ARC REVIEW: A Grave Inheritance (Goddess Born #2) by Kari Edgren + Giveaway!!

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TITLE: A Grave Inheritance (Goddess Born #2)
AUTHOR: Kari Edgren
PUBLICATION: Published December 1st 2014 by Carina Press
GENRE: YA > Fantasy
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SOURCE: e-arc via tour host
RATING:
 

3 ★★★1/2

 
 
You can buy the Book here:
AMAZON | B&N
 
 

BLURB FROM GOODREADS:

 
Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London’s most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.
But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?
With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid’s fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.
 

 

A Grave Ineritance BT2

 

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REVIEW:

 

Goddess Born is one of my best read this year. You can read my review HERE. And yes, I died a little when the first book ended because that ending! THAAAAT ENDIING! But my heart is happy right now and dancing because I’ve finally read the sequel. And yeah I’m sad again, because now I have to wait for the third book. If you don’t know, THIS IS MY LIFE. ALWAYS.

First of all, I can’t let this review pass without praising Kari Edgren’s writing. This author always entranced me with her words. She’s one awesome lady. The way she describes her character’s feeling always gets under my skin and it’s like I’m on England as well because of the way she describes England through her words. The historical atmosphere is really present and I feel like I’m being transported whenever I’m reading it. 

The book started out a little slow so I have to put it down but once I was 2-3 chapters in, I can’t stop reading. It all started when Selah moved to England and she and Henry got reunited. I was doing a happy dance the whole time.

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But the best part of this book is how Edgren weaved the story. Usually, I’m scared reading sequels because they tend to disappoint me. Sequels usually are fillers and doesn’t have concrete plots. But I was really surprised by A Grave Inheritance because I found myself turning the pages as fast as I can. I wanna know what happens next! The character developments are very much present. Selah was kickass and likeable at the first book but she grew up a lot in here which makes her one of my favorite heroines ever.

All in all, a Garve Inheritance is a success addition to this magical and sweet series. I cannot wait for more Henry and Selah. Kari keeps breaking my heart towards the end but it makes me love her more.

 

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

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Kari Edgren did not dream of becoming a writer. Instead, she dreamed of everything else and was often made to stay inside during kindergarten recess to practice her letters. Despite doting parents and a decent school system, Ms. Edgren managed to make it through elementary school having completed only one book cover to cover – The Box Car Children, which she read approximately forty-seven times. Things improved during high school, but not until she read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude in college, did she truly understand the power of a book.

Ms. Edgren aspires to be a Vulcan, a world-acclaimed opera singer, and two inches taller. She resides in the Pacific NW where she spends a great deal of time torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts. Ms. Edgren hasn’t stopped dreaming, but has finally mastered her letters enough to put the stories on paper.

 

 

 

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MONTHLY RUNDOWN #005: NOVEMBER 2014: KDramaBuddyWatch Invitation, guess who’s turning 19, co-blogger news

Rundown

 

Hello lovelies! Welcome to HBT’s Monthly Rundown. This is another quickie version and I’m sad to inform you that it won’t include my usual Bookish news. Well, no worries since it’s replaced (just for now) with a very special and fun surprise invitation. READ ON! 😀

 

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The Last Changeling (Faerie Revolutions #1) – 3 ★ – (review)

Atlantia – 1 ★ – (review)

Love Like Crazy – 4 ★ –  (review)

Fall Like Rain – 3.5 ★ – (review)

 

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower – 2  1/2  ★ – (review)

Embers (The Wings of War #1) – 4 ★ – (review)

Henge (Le Fay #1) – 5 ★ – (review)

Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland – 3 ★

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Last Train to Babylon: A Novel – 4 ★ – (review)

Night Of Pan (The Oracle of Delphi Trilogy #1) – 3 ★ – (review)

The Fool (Virtual Arcana 0) – 3 ★ – (review)

The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1) – 4.5 ★ – (review)

 

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The Shadow Prince (Mortal Enchantment #1) – 3 ★

Dating Down – 4 ★ – (review)

The Union (The Union #1) – DNF

My Summer Roommate – 3.5 ★

 

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Hemlock Veils – 4.5 ★ – (review)

Bad Romeo (The Starcrossed Series #1) – 2 ★ – (review)

Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #2) – 3.5 ★

The Magician (Virtual Arcana #1) – 2 ★ (review)

 

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The Stag Lord (Bannerman Boru #1) – 4 ★

If I Knew You Were Going to be this Beautiful.. – DNF – (review)

Love and Profanity – 2 ★ – (review)

The Next Breath – 4.5 ★ – (review)

 

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The Bell Jar – 3 ★ – (review)

The Night House – 4 ★

 

As always, you can peek at the Upcoming Blog tours righ in this side —-> Excerpts, reviews, interviews and a lot of giveaways! December will be fuuuun!

 


 

I AM SOOOO EXCITED for this announcement. More like INVITATION, actually.

This Monthly Rundown would not include Bookish News BUT! I have a different treat for everyone of you. I am cordially inviting you to a fun and swoony K-drama marathon. Me, Joy of The Bookshelf Intruder and Irish of Nocturnal Reader brewed something over Twitter when I tweeted something about these guys.

Have you met them? Know them?

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After exchanging ideas over twitter, we decided to host a..

#KDramaBuddyWatch

 

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 [this is made by the wonderful and talented, Irish!!]

 

First in the (hopefully) many list to watch is: The 1st shop of Coffee Prince also known as Coffee Prince. I’ve followed this series when I was still in high school. You see, here in Philippines, K Dramas are a BIG HIT. It’s tagalized  of course and some (like me) will not let anyone interrupt them from watching it no matter what time of the day it is. K Dramas are practically a part of our life here in Philippines. There’s always a K-Drama that we are buzzing about! And there was a time when Coffee Prince is what we’re buzzing about. We just can’t get over the swoony moments!

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AND THE PLOT IS SO INTERESTING.

“The drama is an unlikely romance between a tomboyish woman, who dresses like a man in order to get work, and a young food empire mogul…”
 Read more –>

And of course.. The Characters are all wonderful and funny and AHHHHH, YOU’LL JUST LOVE THEM.

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Incredible actors and great acting. They literally have the whole package. And lastly.. do you like Romance that are cute but also full of sexiness and hotness WITH clothes ON? THIS IS IT YOU GUYS, THIS IS IT!

 

SO.. If you’re interested to join our Buddy Watch, all you have to do is LINK UP! The linky is below. We will watch four (4) episodes per week! And we will discuss it over Twitter with the hashtag —> #KDramaBuddyWatch

Link up below. It’s pretty easy. Go on!

After linking up, you just have to answer this very short survey so that we can all agree on our schedule. We don’t want this to be a burden to you. 🙂


See? Pretty easy! If you have any questions, anything at all! You can just tweet us! Here’s my twitter account: (@herbookthoughts) And here’s Irish’s (@InHerBlog) and of course, Joy’s (@akopoosijoy). Watch out also for additional information about this on their Blogs! I suck at this informing thing so you have to stalk them in their blogs HERE and HERE.

I hope you can all join us. The more, the merrier! And I assure you, YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW. I just know it.


 

PAULA NEEEEEEWS!

 

November has been a busy month for me, blog-wise and in my mundane life. But I won’t lie to you, even though I am always exhausted by the end of the day.. it just made me love my life even more. Even this Blog. I never thought I’d be this attached! I JUST LOVE YOU GUYS AND I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT

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And besides, there’s so much to look forward to this DECEMBER! DECEMBER IS MY MONTH BABY.. December. is. my. month. First of all, I’ll be turning nineteen. 19! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? IDK! Which reminds me, I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO COOK! Fictional MC’s might be saving the world at the age of 19 or gaining super powers and meeting up with some hot alien dude.. but here is me, taking lots of selfies.

Anyway, not only will I be celebrating my birthday this month, but I’m getting a bunch of co-bloggers too! Not really a bunch since there’s just 3 of them. Can’t wait for you guys to meet them, I will out them in the world this December 19 since they are my gifts to myself.. Mwahahahaha. they don’t have a choice, they can’t run away from me now.


 

So.. that’s all for this month’s recap. I hope November was good to you like it was to me. AND  I hope you’re all excited for the upcoming month. I mean, WOW!! 2015 IS COMING! Best of 2014 posts are coming.. and you know what, that reminds me to make my own too! So, good bye for now! 😀