Twenty-two-year-old Kate Miller can only remember the last two years of her life. Haunted by nightmares of a past she can't recall, there’s only one thing she knows she must do...
Something sinister is closing in, and Kate feels powerless to stop it... until one night changes everything. Taken in by Price, a handsome stranger determined to protect her, pieces of her enigmatic past begin to come to light.
Can Kate uncover her truth in time to stop the rising darkness? Or will she learn the hard way that death is always just a breath away?
We are traveling back to Carnage Crossing in Book 2, Rotting Reign from Stacey Rourke. Book 2 releases on August 17 and I happen to have a ARC so I will have an early review for you guys soon.
The queen on her throne, the veil sealed tight.
For a moment, all in Carnage Crossing seemed right.
Magnificent galas. The waltzing dead.
A town of corpses happy in their homestead.
But darkness crept in, drawn by venom and spite,
Corrupting the island for its twisted delight.
A plague of decay sweeps over the land,
Reducing its victims to grains of sand.
To protect her people, the Corpse Queen must rise,
And gather what’s left of her crumbling allies.
Can the queen save them all from their grisly plight?
Or will she be hunted when her past comes to light?
Legend of the Rainbow Eater/The Stormwatch Diaries Bk 2
Once again Kristiana Sfirlea has hit a home run. She has a talent for weaving a complex, magical, and somewhat horrifying tale of granny snatchers and killer teddy bears. Yeah, you read that right! I'm feeling relieved that at my age most of my stuffed animals are packed in a tote in the closet. Save for a few precious ones on my bookshelves, but they would never... Would they? I digress.
V. Romas Burton
I devoured Vanessa's Heartmender Trilogy this month. Her world building skills are almost as fantastic as Eric Asher's. (And you guys know how I feel about Eric!) The prose and imaginary in this trilogy weave together to create a thrilling story of sacrifice, love, and faith.
The final book, Heartrender releases September 7th.
After despising Heart Reign for years, Addie endures her Extraction and discovers that her heart isn’t gray and dying, like all other hearts in Barracks, but bright red, alive, and teeming with power.
With a warning from the extractor of hearts, Addie rushes through Heart Reign to make her choice—trade her heart to Schism, the monster who took her brother years before, or go in search of the Mender—a mythical man said to purify hearts and save her own heart. Either decision will rip her away from the one man who has always been by her side.
Knowing there is only one real choice to make, Addie jumps through Schism’s red door and is thrust into a dark and dangerous realm where she is faced with making a trade she may not survive.
For fans of Stephanie Garber's Caraval and ABC's Once Upon a Time.