Friday, July 25, 2014

Blood Crown by Ali Cross

Blood Crown (The Eden Project #1)Blood Crown by Ali Cross

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

☆ ☆ ☆☆
Actual 3.8 but rounded up for good feels.

No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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I took part in a little "judge a book by it's cover" on this one and maybe not in the most flattering way, I guess I should explain. I've been in a bit of a book rut, and I've been clutching onto the only good book I've read in awhile refusing to finish it because of my issues, then I found The Blood Crown. I didn't request it on NetGalley because I thought it was going to be fantastic, I thought it might be distracting and was mildly curious but my expectations were very low. Then it starts off with a chapter titled Archibald Nine Years Earlier, with little to no info dump, we jump right into the perspective of an android serving and raising the princess of the West, Serantha. On the second page Archibald is trying to protect this little girl from the mutinying androids who have risen to kill the King and Queen and enslave the people. A thousand years of monarchy, humans bestowed with gifts from their Servants as hypothesized by The Creator culminate with Serantha of the West and Nicolai of the East, the ultimate combination of humanity and nanotechnology. They are destined to create the next race to ensure the survival of not only humans but androids as well and must be protected at all costs.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Midsummer Mehness

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I haven't been reading much, or really had the desire to do much of anything other than try to keep up with my busy schedule and sleep with occasional snacking. I have a hard time balancing reading/blogging with sewing, I think it's because they both require so much of my attention I can't manage both, and parent my kids, homeschool, potty train and generally do mommy things.

Thanks for checking up on me <3 I'm okay, just a little worn out from summer and missing my books.

But soon.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler annnnnnd we have a cover!


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My exact reaction when this popped into my newsfeed first thing in the morning, because yesssssss.

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Yeah. Freaking out. You should be too because this is fucking awesome.

Synopsis as per GoodReads:
Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude—only to be bound once again against her will. Will she risk all to be human?

Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage. Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry—by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni, herself.

If she can remain unBound, Leila's curse will soon be over. But Ozan Sawyer, a Magi with the ability to See, Call, and Bind jinn has other plans.

Oz needs Leila to help him penetrate Pittsburgh's steel-soaked magic, a juice potent but poisonous to supernatural creatures, in order to find a missing girl with her own mysterious connection to Kouros. Unfortunately for Leila, becoming Bound to Oz may risk more than just her chance to be human once more—it could risk her very soul...

Jinn and Juice is the first in a new series by fantasy writer, Nicole Peeler, set in a world of immortal curses, powerful jinni and belly dancing.


I KNOW. I know. I can't wait either.



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I'm just going to go ahead and hop on the denial train, it's a happy place, you should join me.

**Quietly plotting on how I can get my hands on an ARC. **