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Only Forever by Clarissa North

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Author Clarissa North Title Only Forever Genre fantasy, romance, vampires, werewolves Published June 25th, 2018 by Wattpad Goodreads Wattpad Swoonreads Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š *read on Swoonreads Another amazing book on Swoonreads. I absolutely love Only Forever. It has vampires, boarding school, deception and a lot of ass kicking - what's not to love? :) The Demetriou School of Excellence is a fancy boarding school for vampires, more specifically for children of the coven leaders. Guarding them are Watchdogs. Watchdogs are an elite group of werewolves and dhampires, that train all the time. Their unique physical abilities give the strength and speed, an essential part of the good guard. Evelina fit neither of those categories, she classifies herself as whatever. :) Nonetheless, she is hard workers and trains were hard to one day be part of Watchdogs. When a new student, Alexander arrives, it creates quite a lot of fuss. His family is very important. He picks Evelina for

Book Magic #1

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Books are magical . (and not just the one about witches (πŸ˜ƒ)  Think back, every turning point i n my life has a book attached to it, a book that fueled the change, or was a companion in difficult times, or the stories that came along the way. The first book that comes to mind is Harry Potter. Before I read books here and there, but I wasn't an avid reader. One night I saw a trailer for the first Harry movie and was hooked. My dad bought me the first three books and I was insta-love. πŸ’šπŸ˜ƒ I devoured them. It was the first time I have fallen in love with a book, first time I was totally pulled into the bookish world. I remember re-reading the books over and over until the next one came out. And then re-reading them all over again. I haven't stopped reading ever since. I've read many stories ever since and fall in love with few, but still remember that first magical moment, when I was so engrossed in the story, that the rest of the world melted away.

Book Recommendations

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If you like magical boarding school you might like Miss Mabel's School for Girls If you like extremely cheesy/sexy/hilarious romance & guilty pleasure books you might like Wallbanger If you like best friends falling in love you might like Frigid If you like deep stories about second chances you might like Love, Cutter If you like fun & sassy Urban Fantasy you might like Three Mages & Margarita If you like angels and demons, interesting magical system & kick-ass female lead you  might like Angelbound If you like angels & dystopia you might like Angelfall If you like  unique magic, fantasy & amazing characters you might like A Darker Shade of Magic If you like unique dystopia & stand-alone books you might like Glass Arrow If you like high fantasy, magic & cool dragons you might like Eragon If you like elemental magic & sweat romances you mig

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

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Author V. E. Schwab Title Vicious Series Villains #1 Genre fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal Published September 24th by Tor Books Number of pages 366 Amazon Goodreads Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› I was surprised by how much I loved Vicious. From the first chapter on I was hooked, as I devoured the story, reality melted away. It's been a while since I was pulled into the story so fully. I loved every minute of it. The storyline is very interesting, the past and the present are intertwined. As the story progresses and the intensity increases, the flashback offered inside into why. Victor and Eli were best friends in college. They shared an interest in research about the near-death experience, adrenaline and their connection to extraordinary abilities. After their research goes experimental, it all goes terribly wrong. One ends up in prison and other on the hunt. Ten years later their paths cross again. except now they are not figting alone. The story i

The Childless Ones by Cam Rhys Lay || Promo

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Author  Cam Rhys Lay Title  The Childless Ones Published  October 9th, 2018 by Gowanus Press Received from Howling Turtle Amazon ( pre-order link) Barnes & Nobles   ( pre-order  link) Goodreads Synopsis  TWO WORLDS...TWO ALTERNATING NARRATIVES...A REALIST RELATIONSHIP DRAMA...AN EPIC FANTASY... In the "real world," we open with Jack Ampong just leaving a prostitute when he receives a phone call that his wife Sarah has been assaulted. With this incident as a jumping off point, we watch as Jack and Sarah deal with past guilt and regrets as well as their own ongoing struggles with relationships, infertility, and parenthood. In the "fantasy world"—ostensibly written by Jack—a bureaucratic Empire rules with an iron fist...an ancient sect of sorcerers have extraordinary powers but are cursed with the inability to have children... and a race of beings called the Mandrakar live lives one quarter the length of normal people,

Broken Arrow by Azaria M.J. Durant

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Author  Azaria M.J. Durant  Title  Broken Arrow  Series  Darkened Destiny Saga #1 Published July 29th, 2018 Genre fantasy, ya Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis  An ancient power long kept dormant stirs in the shadows once more as one boy embarks on a quest to earn his freedom and the freedom of his world!  Magic has turned to myth, the Vaelhyreans of old to legend and the power wielded by the ancients has long been forgotten. However, with Ealdred, a mere half-breed slave boy, myth becomes reality, the forgotten remembered, and the power of the legend is reborn within him.  Ealdred is merged into a world of mystery, brimming with deceit, where the remaining Vaelhyreans are in a desperate fight for their very survival. When Ealdred is kidnapped by the power-mongering dark lord Zeldek himself, he must make a choice; to commit his newfound magic to Zeldek’s service or die. But when he meets Bellator, c

Maiden by Teresa A. Harrison

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Author  Teresa A. Harrison  Title Maiden Series  The Lightwalker Series #1 Published October 13th, 2018 by Acorn Publishing Genre fantasy, ya Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis  Marta and Jayme are childhood friends with different beliefs. Marta dreams of becoming a healer. Jayme has been schooled by the black-coats, a group of priests who claim women are inferior, and he fears Marta is jeopardizing her eternal future. Despite a heated debate over Marta’s soul, Jayme betrays her to the priests. The consequences of this betrayal change Marta’s life forever and send Jayme on his own journey. After a brutal massacre, Marta awakens deep in the forest overcome with grief for her lost sisters, but the world will not let her rest. The tragedy has changed her. She hears the call of nature, eventually steering her toward a small cottage in the wilderness. There she learns of nature’s magic and what it means to be

The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs || Excerpt

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Author Elizabeth Isaacs Title  The Scythian Trials  Number of pages 372 Genre adult, fantasy, romance, sci-fi Published October 16th, 2018 by Vesuvian Books Goodreads Amazon Synopsis  Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge.  Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species.  Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help her heal—while pursuing her as a mate. But, Nya’s

Sweetly & Scientifically by Zephyr Everly

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Author Zephyr Everly Title Sweetly & Scientifically Number of pages 330 Genre contemporary, romance, friendship *read on Swoonreads Rating  πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Sweetly and Scientifically is one the sweetest, swooniest love stories I've ever read. ... is failing Chemistry, so her teacher advises her to get a tutor and he specifically recommends .... He is a genius and kind of an outcast in the school. At first, he refuses to help her but she doesn't give up so easily. She bangs on the door of his lair until he caves and reluctantly promises to help her. As they spend more and more time together they became friends and friendship grows into love. And it's so amazing. :) It's one of those rare stories that have such a positivity to it. I especially loved dialog between them. Favorite part of the book was strong female friendship and family relationships it was a great addition to the story. I would have loved it there was a little bit more showing - especially whe

Tall, Dark & Deadly by Kharma Kelley

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Author Kharma Kelley Title Tall, Dark & Deadly Series Agents of the Bureau #1 Number of pages 214 Published September 30th by Wicked bayou Press Genre paranormal, romance, vampires Received from NetGalley Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’› Tall, Dark & Deadly is very addictive and fast read. While I loved the plot line, the pacing is a bit of - there are parts with nonstop action and parts where story kind of drags. Chloe became a vampire about a century ago and since then she lived and worked with the worst of them. After she got caught she ends up in supernatural prison. Instead of execution, she is recruited to work with Ethan and help bring justice. Ethan has a very different personality, he works by the rules, actually, he even wrote a few himself. Even though they are very different, they are attracted to each other. They fit together well. When faced with a dangerous decision, they both put their lives on the line to save other and do what is ri

Love, Cutter by Michelle Jester

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Author Michelle Jester Title Love, Cutter Number of pages 334 Genre contemporary, na Published August 28th 2018 Goodreads Amazon Received from Xpresso Book Tours Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š CoverπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis After an attempted suicide Carter finds himself in a coma. He is able to hear the world around him, yet he can’t move. What he hears propels Carter to begin to see life in a new way, especially when one of his nurses, Kinley, shares parts of her tragic past with him. Soon, Carter realizes he is falling in love with her. Months after being transferred from the hospital, to a rehabilitation facility, he suddenly wakes up with a passion to live that he never had before and a determination to find the one person he feels may be able to help him put the pieces of his life together again. However, when he returns to the hospital, Kinley is gone and Carter must try to find her based solely on the things she shared with him while he was in a coma. Only, nothing is as

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie

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Author Annette Marie Title  Three Mages and a Margarita  Series  The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1 Published September 14th 2018 Genre new adult, urban fantasy Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig. It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview—to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right? I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they…offered me the job? It turns out this place isn’t a bar. It’s aguild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I’m exactly the kind of takes-no-shit bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good

Irish Affair by Amanda Heartley

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Author Amanda Heartley Title Irish Affair Series The Claddagh Series Number of pages 232 Published February 12th 2018 Genre romance Received from NetGalley Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’› Irish Affair is cute, steamy fast pace read, with lots of swoon worthy moment. I read it in one sitting and really enjoy it!. Amelia flies to Ireland to surprise a guy she fell in love in over the Internet, only to find out she is married. Devastated she sits in bad, where good looking guy sits next to her and just wants to talk. He is rising music star, that need a bit of piece to write new songs and she has no idea who he is. :) Even though it seem like there is no future, their felling slowly deepen.  It’s a start of lovely relationship, but there are many obstacles before happy ever after. :) Happy reading, Anie Goodreads Amazon