martes, 2 de febrero de 2021


Release date: 01.05.21
Title: The Fate of Crowns
Series Title: The Fate of Crowns series, Book 1
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Steam/heat level: Slow burn, 2/5
Trigger warnings: None
Comparable authors/titles: Sarah J. Maas, Laura Sebastian, Holly Black and Kendare Blake.



This book is also similar of House of Bastiion (book I've recently read too) because it has a political plot as well.

The difference is that this obviously another book with another tropes and with another characters and another author.

This one is about Winter, the Princess of Berovia, and the obligation she has to marry with the Dark Fae Prince to dissolve the rivalities with their enemies.

This book has a well pacing and well written world building. 

Thanks to Book Of Matches Media and Rebecca L. García for the free book.


With my brother’s death came the crown and all the trappings that accompany it. Now, my father—the most dangerous man in Magaelor—seeks to control my future

But fate has other plans.

Thrown into mer-filled waters, I’m dragged into the rival kingdom of Berovia. Surrounded by those who murdered my brother and wished my entire family dead, I must find my way back to my kingdom. There, a marriage between myself and the dark fae prince could bring peace to a century’s old division between the fae and sorcerers. 

But dark revelations and deadly lies threaten to destroy my destiny. I must make the choice between my duty, family, and heart before it's too late.

Will I allow myself to become the exalted Queen of everything? Or be reduced to a cautionary tale as the shattered princess of nothing?

The Fate of Crowns is a young adult fantasy, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Laura Sebastian, Holly Black and Kendare Blake.


“An imaginative, rollercoaster ride that has turned into one of the best young adult novels I've read in a decade. It's magnificant." - Apryl Baker, Author of The Ghost Files 


Some kings must die, others must suffer.
All princesses need diamonds, this one just wants blood.
Dark magic dwells in the thoughts we hide, waiting...
Will she become the queen of everything? Or be reduced to a princess of nothing?

domingo, 31 de enero de 2021



Release date: 01.19.21
Title: House of Bastiion
Series Title: The Haidren Legacy
Genre: Upper YA High Fantasy
Steam/heat level: Slow burn clean
Trigger warnings: None
Comparable authors/titles: Brandon Sanderson, Audrey Grey, Morgan Rhodes, Gail Carriger
Pre-order link:


This book is a little bit difficult to me to explain, but I really enjoyed this one. This is an Upper YAFantasywith a political plot. Also, this book has suspense, thriller and many themes more. 

House of Bastiion is placed on Orinthya, that is a Realm or Kingdom that is also divided by regions: Boreal, Bastiion, Darakai and Pilar. Each regions has a representation by one person who need to take part of the Orinthya Court. Also each court is named House. 

The book is divided by two POV's: one of them is Luscia, a girl who will ascend as the Boreal rep in the House of Boreal. The other character is Zaethan, the rep of the Darakai House. 



Centuries after the Forgotten Wars ravaged the world and turned it to ash, the Houses of Pilar, Darakai, Boreal, and Bastiion forged an accord with the royal line of Thoarne, founding a Quadren of advisory to the throne of Orynthia. Every generation, a single Haidren from each of the four Houses is appointed to this coveted chair.

Upon her Ascension to adulthood, Luscia Tiergan takes her seat at court as al’Haidren to the House of Boreal and is quickly drawn into a maze of political traps and dark secrets. As she adjusts to her new life, Luscia uncovers a pattern of forgotten children, slain in the streets of Bastiion.

Raised on superstitious rumors about Boreal’s penchant for sorcery, Zaethan Kasim, al’Haidren to the House of Darakai, inevitably clashes with Lusica when she arrives in Bastiion. But when his position is threatened by an old rival, Zaethan is forced to set aside his hatred and form an uneasy alliance with the Boreali al’Haidren to secure his claim.

Following a disturbing stream of innocent bloodshed across Orynthia, Luscia and Zaethan discover their ideals are far more aligned than they might have imagined. But in a land of war and deceit, the path to peace should never be trusted.  

REVIEW: Shadow Crusade 💚 Jessica Willis

Release date: 12.29.20
Title: Shadow Crusade
Series Title: Primordials of Shadowthorn, Book 1
Genre: NA Dark Gothic Fantasy
Steam/heat level: Slow burn, 2/5
Trigger warnings: Death and battle in this series.
Comparable authors/titles: Cassandra Clare, Jay Kristoff, Shannon Mayer, and KF Breene


Because I really loved Soul of The Crow by @jessaca_with_an_a on Instagram, that's the reason I was so excited to start this new book of the author, Shadow Crusade.

This book is placed in a world which is in War with the demons. So, people will need to join an army as a volunteers to combat against these dark force and defense their World from these dark army.
Also, this army is called The Shadow Crusade and that's why the name of the book.

During the story, we follow two young characters in the story who join to this army and train to fight.
One of them is characters is Halira. She joined to this warriors because the demons slaughtered her parents. 

This is a great story, I'm enjoying it very much like Soul of The Crow. And also you can feel the dark and gothic vibes of the author here. I enjoyed the Lovecraft's references too. 

In the other side to the characters, these ones have their own voices. You can't loss any of them. 

Highly recommend it!! 


They are the Shadow Crusade
Hunters of demons, fiends, and the creatures that go bump in the night. 
And they are humanity's only hope.

Centuries ago, against the will of the mages, the humans hunted and killed the Primordials.
All except one.
Now the creature has blighted the lands. It cast a spreading net of darkness over dozens of villages where now only demons can dwell. All of Arcathain is in danger unless the spread can be contained.
It's up to the Shadow Crusade to slay the last Primordial, destroy the Shadowthorn, and return their homeland to the light of day.
And who better to carry the title of savior than the recently orphaned, vengeful, and reckless, Halira Devonshire?
Shadow Crusade is the first in a NA, gothic, epic fantasy series with badass demon huntresses, immortal creatures, epic world-building, and a budding romance. If you enjoyed books by Cassandra Clare, Jay Kristoff, Shannon Mayer, and KF Breene, then Shadow Crusade will keep you reading long into the night!

martes, 19 de enero de 2021

Today I’m excited to participate in the cover reveal of Shadow by Kara Swanson, book 2 in the Heirs of Neverland duology! In this YA Retelling of Peter Pan, the truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale. SHADOW releases on July 21st, 2021 from Enclave Publishing but you can start the journey to Neverland with book 1, DUST.

Without further ado, here’s the cover of Shadow:

About the Book:

Title: Shadow

Author: Kara Swanson
Series: Heirs of Neverland #2

Publishing Date: July 21, 2021
Publisher: Enclave Publishing
Genres: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling

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Peter Pan has crash-landed back on Neverland. But this is not the island he remembers.

Desperate to rescue Claire and the fractured Lost Boys, Peter must unravel what truly tore his dreamland apart. But with each step, he is haunted by more of his own broken memories. Not even Pan himself is what he seems.

Claire Kenton is chained to a pirate ship, watching the wreckage of Neverland rocked by tempests. When she finally finds her brother, Connor is every bit as shattered as the island. Claire may have pixie dust flowing in her veins—but the light of Neverland is flickering dangerously close to going out forever.

To rescue Neverland from the inescapable shadow, the boy who never grew up and the girl who grew up too fast will have to sacrifice the only thing they have left: each other.

About book 1, Dust: 

 Title: Dust

Author: Kara Swanson
Series: Heirs of Neverland #1

Publishing Date: July 21, 2020
Publisher: Enclave Publishing
Genres: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling


 The truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale.
Claire Kenton believes the world is too dark for magic to be real—since her twin brother was stolen away as a child. Now Claire’s desperate search points to London... and a boy who shouldn't exist.
Peter Pan is having a beastly time getting back to Neverland. Grounded in London and hunted by his own Lost Boys, Peter searches for the last hope of restoring his crumbling island: a lass with magic in her veins.
The girl who fears her own destiny is on a collision course with the boy who never wanted to grow up. The truth behind this fairy tale is about to unravel everything Claire thought she knew about Peter Pan—and herself.

International Cover Reveal Giveaway!

Head over to my Instagram account to enter the cover reveal giveaway where 2 lucky readers (one International & one US) will win a hardcover of Dust, Book One and an eARC of Shadow. (Check the hashtag #ShadowMTMC to get in more entries!)

 About Kara Swanson:

As the daughter of missionaries, KARA SWANSON spent her childhood running barefoot through the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped into a unique new world, she quickly fell in love with the fantasy genre.

Swanson is the award-winning author of The Girl Who Could See and Peter Pan retelling/sequel Dust (Enclave Publishing, July 2020). She helps young writers explore their passions as a faculty member of the Young Writer’s Workshop and also offers her own author coaching services.

Kara is passionate about crafting stories of light shattering darkness, connecting with readers, and becoming best friends with a mermaid—though not necessarily in that order.

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martes, 27 de octubre de 2020

My thoughts about Bookstagram ....

Hello everyone! 🖖🏻

Some many time ago I have the necessary to create a blog. I actually have a blog but it is in Spanish (my native language), but bookstagram opened to me a big window and I am now more confident to talk to you. 

I posted this in a post yesterday night but I would love to explain more myself because IG just let to write a few characters. And talk to you like we're in at a cafeteria. 

In this post I will not ask a question, since I want to comment on an issue that has been troubling me for some time.

And it is that not lately that bookstagram is a site that I feel that perhaps it has lost its touch...

When I started this account, I did so because I wanted to share what I read, as a kind of reading diary. I wanted to have fun and in a way encourage reading. (In my country, people hardly read, they watch more football than anything else. There are no public libraries or they are almost inaccessible to people ....) If one person of my country start to read a book I'm satisfaced and realized. 

But lately I feel like Bookstagram has become a community of "support" for authors. Nobody or the majority of us (like me) reads what comes from the depths of their heart to read. I'm not saying it's wrong, but that in a way deprives us of what we really want to read.
I love to support indie authors (indie authors from my country and foreign indie authors) and I enter to forms when I really excited to read a book, and I read the book very interested in the plot. But also, I try to feel confortable when I read them. If I feel pressure, I'm not do it well. 

On the other hand, we see the culture of cancellation where others impose "what should we read"and "what we shouldn't read"

I don't see this wrong. All the contrary. I'm sure they are amazing books around and invisible that we have to discover, but I sometimes feel pressure to catch them. And the other side, I think we don't have to judge people if they read or post "banned books". We don't really know everyone's background. 

Read whatever book you want to read, post whatever book you want to post. If you don't really want to support any author even though your are posting their books is okay or viceversa.

Sometimes is good to post about a book you don't recommend. Just explain your reasons with respect and mindful. And encourage to others to create their own thoughts about that book. Let people decide if they want to read it or not, maybe that book would be the favorite book of someone. 

Just follow the Flow.

I feel that we should encourage reading as such. I am sure that each person in this place is older and can decide what to read and analyze what they are reading. 

On the other hand, sometimes I feel bad because I can't read at the speed that others can. I feel useless and even slow because I am always late to parties with famous books. But, I also start to think that everyone reads at their own pace. Don't feel bad because you haven't read X famous book. Someday you will read it and if you don't want to read it in the end, that's fine.

And I already leave my random complaints until here. I just wanted to express them and get them out of my chest. Thank you so much for reading till the end 🙈😘