Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

I had signed up to do a blog tour with Good Choice Reading Promotions for Cage of Darkness which is the second book in the Reign of Secrets series. For a lucky few who committed to the blog tour the author was offering a limited number of signed books for the first in the series, which was Cage of Deceit. Heck Yeah! I was one of the lucky bloggers and I am so very grateful. This was a lovely book that took me on a journey that I did not want to leave. Cage of Deceit is a young adult Read More

Daughter of the Pirate KIng by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King was a book I knew I had to read. I love anything pirates and bonus, female pirate protagonist, yep a must read. My reason for being unsure was whether or not I was going to like this story due to the age of Alosa. I wasn’t sure how believable her character at seventeen was going to come across as a pirate captain. Turns out I had nothing to worry about and it was lovely! In this world, there are three ancient pirate lines and once a long time ago they had a map that showed the Read More

Rain by India R. Adams

Rain by India R Adams

I have read several books by India Adams. My first book was actually a novella called Blue Waters from the Tainted Waters series. That book was just amazingly written and it just tore my heart out in all the best ways! I loved it so much that I had added it to my favorites shelf at Goodreads. India and I were chatting on Twitter and she gifted me any book that she had written! Why you ask? Well it was because I had one of her books on my favorite shelf. Any book I wanted people, I was like a Read More

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

What was it that drew me to this story? A story revolving around necromancy is not something you run into that often and hello on that gorgeous cover! Upon reading it I find that there is a significant Asian (think geisha) influence throughout the writing and the story itself is about love, loss and revenge. This story is told from two points of view and it transitions from past to present. In the present the story is told from the point of view of the Bard. The past portion is told from the view of Tea, the bone witch. The Read More

Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

PULSE (Planetary Union of Life-form Salvation and Emancipation) is an intergalactic empire that was created to maintain the PULSE laws and fight for freedom for all female life-forms. The females are trained from all over the galaxy to explore new worlds and rescue any females in need. More pointedly this story surrounds what it takes to become a soldier of PULSE. Females are brought to train at the tender age of 10. They undergo demanding and harsh training for eight years. When they reach the age of 18 the girls must then spend 72 hours on planet Raxis. This is Read More

The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

The Dark Companions by M.A. Kassel

Let’s start by saying that this story involves children but I do not think it is meant for young readers. Heck, maybe not even some teens. It is a dark fantasy and the characters are not interested in good versus evil. There is very little good. Even the main character of Sid is not wholly good. I did however truly appreciate his love for his sister. The entire plot about children being born with a dark companion was well explained and thought through. There is even a twist regarding control of the dark companions that I thought added some excitement. Read More

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Brilliant, dark and intense! Creative world building filled with fantastical imagery and deplorable cruelty. Brings to the front issues of class inequality set in a world with no boundaries. Definitely agree with the consensus that if you are a fan of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series then you will enjoy this novel. The setting of this story is a modern day alternative Britain where there are even alternate world histories, America is split into two nations (the Union did not win). The inhabitants of the alternate Britain are separated into magically skilled, the aristocracy and Muggles, lol, no…I am kidding…. Read More

The Devil Crept in by Ania Ahlborn

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The devil crept in is no joke. This is a horrific tale of two cousins and how their lives were affected by a creature from the pits of hell. I am not a horror genre aficionado but I do enjoy the occasional pulse pounding suspense that comes from reading a good horror book. This book delivered that as well as a side of gore. The book is divided into three parts and I liked that a lot. At the end of a part you can take a minute to digest what you have already learned before moving on to another Read More

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I was first introduced to author Leigh Bardugo when I read the Grisha Trilogy. That series was just spectacular (imagine fireworks and sparkles after this word), so when I read about the first book in this duology, Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as the Grisha books, I had to read it! I adored the first book and this book was even better! How could I even love it more? It is unfathomable! I had to wait a bit of time before writing this review because the ending of this book was such a bittersweet ending. Read More

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

An amazing young adult debut that had me on the edge of my seat! I wanted to read this story because the main character is a bounty hunter from a hell called the lowlands. That alone sounded so intriguing and I was thrilled when I got my hands on this book! From the start, I was into X’s character. He just came on the scene appearing so strong and confident but tortured and I wanted to know more! The scenes in this book were easy to visualize. The development of the lowlands was spectacular. The concept of how souls were Read More

The Dead Seekers by Barb and J.C. Hendee

The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Dark, intriguing and a real page turner! I enjoyed this story immensely and did not want to put this story down. Throughout this tale you are given just enough information to form a plausible assessment of the situation but are left with enough doubt that it draws you into the story because you just have to know what is going on! It was a fantastic spirit hunt from beginning to end! This story starts out shrouded in mystery with the introduction of two different characters whose lives encounter trauma and intersect without their knowledge of each other. You are left Read More

Eerie by C.M. McCoy

Eerie by C.M. McCoy

  Captivating, dark and spectacular! This is an amazing story and once I started reading it I could not get enough! I just want to gush about this story but I do not want to spoil it for anyone. So, I will try to rein it in but I am bursting at the seams with excitement about this book. The beginning of the book started out like a typical young adult story. Two sisters who survived a life-altering trauma and now they only have each other and a gruff Uncle. There was good backstory development on the relationship between Holly Read More

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Terrific Tuesday post from 08/09/2016 Violence, gore and cruelty! This is a story that you will either love or hate. I am absolutely in the love category! Some people had issues with how the book was composed. Yes, there were some abuses of the English language, specifically metaphors and similes. Purple prose (prose that is too elaborate or ornate) does abound BUT the overall story with the characters are so freaking awesome that the abuses did not ruin it for me. Another thing that is love or hate about this book is that there are footnotes, which last for the Read More

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Terrific Tuesday post from 09/06/2016 The year is coming to an end; can you believe it?! I am trying to follow-up with some of my previous Terrific Tuesday postings before the end of the year. Today’s book, Empire of Storms, is a fantastic installment in the Throne of Glass series by Author Sarah J. Mass (SJM). Honestly, the Throne of Glass series is so developed at this point; I feel that in order to enjoy this series you need to start from book one. Need to, no sorry, more like have to! I have read every single book from this Read More

Burning September by Melissa Simonson

Burning September by Melissa Simonson

Compelling, engaging, and emotionally provoking! When I started to read this story I was not sure how I was going to feel about it. After all, everything is explained right up front but it is truly about the journey of Kat who essentially grew up in the shadow of her older sister Caroline. Reading this, I was totally engaged from the start. I loved this story! Katya is the main character but the story is about her sister Caroline’s choices and the fallout from those choices. The impact on Kat was greatest as she was the one left in shambles Read More

Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Utterly alluring and remarkable! This story was set in a dystopian future where humanity is at the brink of annihilation. When I started this book I was struck by how Ms. May created a terrifying reality for humans who survived a harrowing extermination attempt. I so enjoyed the attention to detail that explained the positions of both the side of the vampires and the humans in this conflict. I was drawn to feel compassion for both species in this war and it can be compared to many past events that have occurred in our own histories. Myra is a great Read More

The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes

If you have read “Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp” or “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” then you will enjoy this tale. It is not based upon those stories but rather is influenced by them and seems to beg the question “but what if it was real?” “What if the lamp survived time and what would be its purpose?” I needed to know what happened with Hannah after she rubbed the lamp which is why I decided to read a book that is in the genre of middle grade fiction, not my usual choice but sometimes you just got to go outside Read More

Black Waters by India R. Adams

Black Waters by India R. Adams

When I first began to read this book I understood that it was from Link’s point of view and I was ok with that. What I thought was that his part of the story was going to start from the ending of the previous book Blue Waters. I will say I was a little disappointed that it started before the ending of the previous book. In fact it actually started almost at the beginning of the previous story. I was a fool. This book is amazing! More amazing that the first and that is hard to beat because I truly Read More

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Terrific Tuesday Follow-Up: The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book was one of the first Terrific Tuesday books that I wanted to read and I am finally getting to do just that. This novel was nothing like what I was expecting. This story deals with a tough subject, the effects of childhood neglect and abuse. I was not expecting such a thorough and heart touching story on this subject matter and was blown away by how spot-on her writing was having been a foster-mom to many hurting kids that came into our care over the years. For me this book was just heart wrenching! I love that this Read More

Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth

Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

This is the second book I have read from author Jordan Elizabeth Mierek and she has such a talent for bringing the story to life. Her detailed writing never fails to surprise me. This is a steampunk inspired fantasy that was filled with action from beginning to end. Written for middle grade/young adult but is bound to delight readers of all ages. The idea behind the story is different and almost appalling. Creatures known as Hags are stealing children to work in their factories, leaving coglings (essentially humanized automatons) in place of the children so that their theft goes without Read More