Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Title: All the Stars and Teeth

Series: All the Stars and Teeth #1

Author: Adalyn Grace

Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice.

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer — the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder — and more peril — than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.


‘The gods do not listen to the pleas of the wicked, and neither do I.’

Amora Montara, Princess of Visidia, the future High Animancer and her big night! It all goes wrong for Amora – her family, her right, her destiny. But then hope comes in the form of a man. Bastian. (I will probably gush about him a lot so be prepared!)

Mermaids, sea beasts, magic, pirates, curses princesses, this book has it all and I was enthralled!

The world building, the descriptions of each place they visit were so vivid and I loved every word.

Amora was fearless. But Bastain. Oh jeez. I have a picture in my head of what he looks like and I’ll be looking for fan art after I post this review!

There is 1 bit that made me laugh. Oh a girl and her monthly’s but even more hilarious is a boys reaction!

I don’t know why I took so long to read this book but don’t make the same mistake as me, read this now!

🎧 Review: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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Title: One Foot in the Grave

Series: Night Huntress #2

Author: Jeaniene Frost

You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head – wanted: dead or half-alive – means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever … and Bones won’t let her get away again.

Buddy read with Maria @TheEuphoricAffair

Kat aka the Red Reaper is back and she is as blood thirsty and sassy as usual….but without Bones *insert tears*

But, never fear, events lead him to her and I couldn’t have been happier! I love him. Everything about him!!! His love for Kat fills me with joy!!

There’s drama, action and back door action. Say no more! There’s secrets and revelations and a jealous ex! This book has it all! I must say though that I did a lot of eye rolling that every man apart from her boss wanted to bone her!

Loved it though!

Meet Your Next Book Boyfriend with GIVEAWAY!

Well here we are with Meet Your Next Book Boyfriend that’s ran by Beware of the Reader and Foxy Blogs.

You can see the tour line up here.

My pick was Wrath from Kingdom of the Wicked.

So basically, when Emilia’s twin, Vittoria, dies she will stop at nothing to find out who killed her and summons a demon. But not just any demon. Wrath. I fell in love with him instantly and let me tell you why (and provide visuals of course!!!)

Species: Demon
Job: Wicked Prince of Hell from the House of Wrath

Visual for eyeballing!

He is dark, broody, dangerous and handsome and doesn’t like wearing a top! (Suits me fine 😂😂)

Let me tell you this author can write a love interest and get your blood boiling (amongst other things!)

Here are some of my favourite quotes!

The romance between Emilia and Wrath was a slow burn, ermahgawd the tension! I really can’t wait for book 2 and more schexy action 😂


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Who would be your pick?

Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Raven

Series: Evenfall #1

Author: Julie Kagawa

You may have heard of me…

Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.

With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten.


We find ourselves back in Puck’s life where he again meets Kierran, The Forgotten King and there is trouble afoot. So of course Puck is right in the middle of all that! And that’s where he also meets Nyx.
Firstly I’ll just say that, as usual, I couldn’t get enough info about Ash and obviously Ash himself!!!
‘That’s what I’m here for, Keirran responded dryly. I snorted. Stop acting like your dad. One broody, sarcastic dark prince is enough.’
But it’s really not, let’s be honest!!!! I need all those dark, broody Prince’s!!!!!!!
I liked this story, seeing their world again and also the characters but I really loved Nyx. There’s something so fragile about her even though she was anything but!
‘She was absolutely beautiful. And I didn’t deserve her. Not for a second.’
And if you want my opinion, he doesn’t! I’m not sure if I am a Puck fan you see. I know he has stuff going on but he was super annoying in places but I did love him and Nyx together, she seems to bring the best out in him.
That ending! When’s the next book?!
‘The onset of evening. The coming of dusk. When everything falls to twilight.’

TTT – Books on my Spring TBR

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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.

Theme – Books On My Spring TBR


I have so many books I want to read this year but these are the books I want to crackers on with in Spring (note how I haven’t mentioned a year 😂)


Venom by Bex Hogan


Lore by Alexandra Bracken


Namesake by Adrienne Young


Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo


Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart


Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout

Wild Wind by Kristen Ashley


Chase the Dark by Annette Marie

Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

Ironside by Holly Black

 

Are any of these on your list?

Mini Review: Wild Wind by Kristen Ashley

Title: Wild Wind

Series: Chaos #6.6

Author: Kristen Ashley

When he was sixteen years old, Jagger Black laid eyes on the girl who was his. At a cemetery. During her mother’s funeral.

For years, their lives cross, they feel the pull of their connection, but then they go their separate ways.

But when Jagger sees that girl chasing someone down the street, he doesn’t think twice before he wades right in. And when he gets a full-on dose of the woman she’s become, he knows he finally has to decide if he’s all in or if it’s time to cut her loose.

She’s ready to be cut loose.

But Jagger is all in.


So Jagger and Archie finally pull their heads out their perverbials and get it on. It’s hot, heavy and intense but of course, troubles afoot. But not the kind of trouble I thought. It was heartbreaking and actually very sweet.

I loved seeing how they got to this point.

The loss,
The advice,
The care,
But then the carelessness,
Not listening to your own advice,
For no gain.

Chapter 6 especially twanged my heartstrings, all of Archie’s wants, so cute (well most of them!)

Joker will always own my heart but Jagger has wormed his way in there a little bit!

Fairyloot Unboxing: February 2021 – What the Future Holds….


FEBRUARY 2021
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS!

Where might humans be in 1,000 years from now? Will there be artificial intelligence roaming the streets, flying cars? Or will we be living in a dystopian world? What if we discovered some form of magic? The future holds limitless possibilities, and this theme explores those ideas!

Items inspired by Warcross, Vicious, Red Rising, The Lunar Chronicles and more!

🖤 The Lunar Chronicles Candle by @flickthewick
🖤 Moon shaped Fairy Lights
🖤 Enamel Pin inspired by Villians by VE Schwab designed by @jezhawk
🖤 Pillow Case designed by @chattynora, illustrated by @lizzart.zardonicz inspired by Red Rising by Pierce Brown
🖤 Cutlery Set featuring quotes from Warcross by Marie Lu and the box features a design of Emika from the book illustrated by @warickaart.
🖤 Tarot cards: inspired by Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim.

📚 BOOK OF THE MONTH 📚

This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria

✔ Exclusive cover
✔ Signed
✔ Sprayed edges
✔ Foil embossing on the naked cover
✔ Artwork on reverse of dust jacket by @warickaart

Books I Need releasing in April!

I’m in a state of shock!

This cannot be right?!

Surely?

Only 2 books that I want that are releasing in April?

Again, that cannot be right!

My bank account is rejoicing along with my tbr pile though!

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Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

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The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout

Have I forgotten any??!!

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones

Series: The Mortal Instruments #1

Author: Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

So here I am embarking on this huge journey. A journey to read this series and all the others, I think a total of 19 books as I type this!!!!

Clary is thrust into a world where she should totally fit in. But sort of doesn’t!
I actually really enjoyed it. I read this book quite fast, I was hooked and wanted to see what happened next!

I loved being in the Shadowhunter world, I loved learning about the world that we are inhabiting in this book and I found myself actually loving all the characters, apart from one which I’ll go onto later! But anyway, and this probably won’t surprise you, but my fave was Jace. Oh Jace……

‘To love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed’

I’ll make no secret of it. I’m totally here for Jace!!!

Now the character I didn’t gel with was Simon. He got on my nerves. His non-funny, sarky comments, incessant rambles and just him being there got right on my wick!!!!

Anyway, really enjoyed it, action packed, drama filled and twists and secrets aplenty. But then that ‘thing’ at the end. Say it ain’t so. I have to have faith in love!!!