19 Jul 2018

Saving Grace | Review

Title: Saving Grace
Series: A Broken Heart #1
Author: Vi Carter
Pages: 224 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 28 October 2018
Rating: 

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Vi Carter!

Saving Grace tells the story of Grace who’s lost her brother two years ago. She doesn’t want to tell anyone about her past until she meets Derek. Derek seems so perfect, but is he as perfect as he seems?

Saving Grace is such a beautiful book and it was so hard to put down! I wanted to know how the story was going to end and I just had to know Grace’s story. Saving Grace was such a fast-paced read and I couldn’t stop reading.

Grace is such a strong character, she’s been through a lot with her brother and she’s trying to keep all her emotions to herself but once she met Derek, she couldn’t help sharing her story. I think that sharing her story made her even stronger because she finally let someone in and that’s something really brave.

I also like the fact that Vi Carter mentioned in Saving Grace that she wants to give the reader the same emotional ride that she got from reading Colleen Hoover and Jennifer L. Armentrout books. I did get a Colleen Hoover/Jennifer L. Armentrout vibe and those two are my favourite authors, so Vi you did an amazing job!

I really liked Saving Grace and I cannot wait to read the rest of the A Broken Heart Series!

18 Jul 2018

Top 5 favourite poetry collections

I’ve been loving poetry since I first started reading poetry in the summer of 2017. I wanted to spread my love for poetry and give my top 5 favourite poetry collections.

1. The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson
The Chaos of Longing
The Chaos of Longing was my first poetry collection and I loved it. It was such a beautiful collection and I was so in awe because I didn’t know that I was going to like it as much as I did because I'd never read poetry before. The Chaos of Longing is a poetry collection about love, trauma and heartbreak. Click here to read my review!

2. The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza
The Last Time I’ll Write About You was not my second poetry book, but the second poetry book that I loved. This poetry collection is about first love and the break up afterwards. I could really relate to so many poems because we’ve all been through heartbreak. Click here to read my review!

3. the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace
I was hearing so many amazing things about the witch doesn’t burn in this one so I just had to read it. And wow, did I enjoy this poetry collection! This collection is about feminism, being confident, rape and many more inspiring subjects. Click here to read my review.

4. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
milk and honey
milk and honey is one of the most recent poetry collections I read and I had some high expectations because everyone’s still raving about milk and honey. I love this poetry collection because it’s so inspiring. It’s about survival, the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and feminity. milk and honey was really inspiring and I cannot wait to read the sun and her flowers.

5. Worlds of You by Beau Taplin
The latest poetry collection I read was Worlds of You by Beau Taplin. Worlds of You is a collection of Beau Taplin’s most treasured words and is about love, loss, pain, passion, fear, … So far, this is the best poetry and prose collection written by Beau Taplin and there were so many beautiful and inspiring poems in this collection! Click here to read my review.

Have you read one of these poetry books and what are your favourite poetry collections?

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17 Jul 2018

Seeking Sanctuary | Release Day Blitz


Title: Seeking Sanctuary Author: Annie Anderson
Series: Shelter Me #1
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense


One broken girl. Two brothers. One small town with a big secret.

Planning to escape her controlling boyfriend, Isla’s getaway hits a snag when a pair of pink lines show up on a pregnancy test.

Levi just needs an accountant. Someone smart, dependable, and someone who won't blow town and leave him in the lurch. When a pretty but battered woman falls into his arms, he can't help but offer her the job. If only he can convince her to take it.

As an unexpected death rocks this small Colorado town, Isla can't help but wonder if her past somehow followed her to the one place she's felt like home.

Some sanctuaries aren't as safe as they appear...


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Excerpt:

“You hungry, Sugar?” Levi’s voice broke into my thoughts and stilled my fingers on the keyboard. They had been working on autopilot as my brain ran over last night’s kiss. Every detail, every single sensation, everything – all on a loop, playing over and over again. 

There were a million reasons to talk myself out of a relationship – or whatever this was – with Levi. Possibly a billion if I were being honest. But I was having a hard time making myself give him the ‘that was a mistake’ talk. I didn’t want to have that conversation at all, but the reason part of my brain really wanted to be heard. The emotional – and probably horny – part of my brain was beating reason back with a stick.

But still, the bitch had some good points.

Those points were vast, far-reaching, and possibly devastating for all parties involved. I should totally not go any farther into whatever the hell this was with Levi, but every time I thought I could muster up the courage to talk to him, he’d call me ‘Sugar’ or he’d smile at me, and I’d watch his lips pull in that half grin of his. That same half-grin that made my belly dip, and then the belly dip would take me back to how good his lips felt on mine. How I’d never, ever felt like that before, and then I’d be back where I started. 

Not knowing what the fuck to do.

“Always,” I answered, saving my work and logging out as I yanked my jean jacket from the chair. 

We headed to the diner, Levi’s shoulder brushing mine with every step. I didn’t quite know if he was holding himself back from me, or maybe he was taking baby steps, but I liked that even if he was wary of holding my hand, he still touched me somehow. Levi was decidedly in my space, just like in the kitchen. He stole the air and space in my little bubble, but somehow he gave it back to me too.

I felt greedy for it – the warmth of him being so close to me. But my greed made me feel guilty because it didn’t matter that I was starved for him – he didn’t know who I was. 

Or what I’d done to get free.


About the author


Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life… interesting.

In her past lives, Annie has been a lifeguard, retail manager, dental lab technician, accountant, and now she writes fast-paced romantic thrillers with some serious heat.


16 Jul 2018

Magic at Midnight | Review

Title: Magic At Midnight
Authors: Lyssa Chiavari, T. Damon, Dorothy Dreyer, Clare Dugmore, Mary Fan, Leigh Hellman, Clara Kensie, Mark C. King, Karissa Laurel, Melanie McFarlane, Amy McNulty, Selenia Paz, Madeehah Reza, K.M. Robinson, Jane Watson
Pages: 476 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Rating: 

Review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Snowy Wings Publishing!

Magic at Midnight is a Young Adult fairytale anthology written by 15 authors, so 15 fairytale retellings. The retellings are written in different genres such as fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, historical, paranormal, … So there’s definitely a story for everyone!

Retelling 1: Cinderella A.I. by Lyssa Chiavari 4/5
Retelling: Cinderella

Retelling 2: Tresses & Erubescence by Amy McNulty 2/5
Retelling: Rapunzel

Retelling 3: Magic All Around by Jane Watson 4.5/5
Retelling: The Goblin and the Grocer

Retelling 4: Little Rue by T. Damon 3/5
Retelling: Little Red Riding Hood

Retelling 5: The Inventor’s Daughter by Selenia Paz 4/5
Retelling: Beauty and the Beast

Retelling 6: A Brackish Shore by Leigh Hellman 2/5
Retelling: The Little Mermaid

Retelling 7: The Forest of Carterhaugh by Karissa Laurel 3/5
Retelling: The Ballad of Tam Lin

Retelling 8: The Pitiless Prisoner of Hamelin by Mark C. King 2/5
Retelling: The Pied Piper

Retelling 9: The Goose Girl and the Artificial by K.M. Robinson 4/5
Retelling: The Goose Girl

Retelling 10: Dance of Deception by Clara Kensie 4.5/5
Retelling: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Retelling 11: The False Nightingale by Mary Fan 4/5
Retelling: The Nightingale

Retelling 12: Leo 6 by Melanie McFarlane 3/5
Retelling: Rumpelstiltskin 

Retelling 13: Solstice Spell by Clare Dugmore 3/5
Retelling: The Nutcracker Prince

Retelling 14: Morsel by Dorothy Dreyer 3/5
Retelling: Hansel and Gretel

Retelling 15: Wires and Blood by Madeehah Reza 2/5
Retelling: Pinocchio

TOTAL: 48/75 = 3/5

So overall I really enjoyed reading Magic at Midnight, but a lot of stories were about artificial intelligence and it’s not that it isn’t interesting but it just kinda gets boring because it’s always the same. It would’ve been better if some stories were about something else like mermaids, ghosts, … instead of artificial intelligence.

I do think that there were some really interesting retellings and I cannot wait to discover and read more books written by these authors!