2017 Favorite Reads

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Good morning, peeps. Some of these books you won’t see in reviews here on the blog. I read A LOT before I decided to start reviewing them and if I were going to give them an honest review I would have to re-read them at this point.

This IS NOT Top Books of 2017. Some of these books may of been written twenty years ago. This is my top books that I have read THIS YEAR. Again, I read these this year, they may not have been published this year. So far, I have read fifty-six books this year.

***I’m going to add a little trigger warning here, just in case. Thirteen Reasons Why is on this list. It is about suicide,the events leading up to suicide, and the after effects. I have attached the synopsis and a little why it’s on this list note. I’m going to attach some numbers that may help anyone who is considering suicide as an option. If you need to talk to someone, message me. Go to my contact page, it goes directly to my personal email and I check that multiple times a day. You are not alone.

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

• Domestic Violence Lifeline: 1-800-799-7233

If you don’t want to talk to someone or if texting is the only option you have, you can also text 741741 and a crisis worker will text you back immediately.

The Substitute (The Wedding Pact #1)  by Denise Grover Swank

I think my love for this novel may have something to do with the fact that it was the first romance novel I have ever read….and it was free. (It still is free through Kindle if you want to check it out.) It’s just a cute, sappy little story basically about finding love in the most unexpected places. Now that I have looked more closely into the genre, I realize stand in grooms are a very popular theme, therefore I can’t say you would love this book as a veteran romance reader. It’s a very good starter novel if you want an easy introduction into the romance genre. This book is a part of a series and honestly, the other books in this series aren’t as great, which is why they aren’t listed here.

An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Complete Boxed Set (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1-5) by Chanda Hahn


You may be counting the books and be thinking, “There’s six books here but it says 1-5?” It’s okay, you aren’t crazy. Jared’s Quest is #1.5. I haven’t read that one so I can’t tell you what it’s about, other than the fact that it’s about Jared. These books are about a descendant to the Grimm Brothers. Basically, her whole live her mother has been running from the “stories” trying to save her daughter from reliving them the same way her father did. Each family member is destined to relive the stories and “beat” them, but if you lose then you die and it passes on to the next descendant. It’s an interesting take on stories like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and others.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) By Sarah J. Maas

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

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses Box Set #1-3) by Sarah J. Maas


Y’all should’ve already known this one would be on here. I am completely OBSESSED with ACOTAR and all things SJMass. This series gives me life. I have literally compared the feelings it gives me to the feelings I had as a kid reading Harry Potter. This is my adult Harry Potter, no joke. The first book gives off Beauty and the Beast vibes, but don’t let that deter you! Keep reading and fall in love!

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


This book creates so many feelings. I watched the show before I read it and, although they are obviously different, they did a good job of keeping the show in line and very similar with the book. This novel is not for the faint of heart. I would not recommend it for anyone who has ever been or is currently suicidal.

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass

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

Crown of Midnight

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

Heir of IFire

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows

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

Empire of Storms

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn

There wasn’t a box set for this series, unfortunately. At this point it would be crazy expensive, although I would still buy it. I read ToG after ACOTAR so I feel like it really helped soften the “Maas blow.” If you don’t know what I mean then you haven’t read a SJMaas book before. It is literally almost impossible to move on from her books. You hit a wall. HARDDD.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha Trilogy Boxed Set: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha Trilogy (The Grisha #1-3)

I found Leigh Bardugo immediately after discovering Sarah J. Maas. Bardugo was probably the only author I could’ve read to pull me out of my slump after Maas. Her writing style is amazing and I love her extensive vocabulary (especially in The Language of Thorns, which is down below.)

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse 0.5, 2.5, 2.6)

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)

I very recently read the Language of Thorns, which is a set of tales from the Grisha Verse. These are in no way a requirement to read for the Six of Crows Duology or the Shadow and Bone Trilogy. They’re just extra. Oh so awesome extra.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set

To be quite frank, I preferred Six of Crows to The Grisha Trilogy. I chalked it up to the fact that Six of Crows was written after the Grisha Trilogy and authors evolve over time. I probably should’ve read the The Grisha Trilogy first, but I didn’t. They’re both on this list though so obviously both are amazing.

Made For You by Melissa Marr

Made For You

I’ve always been a fan of Melissa Marr. This novel had many mixed reviews so I wasn’t sure how it was going to hold up. It’s definitely dark and twisty, if you are a fan of her other works then you will love this one as well.

A Dog’s Purpose (A Dog’s Purpose #1) by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog's Purpose

I put off reading this book for song long, and I’m so glad I finally read it. It spoke to me on so many different levels and hit me hard in the feels. If you are an animal lover, more specifically, a dog lover, you will love this novel.

Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Chashore


I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too sure about this one. And then Bitterblue came into the story and captivated me. Po and Katsa are okay, they just kind of lacked something for me, I can’t explain it. Once the action started and we edged away from defiance and travelling, it got good. I was worried this book would be like Red Queen (YES I HATED RED QUEEN MOVING ON) and it was nothing like that. Amazing novel by Cashore.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones

I NEVER wanted to read these books when they came out. For some reason I just assumed that I wouldn’t like them. BOY WAS I WRONG. This book is putting this series up at the top right behind ToG and ACOTAR for my all time favorite reads. I will obviously have to keep reading to see if this holds true, but so far so good. Well done Cassandra Clare, well done.

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever (Fever, #1)

Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever (Fever, #2)

Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

Faefever (Fever, #3)

Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Dreamfever (Fever, #4)

Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Shadowfever (Fever, #5)

These books took me for a rideeeee. In a good way. I read the first one for my December group read and I couldn’t stop after just one. I HAD to keep reading. I stopped after book five to give myself an emotional break. If you’re looking for one wild crazy ride that is nothing like you’ve ever read before, check out this series!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

This is another one of those books like City of Bones that I put off reading for far too long. I absolutely loved Cinder! I have heard that the rest of the series only gets better and better so I cannot WAIT to begin Scarlet and continue on this awesome journey with Cinder!

Thanks for sticking with me through the end here! It’s been a great year and I’ve really enjoyed becoming a part of the book blogging world. I appreciate everyone taking me in with open arms and making me feel welcome.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, as well as any other holiday you may celebrate, and a Happy New Year!

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Most Anticipated Reads of 2018

Alright guys! 2018 is just around the corner! It’s time to share with y’all some of my most anticipated reads of the new year. I’ve six books here total.

We’ve got two new series’, a sequel that follows a book that was over-hyped but at the same time underrated (I loved it but a lot of others didn’t), and if you know me or follow my blogs then you already know what the other three books are.

Let me know in the comments what books you are looking forward to the most in 2018!

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The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2) by Veronica Roth

The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2)

In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives.
Fate brought them together. Now it will divide them.
The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.
Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.
As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may—or may not—be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.5) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.5)

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this story bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming spinoff novels.
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

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Untitled (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

Untitled (Throne of Glass, #7)

The Final installment to the Throne of Glass series.

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Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas (Do you see a pattern here?)

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3)

Sizzling with action and suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author SARAH J. MAAS delivers a coming-of-age Selina Kyle who will steal readers’ hearts in a new, highly anticipated YA blockbuster: CATWOMAN!
When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.
In this third DC Icons book–following Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker–Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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First Lines Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Sometimes, you look back.

He was coming out. I was going in. We moved by each other, ships passing without fanfare the way hundreds of strangers pass every day. The moment didn’t last longer than it took to see a bush of dark, messy hair and a flash of dark eyes.

Read on to find out which book this extract is from…




Switch by Megan Hart


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Summary: don’t think don’t question just do

The anonymous note wasn’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in the habit of reading other people’s mail, but it was just a piece of paper with a few lines scrawled on it, clearly meant for the apartment upstairs. It looked so innocent, but decidedly—deliciously—it was not.

Before replacing the note—and the ones that followed—in its rightful slot, I devoured its contents: suggestions, instructions, commands. Each was more daring, more intricate and more arousing than the last…and I followed them all to the letter.

Before the notes, if a man had told me what to do, I’d have told him where to go. But submission is an art, and there’s something oddly freeing about doing someone’s bidding…especially when it feels so very, very good. But I find that the more I surrender, the more powerful I feel—so it’s time to switch up roles.

We play by my rules now.

I found this author while searching for new books after reading Meredith Wild’s Hacker series.

The first line is very interesting and by chapter three we have seen this mystery guy twice but have no idea who he is. So definitely intrigued and can’t wait to keep reading!

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Review: Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

Links to Purchase:

Amazon (Affiliate Link)

Book Details:

303 Pages

Published: October 16, 2007

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Synopsis:  I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it….

MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh–a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.…

Opinion: I’ll admit, my notes kept getting worse and worse as I was reading this series because I was so into them, so my apologies as we move forward.

I had my nose stuck in these books and I could not pry it out. I read Darkfever for my December group read and I just couldn’t stop there. I had to know what happened next. It takes an amazing book to get me to read a series back to back like that and not read anything else at the same time. This is one of those amazing series’.

The main problem that I PERSONALLY had, and it’s not a huge deal, I could NOT for the LIFE of me figure out how to pronounce V’Lane. Does it flow? Does it not flow? I read it V-Lane the WHOLE TIME. I think the apostrophe threw me off because I imagine it was supposed to be Vlane like Blane. Or maybe the L was silent and it was Vane like Bane. I have no idea. And, unless I’m wrong or just didn’t see it, there wasn’t a pronunciation guide ANYWHERE. Not even on her website and there are names in this series that make you tilt your head like a dog.

I talk myself through things and if you read my notes you would see that I basically have a conversation with myself. Maybe that makes me crazy. One thing I pointed out to myself was that Fiona left way toooo easily. I’m not going to spoil anything and say why she left, but I definitely felt like she would be back later on and that we hadn’t seen the last of her.

I rooted so hard for Barrons and Mac. So hard. It hurts my heart how bad I rooted for them guys. Barrons gives me all of the Rhys (ACOTAR) vibes and I couldn’t get enough of him. If he went too long without being in the storyline I wanted to cry. I was way too emotionally attached to these characters.

I believe I said this in the last post, but if you’re looking for romantic, erotic, take you away what not, this isn’t the book for you. It’s drama and adventure and supernatural. It isn’t what I was expecting going in, but I love it none the less.

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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Review: White-Hot Holiday (Real Men #2.5) by Coleen Kwan

Links to Purchase:

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Book Details:

106 Pages

Published: July 28, 2014

Author: Coleen Kwan

Synopsis:  Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually!

Nice is about to meet Naughty…

When Aussie Naomi Spencer hears her uncle’s American friend is coming Down Under for a short visit, she can’t wait to be rid of him. Aaron’s “Bah Humbug” attitude drives her crazy…and so does his incredibly sexy smile, and the way he pitches in to help her get ready for all her relatives. Okay, so maybe he’s not a total Grinch. But when Naomi’s uncle warns her to stay away from his playboy friend, Naomi’s simple holiday gets even more complicated.

When a volcano grounds all flights back to the States, Aaron Cade finds himself stranded in Oz. For Aaron, family holidays are to be endured, not celebrated. Only Naomi brings magic to the simplest things: shopping for gifts, finding the perfect decorations, and making him feel at home in the bizarrely tropical December heat. His sudden, overwhelming attraction to Naomi will turn his idea of home upside-down…but can he change everything for one white-hot love?

Opinion: Meh. That is how I feel about this one. It was free on Goodreads so I decided why not? Who doesn’t love free books? This one you could literally do without.

Right from the get go the author had the main male character saying things like “…scantily dressed and not actively discouraging him…” uh, she was in her pajamas, in her uncles house. She can wear whatever she wants and just because she doesn’t tell you to stop staring at her legs doesn’t mean she’s encouraging you to make moves against her. Get out of here. Next, Xmas. It is Christmas, not XMAS. Don’t be a lazy POS. The whole novel is about CHRISTMAS, why would refer to it as XMAS. Who is your publisher again?

Obviously, I wouldn’t of been okay paying for this. I barely finished it and it was free and only 100 pages. It was kind of cute, and when I say kind of I mean calling this “novella” cute is a stretch.

My Overall Rating: ★★


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Review: Takeover (Takeover Duet #0.5) by Chelle Bliss

Links to Purchase:

Amazon FREE on Kindle!

Book Details:

54 Pages

Published: November 13, 2017

Author: Chelle Bliss

Synopsis:  He’s the hottest man she’s ever seen–and her worst enemy.

Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her corporation to new heights.

Rival CEO Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy as hell. He’ll stop at nothing to get control of Lauren’s company.

The only problem? He’s also the one-night stand she can’t forget.

This is a sneak peek at the highly-rated Acquisition, Takeover Duet #1, by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss. It is a sneak-preview, plus BONUS content, including two chapters not found anywhere else.

Opinion: Meh. The way this was written didn’t really MAKE me want to read the story. I had wanted to read it because it falls into the same pattern of books that I have read before and loved. The same “billionaire love” pattern that a lot of romance novels are written in. After reading these, I’m not sure I even want to read Acquisition anymore.

It mainly just gives you back ground on the male lead, how he is it at home, etc. I guess so you don’t hate him so much when he tries to steal/buy the female leads company. If I’m being honest, I literally could’ve done without these two bonus chapters in all reality because they ruined it for me.


My Overall Rating: ★★


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TBR Tuesday

This week I am going to try to pick up where I left off in a series I read earlier this month.

This week’s TBR TUESDAY is……

Iced (Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning

Iced (Fever, #6)

Synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series.

The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.

Discussion: So, I wasn’t a fan of Dani in the first five books. When Dani narrated the story I wanted to flip through until we were back to Mac. I’m not sure how I’m going to like this novel. I also saw a lot of negative reviews about the last four novels in this story. I’m scared y’all.

Have any of y’all read this one?

What are your thoughts on this novel?

Do you think I should read it next or shelf it til a later date?

Can this novel be skipped?

Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

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Review: Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Links to Purchase:

Amazon (Affiliate Link)

Book Details:

309 Pages

Published: October 31, 2006

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Synopsis:  When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on MacKayla Lane’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.

Opinion: I read this book for my December group read, so if you’re in that group and happen across this post and haven’t read the book yet, LOOK AWAY. It’s a Throne of Glass book group, so it was described to us as similar, in a way, to Maas with the fae, fantasy mix. I think that holds true to a point but then again obviously it’s a completely different book by a completely different author.

If you’re looking for romance, this is not the book for you. Barrons would make a good love interest and appealed to me personally on Rhys (ACOTAR) levels. I think he would be a good match for Mac later on *hint hint wink wink nudge nudge* and by later on I mean four books, basically five books, in. But you’ve got about 1,000 pages in between you and even the beginning of romance. I went into it expecting it, don’t be me.

The main character, “Mac” short for Mackayla, starts off very “barbie” “plastic” “valley girl” and, honestly, you may not like her at first. You may not be in love with her the first two or three books, but it is part of her character building. She is witty and adventurous, with a tad bit of dramatic thrown into that mix. This series is very current, it’s very 21st century so if you like”now” novels, this may be the one for you.

I have reviews for the next four books in this series that need to be typed up, so obviously I really enjoyed this book. I was let down by the lack of romance, but I didn’t let that stop me from reading. If you like action around every corner mixed with fairy tale/fae interactions,  you are bound to love this novel.

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Darkfever (Fever, #1)

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What Are You Reading Wednesday?

I’m going to do this WAYRW a little different than usual. I finished Cinder and And I Darken yesterday and I haven’t had the opportunity to start a new book yet. I don’t have a favorite quote from page 34 and I have no idea what land I’m even about to read about.

I REALLY need to read the books I bought a long time ago before I read the new ones I am looking forward to, so I’m mixing a little of both to save myself from misery. I picked a random book from my TBR shelf that has been sitting there for probably ten years called Princess Ben. For newly purchased books I picked Scarlet, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles.

I don’t know how Princess Ben is going to go. I honestly haven’t even read the synopsis since I bought the book. I’m SUPER EXCITED for Scarlet though. I loved Cinder and I read in reviews from others that the series only gets better and better from here.

I’m going to pull a little TBR Tuesday into the mix and open up some discussion on this post, hopefully!

Have you read Princess Ben?

Did you enjoy it?

Should I try reading it or is it a dust collector/resell?


Did you love/hate it?

Without spoiling anything, what should I look forward to the most?

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