Waiting on Wednesday: Whisper of the Tide

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

WhisperoftheTideWhisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Expected Date: June 5, 2018

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

Caro and Markos have settled into a routine: Wake up, eat breakfast, and try to figure out who might attempt to assassinate Markos today . . . so the currents aren’t exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the throne is shaky without the support of an army. But then a powerful Archon offers Markos the military might he needs in exchange for marrying his daughter. Markos and Caro must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia.

With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and breathtaking romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing your fate and charting your own course.

I absolutely adored Sarah Tolcser’s first book, Song of the Current, which introduced the reader to Caro and Markos and cannot wait to see where their story goes next in Whisper of the Tide. Gosh I’m such a sucker for sailing and seafaring books and these characters were oh so wonderful that my heart is bursting with excitement!

Are you excited for Whisper of the Tide? Enjoy books set on the sea?

Let me know in the comments below!


February in Review ~ 2018


Welcome to my Month in Review!

Books I Read

Top Pick



Goodreads: 30/120

Debut Author Challenge: 3/12

Read Harder Challenge: 3/24

Rock My TBR: 6

Life, Etc.

 February, of course, flew by with it being the shortest month and what has felt like the busiest so far. Work continues to be crazy with a renovation starting as well as programs happening left and right. Unfortunately near the end of the month my grandma passed away so an unplanned trip to KC was in the cards. She’s at peace now which is the most important part but it was nice to spend time with family and give her a proper send off.

Even with all this stuff going on though I was able to read seventeen books this month. I didn’t get to as many titles on my TBR as I’d hoped with review copies coming in that needed to be read ASAP but overall I’m happy with it. Plus I’m well on my way to my MG goal with three this month alone. In other entertainment I’m caught up on Call the Midwife on Netflix and Black Panther was freaking epic. Cannot wait to go see it again!

How did your February pan out? Any awesome books read this month?

Let me know in the comments below!

ARC Review: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

IvyAberdeenLettertotheWorldIvy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on March 6, 2018

Genres: Children’s, Middle Grade, Contemporary

Pages: 320 Format: ARC Source: Library

4.5/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

This ARC was received by my library department for marketing purposes. This does not impact my thoughts and opinions in any way.

When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm–and what’s worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

Mysteriously, Ivy’s drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks–and hopes–that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

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Mini Reviews: The Gauntlet & Sightwitch

I’ve got another review catch up post with some thoughts on two awesome books. Check them out below!

gauntletThe Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Published by Salaam Reads on March 28, 2017

Genres: Children’s, Middle Grade, Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk

Pages: 298 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased

4/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.

When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand—a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik’s cube—they know it’s up to them to defeat the game’s diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. But first they have to figure out how.

Under the tutelage of a lizard guide named Henrietta Peel and an aeronaut Vijay, the Farah and her friends battle camel spiders, red scorpions, grease monkeys, and sand cats as they prepare to face off with the maniacal Lord Amari, the man behind the machine. Can they defeat Amari at his own game…or will they, like the children who came before them, become cogs in the machine?

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Ace of Shades Street Style


Today I’ve got a fun little style post for Amanda Foody’s upcoming book, Ace of Shades. I’ve put together three looks; two inspired by the main characters and the other inspired by my gang, the Doves.

Up first is Enne Salta, a dainty dancer thrust into the City of Sin. I chose an embellished tank and tulle skirt with neutral accessories in the purse and shoe department. I also picked out some stylish shades as well as a pop of color for the lips.

Enne Street Style

Next up is Levi Glaisyer. He’s a con man and Iron lord with a fiery personality. I picked a shirt and pants with pops of color and basic blacks for the accessories.

Levi Street Style

This last one is inpired by the Doves, one of the City of Sin’s most prominent gangs. Doves are terrifying assassins that no one wants to cross so I created an outfit with lots of leather, weapons, and a blood red lipstick to stand out.

Doves Street Style

About the Book

Ace of Shades

By: Amanda Foody

Series: The Shadow Game (Book One)

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Release Date: April 10, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance



Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

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Cover Reveal: Circle of Ashes by Elise Kova & Lynn Larsh

Today I’m so excited to bring you the cover reveal and synopsis for Circle of Ashes, the second book in Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh’s urban fantasy series! The first book was super enjoyable and I’m looking forward to the next installment. Check out all the details below!

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About the Book

Circle of Ashes

Series: Wish Quartet (Book Two)

Publisher: Silver Wing Press

Release Date: April 9, 2018

Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance

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TBR Time! ~ March 2018


As I’d like to be more intentional with the books I’m reading and to hopefully cut down the stacks of unread books I have on my shelves, I’m doing monthly TBR posts.

While February was a great reading month I ended up going off book a bit with the TBR. That’s what happens when I get invested in a series as well as ARCs coming in. For March I’m going to keep it to twelve books which will hopefully give me a little leeway when things come up.

New Releases


To Review




Hopefully I’ll get to most of these and maybe even more. I just have so many books to get to that it all seems so daunting!

What’s on your TBR for March? Any of the same titles?

Let me know in the comments below!