WWW Wednesday – January 23rd, 2019

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles, #1) by Helen Scheuerer – audiobook
  • Archenemies (Renegades, #2) by Marissa Meyer – physical book

Well I’m only about a third of the way through Heart of Mist, but I am LOVING it. The world is so interesting and I love how engrossing each of the POVs are. I’m also really enjoying Bleak as a main character. I cannot wait to continue on with this story to find out what will happen next. If you like a complex fantasy story with a lot of POVs, I definitely recommend picking this one up.

I’m not very far into Archenemies but I’m enjoying getting back into this world. I’m really interested in seeing where Meyer plans on going with this story, as I have a feeling it’s going to get dark pretty fast… And. I. Here. For. It.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta – physical ARC, review to come
  • Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha, #1) by Tasha Suri – physical ARC, REVIEW
  • The Disasters by M.K. England – audiobook
  • Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns, #3) by Kendare Blake – physical book

The Brilliant Death started off a little rocky for me. The writing wasn’t all that good starting off. However, it did seem to get a lot better as the story moved along. I will say that this is more of an Italy-inspired fantasy story, with little in the way of true mafia inspiration (just your usual marketing ploy failure!!!). But I enjoyed the political plot and exploration of gender-fluidity.

My feelings on Empire of Sand was that it was really hit or miss in areas. The world-building was amazing and overall plot was interesting, but the characters were a bit flat and lacked any personality. I also felt like the pacing was very off, especially in the middle part where the action was REALLY lacking.

While The Disasters plot was engaging and fast-paced, I felt all of the character relationships were pretty surface level and lacked any real depth. I would’ve liked to see more personal interactions between them. The ending also felt a bit rushed, but I think that’s because the author was trying to cram too much into a standalone novel. Had she added another 100 pages or so, the rushed ending and lack of character depth could have been addressed.

I’m obviously trash for the Three Dark Crowns series, so all I can say is that I loved this latest release. It was engaging, dramatic, and just as dark as the previous books. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Kingdon of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) by S.A. Chakraborty – physical book
  • Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – physical ARC
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi – physical ARC

My copy of The Kingdom of Copper arrived yesterday and I know I can’t put off picking up this amazing novel for too long. I also plan to continue on completing my collection of BookCon ARCs that I still haven’t picked up yet. I really need to not put off BookCon 2019’s pick ups this year. I swear to read them all before their due dates! Definitely adding that to my 2019 reading goals, ha!

What are you currently reading? What books did you finish this week? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!

10 Books To Help You Escape This Winter

Thanks to Mr. Groundhog, we are supposedly going to have six more weeks of winter. Usually about this time of year, the winter depression starts to kick in because we are past all of the joyfulness of the holidays and are finally looking forward to spring and summer coming up around the corner. With that being said, here are some recommendations for you to dive into and escape the bitter cold that’s whipping outside your window!


Defy the Stars (Constellation, #1) by Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the queen of YA science fiction and she definitely doesn’t disappoint in her latest series. This high powered space adventure is full of witty banter, nonstop action, and the world’s most adorable android. You’ll forget all about the winter doldrums once you dive into this thrill ride!





The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon

If space isn’t your cup of tea, then take a walk into a dystopian future London where clairvoyants are outlawed and forced to form criminal gangs in order to survive. If you’re already intrigued by that premise, just add supernatural beings as the ones in true control of the world and you have yourself a really unique story. Also, SIZZLING SEXUAL TENSION.



The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

This own voices mystery thriller will have on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Set on an old plantation in southern Louisiana, the caretaker finds herself pulled into the history of Belle Vie and her family’s connection to the very fields that they have worked since before the Civil War. This book will keep you guessing until the very end.




A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness

I wish I could describe to y’all just how much I love this series. If you’re into science, the supernatural, and have a thing for brooding medieval vampires, then this is one story that you’re really missing out on. Also, it’s currently in production for a television series in the UK.




Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

A fictional satire based on a Harry Potter type series? Oh yes! It also comes complete with the cutest freaking m/m romance that I’ve ever read. Seriously, Simon and Baz are just the sweetest little muffins! This book will both make you laugh and cry, and you’ll love it for it. It’s also a fantasy standalone, which we could use more of!




Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

I will admit that this one takes a bit before it really takes off but once it does..WOAH. It’s dark and twisty in all the best ways.  Also, the sequel was one of my favorite reads of 2017 so it only gets better! I cannot wait to see where the story goes to in the next book.




Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

If you haven’t already read this book yet, then I’m not really sure what you’re waiting for. IT IS AWESOME! If way it’s written isn’t really something that you’re into, I’ve heard the audiobook versions are just amazing. And with the finale due to release next month, it’s the perfect time to dive in.




The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1) by Alison Goodman

I’m sure y’all are tired of hearing me gushing over this series by now, but sorry, I refuse to stop! This series is so engrossing and Goodman does the most perfect job of recreating Regency England. Also, the romance is the kind of slow burner that we all love. Trust me, this one’s a winner.





Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard

This book got so much mixed reviews when it first came out, that I put off picking it up because I was worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it. However, this book turned out to be so much more fun than I thought! If you are someone who wants to see more female friendships in YA, then this book is for you. It’s all about powerful women!




The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson

I didn’t really have the highest hopes for this book when I first picked it up and then I fell into a month long slump right in the middle of it. However, this series turned out to be one of my all-time favorites. The world is so richly described, that you are immediately transported into it. Also, the romance doesn’t hurt either!


What are some books that you’d recommend to help escape the winter doldrums? Have you read any of the ones on my list? If so, what did you think of them?







The Sims Book Tag

Big thanks to Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek for tagging me to do this all the way back in February! Y’all go check out her awesome blog!

The Original SimsThe best author debut.


Revenge and the Wild  by Michelle Modesto

I will never stop talking about how much fun this book was. I am so obsessed with it, that I tweeted at Michelle as soon as I finished it to find out if she was ever going to return to this awesome world… Spoiler Alert – She said she’s considering it!

The Grim Reaper – Saddest character death.


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

I don’t want to talk about it.

Sims Getting StuckA character that just got in the way.


The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

If you read my reviews on this series, you will know just how much I hate Mal as a character. I literally prayed for his death in each book. If I ever meet Bardugo in person, I plan to tell her how much I want to punch him in the throat. HE IS SO USELESS!

Simlish – A book with amazing writing.


Wolf By Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin

I love Graudin’s writing. It’s not overly flowery, but she’s able to give her words so much emotion. Her writing in this duology can cut you to the core by its simplicity and I loved that. It was perfect for this story.

Expansion Packs – A series where the books keep on getting better.

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

I know it’s such a cliche but I don’t care! This series does get better with each book!

Sim Romance – The worst case of insta-love.


Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

If you read this book then you know exactly what I’m talking about. I mean, it doesn’t get any more insta-love than that, am I right?

 Cheats – A book that was entirely unrealistic.


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Instead of choosing an obvious fantasy or sci-fi novel, I had to go with this contemporary story. Y’all, none of this story would’ve happened if they had just talked to each other. Sooooooooo many contemporary novels rely on the miscommunication trope for their conflict and it makes me want to bash my head into the wall. Maybe I just don’t have a problem with laying out all of my shit in the open, but this just wouldn’t ever happen. If you’ve got a problem, especially with a family member, then you take care of it.

Needs Fulfillment – A character who made all the wrong decisions.


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

I’ll be honest that I didn’t care for Tamlin, even in the first book, but have been #TeamRhysand since he first showed up. However, that’s because Tamlin is kind of an idiot. Every decision he makes is literally the worst choice. I think he has suffers from some kind of complex but I need to brush up on my psychology a bit before I can identify a diagnosis for him.

Error Code 12 – A series that started off great but went downhill from there.

The Young Elites Trilogy by Marie Lu

I read the first book in this series and became obsessed. I even thought the second book was just as good! However, that finale was total crap. I don’t know if Lu was just trying to rush through and finish this series to move on to something else or what, but that finale was AWFUL. I feel like 1/3 of the story was missing from it, like it started and then went straight to the ending. The only good thing out of this book was the epilogue. Seriously.

The Sims Vortex – A book/series that completely engrossed you.

The Illuminae Files Trilogy by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This series is everything. The end.

I tag anyone who wants to do this! 🙂

A Slytherin Reading List

Since my Ravenclaw reading list was such a big hit last month, I thought I’d continue the fun for each House. I firmly believe that no House is any better than any other House. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, and all are full of wonderful people. I actually believe that I’m a little bit of each House all jumbled together, just more Ravenclaw than any other. I’ve actually heard lots of people say that about themselves which I think is very cool and interesting. I mean, I wonder how many other students argued with the Sorting Hat over which House they should be in. I’m almost completely positive that Harry Potter wasn’t the only one.

But today, let’s focus on the ambitious and cunning Slytherins!

P.S. I wasn’t able to translate the entire post in Parseltongue, maybe next t.

1. The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu

Adelina is the ultimate badass. She’s smart, ambitious, and isn’t afraid of anything. Basically, she’d be the Queen Bee of the Slytherin House. I’m pretty sure that even Malfoy wouldn’t want to mess with her!

2. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Y’all cannot tell me that Celaena wouldn’t be in Slytherin! I mean, she’s full-blooded nobility and she’s oozing resourcefulness from every pore. I don’t think this girl even knows how to back down from a challenge. I think we can all agree that she embodies everything that Slytherin stands for.

3. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman


What do Slytherins love? Well I think they love people who earn their respect and the main character in Vengeance Road is one such person. I dare you to read this book and not dream of becoming best friends with Kate.

4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


A man hell bent on revenge for being wrongly imprisoned for 13 years thanks to his former best friend? Get out your popcorn, Slytherin, because you’re in for a damn good ride!

5. Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab

I’ll admit that I went a little back and forth on this selection. I honestly felt that Lila could actually fit in both Slytherin and Gryffindor (with Kell definitely being a Hufflepuff), but I ultimately decided that this is a series for Slytherins. Fear isn’t a word in Lila Bard’s vocabulary and she goes after exactly what she wants, and I’d have to say that she prides herself on that.

6. The Godfather by Mario Puzo


Please… You know that the Corleone’s are the muggle equivalent to the Malfoy’s. Both are families that share legacies of tradition and blood, and they are extremely proud of that fact too.

7. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray


A novel about how an ambitious young works her way to the upper echelons of British society in the early 19th century? Oh yes, Becky Sharp is a total Slytherin. Watching her maneuver and manipulate her way to the top is nothing short of extraordinary.

8. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


3 sisters battling to the death in order to win the crown? HA! Child’s play…

9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


I think it’s okay to admit that Amy Dunne would be a Slytherin. Cunning? Check. Resourceful? Check. Proud? Check. Yep, the Sorting Hat would definitely know where to stick her immediately.

10. The Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence

A prince who’s fled his thrown and decided to lead a band of outlaws raiding and pillaging across the land? Hmmm, sounds like something a Slytherin might do if they were really pissed off.

Slytherins, what did you think of this list? What books do you disagree with? What are some books that you would add? Let me know in the comments!

Hype or Like Friday – December 9th, 2016

Woohoo, it’s Hype or Like Friday again! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.

The December BOTM is A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray.


  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Top Over-Hyped Books – What books were you so hyped up for that completely let you down?


Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

This one boiled down to me just hating all of the characters except one. And the way it was described, I thought it would be a super dark and violent story, but no, it wasn’t. Not even a little bit. I will continue with the series but I was still really let down by this one. Full review is HERE.


The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) by Marie Lu

I was anxiously waiting for this concluding book to this trilogy…. only to be so freaking disappointed that I almost chunked it right into the garbage. Marie Lu, I may never read another one of your books again if you consider this to be a brilliant conclusion to a wonderful trilogy. IT’S NOT!!!! Full review is HERE.


The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy, #3) by Marie Rutkoski

2016 was the year of disappointing series conclusions. Let’s just leave it at that. Full review can be found HERE.


Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, #3) by Danielle Paige

This book was weird and so disjointed from the previous two books. It also focused on the new Big Bad, which made me realize that I guess Paige wants to make more money and turn this into a series. I think the next book is coming out in January and I keep going back and forth on whether or not I want to continue with it… Probably not. My full review can be found HERE.

What are some of your most disappointing hyped books this year? Have you read any from my list? Do you agree with my choices? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments below!

Hype or Like Friday – November 25th, 2016

Woohoo, it’s Hype or Like Friday again! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.

The November BOTM is going to be Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. All of the topics this month revolve around being thankful! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, right?


  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Three Dark Crowns Book Review


Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

The Good

  • World Building – Fennbirn was a really interesting world. I loved how the island was set up with the different magic wielders each living in their own cities and areas. The magic system was really interesting, too. I never would’ve though of poisoning being a magic, so that was really unique. The poisoners were also very perfect for their magic – clever, cold, haughty, and malicious. It was also really neat to see how the different magic wielders each had their own characteristics and personalities. I think I would’ve been a naturalist running wild through the woods and reading books to squirrels up in the trees. HA!
  • Arsinoe – This girl is me. She doesn’t care what others think of her, is stubborn as hell, and just does whatever she wants. I loved her personality and sarcastic little comments. She was really the only character I thought that had any personality, other than Pietyr. I would have much rather the entire book just be in her POV.
  •  The Ending – All of the action FINALLY showed up in the last 60 or so pages. I would’ve preferred more throughout the rest of the book, but I’m just glad that it showed up at all. Things were so intense once Beltane arrived and I couldn’t put the book down to see what was going to happen next! And that plot twist?! Seriously, my mouth dropped and was like WTF?! Then it ended… And now I have to wait until the sequel arrives. I’m not pleased.


The Bad

  • Almost Every Character – I really just didn’t care for any of the characters, except for Arsinoe and Pietyr. Katharine started off all whiny and “poor me”, and kept being described as too small and weak. I found it extremely annoying. Then she has some sort of sexual revelation and turns into a horny bitch. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. I really didn’t like her but I’m hoping that she goes on a psycho revenge binge in the next book because of her little ‘adventure’ at the end. Maribella was just boring. She didn’t really have a personality to me and so I found myself bored during her chapters. As for Jules, well she was a bit too obsessed with her boyfriend (who I really didn’t care for). I mean, come on girl – grow up!
  • Pacing – As I briefly mentioned earlier, this book was a bit slow. While I never struggled to make myself pick it up, there was never any real action either. I would’ve preferred to have a bit more of it spread throughout. I think it was sacrificed in this book for all of the world building, background information, and information that was needing to be explained.
  • Pointless Sexual References – I don’t know if this society is just more sexually open or something, but there was just a lot of references to it. I swear everyone was either doing it, talking about it, or doing it. It was just weird. Like what is the point of this? I don’t mind sex in books at all, but it just seems strangely prominent in this book serving no purpose at all other than to maybe create some drama. Yawwwwwwnnnnnn….

Overall this book was alright – nothing special or terrible, just alright. I enjoyed that it was dark and I really liked the plotline, but I wish that the characters would have been better. I would have also liked there to have been a bit more action, and not the sexual kind. I do plan to continue with this series to see where it goes and if there is any growth in the characters. Blake is a pretty popular writer so I’m hoping that she knows what she’s doing with this story. I think this is one of those books that is going to get very polarizing reviews and I’ll be interested in seeing what others think of it, so you should read it just for that reason alone. Now go read it and then let me know what your opinion is!

Final Verdict: 3/5 Stars

Have you read the Three Dark Crowns? What did you think of it? If you haven’t read it yet, do you plan to in the future? Have you read any other books by Kendare Blake? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments!

WWW Wednesday – November 23rd, 2016


Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m still currently making my way through Three Dark Crowns but I hope to finish it by tomorrow. The action is still pretty lacking at this point, but I am seeing a gradual build finally so I’m hoping that means I’m getting close! I wanna see some murder! Preferably Joseph’s, but I’ll take what I can get at this point.

I actually have yet to read any actual pages in Queen of Shadows, as I’m trying to finish up the other book first. I know that once I start, it’ll be incredibly hard to put down to read something else. My Tome Topple Read-A-Thon is slowly going down the drain. I’ll be lucky if I can finish even two books at the rate I’m going. For all of you younglings out there, never become an adult and get a real job because it totally cuts into your reading time.

 What did you recently finish reading?

I really enjoyed The Diabolic. It was a fun and brutal read, with lots of murder and mayhem. However, there were lots of similarities to the Red Rising series that kept me from rating it higher. I mean, it’s tough to live up to one of my all time favorite books so it’s not really a big deal. I still highly recommend it to everyone!

I buddy read Wolf by Wolf with my one of my blogging partners in crime, Britt @ Geronimo Reads (go check out her awesome blog!). We both really enjoyed it, though we did have some issues with the main character, Yael. I do plan on reading the sequel and I hope that some of those issues are addressed. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to like this book when I first bought it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Yay for my first buddy read!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Once I finish Three Dark Crowns I will officially be able to dive into my Tome Topple TBR all the way. I plan to finish up the ToG series and then start on the new release P.C Cast novel. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because she wrote the House of Night vampire series. I used to love those books when I was in high school so I’m interested in seeing how her new book turns out. You can read all about my Tome Topple Read-A-Thon TBR here.

Have you read any of the books from my WWW Wednesday list? What are you currently reading? Are you participating in the Tome Topple Read-A-Thon too? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday – November 16th, 2016


Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin

I’m currently about 60 pages into Three Dark Crowns. It’s been interesting so far, but there have been a whole lot of character introductions and I’m still trying to remember who is who. Hopefully that gets easier as the story moves along and we actually get to all of the action. Also, Kat is annoying. If I have to read one more mention about her being too small, I’m going to pull my hair out.

I started my first buddy read ever last night with Britt @ Geronimo Reads. We both realized that we had Wolf by Wolf for ages but hadn’t actually read it, so we decided to read it together. I didn’t get far at all into it last night but I plan to do some reading during my lunch break today. I’ve heard great things about this book so I’m looking forward to it!

What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – review to come in the next few days
  • Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #2) by Rae Carson – Review

Both of these books were really good. I’m a tad bit obsessed with The Gold Seer Trilogy and I wish more people would give it a shot. It’s such a good series and deserves more recognition! And The Diabolic actually lived up to all of the hype! It was a really good YA science fiction standalone that was dark, exciting, and unique. I definitely recommend both of these!

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Moon Chosen (Tales of a New World, #1) by P.C. Cast

All of these books for the Tome Topple Readathon that starts on the 18th. There will be an official post tomorrow about this readathon for those of you who are interested!

Have you read any of the books on my list? What are your thoughts on them? Which ones should I be excited about? What are you currently reading? Leave a link to your WWW post in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday – November 15th, 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme currently being hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate!


  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.


Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

“You are so squeamish,” she says, and chuckles. “Say the words. ‘Assassinations’. ‘Murders’. ‘Poisonings’.”

-page 257


Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin

“Your own brother, Fräulein.” Luka stood. His cigarette fell to the ground, forgotten, as he stepped closer to the siblings. “You’ve always been a cold one, but this is a new brand of savage. Even for you.”

-page 175

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of my current reads? Leave your own Teaser Tuesday in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday – November 9th, 2016


Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?


The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

I’m almost halfway through this book. I was expecting to be almost done but I got sidetracked by the absolutely shocking clusterfuck that occurred last night. I do expect to read an insane amount tonight as this book is turning out to be living up to all of the hype. I’m usually letdown by overly hyped books, so I’m really excited this book didn’t fall prey to statistics! It’s brutal, intense, mature, and dark. It’s also filled with one of the most fun characters ever – crazy ass, Tyrus. Seriously, he is totally stealing the show with his personality. Also, I think his supposed insanity is actually all a ruse, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself with that thought process!

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Like A River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #2) by Rae Carson – review coming this week!
  • How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather – full review HERE
  • Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine – review will be posted later today

I enjoyed all 3 of these! I’ve actually had a fairly good reading experience since that awful run-in with The Midnight Star, which you can read about HERE.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin – I’ll be buddy reading this book with the lovely Britt @ Geronimo Reads. Apparently we’ve both had this book for a super long time and keep pushing it back on the TBR, so we decided to finally make ourselves read it!
  • Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake – This is the November BOTM for Hype or Like Friday. I decided to read it fairly early in the month as the Tome Topple Readathon begins on the 18th, and this book doesn’t qualify for it as it is below the +500 page minimum requirement. You can learn more about this readathon at Sam’s booktube channel, Thoughts on Tomes.

What does you WWW Wednesday look like? What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books on my list? What are your thoughts on them?  Have you been having good book luck lately? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday in the comments!