WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #105 Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:39 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2

Expected publication: September 27th 2016 

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #83 Books On My Fall TBR List

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:49 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Books On My Fall TBR List

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2. Replica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver


3. Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase


4. Twisted Palace (The Royals #3) by Erin Watt


5. Thief of Hearts (Hearts #5) by L.H. Cosway


6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer




8. Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter #9) by Nalini Singh




10. Taken (LOST #5) by Cynthia Eden


What are the books on your Fall TBR list???
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Sofia T.

Review: Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles #4) by Kresley Cole

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 2:46 PM
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Title: Arcana Rising
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #4

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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When the battle is done . . . The Emperor unleashes hell and annihilates an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind--but Circe strikes back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.
And all hope is lost . . . With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter's reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare.
Vengeance becomes everything.To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future--and her chilling past--will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter's ashes, stronger than ever before?
What did I just read?

Arcana Rising is the 4th book in the Arcana Chronicles series and the stakes are really, really high in this book!

After Circe and the Emperor’s collision in the end of Dead Of Winter, many lives have been lost but most importantly that of The Moon card, Selena and The Hunter, Jack. Selena and Jack are presumed dead but are they really? Well, you will need to read the book to find out because my lips are sealed! If the Emperor’s earthquake was devastating, then Circe’s tsunami brought CHAOS. Evie has no idea who is alive, who is dead and if she will be able to survive this round of the game. After Evie and Aric are separated due to the force of the water, Evie is losing hope.

But losing hope means death and Evie will not die until she destroys Richter, the Emperor. Her plans for vengeance keep her afloat for days until the Empress resurfaces! Arcana Rising is a game changer book! In order to defeat the Emperor, Evie will have to form new alliances and strengthen old ones in the midst of betrayals and thousands of years’ worth of mistrust.

I have no words! There are so many things going on this book, some of which you are not going to love or even like. There is this feeling of urgency in the book and I was expecting something big to happen and I was just turning the pages so fast until it did! I don’t know how I feel about the ending of the book – which is another cliffhanger but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be worth the wait. I loved some aspects of the book but there were some that really confused me. Like for example, I’m 100% sure that Evie’s wicked grandmother did something before she finally died but I have no idea what! Also, what’s the point with the HUGE twist in the end of the book? I have no IDEA how that’s going to work in the story but we will have to wait and see.

Once again, the characters were confusing as heck, especially the new Arcana player we meet, but then all of them have their own endgames. I was also thrilled to see Aric finally working as part of a team!

Arcana Rising was fantastic! As much frustrated as I’m with the ending, the plot of the book was brilliant and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #92

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:27 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week We read:

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Sofia's books


 

Melina's Books

 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #104 The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:09 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: The Goal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #4

Expected publication: September 26th 2016

She’s good at achieving her goals…
College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.
But the game just got a whole lot more complicated
Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.
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Sofia T.

Review: #Bae (Hashtag #8) by Cambria Hebert

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 3:30 PM
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Title: #Bae
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Hashtag #8

4,5 Blue Jay Stars!!

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This fall...
Happily-ever-after.
That’s what happens when you get married.
Right?
Turns out sparkly rings, cake and a fantastic wedding do not automatically grant you that, not even when it’s all you truly want.
I’m even starting to doubt the bottomless, unconditional love I share with the man I married will be enough.
I can’t have happily ever after, know why?
Because I can’t give Romeo what he truly wants. I’ve tried. So hard. I won’t be happy unless he is and something is missing. Someone.
Paparazzi are in my face. The flashing cameras and prying eyes are everywhere. My secret is getting harder to hide, and I know the second the scoop is dished the grip I have on the fraying rope of that happily ever after will snap right in my face.
In our face.
I can’t let that happen. No matter what.
Because with or without a happy ending, Romeo comes Before Anyone Else.
This book was so awesome!! I was very excited when Cambria announced another book in the #Hashtag series and it came out not long after! What was it?! Two months?! Okay, so I was a bit sad that Arrow's book was put on hold, but how can I complain when we got #Bae?! The story was just so beautifully told. I couldn't wait to see how everybody's life had turned out, and now that I finally read it, I can say that the last book was absolutely needed to complete the series!! I simply loved it!!

In my opinion, it was very carefully written and everything happended at the right time. Not too soon or too late!! The only thing that had me a bit frustrated, was the description of the compound at the beginning. And that was because I couldn't wait to get to the rest of the story already!! Maybe it was a bit too long! Other than that, I found #Bae pretty compelling!!

Rimmel and Romeo where such sweethearts! I liked how Cambria managed to keep to their characters and make them appear more mature and all grown-up. Especially, with everything that's going on with the pregnancy and the paparazzi. It's sweet seeing that even though they both feel sort of depressed they choose to be strong for each other and put their feelings aside so the other can feel somewhat lighter!! And even after they confess to each other how they truly feel, their bond becomes much stronger and that is just amazing! To be honest, they are one of the couples that just stuck with me, no matter how many other books I read.

Braeden and Ivy on the other hand, they were EPIC. You can't have Rimmel and Romeo without Braeden and Ivy!! Just no!! Braeden was hilarious and made everything just a little bit less serious. I loved how supportive and compassionate he was with Rimmel and Romeo's situation and with Drew and Trent's relationship! And his approach to all the drama is always different from the others’, what with his jokes and all. And I believe that’s what makes Ivy love him even more. She and Braeden have accepted parenthood and their relationship with Nova is sweet and funny sometimes. Ivy is still the best friend Rimmel could ever have, which given the situation, is something priceless to Rimmel.

Now, Drew and Trent are another story. First of all, their book series "Gearshark" is one of my favourites. And I really, really liked that they had so many scenes in #Bae. Not just filler scenes, but scenes where we saw how they have managed to move forward, despite all the paparazzi drama. Aaand other "family" drama, that still remains to be solved. Trent, as usual, is the most understanding of them all and his relationship with Rimmel has gotten stronger. Something that I personally didn't expect, but I liked it all the same. All in all, they where perfect to me and I can't wait to see more of them in Arrow's book!! Please!!

And what can I say about the ending?! It was fan-freaking-tastic!! Everything just turned out okay if not better! It was fulfilling, touching and humorous all at the same time. We got to see another side to Romeo and Rimmel, which made them even more lovable! Honestly, they deserved everything they've got and more. Can't say there was any exaggeration or anything irrelevant. The story ended perfectly with a cherry on top!!!

I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who's in the mood for something funny, touching, and filled with love and friendship!!


Review written by Melina T. :) 
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #103 Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) by Sara Raasch

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:42 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Frost Like Night
Author: Sara Raasch 

Expected publication: September 20th 2016 

Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.
Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.
Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.
Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.
What are you waiting on Wednesday? 
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Sofia T.
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