Waiting On Wednesday 24/02/2016

Oh my gosh, I am a bad blogger. Well, it’s not my fault. I’ve had so much to do over the past week! I had an interview I needed to prepare for (I got the job!!!), I presented at my first conference (and did really well!), and my mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up. I’ve had to spend the week combing chocolate cake recipes to find one that I could easily substitute different ingredients for because she’s vegan. It’s just all the little things that you get caught up in! However, I have managed to finish about four books in the past week — so that’s a plus! I just need to write reviews for all of them.

So, on to my choice for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday!

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It’s The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins!

First, a synopsis from Amazon:

greathuntWendy Higgins, the author of the New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series, reimagines a classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale with The Great Hunt, a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes.

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See Me by Wendy Higgins

So, I had some free digital credit from Amazon because I’m a prime member and I choose to not rush delivery – I think it works out more beneficial as it’s like I’m getting £3 back for everything I order, and I ordered LOADS over Christmas. Anywho, I’m not here to try to convince you to choose No Rush Delivery. Anyway, I had some credit sitting in my account that needed to be used this month, so I was going through all the YA offers in the Kindle store – that’s how I came across The Paper Magician series (which I enjoyed) and this was one in a group of about ten I picked.

Can you tell I’m trying to avoid talking about it? Is it obvious?

I made it through the first 35% of the book and I didn’t want to finish it. But I told myself I would. I did it for you, dear readers.

I put on my rose-colored glasses and decided to read it like a parody. It just kept reminding me of the stuff I wrote in high school or middle school. Continue reading