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The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

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Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author: Emily R. King Title:  The Hundredth Queen Series:  The Hundredth Queen #1 Number of pages:  300 Published:  June 1st 2017 by Skyscape Genre:  fantasy, fiction, ya, romance Goodreads link:  The Hundredth Queen Received from NetGalley I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. It is sooo amazing. It's high fantasy book with really interesting mythology. Our main character Kalinda is living and training with sisterhood, kind of like monastery. She is not in the best shape, because her life was plagued with fevers. When Rajah Tarek (ruler of the kingdom) comes looking for the hundredth wife, she gets chosen.  She is not like his other wives, she is not obedient and does what she thinks is right.  She is really strong and interesting character and I really like her. The romance in the story is really lovely too. All in all amazing book and I highly recommend it. Happy reading! Anie

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Title: Illuminae Series: The Illumiae Files #1 Number of pages: 608 Published: October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: sci-fi, ya, fiction Goodreads link:  Illuminae I was so excited to finally read it, because everyone was talking about it and everyone seems to like it. And... I wanted to love it to. I had such a hard time getting into it. The format of, whilst interesting is also really distracting. After reading about the third of it, I still had no idea what is it about. It was a struggle to finish it. It didn't really pull me in, but I can still appreciate the uniqueness. It gets a bit better after that, however it was still struggle to see what the book was really about.  It is set in future in space, where two corporation are at war for one planet. Few of the people on it can evacuate, many lives lost. There was diary entries, ship specifics, interviews, chat room inte

Deep Focus by Madisyn Monroe

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Rating:  πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š  Author: Madisyn Monroe Title: Deep Focus Series: Hot Hollywood Number of pages: 284 Published: April 2016 Genre: romance Goodreads link:   Deep Focus So... this is a romance book, featuring Scarlet, who is about to graduate from college. She is producer and trying to film her first movie. She stumbles on Oliver Tate, billionaire and very powerful man in Hollywood. The story has a lot faults, but is really enjoyable. Not the kind of book I usually read however I just flew through it. And I liked it. Light summer beach book, with a lot of romance and at times a bit unbelievable plot. I enjoyed it nonetheless. :) Happy reading! Anie

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Author: V. E. Schwab Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Series: Shades of Magic #1 Genre: fiction, fantasy, magic,  ya, romance Number of pages: 400  Published: February 2015 Goodreads link:   A Darker Shade of Magic I finally read it and I see now why everyone is talking about this author. This book is seriously so good. One of the classic fantasy novels, to be read for generation to come. A Darker Shade of Magic is fantasy story, of multiple Londons, grey, red, white and black. Some have more magic, some have only little bit. Magic in this universe is alive, black London, which had the most magic, was consumed by it, and the other had to permanently close the doors between them, in order to prevent magic from black one sipping through.  There are few people, very rare, that can open the door between them. Kell is one of them. We follow his as he travel between royalties of different Londons, carring messages and smuggling trinkets. On the other

When Vamps Bite by Nicole Zoltack

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š πŸ’š    Author:  Nicole Zoltack Title: When Vamps Bite Series:  Bedlam in Bethlehem #1 Number of pages:   275 Published:  June 2017 Genre:   paranormal,   urban fantasy, fiction Goodreads link: When Vamps Bite Clarissa is a really good cop. One night she walk home from bad and sees Vampire killing a woman. Of course no one really believes but she can't let it go. Because of the shock she get a bit distracted, something happens and she gets suspended. Then one of the vamps seeks her out. She is really bad ass and not the one to stand down. She does what ever it takes to keep her city save. I really like the story and really like her character. She is really amazing and the core of the OK.  Really rooted for her. This is the kind of urban fantasy that is really great to read and keeps you wanting more.  Happy reading! Anie

The Change by Teyla Branton

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  Author:  Teyla Branton Title:  T he Change Series: Unbounded #1 Number of pages: 358 Published:  January 2013 Genre:   paranormal,   urban fantasy Goodreads link: The Change The story start right away. Erin and her friend are in severe car crash. Her friend dies, she is badly injured, burns covering most of her body and she definitely shouldn't survive. And yet she is alive. She is kidnapped from the hospital, by two very strange people. They help her get better and tell who she really is. Even though she survived, this new life is full of danger. She must choose a side. I really like the beginning, I was instantly pulled in and really interested. It went slowly down hill after that. Not a bad book, just something was missing and I am not sure what. Happy reading! Anie

Verity by Claire Farrell

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author:  Claire Farrell Title:  Verity Series:  Cursed #1 Published:  April 2011 Genre:   paranormal,   shapeshifters, ya, fantasy, romance Goodreads link: Verity Werewolves are my at least favourite paranormal creatures, but lately I've been lucky to read few, that were actually really good. This is one of them. We follow 16 year old Perdita (love the name) as she grow, come out of her shell, fall in love and realise that not all friends are there to stay. She lives really sheltered live, with her dad and grandma. She is not allowed to do normal stuff, like other teenagers. When she finally stand up for her self, life start to slowly change. There are two new students at the school, one becomes her best friends and her brother is the guy she dreams of every night. But not all is as it seems. I really liked the book, love the story, even the romance is really cute. Happy reading! Anie

In the Blood & Beneath the Skin by R.L. Martinez || Cover reveal

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Author: R. L. Martinez Title: In the Blood & Beneath the Skin  Series: The Witchbreed Series #1 & #2 Genre: adult, fantasy Goodreads link:   The Witchbreed Series Amazon link:   The Witchbreed Series Cover reveal: Synopsis : The WITCHBREED series is a rich fantasy set in a time when magic is feared by most but harnessed by the ruthless. It follows the story of twin sisters, one witch one warrior, separated by war, but whom have a bond so powerful they will do whatever it takes to keep one another alive.

2:20 by Holly Hook

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author: Holly Hook Title: 2:20 Series: Timeless Trilogy #1 Published: January 2013 Genre: time travel, ya, fantasy, romance Goodreads link:  2:20 17 year old Julia's first memory, is appearing outside of the now foster home and nothing before that. She lives with her foster mother and foster sister. They are both really nice to her and she has quite a nice life. It's rare to find good family dynamic in ya book.  Anyhow, she wakes up from the same nightmare every night at 2:20. She has lived at this home for about a year and is asked by popular guy to a school dance. That is where all goes wrong. She learns that she is somehow in a wrong time and that there are people that are trying to fix that. I liked the book and flew through it, but at the same time I wished it was a bit.. deeper. A bit more depth to the story, and characters would make this book really amazing. Really nice light summer book. Happy reading! Anie

#10 favourite spring books

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#10 favourite books I have read this spring  in no particular order 😏: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen OMG I really like this one, I want to read it really soon. It's full of action, mysterious creatures, lovely romance... Just amazing book. Night Shift by B.B.Myers One of those books, that kept me up at night, thinking about it. What is really going on, what happened, what is real, could it really happen ? Really interesting concept, a bit of romance and mystery.  Twenty-Four Potential Children of the Prophecy by Emily Martha Sorensen One of the recent books, I've read. It's high-fantasy story with interesting setting. But the best thing about it, it is the humour. I was laughing through the entire book. :) After The Ending by Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Fairleigh Really good post-apocalyptic story. Apocalypse meets X-men. Enough said 😁 The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore Such a good book. We foll

Counting Wolves by Michael F. Steward

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author: Michael F. Stewart Title: Counting Wolves Published: August 2017  Number of pages: 166 Genre: contemporary, mental health Goodreads link:  Counting Wolves Received from NetGalley I was kind of sure this will be fairy-tale retelling, I really like those lately. It's not, it more The curious incident of the dog in the night (I really like that book:)) Main character Milly has a lot of psychological issues and is committed to the paediatrics psych ward, be her evil step mother.  She has to count, before stepping through doorway, eating, talking, otherwise the wolf will take her. She meets a lot of kids there, who all have very different issues and are a bit alike with fairy tale characters.  It is really good book to read, because it gives you inside in what it's like to fell that way, how real it fell, how it affect your life. The whole story is really sad in way, once you find out the reason behind her disease... I c

Cursed by Freya Black||book blitz

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A bit different post, from what I usually post, as this is not book review. I love supporting book, so when this amazing opportunity came across I was happy to be able to include in my blog. Also, there is a giveaway on the bottom :) So... This is a book blitz for a Cursed by Freya Black. Some book info down below: Author: Freya Black Title: Cursed Series: The Price of Magic #1 Published: June 14th 2017 Genre: urban fantasy, ya Goodreads link:   Cursed Amazon link:  Cursed Synopsys: Born of the rare and powerful Crescent bloodline, Fiona Mandrake is no ordinary witch. Because of her ability to divine the future, Fiona has visions of dark Fey who started a war between the realms that killed her parents. Fiona’s visions foretell the deaths of her coven and the destruction of the human world. But the war is not over.  Through clues her mother left behind, Fiona discovers that the Council responsible for magic is corrupt and working with the dar

Twenty-Four Potential Children of Prophecy by Emily Martha Sorensen

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author: Emily Martha Sorensen Title: Twenty-Four Potential Children of Prophecy Series: The Numbers Just Keep Getting Bigger #1 Number of Pages: 113 Published: May 2017 Genre: ya, fiction, high-fantasy Goodreads link:   Twenty-Four Potential Children of Prophecy I received the book from author in exchange for an honest review This is one of the funniest book I have ever read. It's like the PG version of Deadpool was lead in LOTR books. :) We follow Hanina, she is not very rich and work with her father at fixing and reselling stuff other people have thrown out. She is wickedly smart and  doesn't have a filter... at all. She says whatever pops to her head at any given time. It's high-fantasy story of kingdom, that is in war for 50 years with neighbouring kingdom because of gold mine. There is a lot of prophets in this kingdom, most of them fake. Future is ruled by three fates. Last prophecy claims that the female with star on h

May wrap-up

M ay was an OK reading month. I've read few amazing books, also a lot of OK ones. I've read a total of 18 books, and here they all are (A bit late😏): πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š   Sound of Sirens by Jen Minkman Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan Ravenscroft Conspiracy: A Virtual Reality Thriller by Vic Connor First year by Rachel E. Carter Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Polarity in motion by Brenda Vicars Anathema by Megg Jensen Eve of the Exceptionals by Parker Sinclair πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass   The Moorigad Dragon by Debra Kristi Pawn by Sophie Davis Protector by Joanne Wadsworth πŸ’š πŸ’š Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson The Carver by Jacob Devlin Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews Distant Dreams by Alicia Rades Captivate by Vanessa Garden

Dream me by Kathryn Berla

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Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Author: Kathryn Berla Title: Dream me Series: Standalone Published: July 2017 Number of pages: 175 Genre: sci-fi, romance, fantasy, fiction Goodreads link:  Dream Me Received from Netgalley. OMG, this book is so amazing. It is just perfection. So amazingly written. After finishing I had a bit of trouble gathering my thoughts. It is just one of those stories that stick, change you, move you. The book tells story of Babe and Zat. Babe just moved to Florida with her father, golf pro. Because of the nature of his job, they've been moving a lot. She work for the summer in the tennis shop. A lot happens. She meets people, forms friendships, even has to deal with harassment. She also writes blog about what is going on in her life. You get to know her really well. Her story is intertwined with Zat's. He is from he future, resident of dying Earth, trying to find place to live. It is like contemporary story ft. hard hit sci-fi. Just amazing. Thei

Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vicars

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Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Author: Brenda Vicars Title: Polarity in Motion Published: December 2014 Number of Pages: 255 Genre: contemporary, ya, romance Goodreads link:   Polarity in Motion I was so impressed by this book. I usually don't like contemporary novels, but this book was... just so good.  It deals with a lot of important issues, like mental health, how it affects, not just the one suffering, but also the family.  Polarity just moved to new town, with her parents, just as the school year is about to end. She is bullied a lot. Situation at home is not amazing ether, her mother has borderline personality disorder. That alone is hard for 15 year old to live with. It all get a lot worse, when one of her classmates find naked picture of her online. The picture, that she never took. She is taken away from her parents because the police suspects they had something to do with it. Nobody believes her, when she says she didn't do it. She wants to find the truth. Polari

Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey

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Rating: πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author: Audrey Grey Title: Shadow Fall Series: Shadow Fall #1 Number of pages: 302 Published: November 2016 Genre: ya, dystopia, fantasy, sci-fi Goodreads link:  Shadow Fall So this is dystopia book, where world is divided between golds, silvers and bronzes. Asteroid is flying toward earth and will kill lots and lots of people. Golds will be safe in space station, silvers underground, bronze will have to fight for few free spots.  I love the premise of the book, it is really interesting, like the books I usually love to read. But... I just couldn't connect with the books, or fell being pulled in.  I'll give it it another try after few days. Anie

Cover reveal Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green

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Cover for Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green was just relieved. Looks really spooky and eerie and I want to read it right now.😁  Lately I've picking up more book with horror as part of it. This one comes out October 10th, so just in time for Halloween. 😁 Here is the blurb:

Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

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Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š Author: Candace Robinson Title: Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault Series: Glass Vault #1 Number of pages: 242 Published: May 2017 Genre: ya, horror, fantasy Goodreads link:   Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault Received from NetGalley People in town are stating to disappear. And the the strange building appears, Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, that only some people can see.  Our main character Perrie, best friend start to work there one night and goes missing. That is when the story really starts. Perrie and August (other best friend) go on search. It is really original story, with many totally unpredictable twists and turns. It is spooky at times. Really good book Low rating because I didn't fell the chemistry with it. Wasn't being pull in or gripped by the story. Happy reading! Anie