It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by
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Here is what we Finished, Currently Reading, and what is
Next In line. How about you? These were some fantastic reads and we are so excited to share what we think with you! So make sure you keep your eyes out for our reviews!
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)  

  The Book of M
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Book Review: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Bring Me Their Hearts
Title: Bring Me Their Hearts
Author: Sara Wolf
Release Date: June 5th, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 400
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy

          
Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

One of the things that I love about this book is the unique world. In this world, we have individual witches with a team of soldiers. The way that these witches control their soldiers and maintain their loyalty is by keeping their hearts. This is how the soldiers obtain being called heartless. Without a heart, they are ruthless and built to do the witch's bidding without question. I have never encountered any world like this and I was pretty intrigued.  I loved the amount of depth and imagination that was put into the world. There's so much to learn, but Wolf does a great job explaining everything. There were parts that felt a little bit info-dumping but it wasn't overwhelming and it didn't take me out of the story. I really enjoyed learning about this world of witches and their soldiers.  

My favorite part of this book is Zera. I especially loved her witty remarks. She is so tough, but she also has a soft side. There's so much to love about her in the way she cares for her comrades, the way that she is so tough, and the way that she is also quite hilarious with her wit. I must mention that I loved seeing my ship interact and develop as well. The first meeting was one of my favorite things; when the two people meet and they don't know the importance of one another. I loved seeing the second meeting and beyond that. The romance was another favorite part of the book for me. 

I feel like this book/series to come has so much to offer. There are great characters. There's a whole new world. There's action. There's romance. It has one of my favorite tropes; the kind when someone tries to infiltrate a court (I really liked reading that specific plot line of Zera trying to infiltrate the court). Also, the ending! I cannot wait to see where this book is going to go next. This is a perfect read if you're looking for a unique paranormal story with a BA, witty main female character and a good romance. 

Happy Reading from me to you!




Forever Summer Reading Blog Event: Team Debbie Mason


Hey Owls! Welcome to Forever Summer Reading June Edition hosted by Forever Romance! We have some great things to share with you.

Today we are hosting the amazing, Debbie Mason! Author of Harmony Harbor and Colorado Christmas series. 


Title: Sandpiper Shore
Series: Harmony Harbor #6
Author: Debbie Mason 
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 384
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Romance

"Heartfelt and delightful!" -RaeAnne Thayne, New York Timesbestselling author
USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason presents the latest novel in the Harmony Harbor series. Perfect for fans of feel-good romances by New York Times bestselling authors Emily March, Sheila Roberts, and RaeAnne Thayne!
Jenna Bell loves her job as a wedding planner and loves a happy ever after even more. Until the day she meets with her newest client and discovers that the bride's fiancé is the man she's had a crush on for years. But she knows the #1 work rule: Never fall in love with the groom.
Secret Service Agent Logan Gallagher arrives at Tie the Knot to make plans with his bride-to-be. But coming face to face with Jenna after all these years brings back feelings that he's fought long and hard to forget. Does his attraction to Jenna mean that he's about to make the biggest mistake of his life?


What’s in Debbie Mason’s Beach Bag?

1.  
Every year, I treat myself to a new summer bag. It has to work for the beach and shopping, which means it has to be big and cute. Tommy Bahamas Mama Straw Bucket Bag is this year’s winner.

2.
Mainstays Hello Sunshine Round Beach Towel: I love this towel! Not only is it pretty, it’s big and round like my butt--ha!

3. 
Coola SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray Pina Colada: I prefer to spray on my sunscreen. And I really like that this one is non-aerosol, has no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and leaves you smelling like a Pina Colada. Yum.

4. 
Fresh Sugar Cream Tinted Lip Balm: Not only does this lip balm do a great job protecting lips, it’s in my favorite color—pink!

5.
Burt’s Bees Aloe & Coconut After Sun Soother: There’s nothing like aloe and coconut to soothe your skin after a day at the beach. You’ll smell amazing too.

6.
Courage to be Kind Water Bottle: This water bottle won’t only remind you to rehydrate, it reminds you to be kind. 

7.
Cover-up dress with tassels: Here’s the perfect cover-up to take you from the beach to shopping. Boho chic. It’s all about the tassels.

8.
Because I’m all about being prepared, I highly recommend adding a Waterproof Solar Battery Charger for your phone and a Johnson & Johnson Red Cross All Purpose First Aid Kit to your beach bag.

9.
And the best for last, my beach book pick: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger. This line from the blurb sold me: “It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.”--Sandpiper Shore, book 6 in the Harmony Harbor series, by Debbie Mason will hit shelves on June 26, 2018.


Debbie Mason

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony, Harbor series. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their three wonderful children and their son-in-law, and their two adorable grandbabies in Ottawa, Canada. For more on Debbie and her books, please visit www.debbiemason.com.










Book Review: Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Tell Me Lies

Title: Tell Me Lies
Author: Carola Lovering
Publication Date: June 12, 2018
Publisher: Atria
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Pages: 352
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

         

A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget.
Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college, and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer—new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.
Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart.
Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. Deep down, Lucy knows she has to acknowledge the truth about Stephen. But before she can free herself from this addicting entanglement, she must confront and heal her relationship with her mother—or risk losing herself in a delusion about what it truly means to love.
With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and staggeringly resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood, and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know you should.

So, I just finished reading tell me lies. This book was highly recommended by a blogger I follow and when she finished reading it and raved about it, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Who doesn’t have an ex who drove them crazy? An ex who made us lose ourselves and did and said things that broke our hearts? I know I did. And that’s the reason why I wanted to read Tell Me Lies.  At first it reminded me of the book YOU by Caroline Kepnes, because the guy was bat shit crazy and obsessed with the girl, kinda like Stephen DeMarco was with Beck. 

The story is told in Lucy and Stephen's point of view, and it alternates from past and present. At first I really liked Lucy. She was smart, had some insecurity issues, But who doesn't? She knows what she wants in life, but then everything goes to shit after she fell for Steven, who by the way is a complete asshole. When I read his point of view I literally cringed at the things that he would say. To say he was unlikable, is an understatement. He is a sociopath and a narcissist. At first I was like, yeah Lucy we’ve all been there, I know how it is, and I felt bad for her for falling for someone who just used her. I guess I am lucky to have never had a boyfriend like Stephen. 

I don't know if I really liked, Tell Me Lies.  I know that I was motivated by the fact that I needed to find out if Lucy ended up with Stephen. I am not going to tell you because I don't want to ruin the book for you. So if you find yourself curious about this one, make sure you pick up a copy!

Happy reading! 




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