The Beau & the Belle
29, Jan

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com, New Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

The Queen of rom-coms delivers once more!!

An extract of the dialogue that took place between my Brain and my Heart after I finished The Beau & the Belle is cited below. There might be some inconsistencies because I was still flushed from the sizzling chemistry between Lauren and Beau. You have been warned.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
25, Jan

Genre: Fantasy, Fae, Young Adult

Rating: 4/5 stars

Brace yourselves, folks, we're jumping on the hype wagon!

Morning Star (Red Rising Saga #3)
24, Jan

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Space Opera, Science Fiction

“My son, my son

Remember the chains

When Gold ruled with iron reins

We roared and roared

And twisted and screamed

For ours, a vale

of better dreams”

Ryan's Bed
22, Jan

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

I am torn between angry and heartbroken.

“My face. My body. My heart - it all went with her, because she was me.

My twin sister killed herself on June twenty-ninth.

We would've been eighteen the next day.”

10, Jan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 5/5 stars

Imagine radiant, colourful fireworks exploding in your chest.

They leave only ribbons of tattered flesh and a pool of blood. The pain is unbearable, but when they exploded, the sight was so beautiful it left you speechless, and thus you don't harbor any regrets. When Hurt and Art mingle, in a way that makes you feel alive in your nerves and in your cells, the explosion seems like a fair price. A price I willingly paid when I read Uncharted.

Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
08, Jan

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Space Opera, Science Fiction

What do you live for? 

Money? Fame? Glory? Love? Family? Ambition? 

For the autumn leaves that rustle under your feet? For the smell of the soil after rain? For the juicy peaches that melt in your mouth? For the sound of the tumultuous waves when they reach the shore? For the laughter of a child that views the world as a wonder?

Darrow au Andromedus fights for the freedom, the opportunity to live for the above. For an oppressed people that hides in the shadows of the so-called superiors for centuries. But in order to escape the monster, you either hide or fight. And fighting is the path, the painful, bloody, sinister path Darrow chose. Betray your friends. Scheme with your enemies. Rise next to people who stole your everything. Alienate those who genuinely care about you. And in doing so, become the monster yourself. 

Norse Mythology
05, Jan

Genre: Mythology, Fantasy, Short Stories

Rating: 4/5 stars

In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames.

At least, that's what the Edda claims.

Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie, #1)
03, Jan

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Mythology, Lgbtqia

Rating: 3/5 stars

That was not the best way to start 2018.

Gunslinger Girl
27, Dec

Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Western

Release Date: January 2, 2018

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books (an imprint of Little, Brown and Company)

“Welcome to Cessation, Serendipity Jones. The last place on the continent where you can do whatever the hell you want.”

I didn't know Gunslinger Girl existed before the day it arrived on my doorstep. I didn't know what to expect, only what the cover and the blurb suggested: an explosive blend of futuristic dystopia and Wild West laced with danger, conspiracies and intrigue. It is with great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, to declare that Lyndsay Ely's debut stayed true to its promise!

Blade & Rose (Blade and Rose #1)
15, Dec

Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy Romance, Magic, New Adult

Chapter One: It's All History

Reading Blade & Rose was a bet. 

It popped up amongst Amazon's recommendations, and I instantly fell in love with the cover. The blurb described a book I suspected I would enjoy, but none of my GR friends had read and reviewed it and that made me extremely cautious. After some inner pep talk and long hours staring at the cover (I think it is obvious by now that I am a shallow person, ruled by her primitive urges and succumbing to cover lust) I decided to give it a go, and - spoiler alert - I am glad to say I didn't regret it!