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A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

This beautiful ARC of A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry was sent to me for review and I am super excited to read it! It doesn’t come out until April 12 of this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t preorder it! It’s premise sounds so cool!

Synopsis:

In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison.

Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl–Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill.

Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

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Daughter of Dusk #2 by Livia Blackburne

Synopsis:

I am not displaying the Synopsis for the second book for spoilery reasons but I will put one for the first book!

Book 1:

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.

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5 out of 5 stars

My mini review for Daughter of Dusk book 2:

This series holds a special place in my heart. I went into this book having read and loved the first one with high hopes and I was not disappointed. The story zips along at a wonderful pace. The chapters have that really addictive habit of finishing on a cliffhanger, so you find yourself forced into the next chapter in order to discover what happens.

If you love young adult fantasy, please oh please pick this series up in beautiful hardcover. You won’t regret it.

5 out of 5 stars

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The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman

Synopsis:

Death hasn’t visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders’ bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.

Rowan’s village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan’s door once again.

Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.

My Review:

What an awesome book! I don’t quite understand why this books rating is where it’s at but it definitely deserves a 5 star from me. It’s gorgeously written and is a dark tale that stabs you in the heart and constantly throws all new levels of craziness into the mix.

It was one of those rare books that literally glued my eyes to the page, had me devouring each sentence in a mad need to find out what the hell was going on and what would happen.

5 out of 5 Stars

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EPIC BOOK HAUL

Hi everyone!! Today’s YouTube Video, I am showing you all the books I have bought recently! Click the link below and I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to give the video a big thumbs up and subscribe if you haven’t already, I upload every single Friday. Thank you.

https://youtu.be/14oJFoe8wpg

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Books mentioned in video:

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass #1
Crown of Midnight #2
Heir of Fire #3
Queens of Shadows #4
The Assasins Blade #0.5

Ruby Red Trilogy by Kierstin Gier
Ruby Red #1
Sapphire Blue #2
Emerald Green #3

The School for Good and Evil Trilogy by Soman Chainani
The School for Good and Evil #1
A War Without Princes #2

The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
The Winners Curse #1
The Winners Crime #2

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone #1
Siege and Storm #2
Ruin and Rising #3

Red Queens War Series by Mark Lawrence
Prince of Fools #1

Broken Empire Series by Mark Lawrence
Emperor of Thorns #3

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
Daugher of Smoke and Bone #1
Days of Blood and Starlight #2
Dreams of Gods and Monsters #3

Empire of Imagination by Michael Witwer
Court of Nightfall #1 by Karpov Kinrade
House of Ravens #2 by Karpov Kinrade
Half Breed: The White Wolf by Brittant Comeaux
The Box of Souls by Tanya Miranda
Graveyard of Empires by Lincoln Cole
Fire and Blood by Dylan Doose

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