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Quills and Roses

A book blog. With book reviews…and those other things.

Series Review: What do you mean kings can’t also be pirates? (Ascendance Part 2)

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Part 1 | Part 3

Jaron is now king, but he doesn’t have to act like it. Between avoiding his family’s funeral, avoiding his own fiance, and ticking off the king of Avenia, he’s not doing so hot in the kingliness department. That’s why, when said ticked-off king threatens war, Jaron’s nobles decide that a regent should rule instead. The problem is, Jaron doesn’t know who he can trust. After all, these were the dumbasses who kind of just sat around while his family was assassinated. Continue reading “Series Review: What do you mean kings can’t also be pirates? (Ascendance Part 2)”

Book Review: Even Scarier Than Geese (Lilies of Dawn by Vanessa Fogg)

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I received a free copy of this book to review. However, the following review is my honest opinion.

The lilies have been disappearing. They used to cover the entire surface of the lake. There were enough lilies to make medicines, enough to cure all illnesses and still have more to store for later. But that was a long time ago. That was before the cranes came. Before they tore, gouged, and devoured the fragile flowers. Now, there may not be enough, and they may not bloom in time. Kai can only hope they do before her mother dies. Continue reading “Book Review: Even Scarier Than Geese (Lilies of Dawn by Vanessa Fogg)”

PreOrder Release: A Pawn for Malice 60% off!

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This is not a paid promotion. However, I haven’t read the novel so I can’t tell you how it is.

Does an ex-cop ever lose his “nose” for investigating? Freshmen Senator, Bryon Gallagher, certainly hasn’t, when the love of his life, Jessica, is kidnapped by a mad man. No stone is left unturned, as he plays the role of senator by day and rogue detective by night, calling in favors and working his past snitches to the bone to find her. The only problem is, who does he focus his efforts on … her deranged, former father-in-law who lusts after her, a crazed felon hell-bent on revenging the execution of his brother put to death under the Senator’s newly passed Death Penalty Bill, or an unknown psycho, looking for his “moment of fame”?

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Happy Turkey Day!

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Hi all!

So it’s Thanksgiving weekend (I wonder if any Americans will be confused) and I’ve gone back to my parents’ house to celebrate with family. Yay! I can mooch off their food –ahem–I mean spend more time with them this weekend.

Unfortunately, that does mean I won’t be posting a book review today, but I will for sure be doing one next week, once I’m back at my place.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to thank all of you for checking out and (hopefully) enjoying my blog. I’d also like to thank all authors out there for writing awesome books, all libraries (for without them, I’d be even more broke), and everyone who has ever liked or commented on my posts because it’s really encouraging :)

To everyone celebrating this weekend, Happy Thanksgiving! Give someone you love a hug right now. And to those who aren’t celebrating yet (or who don’t celebrate it), I’ll just give you my well-wishes in advance.

 

Book Review: Don’t fall for the players! (A Perfect Plan by Alyssa Drake)

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I received a free copy of this book to review. However, the following review is my honest opinion. This book may not be suitable for younger audiences. Reader discretion is advised.

It’s Samantha’s first Season. She’s being introduced to society so she can find a husband and settle down as a respectable wife. The problem is, few of her favourite activities are respectable. She’d much rather be reading a book or riding a horse than dancing with rich bigots at a ball, especially when she spots Benjamin, her late brother’s best friend. I’m sure if you tried to skewer someone when you were 10, you wouldn’t want to see them again either. I know I’d rather just melt into an embarrassed puddle. Continue reading “Book Review: Don’t fall for the players! (A Perfect Plan by Alyssa Drake)”

Month in Review: Can I have a time machine too?

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I’m a literally typing this at 12am today (Wednesday) because I didn’t realise this was the last week of the month until now. Where did the time go? Hopefully, you all had a great month. I did, even though it was incredibly busy. I got a ton of reading done and I’m really excited to get those reviews posted because the books were so great. Seriously guys, the books. They. Were. So. Amazing. Yay! Anyhow, here’s a quick summary of this month’s books! (Also, shhh! I totally didn’t have too many shots of espresso today!) Continue reading “Month in Review: Can I have a time machine too?”

Series Review: The Ultimate Bad Guy (Song of the Lioness Part 3)

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4

It’s book 3 now and Alanna is officially a knight, but that doesn’t mean people have to respect her. She decides to take a vacation from court to avoid the nasty gossips who claim that she seduced men and used magic to earn her position. It turns out to be a bad idea; while galavanting in the desert, she accidently kills a man, and his tribe isn’t very happy about it. Well, I mean, some of them aren’t. The rest are delighted. Continue reading “Series Review: The Ultimate Bad Guy (Song of the Lioness Part 3)”

Book Review: Flirting May Be Hazardous (Into the Darker Half by Adalind Hargrave)

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I received a free copy of this book to review. However, the following review is my honest opinion.

Anna is a normal girl struggling to survive without parents. She works for her brother as a courier, gets hit on by annoying boys, and breaks said boys’ ribs once they get too annoying. Oh, oops. One thing I forgot to mention: Anna just happens to be a hag. Continue reading “Book Review: Flirting May Be Hazardous (Into the Darker Half by Adalind Hargrave)”

Series Review: Forget the business, this family is nuts. (Heist Society Part 3)

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Click here if you missed part 1 and part 2.

Our favourite thieves are in the middle of a heist, everything going smoothly, when Hale gets an important phone call and literally leaves Kat hanging (out a window, if you must ask). His grandmother Hazel, the only person in his family who gives a damn about him, passed away. His family doesn’t care about her death. Instead, they wait with bated breath as their lawyer announces that the gazillion dollar family business is to be handed down to one of the W. W. Hales. The youngest one. Continue reading “Series Review: Forget the business, this family is nuts. (Heist Society Part 3)”

So…Welcome Back?

Yesterday was the first day of school and it was full of discovery. For example, I discovered that 2 of my courses don’t require textbooks (Yes! $200 saved!). I also discovered that this year, my school is having an Undie Run. I suppose it’s because last year’s Undie Cycle was inadequate; they whizzed by so fast, there was no time to appreciate the nearly naked people.

In other news, there will be fewer random Wednesday posts because of school. I will, however, continue to post book reviews every Saturday, so I hope everyone will continue to read and enjoy those.

Good luck with the new school year, all!

Book Review: Curiosity Time-Jumped the Cat (The Mine by John A. Heldt)

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I received a free copy of this book to review. However, the following review is my honest opinion.

Joel Smith is the kind of guy who would decide on a whim to explore an old mine. Well, he is a geology student after all. A few minutes in, he comes face to face with a rattlesnake. Curiosity could have killed the cat. Instead, Joel stumbles out of the mine and realises curiosity brought him back. To 1941, that is. Continue reading “Book Review: Curiosity Time-Jumped the Cat (The Mine by John A. Heldt)”

Month in Review: August Romance

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Ahhh, school’s starting soon! That means I have to part with my tuition money again. *Sobs quietly* I was happily productive this month, though. I got a new laptop before my old one exploded (seriously guys, NCIX is fast and has a great selection), finished teaching the kids at my summer English tutoring program, and got new glasses (which cost me $0 by the way. Canada, eh?). Oh, and I read a bunch of amazing romances. Continue reading “Month in Review: August Romance”

Series Review: The Prince and the Pauper…oh, wait. (Ascendance Part 1)

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Sage is living (almost) happily in an orphanage when a nobleman named ConnerĀ  scoops him up. Conner has scoured the country’s orphanages and managed to find four orphans for a diabolical plot. Yeah, the evil plan is exactly what you think: to create a false prince. At least the title is relevant.

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July Email Stats

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Now that I’ve temporarily stopped taking requests for reviews, I figured I’d tally up all the request emails I got for July (and the first week of August). I was emailed queries for 51 books (if you ignore the massive email with like 20 books, half of them in genres I don’t review). Mystery was a really popular genre. So were books with 4+ genres.

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Book Review: Don’t discriminate against the otherly-eyed! (Alien Love Story by A.K. Dawson)

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I received a free copy of this book to review. However, the following review is my honest opinion.

Dan has suffered from crippling headaches ever since his family died in an accident. The headaches come every day without fail, leaving him unable to do anything but curl up in a wheezing ball of pain. But when he meets a mysteriously enchanting girl with huge eyes, his headache abandons him. Instead, he’s struck by a dangerous, sudden-onset heart condition: love (??).

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