Heir of Illaria by Dyan Chick


Heir of Illaria (Illaria #1)Date Published: January 23, 2017

Published By: Illaria Publishing

Pages: 265

Edition Read: ebook arc

Dates Read: 10/29/17-10/30/17

Rating: DNF’d




Goodreads SynopsisIn Illaria, there is a fate worse than death.

As long as I can remember, I’ve been taught to fear the Necromancer King. He controls the kingdom of Illaria with dark sorcery and the constant threat of his undead army. I never thought I’d have reason to cross his path. Everything changed the day his guards tried to kill me. That’s when I found out my whole life has been a lie. By joining a resistance group called the White Ravens, I’ve claimed new roles. Princess of Illaria, sorceress in training, and threat to the Necromancer King.


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

I knew within the first two pages that this book was going to be bad. The writing wasn’t that great but that is something that I can over look if the story itself is good and the characters are good. The pacing of this was horrible. In the first chapter the main character is taken away into this resistance and goes without any questions or concerns. She’s told she is this lost princess and she just accepts it like it’ no big deal. She doesn’t question a single thing she is being told. And within the first few chapters she is swept into and being groomed for this new role. It was totally unrealistic. I made it about 20% into this before I decided to DNF it. I just couldn’t take the pacing or the characters. I feel like everything just happened way too easily. While I didn’t like this, that doesn’t mean that you won’t like it. So if you are interested in this give it a shot, you may like it. It just wasn’t for me.


Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne


Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1)Date Published: November 7, 2017

Published By: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 400

Edition Read: ebook arc

Dates Read: 10/24/17-10/28/17

Rating: 4-star-rating





Goodreads SynopsisA healer who cannot be healed . . .

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.

A soldier shattered by war . . .

Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.

Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.

This smart, sweeping fantasy with a political edge and a slow-burning romance will capture fans of The Lumatere Chronicles and An Ember in the Ashes.


My ThoughtsI recieved an early copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I love Zivah and Dineas so much. They are some of my favorite characters of the year. I thought that the plot line was super interesting. The way they went about infiltrating the Empire isn’t something that I have ever seen before and I thought that it was done in such an interesting way. I feel like the relationship formed pretty naturally given the circumstances. I think that there was the right amount of action. I am very much looking forward to reading the sequel, but because I read this before it’s release I have such a long time to wait! I highly recommend you guys pick this book when it comes out!

Waiting On: Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill

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This weeks book is:

Ever the Brave (A Clash of Kingdoms #2)

Publishes on: December 5, 2017

Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers


SynopsisThe stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.


Why I’m Anticipating This: I read Ever the Hunted, the first book, earlier this year and I loved it. I can’t wait to see how things go in the sequel. Also, look how stunning this book cover is!

October 2017 Wrap Up!

October 2017Wrap Up


This month I managed to read 8 books, however, one was a DNF. I have reviews for all the books I read this month so check those out if your interested to hear my thoughts! I purchased one ebook this month. I had quite a few things go up on the blog this month as well! How did your reading go in October?




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Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1) The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1)

Fireblood (Frostblood Saga, #2) Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) Heir of Illaria (Illaria #1)


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challenges completed wu banner1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
10. A duel timeline novel
16. A mystery
35. A book where on of the main characters is royalty


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Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)

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September 2017 Wrap Up
Wolf by Wolf (review)
Library of Souls (review)
Top 10 Books with Fall/Autumn Covers
Rebel of the Sands (review)
Anticipated Releases: October 2017
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall (review)
Frostblood (review)
Wiating On: Renegades
Fireblood (review)
Anticipated Releases: November 2017

Anticipated Releases: November 2017


There are four books coming out in November that I am looking forward to and they all happen to come out on the same day! I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of Rosemarked and I am currently reading it so the review of that will be up soon! Let me know if you are looking forward to any of these as well.


November 7:

Renegades (Renegades, #1) Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) This Mortal Coil The November Girl




Fireblood by Elly Blake


Fireblood (Frostblood Saga, #2)Date Published: September 12, 2017

Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 416

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 10/20/14-1024/17

Rating: 4-star-rating






Synopsis: The sequel to Frostblood. Wanna learn about the first book in the trilogy? Click here!


My Thoughts:  I thought that this was a great sequel! It didn’t suffer from the middle book syndrome which I was super happy about. I thought that Ruby had some growth as a character in this. I liked the test part of the story a lot. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Fire Queen. However, the story overall was fantastic. I can’t wait to see how things end in the next book.

Waiting On: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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This weeks book is:

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

Publishes on: November 7

Published by: Fiewel & Friends


SynopsisFrom #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.


Why I’m Anticipating This: Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors so I will read anything that she puts out. I love her writing style. I think that this book sounds so good. I love a good hero/villain story!