Stacking the Shelves (17)

Stacking the

A weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews where I discuss books I have purchased, borrowed or will be reviewing. I also talk about my life, what you missed and what is coming up!

Apparently it was a very slow week and I have nothing to show for it in regards to upcoming books. Maybe next week will be better?

My Life:

So…my little adventure with poison ivy has finally come to an end. It has finally gone but I’m still on the meds until Sunday (which I don’t mind). My horrible never before had them seasonal allergies have also gone with the wind and I hope they stay that way when I’m off the meds. We shall see. This week has been busy! It was the last week of preschool so we had a celebration and it was so sad to say goodbye to all of the kids. I will miss them but hopefully I will get the chance to babysit some of them over the summer.

What you missed this past week:

What is coming up this week:

  • Review: The Talon of the Hawk (The Twelve Kingdoms #3)
  • Review: Spelled
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Like to see be turned into Movies/TV Shows
  • Endless Possibilities Read-a-thon!

I hope you all had a great week and I look forward to reading all about the BEA which I wish I was at!


Review: The Tears of the Rose (The Twelve Kingdoms #2)

the tears of the roseTitle: The Tears of the Rose

Author: Jeffe Kennedy

Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #2

Published: November 25, 2015 by Kensington

Pages: 352

Source: Purchased as eBook

Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.

Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…

Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?

I read The Mark of the Tala awhile ago and so didn’t quite remember everything that happened but this book picked up right where it left off. It even incorporated the past with what was going on very nicely so I got the gist of what happened in the previous book and this new one.

The story follows Princess Amelia and the events that transpired at the end of The Mark of the Tala. Amelia is the navie and spoiled younger sister and is quite annoying in the beginning. She expects everything to be placed in front of her and knows nothing about politics or the intrigue surrounding her and her unborn child. Throughout the book though Amelia grows a LOT! She goes from a simpering idiot to a queen that her people could be proud of. Her journey is a rough one but one that she learns well and proves it to her family and people.

The romance is awesome though predictable. I knew who it was going to be from the first time she laid eyes on him but it was a slow burning romance filled with wit and sarcasm. Be warned: sex scenes are steamy!!!!

This is a great series and I am reviewing the last book in the trilogy now so be on the lookout!!!