The Hades Trials – Eliza Raine | Complete Series * * * * *
A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows – Holly Renee * * * *
A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal – Holly Renee * * * *
King of Battle and Blood – Scarlett St. Clair * * *
Queen of Myth and Monsters – Scarlett St. Clair * * *
What Lies Beyond the Veil – Harper L. Woods * * *
What Hunts Inside the Shadows – Harper L. Woods * * *
The Serpent and the Wings of Night – Carissa Broadbent * * * * *
These Hollow Vows – Lexi Ryan | Complete Duology * * * *
These Twisted Bonds – Lexi Ryan | Complete Duology * * * *
Kingdom of the Feared – Kerri Maniscalco | Complete Series * * * *
Court of Ravens and Ruin – Eliza Raine * * *
Out of my January reads, each book held up on its own and were memorable in their own ways. The books that really stood out to me the most were A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows, A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal and The Serpent and the Wings of Night. They featured strong female leads and very broody, protective men. Neon Gods and The Hades Trials helped me get back into reading so Hades and Persephone will have a special place in my heart. And just a quick side note, all of these do have spice in them!
In a reading slump? I recommend A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows, The Hades Trials, These Hollow Vows and The Serpent and the Wings of Night.
My close friend Rachel and I were talking about a YouTube we both recently saw by PeruseProject and it was the “RIP it or SHIP it” tag. I really enjoyed watching what pairings she ended up with and I wanted to do my own. There was one during her video that I particularly LOVED the idea of so I’ll put that particular “ship” as a bonus after my own drawings.
Here’s how you can play this game:
Write down characters from books on slips of paper
Put them in a jar/bowl/hat/mug and pick 2
Decide if you ship it or R.I.P. it (R.I.P. it means you don’t ship them, but not necessarily that you want them dead)
For mine, I picked a couple of books that I could get some “good” and “bad” characters to see what kind of ships I could come up with. The books I used are: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Six of Crows, Game of Thrones, Stalking Jack the Ripper, The Remnant Chronicles, Roar and The Infernal Devices. Now, click below to read the fun! (Also, some of the names are smaller than I anticipated but I felt like it was too late to redo everything. Hopefully it doesn’t look too bad on your devices!)
Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalsco Publisher Info / Release: Jimmy Patterson Books, Little Brown / September 19, 2017 Source: ARC that was passed on to me. Rating: 5 / 5 *’s Synopsis: In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
**Post may contain some slight spoilers from SJTR, so read at your own discretion 🙂 **
Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper Author: Kerri Maniscalsco Publisher Info / Release: Jimmy Patterson Books, Little Brown / September 20, 2016 Source: Barnes & Noble Rating: 5 / 5 *’s Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
**Post may contain spoilers, so read at your own discretion **