Review of Leveled (Saints of Denver #0.5) by Jay Crownover

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Review: I had a lot of fun reading this book, mostly because I have always wondered about Remy’s boyfriend moving on after his death. I am so happy and please that Jay Crownover did a book for him and Dom, their book was very interesting to read. To me the best part was them together interacting with all of the other characters in the Marked Men series and the ones to come in the Saints of Denver.

Crownover does a great job going into detail about how Lando has a hard time being with Dom and is able to explain it so that readers feel his pain and fear. She is also able to make us feel the relief and happiness of him and Dom being able to move forward in their relationship.

I look forward to see more of them in the new series!

4 out of 5 stars.

224 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Contemporary. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Novella. Glbt.

Published by William Morrow Impulse.

Summary: We all need a hero…let the Saints of Denver begin

Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop, makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure he can do it again.

Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working toward a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own…if only the man will let him close enough to mend what’s broken.

An Avon Romance

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Ms. Manwhore (Manwhore #2.5) by Katy Evans

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Review: It was nice to get to read this small novella about Rachel and Saint’s wedding. They were a lot of fun to read in their short two book series and always left me wanting for more.

This book was mostly a fluff ending to the one we already got in the second Manwhore series. But it was also able to add that bit of a spark here and there for another couple in the book. Which will be getting their own book in the upcoming future.

3 out of 5 stars.

126 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Novella. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Summary: Katy Evans returns with a sexy novella, the final installment of the unforgettable love story that began in Manwhore.

What lies ahead for Chicago’s most envied couple, Malcolm Saint and Rachel Livingston?

Sparks flew between them in Manwhore. Separated by deception, they felt the intensity and heat of their attraction turn up in Manwhore +1.

Will Chicago’s wealthiest and most notorious player finally settle down, or will one woman never be enough? Find out in Ms. Manwhore, the ultimate conclusion to their electric, breathtaking story.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Top Ten Tuesday! March. 29

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March 29: 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads)

1.The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 2. A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)  by V.E. Schwab

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3. Legend (Real #6)  by Katy Evans

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4. Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9)  by James Patterson

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5. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)  by V.E. Schwab

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6. Styxx (Dark-Hunter #22)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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7. Me Before You (Me Before You #1)  by Jojo Moyes

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8. The Guardian (Dark-Hunter #20)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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9. The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)  by Marie Lu

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Didn’t have a tenth for this year so far…

What are your guys top ten 5 star reads this year?? Let me know in the comments!

Review of Dream of You: A Wait for You Novella (Wait for You #4.5) by J. Lynn

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Review: I was so happy to find out this novella was in print! I like to read novellas but mostly if I can get them in print. Me and my Kindle don’t always see eye to eye on books.

Although this was an extremely short book to read by J. Lynn, it was sad too. Mostly because everything in it seemed so rushed and put together. I get that novellas need to be short and can’t be full length books, but they still need to be well planned out.

The bright side of this novella is that we can see how it connects to the rest of the wait for you series. And that the two main characters are really cute together.

2 out of 5 stars.

131 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Contemporary. Novella.

Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated.

Summary: Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she’s ever seen – Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

A Wait for You Novella – as part of the 1001 Nights series.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Infamous: Chronicles of Nick (Chronicles of Nick #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Review: I felt that this volume in the Nick saga was just an informational book. Not that it was not a good book, because it was.

But the overall plot of the series just got deeper and more in depth then the previous two books led us to believe.

The humor in this book was still great though, Nick is one of the top characters in the Dark Hunter series and proves it in his own series.

Its also nice to see the same characters I have already read about, ( because it was their book) in this series and see their old view points on things. Such as Ash’s view on love and so on….

4 out of 5 stars.

480 pages. Paperback.

Young Adult. Fantasy. Paranormal. Romance. Mythology.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: The world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters.

Now Nick’s saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume…

Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That’s the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn’t the average teenager. He’s a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.

He’s learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive and keep a girlfriend so dang hard? But that isn’t the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.

And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.

Or he’ll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he’ll lose everyone he cares about.

Even himself.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas

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Review: I have to admit first off that when I first started this I almost stopped because it felt way too much like a sad Harry Potter nock off. But I was wrong, But it is a little bit little Harry Potter. The only being similar is the magic and magic schools mentioned.

But its a pretty great story about a female hero ( or one that is going to be soon), and a manipulative bestfriend/sidekick/love interest. Which sounds like a pot of mix and mash at this moment, but trust me its not. Its a lot more in depth then that and our fair haired female lead Iolanthe , has a bit of a mysterious family tree/ past that has yet come to light. Which of course has me wanting to know everything about her and the world she lives in, or how she’s suppose to change it. Interested yet? You should be…

Although this first book in the series of three, I feel as though this was a bit more about training and information needed for the next two books. But its always nice to have a good set up before diving even more so into this high fantasy world.

The cover art for these books ( they are also all out now if you want to binge read), is amazing!

5 out of 5 stars.

464 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Adventure. Fantasy.

Published by Balzer + Bray.

Summary: It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.

Guided by his mother’s visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.

The Burning Sky—the first book in the Elemental Trilogy—is an electrifying and unforgettable novel of intrigue and adventure.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Top Ten Tuesday! March. 15

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March 15: Ten Books On My Spring TBR

1. The Power (Titan #2)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I started this book, but am only a chapter or two into it. I just really want to give it more attention.

2. A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)  by V.E. Schwab (Pseudonym), Victoria Schwab

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I am almost half way through this book and I just want to be done with finals so I can read it!!!!!!!! Its killing me!!!!!

3. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2)  by Marie Rutkoski

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The last book is almost out and I still have had no time to read this. I just want to go hide for a week and read like crazy!

4. This Shattered World (Starbound #2)  by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

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Everyone keeps talking about how great this series is and I have only read the first one. I really would like to read the rest since I have them!

5. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)  by Victoria Aveyard

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I am just AHHHHH after the last book! So I just need to read!!!!!

6. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)  by Leigh Bardugo

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This has been looking at me with sad eyes on my shelf because I have not read it yet. I really need toooo.

7.Nimona by Noelle Stevenson  and other comics

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The comic book signing for this is coming up soon and I just need to finish it!!!

8. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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I need time and space to read this book!!!

9. The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)  by Marie Lu

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I need to know what happens next!!!

10. The Percy Jackson series ( 2-5)

I am so ready to read the rest of this series!!! Like right now!!!

Manga Monday! #80- @Full Moon by Sanami Matoh

@Full Moon by Sanami Matoh

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Review: I thought that this continuation was just an okay manga series. I mean the artwork was different for some reason, so the whole thing was just thrown off for me because I had a hard time getting into the series again…

2 out of 5 stars.

1-2 volumes.

Manga. Mature Themes. Romance. Paranormal.

Published by Kodansha Comics.

Summary: After ten years apart, aristocratic vampires and childhood friends Marlo and David are back together– as fiancés! Being half werewolf and half vampire, Marlo undergoes a peculiar transformation, becoming a woman rather than a beast under the full moon. So there’s no problem for a wedding and David’s womanizing fangs– right?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

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Review: I didn’t really know what I was going to get from this book when I first saw it, and of course I didn’t really read the back of it. I just thought ” Oh I heard Claudia Gray had a new book, and since its here at the library I might as well pick it up”.  I regret nothing!

Anyway I have read just about all of Claudia Gray’s books and some have been really great and while others have not been so great. But when I read this book it was like finding her and reading her books all over again. I just fell in love…

This book was so beautiful and so full of color and everything. ( sorry I am unable to express the right words for this book). This book just took my breath away, and has yet to give it back to me.

The plot line does take a little bit to pick up and really take off, but once you do its hard to stop. Its the same with the characters also, you just have to read a bit more to warm up to them. But once you do, you will not regret a single thing.

Marguerite and Paul are super intense characters and just continue to grow the more they travel through the different parallel dimensions ( which are also super cool to read about). I can not talk enough about this book, plot, and characters!

4 out of 5 stars.

368 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Romance. Science Fiction. Fantasy. Mystery. Adventure.

Published by Harper Teen.

Summary: Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Top Ten Tuesday! March. 1

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

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March 1: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For Fantasy

1. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

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Do I really need to say anything about this one????

2.The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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I like the whole evil is better in this series!

3. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

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I love the main female lead in this book, she just kicks butt.

4. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Ruykoski

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It is really easy to imagine myself in this world….

5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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I really like this one because I feel and act like a pirate when I read it. 

6.Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Ahhhh!!!!! Too good!

7. A thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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I don’t even know where to begin with this series. Its so good!

8. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

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This series just pulls me into the fantasy world so fast my heads spins.

9. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

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Whenever I read this series I just think that I’m back in the magical world again.

10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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I love this series like crazy! When ever I need a fantasy mood I always grab one of these books!

 What would be your ten books to read if you are in the mood for fantasy? Let me know in the comments!