Just a Bit of BookPorn!

Hey, guys! This is a post that focuses solely on bookish pictures I’ve taken. I think this is different from my usual posts but diversity is good, so I hope you enjoy! Please do not copy these without my consent.

Lola xoxo

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Written & Video Review: These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas

23688792These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: February 9th 2016
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Point of View: 1st Person Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Family, Mystery

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Jane Austen meets X-­Men in this gripping and adventure-­filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London.

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared. Continue reading

Book Haul | Tinker Bell is Tiger Lily?

Good morning to all of you!

This month, I have a lot of lovely reads ahead of me. I actually already read Of Beast and Beauty, and will post the review soon, but the other books are very anticipated reads for me.

Have you already read any of the books in my haul? Which ones did you like, which ones did you dislike or hate? Is there a particular one I should read ahead of the others?

I feel like this is going to be an amazing reading month. *crossed fingers*

Let’s be friends:

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DNF Review: The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen, #1) by Sarah Fine

23495112The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Borrowed
Publication Date: January 5th 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Point of View: 1st Person Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Magic

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Sixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between her love for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must choose the right side before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed. Continue reading