokes and Hudson’s sarcasm never fail to make me smile! Grace is still awesome, though I feel like we didn’t get to see her do too much in this book. Macy and the others are also so much fun to have around! I feel like this book set a lot of things up for the final book, and I can’t wait to see how things play out! Prepare for lots of romance and action!
Content warnings: sexual content & innuendos (nothing too explicit except for vampires being vampires…), explicit language, violence, panic attacks
MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT COVET: (no spoilers!)
The Vega Brothers (obviously!)
All the paranormal creatures that don’t typically receive much attention in fiction, especially YA
The romance! (no spoilers, but it was better than I expected it to be, considering where book 2 ended)
All the music references
Does the cover count? It’s gorgeous!
Did I already mention the Vega brothers?
All the sarcasm and witty remarks (mostly from a certain British vampire…)
The action scenes
And, once again, the Vega brothers
There are a lot of other things I loved about this book, but I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t read it yet! For now, I hope this spoiler-free list is enough to express how much I enjoyed this book!
Hello there! I hope everyone had a great weekend (and a great Valentine’s Day!) I wanted to share another book review with you all! This one was really, really good! Check out my review below to hear my thoughts!
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!
Kyra Ann Dawkins is a gifted storyteller. This story hooked me, from the author’s note at the beginning through to the epilogue. The writing flows smoothly, weaving a story that is thought-provoking and meaningful. Certain characters are discussed in detail, telling their individual stories before connecting back to the collective story as a whole.
This story is dystopian, but it focuses on the power of community. It explores relationships and the loyalty behind them. Each chapter was heart-breaking and inspiring at the same time! The journey through these pages left me with a sense of awe—it was as if I was listening to someone telling a story as opposed to flipping through pages.
I read this story rapidly, as I couldn’t contain my curiosity every time I finished another chapter! I went into every chapter with equal amounts of hope and dread. While the plot was interesting and captivating, it was the themes that were explored that really made this story so excellent!
I would definitely recommend this story! This short read is full of messages that I think will leave a lasting impression on readers!
5/5 stars Addie is a young girl living in Barracks, a land where hearts are used as currency. Addie has finally reached the age where she is expected to give up her heart and trade it for something else. But Addie has other plans—she wants her brother back. When a mysterious man named Schism arrived seven years ago, Addie’s brother made a choice and she hasn’t seen him since. After discovering that her heart was still red and alive, she’s forced to run. She makes the decision to follow her brother and plunges herself into a realm of darkness.
This was such an incredible book! I loved the characters, especially Addie! She goes through a lot, but her strength and determination were admirable! This book reminded me of Dante’s Inferno, with a dash of Full Metal Alchemist and Kingdom Hearts. As a Christian, I really appreciated the carefully-crafted allegory woven by the author. A powerful and inspirational message is delivered through her story while also being an incredibly fascinating story. One important takeaway from this book is the reminder that we are not alone! For any non-Christians out there, I would still highly recommend this book to you. The story itself and the characters alone are worth reading for!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series as Addie’s journey continues! Fantasy fans should give this book a read, especially if they enjoy Christian fiction! Fans of H.S.J. Williams’s Moonscript would probably enjoy this book as well!
Hi everyone! Can you believe the first month of 2021 is already over? I don’t know about you, but January flew by for me! I’m officially back in college so I’ve been slacking on posting reviews. I’ll try to get more of them up on here soon!
In the mean time, here’s what I read in January!
Fake Nora by Kelly Martin
Himagus by Kerat Jhaj
Salt Heart by K.L. Pezzutto
Small Favors by Erin A. Craig
The Jade Bones by Lani Forbes
Dust by Kara Swanson
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Another Midnight: A Cinderella Story by Amanda Marin
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Unchosen by Kathryn Blair
Guiding Light by Noelle Nichols
All the Queen’s Sons by Elizabeth Kipps
Playing Cupid by SC Alban
Fade into the Bright by Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Schwartz
Harper by Jo Cassidy
A Mother’s Warning by Kim Vermaak
The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
If you don’t feel like waiting for me to post my reviews on here, most of them are up on Goodreads! Use the link on the homepage to get there! Have a great day!
Hello and welcome to my tour stop for Unchosen! I’m so excited to share this amazing book with you all! Find all the book information below, along with my review, a giveaway, and my own survival checklist!
Book Title: Unchosen
Author: Katharyn Blair
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic
Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate in this contemporary standalone adventure that’s perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and Seafire, and for anyone who has ever felt unchosen.
For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice.
The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love—with her older sister.
The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.
Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She’s still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One—who, legend has it, can end the curse.
When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner.
The word spreads across the seven seas—the Chosen One has been found.
But when Dean’s life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She’ll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world.
Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.
I live in LA, drink way too much coffee, and write all day long — because I’m crazy blessed to do what I’ve been doing for fun since I was a kid hiding in my garage loft writing terrible, terrible vampire stories. Glitter enthusiast. Bethyl shipper. Pluviophile. Ask me about my Dean Winchester obsession. John 1:5.
I’m wife to Ross and mom to Aryn, Liam, and River Grace. Also, mom to Cricket (a dog, not an insect), Maximus Dogimus Meridius (a ferocious cuddlebug) Maggie Rhee (cat, not the bad a** from The Walking Dead), and Kovacs (no parenthetical needed for him).
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Charlotte is used to the end of the world. Growing up in the shadow of her older sister was hard enough, but Charlotte didn’t expect the man she loved to fall for Harlow. She didn’t expect the zombie apocalypse, either. Harlow is one of the commanders in their group of survivors and Vanessa, Charlotte’s younger sister, is the Chosen One who will save them all. But their camp is raided in search of the Chosen One and Charlotte gives herself up to save Vanessa. Things get complicated, lives are threatened, and Charlotte has no idea how much longer she can keep up the Chosen One act. After all, how can someone unchosen save the world?
Zombies? Pirates? An ancient curse? This book has so many things going for it! I didn’t even mention a very attractive pirate captain with a good heart. Interested yet? Despite all these things, there was one particular thing that drew me to this book–the idea that someone ordinary was capable of saving the world. Charlotte has no special powers. She’s not confident and clever like Harlow. She has no prophecy that claims she will save the world like Vanessa. She’s just an ordinary girl without powers who managed to stand up for those she loved time and time again. That’s what sold me on this book.
This isn’t your ordinary zombie apocalypse book. The virus is spread through eye contact, there are pirates who kidnap humans and sell them off for money, and this whole thing was started by an ancient pirate curse. I loved all these unique aspects! Charlotte was my favorite character, though several side characters are also amazing (I’m not going to use names because of spoilers!)
This book is a reminder that you don’t have to be “chosen” to do great things; sometimes a little bit of courage and love can go a long way.
Zombie fans, pirate fans, fantasy fans, romance fans, YA fans–this book has little something for all of you!
Content warning: language, some violence, a few sexual comments but nothing explicit
Mirrors and blindfolds (because of the unique way the zombie virus is transferred in Unchosen!)
Sniper rifle and ammunition
A good pair of shoes
Water Canteen/Water Filtration System
Food (this seems obvious, but I’m writing it on here!)
First Aid Kit/bandages
Smoke bomb (again, because of how the virus is spread in Unchosen!)
Cold weather gear
Car & gasoline (preferably a Jeep Wrangler because I really want one and it would be good off-road)
Enter to win one of two (2) signed finished copies of Unchosen by Katharyn Blair! Open USA only. There will be 2 winners.
Giveaway starts: Monday, January 25, 2021
Giveaway ends: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CST
I received an ARC of this manga in exchange for an honest review.
Musashi and Kojiro are childhood best friends. They grew up together, practicing swordplay and learning about the Bushi. The Bushi fought against the demons even when the rest of the world gave up. The two best friends swore to become Bushi one day. However, as they grew older, Musashi hid his goal of being a Bushi and Kojiro started to believe in the lies of the world. When Musashi suddenly is presented with the opportunity to achieve his dream, he can’t help but take it–and he’s determined to take Kojiro along for the ride.
First of all, the art was absolutely spectacular! I’ve sadly never read or watched Magi, but the mangaka lives up to her reputation! I think Musashi has the potential to be a really awesome character, and his sword-fighting techniques were definitely interesting! This volume was mostly intended to set up the story, so it mostly revolved around one major fight scene. I’m hoping for more content in the next few volumes! This series has a lot of potential and I’m excited to see where it goes from here!
Hey everyone! This is officially my first post of 2021! If you’re still following me, thank you! I was pretty bad about posting in December. My semester ended, the holidays rolled around, and I just got distracted. I’m hoping to get more reviews and other content up over the next few days!
With all that said, here is my wrap-up for December. I managed to read 126 books total in 2020! That’s definitely a record for me.
Daphne’s Questionable Bet by Sara Jo Cluff
Crank Palace by James Dashner
Orient, Vol. 1 by Shinobu Ohtaka
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation, Vol. 2 by Momochi
Heartmender by V. Romas Burton
Crush by Tracy Wolff
Fairest Son by H. S. J Williams
To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman
Prepped by Bethany Mangle
The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes
Waiting for Spring, Vol. 13 by ANASHIN
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Dawnsong by Bryn Shutt
Sunkissed by Kasie West
Phantom’s Lament by Noelle Nichols
Can’t Catch My Breath by Sarah Sutton
Look forward to more posts soon! Hope everyone had a great new year! ❤
Hello again! I’ve been so happy to get reviews posted on here that I forgot my wrap-up of last month! Did any of you guys read any particularly good books in November? Comment your favorite November read! Without further ado, here’s what I read in November!