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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics




This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #97: 10 of my most favorite Graphic Novels or Comics. Under no particular order her's my top ten favorites (manga included)!


10: From Far Away (Kanata Kara) manga series by Kyoko Hikawa: One of the BEST fantasy manga I've ever read! With action, no stupid heroine and such sweet romance! This manga really deserves an anime of its own!







9: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: One of the funniest graphic novels which redefines the meanings of "hero" and "villain". I truly want a sequel.




8: Skip Beat manga series by Yoshiki Nakamura: Since I watched the anime and read the manga from the beginning, I am still in love with Kyoko and her aspiring dream to become an actress! And Tsuruga Ren! <3 






7: Dengeki Daisy manga series by Motomi Kyousuke: I still re-read this series! Kurosaki and Teru are the top shoujo couple with many funny scenes! This one also deserves an anime!





6: Fables: Legends in Exile series by : One of the best graphic novel series I've ever read! Imagine all fairy tale characters stuck in New York after a worlds wide war destroys their realms!





5: Beauty and the Beast comic series by Meagan Kearney: Still going strong on the artist's Tumblr page this little gem deserves to be known more.





4: Honey and Clover manga series by Chica Umino: Also one of the funniest manga series. But make sure to watch the anime too! You'll cry from laughing!




3: Dark Hunters grapgic novels by Sherrillyn Kenyon: Though the adaptations cover only the first two books, these comics were the reason I decided to give the Dark Hunters universe a chance. Truth to be told, after the novel "One Silent Night" I have lost my interest for the series, BUT they are enjoyable to a point.





2: Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan: A sci-fi which delivers diversity, romance adventure and tragedy. I'll never get bored with this one!





1: Please Save my Earth manga series by Saki Hiwatari: A tale of war and love, ressurection and hidden secrets. You'll love the art of this manga as also the mystery! This manga only got an OVA series and never an anime but it also deserves to get some attention too.





Monday, January 30, 2017

Book Trailer Reveal: "Till Death" by Jennifer Armentrout



Hello and welcome to the trailer reveal for Jennifer Armentrout's upcoming release "Till Death"! A story of mystery and love and quite much everything you love in a good book by my favorite author!
If you want, you can read my review on the book and make sure to watch the trailer!




Summary from GoodReads


In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .
It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.
First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.
But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

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About the author:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

My social media stuff:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout/
Twitter: @JLArmentrout
Instagram: authorjlarmentrout
Website: jenniferlarmentrout.com



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blog Tour ARC Review+Excrept+Giveaway: Long Way home (Thunder Road #3) by Katie McGarry

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The highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series is being released on January 31st! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Pre-order your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don’t miss Violet and Chevy’s story! Check out all of the stops on this awesome tour and be sure to pre-order your copy for the amazing bonus scenes!


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LONG WAY HOME Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

LONG WAY HOME Pre-Order Links:Amazon | Kobo | BAM | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound
 
"An intoxicating and unforgettable story that kept me glued to the page."
Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge



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EXCERPT

VIOLET

“You can do this.” I take Brandon’s hand in mine and give a reassuring squeeze. “I know you can.”
Brandon swallows hard, but nods. A combination of nervous energy and pride rushes through my veins as he grasps my hand in return and fists the cash in his other hand. He’s going to face his fears. The lift of my lips is genuine now. My brother believes in himself, and I believe in him and maybe we’re both going to be okay.
Right as Brandon takes a courageous step forward, two black leather vests slip in front of us and staring back at me is a half skull with fire blazing out of its eye sockets.
The world surrounding me turns red, and my blood begins to boil. “There’s a line and you just cut.”
Eli, one of my father’s once best friends, glances over his shoulder and winks at us as he pulls out his wallet. Like always, he has dark hair cut close to his head, plugs in his ears and a huge grin like we should be glad to see him. “I got you covered.”
Fabulous. Here comes the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club riding in on their black Harleys determined to save the day of people who really need to learn how to save themselves.
“No really, we got this,” I insist.
I try to muscle my way past to pay, but Eli’s right hand man, Pigpen, plants himself in front of me like the towering sack of testosterone and annoyance that he is. Then he’s on the move and I somehow find myself away from the ticket booth.
“Surprised to see you here, Violet.” Pigpen is in his late twenties and thinks he’s all handsome with his blond hair and big muscles. Because he was a Navy SEAL or Army Ranger or something outrageous like that, he also thinks he’s awesome, but he doesn’t impress me. “Surprised you’re here, but happy to see you. You haven’t been at a game all year.”
“I’ve been busy,” I say.
“Is that what you call avoiding anyone from the Terror? Busy?”
“Works for me.”
“Hi, Pigpen!” Brandon is lit up like a firefly who was convinced the rest of his species was extinct. Eli, of course, enjoying the role of savior, has his arm around Brandon’s shoulder as they join us.
“Hey, Stone.” Pigpen calls my brother by the stupid nickname the club created for him. “How’s it going?”
“Good. They bought our tickets, Vi!”
“Yep, they sure did, because little ol’ me couldn’t’ handle the big ol’ ticket booth on my own.” Heavy on the sarcasm and then a hard glare at Eli. “Brandon was going to buy his own ticket.”
Eli rolls his neck like he’s the one who owns the right to be annoyed. “Most people say thank you.”
“You’re missing the point.”
Eli pats my brother’s back. “Why don’t you head in with Pigpen? I’d like to catch up with Violet.”
Brandon bounces like a damn puppy dog given a treat and then rushes off into the stadium, leaving me with Thing Two. And to think my brother called me Vi. The little traitor.
“Pigpen,” I call out. “Don’t leave him.”
I forced my brother to tattle today and while the football game will make him smile, I’m also taking a calculated risk that the people he told on won’t be here. If they are here, I’m betting they won’t mess with Brandon as long as I’m around.
“You worry too much,” Pigpen answers without glancing back.
When it comes to my brother, they don’t worry enough about the right problems.
Eli watches as Brandon and Pigpen go into the stadium. Instead of taking a left for the bleachers, they go right for the concession stand, and I’m contemplating how to stab Pigpen in the jugular. Concession food brings my brother into a near state of euphoria, and because of the crappy day my brother and I had, I wanted to be the one that made him happy with a hot dog, nachos and a slushy.
Motorcycle men around the world, as far as I’m concerned, can just plain suck it.





REVIEW

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Violet's and Chevy's book was one of the most anticipated for this series. Since book one, I really wanted Violet's story and to understand why she hated the club so much. True, having a family as part of a motorcycle club can be...stressing at times but too many personal feelings were tested in this book. Not only from Violet's side but also Chevy's.


The story continue's almost after the end of book two but with an explosive start almost from the first chapters. Family and friends are tested and Violet is at the center of this cyclone with almost no way to escape.


I liked her relationship with her brother and how hard she tries to distance herself from the club, even at the cost of her personal feelings for Chevy. He loves her so much, it's painful!


"Long Way Home" is one strong, emotional book and continues strongly the saga of this new series!


Don’t Miss the First Two Titles in the Thunder Road Series! Grab your copies today!

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Pre-order LONG WAY HOME by Katie McGarry, and fill out THIS FORM, to receive three previously unreleased bonus scenes featuring important “firsts” in the lives of your favorite characters from the world of Katie McGarry! Complete the form to register your pre-order at https://wyng.com/campaign/820152. Offer Ends 1/31/17 at 11:59pm EST.

   

 
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Katie McGarry - author pic    Katie McGarry Bio: Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life.
She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, NOWHERE BUT HERE and WALK THE EDGE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Katie McGarry’s LONG WAY HOME – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
January 23rd
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Angel Reads – Review
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Girl Plus Books – Review & Excerpt
Letter Shelves Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
January 24th
Book Boyfriend Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Review
Lovin' Los Libros – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Excerpt
Zach's YA Reviews – Review & Excerpt
January 25th
Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Mythical Books – Excerpt
Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Excerpt
January 26th
A Bookish Escape – Review & Excerpt
Book Sojourner – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt
January 27th
Bookshelf Adventures – Review & Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
Random Book Muses – Review & Excerpt
Writing My Own Fairy Tale – Review & Excerpt
January 28th
Zili in the Sky – Review & Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Excerpt
Chasing Faerytales – Review
Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt
Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review
January 29th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt
Waiting For Wentworth – Excerpt
January 30th
Margie's Must Reads – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Readers Live A Thousand Lives – Review & Excerpt
So Bookalicious – Review & Excerpt
January 31st
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Little Bookworm Reviews – Review & Excerpt
With Love for Books – Review & Excerpt
The Cover Contessa – Review & Excerpt
February 1st
A Leisure Moment – Review
Book Bite Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Never Judge a Book by its Cover – Review & Excerpt
Pages to Explore – Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – review & Excerpt
Stuck In Books – Review & Excerpt
February 2nd
Actin' Up with Books – Review & Excerpt
Contagious Reads – Review & Excerpt
Go Read A Book – Review
The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt
February 3rd
A Gingerly Review – Review & Excerpt
Bookish Hollow – Review & Excerpt
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Lovely Reads Publishing – Review & Excerpt
Vera is Reading – Excerpt
I Heart YA Books – Review & Excerpt


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Friday, January 27, 2017

ARC Review: "Till Death" by Jennifer Armentrout


Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .
It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.



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REVIEW


I received an e-ARC in exchnage for an honest review. 

I was thrilled for the chance to review one of my most favorite author's upcoming release. "Till Death" may be a story of suspence but it has equally funny and romantic elements.

Sasha is the survivor of a serial killer. Scarred emotionally and physically, she takes the chance and returns back to her old town, where her mother is; and where everything happened. Only to find her old almost-boyfriend, Cole, and a new mystery unraveling in the town.

The story grips you and doesn't let go. I like that in every book by Jennifer Armentrout and this was no exception. Although many would try and pitch this book as a thriller, I can assure you that there is nothing like that in this book. There is mystery sure, but no gory scenes or a graveyard full of bodies *yikes*.

In conclusion, since I don't want to spoil, this book is yet another addition to my favorite list and can prove that Jennifer Armentrout is a master of writing in almost all genres!






About the author:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Feature & Follow #40: Blogging Tips




THE FUTURE & FOLLOW IS HOSTED BY TWO HOSTS, PARAJUNKEE OF PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW AND ALISON OF ALISON CAN READ. EACH HOST WILL HAVE THEIR OWN FEATURE BLOG AND THIS WAY IT’LL ALLOW US TO SHOW OFF MORE NEW BLOGS.

HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?


The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followersYou create your own post using the post prompt. You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt. Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment. If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation. The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features) It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard. As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.

Specific RULES
Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.

Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.

If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”

Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”


THE POST PROMPT:

What are some tips that help you with blogging?

MY ANSWER:


Though I'm not a veteran in blogging, like some other amazing bloggers, I do find the following useful:

1) Comment if you like a review. It makes the blogger much happier.

2) Be polite please.

3) If you know that a blooger is also an affiliate onw try to buy you books from the blog.







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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ARC Review: "Etched in Bone" (The Others #5) by Anne Bishop


Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.




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REVIEW


I received an e-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

One of the best urban fantasy/supernatural series ended with "Etched in Bone". The story of Meg and the Others concludes with this book, which is big and covers almost everyone who live in the Lakeside Courtyard.

The Elders roam Thasia after the events of the previous book and Simon's Courtyard becomes the center of the events which can determine the fate of all humans. I adored every moment he and Meg shared, which are much more than the previous books. As also the little family they have made with Sam and Skippy.

The human pack also has its own story to say. From Monty and the police force to the children and the elderly Twylla Montgomery who also lives in the Courtyard. There were also many funny episodes between chapters which gave a lighter tone to the story. Seeing the Others trying to find out more about human behavior is always very funny.

The ending of this series was very satisfying. Though I wouldn't mind more of Meg's and Simon's story to be told, I recently discovered that Anne Bishop will write another series based on the Others universe. But still, I want to learn about Jana the police officer and the male Wolfgard who is her boss! That would make an amazing couple!





And don't miss the rest books of this series!




















About the author:

nne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel, Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestseller list. 

She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

Crawford Award (2000)


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten NA Books!

                                      


This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #96: Anything we want to share on our Top Ten Tuesday post! For this week to post about my Top Ten New Adult novels I love to read! Despite Milky Way of Books being primarly a YA blog, I also want to feature the New Adult category.

The books featured are either ones I read on 2016 or earlier than 2016.

Here we go!


10: Fire in You by J. Lynn: Well of course I'd include J. Lynn's books! As the YA author Hen Armentrout she is amazing but as a NA author she can blow your mind! 








9: Beautiful by Christina Lauren: The final book of this series was one of the best. There were all the couples in there as also a crazy road trip!




8: Ramsay by Mia Sheridan: As one of the stand-alone novels based on the Zodiac signs, Ramsay was also one of my favorite reads back on 2016. But as a Sagittarius, her novel Archer's Voice will always be one of my loved ones.





7: Priceless & Consolation Prize by Linda Kage: These two novels of the author's Forbidden Men series were the most diverse in the NA category for me at least. It would be better to read all the books before these two so you can know about all the characters.








6: Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle: One of the best traveling romance books. I love every stoy Karina Halle has written but this little gem has won me over. Try reading "Love in English" first before getting to this one. And after make sure to read the rest of the books!





5: Deceptive Cadence by Katie Hamstead: This book is maybe one of the most underratted in the NA. Don't let the cover stop you; this is a story of magic realism and time travel, love and redemption. It deserves more!





4: Unteachable by Elliot Wake (f.k.a Leah Raeder): This book has a touch of forbidden in it, but you can't miss the heart-breaking way everything is written. I still listen to the audiobook.





3: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmersky: This book had been on my TBR list since 2013 but when I picked it, I fell in love with the main characters and the fun banter between them. Not to mention the romance!





2: The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan: I think we all need an Ethan in our lives! Maybe one of the best books of this series!






1: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker: I love everything this author has written but this one? It's one of the best.











Monday, January 23, 2017

Review: "Wayfarer" (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken


Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk. 

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives. 

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.



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REVIEW


Wayfarer is one of the most beautiful, emotional reads for January, at least for me. I was very anxious after the ending of Passenger to learn what had happened to both Etta and Nick as also find out how they would stop Ironwood from messing up the entire entity of time and space.



There are lots of travels back and forth through time and despite having lots of action scenes, emotional meetings and a new threat Alexandra Bracken delivers a full fledged world building which feels unique in its own entity. Not to mention the new characters who depsite even having small or big influence into the story, they are also fully written with their own powers and flaws.

The book is really big; actually it felt like reading a second and a third book together, since Etta and Nic stay away from each other for some time. But their time away strengthens their bond and their love for each other. I felt too much espacially for Nick who had to deal with many moral issues as also his pain from the past.

The ending was very satisfying and equally sweet. It's a hopeful one, which I hope it will be built upon the trust and the love the main characters have for each other. Alexandra Bracken's recent book is stunning and there are no more words to describe how much this book deserves to be made into a movie (too!).






And don't miss the first book of this amazing duology!







About the author:

Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and a deep love of reading. After graduating high school, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's constantly overflowing with books. 
Alex is a #1 New York Times bestselling and USA TODAY bestselling author. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages.