Book Review: “Every Last Breath” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hello guys!

I got this book from my local public library. This is the last installment of the Dark Elements series.

Overview from GoodReads:

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

Such an epic finale to this wonderful series. I will never forget this series.
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ARC Review: “Desire” by Simone Sowood 

Hello everybody!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Overview from GoodReads:

Leo: A stunning woman approaches me in my hotel lobby. She’s dressed for sin. And I’m a sinner. I brush past her and, the next thing I know, she flings herself across me in the backseat of my cab. I didn’t want an escort tonight, but the look of her lying in my lap is impossible to resist. Except she’s not what I thought. They never are. Young. Beautiful. Innocent. I can’t get her out of my head. She’s not to be trusted. But one night in my bed won’t do any harm.
Grace: Leo is way hotter than I’d anticipated when my boss dressed me up and sent me out to lure him into saving our company. Sure, he’s arrogant and rude but the air around us is electric. Unable to resist, I wear the red dress and give him my virginity. It’s just one time but there’s something more between us, something real, I’m sure of it. Until I end up pregnant and Leo disappears off the face of the earth.

This book was amazing! I loved every single part of it!

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Book Review: “Bitter Sweet Love” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey everyone!

I picked up this book from my local public library. This book is apart of the Dark Elements series.

Overview from GoodReads:

Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally. And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…

Love this series. Love this book. It’s such a cute ball of fluff.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

ARC Review: “Dragonmount” by Jennifer M. Eaton

Hi guys!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. (I know, I am very late on this review. I haven’t had the time to really post anything, so a lot of things have been accumulating in my drafts folder since it’s release on January 2nd.) This is part of the “Sirens and Scales” anthology.

Overview from GoodReads (anthology):

1 Collection. 26 Tales of Enchantment and Danger! From the darkest skies to the deepest seas, dive into a breathtaking collision of mermaids, dragons, sirens, and more in SIRENS & SCALES, a unique Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Collection! Your travels through these stories of dazzling ocean tides and the dizzying reaches of the heavens will leave you breathless. Join dragon shifters and mer-creatures for an experience of salty seafaring adventures and magnificent airborne enterprises where sky meets sea, love meets its match, and imagination has no end. With 26 full-length stories of enchanting fiction, you’ll learn the secrets of Atlantis, soar to uncharted peaks, and discover creatures of wing and fin and those who love them. Ready to set sail and catch the tide before your chance for adventure is lost forever? Then order this collection of BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE material from your favorite USA Today and award-winning authors before it’s gone for good! Including material from the following authors: Kellie McAllen, Award-Winning author Pauline Creeden, RJ Blain, Graceley Knox, Starla Night, USA Today bestselling author Gaja J. Kos, A.L. Knorr, Bethany Wicker, Ivy Quinn and Midnight Voss, Award-Finalist Natasha S. Brown, Isra Sravenheart, Harper Alexander, Rone Award Nominee C.S. Moore, Tina Glasneck, Award-Winning author Carly Fall, B. Kristin McMichael, Award-Winning author Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee, Konstanz Silverbow, N.D. Jones, USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren, USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount, Jennifer M. Eaton, Jennifer Laslie, Mindy Ruiz, USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon, D.D. Miers & B. Crow, and Kyoko M.

Dragonmount summary:

Things can’t get any worse than being snatched by a dragon, until Anna is dropped into a bloodthirsty battle for the Draconic crown. A trip to New Zealand was supposed to be a fun distraction for Anna after yet another painful breakup. Instead, she’s snatched and flown away by a mythical beast bent on making her his queen. Anna’s rare blood type makes her the only viable mate in the islands, and with scores of dragons looking for her, escape isn’t likely. Joe is the youngest and smallest dragon in the competition to become king. Now that he’s found Anna, all he needs to overthrow the current corrupt monarch is to bring her back to Dragonmount. He’s injured and unable to fly, though, and each passing second increases the risk of discovery. If the current king finds Anna, he will use her to secure his throne and slaughter her to celebrate her victory. Anna is Joe’s to protect, and he will not allow the king to defile her or his people ever again – even if it means challenging a dragon five times his size.

I have previously read 3 other Jennifer M. Eaton books and I absolutely loved them, so I went into this book already knowing it was going to be good. And I was right. The characters are well developed; the writing style is amazing. I couldn’t think of any other way to start off 2018 then to finish this amazing book.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Stats from 2017

Hey guys!

Here are my stats from 2017!!!

  • Out of all of the authors I have read this year, 90% were female and 10% were male
  • 54% of the books I read were in print while 39% were ebook
  • Out of the print books, 56% were in paperback format while 44% were in hardcover format
  • Out of the ebooks, all 100% were read on my phone and none were read on my Nook
  • 9% of the books I read were published between 1980 and 1999, 3% were published between 2000 and 2004, 16% were published between 2005 and 2009, 34% were published between 2010 and 2014, and 38% were published between 2015 and 2017
  • The total number of pages read in 2017 was 38,892
  • The average amount of pages per book was 608
  • The average amount of pages read per month was 3241
  • The average amount of pages read per week was 748
  • The average amount of pages read per day was 107
  • I read 89% fiction books and 11% non-fiction books
  • 17% of books read were Young Adult; 15% were Romance; 13% were Contemporary; 9% were Fantasy; 5% were Paranormal; 5% were Erotica; 4% were New Adult; 3% were Mystery; the 2% were: Spy Thriller, Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Children’s, Magic, Teen, and LGBT; the 1% were: Humor, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Realistic Fiction, Thriller, Short Stories, and Biography; and the less than 1% were: Travel, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Science, Animals, Environment, Nature, Biology, Natural History, Self-Help, Inspirational, Academic, School, Coming of Age, Christian, Religion, and Crime
  • 73% of the authors were from the United States, 25% were from the United Kingdom, and 2% were from Sweden
  • 16% of the books I read were ARCs and 84% were not ARCs

Favorite and Least Favorite Books of 2017

Hey guys!

My favorite books of 2017 were:

  • Books 1-4.5 of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
  • Books 1-4 of the Evernight series by Claudia Grey
  • Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
  • Apollo’s 11 by Anna Collins
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Books 4-6 of the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
  • Simone vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My least favorite books of 2017 were:

  • 50 Best Ever One-Liner Jokes by Mike Francis
  • 50 Best Jokes Ever by Jane Parks
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book Unhaul 2017

Hey everybody!

So, I have decided to do an unhaul at the end of every year. These will include school books that I do not want and/or need, books I did not enjoy, and books that I have lost interest in.

I have some school books that I am getting rid of that I cannot remember the names of.

I am also getting rid of:

  • “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo
  • I am thinking about getting rid of “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Steig Larsson