Apr 4, 2020

Challenges Monthly Wrap-up: MARCH

CHALLENGE 1: 2020 New Release Challenge

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (3/31/20)
Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost (1/28/20)
Winter's Wolf by Alyssa Rose Ivy (3/31/20)


12/25 down! That's pretty much halfway! Doing good here!


CHALLENGE 2: Print ONLY 2020 Reading Challenge

Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost
Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost



Not great, but I did finally finish reading my ARCs, so hopefully it's all real book reading for awhile!



CHALLENGE 3: 2020 Discussion Challenge



11/25 almost halfway there, so not bad! This was a hard month to get through, so let's hope April is better!



CHALLENGE 4: Beat the Backlist 2020 Reading Challenge

Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost (10/30/18)


After finishing my last read I'm now at 2...which will hopefully improve this month! 



CHALLENGE 5: 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (Shadow of the Fox Trilogy)


1/3 down! This one will be challenging as a lot of series in my TBR pile have quite a few books left! Maybe I should finish up some old duologies! Lol.











Apr 3, 2020

Review--Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole

This fairy tale doesn’t end with a kiss in this spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell...

As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster—just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for aeons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast’s cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?


This is not your average The Beauty and the Beast retelling! Kresley Cole takes Wicked Abyss to the edge and spins up a new version of the beloved tale and gives it a life of its own! This was my first adult book of Kresley's and I quite enjoyed it...though I can't say I'll start this series all over because my TBR pile is already out of control! I was happy to find that I could easily dive into book without needing to read the previous 16 installments! True, a few characters popped up that I am sure had books of their own and previous appearances, but the story stands just fine on its own.

Let's also mention in case any of my younger followers are reading this, this is most definitely an adult themed book, so be advised!

Calliope aka Lila has been exiled for most of her life by her betrothed, Saetth. When her parents plotted to kill him, he decided she would prove her loyalty to him by living in Gaia aka Earth for mortals. And so for half her life, Lila has lived in the mortal world which is where fate or Nix, finds her...in the Most Magical Place on Earth...yes, Lila was working at DISNEY WORLD! Oh, how I fangirled over this! After serving her sentence Saetth and Nix--a mystery character who I take it is a bit of a trickster, come to her with one last test for her to prove her loyalty. She is to allow herself to be captured by the king of hell, Abyssian Infernas, where she will then find out his weaknesses and the best way to overtake his kingdom, yadda yadda court politics. She will more than likely have to seduce him and when she succeeds, she can once again return to her homeland and rule with Saetth as king and queen.

Abyssian, or Sian as he goes by, has the knowledge that Lila is his reincarnated mate. A few thousand years ago, his mate betrayed him and broke his heart before she died. For eons he's hated her and missed her to some degree and when he has the chance to seek his revenge on the new version of his mate, he takes it by having her kidnapped.

Sian is also cursed into a beastly form. He will continue to grow beastlier as the years go on and never be able to have children unless he were to find his true mate and procreate with her. After that, he'd be free to be with any other woman he so chose. So...you kind of get an idea of his plan. He's not the greatest guy in the world, but at the same time, you understand him, but then also you want to slap him upside the head and say that Lila is not a replica of his past mate just because she is the reincarnate!

So what you have here is a very adult version of The Beauty and the Beast! I mean we know the original fairy tales were more for adults then children, and in a sense Wicked Abyss reflects that. I mean, Lila is betrothed to her cousin after all! There were also little nods to our favorite Disney movie too. Just little tiny ones here and there, a love of reading, some animal/beings of the castle friends, and of curse Disney World itself!

There was perhaps just a little too much emphasis on sex for my liking. I'm not usually a straight up romance reader, I like my romance on the side when it comes to my books. So for true paranormal romance readers, this is likely just your style! And because of Sian's curse, I was a bit worried rape might factor in, but that wasn't an issue at all, so rest assured of that friends!

I did like that the true romance between Sian and Lila was a slow to develop one. It's a pure hate-to-love relationship with a good bout of attraction and fire between them as they get to that point.

What I enjoyed even more was the ending! It had a twist you won't see coming and it was heartening. Since this is a series of standalones in the same greater world, it did end happily as paranormal romances are wont to do and perhaps hinted at a future installment as well. I am quite satisified with this one though and had picked it up because of the sheer The Beauty and the Beast retelling element! In that sense, Wicked Abyss was a perfect re-imagining of the adult version of a tale as old as time!



Overall Rating 4/5 stars







Book Blogger Hop

This meme is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict!
 
 
This week's question is: Do you have more photos of books you saw in a bookstore or elsewhere or family photos on your phone? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)



MY ANSWER: Actually, yes, I do! Lol. I keep my book pictures on my phone for bookstagramming while any family pictures I eventually print out and then delete from my phone. Those get put into picture albums or frames for displaying.

So the pictures on my phone are mostly for me, while pictures to "share" or "display" are ones of my friends and family.






Apr 2, 2020

Random Thursday

With this little segment of Leslie Gilbert Elman's Weird But True, it looks like we'll do a few more animal like facts before diving into royalty! This book is so bizarre but I love it! Who would've thought that all these facts were true! Some of them are so out there! Lol.



(image borrowed from Charlotte's Web Wiki Fandom)
A powdered compound can be made from a pig's bladder that could be the key to regenerating human limbs. There was a case in 2005 where a man cut off his fingertip and was able to regrow it entirely in four weeks.

FUN FACT: The U.S. Army is researching human limb regeneration because of it's potential to help soldiers in battle.


But...are we ingesting the powdered compound or patting it into the wound?



(image borrowed from Encyclopedia Britannica)
Tycho Brahe, a Danish astronomer from the 16th century wore a prosthetic nose made from silver and copper for most of his life after losing his nose in a duel.


Whoa. Prosthetics were still kicking even after the Egyptians!



(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
Denmark is Europe's oldest continuous monarchy. The royal family cane trace its roots back to Gorm the Old, the Viking king who ruled around 900-940. Gorm's son and successor was Harald Bluetooth.

FUN FACT: Bluetooth technology was named for Harald Bluetooth who united Denmark nations of Norway and Sweden. The Bluetooth wireless logo is composed of the runes representing "H" & "B" which stood for Harald Bluetooth.


Ironically as I was writing up my summary before the "fun fact" I was just thinking about Bluetooth technology and wondering about a connection! Lol!



(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
Empress Maria Theresa of Austria had the nickname of "Mother-in-law of Europe." She was the only female ruler of the 636 year Habsburg dynasty. She ruled for 40 years and had 16 children. The ones that lived to adulthood she married off strategically to strengthen the Habsburgs alliances. Her youngest daughter and fifteenth child would eventually become Queen Marie Antoinette of France.


I'm still baffled by the 16 children! Lol. She must have been one tough lady!



(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
Marie-Therese, Marie Antoinette's daugther, would eventually marry her cousin, Louis-Antoine, duke of Angouleme. He became King Louis XIX of France in 1830 and had a reign that spanned 20 minutes (yes, minutes!).

FUN FACT: The male heir to the throne of France is called the dauphin. "Dauphin" is the French word for "dolphin."


I wonder if King Louis XIX had the shortest reign in history of France? 








Apr 1, 2020

ARC Review--Winter's Wolf by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Four Courts. Four Fae princesses in need of a shifter mate. And a war for the ages.

Wren is heir to the Winter Court. That doesn’t mean she’s cold at heart, especially not when it comes to her best friend and wolf shifter, Frost.

Frost is sworn to protect Winter Court, but he wishes he could do way more than protect Wren.

As war brews, and the pair find themselves in a literal different world, will Frost be able to defend his Court and also become the Winter heir’s Wolf?

*New Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Romance*
 






I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


Alyssa Rose Ivy returns to the the sub-world of the Chronicles world--and by that I mean back to Energo where we first met Charlotte, Calvin, James, and Ainsley...and others of course too--with Winter's Wolf! Though we're not quite in their world just yet, but we're in that scope of Alyssa's worlds, if that makes sense! Here we have A Court of Shifters, where you can imagine there are kingdoms, four to be exact, where we have shifters and other Fae beings. And that is where our story begins!

Wren has been spending the past month at her friend Lacey's place in the Spring kingdom, mostly to avoid her mother, the Queen of the Winter kingdom, and her friend/guard Frost who she shared a passionate kiss with before fleeing to her BFF's place. Wren knows that her time to find a shifter mate for herself is coming and her mother will press for an alliance with another kingdom. Yet, as you can imagine, her heart secretly yearns for Frost.

Frost has been tasked with accompanying Wren on a trip to the other kingdoms where Wren is to find the ideal mate. As you might guess, Frost doesn't have the high ranking status that would be a good match for Wren, so there are a lot of forces working against them already. Wren is loathe to go on this trip, mostly because her mother is keeping Wren in the dark about her true motives, yet she learns them anyway through her younger sister.

Frost brings his younger brother, Preston, along for her was getting himself into some trouble with mysterious and shady people who will be coming after him soon for money. The trio stops in Spring first and soon learn there was an another matter altogether that was the cause of this trip. One that will have dire consequences.

This one definitely felt like it was on the shorter side of Alyssa's novels and since I always love returning to her worlds, I was a bit saddened by this. Lol. I mean, that's the thing to be sadden by a novel by, right? That being said, I can say that the pacing was rather fast to this one! There was so much going on in the short amount of time! Things escalated quickly for the characters and they were forced to act quickly in return and change their game plan towards the end!

It's a little unclear what the next stage of the journey will entail for Wren and her friends. I had a totally different idea forming in my head at the start of this one and to say I was off base is putting it mildly! Lol! I love when a story totally does the unexpected and I cannot wait to see what will happen next in the series!

As far as romance goes, it happened in brief snatches. I mentioned that this felt like a shorter read than Alyssa's usual novels, so there wasn't a whole lot of time for romance to happen. But since we get both Frost and Wren's point of views we know how they feel about the other. And there are stolen moments with them together exploring these feelings and then of course there was that ending...! Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed! Less is sometimes more.

This is bound to be the start of yet another great trilogy! Things are a little unclear for our characters as they stand now, but that will change quickly with the coming tides...or you know, the next novel in the series! Lol.


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars








Waiting on Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Our heroes are back… kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival.

First, the bad news: an ancient evil—you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal—is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first.

Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces.

And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.

Then there’s Kal’s long-lost sister, who’s not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it’s time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can’t learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.

Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion’s most unforgettable heroes—and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.


I ashamedly still need to read the first book! I wanted to read when I got it, but review books got in the way, and then event books took over and then I was back to review books! But now I can binge the two when I get to them!


PUBLISHER: Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Sci-fi
RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020 




 

Mar 31, 2020

ARC Review--A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose.

Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, its strong cups of coffee—and a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff--an election her adorably meddlesome parents entered her in--and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of it's reminding Sunny why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that trouble at her daughter’s new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and Sunshine has her hands full.

Enter sexy almost-old-flame Levi Ravinder and a hunky US Marshall, both elevens on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy sheriff is quickly in over her head. Now it’s up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice kidnapping miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said coming home would be drama-free.



I received this ARC from a fellow blogger in a fair trade. My review is completely honest and voluntary, I was in no way compensated for this review.
 
Darynda Jones begins a new series with A Bad Day for Sunshine which is much like her Charley Davidson series in terms of mystery, humor, and awesome cast of characters, the only difference here is that there is no paranormal elements. Yup, zip! But since this is Darynda Jones we’re talking about I knew I had to give it a try and I have to say it was just as awesome as Charley’s books minus the ghosts.
 
Sunshine Vicram learns that she is now the sheriff of her old hometown…though she never ran for the position. There’s more to that story I think that will eventually make it’s way onto the page. For not only is Sunshine handed a missing teenager case, there is also her own mystery to solve. When Sunshine was a teenager, she was kidnapped and held for ransom. She doesn’t remember much of those days and barely remembers when she woke up in the hospital sometime later. It’s heavy stuff, to be honest, but Darynda handles it very well. The case Sunshine is focused on involves a young girl going missing who predicted her own death when she was a child. Now that her timeline is coming up, her parents are frantic over her disappearance.
 
What I found very intriguing about this story is not only are we in third person point of view, whereas Charley’s series was first, but we get two points of view in this book; Sunshine and her daughter Auri. Auri is trying to adjust to her new school, but things don’t go quite well, especially when she learns the girl she met over winter break who would be her new best friend, is the girl who’s gone missing. Auri in turn decides to help her mom out with the investigation by trying to look into the girl’s life.
 
At times, this book felt a bit more serious than the Charley books, but it still had plenty of light-hearted moments. In fact, I could totally see Sunshine and Charley being the best of friends, they have the same kind of humor. In fact, if you catch it, you’ll see there’s a little nod to Charley in this book. Being as Charley and Sunshine both live in New Mexico I was wondering if there would be a bit of crossover. It’s too soon to tell of course, but you never know!
 
For a first in a new series, this one did very well! I liked how we had two mysteries going on. There’s the more present mystery and the one that Sunshine works on in secret. I’m actually developing my own theories about that one. I feel like Darynda might be giving us hints to some things, but as I said, it’s really too soon to tell!
 
As far as romance goes, well that one’s tricky. Sunshine’s old flame is naturally still in the picture. Only problem there is, they are kinda sorta enemies. It’s not a Romeo and Juliet thing for sure, but let’s just say Levi comes from a dangerous family and he’s a complicated guy himself. He’s not nearly as bad as his relatives, but he’s not a saint either. So complicated is pretty much the perfect summation. We do get to know bits and pieces of their past together and there’s some serious tension still brewing between them. Oh yeah, he’s this series’ Reyes for sure!
 
And there may or may not be competition there too. There’s another guy hanging around who may be a potential romance partner for Sunshine, but again, too soon to say! And let’s not forget little Auri! She’s got a boy she’s eyeing and who’s eyeing her in return! This is almost—emphasize ALMOST—a dual YA and adult book what with the side by side stories going on from their points of view. But this is MOST DEFINITELY an adult read!! So tread carefully teen readers as there’s some intensity to this one!
 
The outcome of the present mystery was pretty shocking! Due to life and a slow reading pace I might have missed this bad guy when we first saw him, so I feel ashamed for that. But the motives and reasons why were pretty shocking. Though Sunshine’s personal mystery is still under investigation. I’m truly eager for more on that front due to the few theories I’ve been developing!
 
All in all, A Bad Day for Sunshine was an excellent read! The mystery elements were enticing and the characters were absolutely wonderful! I loved every moment of this story. I was hooked into the world created by Darynda yet again, and I cannot wait to see what more she will write with these new characters. This is a must read for Charley Davidson and mystery fans alike!
 
 
 
Overall Rating 5/5 stars
 
 
A Bad Day for Sunshine releases April 7, 2020




 

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker



Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.


"'Let's stop at my agreeing with you. There is no reason to get ahead of ourselves.'" Kindle loc. 74%*


*Quote comes from the eARC, therefore it and its location are not final.













TITLE: Winter's Wolf
AUTHOR: Alyssa Rose Ivy

PUBLISHER: Self
GENRE: Paranormal New Adult
RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2020




Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


This week's topic is: Top Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover 


*in no particular order


10. You measure every inch of space available for bookcases--I mean, they make some small space ones and narrow ones, so this is a very logical thing to do! I even bought a night stand that had two shelves to it!
9. You buy multiple copies of favorites--I can't take a reader seriously if they don't own multiple copies of at least one book! Lol! 
8. You own international copies you can't read--I mean seriously, if you're collecting you have to had editions you can't read purely for the cover love!
7. You own at least 50 bookmarks--I counted mine out for this and I am right at 99!
6. You frame book cover art--because gorgeous covers are freaking works of ART!
5. You have books stashed all over the place--closets, hide-away-hole places, a large trunk that's used for blankets but you secretly used it to put TBR books in!
4. You always have a book on you--I carry my physical book to work with me or my kindle. And if worse comes to worse, I have my phone which has my kindle app on it with a handful of short reads I could draw up!
3. Every birthday and holiday you ask for books or bookstore gift cards--these are always at the top of my list every December! Lol! Like my family needs reminding! Though occasionally I do throw a book title or two on there to mix it up!
2. You own at least 44 book sleeves--I haven't added one to my collection in awhile folks! I swear! Lol.
1. If a friend or family member asks to borrow a book you make them sign a contract...in BLOOD!--kidding, kidding!! Lol! I'd just buy them the book so they stop looking at mine. And yes, I did this. Twice. When my sister was about to teach 5th grade I gifted her a paperback set of Harry Potter books so she wouldn't look at the ones we "shared" and then two years ago I bought a set for my niece for Christmas because my sister's students lost a few of her copies and my niece was looking at mine!








Mar 30, 2020

ARC Review--Crave by Tracy Wolff

My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.






I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.


When I heard that Tracy Wolff was writing a VAMPIRE novel this year, I freaked out! I had to have it and luck was with me when Entangled Teen granted my wish! Crave is the first book in a yet unknown series and it was everything I love about vampire books! This is the book vampire fans have been waiting for...dying for, you could say! Lol!

First, despite the cover look, please don't go thinking this has anything whatsoever to do with Twilight. Yes, it's a vampire book, yes it's YA, but please, please don't play that comparison game. If you do, you will be disappointed. And second, can we also bask in the sheer size of this beauty?! It's nearly 600 pages and it's all amazing!!

We pretty much know that this a vampire novel, but I will forewarn you that our heroine Grace, isn't in on the vampire secret right away. In fact, it's just past the halfway mark that things start to make more sense to her and the secrets are revealed, so know that the pacing to this one is a bit slower. It's not a high stakes, action packed adventure. Crave is more subtle than that. In fact there were times I was starting to doubt that vampire were involved, like maybe it was a psych out or something. The answer was forthcoming and yet with a twist of shocking too because WHOA!

Now let's get into what this plot is all about! Grace is our heroine, a teenage girl who had her world upended when her parents died and her next of kin is an uncle who works at a private school in Alaska! Still dealing with her grief, Grace doesn't quite know what to expect from everything. Her cousin, Macy is definitely one of the sweetest people ever! She makes Grace feel right at home trying to get things ready for her inevitable stay and she thinks of the littlest of things to make sure Grace has nothing to worry about.

That is until Grace meets Jaxon, the all around most popular/mysterious/brooding boy at school. And the welcome she receives from him is anything but warm and welcoming. In fact, he tells her to leave the school entirely. But Grace is my kind of heroine and instead of backing down and cowering, she gets in his face and I think that's when their chemistry started because Jaxon is suffering too and tries to hide it. The next few days has Grace getting into some dangerous mishaps and then Jaxon usually appears to help her out of said predicaments. He's her brooding knight in shiny armor, you could say.

Like I mentioned before the pacing here is very...steady. It's not fast, some might call it slow and while it isn't the pacing I usually go for, I was eating up the pages! Because there's the bizarre happenings that seem to follow Grace, and then there's the fact that you kind of want to know exactly what all the big secrets about this school are. Yes, we know it's vampires but there's always more to it than that and THAT is what made the pages just fly by for me.

Grace was a really fun kind of heroine. Sure she had some quirky moments, but honestly, who doesn't when they're a teenager? It was find of fun when she interacted with Jaxon because you add quirky with brooding and you get an interesting result. The fact that we know ahead of time that things aren't quite normal at this school didn't make me think ill of her either. Occasionally, Grace would wonder about things happening at school with students or whatnot, but someone, usually Macy, was always quick with a reason. That is until she is let in on the student body's "quirks."

The romance between Grace and Jaxon might remind some of Twilight, and honestly those books didn't leave much of an impression for me, so other than that slow to start friendship to romance I can't really make much comment on its likeness or not. But I will say that the relationship that slowly develops between Grace and Jaxon was definitely a heart-racing kind! Yes, it's a slow-burn romance but those have always been a favorite of mine! And there were hints of a possible love triangle, but I am not fully convinced that that is what's going on. So I feel 98% confident in saying that there is no love triangle. But you know, it's only book 1!

There's even more mystery going on in this one that starts to become more apparent after the halfway mark, so basically once Grace gets in the "know," more mysterious things happen and some vague explanations start coming too. The ending was one that I started to think about being a possibility but of course I wasn't quite on par with all the whys and hows, but it basically blew my mind! Especially the very last chapter because WHOA! I MEAN FREAKING WHOA!!!!!! This was not something I had anticipated AT ALL and now I have ALL the questions because my mind was blown!

Crave is not for the faint-hearted. This is a long book, a deliciously long book filled with intriguing characters and a page turning storyline that will leave you breathless! There's a spine-tingling romance between the star-crossed lovers and mysteries and secrets galore! The next book is bound to be equally, if not more amazing! This is the book vampire lovers have been waiting for! I have missed my dear friends of the night and having Wolff's vampires in my life was everything I could've hoped for! Crave is truly a book for the vampire girls/boys of this world! A group I am happy to be apart of!


Overall Rating 5/5 stars


Crave releases April 7, 2020






It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.


Last Week I Read:

American Demon by Kim Harrison (ARC)--review to come at a later date 


Review That Was Posted:

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (ARC) (3.5 stars)


Currently Reading:

Winter's Wolf by Alyssa Rose Ivy 


What I Plan to Read Next:

Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole 


Other Posts of Interest: