Kingsbane | Spoiler-Free ARC Review

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By: Claire Legrand

Empirium Trilogy #2 | 608 Pages | Pub. May 21, 2019

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Kingsbane at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: I still like one of them
  • Dude: *swoons
  • Steaminess: Oh they kindle that fire
  • Brutality: Pretending that didn’t happen

Pairs Well With

Bailey’s Comet

  • 1 + 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1+ 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 3/4 oz Goldschlager
  • 1 tbsp 151 Rum
  • 1 dash Cinnamon

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TTT | Best Books from 2018

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

This has been such an amazing year for books! I can’t wait for 2019 releases, but let’s take a look back at my favorite reads from 2018. These are books I read in 2018, not necessarily published in 2018.

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.

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Furyborn (Empirium # 1) | Book Review

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By: Claire Legrand

# 1 in the Empirium Series | 512 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Furyborn At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: Daddy issues +
  • Steaminess: Setting the room on fire…literally
  • Emotional: Bring us chocolate pronto
  • Brutality: Poor horsey
  • Should You Read This Book?: 100% yes

Pairs Well With

Dragon’s Breath Shot

  • 1 part Absinthe
  • 2 parts Raspberry Liqueur

We would like to thank NetGalley and SOURCEBOOKS Fire for providing us with an advanced copy of this book for a fair review.

We were a little worried that the hype would get the best of us on this one, but we really, truly loved it. The main characters were engaging and not pushovers and the romance took a backseat to the action, which was a nice break. TBH Jess loved this book so much that she bought a hardcover immediately after reading because she felt like she had cheated someone by keeping only the free copy. Here’s a breakdown of our feels….

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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