Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Favorite Book Quotes.

Death’s favorites don’t die.

The Coldest Girl in ColdtownHolly Black

I will not let her speak because I love her, and when you love someone, you do not make them tell war stories. A war story is a black space. On the one side is before and on the other side is after, and what is inside belongs only to the dead.

Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind.

The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin

I am made of memories.

The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

You’re a different human being to everybody you meet.

Rant, Chuck Palahniuk

Reality continues to ruin my life.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

The world was hers for the reading.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

One should never save cake for later when it can be eaten now.

Winter, Marissa Meyer

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

A Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin

What are your favorite book quotes?
Let me know in the comments!


Review: KEEP HER SAFE by K.A. Tucker



K.A. Tucker

Genre: Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 436
Release date: January 23rd 2018

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

She wanted to fix this.

Keep Her Safe is an engrossing and thrilling Mystery novel. A sprinkle of romance balances out the tension that builds with each passing chapter. The story unfolds with the help of a well-written plot and developed characters, and it grasps your attention right from the start.

K.A. Tucker’s writing is so easy to get into. The first chapter packs quite a punch and sets up the tone for the rest of the novel, which only gets better and better as the plot progresses. There are quite a few twists and reveals along the way, as well as some pretty frustrating character moments. Continue reading

Review: ONE FELL SWEEP by Ilona Andrews


Ilona Andrews

SeriesInnkeeper Chronicles #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: Ilona Andrews
Pages: 257
Release date: December 20th 2016

Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy. If you see a dark shadow in the orchard late at night, don’t worry. Someone is patrolling the grounds. Do beware of our dog.

Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your host, Dina Demille, will defend you at all costs. We ask only that you mind other guests and conduct yourself in a polite manner.

No matter what the universe threw at me, I wouldn’t have to face it alone.

One Fell Sweep is just as addicting as the previous installments and another great addition to the Innkeeper Chronicles series. The fast pace and tense atmosphere, combined with all the action and the fascinating world-building, make this for an engrossing and entertaining read. The characters are very well-developed and the sprinkle of romance in between fantasy and science-fiction is the cherry on top.

Ilona Andrews continues to enchant. The writing is great and grasps your attention right from the very first chapter. The plot progresses at a steady pace, wrapping up a few questions from the previous novels, but also delivering new twists and turns that raise the danger for the characters. Continue reading

To Be Read – March 2018


Too many things are happening from now until… possibly November so, good luck to me!


This month’s picks are:


Fantasy! And also a Shakespeare retelling. This seems to have quite a refreshing premise, despite being based on something else. I have high hopes for it, so let’s see how it all works out.



I need to get on this! I’m once again starting too many new series instead of finishing old ones, so I’m making this one of my monthly goals. I have to finish at least one (1) series before I let myself begin another one.


There are waaaay too many books I’m excited for releasing this month, so I’m going to try and read at least 2 of them before the month is up. I’ll still be behind on 2018 release, but little progress is better than nothing.

What are you reading this month? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Let me know in the comments!



Anticipated Reads -March 2018



New month, new book releases!

27883214Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki’s have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what’s out there watching you. Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe–one of the shapeshifting Others–discovers a dead body, Vicki finds trouble instead.

RELEASE DATE: March 6th.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

RELEASE DATE: March 6th.

27883214Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…

RELEASE DATE: March 6th.

27883214Obsidio by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance.

RELEASE DATE: March 13th.

27883214IRestore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

RELEASE DATE: March 6th.

27883214The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

RELEASE DATE: March 6th.



Wrap-Up: February 2018


February was.. a bit of a lot. I thought I’d have some free time to do whatever, but then I ended up finding 87539457394 different things to do. This was still a good reading month, though! Kind of balanced out between Fantasy and Contemporary novels, which is a new for me. I’m also going to use my Monthly Wrap-Ups as a way to keep track of my Series, since I’m kind of getting overwhelmed by them again 😛


Books marked with a 📚 are the ones that were on my February TBR pile.

Gummy Bears & Grenades (THIRDS #9.5) by Charlie Cochet – 3‘s
Kill Game (Seven of Spades #1) by Cordelia Kingsbridge – 4.5‘s • 📚
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows – 3‘s • 📚
↠ Need to Know by Karen Cleveland – 4‘s
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews – 5‘s
Poison Kisses: Part 1 by Lisa Renee Jones (ARC) – 3‘s • 📚
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton (ARC) – 1.5‘s • 📚
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs – 3‘s
This Fallen Prey (Casey Duncan/Rockton #3) by Kelley Armstrong – 5‘s
Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake – 2.5‘s
Together Tied (Marshals #3.5) by Mary Calmes – 3‘s
↠ Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1) by Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington – 4‘s
↠ Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2) by Cordelia Kingsbridge – 5‘s

Total: 13 books



Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows • Need to Know by Karen Cleveland • Poison Kisses: Part 1 (ARC) by Lisa Renee Jones • The Price Guide to the Occult (ARC) by Lesly Walton • This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake • Trickery by Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington • Trick Roller by Cordelia Kingsbridge


TBRed and Forgotten • Happy Galentine’s Day • Favorite Rereads


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Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Rereads


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Books I Could Re-read Forever.

I’ve been in a huge reread kick for the past couple of years. This means I’ve been sloooowly rereading all of my favorite books, some multiple times, especially when I need cheering up. There’s something comforting about rereading a book you love ❤

31145148Written in Red by Anne Bishop

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey.

22840421Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomises the worst of the decadent court at Vere. But in the lethal web of Veretian politics, nothing is as it seems…

30233110Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley

Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned and for the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind. But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her but with the filth that was flung at him clinging; he also knows he can’t have her.

18189606Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special.

27883214Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate’s guardian may be part of the same mystery.

23299512Cut & Run by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He’s cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he’s paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it’s hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic cliche: total opposites, good cop-bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer.

24485589Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya’s fate. For years she follows him in love and in war, and bears the scars. But eventually Marya returns to her birthplace – only to discover a starveling city, haunted by death. Deathless is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century. It is, quite simply, unforgettable.

23592235City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

30095464Games of the Heart by Kristen Ashley

From the balcony of his house, Mike Haines can see the quiet, commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm. But what he remembers is the little sister of his high school girlfriend, Dusty who grew up there. As a teen, Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid, she was sweet, she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike. But after high school, she took off and Mike never saw her again. Then tragedy strikes Dusty’s family, she comes back into town…

25733660Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.


What are some books you love to read over and over again? Any recommendations for me?
Let me know in the comments!