The Sin-Eater’s Daughter (sampler) – Review

But it’s better for them if they do stay away, lest Tyrek’s fate befall them, too…

Since last week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about The Sin-Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. Luckily, when I was looking into pre-ordering it on Amazon, I stumbled upon a sampler! The excerpt (below) is of the first two chapters of this 2015 release. Continue reading The Sin-Eater’s Daughter (sampler) – Review


Compulsion – Review (DNF)

Here it is, my first DNF (did not finish) on this blog, and I’m super disappointed.

It’s been about a month since I bought Compulsion by Martina Boone, and unfortunately, it just didn’t keep me interested. This was a book I thought I was definitely going to like (hello, Southern Gothic) but I find myself unable to finish this book.

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Winner’s Crime

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

I read The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski earlier this year, and though I found most of the book to be mediocre, I really got excited towards the end. There wasn’t a lot of action throughout the book, but the end really intensified the plot and that ending is why I’m looking forward to this 2015 release.

Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

Once again, this cover is just breathtaking. The blue of Kestrel’s dress is an electric shock and the patterned floor beneath it offsets it beautifully.

One thing I noticed in the last book was that Kestrel’s best quality is her mind; she’s sharp and clever. From the description, it seems like we’re going to get more political cunning and sneakiness than we did in the first book.

Between this secret Kestrel’s about to uncover, and the shakiness of Arin’s nation, and the two of them toeing dangerous lines, this book looks like it’s going to explode with tension, drama, and perhaps, romance?

The Winner’s Curse releases March 3rd, 2015.



Waiting on Wednesday – The Sin Eater’s Daughter

Can we all just take a moment to awe over this gorgeous cover?

The cover for The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury is one of the prettiest I’ve seen! I love the rich reds and blues and the potion bottle is just stunning with the gold gilding along the edges. I’m guilty of judging books for their covers (not entirely, but aesthetic is important), and I think this one is just divine.

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The Messenger of Fear – Review

Justice is our cause, not human happiness.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant was an interesting read. What caught my eye first about this book was the tagline: If you are wicked, the Messenger will find you. I was lucky enough to win the book in a giveaway, and I finally got around to reading it. Though the storytelling could have been executed better (IMHO),  Michael Grant delivers a unique, thrilling story. Continue reading The Messenger of Fear – Review

An Ember in the Ashes (sampler) – Review

Duty first, unto death…

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Vow your blood and body to the empire.

Keep your heart for yourself.

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Getting to Know Me – A Canadian, Korean-drama-loving, Introverted Bibliophile

As soon as I heard about this blog hop, I knew I had to sign up. This blog hop was hosted by the lovely ladies at Cuddlebuggery!

I’m very new to the book blogger community, and I’ve spent the past few months getting to know some of my favorite authors – which has been equal parts amazing and hilarious (I had no idea about Lauren DeStefano and her cats) – but now I want you guys to get to know me!

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