Book Review: Unleash The Storm By Annette Marie My Ramblings: What Do You Do With Books You Don't Like Anymore? Books On My Fall TBR List Book Look: Poison By Lan Chan

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Audio Book Review: Unleash The Storm By Annette Marie

Unleash The Storm
(Steel & Stone #5)
By Annette Marie

Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
Length: 14 hrs 49 mins
Piper thought she could handle the Sahar, the most powerful magical weapon in existence. She thought she could protect her loved ones and stop a war. She thought she could make a difference.

She was wrong, and her mistakes were paid for in blood.

Leaving her world—and her failures—behind, she retreats to the Underworld with Ash and the other draconians. They forge deep into long abandoned mountains, the first draconians to fly the valleys and passes in centuries—or so they thought. Until now, Ash’s mysterious heritage has been nothing but a name, but his presence does not go unnoticed. A new danger stalks him, one that may be even greater than what they escaped.

Cut off from the power she’d come to rely on and lost in a world where she doesn’t belong, Piper has never felt so hopeless. But she must find her strength, and find it quickly, before she loses Ash to an ancient power he can’t fight, before her home is devastated by the daemon war, and before her mind, body, and soul are consumed by the Sahar’s insidious magic.
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My Review:

I regret the day I went on Goodreads and mistakenly read spoilers of this novel. That action had a huge consequence: I dreaded the day I would have to read and finish this book to make my own conclusions. I really pushed myself through this book and I'm sad to say that it deserved a better ending. I abhor open ended endings because, even though it gives the author room to spin more stories, I don't get a concrete ending. I don't want to image what 'may' happen, I want the storyteller to tell me what actually happened so I can move on with my life.

This book felt like it was divided into two parts. The first part was what I dubbed as 'Mission Impossible' and the second part was 'Race To The Finish Line'. In the first half everything seemed to go wrong and most importantly I swore I was going to see a main character die and my blood was boiling. In the second half everything worked out in a matter of a few minutes (or pages if you didn't listen to the audio book). It bothered me with how easy everything became and how the answers would suddenly pop into Piper's head.

I adore Ash and respect what he went through. I love how optimistic he is when it comes to his relationship with Piper. I really hoped for a better and not so open ended ending. Piper is a different story because she would actively shoot down their relationship in her head and that started to get annoying when the book was almost over and she was still second guessing everything that happened.

The bright light in this novel was Lyre. I can't wait for the author to expand the Steel & Stone universe with stories about him. I want to know what he's been through and what secrets he's been hiding and maybe even a love interest (if I'm being optimistic). 

Conclusion: If it wasn't for that open ended ending this book would be rated 4 stars, but it's getting a star knocked off because of it.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Welcome back to the Top Ten Tuesday meme!!

A weekly feature created By The Broke and the Bookish

This Week's Topic:
Books On My Fall TBR List

* The titles below are in order of the day/month it is scheduled to release during the Fall season starting from Sept. 22nd - December 21st.


As I'm scheduling this post I can't wait to read the first book in this duet, so I'm hoping I'm going to love it and want to continue onto this second book.


I adore Jus Accardo's books and I can't wait for her latest book to release!


I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I'm hoping that enjoyment will continue on into this book.



The first two books were really interesting and I can't wait to find out who this next book in the series is going to be about.

5. Split By J. B. Salsbury Nov. 15th

This book just sounds very interesting and I think it might be fun to read considering I haven't picked up a book that has a main character with split personalities.

6. Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy #2) By J. R. Ward Dec. 6th

I LOVED the first book in this series and even though I didn't necessarily love Axe's character in the first book I do want to give this book a chance.

Do you have any to add to my list?
Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Blitz: The Gender Game By Bella Forrest


The Gender Game
By Bella Forrest

Release Date: September 24th
Genre: Young Adult Sci fi/Dystopian

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.

Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus…

Ever since the death of her mother, Violet’s life has been shadowed by bad luck. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now after two unfortunate incidents resulting in womanslaughter, she has been sentenced to death.

But one decision could save her life.

One decision to enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy defies Violet’s identity, but she must sacrifice many things if she wishes to survive the forbidden kingdom… including forbidden love.
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What Early Readers are Saying:

“Bella takes this genre to a new level. Imagine the intrigue of Divergent, the suspense of The Maze Runner and the heart-pounding excitement of The Hunger Games. That is the magic Bella is working with her new novel The Gender Game.”

“You can never predict where Bella Forrest will take a story!”

“Intrigue, espionage, and a strong, smart female at the center of it all. Had me sucked in from the get go.”

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About The Author:
Best known for writing fantasy, Bella Forrest is a lover of romance and mystery-infused stories with twists you won’t see coming. She has sold over five million books since her first novel was published in 2012.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Book Look #130: Poison (Wind Dancer #1) By Lan Chan

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Hope you enjoy!! C:

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Book Looks was created by @Jen and Books and Other Happy Ever Afters.

This Week:
Poison (Wind Dancer #1) By Lan Chan
Book Look: Poison (Wind Dancer #1) By Lan Chan
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Cover Reveal: Crown Of Cinders By Rebecca Ethington


The Internationally Best-Selling Imdalind Series comes to a close in this long awaited heart-pounding conclusion, Crown of Cinders. Pre-Order your copy today.  In celebration, the rest of the series has been put on sale - but only until the Sept 23rd!
P.S. They're FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
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Crown Of Cinders
(Imdalind #7)
By Rebecca Ethington

Release Date: Nov. 28th
Genre: YA Paranormal
For centuries the war that has raged within magic has ripped the world apart. Fought between Skȓítek and Trpaslík; killing father and son, and destroying a fragile balance between mortal and magic.

For centuries everyone has been awaiting the Silnỳ, searching for the girl who was prophesied. The girl with power strong enough to defeat the evil that plagued the world, and bring the war to an end.

For centuries, everyone was wrong.

The Silnỳ was not what they had been told, the promises of future distorted by a sight that was tarnished.

The evil was not what they had expected, not what they had been fighting against. Instead it was hidden amongst them; plotting, waiting for their time to strike.

And it did. With fire and blade the hidden evil took it's place upon a throne of blood. The evil has shown itself and now only one person can save them all.

But with Sights that are no longer infallible and armies that are abandoning their king - it is no longer clear who that person is, or even if they have the courage to stand up to the evil and face their end.
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About The Author
Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as “Interesting and Intense” by USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog.

From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in between, Rebecca’s imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds.

Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.
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