ARC Review || The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran

ARC Review || The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran

39863306Title: The Sword and the Dagger

By: Robert Cochran

Pages: 400

Expected Publication: April 9th 2019

By: Tor Teen

Genre: Fantasy|Historical Fiction|YA

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When empires clash,
a Princess, a Knight, and an Assassin
embark on the quest of a lifetime

During the time of the Crusades, an unlikely trio—a Christian princess, her affianced prince, and a Muslim assassin—embarks on a quest to the court of the most fearsome warrior the world has ever known, Genghis Khan.

A rousing tale of adventure and romance about three young people who must grapple with fundamental issues of loyalty, friendship, faith, honor, and courage against the backdrop of conflicts that still resonate today.

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November Wrap Up [2018]

November Wrap Up [2018]

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 🌸 Hi Guys!, I hope you’re having a beautiful day, today I’ll share with you my November Wrap Up, where I tell you about the books that I’ve read during the month. I’m really very pleased with my reading month, I think I was able to read almost everything I set out to read, so I’m happy about it.


Leaving the month’s readings a little aside, I had an INCREDIBLE month regarding the beautiful support I’ve received from all of you, I don’t like sharing my statistics and those things, because I feel there are many people who are just starting and they could feel the pressure about it, you know and I say this, because I’ve been there, but I just wanted to share with you that it’s been a great month for the blog. I’ve noticed a great growth in terms of followers in just a couple of days and that was amazing and such a beautiful surprise 😍 
The blog has turned 2 years this month and that makes me felt a little bit nostalgic because it has happened so fast, but at the same time, I renewed my desire to continue with this project that gives me so much satisfaction and also, I have many new ideas for the next year and I’m very exciting to share them with you 🎉 
I’ve started a new post series on the blog called “Spreading Love || Book Bloggers” (Part 1), where I’ll be sharing every week 5 extraordinary book bloggers that deserve all the love, and I’ve received beautiful messages regarding this and also a lot of support so I’m glad you like it, I’ll continue with this post series, as a way to express my gratitude to the community.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THESE THINGS, YOU’RE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME 💕


Well, back to my reading, I read a total of 6 complete books and I want to add 1 more to the list, because although while I’m writing this I haven’t finished it yet, I’ll surely do it by the time this is uploaded and you have seen it. So this month was great for me, I’m very pleased with what I’ve read, I’ve had quite normal readings but I’ve loved a couple of them. As always I had some variety, from sci-fi, which is rare in me, to romance, magical creatures, paranormal, fantasy and a pretty much dark retelling. Without further ado, let’s START! 🌸 Continue reading “November Wrap Up [2018]”

ARC Book Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

ARC Book Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Darkest Star (Origin #1)

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 368

Published: October 30th 2018

By: Tor Teen

Genre: YA|Paranormal|Sci-Fi|Romance

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When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.

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July Wrap Up [2018]

July Wrap Up [2018]

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🌸 Hi Guys!, I hope you’re having a beautiful day, today I’ll share with you my July Wrap Up, where I tell you about the books that I’ve read during the month. I’m pretty comfortable with the amount of books I’ve read this month, especially since it’s what I usually read and I feel good about it, even so I hope I can read a little more next month.
Like every month I love to remind you that I love being here sharing this space with you, my 2 year blog anniversary is so close, so it makes me a bit nostalgic, I guess, but yes, super happy of the people I’ve met and everything I’ve learned. Really grateful.
Returning to our wrap up, I read 5 books this month and sadly, but for now, I didn’t finish one. I can safely say that it was a magical month, since absolutely all my readings have this main element that is magic, and you know that I love that aspect so I’m happy for it. Beside, I haven’t had any reading below the 3 stars, so I consider it a month of very good readings in general!. I hope everyone had an incredible month of reading🌸

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Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

25489134Title: The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1)

By: Katherine Arden

Pages: 323

Published: January 10th 2017

By: Del Rey Books

Genre: YA-Historical Fiction-Fantasy-Mythology

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman’s myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind–she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed–this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

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Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

16069030Title: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1)

By: Marie Rutkoski

Published: March 4th 2014

By: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Genre: Fantasy-YA-Dystopia-Romance

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Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart. 

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Book Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Book Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

25203675Title: The Star-Touched Queen

By: Roshani Chokshi

Published: April 26th 2016

By: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Romance-Mythology

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself. 

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