🎧 Review: Wolfsong by TJ Klune

Title: Wolfsong

Series: Green Creek #1

Author: TJ Klune

Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.

Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.

Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.

It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

Oh wow, this was wonderful! I listened to the audio and loved it!

Another story of found family from this author but this time…..wolves!!!!!

Ox lives in a small town, born and bred. Horrible Dad, lovely shining light of a Mum and he meets the Bennett’s who live down the lane. And then it all starts……..

I love Ox. He is an utterly beautiful soul. So innocent with a good heart. I loved that we saw him growing up from a boy to a man.

Joe I took a bit longer to like but as Ox is just so adorable, I think it took my shining light from Joe!

All of the characters were so good and I especially loved the garage guys but there was one who stood out for me in this whole book…………Carter Bennett. I think he has a book out and can’t wait to read it!

The story was built up and up and I ate up every word! Magical, wolfy and beautiful.

TTT – 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To!

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic:  2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

Sometimes I struggle getting 10 Books for these lists but with today’s topic I could’ve done close to 100!!!!! 😂

🖤 Gods and Monsters by Shelby Mahurin
🖤 Steelstriker by Marie Lu
🖤 Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
🖤 Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko
🖤 Untethered by Kaylynn Flanders
🖤 Namesake by Adrienne Young
🖤 Broken Web by Lori M Lee
🖤 All the Feels by Olivia McDade
🖤 The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

🎧 Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Title: Red Rising

Series: Red Rising Saga #1

Author: Pierce Brown


Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

I’m late to reading this but am buddy reading with a lovely group of ladies!

Darrow is a Helldiver, a red, the lowest cast on Mars, married young to Eo, and he works in the mines so he can help society to live on the surface.

But they have all been lied to and betrayed.

‘Break the Chains’

The hierarchy of the colours was fascinating, if not a bit unpleasant, the world building was fabulous, it was action packed, emosh and had my stomach in a knot half the time wondering what betrayal would come next! I don’t really want to say more about the plot because you need to experience it yourself, it’s really like nothing I’ve ever read before!

Although Darrow is our main lead and I really liked him, Sevro is my fave character and I really hope to see more of him in the next book!

The Sunday Post – mid January 2022

I used to do a variation on this weekly but stopped as I felt I didn’t have much to contribute but then a thought occurred to me…..why not do 2 a month so here I am!!!!

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

2022 is now in full swing, Christmas has been taken down, I’m back to work, my son is back to school and we’ve both felt really tired!! Now it’s the weekend, it’s lie ins all round!

What I’ve Read

Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa
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Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson
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🎧 Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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See my reviews soon!



Bookish Arrivals

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe



In case you missed it…..

Unboxing – Illumicrate December 2021
Review – Gild by Raven Kennedy
Review – The Extraordinaires by TJ Klune
Review – Flash Fire by TJ Klune
Tag – The Answer Can’t Be Books!
Books I Want – February Releases



Coming up in the next 2 weeks…..

(Sorry – catching up on reviews!!)
Review – Red Rising by Pierce Brown Unboxing – Fairyloot December 2021
Review – Wolfsong by TJ Klune
Reviews – Glint and Gleam by Raven Kennedy
Reviews – The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Reviews – Cytonic, Evershore, Defending Elysium by Brandon Sanderson
Review – Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Review – City of Brass by SA Chakraborty


What have you read lately?

Fairyloot Unboxing – December 2021: Dance with Death

December – DANCE WITH DEATH!

We think we can all agree that most main characters in YA fantasy dance with death at some point in their journey but some even cross into the afterlife… and return.

Items inspired by Once Upon A Broken Heart, We Hunt The Flame, These Violent Delights, another NEW collectible item inspired by Hades & Persephone and a SECOND BOOK!

🖤  Letter opener inspired by Jack’s dagger from Once Upon a Broken Heart
🖤 Iron on Patch designed by @hafsahfaizal featuring Nasir’s tattoo from We Hunt the Flame
🖤 Mythology Foil Bookmarks – a new collectible: Hades and Persephone by @gracezhuart
🖤 Book Sleeve designed by @celestialfang inspired by These Violent Delights
🖤 Tarot cards – Eo and Vectra from Red Rising illustrated by @lizzart_zardonicz
🖤 The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling – exclusive cover and digitally signed

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier

Exclusive cover ✔
Sprayed edges✔
Artwork on dust jacket by @emiliesnaith_art ✔
Foil embossing by @emiliesnaith_art ✔
Signed bookplate ✔

Books I want releasing February 2022!

I made a promise to myself that I’d really cutback on my book buying this year for a few reasons:

✔ I’m running out space,
✔ My tbr has never been bigger than it is right now,
✔ I’m trying to save some money.

I don’t want to put a limit of the number of books I buy each month as it’s like a red rag to a bull and I spend, spend, spend so I’m going to try and put willpower in place (wish me luck!!!)

So for February I’ve chosen one book! I’ve already preordered it too so I could enter to get the preorder goodies!

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

What books are you looking forward to?

Review: Glint by Raven Kennedy

Title: Glint

Series: Plated Prisoner #2

Author: Raven Kennedy

“You want to make your life easier? Then be the caged bird that you are and sing.”

For ten years, I’ve lived in a gilded cage inside King Midas’s golden castle. But one night changed everything.

Now I’m here, a prisoner of Fourth Kingdom’s army, and I’m not sure if I’m going to make it out of this in one piece. They’re marching to battle, and I’m the bargaining chip that will either douse the fire or spark a war.

At the heart of my fear, my worry, there’s him—Commander Rip.

Known for his brutality on the battlefield, his viciousness is unsurpassed. But I know the truth about what he is.

Fae.

The betrayers. The murderers. The ones who nearly destroyed Orea, wiping out Seventh Kingdom in the process. Rip has power sizzling beneath this skin and glinting spikes down his spine. But his eyes—his eyes are the most compelling of all.

When he turns those black eyes on me, I feel captive for an entirely different reason.

I may be out of my cage, but I’m not free, not even close. In the game of kings and armies, I’m the gilded pawn. The question is, can I out maneuver them?

‘Sometimes, things need first to be ruined in order to then be remade.’

To say I inhaled this book is an understatement. I read it in something like 3 hours. Devoured. Couldn’t get enough!

It wasn’t just good it was fan.flamin.tastic!

So anyway!!!! Auren is captured along with the other saddles and soldiers by the pirate Reds and then bought by Commander Rip and they make their way to where Midas is now to bargain with (and a bit of war thrown in!)

We are introduced to the Wrath. To more of Rip. To more of Auren. To Rot. I’m not saying anymore!

Those bombshells at the end. Jaw drop. There’s no way I’m not moving onto that next book immediately! I’m so invested in this story! 


TTT – Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic: Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection


Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan

All the Feels by Olivia McDade


Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen


Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier


Death by Laura Thalassa
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

🎧 Review: Flash Fire by TJ Klune

Title: Flash Fire

Series: The Extraordinaires #2

Author: TJ Klune


Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City it’s up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Which is a lot to handle for a guy who just wants to finish his self-insert bakery AU fanfic.

I absolutely cannot get enough of this series!

Omg. This book. THIS BOOK!

I had tears rolling down my face again. The scene, the ‘education’ scene with Nick’s Dad and Seth’s uncle and aunt. I was roaring.

Nick and Seth are a couple and Nick is just as wild as before. I love him. There’s more antics, drama, a lot of laughs and a heck of a story.

Omg. That ending. THAT ENDING!!!!!! I had chills, I screamed!

As I said in my review for book 1, I feel my review can’t do this book justice, so this is it. Apart from…….Team Lighthouse forever!