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)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Review: Princess of Tyrone (The Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #1) by Katie Hamstead

*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: Princess of Tyrone
Author: Katie Hamstead
My rating: 5 swoon-worthy, badass, spacey hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: March 31st 2016
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Synopsis: Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.

All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.

Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.

But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.

A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess! (synopsis from Goodreads)

Friday, 22 April 2016

Keen Cover Friday: Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks

Hosted by Keep Booked
 
This week I've picked the cover of Of Poseidon, the first book in The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks. This book does not only have an amazing cover, it is also an amazing read. I loved it! And it looks really pretty on my bookshelf, too! Here are the reasons why I love this cover:

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Review: Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter

Title: Goddess Interrupted
Author: Aimee Carter
My rating: 4.5 can't-wait-to-read-the-continuation hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: March 27th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Synopsis: Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.
As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.
Henry's first wife, Persephone. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Review: The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Power
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 emotional, oh-my-gods-did-that-just-happen hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: February 23rd 2016
Publisher: Spencer Hill
Synopsis: With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.

Fate has other plans.

 The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve.  Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.

But the gods are sensing a greater threat. 

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

 And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.
 (synopsis from Goodreads)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Swoon Worthy Saturday: Seth from The Covenant and Titan series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hosted by Stay Bookish
 
This week, I've picked Seth, because I finished reading the Covenant series and started reading the Titan series, a spin-off series of Covenant, and I was reminded by how much I love Seth. I'm still Team Aiden in Covenant, but I still love Seth just as much. He just wasn't meant for Alex. From what I've read in The Return and The Power, I'm ready to forgive Seth from what he's done to Alex. Sure, it was awful, but he regrets it, and that's really all I need to know.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Review: The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Return
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 hot, oh-my-gods, please-give-me-more-Seth hearts
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: February 16th 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Synopsis: The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Top 10: My most recent 5-star ratings

Here I will list the ten most recent books that I gave 5 stars, the most recent one being number one, and so on. With links to my review (if I have written one).

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Swoon Worthy Saturday: Aiden from the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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My fourth post this week! I'm impressed! This week I've picked Aiden St. Delphi from the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I finished Reading Apollyon today, and I loved the Alex/Aiden moments, so I decided to do a SWS about Aiden.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday Quotables: Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

 
Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Review: Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 emotional, badass, swoony hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pub. date: March 8th 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Synopsis: The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Monday, 4 April 2016

Review: The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan

Title: The Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
My rating: 4.5 mythological, please-give-me-more-Percy hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Pub. date: October 12th 2010
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books
Synopsis: Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason's amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts? (synopsis from Goodreads)


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Swoon Worthy Saturday: Razor from Thunder Road Series by Katie McGarry

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I'm posting a lot this week, since I'm on break, and I'm also posting a lot about Walk the Edge, that was released earlier this week! Have you gotten it yet? It is so, so amazing, and you really should get it if you haven't read it yet, because you're really missing out! Today, it will be all about Razor.
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