Top 5 Tuesday – Unputdownable Reads!

Top 5 Tuesday is bought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm – you can find her post and join in here.

Today’s topic is – Unputdownable Reads!

Don’t you just love it when you pick up a book and you are so enthralled you can’t put it down?

I’d say these were books I’ve read in the last 6 or 7 months that fit this bill!!

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Oh the joy this gave me! I never thought I’d be a sci-fi fan…but I so am!

Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen

The start of the angst of the Totholes! (If you have read the Sinners of Saint series you will know what I’m on about!)

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Beauty and the Beast retelling…I was smitten from the first chapter….

 

Repeat by Kylie Scott

Mesmerising….a girl who has lost her memory revisiting her old life.

 

Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

Oh so dark and delish! Just how I like it!

 

What have been your unputdownable reads lately?

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Mini Review: Eli’s Triumph by Joanna Wylde

I do love a Reapers MC read!  Ruger stole my heart when I read his part of the series many years ago and I’ve followed this series since…..

Peaches Taylor spent the last seven years slinging drinks and dodging drunks at the Starkwood Saloon. Some might call it a dead end job, but to her it was an investment—another six months, and she’d have enough money to buy the place.

Life would’ve been perfect if Eli hadn’t come home.

Eli King is ready to settle down. He stood by his brothers when they needed him, paying the price for their freedom with his own. Now it’s time to claim his reward—the Starkwood Saloon. He’s got the cash to buy the bar, the skills to run it, and just one person standing between him and his dream: Peaches Taylor.

She’s been driving him crazy since they were kids, and not in the good way. When she was six, she shoved a spider down his pants. When he was ten, he locked her in a closet overnight. Then she hot-wired his car at seventeen, and things got ugly…

They’re adults now, and the Starkwood isn’t a toy to fight over—it’s the hill they’ll die on. No prisoners. No compromises. No mercy.

Peaches Taylor and Eli King are going to war.

Back in the Reapers world (a place I love!) and up to the bat is Peaches and Eli….

 

Omg I loved this story! Peaches is one angry woman! I loved her!

 

The pranks, the revenge, the games….superb!

 

‘Time seemed to freeze in that instant, marking the spot where my life transitioned from before to after.’

Enemies to lovers at its best!

My week….glorious weather, reading and GoT!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

The weather has been glorious here this week and I’ve gone out and soaked up some vitamin D!

I’m still in a Game of Thrones stupor after what happened this week but managed to get some reads in!

Legend by Marie Lu – I really did not get on with this….and it made me sad!

Romanov by Nadine Brandes – so, so good!  Look out for my review!

 


Deadline to Damnation by Anne Malcom (beta read) – no cover yet!

 

My Spring reading list hasnt gone that well so far in May…..but I still have time!

These are the ones I still haven’t read……

  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
  • The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • I Dare You by Shantel Tessier
  • Darkest before Dawn by Amelia Hutchins
  • One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Fairyloot Collectors Edition: The Finale Box! *spoilers*

I was sat on tenterhooks waiting for this to arrive…..

AND I LOVED IT!

And there was so much and all of it is such great quality!

Fairyloot: Finale Collectors Edition

  • Fates Playing Card deck with artwork by @lexaarts and @noverantale.
  • Magical pin set by @dustandpages and @iceydesigns
  • Legend figurine designed by @noverantale – OMG! I love this! Now the quandary of do I take it out the box or not?????
  • Caraval Sisters Mug designed by @sallteas with lettering by @catarinabookdesigns
  • Midnight Maze Candle hand poured by @bookishburns….smells delish and is so glittery. I almost dont want to burn it!
  • Playing card necklace – so cute!
  • Magnetic bookmark set by @idlestuff – Legend, Julian, Jack’s, Tella and Scarlett and were hand wrapped in recycled paper. Love them!

  • Legend Book Sleeve with artwork from Taratjah – so big, such fabulous quality, so soft and will protect my copy so well!
  • Character prints painted by @niru.sky
  • Square art print with the Caraval quartet designed by @morgana0anagrom
  • Bookmarks featuring art by @arz28

Caraval Blanket designed by @monolimeart

Omg. So soft. So pretty. So big. Me and this blanket have a date when the weather gets colder!

Exclusive edition of Finale

  • Dark grey cover ✔
  • Stencil sprayed edges ✔
  • Rose gold foiling ✔
  • Matching cover under dust jacket ✔
  • Signed by the author ✔
  • Exclusive deleted scene ✔

Review: Romanov by Nadine Brandes

I’ve always been interested in the tale of Anastasia. A whole Royal family gets assassinated and Anastasia refused to stay dead.  The families tragic turn of events has turned into a modern myth……….

 

The history books say I died.

They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.

Like many people I am enamoured with the tale of Anastasia so when I saw this, I knew I had to read.

‘We are Romanovs. The bond of our hearts spans miles, memory, and time.’

 

But this time, a twist! Magic, spells and all the good stuff (and sometimes not!) That comes with it! I have no idea if it is factually correct but I loved it!

 

Nastya is a breath of fresh air, sweet, smart and sassy and I adored her!

 

But omg the heartbreak.

The spells.
The family bond.
The tradegy (I knew it was coming!)
The twist.
The ending.
The promise of more.

TBR Thursday….a new to me author!

 

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 King Hall by Scarlett Dawn.

I have had this for a while and it was recommended to me by a book friend.  Unforts its been sat on my tbr for a loooooooong time!

This is a new to me author and I’m going to read it for the June Ultimate Reading Challenge prompt, new to me author……

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.

 

Have you read it?

What were your thoughts?

What are you drinking Wednesday?

It’s the middle of the working week so I thought it would be nice to have a night to kick back with a beverage and talk all things books!

This week…..reading lists.

When I first started blogging I didn’t make any reading lists, I just read whatever I fancied…….

……but then my tbr was creeping up and up and I knew I needed to get organised so I started to make monthly reading lists, seasonal reading lists and joined readathons with lists!

And it was great…..for about a year…..

Then I found the joy was being sucked out of my reading because I felt I HAD to read what was on whatever list I had and when I started to not complete them, I felt like a failure.

I’m not doing monthly lists now but just seasonal ones to see if it makes it less pressure……and I can safely say it isn’t at the moment 😂😂😂

Do you make reading lists?

Do you stick to them?

Any advice to offer me?!

Books I want in June…..

The life of a bookworm is hard.

So hard!!

There are so many books I want in June that I really had to be hard on myself! I had to remind my brain that I’m not made of money!!!

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L Armentrout

The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter

 

What books are you looking forward to in June?

All the seasons in 1 weekly wrap up???!!!!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue!

Hope you all had a good week?

I have a confession….and you will all probably want to stone me…..I bought some Christmas presents! In my defense it was Lego and it was a BIG sale! I just couldn’t leave them!

Anyway, onto the here and now….Spring! The weather has been all over the place here1 minute wintery and the next summery so I’ve made the most of reading indoors! Can’t wait for those sunny days where I can sit in the garden with a good book!

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – I mean it was ok….but not great!

Eli’s Triumph by Joanna Wylde – fab read!

 

You can find all my reviews here on Goodreads!

Legend by Marie Lu

I haven’t made that much of a dent in my Spring reading list but these are the ones I still haven’t read……

  • The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
  • The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • I Dare You by Shantel Tessier
  • Darkest before Dawn by Amelia Hutchins
  • One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?