Good afternoon, roses! Welcome to the book blitz for Ensnared, by Rita Stradling =D In this post, you’ll find overall info about book and author, my cover analysis, the book trailer, an excerpt and a playlist *–*
by Rita Stradling
Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction, Fairy Tale Retelling
Release date: May 23rd, 2017
Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.
Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.
To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.
Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.
Hiii, world! Welcome to my review for the second book in the Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles, from brilliant Katie Hamstead: Myths of Mish! I CRAZY LOVED the first book in the series, Princess of Tyrone, so I was really excited to read the next volume =D I received my copy from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and here we go! Thanks ❤
Hansel and Gretel Herrscher survived the witch in the woods, but the experience has made Hansel paranoid for the past ten years. He sees dark magic at every turn. When Gretel has a marriage arranged to a much older man, and Hansel discovers he’s about to be sent halfway across the galaxy, he knows something sinister is afoot.
Wilhelmine Nordon has plenty of experience with Hansel’s quirkier side. So when she catches him and Gretel running away in the middle of the night, she follows to keep them from getting killed. The siblings have never left the capital of Mish on their own, so they need a babysitter. Except when she’s discovered, Hansel gives her his usual cold shoulder, and Gretel secretly begs her to take them back.
The problem is, Hansel’s paranoia turns out to be well founded, and they’re all being hunted.
Good morning, daisies! Welcome to the book blitz for Bellamy and the Brute, by Alicia Michaels! ❤ As you may have guessed, this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling and it sounds just AWESOME! In this post, you’ll find overall info on the book and the author, my cover analysis, a note from Alicia herself telling us a little about her experience recreating this classic fairy tale, a list with 10 things that Alicia loves about Beauty and the Beast, and a giveaway! =D
Bellamy and The Brute
by Alicia Michaels
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 13th, 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult
A fresh twist on a classic story, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind.
When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she’s reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin’s eldest son, Tate. The former football star and golden boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness—one that causes deformity and turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she’s told that if she takes the job, she must promise to never, ever visit the third floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really is some dark truth hidden there.
Tate’s condition may not be the only secret being kept at Baldwin House. There are gaps in the family’s financial history that don’t add up, and surprising connections with unscrupulous characters. At night there are strange noises, unexplained cold drafts, and the electricity cuts out. And then there are the rose petals on the staircase. The rose petals that no one but Bellamy seems to be able to see. The rose petals that form a trail leading right up to the 3 rd floor, past the portrait of a handsome young man, and down a dark hallway where she promised she would never, ever go…
As Bellamy works to unravel the mysteries of Baldwin House and uncover the truth about Tate, she realizes that she is in way over her head… in more ways than one. Can her bravery and determination help to right the wrongs of the past and free the young man whose story has captured her heart?
Hello, beauties! Welcome to the book blitz for Katy Regnery’s new book, Don’t Speak! ❤ In this post, you’ll find detailed info about the book and the author, an excerpt, my cover analysis, and a wonderful giveaway!
by Katy Regnery
A Modern Fairytale
Publication date: February 27th, 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, NA Romance
A fisherman’s daughter.
The governor’s son.
Two very different worlds.
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of North Carolina’s governor at a fancy party where she’s working.
Laire, who wants so much more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.
Years later, when fate leads them back to one another, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated to P.E.O. International, a non-profit organization that celebrates the advancement of women, awards scholarships and grants, and provides motivation for women to make their dreams come true.
**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, adult themes and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Good morning, adorable people! Welcome to the book blitz for The Piper’s Price, by Audrey Greathouse! This is the second book in The Neverland Wars series ❤ In case the name rings a bell, you may have already heard about the first book here =)
In this post, you’ll find info about the book and the author, an excerpt, a playlist, my cover analysis for this gem and an awesome giveaway!
The Piper’s Price
by Audrey Greathouse
The Neverland Wars #2
Published by: Clean Reads Publishing
Publication date: February 21st, 2017
Genres: YA Fairy Tale Retelling
Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper.
Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she’s nearly home and meeting with Jay again.
The Piper isn’t the only one hiding from the adults’ war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she’ll have to confront one of Peter’s oldest friends… and one of his earliest enemies.
Hello, dearies! We have here another powerful edition of the mini reviews post =D This time, however, the macro theme will be Young Adult books that I have read recently =)
Just remembering that the mini reviews deal is a combination of inspirations from Cait, of The Paper Fury, and from Lindsey, of @thepagemistress, and that I do those with books that were good, but weren’t unforgettable =)
In this post, you’ll find mini reviews for:
Elizabeth Rudnick – A Frozen Heart
Emily Rodda – The Key to Rondo (Rondo #1)
G. K. DeRosa – Wilder Destiny (The Guardian #2)
John Connolly – The Book of Lost Things
Kiera Cass – The Siren
Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)
Shannon Hale – The Unfairest of Them All (Ever After High: Storybook of Legends #2)
Hellooooo and welcome to our first blogging week of January =D This panda is really glad that 2016 is over and I hope everyone’s lives get better in 2017!
We’re gathered here today for my monthly wishlist based on Goodreads’ popular book releases list and on what I have on my shelves over there =) I accept donations in case someone wants to gift me with any of those books LMAO #justkidding #ormaybenot #Ilovegifts #butwhodoesn’t?
Ps: you’ll notice some big authors weren’t featured on this post despite having new releases on January, but that is because I wasn’t impressed with their books? Sorry
JANUARY’S NEW BOOKS
*click on the book covers to be taken to their Goodreads’ page!*
Hi, there! Welcome to my review for a book that I had been waiting months to read 😀 I’m talking about Asleep, from Krystal Wade, of course! This book has been all over Bookstagram and Goodreads since February and that’s how long I was pinning for it. I received my review copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, the time arrived!
“To cure fear, you must use fear.”
Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader 🙂
So, I think I expected too much from this book. As a kind of Sleeping Beauty retelling with an asylum and macabre themes involved, Asleep seemed to have it all to send me flying out of my seat with the chills. I’m so sad to announce that it didn’t live for the hype for me 😦 Don’t get me wrong, it was a cool enough book with a marvelous writing style and all, but it didn’t reach my heart. I don’t regret for a second to have read it, but Asleep ended up being just entertaining instead of mind blowing Three stars!
The narrative style was third person from Rose’s point of view and it was one of the thumbs up on Asleep for me. I wasn’t Rose’s number one fan, but I wasn’t exactly on her head and that helped me to enjoy more the book 🙂 Also, I feel the mystery intensified once I couldn’t be sure if things were indeed happening or if Rose was starting to enter the asylum’s hype. Krystal’s writing also is something fascinating, I’ll for sure keep my eyes open to grab another book from her in the future 🙂
The plot was complex and well executed, but it didn’t really hold my attention. It wasn’t the book at all, it was me. I wasn’t interested enough I liked the way Wade wraps things up in the end and there were definitely some arching-brow-twists, so I can’t complain.
Actually, I can’t quite complain of many things but the slightly déjà vu sensation (thanks to Slumber) and my personal lack of interest Seriously, Asleep is a great book. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for this kind of read, ugh.
The characters were developed enough, but I found Rose a bit of a stuck up bore in the beginning. She grows up and gets better, but the journey can be tiring for the reader, haha! To make up for it, there is Phillip, a guy highly interesting in the middle of the chaos. I just think that their relationship could have stayed platonic while in the asylum… But just my opinion, haha!
Overall, if you enjoy macabre stories, retellings, amazing writing and beautiful covers, you should consider grabbing Asleep 🙂
Thanks so much for reading my review! Also, thanks again to Xpresso Book Tours for my copy ❤