Review of Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake (digital arc)




Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake


The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all

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February Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge Wrap Up




I joined the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge hosted by Bookish Things and More.  This is my update for February.  I don’t have all my reviews up because I had a few for blog tours.  But they are up on goodreads and will be on my blog soon.


*The links will take you to my review.




The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw   (Edelweiss)


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My books for Netgalley & Edelweiss


I realized that I have quite a few books I still need to read for both of these and I still keep requesting more.  I thought it might be fun to share my list of books that haven’t been released yet.  Hopefully this pushes me to read them and gives me a list of the release dates.  I try to read and review them before they come out, preferably a month before.  So right now I’m reading the ones that come out in March/early April.


I’ll start with Edelweiss because that list is bigger.




The Wicked Deep  (reading now)  3/6

Dread Nation   4/3

Beyond A Darkened Shore   4/10

Lizzie   4/10

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Month one wrap up for the Edelweiss & Netgalley challenge.




I signed up for this challenge hosted by Her Bookish Things and More.


I don’t have all my reviews up on the blog yet, but I’ll link to my goodreads reviews on those.

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Review of Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (digital arc)




Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston


An action-packed tale full of romance, royalty, and adventure, inspired by the story of Anastasia. Perfect for fans of Six of Crows,Cinder, and the cult classic television show Firefly.

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

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