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text 2018-07-31 12:35
July 2018 Round- Up and Giveaway

 

I can't believe we already are in August. This year is just flying by so fast. July was an okay month reading-wise not great but not bad either I got most of my reads in and are doing fairly well with keeping up on the review-copies. 

 

Beginning of the month was a bit wonky, since I had some heath issues to deal with, but that is all cleared up and I'm as good as new if not better, but that of course took some reading time away from me. But I was happy to see not as much as I thought it would lol. I got most of my ARCs done, now I just need to get around posting my reviews lol.  

 

August I will leave open for goals, since some great books are coming to us in August and some I've been waiting on what feels like forever. 

Here are some of the books I'm looking forward to:

 

Until We're More by Cindi Madsen

 

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My Kinda Forever by Lacey Black 

 

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Catwoman by Sarah J. Maas 

 

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3)  

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Now the book I look most forward but also the least is Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews , the final book in the Kate Daniels Series. I can;t wait to see how it is all wrapped up, but at the same time I will be sad to see the series end. It is one of my all time favorite series after all. 

 

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One series ends another starts. We get a new book, in a brand new series from Chloe Neill, Wild Hunger. It's a spin-off series of the Chicagoland series and will follow Elisa, the Daughter of Ethan and Merit.But also Connor  who is Gabriel Keene's son. I already had the pleasure to read the ARC and can tell to you guys it is amazing and surprisingly fresh for being in the same world. I loved it and can't wait to own a copy and add them next to all the other Chicagoland books :) 

 

The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) 

 

Currently I'm still slowly working on The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon, it really is a great book so I'm not sure what is taking me so long other than I don't have much time and am reading more than one book at the time ;) But I'm almost done with it 

 

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I'm also reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, which is okay. 

 

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Next I was thinking, taking a book I had on my TBR forever before I dive into some August and review copies, I think I will start Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, we shall see.   

 


       

Don't forget to check out the "Summer Lovin’ Readers Giveaway" that is going on, you can find it here or you can just enter on the raffelcopter below that I will add for you there again ;) 

Okay now to finally to my July reads. You will be able to find the buy links in the "Reviews" that are linked with each book :) 

Happy Reading and hope you have a great August. 

 


The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn

 

 

When ninety-five percent of the world’s population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can’t afford to lose. Four years after the Rending, Mira has everything under control. Almost.

Then Mira’s best friend, Lana, announces her pregnancy, the first in this strange world and a new source of hope for Mira. But Lana gives birth to an inanimate object—and soon other women of Zion do, too—and the thin veil of normalcy Mira has thrown over her new world begins to fray. As the community wrestles with the presence of these Babies, a confident outsider named Michael appears, proselytizing about the world outside Zion. He lures Lana away and when she doesn’t return, Mira has to decide how much she’s willing to let go in order to save her friend, her community, and her own fraught pregnancy.

 

 

1 ½ ★ DNF

 


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

 

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives

 

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5 ★

 


Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

 

 

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY. KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it. AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost. THE WAR HAS BEGUN. THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING. Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons. Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

 

 

5 ★

 

 


The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that’s standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them — without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him — everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best — and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled…

 

 

 

5★but the editing 2-3 ★

 

 

 


Sail Away by Celia Imrie

 

 

The phone hasn’t rung for months. Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over sixty—even for the star of a wildly popular 1980s TV series. So when her agent offers her the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled under suspicious circumstances and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home.

Meanwhile Amanda Herbert finds herself homeless in rainy Clapham. The purchase of her new apartment has fallen through, and her children are absorbed in their own dramas. Then she spots an advertisement for an Atlantic cruise and realizes that three weeks onboard would tide her over and save her money until her housing situation is resolved.

As the two women set sail on a new adventure, neither can possibly predict the questionable characters and strange dealings they will encounter, nor the unexpected rewards they will reap. Vividly evoking the old-world glamour of a cruise ship—and the complex politics of its staff quarters—Sail Away is at once a hilarious romp and a thrilling adventure.

 

 

 

3 ½ ★

 

 


 

 

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review 2018-07-27 14:04
The Prophecy (Titan #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Prophecy (A Titan Novel) (Volume 4) - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that's standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them -- without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him -- everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best -- and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she's not fighting just for herself -- she's fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled…

 

 

 

Story 5 ★but the editing 2-3 ★

And give the book and overall of 4★ I (read more below)

 

This is the fourth and final book in “The Titan” series

So this was a bitter sweet good not only the series but also the characters that we became to love.  Not only Seth, Josie and friends but also characters we met in previous series and books. I surely will miss the gang and this world.

Being it the final book there is not much I can say or go too much into detail without spoiling it, so I will just touch on some things.

Seth has grown so much, since we first met him and even more in this series. But I think the most of it happened in this book.  But overall he just got better and better. What I liked the most was that is was organic and not just over night. He slowly changed with trial and errors and that he still had plenty of stupid moments. Overall Seth was such a fun and often complex character to follow, who not only made us swoon but also cuss and laugh at the same time.

Josie, I wasn’t 100% sure if her in the first book but man did she grow on me, She was thrown into this world she knew nothing about and thought was fiction and she handled pretty freaking awesome and yet human. She had her doubts and made mistake but she always learned from them and was even better and badder than the time before. She really is the perfect match for Seth. She didn’t put up with any shit he gave her and always stood up to him. But also gave him a shoulder to lean on.

Overall I really liked how much the balanced each other out and how they fought for each other or them.

This book was packed with everything, humor as we used to from the books, action lots of action . But also heartbreak and romance, lots and lots of romance but also a lot of emotions all around.  This is one heck of a roller coaster ride in this book but it kept in on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t but it down for the last half of the book.

It was a crazy insane journey for sure and it was super emotional to me, especially since not everyone will make it to the epilogue.

The ending was fitting and I enjoyed a lot but I was sad that it ended and I knew that it was the final good bye to these people. I will miss them.

Now some not so good things about it.

There were some pretty big editing mistakes in this book or things that were overlooked, normally when I review an ARC or so I don’t mention these things since they are ARCS and still change. But I bought a FINISHED paperback copy of amazon and it shouldn’t have that many errors in it. Here is one example of a few errors that were made, but this stood out the most.

The book alternates POV between Seth and Josie, either chapter by chapter or half way through, either way it is clear who we follow. Except I found times where in the middle of a paragraph it switches for a just a few line to the other persons POV and then straight back. It is easy to tell it is a mistake but it happens at least 4-5 times if not more throughout the book. That made threw the reading flow off a bit. There were other minor editing mistakes here and there but nothing major. Either or there should not be that many mistakes in a finished copy that I pay for….. At least that is what I think……. And I will have to take some points of the review for that.

All that being said, I loved the book and was sad to see it end but editing was rather bad for this book.

I rate the story 5 ★but the editing 2-3 ★

And give the book and overall of 4★  I guess…..

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2018-07-25 00:43
Reading progress update: I've read 341 out of 341 pages.
The Prophecy (A Titan Novel) (Volume 4) - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Such a bitter-sweet good -bye to the last book in the series 

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review 2018-07-05 19:10
Onyx Book Review
Onyx - Jennifer L. Armentrout

This was a quick re-read. You really start to feel where this series is going. It reminds me a lot of Roswell, the TV show and a mix of Twilight (better writing). There's a ton of sexual tension, drama and badass alien drama in this one. It's one of Armentrout's best books (and I've read just about all of them). I love the addition of the brother as I think it adds a lot to the story. Sibling relationships are always something I want more of and this book has some great Dee/Daemon moments. A plus all around. 

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review 2018-07-05 19:07
Obsidian Book Review
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a re-read because I believe there is a new one coming in this series? 

 

Obsidian is honestly my least favorite of the entire Lux series. And I LOVE this series but I don't really like this book? Its too much like twilight at first and Daemon is too obnoxious. Even the second time around. Still a fun read. And, I'd say if you felt like you didn't like this one then stick through it to see how you like the rest of the series, I think its worth it. 

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