Recent Reads: 3-9 March 2019

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If you’ve been following over on my Insta-stories, you may know that I recently put together my very first, reading nook!

And ever since the weather began to turn into the warmer, spring season, I haven’t been able to stop myself from sitting out on my patio and annihilating book after book.

This past week, I was able to finish, DNF, and start a handful of stories, so keep on reading below to see which ones they were!

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Wednesday (6th March)

Truth (Sinful #1) by Trilina Pucci

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41720588“Darker and dirtier than ever before. Trilina Pucci brings you an alpha hero, Dominic King, that breaks the mold. Get ready to swoon.

The moment I saw her, I knew I wanted her.
I just didn’t expect to want to keep her, after our one night together.
But she walked away.
She should have known better.
I’m not the kind of man you turn your back on.
I’ll own her.
Consume her.
Make her beg.
What started as one night, will become forever. And I’ll destroy anyone that gets in my way.
Drew Matthews is mine, and I am her King.


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Published: 30 October 2018

Publisher: Trilina Pucci Books

Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 269

*This book contains mature, sexual content and may not be suitable for younger readers*

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

Click HERE for my review!


Worship (Sinful #2) by Trilina Pucci

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IMG-1320“Book Two, in A Sinful Series, brings you an intense, taboo love story, and an even hotter ALPHA. Meet Luca King- broody, powerful and a man who’s never refused.There are only two reasons a man falls to his knees: prayer and …… And I sure as hell don’t pray. But for this woman, I’d fall on my knees to worship every single, gorgeous part of her body. Claiming her as mine, knowing I shouldn’t want to keep her. Because we’re all wrong. Too complicated, too explosive….too sinful. I want what I can’t have. But I’ll take it anyway because Gretchen Andrews has done the one thing my wife never could….she’s made me love her.


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Published: 28 February 2019

Publisher: Trilina Pucci Books

Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 300

*This book contains mature, sexual content and may not be suitable for younger readers*

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

Click HERE for my review!


The Sweetest Match by Abby Tyler

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SweetestMatchShe hid secret messages in frosting, thinking no one would notice.

Abby Tyler welcomes you to the witty, well-meaning busybodies of Applebottom, Missouri, where the community takes its pies — and its matchmaking — very seriously.

When Sandy Miller emerges from her shack on the edge of town after eighteen years, she finds a job making tea cakes for a little shop on Town Square.

But then everyone starts spotting secret words of love and longing on her cakes.

Andrew McCallister is the first to admit that he never got over Sandy Miller when she dropped out of high school and disappeared. But now she’s back.

He just has to get the guts to talk to her.

When the town summons the pair to a meeting to plan the school’s centennial bash, Andrew and Sandy discover they are the only two members of the committee. As they attempt to rekindle the long-lost flame, they realize the community must come together for more than an anniversary party. For their new relationship to flourish, the old guard must learn to support their most vulnerable members even when times get hard.


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Published: 7 March 2019

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 202

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

I ended up DNF-ing this book about 30 pages in. After attempting to re-read the chapters, I still could not get interested in the storyline.


Friday (8th March)

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

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princess“Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.


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Published: 19 March 2013

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Pages: 570

Check out my review HERE!


For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire #1)  by Heidi Heilig

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36220335A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from Heidi Heilig.

Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But the old ways are forbidden ever since the colonial army conquered their country, so Jetta must never show never tell. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues Jetta. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away.

Heidi Heilig creates a world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism.


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Published: 25 September 2018

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 512

This was another DNF for me. I wasn’t into the writing style as much as I wanted to be which made it rather hard to get into the story. I did like the idea of using a multi-format to tell the story, but unfortunately, I had to put it down.


The Light Between the Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

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34842042“Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.

When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.

Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boarding school, wishing for the Woodlands. Overcome with longing, she is desperate to return no matter what it takes.

Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She shields herself behind a flawless exterior and countless friends, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was.

But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.

Content warnings are available via the author’s website


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Published: 23 October 2018

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Young Adult Historical / Fantasy

Pages: 320

And for the final DNF of the week, I did get a chunk of the way through this book, but after noticing a lack of a sufficient plot, I ended up putting this one down.


Saturday (9th March)

Missing Pieces (White Creek #1) by Tori Fox

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43187386I WAS READY TO START OVER.

At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Divorced at 26 and driving to Florida to move back in with my parents.

Until my car breaks down in Smalltown USA.

Not the place meant for a city girl.

Until I meet the cocky asshole that is fixing my car.

I should probably stay away but the pull is too strong.

He was just meant to fix my car but I think he might fix my heart.


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Published: 10 December 2018

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 322

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*

Click HERE for my review!


Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon *Currently Reading*

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29774026A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.


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Published: 26 February 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Pages: 848


Favorite Book of the Three Weeks: Priory of the Orange Tree

# of Pages Read: 1,485

Total # of Books Read: 4 Finished & 3 DNF’d & 1 Started


What will you be working on this week?? Did you read anything interesting?

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Until next time..

Happy Reading,

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