Summary: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most – a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavoury hobby – it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good. But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
Edit: With more concentration, I decided to bump it down from 3 stars to 2.5 stars.
Review and Spoilers!
You can read it on my GR as well!
I’m trying to figure out something.
How this got so many five-star reviews when it’s crawling with tropes?
I don’t regret dropping every book I was reading to read it but I could have waited a couple of months after I read the arc of Sea Witch to read it..
This book start out with such promise and just fell flat to me. I don’t know because I’m not really a fan of Little Mermaid but more of a Beauty of a Beast girl so reading a retelling of is not really in my radar. ( Even tho I do have the arc of the Sea Witch which I just mentioned that supposed to be retelling of it that supposed to be almost like Heartless by Marissa Meyer.) But since everyone and their baby mama was gushing about this book and I was denied a request to the arc of it, I decided to read it. It did started strong with it being witty and fresh but started to get boring and sterile towards the end.
Continue reading “To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo”
I always wanted to do this and since I’m reading five books at the same time..
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Beauty and the Vampire by Zoey Hunter
Entreat Me by Grace Draven
Masked Desire by Alana Delacroix
The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
Maybe I’ll finish all of them soon. Lol
This tag was originally created by A Page of Jenniely and I was on Shai’s My World of Books blog when I saw this! So I decide to give it a try!
- Received an ARC and not reviewed it . Lawd I’m so gulity of doing that so many times. I got arcs now that the books been released and I still haven’t read them.
- Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley- I finally made it to 80% and was at 100% once upon a time ago. Now I”m at 82%. lol
- Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)- To many times to count.
- Folded down the page of a book- Once or twice in my younger years but now I pretty much a ebook girl.
- Accidentially spilled on a book- Nope Never I try not to drink anything while I’m reading.
- DNF a book this year- In 2017 but not 2018 yet. I maybe close but I don’t know yet.
- Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it. Hell Naw!
- Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)- To many times to count at work. lol
- Skim read a book- Yes
- Completely missed your Goodreads goal- Nope Actually went passed it.
- Borrowed a book and not returned it- Nope
- Broke a book buying ban- nope
- Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about- Yes! Too many times! Recently with my Evenly Hugo review.
- Wrote in a book you were reading- Nope
- Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads – Plenty of times.
I’m not going to tag anyone buy anyone can do it!!
Summary: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.
Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.
So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.
Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
You can also read it on my GR!
Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review.
My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn’t disappoint at all!
The Poet X is about a 15 year girl Xiomara, a young poet growing up in Harlem, dealing with so many different things in her young life. From a very religious mother who would probably send her to convent before giving her permission to go to a party , the growing pains of being a Afro-Latina girl who is getting curves which guys can’t stop looking which she have to use her fist instead of her words, being a twin who feels like she’s invisible and the only way she can be heard is though her poetry she writes in her notebook, to falling in love and kissing a boy for the first time which is treated like a sin instead of a part of life.
Continue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo”
Edit: The blub for ACOFAS has been released and Feyre says the word mate.. So I am going to update the chart to reflect it. So make that 313 times the word been used. Lol
I’m still here but me writing books reviews has slowed down a lot. Probably because I’m working and the fact I just can’t get into a book like a used to. Maybe it’s a long term book slump that one day I get out of but I don’t know.( Even If one of the books I’m currently trying to read is a Beauty and Beast retelling by Grace Draven. ) I got arcs on top of arcs that could be reading. lol
But anyway! I need some content on my blog since I haven’t reviewed anything since January.( Well Technically November since I pretty much wrote that Evelyn Hugo review in November and just posted it in January. I told y’all I was in a book slump!)
This is just something fun I did on my spare time which I did post on Goodreads.
Continue reading “Feature Post: Sarah J Maas and Words”
Summary: Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
You can also read on GR!
So I have seen everyone and their baby mama read and rave about this book on GR for a while so I decide to give it a try. I thought it was just about this chick who have seven husbands in old Hollywood which was pretty common at that time ( cough Elizabeth Taylor) Actually it was much much more than that that started really good but then towards the end it started to feel more dramatic than one of the MC’s films. This book went from being good and looking like a five starer to a freaking three star predictable drama where I couldn’t stand anyone that I actually like through the whole book anymore.
Basically Our MC, Evelyn Hugo was once a big Hollywood star in the old Hollywood era who wants to tell her full life story about her life to this up and coming journalist Monique who had her own personal problems dealing with marriage. During the course of the book, which is told in Evelyn and Monique’s perspectives along with small chapters telling the story thought the eyes of the tabloids, you uncover the secrets of Evelyn Hugo life. From her raise to stardom,her hiding her Cuban heritage, her manipulating the press and everyone around her to keep her secrets and the people she loves safe, her seven husbands which some she loved and some she used to keep her secrets safe ,her dealing with her sexuality, and to her finding the love of life. ( which to me she needed to find someone new but I digress)
Continue reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid”
I just need to write more book reviews soon…
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?
You can also read it on GR.
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..
Continue reading “Tale As Old As Time: An After Hours Fairy Tale (Beauty and The Beast) by Elizabeth”
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.
Continue reading “Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas”
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.
Continue reading “Once Upon a Happy Ever After Series By Jewel Killian”