Weekly Reading TBR and Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I think this past week was a really good week for me reading wise! I got some good books done and I started some other ones! I’m very excited about what I am reading for this week!

So let’s start with what I read last week!

I finished in the early hours of the morning The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson which was fantastic! I am so happy to have finished this trilogy but I am also sad that it’s over! I want more!

I started Dance of Thieves but haven’t gotten very far in it sadly!

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And then I finished The Cruel Prince by Holly Black which was amazing!! I can’t wait to read The Wicked King by her as well!

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And then I finished Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi which was just fantastic!! I loved it so so much! Such a good cast of characters!

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And then I finished Not So Nice Guy by R. S. Grey which again I gave a 5/5 stars because it was hilarious and just such a cute novel! I really enjoyed it!

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And here are the books I started but didn’t finish this week!

I started Champion by Marie Lu which I have on audiobook and it’s so amazing! I forgot how much I love this world! I’m so scared because the one before this broke my heart and I am so scared at how this one will end! I just want happy endings for my favorite people!

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And then I started the novella The Prince by Jennifer L Armentrout which I am enjoying as well. It’s not very long but I started it last night and fell asleep reading it so I want to finish it today or something.

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And then I want to finish reading The Warrior Queen by Emily R King which I started yesterday at work and I only got like 8% through before I had to stop and haven’t picked it up again since I was busy with family after work. I want to finish it today or tomorrow but yeah not sure it’ll happen.

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And the books I want to get to this week are:

The Wicked King which is the sequel to The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’m really interested to see where this leads since the last book ended in a way that had me on the edge of my seat!

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And the I want to finish The Nightingale audiobook by Kristin Hannah! I had to turn it back in before I could finish it! But I want to finish it this week!

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And lastly I want to get to one more book and that book is What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli! I am so excited to read this book! I cannot wait!!

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And that is my goal for the week! Wish me luck! I cannot wait to read all of these!

What are your reading plans for the week??

 

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Not So Nice Guy

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Not So Nice Guy by R. S. Grey

Published: August 9th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: “Oh my god. Who that?”
I get asked this question a lot.
“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century.
Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is… just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at works assumes we’re a couple – that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into x-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always – but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss – oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

So I really loved this book! I read it in a few days but I didn’t want to put it down! It was so funny and enjoyable and the characters were really amazing!

I loved Sam as a character! She was quirky, funny, and full of life! I honestly wanted her to be my best friend! She was so fully alive and I just loved reading into her mind! She was so different I feel from Grey’s other female characters. I’ve only read a two other of her novels, but she made Sam stand out so much to me.

Ian was just adorable! I liked him instantly! She was caring, smart, and witty! I loved reading about his life and his relationships with his parents and Sam. He was passionate about sports and fitness, and his students as well and it was a joy reading about that.

But I think the best part of the whole novel was reading about Sam and Ian’s friendship and their banter. They were so cute together as best friends and I loved seeing their relationship as lovers grow. I liked that it wasn’t a novel full of like sex and such. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love smutty novels but this one didn’t need it! You didn’t need to see them getting down and dirty every page to really enjoy them and their relationship. I think that I enjoyed seeing them share pretty much everything, and had traditions and such with each other. I just couldn’t get over how cute they both were and I just loved them so much!

I thought that them being teachers was fun too! They had a good work dynamic and the events that happened in the novel during their school time was funny. There was a scene having to do with whipped cream that I thought was hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing! I couldn’t believe that happened! One of my all time favorite scenes in any of her novels!

If you’ve read this novel you’ll know the scene!

So freaking funny!

I do have to admire Ian that when they were talking about their possible relationship, Ian made sure to bring it up that he didn’t want a friends with benefits type of relationship with her. He wanted the whole thing. And I really appreciate that. He wasn’t looking for a quick fling. And I liked that because he knew her so well, he knew how to handle her during their beginnings of their relationship, when they were trying to figure out how to navigate this. He knew when to give her time, and when to leave her alone and everything. He wasn’t afraid to let her take some time to think things through.

I just respected Ian as a character for being the way he was with her. He knew when to push her to admit things, and knew when to back down and leave her in peace when she wasn’t sure about certain aspects.

Overall this novel is fun, and hilarious, with amazing characters, a good plot, and just witty banter. I love R. S. Grey’s writing and she continues to hook me on her words and characters from page one! I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a fun romantic comedy! You won’t want to put this down!

What is your favorite R. S. Grey novel? I’d love to know!

Taming Him

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Taming Him by Kennedy Fox

Publisher: Kennedy Fox Books LLC

Published: January 30th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk.

Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He’s every girl’s wet fantasy, and he knows it too. Alex doesn’t follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it’s to say, let’s just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all, and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.

River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he’s married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there’s an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That’s what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.

Even if it’s only temporarily.

Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

This book was addicting! I loved it so much and I didn’t want to put it down when I started it. I read it at work one day during my lunch and I got maybe like 15% through the first day and then binge read it the next day! I couldn’t get enough of it and I loved it so much! I said that already but I loved it!

Hands down one of my favorite romances ever.

And it’s a western romance!!!

So good!!

Alex Bishop was just the best! I loved him a lot! I loved his dedication to his family and his interactions with his brothers, and his long distance relationship with his sister. I mean his brother Jackson was a lot to handle and they seemed to have a decent but crazy relationship but you could tell either way he loved his brother. Even his older brother who seemed to be closed off and in his own world being a doctor. I just liked seeing their relationship and I cannot wait to see their interactions in the future books! I do appreciate a family that is really present in books, and I loved seeing his parents in this story!

And I loved his relationship with River! Seeing them go outside their boundaries in different ways was great! River and Alex are pretty different in terms of love and sex. River is very closed off and overthinks a lot and doesn’t really so the casual sex relationships aren’t her thing and it was cool seeing her step out of that box with Alex during their vacation.

With Alex, he has had many lovers and seeing him stay with just River during their vacation was fun and really changed the game with him and their future relationship.

I of course thought their relationship, both sexual, and not, was adorable and I wanted more! I honestly didn’t want the book to end because I was just so addicted to their romance and them as characters. I really think it’s great that Kennedy Fox wrote characters that you really cared about and adored throughout the story. I don’t think I have ever read a novel where not even a third of the way through and I was just in love with the characters and was rooting for them and what they had with each other to succeed!

River was a great character as mentioned above. I liked her and her passion for helping children after what happened to her in the past. I loved seeing her drive and see her interaction with children who were sick. I wanted to see more of that because I enjoyed that so much. And seeing her with her best friend was so cute! They had a great friendship and I wanted to find out more about them and thought that they balanced each other out so well!

I think my only issue with the novel is that the summary spoils something that happens during the book. As you can see up above you know from the summary that she gets pregnant which is something I felt would have been better for us to find out while reading. I like to find that kind of stuff out while reading the novel, not reading the summary.

But speaking of River being pregnant, seeing Alex be the way he is with River during her pregnancy was so cute!!! I adored them and thought that he made a perfect father to their kid! I think they both learned something during their time together and I enjoyed seeing them learn it and see them learn to be parents.

Overall this was a great novel and I adored the characters, the plot, the romance, and just everything about this novel. I really want to pick up the next book so I hope to do so in the future! Highly recommend this series!

Have you read any Kennedy Fox books? Which one or ones did you read, and what were your thoughts???

 

Not So Nice Guy Release Day

R.S. Grey’s newest romantic comedy, NOT SO NICE GUY, is available TODAY! Get your hands on it now!

About NOT SO NICE GUY

“Oh my god. Who is that?”

I get asked this question a lot.

“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Sky in the Deep

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Published: April 24th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed this book yet, and I’m kind of ashamed since I read it a few months back. That’s how behind I am. But yes.

Anyways.

I loved this book! I thought it was really interesting! My only comment was that it didn’t feel like a viking setting. I don’t really know the setting was supposed to be based off Vikings if the summary in the back didn’t tell me.

But I really did enjoy Sky in the Deep though, and I thought the characters were super interesting and the world was unique. I didn’t mind that much that I couldn’t really tell it was supposed to be viking-ish. The setting and such didn’t give me that clue, but I think what really let me fall into the viking aspect of the novel was the characters.

Eelyn really made me feel that way being herself and the way she lived her life and fought. I really did feel bad for her in a way because she loved her brother and she was super shocked and upset when she found out he was alive and didn’t really bother to come back to her and her family. The idea that he was like that saddened me. I could tell she was upset and it hit her like a punch in the gut. She worked hard to let it not affect her but I think when she did that, you could tell how much it bothered her. I mean I would feel the same way in her position. I think that is why I was sort of proud of her that in the end she overcame what was bothering her with her brother Iri and tried her best to reconnect with him because in the end she really loved him. She was just a strong person, and I liked that she was tough and at the same time was able to let herself fall in love with someone that she deemed different from her.

Fiske and her were totally opposite in beliefs and everything, and their tribes were enemies for the longest time. But she was able to put aside her hate of him and his people, for his sake, and the sake of everyone. And that also goes along with her putting herself last and doing whatever she could to make sure her loved ones were safe. That shows just how great of a character she was. And her relationships with the other characters in the story were great to see. I liked seeing her relationship develop with Fiske, who I thought was the cutest! I loved him! He’s so dark and broody, but he loved Iri like he was his own blood brother. Them being from opposite tribes never stood in the way of them being best friends and brothers. I thought was so really great and I really enjoyed their friendship during the novel. But their sexual tension was just…wow! I would get on the edge of my seat when they were in a scene in the story together. You could tell they were attracted to each other and were starting to feel more feelings for each other, and that is what made me like them so much! Their tension was just addicting and I couldn’t get enough of it.

I was trash for it.

Also Eelyn’s relationship with Inge was so important I think in the novel. Eelyn lost her mother years previous, and while Inge wouldn’t be able to take the place of her mother, Inge was a good person to help her out and do what she could for her and step into that motherly role in a way. I mean Eelyn was a hard person to get along with, but Inge was stubborn and didn’t let it bother her. I guess what I am trying to say that while Inge isn’t Eelyn’s mother, she was someone I could see would be willing and able to step into that role and help her like only a mother could.

I do think my favorite relationship besides Fiske and Eelyn’s growing relationship, was Eelyn and Myra’s relationship. They are best friends and fighting partners. They pretty much know each other like the back of their hands. They were friends through and through, and no matter what they had each other’s back. I just thought it was such a good friendship, and I do wish we got more of it because I wanted to know more about them and see more into their relationship.

But overall this novel was great and I loved the storyline and the characters and thought it was really action packed and full of things going on. I liked seeing the characters develop in this story and see where they ended up in the end. I didn’t expect it to do this way for Eelyn but I am happy it did and I am happy she’s with someone who makes her happy, even if it was the last person she expected. That’s sometimes always the best way to meet someone.

Again highly recommend this novel and I think many people will really enjoy it!

Have you read this book yet? What did you think?

 

The Beauty of Darkness

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The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co

Published: August 2nd, 2017

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.

In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance.

So I listened to this on audiobook! I highly recommend checking out the audiobook for this book because it was really good! It was narrated by like 6 people I believe and it was super interesting! I thought they made the book seem so real to me because the voices were different. I really enjoy that people do that for audiobooks!

And I loved the first two books and I put this one off because I was so nervous since it was a massive book, things were happening, and it was the end of the trilogy!

It definitely lived up to my expectations!

I expected a lot out of this book and it really met them and surpassed them! I just didn’t want to put it down and I felt like it things were happening all over the place and you couldn’t think one thing of a person one way because something was revealed about them and that changed the game and the way things were going. The secrets that were revealed were intense and I didn’t expect them and couldn’t believe the way things were turning out!

So Lia is great! I mean she’s so strong and such a badass female and never backs down from doing things that most might not want her to do. But they are the right thing to do and she is all down for doing what is right. She’s also able to just open her mind and her heart for the other country of Venda when most people in her world don’t trust them. I just loved seeing her growth from a girl running away from her wedding to a young woman fighting to save her world from destruction. And her ability to love someone and even with heartbreak, but her feelings aside and be able to work together to save their kingdoms. I also loved her female friendship with Pauline because they were there for each other no matter what in the entire book.

And I loved Lia’s relationship with her brothers. I mean I wish you saw more of it because you could tell it was there. But you could hear the love for them in her voice and when she was working hard to find out where they were and get them back to her.

Lia just had great relationship s with people and was willing to fight for her friends to keep them alive. Her and Kaden are a great example of that. She didn’t seem to trust him after what she went through in The Heart of Betrayal but because she knew she needed him and he was the way he was because of things that happened in his life, she opened her heart to seeing him in a different light and they developed a really good friendship.

And Lia and Rafe…oh man oh man their relationship was interesting because they were in love, and then Rafe was a DICK and said some stuff that was really hurtful and I like how Mary E Pearson left their relationship open. I really loved that. I mean they had a solid ending but at the same time there wasn’t a solid conclusion and I think that really left it open for Dance of Thieves. I hope we get to see more of them and find out more of what happens to them in the future. I just loved seeing their romance because they were so cute in the beginning and they made leaps and bounds throughout the novel. I adored them. I’m happy that in the end their love for each other won out because I think they were really prefect to each other.

Overall I think this was a great ending an amazing trilogy and I cannot wait to see what Dance of Thieves brings to the picture. Because of work I haven’t had a chance to read it but today my goal is to finish it or get close to finishing it today since I am finally off work! Stay tuned for my review!

Have you read this series? Who’s your favorite character? Which book is your favorite book? Mine would have to be this book The Beauty of Darkness! So worth every page read!

Weekly Reading TBR and Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I haven’t been active on here. I kinda just wanted to take time and spend it with my new puppy and spend time with my parents. I have been reading though! Which I am just so happy about!

I’ll let you know what I finished this week, what I am currently reading, and what I want to finish this week!

So first I’ll start off with what I read last week!

The first thing is that I DNF’ed The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I was listening to it on audio, and I just wasn’t interested in it anymore. I don’t know what it is but right now I’m not really into adult high fantasy. Maybe in the future I’ll find one I like a lot but as of right now I am putting The Black Prism aside.

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But I did finish Taming Him by Kennedy Fox! I read that one in like a day pretty much! It was so good! I loved it so much!!! I just powered through it and couldn’t seem to put it down! I don’t know what it was but once I started I kept going!

Stay tuned for my review for that book coming soon! I can’t wait to start the next book!

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And then I finished one of my new favorite books of all time! I read The Beauty of Darkenss by Mary E Pearson! I listened to the audiobook and it had a full cast pretty much! 5 people were voicing it! Highly recommend the audiobook! And I cannot wait to continue with Dance of Theives. I’ll get to that book in a bit!

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And now onto the books I am currently reading!

I am currently still in the middle of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I want to finish that this week so maybe I’ll get the audiobook and just binge read it so I can start the Wicked King.

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And then this morning I started Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson. I am like 20 pages in so I haven’t gotten very far but I want to binge it today and tomorrow because I am just so excited for this book!

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And here are the books I want to start this week!

So I want to start a few books. I have a big TBR so let’s hope I get to it!

The first book I want to start is Not So Nice Guy by R S Grey. I got a copy for review and it comes out Thursday. I usually read her books fast so I am not concerned. They’re always fun and addicting and I can never put them down.

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And then I want to read The Warrior Queen by Emily R King which is the final book in this series that I am in love with! I cannot wait to read it! I just want to read it so badly!

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And then I want to listen to the audiobook of Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi. I am just so ready for this! I cannot wait!

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And then I want to read Champion by Marie Lu on audiobook! I have been waiting to finish this trilogy and I cannot wait to do that! She’s one of my favorite authors so I can’t believe I’m almost caught up with all her books!

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And lastly I want to read Brave Enough by Kati Gardner which I have for review as well! I am interested in this one. It talks about dance, and about addiction! Plus this cover is beautiful! I have big plans for this week but I think I can do it!

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And that is my TBR! Wish me luck with my plans! I hope I can get to them all!

What are you planning on reading this week?

 

 

Currently Reading

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been gone for a few days! I’ve been a bit busy and just have been staying away from my computer for a few days to get some stuff done and to catch up on rest and everything.

But I have been reading! Which is good! Im excited to continue on reading this weekend!

Anyways I’m going to tell you all what I plan to read the rest of this week and what I am currently reading and what I read!

So I read two books so far this week!

I listened to the audiobook of The Woman of Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware! It was really good! I really really enjoyed it! It was so good! And I was hooked on the audiobook! I definitely will be listening to more of her work in the future!

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And then I finished The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo which was fun! I really liked it! The storyline kept you on your toes in terms of the direction it was going. You would think it would be one way but it’d be the total opposite!

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And now on to what I am currently reading!

I am currently reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black! It’s pretty good! I haven’t gotten far, I’m on chapter 8 but I am excited to see where this is going!

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And I am listening to the audiobook of The Siren by Kiera Cass! I have heard meh things about it but I hope that’s not the case for me! It’s a quick book and such so I should be done with it soon!

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And then I want to get to The Wicked King this weekend as well. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it but I want to get most of it done this weekend and finish it during the week!

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and lastly I want to start the audiobook for Inkmistress! I’m excited! I can’t wait to start this novel!

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and that is my plans for this weekend and such! It’s a bit ambitious and such but I still want to push myself to get these done! They’re really excited novels!

What do you want to read this weekend??

Weekly Wrap-Up and TBR

Hello! I know I have posted much but I was gone at comic con all weekend and then Monday I slept in and rushed to class and work and got home and slept some more! I am so tired still! I might take a nap!

But yes here is what I have read and what I am currently reading and what I plan on reading!

So the first book I read is The Fates Divide. I finished the audiobook and it was amazing! I loved this duology and while the ending was kind of sudden I still enjoyed it! I had a fun time reading these books and I just love them and the characters!

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And then I read this book, and it pretty much punched me in the heart. It hurt. I loved this book so much. One of my favorites this year for sure! It was amazing! Highly recommend this. I just love the characters, and the growth being faced during his book. It’s just an amazing novel and I think a lot of people should read it! Everyone should read it!

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So these are the novels I am reading! I am currently reading three novels!

The first is The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo. I received this book for review and I am only like 50 pages in but so far so good! I can’t wait to see how this book turns out! It’s addicting!

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And I am actually putting The Nightingales on hold since my hold ran out at the library because I started it a while after I got it out. I am liking it so far so I can’t wait to get into this book more. Im only like 130 pages in and it’s really great!

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And I am also listening to The Woman in Cabin 10 which is really interesting. I am honestly not sure what I think yet. I mean the main character Lo is kind of a mess after what happened to her and I wonder how that will play out in this storyline! I am about 5 hours into it already I think. Maybe 4. But it’s definitely going to be getting done soon since I want to know what happens!

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And then here are the books I want to read this week! I hope I get to them! I want to read them badly!

I want to listen to the audiobook of The Siren! It’ll be quick I can tell so I can’t wait to read it! I think it’ll be interesting. I honestly haven’t heard many good things about it, but I want to read it anyways. I actually liked her Selection series so I’m interested in seeing how this plays out.

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And then I want to read The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black! I got a copy of The Wicked King from someone on Twitter. They’re letting me read it for review and then I’ll be sending it back to them! I’m super excited! I have wanted to read this series for a while!

I don’t think I’ll be able to read anything else but I want to read Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst on audiobook and since The Siren is so short I might be able to squeeze it in!

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And that is my TBR for this week! I can’t wait to tell you what I have read so far!

What are you currently reading? What are your reading plans for the week??

Gilded Cage

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Gilded Cage by Vic James

Publisher: Del Rey Books

Published: February 14th, 2017

Rating: 4-stars

Summary: In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the magical elite—you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them.

This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.

Have a quick ten years. . . .

So this book was really interesting. I didn’t really know what to make of it when I first started reading it. But it was really interesting the way this book went about with everything. It was filled with so much conflict and twists and turns I loved it! It kept me on my toes and I couldn’t tell what was happening next and everything was all over the place.

I don’t know if that makes sense.

But basically I would read the book and think that it would go one way and it wouldn’t, it would go a completely different way.

It was like you couldn’t really predict everything because there was always something underneath everything and it would either be revealed or something would happen to turn things a different direction.

I liked that, I like being surprised.

The characters were interesting too. I did have an issue with the slavery parts of the novel. The characters that were the “masters” were really cruel and horrible. I expected it in a way because of the way things were in this story, but I didn’t expect the things they did. It was a bit sad and uncomfortable and such.

There was a lot going on with this society, because like there were two different classes of people that were relevant. The Equals, and the commoners. The Equals have skills and are high class society, while the skill-less people are lower class commoners. And the commoners have to do 10 years of slave-days. And that is actually where the story begins. Luke’s family the Hadley’s are taking their slave days together as a family and the older sister finds that the family The Jardines are looking for hired help in their household and she volunteered her family for that but sadly Luke ends up being taken away to a work camp.

It was kind of obvious that Abi was going to fall for Jenner. I saw it right away and I was kind of like ehhh. It was kind of predictable. And Jenner was the guy who was like “No you can’t fall for me I’m not right for you”. Not sure overall how I feel about this romance. It just didnt feel genuine mainly because Abi was employed by Jenner and also a servant of his family and I’m like are you really in love with him or what? Especially since she was some pretty horrible things at that house.

I thought that it was interesting how Daisy, at 10 years old, was able to bring herself into a position of some influence in the family. She is charged with taking care of Gaver’s illegitimate child, and finds herself really starting to care for Gaver and the baby. I do like that in a way Gaver protected Daisy and listened to her. And seeing as how Gaver was such a hothead and a really mean person, I liked the little insights we got when he would spend time with his daughter. He really did care about his daughter in his own way.

The brother that creeped me out was Silyen. Mainly because he seemed to always be playing some sort of game, and was super sneaky and mysterious. He was just creepy and had a lot going on in this story. I just wasn’t sure about anything with him. He kept me on my toes and had me guessing a lot. I think that while he was a bit creepy and such, he was also the most interesting character to me.

I did enjoy Luke’s part in this story. I wasn’t sure where the direction of his story would go but it was actually really interesting and engaging and I liked reading about it and seeing the world from his eyes. He starts a freaking Rebellion! It was intense! I liked who he came in contact with and what he was able to do with his friends at the camp he went to.

Overall this book this book was really interesting and I will be continuing with the series and cannot wait to see where this goes!

Have you read this book? What did you think if you have? If you haven’t, does this seem like something you would enjoy??