25.5.18

#ARCReview: FURYBORN by Claire Legrand // + #Giveaway!

FURYBORN

Author: Claire Legrand
Series: The Empirium #1
Source: eARC via Publisher
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Summary:
The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

Y'all... Y'ALL..... This book was incredible. Such a fresh, new fantasy story that I highly recommend if you, like me, LOVE fantasy novels. I will say that although this is toted as YA, it is borderline NA as there is some on page sex, but! I absolutely LOVED it. It was over 500 pages and I finished it in about 3 hours of total reading time because it hooked me right away. It was pretty much perfect.

23.5.18

Audio #Review: CALIBAN'S WAR by James S.A. Corey

CALIBAN'S WAR

Author: James S.A. Corey
Series: The Expanse #2
Source: Audiobook via Audible
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Rating: 4/5 stars

Summary:
We are not alone.

On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .

Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.
Purchase:
See my review of LEVIATHAN WAKES, book one in this series!

I listened to the audio of this one - just like I did for LEVIATHAN WAKES - so I liked how it was paced for that. I thought it was a good Science Fiction book and I am definitely going to continue the series, but I did have a couple issues with it. However, having some Grade A female, main characters was AH-MAZING. And I loved the way that the plot is all starting to fit together, especially at the end. If you're looking for a good, fast-paced, action-heavy Science Fiction book (and series!), this is the one for you!

18.5.18

Subscription Box #Review: OWLCRATE April 2018!

I love surprises and subscription boxes so I decided to buy a few different ones and then review them for you guys because why not! So you will get to see a few different subscription box reviews!

Just so everyone knows, I live in Canada, so the prices and such that I am going to talk about are in Canadian Dollars and shipping times are Canadian since they ship it out of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The OwlCrate website!


Every month. They also offer an OwlCrate Jr. box for MG and younger books if you don't get enough with the regular OwlCrate box.


Monthly: $29.99 USD
Every Three Months: $86.98 USD
Every Six Months: $167.94 USD

Plus shipping, which for me, cost $10.59 USD

I just looked at my credit card statement and it cost me $51.96 Canadian. Which is a BIT expensive for me but I am making money now so it's all good.

17.5.18

#BlogTour: NOTHING HAPPENED by Molly Booth // #Excerpt + #Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

NOTHING HAPPENED by Molly Booth!

I have an excerpt from the book plus a giveaway for a copy of the book! I hope you check out this retelling of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. So let's learn more about the book...


NOTHING HAPPENED

Author: Molly Booth
Series: N/A
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: May 15, 2018

Summary:

This modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing takes place at the idyllic Camp Dogberry, where sisters Bee and Hana Leonato have grown up. Their parents own the place, and every summer they look forward to leading little campers in crafts, swimming in the lake, playing games of capture the flag and sproutball, and of course, the legendary counselor parties.

This year, the camp drama isn’t just on the improv stage. Bee and longtime counselor Ben have a will-they-or-won’t-they romance that’s complicated by events that happened—or didn’t happen—last summer. Meanwhile, Hana is falling hard for the kind but insecure Claudia, putting them both in the crosshairs of resident troublemaker John, who spreads a vicious rumor that could tear them apart.


As the counselors juggle their camp responsibilities with simmering drama that comes to a head at the Fourth of July sparkler party, they’ll have to swallow their pride and find the courage to untangle the truth, whether it leads to heartbreak or happily ever after.

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“BEE, THAT WAS A little harsh,” Margo said, once Ben had ducked out. “Can’t you two bury whatever this fight is already? Have you even tried?”

“We’re not in a fight,” I retorted. “And I have to help with some food stuff. I’ll see you in an hour?”

“Sure, darlin’.” She shook her head, kissed my cheek, and grabbed Hana.