BLOG TOUR: FROST

 

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Frost by Kaitlyn Davis. This Blog Tour is co-ordinated by YA Bound Book Tours.

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Frost (Midnight Ice Book One)
by Kaitlyn Davis
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
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Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded…

Life’s tough for a vampire thief on the run—just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may or may not have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she’s been trying to outrun? Well, it’s about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can’t escape her own destiny.

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REVIEW:

Mixing vampires, titans and conduits into a spectacular book with a new and interesting mythology.

Pandora is a vampire who used to be a titan but ran away from that life for a reason she can’t remember. Jax, her ex finds her and vows to take her back to the titans and cure her of vampirism. This road trip-esque adventure was amazing and kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved Jax and Pandora (Dory) and the sparks that rekindled through the book. The plot was fast paced and enjoyable. I felt a connection to these characters and their quirks though the book. The ending of this book was such a cliffhanger and I am stuck with a need to know what is going to happen to Pandora and if she will be ok.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.

 

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

 

To stay up-to-date with all of Kaitlyn’s new releases, sign up for her new release newsletter here: TinyLetter.com/KaitlynDavisBooks

Author Links:

WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebookInstagramYoutubeTumblrWattpadPinterestAmazon

 

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LINKS:

Amazonhttp://hyperurl.co/AmazonFrost

 

Applehttp://hyperurl.co/AppleFrost

 

B&Nhttp://bit.ly/BNFrost

 

Google Playhttp://bit.ly/FrostGP

 

Kobohttp://bit.ly/KoboFrost

 

Smashwordshttp://bit.ly/SWFrost

 

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GIVEAWAY:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

If you wish to enter this Giveaway, click on the Rafflecopter link, here.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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EMOJIATHON TBR

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The Emojiathon is a month long readathon that links different emojis with reading prompts. This readathon will be running for the month of February. The hosts of this readathon are @dylanthereadser5, @sarah_belk and @nayasmilesforu. There are fourteen reading challenges for this readathon and the aim is to complete at least four of these. I have linked books to each of the challenges and am hoping to complete as many as possible.

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TBR: 

 

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READ A BOOK ABOUT A MARGINALISED GROUP

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For this challenge I am going to read If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. This is a book about a teenage transgender girl, Amanda, learning to live her life and maybe finding love.

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READ A BOOK THAT WAS GIFTED TO YOU

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For this challenge I am going to read The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye, which I was given for Christmas.

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READ A ROMANCE / CONTEMPORARY

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The book I have chosen for this challenge is By Your Side by Kasie West, which is a new release in February and sounds like a cute contemporary romance.

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READ A BOOK YOU BROUGHT BECAUSE OF ITS COVER

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Look at the cover to Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi, need I say more?

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A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY JUST THINKING ABOUT IT

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Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman sounds like a cheesy contemporary romance and the synopsis make me smile so hard.

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READ A THRILLER OR HORROR

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Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell is a YA Paranormal Horror book which sounds super creepy.

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READ A FUTURISTIC / SCIFI BOOK

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Scythe by Neal Schusterman is a futuristic book where no-one dies, except if a Scythe kills them for population control.

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FREEBIE! READ ANY BOOK

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The book I have chosen to meet this challenge is The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chockski.

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READ A 2016 / 2017 RELEASE

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RoseBlood by A.G. Howard came out in January and is one of my most anticipated releases for 2017. So, naturally I am going to read it.

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READ A CRY-WORTHY BOOK

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I have heard that More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is a fantastic book and has left a few people with a tear or two. I will see when I read it.

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READ A BOOK YOU HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATING

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I have been greatly anticipating the release of the debut novel Frostblood by Elly Blake in January and cannot wait to read it.

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READ A BOOK IN UNDER 24 HOURS

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For this challenge I looked through my TBR for a book that looked quick and have decided upon The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski.

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READ A BOOK YOU’VE BEEN SEEING EVERYWHERE

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I really want to read A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas and this is definitely a book that I have seen everywhere.

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BUDDY READ A BOOK!

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My friend Danielle and I have decided to buddy read Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter in the month of February.

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Have you read any of these books? Would you recommend them? What do you think of my Emojiathon TBR? Are you participating in the Emojiathon? Let me know in the comments.

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REVIEW: PLEASURE UNBOUND

 

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PUBLISHER: Piatkus Books

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 1st August 2011

 

PAGES: 338

 

 

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Someone has been cutting up demons and removing their body parts, and this doesn’t make sense to doctors Eidolon and Shade, the only surgeons in the world who care exclusively for demons.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

This sexy paranormal romance was certainly an interesting take on demons.

Where many species of demons live on Earth and not all are bad, there is a hospital that specialises in these species. As Taylor is a hunter and knows no other life she is surprised to come across this hospital and the sexy doctor, Eidolon, who is an irresistible incubus. The relationship between these two characters steamed up the pages and was wonderful to read about. The different characters were unique with interesting and sometimes a little scary personalities. The plot was engaging and on beat. This was a quick read for me. The different demons and potential of this series were evident the further through the book I got.

For those that are missing Lost Girl, I recommend you give this series a shot. I certainly didn’t regret it.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

TAG TUESDAY – NETFLIX BOOK TAG

 

 

 

This is my first ever Tag Tuesday. The idea of this is that every Tuesday I will look for a tag to complete as something different for this blog. This should be fun.

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Thanks to Novel Ink & Bookmark Lit for hosting this wonderful tag!!

GENERAL RULES FOR THE TAG:

Choose a book or book series that best matches the prompt provided
Feel free to change the TV show if you’d like it to reflect YOUR preferences!
A blank set of the prompts is located at the very bottom in the scroll box
Feel free to use our header graphic with the usual credits
Link back to us and tag some friends to join in!

 

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GAME OF THRONES | UNLIKEABLE CHARACTER(S)

 

 

For this prompt I have chosen What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved this book. But the excuses and rape culture that permeated manny of the characters led me to dislike them immensely.

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GREY’S ANATAMOY | YOUR SHIP SANK OR DIDN’T HAPPEN

 

 

Now, everyone loves a good ship or OTP, and generally I stick with the masses and what the authors had us towards. But, Sarah J. Maas throws in plot twist and romantic switch-a-roo’s like no-body’s business. For this prompt I have chosen Throne of Glass by Srah J. Maas. I have been shipping Celaena and Dorian and am just coming to terms that it just isn’t going to happen.

 

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FRIENDS | BEST CAST OF CHARACTERS/FRIENDSHIPS

 

 

I absolutely love the cast of characters in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. They are so well thought out and are the best bunch of friends I have read about.

 

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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS | HATE THAT YOU LOVE OR GUILTY PLEASURE

 

 

My guilty pleasure book is Lick by Kylie Scott, the whole series really. I love the Rock Star romance in this series and pick it up when I need a good New Adult romance.

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DOCTOR WHO | LONG SERIES YOU LOVED

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, I don’t think I need to explain this.

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VAMPIRE DIARIES | ALL THE FEELS

 

 

 

I have recently finished The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon and it definitely gave me all the feels.

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HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER | BAD ENDING

There was really one book for this prompt. Allegiant by Veronica Roth didn’t necessarily have a bad ending and it did work for the story, but it just wasn’t the one I really wanted.

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER | FAVORITE PARANORMAL/FANTASY

 

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is currently my favourite Fantasy / Paranormal read. This book is absolutely amazing.

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FIREFLY | LEFT YOU WANTING MORE

 

 

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee was definitely a compelling read and I am certainly ready for more in this series, too bad it’s sequel doesn’t come out til later this year.

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ONE TREE HILL | SERIES THAT SHOULD HAVE ENDED EARLIER

 

 

The House of Night series by P.C and Kristen Cast is extremely long and it felt like it dragged on at times. That is not to say I did not enjoy the series, but maybe a book or two shorter would have worked as well.

 

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DOWNTON ABBEY | SET IN A DIFFERENT TIME PERIOD

 

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows is my favourite book of 2016. It is an alternate history book and is set in the Tudor era.

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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK | COULDN’T STOP READING

 

 

 

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst was a book I finished recently and I simply hated putting it down, I had to finish it ASAP!

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PARKS AND RECREATION | MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

 

 

The situations the characters in Kiss Cam by Kiara London got into left me in stitches.

 

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TRUE BLOOD | FAVORITE BOOK BOYFRIEND

Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adhieh is my favourite book boyfriend. He values Sharazad for her intelligence and strength and looks at her as a partner, also their chemistry is awesome!

 

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BREAKING BAD | FAVORITE VILLAIN

 

 

The Darkling from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo is such a great villain. Al through the book the reader grows to care for this character and then they learn his truly horrible plans.

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MODERN FAMILY | BEST FAMILY OR PARENTS

 

The family relationships in Slammed by Colleen Hoover is one of the most heart-touching that I have ever read.

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I have really enjoyed doing this tag, comparing elements of some amazing TV Shows to some of my favourite books. If you wish to complete this tag too, than I tag you… if you complete this tag then please leave a link in the comments so that I can see your choices as well.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

 

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PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 1st November 2016

 

PAGES: 348

 

 

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Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

 

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The Sun is Also A Star is told in the first person, following the lives of Natasha and Daniel over the course of one day. Natasha is a Jamaican immigrant who travelled to America at eight with her mother and father and is now being deported because her family is in Amierca illegally. Natasha is a realist and does not believe in love or passion, but loves science. She loves Astrophysics. Daniel is a Korean-American and his family have plans for him to go to Yale and become a doctor, even if this is not what Daniel is passionate about. The examination of two very different personalities and cultures falling in love over one day and the understanding that in the entire universe no differences really matter. Sometimes when the main character makes an observation about other characters a little perspective is gained by quickly flashing to their circumstances and lives in the third-person. Periodically, there are explanations of different concepts introduced through the book. This creates a sense of a larger, grand design, as if Natasha and Daniel are two small pieces in the greater infinity of the universe, the butterfly effect. This briefly takes you away from the main story-line and allows the reader a chance to digest what is happening. This was greatly appreciated. This was a heart-wrenching and eye opening novel that blew me away.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

TOP TEN TUESDAY

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The theme for this Tuesday is:

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TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVELS / COMICS ON MY TBR

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10. Mer by Joelle Sellner 

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09. Charmed by Paul Ruditis

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08. Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

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07: Monstress – Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu

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06: The Wicked and the Divine – Volume 1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

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05: Paper Girls: Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn 

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4: Lumberjanes: Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson 

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03: Morning Glories: Volume 1 by Nick Spencer

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02. Ms. Marvel: Volume 3 by G. Willow Wilson 

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01: Saga: Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn 

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What graphic novels do you want to read soon?

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

MEMORABLE MONDAY

 

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Memorable Monday is a meme hosted by Escape in a Good Book. I’m excited to join in on this one because I love quotes, which was the driving force behind the creation of Memorable Mondays.

So… how do you participate? It’s simple ~

1) Share a quote that has captured your interest lately in a Memorable Monday post on your blog.

2) Come back here and leave the link to your post in the comment box below. If you don’t have a blog, I’d still love to read your quote. Leave it in the comment box instead of a link to a non-existent blog.:)

3) Visit other participants if you have time. It’s always nice to have visitors. There’s no overstaying your welcome this way, and they don’t have to offer the obligatory drinks. Or clean.

4) If you tweet your posts, feel free to use the hashtag #MemorableMonday.

The quote for this week is:

 

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“What fools these morals be” is a quote from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Nights Dream. I have read the play of this and really enjoyed it.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

UNBOXING – THE DRAGONS HOARD BOX JANUARY 2017

 

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The Dragons Hoard Box is an Australian bookish subscription service that focused on Indie authors. This box was $29.99 AUD plus shipping. Due to work commitments this is the last box for The Dragon’s Hoard Box as it is finishing up this month. The theme for this month was:

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THOSE WHO CONSORT WITH THE FAE

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When the box is opened you can see the spoilers card, and yellow squiggly paper.

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The first item out of the box is a candle, I like the scent, it is different.

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The next item is this wooden bookmark with quote. I love the design on this bookmark.

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The final bookish item in this box is my favourite. I am in love with this Tinkerbell print!!! 😍😍😍

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The book this month was:

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman

Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city.

The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer.

There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs.

But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?

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Each month there is a spoilers card with the items in the box listed and this months is just stunning.

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I am sad to see this box finish up even though I understand the reasoning. This was a wonderful box to finish on and I am going out to find a frame for my Tinkerbell print ASAP.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: OF FIRE AND STARS

 

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PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 22nd November 2016

 

PAGES: 389

 

 

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Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

 

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REVIEW:

 

A brand new, unique and stunning voice in the High Fantasy genre. The idea of two princesses falling in love is one I have not read before. This book had everything I love in High Fantasy while adding a diverse element to the narrative which made this book a unique treasure. There was action, there was adventure, there was romance and there was magic. The story was told in alternating first person perspectives of Mare and Denna. Both characters had unique and interesting voices and I enjoyed reading from both perspectives. From the time Denna gets to the royal court, the pace maintains a quick pace that kept me hooked. The romance and the magic could have overwhelmed each other, vying for the top priority in the plot in this book. However, both elements weaved together and one did not overwhelm the other as both were integrated into the storyline. This awesome diverse fantasy book was an absolute pleasure to read and deserves all of its five stars that I am rating this book.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

2016 END OF YEAR BOOKISH SURVEY

 

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This tag highlights my reading experience in 2016, the ups the downs, the ins and outs. This tag is hosted by Jamie at Perpetual Pageturner. Let’s get into the survey.

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Number Of Books You Read: 198
Number of Re-Reads: 11
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

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1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Never Never by Sara Saedi

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

Series: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Sequel: Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Series Ender: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Colleen Hoover and Sarah J. Maas

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum  (Classic)

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Feyre – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

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16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: Xmas Wishes by Lindsey Duncan- 26 pages

Longest: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare- 698 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Sharazad and Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adhieh

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

The sister relationship in this book as fabulous.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adhieh

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

This is Where The World Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

I loved writing the review for My Lady Jane. I loved this book so writing the review was like re-examining this book.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

I did a couple of bookish tags which I found enjoyable and plan to do in the future as well.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I enjoys participating in Blog Tours.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

Starting my book blog in February 2016.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

It was my first year blogging, getting posts up on time that were time sensitive.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

My review of It Ends With Us was popular with the comments.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I would have liked more discussion with TBR’s and Wrap Up posts as to whether anyone else would recommend a book or what they were planning on reading, etc.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I wouldn’t say I discovered Goodreads, but I started using it for keeping up with my reading, ratings, TBR and bookish community.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I set a number of challenges. I completed most of them.

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Kasie West

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

I want to engage with a wider range of people and grow my blog and reading life.

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati