Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Year in Books (2015 Edition)


This year is almost over (how did that even happen?) and I'm really happy because I've read so many amazing books! :D

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Harley Quinn Vol.3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, John Timms

Title: Harley Quinn Vol.3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab (Harley Quinn II #3)
Author: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, John Timms
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Comic
Publication: December 15, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Harley was certain she could have it all: She could be the world's best landlord, protect Coney Island from the scum of the Earth, woo Mason Macabre, work her day job as a psychiatrist, volunteer at the puppy shelter...but that's a whole lot of spinning plates, and eventually they're bound to start breaking! What happens when a psychopath cracks up? Is it possible for Harley to go even more insane?!


Friday, December 25, 2015

The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk by Sally Malcolm

Title: The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk (Pirates of Ile Sainte Anne #1)
Author: Sally Malcolm
Publisher: Choc Lit
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Pirates
Publication: February 11, 2015

My Rating: DNF (66%)

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Come then, and I’ll tell you the tale of the Gypsy Hawk and her wily captain – the infamous Zachary Hazard …’ 

To Amelia Dauphin, freedom is her most prized possession and she will stop at nothing to keep it. Daughter of a Pirate King and the youngest captain in her father’s fleet, she lives on the island of Ile Saint Anne, where pirates roam free and liberty reigns.

Zachary Hazard, captain of the Gypsy Hawk, hasn’t been seen on Ile Saint Anne for six years but his reputation precedes him. To Zach, liberty is the open water and he has little time for the land-bound pirate island.

But when he hears that Amelia’s people could be in danger, he has no choice but to return. And what begins then is a desperate fight for freedom and a legend in the making …

A swashbuckling pirate adventure. Pirates of the Caribbean for adults with a sizzling romance at the heart!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

[Cover Reveal + Giveaway] Pawn of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan

Welcome to the cover reveal of Pawn of the Phoenix (The Memory Collector #2) by Jamie McLachlan. This blog contains one of the six pieces of the cover.  You have to collect these images and sort out the puzzle pieces to get the final cover.  The first 7 winners who collect all the cover images and send the author the final image will be entered to win this awesome giveaway.

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

Title: The Seventh Bride
Author: T. Kingfisher
Publisher: Amazon Publishing / 47North
Genre: Horror, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling
Publication: November 24, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Young Rhea is a miller’s daughter of low birth, so she is understandably surprised when a mysterious nobleman, Lord Crevan, shows up on her doorstep and proposes marriage. Since commoners don’t turn down lords—no matter how sinister they may seem—Rhea is forced to agree to the engagement.

Lord Crevan demands that Rhea visit his remote manor before their wedding. Upon arrival, she discovers that not only was her betrothed married six times before, but his previous wives are all imprisoned in his enchanted castle. Determined not to share their same fate, Rhea asserts her desire for freedom. In answer, Lord Crevan gives Rhea a series of magical tasks to complete, with the threat “Come back before dawn, or else I’ll marry you.”

With time running out and each task more dangerous and bizarre than the last, Rhea must use her resourcefulness, compassion, and bravery to rally the other wives and defeat the sorcerer before he binds her to him forever.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Lady Who Lived Again by Thomasine Rappold

Title: The Lady Who Lived Again (Soul Survivor #1)
Author: Thomasine Rappold
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Victorian, Fantasy, Romance
Publication: December 8, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Madeleine Sutter was once the belle of the ball at the popular resort town of Misty Lake, New York. But as the sole survivor of the community’s worst tragedy, she’s come under suspicion. Longing for the life she once enjoyed, she accepts a rare social invitation to the event of the season. Now she will be able to show everyone she’s the same woman they’d always admired—with just one hidden exception: she awoke from the accident with the ability to heal.

Doctor Jace Merrick has fled the failures and futility of city life to start anew in rural Misty Lake. A man of science, he rejects the superstitious chatter surrounding Maddie and finds himself drawn to her confidence and beauty. And when she seduces him into a sham engagement, he agrees to be her ticket back into society, if she supports his new practice—and reveals the details of her remarkable recovery. But when his patients begin to heal miraculously, Jace may have to abandon logic, accept the inexplicable—and surrender to a love beyond reason…

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

Title: Alice Takes Back Wonderland
Author: David D. Hammons
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Adventure, Action, Retelling, Young Adult
Publication: September 28, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy. Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real. But all is not well in Wonderland.

The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful. But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl?

Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows. Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace.

With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Death Vigil: Volume One by Stjepan Šejić

Title: Death Vigil: Volume 1 (Death Vigil #1-8)
Author: Stjepan Šejić
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Supernatural, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Publication: October 14, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! Only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.

It's been a mixed bad for Clara Jenkins. Bad news? Her boyfriend turned out to be a necromancer, determined to sacrifice her in order to bring a primordial monster into the mortal plane. Good news? She's just joined up with the Death Vigil, a group of immortal Death Knights led by Bernadette the Reaper, dedicated to wiping out necromancers once and for all. Joined by gruff Sam, geeky James, and the mystical raven-to-T-Rex-shape-shifter Hugen, Clara and the rest of the Vigil battle to keep humanity safe from the eldritch monstrosities that make up the mythical Pale Court!

Collects DEATH VIGIL #1-8.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Immortal Kiss by Laura Daleo

Title: Immortal Kiss
Author: Laura Daleo
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mythology
Publication: February 15, 2015

My Rating: 2/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.

All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist watched over her, a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, she comes face to face with Philippe Delon, a 700 year old vampire with a human soul. Beth is certain Philippe is the vampire behind the mist. She is drawn to him, accepting his immortality without question or fear.

Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Supernatural
Publication: March 2, 2010

My Rating: 2/5

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Harrow County, Vol 1: Countless Haints by Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

Title:Harrow County, Vol 1: Countless Haints (Harrow County Single Issues #1-4)
Author: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Horror
Publication: December 2, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on Edelweiss

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures--and to the land itself--in a way she never imagined.

Collecting the first four issues of the southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.'s Tyler Crook!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #4

Hey guys! So these are the books I've gotten the past few weeks, I've already read some of them and posted my reviews :) I don't know if those freebies I got from Amazon are still free, so check before downloading!

Stacking the Shelves is a meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, this is the description:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page! (

Manga Classics: Emma by Stacy King, Po Tse, Crystle S. Chan

Title: Manga Classics: Emma
Author: Stacy King, Po Tse, Crystle S. Chan
Publisher: UDON Entertainment 
Genre: Manga, Graphic Novel, Classic
Publication: May 12, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Experience CLASSIC tales in MANGA format!

Just in time for the 200th anniversary, Manga Classics brings Jane Austen’s classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful new manga adaptation of Emma.

When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse — one of Jane Austen's immortal creations — flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of master artist Po Tse.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Winter Laird by Nancy Scanlon

Title: The Winter Laird (Mists of Fate #1)
Author: Nancy Scanlon
Publisher: Diversion Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel
Publication: November 17, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters...just not her own. She’s convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation—but she didn't expect it to be in 15th century Ireland.

Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he’s agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms.

And she does not want to be there.

Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she’s built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?

Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

Hey guys! I was tagged by the lovely Olivia @ Olivia's Catastrophe to do this tag. I thought it looked fun and was very excited about it :) I really love fall, it's one of my favorite seasons, although I live in Venezuela now, so no fall for me here! I miss it so much...

This tag was created by Sam from Novel and Nonsense.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection by The Awkward Yeti / Nick Seluk

Title: Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection
Author: The Awkward Yeti / Nick Seluk
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 
Genre: Comic, Humor
Publication: October 20, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

From paying taxes and getting up for work to dancing with kittens and starting a band, readers everywhere will relate to the ongoing struggle between Heart and Brain.

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection illustrates the relationship between the sensible Brain and its emotionally driven counterpart, the Heart.

Boasting more than one million pageviews per month, has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Etiquette with the Devil by Rebecca Paula

Title: Etiquette with the Devil (The Ravensdales #1)
Author: Rebecca Paula
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Published: August 31, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: NetGalley

Clara Dawson always followed the rules, until one terrifying night when her inheritance is stolen and the man responsible is left for dead. Desperate to outrun her troubles, she accepts a governess position at the crumbling gothic manor of the mysterious Ravensdale family. Caring for three orphaned children gives her a purpose, but her vulgar employer, Bly Ravensdale, holds dangerous secrets that may shatter Clara's newfound safe haven. Yet this stubborn brute compels Clara to abandon her etiquette at every turn, and she can't stay away.

Disowned by his family, Bly Ravensdale travels the globe as an explorer and agent of the British Crown until his brother’s passing leaves him saddled with three young wards. Charged with returning them to the family's vacant ancestral seat in the English countryside—the one place he wishes to avoid at all costs—Bly quits the role of spy to play family man. But a man nicknamed Devil rarely gets a clean start in life, even with the aid of the prudish yet lovely governess, Clara. Despite her cold exterior, Bly finds himself drawn to her, even as an enemy from his deadly past resurfaces seeking vengeance. Can he protect all that he has suddenly come to hold dear?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Snoopy: Contact! by Charles M. Schulz

Title: Snoopy: Contact!
Author: Charles M. Schulz
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: Comic, Humor, Children's
Publication: October 20, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Enjoy the Peanuts gang in another collection of cartoons especially selected for middle-grade readers.

Snoopy is one small dog with one huge imagination! From day to day, he can be found stalking the other Peanuts characters as a fierce ready-to-prey vulture, leopard, mountain lion, piranha, or creature from the sea. But his grandest flights of fancy are when he’s airborne as the Flying Ace on his Sopwith Camel seeking out the evil Red Baron. His forays take him through the World War I French countryside in repeated attempts to achieve his quest. In Snoopy: Contact!, enjoy his adventures along with his other unusual encounters: catching bird burglars stealing his Van Gogh, challenging Lucy to an arm-wrestling contest, and becoming the Cheshire beagle.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Charming: A Charming Book One by Andi Lawrencovna

Title: Charming: A Charming Book One
Author: Andi Lawrencovna
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Action
Published: June 01, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Reading Alley

Once Upon a Time... Prince Christophe can't die. Or, more precisely, if he dies, so does his country. But that hasn't stopped the King from hosting a ball. And it hasn't stopped Kit's enemies from seeking a quick end between the quadrille and the waltz. The Children of the Wood hold out hope that their Assassin Queen will fulfill the prophecy and end Kit's life. But when Ella vies for the prince's attention, it's not a knife that pierces his heart, or her own. One waltz at a ball. One trip of a slipper. One Prince. And one Assassin. In the world of the Never Lands, Fairy Tales aren't quite like you remember.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

Edith (Mia Wasikowska) believes in ghosts, ever since her dead mother appeared to her one night when she was a little girl, warning her about "Crimson Peak". 

Years later, Edith marries a mysterious inventor, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), and moves with him to his home in England, a place people like to refer to as "Crimson Peak", since the red clay to be found there turns the snow red during the winter. Soon after moving to the place, Edith starts seeing ghosts of women around the house, and begins to piece together all the clues to find out the truth about her husband and his sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain).

Friday, October 16, 2015

DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2015

Title: DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2015
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic
Published: January 28, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

DC Entertainment has long been the home of the genre’s most seminal graphic novels, including such groundbreaking titles as WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN to present-day masterworks DAYTRIPPER and JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN.

This DC ENTERTAINMENT ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND CHRONOLOGY 2015 catalog has been specifically built to help guide any new reader into the most accessible entry points into comics, then moving onto spotlights and reading orders for some of the world’s most recognizable characters.

DC Entertainment has revised its expansive look into our rich library for 2015, with a updated reading lists featuring graphic novels starring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League, as well as the best collections from our Vertigo and MAD imprints.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My Favorite Manga (Part #1)

Hey guys! Lately I've seen a lot of book bloggers mentioning manga they've been enjoying, and that reminded me of the time when I was younger and would read LOTS of manga, I still have my collection and it's huge! These past few years I haven't really read that much manga and I'm very sad about that, because I remember loving it a lot!

Because of this, I decided to make a post about some of my favorite manga. Enjoy! :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mind of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan

Title: Mind of the Phoenix
Author: Jamie McLachlan
Publisher: Penner Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Abuse
Published: September 28, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Moira is a powerful empath, a psychic graced with the ability to read emotions and memories. Her skill is as much a curse as a gift, for in the harshly stratified city of Braxton empaths are slaves. Clever and beautiful, Moira has learned to rely on no one but herself. Determined to escape life as a concubine, she kills her master, and is imprisoned for the crime.

This could be the end for Moira, but the government has need of her skills. A mysterious serial killer known as the Phoenix has been planting suggestions in his victims' minds that drive them to murder and suicide. To gain her freedom, Moira partners with Keenan Edwards, a handsome young detective, to stop the killer.

Hunting the Phoenix will bring Moira on a more dangerous road than she imagined, forcing her to confront dark minds, twisted moralities, and her growing feelings for the detective.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Dragonborn by Maeghan Friday

Title: Dragonborn
Author: Maeghan Friday
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQIA, Fantasy
Publication: November 18, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Prince Ben and Princess Cecily are dragonborn. Since birth, the brother and sister have shared a body, shapeshifting from one form to the other each sunset. In exchange for this magic, they have been promised from birth to a mysterious dragon, who is set to collect on their twentieth birthday, which is now just weeks away.

With the help of two tutors, a bodyguard, and a foreign princess, they must find a way out of the betrothal, delving into their kingdom's history and learning to harness their magic – all the while challenging the kingdom's laws and restrictions on love.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #3

I actually got a bunch of amazing books this week and most of them for free! I don't know if all of them are still for free, but you might check, got them all from Amazon.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, this is the description:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page! (

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Silk & Scars by Cassandra Dean

Title: Silk & Scars (The Silk Series #3)
Author: Cassandra Dean
Publisher:_Decadent Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Victorian, Romance, Epistolary
Publication: June 02, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Reading Alley

For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more…

When Gwen is compelled by her employer to attend the duke at his Dartmoor estate, she is devastated to find her beloved friend cold and imperious, even if he is the most handsome man she’s ever seen – despite his scars.

Edward, Duke of Sowrith, has longed to meet Gwen. Arranging her passage to his estate, he is tongue-tied when confronted with her quiet beauty. All too aware of the twisted ruin of his face, he allows fear to hold him silent…until Gwen’s safety is threatened.

Finally together, they grow closer until it seems they can never again be apart – but can a commoner and a duke find a happily ever after?

Monday, October 5, 2015

I Spy a Duke by Erica Monroe

Title: I Spy a Duke (Covert Heiresses #1)
Author: Erica Monroe
Publisher:_Quillfire Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance, Espionage
Publication: October 5, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

She wants revenge…

When bluestocking Vivienne Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she's searching for clues about the murder of her brother, not a husband. But Vivienne didn't count on James Spencer, the autocratic and infuriatingly handsome Duke of Abermont.

He needs a wife…

As head of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, James has no time to woo a wife. When he discovers Vivienne’s thirst for revenge has made her a pawn in the treacherous plot, James realizes they can help each other. She’ll become his duchess, and he’ll keep her safe from one of Napoleon’s deadliest spies. 

What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but, as they find out love is the most dangerous mission of all.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack (feat. Miranda's Book Blog)

Title: Lord Fenton's Folly
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance
Publication: October 6, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Lord Fenton is a gambler, a dandy, and a flirt—and he must marry or else he will be disinherited, stripped of his wealth and his position. He chooses Alice Stanbridge for two simple reasons: he once knew her as a young girl, and she is the least objectionable option available to him.

However, Alice has harbored feelings for Fenton since their first meeting ten years ago, and she believes his proposal is real. When she discovers it is not, she is embarrassed and hurt. However, a match with the most-eligible bachelor in London would secure not only her future but that of her family as well.

Determined to protect herself from making a fool of herself a second time, Alice matches Lord Fenton wit for wit and insult for insult as they move toward a marriage of convenience that is anything but a happy union. Only when faced with family secrets that have shaped Fenton’s life does he let down his guard enough to find room in his heart for Alice. But can Alice risk her heart a second time?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Title: Firelight (Darkest London #1)
Author: Kristen Callihan
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Steampunk, Victorian, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Romance
Publication: January 31, 2012

My Rating: 5/5

Once the flames are ignited... 

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity...

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Title: Nightshade (Nightshade #1)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural
Publication: October 19, 2010

My Rating: 2/5

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #2

Hey guys! I decided to make another Stacking The Shelves post, to show you the books I've been getting these past few months (I'm sure there are a few missing, but oh well).

Stacking the Shelves is a meme made by Team Tynga’s Reviews, this is the description:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page! (

Thursday, September 24, 2015

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural
Publication: March 25, 2008

My Rating: 4/5

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Title: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Published: January 2015

My Rating: 3.5/5

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests. 

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies #1)
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Genre: Classic, Spin-Off, Horror, Historical Fiction
Publication: May 2009

My Rating: 4/5

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunshine Blogger Award + Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hey guys! I was recently nominated by these lovely ladies: Miranda from Miranda's Book Blog and Jess from Little Book Heaven for the Sunshine Blogger Award. They're both amazing book bloggers, you must definitely check out their blogs, they're awesome :) Thank you so much to you both for the nomination! ^-^

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Lady of the Imperial City by Laura Kitchell

Title: Lady of the Imperial City
Author: Laura Kitchell
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: May 23, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: NetGalley

Love isn’t forbidden to Lady Kirei as long as it’s with a proper gentleman of Kyō and she doesn’t mind sharing him with his wife. Her provincial upbringing makes her socially unacceptable as a true wife, yet as a lady by birth and a court favorite, her position makes it impossible for her to seek a match below her station. She’s trapped.

When a nobleman of similar provincial upbringing arrives in town and becomes an instant favorite of the emperor, he is sent to Lady Kirei for tutoring on city ways. Lord Yūkan is smitten, but she’s not a conquest to be won. She’s a woman of substance and worth, and she’s off limits.

Despite his unrefined manners, Lord Yūkan’s aristocratic bloodline shows through his fine taste and quick mind. It doesn’t hurt that he’s handsome, too. As he begins to touch her heart, Lady Kirei is ever mindful that they can’t commit, especially when her uncle schemes to make her a consort to a prince.

Will her family’s honor relegate her to the shadow-life of a consort, or can love find a way?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Of Triton by Anna Banks

Title: Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2)
Author: Anna Banks
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance
Published: May 2013

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen's points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Title: Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1)
Author: Anna Banks
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance
Published: May 2012

My Rating: 5/5

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Recent Drawings #2

A lot of time has passed since the last time I shared some of my drawings with you, so here are the ones I've made in the last few months.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Earl's New Bride by Frances Fowlkes

Title: The Earl's New Bride
Author: Frances Fowlkes
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance
Publication: September 7th 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

England, 1819

The Earl of Amhurst has returned to his estate in search of a wife and, more importantly, an heir. Simon Devere isn't interested in some comely, simpering creature. A beautiful woman only brings heartbreak and ruin, and Simon's disfigured visage is proof enough of that. No, he wants a wife who is unattractive and undesirable—and the homelier, the better.

But nothing about Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is homely. She is lovely and sweet...and struggles to mix with polite society when she would so much rather have plants for company. And yet Simon is her only hope for keeping Plumburn Castle in her family's possession. Even if it means marrying a man she doesn't love.

It's an impossible and unlikely match...unless this awkward beauty can bring hope back into a solitary beast's life.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Title: Talon (Talon #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Published: October 2014

My Rating: 4/5

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince by Jennifer Moore

Title: Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince
Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency, Romance
Published: April 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents’ last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin’s kind gesture seems an ideal solution: he will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned her first trip abroad—after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady? Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self—Carlo, a handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: she wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.

Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable—until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing ever more near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

YouTubers I've Been Watching #1

I'll be honest with you now. I don't really spend too much time on YouTube, but sometimes I find really cool channels and subscribe to them and that's pretty much what I watch while being on the site, so I thought that today I'd share with you some of the people I'm subscribed to :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural
Published: January 2007

My Rating: 3/5
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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