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Waiting On Wednesday – July 14, 2021

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.


Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

This week I am waiting on the release of A Swift and Savage Tide by Chloe Neill.

I did enjoy book 1 – it was nearly a 5 star read! But to be honest, despite how highly action-packed the story was there weren’t any real challenges, failures, or setbacks for the main characters. So while I’m looking forward to reading A Swift and Savage Tide – one of my most anticipated 2021 sequels – I do have some minor apprehension.

I love Kit and that she’s a young, female Captain of her own ship in service to an equally strong Queendom in a male dominated world. Kit and Rian are so cute together. The slow burn of their romance is building exquisitely.

A Swift and Savage Tide is set to be released November 30, 2021.

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ABOUT: Captain Kit Brightling is Aligned to the magic of the sea, which makes her an invaluable asset to the Saxon Isles and its monarch, Queen Charlotte. The Isles and its allies will need every advantage they can get: Gerard Rousseau, the former Gallic emperor and scourge of the Continent, has escaped his island prison to renew his quest for control of the Continent.

Gerard has no qualms about using dangerous magic to support his ambitions, so Kit and the crew of her ship, the Diana, are the natural choice to find him—and help stop him. Sparks fly when Kit’s path unexpectedly crosses with that of the dashing and handsome Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, who’s working undercover on the Continent in his own efforts to stop Gerard. But he’s not the only person Kit is surprised to see. An old enemy has arisen, and the power he’ll wield on Gerard’s behalf is beautiful and terrible. Sparks will fly and sails will flutter as Kit and crew are cast onto the seas of adventure to fight for queen and country.


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Me + Free Kindle Books = Happy Bookworm 😄📚💙

Happy Sunday, Bookworms!

I found some great books to add to my tbr that I am super excited about, especially since they were all free Kindle books.

Last week I was scrolling through bookstagram and an author I followed posted that one of her books was free, so of course I headed straight to Amazon and bought it. Honestly, I meant to buy just that one book but then things quickly snowballed and I hauled away with 8. 😂

This haul includes fantasy, fantasy romance, and paranormal romances. A bonus was all of the absolutely gorgeous covers that are cover buy worthy.

I am one happy bookworm! 😊

Soulforge by Brian Zeeff

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In a quest for truth, two reluctant heroes reignite an ancient war, and discover a threat that may destroy all magic.

Five years after a mysterious explosion killed their fathers, Lord Draxian Kalenthos reunites with his lifelong friend, Prince Arros Nemendes, to discover the ‘real’ truth behind the tragic accident. However, when their search leads to the discovery of a portal to another world, hidden amongst an ancient ruin, reality disintegrates around them, transporting them from the peaceful, magic-fearing land of Ellandor, to the land of Kohr – a world without sun, and the nexus of all magic.

They must quickly learn to survive in a world pulled partially into the Realm of Shadow by a fallen god, and corrupted by the insidious touch of the Spirit Realm. They join forces with two deadly Hunters, a Blade Master of legendary skill, and Kyreena, an escaped slave with an unknown past. As the group navigates the horrors spawned by Kohr’s violent red storms, Draxian and Arros uncover dormant powers within themselves and the disturbing realization of their true destiny.

 

Prince of Desire by Donna Grant

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Lucian, a prince of a secret kingdom, must find his mate and return with her to Drahcir before time runs out. He’s unprepared for Isabelle and the insatiable appetite he has for her. But will the passion they feel be enough to convince her to venture to a hidden kingdom where magic is a way of life?

Isabelle has resigned herself to her life until a fascinating, devilishly handsome Lucian walks into her life. He shows her desire and adventure that shakes the foundations of her world. She can’t live without him, but can she give up the life she knows for one she can’t begin to imagine?

 

Love and Danger (box set)

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TEN dangerous books from bestselling suspense authors fill this limited-time boxed set! If you love powerful heroes and strong heroines, this one’s for you…

BOOKS INCLUDED:

The Defender by Donna Grant
Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale
Rescuing Emily by Susan Stoker
A Single Glance A Single Glance by Willow Winters
Bounty by Elise Sax
Resurrection by Katie Reus
Mr. Pink by TS Layne
Black List by Lynn Raye Harris
Dark Mafia Prince by Annika Martin
Diamond in the Rough by Skye Warren

LOVE AND DANGER will only be available for one month (February 2021).

 

Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade

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You think it’s safe to walk alone at night. It’s not.

You think the only threat is other humans. It’s not.

Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real.

And I’m about to become one of them.

My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there’s a way to save her. There’s something the princes of hell want more than my mother.

Me.

So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live.

I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn’t expect beauty. I didn’t expect magic.

I didn’t expect love.

But the princes are keeping secrets from me.

Secrets that could shatter everything.

 

Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss

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The lines between illusion and reality blur as a dark romance brews between two unlikely soulmates…

Stas isn’t your average human. She can bend others to her will, a psychic talent she’s kept hidden since the brutal murder of her parents.

Issac isn’t human at all. He’s an immortal masquerading as one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors while secretly seeking revenge against a former ally.

A fateful meeting ends in a seductive proposition. As their lives intertwine, secrets are exposed and passion ignites. It’s a bond built to last a lifetime, if they’re willing to risk everything to protect it.

 

Kiss of a Dragon by Alisa Woods

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LUCIAN
I am a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke… and I am dying.
Five hundred years is truly enough for a man like me. A monster. Yet a ten-thousand-year treaty will die with me, if I don’t spawn a dragonling to take my place. My two brothers are no use in this task. It falls to me, the eldest by a hair’s breadth, and yet, I cannot face the horror of another sealing. Another death. Another woman’s blood on my hands.

ARABELLA
I was saved from death in a dark Seattle alley by an impossibly beautiful man who swooped in on golden wings. Now he’s taken me to his lair, opened my eyes to a world of immortals I didn’t know existed, and given me an impossible task—find him a mate. Then, and only then, will he set me free.

He needs her more than he wants; she wants him more than she should; and the fate of both the mortal and immortal worlds depends on not just repairing their hearts, but finding a Love that’s True…

 

Charm by J.A. Armitage

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You think you know the story of Cinderella… The kingdom needs an heir and Princess Charmaine is quite aware that the job rests solely upon her shoulders. When her elder sister dies, Charmaine has to take her place at the ball designed to find her a husband. With a hundred men to choose between and her wedding planned, all she has to do is pick one. But love can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places and at the most inconvenient of times. Cynder knows about the impending war between the people of magic and those of his masters, but working as an underpaid servant in the palace kitchens leaves him with little power to do anything about it. On one hand, he’s a staunch supporter of equal rights for his own kind, but he can’t deny the attraction he feels for the daughter of the king and queen he works for. When the two meet, sparks fly and not just the magical kind… Charm is the first in the Reverse Fairytale series by USA Today bestselling author J.A.Armitage. Take everything you think you know about fairytales and turn it on its head.

 

Ruins on Stone Hill by F.P. Spirit

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What do you get when you mix a novice wizard, a reckless warrior, a sharp-tongued thief, & a saintly cleric? Swords, sorcery, & sarcasm.

Glolindir thought he knew all about magic until he came face to face with his very first monster. He only survived thanks to his new friends: a gallant warrior as talented as he is reckless, a mysterious halfling whose knives are nearly as sharp as his tongue, and a saintly gnome whose very touch can heal.

Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of their troubles. Strange things have been happening around the little town of Ravenford. Before they know it, they are up to their necks in monsters and worse.

From eerie ruins to underground caves to a ghostly forest devoid of life, they encounter the forces of darkness. Can they overcome their faults and work together to save the town, or will they die trying?

Enter a world of magic and adventure in this fun tale of heroes in the making.


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Waiting On Wednesday – 2/24/21

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.


Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

I am beyond exciting for my #1 most anticipated releases of 2021: Fairytales from Verania by TJ Klune (Tales From Verania 4.5).

This new title is a short story collection. The cover art by Reese Dante is so gorgeous! 💚 I’m predicting another 5-star read with all the awesomeness, humor, and heart that comes with any Klune book.

Fairytales from Verania is set to be released April 27, 2021.

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ABOUT: New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you back to the land of Verania in a new collection of short stories starring the beloved characters from the Tales of Verania series.

In the opening story—The Unicorn in the Tower—Gary is a princess trapped in a stone tower by the evil Lady Tina DeSilva, who plans on sacrificing him on the first full moon after his eighteenth birthday. With help from his friends—a bird named Tiggy and a mangy weasel called Sam—Gary interviews potential suitors to rescue him and love him above all others, as he so rightly deserves.

The Unicorn in the Tower is followed by Sam and the Beanstalk, wherein a poor farm boy exchanges his family’s bull for magical beans and the promise of treasure in the sky. But when he climbs the beanstalk, Sam finds things are not as he expected them to be.

The Good Boy sees Todd and his immaculate ears taking center stage. When Todd’s father dies, he leaves his son in the care of his evil stepmother and two stepsiblings who live to make Todd’s life a living hell. It’s not until the household receives an invitation to attend a ball for the mysterious Sir that Todd begins to wish for a life beyond what he knows.

David’s Dragon, the final—and only canonical—tale, is set a thousand years before the rise of the Dark wizard Myrin. It begins simply: a lonely boy in a small village befriends a dragon. What follows is a story of love and sacrifice, hope and heartbreak, and what it means to earn your place amongst the stars.

Welcome back to Verania. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

 

I already adore this book because it takes us back into the wondrous world of one of my all-time favorite series, Tales From Verania. 😊

Interested in learning more? Below are my reviews for the whole series:

The Lightning-Struck Heart (#1)
A Destiny of Dragons (#2)
The Consumption of Magic (#3)
A Wish Upon the Stars (#4)


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Book Review: Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein

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Genre: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Series: Angel of Elysium #2
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: In ninety-two days, the feathered appendages that link me to the people I loathe finally come off. Dear, winglets, you will not be missed.

Celeste has spent the last four years building a life outside of angelic guilds—parties, check—pursuing human ambitions instead of celestial ones—college, check—and shedding feathers across Parisian cobblestones and more recently New York sidewalks—speaking her mind, always check.

She swore off angels, but the death of the woman who took her in the night Leigh died brings them soaring back into her life . . . and not just any angel but the most detestable one, the one complicit in Leigh’s death—Seraph Asher.

Although Celeste tells the archangel to feather off, the unreasonably pretty and obstinate man doesn’t leave her alone. He returns and insists she complete her wings. When she asks him for one good reason to do so, he gives her an unbeatable one: what he did with Leigh’s soul.

Asher never meant to share his damning secret, but he knows it’s the only way to save Celeste—the rebellious Fletching he can’t get out of his head . . . or heart.

 

My Review: Olivia Wildenstein never fails to wow me with her intricate plots, memorable characters, and fiery romances. Celestial was everything I hoped it would be: a skillfully written story that’s spellbinding and endearing, a one-two punch in the feels.

Celestial is a story of loss and grief, compassion and love, acceptance and redemption.

Celeste has changed a lot since the tragic events four years ago in book 1. She has made a life for herself in the human world that she loves, rejecting her angelic background, obtaining her feathers, and the oppressive class system she grew up in as a scorned hybrid. I love Celeste’s character a lot. She’s tough but carefree and won’t take crap from anyone. She’s such a good person even if she doesn’t believe so anymore. She is still heartbroken over Leigh and feeling responsible for her part in the untimely death of the only person to ever treat Celeste as an equal.

I was unsure about Asher at the start because – like Celeste – I still felt upset over the role he played in Jarod and Leigh’s tragic demise. Even after a certain thing he did I was skeptical, worried he may have ulterior motives. I grew to love his character as well after the first big reveal. He’s very possessive and overbearing as he “helps” (in his own way) Celeste try to finish her wings.

I was sad for much of the story because I was still vicariously grieving through Celeste and worried about her overall happiness. I wished for more for her, for her and Asher, for her place in both the angel guilds and human world. But in the back of my mind I knew Celeste was more than capable of tackling the conflicts happening, especially with Asher and other allies by her side. The story is one big, beautiful, emotional rollercoaster. The path to redemption and reclamation of self-worth was fraught with obstacles, which made for a thrilling, absorbing read.

Celestial was full of surprises with threats lurking at every turn. The chapters felt short – I flew through all 69 + epilogue of them. It made for a good fast-paced read, each chapter packed with action, tension and meaning. Change hung heavy in the background as issues of class and archaic systems were brought up.

The romance was so good and super sweet once the ball really got going. Both Asher and Celeste are stubborn people with big personalities and even bigger hearts. As strong and confident as they are on the outside, inside they have insecurities and fears just like anyone else. Feelings they don’t often get to express. There were a lot of funny Celeste-Asher moments as their relationship developed.

I almost cried at the end throughout the falling action (in the last book I couldn’t stop crying). This story is just told so well and the ending left me feeling happy and hopeful.

Celestial delivers a worthwhile story that will enthrall and move readers. The Angels of Elysium series just keeps getting better and better with each beautifully written page that’s crafted.


More by Olivia Wildenstein

Angels of Elysium
Feather (#1)

The Boulder Wolves
A Pack of Blood and Lies (#1)
A Pack of Vows and Tears (#2)
A Pack of Love and Hate (#3)

The Quatrefoil Chronicles
*co-authored with Katie Hayoz*
Of Wicked Blood (#1)

The Lost Clan
Rose Petal Graves (#1)

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[January 2021] Book of the Month: The Awakening by Nora Roberts

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Title: The Awakening
Series: The Dragon Heart Legacy #1
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Recommended?: Yes

Goodreads Summary: In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own…

When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.

This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny…

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Book Review: The Awakening by Nora Roberts

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Genre: Fantasy Romance
Series: The Dragon Heart Legacy #1
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Favorite Quotes: “…be who you are and the hell with the rest.”
“You are what you are, Breen Siobhan. What you do is for you to say.”

ABOUT: In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own…

When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.

This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny…

 

My Review: This was an incredible magical first book of a trilogy. In The Awakening, Nora Roberts takes everything you could ever love about fantasy to new romantic heights. My first Nora Roberts book was enchanting and I’m left utterly wanting more!

Roberts paints a beautifully vivid picture of Ireland’s breathtaking landscapes. I fell in love with the otherworldly places Breen ventures to. I loved the lgbtq+ neighborhood in Philadelphia where Breen lives – you could really feel how at home Breen felt there compared to the home she grew up in. The whole book was skillfully written.

I love Breen and could connect with her feelings of inadequacy and deep yearning to find herself. I enjoyed getting to know the Real Breen and couldn’t help but revel in her joy and sympathize with her sadness. I found myself on more than one occasion inspired by her passions and drive. And I absolutely adore her found friends/family of Marco, Sally and Derrick.

The alluring realm of Talamh is a simple and practical place. I kind of wished to live in the same warm solace the denizens of Talamh enjoy every day too. It’s full of magical creatures of all kinds and exists much differently than past books I’ve read involving fey, which I liked.

This was a very extensive opening with a lot of world building and character growth enclosed with a gorgeous cover. The Awakening really set the stage for more magic and wonder, for Breen to truly be tested and come into her destiny.

Breen must find a balance between love, family and duty to truly find her place in the world. I wish I could read book 2 now because The Awakening was a superb story and feelings.

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[December 2020] Book of the Month: Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland

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TitleStar of the Morning
Series: A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms #1
Author: Lynn Kurland
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Berkley
Recommended?: Yes

Goodreads Summary: Darkness covers the north, since the black mage has begun his assault on the kingdom of Neroche. Legend has it that only the two magical swords held by Neroche’s king can defeat the mage. Now the fate of the Nine Kingdoms rests in the hands of a woman destined to wield one of those blades…

In this land of dragons and mages, warrior maids and magical swords, nothing is as it seems. And Morgan will find that the magic in her blood brings her troubles she cannot face with a sword-and a love more powerful than she has ever imagined.

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Last Book Haul of 2020!!!

Sad but true. I present my last book haul of this year. I have more than enough books at the moment to occupy my time for the next several months. There are also certain books I want/need to read before the end of the 2020.

Here is the lovely book mail/haul I received this month:

 

Let’s begin with the manga. I bought more volumes of Snow White with the Red Hair and Yona of the Dawn.

Snow White with the Red Hair is one of the sweetest romance anime and one of my favorite all-time anime. I love all the characters who are each very likable in their own way. The manga is just as good with all the feels.

Here’s the synopsis (from vol. 1):

Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! Unwilling to become the prince’s possession, she seeks shelter in the woods of the neighboring kingdom, where she gains an unlikely ally—the prince of that kingdom! He rescues her from her plight, and thus begins the love story between a lovestruck prince and an unusual herbalist.

And you can read my review of volumes 1 & 2 here.

 

Yona of the Dawn is another great anime I love but there was virtual no ending. So far the manga has been amazing and I can’t wait to continue this wonderful fantasy story.

About this manga series:

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father’s murder!

Yona reels from the shock of witnessing a loved one’s murder and having to fight for her life. With Hak’s help, she flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy’s forces. But where will this displaced princess go when all the paths before her are uncertain?

I’ve rated this series overall (up to vol. 6) a strong 4 stars.

 

And finally we have the highly anticipated and concluding book to the Dark Kings series, Inferno, book 18!

I am ready to fall head over heels in love with Constantine’s (the King of Dragon Kings) story.

Here’s the goosebumps-inducing synopsis for Inferno:

I knew what I wanted. And nothing was going to stop me.

King of Dragon Kings. Driven, ruthless, shrewd. The weight of survival for Constantine and his brethren has pushed him to set aside his own yearnings—for now. He’s the most powerful of all Dragon Kings, and Con will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who dares to threaten his existence.

For years, Con has hidden his pain—his desperation—for there is one smoldering beauty that he craves above all else, even if he feels he doesn’t deserve her. However, his enemies are at every corner. There is no one left to trust. But none of that matters anymore: There is only one thing that Con wants. With this one woman by his side, he can fight for the freedom of his fellow men-in-arms. All Con has to do is get her to surrender her heart…and be his for all time.

When I first discovered the author’s books I (whoops!) started in the midst of things, so I’ve only read the two books prior. But it wasn’t hard for me to immerse myself the world the author created or get hooked by the story and characters.

Dragon shifters are the best!

If you’d like, here are my reviews of Fever (book 16) and Flame (book 17); all spoiler free. I really love Donna Grant’s books and would recommend her books to anyone who loves dragons, fierce heroines and paranormal romances.

That’s all for today! Until next time!


Have you received any book mail recently? Are there any more books you’re hoping to get this year?


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ARC Review: Entangled Secrets by Pat Esden

Thank you to Lyrical Press (Kensington Books) and NetGalley for the e-ARC to read and review! Entangled Secrets goes on sale July 7, 2020.

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Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Romance
Series: Northern Circle Coven #3
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: The Northern Circle coven’s future is in question once again. But this time, hearts and souls are on the line, making the stakes higher, the magic more crucial, and the battle more fateful than ever before . . .

Pregnant and alone at twenty-one, Chandler Parrish sought refuge within the Northern Circle coven’s secluded complex. Never revealing the identity of her child’s father, Chandler has raised her now eight-year-old son, Peregrine, in peace, and used her talent as an artist and welder to become a renowned metal sculptor. But her world is shaken to the core when Peregrine shows signs of natural faerie sight—a rare and dangerous gift to see through faerie glamour and disguises that could only have come from his father’s genes. Worse yet, the boy has seen a monstrous faerie creature trailing Lionel Parker, a magic-obsessed journalist determined to expose the witching world.

But the very man who threatens the witches’ anonymity may also be key to healing Chandler’s long broken heart. As dangerous desires and shocking secrets entangle, new faerie threats and demonic foes close in on the coven and High Council. Loyalties will be tested. Fierce magics will be called upon. And Chandler will have to face her past to save all she holds dear: her coven, her child—and perhaps even her own soul.

 

My Review: I liked this book more than I thought I would and was pleasantly surprised while reading. I hadn’t read the previous two books but I was able to understand the world, the witches, the magic, and all else the author imagined with no problem.

What drew me to requesting this title was that it involved witches in a primary role, something I’ve been looking for in books for a while. But I also loved all the other magical beings involved too, like the fae.

I liked Chandler’s character. She is a strong mama dragon who will protect her baby boy, Peregrine (who is just the cutest!), at all costs. It’s so cool how she creates artistic pieces with metal and magic. Her romance with Lionel is very slow and sweet and satisfying. They mesh well together and have a lot in common, like artsy stuff.

The first half of the book was a bit slow but good as they all tried to figure out the best course of action for their coven’s well-being and more. The second half was part heist-like events part action and chaos. It was super tensed but I loved every bit of it. Very enthralling.

I did not expect all of those plot twists oh my goodness! Wow! And it all came full circle with implications that this may only be the beginning of something bigger and more dangerous for the Northern Circle Coven.

This was a quick read but entertaining read. I hope there’s another book because I really want to know what happens next!

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Waiting On Wednesday – 11/20/19

Welcome to another Waiting On Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.

This Wednesday I am waiting on The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. It’s expected publication is March 17, 2020.

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ABOUT: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvernboo, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.