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    The Crown of Gilded Bones – A Heart Wrenching and Amazing Addition to the From Blood and Ash Series

    🌸 Title: The Crown of Gilded Bones (Book 3 of FBAA)🌸Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 🌸Release Date: April 20th, 2021🌸Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Paranormal🌸 A non-major spoilers review.🌸 Read my review for From Blood and Ash here. “You are the foundation that helps me stand. You are my walls and my roof. My shelter. You are my home. -Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Crown of Gilded Bones The Crown of Gilded Bones continues off from where A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire ended—Poppy after being attacked, the crown at her feet. Poppy just wanted to go to Atlantia with Casteel, her heartmate, but fate has other plans. A long-forgotten organization will…

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    Series Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – A series that changed the YA genre

    It’s not often that I find myself struggling to find the words to describe a book. Often I can just bada-bing-bada-boom and come up with a review. Even when I first read this series I couldn’t quite put into words what I felt because I’d first read Throne of Glass, and ACOTAR was a whole different species. ACOTAR was the first Young Adult series that I questioned for being YA. It seemed to be Adult, but at the same time, the age of the characters belonged in YA. It was dark, gritty, and had sex scenes that I hadn’t even read in any Adult book. So how do we decide…

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    From Blood and Ash – A New Mesmerizing Series That I Fell In Love With

    🌸 Title: From Blood And Ash (Book 1) 🌸Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 🌸Published: March 30th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. “With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.” -Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash Poppy is the Maiden. She cannot be touched, looked at, or spoken to, and it’s not the life she imagined. She’d much rather be fighting. Hawke, a soldier bound to protect her, makes her question everything and makes her…

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    Midnight Sun is just vampire teen angst in 700 pages

    🌸 Title: Midnight Sun 🌸Author: Stephenie Meyer 🌸Published: August 4th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. I also reviewed Midnight Sun in my August 2020 Wrap Up video (wow, where did the time go?) if you’d rather just watch that. “Maybe if I could be unconscious, if I could dream, I could live for a few hours in a world where she and I could be together. She dreamed of me. I wanted to dream of her.” -Stephanie Meyer, Midnight Sun Midnight Sun, based on the Twilight series, gives the perspective of Edward Cullen. With this dark twist, we get to experience his…

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    The Others – An amazing paranormal series that breaks the norm

    🌸 Title: The Others series (Books 1-5)🌸Author: Anne Bishop🌸Published: March 4th, 2014🌸Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Fiction🌸Preview: A girl cuts herself to see visions and decides to hide with other paranormal creatures so she isn’t bled dry.🌸A no major spoilers review. Book 1 Synopsis: Meg Corbyn is a blood prophet who can see the future when her skin is cut, making it dangerous. She escapes her Controller and finds herself at the Lakeside Courtyard, a business district that the Others, paranormal creatures, reside. Meg decides to hide among them, but is she truly safe? I decided to write an overall review of The Others series—particularly Meg and Simon’s arc. There…

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    Harley Merlin – A Harry Potter knockoff that is a big disappointment

    🌸 Title: Harley Merlin🌸Author: Bella Forrest🌸Published: August 27th, 2018🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal🌸Preview: A Harry Potter lookalike with glaringly obvious Harry Potter tropes that don’t work.🌸A no major spoilers review. Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions and works at a casino in order to make use of these powers. A monster arrives after working at the casino and she meets Wade Crowley, a warlock. Harley decides to involve herself in the world of magic when attempts on her life come to fruition and Wade’s convincing pitches work. Can she find whoever is after her? Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven attempts to market itself as a Harry Potter lookalike,…

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    A Discovery of Witches – Where there are no fights, only…meetings

    🌸 Title: A Discovery of Witches🌸Author: Deborah Harkness🌸Published: February 2011🌸Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Adult, Paranormal🌸Preview: In a world of vampires, witches, demons, and other creatures of the night, everyone wants a book and has a bunch of meetings over how to get the girl to get said book without a single meaningful fight.🌸A no major spoilers review. A Discovery of Witches introduces young scholar Diana Bishop, who happens to be a witch and refuses to use her powers. Diana happens to call on a book that everyone in the supernatural world has been looking for—but why is she the only one able to summon this book? I had a lot…

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    The Darkest Powers series – Had potential to be great, fell short

    🌸 Title: The Darkest Powers series🌸Author: Kelley Armstrong🌸Published: Final book published April 6th, 2010🌸Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction🌸Preview: A series with characters that I just didn’t care about with endings that left on major cliffhangers—including the last book.🌸A no major spoilers review. The Darkest Powers series begins with The Summoning. It introduces Chloe Sanders, a girl who was pretty normal until she saw her first ghost at her school. She’s whisked away to a mental home, Lyle House, and they tell her she has Schizophrenia. But what if she can really see ghosts? I vaguely remember reading The Darkest Powers series as a kid. Before I reread it,…

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    Frenzy – A vampire series that left me more confused than intrigued

    🌸 Title: Frenzy (Books 1 & 2 but DNF’ed at 30%)🌸Author: Casey L. Bond🌸Published: February 9th, 2016🌸Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance🌸Preview: A tiny town doesn’t know everyone else’s business and nothing is ever explained.🌸A no major spoilers review. 🌸Disclaimer: I was given this book for free from a giveaway, so I felt obligated to read it. Frenzy is based on this colony that separates itself from a disease, and the nightwalkers (vampires) protect them. The vampires protect the humans who go hunting for food in exchange for blood. And Porschia, our main character, has to go through the rotation. If I’m being completely honest, Frenzy was just…boring. It…