Review of Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao (digital arc)



Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

Blood Heir is the first book in a new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the conman she must trust to clear her name for her father’s murder. 

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled and enslaved. Their varied abilities to control the world around them are unnatural–dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, might be the most monstrous of them all. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

But when Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered: Ana is the one framed as his killer. To save herself, she must flee the safety of the palace and enter a land that hunts her and her kind. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. Yet, what Ana finds is far worse than she ever imagined. A greater conspiracy is at work in Cyrilia, one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help her get to its rotten core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans–though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.

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Blog Tour for Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton (excerpt and giveaway)



Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton.  This tour is being hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.

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Goodreads Monday 4/8/19




Far From Agrabah by Aisha Saeed


This stunning original novel will tell an all-new story set in the world of the new film, featuring Aladdin and Jasmine. A magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times Bestselling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into and enchanted by the magical world of Agrabah and beyond.




Is this on your TBR?  Have you already read it?





Down The TBR Hole #76


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go


I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.

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March 2019 Blog Stats


March was definitely not a great month for stats, but I did hit one milestone and got over 1500 followers!  So thank you everyone!   I unfortunately expect April to be a slow month.  I’m planning less posts because I’ll be on vacation.  But check back next month and see if I’m right (and maybe you all can prove me wrong).


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Blog Tour for When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington (interview and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington.  This tour is being hosted by The Heart of a Book Blogger.  I’ve recently posted my review of this book (loved it).  So today I will be sharing an interview with Jessica and there will be a giveaway.


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April’s TBR and Beyond’s Reading Challenge




The TBR and Beyond challenge for April is going to be a fun one.  Members can find the event here.  If you’re not a member yet, what are you waiting for?  I promise it’s a fun, drama free group.  We have group reads, challenges, and live author chats monthly.

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Blog Tour for Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan (review and excerpt)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan.  This tour is being hosted by Wednesday Books.  I’ll be sharing my review and an excerpt from the book.


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