My Weekly Epilogue…..

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

Well I was glutened….and for a celiac that is bad news! I ate out and was assured it was celiac friendly. Oh how they lied! The muscle and joint aches were just unreal!

In happier news, my son had Egyptian day in school so we had to hurriedly find him something to wear…..Amazon Prime was my friend!

Also happier news, I read a fabulous book this week, like utterly beautiful, blow your mind fabulous!

 



My favourite post from the blogosphere this week:

Laugh along with Drew’s post on how to get arcs! I am favouring the time machine!



 


Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan – you can see my review here.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – I joined in with the Fairyloot readalong (although in some places I did have to read on!!!) This book was so good. Epic even! I fell in love with Harper and Rhen. See my gushing review here.

Fallen Princess by Chantal Fernando

I have 2 more arcs to read in March. Cross fingers I can do this (I have no hope!!!)

Knights Lady by Bella Jewel

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

 

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

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My Review of A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

This book.

Omg this book.

I haven’t fallen so hard for a book in a long time.

I got my copy from Fairyloot, it’s an exclusive edition with a silky ribbon bookmark and has a rose shaped signed bookplate!

I’m sure you’ve all seen the blurb but just in case!

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

‘I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.’

No matter what I say I don’t think I will be able to do this book the justice that it deserves!

It was beautiful,

It was poetic,

I want to wail at the utter beauty of this book!

Harper was oh so strong. I loved her strength, tenacity and also her love for everything. She was curious, empowering and I want to be her when I grow up (and live in a castle, no pony though!)

Rhen and Grey. Omg. Just omg. I can’t decide which one I love more. Don’t make me choose, I wont do it!

But I know January 2020 can’t come soon enough!

A Book and a Candle….

I couldn’t have a theme month without including this series! I mean, come on, its LIFE!

A Court of Mist and Fury is my favourite of the series, well, because Rhysand so it was fitting that I bought a Night Court candle (even though I did the test and apparently I’m Winter Court!)

The Night Court candle is made by Book and Nook and packaging says it smells of  jasmine, citrus, sea breeze and stars. Just how I imagine Rhys to smell!  I would never ever think of burning this…..but I really need to get a grip and actually light my candles!!!

 

Do you have any ACO candles?

Tell me all about them in comments (so I can get some more!)

TBR Thursday……Legend by Marie Lu

TBR Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads, where you post a title from your shelf or e-reader and find out what others think about it.

My pick this week is Legend by Marie Lu.

I have had the paperback of this for quite a while now and I’m not really sure why I haven’t read yet. I’ve read The Young Elites and the Warcross series, just not this one……

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

What did you think of it?

Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.

I was really looking forward to this. I saw people said it reminded them of the Grishaverse….but I haven’t read those (but are up next!) so I went in with no expectations..not that you should judge a book on another authors series but just to explain where I was!!!

List format works for me here!

• I defo swooned for Malachiasz!

• Nadya and Malachiasz were fab to read together,

• Serefin was also very delish (to me!),

• Nadya annoyed me at times,

• The world building and the magic system was totally amazing,

• Loved that the Gods had actual personalities,

• It was on the darker side which I loved,

• The beginning had me sucked in,

• The ending was so action packed that I was on the edge of my seat,

• But the middle, it sort of sagged for me,

• The epilogue was defo oh yes.

Probably not for the first time ever, I am left feeling conflicted over a book and a rating. I’m going for 4 because I defo loved this more than I never …..

Top 5 Tuesday – Fictional Friendships

 

I thought I would a do a few top 5’s this year and this jumped out at me! Shanah at the Bionic Book Worm always has fabulous topics and you can find her March’s here.

I thought this was going to be a breeze. But it was really hard!


Manon and Aelin (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas)

I mean come on. Two fabulous, lethal birds come together basically to rid the world of evil. Oh yes! The fact that Manon was so bad makes it 100% better in my book. I love her!


Tod and the Rock Chicks (Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley)

There is nothing that Tod wouldn’t do for his rock chicks from dress lending, shoe pinching, wedding planning, wine nights and shoulders to cry on. I need a Tod in my life!


Cinder and Iko (Cinder series by Marissa Meyer)

I just loved reading about them together. They knew hardship so looked out for each other. The way Cinder carried around Iko’s chip all that time made me tear up!

Biker Bitches (Jamie Begley)

Tight knit, in your face, are a total scream and there is absolutely nothing they wouldn’t do for each other. And if you have read the series you know there isn’t much they havent done!


Harry Potter and Ron Wesley (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling)

This list wouldn’t be complete without a Harry Potter reference. Although it had it’s bumps, their friendship, along with Hermione, is the backbone of the series. Fills my heart with glee!

Review: Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter

 

Well…..I’m not really sure what to say!  I always hate myself when I don’t like a book but I have to try and remember that the same book isn’t for everyone!

Anyway, here goes…..

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Seductive. Cruel. Bored
Be wary of…

Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries―until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.

First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price―and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.

 

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Well that was weird. I’m still trying to work out if it was good weird or just too out there weird!

 

Let’s start with the good stuff!

 

I loved how everyone who met Josh loved him, I actually liked how unique this story was, I liked the fact it had non traditional characters and I loved Lexi, in fact she saved this book for me!

 

But.

 

The writing made me confused in places, how can I describe this? It was flowery and too over the top for my tastes. It also didnt contain the fae impact I thought it would have, and I wanted that. Plus I didn’t really gel with Ksenia, I don’t know why, I just didn’t like her!

See what I’ve been up to…..my weekly epilogue….

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

Was a busy week as I worked everyday and my son started swimming lessons during the week as well as weekends so I found trying to fit everything in was certainly challenging!

The above meant I didn’t have much reading time so only 1 book read this week! On one hand, only 1 book is rubbish but on the other, the book was so good I could’ve cried!


 

 

On the blog this week:

Feature: A Book and a Candle

Review: Free by Kristen Ashley

Books I want in April

Mini Reviews: The Benedetti Brothers by Natasha Knight


 

My favourite post from the blogosphere this week was by Amber at Step into A Book World.

The tagline had me giggling and is just how I feel – ‘Officially packing my bags and moving to the Night Court’!!!

See Amber’s review of A Court of Frost and Starlight here. 


 

Repeat by Kylie Scott (arc) – look out for my review on release day, 7th April.

I don’t want to put that much pressure on myself and I’m finding if I say I have to read a certain book then it makes a switch go off in my brain and I don’t read it (!) so the books I need to read in March are (and this is ambitious!):

  • Meet Cute by Helena Hunting (arc)
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (Fairyloot readalong)
  • Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan
  • Knights Lady by Bella Jewel

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Nevermoor……I have questions!!!!

I was first alerted to this book a year ago when I was strolling around in Waterstones and the cashier recommended…..but I didn’t get it……

Since then I’ve heard so much about it so when I saw that Amazon had the paperback on sale for £3 I knew I couldn’t resist any longer!!!

I’m also trying to get my reading-hater son to actually enjoy a book so I thought this might be it…….shall see!

So I guess my main questions are

  • Has anyone read?
  • If I loved Harry Potter, will I love this?
  • What did you think?
  • Do you have and not read yet?
  • What’s stopped you?