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text 2017-03-29 15:22
March 2017 Reads

 

Hello fellow book lovers.

I hope you all had a great month of March. For me it went by way to fast again, there is never enough time in a month for all the books I want to read. I'm just glad that we are starting to head into April and the weather will hopefully be nicer. 

I'm also caught up on ARCs, well almost but I think we never really caught up with them, because luckily we always get more.

We also will have a new giveaway coming here in a few days we are just waiting on some more details for that. All the winner of the "Luck o’ the Readers Giveaway" should be drawn and notified very soon. 

Here are some books that releasing in April according to Goodreads.

April 1

The Immortal's Unrequited Bride and Conquering the Cowboy by Kelli Ireland and  The Dead List by  Jennifer L. Armentrout.

April 4th

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, The Chosen by J.R. Ward and Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads.

April 6th

Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

April 11th

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli and The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

April 18th

The Thing About Love by Julie James

April 25th

Blade Bound by Chloe Neill, Snared by Jennifer Estep and Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead.

I hope everyone has a great April and those who celebrate it have a great Easter. To those who don't, just really enjoy your egg-day weekend :D 

Now to my March reads, as always you can find the buy-links in the reviews that are linked. 

Happy Reading :) 


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

 

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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

 

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5★

 

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Kill’t Dead…Or Worse by Richard Hacker

 

 

 

 

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After a murdered partner, a cheating wife and a lost job in Houston, Nick Sibelius sets up a private investigation business in a small Texas town hoping to find some peace and maybe, himself. When two lovers disappear and a fisherman turns up dead, he finds himself drawn into a web of crime and deceit involving MaryLou, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past; Junior, a failed farmer whose best intentions seem to always result in a dead body; and Barry, a sociopathic dentist turned illegal toxic waste entrepreneur with a violent right wing agenda. When the felon who killed Nick’s partner in Houston joins forces with Barry, Nick must not only stop the toxic waste dumping while finding his client’s missing daughter, but keep from being killed in the process. In the end, MaryLou’s dark secret will either save him or kill him — whichever comes first.

 

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4 ★

 

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

 

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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.

 

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5★

 

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The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

 

 

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Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

 

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3★

 

 

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At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

 

 

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It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

 

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4 ½ ★

 

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Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

 

 

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The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series sees a sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it may usher in the fall of Cadogan House…

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation to vampire, Merit’s stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She’s saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.

When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire seemingly under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have ever imagined. As a malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It’s her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.

 

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4★

 

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review 2017-03-17 13:05
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

  

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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.

 

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The books starts pretty much where the last one left off. The crew is still recovering and shaken by the events at the end of book one.

I thought the last book was great but this one was epic.

I don’t want to say too much to not spoil it so I will make it a short review of this book.

Okay, like I said they are still recovering from the blow of the last book, but if you know Kaz from the last book you know that he has like five plans already made to get them back on track and the crew back together. 

In this book we learn so much more about all the crew members, their past, their plans for the future, they hope and dreams and is a sad realty. Relationships are strengthened but there is always the question of who they can really trust. Who will betray them next? Which is a big part to each of them but also as a crew as a whole. Plus some people still fault others of the crew for the events that took place and are holding a pretty big grudge.

There are some big twists in the book, which I mostly loved. I loved the twists just maybe not the outcome.

There were some quite brutal scenes in this book that not only showed how far some crew member would go but also some of the things they have endured in their past. But to even it out there were also some pretty sweet moments in the book, as well some heartbreaking ones. I shed tears a few times throughout the book.

The end was epic and perfect (almost) for all the crew members. It was bittersweet and a little sad.

I know I will miss all the characters in this duology, It is hard to connect to some characters in books sometimes but to love every single one of them in one book or series is pretty freaking rare. And I did. I loved the entire crew that shared this epic journey, they were super engaging and made it almost impossible to not only love one but almost all. If I had to choose some of my favorite it would be Nina and Jes, but really I liked then all , each of them for something different.

I highly recommend this series.

Overall great book, lots of twist and turns, action, sorrow, great suspense, plus love and we get a little humor.

I rate this book a full 5 ★

 

 

Some of my favorite Quotes:

 

 “I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.”

 

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“Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?"

"Guns?" asked Jesper.

"Ships?" queried Inej.

"Bombs?" suggested Wylan.

"Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered.”

 

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“No mourners, no funerals. Another way of saying good luck. But it was something more. A dark wink to the fact that there would be no expensive burials for people like them, no marble markers to remember their names, no wreaths of myrtle and rose.”

 

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“They were twin souls, soldiers destined to fight for different sides, to find each other and lose each other too quickly. She would not keep him here. Not like this.”

 

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“I am grateful you're alive", he said. "I am grateful that you're beside me. I am grateful that you're eating."

She rested her head on his shoulder.

"You're better that waffles, Matthias Helvar."

A small smile curled the Fjerdan's lips.

"Let's not say things we don't mean, my love.”

 

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Abouttheauth

 

 

Leigh Bardugo

 

 

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.

 

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text 2017-02-03 12:46
Friday reads 2/3/17
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 2) - Sarah J. Maas
A Darker Shade of Magic - Victoria Schwab
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo
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text 2017-01-30 18:59
Reading progress update: I've read 540 out of 540 pages.
Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Great Ending !!

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review 2017-01-19 00:00
Six of Crows
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo "Let's say my currency carries more sway."
"Money is money."
"I trade and information… the things men do when they think no one is looking. Shame holds more value than coin ever can. "


[b:Six of Crows|23437156|Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)|Leigh Bardugo|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1459349344s/23437156.jpg|42077459] is a story about six thieves from the bottom of the Barrel (*you see what I just did there?), hired to carry out an impossible heist for a ridiculous pay out. The leader of this unlikely crew is Kaz, a member of mysterious and relentless bad ass, who at the age of 17 already has developed quite the name and reputation for himself and is known by locals as "dirty hands". He carries a cane with a crows head for the handle and is never seen without his notorious black leather gloves, creating plenty of rumors and speculation about what he's hiding underneath. His crew is just as mysterious and extremely diverse, although, as the story progresses we are revealed bits and pieces of their pasts and explanations of how and why they turned out as they are and exactly what this conquest means to each of them individually. Their group is made up of both allies and enemies and when they are forced to trust each other with their lives and freedom during this impossible mission the only thing they can truly rely on is that nothing and no one is always as it seems.

I was very much looking forward to beginning reading this and do well, although, I've never read anything by[a:Leigh Bardugo|4575289|Leigh Bardugo|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1437274413p2/4575289.jpg], these books are highly recommended with excellent reviews from readers whose opinions I value and trust. However, I made it about 150 pages in and was honestly about ready to quit. I just found it to be incredibly slow paced with all the foreign names and places. It was hard for me to keep everything straight and it was beginning to feel like a chore to pick it up and continue reading – not a quality I look for or enjoy in a book. I decided to stick with it and give the audio version a try, went on Audible to pick up where I left off and that made all the difference! I'm so glad that I stuck it out because the story was fantastic! All the plot twists, deceit and betrayal, make it impossible to predict the outcome – a quality I adore in the books I read – and the ending makes me want to run start reading [b:Crooked Kingdom|22299763|Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)|Leigh Bardugo|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1456172607s/22299763.jpg|42090179] immediately! All the hype surrounding this book was definitely justified, in my opinion, and I'm so glad that I didn't give up on it.
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