Recent Reads: 31 March – 6 April 2019

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This week, I was able to read 4 books, and one of them has quickly become my favorite of 2019!

See which ones they were in this week’s reading blog! But, you’ll have to wait for the book review to figure out which one was my favorite..

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Sunday (31st March)

Mirror, Mirror (Twisted Tales #6) by Jen Calonita

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41157965“What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?

Following her beloved mother’s death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White’s stepmother, commonly referred to as “the Evil Queen” by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.

But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she’d never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power… including going after the ones Snow loves?


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Published: 2 April 2019

Publisher: Disney Press

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Retelling

Pages: 352

REVIEW COMING SOON!


Hearts and Bruises (Hearts #1) by A.M. Brooks

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44010494“With love comes pain.
And with pain comes scars.

Believe me, I have had my share of it all.
After my mother’s death, my father couldn’t deal.
So once again, we’re moving.
To a town full of lies, darkness, and corruption.
All masked in sunshine and money.

But then I meet him…
My biggest mistake.
My biggest temptation.
A royal pain-in-the-ass.

And Darrian King is no prince.
He’s controlling, aggressive, and downright wrong for me.
But what he dishes out,
I give right back.
After all, love hurts.
And so do we.


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Published: 19 March 2019

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 319

Click HERE for the review!

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


Thursday (3rd April)

A Pack of Blood and Lies by Olivia Wildenstein

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A PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES COVERThe primal rule of winning: don’t fall in love with the contender.

Three months shy of her eighteenth birthday, Ness is forced to return to Colorado. Even though it’s been six years, and the wolves of her all-male pack don’t recognize her, she recognizes them. People who shun others because of their gender are hard to forget.

Especially Liam Kolane—son of Heath, the crudest and cruelest Alpha to have ruled the Boulder Pack. Liam is as handsome as he is infuriating, as kind as he is punishing, and he makes Ness’s traitorous heart race, which isn’t good. After all, he’s a Kolane. Like father like son, right?

When Heath dies, Liam vies to become the new Alpha and no one dares challenge him.

Except Ness.

Thus begins a treacherous game.

The rules: winner takes all…including loser’s life.

Fans of Kresley Cole and Cassandra Clare will devour A PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES.

* Contains Alpha males.
* Not suitable for children under 14.


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Published: 18 April 2019

Publisher: Twig Publishing

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Romance

Pages: 362

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


Sunday (17th March)

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

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43204703An instant New York Times Best Seller! In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.


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Published: 29 January 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Retelling

Pages: 496

REVIEW COMING SOON!


Favorite Book of the Week: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

# of Pages Read: 1,479

Total # of Books Read: 4


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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