Daughter of the Pirate King | Spoiler Free Book Review

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By: Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King #1 | 311 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Daughter of the Pirate King at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Alosa would be besties with Aelin
  • Dude: I’ll be his first mate
  • Steaminess: What happens below deck stays below deck
  • Brutality: No one puts Alosa in a corner

 

 

Pairs Well With:

Rum

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The Heart of Betrayal | Mini Book Review

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By: Mary E. Pearson

The Remnant Chronicles #2 | 470 Pages | Pub. 2015

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The Heart of Betrayal at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Queen of daggers to the throat
  • Dude: I’d let him carry me 1000 miles
  • Steaminess: Clandestine meetings 101
  • Brutality: *sobs uncontrollably*

 

 

 

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The Traitor’s Kiss | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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By: Erin Beatty

Traitor’s Circle # 1 | 352 Pages | Pub. 2018

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The Traitor’s Kiss at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: Matchmaker + Mulan vibes
  • Dude: Oh, Captain, My Captain 😻😻
  • Plot Twist:  I feel like I’ve been all over Gone Girl-ed again
  • Brutality: J.K Rowling & Cassandra Clare would be proud

Pairs Well With

The Traitor Shot

  • Gin
  • Orange juice
  • Dash of nutmeg and honey 

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The Surface Breaks | A Disturbing Retelling That’ll Have You Punching the Patriarchy in the Throat

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By: Louise O’Neill

Standalone | 320 Pages | Pub. 2018

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The Surface Breaks at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★
  • Heroine: Poor unfortunate soul
  • Dude: He’s no Prince Eric
  • Creepiness: The scariest true crime documentary
  • Brutality: George R.R. Martin is that you?

Pairs Well With

The Siren’s Song

  • 1 oz orange vodka
  • ¾ oz blue curacao
  • ¾ oz midori melon liqueur
  • ¾ oz pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz malibu coconut rum
  • ¾ oz spiced rum
  • ½ oz grenadine

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Top Ten Tuesday | Hidden Gems

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

Top Ten Books: Hidden Gems

This week’s topic is Hidden Gems so we’re gonna fangirl about books we love that are seriously underhyped in the book world.

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