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Hello everyone!!

I’m sorry I haven’t been on in a few days. I’ve been preparing for finals that are next week! I have two projects to work on, and a test final, and another final that next week so I’ve been working on those and all. I haven’t really read much this week sadly but I know next week once I am off school for the break I will be reading so much more!

I did get the chance to read some books and I’m currently in the middle of some books! So I’m here to talk to you about those!

And yeah so here is what I read this week so far:

So I read The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner which I mentioned before that I had finished! And I gave it a 3/5 stars, I liked it a lot and I’m going to continue with the series but yeah it didn’t blow me away.

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And then I read An Enchantment of Ravens, and I honestly was a bit disappointed. I mean I liked it a lot but I wasn’t blown away, and I didn’t really care for it that much. I think because it felt too much like ACOTAR and if I wanted to read stuff eerily similar to that I would have reread ACOTAR. I mean I liked the romance and such, and I thought the action and the world was interesting. But I mean the story just felt so much like ACOTAR that I couldn’t overlook it and get too into the story. I ended up giving it a 3/5 and I think I’m going to be giving it away on my depop shop.

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And lastly I finished With This Heart which is by R S Grey! I was buddy reading this with my friend Ro and I cannot wait to see what else we will be reading! We have been loving her books and I’m honestly sad to eventually hit the end of her books that are currently out because they’re so good!!

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And yeah,

here is what I am reading right now:

I am currently like almost 100 pages into A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kimmerer, which is a beauty and the beast retelling! Its really good so far so I’m excited to see where it goes!!

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And I also got like 50 pages into After by Anna Todd. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while and since the movie is coming out I kind of want to check it out and see what it is like! I am interested to see where I fall on the spectrum!

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And I started the audiobook of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren and wow so far it’s really good! I love it so far and I’m so ready to see what this book has in store for me!

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And I don’t really have plans for more reading during the weekend. I just want to finish the three books I am currently reading and that’s about it. I’m also working this weekend on top of doing finals stuff so yeah. Just want to finish what I am currently on and that be it for the weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?? Anything good you are reading??

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The Cruel Prince

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: January 2nd, 2018

Rating: 4-stars

Summary: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

So I’ve loved Holly Black’s work for a couple years and while I’ve read only a few of her novels, they’re really good and I enjoy them! And this book was up my alley from the start because it was about faeries! I love anything to do with faeries and magic! I enjoyed June, but it was obvious you weren’t supposed to like anybody!

And I didn’t!

I mean the only person I thought was likable was Oak! Lol!

But I did like Jude and Carden, even though he was pretty cruel and mean to Jude and her sister. Speaking of her sister Taryn, she was sneaky. I didn’t like her much but I could admit she was an interesting character and pretty sneaky. Honestly though I think that’s what made Taryn so interesting as a character. She definitely has me interested in her now. Seeing her in book two was interesting, and I cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve in book three. That is what has me most interested!

He really added a much more interesting depth to his personality, but that also doesn’t mean I have to like his attitude. I think the person thought that I hated the most was Locke and Nicasia. Nacasia because she was just plain cruel to Jude and everyone else around her. But I hated that Locke strung Jude and her sister along and played with their relationship and emotions. He really enjoyed seeing them fight and argue over him, I think he got off on it, and I didn’t like that about him. It was also kinda sad that even though he did that to them, Taryn was willing to forgive him for it. She was so willing to forgive him and be accepted into this world that she double crossed her sister for it.

I think another interesting part in this novel is the relationship between Jude and Carden and how that develops over time. It’s not romantic, but it’s obvious that Carden has a shift in thew ay he sees Jude as a person. I thought that was the most interesting shift in this story. I think another part of the story that I enjoyed was the unique world of faerie. While there were High Courts and such they didn’t feel repetitive, and they weren’t something you saw in other novels as well. Like Nicasia is from the Undersea and that is a totally different world I haven’t seen before!

Also going back to Jude anther relationships with other people; I loved seeing Jude and her older sister Vivienne’s relationship grow; along side Jude and Taryn’s relationship fall apart. I thought it was nice thought that Jude had someone to go to with all that was happening to her in Faerie.

But overall I really enjoyed this novel! It was intense and full of secrets and interesting and I felt like I was always on edge trying to figure everything out and be surprised about everything! But I loved that and if you are really into fantasy novels, you’ll really love this novel and the word! Holly crafts beautiful novels and I highly recommend you check out her work!

Weekly Reads TBR & Wrap Up

Hey everyone! I am again so sorry I haven’t done much on my blog this past week…I’ve been really busy and haven’t had a lot of time to really focus on my blog and reading! I mean I’ve been reading a lot of books on audio, so I have been reading but yeah I haven’t had much of a chance to read physically! But I’m almost done for the semester so yeah….I’ll be able to do it soon!

Hopefully!

But yeah I finished three books last week so I’m happy with my progress! I’ll tell you about them now! And then I’ll let you know what I want to read this week!

So yeah I read Hotshot Doc by R S Grey and it was so fun! I liked it a lot! I gave it 4 stars because it wasn’t my favorite like A Place in the Sun is, but either way I loved it and had so much fun!

And then I also listened to the audiobook of Frost like Night by Sara Raasch! I am so happy I finally finished this series! I loved it so much and wow what an intense ending to a series! I also loved the end we got and the future view we got of the characters. I can’t believe it took me so long to read it!

And then lastly I read Daughter of the Siren Queen! Again another amazing book and brought an amazing end to this intense storyline! I enjoyed it so much! I love the characters! I cannot wait to see what Tricia Levinseller writes in the future!

And these are the books I am reading right now!

So I finished a book today and that is The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner! It was good! I gave it a 4 stars! And so I already finished a book this week! I’m so happy!

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And then I started reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer since I got an ARC and I am super excited to read it! It’s a beauty and the beast retelling and I really just want to see where this one goes!

And then I also started An Enchantment of Ravens audiobook! I cannot wait! I’ve been wanting to read it for the longest time!!!

And these are the books that I might be able to read this week!!!

I just want to finish like two other books because yeah I’m kind of busy this last week with finals projects and studying for two tests, so yeah.

I want to read the ebook of The Duke I Once Knew by Olivia Drake. I got it for a blog tour and I want to get a head start on it! It sounds good too!!

And then I want to listen to the audiobook of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren! I have loved their work for years so I am trying to get caught up!

And then I want to start another audiobook, maybe the audiobook of Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh! I tried reading the physical book and just never got into it so I hope the audiobook is better!

And those are my reading plans for this week! I lowered them so I make myself feel better about reaching them! Lol!

What are you reading this week?? I’d love to know!

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The demon possessed beast wants his beauty back, and he’ll do anything to win her. Even war with a god king.

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For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. With good reason! This bad boy of bad boys has lied, stolen, cheated and killed with abandon. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything.

Then he met her.

Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey — sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.

Galen’s hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. But as desires blaze white-hot, will Legion run again? Or will the unlikely pair succumb to love at long last?

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EXCERPT

He teed up Aeron’s number and texted: Just a head’s up. I’ve got my girl. She’s well thanks to me. Hades would have let her get jacked. You’re welcome.

Aeron’s response came in minutes: H told me you saved her. For that, you do have my thanks. But you’re going to have internal body bling if you don’t return her to me ASAP.

Galen: Give me a minute to find the fucks I give…

Galen: Still searching…

Galen: Sorry. Can’t find a single one.

Aeron: I love her, and I want what’s best for her, even if I must pay for her happiness w/ my life. Can you say the same?

Galen responded with a gif he’d made for situations like this. In it, he made a lewd hand gesture while the words “Look what I gave your mother last night” flashed in the center.

Then he typed: Listen, Dr. Usuc Atfilosofee. I didn’t see you braving H’s wards to help L escape that bloodthirsty army. (Drop mic.) (Pick mic back up.) She’s safe, ok. And I CAN say the same. I DID protect her with my life. So be a good daddy and let your daughter spread my wings. Over and out, mo-fo.

He returned the cell phone to the nightstand. 

Legion gave a violent shake of her head and released another choking sound. “No. Please, no.”

He could imagine what images plagued her nightmares.

Uncaring about the flare of pain, he leaped off the bed to crouch in front of her chair. He lightly caressed her jaw, then lifted her hand to his face, holding her palm against his cheek. “I’m here, sugar.” His raw throat turned the words to smoke. 

A few months ago, Galen had made a deal with Hades. Every time Galen completed a task for the underworld’s top dog, he earned a reward. All he’d wanted? The demons who’d hurt Legion. He’d tortured and killed every one of the bastards but Lucifer.

“No. Please, no. Don’t!” Eyes rolling behind her lids, Legion panted and groaned. Every few seconds, her fingers twitched, as if she tried to deflect a blow. “No!”

He ground his teeth. One day, one day soon, this beauty would rest in the comfort and security of his arms. Fear would lose its hold on her, and contentment would become her constant companion. I’ll make sure of it.

“I won’t let anything happen to you,” he vowed. “Not now, not ever.”

She melted into the chair, a soft sigh leaving her. Pride suffused him. For once, he’d comforted rather than frightened her.

HotShot Doc

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HOTSHOT DOC, is available now! Find out more about it below and pick up your copy today!

 

About HOTSHOT DOC

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.

I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.

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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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About HOTSHOT DOC (available December 6th)

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.

I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.

Add HOTSHOT DOC to your Goodreads list here!

HOTSHOT DOC releases December 6thpreorder your copy now for .99c!

 

 

 

 

 

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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Weekly Reading TBR & Wrap Up

Hey everyone!! I am here to talk about what I read last week and what I am planning on reading this week! I got busy with work and school, so I couldn’t really read much sadly. But I am hoping that it changes this week since I am almost done with school! Finally! I can be on winter break!

So I read like 4 books last week like mentioned before but I sadly didn’t get to any of the books I wanted to…I’m trash…I’m sorry!

But again here are the books I read last week!

and here the books I am currently reading! I am still reading Frost like Night, Once A King, and Hotshot Doc! Those are the ones that I am actively reading right now.

and I am still dabbling into Queen of Shadows as usual but I plan on finishing it in the next two weeks!

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So once I finish with the Frost like Night audiobook I might start another. I think by then I might start City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare because I really want to finish her series! And maybe start another as well like maybe The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner! We shall see!

and then I want to start reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely! And also start an ebook, maybe Brave Enough! I’m trying to get my Netgalley score up higher, which it’s at like 72%, but I want higher! So I need to start the ebooks I have on there!

And yeah…those are my ambitious plans….wish me luckkkkk!!! Ahhhhh!

What are your reading plans this week???

 

December TBR

Hello everyone!! I am here with my TBR for this month! I have a lot of reading plans and I hope I can get to them because I have a lot of time after finals, but of course I have to make lots of time to study and work on my projects since I am a bit behind sadly.

But here are my slightly ambitious plans!

Ebooks:

Physical Books:’

Audiobooks:

And yeah those are the lot of books I am hoping to get to this month…some are for review, but others are ones I just really want to get to!! Wish me luck! I’m so excited!!

What are your reading plans for this month???

Currently Reading

Hey everyone!! I am here to talk about what I have read so far this week and what I am currently reading!

So yeah I have read 4 books so far this weeks! I finished Heir of Fire Monday morning and of course I have it a full 5 stars! It was amazing!! I’m so excited for Queen of Shadows! And then I read the graphic novel Here by Richard McGuire. It was interesting but it didn’t blow me away sadly. I think I gave it 3 stars out of 5.

And then I finished the audiobook of Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell and I gave it a 4 stars! It was really good! I enjoyed it a lot! It was a bit predictable but still interesting! And I read Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige and I actually DNF’ed it because I was bored honestly. I wasn’t interested and I felt the writing was that great. I feel bad. I just did not like it at all. I didn’t. I gave what I read a 2 stars.

And I will mention that I have two parts of the currently reading books this week. I am currently reading two books and have started and kind of dip into randomly three other books. If that makes any sense.

So the two books I am actively reading are Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller and it’s good so far! I liked it!! It’s interesting!! And I finally started the audiobook of Frost like Night by Sara Raasch! I am a bit confused by this all in the plot again because it’s been so long that I have been in this world so its taking me a bit longer to remember everything but I’m slowly remembering everything little by little!

So here are the books I have started and haven’t finished but I just randomly pick up and read like 100 pages in! I’m like 100 pages into Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas and it’s amazing as usual! I don’t expect anything less from Queen Maas! And I am also currently reading Once A King by Erin Summerill. I loved her previous novels so I am happy that I get the chance to read this! Expect my review on release day! I’m excited to share it with you!

And if I have a chance I am planning on reading Hotshot Doc by R S Grey! I got an arc and I want to read it so badly! So I am excited to hopefully start it this weekend! Wish me luck! I have huge plans! Maybe too many plans!

What are you currently reading????

Weekly Reads TBR & Wrap Up

Well it’s been a hot minute!

Whoops!

But again here I am to talk about what I read last week and what I want to read this week! I have some homework to catch up on so I’ll be trying to get that all sorted out alongside reading! But I have some plans that I hope to get done this week! Wish me luck!!

So let me mention the books I read last week first! I only read two books but mainly I was too busy working and doing some serious relaxation during my Thanksgiving break!

I finished the audiobook of Wayfarer! Finally and wow! I loved this book! So much!! And then I read Heir of Fire! It was so good! As usual I am in love with Sarah J Maas’ work!

I was hoping to finish more books but again I got busy with other things going on!

But here are my plans this week so far with what I want to potentially read!

So far I finished two books this week! I’m happy with my progress!

I read Here by Richard McGuire and I finished the audiobook of When She

And here are the other books I want to read this week as well!

Here are the audiobooks:

I have enjoyed Danielle Paige’s books in the past so I hope I end up liking this book! And I have made Frost Like Night a priority since I read the books like two years ago and stopped before Book 3! So my goal is to finish book 3 this year!

And here are the physical books I want to read this week:

I am like 50 pages into Once a King by Erin Summerill! And I am so excited to read it!! I’ll let you know what I think next week it comes out! And I also am about 25 pages into Queen of Shadows so I think this week that will be the book I read from Sarah J Maas! And I got approved for the ARC of Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller on Netgalley so again my thoughts will be released on the book’s release day!

And those are my bookish plans this week! Besides work and school, I have big reading plans! So let’s hope I read most of these! I don’t think I’ll be able to read them all but I can try!

What are your reading plans??