Cover Reveal: The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness cover is finally here...


Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed..

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

I can't decide if I'm excited or not for this.

I was practically the biggest fan of The Kiss of Deception, I adored the characters, the world, the plot and even the love triangle- Rafe was my world <3. However once I start The Heart of Betrayal, I was quickly sucked into the drama, 'court' politics, deception and mystery but it wasn't until around the half way mark that things started to change....

Yes, that's right. I somehow changed my ship. It's not that I don't love Rafe anymore, I still do it's just The Heart of Betrayal seemed to be Kaden's book and I fell for him hook, line and sinker. I won't discuss HoB in any more detail for those of you who haven't read it but all in all, I really enjoyed the book.

But, being the obsessive fangirl that I am, basically all of my reads are discussed at length with my fellow bloggers and it wasn't until Me and Olivia for FictObsess had 'The rant of all rants' that I realised, 'Whoa, I didn't enjoy this at all' - this can be summed up with one word Lia. I had major issues with Lia and her behaviour and the book just continued to break my heart </3, everyone seemed to be in love with prophecy princess.

That being said, I will obviously read The Beauty of Darkness as I am a big fan of the series and I'm hoping Pearson will throw in some surprises and plot twists to help me get back on board. I'm also hoping BoD will help clear up the issues I'm obviously having with my ship, my heart is so confused!

This is another gorgeous cover and I can't wait to add it to my collection!
Even though they won't really match *sigh*
it screams badass.

It's released August 2nd 2016, so get this on your TBR shelves now..
The Beauty of Darkness - Goodreads

Review: The Edge by Melissa A. Craven

Author: Melissa A. Craven
Series: The Awakening (prequel)
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: September 19th 2015
Book Length: 209 pages
Publisher: Midnight Hour Studio (Thanks Melissa! <3)
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Alienated by everything that sets him apart, Aidan McBrien suffers in silence.

He is the most powerful Immortal of his generation, but he chooses to live behind a mask to protect himself, even from those he loves. They can never know how much he struggles just to get through each day, overwhelmed by the pain and loss of everyone around him. As he fights a constant battle to control the gifts that threaten to push him over the edge, he dreads the day his world will look to him to fulfill a prophecy that he doesn’t even believe in.

As Aidan’s equal, Allie Carmichael endures the same isolation, but in complete ignorance of her true nature. When she meets Gavin, Allie sees a tiny glimmer of the life she wants to live, and the person she wants to be, but her instincts tell her it will never work.

Allie and Aidan have led parallel lives on opposite ends of the earth, but their paths are about to converge. With others making decisions for them, will they ever truly understand the immeasurable power they posses, or the prophecy that might not be about Aidan after all?

ARC Review: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Author: Pintip Dunn
Series: Forget Tomorrow #1
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Release Date: November 3rd 2015
Book Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen (Thank you!)
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Imagine a world where your destiny has already been your future self.

It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.

ARC Review: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

Author: Amy Engel
Series: The Book of Ivy #2
Genre: YA
Release Date: November 3rd 2015
Book Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen (Thank you!)
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Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty--forced marriages and murder plots--for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders.

But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy's life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she's fought for.

Guest post by Alexis Johnson

Hey guys!

Today I'm doing a guest post on LitObsess,  I got talking to Alexis over our shared love of Morpheus from the Splintered series by A. G. Howard and she came up with the idea. I think it's a great way to spread the word and get to know fellow bloggers. After all we do have the best common interest: Books <3 

So if anyone is interested in guest posting then be sure to let me know! 
Without further ado, meet Alexis!

Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: December 11th 2012
Book Length: 412 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
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In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: September 29th 2015
Book Length: 495 pages
Publisher: Indigo
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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.


Hey Guys,

October is finally here and more importantly so is Halloween, although Liverpool doesn't seem to have got the message... while I should be wrapped up in my jumper enjoying the cold weather, I'm instead experiencing some weird heat-wave. *facepalm*

October is bringing some pretty big new releases that I've been waiting all year for *cough Six of Crows & The Rose Society* and some series finale books that I simply must read. I'm suddenly left thinking 'too many books, too little time!' So here's my October schedule so far... feel free to join me!

Cover Reveal: The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose & The Dagger cover is finally here...


The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Hmm... not sure how I feel about this one.

I was a big fan of The Wrath and the Dawn cover but this one just seem's bit.. too blue! Although I like the little sword affects and that we can see more of Shahrzad's face but other than that it's good, just not what I was expecting.

However the synopsis is definitely much better, the one thing that felt missing to me in book one was the magic- book 2 will definitely have more magic yay! I can't wait to dive back into the world of Khorasan and to obviously meet the magic carpet, this was definitely one of my more memorable reads due to the fantastic world detail and one of the best of A Thousand and One Nights re-tellings.

It's released May 3rd 2016, so get this on your TBR shelves now..
The Rose & The Dagger - Goodreads