Goodreads Monday

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Hallo wonderful book friends!!  Time for another Goodreads Monday, which is a weekly meme by Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog!

To participate, just choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR and show it off. For this meme, I’ll be focusing on a random book that I don’t own (hardcopy or ebooks) on my Goodreads “want-to-read” page.


 

poisonstudy

 

Published March 1, 2007 by Mira (first published October 1, 2005)

Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: Paperback 409

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Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

I’ve been wanting to read this series for years since I saw a booktuber rave about it. The concept of the story sounds really interesting and I think it would be so thrilling and fun to read. Maybe I’ll finally get to this series later this year… we will see…

Have any of you read this book/series? What did you think? Love or Not? Let me know in the comments below!

What’s on your Goodreads Monday this week?

sincerelykarenjo2

 

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Goodreads Monday

 

goodreadsmondaysHello to all my amazing bookish friends!! Time for another Goodreads Monday, which is a weekly meme by Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog!

To participate, just choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR and show it off. For this meme, I’ll be focusing on a random book that I don’t own (hardcopy or ebooks) on my Goodreads “want-to-read” page.


 

vendetta

Published February 24, 2015 by Chicken House Ltd

Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Mystery

Pages: Hardcover 352 pages

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Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.

For Sophie, it feels like another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill, waitressing at her family’s diner and hanging out with her best friend Millie. But then someone moves into the long-abandoned mansion up the block–a family of five Italian brothers, each one hotter than the last. Unable to resist caramel-eyed Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him — and willfully ignoring the warning signs. Why are Nic’s knuckles cut and bruised? Why does he carry an engraved switchblade? And why does his arrogant and infuriating older brother, Luca, refuse to let her see him? As the boys’ dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. Suddenly, she’s torn between two warring dynasties: the one she’s related to and the one she’s now in love with. She’ll have to choose between loyalty and passion. When she does, blood will spill, hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, dishonor can be the difference between life and death.

I don’t remember when I first saw this book, but I’ve been meaning to read the series for a while now. Any retellings of Romeo and Juliet will always appeal to me. This one sounds really intriguing and fun with a lot of drama and conflict — two things I really love in books. Of course, there’s going to be a forbidden romance so that’s definitely going to be exciting and swoony. Hopefully I’ll get to this book and series really soon…

What’s on your Goodreads Monday this week? Have you read this book? Did you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments!

sincerelykarenjo2