Cover Reveal – Inimical by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Inimical
Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae, #3)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 18th 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Being a fairy princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you have to choose between saving your people…And killing your girlfriend. Oh, and let’s not forget having to pass summer school, too.

Talk about a hot mess.

First, there’s Rouen, princess of the dark Fae, goth-rock star Euphoria, and soon-to-be senior at Richmond Elite High. Her world is all things ice, snow, and death. And that death will include her own people unless she can defeat her evil father in a Battle of Wits and War and seize the throne. Trouble is, taking the throne is a death sentence for the princess of the fair Fae. In other words, a quick death for Syl, Rouen’s girlfriend.

And that’s so not good.

Second, there’s Syl, princess of the fair Fae, geek girl mathlete, and also an incoming senior. Things aren’t any easier for her. Syl must save her people by battling her old nemesis, the fair Fae prince, and the same rules apply: taking the throne means a death sentence for the other court’s princess, Rouen.

Even worse, Syl and Rouen’s enemies have figured out they’re a couple. Now, both Rouen’s father and Syl’s archenemy are teaming up to ensure neither of them makes it till Midsummer’s Day never mind to the fall semester.

Looks like passing summer school is the least of their worries.

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Author Bio:

Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.

She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.

She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.

GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Resolutions/Goals

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Hello again my loves! With this Top Ten Tuesday post, I’m now finally up to date. Woohoo! This week topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Bookish Resolutions and Goals. This is actually perfect because I’ve been doing a lot of planning and scheduling.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here are my Top Ten Bookish Resolution and Goals for 2018


Read 50 Books on my Shelves – I don’t know when was the last time I organized my bookshelves, but I now have 4 bins of books sitting in the garage. I’ve put away plenty of books I felt I’m not going to read, but still want to someday so I can make more room for new books. I know I know — that’s really not helping, but I have a difficult time parting with my books… even if they’ve been sitting on my bookshelves forever. This year, I actually want to read 50 of those books (either on my bookshelves or the ones I had to put in bins).

Read 50 E-Books – Okay aside from physical books, I actually have quite a lot of e-books. I buy some, download free ones, free ARCs, and some I get from giveaways. When I see something I think I might like, I just click click click and download. I don’t even want to say how many e-books I have — it’s ridiculously out of control and I seriously don’t know how long some of them have been there. Oh and I even purchase e-books for the ones I already own in hard copy. Sometimes, when I really love a book and can’t stop reading, I’d buy the e-book so that I can read it anytime and anywhere. This year, I want to read 50 of my e-books and delete the ones I will probably never read again.

Read 25 New Authors – I love discovering new authors. Last year, I read plenty of amazing debut authors who are now some of my favorites. Whether they’re mainstream or indie, this year I want to read 25 new authors. Hopefully, I’ll be able to add some of them to my favorites list.

Finish 10 Book Series – I love reading series and usually wait until it’s all completely written so I can binge them. I also buy plenty of book series that have been finished 2-4 years ago with every intention of spending a weekend just reading them. Obviously, I haven’t finished as many series as I wanted so this year, I want to finish 10 that’s been on my bookshelves for the past few years.

Finish my Goodreads Challenge without Changing It – I have been setting up my Goodreads challenge to 100 for the past two years. In both 2016 and 2017, I had to lower down my Goodreads Challenge sometime during the year because I knew that I would not be able to accomplish the 100 books. This year, I really want to finish without changing my original goal. I’m also challenging myself by reading 115 instead of 100. I can be a fast reader sometimes and even finish a book in a day so I’m really hoping I get to 115.

Social Media Presence – So I’m really crunched for time and when I’m busy, I’m really busy. I usually read during work breaks, after work, and in the evening so I don’t really have much time to be present on social media. This year, I want to make an effort on communicating more with bloggers, bookstagrammers, and authors. I’m quite shy, so I struggle a bit. But, once I get comfortable, I can be pretty fun and outgoing. Just takes a while for me to warm up.

Increase My Netgalley Feedback Ratio to 80% – As of right now, I’m at 49%. I still have a long way to go, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to bring it up to 80% in a few months. At least by mid 2018.

Control ARC Requests – I went pretty crazy requesting on Netgalley and joining ARC giveaways on Goodreads, Shelfawareness and few random others. Not to mention the ARCs I pick up at Yallwest. I really want to control myself and request less on Netgalley. I definitely will still be grabbing as many physical ARCs as I can during Yallwest this year, so I need a wee bit control on Netgalley.

Give Away 20 Books – As I’ve mentioned, it’s difficult for me to part with my babies and I just want to hold on to them forever. Even if I didn’t love particular books, I still want to keep them. Well, rather than be locked away in bins, this year I want to give away 20 books. I know that might not seem a lot to you, but to me that is a very big deal. I seriously would rather buy/gift someone else a new book than give away one that I already own.

Spend Less on Books – I started with this goal last year and I proud to say that I spent less on books in 2017 than 2016. I went just a tad bit crazy in 2016 — which is how I ended up with so many books on my shelves that I had to start putting some away in bins. This year, I want to spend even less on books. With the exception of my Uppercase and Owlcrate, I plan on ONLY buying books I know I will read once I buy it. If I know I won’t, then I’ll just add in on my To Buy Book List. And if I really do want a specific book, I’ll try to look for it at bargain book stores like Bookoutlet.


Well, those are my top ten bookish resolution/goals. What are some of yours? Comment down below. And as always, have a wonderful day!

sincerelykarenjo2

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2017

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Hi lovely readers!! Today, I’ll be doing two TTT post so I can catch up with my blogging schedule. I’ve had this in the draft since last week, but didn’t finish it until yesterday night. I’ll post the second TTT after my lunch break cause I’m still in the process of typing everything… Yeah I know I’m falling behind already… But… But… I’m fighting back.

Last week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday was Books I Meant to Read in 2017, But Didn’t Get To. With my track record, this should be 100+ cause my TBR goes on forever. Well not forever, but I definitely own more books, ebooks, and ARCs than books I’ve read.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and will be moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

So without further ado, here are the Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017, but didn’t.


Warcross by Marie Lu

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Synopsis

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin

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Synopsis

They said she was going to be my ruin… Then let her ruin me.
Caleb Lockhart has everything—wealth, adoration, a brilliant future. Until a chance encounter with a siren in a red dress changes everything. Until he meets the woman he dubs Red.
Veronica Strafford’s past makes it hard for her to trust anyone. Now, kicked out of her apartment, she reluctantly accepts Caleb’s offer for a place to stay.
Caleb feels intensely drawn to Veronica. And, for the first time in his life, he really wants something—someone. Too bad Veronica’s heart might just be the one thing Caleb can’t win.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

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Synopsis

Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code.
But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are dramatically rearranged. Enter Quentin Sun, a mysterious new kid in class who becomes Genie’s self-appointed guide to battling demons. While Genie knows Quentin only as an attractive transfer student with an oddly formal command of the English language, in another reality he is Sun Wukong, the mythological Monkey King incarnate—right down to the furry tale and penchant for peaches.
Suddenly, acing the SATs is the least of Genie’s worries. The fates of her friends, family, and the entire Bay Area all depend on her summoning an inner power that Quentin assures her is strong enough to level the very gates of Heaven. But every second Genie spends tapping into the secret of her true nature is a second in which the lives of her loved ones hang in the balance.

The Key to Everything by Paula Stokes

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Synopsis

College senior Oakland Fuller has always believed in signs and soulmates, so when both a therapist and a fortuneteller say that her repeated relationship failures are due to unresolved feelings for her high school boyfriend, Seth, Oakland tries desperately to get back in touch with him. Problem: Seth isn’t responding to her online messages.

To rescue Oakland from a pathetic Christmas break of sitting in front of the computer, her best friend Morgan books the two of them on a guided excursion of Thailand. When the girls meet a pair of American soldiers in Bangkok, Oakland takes Morgan’s advice and engages in a little harmless holiday hooking up. Sergeant Tyson Banks is the perfect mix of sexy and fun. Two weeks with him might just turn out to be the best relationship Oakland has ever had.

Until the day she spots someone familiar across a crowded temple complex—it’s Seth! Somehow the boy she’s been trying to reconnect with is in Bangkok too. If that’s not a sign, then what is?

Filed with friendship, romance, and gorgeous faraway settings,The Key to Everything is a book for anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding love when (or where) they least expected it.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Synopsis

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.
These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.
Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway – a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

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Synopsis

A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

The Hate You Give by Anige Thomas

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Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life

Once and For All  by Sarah Dessen 

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Synopsis

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.

One of Us Is Lying

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The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”

Have you read any of these books? Any recommendation on which ones I should bump up on my TBR and read soonish…? Leave your comments down below.

sincerelykarenjo2