WWW 12/2/20 and November Wrap-Up | Blogmas Day 2

Hi everyone! Welcome to the 2nd day of blogmas! Today, I thought I would combine a WWW post with my usual monthly wrap-up since there’s no point in posting to posts that basically cover the same information.

Wrap-up:

I’ll just go ahead and say that November was a difficult month because I had to withdraw from one of my college classes that will now put me back a semester in school and I was (and still am) just mentally tired. I felt like there wasn’t any spare time in the month for me to read, and I was surprised to see that I actually was able to finish several books.

Book Haul:

Surprisingly, I didn’t buy any additional books to drown my sorrows last month other than the ones that I received in book boxes!

Currently Reading:

Mated to the Pack by Jade Alters

Mated to the Pack: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance by [Jade Alters]

Four mercenaries… and all of them willing to risk anything to keep her for the pack.

The sudden death of Vivian’s wealthy Aunt wracks her with guilt but upon returning home, she finds her aunt also bequeathed her the old run down mansion she grew up playing in.

It’s bittersweet; Viv would love to keep the house but she’d go bankrupt and she would sell it, but there’s no one willing to buy it.

Suddenly, four handsome and mysterious renters show up to save the day.

They’ve got more big secrets than she can handle though, the biggest of which might be why she’s finding herself drawn to each of them.

Call it nature.

Call it instinct.

Whatever it is, this pack has found its mate, and the only question is going to be whether Viv can handle being mated to this pack.

Of Wicked Blood by Olivia Wildenstein and Katie Hayoz

NO REST FOR THE WICKED . . . OR THE CURSED.

SLATE

I didn’t mean to steal the Bloodstone from the De Morel’s crypt.

Scratch that, I did mean to steal it.

Until I realized it was a curse-magnet that only comes off if I, along with a jolly trio, successfully defeat four curses.

If any of us fail, I’m dead.

I’ve never been a glass half-empty sort of person, but my glass looks in dire need of a refill right about now.

The only highlight of this wicked treasure hunt: feisty, entitled Cadence de Morel.

CADENCE

I was raised on tales of magic, in a small town reputed to be the birthplace of French witchcraft.

Did I believe all the stories I heard? Absolutely not. I mean, if magic existed, Maman wouldn’t have died, and Papa wouldn’t be stuck in a wheelchair, right?

Wrong.

The night Slate Ardoin waltzes into my life, wearing a ring he stole from my mother’s grave, I call him a monster.

But then I meet real ones, and Slate, well . . . he becomes something else to me.

Something frustrating to live with but impossible to live without.

Something I will fight for, no matter the cost.

Death Island: The Journey by Kelsey Ketch

Death Island: The Journey by [Kelsey Ketch]

With her family name tainted by her great-grandfather’s crimes, Meriden Cummings could only dream of fleeing her oppressive life. Then she unearthed a piece of tanned skin, and her blood revealed an ancient map adorned with Mayan glyphs, launching her on the journey of a lifetime. However, she finds herself bound to the map, and there is a cost to her newfound freedom. One that will torment her mind as well as her soul.

After being shanghaied by pirates, Gregory Wilson escapes to a small English village where he runs into an obnoxious auburn-haired beauty. When he learns she is about to set sail on dangerous waters, he signs up to join her crew, hoping to defend her from the pirates seeking her great-grandfather’s treasure. But, will he be able to protect her from the ghost that haunts her or the curse running through her veins?

Up Next:

Death Island: The Discovery by Kelsey Ketch

Death Island: The Discovery by [Kelsey Ketch]

After arriving at Death Island, Meriden Cummings became haunted by dreams of a young Mayan woman’s death. A death, Meriden fears, foreshadows her own. And she soon discovers that in this tropical paradise, there are many ways to die. On top of that, the pirates after her great-grandfather’s treasure are not far behind. Can she and her crew stay one step ahead of them and the Mayan god that inhabits the island?

Meriden is not the only one haunted by the young Mayan woman’s death. Gregory Wilson has had similar dreams the moment he stepped foot on the island. In addition, he has seen the Mayan god of death, Ah Puch. Will he be able to protect Meriden from the earthly dangers as well as the supernatural forces seeking her demise?

Fractured by Shay Siegel

Fractured by [Shay Siegel]

Sometimes we have to let go of who we are to embrace who we can become.

Mason Vance is the guy everybody wants to be, and he knows it. He’s the best high school quarterback in New York, a shoo-in for a football scholarship at any school he chooses, and he’s expected to land in the NFL one day. That is, until a broken wrist leaves him fearing whether he’ll ever play again.

Desperate to save his damaged ego, Mason sets his sights on Lace. No cheerleader or homecoming queen like his usual type, she’s too wrapped in her own misery to fall for his pickup lines. Even though she tries to shut him out, she’s surprised to find he’s there for her when no one else is. Slowly, she lets him into the sad workings of her mind and less-than-perfect life, and Mason finds himself caring about Lace more than he’d ever thought possible. That’s why neither of them sees his huge mistake coming—one that instantly fractures everything between them.

Will Mason confront the ugliest side of himself, and in the process see who he’s capable of becoming, or will he fall back into the life he knew before Lace and his injury?

A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

A Curse of Roses by [Diana Pinguicha]

With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies.

There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic–her curse–has turned her meal into a bouquet. She’s on the verge of starving, which only reminds her that the people of Portugal have been enduring the same pain.

If only it were possible to reverse her magic. Then she could turn flowers…into food.

Fatyan, a beautiful Enchanted Moura, is the only one who can help. But she is trapped by magical binds. She can teach Yzabel how to control her curse–if Yzabel sets her free with a kiss.

As the King of Portugal’s betrothed, Yzabel would be committing treason, but what good is a king if his country has starved to death?

With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more.

She’d sought out Fatyan to help her save the people. Now, loving her could mean Yzabel’s destruction.

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…

Escaping Eleven by Jerri Chisholm

In Compound Eleven, the hierarchy of the floors is everything.

My name is Eve Hamilton, and on my floor, we fight.

Which at least is better than the bottom floor, where they toil away in misery. Only the top floor has any ease in this harsh world; they rule from their gilded offices.

Because four generations ago, Earth was rendered uninhabitable―the sun too hot, the land too barren. Those who remained were forced underground. While not a perfect life down here, I’ve learned to survive as a fighter.

Except my latest match is different. Instead of someone from the circuit, my opponent is a mysterious boy from the top floor. And the look in his eyes tells me he’s different…maybe even kind.

Right before he kicks my ass.

Still, there’s something about him―something that says he could be my salvation…or my undoing. Because I’m no longer content to just survive in Eleven. Today, I’m ready to fight for more than my next meal: I’m fighting for my freedom. And this boy may just be the edge I’ve been waiting on.

Other Blogmas 2020 Posts:

Do you read any books last month that you absolutely loved? What are you reading now? Let me know below!

Happy reading until next time,

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