Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . .

18660669Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.
Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

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The Falconer by Elizabeth May

 

One girl’s nightmare is this girl’s faery tale

15791085She’s a stunner.
Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.
She’s a liar.
But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she’s leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense the sìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.
She’s a murderer.
Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.
She’s a Falconer.
The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother’s murder—but she’ll have to save the world first.

The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller combines romance and action, steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.

Bookshelf Tour 2016 – Part 3 –

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Good afternoon awesome -book- nerds! Well I say afternoon because where I am the sun has finally cleared the winter weather and is shinning down on my desk, bathing me in it’s warmth. So naturally, I am in an exceptionally good mood after the dreary week I’d been having. And, after spending the best part of the day caught up in books and blazing through my tbr, because why the hell not, I thought better roll up my sleeves and give you the final part of my 2016 bookshelf tour. Now if you are just joining us let me catch you up to speed; click here for Part 1 or here for Part 2 or, if you’ve already checked these out let’s jump straight in. Let me take you on a tour through my beloved books.

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Bookshelf Tour 2016 – Part 2-

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Welcome back my fellow book nerds xx

So, assuming you’re joining me from the Part 1 post let’s jump right in. The second shelf is my favorite (well currently anyway) because my favorite colors are included on this shelf and I just feel it blends as a whole perfectly. Now as I said in the first part of the tour (Click here if you haven’t already checked it out 😉 ) this shelf is ever changing and growing. It’s a work in progress so in a few weeks it will probably have changed again. But, for now, on to the tour…

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Bookshelf Tour 2016 -Part 1-

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My bookshelf is not only home to my most cherished possessions – it’s my pride and joy. All you fellow book nerds out there will know exactly what I mean when I say that to me, my bookshelf is an art form. It’s not just functional, it’s wall art, it’s decor, it’s a feature wall all in itself. I am not ashamed to say that I spend hours upon hours organizing it, making sure that it looks gorgeous. And, it doesn’t just house my many books. The shelf itself is trimmed and lined with trinkets and Pop Vinyls that give it character and help to make it my own. Because to me, a book lover’s shelf is a window into her soul, her heart. So, now that I’ve settled into my new house and have organised my shelf I wanted to share it with you! Because let’s be honest – I love bragging and showing my shelf to anyone with a pair of working eyes and ears. Like I said, pride and joy remember.

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Reading Slumps & How to Avoid Them

book-books-flowers-roses-favim-com-3585667Reading slump – the two cursed words that make all book nerds run for the hills. They happen to all of us, yes – even the most dedicated reader experiences the dreaded slump at some point. For the past two months I’ve been stuck in one of the worst slumps in the history of reading slumps so I figured I would share some ways to break free and get back to your over-piled TBRs.

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