The Ruin of Kings

The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jennifer Lyons (2019)
-eARC Review-

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Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised. Continue reading

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Vengeful

Vengeful (The Villains #2) by V.E. Schwab (2018)

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Fiction | Sci-Fi/Paranormal
3 StarsBlurb:

“Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.”
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Happy Pub. Day! | Alarum

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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The (YA) Post-Apocalyptic Western ALARUM, the first book in the Walking Shadows saga (a series of standalone novels) by author Talis Jones, is OUT NOW! I was lucky enough to read an eARC and this book totally surprised me! It’s a bit Book of Eli meets Godless meets The Knife of Never Letting Go, which had me pretty excited. Keep reading for an exclusive excerpt, playlist, a fan trailer, and more!  Continue reading

Black: The Birth of Evil

Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle #1) by Ted Dekker (2003)

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Fiction | Paranormal/Sci-Fi Thriller
0 Stars DNFDNF
Blurb:

“Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.

Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head…and his world goes black.

From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world-a world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head.  Continue reading

Eidolon

Eidolon (The Wraith Kings #2) by Grace Draven (2016)

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Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-MA)
4.5 starsBlurb:

“In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis has unleashed a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness and on the brink of war. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to secure his throne.  Continue reading

Caleb’s Window | (book roulette)

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I am an avid reader and a dedicated book blogger but sometimes I get requests from authors to review their books and unfortunately I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule and/or perhaps it’s just not quite my thing. So every once in a while instead of reading/reviewing their book, I’ll agree to put together a little post to help pass along the word in case any of you readers out there will find it interesting. This time it seems the book roulette has landed on a Historical Fiction novel. It sounds like the type of story that might stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. This post includes an excerpt and giveaway! Here we go…  Continue reading

The Poppy War

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang (2018)

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Fiction | Military Fantasy | (TV-MA)
5 stars
Blurb:

“When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good. Continue reading