Category: Fantasy

{ARC REVIEW} Hunted (Hunted #1) by Meagan Spooner

{ARC REVIEW} Hunted (Hunted #1) by Meagan Spooner

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3.5 stars! Enriched with Russian folklore and a girl that knew her way around a bow-and-arrow and came equipped with an ax, Spooner certainly took creative liberties in this darker retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Sprinkled throughout the storyline were lessons on life, love, and our wants for unfulfilled desires, and how sometimes what we want has been right in front of us all along. While I definitely enjoyed their strength of […]

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{ARC Review & Giveaway} Fanning the Flames (Going Down in Flames #4) by Chris Cannon

{ARC Review & Giveaway} Fanning the Flames (G..

*Note:  This book was provided to  The Book Hookup by the Publisher but that did not in any way influence this review.     Have you ever completely understood why something had to happen yet your heart still fought it? Me too. This book moves the story forward in a couple of different ways and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this story…it has character growth, […]

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{ARC REVIEW} The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins

{ARC REVIEW} The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2)..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! Filled with fun characters, action and intensity, and surprises around every corner, The Great Pursuit was a great finale to a solidly plotted duology. ♥ Review: There’s really not much detail that I can go into about this novel because so much that I have to say/want to flail about revolves around the characters and the plot would spoil so much for other readers. I will say that I […]

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{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine

{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Wish Granter (Ravenspir..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! The Wish Granter is Rumpelstiltskin like you’ve never envisioned him before, yet he still carries that sinister edge we learned to expect from him from our younger days. Told in alternating third person between our cunning heroine, the broken hero, and our vicious fae villain, this book will take you on an enchanting tale that rides the precarious balance between the ruthless and the valiant . . .and how sometimes you […]

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{5-star ARC REVIEW} The Dragon’s Price (Transference #1) by Bethany Wiggins

{5-star ARC REVIEW} The Dragon’s Price (Tran..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 stars! I started this book as one of those books just to read before bed one night until I fell asleep, except that I fell completely under its spell from the very beginning and read straight through the night until I finished it after 3AM. I couldn’t stop swiping the pages on my kindle, even when my blinks turned into three-minute-long catnaps. I don’t normally give up my sleep for anything, […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

{ARC REVIEW} Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: ALL THE STARS! I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK HARD! A feisty, quick-witted kick-ass pirate captain heroine pitted against a rival pirate captain’s first mate set in a world of sea monsters and pirate treachery made this book one heck of an adventurous ride. I would have read this all in one sitting had I lost the ability to keep my eyes open at 2AM, but I jumped back on it as soon […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by Sophie Jordan

{ARC REVIEW} Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3.5 stars! I still loved Luna and Fowler very much, and really enjoyed being back in both their heads again! However, I’d have to say as a whole I didn’t love this sequel as much as I loved Reign of Shadows. It was missing the that extra excitement and abundance of romance-y feels I got in the first book, and I even had some of the same world-building issues and questions leftover […]

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{REVIEW} Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton

{REVIEW} Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! I found this surprisingly refreshing and original. I loved how the setting of the story shaped the characters and how the characters really drove the plot. Riveting and filled with adventure, I read this all in one sitting and was sad to reach the last page. I’m definitely not finished with these characters or the world they live in. Give me more! ♥ Review: This book has been sitting on my […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Poison by Bridget Zinn

{ARC REVIEW} Poison by Bridget Zinn

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars! Cute and the perfect kind of action-adventure type read for a middle grade/younger YA reader, but I don’t think I was in the right frame of mind for this book at this time. However, I think it has all the elements to make a younger reader, an age in which this book is specifically targeted, truly happy. ♥ Review: I remember a handful of years ago this book received a lot […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) by Amanda Bouchet

{ARC REVIEW} Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles ..

◊ You can find my 4.5-star review of the first installment, The Promise of Fire, here. ◊ ♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! Holy angst adventures await, Batman! This exhilarating sequel sure knew how to keep me on my toes (literally, I was pacing the floors while clutching my kindle quite a few times) or had my heart thudding to a stop in my chest. With heady swoons, epic battles, and other exciting/terrifying confrontations that will leave you […]

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