The Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye

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The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)Date Published: May 17, 2016

Published By: Balzer & Bray

Pages: 399

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 12/6/17-12/12/17

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

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Goodreads SynopsisVika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

 

My Thoughts: This was one of my most anticipated releases from 2016 and I just didn’t get around to reading it until now. Sadly I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was expecting to, but I did enjoy it. I liked the characters for the most part. There was an absurd amount of insta-love in this and I hated that aspect of it. The competition part of the story wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping it would be. There were a few things that happened that I didn’t see coming and that made the story a little bit better in my opinion. I will be reading the sequel at some point I just don’t know when I’ll get to it.

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Waiting On…Everless

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This weeks book is:

Everless (Untitled #1)

Expected Publication: January 2, 2018

Publishing Company: HarperTeen

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisIn the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: This has been on my radar since it was announced. I think the synopsis sounds amazing. The fact that in this world time is the currency is just so intriguing. I have been loving fantasy books lately so I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. This book has a STUNNING cover! It is also Sara Hollands debut novel!

Rite of Revelation by Sarah Negovetich

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Rite of Revelation (Acceptance, #2)Date Published: December 4, 2015

Published By: unknown

Pages: 339

Edition Read: ebook, arc

Dates Read: 12/3/17-12/4/17

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

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Synopsis: The sequel to Rite of Rejection. I posted a review of this here, so you can check that out to learn what the series is about!

 

 

My Thoughts: I received a copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thought that this was a great sequel. It picked up exactly where the first book left off. I’m surprised at how invested in these characters I am. There was one thing that happened that I wasn’t expecting and I am kind of mad about it. I did see one major thing coming from pretty early on in the book. I will most definitely be picking up the last book in this trilogy fairly soon because I just need to know how things end and see where these characters stories end. If your looking for a good dystopian story with great characters I highly recommend this trilogy.

Waiting On… Honor Among Thieves

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This weeks book is:

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

Publishes On: February 13, 2018

Published By: Katherine Tegen Books

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisPetty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: Rachel Caine is one of my favorite authors so her books are instantly on my anticipated lists when she releases a new book. Aside from that this book sounds so interesting. It takes place in space and I have really been loving space books lately. I can’t wait to see if I love this book as much as I do her Morganville Vampires series.

Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich

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Rite of Rejection (Acceptance #1)Date Published: December 12, 2014

Published By: Smashwords

Pages: 320

Edition Read: ebook, arc

Dates Read: 11/30/17-12/3/17

Rating:  3-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis“Before you stands the future.”

Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.

A life behind barbed-wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love.

But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.

 

My Thoughts: I received a copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I went into this thinking that it would just be okay, but I actually really enjoyed this. I was a fan of all of the characters and that rarely happens. Rebecca, our main character, was great and she was flawed which is something that needs to be in more books. The story itself was great and held my interest the entire time. This book was a super fast read, once I started reading I just kept going and didn’t want to put it down. The way things are in this world could easily be the future our world is heading to and that was kind of scary. I picked up the sequel to this the second I finished it because of the way this ended. Highly Recommend!

November 2017 Wrap Up!

November 2017Wrap Up

This month I read 4  books, however I did end up DNF’ing a book as well. I bought three ebooks this month. I had quite a few things go up on the blog this month! I didn’t read as much as I was hoping to this month, however I have a feeling that December will be a great reading month!

 


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Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2) 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1) Lucky in Love

 

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Roar (Stormheart, #1) Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) Dark Breaks the Dawn (Untitled, #1)

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 Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)

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October 2017 Wrap Up
Waiting On…Ever the Brave
Rosemarked (review)
Heir of Illaria (review)
Shadow and Bone (review)
Waiting On…Love Life and the List
Blood for Blood (review)
T10T: Books I Want My Future Children to Read
T5W: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends
Waiting On…Beneath the Sugar Sky
27 Hours (review)
Waiting On…Between the Blade and the Heart
Anticipated Releases: December 2017
T10T: Books on my Winter TBR
Mr. Owliver’s Magic at the Museum (review)
Waiting On…Unearthed

Waiting On… Unearthed

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This weeks book is:

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)

Publishing On: January 9, 2018

Published By: Disney- Hyperion

 

Goodreads SynopsisWhen Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race… 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I have read something by Megan Spooner and really liked it. I also read Illuminae which Aime Kaufman co-wrote and loved that as well, so I am interested to read something that both of these authors worked on. I have a feeling it’s going to be really good. I think the synopsis is so intriguing. An alien planet and a hunt for hidden tech and information sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read this. I am a huge fan of sci-fi books so I have a feeling that I will really like this.