Review: Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

It’s been a while since I read Renegades but when I started reading this, all the goodness came flowing back!

Title: Archenemies

Author: Marissa Meyer

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it.

Back in the world of the Renegades…and I love it. Almost like watching Heroes all over again! (You know I’m sure I said this about book 1 too!!!)

Nova is still on the hunt for Ace’s helmet, Adrian is still trialing Sentinel, Max is still pulling at my heart strings and the Anarchists are still hell bent on over throwing the Renegades.

We also have the introduction of something new. Something bad in my opinion. It’s like tempting fate and you know it’s all going to go horribly wrong!

I loved Nova’s attempts of seduction to Adrian, although coming from a place of truth, was funny. Well maybe Adrian’s reactions were funnier! I also wanted to cuddle Winston!

All in all it was a fabulous read. I really didn’t think I’d enjoy a genre like this but I really do!

Bring on Supernova!

🎧 Review: The Vine Witch by Luanne G Smith

I got this as a Kindle First read but couldnt resist getting the audio book to listen to as well!

Title: The Vine Witch

Author: Lianne G Smith

A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France.

For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.

Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.

What could be more up my street than witches AND wine? It’s like the author knows my interests and wrote this for me!!!

I listened to the audiobook, Susannah Jones was the narrator and was perfect.

Vine Witch, Elena has come back to her vineyard after spending 7 years as a toad. Yes, a toad. Colour me intrigued!

Jean-Paul is basically a non-believer when it comes to magic, who has bought the vineyard from Elena’s adopted Grandmother.

However the vines are not doing well……hmmm there is mystery afoot!

I loved the world of the different witches, oh my, I’d love me some witch made cheese!

I thought I didn’t really connect to the characters, like at all. At 30% I was thinking I didn’t believe the love story either. But then, BAM, 50% and I was totally rooting for them!!!

All in all it was a good listen and I would love to read the 2nd book, The Glamourist.

Top 5 authors I NEED to read!

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Theme = Top 5 authors I NEED to read

You know, when I saw this title, I thought this was going to be hard but it seems it wasn’t for me.

And that got me thinking, why!!!!

Maybe its just that I haven’t discovered them yet? That they haven’t caught my eye yet? Aaaah who knows!


 

Rin Chupeco – I have The Bone Witch on my tbr but haven’t read it yet…..


 

Mark Lawrence – I saw loads of people posting about loving Book of the Ancestor series so what’s a girl to do? Well I ran out and got Red Sister!!!!


 

Susan Dennard – again, I saw people raving about Truthwitch and I got massive FOMO so added this is to my wishlist!


 

Karen Marie Monig – my book friend said I was mad to have not read Darkfever and bathed in the glory rhat is the leading man, Jericho. So she gifted me it!!!!


 

Gena Showalter – I saw The Evil Queen being advertised and did a bit of research. This author has so many books and I haven’t read one of them! I needed to remedy that so got a kindle copy to see of I’ve been missing out!


 

Have you read any of these authors?

What authors do you need to read?

Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Siege and Storm

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her—or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Poor Alina, struggling with everything happening to her and what was happening around her. She was a right Debbie Downer in this! I mean I know she has a huge weight on her shoulders but come on love, lighten up!

And a love Pentagon? Never heard of that before? Here we have Alina, with Mal in 1 corner, The Darkling in another, Nikolai in another and of course his gross, annoying brother Vasily in the other (pfffft he had no chance!)

My love for Mal wained in this story because Alina makes him boring, and then….. Nikolai!!! It seems I am very fickle!

I found this really entertaining in most parts, I listened in trepidation, willing for the narrator to speak faster but then in other parts I found my concentration wandering….mainly thinking it was too full of Alina and Mal’s relationship issues and my biggest wonder…..where the heck is the Darkling?!

I want to read about him that much that I’m diving into book 3!

Review: Wicked Webs by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy

The Void was a great read so when I was offered an arc of this, I had to have it!

Title: Wicked Webs

Authors: Coralee June & Raven Kennedy

I’m possessed. Deadly.
Raised as a vampire, I’m no stranger to blood. But when power-hungry supes force a ritual on me, I become something else entirely.

The black widow.

I’ve been on the run for almost a decade, my only companion the spider that lives within me. She makes me strong, and I revel in that power, but it’s fueled with the need to feed.

Unfortunately, carnal cannibalism isn’t exactly trending. But by the time I lure my victims to my bed, it’s too late for them. When they finally see the hourglass on my throat, I’m already draining them dry.

But there’s more supes like me. Abducted victims forced into possessions that change their lives forever. I’m determined to save them all.

With the help of an old friend, a risk demon, and a rare gargoyle, I put a plan into motion that will end Spector Inc.’s plan to make an army of stronger, deadlier supes.

I just hope I can handle this wicked web of lies and make it out alive.

Holy spider webs spiderman!

Imagine being possessed by a black widow who likes to feed from sex. (I cant think of anything better!!!) Get your towels and tissues out ladies cause your going to need them!

Tomb…gaaaaah he is my Gritt.

Crow…..love those birdies!

Risk…..gotta take a risk sometimes!

And poor old Motley….’Sometimes connections were bred from tragedy.’

I was at 50% before I knew it. And it all became clear. Then 87%, then 100%. The whole book in 1 sitting and all I could think was…..genius! Absolute genius! And I want more!

Top 5 Books I’m Excited to Read Right Now!

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Today’s Theme = Top 5 Books I’m Excited to Read Right Now!

To narrow this down to 5 was HARD! I want to read them all NOW but alas it cannot be done!

Without further ado, these are the books I have on my tbr that I’m the most excited to read (and hopefully will read them before the end of 2019!)

 

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

 

 

Lifelike by Jay Kristoff

 

 

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

 

 

Storm and Fury Jennifer L Armentrout

 

 

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

 

 

 

What books do you want to read RIGHT now?

Happy Guy Fawkes UK people……stay safe!

Happy Firework Night UK!

We went to a public fireworks display on the weekend so tonight we will be having some sparklers in the garden with some hotdogs!

Stay safe!

Don’t know about Firework Night?

From Wikipedia: Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London; and months later, the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.

Mini Review Monday!!!

I read the below books in October but what with the flurry of spooky Halloween posts I had, I’ve held off posting until, well, now!


 

Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

Firstly cover = hawt!

Secondly, blurb: Being stuck in a lift with a tattooed hunk sounds a-ok to me! I’d probably get stuck with Mr Smelly aged 68 knowing my luck!

But 115 pages?? I was like where’s the rest?!!! (Yes I know this is a duet and the story carries on in the next book!)

But holy hotness this hit the spot I needed! It was hot, it was cute and I love the premise!

 


 

Infatuation by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Justin! Yes I couldn’t wait for this book!

A whirlwind romance and a little passenger made this novella a sweet, cute addition to the fabulous series.

‘You’re everything I didn’t expect to find.’

My October Haul!

 

Here we are again with the game of chance, was she good, was she bad or was she in the middle?!

Well in the first week of October I bought nothing, zilch, zero, nada!

And then it obviously went downhill, or uphill, however you want to look at it!

 

Cruel Intentions by Siobhan Davis

Heard so many good things about this and it was on sale so grabbed it!

 

 

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

There was no way in the world I wasnt getting this beauty!

 

 

Ironside by Holly Black

It was on sale, what can I say?!

 

 

Penmort Castle by Kristen Ashley

Another book on sale. It seems I cant control myself in a sale!

 

 

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Fairyloot book of the month!

 

 

 

 

Quite good for me! What did you buy in October?