Wrap-up and Unboxing – Episode 13

Wrap-up and Unboxing – Episode 13

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog. I hope we are all doing great.

Happy new month. Hope we have a great and productive month.

March Wrap-up

I read 7 books this month. I have also attached links of places you can purchase books, they are affiliate links which means I will get a small commission which helps me continue my blog, if you buy books using any of these links the price does not change for you so there is no added cost to you.

The past never forgets…

Before an ambush by enemy soldiers, Lord Cassia was an engineer’s apprentice on a mission entrusted by the king. But when plague sweeps over the land, leaving countless dead and devastating the kingdom, even Cas’ title cannot save him from a rotting prison cell and a merciless sickness.

Three years later, Cas wants only to return to his home in the mountains and forget past horrors. But home is not what he remembers. His castle has become a refuge for the royal court. And they have brought their enemies with them.

When an assassin targets those closest to the queen, Cas is drawn into a search for a killer… one that leads him to form an unexpected bond with a brilliant young historian named Lena. Cas and Lena soon realize that who is behind the attacks is far less important than why. They must look to the past, following the trail of a terrible secret—one that could threaten the kingdom’s newfound peace and plunge it back into war.

Book 1
Aspiring college athlete Aileen Nessa is finding the recruiting process beyond daunting.
Tyler Jensen is UofG’s NCAA champion in the hurdles and Jim Thorpe recipient for top defensive back in football. His incredible ocean blue eyes and confident smile make Aileen stutter and forget why she is visiting UofG. His offer to take her under his wing, should she choose to come to Gatica, is a temping proposition that has her wondering if she might be making a deal with an angel or the devil himself.


Book 2

Aileen Nessa surprised the track and field world by signing with a small D1 NCAA school. Talented on the track and in the classroom, she is headed to UofG.
Tyler Jensen, the boy she desperately wants to catch the attention of, seems to have forgotten all about what happened on her recruiting trip last February. Devastated, she throws her frustration into the only thing she knows – track.

Will pushing everything to the limit create the fulfillment she desperately wants or will everything come crashing down before she reaches the first hurdle?

Book 3

High Jumper Jani Felix is on a full ride at the University of Gatica. She’s determined to make NCAAs. What she’s trying not to do, is focus on one of the varsity team’s top swimmers, Carter Daily.

When Jani’s grades begin slipping she keeps it quiet, afraid to ask for help. When her performance results start dropping, she can’t hide from it anymore. She has to make the decision if she’s going to sink or swim.

Book 4

When multi-eventer Chrissy is injured, she has to sit out a season of track in order to regain her strength. Focussing on getting stronger, she begins working out in the weight room and meets injured hockey star, Ryan Phillips.

Will both of them recover physically and will their attraction to each other help fix the confidence mentally broken down inside of them?

Book 5

Tyler Jensen, has it all—good looks, charm, athletic talent, the swag and attitude that makes him the big man on campus with a multi-million dollar NFL contract on the horizon.

Not one to give up on a challenge, Tyler pushes his limits as the pressures mount to continue being a star athlete in two sports, the high expectations of the school and attention he’s getting from around the country, the media and trying to win Aileen over.

Aileen Nessa wants to fall for the boy with amber-green-gray eyes. Her body responds to his touch and she knows she can get lost in those beautiful eyes when he gazes at her. However, can he compete with her first love—track and field?

Book 6

Turns out forever didn’t last as long as Aileen thought it would. While she’s busy picking up the pieces of her broken heart, she throws her focus back into the one thing that has always been constant – track.

Tyler’s eligibility for NCAA track is over. He’s now focussed on professional football. He opts to finish the rest of his courses online and move to Foxborough, Mass and being his preseason training. He’s running away and he knows it. However, running’s better than being forced to see Aileen and knowing he’d begged her to come with him and she turned him down. It hurts too much.

It should have been the perfect summer. Sent to stay with her late mother’s eccentric family in London, sixteen-year-old Joan is determined to enjoy herself. She loves her nerdy job at the historic Holland House, and when her super cute co-worker Nick asks her on a date, it feels like everything is falling into place.

But she soon learns the truth. Her family aren’t just eccentric: they’re monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers. And Nick isn’t just a cute boy: he’s a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to bring them down.

As she battles Nick, Joan is forced to work with the beautiful and ruthless Aaron Oliver, heir to a monster family that hates her own. She’ll have to embrace her own monstrousness if she is to save herself, and her family. Because in this story . . .

. . . she is not the hero.

He’ll teach her the art of seduction…for a price.

Only months before reclaiming his championship title, mixed martial artist Reid Andrews suffers a serious injury. Fortunately, his trainer knows the perfect physical therapist to get Reid healed and back into fighting shape—the little sister of Reid’s best friend. But Lucie is no longer a scrawny little girl, and she’s more than capable of handling a bad boy with a bad attitude.

Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. Bookish girls don’t usually land the hot guys, and she’s gone unnoticed by a certain doctor for way too long. So when her childhood crush offers her lessons in seduction in exchange for getting him ready for the biggest night of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.

But when his feelings begin to change, Reid finds himself in the fight of his life, and it’s not even in the octagon. Now he needs to switch up his game plan if he wants to win Lucie’s heart…before she gives it to somebody else.

In Disney’s live-action film “Beauty and the Beast,” Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. Dark, cool, muted colors show the Beast’s pessimistic view of the world in this full-color manga-style graphic novel, which explores the Beast’s struggle as he tries to move on from his past and learn what it is to love.

In Disney’s live-action film “Beauty and the Beast,” Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. Soft, warm, bright colors show Belle’s optimistic view of the world in this full-color manga-style graphic novel, which explores Belle’s innermost thoughts as she learns that true beauty comes from within.

Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood.

The pearl itself is no ordinary cargo; it thrums with malevolent power, jumping to Shiori’s aid one minute, and betraying her the next—threatening to shatter her family and sever the thread of fate that binds her to her true love, Takkan. It will take every ounce of strength Shiori can muster to defend the life and the love she’s fought so hard to win.

Drama wrap-up

Hello! The Sharpshooter – 6/10 stars
Royal feast – 9/10 stars
Bridgerton: season 2 – 7/10 stars

Unboxing

This post is not sponsored by Fairyloot. I received my Fairyloot February box which I will detail the items in it for you guys. Without further ado, here are the items for the February Fairyloot box, which books they are inspired by and the instagram handles of the people who made the artworks –

James 3:17 – But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favouritism and is always sincere.

Starless sea socks designed by @jezhawk – inspired by Te Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Crescent City necklace inspired by Crescent City series by Sarah J. Maas

Wicked Fox Artprint designed by @cyt_draws – inspired by Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Moon goddess tote bag designed by @rosiethorns88 – inspired by the book of this month

Celestial bookends designed by @jezhawk

This month’s collectable tarot cards are Queen and King of Pentacles illustrated by @lizzart_zardonics – featuring Mustang and Darrow from Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

The book of the month is Daughter of the Mon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan – artworks on the endpapers by @gracezhuart. Character print on the author’s letter by @rosiethorns88

If you are interested in reading any of the above books, you can purchase them using the links below:

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3prSyR7

Book depository (Free worldwide shipping) – https://tidd.ly/3FvdFrh

Audible (audio books) –  https://tidd.ly/3EtH3gz

The links above are affiliate links, which means I will get a small commission which helps me continue by blog, if you buy the book using these links the price does not change for you so there is no added cost to you.

You can also support me by buying me a cup of coffee – https://ko-fi.com/book_latte_kech

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