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-thoughts- Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (ToG #5)

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⚔️⛓ Nameless is my price ⛓⚔️
I finished EoS today at probably 2:00am(September 9th) and... I'm practically a shell walking, that book completely tore me apart. I'm not talking about heartbreak I'm talking about complete annihilation of a person by words.


I kid you not, I haven't stopped thinking about the book for the entire day. It slips into my mind when I least expect it to so I feel a really bad book-hangover coming or a reading slump.
Either way, I simply cannot cope, cannot deal, and I'm just so so so broken.


That's it people. I have been broken by words yet again. As if Strange The Dreamer wasn't enough of a torture or Eleventh Grave In Moonlight (review coming soon!) with their endings now here comes Sarah J. Maas and just quite literally proceeded to kill me... in a way that I felt was exquisite at times when in reality it was just a distraction for that so awaited final blow. She didn't disappoint.


Thanks for death by words dear a…

-review- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

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"Play it for me," he said. Play for me, my dear, and I will hear it. No matter where you go. No matter where I am. I swear it. I swear it..."
You know those times when there's a tiny little voice warning you from not doing things?
Like when you want to exercise but it whispers that there's chocolate cake in the fridge so... priorities?
Or when you want to go to a certain place but that voice makes an appearance and you end up not going only to find out later that some accident happened there?

Well ladies and gentlemen. I bow to that little voice. I should've listened and heeded its advice for it is with great sorrow that I write this and tell you that my heart is no more.

Why? Because I didn't listen to that little voice when it told me NOT to finish this book until I had the sequel. And here I am broken and crying but writing nonetheless because if there's one thing I should do is warn you in case that little voice doesn't work in yo…

-thoughts- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (ToG #4)

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(Spoiler Alert for those who haven't read the previous books in the series.)


-"You're exactly the way I dreamed you'd be."
I did NOT see that coming.

How am I even supposed to write a review when I'm left so emotionally drained after everything that happened in this book?

How can I be happy by the ending when I know for a fact that the worst has yet to pass.

When will all this craziness end?! I'm completely terrified, scared, spooked because anything can happen ANYTHING.

And I don't want anything bad to happen to ANYONE in that court or to the thirteen or to their mounts, I mean, Abraxos needs infinite life okay?

-It did not seem like a weakness to fight for those who could not defend themselves. Even if they weren't true witches. Even if they meant nothing to her.-
And what about that Manon thing at the end in Rifthold??!

What?!?!?!

I need a huge HUGE break right now. My head is pounding and my stomach is in knots.

-This witch had been c…

-review- Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (ToG #3)

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(Spoiler Alert if you haven't read the previous books in the series)

-He made her want to laugh and sing and shake the world with her voice.-
She will not be afraid.

Even after all this time, she says it.

My heart breaking over and over didn't matter.

My eyes tearing up didn't matter.

My hands shaking didn't matter.

Bawling my eyes out subsequently didn't matter.

My rage didn't matter.

All the magic, the badassery, the shifting, the endless training, the constant betrayals, the secret stolen glances, the discoveries, the incredible and absolute darkness that was the self loathing of Celaena. T-T

-Abraxos was still lying on his belly, sniffing the wildflowers, when she returned with the dead goat in her arms, its blood now iced on her cloak and tunic. He'd devoured the goat in two bites, then gone back to enjoying the wildflowers. At least he'd eaten.-
Nothing mattered because I am done. I am so done with this.

Why didn't anyone warn me that…

-book blitz + giveaway- A Dead Ringer for Katie ROCK STAR by Tia Brady

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Today I'm spotlighting this book that has a very very memorable title, also there's a giveaway at the end of the post so be sure to check that out.




A Dead Ringer for Katie ROCK STAR by Tia Brady 
Tia Brady Publication date: September 19th 2017 Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance
She was only there to pay off a debt… Local Courier and Company Rep. Katie Cass of Cass Construction, Inc., is thrown into dangerous bay waters investigating a visiting Rock Star and his band. The recent college graduate returns home to work for her dad at Cass Construction, after a few rocky relationships and a scandal. Now broke and in debt, her simple plan to save money and start over turns into a dangerous investigation, as this soon to be twenty-two year old sets out to retrieve her best friends stolen heirloom from a hot, but stick-fingered Rock Star… Welcome to Angel Bay, where nothing is as it seems!
*** She was only there to pay off a debt…
But somehow Katie was now neck deep in investigating a …

-Cover Reveal- Immortalis: The Hunter by Leah Lozano

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Happy Wednesday!
Hope you're reading awesome books that you won't be able to get over from hahahaha -insert evil laugh-

Today I'm super excited to be sharing with you the cover for Immortalis by Leah Lozano so without further ado...

About The Book“In truth, I was tired of waiting for him to manifest from my visions. I was tired of waiting for my life to begin, for something to happen. Anything! Now, I fear that which I have stirred …”

For twenty-one-year-old Lina, there was no denying what she was. Not human. Or the life she would soon leave behind, destined for a planet. Not earth. To claim her power. Please, not blooming flowers! The Fates, it would seem, had a twisted sense of humor. As mortal and immortal worlds collide, one thing is clear; nothing about Lina is conforming to the natural order of things. From the day she was born she felt it, their eyes on her. Be it from the heavens or earthbound, she was being watched. And now, she could hear them. Their incessant wh…

-review- Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (ToG #2)

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(Spoiler Alert if you haven't read the previous books/novellas.)

I just want to point out that these are some of my favorite book covers EVER.

-But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.-
Thank y'all who convinced me to read the novellas.

Now I can cry more whenever Sam is mentioned.
Like how he's mentioned, referred to or even quoted in this one.

Wow you guys! I feel like I've just gotten off an insane roller coaster that took me into highs and lows and dips and soars and just overall spin my head every which way and I loved every minute of it.

I discovered one thing though and it's that the author loves short romances. In book one we had one that ended abruptly and this one wasn't the exception.

-Ashryver Eyes The fairest eyes, from legends old Of brightest blue, ringed with gold.-
I like it, I just worry for my heart and all the feels it goes through whenever reading about Celaena.

It had a lot of…

-thoughts- The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas (ToG #0.1 - #0.5)

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As someone pointed it out to me before I even had this collection of novellas.

This is the heartbreak absolutely NO ONE asked for. But here it is nonetheless and I'm guilty AF for being a sucker for heartbreak.

Edited to add the fact that I cried like a baby when... things happened.

End of edit*
-"But why? Why can't you let it go?"He grabbed her shoulders and shook her.-
Sam is the one worth it the last star I gave this book, it was
One star for Sam
One star for the beautiful cover
Three stars for the stories

I hated a lot and I loved a lot and in between I managed not only to think the worst of Celaena but also the best of her.

I'm glad I read these even if I struggled a lot because of the most stupidest decisions ever made in the history of decisions to make hahaha.


-"My name is Celaena Sardothien," she whispered, "and I will not be afraid."-
5=~sobs hard~too good to be true!

-review- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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-He wonders if this is the queen who everyone in Rolanth sees. If all the rumors have been untrue... If that is so, then she is his and his alone.-
This is the first time I've ever started and finished a book like this. 
Not because I don't read Fantasy often, alas I didn't until just recently, but it has more to do with the way it's written. The voice. The English. The way the characters "speak" and "think." 

I'm not fond of old English though trust me this isn't old English. I'm just not good with certain ways that English was spoken a few decades ago. And that's how I felt this book was written and that's why I struggled at the beginning. 

But
Guys

GUYS

I'm so glad I pushed through. 

And then... it didn't take me long... not long at all, to love it. To understand it and to crave it! 
I've only ever read one other book by Kendare Blake but it is so very different from this you'd think the books are from compl…

-thoughts, banned book- The Wild by K. Webster

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FYI
It was an adventure trying to get this book.

I love reading, I love reading sexy times and I rarely shy away from dark romances with rough sexy times.
What I rarely read are books that stretch the limits of my comfort zone until I am not even sure those limits are within sight.

The Wild by K. Webster was one of those books. It was good it was bad and it was a complete guilty pleasure of a read if only because I'd already been a fan of the author's writing long before I found out about this book, my awesome friend April from the blog Rad Babes Read brought it to my attention and well... the rest is history.

- Nipping and sucking. Desperation in a kiss.-
This book isn't for everyone, I got that I respected that just as I hoped people would respect it but apparently that was asking for too much.

But worry not, it's good in a twisted kind of way that'll leave you asking yourself if you've morals at all at some point, while panting and getting all ho…

-shop spotlight/thoughts- Little Inklings Designs

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Hi my beautiful people/booknerds!

I'm here with another bookish shop spotlight/thoughts. (You can check my previous one HERE.) And it is none other than the very first shop from which I made my very first bookmark purchase thanks to my bookstagram account.

Without further ado...

I present you...

Little Inklings Designs is run by Megan and she's from the awesome north, meaning Canada.

She does all her designs by HAND T_T either digital or paper and they are absolutely gorgeous!
Ever since that first purchase I've grown and grown my collection of her designs.

She's constantly coming up with new and new content and she's always updating us through her instagram account, she's amazing at customer service, which you know, being international, is one of the first things I notice when making a purchase from a foreign country.

The processing times for the shop are really fast and they usually take around 3 weeks to get from Canada to El Salvador, which is extremely fast…

-thoughts- Bought & Paid For by Jordan Marie/Jenika Snow

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I'm sorry... what?

What did I just read?
I was really looking forward to this one if only because I loved the title and the cover drew me in from the beginning.

I am really sad to say that it just was not good, at all. I liked what they tried to do with the story but the writing T_________T I felt I was reading someone's secret fantasy from a journal entry.

Both main characters are grown adults and I was often left wondering if that was indeed the case because their voices rang more like young adults at their best... new teenagers at the least.
I know it's fiction and all but I just couldn't wrap my mind around the story, it just seemed so far fetched and... Guys I was left speechless, really.

The older guy, the young girl, the secret desires both have had for each other... All the elements of an awesome sexy fantasy were there but the writing and voices just didn't deliver


-It was refreshing to have a woman who did not know how to hide her reaction to …

-review- Roar by Cora Carmack

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"Your head may have forgotten, but your heart has not. Remember that in the future. Now go. She will wake soon."
This book!This book!

Okay, I've got to admit I was wary about reading it because of how hyped the book had somewhat become but guys... guys I don't know how or why or when or really what happened but there was this something about the writing of this book that instantly, just like that -makes clicking sound- had me hooked. 

I loved the innocence but fierceness that Aurora portrayed, she reminded me so much of how teens actually think, at least how I used to think as a teen, alas I wasn't born to be queen of a land plagued by mortal storms or twisters or fog or tidal waves or lightning or fires BUT I sill enjoyed that breath of fresh air that was her and the way she thought and acted. I rooted for all of her... be her Rora or Aurora or Roar or any other name she may come up with. I get ya girl, I get ya.

"I know the taste of a lie better th…

-review- Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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"Know that I loved you," she said to the Darkling. "Know that it was not enough."
Wow. 
That took a while... 20 days to be exact. 
But I'm happy to announce it was worth sticking to it. I got hit by a major reading slump in the middle of reading this so I had to take long long breaks... 

Either way, while pretty predictable and kind of an anticlimactic ending I still enjoyed it.

My favorite parts were definitely the 'Before' & 'After' additions that were in all three books in the trilogy. 
They were perfect, introducing and then ending the story. And the 'After' or was it 'Now' lol either way the last part was one of my favorites of the entire trilogy, it even made me cry which was something I thought this book wouldn't be able to... And you know me and my love for books making me cry, if I cry it means I loved the book so of COURSE that small little part of writing made up for all the slow pace and things I didn'…