Review: Cracked Kingdom

Title: Cracked Kingdom

Author: Erin Watt

Date of Publication: March 1st, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

These Royals will ruin you.

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.

Either you live by their rules or you die by them.

My Review:

So, I have been all about this series and have loved its over the topness. I especially like the last book because Easton is such a screwed up mess, and his head is an interesting place to be. But what the heck happened here?


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I’m not going to give anything away or spoil what happened, but I will say I expected more. I expected more darkness with Easton and him battling his demons with Hartley to be there to help him guide his way. But even the romance felt forced in some parts. Easton and Hartley do have great chemistry, but with everything that was going on, things shouldn’t be all fine and dandy!!!

There was a shocking part that I was like, “Whoa I wasn’t expecting that.” But the other big twist I had guessed was going to happen based on the last book! The ending wrapped up rather strangely, and I am still left with some questions that I want answers to dangit!


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Review: Daisy Cakes Bakes

Title: Daisy Cakes Bakes

Author: Kim Nelson

Date of Publication: February 27th, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

A beautiful baking cookbook of 100 recipes for the delicious cakes that made Daisy Cakes a huge success story of ABC’s Shark Tank, plus cookies, pies, cobblers, and more–with 60 photographs evoking a sense of nostalgia for making your own family recipes.

The scent of cake baking in the oven, the pretty sheen of frosting being whipped up nice and light, or the glorious mess of measuring and mixing ingredients for cookie dough are memories cherished by many a home baker. Kim Nelson grew up learning to make family recipes alongside her mother, grandmothers, and great aunt. This pastime blossomed into Kim’s beloved company, Daisy Cakes, which ships delicious Southern layer cakes in keepsake tins all across the US. Daisy Cakes Bakes shares those family cake recipes, as well as recipes for cookies, bars, confections, pies, ice creams, and more. The flavors are rich but never cloying, the recipes are crowd-pleasing and simple to make, and Kim’s engaging stories will inspire everyone to start their own baking traditions.

My Review:

I first saw Daisy Cakes on Shark Tank and instantly wanted to eat them all. Then I remember I looked up the cost online and was like, never mind!

Now, though, I can make my own! The pictures inside were utterly delectable with easy to follow instructions. And the red velvet cake!!!!!!!!!!!


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Anyway, I would need to actually make one to see how it would turn out to properly rate this book. But either way, it’s fun to look at!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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Review: Fragile Chaos

Title: Fragile Chaos

Author: Amber R. Duell

Date of Publication: July 11th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

A god of war seeking restoration. An unwilling sacrificial bride. Betrayal that could destroy them both.

Every fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.

Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.

I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now.

Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.

Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?


My Review:

First, I wanted to read this because of the whole mythological aspect. It had me at War God! I also loved the prequel short story!

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Theo and Cassia, what can I say? I loved them! Theo was a complex character that slowly built his way into my heart while Cassia ripped it out from the beginning with her incredible strength. Their chemistry was great!

I could feel each and every emotion with Cassia when she became a sacrifice. From there I followed an intriguing story that I wasn’t able to put down. The book swept me in from the beginning with the writing and world building and didn’t let go until the very last page!

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March Reads 2018

What I’m reading this month

The Shatter Me series is like my favorite series ever, so I’m pretty scared to read the fourth book, because I thought the third book had ended so well. So hopefully these next three are just as amazing!


Other Book Releases This Month



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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault: Cover Re-Reveal

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

Publisher: Parliament House Press

To Be Published on June 26th, 2018




Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie and her friend August go on a pursuit for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with the disappearances?

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is the start of a thrilling duology full of magic, danger, and romance.

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About the Author


Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words. When she’s not writing stories, she maintains a book review blog. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next.

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Review: Sugar Lump

Title: Sugar Lump

Author: Megan Gaudino

Date of Publication: Janurary 2018


Goodreads Summary:

Seventeen-year-old travel blogger CC is stuck on a never-ending road trip with her wanderlust-addicted father. When her dad lands the job of his dreams in Sugar Lump—wedding capital of the world—CC finally finds a place to call home. Complete with two quirky best friends and a quixotic guy to crush on, Sugar Lump is more shades of perfect than she can possibly count.

But when CC accidentally overhears the mayor complaining that she has to “take out” a rogue employee for not fulfilling the terms of his contract, the idyllic town’s facade crumbles. Devastated by the possibility of having to move yet again, CC discovers everyone has been keeping a massive secret from her—including her own father.

My Review:

This was a pretty cool book. The town had a very Stepford Wives feel to it, and I loved that aspect!


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What I liked best about the MC, CC, was that she had a quirky way of thinking. My favorite line was when she compared something of Thorn’s (the love interest) to Zach Morris. All you gotta do is say Saved by the Bell, and you got me sucked right in!

I read this pretty quickly because I couldn’t put it down and had to know what the heck was going to happen. I would have liked a little more darkness in the reveal of things but overall a super fun read! Also, I hope this is a stand alone because there isn’t enough of those!


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Review: The Traitor’s Ruin

Title: The Traitor’s Ruin

Author: Erin Beaty

Date of Publication: July 10th, 2018


Goodreads Summary:

In the sequel to The Traitor’s Kiss, war breaks out between nations and Sage Fowler must infiltrate enemy territory to reconnect with her first love, Captain Alex Quinn.

After proving her worth in book one as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she’s called upon to teach his majesty’s soldiers how to read and write, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom of Demora—and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn.

During a skirmish, Sage and Alex are separated. She watches him die before he can deliver important military intel—or so she thinks. She escapes from the enemy and makes an unlikely alliance with a mysterious soldier from a third nation. As Sage tries to rally their support against a common foe, the important political alliance is plagued by secrets and betrayal.

Can Sage complete Alex’s mission and save her kingdom once more?

My Review:

I loved this book! Sage and Alex are one of my favorite book couples ever. They make me happy, they make me mad, they make me want to yell at them while shaking them, and they make me swoon.

What I like most about this series is the setting. It’s similar to The Winner’s Curse trilogy where there isn’t magic but the setting is historical fantasy. I think that is the right term, but don’t take my word for it. Also the chapters are short which is the freaking best!

Alex has been dealing with inner demons from what happened in book one, so much so that he doesn’t always make the right decisions. Sage therefore has to go around these things, even disguising herself in a few situations, unknowingly knowing how much her presence is actually affecting Alex.


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There are things that happen in the story that as a reader you know what is going on because the book is told from both of their perspectives yet they don’t know what’s happening. So there is a particular scene with a cell, and I was like, nooooooooo!

At the beginning of the book there is some lovely romance which then takes a turn into action and plotting and many obstacles. There was a scene that made me seriously sad, yet it happened. The writing was on point, and I’m so ready for book three!

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