*First Line Friday 7/12/19* The Guinevere Deception- Kiersten White

43568393From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.

There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur’s knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?

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“There was nothing in the world as magical and terrfying as a girl on the cusp of womanhood.”

Happy reading and have a great weekend!!

 

 

*Arc Review* Bring Me Their Hearts- Sara Wolf

“Jealousy rises in me again- a snake that adores emerging whenever the humans do wonderful and stupid things with their mortal lives. They can risk so much, because they have so much. Their hearts. Futures. Freedoms. And here I am, begging for their scraps. Begging for an opening to take what I want and run.”

My friend, Jennifer and I thought we had this all figured out. We texted each other while reading this, filling each other in on our plot scenarios that we have guessed and we were both so wrong.

What unfolds through these pages is something magical. Something that will not only break your heart, but will blow your mind. I couldn’t be more in love with this new series.

Everyone knows I’m not much of a Fantasy reader but I’m slowly starting to come around. This is what reluctant fantasy readers need to read. It changes your entire outlook on the genre.

Let’s talk about the Heartless badass known as Zera. Her character was what we all dream of when we need a powerful woman who doesn’t let anyone stop her. She doesn’t let no man her in her way and let us bow down to this queen.

Prince Lucien was another star shining character that was easily lovable from the beginning. It was easy to connect with these well thought-out characters. I never wanted it to end.

The beautiful words that flow from page to page makes me think of Holly Black. There’s something striking about the way they both write and how they capture your attention with not only the actions taking place but the pure perfection of their words.

I can not brag about this book any more than I am already doing. I’m also going to need book two right now because that end has me on edge.

Thank you, Entangled Teen for sending me this surprise arc.

Kill The Boy Band- Goldy Moldavsky

“Because the truth is, it isn’t worth loving something if you aren’t going to love it all the way.” 

Received from my good friend Jennifer. Thanks, Girl!!

We all can admit that we are or were fangirls at one point. I’ll admit it, I was a total nerdy, obsessed fangirl. With the cutting out of pictures, buying everything that I could get my hands on and even pretending that they were beside me at all times. 

When it comes to fangirling, we have all thought about taking things a little too far. Maybe cut a lock of his hair, steal his possessions and even try to kidnap the one you “love”. And this book makes all of those dreams com true. It goes from Sweet Mother of God to Holy S**t Holy S**T at the scratch of a record. 

The Ruperts are coming!! And the crowd goes wild. Sloane (if that is your real name), Apple, Erin, and Isobel are obsessed. I mean, let me sleep outside for days to get concert tickets obsessed. They are coming back to New York and the luck has run out. The can’t come up with tickets. The next best thing to get to them, get a hotel room at the same hotel as them. 

It starts off with overly obsessing to all these hidden agendas and back stabbing. Isobel getting hot tips on where and when the Ruperts will make an appearance. 

Apple spots her man and runs full force at him, knocking him unconscious. Instead of looking for help, she drags him back to the hotel room and things starts to get tricky from there. 

Arguments, name calling and back stabbing make all for one great night as freaking out turns into kidnapping. All that ends up into something unmanageable. Better watch out!

Will these girls schemes ruin their chances of being with the ones they love? Or will they land up in jail with the rest of the stalking fan girls?

This book was one hell of a hilarious adventure. I hope the author adds onto this story because it was very true to how girls who are on a mission act. This lets you have your cake and eat it too without all the calories and without spending a night in jail and having to do some questionable things for a quick smoke. 

Be careful what you wish for ladies! Sometimes these famous men aren’t as great as they seem to be.

4/5