Review: Nine

Nine Nine by Zach Hines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

It was weirdly great. Lol. It is definitely a new concept for me. It delivered, imo. The world building is great, the writing good. The story line, yep.

It just a bit descriptive in some parts but some parts are NOT that descriptive if you get my drift. I still have questions. Like, where did the bodies comes from? Like did they get it manufactured or something? I'm morbidly curious about the science of it. Lol. They just said they emerged from the Lake. So, are the new bodies kept there?? How does that work?? I need that kind of answers, dammit. Lmao.

Question regarding the story were answered. But of course some new ones came up too.

I can say that this book is really good albeit a bit weird. Worth my time to read!

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Review: Heart of Thorns

Heart of Thorns Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Sooooooo.... I really liked the story and the world building of this book. BUT, I was TOLDthat she's a huntress. She hunt the Gwyrach cause of her mother's death. This is an issue I had all throughout the book. I was under the impression she had great knives skills, great combat skills too as you know, she trained to be a hunter of demons. So I was a bit disappointed that there was NONE of it in the book. I mean, okay, so you threw a knife at some tree, that's it though. So yes, I'm the type of reader who loves her action scenes and dammit I didn't get much.

Mia is not a damsel-in-distress though. That's what I think. She knew her way around. She is really a smart woman and for once, Barton SHOWED that Mia IS smart. The world is intricately woven, if I daresay. My other problem is that there's too much descriptions. I mean, I'm all for descriptions but I don't need THAT much. LOL. So I skipped some and just read the conversations because those are really great.

Quin. I liked that he's really something else. And that he's you know (view spoiler).

The above reasons are why I didn't gave it five stars. I just kept expecting that there will be a LOT of actions but I do liked that even though there are not much action, the world building is great. I loved the concept, the dialogues, the history of magic and all that.

I was sad that it ended up cliffy though. LOL. Because I really want to know what happened next. But this is an arc. A soon-to-be published book. I might have to wait for a year or something for the next. :(

Definitely worth my time to read. I just wished that on the next book, there'll be more action scene. Show those 'hunter' skills you have told us reader. Because this is why we love Fantasy books. THEY TELL YOU THINGS AND THEN SHOW YOU. Less description on unnecessary things and more about the characters.

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Book Review: Folsom by Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster (End Of Men, #1)

TITLE: Folsom
SERIES: End of Men, #1
AUTHOR: Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster
GENRE: Adult, Dystopian
RELEASE DATE: 29th May 2018
RATINGS: 
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon
BOOK BLURB:
The nation as we know it is a thing of the past. With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.
Until Gwen.
Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long-hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.
A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution. Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.
Folsom is book one of the End of Men series.
REVIEW

This book is not the typical Tarryn Fisher book. I haven't read Willow Aster's books yet but I plan to.

Imagine my surprise that Tarryn wrote a dystopian book. I love dystopian books and this is my first in the Adult genre. I usually read YA Dystopia. Anyway, why do good books hard to review? You can't say anything else besides "THIS IS FUCKING GOOD. GO READ THIS." Or scream yourself out how this is so good and everyone should go read it.

I've read YA books where women are used to breed children. Where men captured them, rapes them, etc. But this is the first where it's the other way around. Women wants to breed but it's their decision. Since there are only 12 men left in their country, or so they say. These men are enslaved albeit glamorously paid and all their desires are given. But still they are sex slaves, in short.

So you see, I started to pity these 12 men. They might liked it at first but nobody wants to have sex 3 times a day, almost everyday since you were 18 years old. And with different women, if I may add. Who wants that?! IT gets tiring.

What I loved about this is the rebels. Gwen. Of course we all know Gwen will be the special snowflake. I know that. But I still love her tenacity. I love that she's made like that. I got really teary eyed on a lot of parts. I stopped it as soon as it formed though because I'm at the office. But you get me, right?

I cannot imagine my child to be taken away from me. This, I know from the moment I gave birth to her, I cannot take that. So yes, I feel all the feels, a mother should feel in some parts. Gah. I wanna read the next book now. Because it does end in a cliffy. 

But seriously, GO FUCKING READ THIS. IT IS FUCKING GOOD. IT HAS SEX, I KNOW YOU WANT THOSE SCENES. YES THERE ARE SOME AND DETAILED. BUT THERE IS ALSO CONTENT IN THIS BOOK. I don't read a lot of adult books for fear of too many sex scenes and less world building, but this is different. I REALLY BELIEVE THIS IS WORTH THE READ.

BTW, I devoured this book. I read it in less than 24 hours, which is saying something due to my short attention span these days. It is that intriguing, engaging and definitely an awesome read.

K. THANKS. BYE. 

P.S.

Book two comes out soon! I read somewhere that Jackal's book will be released around July. But it's Tarryn. So we might or we might not get it early or in time. LMAO.

Book Blitz: Infini by Krista and Becca Ritchie (GIVEAWAY)


GAAAAH! The next book from Aerial Etherial is HEREEEEE! I loved Amour Amour so much that I'm so excited about Infini! :)


TITLE: Infini
SERIES: Aerial Etherial, #2
AUTHOR: Krista and Becca Ritchie
RELEASE DATE: 31st, January 2017
GENRE: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon | iBooks
BOOK BLURB:
“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”
It was terrible advice.
My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.
He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.
He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.
Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.
“You can help me fix it,” she says.
And then she hands me a list.
TEASER

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.
Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.
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BLOG TOUR: (Excerpt Teaser) FURIOUS RUSH by S.C. Stephens (GIVEAWAY)

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Honda Boy was holding his helmet under an arm while he flirted with the girls surrounding him. He was blond, with a short, shaggy hairstyle that probably took a lot more effort to create than it looked like. I could tell from the way the girls around him were tittering like teenagers that he was charming; with seemingly little effort on his part, he had all of them eating out of his hand. When a break in the crowd gave me a clear view of his face, I realized another thing: He was smokin’, someone-hold-on-to-my-ovaries- before-they-explode hot.

Book Blitz: Remember Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram (Jamie Baker #3) [GIVEAWAY]


YES! IT IS TIME TO REMEMBER!!! After so many long years! Finally, the conclusion of Jamie Baker series is here!!! Thank you, Kelly Oram! It will be worth waiting for! I know it! 

TITLE: Remember Jamie Baker
SERIES: Jamie Baker # 3
AUTHOR: +Kelly Oram 
RELEASE DATE: 10th June, 2016
PUBLISHER: Bluefields Publishing
GENRE: YA sci-fi, comic book, romance
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo
BOOK BLURB:
The explosive and long awaited conclusion to the Jamie Baker trilogy!
Plagued by memory loss, Jamie Baker searches high and low for the answers to who she is, where she comes from, and why she’s able to do things other humans can’t. A not-so-simple task when she’s hiding from the people responsible for her amnesia—an evil scientific research company that wants to capture her at any cost.
When Jamie’s quest for the truth reveals a devastating betrayal from the one person she thought she could trust, she’s forced to team up with a secret military organization in order to ensure her safety and stop Visticorp’s horrific human experimenting once and for all.

TEASER 
I gasped, shocked, and my eyes fell to his arm and the round scar I’d seen there earlier. A bullet wound. I looked at Ryan, and he surprised me even more by grinning. “That’s right, I took a bullet for you, babe.”
“You…” My voice trailed off as I tried to get a grip on the sudden swell of emotions raging inside me. Guilt, gratitude, horror…take your pick. I felt them all.
Ryan squeezed my hand. “That’s a good reason to promote a guy to boyfriend status, don’t you think?”
He was joking about this? He was shot, and he wanted to joke about our relationship? Was he for real?
“Don’t fall for it, Angel,” Johnny G teased. “It was barely a flesh wound. It didn’t even hit anything vital. I’ve been shot twice myself. It’s really not that bad.”



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.
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What readers are saying about Remember Jamie Baker

Jamie #3 was everything I had been hoping and waiting for. It brought all the feels. Jamie has the right amount of spunk, bravery and intelligence to make her an extremely likeable and relate-able heroine. I kinda want to be her BFF. And Ryan Miller ... swoon. He is everything. He made Jamie love him again and again, and he did it with me also. Every single book I have fallen in love with Ryan, and every time I reread I will love him even more. Great job, Kelly! It was a journey worth waiting for.  ~ Jaymin Eve, USA Today bestselling author of The Hive trilogy

"Full of great one-liners and intense longing, Remember Jamie Baker is a satisfying conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. Readers will appreciate the new friends Jamie makes, the measures she takes to restore her memory, and the return of Ryan Miller. OH YES. That charming combination of ego and sunshine does show up. I promise. And it's epic." ~ The Dragon’s Nook book reviews

"Kelly Oram’s back with a new Jamie Baker adventure that’s as action-packed as it is hilarious, with all new characters to love and some old favorites that you’ll find yourself falling for, all over again! Remember Jamie Baker is an unforgettable end to a truly amazing series!” ~ Jena Leigh author of the Variant series

"This is the best book of the trilogy. Remember Jamie gives us the steamiest Ryan & Jamie yet with beach fantasies (oh, Kelly went there!) and more curl-your-toes “awwww” scenes where once again pretty boy Ryan Miller steals your heart (and Jamie’s) as he tries to help her remember exactly who she was. Oh? And did I mention your favorite sidekicks (and who doesn’t love our favorite reporter and BFF?) are back? Or how about all of the kickass superhero action we’ve been dying for with Visticorp? Yea, it finally happens and it does not disappoint (be ready for some twists!)…. But the real reason you’ll keep reading? Because Jamie needs to remember! This whole series has honestly been a whirlwind and finally getting the epic conclusion we hoped for is the best gift Kelly could possibly give her readers. Fans of Meg Cabot’s quick wit and normal girl-hero complex (a la 1-800-Where-R-U), the tv show Smallville, or superhero tropes in general will dive right into this one. And who can forget fans of Ryan Miller? You will definitely need your fix." ~ Rachel E. Carter, author of the Black Mage series

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Book Blitz: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas (Throne of Glass, #4)



I am so excited that QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful series by Sarah J. Maas, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the first 3 books in the series (in paperback format).  US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The book:

Title: QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 656

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18006496-queen-of-shadows?from_search=true&search_version=service

Read Chapters 1-5 of QUEEN OF SHADOWS HERE!


Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A
Court of Thorns and Roses
. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.
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Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive the first 3 books (in paperback) in the THRONE OF GLASS Series. US Only.
Ends on September 11th at Midnight EST!

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