Recent Reads: 14-21 July 2018


Check out the FOUR books I was able to read this past week!!



Monday (16th July)

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen


beastFilled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen’s multilayered novel will make you question all you think you know about beauty, beastliness, and happily ever after.

They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier’s cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never patiently tend his roses; Jean-Loup would never attempt poetry; Jean-Loup would never express remorse for the wrong done to Lucie. Gradually, Lucie realizes that Beast is an entirely different creature from the handsome chevalier, with a heart more human than Jean-Loup’s ever was. Lucie dares to hope that noble Beast has permanently replaced the cruel Jean-Loup — until an innocent beauty arrives at Beast’s château with the power to break the spell


Published: 10 July 2018

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Re-Telling

Pages: 352

Check out all my thoughts HERE!

*Disclaimer: I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my opinion only*

Tuesday (17th July)

Haunted (The Horror Diaries #1-5) by Heather Beck


hauntedWhen darkness falls and the air turns cold, ghosts come out to play.

Heather Beck presents Haunted, an anthology of ghostly encounters and paranormal events.

Ghost Park
After discovering a mysterious playground in the woods, Chase is stalked by angry ghost children.

A Haunting Past
Truce’s class trip to an old native reserve turns deadly when Bear, an infamous chief who died two hundred years ago, blames him for the tribe’s extinction.

The Manor On The Rocks
Grey, damp and surrounded by jagged rocks, Calla Lily’s new home isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also haunted by the world’s most evil boy.

A Medieval Nightmare
When Ellie and Brandon get trapped in a medieval museum that’s a bit too real, they fall under a spell and become pivotal players in a ghostly regime.

A Watery Grave
A camping trip becomes a heart-pounding race for survival when Justine meets a ghost who’s determined to change her fate by trading bodies with a living entity.


Published: 4 September 2014

Publisher: Treasure Cove Books

Genre: Young Adult Horror

Pages: 127

Check out all of my thoughts HERE!

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

Wednesday (18th July)

Blind the Eyes (Threads of Dreams #1) by K.A. Wiggins


blind the eyesIn a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive. But when one girl learns her society’s absolute control and guarantee of safety are both illusions, she risks her hard-won status, her home and her life to rebel and expose its lies.

When haunted teen Cole discovers the state’s guarantee of safety from the nightmarish Mara in exchange for obedience is a fraud, she realizes hers isn’t the only life at stake. Cole needs allies to help her escape execution by nightmare and expose the lies. Now, with a ghost at her back, enforcers in pursuit, and a charismatic rebel leader gaslighting her, Cole must figure out who to trust to bring down the state and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.

A YA dark fantasy about identity, trauma & taking back your choices. Ghosts and world-monsters in post-eco-disaster Vancouver.”


Published: 1 June 2018

Publisher: Snowmelt & Stumps

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Pages: 287

*Disclaimer: I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my opinion only*

Friday (20th July)

Wingbound (Wingbound #1) by Heather Trim


windboundLedger is supposed to fear and despise the Sky People of Ellery. When an Ellerian girl named Alouette with beautiful, white wings sneaks into his village, everything changes. With his village at war with the winged people who live on the floating island that circles their world, he does the unthinkable: he befriends her.

In Ledger’s seventeenth harvest, Ellery returns empty. The Sky People are gone, Alouette is missing, and Ledger must make a difficult choice—continue life as usual in the blacksmith workshop or board the island against the elders’ wishes and find her.

From debut author Heather Trim comes a vibrant fantasy where following the rules isn’t always the right thing to do when you were born to be the exception.


Published: 23 March 2018

Publisher: TrimVentures

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 231

Check out all of my thoughts HERE!

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

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Stay tuned next Sunday for more of my weekly reading adventures! I have a ton of books that I am excited to get to!!


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Until next time..

Happy Reading,



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