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September Releases

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here are some of the books that i am excited for september:

September 5th
Blurb: In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.
Blurb: Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy r…

Fallen Heir (royals 4) by Erin Watt

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I received this book before it was published in exchange for a  honest review. Blurb: These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall. My Thoughts: Well Erin Watt has done it again. this book was utterly Amazing. If you have ever read any of Erin's book you would know that she loves to leave you with cliffhangers that make scream. well this book is no exception.I fell in love with this series form the moment i …

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

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Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Goodreads Blurb:
First kisses sometimes wake slumbering princesses, undo spells, and spark happily ever afters.

Mine broke Bale.


Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent.

Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams.

Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophec…

Tarnished Crown- chaper 21(royals 3.5) by Erin Watt

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Blurb:
The Gideon & Savannah Story. Takes place after Twisted Palace
Weekly release until August via Erin Watt's newsletter and, one week later, on their website and Wattpad.
My thoughts:
In the title for this post it chapter 21. you are probably wondering what happen to chapters 1-20. i wrote a post on them don't worry the link will be below. I will give you all a little recap. in chapters 1-20 Sav and Gideon are going back in the past and telling us how they got together.also, Gideon is trying but sorta failing at getting Savanna back. this is the last chapter of their story. It is the big jester and i love it. they are so cute together. I would like to see more in the future about them. i think they will be in Easton's book but we will have to wait and see

Review for chapters 1-20
http://theprincessesofreading.blogspot.com/2017/08/tarnished-crown-chapters-1-20-review.html

Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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Winterspell by Claire Legrand
Goodreads Blurb: The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince…but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and …

Because of Lila (Sea breeze meets rosemary beach 2) by Abbi Glines

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Blurb: Prim, proper, classic good girl, and her least favorite label - icy.  

Lila Kate Carter has heard them all. The last one, being the newest. She is not icy. She just doesn’t care for Cruz Kerrington and his spoiled, selfish, careless ways. That doesn’t make her icy, that makes him a jerk! 

Tired of being labeled and doing what is expected of her, Lila Kate leaves Rosemary Beach, Florida ready for an adventure. Wanting to recreate herself, find a new path, and become something more.  

Eli Hardy is tired of women who always act the same, do the same thing and expect the same thing. He's ready to swear off women until he can get the rest of his life together.  

Two weeks into his no-women-rule he meets Lila. She’s so damn sweet and polite. Like she walked right out of an etiquette book. But he’d already been drunk before she walked in so there was a good chance she might not be as stunning and perfect as he thinks. He’s just too drunk to worry about that. 

The next morning, he swears…

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

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The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
Goodreads Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark…

Tarnished Crown -chapters 1-20 review (royals 3.5) by Erin Watt

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Blurb: The Gideon & Savannah Story. Takes place after Twisted Palace
Weekly release until August via Erin Watt's newsletter and, one week later, on their website and Wattpad. My thoughts: ok so if you read the description box on the review it say  chapters 1-20. this sounds super weird i know. first off this book is FREE! to read this book you can read it one of two ways one you can be subscribed to Erin Watt's email list  or wait a week and read it on wattpad. Below i will put the link if you want to both pages. currently only chapters 1-20 are out. i am not sure if there will be more but her is my update for you. this book is about Gideon and Savannah. we meet both characters in the first three  Royal books ( i will link my reviews below). when i first read about both of the characters i wanted more. i was hooked. we learn why Savannah is so cold all of the time and why Gideon did what he did. I was shocked at some of the reasoning behind both of them. the story goes both…

Girl off the Grid by Jillian Dodd and Kenzie Harp

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Blurb: From USA Today bestselling author, Jillian Dodd, and her daughter, Kenzie Harp, comes a travel romance that will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. 

NYC fashion blogger, Camille Caldwell, gets offered a dream job by her favorite magazine. They’re going to send her on an all-expenses paid eco-trip to Costa Rica. She doesn’t know what that means, but she assumes she’ll wear fabulous clothes, sip PiƱa Coladas on the beach, and have her photo taken “out in nature.” Really, the hardest part of the assignment will be giving up social media while she’s gone. 

Going off social media is no big deal for London-based wildlife photographer, Adam Lloyd. The only reason he even has an account is to share his photos with the world. He’s thrilled when an international publication wants to hire him, until he finds out it’s a fashion magazine. He decides to take the job anyway—after all, it will be great for his portfolio. But the minute he sees Camille, he knows it was a mistake. She has too…

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Goodreads Blurb: Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

My thoughts: The cover of the book looked intriguing and it was a story about 2 sisters who had a falling out but now need each other. I am one of four girls, no boys so I know the struggle of going through hard times with siblings. As you read the story more and more questions keep popping up and I couldn’t put the book until I knew the answer to them all …

Royally Raised (royally 2.5) by Emma Chase

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Blurb: “He’s a joy to us. They all are. When they’re not busy giving us migraines.” ~King Henry 

No one ever said raising children was easy...but raising a future monarch? That's another story all-together. Get a glimpse into the happily-ever-after of Wessco's irresistible royals in Royally Raised - a sweet, sexy, heartwarming short story set twenty years after Royally Matched. My thoughts: this book was short but really good. if you are a fan of the royally series you will really enjoy this book.  this book is in the future and but still has the same characters. the book mostly follows Henry and Sarah who are the main characters in the second book. we get to see how they are with their kids and Henry as king. this book will make you laugh because his kids are just like him and he is not handling it well. i hope the author will more books about the  future. i would like to see the future queen grow. i really enjoyed this book.

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

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The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Goodreads Blurb: Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, is back with The Chaos of Stars—an enchanting novel set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love and the eternally complicated truth about family.

Isadora's family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you're the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy relatives who think she's only worthy of a passing glance—so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . . and Isadora quickly learns there's no such thing as a clean break from family.

Blending Ally Carter's humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand's Unearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there'…

Fill in Boyfriend Kasie West

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Goodreads blurb,
"When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast.So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies"
I found this book at a thrift store where it had a precious life as a library book. I picked it up because it looked like a fun summer read-and I was right. It was a story of a girl who is queen bee in her high school, who gets dumped in the parking lot of her prom, and then enlists the help of a stranger to be her fake prom date. It's a cute YA-romantic book-that halfway through it I discovered that Leah has also read it. I'll be definitely looking into her other books, it was exactly what I wanted to read this summer.

The Society (Spy Girl 3) by Jillian Dodd

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Blurb:
My Thoughts: If you don't already know this but i love Jillian's books. I feel that anyone can read them and get hooked no matter how old or young you are. When you read one of Jillian's books you get transported into her books and to me that is how you know you have a good book. I love the feeling of being sucked into a book.On to The Society, this book was amazing. i feel that some of are questions have been answered but now i have even more questions. there was a lot going on in this book. this book was not as action packed as the other books in the series. This book was more about fact finding than anything but i still really liked it. Now for the romance portion of the book. I am not liking the direction that part of the book is going. I personally like the president 's son better but i don't think that is where the book is going but i can dream. I like the relationship that Huntly and Daniel have together. I like that at sometimes we get to see differen…

Return of the Isle of the Lost (Descendants #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

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Return of the Isle of the Lost (Descendants #2) by Melissa de la Cruz
Goodreads Blurb: There’s no place like home. Especially if home is the infamous Isle of the Lost. Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay haven’t exactly turned their villainous noses up at the comforts of Auradon after spending their childhoods banished on the Isle. After all, meeting princes and starring on the Tourney team aren’t nearly as terrible as Mal and her friends once thought they would be.

But when they receive a mysterious invitation to return to the Isle, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay can’t help feeling comfortable in their old hood—and their old ways. Not everything is how they left it, though, and when they discover a dark mystery at the Isle’s core, they’ll have to combine all of their talents in order to save the kingdom.

My thoughts: Still the same as book 1, the Isle of the Lost. The series is just a fun read and in the sequel it shows how much the 4 kids have changed since leaving the island and their old evil w…

The Crown's Fate (Crown Games 2) by Evenlyn Skye

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Blurb: Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not onl…

The Isle of the Lost (the Descendants #1) by Melissa de la Cruz

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The Isle of the Lost (the Descendants #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
Goodreads Blurb: Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that's been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon's eye: the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it...who will it be?

Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost.

Mal: …

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

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“First we live, then we die. And then...we get another try?”
Blurb from Goodreads:
A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself."
I got this ARC from book con and I was so beyond excited to start reading it. Like every other ARC I received I always check out other people's reviews to see how they’re being received.
This book completely took away any expectations I may have had.
It absolutely floored me, the concept, the imagery, and especially the serenity of the book. It kept me thinking about how I need more internal peace and should strive to help others selflessly.
Poore's vision of what the afterlife, “up there”, is nothing that I've ever read or seen of before. This book was full of humor, love, the cruel reality of human kind, how one may take life for granted, the ability to change, and the overwhelming necessity to learn from our own and others past mistakes.
This book is beyond am…