Summary: Taking something that doesn’t belong to you has consequences…
Dr. John Charbonne messed up. He messed up…big time. He took something special, a rose, from his boss. The problem wasn’t the rose, it was that he got caught now he had to pay. He made a trade, his daughter for his life in exchange…
The moment Alcide ‘Beast’ Dios laid eyes on her picture, he was smitten. She was beautiful and her eyes called out to him. He accepted the trade with ease but she wasn’t what he expected.
Arabella Charbonne was tricked by her father and now, she was at the handsome stranger’s mercy. Made to leave one prison for another…When will she ever be free?
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That was one of the worst BATB retellings I have read so far. I have read some bad ones but this one takes the cake. I’m all for a BATB retelling with Greek Mythology elements (cough ACOTAR series cough) since its likely that BATB was based off the myth of Eos and Psyche and the myth of Hades and Persephone got some BATB vibes as well but with some structure which this had none. I should have known that it was going to be an failure from the moment I read the prologue..
Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.
His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica-the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.
But what they discover in Antica will change them both-and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined
Review You can also read it on GR!
Sarah’s name is no longer Sarah J Maas but Sarah P. Maas
The P stands for Predictable or Perhaps….
The first half of the book was freaking awesome with all delicious world building and new character backstories but don’t know what happen in the second half. I know a lot people where saying the first half of the book was boring but to me the first half was the best part and the second half was the one that was boring and felt like typical SJM predictability.
Once Upon a Happy Ever After Series is four part Erotic fairy tale retellings by Jewel Killian.
You have four stories ( Click on the links to see the each GR review .)
2. Beauty and Beast
They are inter-connected with some recurring characters showing up in all four stories but can be read as a stand-alone. The story is set in modern-day and all center around a debutante ball for the upper side of New York. So pretty much everything happens in one night with the exception with the of some of the couples knowing each other from the past. So it’s pretty much insta-love with a little sparkle of insta-love but didn’t feel that way at all.
So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..
Classes Based on Books/Characters !
I haven’t done a top five Wednesday in a couple weeks so this should be fun!
Some of these going to have co professors! lol
1. How to start a rebellion from oppressive Government 101 – Professors Cinder Lihn ( TLC) and Katniss Everdeen ( THG)
2. Lost Princess reclaiming her Throne from her evil Aunt Seminar Series – Professors Aelin Ashryver Galathynius.(ToG ) and Cinder Lihn ( THG)
3.How to expose your ex and his shitty priestess for their filth and turning his people against him while helping your new bae and family out 402 Capstone – Professor Feyre Archeron ( ACOTAR)
4. Assassins Seminar Series– Professors Celena Sardothien, ( ToG) and Katsa ( Granceling)
5.The proper way on getting Revenge ( Grad Course) – Professor Edmond Dantès ( Count of Monte Cristo)
6.How to hide your crazy wife while trying hook up with your governess ( Grad Course) – Professor Edward Rochester ( Jane Eyre)
7. The proper way of throwing parties every night in hope the girl you love for years come over ( Grad Course)– Professor Jay Gatsby ( Great Gatsby)
Have a great school year! 🙂
After suffering a tragic loss, Lady Mechanika takes a trip to a small Mexican village just in time for their Día de los Muertos celebration. But the festivities turn truly deadly after the arrival of the Jinetes del Infierno, the mythical Hell Riders!
Received from Netgalley and Edelweiss in exchange of honest review.
This is my first Lady Mechanika novel and it didn’t disappoint. The artwork in this book was beyond anything I seen before and the story was pretty good. Even tho I haven’t read the other LM books, I understood what was going on with the Lady M and how she become to be. So all over it was pretty good and wouldn’t mind reading some more novels dealing with her..
Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.
This was a pretty dark but cute story that I was shocked about having such dark intones towards the end of the story. It’s pretty much the reverse version of Little Red Riding Hood with the Wolf being Little Red and the humans being the villains of the story per se. The little wolf gets lost in the woods while trying to go to his grandma’s house to deliver a rabbit to her. He meets a girl that he though was his friend but it was trap set for her father. Her father hunts wolves for living in order to get revenge for his wife but you found out the shocking twist at the end of the story. The artwork of this story was absolutely gorgeous with the colors going from light to dark as the story got darker. I do consider this a children’s book but with darker intones that should be discussed with the children at the end of the story.
Summary: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
Review You can read my review on my GR as well!
Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review.
Five freaking stars!!
Lawd This book!
The hype is truly real for this book.
I can’t even describe how utterly amazing this book was for me to read. Ok! It took me almost a month to read it but it not the book fault but mines. I sometimes I have the tendency of dragging my feet in book even if I enjoying it. lol
Everything from the characters, the character development, the world building , the plot and everything else in between was freaking solid. This is my first time reading a Marie Lu book so I didn’t know what to expect from her. I’ve been dying to read her books but I never got around to her but let me tell you. I think I just found me a new author to love so I will be reading her other books. lol
Summary : A Man Who Can Wear Any Face Caro Yeats doesn’t run from much. As a former investigative reporter now working PR for Toronto’s supernaturals, what she hasn’t seen mostly isn’t worth seeing. But the assignment to “rebrand” Eric Kelton’s out-of-control alter egos has her on edge from the start. Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their face—their entire persona—on a whim. Eric’s charisma muddles her instincts. How can she trust a man who can become anybody?
A Woman Without A Past
Eric has never met anyone like Caro, with her lightning wit and uncanny insight. But desirable as she is, he’d be a fool to let her near. Struggling to hide the sudden loss of his powers, Eric can’t risk becoming entangled with a woman who scorns her supernatural side and claims not to play politics. The enemies on her trail are strong, clever, and vicious. And when they force Eric and Caro together, the fallout could shatter far more than two hearts . .
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Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.
This was a pretty solid debut book but in the last couple chapters ,it become predictable city. It started off so strongly but frizzled out towards at the end.
- The world building is this book is probably the best I have seen in the long time. Ms. Delcroix did an amazing job explaining how the world that she created in this book works. It’s that type of world building that before you get the fully question on what this certain thing is that is dropped into the narrative it’s already answered in the next sentence. I know the idea of having the supernatural world hiding in the real world has been used to death but this Urban fantasy breathed new life in it. A plus for it being mostly set in Canada and not in the states!! YAY! I love the whole premise of the Masquerada because it takes shape shifting to a whole new level.
Summary: Sophia Adams has lived her whole life sheltered from the world. Her parents are workaholics, she goes to an all-girls school, and isn’t allowed outside the boundaries that have been set for her. So when she secretly gets a passport and packs a bag the day it arrives, she thinks all of her dreams are finally coming true. That is, until the airport security pulls her out of line and she discovers that maybe she’s more innocent than she thought.
Lincoln Gray owns everything he could ever want. And that includes the dark-haired beauty he catches sight of. One look at Sophia and he’s making sure she’s the carry-on he’s taking to his next stop. She’s too naive to travel the world alone, and luckily for her, he’s the one to protect her. He’s never been told no, and it’s not about to start now. How can a woman resist being given all she’s dreamed of?
Warning: This short story is insta-love faster than a Nighthawk (It’s the fastest plane in the world. Trust us, we Googled.) Make sure your tray tables are in their upright and locked position and your laptop is in a bin by itself. We’ve got a filthy little quickie ready to please!
Review which you can also read on GR!
Why I keep tormenting myself with AR books?? Why??? Ugh!
Honestly I can copy and paste one of my reviews from their other books cause it’s the exact same shit although this one is little bit creepier.
Summary: I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality. The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache. No people. No technology. No interference. Just us. A chance to piece together what was broken. But the wilderness is untamed and harsh. Brutal and unforgiving. It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings. Tragedy lives there too. No escaping the truths that won’t let you go. All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on. Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick. Love is wild. And we’re going to set it free. WARNING: The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable or maybe even offend you. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you. Seriously, you’ve been warned. Don’t say I didn’t try. You’re probably going to cringe many, many, many times. Even if you’re on the fence, it’s probably not a good idea to proceed. However, if you’re intrigued and fearless and kind of sort of trust me, then carry on. This book is for you.
Review You can also read it on GR!
SPOILERS GALORE (Because I’m about to rant on this one. )
So I heard about the surrounding controversy about this book and decide to give it a try. I petty much read ( well skim on certain parts) the whole book in one setting last night and I say it like this. It was all levels of fucked up but it had a little more substance than any AR book ever had. Not a lot but a little bit more.
Before I start ranting let be give a little more background to the story.