To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo | A Beautifully Dark Retelling of The Little Mermaid With Sirens

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“Love and madness are two stars in the same sky. You cannot build a roof to keep out last year’s rain.”
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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

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Blogger Questions #5 | What Does Your NetGalley Reading Percentage Have To Be?

Blogger QuestionsHey everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! I haven’t done a blogger question in a few weeks, but this question has been nagging at the back of my mind for a while. I’ve recently begun using Netgalley again, after being absent for a year and a half. I was approved for books then, but never had a chance to read them. Because I never read them, my feedback percentage is fairly low – 25%.  I’ve been hesitant to request more books, because I fear this unimpressive feedback ratio will lead publishers to deny me instantly. This leads me to my question … what does your Netgalley reading percentage have to be (approximately) to receive ARC’s?

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Who Doesn’t Adore Blue Book Covers? | Top Ten Tuesday

Fiona's HeaderTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.  Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question.  This week’s topic is Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover. For those of you who don’t know, I love cover art. Yes, I may be an awful cover judger, but I have a high appreciation for beautiful covers. My favorite color is blue – hence, the color scheme of my blog, hehe – so here is a list of a few of my favorite blue tone covers!

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April Wrap-Up | Not Many Books, But Plenty of Great Reads!

Monthly Wrap UpHello lovelies! April was the busiest month for me this year, so I unfortunately wasn’t in the blogosphere nearly as much as I would’ve liked to have been! I went to Disneyland four times, attended prom, celebrated birthdays, visited friends during the break – it was crazy to say the least! Nonetheless, so many new bloggers followed this blog, and it brought me so much joy! I love connecting with people, and it means so much to me that you all enjoy my posts! ❤

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert | A Disappointment That Was As Erratic As It Was Eccentric

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“When we traveled I kept an eagle eye on the cars behind us, like bad luck could take human form and trail you in a minivan. But bad luck was sneakier than that. You couldn’t outsmart it, you could only keep going when it had you in its sights.”
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Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

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Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton | A Thrilling Sequel With Brilliant Development

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“But then, this was what the desert did to us. It made us dreamers with weapons.”

TEST SynopsisNearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive… But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani’s past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.

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Books I’d Slay A Lion To Get Early | Top Ten Tuesday

Fiona's HeaderTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.  Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question.  This week’s topic is books I’d slay a lion to get early! Please note how amazing the title of this topic is! Haha. I am quite impatient when it comes to waiting for books to be released. I’m a huge advocate of series binging, so as you can imagine, I would love to get my hands on some of these books! I hope you all enjoy my list!

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