Cover Reveal: Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross!

Queen of Chaos (The Fourth Element #3) by Kat Ross
Release date: January 18th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, young adult

Persepolae has fallen.

Karnopolis has burned.

As the dark forces of the Undead sweep across what remains of the empire, Nazafareen must obey the summons of a demon queen to save Darius’s father, Victor. Burdened with a power she doesn’t understand and can barely control, Nazafareen embarks on a perilous journey through the shadowlands to the House-Behind-the-Veil. But what awaits her there is worse than she ever imagined…

A thousand leagues away, Tijah leads a group of children on a desperate mission to rescue the prisoners at Gorgon-e Gaz, the stronghold where the oldest daēvas are kept. To get there, they must cross the Great Salt Plain, a parched ruin occupied by the armies of the night. A chance encounter adds a ghost from the past to their number. But will they arrive in time to avert a massacre?

And in the House-Behind-the-Veil, Balthazar and the Prophet Zarathustra discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. But is it enough to redeem the necromancer’s bloodstained soul and thwart his mistress’s plans?

As a final showdown looms with Queen Neblis, the truth of the daēvas’ origins is revealed and three worlds collide in this thrilling conclusion to the Fourth Element series.

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Author Bio:

Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She lives in Westchester with her kid and a few sleepy cats. Kat is also the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day (Skyscape, 2014), about a world where the sea levels have risen sixty meters. She loves magic, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Preferably with mutants.

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

28818313.jpgThis week I am waiting on Iron Cast by Destiny Soria. I love when history and fantasy are mixed into one and this book definitely has it! Through in some run-ins with the law, hints of a possible romance and lots of adventure and this books sounds totally awesome. I was recently approved for an eARC of this book on NetGalley *woo* and look forward to starting it soon. 🙂 It is scheduled to be released on October 11th.

Synopsis: It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.

Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

28597378This week I am waiting on Rex by Rita Stradling. Earlier this year I read and loved Henchgirl, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the sequel was being released so soon! Usually you have to wait for feels like forever!  What I loved about the first novel was its mix of mythical creatures (dragons, vampires), a totally kickass female heroine and the interesting Hawaii-like world. I really want to find out what will happen next! Come on October 11th! 🙂

Synopsis: In seventeen year old Dakota Kekoa’s line of work, a job can go bad in a split second.

And when a job goes bad, people die.

Suspended from working as a tax collector in her draconic family’s protection racket, Dakota is assigned a secret mission from her grandfather. A foreign queen has offered a grave insult to Dakota’s grandfather by running a vampire dinner cruise off the coast of the Mabiian Islands, and his retribution must be swift.

Yet, when Dakota infiltrates the ship ‘Crimson Sunset’, nothing is at it seems. In a split second, not only is Dakota in deathly peril, all of New Anglo is on the road to war.

Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

25064648This week I am waiting on The Reader by Traci Chee. I’ve seen this book everywhere! It’s been promoted all over Twitter and across various blogs. This could be a good or bad thing, but so far all the reviews have been positive. I’m hoping it lives up to the hype because it sounds fantastic. *fingers crossed* Also, LOVE the cover. Oh, the colours and that intense face. YESSSS!!

Synopsis: Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

28220826This week I am waiting on When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Why? First, just look at the amazingly gorgeous cover! Stunning right? Second, it blends magic and LGBT themes. I love how more diverse books are being released and promoted. Plus, I’ve heard so many good things from other bloggers who received ARCs of the book. Look for it on October 4th, 2016!

Synopsis: When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in love with, and both of them deciding how they want to define themselves.

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

ARC Review | The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Release date: January 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young adult
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

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A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

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This story was heartbreaking and at the same time so real. It is about a girl named Hawthorn that has trouble at school, she is bullied constantly and has weird ideas about the world and people. One day the most popular girl disappears and everybody is in shock!

Lizzie Lovett is the most beautiful, perfect, flawless girl in Griffin Mills, and Hawthorn is exactly the opposite. Rush, her brother is so overwhelmed about the idea of Lizzie disappearing and her sister Hawthorn did not actually care!

Hawthorn usually has this “word vomit” moments in which she says things and later regrets saying them. She has barely one friend, Emily, and recently Emily has been acting strange.  Hawthorn becomes OBSESSED with Lizzie’s disappearance and is willing to get to the bottom of this, because: WHY WOULD THE MOST POPULAR AND BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN SCHOOL DISAPPEAR WITHOUT A TRACE…. RIGHT!?

I really liked this book, it was admirable how Chelsea described the Hawthorn’s world. Hawthorn is so vulnerable and strong at the same time. She created the world only she believed in. She came up with all these extraordinary explanations for Lizzie’s disappearance and tried to make everybody believe her. Also, tries to become desperately into Lizzie, and follows basically everything she did, even met her boyfriend, Enzo.

I really loved Hawthorn’s voice. IT was so original and fragile. There are very funny moments and there are others in which I could feel my heart breaking and my stomach turning around. This story is about how our mind is so strong and powerful and makes us believe many things, both good and bad. This book kind of dismantled me all through it!

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Amazing!!!!!!

My favorite quotes were:

“Look”, I said, “I didn’t mean to be weird or anything. I just thought I should say something, because it would be weirder to act all quiet around you so you’d wonder if I was like, thinking you killed her, which I wasn’t. Well. Maybe a tiny bit. You didn’t kill her, did you?”

“Hawthorn, running from your demons only gives them more power.”

 

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

28554825This week I am waiting on Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West. OMG! The cover is stunning!! Just. Look. At. It! Besides that, it has magic, political intrigue, monsters…all the components of an excellent fantasy book. I haven’t been able to find much about the book, but I definitely want to know more. It is schedule to be released in September.

Synopsis: Bristal, a sixteen-year-old kitchen maid, lands in a fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she has elicromancer magic in her blood. Elicromancers are an ancient breed of immortal people, but only two remain in Nissera after a bloody civil war. Bristal joins the ranks of Brack and Tamarice without knowing that one of them has a dark secret . . . Tamarice is plotting a quest to overthrow the realm’s nobility and take charge herself. Together, Bristal and Brack must guard the three kingdoms of Nissera against Tamarice’s black elicromancy. There are cursed princesses to protect, royal alliances to forge and fierce monsters to battle—all with the hope of preserving peace.

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