Blog Tour, Reviews

Blog Tour (Review + Giveaway) for Realm of Knight by Jennifer Anne Davis

Hello! Welcome to my spot on the Good Choice Reading blog tour for Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis. Happy Book Birthday!

By Jennifer Anne Davis

Publisher: Reign Publishing

Release Date: 10 Sept 2019

Synopsis:

Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.

In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So whe. RIED Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy.

Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soliders to the border. Along the way, she discovers a coverg organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.

To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

Find it here: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play

Review

Rating: 🛡🛡🛡🛡🛡

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book but I am glad that decided to give it a try and read it. I started the book on Sunday and finished it Monday afternoon, it usually takes me a while to finish books because I am slow reader and depending how the book can hold my attention. This story did keep me wanting to continue to read it.

The story sort of reminded me of Mulan but then difference is that Reid is forced to play the role of man because of her father not having a son heir passed his title and lands to upon his death. If anyone would find out that Lord Reid is Lady Reid, her father will be charged with treason and everything would be strip from her family so she has to be careful to play her role well. But there are complications when the royal Princes come knocking at her father’s door for assistance and one of the Prince find out she is actually women. They recruit her to help the King and the kingdom to fight their enemies. She finds out that nothing seems to be what she was told.

Reid remind me of Arya from Game of Thrones because of the way she carry herself and the way she was dedicated in her family. The story was fast paced and easy read but I would have like more world building. The ending of the book wasn’t what I expect but it was definitely a nice surprise.

Overall, I really enjoy the book and I am dying to know what happens in the next book with Reid and the rest of players in series.

Tour Schedule

Week 1:

September 2

Good Choice Reading – Promo

2 Rs blog – Review

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

September 3

We All Make Mistakes in Books – Review

September 4

Book Briefs – Review

Maiden of the Page – Promo

September 5

Jrsbookreviews – Review

September 6

Bucherfansite – Bucherfee vom Bodensee – Promo

Reads All the Books – Review

Week 2

September 9

Good Choice Reading – Review

September 10

Movies, Shows, & Books – Promo

Mahkjchi’s Not-So-Secret Books – Review

September 11

The Genre Minx Book Reviews – Promo

A Bookish Dream – Review

September 12

TMBA Corbett Tries to Write – Promo

September 13

Teatime and Books – Review

Bookwyrming Thoughts – Review

Giveaway

If you read Realm of Knights, let me know what you thought about.

Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

Blog Tour (Giveaway) – Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan Review & Creative Post

First, I would like to wish Annie Sullivan a happy book birthday on release of Tiger Queen!

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan. The tour is being hosted by Fantastic Fantasy Book Club.

By Annie Sullivan

Publisher: BLINK

Release Date: September 10, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance

Synopsis:

From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will detour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.

But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers twists her world—and heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.

Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository

Review

Rating: 🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅

This story wasn’t what I was expecting, I was surprised to find the darker to be a little darker that I thought it would be but I like it. Since, I love A Touch of Gold by Annie I was hoping it would be in the same writing style and pace which it was.

The story is told by Kateri who is princess who lost her mother and sibling by murdered done by the Desert Boys at a young age. Her father not having male heir, needed to trained Kateri to fight for her place to lead the people of Achra. The way she would herself to be chosen by the Desert to the rightful leader of the kingdom was she had to go through trails to fight against male opponents who fight her to take her rightful place as leader. During all of this her people and kingdom is suffering for a drought and her father’s Had to restrict the water rations from his people.

Not only was Achra was suffering a drought, the king was fighting against the Desert Boys who were stealing from wells and supposedly draining them dry which cause the king to be stricter with the water rations which was causing more suffering for the people. Kateri had hatred for the Desert Boys because she was told by her father that they murdered her mother and her sibling which is something we find early in the story. Kateri disappoints her father after one of her matches because she gets weapon b the opponent even though she won the match, her father see it as weakeness against himself and his bloodline so he announced her next opponent and potential husband to be her trainer Rodric who is not a really nice person. I actually really dislike him and her father. So, Kateri seeks out the leader of the Desert Boys Cion to help trained to fight against Rodric. Without going into spoiler, basically Kateri finds out things are not what they seem in Achra and she has to figure out who she can really trust.

I think the description of the fighting scenes and the world building was done well in the book. Overall, it was good story and honestly I did not realize it was retelling because I never read The Lady, or the Tiger short story.

Tour Schedule

About the Author

Annie Sullivan is a Young Adult author from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has been featured in Curly Red Stories and Punchnels. She loves fairy tales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s teaching classes at the Indiana Writers Center and working as the Copy Specialist at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. You can follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram (@annsulliva)

Find her here: Website, Twitter

Creative Post

Giveaway

Prize: Tiger Queen poster and signed bookplate (US Only)

Starts: 4 Sept 2019

End: 13 Sept 2019

Blog Tour, Monthly TBR, New Releases

September 2019 TBR

For the month of September TBR, I am going to not have set TBR this month because I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do due to September is a really busy month at work but I do have several ARCs I have to read for blog tours. The following are some books that I want to read this month aside from the ARCs.

  • Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan (FFBC Blog Tour)
  • Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis (Good Choice Reading Blog Tour)
  • #murdertrending and #murderfunding by Gretchen McNeil (TBR and Beyond Group Read)
  • Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (Dragon & Tea Book Club Buddy Read)
  • Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Crier’s War by Nina Varela (FFBC Blog Tour)

I definitely need the ARCs read for the blog tours and I really wanting to read Capturing the Devil, it is my most anticipated release for September.

Do you have any of these on your TBR this month?

Happy reading!

Blog Tour, Reviews, TBR and Beyond Blog Tour

Blog Tour + Giveaway for Don’t Say A Word by Amber Lynn Natusch

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Don’t Say a Word (Hometown Antihero #2) by Amber Lynn Natusch. The tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond.

I am excited to share my review and favorite quotes!

Side note: You will need to read Dare You to Lie first because the story line starts in the first one.

By Amber Lynn Natusch
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

Synopsis:

Kylene Danners’ ex-FBI agent father is in prison for murder and she’s hell-bent on getting him out. But trying to investigate in the small town where a defensive lineman is a hero no matter who he tries to kill and the girl who gets him locked up is public enemy number one is dangerous. Dark secrets are everywhere in Jasperville – the kind Ky can’t walk away from.

When rookie FBI agent Cedric Dawson returns to town to finish an open investigation, he goes undercover at her high school – as her ex. Determined to keep her from interfering, Dawson’s plan backfires after Ky gets an anonymous call about missing girls officially labeled as runaways – runaways that didn’t really run away at all.

Because dead girls can’t run.

And they don’t say a word.

Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo, Book Depository, Google Books, Kobo

Review

Rating: 💜💜💜💜💜

Trigger warnings: Sexual assault, underage prostitution and violence

My review is non-spoiler for both books but I have to say that if you like first book then you will love this second one. If you haven’t pick up the first one, then you need to go out and get it because if you are fan of Veronica Mars than this series is for you.

Don’t Say a Word pick up where Dare You To Lie left off, we find Kylene dealing with the aftermath of events that happen in the first book. She is still trying to find the evidence to free her dad from prison but Ky gets a phone call from girl who is really scared about missing girls and she doesn’t trust the police or FBI to help. The girl will only work with Ky which causes Ky to ask Dawson for help on trying to find out what happen to the girls and try to get the girl “Jane” out before something happens to her. The only way Dawson can help Kylene is by going undercover at her school as her ex-boyfriend from Columbus which doesn’t suit well with Ky’s other ex-boyfriend AJ.

Seeing all of the relationship developments between Dawson and Kylene was fun to read because they have certain kind of chemistry and sexual tension between them. Ky and Dawson make a really good team, even though they do a lot of bantering with each other they don’t lose focus on the case and how important it is to solve it.

I really love this series and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys mystery, thrillers and Veronica Mars than this book is for you.

Favorite Quotes

Call me babe again and I’ll bury your balls somewhere deep inside your abdomen”

“This bitch had bark and bite”

“I can’t tell if that was an act of kindness or aggression”

“You’re like a mythical creature…a unicorn”

“What I learned – or confirmed – is that there is no way to leave this hell

About the Author

Amber Lynn Natusch is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai – but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace. Dare You to Lie is her debut YA novel with Tor Teen.

Check out Amber on her various platforms: Website, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram

Check out all of the rest of the blog tour for this awesome book!

Tour Schedule

August 23rd

TBR and Beyond – Welcome Post

August 24th

BluePixieoftheGalaxy’s Bookblog – Review

August 25th

TBR and Beyond – Review

The Book Dutchesses – Review + Favorites Quotes

August 26th

Confession of a YA Reader – Review + Favorite Quotes

Bookishly Slytherclaw – Review + Favorite Quotes

August 27th

Functionally Fictional – Review + Favorite Quotes

August 28th

Mahkjchi’s Not-so-Secret Books – Review + Favorite Quotes

Read Love Blog – Review + Favorite Quotes

Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Interview

August 29th

Laura Bookish Corner – Review + Dreamcast

The Wayfaring Bibliomaniac – Review

August 30th

Young at Heart Reader – Review

Mel and her Books – Review

Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review

Giveaway

Get a chance to win a physical copy of Don’t Say a Word ARC (US and Canada Only)

Starts: August 23, 2019

Ends: August 31, 2018

Giveaway Link

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the other bloggers tour post!

Blog Tour, Reviews

Blog Tour – Smoke and Key Review and Favorite Quotes

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton. This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Fantasy Book Club. I am excited to share my review and favorite quotes today!

by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical, Fiction, Paranormal, Magic, Horror

Synopsis:

A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling…

She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it.

She needs help, but who can she trust? Ribbon seems content in Under, uninterested in finding answers. Doll’s silence hints at deep sorrow, which could be why she doesn’t utter a word. There’s Smoke, the boy with a fierceness that rivals even the living. And Journal, who stays apart from everyone else. Key’s instincts tell her there is something remarkable about each of them, even if she can’t remember why.

Then the murders start; bodies that are burnt to a crisp. After being burned, the dead stay dead. Key is running out of time to discover who she was—and what secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden—before she becomes the next victim…

Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Book Depository, Kobo, Google Books

Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The book is about a young girl that had passed away and had fallen from grave to a world named Under. She does not her name or who she was in her past life and how she came to be decreased. The only thing that she had in possession when she fell was a key so she was named Key. Key met a young man named Smoke when she had fallen who help her around Under. She was introduce to other dead people in Under, whose names were possession that they had been buried with and fallen with. Their names were Journal, Ribbon, Doll, and Tintype and there were other dead who resided in Under. Majority of the dead were in some form decomposed states but Key was oddly preserved. Everyone who was there had no recollection of who they were before they had died.

Upon Key arrival, there started to be a series of murders among the dead. Yes, the dead can be killed via fire. When the first murdered happen, Key started to get memories back from her past life and she started to recognize some of the people who were in Under. This cause her dead life in jeopardy.

I found that I really enjoy the character of Key, she was portrayed really well and it was interesting to see how she reacted to the memories that she experiencing. It was nice to see how Smoke and Journal were connected to Key’s past and to be able to experience her relationship with Smoke. He was another character that was intriguing, I was left with wanting to know more about him.

The best part about this book is how the tension and mystery of the story was built throughout the book. I love books that have mystery and eeriness to them because I could imagine all of the characters in the book like I was watching a movie.

However, the one thing that I would have like to read more about was the magic that was mention. I felt like there wasn’t a backstory to how the magic really plan in the story, I would have like to have known more about it.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and love how unique the story was. I am big fan of dark fantasy and this book really gave me what I needed to get out of my reading slump. I am looking forward to reading more from Kelsey Sutton.

Favorite Quotes

“I’m drawn to him like stars to sky.”

“Just remember. You can’t kill what’s already dead.”

“I need not be full to be significant. I need not be whole to be beautiful.”

“No bits about how I was enchanted by the sound of your laugh or the secrets in your eyes. All I know is that I saw you and I had to know you.”

About the Author

Kelsey Sutton is a young adult and middle grade author. She lives in Minnesota, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Bemidji State University. She will soon have a master’s degree from Hamline University. Her work has received an Independent Publisher Book Award, an IndieFab Award, and was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. When not writing, Kelsey can be found watching too much Netflix, ordering a mocha at the nearest coffee shop, napping with her rescue dogs, or browsing a bookstore. You can visit her online at www.kelseysuttonbooks.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

Reach her at: Website, Goodreads, Twitter, FacebookT

Tour Schedule

April 10th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

April 11th

TheSecret Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes

Some Books & Ramblings – Review

April 12th

Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review

The Clever Reader – Promotional Post

April 13th

Confessions of a YA Reader – Review

A Dream Within A Dream – Review

The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes

April 14th

The YA Obsessed – Review

Bookwyrming Thoughts – Review

Absolute Bookishness – Review

April 15th

Book Rambler Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes

Young Adult Media Consumer – Review

Mahkjchi’s Not-so-secret Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

April 16th

Taking It One Book at a Time – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast

Reads Like Supernovae – Review + Favourite Quotes


Book Swoon – Review

Giveaway

Blog Tour

Blog Tour for When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

Book Aesthetic & Giveaway: When Summer Ends

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to my stop on the second day of the When Summer Ends blog tour! I am excited to be able to participate in When Summer End blog tour and being part of the street team. It is giving me the opportunity to share my excitement over this great book. Honestly, I am not a reader of contemporary books but this book and Jessica’s writing made me rethink my opinion on contemporaries. I gave When Summer Ends a 5-star rating!

This book is full of adventure, writing, art, making changes, and friendship becoming love. The novel is told in two POV (Olivia and Aiden), I created an aesthetic inspired by Olivia and Aiden.

Checkout my review here: Goodreads

About the Book:

when summer ends cover

Release Date: April 9, 2019

Published By: Tor Teen/Macmillan

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, Book Depository

Synopsis:

Two teenagers discover how an unexpected turn of fate can bring new love to heal old wounds in Jessica Pennington’s stunning, romantic YA novel When Summer Ends. Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decided to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

About the Author

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Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten – when she sought publication for her poem about a tree – Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. A serial entrepreneur with a B.A. in public relations, Jessica has a passion for grassroots marketing. She lives in Michigan beach town, where she owns more YA novels than many teens and spends most of her time on a laptop, rather than on a beach.

Reach her at: Website, Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, Spotify

Giveaway Time!

Two winners will receive finished copies of When Summer Ends (signed by Jessica with swag included)

Enter Here: Giveaway!

When Summer Ends Blog Tour Schedule

April 1st

The Heart of a Book Blogger – Interview

Mel and Her Books – Review

April 2nd

The Candid Cover – Review

Mahkjchi’s Not-So-Secret Books – Aesthetic

April 3rd

Book Crushin’ – Creative Post

Buried in a Bookshelf – Video Interview

April 4th

Laura’s Bookish Corner – Dream Cast

Blunt Book Blog – Review

April 5th

Confession of a YA Reader – Interview

Lala’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

April 6th

Ashleigh’s Bookshelf – Review

April 7th

The YA Book Traveler – Aesthetic

April 8th

The Clever Reader – Favorite Quotes

TBR and Beyond – Interview

April 9th

Smada’s Book Smack – Playlist

Belle’s Archive – Review

April 10th

Andi’s ABC – Guest Post

Travel, Books, and More…Oh My! – Dream Cast

April 11th

Book Loaner – Review

April 12th

The Mind of a Book Dragon – Interview

Bookishly Slytherclaw – Review

Please check out the rest of the blog tour and thanks for stopping by!