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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? ~ June Wrap Up


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! Like I said last month, I’ll primarily be using this type of post for a Monthly Book/Review Wrap Up. Not sure if I’ll make this a weekly thing, or bi-weekly, like I’ve said I would. But ya never know.

Sooo, like I said, I’m going to share the books I’ve read in the past month/two weeks, or whenever. As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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~Currently Reading~

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The last month-ish I’ve honestly been sooo freaking busy, I haven’t read at all.  😦 

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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{Review} V Games: Dead Before Dawn by Caroline Peckham


40040199V Games: Dead Before Dawn by Caroline Peckham

Kindle Edition

Published May 11th 2018

Goodreads

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

After the explosive breakout on the Isle of Lidelse, Selena and Varick have made it to safety. But the Helsings are already plotting their revenge and will hunt them to the ends of the earth to have it. Selena must rely on new allies as well as old to remain safe, but trust is not a thing she finds easy anymore.
Soon, she’s forced to decide whether to fight or keep running. But can she stay out of this war, even when whispers of a new game reach her ear? Can she continue to let the Hunters brutally kill girls for the sake of entertainment? Or is it time for her to rise up and put a stop to the games once and for all?

~Review~

*a copy was provided by the author*

AHHH! This was the perfect ending to this trilogy! After reading and LOVING the first two books, I absolutely needed to read this! And let me tell you I just DEVOURED this novel!!!

As I mentioned in my reviews of the first two books, I haven’t read a GOOD vampire/supernatural book in forever; this one is a very unique vampire book! And I mean it, it’s very different; this trilogy so far is something else! I don’t know why, but I’m so amazed and I feel happy; the first two books have brought me so much joy! Vampire/supernatural/fantasy books are one of my favourite genres and not all are as unique as this. One thing I really liked was the different POVs, I always love when authors do this! I love, love, love knowing what’s going through all the characters minds! 

When the moon reigned, I could love her as she deserved to be loved. But unless the sun decided to let me walk in its burning light once more, I would only be able to kiss her half as often as often as I wished to. –Varick

This was such an emotional rollercoaster of a finale! Oh my! om the very beginning, you could tell that the ~tone~ of this novel was different–there was so much more at stake as the characters loved harder, fought more brutally, hurt more completely, cried more uncontrollably, and bled me completely dry.

Selena and Varick are back and better than ever. We also get more of Cass, Kite, Ulvich, Jameson and Mercy. Things will not always play out the way you think they will. I think one of the best things about a well told story is the ability to shock and awe the reader. There are many points within this book where I could not have predicted what was going to happen next and was literally gasping!

But during all of it, they could never have predicted, I could never have predicted, that I’d find love. Find something worth facing death for every day.

V Games: Dead Before Dawn was literally the perfect ending! I just cannot say it enough! Selena and Varick once again battle the Helsing Family with help from their friends. When the news of a new game being held Selena and Varick can’t rest until they bring the whole system down. They are heading back into danger at the most dangerous place, the result on Oyafrelse island, which is owned by Rockley, one of the most vile men who run the games in a resort type style.

If the games had taught me anything, it was that killing was sometimes the easy option.

So much action is one book! Vampires, humans, werewolves and more! I stand by my previous reviews saying this series is like The Hunger Games with Vamipres, but this conclusion is so much more!

If you enjoy vampire stories, or if you are a fan of books like The Hunger Games, if you enjoy a good paranormal story, you are going to love this series. I am VERY excited for the spin off series the author has hinted at!  I highly recommend reading this series!

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~Author Bio~

Caroline PeckhamCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south-east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

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{Review} V Games: Fresh From The Grave by Caroline Peckham


V Games: Fresh From The Grave (The Vampire Games Trilogy, #2)

V Games: Fresh From The Grave by Caroline Peckham

Kindle Edition

Expected publication: December 10th 2017

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

Goodreads

~Description~

Selena Grey has faced death and won. Freedom awaits so long as she can let go of the last thing that ties her to the island where the V Games were held. But despite the fact surviving has always been her priority, suddenly, she finds herself torn between her head and her heart.
Meanwhile, the Helsings are about to host a brand new game on the Isle of Lidelse where blood and money rule above all else. But when Selena finds out a devastating truth that puts her loyalty to the test, will she find the courage to go on? Or will she retreat from a life she never wanted, even if that means giving up the one person her heart beats for?

~Review~

*a copy was provided by the author*

AHHHHMAZINGGGGG!

After reading and LOVING the first book, I absolutely needed to read this! And let me tell you I just DEVOURED this novel!!!

As I mentioned in my review of the first book, I haven’t read a GOOD vampire/supernatural book in forever; this one is a very unique vampire book! And I mean it, it’s very different; this trilogy so far is something else! I don’t know why, but I’m so amazed and I feel happy; the first two books have brought me so much joy! Vampire/supernatural/fantasy books are one of my favourite genres and not all are as unique as this. One thing I really liked was the different POVs, I always love when authors do this! I love, love, love knowing what’s going through all the characters minds!

I was hooked from the very first page and was devastated when I finished it and now I’m desperately waiting for the next book!! I NEED IT NOW! LIKE right NOW~ haha *cries* I wish I had a time traveler thingy so I could just hop into the future to read the next book! Gahhh!

Sooo, V Games: Fresh from the Grave, starts off exactly where the first book ended. Selena escaped Raskdød, she’s currently in the middle of the North Sea on a yacht, with no fuel, no food or water and only static when she tries to call the coastguard. If someone doesn’t rescue her she’ll probably die. She’s at the point where she would rather be back on Raskdød with the Helsings than on a yacht in the middle of no where…  Sure enough, a boat sails up with a man, named Ulvic, who comes to her aid, and he knows exactly who she is and while Selena doesn’t know if she can really trust him but she doesn’t have much of a choice since staying on the yacht means death so, she takes her chance with Ulvic on his catamaran. Ulvic actually has his own island Skorpa, which he takes Selena to. Here she meets Ulvic’s werewolves, Reason and Mekiah! I thought the werewolves were a nice addition!  I know werewolves were in the first book, but they didn’t really have a role until now.

Selena has a crazy plan to save Varick, she and Ulvic go all the way back to Raskdød. Which in my opinion was a bad idea, I would never, ever go back there :c … Selena finds herself competing in the games once again, and while this time she has an idea of what to expect, she finds that the Helsings have raised the stakes with a whole new version of the games, on a whole new island, the Isle of Lidelse! Also, this time it’s huge, luxury hotel, casino, strip club, hot springs spa even the V Experience where you can actually kill vampires plus of course the games themselves. And let me tell you, IT IS BRUTAL! I thought the games in Book 1 were bad, these are sooo much worse! 

This is novel two; so I definitely don’t want to ruin or spoil anything… Mhmm, maybe I kinda did spoil a few things buuuut, I mean, its soo hard for me to not tell you everything!! Oh and the cliffhanger; WoWW, WOOW, WOW! There were many things in this novel took that I was definitely not expecting. I absolutely love this world the author created. I love every aspect of this series; it’s entertaining, action-packed, fast-paced, adrenaline pumping, intense and super twisted. 

I cannot wait until the next novel is released. I highly recommend this series!!

Check out my review of book 1: V Games by Caroline Peckham

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~Author Bio~

Caroline PeckhamCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south-east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

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Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Ana's Bookshelf, ARC

 

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{Review} V Games by Caroline Peckham


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V Games by Caroline Peckham

Kindle, 336 pages

Published: October 30th 2017

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

Goodreads

LAST ONE TO THE GRAVE, WINS.

Being a killer wasn’t what eighteen year old Selena Grey ever expected she’d become. But with her stepfather’s blood fresh on her hands, she finds herself walking into an eight by six prison cell where she’ll live out the next twenty five years of her life.

Or so she thought…

When a man as beautiful as he is terrifying walks into the prison, Selena is the only one seemingly unaffected by his charms. But Varick’s impossibly dark eyes are trained on her and her alone, frightening Selena of what his presence forewarns. It’s not long before she finds out as she wakes on a ship in the dead of night, a captive of the forbidding Varick who seems more beast than man.

But when she arrives at a barren and isolated island in the stormy north sea, she soon realizes that the obnoxious Varick may be her only hope of survival. Because, in a place where polar night reigns for the next six months, a powerful and cruel family are about to start this year’s season of the V Games. And Selena is marked to participate in the blood sport, hunted by ravenous vampires and surviving the harsh terrain of the bleak island. And, not only that, but Selena just became the highest bid on contestant in a century…Find out why in Book 1 of the V Games Trilogy – 0.99 release price for a limited time only!

~Review~

*a copy was provided by the author*

Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, I mean I’ve read a lot of vampire books in the past and they’re all pretty similar. But this, this was quiet a surprise; this is a very unique vampire book! And I can’t wait for what the author has in store for the rest of this series!

I felt like the first few chapters were kind of slow, but I’m happy I continued.

Selena – our main character is a convicted murderer. She finds herself kidnapped along with her cellmate and 22 other young female prisoners, (24 in total) to take part in the V Games. These games are an age-old tradition, that hunters created. Years after the hunter/vampire wars, vampires were weakened. And now instead of the Helsings just hunting vampires, they torture them; they are kept hungry and controlled with capsules of silver embedded in their necks and then are released when the Helsings allow it, (the Helsings? Oh yeah, we are definitely thinking of the same Helsings, the Van Helssings.) and put on the island with the prisoners. The V Games is a twisted game of survival against abused and starving vampires. They have to survive a week on an island, with challenges and hungry vampires that hunt them. The winner of the games gets to go home with a clean record.

The V Games was a riveting read, the whole aspect of the book was really amazing; I loved the different challenges and such. Although, this story is similar to The Hunger Games, it is different and the whole concept is very distinct. I thought it was well-written and Caroline Peckham did a great job at making it her own.

Fast pace, action, vampires, romance, what more could you want? This book is perfect and I highly recommend it.

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~Author Bio~

Image may contain: 1 person, smilingCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Ana's Bookshelf, ARC

 

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