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Review: Three Mages and a Margarita - Annette Marie

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound Series #1

My rating: {★★★★☆}

Urban Fantasy Paranormal
Expected publication: September 14th 2018 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Source: ARC sent by Publisher
Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.

It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview — to see if I'd mesh with their "special" clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That's the definition of fitting in, right?

I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they… offered me the job?

It turns out this place isn't a bar. It's a guild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I'm exactly the kind of takes-no-shit bartender this guild needs, or there's a go…

Review: Between the Blade and the Heart - Amanda Hocking

Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking
Series: Valkyrie #1

My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Urban Fantasy
Published January 2nd 2018 by Pan

Source: Review Copy sent by the publisher
Game of Thrones meets Thor: Ragnarok in Between the Blade and the Heart, a gripping story of love and revenge from Amanda Hocking, author of the Trylle trilogy and the Kanin Chronicles.

Malin is a Valkyrie-in-training. It's her responsibility to slay immortals, returning them to the afterlife to maintain balance in the world. She also struggles to maintain balance in her own life - between her studies, her duties as a Valkyrie and her conflicting feelings for her ex-girlfriend. But when a beguiling stranger breaks into her home on a quest for vengeance, Malin's carefully balanced life falls apart.

Asher is hunting the rogue immortal who murdered his mother, and he thinks Malin may have information. Her loyalties are tested, as she uncovers a betrayal that unravels everything she thought she knew.…

Review: Damsel - Elana K. Arnold

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Series: Standalone

My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Balzer + Bray

Source: ARC received from Publisher via Edelweiss
The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsel…

The Wrap Up: August Edition

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

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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 September everyone! I hope you all had a great August. August was a lot less eventful than my July thank goodness! I managed to actually read SEVEN books, which was one less than what I'd hoped... But we'll see how this month goes and maybe I can make it up?

What I read:

What I am currently reading:
Up Next:

New Arrivals: I haven't yet managed to read 'Hunted' by Meagan Spooner but I am pretty sure that I'm going to love it! I did buy it when I saw it on sale on my Kindle and when I saw Sherwood on Edelweiss I couldn't resist! Thank you soooo much HarperTeen!

I also received Ash Princess from PanMac and while I have heard …