Did Someone Say MORE Fantasy for WWW?

That’s right. Its Wednesday, and I’m reading more and more fantasy. Though, I feel as if that should no longer be a surprise to you all, since most of my reviews encompass fantasy books.

But if you notice below, there’s one book in there that’s out of sorts. It’s not fantasy, but rather part of one of my other favorite genres: Science Fiction! Can you guess which book it is?

WWWEvery Wednesday, we participate in a blog post known as ‘WWW Wednesdays.’ This was originally hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm before moving to Taking on a World of Words. 

You may be wondering what the three Ws stand for. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What am I currently reading?

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

This book is everything I thought it would be and more. Zera is a fierce yet snarky girl with amazing comebacks who only wants her heart back and to do so, she must take the heart of the Prince. Sounds easy right? Not so much. I have about 100 pages left and it keeps getting better and better; though, I will admit, I’ll be sad when the book ends because that means I’ll have to wait for book two.

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Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

Bruja Born is the sequel to Labyrinth Lost and is written in Lula’s point of view. Labyrinth Lost was one of my favorite books last year, so I am beyond excited to read more about Lula and her family. It takes off to quite the start, a very intriguing beginning. I can’t wait to see what’s in story for Lula further into the book!

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What did I recently finish reading?

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Furyborn by Claire Legrand

This book has easily become one of the best fantasy YA books I have ever read. It’s got everything: action, intrigue, romance, magic, etc. If you do not have this book on your TBR radar, then you need to! If you’re looking for more thoughts on this book, check out mine and Stacy’s reviews below!

My review

Stacy’s review

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What do I plan on reading next?

Awakened by James S. Murray with Darren Wearmouth

Is there anyone that’s a fan of the TV show Impractical Jokers? That is one of my absolute favorite TV shows to binge watch, so I was ecstatic when I heard that James Murray was writing a novel. And I was even more ecstatic when I got to meet him at C2E2 AND get an early copy of Awakened. And yep, if you guessed this was the science-fiction book I was talking about, then you are correct! There’s also a mix of horror, so definitely check this out if you love reading either of those genres!

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Okay, so this book also has some science-fiction but from what I’ve heard, it’s mainly fantasy. Either way, I am excited to dive into this collection of short stories on the mythology from East and South Asia. Fifteen authors came together to write this short story collection. I haven’t read a short story in a very long time, so I look forward to reading all the ones in this one book!

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What books are you currently reading and/or looking forward to read?

♥Nikole

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*Arc Review* Bring Me Back- B.A. Paris

“Bizarrely, the overriding emotion I feel is shame, that at forty-one years old, and six-foot-four, a few little dolls can strike such terror in me.”

B.A. Paris is back with a novel that will shock you up until the very end. There were so many twists and turns that I never knew where we were going to end up. I always come to expect something shocking when it comes to her books and she doesn’t disappoint with this heart stopper.

This is one of those thrillers where I’m still running every inch of the book through my head and it won’t let up. I’m analyzing every piece of evidence and I’ve finished this hours ago.

The characters, the buildup, the shocking twists, and that end will have your mind reeling. Not a lot of books make me feel uncomfortable to be in my own house. This one spooked me and I’m not sure I want to trust anyone anymore.

Thank you, St. Martins Press for the galley and for spooking my day!

You might want to sleep with the lights on tonight and lock the door!!!

Good reads Monday

This time around I had to go near my front of my good reads tbr and this may sound bad but my book is

And just never got to it. But I should have had since in acknowledgments I’m in there since the author needed help with people who worked at haunted houses and I worked at one but shockingly we didn’t meet in a book group we met in a neopets group. Yes I said that right neopets. Which is still around but barely thriving. And best part about these series since it’s mystery each book can be read as it’s story.

So hope you check it out. I know I will be soon.

*ARC Review* Two Queens Will Rise in Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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Book title: Furyborn

Author: Claire Legrand

Publishing Company: Sourcebooks Fire

Release Date: May 22, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis: 

34323570Follow two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.


Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the wonderful advance copy!


My Review

THIS. BOOK. WAS. OUTSTANDING.

I could just leave it there, but where’s the fun in that? No joke, though. Furyborn was an amazing and exhilarating read, and it was so difficult to put this book down when I had to work or clean or do something else. I’d literally be cleaning, and either be staring at the book sitting on the kitchen table or thinking about the characters. That’s how addicting I found this book. Like Lisa Maxwell’s blurb says below, this book was utterly breathtaking and has left me impatiently waiting for the sequel.

Furyborn follows the path of two girls, both centuries apart, but somehow connected. There’s Rielle, who can manipulate all seven types of powers. And there’s Eliana, a girl set on finding her kidnapped mother and protecting her younger brother while getting caught in the middle of a centuries-old war (and did I mention she’s hiding something that could make her a valuable asset in the war?). Both these characters are fierce, strong, and undoubtedly charming. I loved reading both their stories and seeing each character progress as a person. Legrand did an incredible job bringing these two characters to life. I highly enjoyed reading Eliana’s story just slightly more than Rielle’s, mainly because I could relate to Eliana’s fierceness, her snarky and sarcastic replies, and her overall protection toward her family.

85a9f3e4-2909-4687-9291-249794670565The world building was phenomenal. Claire did a wonderful job describing both parts of the world (one for Rielle and one for Eliana). There was not a single moment where I got lost in the world building or got bored; actually, there was never a dull moment in this book, in my opinion. There were tons of satisfying action scenes to keep the pace going and to keep the readers engaged. Though, I will admit, there were times where I secretly wanted to skip a character’s chapter just so I could continue the other character’s story. But I didn’t (now that I think about it, though, I might go back and re-read Furyborn, just to see what it’s like when you read each character’s story separately).

Overall, I was very impressed with Furyborn. I had high hopes and expectations for this book and I am happy to say that Furyborn did not let me down. The book exceeded my expectations in every possible way. I know the sequel does not come out until next year, but that does not mean I will stop wishing I had it in my hands at this very moment. Furyborn was one of my favorite fantasy reads of all time!

If you don’t have Furyborn on pre-order, then you need to march down to your nearest bookstore tomorrow morning and pick this up. You will not be disappointed! My co-blogger, Stacy, loved this book and she’s not a huge fantasy reader. To me, that says something.

Furyborn will be available tomorrow in bookstores across the globe, so remember to get your copy! If you are a hardcore fantasy reader like me or someone looking to pick up a fantastic book, then you need Furyborn in your life!


Have you read Furyborn yet? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

♥Nikole

New York City book shopping and hauls

So yesterday I met up with some of my book friends. And the stores we hit up were b&n 5th ave I didn’t buy anything there but simple meet up. Then bookoff where I bought 5 books and my new Rollie suitcase instead of big giant one. Love the store for its 1 dollar ya section. Then the strand. Then b&n union square for cookies and ask about signing for Friday June 1st but no help there. So pretty much that’s it and here is my pile. Some books my friends gave me some from the stores.

Last but not least I compleatly forgot my friend was giving me selection poster so I’m soooo happy.

Archenemies – Marissa Meyer Cover Reveal

Today is the day that Fierce Reads revealed the cover for Archenemies. Archenemies is the second book in the Renegades series by Marissa Meyer and we are in love with this book cover.

First, we are going to tell you what the book is about and then reveal the cover.

Happy Reading!!

Synopsis:

            Part thriller, part superhero fantasy, here is the fiercely awaited sequel to the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Are Nova and Adrian each other’s worst nightmare?

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it.

And now the final reveal…….

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It’s so beautiful!! What do you guys think of the cover!?

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*Arc Review* The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik- David Arnold Blog Tour

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“Well the way I see it, a guy shows up with note cards and a boom box means he’s got some time on his hands. But a guy shows up with snow, that’s either destiny or wizardry.”

David Arnold takes you on an epic journey, one that leaves you gasping while flipping through your vinyl collection. This one was weird but a lot of fun to read.

From the synopsis, you know that you are going to be delving into the world of the weird and the bizarre. And that is what I’m all about. It’s like he looked at what was inside my head and turned those pieces into a puzzle of a book.

Everything about this book was powerful. It was a beautiful bizarre masterpiece and I’m ready to experience it all over again.

Noah is my new coming of age hero. He doesn’t care what people thought and walked to the beat of his own drum. Drum meaning David Freaking Bowie!!!

This is my favorite David Arnold book to date and you seriously won’t regret traveling through these hidden doors with Noah!!

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