Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor


Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

Goodreads Blurb: Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.


Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?


My thoughts: Karou finally knows the truth that has been kept from her her entire life. Karou ad Akiva are each fighting their battles in the middle of the war and it is at this point in the story that I ship them. I do, I ship them, I don’t know how they are going to make it work but I want them together! Akiva has become someone I care about in the story compared to book 1 where I wanted him to fly home and go way. Karou just gets deeper and deeper into the monster world and I’m not sure if she can make it out.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

The Failing Hours (How to date a douchebag 2) by Sara Ney

The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #2)
Blurb
Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an a**hole. 

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t. 

Dating?  
Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don’t even like him. 

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? 
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

My thoughts:
Steamy, Romantic,and Moody are three word that discribe this book best. This Guy is an A**Hole with a capitol A but super hot at the same time. I work with a lot of kids and this guy has no clue what he is doing. He does everything wrong and for me that was super funny. I could not stop laughing but the relationship that he ends up creating with the kid is super cute. The relationship between the two main charicter is a push and pull thing but she tries mor than he does. Overall not a bad book.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine

Goodreads Blurb: With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion and, in the name of the greater good, forbidding the personal ownership of books.

Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower, doomed to a life apart from everything she knows.

After embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, and the Library, which is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…

My thoughts: The second in this series couldn’t come fast enough. Everything has changed since Ink and Bone and has become more dangerous. Everything is put on the line and Jess is in a constant battle to figure out the truth before it’s too late. To me, it starts off slow and seems like it takes one too many chapters to finally get to the action but the ball got rolling...Oh, my goodness. The ending once again left you wanting more. It's hard to imagine what other trouble this group can possibly run into in book 3, Ash and Quill.

Where to Purchase:
Thriftbooks
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Strand

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Worth of Waste (Deluca 2) by Bethany-Kris

This post will be on the negitive side.
Worth of Waste (DeLuca Duet, #2)
Blurb:
DeLuca Duet, Part Two 

The Chicago Mob is the same as it has always been—violent, greedy, and excessive. The Outfit families have turned their backs when they were needed the most one too many times, but Dino DeLuca didn’t expect anything different. 

His whole life has been lived for the Outfit—for his family. 

He has a whole new set of reasons to live and fight now. 

Karen Martin makes Dino change all the rules. 

He’s finally ready to show everyone just how much waste is truly worth in the mafia, and just how far one will go for freedom from it all. 

He’s learned these lessons well. 

Too well. 


Author’s Note: The DeLuca Duet is a standalone duet with a HEA ending that can be read independently
My thoughts:
This book was one of the worst ones in the series for me.It was not that good and it was missing Bethany-Kris amazingness. I just felt that there could have been more action and drama but fell short. All of her books have romance but they also have more plot twist that this on. Plus I figured out in the other book the secret because we know what happens already. This does not mean that i will stop reading her books just that this was not my favorite. I was very disapointed with this book.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten


Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

Goodreads Blurb: They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide.

But June doesn’t believe it.

June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else—before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, tying them together like thin silk cords.

But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend, Ryan, were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only this—things would never be the same again.

Now Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truth…which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined.

Sexy, dark, and atmospheric, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls will keep you guessing until the very last page.


My thoughts: Two best friends, one commits suicide and the other does everything she can to find answers. This book broke me. I went through a roller coaster of emotions while reading this book and the ending……I cried and cried and cried. My soul hurts after reading this book, literally. This book hit me on a personally level, I have had my own struggles with mental health, so I wouldn’t recommend this book to readers if they have lost someone recently or haven’t come to a stable place within themselves about their struggles

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Monsoons and Monsters (Godhunter 22) by Amy Sumida

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Blurb:
As strange rainstorms and power outages spread across America, Vervain's personal life hits some stormy weather as well. Magic and love are hopelessly intertwined for the Godhunter, and it begins to take a toll on her heart as well as her relationships. Can Vervain weather the storm or will she fall prey to the monsters lurking within the mist?

My thoughts:
This book was in the middle for me. it was not the best but not the worst. this book had better potential and it is starting to lag a bit for me. I also fell like the books are getting shorter. I think that the series needs a boost again. Also the need to stop taking on lover because she has too many as it is. I am giving this series two more books to improve. I hope it does because I really like this series.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine


Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine

Goodreads Blurb: Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…


My thoughts: One of my best friends told me I had to read this book so once it was available at my local library I picked it up and fell in love. Books are forbidden to the public but are sold on the black market, the Great Library is in Alexandria, “knowledge is more valuable than human life” all of these made this book one of my favorites. There are so many twist and turns that keep you guessing until the end you won’t want to put this down.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Waste of Worth (Deluca 1) by Bethany- Kris

Waste of Worth (DeLuca Duet Book 1)
Blurb:
DeLuca Duet, Part One

Ask anyone and they will all say the same thing about just who Dino DeLuca is. A criminal, the son of a traitor, and a mafia Capo who can’t be trusted. His past has shaped his life, creating demons he can’t escape from that live in his mind day and night.

He is all too aware of just how people see him.

Closed off.
Cold.
Different.

He doesn’t care—keeping people out means no one can get close enough to hurt him again, and he already has one too many monsters with their claws stuck in his back that he’s still fighting off. His walls are so high, no one is climbing over them. Or so he thinks …

Karen came into his life like a spring shower, her light shining through the darkness and making him see something other than the hell that surrounded him for so long. She doesn’t know who he is or what he has done to become the man he is today. If he can help it, she’ll never know, and his monsters will never hurt her.

She sees his differences as beauty.
She never asks for more.
She is perfect.

The problem with happiness for Dino DeLuca is that his monsters don’t mind taking away what makes him happy. After all, what isn’t given cannot be kept.

These lessons will be the hardest he has ever learned.


AUTHOR’S NOTE: The DeLuca Duet is a two book tale following the same couple through their journey. It is a standalone Duet that can be read independently with a HEA ending.
 
My Thoughts:
Out of the entire book in Bethany-Kris mob collection, this one is not my favorite. I think it is a well-written book but for me, I really was not feeling this one. This book is about Dino Deluca. Now we read a little bit about Dino Deluca in the Chicago War series.  The series overlaps a bit when it comes to timeline. When I was reading about Dino in the other series I had a feeling that he was in over his head. There are scenes that a happened in Chicago War series that we got to see play out in this book. I was a little shock at some of the events that took place in this book. Overall an average book that had some intense moments in my opinion.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab

Goodreads Blurb: Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED...

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari - begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace - but never common - thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.


My thoughts: At last the battle has come to the main London, Kell’s London, and oh my gosh! I love how Kell’s and Rhy’s brother relationship is shown more. Yes Kell was ‘adopted” but they grew up together, they protect one another and I think it’s their relationship that helps main London and magic defeat the “darkness” Yes Kell has help from Lila and others along the way but if Rhy didn’t have faith in Kell and speak up at certain points for Kell then I don’t know if the ending would be the same. I wish this wasn’t the last book. I’m hoping for a spin-off or a continuation of some sort. I love the world(s) in these books and I’m not ready to leave yet.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

How To Date A Douchebag: The Study Hours by Sara Ney

The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #1)

Blurb:
CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE. 
No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks. 

SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE. 
Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three. 

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected. 

…EVERY DOUCHBAG HAS HIS WEAKNESS. 

He wants to be friends. 
He wants to spend time with her. 
He wants to drive her crazy. 

He wants… 

Her.
My thoughts:
So you know they say don't judge a book by a cove, well this is one of those books. I really enjoyed this book. If you are into sports books this is for you. The main Sport in this book is wrestling. I personally would not normally read a wrestling but this book was recommended to me. James is someone that I can relate to. She is sassy, smart, and gets judged by how she dresses. Just because you look a certain way does not mean anything. I think this message resonates with a lot of people that is why it is such a great book. It is funny, sexy, and charming. If you like asshole males this book is for you.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeleine Roux


Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeleine Roux
Goodreads Blurb:
In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.

Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined.


My thoughts: And the plot thickens just when you think Dan and his friends have moved on or attempted to move on, they get sucked back into another mystery that links them all together. From start to finish you are at Dan’s side trying to figure it all out before it’s too late. It’s another quick read like the first book in the series once the characters get back to New Hampshire, I would recommend this series if you are into mysteries and paranormal.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Madame Moll (gun moll 3) by Bethany-Kris and Erin Ashley Tanner

Madame Moll (Gun Moll Book 3)
Blurb:
In this life, nothing comes easy. 

James "Mac" Maccari is proof of that. Having fought his way through the ranks of the Pivetti Crime Family, Mac is willing to do whatever it takes to maintain that position. His wife and son are his everything. But sometimes when a man thinks he has it all, life throws a curveball. When it comes to Cosa Nostra, some curveballs are deadly. 

Melina Morgan Maccari never imagined having the life she does now. A powerful husband. A child she loves more than her own life. Newly secure in her position as a made man’s wife, Melina is finally starting to believe a happily ever after might exist. That is, until she's reminded that there is danger where you least expect it. 

Some bosses are made, not born. 

When the powerful Pivetti crime boss is targeted by law enforcement, his seat is up for grabs, and there is more than one man who thinks he is right for the job. But one man in power could spell disaster for Mac and Melina. Mac is left with no choice but to make one last attempt to secure the future for both his families or watch everything he loves to go up in flames. 

Come Hell or high water, when Melina vowed to be Mac's moll, it was for life. With an organization in chaos, and threats facing her family, she is ready to do anything necessary to stamp out the danger once and for all. 

Sometimes, bloodshed requires a woman's touch.
My thoughts:
what a great way to end a series. one of the best endings that I have read. So much happens in this book. there will be some crazy moments that take place in this book. also, some shocking moments that you do not see happen in this will go down. honestly, there are so many twists that I don't know how I kept up. I love that Mac is willing to make a change to an institution that has masculine values and does not care what other people think. Such a great series and I recommend that you read it.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno


Top Ten by Katie Cotugno
Goodreads Blurb: Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of friends. Introverted, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ryan is a star hockey player who can get any girl he wants—and does, frequently. But against all odds, they became not only friends, but each other’s favorite person. Now, as they face high school graduation, they can’t help but take a moment to reminisce and, in their signature tradition, make a top ten list—counting down the top ten moments of their friendship:

10. Where to begin? Maybe the night we met.
9. Then there was our awkward phase.
8. When you were in love with me but never told me…
7. Those five months we stopped talking were the hardest of my life.
6. Through terrible fights…
5. And emotional makeups.
4. You were there for me when I got my heart broken.
3. …but at times, you were also the one breaking it.
2. Above all, you helped me make sense of the world.
1. Now, as we head off to college—how am I possibly going to live without you?

My Thoughts: I have waited since Book Con for this to come out. There was something about the title and their top ten moments listed in the description that made me go “YES, this is going to be interesting”. I was able to get my hands on it during Christmas break and though I was in a bit of a reading slump I managed to finish this book in about a day. Two things about the story that I found refreshing; (1) how Cotugno describes Gabby’s anxiety and what she goes through and (2) how sometimes even the closes friendships have “dry spells” but it’s crazy how easily you can fall back into routine.  WARNING: I get a little “heavy” in the next two paragraphs just a headsup.
My older sister has anxiety and the internal battle is the hardest to overcome. I can reassure her a thousand times, tell her she’s strong, that she can handle it, give her the most badass pep talk ever but it’s not always enough and I have to accept that. You can only push someone out of their comfort zone so far. Cotugno showing how Gabby and her family living with her anxiety just made me think of my family and I just related to a lot of it which is why it’s one of my favorite aspects of this book.

Books about friendships in any sense of the word draw me in, always have. I feel like in most books the groups of friends have one fight then they get back together and end of story or the fight is so big they never speak. Now I have been in both of those kinds of friendships but a friendship like Ryan and Gabby I’ve never seen in books. Yes, I’ve a guy and girl who were best friends for so long then discovered they could be more and blah blah blah, ya novel drama. It’s hard to put into words what’s it like being best friends with someone, speaking to them everyday and spending 24/7 with them to their gone. You had a fight and now they’re off doing whatever and you’re alone. Yeah you have other friends but it’s not the same. I thought Cotugno wrote about the break in the friendship in a very realistic way that just stuck a nerve I guess.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

A Very Rockstar Holiday (Rockstar 10) by Anne Mercier

A Very Rockstar Holiday Season
Blurb:
Have you been wondering about Ben and Nicole? Well, let's take a little look at their lives now and see what's going on. 
My thoughts:
This book was a short story about Ben and Nicole. Now if you have read any of my posts before you know that I am in love with this series but this book was lacking. normally when she does a holiday book it is from the point of view of Xander. The first thing that bothered me was the lack of anything that had to do with the holidays. The second issue I had was that it was too short. I get that it was a short story but this was really short. it was like you were at a fancy restaurant that gives you a little portion. I hate that. I just feel that they could have been a little bit more to the story. otherwise, it was a great book and I can not wait to see what is nxt in the story.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare


City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads Blurb: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

My thoughts: FYI it's a long one.

I have had City of Bones siting on my shelf for years. I bought it when one of my friends recommended it to me during one of my reading slumps but then another friend of mine said it wasn’t that great and didn’t see me being a fan of the story. I listened and decided to skip the series and move on to another. Recently one of my favorite booktubers, Emma Books, decided to do a year long read along to the books of the Shadowhunter’s world. She created a Facebook page for readers to sign up and discuss the books and when we finish each book there will be a live video to discuss the book as a group. To me it seemed like the perfect time to give the series a try. If you like some fantasy mixed with a modern city, I would recommend this book.
          Overall, I did like the book, City of Bones. It left me wanting to learn more the characters, the story and the Shadow World in general. I love how unique the Shadow World is; the marks, the history, the instruments/weapons used by Shadowhunters.  I love how you get a second family in a sense when you become a Shadowhunter. Meaning you have parents and siblings that will fight with you, but you also have fellow hunters that are like your teammates and parabatais which are in my opinion is one of my favorite things ever. I just totally love the idea of it behind it.
          One of the things I didn’t like about the book was Clary. I have only read the first book but I’m not really a fan of her. I thought she was too trusting of Jace and group in the beginning and didn’t really seem to fight to get her mom back. I know there was a situation with Simon and the cup, but I feel like the order of things seemed off. Meaning, save Simon because you’re already there and you brought him along, so you must save him. He has absolutely no way to get himself out of that situation so that was a no brainer. In my opinion Clary’s next move should’ve been figuring out where her mother could’ve been taken to. Like why is she concerned about a cup over her mom. Yes, the cup can create more Shadowhunters and you don’t want it to fall into the hands of the wrong people, but your mother is missing, she’s been KIDNAPPED! This woman gave you life and your worried about finding a cup for the Shadowhunters.
          I saw the movie and season 1 of the Freeform tv series before I read the book. I heard from many people about the differences between all three, so I was somewhat prepared when reading.  I listed below some of the difference between three that I thought were important and should’ve been close to the main story and a reason why.
(1)  Meeting with Jace- How it happened in the movie is closer to the book than the show. This is how it all starts, and I think how it happens in the book and movie make more sense and seems more plausible.
(2)  Simon telling Clary he’s in love with her- In the movie it’s not really focused on like it is in the book and show. I don’t know if that is because of the time restrictions with making a movie, but I feel it’s an important part and will be a contributing factor in the future. Not only because they have a “thing” in the future but Simon and Clary have a strong personal connection to each other and if one is in danger they disregard the rules of safety and do what’s necessary to save one another, which is dangerous in a battle.
(3)  Getting the Mortal cup- I haven’t seen the movie in a while but the movie follows the book better than the show. There was such an emphasis of getting the cup before Valentine, the evil doer, and before anything else that I would think the movie and show would’ve made sure to stick to the book as close as possible. The movie did a better job than the show, in my opinion, but the book paints the best picture.

(4)  Jace and Clary, are they siblings? - I was a little socked with how Jace reacted to everything in the book. Like how quick was to believe the story about him and Clary that given everything we’ve learned about him at that point I just saw him putting up more of a fight. I somewhat remember in the movie Jace not really believe Valentine in the end, saying that there is no possibly of it being true. I can’t remember how Jace reacts in the show, don’t know why, but I know the question of whether or not they're related plays a role in the following books so I would've kept it as close to the original story line as possible.

Where to Purchase
Thriftbooks
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Strand

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February releases

Here are the are some of the books coming out in February that I can not wait to read.

Febuary 5th
The Coaching Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #4)
Blurb:
THERE ARE NO DOUCHEBAGS IN THIS STORY.

Well, there are, but they’re not who this story is about.
This story is about me—the coach’s daughter.
When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie—living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone.
Wrong on both counts.

ASSHOLES ALWAYS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH.

A bet is placed, and I'm on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It’s time for the nice guy to finish first.
Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more.
And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.
February 6th
The Belles (The Belles #1)
Blurb:
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision. 

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)
Blurb:
As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he's willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there's something special about her daughter and she'll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica's future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo's love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers, #3)
Blurb:
The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.

And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.

Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.

The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.

February 13th
Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)
Blurb:
Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

The Prince and the Dressmaker
Blurb:
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
February 20th
Ink, Iron, and Glass by [Clare, Gwendolyn]
Blurb:
Can she write a world gone wrong?
A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation, where her mother—a noted scriptologist—constantly alters and expands their reality.
But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.
In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created—and only she can stop it.
February 27th
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)
Blurb:
Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game #1)
Blurb:
Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well -- and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.

Cover Reveal!

Hi Everyone!  Here is the new cover reveal for Anne Mercier New BOOK! I can not wait to read this one. TITLE:  Kiss This (the Kiss d...