Cover Reveal: Blood, Fire & Mercy by Christina Davis

Hello, friends! Today I’m participating in a Cover Reveal for Blood, Fire & Mercy by Christina Davis (Da’Valia Trilogy #2) hosted by TBRandBeyondTours.

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The Best YA Fantasy Novels I Read this Year

I think writing this post made me realize just how much my reading taste is moving away from YA, which isn’t to say I haven’t read some bad YA this year, either. These are the ones that I enjoyed the most this year and that I always recommend whenever I can, so I figured it was time to share them here with you guys too!

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ARC Review: The Summoner’s Cry by Ana C. Reis

Goodreads | A powerless Summoner. A cursed Witch Lord. A clash of demons and magic.

After a failed coup against Witch Queen Lilith, rogue Witches Lau and Adam have no choice but to flee and hide. Crushed and surrounded by enemies, the pair arrives at Latis, a peculiar island brimming with strange tales of the supernatural, where they hope to find Adam’s long-lost grimoire — their only shield against Lilith’s wrath.

Rendered powerless after sealing a dragon Spirit in Adam’s flesh to save his life, Lau struggles with loneliness and resentment. Helpless and doomed to live forever in a child’s body, Adam seeks to make peace with a spell he has no strength nor skill to undo.

Once allies in an ancient war, Lau and Adam start drifting apart. But when a dangerous visitor sets foot on Latis and the grimoire is nowhere to be found, the two estranged Witches must work together if they want to save themselves and the lives of the townsfolk they’ve come to love.


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[Book Spotlight] In the Echo of this Ghost Town by C.L. Walters + Giveaway (INT)!

Today I’m bringing you a spotlight post for In the Echo of this Ghost Town by C. L. Waters with some excerpts! This blitz tour is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours and it will run from October 12th to 16th!


  • In the Echo of this Ghost Town by C.L. Walters
  • Publication date: October 12th 2021
  • Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
  • Goodreads


Synopsis:

When everything in your life unravels and the future you imagined disintegrates into dust—how do you decide which way is forward?

Griffin Nichols has lost everyone close to him. Unhealthy choices rooted in unmet expectations have him feeling like he’s failing at being a man. Everything he thought he knew about being a good son, brother, and friend has him feeling as substantive as an echo.
He’s lost.

Then Maxwell Wallace walks into his life and teaches him that sometimes in the weakness of the echo is where he can claim his strength.

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[Book Tour] Shadow Stained by Rachel Hobbs – Review

  • Publisher: independent
  • 362 Pages
  • Date: 14th April 2021
  • Paranormal fantasy
  • Amazon Goodreads

Synopsis: For her, it’s her late grandma’s legacy. For him, the mother of all black arts spoils, granting one demon the power of a God. Immortality.

When occult-magnet Ruby falls victim to Demon Lord Drayvex’s viperous allure, she loses a sentient dark relic to his light fingers and appetite for power. Like calls to like. But when Drayvex himself loses the relic to a traitor to the throne, Ruby coerces him – the tyrant king with a soft spot for humanity – into helping her save her pokey old world village from becoming a ground zero of mass demonic carnage. Both invested in reclaiming the relic, the one thing Ruby and Drayvex agree on is that it’s in the wrong hands. Co-existing in a precarious arrangement between predator and prey, to save the planet they both love for different reasons, they must become a formidable double-team in the face of an apocalyptic takeover. Now, the fate of both human and demon alike rests with a killer that walks between worlds, and a woman with a curse in her bloodline.

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[Book Tour] As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson – Review + Moodboard

  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3
  • Young Adult Mystery Thriller
  • Publishing Date: September 28, 2021
  • Goodreads

Synopsis:

The highly anticipated, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the addictive A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you’ll never think the same of good girls again.

Pip’s good girl days are long behind her. After solving two murder cases and garnering internet fame from her crime podcast, she’s seen a lot.

But she’s still blindsided when it starts to feel like someone is watching her. It’s small things at first. A USB stick with footage recording her and the same anonymous source always asking her: who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? It could be a harmless fan, but her gut is telling her danger is lurking.

When Pip starts to find connections between her possible stalker and a local serial killer, Pip knows that there is only one choice: find the person threatening her town including herself–or be as good as dead. Because maybe someone has been watching her all along…

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September Wrap Up //2021

I had such a weird reading month. I was pretty stressed about some stuff (*see the semi-hiatus update linked below*), and so my reading mood was kind of all the place. Plus, I had a few too many arcs in my tbr, I tried to read too many, and ended up reading none. Make it make sense.

I went to the Lisbon Book Fair for the first time in maybe four years, and I bought a few books there, plus two or three others throughout the month that have been on my tbr for a long time, so no regrets… kinda?

>check all these photos on my bookstagram linked in the sidebar*

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Mini-Reviews: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me, Well Met, The Inside Edge & some other books I read in September!

This month I started writing down mini-reviews in my journal. It’s mostly for some of the books I read during the month that are great but not quite my favorites, or for the books that I just don’t have enough to say about them for a full-length review. Featuring a middle-grade fantasy book and a few romances!

(Also, a blog redesign is def incoming in the next few months, including other cute graphics like this one.)

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Review: The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

[Goodreads ]

When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She’s going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better.

That’s where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex: he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she has just started to understand herself. However, when tragedy strikes Anna’s family, she takes on a role she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves.

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Blog Update: semi-hiatus announcement

Earlier this year, I said blogging had started to feel like a chore. Although there have been times when I was feeling inspired and productive, that feeling has mostly lingered.

At this particular moment in time, I’m close to accomplishing one of my biggest personal life goals – finishing my master’s and hopefully getting a job in the next few months (fingers-crossed for all of this). I am feeling quite stressed. (I’m not even reading as much.)

So, I am giving myself a break (mentally at least) from feeling guilty about not posting or not wanting to produce content for this blog all the time. (I used to, though, I miss that feeling.) I will still be posting ARC reviews and blog tour posts, at the very least, and if I’m feeling a little more inspired, perhaps more.

This semi-hiatus will last through September and October, at least, and then I’ll see if I expand it or not.

EDIT: (September 17th) after an extremely confusing and frustrating week, I’ve been informed that it will take probably another 5/6 months until I’m actually done with this master’s because of administrative bullshit basically. So this semi-hiatus probably won’t last long.