READ THIS BOOK NOW: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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640 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Original Title
A Court of Mist and Fury

MY THOUGHTS:

There comes a time in every reader’s life when you are just utterly blown away by the power of a story.

As much as I read, there are a ton of books that I love… but very few books make me ache, and gasp, and LOVE as hard as Sarah J. Maas’ books do. I mean, it’s clear from this blog. I’m a huge fan of her… BUT GUYS! THIS BOOK!!!

Sarah has a way of making you fall in love with a characters, overlooking their flaws until you just can’t anymore and then BAM, she introduces someone new for you to fall in love with that you kind have been in love with the entire time, you just didn’t realize it.

This book is incredible. You need to read the first one, (A Court of Thorns and Roses) first or you just won’t get the beauty of this book, but that’s a treat! I actually re-read it before I started on this one. Then read ACOFAF and then immediately bought the audio version and listened to it again.

I loved watching Ferya find herself. Find that she was stronger than she ever thought possible. Stronger than her pain. Stronger than her immortality. Stronger because of love and despite of love.

This book MOVED me to my core. I love it so much and there aren’t enough stars to shower it in or enough roofs to shout from… GO GET THIS BOOK!

Summary:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

 

Cover Reveal! MY PERFECT MISTAKE by Kelly Siskind

It’s one of the most exciting things to see your fellow writer-friends have books that come out. Seriously, it never gets old and I’m so excited for Kelly’s new book to enter the world! It’s fun and sexy and will give you the feels! 

I’m so excited to be sharing the cover of Kelly Siskind’s MY PERFECT MISTAKE today! Check out the beautiful cover below and enter to win a copy!

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About MY PERFECT MISTAKE

What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen . . .

A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared.

Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that—but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first.

MY PERFECT MISTAKE releases April 5, 2016 – add it to your Goodreads list here!

Preorder MY PERFECT MISTAKE now: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo

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About Kelly Siskind

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in Northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—Gummy Bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.

She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy Literary Group.

2015 Golden Heart® Finalist

Connect with Kelly Siskind

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest 

My 2015 Books in Review

I’m joining in on Jamie’s End of the Year Survey! 

There are few things in life more important to a writer than reading amazing books from other writers. It was Stephen King who said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write.” How true this is! Reading is fuel and although I didn’t hit my goal of reading a published book a week (I’m at 49/52) and this is the FIRST year I didn’t exceed my reading goal (insert feelings of failure)… I DID manage to read about ten of my writer friend’s manuscript and I read own MS about 1900 times, so I’m going to call that a win 🙂

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NUMBER OF BOOKS YOU READ: 49
NUMBER OF RE-READS: 0
GENRE YOU READ THE MOST FROM: YA FANTASY

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1. BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Queen of Shadows is going to dominate this list.

2. BOOK YOU WERE EXCITED ABOUT & THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO LOVE MORE BUT DIDN’T?

This Shattered World

 3. MOST SURPRISING (IN A GOOD WAY OR BAD WAY) BOOK YOU READ?  

The Demon King series… I thought it was going to be “meh”, but I really loved it!

4. BEST SERIES YOU STARTED IN 2015? BEST SEQUEL OF 2015? BEST SERIES ENDER OF 2015?

Best series I started: Throne of Glass series (started and got caught up)

Best sequel: Please Remain Calm

Best series ender: Winter (Lunar Cycle)

5. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR YOU DISCOVERED IN 2015?

Sarah J Mass (I know, I’m way late to this train)

6. BEST BOOK FROM A GENRE YOU DON’T TYPICALLY READ/WAS OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE?

Ready Player One… I was like, 1980s video games? But it was SO good!

7. MOST ACTION-PACKED/THRILLING/UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR?

Queen of Shadows

8. FAVORITE COVER OF A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Winter (Lunar Cycle)

9. MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER OF 2015?

ummm… Celaena/Aelin, no question!

10. MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING/ LIFE-CHANGING BOOK OF 2015?

Living Dead Girl… man, I cried so much and didn’t stop thinking about it for awhile.

 11. BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2015 TO FINALLY READ? 

The Throne of Glass series!

 12. FAVORITE PASSAGE/QUOTE FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015? 

“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing…” I want to be this quote! 🙂

13.SHORTEST & LONGEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Longest: WINTER (Lunar Cycle)

Shortest: LIVING DEAD GIRL

14. OTP OF THE YEAR (YOU WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP!)

Aelin and Rowan! (swoon)

15. FAVORITE NON-ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE YEAR

Aelin and Lysandra!

16. FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ IN 2015 FROM AN AUTHOR YOU’VE READ PREVIOUSLY

The Body Electric (Beth Revis)

17. BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015THAT YOU READ BASED SOLELY ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMEBODY ELSE/PEER PRESSURE:

Bird Box

18. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Rowan Whitethorn

19. BEST WORLDBUILDING/MOST VIVID SETTING YOU READ THIS YEAR?

Queen of Shadows

20. BOOK THAT PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE/WAS THE MOST FUN TO READ?

Queen of Shadows

21. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR NEARLY CRY IN 2015?

Living Dead Girl

22. BOOK THAT CRUSHED YOUR SOUL?

Living Dead Girl

23. MOST UNIQUE BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

The entire Lunar Chronicles series… such a unique twist on fairy tales!

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1. ONE BOOK YOU DIDN’T GET TO IN 2015 BUT WILL BE YOUR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY IN 2016?

SO many! But the first book on my TBR pile is Six of Crows

2. BOOK YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING FOR 2016 (NON-DEBUT)?

A Court of Mist and Fury!

3. 2016 DEBUT YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING?

I am so incredibly excited to see Ashley’s SUFFER LOVE hit shelves and also Traci’s THE READER!

4. ONE THING YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH OR DO IN YOUR READING LIFE IN 2016?

Read a PUBLISHED book a week.

5. A 2016 RELEASE YOU’VE ALREADY READ & RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE:

SUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake

In which I failed my book buying fast

Well…

I couldn’t make it. I tried SO incredibly hard to stick with my self-imposed book buying fast… but it just didn’t happen.

And you know what? There are worse things in life than not being able to make it through ten books before buying another.

Cheating on your taxes? That sucks. It will always catch up with you, so don’t do it.

Eating ice cream every night before bed when you’re trying to lose weight? Yup. You’ll definitely not hit your weight loss goal.

Saying you’re going to start giving your dog a weekly bath and have “forgotten” to do it for the last 4 weeks? Your failure is going to smell. Really. Really. Bad.

Buying two more books is just not the end of the world.

Especially when one of them is Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird… do research books even count? I think not.

And so what if I bought Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor. MAYBE on that particular day, I needed to cry and so that book helped out those tears?

Now that I’m writing all this out, it’s obvious. I actually did not fail. I just “expanded the definition of unnecessary buying.”

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