The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.
When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.
I was immediately drawn into Twisted Fate! From the moment I saw the cover and read the description of the book, I knew this book was on going to be on my TBR list. I'm so thankful that I was able to review this book because Jessi Elliott is an author to look out for! Twisted Fate had romance, suspense and a strong fantasy that involves Fae!!
Our main character Aurora is a fourth year business student, she is then mistakenly abducted by Tristan, the dark leader of the Fae. Once in this world the she never knew existed while now under the protection of Tristan. Did I almost forget to mention that Tristan is hot? I love the chemistry between these two! But as we go along with the story we also discover there is a war beginning between light and dark, with Tristan in the middle of it all.
I loved all the twist and turns in this book! There were happy and sad moments. We get to see both Aurora and Tristan grow up and figure out their personalities. Jessi did a great job getting us to connect with her characters. Her debut novel was out of this park good and so addictive that I cannot wait to read what is going to happen next!
Jessi Elliott is a newly graduated law clerk and debut author of both young adult and new adult romantic fiction. Her love of writing was born after many years of reading and reviewing books on her blog Living Within Fiction.She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her family and two adorable cats.When she’s not plotting her next writing project, she likes to spend her time hanging with friends and family, getting lost in a steamy romance novel, watching Friends, and drinking coffee.You can find Jessi at www.jessielliott.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on book news and upcoming releases.
Title: Moonlight Sins (de Vincent #1) Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Pages: 400 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Avon Books/HarperCollins Canada Release Date: January 30, 2018 Buy: Amazon| Chapters Indigo| Kobo
*Received ARC for honest review*
Summary (Goodreads) New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder...
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent... her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.
Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.
The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia...
I loved Moonlight Sins! It had a great mystery and definitely a hot romance! Let's say that I'm still obsessing over this book after reading it a few weeks ago! Jennifer is definitely a master at keeping us in the dark while reading because at every turn is a new surprise! Plus it's set in a New Orleans mansion. If you haven't read any of Jen's books yet, go pick up this one immediately because you will fall in love with her newest romantic thriller series! Lucian de Vincent is our mysterious male lead who is charming and a very dangerous distraction. Under all that darkness is a sweet side that any woman would fall in love with! He will protect the ones he loves most which is one of my other favourite things about him. Then he meets Julia who has caught his eye from the moment they meet when she moves into the house as a nurse for his sister. I was so excited to see that the book was told in both of their point of views because it helps us get to know each character and the beautiful romance that develops between them. If you love drama, danger and some family secrets with a steamy romance, this is the book you must pick up! I loved every second, minute and hour of Moonlight Sins! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series which is from Gabe's point of view!!!
From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!
SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME releases on January 30, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!
SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME Synopsis:
“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”
When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.
Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.
But sometimes love can breach all barriers.
Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.
Say You'll Remember Me is definitely one of my top favourite books of this year! It was a beautiful heartwarming story that will leave you wanting more of the characters. The writing as always in Katie's books felt true and deal with what is happening today in our society. My emotions were all over the place with Elle and Drix that you will be smiling from ear to ear as well as some moments of sadness. Be sure to order this book immediately because you will most likely devour it like I did.
From the moment we meet Drix I was already smitten with him because of who is character is because he is not perfect and is trying to move on after a crime he didn't commit. I found him to be self-sacrificing and loyal to the ones he loved most and true to himself. In the beginning he was broken, alone and not himself. Until he meets Elle at the Midway.
The relationship from the start was simple flirting which was adorable to them getting to know the real them as they get to know each other while her dad (the Governor) is on tour before they go to vote. While they are from opposite worlds they immediately click. They are true to themselves when they are with each other and you feel the love and hurt within the pages. At times I felt like crying for both of them. Also really enjoyed that it was a slow-burn romance!
Katie McGarry is one author who knows how to pull heart-strings when it comes to books! I loved the writing immediately and hopefully there will be more to this book because I feel like Holiday and even his brother need their own book! Feel like a beautiful love story about friendship, and feeling redeemed go get this book because you will absolutely love it like I did!
Katie McGarry’s SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME – Tour Schedule:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.
The two of us are different. Complete
sliding scale different. The only thing we have in common, as far as I can
tell, is that he appears about my age and that we are both wearing shoes. My
sandals to his scuffed combat boots. His sagging jeans with rips and white
T-shirt to my ironed khaki shorts and fitted blue top. My diamond earrings and
gold bracelet with a heart charm to his black belt that has metal studs and
silver chain that hangs from his belt loop to his wallet.
By looks, I should have more in common with
the loser college boys, but it’s this guy I’m comfortable with. “What’s your
He throws the ball, and he’s right, he
sucks at it. While he has unbelievable power, his aim’s completely off. The
ball hits the back curtain with a loud thud, then drops to the floor. “Drix.”
“Drix?” I repeat to make sure I heard him
“Drix. It’s short for Hendrix. Like Jimi
“That’s cool.” Because it is.
I wait for him to ask for my name, but he
doesn’t. Instead he says, “Are you here alone?”
He throws the second ball, and this time he
hits the top of the three bottles, sending that one to the ground.
“No. My parents are here. I’m supposed to
meet them at the convention center. What about you? What happened to the people
you were with? Or are you here alone now?”
“Yes, but no.” Drix pulls his arm back,
releases the ball, and when the ball hits the bottom bottles, my heart lifts
with the idea that he won, but only one of the bottles goes flying. The other
stays completely untouched.
He turns in my direction, but his gaze
roams over my shoulder, then flickers to the left. Drix then glances behind
him, and when he returns his attention to me he raises his eyebrows. “They
appear to be gone.”
That’s awesome news, but I’m still stuck on
his answer of “yes but no.” Honestly, I’m stuck on him. He’s a million
questions without a single answer, and he makes me incredibly curious.
“My parents weren’t thrilled about me
hanging out alone at the midway, but I didn’t think it would be that big of a
deal. It’s just Whack-A-Mole, you know?”
“And a ball toss.”
“And a ball toss. None of it should have
“Shouldn’t have been.”
“Elle!” Part of me is relieved to see
Andrew craning his neck over the crowd. Another part of me is majorly
disappointed. There aren’t many times in my life I’m left alone. Not many times
I’m able to explore new places and people without someone hovering and not many
opportunities when I would meet someone like Drix.
“Elle,” Andrew calls again. I wave at him,
hoping it will buy me a few seconds, and he waves back in a way that tells me
he needs me to walk in his direction. That works well for me.
“Is that a friend of yours?” Drix asks.
“Yes, but no.” I borrow his answer because
it’s apropos. Andrew’s a few years older. More friend of our family than a
personal friend of mine, and I don’t like the idea of explaining that my
parents think I need a babysitter.
Drix’s mouth twitches at my words, and my
lips also edge upwards. “I just made you smile a third time. Is this a Guinness Book of World Records thing?”
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.
No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.
But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.
What got my attention to start reading Everless is the summary and the cover. I was so engrossed in the pages that I wish that the end had more pages! The story is so twisted, the characters are even more interesting. There is so many secrets, mystery, hints of romance and danger at every turn. Sara Holland's beautiful debut will definitely an amazing read that will capture the readers attention and wish you had the second book in your hands.
The Kingdom of Sempera is where time is the currency, which is extracted from blood and added to another's own lifespan. The Gerlings have lived centuries. Then we meet our main character Jules Ember. She is a strong female lead who is in need of saving her father who is her only family. After being sent away from Everless as a child, she must go back in order to save him. Jules is very fearless and smart. She cares more about helping others than helping herself.
The ending will completely shock you as you won't be expecting it at all!! I was in total shock that I didn't even see it coming. There is betrayal and many secrets that Jules will uncover about the Queen, the Gerlings and and most of all herself. I will say that one character surprised me the most throughout the entire book and I was happy with who is was. I found that he was more firm with his decisions and kept to himself for many reasons. Overall, Everless was a fantastic debut to this series!! Now to wish for book two!!!