Court of Thorns and Roses
By Sarah Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.
Have you ever read something so beautiful you cry. That was me literally five seconds into this book. All Sarah wrote was about the snow falling on her eyelids or something. It was so gorgeously written I couldn’t help it. This entire book was epic. In the beginning I thought it was going to be a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but what I got was sooo much more. Try this series. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to dive into the next book (I purposely waiting until they were all out to begin)
♥♥♥♥♥- 5 Fey-re Sparkly stars
(Pronounced like Fairy)
Synopsis of Frenzy (Book One):
After the world was ravaged by a viral apocalypse, Blackwater is one of the only colonies that remains. The survivors came together to create this safe haven. Nestled between a fierce river and a city’s flood wall, the well-being of its residents hangs on a long-established treaty with the night-walkers. Sounds simple enough, but lately, the people of Blackwater have been dying, and the humans believe the night-walkers are to blame.
Porschia Grant starves for more than her parents’ affection. Forced to enter the rotation, she will be given extra food rations in exchange for becoming a vampire’s breakfast and dinner for a week. The rotation has an extra responsibility as well: leave the colony and enter the dangerous forest to hunt for food. A night-walker will protect the hunters from the infected that roam the woods. But with the treaty hanging in the balance and tension between the humans and vampires rising, anything could happen in the darkness.
What would you do if your only chance at survival might kill you?
Let me start by saying, I’m only up to book three in the series (there’s five) and I’m obsessed! You know that feeling you get when you don’t want to go to bed because you have to know what happens– well this series will give you that feeling.
It’s a refreshingly new take on Vampires and Zombies. To call it that is just degrading because what Casey does is weave this interesting plot that keeps you craving answers. In the second book we get all different point of views and it really comes full circle. I’m halfway though the third book and PLOT TWIST!! Just when I thought I had it all figured out! Dive into this book today, you won’t regret it.
♥♥♥♥♥- Five Vamp-tastic Stars
The Collectors Society
By Heather Lyons
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot–ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?
I have to start by saying there are more books in the series that I haven’t finished yet.
I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES.
I mean epic idea. I mean who would have thought what Alice and Wonderland was up to years later?
Opening scene: She’s in a mental institution.
HOOKED since that point!
This is a completely original, absolutely amazing, series. I can’t even put it into words. The description, the angst, the feels…
If there is one series you read this year let it be this one!
The Red Queen
By Victoria Aveyard
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?
First of all can we all have a moment of silence for the beautiful cover. Now, I’m a firm believer in less is more because this cover is absolutely gorgeous!
(Totally judging based on the cover right now, but it paid off)
Victoria had me at red and silver blood– like what?! Mind Blown!
You follow Mare who was born a red blooded peasant with nothing to look forward to but dying in the silver bloods battle
With a crazy turn of events she displays powers of her own and she even ends up in the running to be a Princess.
Victoria blew me away especially for this being her first novel! I’m completely hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book… very impatiently!
♥♥♥♥♥ – 5 shocking stars 🙂
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The Fall of Sky – Serial Series
Traveling across the United States in their beat up station wagon, sisters Audrey and Liv Westing flee their dark pasts. Playing gigs as a singing duo in questionable bars and dives, they live life in the fast lane. No regrets. No Looking back. When their beauty and music attract the eye of a deadly, but powerful Cartel family, everything spirals out of control.
The fall is worth the pain…
Along with a sexy, blind percussionist named Saul, the sisters shoot their way to the top of the music charts, but the price to pay for stardom is steep when knee deep in carnal contracts that demand more than the sisters can give.
Love is a killer…
Where hearts are the currency and music is the only escape, Liv and Audrey must make their way through a world of sketchy music deals, sexy assassins, and unfathomable demands from those who want nothing more than to own every piece of them.
But Audrey and Liv don’t mind breaking every single rule to survive.
Wait for the encore before the sky falls…
♥♥♥♥♥- 5 Rock & Roll Stars ! Definitely check out this great series!
Everyone has a wish. Desiree’s just got real.
For forty-five years, eternally-eighteen-year-old Desiree has been in a sort of limbo, granting wishes for others while never receiving her own. Now it’s the hippie-genie’s turn, and she’s finally going to get what she asked for so long ago. A second chance at life.
She has two options: go back or start fresh. Going back means a do over. Returning to 1968 to when her best friend, brother, and parents are still alive. But will anything change and is it worth the risk of reliving all of the pain for a second time? Maybe starting fresh is the better option.
Both of her choices take her away from Kaf though. And that’s a huge problem because falling in love with her chauvinistic, exasperating, gorgeous boss was the last thing Desiree ever expected.
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