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The Assassins Curse & The Pirates Wish

Angry Robot Books has made the decision to discontinue both Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A imprints effective immediately. Among the titles effected is te Assassins Curse duology by Cassandra Rose Clarke.
I had Assassins Curse in my wishlist on Amazon for months, maybe even a year. I bought it December 26, 2014 and when I went online to get the sequel on January 8, 2015 it was gone. Luckily they still had the paperback in stock.
I am so happy that I caught it. I would have been entirely disappointed is I would have not had the chance to finish Ananna and Naji’s story.
I could tell early on that Ananna didn’t have much of a formal education. But don’t underestimate her. She is scrappy, and can hold her own even when the bets are against her. Her parents have decided to marry her off and obviously that not going to happen.. Cue the runaway bride music.
Insert deadly assassin Naji sent after her by the jilted grooms family. A twist later they are forced to join forces. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it.

Pirates, Assassins, other-world creatures, witches, wizards, mer-people (sort of) , a mysterious and magical island, a manticore, sprinkle some romance, and a snake in the right place at the right time combine to make this a magical duology.

Much love & Happy Reading
Elizabeth Danielle

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Hope

Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul-
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all

And sweetes- in the gale is heard
and sore must be the storm
that could abash the little bir
that kept so many warm

Ive heard it in the chillest land
and on the strangest sea,
yet-never – in a extremity
Is asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson

Hope is perhaps my favorite poem of all-time. There is something of a bird perched in my soul singing Sara Barellies tune Brave. Encouraging me to push forward and go after what my heart wants.
Everyday I fight off the bad bad putty cat that is the modern world, there is always someone waiting to crush your heart. As if it was there purpose for living.
But I stand up everyday and remind myself. Its my heart, its my dreams and you can’t have it.

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Waiting for Wednesday # 1 2015 “A Court of Thorns and Roses” Sarah J. Maas

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Photo courtesy of Goodreads.com

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! 


I am patiently eagerly waiting for the release of “A Court of Thorns and Roses” written by Sarah J. Maas author extraordinaire! She is also responsible for my Throne of Glass obsession! I had the privilege of meeting her in NOLA @ RT14!

Amazon has released an eSampler. Don’t do it, its torture. To have it dangled in your face this far away from release day should be considered cruel and unusual punishment. (if you are determined to have it click>>>>here) But seriously I wish that I would have waited. Be careful you might be spending two hours online looking for an ARC, when you should be sleeping.
Go ahead and pre-order it HERE!
Or
Order Throne of Glass (HERE)

Seriously
Much Love & Happy Reading
Elizabeth Danielle

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Mantra Monday

Quotes to live by. Who hasn’t had a day when you feel like shit poo. You feel like everyone is disappointed in you. The sooner you realize that it is your day and Only you have the power over how you feel. The happier you will be.

(check out Emily McDowells designs here>>)

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Invitation

Invitation– Shel Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar

A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer

If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin

Come in!

Come in!

Shel Silverstein

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WWW Wednesday #1

So im starting a new meme today it is WWW-Wednesday.

throne-of-glass-coverW#1- What is your current read. 

I am re-reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (e-book). Because I love it. It is easily one of my favorite reads of the past 2 years and Sarah is the sweetest  I had the honor of meeting her last week at RT Convention in New Orleans.  I cant wait for Heir of Fire which hits stores this coming September.

BornOfIllusions coverW#2-What did you just finish.

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown. I am working on a full review of this title but just a heads up it was awesome.

 

Born-Of-Deception-677x1024W#3-Whats Next

Born of Deception also by Teri Brown. I also met her at RT in NOLA and she gave me an ARC. I am absolutely thrilled to read this book early, I adored the first one.  Born of Deception hits stores next month.

 

Happy Reading

Elizabeth

 

 

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Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2014-NOLA

As an RT Virgin I did not know what I was getting myself into. I spent six months preparing for this huge event and I have to say… I’m so glad that I did! I have never had so much fun in my life. I made tons of new friends which includes about five of the authors that I went there to see. I met some big name bloggers and walked the streets of New Orleans. I listened to live jazz music in the park, and walked past the famous Cafe Du Monde (the line was insane). I just relished in the culture that is New Orleans and it made its way onto my future possible relocation list. Right behind Austin, Texas. There was one thing that i was not too thrilled with and that was the drivers….they are crazy. I come from the land of friendship and the friendly wave. The only friendly wave I got was from another Texas resident when I let him out of one of the side streets when about 50 other cars just whizzed on by never giving him a second glance. But that was my only kink in my otherwise perfect week.

When I unpacked all of my bags I managed to come home with 65 free physical books, 800 pounds of swag, and 375 free e-books. met countless authors including a couple of my absolute favorites.

This was definitely and experience I cannot wait to replicate in Dallas Texas 2015 🙂

Happy Reading

Elizabeth H.

 

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Dorothy Must Die–Review #1

Dorothy Must Die- Danielle Paige

“ Nothing was the way it was supposed to be in Dorothy’s remade oz.’ — Amy Gumm


 

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Dorothy Must Die Cover Art

I absolutely loved this book. I realized early on that it is definitely not the Oz that everyone knows and loves. The munchkins aren’t as cute, the monkeys are rebelling and Dorothy is a fascist psychopath.

Another girl from lands in Oz. Instead of taking out a wicked witch she must take out the girl who saved Oz in the first place. Amy Gumm is that girl with a magenta mane and a set of absentee parents. When the tornado whips her off to Oz she accepts it. Really she is looking for any place but home. Oz couldn’t hurt right? Reluctant to hurt anyone or let anyone get hurt she sets out to do what is right not necessarily what is good or wicked.

Dorothy Must Die is a refreshing retelling that is in my opinion is more of a sequel. It is shockingly gruesome, but not so much that grossed me out. It is just enough to get the point across that this isn’t the Oz that we grew up with.

The supporting characters were each as interesting as the last. Dorothy’s henchman where terrifying as the author took each of the classic figures and distorted them into terrifying shadows of Frank L. Baum’s originals. Dorothy herself is a terrible shadow of the sweet innocent girl that we all know and love.

I have already begun recommending it to the masses via twitter, and my reader friends.

 

 

Happy Reading,

Danielle