Sep 30, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday - Three Exciting Debut Releases!


Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spines. This meme is to talk about the books you just can not wait for to come out! The first book I'm waiting on is...


Title: Revenge and the Wild
Author: Michelle Modesto
Genre: Young Adult, Western, Steampunk
Release Date: February 2nd, 2016
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler. Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways. But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.


The first thing that drew me in was that cover. Just look at that beauty! As I scrolled down to read the synopsis of this book, I was hooked instantly. A western-revenge with a dash of steampunk and magic? Sign me up!  There is absolutely no denying that Michelle Modesto's debut release will have the potential to draw readers in and keep them hooked from the very beginning and I am thrilled to start reading it soon. If I haven't said this already, I highly suggest you adding this to your TBR the minute you finish reading this post! 


Title: The Girl Who Fell
Author: Shannon M. Parker
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: March 1st, 2016
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
His obsession. Her fall. In this dark kissing book, high school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school. Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College. But love has a way of changing things. Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control. Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying? But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed. So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life. If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

Yet again another book that the cover just captured me! Being a YA contemporary fan myself, I was extremely intrigued and excited to come across this debut novel on Goodreads. Shannon Parker's forthcoming debut novel tells of a girl who enters a relationship with the new, handsome boy in school, only to soon find out that he isn't all who he says he is, and it's up to her to stand up and take back control of her life. All I'm going to say is the minute this book hits stores (or if I'm lucky enough to receive an ARC!) I will devour every gorgeous page of this. Definitely a perfect read for the summer of 2016, don't you agree?



Title: The Love That Split the World
Author: Emily Henry
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction
Release Date: January 26th, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves. Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start... until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right. That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.


Now, let's all take a minute to admire that stunning cover! Wow! These 2016 debut releases are coming in hot and spicy and I love it! Nothing beats starting the new year with a contemporary/science fiction novel and I already know Emily Henry's forthcoming debut release will be a hit, not only for me, but also for other readers! If the bookish gods take pity on me and allow me to receive an ARC of this book, I will forever treasure it like my newborn child because I know it is exactly that: treasure even pirates would want to keep! 




There you have it! Those are just some of my most anticipated releases! What are yours? Let me know in the comments below and feel free to link me your WOW posts! 


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Sep 27, 2015

Sassy's Fangirl Debuts ~ Interview with Emily Skrutskie + Giveaway


Welcome to Sassy's Fangirl Debuts, a feature event where I introduce you to this years and next years debut authors! Grab some popcorn and have your Goodreads page open because there are some wonderful new authors and books coming out soon! 

To kick off the first event of Sassy’s Fangirl Debuts, we are having the wonderful Emily Skrutskie, YA author of THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US, which releases in February of 2016!



Title: The Abyss Surrounds Us
Author: Emily Skrutskie
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Adventure
Release Date: February 8th, 2016
Publisher: Flux Books
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For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water. There’s no time to mourn. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup, make sure he imprints on her ship, and, when the time comes, teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea. But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. And she's not about to stop.




Hi Emily! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Before we get started on the interview, would you care to tell us a little bit about yourself? 

Hi Talina! I’m a recent graduate of Cornell University, currently hunting for a job in the film industry. Right now, I make my home in the farmland of Central Virginia. When I’m not trying to write myself across the country, I enjoy annoying my dog and watching way too much television.

1. How many years have you been writing that lead up to your debut release, The Abyss Surrounds Us? 

I wrote and queried my first YA novel when I was fifteen years old. I’m twenty-two now, so that makes seven! But it feels like something I’ve been practicing all my life for, from the massive imaginary universes I used to build as a kid to the Star Wars ripoff I filmed in my backyard in middle school.

2. Wow, fifteen years old! That is pretty awesome! As a teen myself that loves to write, I can definitely understand the feeling of wanting to create imaginary universes! For this book what was the type of research you did, if any at all? Did you learn anything fascinating from it? 

The miracle of the internet is that your research is constant. Every time I needed to look up something, from Cantonese comfort food to warship design, I just popped in a quick Google search and read until I understood.  I kept a record of some of my more entertaining search terms—favorites include HOW TO THROW A PUNCH (because I needed my main character to do it wrong), HOW DO YOU KILL GODZILLA (just to make sure my sea monster defense tactics were on point), and DO SQUID BLEED (yes, squid do bleed).

3. That actually is quite interesting about squids bleeding! Definitely a fun fact to know! ;D Now that you are a debut author (which is pretty awesome!) can you tell us what would be favorite thing about being one? The least favorite? 

My favorite thing about being a debut author is the community. It’s a very scary thing to be going into alone, which is why I’m so glad to have the Sweet Sixteener group behind me, as well as the lovely bloggers like you who are so enthusiastic about our upcoming books! Having all of this love and support keeps all of the anxieties of debuting at bay. My least favorite thing? Not having a day job. 

4. I definitely agree with you. Going into this alone can be scary, but there are so many people that are welcoming and very excited for your book in this community, including me! When writing your novel, did you have any characters that you related to the most? If so, who? 

Relate to in the sense that I want to be them: Santa Elena, the pirate queen who kidnaps Cas and gets this whole adventure going, because she’s confident, theatrical, vicious, and fiercely protective of her people. Relate to in the sense that I probably am them: Swift, Santa Elena’s apprentice girl, who has blue eyes and bad hair and tries to act tough and cool even though she’s a human disaster.

5. Santa Elena sounds like such a bad ass and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that wants to be her! Now that you've already written your first novel, are you currently working on any other projects? If so, can you give us a little hint on what it will be? *wink wink*

I just finished a draft of a story that’s been eating at me for a while. I’ve been describing it as what would happen if you took the drift technology from Pacific Rim, rolled it up in Edge of Tomorrow, and punted it headlong into Battlestar Galactica. Code name: Cyborg Space Jam. We’ll see where it goes!

Um, YES PLEASE! Will definitely be keeping my eyes out for this one, Emily! A huge thank you to Emily for stopping by! Guys, I highly recommend you go and add this gorgeous book to your TBR because it sounds phenomenal and I know it's going to be a hit!


Emily Skrutskie is six feet tall. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in Virginia, and forged in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. She holds a B.A. in Performing and Media Arts from Cornell University, where she studied an outrageous and demanding combination of film, computer science, and game design. 

Her short fiction has been published by HarperTeen, and her debut novel, THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US, will be published by Flux in Winter 2016.










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Sep 26, 2015

Sassy's Fangirl Debuts Kick Off + Giveaway!



Welcome to Sassy's Fangirl Debuts!


You guys have no idea how excited I am to finally be opening this feature up. I've been working on it for the last few weeks and it is finally time to let it and its authors SHINE! Ever since I started blogging, I've always wanted to help authors out whether it was reviewing their books or promoting them, I have just always enjoyed getting the chance to share the books and authors that I loved. 

Over the past year now, I've gotten the chance to find new books, meet other bloggers, and also meet some fantastic authors, old and new. When I saw how many 2015-2016 debut authors there were, I was so excited and happy about it that I decided to make a feature event just for them!

This feature will be posted every other Sunday. I debated posted every Sunday, but I wanted to space out my authors and also my schedule. For example, this Sunday I am having an author stop by, and then next Sunday I won't be featuring an author. The Sunday afterwards, there will be another featured. Easy, right?

What are some of the things you can expect from Sassy's Fangirl Debuts? Definitely lots of fun bookish things! For example, interviews, guests post, and even some fun, exciting giveaways hosted by some of the authors and even me! Another exciting thing? There will be some Sassy's Fangirl Debuts Twitter chats, where you can get the chance to talk to all of these debut authors! Pretty awesome, right? More info on the Twitter chats will be coming very soon!

Some of the authors that will be participating in this feature are...


I am also hosting a giveaway in celebration of my new blog design and for finally opening my new feature up! HERE is the link to see all of the 2016 pre-orders that you can choose from if you win and below you can enter for a chance to win! There will be five winners and it is INT! <3



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Sep 25, 2015

Blog Tour: The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Happy Friday!


It's already the weekend! Can you believe it? Time really does fly! I've got so many things to do in the next few days and I am oh so excited! Definitely can not wait to show you guys! In the meantime, I got the chance to participate in this blog tour and I do hope you'll enjoy the excerpt and giveaway I've provided down below for you lovelies. Don't be shy in leaving your thoughts below! <3



Title: The Weight of Feathers
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Release Date: September 15th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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The Palomas and the Corbeaus have long been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows-the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.


Lace’s grandmother set the schedule each year, and no one spoke up against Abuela. If they ever did, she’d pack their bags for them. Lace had watched Abuela cram her cousin Licha’s things into a suitcase, clearing her perfumes and lipsticks off the motel dresser with one sweep of her arm. When Lace visited her in Visalia and they went swimming, Licha’s two-piece showed that her escamas, the birthmarks that branded her a Paloma, had disappeared.

Lace’s mother taught her that those birthmarks kept them safe from the Corbeaus’ feathers. That family was el Diablo on earth, with dark wings strapped to their bodies, French on their tongues, a sprinkling of gypsy blood. When Lace slept, they went with her, living in nightmares made of a thousand wings.

Another black feather swirled on a downdraft. Lace watched it spin and fall. It settled in her hair, its slight weight like a moth’s feet.

Her mother snatched it off Lace’s head. “¡Madre mía!” she cried, and threw it into the flames.
Lace’s cousins said the Corbeaus grew black feathers right out of their heads, like hair. She never believed it. It was another rumor that strengthened the Corbeaus’ place in their nightmares. 

But the truth, that wind pulled feathers off the wings they wore as costumes, wasn’t a strong enough warning to keep Paloma children from the woods.
“La magia negra,” her mother said. She always called those feathers black magic.

The fire dimmed to embers. Lace’s mother gave the pail a hard kick. It tumbled down the bank and into the river, the hot metal hissing and sinking.

“Let them drown,” her mother said, and the last of the rim vanished.



Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and grew up in a Mexican-American family. She attended University of Southern California on a Trustee Scholarship. A Lambda Literary Fellow, she has had work featured by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, CRATE Literary Magazine's cratelit, Camera Obscura's Bridge the Gap Series, and The Portland Review. The Weight of Feathers is her first novel.

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Sep 23, 2015

New Blog Design & Massive Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!


Notice anything new? Of course you do! I finally got a new blog design! Doesn't it look freaking amazing? Many many thanks to my darling friend Blessie over at Mischievous Reads.

Girl, I couldn't have done it without your help, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I absolutely love how it turned out! Guys, if you haven't already checked out her blog, what are you waiting for then?! Go go go! :D

Now, to celebrate my new design, I will be doing a giveaway! And yes, it will be a worldwide giveaway. I can't forget my INT peeps! Below are the 2016 debut books that five winners will choose from! Yup, you read that right. Five lucky winners will win one pre-order of the books I've selected below. Awesome, right? :D


~ Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman   ~ Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto   ~  Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers



~ The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine ~ The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie ~ Down with the Shine by Kate Quinn ~



~ The Love That Split the Word by Emily Henry ~ Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace ~ Firsts by Laurie Flynn ~

~ The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter ~ The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig ~ Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh ~



~ Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie ~ The Girl Who Fell by S. M. Parker  The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin 


  SUMMER OF SLOANE by Erin L. Schnieder 






These are just SOME of my most anticipated reads of 2016 and I knew I had to share them with you all in celebration of my new design! I'd love to know some of your most anticipated reads, so let me know down in the comments below! 


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Sep 14, 2015

Blog Tour: GAIA by Karen Ann Hopkins + Interview & Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday!


So many exciting things are happening this month and I can not WAIT to share it with you guys! One thing that I can share, however, is that I'm finally getting good at my bookstagram! Want to see some wicked pictures of awesome books? Check out my Instagram account, HERE

Another exciting thing is I am participating in the GAIA blog tour! So happy I get to be on this tour because Karen is such a sweet person and I love her books! Don't forget to show her some love in the comments and to enter the fantastic giveaway!




Title: GAIA (Book 2)
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: July 26th, 2015
Publisher:  Self-Published

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Watchers and Angels are at war. Which side will Ember choose? Humankind is on the precipice of the apocalypse.

As the Demons grow bolder and the walls between the planes of existence weaken, Ember is forced to develop her powers as quickly as possible, and she seeks out a powerful earth Watcher to continue her supernatural lessons. Her glimpse of the future demands she fight the dark forces spreading across the earth.

But her new mentor has his own agenda, making her question everyone and everything she ever trusted.

When Ember is thrust into the world of the Watchers, she learns of their plans—ones that defy the scripture and make them enemies of the Celestial Host. Ridding the world of evil gets complicated when it becomes impossible to take sides.

As Ember struggles with morality, she soon discovers that there’s something more frightening than anything she’s faced before.


1. I, myself love YA paranormal romance. What made you want to write in this genre?

I’ve had Embers on my mind for many years. It was really an ongoing daydream of sorts. After I finished my YA contemporary romance Temptation series, I was ready to tackle something entirely different.

2. During the writing process, what was your favorite and least favorite part?

My least favorite part is writing the first fifty pages or so. At the beginning of the writing process, it feels forced, but a few chapters in something magical begins to happen and the story takes on a life of its own. My favorite part are the final stages of editing. I also love creating the book cover.

3. Have you always aspired to be a YA author or did you have dreams for something else?

I never thought seriously about being any kind of author until about seven years ago when I moved from Tennessee into an Amish community in northern Kentucky. My new neighbors inspired me to write the forbidden romance about an Amish boy and an outsider falling in love in the Temptation series. 

4. If you could choose which one of your characters you’d like to be a real person, who would you choose? 

Without a doubt it would to be Ember. In many ways we’re already similar in that we both love horses and other animals and are a bit aloof. To have the ability to control the elements would be amazing.

5. Do you have any projects planned at the moment and if so, can you tell us what it is?

I’ll begin writing the third book in the Wings of War series, TEMPEST in September. It has a projected release date in April. I also plan to work on the fourth book in my Amish mystery series this winter. I’m excited about both of these projects. 


Thank you so much for stopping by and once again congrats on your latest release! 


Thank you for being a part of Gaia’s blog tour! I love to connect with readers on my Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or at www.karenannhopkins.com. Please be on the lookout for the release of SECRETS IN THE GRAVE, the third installment in my mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets, in early September! Thanks for reading!




HKaren Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen's main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity's Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible.




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Sep 6, 2015

| ARC Review + Book Eye Candy | This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Happy Monday!


Ah, what a great weekend that was! On Friday, I acquired a new bookshelf, (muahahah) and on Saturday, I hosted my #SS15 chat and was accepted to review Fire Falling by Elise Kova, the second book to a series that I love! Sounds like an awesome weekend, right?!

With my #SS15, not only did lots of people join and love it, but it also was trending at #2! Another thing? My hashtag #SassyLove trended at #2 as well! WOW! That is all I have to say! If you don't know, #SassyLove is a hashtag I created to spread positivity throughout the community and everyone participated in tweeting out a sweet message and I still can't believe we got it trending. Unbelievable!

Now, to start my Monday off, I am going to be sharing a review of one of my most anticipated reads of this year. Pop a squat and get ready for some book lovin'!


Title: This Monstrous Thing
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Genre: Young Adult, Retellings, Steampunk
Release Date: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

MY RATING: 5 MIND-BLOWING FRANKENSTEIN'S

In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits. His brother, Oliver—dead. His sweetheart, Mary—gone. His chance to break free of Geneva—lost. Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead. But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship. Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…


"With a twist on classical literature, Mackenzi Lee's debut release will leave you utterly         breathless and wanting more!" 


I had come across this book through a Twitter chat and the minute I saw it, I wanted it. The cover just screamed my name and I couldn't stop the growing anticipation for it. I just had the gut feeling that this book would be the "one" for me, and I was right! 

This Monstrous Thing takes place in 1818, Geneva. Hidden away from society are men built with clockwork parts, only cared and treated for by the Shadow Boys, illegal mechanics. 

Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch has lost everything he has ever cared about or wanted, but suddenly, Alsdair does something no one has ever accomplished. He has brought his brother Oliver, back from the dead. Things start to go horribly wrong for Alsdair, and he is left with a decision that could once again make him lose everything he's cared about.  

When I received a package from Harper Collins and saw that I had gotten an early copy of this book, you bet your sweet butt I dropped everything I was doing and read this! I literally finished this in one sitting and right now I am suffering a major book hangover! 

Lee's writing style was so unique and vivid, I didn't want to stop reading for anything, not even for sleep or to eat. I was left turning page after page and just wondering what would happen next. The character dialogue was also another aspect that I loved about this book. At times, it would get me emotional because of how real it felt. The characters pain brought me pain and the characters happiness brought me happiness and damn, I applaud the author for having the skill to do that.  


With our main character Alsadair Finch, what an intriguing character! Not only did I love getting to know him and his story, but I also loved getting to feel every emotion of his. Usually when reading, I come across books that just tell the characters emotions, but with Alsdair, I literally felt what he was feeling and I've never had that before. I've never connected so much with a character before and a week and a half after reading it, I can still feel all of my emotions running wild about this book and it's characters. Overall, the author wrote a great, relatable main character and I definitely consider him one of my favorites now!

The next character is another important one and that is Oliver, our beloved monster. For me, I'm one of those girl's that will sometimes like the bad guy more than the hero. (Loki, anyone?) But with Oliver, I never saw him as a bad guy. I saw him as a beautiful, broken, human being that just wanted to be free and loved and I think that is why I adored him so much. There were moments in the book where I wanted to read his story; to get inside of his head and to connect with him even more. Even though we don't see a lot of him throughout the book, I loved this character and I am positive others will too!

Another character we see in the story is Clémence, a female companion that Alsadair met. Even though I knew not to expect any romance in this book, I still completely shipped these two characters together. Clémence was a strong, independent and smart character and I loved those things about her! She was one of those girls that you instantly want to be friends with and that was exactly how I felt about her. I loved seeing how Alsdair and Clémence connected, and in my fan-girl dreams, I most definitely picture them together. *happily sighs*


This book was one of my most anticipated reads of this year so far and I am so happy to say that it did not disappoint! It had everything I wanted: suspense, great relatable characters and a perfect ending. If you enjoy steampunks with a twist of classical literature, I highly recommend you guys checking this book out. I promise, you will not be disappointed! 



Now that the professional review is done with...let's start the fangirling, shall we...? 


Just look at that cover guys! Doesn't it look absolutely stunning? I swear, if I could, I would hug every person that works at Harper Collins. YOU GUYS ARE THE REASON I HAVE THIS BOOK AND I LOVE YOU

Sometimes I'll just look up there at my shelf and when I see the spine of it, I think "Wow girl, you're one lucky chick." And I am!

This book was such...an amazing read. *sighs* I promise you guys, if you pick this up (trust me, you'll want to when you see how gorgeous the hardcover is!), you will not be disappointed. This book will make you feel so many emotions, even once you're done with it. 

Just do me a favor. Pre-order this book. Read it. Love it. Review it. You will not regret it. 

P.S. You can find more bookish eye candy like this on my Instagram page, HERE

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