If you remember my September post of that month’s unboxing then you know that I was so excited for October’s box for a number of reasons:
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
I liked it but didn’t love it. I think I just set unrealistic expectations for myself prior to reading it and am now let down that it didn’t reach them. READ MORE
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Legacy: The Underground by Michelle E. Lowe, Michelle Lowe
After years on the run, Pierce Landcross is ready to leave Europe altogether and start a new life with his family and his soulmate, Taisia. The plan to flee, however, is postponed the instant his estranged older brother, Joaquin shows up! Joaquin has fallen seriously ill, and the only way to save him is for Pierce and Taisia to travel with him to Scotland and locate a certain demon with the power to take back what belongs to it. But, first, they need to seek out the creature’s owner—an illegal whisky brewer named Coira MacCrum. For Coira, their arrival couldn’t have come at a better time. She makes a bargain with Joaquin. To see the demon, he must first retrieve a special item stolen from her by an infamous organization. The Hellfire Club.
That cliffhanger! I just can’t.
I refuse to believe that, that was the end of this book. But on the bright side, it sounds like there may be a 4th book in the series?
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bedtime Horrors by Nic Kristofer Black, Jorge González
Written for a new generation of fans, Bedtime Horrors is the first volume of a unique collection of dark stories, served with a twist and delivered in exactly one page. From author Nic Kristofer Black and illustrated by Jorge Gonzalez, the collection is written for the 140 character, web surfing, binge watching, Snapchat generation.
Perfect for the short attention span, each tale is exactly 1000 words in length - easily readable in the time it takes to watch a YouTube video. And because 'a picture is worth a thousand words' every story is graced with chillingly illustrated artwork. From mindless zombies to insidious vaporghouls, each work fiendishly drags the reader, kicking and screaming, into its dark, decaying world.
Bedtime Horrors transports classic creatures from fog-laden hamlets to contemporary settings and the glare of modern life. The collection also introduces new creatures, eager to make the reader's acquaintance, with hopes of someday becoming the subject of new tales told around the campfire.
Crafted for maximum potency, Bedtime Horrors is a smart and quirky update to the horror genre. The collection is a daily dose of horror, the reason to go to sleep with one eye open and almost worth dying for.
You need to read this book!
Perfect for any reading level but definitely for a reader aged 13 and up. READ MORE
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Chasing the Omega (Small Town, #1) by Jessica Edwards
One night, everything changes for eighteen year old Alice. When the full moon invades Small Town, where a young innocent Alice Smith is ending her shift at the diner, she comes face to face with a big terrifying wolf. When the wolf attacks Alice and runs away, leaving only a single bite, she has no idea what troubles lie ahead of her. Could it have been that she was at the wrong place at the wrong time or the opposite? When the school's most frightening gang becomes interested in her, they will do anything to find out the truth behind Alice, especially their leader, Ryder King. Alice wants nothing to do with Ryder but when the time comes, Ryder could be the only one who can help her survive....
Chasing the Omega has a lot of the elements that I love in YA books, although some may consider them cliché I live for them! READ MORE
The theme for September’s OwlCrate Box was master’s of disguise. I know I said that in last month’s unboxing post that up to that date, August’s box was the most underwhelming for me. Well I lied. READ MORE
On her eighteenth birthday, Abigail Jordan foresees the death of a woman, and then it comes true. From there she goes on an incredible journey of self-discovery in which she uncovers the secrets of her past and her heritage as a timekeeper—people chosen to record and measure time, but not change it. But timekeeping isn’t the important aspect for Abigail; for her, it’s finding out what happened to her biological mother, Elisabeth. Her mother’s death was deemed a suicide, but Abigail knows that this isn’t true.
In the midst of an ongoing war, Abigail must battle both literal war in the world as well as battle the ongoing war within herself. Her biological father, Mathias, wants her to learn about his world while other mysterious figures want her dead. She has to decide who to trust in order to determine where she belongs.
Set in 1940s era London, The Timekeeper’s Daughter follows Abigail as she goes on a journey of self-discovery all while battling issues dealing with love, family, tragedy, and trust.
I really enjoyed reading The Timekeeper’s Daughter but I don’t know if I can honestly say that I loved the story. The writing in the book is brilliant. It’s hard for me to try to describe in what ways but all I know is that every time I would pick up the book I would become completely engrossed by it even though I had issues with the story. I enjoyed the setting of the book and how it was based in London during World War II. I have always been a fan of historical fiction and I think that the author did a good job of transporting us to that era. The concept of the book was also really unique and the mystery surrounding what happened to Abigail’s biological mother is definitely enough to keep us turning the pages.READ MORE
Noah knew one thing in life, he would never let a woman rearrange his world ever again. After giving up his future once for what he thought was true love, only to end up alone with what little pride he had left, he headed out towards the West Coast and sunny California in hopes of putting his past behind him. After one year trying to fit into the fast-paced lifestyle, he's ready to pack up and head back to the south, and his old Kentucky home, even if it means crossing paths again with the demons he left behind. That is, until he meets her. The one girl he can't help but be drawn to no matter how hard he tries. As he finds himself ready to surrender everything once again for a future with the one woman he knows he will never be able to live without, he's suddenly forced to realize she just might not be willing to do the same. Evelyn has had the same dream since she can remember. After her parents moved her to northern California as a pre-teen, she is determined she won't rest until she can move back home to Orange County and somehow land a job at the LA Times. Vowing to never let anything stop her, and so far succeeding in making her goals come almost within reach, she will not compromise and will let nothing stand in her way. Although, the night a tall handsome stranger comes to her rescue in a dark corner of a downtown bar, her life is suddenly changed and forever rearranged. Noah soon has her questioning everything she thought she wanted in life. Suddenly, she finds herself torn between the life she always wanted, and the one man she's afraid to live without. Although, when she's offered her dream and the chance of a lifetime, does she take it, or does she choose him?
Indecision is a quick contemporary romantic read that makes us question whether love is worth risking all that we had ever dreamed for ourselves. At least, that is the predicament that our two main characters fall into. READ MORE
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
Um….that wasn’t the final book in the series. Right? Right!?
I cannot even begin to express how disappointed I am in this book. I don’t know if I just set too high standards for myself but I feel like the last half of this book was such a let down. READ MORE
The third installment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.Mothers can disappear.Visions can mislead.Certainties can unravel.
So far, this has to be my favorite book of the series. The story just seems to be becoming more and more complex with each book. We keep learning new things about each character and how they all seem to have a purpose in this strange world where magic and sleeping kings exist and I am living for it.