Thursday, 15 December 2016

Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

*Warning: This review will include a lot of capital letters and exclamation signs, because I’m still not over that ending.*

I don't even know what to say. This book. THIS BOOK! I won't even try to write a review right now, because I will just yell (aka use capital letters and lots of exclamation signs) if I were to express my feelings right now. My heart is absolutely broken. I am so scared of the last book (THE LAST BOOK!!!).
Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My rating: Why, why, WHY cant I give it more than 5 hearts?
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: September 6th 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
SynopsisThe long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 12 December 2016

Review: Fire in You (Wait for You #6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The perfect ending to an amazing series, Fire in You is an emotional roller-coaster that will have you swooning, crying, and fanning yourself. JLA has that little extra that makes the book pure magic. Definitely a must-read. 
Title: Fire in You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn)
My rating: 5 emotional, romantic hearts
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pub. date: November 28th 2016
SynopsisFrom the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Update about the recent changes

So, as you may have noticed, my blog has changed a lot lately. I changed the name and the design. For those of you who are confused (and I totally get that, I'm sorry about that), this used to be Confessions of a Bookfreak (confessionsofabookfreak.blogspot.com). I also changed my name from Bookfreak to my real name, Moa (which isn't English, so I understand that it's hard to pronounce). But, as much as it looks completely different, the content is still the same. It's still my reviews, and I will still do the same tags and features, I just changed the design. The reason for this is pretty simple: I wasn't happy with the look, or the name, so I changed it. Also, you may have noticed I haven't been very active this summer or fall, and I thought maybe it would be more motivating to blog on a blog that I actually liked, and this was the result. I'm much happier with the look now, and hopefully I will be able to blog more. I've had a really difficult second half of the year, as I started a new job and have been working a lot more than I have before, and then, after summer, I started college and kept working, so I just haven't had time to blog. Whenever I've had time off when I didn't have a bunch of homework to do, I really just wanted to read, to relax. I'm still very busy with school and work, but I'm hoping I will be able to make time for reading and my blog.

   I am so sorry for any inconvenience this has brought you, but I hope it won't be too much of a problem. It's still the same blog, it just looks different. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at confessionsofabookfreak@gmail.com or you can just comment this post. Thank you for reading my blog, and have a good day (or night)!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Cover Reveal: Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake

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I am so excited to share the cover for Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2) by Brenda Drake which releases February 7, 2017! The cover for the first book in the series was beautiful, and this cover is just as gorgeous. I am absolutely in love with this cover. Without further ado, let's check it out!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Review: Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens #5) by Elise Kova

The last book in the Air Awakens series was an amazing ending to an amazing series, and I will miss it so much. 

Title: Crystal Crowned
Author: Elise Kova
My rating: 5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: July 12th 2016
SynopsisLong live Solaris. 


One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn? (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Cover Reveal: The Animal Under the Fur by E.J. Mellow


I am so excited to share the cover for The Animal Under the Fur with you today! The reveal is hosted by Xpress Book ToursThe Animal Under the Fur is the new book by E.J. Mellow, author of one of my absolute favorite series, The Dreamland series. I am so excited to read this book, it sounds amazing! And I absolutely love the cover, it's so gorgeous! Without further ado, let's check out the cover!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Blog Tour and Review: Iniquity (Ascent #1) by Melody Winter


I am so excited to bring you the Blog Tour for Iniquity by Melody Winter! The Blog Tour is hosted by Expresso Book Tours, and you can find the full schedule, along with links, here. Keep reading for more info, my review and a giveaway!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1) by Elise Kova


A Waiting on Wednesday on a Thursday, I know, but I forgot to post this yesterday, so I'm doing it today instead. Anyway, my WoW this week is The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova. I read her other series, Air Awakens, this summer, and I loved it so much, and I can't wait to get my hands on this one! I have such high expectations! Also, that cover is gorgeous! If you haven't read Air Awakens yet, you should, because it is such an amazing series!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4.5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pub. date: July 31st 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown UK
SynopsisBased on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 17 October 2016

Book Blitz: The Destined (Dreamland #3) by E.J. Mellow


I am so excited to bring you the Book Blitz for The Destined, the third and final book in The Dreamland series by E.J. Mellow. I have waited for so long for this book, and it is so awesome, and so worth reading! It is released today, so hurry over to Amazon to order it! Keep reading for some teasers and a giveaway!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Character Interview: Dev from The Dreamland series by E.J. Mellow


I am so excited to share this interview with you guys today! The last book in The Dreamland series by E.J. Mellow, The Destined, will be released in two days, on Monday. In two days! Can you believe it? In two days, it will be over. I already read it, and it was really amazing, and the perfect ending to the series, although I am really sad to say good-bye to all the characters and to Terra. This series is truly great, and I will miss it so much. If you want to read my review of it, follow this link.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Review: The Destined (Dreamland #3) by E.J. Mellow

*I recieved an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*

Title: The Destined
Author: E.J. Mellow
My rating: 10 hearts!
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: October 17th 2016
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
SynopsisI searched for you in the stars tonight. 
But I found none
that burned as bright as you.

—Part of a letter from Dev to Molly

With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order. 

Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man’s hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered into making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most—a nation or the one she loves?

From Award Winning author, E.J. Mellow, comes the breathtaking conclusion of The Dreamland Series. A story that will take you on a spine-tingling and gripping ride through self-sacrifice, the true power of love, and the importance of friendship. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Review: Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa

Title: Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
My rating: 4 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: October 28th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
SynopsisLong ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 5 September 2016

Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4.5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Synopsis: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Review: The Divide (Dreamland #2) by E.J. Mellow

Title: The Divide
Author: E.J. Mellow
My rating: 5 hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: October 15th 2015
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
Synopsis: Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.
With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.
But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her ancestry comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.
From Award Winning Author, E.J. Mellow, comes the heart-thumping second installment in The Dreamland Series. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 29 August 2016

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

*Review contains spoilers for A Court of Thorns and Roses, but not A Court of Mist and Fury. Please do not read unless you have read the previous book in the series.*

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My rating: Can I give it more than 5 hearts?
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: May 3rd
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her ha rrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Most Anticipated New Releases: Fall 2016

Hi everyone! First of all, I'm sorry that I've been so absent this summer. I got a new job in May, and I've been working more than ever, so I've been super busy. I've been working six days a week all summer, so I've been pretty exhausted. Anyway, you don't want to hear about my job. On a brighter note, school started this Monday, which means less work, which will (hopefully) mean more blogging. Of course, school will also keep me busy, but it will be easier to balance things. Anyway, to start off this autumn, I thought I'd do a post about my most anticipated new releases this fall. There are some books that I can't wait to read, so stay tuned! The books are in no particular order, as I can't possibly decide which one I'm looking forward to the most! I will include links to Goodreads and some preorder links if available.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Pub. date: September 6th 2016
Synopsis: The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Book links
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The Destined (The Dreamland series #3) by E.J. Mellow

Pub. date: October 17th 2016
SynopsisI searched for you in the stars tonight. 
But I found none
that burned as bright as you.


—Part of a letter from Dev to Molly


With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order.

Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man’s hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered into making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most—a nation or the one she loves?

From Award Winning author, E.J. Mellow, comes the breathtaking conclusion of The Dreamland Series. A story that will take you on a spine-tingling and gripping ride through self-sacrifice, the true power of love, and the importance of friendship.

Book links:

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Pub. date: November 8th 2016
SynopsisLong before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Book links

A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess

Pub. date: September 20th 2016
SynopsisI am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

Book links:

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge

Pub. date: September 27th 2016
Synopsis: When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .

Book links

So, that was it for today! What are the books you just can't wait to read? These are just a few of the books I'm waiting for, there will be a lot of new books for me to read this autumn!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Captivate Me (Captivated #1) by S.J. Pierce

I am so excited to share with you the Blog Tour for Captivate Me and Fight for Me, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance series by S.J. Pierce. For this tour, I have reviewed the first book, and I will also share a giveaway, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 do-you-have-to-ask hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: May 5th 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
SynopsisShe stole a life. Now she must pay with her heart.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Review: The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1) by Evelyn Skye

Title: The Crown's Game
Author: Evelyn Skye
My rating: 4.5 magical hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: May 17th 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
SynopsisVika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love... or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear... the Crown’s Game is not one to lose. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Friday, 22 July 2016

Book Blitz: The Dreamer (Dreamland #1) by E.J. Mellow

I am so excited to share the Book Blitz for The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow with you today! As you might've noticed, I love this book (and the whole series) beyond words! This book is everything a bookworm like me could ever wish for, and more! I'd recommend it to every Fantasy lover out there! If you haven't read it yet, you should check it out now, because, ending today, the whole series is on sale! All e-books for $0.99! I'm anxiously waiting for the third and final book, The Destined, to be released in October.

Stay tuned for some graphics, an excerpt and a giveaway!

Title: The Dreamer
Author: E.J. Mellow
My rating: 5 hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: May 15th 2015
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
Synopsis:
THE DREAMER has been awarded a Silver for Best Fantasy/Science Fiction from the eLit Book Awards & a Finalist medal for Best Cover Design from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Links:
Purchase Links:
The Dreamer - Amazon

The Divide

The Dreamcatcher

Excerpt:
I begin to dream of something familiar. I’m floating over a nearly empty field at night. A solitary elm tree rests in the distance. My body’s warm with light, as bright as a star, and I move faster and faster, racing toward the tree. A shock of penetrating, ice-cold water bursts across my skin, and I smack down to the earth. My vision goes dark.
Gradually, I hear movement around me. Feet stepping on grass. The sound of crickets chirping. A soft, cool breeze brushes across my skin. I open my eyes to the sky, my view partially blocked by the leaves of a tree. The part of the sky I can see is streaked with white lights zipping past. I’ve dreamt of this place before. I’ve seen this tree and felt this grass beneath me. I’m so at ease lying in this familiar place. No pain comes from my head here, and I want to stay like this forever.
I’m brought out of my reverie by a girl’s whispers. I chance a look around to see two figures standing at my right, looking down at me. They are both completely dressed in black with some object strapped to each of their backs. One is a girl with almost white-blonde hair and fragile features. From the dark silhouette of her body, I can tell she’s as skinny as a stick. The other figure is a man with short-cropped raven hair and two-day stubble, which, coupled with his attire, allows him to seamlessly camouflage into the dark surroundings. His pale skin is what sets him apart from the backdrop, along with the brightest blue eyes I’ve ever seen.
Those eyes.
I stare into them, trying to stir up the memory that is swimming around in my head suggesting I’ve seen them before. All I can currently deduce from the rapid beating of my heart and the tense heat in my belly is that I must find him attractive. And if anyone else were seeing what I’m seeing, I don’t think they would blame me.
The girl next to the shadowed man whispers fervently in his ear as he stands still, arms crossed over his chest, studying me intently.
“It’s a Dreamer,” he finally says, his voice deep and rich. The girl flinches at his volume used but follows suit.
“I see that it’s a Dreamer, Dev. But what is she doing here?” The light, twinkling quality of her voice contradicts the vehemence of her tone. Do they think I can’t hear them?
The girl paces to his other side while gazing at me warily, her blonde locks pushing forward to cast shadows around her face. Even with her features slightly obscured, her beauty is obvious. I begin to wonder if this dream is going to be all about supermodels, which would definitely make it a nightmare.
“I’m not sure. Something must have gotten crossed on the journey to her landscape,” he says while turning his attention to the night sky.
“That’s never happened before. It’s impossible.” The girl puts her hands on her hips in bewilderment and faces him.
Dev—I’m guessing his name—shifts his weight and scratches his stubble-filled chin, regarding me like I’m a car with a flat. “Well, it’s happened now.”
This whole time I’ve kept quiet, and I decide it’s time to say something.
“Excuse me.” I begin to sit up.
Dev stands perfectly still, his face subtly lighting up with curiosity. The girl, on the other hand, takes a step back, steadying herself like she’s about to throttle me.
“Whoa.” I put up my hands, indicating my nonviolent intent. “I’m not going to do anything but stand. Can I do that?” I fix my gaze from one to the other questioningly.
“She can hear us.” The girl tries to whisper sideways through her mouth.
Is she kidding me? “Of course I can hear you! What’s going on? Where am I? Who are you guys?” My numbness upon waking here has quickly evaporated and is replaced instead by slight hysteria.
“Inquisitive, isn’t she?” Dev arches one of his brows in amusement.
I let out a frustrated sigh. “Please stop talking like I’m not right in front of you. Like I said, I can hear you. And I have a name. It’s Molly.”
The girl is about to say something, when Dev puts his hand up to quiet her. “Hi, Molly.” He flashes a lopsided grin. “What’s going on is that you’re dreaming.” He elongates the word dreaming while wiggling his fingers as if he’s telling a spooky story. “Where you are is in your dream. Who we are… Well, we’re obviously figments of your imagination.”




AUTHOR BIO:

E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Review: Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova

Title: Air Awakens
Author: Elise Kova
My rating: 5 please-give-me-more hearts
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: August 27th 2015
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Synopsis: A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Review: The Dreamcatcher (Dreamland #1.5) by E.J. Mellow

*I recieved a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*

Title: The Dreamcatcher
Author: E.J. Mellow
My rating: 5 swoon-worthy hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: February 26th 2016
Publisher: Four Eyed Owl
SynopsisHe captured hearts and now he’s captured the spotlight.

Experience The Dreamcatcher, a novella comprised of scenes from The Dreamer told from Dev’s point of view, as well as seven extra scenes that did not appear in book one!

*This is a companion piece to The Dreamland Series and is to be read after The Dreamer for story consistency and spoilers.* (synopsis from Goodreads)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Review: City of Shadows (London Fae #2) by Pippa DaCosta

*I recieved an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*
Title: City of Shadows
Author: Pippa DaCosta
My rating: 4 hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: July 7th 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
SynnopsisAlina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans’ energy to survive. She isn’t content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making.

Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel’s tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel’s enemy. Who should she trust?

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Cover Reveal: Long Way Home (Thunder Road #3) by Katie McGarry


I am so excited to participate in the cover reveal of the newest addition to the Thunder Road series by Katie McGarry! I love this series so much, and am really looking forward to Reading Violet and Chevy's story. I really like both Chevy and Violet from the previous books, so this will be awesome! It's really a great series, one I would really recommend to all fans of YA. Without further ado, let's check out the cover! (I think it looks gorgeous, by the way)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J, Maas


*WARNING: This review will contain major spoilers of previous books in the series*
Title: Queen of Shadows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 oh-my-god-I-love-it hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: September 1st 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Synopsis: Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Review: Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Dangerous Lies
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
My rating: 4.5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery
Pub. date: November 10th 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Synopsis: A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.

But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.

As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks… (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Blog Tour: Forget Me Not by Allison Whitmore


I'm so excited to share the Blog Tour of Forget Me Not, a Young Adult Historical Romance by Allison Whitmore. It was published September 14th 2015. I have a giveaway and an interview to share, so keep reading!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Top 3: Fantasy Books Featuring Faeries

I will list my five favourite YA books/series featuring faeries. I love reading about faeries, because they're so... well, evil, mostly. Faeries are one of my favourite fantasy elements, and there are just so many great books about them. Here are my favourites. I'll add links to Goodreads below every book, as well as links to my review of it (if I wrote one).

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

*This review has some major spoilers for Crown of Midnight. If you haven’t read it, I will insert a – SPOILER ALERT – in front of every spoiler, in case you want to read the review anyway. Or you can just go buy Crown of Midnight right now and read it, and then read this review ;) Seriously, though, you should.*

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 oh-my-God-please-give-me-more hearts
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Synopsis: She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 23 May 2016

Review: Winging It (Corrigan Falls Raiders #3) by Cate Cameron

 *I recieved an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*

Title: Winging It
Author: Cate Cameron
My rating: 4.5 sweet, romantic hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pub. date: May 16th 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Synopsis: Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, ice-melting kisses, and a swoon-worthy hero. This fake relationship romance will have you wishing for a hockey player of your own…

Natalie West and Toby Cooper were best friends growing up, on and off the ice. But when Toby’s hockey career took off, their friendship was left behind. Now Natalie has a crazy plan to land her crush—Toby’s biggest rival—and she needs Toby’s help to pull it off.

When Nat asks Toby to be her fake boyfriend, he can’t say no. Not when it means getting his best friend back. But Natalie is all grown up now, and spending time with her—even when it’s just playing hockey together—stirs up a lot of feelings, old and new. Suddenly pretending to be interested in her isn’t hard at all…if only she wanted him and not his enemy.

Hockey tore them apart. Can it put them back together? (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Release Week Blitz: The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 
I am so excited to share the Release Week Blitz for The Problem With Forever, a new book by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I cannot tell you how much I need this book right now, I love JLA's books and I really want to read this! I will share an excerpt and a few teaser, so keep reading! 

Monday, 16 May 2016

Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 exciting, swoon-worthy hearts
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Synopsis: "A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."


From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Review: Death in Neverland (Neverland #1) by Heather C. Myers

*I recieved a review copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion, and all thoughts expressed in this review are unbiased and my own.*
 
Title: Death in Neverland
Author: Heather C. Myers
My rating: 3 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pub. date: November 12th 2014
Synopsis: In the Neverland, people don't grow up. Because they're dead.

Remy Cutler dies, and somehow escapes certain death. She returns to the land of the living with nothing but a ripped gown and a fear of heights.

Two years later, she plans to escape her arranged marriage by stowing away onto a ship in hopes to leave her home with no one none knowing. However, she is found out, and the sailors aren't happy. Before any damage can be done, she is yanked from her predicament back to The Neverland, a place where death resides - the very place she escaped from years ago. Souls are ferried by her savior. To her, he's known as Nick, but to The Neverland, he's the slippery Nicholas Grey.

The more time Remy spends with Nick and his crew, however, the more she realizes he's shockingly misunderstood. Pirates aren't all bad the way gentleman aren't all good. One such gentleman goes by the name of Peter, and he has nothing but power on his mind and revenge against Grey in his heart. And then there are those that are completely indiscernible, like James Hook, a Viking and ruler of The Other World, whose sole ambition is attaining more souls to rule over, no matter what the cost.

This dark retelling of Peter Pan infuses familiar characters created by J. M. Barrie with new characters and Greek mythology. It is the first in a trilogy. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Review: The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan

Title: The Mark of Athena
Author: Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 Amazing, please-give-me-more hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pub. date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Book
Synopsis: Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth's biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he's now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare.... (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Book Tag: R.I.P It or Ship It


Sorry for being absent most of the week. I just started a new job, which has kept me busy, and school seems to have decided to dump everything on us right now, so I have a whole bunch of very important tests and essays that I need to study for, so I don’t know how much I’ll be able to post in the next few weeks. On a happier note, I am posting today, and I think this is pretty interesting. I just came across this tag by accident while I was blogging and looking for something to blog about, and I thought it seemed interesting, so here we go. I have 20 scraps of paper with different characters on them. I will take two names, completely at random, that will make a couple, and then I will decide if I ship it or if I hate it. I have to admit, I’m a bit scared. I have all kinds of characters in there, from all kinds of books. Without further ado, let’s start!

Friday, 29 April 2016

Review: Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks

Title: Of Poseidon
Author: Anna Banks
My rating: 4.5 ohmysweetgoodness, there-are-mermaids! hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pub. date: May 22nd 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Synopsis: Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance. (synopsis from Goodreads)
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