Recent Reads: 3-16 June 2018

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Which books have I been reading these past two weeks?!?

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Wednesday (6th June):

Cinderella Inferno (Cinderella, Necromancer #2) by F.M. Boughan

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cinderella infernoPurity cannot abide the darkness.

It’s been two years since Ellison defeated her stepsisters and sent her evil stepmother back into the Abyss.

Though she’s learning to control her dark magic and has spent time traveling with Prince William and bringing peace to the kingdom, one fact remains. She is a necromancer and he is a paladin of light. And so, the king refuses to give his blessing for them to marry.

To appease his father, William has begun to avoid her. But when even her younger brother Edward grows distant, Ellison learns her mother’s spirit has been visiting Edward in secret, threatening to overwhelm him with her own loneliness and longing. When Ellison accidentally touches her mother’s spirit, her tainted touch condemns her mother’s spirit to eternal damnation.

Ellison resolves to descend into hell to save her mother’s soul and bring her physical body back to the world of the living. William hopes this good deed will bring Ellison into favor and finally allow them to be wed.

But the journey through hell is fraught with peril. Temptations abound and the demons Ellison sent back to the Abyss are thirsty for revenge.

Evil cannot be defeated without sacrifice—but when that sacrifice means choosing between the ones Ellison loves and her very own life, how far is she willing to go to make her family whole again?


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img_0903Published: 29 May 2018

Publisher: Month9Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Paranormal

Pages: 324

How I Read It: eARC from Publisher

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Saturday (9th June):

Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2) by Zoraida Cordova

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bruja bornThree sisters. One spell. Countless dead.

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.

Then a bus crash turns Lula’s world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn’t the only one who’s been brought back…


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img_0880Published: 5 June 2018

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Paranormal

Pages: 336

How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley

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Tuesday (12th June):

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

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bring me their heartsZera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

Literally.


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img_0922Published: 5 June 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 400

How I Read It: ARC from Publisher

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Friday (15th June):

Love Unfeigned (When It’s Time #1) by Nadine C. Keels

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love unfeignedFirst in the When It’s Time series

Love to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…

Lorraine: plucky and competitive.
Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.
From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. After Isaiah’s family breakup disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget.

As one year follows another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: a love unbounded by time?

“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”


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Published: 27 February 2013

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Pages: 126

How I Read It: eBook from Author

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Hope Unashamed (When It’s Time #2) by Nadine C. Keels

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hope unashamedSequel to Love Unfeigned

He’s never been so mesmerized by a girl before. Can’t help getting his hopes up…

Arthur is a studious, “all or nothing” kind of guy with his life planned out. Even before he’s old enough to drive a car, he knows he wants a career in computers. Since he sees no need for romance until he’s ready for marriage, Arthur keeps his focus on his education.

Then, a new school year brings a stunning young lady into Arthur’s path, blindsiding his ideas on romance. As a result, his transition from boyhood to manhood includes the pursuit of the woman he wishes to make his wife. But when his pursuit falls through, Arthur must realize when it’s time to give up the shame of a broken dream—and learn what it truly means to hope for more.


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Published: 5 June 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 400

How I Read It: ARC from Publisher

Check out my Review on: 23 June 2018


Sunday (17th June): *Currently Reading*

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

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ACOMAFFeyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.


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Published: 3 May 2016

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: New Adult Fantasy / Romance

Pages: 626

How I Read It: Hardcover


Favorite Book of the Week: A Court of Mist and Fury

Reading Goal for Upcoming Week: 6 Books


Stay tuned next Sunday for more of my weekly reading adventures! Find out if I was able to finish, or even exceed, my very generous TBR pile!!

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Until next time..

Happy Reading,

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