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Blood Awakening by Miranda Nichols

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Rating 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author Miranda Nichols Title Blood Awakening Series Immortal Sleepers Series Book One Published 29th January 2018 Genre fantasy, supernatural, romance Number of pages 256 Goodreads Amazon Received from  Bewitching Book Tours Synopsys A war has been brewing in the shadows. Kaelyn Hamblin never felt particularly extraordinary, growing up in a strong Irish household in the heart of Boston for most of her young life. Her humdrum routine remained markedly unchanged for longer than she cared to remember; until that day. The day when a beautiful stranger drifted into her hole-in-the-wall bookshop and changed her life forever. Tyrian knew from the moment he locked eyes on her that she was the one. His one. The singular being within all of time and space that was made for him and him alone. His world was not one of niceties and pretty things; bringing her into it would be dangerous. But he would protect her. He had to. After all, it was foretold.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Rating 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author Victoria Aveyard Title Red Queen Series Red Queen #1 Genre ya, dystopia, fantasy, romance Number of pages 383 Goodreads Amazon Re-reading Red Queen I remembered why I loved it so much in the first place. It's just such a good book. The World is divided in Silver and Red. People with Silver blood have superpowers and they basically rule the world. Those with red blood, must work for them and obey their rules. They have very hard life, with little options. Most of them end up soldiers, fighting Silver's war. Mare is trying to steal enough money to save her friend from army. She steal from a wrong guy, but instead of reporting her, he gets her job in the palace. On her first day she falls to her death, only to discover her powers. Mare is red with power like Silver. It's unheard of, so the Queen tries to hide her in plain sight, making her a lost Silver. I love the world created and the structure of it (Red/Silver), it very in

Saving Me by Sadie Allen

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Rating 💚  💚  💚  💚  💚   Author Sadie Allen Title Saving Me Genre contemporary, romance Published February 22nd 2018 Goodreads  Received from Author I'm having really good reading year, every book I've read so far is better than the previous. Saving Me might just be my favourite contemporary book ever, definitely top 5. :)  Ally is living perfect life, on the outside. She is star of track team, one of the most popular girls in school with a lot of friends.  Reality is far from perfect. She lives in very controlling household. Everything is picked for her, her clothes, friends, training schedule, food she may or may not eat and training schedule. Down to every little aspect of her life. She has no say in anything. that kind of life could bring anyone to its knees. After she hurts her leg and can't run anymore, she decides to end it all.  There are people that come in you life and the right moment. And Sterling is one of those people for Ally. He helps her

From Geek To Greek Billionaire by Gloria Silk

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Rating 💚 💚 💚  💚   Author Gloria Silk Title  From Geek To Greek Billionaire Genre Romance Number of pages 173 Published December 1st 2017 by Creative Hummingbird Results Goodreads Amazon Received from Xpresso Book Tours From Geek To Greek Billionaire is about love, breast cancer, how disease affect relationships, forgiveness, strength and growth. Nine and a half years ago Olivia and Alexander feel in love during one summer. They were working together on charity gala, sparks flew and they ended up together in linen closet, each others first loves. After misunderstanding he runs away to Greece.  Now Olivia is renovating her BF Maria's grandmother's beach house. During the renovation she bumps into Alexander, who is know Maria's brother-in-law. He wants her back and will do what ever it takes to make her trust him. I just wish there was a bit more, a bit more story and bit more about characters, I wanted to know them a bit more. However, it made me fee

Memento by Mathieu Reynes

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 Author: Mathieu Reynes Title: Memento Series: Harmony #1 Genre: comic book, ya Published: June 2016 by Europe Comics Goodreads:  Memento Amazon: Harmony - Volume 1 - Memento (affiliate link) Received from NetGalley Harmony wakes up in strangers basement, without any memory. The is a guy that sees to take care of her and voices she hears in her head. Soon she discovers she has hidden talents. I love the art work, its just so beautiful. The story on the other hand was a bit lacking. I wish there was more, more about Harmony, more about the guy, more  about her powers. Still, compelling enough to keep me wondering what will happen next. Happy reading, Anie

Don't Rush Me by Jackie May

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Rating 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author Jackie May Title Don't Rush Me Series Nora Jacobs #1 Genre urban fantasy, supernatural, paranormal Number of pages 286 Published January 25th 2018 by Bluefields Goodreads Amazon Received from NetGalley It's one of those book, you can't put down until you are finished. I read it in one sitting. The writing style, the characters, supernaturals, plot twists... I love everything about it. It's the ultimate urban fantasy book. :) Nora grew up in foster system, suffering form abuse from man, time and time again. She has trouble connecting with people and forming relationships because of it. There something special about Nora, she can read anyone mind, just by touch and get feelings of premonition. One day, going home form work, she gets that feeling, that something bad will happen. Walking home, she is stopped by her neighbour, who can't take no for an answer. By touching him, she knows what he plans to do to her, so

Sworn to Transfer by Terah Edun

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Rating 💚 💚 💚 Author  Terah Edun Title  Sworn to Transfer Series  Courtlight #2 Number of pages  255 Published  January 1st 2013 Genre  high-fantasy, ya, magic Goodreads   Sworn to Transfer is second book in Courtlight series. What she did for the Prince has backfired in a way, she is more than one kill list. The is something horrible going on in The Ameles Forest, people and other creatures are dying. I have to say, I liked the first one a bit more. There was a lot more interaction with Sebastia n, here there was very little. I loved their banter, but now it feels like th e friendship is dissolving. The is a lot going on in the book, a lot happens and there is a lot left unanswered. Happy reading, Anie

The Pitiful Human-Lizard Vol 1: Far From Legendary

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Rating 💚 💚 💚 Author  Jason Loo Title  The Pitiful Human-Lizard Vol 1: Far From Legendary Genre  comic book Number of pages  160 Published  January 1st 2014 Goodreads   Amazon   Received from NetGalley Lucas Barrett works in office by day and tries to be superhero by night, wearing his father costume. He is almost out of money so he volunteers for a pharmaceutical company's new painkiller. Pill leaves him with actual super powers, he can heal anything, even severed limb.  The story and the illustrations is are OK, but nothing really stood out for me. Happy reading, Anie

The Girl Without Magic by Megan O'Russell

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Rating 💚  💚  💚  💚 Author  Megan O'Russell Title  The Girl Without Magic  Series  The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, #1 Published  January 9th 2018 by Curiosity Quills Press Genre  paranormal, ya, magic Number of pages  231 Goodreads Amazon  Received from Xpresso book tours Synopsis Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn’t through with her. Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren’s Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay.  The time for the Siren’s reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way.  Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm

Maybe Never by Sadie Allen

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author: Sadie Allen Title: Maybe Never Genre: contemporary, romance, ya Published: February 21st 2017 by Sadie Allen Goodreads:  Maybe Never Amazon: Maybe Never (affiliate link) Received from NetGalley Maybe Never is beautiful contemporary romance about two people, who have it really rough. Judd Jackson went from having it all. He was the most popular guy, with friends, hot girlfriend, and scholarship to college. After his father came out as transgender, he became the most bullied guy in the school. His mom turn to alcohol and he is left alone with his anger. Through all the bulling no one stood up for him, accept form . Sunny is daughter of local drunk. Since her grana died, she lives alone in the trailer, working every day after school. She has an amazing hearth. When Judd ex-girlfriends is mean to him, she has to say something, no matter the consequences. It seem that the whole world is against them. But all is not lost. There is such a beautiful

Graceling by Kristen Cashore

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author: Kristen Cashore Title: Graceling Series: Graceling Realm #1 Genre: high-fantasy, magic, ya, fiction Number of pages: 471 Published: October 1st 2008 by Harcourt Goodreads:  Graceling Amazon: Graceling: 1 (affiliate link) It's one of those stories, that stay with you. I love this one. First time I read it was just OK, I wanted to read it again and second time I fell in love :). I love the setting of the story, the kingdoms, all the political intrigue. And I am big fan of interesting magic system, this book definitely has one. Some children are born with different colour eyes, those have special talent or magical power-grace. Katsa discovered her, when guy tried to touch her inappropriately and she killed him, at the age of 8. Since then she learned to control her Grace and was regularly used by her king (and uncle) to scare people into obeying him. In the way of defiance, she formed a council that operated apart from politics, in order

The Prince by Jillian Dodd

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author: Jillian Dodd Title: The Prince Series: Spy Girl #1 Genre: romance, spy thriller, na Published: April 12th Number of pages: 205 Goodreads:  The Prince Amazon: The Prince: Volume 1 (Spy Girl) (affiliate link) I didn't expect to like The Prince as much as I did. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I've read in little under two hours and I enjoyed every minute of it. 18 year old agent in training just received first mission, little before graduating. She is very excited and ready to go. She and her partner will pose as newly discovered brother and sister, to the recently deceased millionaire.  Her mission is to protect Prince of Montrovia from assassination and figure out who is behind it. She has to get close to a lot of people, to establish her cover, but she didn't expect to get close emotionally.  I loved read it, kind of like guilty pleasure book. :) I had feeling I was reading old fashion Bond movie, wit

August Fortress by Andrea Pearson

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author: Andrea Pearson Title: August Fortress Series: Kilenya Chronicles Book 3 Genre: magic, fantasy Published: November 1st 2017 Number of pages: 274 Goodreads:  August Fortress Amazon: August Fortress (Kilenya Chronicles Book 3) (affiliate link) Received from Author I almost DNF the book third way in. It was a bit different, than first two book and I had to take a break. I still came back to it, I wanted to know what happens next to Jacob :). The book picks up after first half and is back to awesomeness.  Jacob has to rescue Shiengols from August Fortress. There is a lot changing in his life, Jacob grows up a lot in the story. His magical powers are developing and he has more on his plate every day. There were some things I didn't like in it.  Like his family. They seem to have very good relationship, but I had a feeling all through the book, that a lot gets pushed on him. He is suppose to do a lot and be a lot, like he has to do ev

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

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Rating: 💚  💚  💚  💚  💚 Author: Maria V. Snyder Title: Poison Study Series: Poison Study #1 Number of pages: 409 Published: October 1st 2005 Genre: fantasy, ya, fiction, magic Goodreads:  Poison Study Amazon: Poison Study (The Study Trilogy - Book 1) of Maria V. Snyder on 22 December 2011 (affiliate link) Yelena is about to be executed for murder. Before she dies, she is taken to Commander's master spy. He offers her a second chance, to become Commander's food taster. The training is demanding and possibly deadly. Valek (master spy) makes her taste almost every poison, so she will be able to taste it in food. One of the first ones is Butterfly's Dust, deadly poison, that leaves her unconscious for three days.  Her former "master" is out to kill her, because she murdered his son and Commander is acting strange. There are conspiracies happening left and right and sometimes she isn't sure who to trust. I love the whole s

Up From The Deep by Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 💚 Author: Ray Fawkes, Soo Lee Title: Up From The Deep Series: Fantomah #1 Genre: comic book, crime, superheroes Number of pages: 112 Published: February 2018 by Chapterhouse Goodreads: Up From The Deep Received from NetGalley Paz takes care of her little twin sisters a lot, dad is often unreachable. When the sisters go missing she does everything in order to find them. She find her self in the middle of gang business and almost dies. But instead of dying, she becomes Fantomah. Up From The Deep is the first Comic Book I've ever read and I liked it. :) The art work is beautiful and the story interesting. I wish there was more about the Fantomah itself and the way her power works, but might come in future Comic Books :). Happy reading, Anie

Daughter of the Red Dawn by Alicia Michaels

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Rating: 💚 💚 Author: Alicia Michaels Title: Daughter of the Red Dawn Series: The Lost Kingdom of Fallada #1 Number of pages: 330 Published: September 16th 2012 by Anchor Group Publishing Genre: ya, shapeshifters, fantasy Goodreads:  Daughter of the Red Dawn Amazon: Daughter of the Red Dawn: A Young Adult Fantasy Romance (The Lost Kingdom of Fallada Book 1) (Affiliate link) Selena is living with her grandmother in small town. She look like any other girl on the outside, but she knows she is different. When no one sees she run as fast as the wind. One day she meet Titus, handsome stranger that follows her around. She is attracted and scared of him at the same time. There is a good reason for that. He is there to kill her. When brothers Grimm come to save her, she finds out she is one of the seven lost princess of Fallada. Evil Queen is planning on enslaving human world and they must stop her. I like the idea behind the story, it quite interesting. What I didn't

The Black Masquerade by Andrea Pearson

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Rating: 💚 💚 💚 Author: Andrea Pearson Title: The Black Masquerade Series: Koven Chronicles #2 Genre: urban fantasy, magic, romance Published: December 22nd 2017 Goodreads:  The Black Masquerade Amazon:  The Black Masquerade (Koven Chronicles Book 2) (affiliate link) Received from Author The Black Masquerade is second book in Koven Chronicles ( The Shade Amulet being the first one ). We follow Lizzy as she tries to figure out what Shade Amulet, what to do next and her complicated life. Just as she thinks life will slow down, Angelo (the ghost) gives her just few days to return effigy back to where it came from. She is on really tight schedule to take it back. On top of all that Shade Amulet in not "talking" to her and helping her the way it should. The story is very fast paced, there is non stop action and a lot going on. So I definitely wasn't bored, I read it in one sitting. However I kind of wished, it would slow down at times, give me a bit more dep

New year of reading

As the new year stars and I see everyone talking about reading goals and book challenges, it just doesn't struck a chord with me. It sound too much like a chore. Reading and talking about books is wonderful escape from ugly in the world, to run off in amazing worlds full of magic and power and love gives me hope. Hope that there is still something to look forward, something good left . So for the new year, I want to read... a lot. I want to fall in love with amazing characters and worlds. I want to read way less just OK books, those are the most discouraging. And, I want you finish the story I set out to write. It's time. To you, I wish your year will be filled with amazing books and happiness. Happy new year! Anie