Free Friday

Hello, wonderlandians. What day is it? It Friday!

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I am so excited for this weekend. I plan on reading for all of it. I might make a read-a-thon out of this weekend. I know that I can probably get two books out of the way to night. I have about one hour left in one of my audiobooks and then two and half hours hours left in the other. So I will be happy when I can add that to my list for the month. How is your reading going this month? How many books of you read so far? Are you ready to add one more book to you ever growing TBR? Well here you go.

Synopsis

Portraits have been removed from the walls, and areas of the house are off limits. Some rooms even seem to have been walled off completely. No one will talk to her.

It’s been a difficult year for Abilene Collins. Since her father’s death, her whirlwind life of adventure and travel has come to an end.

Now, she’s living with her mysterious uncle. He’s a man with secrets, living almost alone in a ridiculously large mansion that he doesn’t own. He doesn’t like questions, and when Lena starts asking about his job, it isn’t hard to tell that he’s keeping some family secrets from her.

The young and ambitious groundskeeper has become her only friend, and one day he tells her that she was stolen from her mother years before. Lena’s family are all telepathic, and that isn’t all…they’re a religious pillar of the Silenti society. Her grandfather has used his standing to gain political power, decimating his rivals along with anyone who gets in his way.

Suddenly thrust into a life of political plots and religious fanatics, Lena finds herself struggling to navigate her own life. Some people aren’t fond of the Darays, and the family has nearly died out through assassination.

It appears Lena is the latest target.

Amazon – Arrival of the Traveler

I completely FORGOT that I owned this book. I “bought” it two years ago. I have so many free book that I forget which books I have. Well, this one is going right back to the top of my TBR list. It sounds so good. I really need to stop buying books and just go through all of the free ones that I own. Plus, look at that cover. The cover artist has done such an amazing job of making this cover look magical.

What do you all think? Will you be adding this to your TBR? Let me know.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Free Friday

Hello, my wonderlandians! It is Friday! You has got that Friday feeling? Here I have another free book for you. This time this is one that I have not read. So I am interested to see how I will like.

Tainted: A Young Adult Dystopian Series (The ARC Book 1) by [Moody, Alexandra]

Synopsis 

Find out what it means to be tainted in this post-apocalyptic future where the secrets are as deep and dark as the fallout shelter humanity survives in. 

 

Elle Winters lost everything when the day of impact transformed Earth’s surface into an icy, desolate wasteland. All she has ever known are the artificial confines of underground fallout shelter, the ARC. Under the Council’s rule, ruthless officials roam the hallways, community comes first and everyone lives in fear of failing their annual testing. With one simple blood test you could be taken away without any warning or a word of goodbye.

There are only a few people in the ARC who Elle truly cares about and she desperately tries to keep them at arm’s length away for fear of losing someone else. Especially, her best friend Sebastian who she denies her feelings for, even from herself.

Chilling secrets and mysterious disappearances plague the ARC, but Elle would never dare to voice the forbidden questions that linger on her lips. That is until they take the wrong person.

No one is truly safe in the ARC and Elle is about to experience her own personal apocalypse. With nothing left to lose she will risk everything to uncover the truth about the tainted.

Will she find what she’s looking for or are some secrets better left buried deep underground?

Don’t miss the first book in this young adult series!

This book look really good and I am so glad that I found this book to share with you.
Let me know if you are going to check it out.
Thank you for joining me here in wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
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Book Review – Severed Wings

Hello, my wonderlandians! Welcome to the weekend. What are you guys doing on the second to last day of the year? Let me know.

Quick Disclaimer – This following book I am about to review was at the beginning of the year sent to me in exchange for an honest review that I was to put up on amazon earlier this year and I did that. I was in no way obligated to put up this review. I have just recently reread the book and I have further thoughts on the book. Plus there was a cover change. This is an honest review…plus I will also be giving some back round about my life. This could be a long review. 

So to kick things off with this review I really want to start off with the covers.

Cover One

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In all honesty, I like this cover. This is the original cover. It’s pretty. There is a pretty girl in a blue dress, but this is a cover we have seen a 100 times over. There is no connection to the contents of the book in this cover. I could not tell you what this book was about based on this cover alone. It is pretty and the person who did design the cover did a really good job.

Cover Two

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Now when I look at the second cover I am in awe of it. You can really get a sense of the story at least in my opinion from just a cover image. There are white feathers floating around the girl who’s kind of off center in the cover or at least that’s what it looks like from the position that she’s in. Now the 2 colors that are going on in this image with the rich blacks and varying different degrees of purples and if I’m not mistaken right in the center of the photo there is a blue popping out from behind her kind of highlighting the midsection of her. There is a lot more Dimension and movement in this cover and I feel like you’re I automatically gets drawn to a girl and then you can move around with the cover. Hopefully, I’m making sense. This cover is absolutely breathtaking and when I’m comparing the first cover to the second cover I would definitely reach for the second cover if I had no idea who Kelly Carerro was. Everything in this cover is perfection. Also, it looks like they did a font change in the covers as well and I must say I definitely prefer the second font to the first font. Overall, I really just prefer the second cover.

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Synopsis

“Normal” is something I could only dream of being called. “Mental” or “screwed up” is what I’m labeled. But actually feeling other people’s pain does that to a girl. I’m not an empath. I’m crazy! That is until I meet one guy who makes it all go away.

The problem is, he’s even crazier than me. At least I thought that in the beginning before the coincidences became undeniable. But, if what he was saying were true, he would not only become my savior, he would also open my eyes to a world filled with angels, demons, witches, and an ancient curse that I’m caught smack bang in the middle of.

Either way, I already knew he’d be the death of me.

Thoughts 

This book to me felt really different than anything Kelly is ever written before. She’s got two other series out and the only other series I’ve read from her is her Evolution series. I devoured those books in 3 days when it was a trilogy. She then added on I want to say 3 more books and I still need to get to those. I have a very deep connection to the first half of this book. I think this is why it is in my top 10 favourite series. the first half of this book takes place at a rehab center that is a working Ranch. now the reason that I feel so connected to this setting and to our main character Lucy is because when I was about 19 years old I was going through a very hard time in my life. I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and at that time it was really bad. So I discussed with my mother going into a long-term Treatment Center. the treatment center that I had looked at was on a working Ranch. so the setting that this Ranch took place in really reminded me of my time there. Unfortunately, the ranch was really expensive and I wasn’t able to go. this book gave me that experience and away.

I really want to talk about our main character Lucy. she grew up knowing that there was something a little off about her. She never really felt like she belonged in her family. her birth name that her mother gave her was Zoe and if I’m remembering correctly she wanted at a very young age to be called Lucy. She never really understood why this name was hers. it just was. in the synopsis, Kelly uses terms Not normal, mental, and screwed up. In Lucy’s mind, that’s what she was. She genuinely felt like she was crazy because there is an element of otherworldliness to this book. Our main character can feel other people’s emotions,  because of this it drives her to try to commit suicide on multiple different occasions. I want to process this right now that if suicide or any kind of mental illness is a trigger for you this is probably not the book for you. it does though in the second half of the book get away from the mental illness and the rehab center that Lucy is at for the first half of the book.

While Lucy is at the rehab center she meets some people who she feels normal around. when the emotions start getting too much for her the owner of the ranch John lets her ride a horse to kind of get away from all of the emotions and give her a break. then we meet our love interest Marcus.  there is just something about him that Lucy can’t shake. now we really don’t find too much about Marcus in this book he’s kind of withdrawn we find out a little bit but not much.

Another thing that I really liked about this was the fact that to really get a sense of this book you need to read it. There is no information given we find out all the information with Lucy. If she’s clueless were Clueless. I honestly could not have predicted how this book ended. so every twist and turn in this book is a surprise and a shock.

The one thing Kelly is really good at is creating characters that you feel a real deep connection to. and I feel with about maybe 90% of the characters I want to get to know them I feel this connection with them and it drives me to want to read more of the book to discover who they are. I want to know how they will develop and honestly I want to find out what the Mystery is.

I know this review is a little bit different in format to my other reviews I will be getting back to my old format but  I have a feeling for this book series it’s going to have to be this way.

What did you guys think of this review? Let me know.

Thank you all for joining me. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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What I’m Reading Wednesday

Hello, my wonderlandians! How is your Wednesday? Today I am reading the book Severed Hearts by Kelly Carrero. Now I found this author a few years ago. I love her books. They are a really quick read and usually, I can finish her books in one sitting.  The way she writes her characters they are so relatable.

Synopsis

All my life I’ve dreamed of the man who would be the one to free me from my curse. Turns out Marcus is real, and so are the angels, demons, and witches that are trying to get their hands on me. And don’t even get me started on those Soul Scrapers.

What I didn’t realize, and neither did Marcus, was that Justin had lied. Someone wants me dead to stop an earth-shattering ancient prophecy that nobody actually believes in from coming true. Pity for them, I’m not giving up easily, and I discover something that no one saw coming.

Severed Hearts is a young adult paranormal romance that takes place in a thrilling supernatural world. Discover the amazing fantasy universe author Kelly Carrero has made fans fall for! Book 1, Severed Wings, is also available now!

Link to book

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXWQWXQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Thank you all for joining me here in wonderland. The unicorns are loving all the treats keep them coming.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Free Friday

Hello, my wonderlandians! It is Friday!Which means the weekend and the start of the holidays.

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So you guys today is Free Friday. There is a book that i want to talk about. I read it earlier this year and I love it. It is another mermaid book.

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She wanted her life to change… he wanted his to stay the same.

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana’s twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn’s life forever.

I love this book and the best part of it its that it is free. Now I have both read and listened to this book. So I highly recommend this book.

Buy the book here

Amazon – http://bit.ly/everbluebook1

Thank you all for joining me here in out small part of wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Top Three Thursday – Books I Hope Santa Brings

Hello, Wonderlandians. It’s Thursday. One more day till the weekend. What are your plans for this holiday weekend?

Now for this topic today I thought it would be fun. Now I have not asked for any books this year. I usually ask for gift cards. This way I know what books I am getting. Also, I save these for books that I know are coming for the next year.

Once again I got this idea from The Broke and The Bookish. Thank you.

3. Ugly Love

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.

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Funny enough I have read this book about 4 times over the last four years. While I have listened to. I love the audiobook. One of the narrators is Grace Grant. She is one of my all-time favorite narrators. Sadly, for whatever reason, I do not own this audiobook.

My reaction when reading this book.

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His three rules basically.

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We get to some hot stuff

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The awe moment

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Anger

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I want to shoot a character

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Then I cry

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Some more crying

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You guess it more crying

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Then the crying lets up

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Then I dance because I am happy!

No seriously my through the whole book. I can not put into words how this book makes me feel.

2. Vampire Academy – Russian Editions

I have wanted these forever! The Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead. I collect different edition of the books.

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I can’t speak Russian but look at how pretty they are.

1. Emma – The Manga

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I have Pride and Prejudice and it is so beautiful! I have been wanting to read more classic books. They are just intimating I thought this would be a great way to read them. It is the actual story but there are manga installations. So this is one I am hoping to get in the near future.

Thank you all for joining me here in out little part of wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way. They grant wishes.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

 

 

What I’m Reading Wednesday

Hello, my wonderlandians. I hope you are having a great Wednesday. I am off today so I did not wake up until 1 pm. I have been very tired lately. So the sleep in was nice. In a couple of hours, I’m getting ready to go to my mom’s house to go pick up my box of ornaments so my boyfriend and I can put up our Christmas tree. I know it’s the 20th of December and still no Christmas tree…

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Today though we are here for another What I’m Reading Wednesday.

I am currently listening to a book called The Ninth Key. It is the second book in the Mediator series by Meg Cabot.

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Synopsis

Ghosts ruin everything. Especially your love life.

Everything is going great for Suze. Her new life in California is a whirlwind of parties and excellent hair days. Tad Beaumont, the hottest boy in town, has even asked Suze out on her very first date. Suze is so excited that she’s willing to ignore her misgivings about Tad… particularly the fact that he’s not Jesse, whose ghostly status – not to mention apparent disinterest in her – make him unattainable.

What Suze can’t ignore, however, is the ghost of a murdered woman whose death seems directly connected to dark secrets hidden in none other than Tad Beaumont’s past.

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(After reading these books. I want to go watch the show Ghost Whisperer.) 

This book is actually going to be a reread for me I read it back when I was in high school and I recently just finished the 8th book in the series so what I wanted to do was go back and reread the entirety of the series. Unfortunately, I do not have books 1 and 2 I do have 3 through 7. So I thought I would get the audiobooks this time around and listen to them.

I thought this would be a nice way to kind of end the year. I love this book series I love the world but it takes me in to. Overall, I love the main characters, Susanna Simon. I honestly feel like when I was back in high school she felt like that friend that didn’t really give a crap. It was nice because my overall High School experience wasn’t the best. So I was able to escape into this world where I felt like I had a friend that took up for you and really didn’t take crap from anybody. And then, of course, you know you have the hot love interest. There were also times when I would put myself in Suze’s Shoes just because I wanted to cry and go see you like I was somebody else for a while. This is on a day where I was having a particularly bad day with my mental health and I just needed to escape. So this is my reading Wednesday.

As always thank you guys so much for coming here and joining me and our little part of Wonderland. On your way out do not forget to feed the unicorns. We are 5 days away from Christmas so they are definitely in the mood for granting all over the wishes.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Book Review – Roomies

Hello, my wonderlandians! Thank you for joining me on this amazing weekend. I hope yours is going awesome. Hopefully, you didn’t follow many white rabbits down to many holes.

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I know I have gone down the YouTube one too many nights this week. I should have been sleeping but you know how addicting YouTube can get late at night. Your eyes are calling and demanding for sleeping, but your eyes are like no way we are staying up all night. Only to then later pass out not knowing then the time you actually went to sleep. The story of my life. Anyway, I hope you guys are having a great weekend so far.

(Side note I am trying something new with this blog post. Tell me if you like. Trying a new format if you will. Leave me a comment.) 

Today, I am going to review a book called Roomies by Sara ZarrTara Altebrando. I got this book on a whim when I was scrolling throw overdrive. It really liked the cover and the plot of it sounded really interesting. I can say I am so glad that picked it up. Now I listened to the audio-book version of this book. Everything about it was fantastic.

Let’s start off with the cover.

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This in and of itself is a work of art! I love it. The vibrant color of the green in the Roomies text. Then your eye is drawn to the two different colors of the shared room. Now I do have one thing to nitpick…sorry…I really wish that pick of the other girl’s room meshed with the green in the rooms text. I think that would have made for an even striking cover. This could only be my opinion. Either which way this is a cover that I really enjoy.

Synopsis 

The countdown to college has begun.

When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can’t wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California.

That first message comes as a surprise to Lauren in San Francisco; she had requested a single. But if Lauren’s learned anything from being the oldest of six, it’s that you can’t always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy.

Soon the girls are e-mailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they’ve never met. With childhood friendships and family relationships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives…and each other.

With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl, and Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness, join forces for a novel about that time after high school when everything feels like it’s ending just as it’s beginning.

Reasons I found this book so appealing. 

  1. I never went to a traditional college.
  2. This gave me an insight as to what it would have been like if I would have gone out of state to college instead of doing it online.
  3. I really liked the fact that the authors were able to pull a duel P.O.V so well. The story just flowed.
  4. The narrators. They both did a fantastic job!
  5. I connected really well with one or more of the main characters. Our personalities are really different but I found it really easy to connect.
  6. Not heavily romance driven

Reasons I found this book so frustrating

  1. THERE IS NO SQUEAL! I REPEAT THERE IS NO SQUEAL. I have so many questions about how this book ended. I feel like this could have been an awesome college series. Unfortunately, there was only one book.
  2. It is so sad that there is only one book.
  3. Did I mention that there is only one book? Well, there is.

Let’s talk about EB or Elizabeth.

Now with this character, I really did connect with her on the basis that her family is a little messed up. My family, I have a mom and my step-dad who I love dearly. He is my dad even though biologically we’re not related. I feel like Elizabeth has a lot of issues surrounding her family and a lot to do with her father.I connected to this on a very deep level. I have some issues with my own biological father, that I still feel to this day haven’t really been hashed out.

I found this character to be very likable for most of the story and then towards the end of the book I thought she was being really childish after the big incident happens throughout the book. I kind of find myself relating that because I can act childish if I’m fighting with somebody so I found a connection there as well.

Another level of diversity is the fact her dad left her mom because he was gay. He never really looked back when he left. This messed the mom up and EB.

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Overall, her personality and mine while there are some similarities I find that she is a lot more outgoing than I am. She is extroverted where I am introverted. I really like the fact that the authors created a character that while my personality is different from hers I was able to make a connection. I feel like there are a lot of books out there like you want to connect with the characters but you don’t a lot of the times I find myself connecting with 1 character. At the same time, a lot of books are told from 1 perspective and not told from a dual perspective. So they got this right on the money.

Now the person who voiced Elizabeth character I thought she did an amazing job I thought the paste that she brought out was amazing. And I thought overall that her voice really complimented the other narrator. There are a lot of times where I find you have one really good narrator and one that’s kind of so-so and it’s the other narrator job to carry the other one. I did not find this at all I really looked forward to each person’s part of the book.

Let’s talk about Lauren next

Her character I found myself a really relating to. She grew up in a house of 8 people. All of her siblings are a lot younger than her. This mimics my life perfectly period instead of 8 people I have a family of 6. Which consists of my mom, my dad, me, my two sisters, and my brother. my two youngest siblings are at best 13 years younger than me. So while Lauren feels like she’s not really a sibling to her brothers and sister she’s more of a third parent because it is such that huge age gap. This is something that I was really able to relate to because growing up being so much older than my two youngest siblings I always did feel like a third parent to them compared to an older sister. Now, this is completely different than how it is with me and my older younger sister. She is about 4 years younger than me or 5 depending on what time of the year we’re in. So I and she grew up together. She is also really close to her family as I am to mine. 

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Yeah, Lauren is the studious goody-two-shoes kind of a person. She’s also really outdated with her technology. Now while in school I wasn’t exactly the most studious of student I was known around the school as the school study to shows. One of the things that I really liked was the fact that Lauren really wasn’t concerned with losing her virginity. She was so grounded in who she was. But that is definitely something that I connected to. Because for me one thing that I’ve always really liked about myself was that I have a very strict moral compass and I don’t let that break. So for me, that was a really cool experience because I found a really deep connection to this character. Even more so than I did with Elizabeth.  I also really like the fact the authors put Lauren to an interracial relationship for Lauren. It added a bit of diversity to the book.

Now the narrator who read for Lauren also has narrated a couple of other books that I’ve listened to so I knew for a fact that I really like her voice. As I said up above I really liked her voice narrating with the other woman.

I really enjoyed this book and I it will definitely be on my re-read list.

Get the book here!

Amazon – http://bit.ly/roomiesbook

Audiobook – http://bit.ly/roomiesaudiobook

Thank you all for joining me in our small part of Wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. They grant wishes.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Free Friday – House of Royals Plus a Review

Hello, my wonderlandians! So for today’s free Friday I remembered a blog posted that I wrote back in April. It was a book that I really enjoyed. I did stop reading it after the second book because I really don’t. I do know that i really want to get back into the story. I hope you enjoy this review and recommendation.

House of Royals was an interesting read for me. It has been a long time since I have fallen in love with a vampire novel as easily as I did with this one.

Keary Taylor wrote this lovely story. This is the first book in a seven-book series so far. It is about a girl named Alivia. She is a 22-year-old girl who just moved to the south after her father someone she has never met died and left her everything he had in his will. I will not go into more detail than that because I feel that every bit of the story is a giveaway.

Now, I listened to the audio book so I will get into details about how I thought the narrator did.

First, let us talk about the actual writing in the book. I really enjoyed the writing flow of how Keary wrote. It wasn’t too fast or too slow. The main character Alivia I really enjoyed her. I found that I was really invested in the well being of this character. Although, I will say this about Alivia, I felt that was really wasn’t reading a story of a 22 year old woman, but more of someone who was in their late teen years. Not saying that the character was not relatable. She was. I just felt that I was reading about a teenager. Closer to the end of the novel did I feel that I was reading about a 22 year old young woman.

Now on the narrator. When it comes to audio books I am really critical on the person who reads the novel. They can make or break an audio book. I have listened to a lot of audio books in my time.

I LOVED the woman who narrators this novel. Her name is Renee Dorian. The way she read this novel had me hooked from the very first paragraph that she read. Renee had a lot different voices when she was voicing for all of the different characters. This gives the narrator big brownie points from me. When any narrator can do this I know that I am going to enjoy the book. I am looking forward to hearing her narrate the rest of this series.

Oh wait I forgot to tell you that this book is free on the Kindle.

Amazon Book 1 – http://bit.ly/houseofroyalsbook1

Audiobook Book 1 – http://bit.ly/houseofroyalsaudiobook

I will have to give this book a 4.5 out of 5.

As always thank you for joining me here in our small part of wonderland. Don’t for get to feed the unicorns. They grant wishes.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Top Three Thursday – Favorite Books of 2017

Hello my wonderlandians. This post is a little bit late today. I know. This is the section of the blog I think I am going to have the hardest time with. I can never pick what I want to do for the this day. This topic however seemed fitting. Now, there is a blog call The Broke and The Bookish who has a list of over 300 topics. So I think I will be picking from there frequently. Thank you The Broke and The Bookish. You have saved me today!oypGTjA

I thought it would be hard to pick my top three favorite books of this year but it really wasn’t. So without further ado my top three favorite book of 2017!

NUMBER 3 – GEEKERELLA

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I loved this book! It was was the perfect kind of retelling with a modern twist.

Synopsis

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.
 
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Thoughts 

I want another book. Seriously, it was good. Although I feel like they could make another book. Please? I am being.  Don’t make me sick my vampire on you. I am the mistress of the underworld.

Number 2 – Geek Girl 2

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Synopsis

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.

Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.

Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?

THOUGHTS

I can’t wait to read the next one.

Book 1 – Emerge and Submerge

Ok so I know that this two book but you can’t one without the other.

Synopsis – Emerge

Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas. Now Lia lives in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions and attends high school with humans. To protect everyone around her, she must limit her contact with non-Mer. No exceptions. But when the new girl sets her sights on Lia’s crush, she will risk exposing her deadly secret to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.

Thoughts 

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Synopsis – Submerge

Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or to embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey.

Thoughts

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I can’t wait for the third book which comes out next year!

PLEASE? With mermaids on top. No….ok. lol

Alright guys these are my top three (well four) favorite books of this year. Leave me a comment and let me know yours.

As always thank you for joining me here in our wonderland. Go feed the unicorns some treats they are lonely.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten