Royals of Arbon Academy Trilogy Review

Go read this trilogy.

Do it.

Fuck.

I loved this trilogy so much.

I need physical copies for my shelves.

I was actually quite pleasantly surprised by these books. Princess Ballot has been on my TBR for quite a while now, and I finally dove in. I saw that a fellow reader had recently read this and had given it a pretty high rating. Pairing that with I’m in a weird reading mood, I dove in. I went and downloaded the audiobook despite having a bunch already in my library waiting for me.

Then I promptly inhaled all three books and spiraled a bit.

*This is book one in a dark college romance. This is not a RH or traditional love triangle story, but it does include a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their shit, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually.

Not going to lie, I was expecting a typical NA college “bully” romance but make it Royal. But y’all, it was so much better. If we’re ticking boxes, then boxes were fucking ticked. Continue reading “Royals of Arbon Academy Trilogy Review”

Covenant Series Recap + The Titan Series Mini Review

I had no intentions of reread the Covenant Series this year or rereading the Titan series (even though I was long overdue). My coworker forgot her AirPods one day, and I asked if she wanted to listen to an audiobook with me. I listen to audiobooks while at work every day – it’s how I blow through so many books. She didn’t want me to have restart whatever I was currently listening to, and after going through my Audible Library she asked me if I had anything similar to Percy Jackson – i.e. Greek Mythology.  

Half-Blood came to mind. And little did I know, she’d get utterly hooked. Continue reading “Covenant Series Recap + The Titan Series Mini Review”

Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #6

I may have cut back on the number of posts I put out each week, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some good ones. We’re going to keep this intro short (like the month of June – seriously, where did it go?) and sweet, because I want to curl up in bed and read Web Comics.

Priorities, amirite?

So, let’s jump in! Continue reading “Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #6”

Book Review: Untethered (Shielded #2)

Title: Untethered

Author: KayLynn Flanders

Pub. Date: July 20, 2021

Pages: 432

Pub: Delacrote Press

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Goodreads


For fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Furyborn comes the thrilling sequel to Shielded about a world in a deadly magical war and the newly crowned king and feisty princess who must defeat the deadliest of foes before there’s nothing left to save.

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. 
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May’21 Wrap Up

Looking at this list, I read a lot more than I thought I did.

Overall, it was a pretty decent reading month – definitely found some new favorites that should be on everyone’s TBR. But there were also quite a few disappointments – some more than others. Definitely some of my most anticipated reads didn’t meet my expectations, and others the story just fell incredibly flat. There were even some that I ended up DNF-ing because it wasn’t worth trying to force myself to read them.

I’m not upset with how May went – I truly did read some amazing books and I can’t wait to throw them at all my friends. Like in past months, most of these were audiobooks – thank god for them. Otherwise, I don’t know how I would read. And thank god for shorter/novella length books. they’re such a refreshing change of pace from long fantasy/NA reads. They’re perfect for those evenings where work has wiped me, but I still want to read.

But let’s check out what I read in May! Continue reading “May’21 Wrap Up”

Book Reviews: Fallen Academy: Year Three & Fallen Academy: Year Three and a Half

Title: Fallen Academy: Year Three

Author: Leia Stone

Pub. Date: December 4, 2018

Pages: 272

Pub: Independently Published

Genre: Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️.5

Goodreads

 It will take every ounce of strength and training Brielle has to survive year three. Meanwhile, Lincoln will also be fighting his own battle for survival. Each of them worlds apart. Continue reading “Book Reviews: Fallen Academy: Year Three & Fallen Academy: Year Three and a Half”

Apr’21 Wrap Up

I had a solid reading month – almost everything was aa 4 star or higher. I found some new favorites and a few disappointments. I did some mood reading and I knocked off some books that I’ve been meaning and dying to read. I even managed to squeeze in some new releases. So, I’m not mad. I only read 18 books.

Lol.

I say that, like it’s not a lot – only 18.

I tried to make the conscious effort to not just inhale books, to take more time with them. The month before I read so many, I felt a tad burnt out, and when it was time to review some of them, I couldn’t remember what happened in them. I’m happy with having read 18, I remember what happened in each, and can actually form sentences as to what I liked and didn’t like, without having to scour my brain to remember if it happened in Book 1 or Book 2.

But let’s check out everything I read last month! Continue reading “Apr’21 Wrap Up”

Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #4

I don’t know how we’re here again, but here we are.

I had a lot of successes with this past month’s posts – I hit some of my highest view goals – for daily, weekly and monthly. I also had quite a bit of engagement, which I’m thrilled about.

I read quite a few really fantastic books, some of which I can’t get out of my head. I acquired quite a few as well, and they’re sitting on my Kindle mocking me.

I even took a long weekend and didn’t worry about the stress of needing to post.

It was a pretty good month overall. I didn’t just wildly inhale books – which was something I was really trying to be mindful of, because I definitely overdid it last month.

But all in all, I’m not complaining.

So, here are a few posts that you might’ve missed, but you should definitely check out! Continue reading “Posts You Might’ve Missed This Month #4”

Curse of The Gods Series Review

As you all know, I was on a spicy, steamy, smut kick.

I’m still blaming A Court of Silver Flames.

I’m still kind of on it, but I’ve moved back into YA for a moment – there are a few books I’ve been meaning to read, and I do need a little bit of a break.

This series has been on my radar for a while now – the first book sat in my “Saved For Later” Amazon cart for months. After having read the Seraphim Academy series by Elizabeth Briggs and learning that I’m not so opposed to Reverse Harem stories as I thought I was – I opted to give the first book a try.

Then suddenly I was 5 books and a novella in and didn’t know what to do with my life. I’ll be honest – I inhaled these so quickly (like, 1-2 a day) that I don’t remember much. I don’t remember exact events that happened within each book. They all just kind of melded together. Continue reading “Curse of The Gods Series Review”

Mar’21 Wrap Up

I know how it happened, but I still can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that I pretty much read 30 books last month…

I know a whole bunch of them are audiobooks and when you can listen to them for 6-8 hours a day (at 1.5x-1.8x speed) you can blow through them pretty quickly. But it’s still hard to grasp that I read 30 books in 31 days.

I’m a beast.

This post is a beast.

Overall, it was a pretty good reading month. A few duds, but I found some new favorites and I can’t wait to buy copies of them.

I honestly don’t have anything to say – I think I’ll just let this post speak for itself.

Continue reading “Mar’21 Wrap Up”