Genre: Legends, Myths, Fables

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Nov 04
{Review+Giveaway} Illusion by @MartinaABoone @simonteen @rivetedlit

{Review+Giveaway} Illusion by @MartinaABoone @simonteen @rivetedlit

Ahh, I can’t believe the Heirs of Watson Island Trilogy is done. I loved Illusion, it might be my favorite book out of all of them, and this was one heck of an ending. The hard part about this trilogy is that with each of the books it is getting harder and harder to write spoiler free reviews. Martina Boone has created such a detail rich world that is so woven is layers and layers of secrets and mysteries that it is almost impossible to say something about book 3 without giving something away. Needless to say, you need to read this series in order. So if you have not read Compulsion or Persuasion yet, stop reading this review right now and go start reading this series. You will love it! I can see this trilogy, appealing to so many different kinds of readers. It will appeal to fans of romance, mystery, as well as fans of creepy/dark books. It is labeled as a southern gothic. I can’t say that… Read more »

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Apr 15
{ARC Review} Becoming Jinn by @LoriAGoldstein @FeiwelFriends

{ARC Review} Becoming Jinn by @LoriAGoldstein @FeiwelFriends

Becoming Jinn is the first in a Young Adult series of the same name, about genies. I love the tagline for the book- “Forget everything you thought you knew about genies”. Because right away, this tells me that it is going to be a pretty cool re-imagining. And it was. It took awhile to gain momentum, but once it did, I thought Becoming Jinn was a magical tale. I thought the world of Jinn that Lori Goldstein created was very rich and multifaceted. I liked how creative and detailed she was,  but at the same time I do feel like it slowed down the start of the story a lot. There was a lot of world building but not a lot else. But once you push past the beginning, you not only have a good idea of what it is like to be a Jinn but also the plot starts to move along at a more brisk pace. It was easy for me to fall into the story then. Azra… Read more »

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Oct 23
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Compulsion by @MartinaABoone @simonschuster

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Compulsion by @MartinaABoone @simonschuster

Compulsion is one heck of a read. I can see this book, and trilogy, appealing to so many different kinds of readers. It will appeal to fans of romance, mystery, as well as fans of creepy/dark books. It is labeled as a southern gothic. I can’t say that I have had too much experience in this particular genre, but if they are all like Compulsion, I need to start reading more of them. Compulsion was great. It had so many layers and such a depth to its’ story. You really had to pay attention or you would miss something. Compulsion really builds and builds so read each page carefully. A few times I felt myself getting swept up in the story and reading quicker and quicker to find out what was going to happen next and then before I knew it I felt a little lost, like I had missed something. The book actually started out that way for me. The name Mark was thrown around by the main character… Read more »

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Oct 17
{Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

{Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

Oh how I needed to read Prophecy. I haven’t given a book 5 star in so long. I have read some meh books and a lot of good books. But there is a difference between a good book, or even a great book and a book that just warms you up from the inside out. One that you want to hug and start reading from the beginning again. That was Prophecy for me. I LOVED this book! I was excited when I read the summary and saw that it had something to do with Mythology, because that is a big hit with me. And then I read the authors foreword and she mentioned all the myths coming out and playing and mixing together and my excitement shot up a couple of levels. It was so cool to see the greek and roman gods mixing in with the norse gods. The end result was pure magic. We knew Callie was something special right from the start, but Julie Anne Lindsey does… Read more »

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Sep 29
{Giveaway} Silvern by @ChristinaFarley @jeanbooknerd

{Giveaway} Silvern by @ChristinaFarley @jeanbooknerd

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Apr 14
{Review +Giveaway} The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold

{Review +Giveaway} The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold

The Looking Glass is a really interesting take on a re-telling. The girls name is Alice, and she ends up on the other side of a mirror, but that is about where the similarities stop. Jessica Arnold has created a completely new, creepy, intriguing and utterly fascinating world in her spooky hotel. I loved watching Alice explore it, both through the diary she finds and through running from room to room. I felt Alice’s pressure the whole book, just hanging there in the air. I felt like I had to keep reading because if I didn’t then Alice would run out of time to figure out whatever she needed to figure out to get out of that house and back to the real hotel. I loved that she was transported to basically an alternate mirror world of the hotel where she was vacationing with her family. I will admit that I was kind of confused when I started reading the book, but this is the kind of book where you… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

  The Shadow Prince is a whopper of a book. It comes in at over 500 pages long , and the only thing I was thinking when I was done with it was, “That wasn’t long enough. I want more!” I love mythology and I really enjoyed all of the attention to mythological details that Bree wove into the story. Mythology really was everywhere, throughout the street names in the town to the class lectures at school. It was an immersion into the stories of Persephone and Hades, which just so happens to be one of my very favorite myths. For example, One of Daphne’s teachers was teaching her class about some versions of the Persephone myth and she was describing a thesis paper she wrote in college and I thought even that sounded fascinating. I would totally read her paper. So I may be a bit of a mythology nerd, but this book is perfect for both mythology enthusiasts like me and newbies alike. I loved how strong willed… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Review} The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis

{Review} The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis

The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis Published May 17th 2013 by Musa Publishing Age Group: Young Adult Series: Daughters of Zeus #3 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld, and as the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough? Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades…Hades would break the world for her. To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything. I love the Daughters of Zeus series…. Read more »

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Jan 17
{Review+Giveaway} Soul Slam by Allie Burton

{Review+Giveaway} Soul Slam by Allie Burton

Welcome to my stop on the Soul Slam blog tour CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL TOUR SCHEDULE! Soul Slam by Allie Burton Paperback, 322 pages Published November 15th 2013 Age Group: Young Adult Series: Soul Force #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: A sixteen-year-old on her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet inadvertently receives the soul of King Tut…and the deadly curse that comes with it. And Olivia is not alone at the museum. A member of a secret society, Xander believes it is his place to inherit King Tut’s soul and justly rule. He knows nothing about the society’s evil plan to control the world or the curse. Now, he must deal with the female imposter who stole the amulet. Xander convinces Olivia they must form a temporary partnership. The two teens develop a connection, and together they must figure out how to end the curse before it turns deadly. On the run, unable to touch because of the curse, and managing the male soul inside… Read more »

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