Cover reveal for the emerald sea by richelle mead

Gotta say can’t wait for this book!!! The one character I was during to find out what happened to. And this is my fav author.

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NeverSea by Jenetta Penner & David R. Bernstein

NeverSeaA uniquely beautiful retelling of two beloved fairytale characters.


Can a pure, but broken heart fuel the war to control the NeverSea?

“The Little Mermaid & Peter Pan together in a sci-fi retelling.”

Forced under the sea, seventeen-year-old Arya fights, alongside her sisters, to take down the Syndicate—a group looking to genetically redesign humanity against their will. When a routine patrol goes horribly wrong, she reunites with Peter, the ousted former leader of the Lost Boys. Arya and Peter’s tortured past, filled with genetic experimentation, fuel their need for justice.

Years earlier, Peter left young Arya when she needed him the most, leaving her torn from James, the love of her life.

Now, Arya has no choice, but to trust Peter or risk losing everything.

In a future where a constantly rising sea has swallowed nearly all the land on Earth, Arya and Peter fight to regain control of Neverland, a massive floating settlement, now controlled by the Syndicate.

The abilities forced on them years ago, are now the weapons they need to fight back.

NeverSea is a uniquely woven retelling about Arya and Peter, two young people who were experimented on for years before escaping. In order to save their home, they will both have to use the powers that made them different, that made them weapons.


*I received an ARC at no cost from the author.*

This book was such a fun ride! I loved the idea of weaving two fairytale retellings together, and mixing in the genres dystopian and sci-fi. Reading from both Arya and Peter’s perspectives really brought the story together, and I was able to watch as the characters developed.

What I enjoyed the most about NeverSea:

  • The fairytale retellings: I thoroughly enjoyed this unique retelling of The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan. NeverSea is unlike any other retelling I have read; it was a perfect blend of fairytale retelling and sci-fi, two genres I hold close to my heart.
  • The battle scenes: the authors did a fantastic job writing the action scenes. There was not too much description and not too little. I felt like I was there battling alongside Arya and Peter!
  • The intense moments: Throughout the story, there are many moments where the characters have heated conversations, or in this case, intense moments. These intense scenes helped explain some of the tensions between the characters and the past and why those characters are the way they are.

Though I enjoyed NeverSea, I would have liked to have seen more of the tension between Arya and her love interest. I won’t spoil it, but something happens at the beginning of the novel that creates tension between the two characters; I would have liked to see that tension and the emotions last longer than they did. I would have also enjoyed to read more about the characters backgrounds and what happened in the early years before Arya and Perter become test subjects.

NeverSea is fast-paced and leaves you wanting more and wondering what will happen to these beloved characters. I will definitely be reading the next book! If you enjoy fairytale retellings, intense battle scenes, and beautifully described characters, NeverSea is a book for you!


NeverSea by Jenetta Penner and David R. Bernstein releases November 29, 2017 on Kindle.

Rate: 4 out of 5 stars

♥ Nikole

Reign of the Fallen- Sarah Glenn Marsh

 

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”Since you’ve been gone, I don’t even feel right in my own skin anymore. It’s like I’m missing a part, a lung or a kidney, and the rest of me can’t figure out how to work together without that one piece.”

At first, I felt confused. Like all this world and character building was overwhelming my mind at once and I couldn’t keep pace. But once it picked up, it was hard to put down.

I was dazzled by the dark and mesmerizing tale that felt more horror and diverse than anything I’ve ever read. Oh, My Stars!!! This should be on everyone’s tbr.

Your jaw will drop at the beautifulness that is brought forth through Sarah’s words. Her storytelling building is too phenomenal for words. I can’t say it enough, this will be one of the YA books of the year.

Odessa is the bisexual badass heroine we were all looking for in a lead character. She took no shit and gave it right back. Bow down to this new queen who has flaws and who we admire anyway.

If the synopsis doesn’t fully grasp you then this stunning cover will. That cover is to throw you off from the dark and the mysterious that will greet you at the opening page.

Be forewarned, this fantasy tale is extremely violent. It contains a lot of battle sequences with death looming throughout and rising from the ground. It also deals with addiction that is sequential to the whole story.

Brace yourselves! Don’t say that I didn’t warn you!

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Artemis by Andy weir

Just what you expect a mix of science in spots with going along the story plot. This book is funny in spots. One thing though first half is slightly slower than would of thought. Other if want a good chunk of science like the Martian you won’t. And unlike the Martian this book is YA. But overall a cool book and I’d suggest to all readers minus young one’s since a few curses in it ect ect. But between the Martian and this book I like both for what they were, I could follow this book better and more stuff going on since more area’s where forget the guys name but guy on mars is trying to survive.

Waiting on Wednesday – 11-15-2017

Hello everyone!

Today is Wednesday, which means it is time for the 3 WWW’s: What I am currently reading, What I recently finished, and What I plan on reading next.


What book(s) am I currently reading?

Wintersong

I read Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones earlier this year, so I am currently re-reading this beautiful book to prepare for Shadowsong, which I was lucky enough to grab an ARC of at YallFest. If you have not read Wintersong yet, I highly advise to place this book on you TBR list!

NeverSea

I am also reading NeverSea by Jenetta Penner and David R. Bernstein. This book comes out at the end of November, and is a retelling of The Little Mermaid & Peter Pan, but with a sci-fi twist. This book is so much fun; so if you are a fan of The Lunar Chronicles, I’d recommend to check out this book!


What book(s) did I recently finish reading?

Darkest Stars

Oh, I very much enjoyed this book. That ending was spectacular; the last few chapters were the best chapters of the book and I cannot wait to read the second book! My review is coming soon, so check that out when it’s released!


What book(s) do I plan on reading next?

I plan on reading these two books next, since I usually do not like to read one book at a time.

Everless

Haven

What book(s) are you currently reading? Happy reading!

-Nikole

Renegades- Marissa Meyer

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Stacy had the opportunity to be a guest blogger on A Bella Fairy Tale’s blog. She and Louie decided to read Renegades and post a nice (not so nice) review of Renegades.

Click on the link below to see the review!

*Renegades Guest Review*

Happy Friday!!

November- TBR!!!!

TBR November

 

Here we are in another new month and here is the stack I would like to tackle in November.

The Ones Who Got Away- Roni Loren

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Lost Crow Conspiracy- Rosalyn Eves

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Too Late- C. Hoover

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The Immortalist- Chloe Benjamin

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Reign of the Fallen- Sarah Glenn Marsh

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The Pope of Palm Beach- Tim Dorsey

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Batman: Nightwalker- Marie Lu

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Noir- Christopher Moore

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I have received a lot of great reads from publishers and I can’t wait to dig in.

Which books are on your TBR this month?

Happy reading!!!