Thursday, March 23, 2017

Random Reads #278, March 23rd

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using, I got 2531 which turned out to be Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux! It's been on my TBR pile since March 23rd, 2012, and I added it because her books, and this series, is fantastic! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #293, March 23rd

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

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Will the Time Come #303, March 23rd

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
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-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
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Algonquin “Ali” Rhodes, the high school newspaper’s music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He’s a weird-looking guy—goth, but he seems sincere about it, like maybe he was into it back before it was cool. She introduces herself after the set, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in his slow, quiet murmur, “Well, I don’t really live there, exactly. . . .”

When Ali and Doug start dating, Ali is falling so hard she doesn’t notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally Marie, the school paper’s fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn’t just a really sincere goth. He’s a zombie. Horrified that her feelings could have allowed her to overlook such a flaw, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of—at the same time she learns that vampires, a group as tightly-knit as the mafia, don’t think much of music critics who make fun of vampires in reviews. . . 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Same as always! Not seeing it around, and having so many other books to read! And as always, I want to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We Have the Cover of The Nevernight Chronicles #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff! And it's pretty epic! Mia is just so amazing!

Waiting on Wednesday #306, March 22nd

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Expected Publication: May 16th, 2016
From Goodreads:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Rider series -- Seeker .

When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.

Until Sebastian.

Sebastian was her first and worst mistake.

Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael the last surviving demon in the Kindred guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.

Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye
Expected Publication: May 16th, 2016
From Goodreads:
The gorgeous and darkly compelling sequel to The Crown’s Game—perfect for fans of Red Queen and Shadow and Bone.

Magic is growing, shadows are rising, and the throne is at stake…

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves. 

Grit by Gillian French
Expected Publication: May 16th, 2016
From Goodreads:
Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town.

Seventeen-year-old Darcy Prentiss has long held the title of “town slut.” She knows how to have a good time, sure, but she isn’t doing anything all the guys haven’t done. But when you’re a girl with a reputation, every little thing that happens seems to keep people whispering—especially when your ex-best friend goes missing.

But if anyone were to look closer at Darcy, they’d realize there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget. Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share. Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. So when someone in town anonymously nominates Darcy to be in the running for Bay Festival Princess—a cruel act only someone with a score to settle would make—all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she wasn’t prepared to handle…and isn’t sure if she can.

Some really fantastic books coming out on the 16th! Can't wait for them! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #310, March 22nd

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Mist, and yeah, it's so awesome, I need to read more!
I read Truthwitch, and it was an absolutely incredible book!
I'm going to read Avenged, and I can't wait, the first book was amazing!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We Have the Cover of All the Crooked Saints!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater! And it's awesome!

Teaser Tuesday #310, March 21st

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout, page 45.

"My heart was pounding and as I inhaled deeply, I caught a woodsy scent. Jerking up, I threw the cover off and swung my bare legs off the bed."

Though it's been so long since I read the first two books, the woodsy scent is Seth! Well, I want to know more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #302, March 20th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #301
Teaser Tuesday #309
WWW Wednesday #309
WOW #306
Will the Time Come #300
Third Sentence Thursday #291
Random Reads #277
First Lines Friday #296
The Reward Challenge Update #287
Follow Friday #279
How Well I Stuck to It #131
Wrote that Review Update #136

Week 11 Reviews:
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
A Crown of Wishes
Ronit & Jamil
The Hidden Memory of Objects
Spindle Fire
Any Boy But You
Swinging for Love
The Hidden

Birthright: Review

OK, so I got 23 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty fantastic week! Can't wait to read next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever I want to read!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #136, March 19th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Birthright, How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days, A Crown of Wishes, Undeclared, Romit & Jamil, The Hidden Memory of Objects, Spindle Fire, Dreamfall, Any Boy But You, Swinging for Love, The Hidden, so I have 11 of 11 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #130, March 19th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 13:
Nothing Planned!

Another free week, because I need one! I just want to pick random books and devour them! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Week 11 Review: The Hidden

From Goodreads:
Can the same killer strike again a hundred and fifty years later?

Estes Park, Colorado, is a place of serenity. But it wasn't always so serene. Shortly after the Civil War, Nathan Kendall and his wife were murdered there, leaving behind a young son. The crime was never solved.

Now, historian Scarlet Barlow is working at a small museum attached to a B and B, the same building where that murder occurred. She recently came to Colorado, reeling after her divorce from FBI agent Diego McCullough. Diego, who's just been asked to join the Krewe of Hunters, a unit dealing with unusual situations.

When Scarlet unwittingly takes pictures of people who've been murdered just like the Kendalls a hundred and fifty years before the police look at her with suspicion. Then the museum's statues of historic people, including Nathan Kendall, begin to talk to her, and she knows it's time to call her ex-husband. Diego heads to Estes Park, determined to solve the bizarre case that threatens Scarlet's life and to reunite with the woman he never stopped loving. 

My Review:
Reading this book was so fantastic! I think it's the first book where the characters knew each before this book, had a relationship before. So yeah, that was something new and fresh, and given that this is the 17th book in the series, that's nice! *Edit to note, that it was also in Heart of Evil! Opps! Forgot! Still, 2 in 17, point still counts!*

Apparently this is set in a town that includes the place that inspired Stephen King with The Shining. Since I've never actually read any of his books that was an interesting factoid! I had to look it up, and yeah, that was pretty cool!

We were introduced to Diego in the previous book, but Scarlet was a new character! We knew that he still loved her, but in this book, we find out why they got divorced, because they both still care for each other. It was a really heart-breaking situation!

This mystery was pretty darned awesome! I mean, the photos of a murder that hadn't taken place, or had taken place 150 years ago, because the current is a copycat of the past, that disappeared? Yeah, lots of creepy going on, and made for an excellent book!

Loved reading this book, it was so fantastic, and I can't wait to finish catching up with this series!

Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunter #17
Read: March 17th, 2017
Source: NetGalley/Bought
Reason Why: Love her series and this series so much! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: September 29th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: Swinging at Love

From Goodreads:
Outfielder Tristan Murrell has a problem. As the number two slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels, his team is counting on him to make their very first run at the state championship. But he has a secret—his swing has totally deserted him. As in, he can't hit anything. He needs to fix the issue, and fast, but how? 

Ballerina Alyssa Kaplan has a problem, too. The shiny new sports complex in town has left her family's batting cage business on the verge of going under. Nailing her audition for a prestigious dance company is everything, but there's no way she's letting her some shiny big-box company destroy her family's livelihood. 

Tristan needs a miracle. So does Alyssa. And maybe, just maybe, Tristan's secret weapon might be the girl of his dreams… 

Disclaimer: This book contains hot, shirtless baseball players, kisses that bring a ballerina to her knees, and a lot of baseball smack-talk.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! I've really loved all of Kendra C. Highley's books, and this was no exception! I loved reading about Alyssa and Tristan, they had so much in common, baseball, and they were so great together!

It was really great to see Faith and Kyle again, because Faith is helping Alyssa with her dancing, and Kyle is the captain of the Suttonville Sentinels! So yeah, that was really great, because we got to see them together and happy while watching this new couple find similar happiness!

I read somewhere that these two are one of the author's favourite pairings that she's wrote, because they're both balanced and real and have their problems, and I agree! Tristan's got trouble with his swing, and Alyssa's family's batting cage business is on the verge of closing, and yeah, those two problems brought these two together!

Really enjoyed how everything came together in the end! I mean, she helped him with his swing with practical advice and her presence. And he helped her with a fundraiser! And while they both had stumbling blocks in the way-both of their best friends was interested in Alyssa and Tristan, when Alyssa and Tristan were interested in each other, yeah. Things worked out!

Such a fantastic book, and I can't wait to see more members of the Suttonville Sentinels find love!

Author: Kendra C. Highley
Series: Suttonville Sentinels #2
Read: March 16th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: March 13th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: Any Boy But You

From Goodreads:
Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. Its a very You've Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can't be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena's family out of business. Elena's mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money's so tight Elena's going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can't win this game.

The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad's business rival, and the one girl he'd never even think of kissing. She's definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.

When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine's Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or theyll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk. 

My Review:
This book was really fun to read! If I've ever seen the whole movie, You've Got Mail, it was a long time ago, because I only remember parts. But to make a YA version, and in a small town? Yeah, I was really interesting to see how that'd play out!

I don't think we'll ever find out the truth behind why the feud started. We know what the Chestnuts believe-that the Prince grandfather stole a whole years' worth of profit. But we don't know the Prince family's side of the story, nor the truth. Oh, well! We found about the 2nd generations ups and downs with the feud!

Watching these two connect on a game that he created, and she hates because it was created to benefit the other sporting goods store, was really cute! And how much they disliked each other in person, and how much they connected online! And yeah, I was really happy when they got together in the end!

I really wonder who is going to star in the future books in this series! Because yeah, most of the young characters who we got to know, found somebody to be with in this book! So yeah, wondering who'll star in the upcoming books!

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Julie Hammerle
Series: North Pole, Minnesota #1
Read: March 16th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really good! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Published: February 13th, 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: Dreamfall

From Goodreads:
A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Inception in this gripping psychological thriller from international bestselling author Amy Plum. Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can't get any worse. But they couldn't be more wrong.

When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dreamworld where their worst nightmares have come to life—and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they'd rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can't find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

Dreamfall is perfect for fans of dark and edgy young adult novels from authors like Danielle Vega, Natasha Preston, Kendare Blake, and Madeleine Roux. It is the first book in a spine-tingling duology full of action, suspense, and horror that's sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat until the very last page.

My Review:

Author: Amy Plum
Series: Dreamfall #1
Read: March 16th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: Spindle Fire

From Goodreads:
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, Spindle Fire is an enthralling, wholly original reimagining of a classic faerie story.

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king's headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora's blood, a Faerie Queen who is preparing for war, a strange and enchanting dream realm—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

Spindle Fire is a tour-de-force fantasy set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines, from a writer destined to be a major voice in YA.

My Review:
This book was absolutely incredible! I loved this story about sisters, of Isabella and Aurora, and Malfleur and Belcoeur.

Author: Lexa Hillyer
Series: Spindle Fire #1
Read: March 15th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, DAC Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication: April 11th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: The Hidden Memory of Objects

From Goodreads:
Megan Brown's brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler's death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler's belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.

Enlisting the help of an artifact detective who shares her ability and specializes in murderabilia—objects tainted by violence or the deaths of their owners—Megan finds herself drawn into a world of painful personal and national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother's charming friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance.

My Review:
This book was just absolutely incredible! I loved everything about it! The ability that she gains, the investigation into her brother's death, her relationships with those closest to her, yeah. I just loved reading this book! So enjoyable!

The main part of this book, is her brother's death. And her investigation into her brother's death reveals how much she didn't know about him.

This was an amazing book, and I just loved reading it!

Author: Danielle Mages Amato
Read: March 15th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication: March 21st 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: Ronit & Jamil

From Goodreads:
Pamela L. Laskin's beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict.

Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict—much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred.

The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their loves, as it may not be possible to save both.

My Review:

The thing about this book, is that it does have the issues. Israelis and Palestinians have their issues with each other, who owns the land. And these kids' fathers, at the end, were all angry and such. And then Ronit and Jamil

Author: Pamela L. Laskin
Read: March 14th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: February 21st 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: Undeclared

From Goodreads:
Kellan McVey is Burnham College's most prolific athlete, partier, and ladies' man—and that's just how he likes it. Returning to reign for his third year, he wants nothing to change. Then Andrea Walsh shows up.

It wasn't too long ago that Andi and Kellan were lifelong friends, mortal enemies, and, for one hot summer, more. Then Kellan left and Andi stayed behind. 

Kellan thought he'd moved past that last summer's heartbreak, but with Andi sitting next to him in class, befriending his friends, and battling for the same once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity, he's starting to remember why he hated her…and why he loved her. 

Kellan has a long list of reasons that falling for Andi again is a terrible idea, though every new moment together challenges that theory. But Andi's all too familiar with Kellan's love 'em and leave 'em approach—and she's found someone else to get serious about. 

Burnham's campus king has never had to fight for a girl, but if he wants Andi to give him another chance, he'll have to do the one thing he's never had the nerve to do: admit it. 

My Review:
Reading this book was so fantastic! It was a nice NA, and a great love story! We were introduced to Kellan in the first book, but Andi was a new character, and I enjoyed getting to know the both of them in this book!

Kellan isn't a bad guy, he's just made a lot of bad choices. Like, pretending that he didn't know about Andi's feelings for him, because that was just easier for him. Like, having a friends with benefits relationship with Andi before going to college. Like, sleeping around with pretty much any willing girl for a year and a half-until he gets gonorrhea because he was hurt she stayed away from him after their sexual relationship. But he's going to change, in this book!

I loved watching Andi and Kellan together! They've both loved each other for basically forever, only he didn't actually know it, or was able to express it to her. Which lead to a lot of poor choices, and a heck of a ride for their emotions!

I think one scene that I really loved, was when Kellan tried to get rid of his list like Crosbie did in the first book. That was pretty hilarious! That fit in well with the robber, Andi and Kellan's relationship, and Kellan growing as a person!

This book was really fantastic and enjoyable, and I really hope we'll get more of this wonderful series!

Author: Julianna Keyes
Series: Burnham College #2
Read: March 13th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Julianna Keyes
Published: February 27th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 11 Review: A Crown of Wishes

From Goodreads:
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom's enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they'll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there's nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.

My Review:
Loved reading this book! I loved the first book, and I was so excited to read this book! This book isn't as sweeping as the first one-she's not the reincarnation of a goddess, basically. But there's this tournament-the last one, and after that, the Otherworld will be closed off. So this was pretty important!

I'm glad that I read bits and pieces of The Star-Touched Queen while reading this. Because it's been so long since I read it, I forgotten Vikram's part, and how he and his mother's future was a learning lesson for Maya! So yeah, that, along with Maya with Gauri, made reading this book so much better!

The writing was just a little too flowery for me, that there were parts that were just nonsense, basically. For me, personally, this book would've been a lot better with less of the random, beautiful words. They hampered the story, just a bit!

I loved that Maya and Gauri met again in this book, however briefly, and however much Gauri didn't remember it! And this story of the tournament, and these people who have their broken bits. Of what immortality is, and how stories can be so much more than what one person sees them as, and how things were connected in this book!

I really loved this book, it was a fantastic sequel even with its flaws, and I really enjoyed reading it!

Author: Roshani Chokshi
Series: The Star-Touched Queen #2
Read: March 12th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publication: March 28th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars