Friday, September 30, 2016

Feature Friday ARC Review : Nemesis by Anna Banks

Feature Friday ARC Review : Nemesis by 

*Feature Friday is a meme hosted by The Tattered Page to feature YA books that have not yet been released by reviewing them.

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Feiwel & Friends 
Release DateOctober 4, 2016
Pages: 368
Source: ARC

The Story:

The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?
A thrilling futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world's energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals, by the New York Times-bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy.
via Amazon


One-word Review: ADVENTUROUS 

Reading Tune
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by LORDE

My Review

I loved Nemesis! But I must admit, I was hesitant to read it for 2 reasons. 1. Joyride was okay but I wasn't in love. 2. I'm not a big fantasy lover.

Tag Line:

The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.

Opening Line:

If I were not such a coward, I would hurl myself from Nuna's back and plummet to the Underneath below.


Princess Sepora was a badass! I always love reading Young Adult books with a badass female heroine. Katniss Everdeen. Feyre Archeron . . .

Desperate to escape the grasp of her father, Princess Sepora flees to her enemies' territory under the guise of a peasant. With an interesting turn of events, Sephora is captured and sold to the palace.

The palace in the land ruled by her enemy, the handsome, kind new king . . .

I could not put this book down!

The pacing of Nemesis was perfect with the unfolding of the storyline. The writing was intriguing and encompassing. The world-building was real and sucked me into the story. Into the Sepora's world. is a YA Fantasy filled with romance, adventure and intrigue.

Sepora was her own woman. She stood up for herself and for what she believed in.

Tarik was a man to be respected. A strong man easy to love.

And the back and forth, the banter between them was delectable.

All in all, I loved Nemesis and if there is a sequel or if Anna Banks will write more books like it, I happily welcome it. If YA fantasy is your forte then you need to jump on 

Meet the Author:

Anna Banks is a young adult author whose primary goal is to entertain smart, funny gals like herself. You can expect her works to be centered around a love story, freckled with humor, and seasoned with sarcasm. 

Anna grew up in a small town called Niceville (yes, really) in the Florida Panhandle. She now lives with her husband and daughter close to her hometown. The youngest of seven children, she was spoiled beyond comprehension growing up. Before she started writing, Anna worked as a banker and a waitress. She loves old movies, fried chicken, and Simon Cowell, but loathes exercise, licorice, and haters.

She also spews sarcastic, romantic fiction under pen name Anna Scarlett.

***Check out Anna Bank's website for more information about her and NemesisHERE

Happy Reading!

September 2016 Wrap-Up !

A review of the monthly activities on the blog incl. book reviews, memes, 
reading challenge additions, book hauls

Hey Bookies!

This is my Wrap-Up post for September! 

Books Read:

Books Reviewed:

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Nemesis by Anna Banks

New Books:

For full details check out my In My Mailbox post for September

Book In Progress:

Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

October TBR:

Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Forever Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie

If you have any suggestions on improving my Wrap-Ups for the future posts, comment below.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday #102

*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*

Never Ever by Sara Saedi

Viking Books for Young Readers 
Release DateJune 21, 2016
Pages: 320

The Story:

Wylie Dalton didn’t believe in fairy tales or love at first sight. 
Then she met a real-life Peter Pan.
When Wylie encounters Phinn—confident, mature, and devastatingly handsome—at a party the night before her brother goes to juvie, she can’t believe how fast she falls for him. And that’s before he shows her how to fly.

Soon Wylie and her brothers find themselves whisked away to a mysterious tropical island off the coast of New York City where nobody ages beyond seventeen and life is a constant party. Wylie’s in heaven: now her brother won’t go to jail and she can escape her over-scheduled life with all its woes and responsibilities—permanently.

But the deeper Wylie falls for Phinn, the more she begins to discover has been kept from her and her brothers. Somebody on the island has been lying to her, but the truth can’t stay hidden forever.

-via Amazon

Meet the Author

Sara Saedi was born in Tehran, Iran smack-dab in the middle of a war and an Islamic Revolution. As the story goes, she entered the world to the sounds of bombs exploding near the hospital. Though her memory of the day is a little fuzzy, the life and death stakes surrounding her birth helped prepare her for a writing career. Sara received a B.A. in Film and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and began her career as a creative executive for ABC Daytime. In 2010, she left the company to pursue her dream of being a writer. She’s since penned three TV movies for ABC Family, won a Daytime Emmy for What If…, a web series she wrote for ABC, and worked as a staff writer on the FOX sitcom The Goodwin Games. Most recently, she wrote a pilot for The Disney Channel and sold her debut YA novel Never Ever to Viking Children’s Books for publication in summer 2016. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and her pug, Mabel.

Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Monday, September 26, 2016

In My Mailbox #29

*In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren which allows bloggers to share what books they bought/received each week.*

Hey Bookies! This week will be the twenty-ninth time hosting In My Mailbox and I am so excited to share with you what I received in my mailbox recently.

A little while back, I did a #BooksForTrade on Twitter with Ashley at Outpaged. I traded her a copy of The Smell of Other People's House for a copy of Disruption by Jessica Shirvington. Take a look below:

*If you're interested in the other books that are on my radar you can check out my Amazon Wishlist: Books I Dream About!

Happy Reading!

New YA Releases: Week of September 26th

Here are some upcoming releases this week. Release dates sources: 
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
Swarm by Scott Westerfield

The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Happy Reading!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday #101

*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*

Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition
Release DateDecember 26, 2015
Pages: 284

The Story:

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Ellmes is dogged by a case of chronic bad luck. She figures that’s just her lot in life—that is, until the psychic at Blackheath’s annual carnival reveals that Maggie’s problems are caused by more than just ordinary misfortune; she’s actually been cursed. Desperate to shake the hex, Maggie has no choice but to seek out the help of Joel Tomlins, a rebellious classmate who’s descended from Blackheath’s most powerful line of witches. After breaking all of his coven’s conventions to help her, Joel discovers that the curse isn’t as bad as Maggie fears. In fact, it’s much, much worse.

-via Amazon

Meet the Author

Gabriella Lepore lives on the coast of Wales in the United Kingdom. She began writing at an early age and grew up with a passion for all things supernatural. She currently has five Young Adult books in print: How I Found You, Evanescent, Phoenix Holt and The Witches of the Glass Castle Books 1 & 2.

Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Monday, September 19, 2016

New YA Releases: Week of September 19th

Here are some upcoming releases this week. Release dates sources: 
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.

Frost like Fire by Sarah Raasch

Witch's Pyre by Josephine Angelini

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Happy Reading!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday #100

*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Penguin Classics; Deluxe edition
Release DateNovember 30, 2010
Pages: 464

The Story:

An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.
Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless Lowood School. But life there improves and Jane stays on as a teacher, though she still longs for love and friendship. At Mr Rochester's house, where she goes to work as a governess, she hopes she might have found them - until she learns the terrible secret of the attic. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

-via Amazon

Meet the Author

Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.

Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #25

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just flip through your current read to a random page -- or not -- and share two teaser quotes from somewhere on said page.
This week my Teaser Tuesday quotes will be taken from my current read, Forever Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon.

Teaser #1:

A scream like that of dueling banshees rents the air and a missile zoomed past my ear. A tiny ax thunked into the guard's chest and he lost his footing. I turned to find Veronica and Mackenna swooping in like avenging warriors. Veronica had another ax at the ready, but Kenna raised her sword, and with a violent shriek ran the creature through.  - page 217
Teaser #2:

 "Hold on a bit, my prince. She watches me still, suspicious of my loyalty. But I vow, I will find a way to free ye, so that, together with the true queen, we will liberate Doon."- page 108 

What teasers are you sharing this week?

Don't forget to tell me in the comments or on twitter; @TheTatteredPage. You can also use #ForeverDoon on twitter if you're reading it! 
Happy Reading!
Monday, September 12, 2016

New YA Releases: Week of September 12th

Here are some upcoming releases this week. Release dates sources: 
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz

Gamescape Overworld by Emma Trevayne
Dark Horses by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Happy Reading!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...