Friday, July 28, 2017

FairyLoot July Unboxing: Tricksters


I have a feeling I can trick you into looking at a new FairyLoot unboxing!

After storming into your houses with my June unboxing, I didn't hide the fact I was already a bit overexcited for the one I would receive this month. Well, the excitement is still there, even a few days after opening the box! It might be for some new unexpected items, or for the book—aww, the book!!—either way I feel pretty good and I hope you guys will enjoy what I'm about to show you with this month's theme: TRICKSTERS.

I promise your mind is not playing tricks on you, what you see it's all true . . .

Monday, July 24, 2017

New & Improved: Mind Reader 2.0!

 Mind Reader 2.0
Can I have your attention, please? *clears voice* On behalf of the blogging community—pretty sure all the great bloggers won't mind me doing this—I'd like to give the warmest of welcome backs to my bestie, Fran!

Some of you might have recognised her name because of her book blog, Mind Reader. She put it on a hiatus that, in the end, lasted two years... Well, we all know the struggle, right? Being a blogger is not as easy as many believe and sometimes we do need a break, especially if we are going through something personal, or life simply gets in the way. And when does that not happen? Fran had plenty on her plate, BUT she felt like this was the right time for her to re-open, AND with a nice change. From now on, she is going to talk about lots of things, not just books, and she certainly hopes to engage in conversations with everyone of you!

So, without further ado, here's the new & improved version of her previous blog, now called Mind Reader 2.0! Stop by, say hi, and don't forget to follow. Let's make Fran feel part of this amazing community again or, better yet, like she has never left! :D

P.S. Do you like the header? Guess who designed it? ;)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#50)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo
Expected publication: September 26th, 2017 by Macmillan/Imprint

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Friday, July 14, 2017

"Firefly" by Molly McAdams



FIREFLY BY MOLLY MCADAMS

SERIES: Redemption #2
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
SOURCE: Publisher

SUMMARY
As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there's no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It's in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favourite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. What I wasn't prepared for was Dare—the man who set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul and silently demanded my heart from the beginning. And I didn't expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am. Despite it all, I'll love him until that moment comes.

MY REVIEW

"Blackbird" gave me so many—messed up—feelings that I've been highly anticipating this second instalment in the Redemption series. What I wasn't expecting, though, was for new conflicting emotions to arise...

A captivating plot, a girl forced to live following orders that cage her, a secret to keep for her own sake, adrenaline rushing, brief moments of pleasure happiness stolen, and two men fighting—in different ways—for the same girl. I've never been a big fan of triangles but damn, if McAdams didn't persuade me to love the one in here! Kieran Hayes is a gripping character, one you'd very much like to analyse until you have him all figured out. Hope to. Crave to. Can we at least try, Molly McAdams? Then, TRUTH to be told, Demitri Borello is the one making your toes curl and your body temperature rise with just a question, a simple game, one I DARE you to play after reading this book...

I am really amazed by how this author manages to drive me crazy with her dangerously charming characters and dark scenery every time. If you love this genre and are up for a read that you won't be able to put down, I'd say you found your gem!

RATING: 4/5

Monday, July 10, 2017

"The Prince" by Skye Warren



THE PRINCE BY SKYE WARREN

SERIES: Masterpiece Duet #0.5
PUBLISHER: Skye Warren
GENRE: Dark Romance
SOURCE: Freebie
LINKS: Goodreads

SUMMARY
Penny doesn't dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that. And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.
From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. THE PRINCE is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece duet.

MY REVIEW

Skye Warren has done it again! With just a few chapters, she sucked me into what promises to be another dark and captivating story. I haven't read The Endgame Trilogy yet, but I really wanted to try this novella, with or without prior background. Well, gotta be super pleased when you find there is no restrain from enjoying a prequel of a spin-off even when you never heard of the characters before, right? And boy, do we meet them quite young... We get a glimpse of the past that certainly makes for a great introduction!

A fast read with a very interesting encounter that sets your mind in motion and your heart racing. What now? Let Skye Warren tease you with "The Prince", and prepare to meet "The King"...

RATING: 4/5

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#49)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: THE DUCHESS DEAL by Tessa Dare
Expected publication: August 22nd, 2017 by Avon

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… 

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
- They will be husband and wife by night only.
- No lights, no kissing.
- No questions about his battle scars.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
- They will have dinner together every evening.
- With conversation.
- And unlimited teasing.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)
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