Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly

Title: My Fair Princess (The Improper Princesses #1)
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Publisher: Kensington Books / Zebra
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Regency
Publication: August 30, 2016

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Favorite KPop Bands

KPop is really big these days, and rightly so, if you ask me. I actually started listening to JPop and JRock many years ago, since the Dramas (Asian TV shows) I watched first were Japanese, but then I started to get into CPop and then finally into KPop (it's been a long journey). So I thought I would share my favorite KPop bands with you today! :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd

Title: Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey #2)
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency
Publication: May 10, 2016

My Rating: 2/5 - DNF (70%)

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady yet unexciting role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would provide her a steady environment to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a striking stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with mysterious rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. And perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

At Emberwilde, Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alice in Wonderland: Special Collector's Manga by Jun Abe

Title: Alice in Wonderland: Special Collector's Manga
Author: Jun Abe
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Genre: Manga, Fantasy
Publication: May 25, 2016

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP is back bringing readers Disney Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, a retelling of the film in manga style, as buzz builds for the Alice Through the Looking Glass May film release. Hardcover collectible with exclusive bonus features and illustrations from renowned artist Jun Abe! Alice Kingsleigh was a young girl when she visited the magical world of Underland for the first time. Now a teenager, she spots a white rabbit at a garden party and tumbles down a hole after him where she is reunited with her old friends. Alice soon learns it is her destiny to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Royal Enchantment by Lia Davis

Title: Royal Enchantment (Skeleton Key)
Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: Barclay Publicity / After Glows
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publication: June 15, 2016

My Rating: 2/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.

Ava Green has made a name for herself in the real estate world by reconditioning old, historical homes with her partner and friend Jeff. But her newest project, a three-story Victorian in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, promises to be her biggest moneymaker yet. And one she’s undertaking on her own. During her first walk-through of the house, however, she discovers a locked door, and a skeleton key that seems to appear out of nowhere. Unlocking the door, she is transported to a mystical world of fae and mythickal creatures and meets the King of the Morna. The sovereign of the Dark Elves.

King Finn Sylcan has searched for the one who can bring the magick back to his world, Edra, for eons. An old prophecy told of a female of both Dark and Light elven descent, a hybrid both Calim and Morna. It is said she is the only one who can repair the damage the war between the Dark and Light kingdoms caused. But after searching for so long, Finn never dreamed that she’d just show up outside his palace walls. Or that she’d be his mate.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Apps I've Been Loving #2

Screenshot taken with my phone

Not long ago I made a post about apps I'd been enjoying, so I thought it was time I shared my new favorites! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fairy Tale, Retelling
Published: February 5, 2013

My Rating: 4/5

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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