Book Review: Who Lives By The Sword

 

“Then give me a thousand years, her heart cried, and then I can forget him.”

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Faith Mcdowlyn has lived in the same house all her life. With her mothers passing when she was a child, Faith is left to help her father run the family Inn. When her brother Duncan shows up suddenly at her house, Faith learns that she is to go with him to live under the Laird Niall Dubhain far up in the Highlands at his estate to work.

Once I started this book, I could not put it down. Author Amy Lemco has a beautiful style of writing that wraps you into the setting of the story like a cozy blanket on a rainy day. Each side character is filled with a great backstory and personality, and fits perfectly into the framework of the book. Faith is strong, kind and pure woman, a splendid match to the cool and detached Niall. There is no sudden meet-cute to them, the reader is able to watch and enjoy as the two slowly learn about the other, and watch the relationship blossom. I found myself laughing, jumping for joy, and aching for these characters along the way.

Set against the Scottish landscape in the year 1800, Who Lives by the Sword is a tale of adventure, forgiveness, family, and romance.

I was given a copy of this book by its author in exchange for my honest review.

Get it here: https://goo.gl/sxLd8G

Beauty and the Beast Trailer!

IT’S HERE!!! the first full length trailer for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast film! This is my most anticipated release in a long time, and I’m so excited to see the first trailer for this! Are you excited for Beauty and the Beast? what part of the story are you looking forward to seeing on the big screen?

 

Book Review: The Song of the Phoenix

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Finn de Danenn is on a quest to be king. Being the youngest of 36 children, Finn has also become quite desperate on his quests to be king.

When a stranger from a far off place shows up with an announcement that Finn has been chosen by a phoenix to be the new king of Dyre, he is quickly on his way to accept his throne. What he doesn’t expect is a castle filled with runaway princess’s, witches, and a lost crown.

When Lucia learns that she is meant to be apart of an important adventure with the new king, her loyalty to the old king Aldon holds her back. Wanting to get it over with, she searches high and low for an adventure, hoping to be done with her involvement with Finn.

The Song of the Phoenix is a fun, fast paced read with charming characters. With only 103 pages, Amy Lemco has created a sweet love story wrapped around an intriguing castle, quirky individuals, magic, and a fantastic villain. My only wish is that it was longer, as I feel this could be a really amazing story if there was more depth and layers added to it. The Song of the Phoenix is an amusing adventure from the first page to the last!

I was given a copy by the author in exchange for my honest review. 

Get it here: https://goo.gl/fOkWHV

Book Review: Weregirl

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Weregirl takes place in the fictional town of Tether, Michigan. Years after the corporate company Dutch Chem left the town after polluting the water, leaving many without jobs and small children sick, new mogul company Paravida buys out the company. After paying off all the debt left behind by the failed Dutch Chem, Paravida then promises to pay for regular medical appointments for the children affected by the pollutants.

Nessa Kurland is a high school junior in the town of Tether. Feeling like there aren’t many options to find a way out of her hometown, Nessa has been working towards a scholarship through cross-country running since her freshman year. It’s on one of her late night running excersize’s that she is bit by a wolf, and her life and the lives of those around her, changes forever.

After learning that she has begun the transition into becoming a werewolf, Nessa is told that not just anybody gets chosen for this. The wolves need her help, and she needs to figure out what exactly it is they are trying to tell her. With the help of her best friend Bree, and the wolf pack that has selected her, Nessa begins to unravel the secrets and lies of her small town.

This was one of the most fun books I have read all year. The story is so exciting, fresh, and full of great characters, it’s hard to put down. Everybody needs a best friend like Bree! Nessa is a strong lead character, always trying to learn more about what is going on, and never compromising herself for it. The two aspects of Nessa trying to help save her town from a company who seems to have its employees everywhere, and having to understand what is happening to herself and the wolves are so perfectly woven together it makes for a great book. C. D. Bell has done a great job of that. I think fans of MTV’s Teen Wolf will really find Weregirl a great read! To me, this book has everything you would want; its emotional, funny, full of adventure and mystery.

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

Get it here: https://goo.gl/rlruWI

Upcoming Releases: November

Alright guys, it’s November! Here is a list of some releases coming up this month!

Weregirl by C. D. Bell

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Release Date: Nov. 1st, 2016

Standalone

https://goo.gl/I4h3Rp

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling

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Release Date: Nov 18th, 2016

Standalone

http://amzn.to/2eQJku4

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

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Release Date: Nov 8th, 2016

Standalone?

http://amzn.to/2eQLBp1

Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Reese Brennan Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman

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Release Date: Nov 15th, 2016

Collection of short stories

http://amzn.to/2eQNf9U

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

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Release Date: Nov 29th, 2016

book #3, last book

http://amzn.to/2f9BGJB

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Release Date: Nove 8th, 2016

Standalone

https://goo.gl/06hDmO