Katiebird Reviews Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

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Breath of Fire (Kingmakers Chronicles) by Amanda Bouchet

SHE’S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD…
“Cat” Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat’s tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what’s a girl to do when she knows it’s her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.

BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world-for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom…or not at all.

So many things to love about this series! When I finished this book, I literally didn’t know what I could possibly read next…

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Book Beginnings on Fridays….

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

It’s me again, talking about the amazingness that is Jennifer L. Armentrout. She completely owns me this month, because the second book in the Titan series came out this week, The Power! Seth was so inspiring and such a badass, that he got his own series after the completion of the Covenant series.

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Katiebird reviews Inspire by Cora Carmack

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Inspire by Cora Carmack

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

This is by far the best thing Cora has ever written!! I am completely blown away. She definitely pushed the New Adult envelope, but kept what I’ve always loved about her writing. Heart. Depth. Emotion.

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Katiebird Reviews the Greek Mythology genre

It’s me again, wanting to share with you another favorite paranormal genre of mine. Greek mythology.  I loved learning about this particular subject when I was fairly young.

I think seeing the original Clash of the Titans movie with Harry Hamlin is what really pushed me over the edge. I then wanted to read anything I could get my hands on about Greek mythology.

Anyone else recognize this book out there? D’aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths.

Bonus points to anyone who can tell me in what movie, where this book made a brief appearance fairly recently.

Bonus points to anyone who can tell me in what movie, this book made a brief appearance fairly recently.

I am going to review two book series that I’ve recently read that I really enjoyed, that represent this genre. One series is from Jennifer L. Armentrout, my one of my favorite authors this year.

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