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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Wink Poppy Midnight

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm.

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To participate all you have to do is:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 
 Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Wink Poppy Midnight
Every story needs a Villain. The Villain is just as important as the Hero. More important, maybe. ~ARC pg. 15
I adored the storytelling that was woven into the actual storytelling. And this cover? Instant classic, yes?!


Monday, February 8, 2016

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1)
Reign of Shadows ARC
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadowsis Sophie Jordan at her best.
Urgent. Dangerous. Romantic. Reign of Shadows does not disappoint!

This world is so insane. Perpetual darkness? No, I could not deal. And dark dwellers? No, no, no! They are so scary and disgusting! I was on edge the entire book and the only time I had a slight reprieve was at Midlight. I am super curious to learn more about Relhok before the Eclipse, so hopefully book 2 will touch on that!

As for the characters in this story? There are not enough heart-eyed emojis in the whole world that could help profess my love for Luna and Fowler.  

Luna is basically a beast. Like she is seriously B.A. that girl can handle herself so well. She can take down a dark dweller like nobody’s business, yet, there is such a gentleness about her. She is so kind hearted and understanding. She has such a sweet naivety about her that I adored. Luna was wonderful, put her with Fowler and it’s basically magic!

Fowler owns my heart. This boy is so closed off and hardheaded and hardhearted and almost blatantly rude. He is one of the only fictional boys in which I didn’t fall for right away. You fall for Fowler the more you get to know him. And the way he softens around Luna *suh-woons* I want more of his backstory—how he was raised, what caused him to leave Relhok and how he became the way he did. PREQUEL SOPHIE, PLEASE!! I hope Fowler makes it to Allu because this boy deserves to be happy.

Reign of Shadows is a unique retelling filled with suspense and sexy-times and scary creatures. This book is a MUST READ! I need the sequel now.




Monday, February 1, 2016

Blog Tour: REVENGE AND THE WILD by Michelle Modesto: Review + Giveaway!

   
Revenge and the Wild

About the Book:
Title: REVENGE AND THE WILD
Author: Michelle Modesto
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Pages: 384
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.
Review: 
With a B.A. heroine, multiple—I REPEAT, MULTIPLE!—swoonworthy guys, action, romance, booze, and LOTS and lots of blood—this book is a MUST READ! 

 The world in which Revenge and the Wild takes place is so unique! I LOVED the whole western/steampunk setting. Plus, on top of that this book was PACKED with all different walks of lore—Natives, cannibals, humans, trolls, werewolves, vampires—and it all worked together so freaking well. 

The characters in this story were SO freakin' incredible too! I adored Westie, I need more of her in my life. She was so freakin' fantastic. She was feisty and fierce, loyal and impulsive and I loved every second I read about her. 

Then we have Swoony Boy #1: Alistair. Oh my goodness, adorably sweet and protective, Alistair. I need a prequel or sequel all about him. ♥ And can i just say that the tension/frustraion between him and Westie was so real you guys. SO REAL. GAH! I was contantly shouting, "MAKE OUT ALREADY!"

THEN, there is Swoony Boy #2: Costin, You lovely creature you. This boy? *fans self* I thought I was completely over vampires and their fangs and cold skin and cliché ways but Oh My Emma—I’d allow Costin to bite me any day. ANY. DAY. He is so incredibly smug yet he was a fang-tactic (see what i did there *wink*) friend to Westie. I need a prequel or sequel all about Costin too 

ALSO. THE 'VILLAINS' IN THIS STORY WERE SO FRUSTRATING—I wanted to tear my hair out because of them! But then thought, I’d better not since, ya know, they’d like that. :P

Revenge and the Wild is a freaking amazing debut! I HIGHLY recommend you pick it up. I can’t wait to read more from Michelle Modesto in the future! 


GIVEAWAY TIME!



About Michelle:
Michelle Modesto is a writer, hockey fanatic, lover of most art forms, terrible cook and her social skills aren't that great either. Her debut YA novel, REVENGE AND THE WILD comes out from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, early 2016. She lives in Northern California in a double-wide mobile asylum with two mastiffs who don't listen to her and two teenagers who also don't listen to her.
Michelle Modesto is represented by John Cusick at The Greenhouse Literary Agency.
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Be sure to check out the previous stops on the tour and keep following the next stops for more chances to win! 

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
1/25/2016- IceyBooksInterview
1/26/2016- Book BriefsReview
1/27/2016- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
1/28/2016- Novel NoviceReview
1/29/2016- Good Choice Reading- Interview


Week Two:
2/1/2016- Brooke-ReportsReview
2/2/2016- The Irish Banana ReviewGuest Post
2/3/2016- Bookish LifestyleReview + Interview
2/4/2016- Supernatural SnarkInterview
2/5/2016- Ex LibrisReview

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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