July 21’ Book Haul

I’m back!

Taking August off was so wonderful and so needed. I honestly contemplated taking another month, because the un-added stress of having to figure out blog stuff was so nice. I’m not planning on going back to my 2x a day posting – except on the random and rare occasions. And I think I have enough of a completed/partially completed backlog of posts to seriously alleviate the stress. I’ve been reading a lot, and not posting – so the reviews are piling up – and honestly, it’s a good thing!

I don’t know if I went crazy because of work. Or because it was my birthday. Or if I just blacked out and kept ordering and One-Clicking books…but honestly, mistakes might have been made. It’s a good thing that the majority of these books are digital because I don’t have shelf space for the physical ones I bought.

Honestly, I’m a little embarrassed by the sheer number of books in this post. That being said, I’m going to leave out the ebooks and eARCs for an eBook Haul post combining July and August and I have an upcoming NetGalley Update post. Otherwise, we’ll all be sitting here for hours scrolling. And no one wants that.

And since this is gonna be a doozy of a post and my work is definitely cut out for me in creating it – let’s dive in.


43603842. sy475 The Queen Will Betray You (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #2) – Sarah Henning

Hardcover / GR  

To stay together forever, Princess Amarande and her stableboy love, Luca, must part: Amarande to reclaim her kingdom from usurpers, and Luca to raise a rebellion and find his destiny. Arrayed against them are all the players in the game of thrones for control over the continent of The Sand and Sky. Facing unspeakable betrayals, enemies hidden in the shadows, and insurmountable odds, their only hope is the power of true love…


54776573You and Me at the End of the World – Brianna Bourn

Hardcover / GR

Hannah Ashton wakes up to silence. The entire city around her is empty, except for one other person: Leo Sterling. Leo might be hottest boy ever (and not just because he’s the only one left), but he’s also too charming, too selfish, and too devastating for his own good, let alone Hannah’s.

Stuck with only each other, they explore a world with no parents, no friends, and no school and realize that they can be themselves instead of playing the parts everyone expects of them. Hannah doesn’t have to be just an overachieving, music-box-perfect ballerina, and Leo can be more than a slacker, 80s-glam-metal-obsessed guitarist. Leo is a burst of honesty and fun that draws Hannah out, and Hannah’s got Leo thinking about someone other than himself for the first time.


54062639. sy475 the Art of Breaking Up – Elizabeth Stevens

Paperback / GR

Breaking up is hard to do. Whether you’re breaking up with a bad habit, a life you know, or your first boyfriend. But we all have to do it. It’s just one of the many sucky things about growing up. Some of us do it better than others. I do it badly.

For one single second, I see through the armour he’s built. It takes just one single second for him to see through mine. Something connects us. It turns out, Wade Phillips might be the only one who understands me. It turns out, I might be the only one who understands him.

Wade Phillips might be the guy to teach me the art of breaking up, but will my heart – and Lisa’s – break in the process?


54618808. sy475 XOXO – Axie Oh

Hardcover & Audiobook / GR

Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.

Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.


53422971. sy475 These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows #1) – Lexi Ryan

Hardcover & Audiobook / GR

Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.


55835986Small Favors – Erin A. Craig

B&N Exclusive Hardcover & Indie Signed Hardcover & Audiobook / GR

Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range–five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare. But when a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned.

As fall turns to winter, more strange activities plague the town. They point to a tribe of devilish and mystical creatures who promise to fulfill the residents’ deepest desires, however grand and impossible, for just a small favor. But their true intentions are much more sinister, and Ellerie finds herself in a race against time before all of Amity Falls, her family, and the boy she loves go up in flames.


50022883. sy475 Defy the Night (Defy the Night #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

ARC / GR

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.


48705144. sy475 The Dragon and the Queen (The Raven and the Dove #3) – Kaitlyn Davis

Hardcover / GR

A queen foretold to save the world…

Free from Malek’s clutches, Lyana returns to the world above determined to keep the isles from falling. But in a land where magic is forbidden, convincing the avians to believe in her power takes the one thing she doesn’t have—time. With Xander’s help, she must unravel the puzzle of the rift and gain their trust or lose her home forever.

A dragon in search of his destiny…

New enemies change the game as the final battle draws near…

Prophecies unravel. War arrives. And passions burn, threatening to set the world aflame.


58569002. sx318 From Blood and Ash (Ash and Blood #1) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Illumicrate Exclusive Edition / GR

A Maiden…

A Duty…

A Kingdom…

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.


42281694. sy475 Untethered (Shielded #2) – KayLynn Flanders

Indie Signed Hardcover / GR

Although King Atháren’s sister, Jennesara, saved Hálendi from the Gray Mage, the reprieve came at a steep price–the life of their father. Now Ren rules over a divided kingdom, with some who want him dead, and a Medallion that warns of worse trouble brewing in the south.

As second born, Princess Chiara is the perfect Turian royal–perfectly invisible. She longs to help restore peace on the Plateau, but with no magic and no fighting skills, she doesn’t stand a chance against a mage. So when a member of the Turian royal family goes missing and Chiara finds a clue about the rumored resting place of the mages’ long-lost artifacts, she decides it’s time to be seen.

As Ren’s and Chiara’s paths cross, they find the depth of the mages’ hold on the Plateau is more powerful than anyone suspected, and that they must learn to trust themselves, and each other, before the mages retrieve their artifacts and become too powerful to ever defeat.


53240276. sy475 The Betrayed (The Betrothed #2) – Kiera Cass

B&N Signed Hardcover / GR

Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken?

After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found.

While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help.

Can a girl who’s lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart?


52535769. sy475 Gods & Monsters (Serpent & Dove #3) – Shelby Mahurin

BAM Signed Hardcover & Audiobook / GR

The spellbinding conclusion to the New York Times and IndieBound bestselling trilogy Serpent & Dove. This stunning fantasy take on French witches and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.

Evil always seeks a foothold. We must not give it one.

After a heartbreaking loss, Lou, Reid, Beau, and Coco are bent on vengeance more than ever before—and none more so than Lou.

But this is no longer the Lou they thought they knew. No longer the Lou that captured a chasseur’s heart. A darkness has settled over her, and this time it will take more than love to drive it out.


50147675. sx318 sy475 The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin #1) – Melissa Caruso

Paperback / GR

The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers.

Then, one night, two terrible accidents befall her: Ryx accidentally kills a visiting dignitary in self-defense, activating a mysterious magical artifact sealed in an ancient tower in the heart of her family’s castle.

Ryx flees, seeking a solution to her deadly magic. She falls in with a group of unlikely magical experts investigating the disturbance in Vaskandar—and Ryx realizes that her family is in danger and her domain is at stake. She and her new colleagues must return to the family stronghold to take control of the artifact that everyone wants to claim—before it destroys the world.


50006930. sx318 sy475 The Queen of Cursed Things – S.M. Gaither

Paperback / GR

Decades ago, the High King of Sundolia waged a war that vanquished the serpent clan and drove them out of the empire, reducing them to nothing more than legends spoken of in occasional frightened whispers.

But they did not leave peacefully. Their parting gift included curses that now rest within the empire’s soil, beneath the shade of its jungles, treading through the waves of its seas. Growing more and more dormant as the years pass under the shadow of that increasingly tyrannical high king.

Until Alaya—a girl with a hidden serpent mark who shouldn’t exist—accidentally wakes one of them up. Then another. And suddenly she finds herself near universally despised and feared, a scapegoat exiled from her adopted village and left with no choice but to seek the truth about her cursed bloodline. About her true home. About a power, stolen from the serpent goddess herself, that is supposedly resting in that home. It is the sort of power that could help her overthrow a king, expose the lies he’s told, and put a stop to his wars.


54776578In the Same Boat – Holly Green

ARC / GR

Sadie Scofield is just a few days away from the race of a lifetime. The Texas River Odyssey may be 260 miles and multiple days of arduous canoeing where every turn of the river reveals new dangers-downed trees, alligators, pitch black night-but those dangers pale in comparison to going another year knowing that her father is ashamed of her.

Last year, Sadie caused a disastrous wreck that ended her father’s twenty year streak of finishes, and he’s never looked at her the same. Now, she knows that finishing the race with her brother, Tanner, is her one shot to redeem herself. She’s ready for anything…except Tanner ditching her for another team at the last minute.

Sadie grits her teeth and accepts that she has to team up with Cully, her former best friend turned worst enemy. It’s irritating enough that he grew up to be so attractive, but once they’re on the river it turns out he’s ill-prepared for such a dangerous race. But as the miles pass, the pain of the race builds, they uncover the truth about their feuding families, and Sadie’s feelings for Cully begin to shift. Could this race change her life more than she ever could have imagined?


50999975. sy475 Rise to the Sun – Leah Johnson

ARC / GR

Three days. Two girls. One life-changing music festival.

Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped. But after the fallout from her last breakup has left her an outcast at school and at home, she’s determined to turn over a new leaf. A crush-free weekend at Farmland Music and Arts Festival with her best friend is just what she needs to get her mind off the senior year that awaits her.

Toni is one week away from starting college, and it’s the last place she wants to be. Unsure about who she wants to become and still reeling in the wake of the loss of her musician-turned-roadie father, she’s heading back to the music festival that changed his life in hopes that following in his footsteps will help her find her own way forward.

When the two arrive at Farmland, the last thing they expect is to realize that they’ll need to join forces in order to get what they’re searching for out of the weekend. As they work together, the festival becomes so much more complicated than they bargained for, and Olivia and Toni will find that they need each other, and music, more than they ever could have imagined.


54851568. sy475 The Queen’s Line (Inheritance of Hunger #1) – Kathryn Moon

Paperback / GR

The Kingdom of Kimmery is broken…

Bryony, Princess of Kimmery, has a secret. She lacks the Hunger, the magical and passionate craving that is responsible for Kimmery’s prosperity. Without that power, she will lose the crown and the chance to rule the kingdom she sincerely loves.

The Queen’s Line must select Chosen to satiate their Hunger with and Bryony’s Choosing ceremony has arrived. On her first night with her newly assembled men—a prince, an ambassador, a stablehand, a sculptor, and a rogue—her own secret, and the secrets of Kimmery, spill out between them.

Bryony is determined to take Kimmery and its people back into a golden age, and keep her crown. As passions rise with her chosen so do the obstacles and adversaries they face. Kimmery’s prosperity isn’t the only thing Bryony misunderstood, and the Hunger is more than what it appears.


55604481. sy475 A Touch of Malice (Hades & Persephone #3) – Scarlett St. Clair

Paperback / GR

Persephone and Hades are engaged. In retaliation, Demeter summons a snowstorm that cripples New Greece, and refuses to lift the blizzard unless her daughter calls off her engagement.

When the Olympians intervene, Persephone finds her future in the hands of ancient gods, and they are divided. Do they allow Persephone to marry Hades and go to war with Demeter or prohibit their union and take up arms against the God of the Dead?

Nothing is certain but the promise of war.


50616058. sy475 Charmed Souls – Abbi Glines

Paperback / GR

They say blood is thicker than water, but I was never proud of mine. A female born into the Kamlock bloodline was destined to possess three things they couldn’t change—a crazy as hell mother, an unfair amount of beauty, and a Charmed soul that was as black as night.

All a Kamlock woman ever desired in life was to use her beauty to destroy wealthy men and take their riches. A century had passed since a generation of Kamlock sisters had been anything other than gold diggers.

All I ever wanted was to be free of them. I knew I couldn’t change my cursed birth, but I could change its legacy. I had a job, I had friends, and I was slowly gaining my independence.

Until Rathe Scott crashed into my life and tore it apart.


35155381. sx318 Song of the Forever Rains (Mousai #1) – EJ. Mellow

Paperback / GR

The Thief Kingdom is a place hidden within the world of Aadlior. Many whisper of its existence, but few have found this place, where magic and pleasure abound. There, the mysterious Thief King reigns supreme with the help of the Mousai, a trio of revered and feared sorceresses.

Larkyra Bassette may be the youngest of the Mousai, but when she sings her voice has the power to slay monsters. When it’s discovered the Duke of Lachlan is siphoning a poisonous drug from the Thief Kingdom and using it to abuse his tenants, Larkyra is offered her first solo mission to stop the duke. Eager to prove herself, Larkyra accepts by posing as the duke’s potential bride. But her plans grow complicated when she finds herself drawn to Lord Darius Mekenna, Lachlan’s rightful heir. Soon she suspects Darius has his own motivations for ridding Lachlan of the corrupt duke. Larkyra and Darius must learn to trust each other if there is to be any hope of saving the people of Lachlan—and themselves.


58225315. sy475 Thief of Spring (Faeries of the Underworld Duology #1) – Katherine MacDonald

Paperback / GR

The Greek Gods are real.

But they aren’t gods.

They’re faeries.

When 17-year-old Persephone accidentally stumbles upon a revel, she’s chosen as a sacrifice, but is saved from this fate when the Lord of the Underworld tricks her into becoming his companion for seven months instead. Sephy is taken to his dark palace under the earth, but the Lord of Night isn’t exactly what she expected him to be…

And neither is she.


56753301. sy475 Glitter – Abbi Glines

Paperback / GR

Lies, Deceit, Vengeance, Desire, and Hate…
wrapped up in a façade of all that sparkles and shines.

A pretty face, a fetching smile, a fabulous gown, a flutter of lashes at just the right moment – Miriam had been taught she must do all these things to land a wealthy husband. Much preferring the company of books to people, the only thing that stopped Miriam from fleeing to the countryside was her younger sister – who was counting on Miriam to make a match that would ensure she could care for her mother and sister properly.

​He knew his duty to his title and he would do as was necessary.

Many disliked the arrogant Earl of Ashington but none so much as his brother. 

Vengeance had never looked so sweet.


57052833. sy475 Unleashing Fire (Fallen Legacies #3) – Julie Hall

Paperback / GR

The Forsaken hunger for vengeance, leaving Steel and I with no choice but to follow Camiel to the only place strong enough to protect me — Eden, an ancient, hidden city darkened by my family’s secrets.

But Eden isn’t the safe haven I expected, and family runs deeper than blood.

As Thorne grows stronger by the day, his Fallen forces threaten to raze London — and then the world — to cinders. In order to stop him, the entire angelic community has to unite, but ancient feuds and millennia of prejudice put everything at risk.


55577671Capture the Crown (Gargoyle Queen #1) – Jennifer Estep

Paperback & Audiobook / GR

Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide the fact that Gemma is a powerful mind magier—and a spy. 

Gemma is undercover, trying to figure out who is stealing large amounts of tearstone from one of the Ripley royal mines when she encounters Prince Leonidas Morricone of Morta—her mortal enemy. Gemma tries to steer clear of the handsome prince, but when she finds herself behind enemy lines, she reluctantly joins forces with Leo. Also coming to Gemma’s aid is Grimley, her beloved gargoyle.

Despite the fact that Andvari and Morta are old, bitter enemies, a dangerous attraction sparks between Gemma and Leo. Further complicating matters is Leo’s murderous family, especially Queen Maeven Morricone, the mastermind behind the infamous Seven Spire massacre.


56305959. sy475 Heart of Thorns (Vampire Royals of New York: Gabriel #1) – Sarah Piper

Audiobook / GR

Gabriel…

They say Gabriel Redthorne is the most ruthless royal vampire of all.
They say he tore out a man’s throat just for spilling his bourbon.
They say his heart is so cold, the women he beds turn to ice.

Good. Let them talk.
The vampire prince has always known it’s better to be feared as a monster than loved as a fool, no matter how cold his bed is.

But then he meets her.

The witch who conspired with the enemy to take down the royal family.
Dark and devious.
Fire to his ice.
His prisoner.

And after one forbidden taste, the addiction that will utterly ruin him.


55458571. sy475 Dark Seduction (Vampire Royals of New York #2) – Sarah Piper

Audiobook / GR

Betraying the vampire king has deadly consequences. But what if you crave the punishment?

Charlotte…

Get in, get the intel, get out. And above all, don’t get noticed.
As a master thief, Charley D’Amico lived by those rules… until she screwed up and fell in love with her mark—a sexy, commanding vampire king whose cravings are as dark as his secrets.

She should be running for her life.

Instead, she’s running into his arms. Into his bed. Into his punishing, demanding mouth.
Bad idea? Definitely. But if anyone can help Charley take down her vicious uncle and keep her sister out of danger, it’s Dorian Redthorne…

Assuming he doesn’t kill her first.


55856898. sy475 Dark Obsession (Vampire Royals of New York #3) – Sarah Piper

Audiobook / GR

A vicious demonic plot. A curse decades in the making. An epic love that burns hotter than the very fires of hell…

Charlotte…

All Charley’s nightmares are real.
Demons. Dark witches. Her murderous uncle.

With her soul bound to an ancient demon lord and her sister taken captive by a monster, hope is in short supply.
But Charley will not go down without a fight. Not when it comes to her sister, and not when it comes to the vampire king who’s claimed her heart.

Even if it means siding with a brutal enemy from her past.

Even if it means making a choice that will alter the course of her life… for eternity.


55458538. sy475 Dark Deception (Vampire Royals of New York #1) – Sarah Piper

Audiobook / GR

A ruthless vampire king. An alluring crime family heiress. A dark desire that won’t be tamed…

Charlotte…

Charlotte D’Amico never met a safe she couldn’t crack, a penthouse she couldn’t case, or a stuck-up rich guy she couldn’t deceive. So when the crime boss who runs her life orders her to spy on yet another reclusive billionaire, Charley’s not worried.

Smile pretty, keep the boss happy, keep her sister safe. That’s how it works.

But Dorian Redthorne is no ordinary mark.

He’s charming, funny, and sinfully hot, with a whiskey-smooth British accent that leaves her aching for more.

He’s also dark, dangerous, and definitely hiding secrets…

Secrets that might just get her killed.


40651776The Royal Trials: Imposter (The Royal Trials #1) – Tate James

Audiobook / GR

Three trials. Three weeks. Three Royal Princes.

It should have been an easy task, for a skilled mercenary like Rybet Waise. Simply break into the royal palace, and rescue her friend from the executioner’s block. But when Rybet accidentally qualifies for the Trials, she finds herself with little choice but to see them through.

A thin veil of etiquette, elegance and glamour hides the true nature of the Trials. Behind closed doors, they are brutal and bloody, and to fail means to forfeit her life.


55928877. sy475 Infernal God (Claimed by Lucifer #3) – Elizabeth Briggs

Audiobook / GR

I’m the only one who can save the devil from himself.

Lucifer broke the curse. He unlocked my true self. Then he sacrificed everything to protect our family. I’m going to save him somehow…even if I have to kill him.

The apocalypse is imminent. Pestilence and War have been freed. Famine is coming, and Death will soon follow.

But I’m the Demon Queen, and there will be Heaven and Hell to pay before I let our enemies win.


48516184. sy475 Celestial (Angels of Elysium #2) – Olivia Wildenstein

Audiobook / GR

In ninety-two days, the feathered appendages that link me to the people I loathe finally come off. Dear, winglets, you will not be missed.

Celeste has spent the last four years building a life outside of angelic guilds—parties, check—pursuing human ambitions instead of celestial ones—college, check—and shedding feathers across Parisian cobblestones and more recently New York sidewalks—speaking her mind, always check.

She swore off angels, but the death of the woman who took her in the night Leigh died brings them soaring back into her life . . . and not just any angel but the most detestable one, the one complicit in Leigh’s death—Seraph Asher.


49991875. sy475 Playboy Princes (Royals of Arbon Academy #2) – Jaymin Eve & Tate James

Audiobook / GR

In a sinister world of ballgowns and backstabbing, of perfumes and politics, of indulgent parties and illegal sword fights, Violet now faces the biggest challenge of all. Recovering her shattered heart from the prince who crushed it. 

Supported by her new friends, Violet wants to make Alex feel the pain of his betrayal. Prince Rafe wants nothing more than to help make that happen, but things aren’t always so straightforward. 

Don’t break tradition.
Don’t let them know you know. 
Don’t lose your heart… again.

These rules will keep Violet alive. But at what cost?


53064071. sy475 Poison Throne (Royals of Arbon Academy #3) – Jaymin Eve & Tate James

Audiobook / GR

They’re waiting for you.

Those four words should have been a warning. They should have filled Violet with dread. But she was so focused on Rafe’s disappearance, she forgot.

In a world torn apart by the death of monarchs, new leaders rise. Violet dives headfirst into the viper’s nest with one singular goal: rescue the stolen prince who possesses half her heart.

With the unwavering support of Jordan at her side, Violet knows she can face whatever the resistance throws at them. Even if she was the intended target all along.

Keep your friends close.
Keep your enemies closer.
Never forget the betrayals of the past.

The end of an era is here. 


50076215. sx318 sy475 Demigods Academy Box Set: The Complete Series – Elisa S. Amore & Kiera Legend

Audiobook / GR

My name is Melany Richmond, and for my entire life, I’ve been an outcast, an orphan tossed around like a ship in a storm. I don’t think that gods really exist. I never even received my Shadowbox when I turned eighteen. Maybe because nobody knows my true birth date, or because not even the gods care about me. Afterall, I’m a blue haired rebel and troublemaker with tattoos all over my arms.

I’m not like Callie Demos, the beautiful blondie living in the huge estate my adopted mother takes care of. She is the perfect specimen of Greek devotion and nobody doubts she will get “the call.” She has everything in her life and doesn’t appreciate any of it. Her birthday party is the biggest event in town, and everyone wants to be there when she receives her blessing. To me, it’s just another ridiculous parade.

But when I secretly open her Shadowbox and feel its magic on my skin, all my beliefs vanish.


51969620. sy475 Queen of Poison (Venatrix Chronicles #6) – Sylvia Mercedes

Audiobook / GR

Betrayal surrounds her.
Doom beckons her.
Yet she will hunt one last time.

Captured, heartbroken, shackled in torturous iron mittens that keep her shade deeply suppressed, Ayleth knows Fendrel keeps her alive for one purpose: She is his only remaining weapon against the resurrected Dread Odile. Once her task is complete, she will be executed. It’s as simple as that.

But Ayleth isn’t about to give in that easily.

Meanwhile, Gerard is held prisoner in his own castle by his uncle’s orders–Fendrel must keep his nephew alive in order to force the ancient prophecy into completion. However, Gerard sees a different path before him, and he is resolved to follow it to the end.

As the forces of the Witch Queen wreak havoc across the land, can Ayleth and Gerard come to terms with the truth of their pasts . . . and face their destinies with courage?


53362049. sy475 Crown of Nightmares (Venatrix Chronicles #7) – Sylvia Mercedes

Audiobook / GR

Who will live?
Who will die?
Who will be changed . . . forever?
Separated from the Evanderians, Ayleth finds herself alone in the malevolent Witchwood.

Or perhaps not entirely alone . . .

Confronted with the reality of her living grandmother, Ayleth soon learns that the horrors once ascribed to Dread Odile’s name and legend may not be entirely true. But what is the truth? Could the infamous Witch Queen be a freedom fighter providing hope for those oppressed under Saint Evander’s law? Is she the loving family Ayleth thought she’d lost forever? Or is she the greatest threat the world has ever known?

While battling to save their loved ones, Ayleth, Terryn, and Gerard must each face the lies that have influenced their lives since childhood. The final battle is upon them, and the decisions they make will shape the course of destiny.


54505100. sy475 Fortune Academy Underworld: Book Four (Fortune Academy #4) – J.R. Thorn

Audiobook / GR

Welcome to Fortune Academy Underworld, a place where supernaturals can feel at home.
And now I know exactly what the hell I am.

I’m a tribrid. Part succubus, part Demonspawn, and part angel. I earned my wings when I made the ultimate sacrifice for my mates by dying for them. Now I’m reborn as the Princess of Hell.

Too bad that doesn’t exempt me from my classes.

Fortune Academy has changed. When the gates of Hell opened up, it merged with its counterpart and became something new. We’re building an army to fight Lucifer, but all the supernaturals flooding through the iron gates are lost, confused, and in desperate need of training.


50893921. sx318 sy475 Fortune Academy: Year Three (Fortune Academy #3) – J.R. Thorn

Audiobook / GR

I’ve done it. My five virtues have finally accepted me and it’s better than I could have ever imagined. Hendrik, Orion, Dante, Kaito, and Logan each fill a void inside of me that I hadn’t realized had been aching.

One problem: something is still missing… 

Or someone.

I sense another Virtue coming my way… and the guys are not going to like this one.

Cole is unlike any of my Virtues. He’s a monster—just like me. Abused, beaten, and downright vicious. My guys think I should chase him away, but if being a monster has taught me anything it’s that everyone has a heart. It might be cold, hardly beating, and a bit broken, but I’ll find a way to reach him… monster to monster.


52929662. sx318 sy475 Fortune Academy: Year Two (Fortune Academy #2) J.R. Thorn

Audiobook / GR

I found my five Virtues… but they didn’t want to be found.

Talk about reluctant. My five Virtues all need to be taught a lesson, even Kaito, my mentor who thinks he knows everything—FYI, he doesn’t.

Hendrik, a dark mage who thinks he’s still pulling the strings.

Logan, a wolf shifter who hasn’t caught on that I’m really his alpha.

Dante, a brutal hunter who doesn’t realize he’s the one being hunted.

Orion, a playboy demigod who hates that all he wants now is me—and no one else. He’ll be the hardest of all to break.

 

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