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I’m just staring at this and wondering if I read more or quicker than I used to, or if I’m hiding in books due to the bad headspace I’m having again. But for whatever reason, I haven’t read this many books in three months since… I can’t even remember haha.

I’ll just be happy with it and not analyze it too much 😉

Oh, by the way, you can follow my monthly reading progress in the menu tab “This Month” or befriend me on Goodreads 🙂

Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey (ARC)

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This book was the epitome of how I want my rom coms; quirky and relatable with all the feels.

It follows Madison, a quirky children’s librarian who’s been a good rule abiding girl all her life, as she decides that enough is enough. It’s time to step out of her comfort zone and try to live life to its fullest. The question is, how to begin. So, when an unexpected opportunity steps into her library, she takes it.

R.S. Grey has a delicious sense for tension and an endearing knack for portraying relationships (both romantically and other) that makes the whole story even more addicting. Throw in some great references, swoon worthy scenes and believable storyline, it’s no wonder that Make Me Bad swaggered up to the top of my rom com favorites before I’d even finished half the book! If you like reading romance or are curious about romantic comedy, this is your candidate. Be prepared to smile a lot. I know I did! 😊

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SYNOPSIS:

I was issued a warning: stay away from Ben Rosenberg.

As Clifton Cove’s resident “king”, he thinks he’s entitled to anyone and anything.

The trouble is, I’ve spent my whole life following the rules and playing it safe. I know what it feels like to be the good girl. I’m the police chief’s daughter and a librarian—for adorable children, no less. My wardrobe consists of colorful sundresses and baggy jeans. I might as well have a Post-it stuck to my forehead that reads: Yup, she’s a virgin.

An all-nighter with a fictional hunk is about as exciting as my life gets, until one day, fate decides to take pity on me and shove me straight into the path of Mr. Off-Limits himself.

Oof.

Just as I suspected, every inch of him promises to be my demise. Up close, he’s tall, menacing, dangerously handsome—the type of man who’s never spent a single moment worrying about the opinions of others. A well-behaved girl would do as she’s told and avoid him at all costs, but I’m overdue for a little rebellion.

No more Friday nights sprawled out on the couch in my comfiest pajamas. No more wishing I had the courage to misbehave.

Everyone thinks Ben is going to ruin me.
They think he’ll chew me up and spit me out.

Well, Ben…go ahead.
Tempt me. Taunt me.
Make me bad.

MAKE ME BAD – Coming March 7th

If you’re like me and enjoy a good rom com now and then, I can highly recommend looking up R.S. Grey!

I have enjoyed every book that I’ve read so far by her and I adored her last book Hotshot Doc. Her stories are funny, romantic and hard to let go when you start reading them.

Now she’s announcing her newest rom com which will be released in March.

SYNOPSIS:

I was issued a warning: stay away from Ben Rosenberg.

As Clifton Cove’s resident “king”, he thinks he’s entitled to anyone and anything.

The trouble is, I’ve spent my whole life following the rules and playing it safe. I know what it feels like to be the good girl. I’m the police chief’s daughter and a librarian—for adorable children, no less. My wardrobe consists of colorful sundresses and baggy jeans. I might as well have a Post-it stuck to my forehead that reads: Yup, she’s a virgin.

An all-nighter with a fictional hunk is about as exciting as my life gets, until one day, fate decides to take pity on me and shove me straight into the path of Mr. Off-Limits himself.

Oof.

Just as I suspected, every inch of him promises to be my demise. Up close, he’s tall, menacing, dangerously handsome—the type of man who’s never spent a single moment worrying about the opinions of others. A well-behaved girl would do as she’s told and avoid him at all costs, but I’m overdue for a little rebellion.

No more Friday nights sprawled out on the couch in my comfiest pajamas. No more wishing I had the courage to misbehave.

Everyone thinks Ben is going to ruin me.
They think he’ll chew me up and spit me out.

Well, Ben…go ahead.
Tempt me. Taunt me.
Make me bad.

Add MAKE ME BAD on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2GGUakd

MAKE ME BAD releases March 7th – you’ll be able to preorder your copy for .99c beginning March 3rd!

Keep an eye on R.S. Grey’s facebook page for the link: https://www.facebook.com/Author-RS-Grey-167668293429638/

About R.S. Grey:

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

Connect with R.S. Grey:

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1T707p0
RS Grey’s Little Reds Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1378399812435745/
Website: rsgrey.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorRSGrey

Week 7

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I’ve been in a mini-slump this week, barely having read anything at all, but I won’t sweat it and just try to muster more next week instead.

I did manage to read two graphic novels though; Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (which I adored!!) and Deadly Class, vol. 1 (because I’m watching the series on Viaplay).

I know that Heartstopper was originally a webcomic and I need to look it up because I must know what happens next in cute-ville!

Next week I’ll try to finish reading Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway and continue listening to Omens by Kelley Armstrong.

What are you currently reading? 😊

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (ARC)

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The Gilded Wolves is set in a dark and glamorous part of Paris in 1889. It follows Séverin, a treasure hunter and wealthy hotelier, and his crew of specialists as they are enlisted by a powerful organization to find an ancient artifact.

Oh, holy mother of books! I LOVED The Gilded Wolves! It has a bit of everything that I’m drawn towards in a book: love, humor, intrigue, action and mythology/history. It has a group of characters with a dynamic that I always fall for – the one where a group of misfits becomes a family in both friendship and hardship. They fit each other in any combination therein, despite or perhaps because of their respective personality flaws. The worldbuilding is phenomenal and sucks you in just as much as the character dynamics. The plot reads like an Indiana Jones adventure with puzzles, clues and a heist with traps along the way.

The whole thing was awesome, and I can’t recommend it enough! So, if you like Six of Crows or The Raven Boys, I highly recommend this book.

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Published by Wednesday Books.55338036

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Release date: 2019-01-15

Rating: 5 stars

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Week 1: Currently reading

I’m just a few chapters into The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, but I’m absolutely loving the introduction to this mesmerizing world, plus it’s giving me those Six of Crows vibes and all I can say is – I’m ready!

What are you currently reading? 🙂

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet (ARC)

“Some ends are just a new beginning…”

This book sucked me in from page one and didn’t let go until the end. Right from the start you get a feel for the main character Tess and the dynamic of her family of misfits. It was so well done, and I was already invested in the story from chapter one. The interactions and dialogue reminded me of an urban fantasy and I’m all for an urban fantasy in space.

The characters were layered, and each had their quirks, flaws and good qualities. I was especially intrigued by the main character’s backstory with her family and unfortunate childhood. I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil things, so you’ll have to read the book to see what I’m talking about.

The worldbuilding was great, with a society and hierarchy that felt very believable (and quite horrifying if I’m honest). The whole situation in that world was bleak with the tyrant Overlord repressing creativity and spontaneity for the sake of so-called peace. A peace that meant constant fear of both the authorities and your neighbors (who could turn you in for so little as a colorful clothing choice). Not a fun existence…

Tess Bailey and her crew have been on the run for years, doing what they can to try to ease the misery of less fortunate areas of the universe. The latest Robin Hood-like heist don’t go as planned though and draws the attention of a vicious military general. In a bid to repair their ship after an ill-fated run-in with said general, they take a chance and lands on a well populated planet. There Tess gets to know Shade Ganavan and as events unfold, she must decide if she can trust him with more than the repairs of their ship.

Even though I felt like one of the twists could have benefitted from being harsher, I still liked it and felt very satisfied when it was revealed. Overall, I loved this story and if you also love reading about kickass rebel heroines and heroes with hearts of gold, this book is for you!

Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca.15456668832398974942477147296885

Granted through Netgalley. 15455855934117629204050147099388

Release date: 2019-01-01

Rating: 4 stars

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Big thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for this treat!

Empress Unveiled by Jenna Morland (ARC)

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Now this was a nice surprise. I knew that I would most likely like or love this book since it was an Oftomes release and they have very talented authors already and seem to have an eye for finding new great ones, but I still wasn’t expecting the original-ness of this story. Especially the mythology and world-building intrigued the heck out of me. (And that Empress tree really made me envious. Where can I get one?!)

Empress Unveiled is about a 17-year-old girl named Swayzi with a mysterious terminal illness. Nobody knows the cause of her sickness, and the doctors are stumped. Supporting her she has her youthful mom and two best friends Tyler and Penelope. One day she meets an electrically intriguing boy who seems to be a miracle cure for her illness, but this meet will unearth a whole lot of other things. Like other realms, beings, magic and what she’s actually capable of herself. All of a sudden, she’s got a destiny and a path to follow, but will she be able to leave her mom and friends to follow it?

I love how Jenna Morland has twisted and created elements and beings that most of us has met in other settings before but giving those elements new context and rules. I don’t want to spoil too much, because I really enjoyed reading about it without knowing too much myself BUT I loved it. Just so you know. There’s also a love triangle in this, but it’s not an obnoxious or a mean one. It’s actually one of those where I don’t know which one I think she should pick. By the end of a book I usually know what I feel about the love interest and if there’s two – which one I would pick. Not this time. I almost hope that some irredeemable quality in one or the other character appears in book 2 so I can choose. 😉

So, if you’re looking for your next YA fantasy read I highly recommend checking this out! 🙂

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Published by Oftomes Publishing.

Release date: 2018-09-04

Rating: 4 stars

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