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Review: Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Published July 26th 2005 by Dell Publishing Company (first published June 1st 1991)

Source: Purchased
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. I was forcedasked to read Outlander by a very good friend and readin…

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Published May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's

Source: Purchased
Feyre is a huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price...

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor's body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked - but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre's feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she's been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.
To clarify, this is one of my favourite book series ever and since I've just read this one for the fourth time (?I th…

The Wrap-Up: May Edition

Welcome to my monthly wrap-up! I hope that you've had a great month.

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 
I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

Happy June everyone! Who can believe we're in the 6th month of the year already? It's FLYING past. 
May was (again) a crazy month for me but I managed to be home for at least half of it so that was nice! In that time I've managed to do quite a bit of Bookstagram stuff (which I've been loving!!!) but it has meant that I've neglected the blog more than I should but I've been slowly plugging away at catching up here and there so hopefully little by little I'll catch up and then be able to push on with both.

Does anyone else love Bookstagram? I know I've seen some of you there but I'm always looking for more crossovers betw…

Review: Just One of the Royals - Leah Rooper

Just One of the Royals by Leah Rooper
Series: The Chicago Falcons Series #2
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Contemporary Romance
Expected publication: June 2018 by Entangled Teen

Source: Entangled via NetGalley
Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.

Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is really a prince! He’s always seemed more rebel than royal. But now, he needs to clean up his image, fast. Posing as his long-time girlfriend, Madison accompanies him back to Eldonia, intending to give Daniel a makeover fit for a king.

Only, the more royal Daniel becomes, the more Madison misses her best friend. And if she does her job right, she’ll lose him forever... ** I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy …

Review: Batman: Nightwalker - Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Series: DC Icons #2
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Fantasy
Published January 2nd 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Source: Purchased
Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city's elites are being executed as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he's forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce's only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the …

Review: Eden Conquered - Joelle Charbonneau

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau
Series: Dividing Eden #2
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Fantasy
Expected publication: June 5th 2018 by HarperTeen

Source: ARC received from Harper via Edelweiss
The electrifying conclusion to the Dividing Eden series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Testing trilogy, Joelle Charbonneau..

The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king—and Princess Carys is dead.

But even as he’s haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people love his twin even more in death than they did when she was alive. The Elders treat him as a figurehead. And worst of all, the winds of Eden are faltering.

But despite what everyone believes, Carys is alive. Exiled to the wilderness, Carys struggles to control the powers that have broken free inside her. And as she grows stronger, so does her conviction that she must return to the Palace of Winds, face her twin and root out the…

The Wrap Up: April Edition

Welcome to my monthly wrap-up! I hope that you've had a great month. Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 
I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

Hi all! I'm back (again!) and only a third of the month LATE with posting this wrap-up! Oh dear. I'm THAT blogger! What I read:
I finished my ACoTAR re-read in preparation for ACOFAS. So excited about the new series next year. Soooooo excited.
Wonder Woman was my second five star read of this year. AMAZING! Click the cover to read my review. What I am currently reading:

Reading has been a bit slow this week but hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things soon! 
Up Next:
I really can't wait to read The Cruel Prince. I've heard soooo many great things and I've had the hardcover now for a couple of months and just haven't man…

Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer - Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Source: Purchased
Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and mi…

Review: Sky in the Deep - Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

Young Adult Fantasy
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fig…

Review: Bride of the Sea - Emma Hamm

Bride of the Sea by Emma Hamm
Series: The Otherworld #3
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Adult Fantasy
Published April 3rd 2018

Source: ARC received from Author
The Little Mermaid meets Irish Mythology in this retelling of the beloved classic… The first Companion Novel in the Otherworld Series

Once upon a time…

Saoirse dreams of land. Her father has other plans, and intends to marry her off as soon as possible. When a ship sinks near her home, she carries the only surviving sailor to a faerie blessed isle and plans her escape. Who better to help her than a man with few scruples and little cares in the world?

Manus dreams of the sea. He spent every coin in his pockets to get back on a ship but never expected the vessel to sink. When a merrow saves him, he realizes the chance meeting is an opportunity. She could make him rich and become his good luck charm, so the legends say. Now, he just needs to get off the isle she’s trapped him on.

They intend to use each other, but find their souls drawn tog…

Book Blitz: The Blood Curse - Annette Marie

I'm so pleased to be able to participate in the Book Blitz for the latest release of one of my all-time favourite authors! The Blood Curse is the third and final book in the Spell Weaver trilogy and my review can be found here. As always my love for all things Annette Marie knows no bounds, so please - you have to read this series!

The Blood Curse
Annette Marie
Publication date: March 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
When Clio conned her way into the Underworld, her job was to steal magic that could protect her homeland. Instead, she escaped with the rebel son of a notorious spell weaver family.
And in the process, she exposed his most calamitous spell, putting her people—and all magic—in peril.
Now she and Lyre face two impossible feats: recover his creation, and do it before his family catches up to them. But when the spell is unleashed with devastating results, caution is no longer an option.
Clio and Lyre’s only chance lies in combining their strength, but to make it out a…