STACKING THE SHELVES #89

Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2016 3:13 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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YEAH! Arcana Rising is finally OUT! Just do yourselves a favor and go READ it! I love that series :) 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #100 A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:44 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: A Torch Against the Night
Author: Sabaa Tahir


Expected publication: August 30th 2016 
A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.
In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.
What are you waiting on Wednesday? 
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016 3:23 PM
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Title: Shadow Falling
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: The Scorpius Syndrome #2

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Kennedy was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.
If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk.

And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . . .
Shadow Falling was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

The book begins some weeks after the ending of Mercury Striking! Vivienne -aka Vinnie- is struggling to adjust, her nightmares and hallucinations surely do not help her situation. Fortunately, there’s something -someone – who does! Raze Shadow may be Vinnie’s savior but the man is far from a hero, not when he has his own agenda and especially not when his agenda goes against everything Jax Mercury stands for!

There were so many things going on this book! It was insanely good! We have Raze, who has his own agenda. Vinnie, who is trying to remain sane while at the same time trying to fit in this new society. Jax, who is facing some serious inner territory issues while also facing bigger threats from the surrounding gangs and the President himself. Lynn, who is struggling to come up with a cure without a proper lab. The President who is preoccupied with reorganizing the army while looking for opportunities to capture Lynn and Vinnie and so on! The book definitely offers variety!

I adored Raze! He was everything I thought he would be and he definitely lived up to my expectations! I actually really like all of the major characters so far, including those introduced in this book! I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Justice Ascending, Tace and Sami’s book, especially considering Sami’s real identity! I’m also very excited to see what’s going on between Maureen and Greyson, they can deny it all they want but there’s definitely something going on with them and it’s definitely going to be scorching HOT!

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #99 Under the Lights (The Field Party #2) by Abbi Glines

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:21 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Under the Lights 
Author: Abbi Glines


Expected publication: August 23rd 2016 

In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle.
Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her.
High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know.
Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.
As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.
What are you waiting on Wednesday? 
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Hard Rules (Dirty Money #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2016 12:38 PM
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Title: Hard Rules
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Dirty Money #1

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
How bad do you want it?
The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.
Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.
Another new series by Lisa Renee Jones!

It feels like a few months ago when I read my very first book by Jones, which by the way was a new series as well, and now I’m lucky enough to have gotten an ARC of yet another new series.

Hard Rules tells the story of Shane Brandon, a billionaire who is trying to keep his legacy from sinking and Emily Stevens, a woman on the run. Both have secrets that could get them killed but yet staying away from each other seems impossible.

The book started off great! We get a glimpse into Emily’s life before we get to see her literally running into Shane. Even from their first encounter you can feel the chemistry between them and I was very excited to see how that was going to develop. Their relationship was scorching HOT but there were times where Emily’s behavior became frustrating. She wanted Shane but she was also afraid that being with him might bring the person she’s running from to his door, which caused a lot of drama and uncertainty between them.

Hard Rules was just the beginning! We might have gotten but a glimpse into Emily’s life but we sure got a lot more information about the Brandon family and their messed up relationships.

I really liked the first book in the Dirty Money series, and the cover is to-die for as well, but be warned that it is a cliffhanger. If you get frustrated with them, I suggest you wait before starting the series.

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

Beach Reads In August Giveaway Hop INT

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:30 PM

Welcome to the Beach Reads In August Giveaway Hop hosted by the lovely Valerie & Jessica at Stuck in Books!

Some Books I'd recommend:

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These are simply recommendations! You do not have to choose one of these books :) 


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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #88

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:24 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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Not a lot of fun this week but I did end up loving Elliott's book!

What did you read this week?
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Sofia T.
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