The Beholder⭐⭐⭐⭐ (The Unexpected and Clueless Bachelorette)

Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come. But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all. From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.

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TTT – Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday (or ”TTT”) was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010, but has now found a new home at That Artsy Reader Girl. It is a fun way to bring list- and book lovers together! //Grimmsnaught

Dark Harmony⭐⭐⭐1/2 (Does getting turned on in a tomb seem normal to you?!)

I was not a fan of the first book Rhapsodic. I thought the writing and storytelling was wrong for me, it gave me nothing about the side characters and hardly had anything in it besides two hotties trying to do the nasty with each other. But book two, A Strange Hymn, was slightly better, so I thought there might be some hope that this series would become something good in the end.

Passion For The Game⭐⭐⭐3/4 (One Will Succeed, One Will Hang)

Christopher St. John and Maria, Lady Winter are infamous in Society for their misdeeds and their charming allures. Wherever they go, scandalized whispers and covetous glances follow. A ruthless pirate and a widow whose two husbands have met untimely deaths, the wickedly renowned figures are even more intriguing to the authorities. Now they’ve been set on the most provocative of tasks–St. John is released from prison to learn the “Wintry Widow’s” intimate secrets, while Lady Winter is charged with performing a similar deception in reverse. One will succeed. One will hang.

Strange Grace⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 (One Life for All the Lives of a Village)

Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest. Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early. Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.