Another Small Barnes and Nobles Haul

So I went to Barnes and Nobles after an appointment and I just….got a couple books. As you do at Barnes and Nobles and have no self control! Hope you’re not tired of seeing these!

Anyways I got The Alchemist of Loom by Elise Kova! I’ve been wanting to read this book since Reagan and Sasha talked about it on their channels on Youtube! The cover looks so cool and I hope it’s as good as I’ve been hearing!

Summary: Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom

I also got Ravage by Tillie Cole! I got the bind up for the first two in the series called Savage Souls I believe so I’ll be reading that soon and diving into this one. Her books sound so deep and angsty so I can’t wait to try them out! Hope they’re as amazing as I’ve heard!

I also got Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren! They are one of my all time favorite romance authors and so every book they publish I have to buy it! I’ve heard really great things about this book so I know I’ll enjoy it when I read it this week for the Booktubeathon! I’ll be sure to post a review when I read it!

Summary: Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

So if you don’t know, I love reading new adult and adult romances! It’s one of my favorite genres ever. But I sometimes get tired of reading companion series and I always want to look for romance series that follow the same main characters during the entire story.

Which is why the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day is probably my all time favorite romance series! So I was super excited to find out that The Hacker series follows the same characters throughout the entire series! So I decided to pick up the first two books and I hope that I get the chance to just binge read it! I honestly haven’t heard that much about it but I really hope I enjoy it.

Summary: Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who’s seemingly determined to derail her presentation. 

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

So let me know in the comments what you’ve gotten recently and stay tuned for other books I have in my second thriftbooks haul that is coming up soon as well as some reviews and other posts!

2017 Booktubeathon

Hello!

The Booktubeathon is slowly coming upon us and I never participated in it but I decided to try and do it this year! I love readathons because they really help me get through books quickly and some of the challenges are so fun!

It currently is July 24th- July 30th

So for those that don’t know the Booktubeathon is where book tube comes together and reads books and makes videos! I don’t do the video part since I don’t have a YouTube channel so I just do the challenges focussed on reading! I’ll leave the challenges down below!

Challenges:
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.
2/ Read a hyped book.
3/ Finish a book in one day.
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7/ Read seven books.

So I don’t know if I can get to all of the challenges and I might try and combine so my TBR might change but here is my tentative TBR for this readathon.

Challenge 1: Read a book with a person on the cover. 

I want to read Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren! I have read almost all of Christina Lauren’s books, and I always enjoy them so much so since this is their newest release I figured I’d get it read since I’m so excited for it!

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Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

Challenge 2: Read a hyped book

I think for this challenge I’m going to be reading Winterson by S. Jae Jones! I have two different copies of this book and I’ve heard so many good things about it so I hope I can get to it since I’ve been interested in reading it since it came out!

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Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Challenge 3: finish a book in one day

So it might be hard for me to do this but I think I’ll be picking a nice cute romance novel to get through in a day since I fly through those so fast since they’re super addicting! I think I’ll be diving into the Hacker series with Hardwired by Meredith Wild! I was super excited when I found out this was a book series with the same characters rather than companion novels. I don’t really mind companion novels but I really love when books are following the same characters! I’ll get more into that when I get my review of this book posted!

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Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who’s seemingly determined to derail her presentation. 

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

Challenge 4: Read about a character that is different from you.

So I’ll be reading the first book in the Castles Ever After series by Tessa Dare! It’s titled Romancing the Duke! THis character is different from me because she is the daughter of a famous author who has never been kissed. Because my mother is a nurse and my dad is a retired marine and I have been kissed before….but yes! I really want to read her books so I did my best to make sure I could read this and make it count to a challenge!

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As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

This one

Challenge 5: Read a book completely outdoors.

So it’s super hot outside in California right now so I don’t really want to sit outside and read for like 6 hours so I’ll be reading Alex + Ada Vol. 2! It’s a graphic novel about a guy and an android! I read the first book and loved it so I got the second one and I still haven’t read it so I figured I would during this readathon!

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Challenge 6: Read a book you bought because of the cover.

So for this challenge I’ll be reading Chasing Spring by R. S. Grey! I haven’t read a book by her yet but I bought this book recently because the cover is just stunning! I just think it’s gorgeous and I’ve heard it’s really good so of course I had to get it! I’ll update you all on my thoughts!

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I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.

I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.

To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’; out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.

I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved. 

Challenge 7: Read 7 books 

I’m not going to be picking a book to read for this one because I really just want to read whatever I’m in the mood for at that time to finish up this challenge!

And that is my TBR for this readathon! Make sure to check out twitter and see what’s going on! Just type in booktubeathon2017 and you’ll be able to see everything people are reading and other things going on for the booktubeathon! Let me know in the comments if you plan on joining this readathon and what you want to read for it!

 

 

Thriftbook Haul

Yes…I have another haul…I couldn’t help myself! And I have another haul since I got a 5 dollar coupon with this order so I used it on that order. I really told myself I wasn’t going to buy many books but again I just couldn’t help it.

So I’ll just get on with the books!

So I got sweet ache since recently I got a few of the books in the series so I really wanted to get this to complete the series! Summary will be off Goodreads as usual but I can’t wait to dive into this because it sounds so good!

Summary: Hawkin Play, the bad boy rock star with a good guy heart, has lived a lifetime of cleaning up after his twin brother’s mistakes. Hunter’s most recent screw-up could land Hawke in jail and risk the band’s future. Hawke agrees to guest lecture at a local college to stay in the judge’s good graces—and a bet with his bandmate to seduce his sexy teaching assistant is icing on the cake.

Quinlan Westin is harder to bed than Hawke imagined. She knows his type and is determined to avoid the rocker at all costs—even if their attraction runs deeper than simple lust.

Just as Hawke might finally be winning over the girl, his brother has other plans. When Hunter realizes his twin finally has a weakness, he’ll stop at nothing to take advantage…

Up next is Fall with Me by Jennifer L Armentrout! I have read a bunch of her books and I’ve loved them so I really want to read her new adult books! I have a couple books from this series so I think once I get all of them I’ll binge read it! I think its all the same series so I won’t be posting the summary incase it spoils anything!

I also got The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory! I’ve been wanting to read her Tudor series or I think it’s called The Cousin’s War series and this is the first book in that series so rather than reading them out of order I decided to read them in order and hope I like it!

Summary: Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love, and then carved out a new life for herself.

I also got Addicted by Elle Kennedy which is the second book in the outlaws series! I have  the first book but I feel like I’ll really like this series so I got the second book so I could maybe binge the series if I really like it!

I also got Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton! I have Wallbanger by her and I order another book in this series by her as well so I hope I can get them all and binge it! I’ve heard good things about her book so I can’t wait to dive in and see if I like it like everyone else does! I won’t be leaving the summary because I’m not sure it follows different characters or not.

I also got Forever by Maggie Stiefvater in the UK cover and I’m so happy Thriftbooks and this so I could match the other two! I love these covers so much more than the US covers so I’m happy to have them on my shelves! I’ve never read this series but I’ve read her Raven Cycle series and love them so I hope I feel that way about these!

I got Dictatorship of the Dress by Jessica Topper which I heard about on Goodreads and thought it sounded so good and super cute! I cannot wait to dive into it and I hope I get the chance to soon!

Summary: As the dress-bearer for her mother’s wedding, comic book artist Laney Hudson has a lot more baggage than the bulky garment bag she’s lugging from New York to Hawaii. Laney is determined to prove she’s capable of doing something right, but running chores for her mom’s fairytale nuptials is proving to be a painfully constant reminder of her own lost love.

So when she’s mistaken for the bride and bumped up to first class, Laney figures some stress-free luxury is worth a harmless white lie. Until the flight crew thinks that the man sitting next to her is Laney’s groom, and her little fib turns into a hot mess.

The last thing Noah Ridgewood needs is some dress-obsessed diva landing in his first-class row. En route to his Vegas bachelor party, the straight-laced software designer knows his cold feet have nothing to do with the winter weather.

When a severe storm leaves them grounded in Chicago and they find themselves booked into the last available honeymoon suite, Laney and her in-flight neighbor have little choice but to get better acquainted. Now, as her bridal mission hangs in the balance, perhaps the thing Laney gets right is a second chance at love. 

Up next is the first in a series about hit men! It’s Last Hit by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick! I’ve never read a book about a hit man so I really hope I like it and that it lives up to what I’ve heard about this series!

Summary: Nikolai 

I have been a contract killer since I was a boy. For years I savored the fear caused by my name, the trembling at the sight of my tattoos. The stars on my knees, the marks on my fingers, the dagger in my neck, all bespoke of danger. If you saw my eyes, it was the last vision you’d have. I have ever been the hunter, never the prey. With her, I am the mark and I am ready to lie down and let her capture me. Opening my small scarred heart to her brings out my enemies. I will carry out one last hit, but if they hurt her, I will bring the world down around their ears.

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I’ve been sheltered from the outside world all my life. Home-schooled and farm-raised, I’m so naive that my best friend calls me Pollyanna. I like to believe the best in people. Nikolai is part of this new life, and he’s terrifying to me. Not because his eyes are cold or my friend warns me away from him, but because he’s the only man that has ever seen the real me beneath the awkwardness. With him, my heart is at risk… and also, my life.

Lastly for this haul is Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott which is a book I heard from someone on Booktube and it sounded interesting since it’s a romance or something between a teacher and a student. I have mixed feelings about relationships like that but I can’t help but want to read about it!

Summary: Charlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.

But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her.

She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.

And that is my recent Thriftbooks haul! I have others coming in the mail from another Thriftbooks order so stay tuned for that post as well!

What books did you recently get? Let me know in the comments because I would love to know!

Rookie Move

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Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

Publisher: Berkely

Published: September 6th, 2016

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast….

Oh my gosh this book was so steamy and swoonworthy! I loved it so much! Georgia and Leo were the sweetest high school couple until something horrible happened to Georgia and that caused the relationship to spiral downward. This ultimately lead to their breakup. I loved reading about their relationship as young teenagers, and their relationship now!

It was also interesting to read about her father’s issues with Leo, and how that really affects Leo and his relationship on the team. Her father really doesn’t like him and you see why and see how things get twisted around, sometimes by no fault of their own.

Georgia really tries to hold Leo back at arms length even though it’s obvious that she really does still have feelings for him, and him her. Now that he plays for the team that she works with, they’re thrown together all the time and it’s starting to weigh on them both! I really did adore Georgia and her friendship with her friend Becca was so cute and supportive and I just really enjoyed that dynamic! Especially since Becca was all down for Georgia and Leo to really work things out and find out where they went wrong years before.

It was so cute because Leo and her had such great chemistry, but also they were such good friends with each other. Leo as a young guy was perfect to Georgia and it was refreshing seeing a guy who really wasn’t a player with girls, but a decent guy.

Plus as an adult he was some sexy hunk of a man!

And a hockey player!

Love my sports men! I can’t help it! They’re just great!

But Leo was a great guy, even as an adult he was concerned with pushing her too much after what happened to her in the past, and sticking up for her with this teammates.

He was also super funny!

“‘Wait.’ His long arms reached for her hips. ‘I need to say goodbye to the tatas.’”

Also:

“Leo: so your room then?

Georgia: nope. 

Leo: but I need a word with the tatas. There’s something I forgot to say” 

Omg I love him! He’s hilarious! And I love that little tradition or quirk of his! So cute!

If you love sports romance, romance in general, or are just looking for a cute novel to read I highly suggest reading this book! You’ll fall in love just like me! I definitely will be reading the rest of the books in the series since I really just loved this author’s writing! Highly recommend this book!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this book and if you’ve read it and the rest of the books in the series as I would love to know!

Book Club?

So I’ve been thinking about starting a bookclub on my blog.

But I want it to be a book club where we read classics (both older and modern classics), mainly to encourage people to give them a chance outside of reading them for classes. I have a small collection of classics published by Vintage and I want to read them but I am nervous to start them.

Classics are really out of my comfort zone since I read them for class and didn’t really enjoy myself.

But I want to give it another chance and try to read them! I mainly got the idea from April from Aprilius Maximus on Booktube since she really got into reading classics and likes to talk to them when she reads them.

I dont know..is it coming a few of you would want to be apart of? I would post a poll on my Twitter and you all would vote and we would then read that book during the month and then talk about it (meaning I would post discussion stuff and put my thoughts and you would answer if you felt like it in the comments).

I kind of want to do this so let me know if that’s something that interests you!

Vengeance Road

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Published: September 1st, 2016

Rating: 4/5

Summary: Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.

I thought this book was so fun! It was a really fun adventure story of a girl trying to get her revenge on the Rose Riders who are a western gang, who she finds out killed her father. I never really read books set in a Western time period but I really did enjoy this book and I thought really did love the journey they went on together! As you can tell, journey stories are my favorite because I really feel like I went on that journey with them and had my own adventure!

I thought it was funny that she stuck with her disguise as a boy for a while, and it was really shocking for the boys when they found out she was a girl! I love that trope because when it’s revealed they suddenly have a new view of the girl! Will and Jesse were definitely shocked!

Speaking of the boys, I thought they were great characters! Jesse was the brooding brother, while Will was the funny brother! They had a horrible past having to do with family issues, but I really think that added so much depth to them as people and Jesse was such a cute brooding guy!

Kate was just fantastic! She was determined, capable and definitely a hero! She didn’t cower behind anybody and took matters into her own hands. She definitely wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself, and help people who needed it. Her story with Lil was proof of that.

But wow were there so many twists! I really didn’t expect what happened and I was just blown away! You think you kind of figure out how things are going to happen and then suddenly they go in the completely opposite direction! Added so much shock and suspense that I really did enjoy! You meet a person that you didn’t expect to meet and the way that person came about what intense! Such a mind boggling situation! I loved it! I love when books do that! They take the floor out from under you and suddenly things are different! Cannot wait to see what twists she brings about in the companion book!

I highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy Western settings and books that involve adventure and journeys! The writing is fantastic and the dialogue is really easy to understand especially since they had some of the western slang and speech! Definitely put this book in your TBR!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this book and your thoughts as I would love to know!

Yet Another Book Haul

So I think I need to accept that I have a spending problem. I really do. I have so so many books and no space for any of them. And I just gave away a bunch recently took. Gah!

I can’t help it honestly but at the same time I should be able to control myself.

Anyways!

I went to book off and got two things there, one for myself and one for a friend. I’ll just show you what I got for me!

I got Nora Roberts’ book Bay of Sighs which is the second book in her Guardians trilogy. I love her books that she writes under her name JD Robb so I really want to read her romance books under her Nora Roberts name. I’ve heard really good things so I can’t wait to start this trilogy since I now have all three of them!

I also got the first two books in the Grisha Trilogy in the new paperback covers! I have never read any of her GrishaVerse books and I was looking to get these in hardcovers but I actually really like these covers better than the original! Still looking for the third book and then once I get it back I’ll be able to binge it then get right into the Six of Crows duology. I’ll leave the summary for the first book below:

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

I also got the first two books in Jaci Burton’s Hope series! I have a couple of her novels and I sadly haven’t read any of them yet! I hope I can get to this book soon because I’ve heard good things about her books! Summary for the first will be down below.

Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.

That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life–his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever…hope

Lastly I got three books in the Driven series by K. Bromberg. It’s a pretty long series and can be read independently of each other so I got the newer books that are out in stores. I couldn’t find one of them so I ordered it in the mail! I’ll leave the summaries for the different ones below as well. I’ve heard good things about this author as well so I hope I enjoy it as well. I do plan on reading the beginning ones sometime soon but I that might be after I finish these ones.

Slow Burn: One Night. That’s all it was supposed to be.

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while….There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?

No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked….

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

Hard Beat: Foreign war correspondent Tanner Thomas is addicted to living on the edge. Needing the adrenaline rush of his job to help him cope with a personal loss, he throws himself back into the game, concentrating all his energy on getting the next big story. 

But when he meets his new photojournalist, Beaux Croslyn, he can’t help but feel like he’s losing his focus—and maybe risking more…

With secrets she won’t address, Beaux is far from your ordinary woman. Determined to keep her distance, she’s willing to pull Tanner in closer and hide behind the sparks flying between them. But as Beaux’s past begins to put their relationship—and their lives—at risk, Tanner’s determination to find the truth puts them both in jeopardy. 

He’s ready to chase her to the ends of the earth to find out if what they had was real, or if the danger surrounding them was just an exquisite heat fated to burn out…

Down Shift: Behind the wheel, racing champion Zander Donavan is at the top of his game. But after too much excess in his personal life, he’s forced to step away. He needs to accomplish something all on his own—outside of his famous father’s shadow.  
 
Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she’s found the perfect escape—until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she’d been promised. He’s undeniably sexy, but she’s there to heal. Alone.
 
Before long though, fighting with each other turns into fighting their attraction. And giving into desire sets off a chain reaction that has their pasts colliding. With an unexpected love on the line, can they overcome the fallout to build a future?

And that is all that I got these first couple of weeks in July! Let me know in the comments some books you recently got this month as I would love to know!

The Bookish Box Unboxing-June

Hello everyone!

For the month of June I got my first Bookish Box! Link for their shop is here: The Bookish Box

This Book was Fantasy Kingdoms and was perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and ACOTAR! I of course had to get this box since I love both of these! I’m so excited to show you what’s in it!

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The first thing I got is this bookmark from Authored Adornments! It’s a Game of Thrones metal bookmark and I love it so much! I collect bookmarks so I’m super happy to add this to my collection! This shop always has the cutest things and I love love love their products!

Link for the shop: Authored Adornments

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So next I received this Rattle The Stars lip balm from Cherry Pit Crafts and of course it’s based on my favorite series Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas! It’s so pretty! I love this galaxy design on the label and I can’t wait to use it!

Link for shop here: Cherry Pit Crafts

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Next is this cool print with a George R R Martin by My Peculiar Life on Etsy! I am a sucker for prints so I really adore this small little one and I might post it somewhere in my room…maybe my dresser mirror…But I love this quote so much so I’m glad they used it!

Link for the shop: My Peculiar Life

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And one of my favorite item that was sent in the box is this shirt with a quote from A Court of Wings and Ruin! “If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear”- Sarah J Maas. I was so glad I decided to go with the shirt for this box! I love it! This shirt is in their shop on the Bookish Shop!

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Andddd another Sarah J Maas item is this pillow case from Evie who is a well known bookish designer! I’ll leave the links to her Society 6 and Redbubble shops! I have a bunch of her designs in my room and I have a phone case designed by her! If you havent ordered anything by her, you definitely should check her out!

Society 6: Evie Seo

Redbubble: Evie Bookish

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And lastly the book for the box is Dividing Eden by Joelle Charmonneau! She is the author of the Testing series and I cannot wait to dive into this book! It sounds so amazing  and it came with this signed book plate for the book which I’m so excited about!

Here’s the summary off Goodreads:

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?

I cannot wait to read this and tell you my thoughts!

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And here we have the spoiler card for you all the check out! Let me know down below your thoughts on this box and the book as I would love to know! Do you get subscription boxes? Which ones do you get? Let me know!

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Small Barnes and Nobles Haul

Hey everyone! I’m just here with a small book haul with books I got from BN.com since they had some coupons going on! I’m horrible at not spending my money on books but I just can’t help it. Plus these books I’ve really wanted to read!

But there was one book that was sent to me for review by HMH so thank you to them! I’ll explain which one it is in a bit!

Here we go!

So the first books I got were Checkmate This is War and Checkmate This is Love by Kennedy Fox! I have heard so many good things about this series and I honestly cannot wait to dive in! I really want to read these soon so hopefully I get to them this month! Since Checkmate This is Love is the second book in that duet I’ll only leave the summary for the first one. They’re like a duet series, there’s two red books, two purple books, and two blue books and they’re focused on different couples I think.

Summary off Goodreads: Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.
He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards. 
He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes. 
And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable. 

But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.

His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are a waste on such an egotistical man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s always made that very clear.

He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed. 

I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose.

Checkmate.

Next is Chasing Springs by R. S. Grey! I love love love this cover and again I’ve heard so many good things about her work and I have two other books by her but again I haven’t read any of them yet so I really need to this month! I’ll leave the summary down below as well!

Summary off Goodreads: I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.

I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.

To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’; out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.

I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved.

The last book in this small haul was the book sent to me by HMH for review! It sounds so good and I really plan on reading this book this week and stay tuned for my review coming soon! It comes out August 1st I believe! Thank you HMH for sending me this copy!

Summary off Goodreads: The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

Twelve-year-old Hannah — who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness– wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

Lela, a technophobic journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper, a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.

Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back

And there’s my small book haul! Keep an eye out for some future posts since I’m getting some books in the mail from Thriftbooks!

Let me know what books you got recently as I would love to know!

Series I Really Want to Start Before 2018

Hey everyone! So I recently just posted about book series I want to finish this year, and now I want to talk about the book series I really want to start and maybe finish before 2018. I mainly just want to start these series this year and hopefully finish next year!

Let’s get started!

So the first series I want to start is the Last Kingdom series by Bernard Cornwell. I have the UK covers for the first and second book (The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman). I want to also start the TV show on Netflix.

I’ve heard it’s really good, and Sasha over at ABookUtopia on YT and Instagram loves the Netflix series and her Insta-stories about them are interesting!

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I also want to read The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson which is a series about a modern day Jack the Ripper. I’ve heard good things about it and I just really want to dive in and check it out! Plus I love these colors on the cover.

I think it’s a series following the same character but again since I haven’t read them yet I really don’t know…

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Next series is a pretty big series page wise, but it only has three books out so far. It’s the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. Both the main books (Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear) are around 1,000 pages each. But I do really want to read this book because it sounds so interesting and Reagan from Peruse Project really loves this series and talks about it a lot so I really want to check it out for myself.

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A big one I want to read is the Six of Crows Duology and the Grisha Trilogy. I am so shocked that I haven’t read this book yet but I really want to read them and find out about all the hype and the characters! I see people talking about them all the time so I will keep you all updated on my thoughts once I start them!

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Another series is the Blackthorne and Grim series! Look at these covers! They’re stunning! It’s a fantasy series I really haven’t heard much about them but I have heard some booktubers talk about it and how they love it so I really hope that I love it!

And lastly another big series is the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy by V. E. Schwab! I know I know! I haven’t read it yet but everyone I’ve seen read it loves it! I have these UK covers and they’re so pretty!

Again I’ll be leaving my thoughts once I finish this series and once I start it as well! I’ve heard nothing but great things for this author so I hope that once I finish these books I’ll really get into her novels!

Let me know down below what book series you want to read or start before the year’s out as I would love to know as well as any recommendations you have for me!