Book Review: Sleepless Vol 1.

Hey Rainbow army,

I don’t know if any of you have read Saga by  Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples if you haven’t hunny you are missing out. So i learnt they are going on a years hiatus, they recommended a couple of comics to keep us happy while they are gone, one of them is sleepless.

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Author: Sarah Vaughn

Artist: Leila Del Duca

Colorist: Alissa Sallah 

Letterer: Deron Bennett

Genre: Fantasy

Issues: #1-6

Rating: 5 HOW DARE YOU CLIFFHANGER stars

Date of release :July 10th 2018

Publisher: Image comics

Synopsis from GR:

Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king’s reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court, and of their growing feelings for one another. Writer Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) and artist Leila del Duca (SHUTTER, AFAR) team up with editor / colorist Alissa Sallah and letterer Deron Bennett for this fantasy romance.

 

The review

So after reading this comic, the first thing i did was appreciate sleep by taking a nap (WAIT! Its not because it was boring, i was just appreciating sleep i know its weird stick with me). 

We meet Lady Pyppenia poppy and her sleepless bodyguard Sir Cyrenic , now this Cyrenic guy takes a vow not to sleep FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE! in order to guard Poppy ( Dear unicorn saints above pizza heaven…if that was me That would have been a HELL TO THE FLUFF NO but hey that’s why its fantasy).

What i can tell you is there is court drama, the medieval kind and Poppy has to be strong or else she and her guard would be dead. Cyrenic is loyal and very protective of Poppy but he needs help quickly.  As for poppy, she’s graceful but she needs more wisdom in order to survive. And everybody in the court is suspect, as you read the book trust no one.

 The art it is gorgeous the styling of a black lady in a Medieval time is just something that has to be seen . It was really easy to read and follow the panels. This is just the first volume but the plot thickens and the cliffhanger is frustrating but hey good news issue #7 is out….but i will wait till it collects into a vol 2.

To get the book the link click here Amazon UK, Book Depository , Google Play

I hope you enjoy this book as much as i have and let me know in the comments which graphic novels you would recommend.

As always

Booked Unicorn

 

Book Review: In Tune

Hey Rainbow Army,

I have now completed In Tune for the synopsis and more about the author check out my previous post ( Click here).

I would like to thank Stephanie Tzogas for linking me up with this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinions about the book.All opinions are mine alone.

Now to this review:

First of  i just read a book with a black female lead….in a Harlequin Novel. That’s definitely a first for me. And then author-san just had to make Leona the girl  of my dreams

  • Strong
  • Hardworking
  • Can network to save you life
  • Beautiful with natural hair goals
  • intelligent 

Give a girl a break…

And then we have Luke ‘The Musical Prophet’ Anderson. The first pages had wanting to claw his eyes out i mean give Leona a break. But then reading further i understood why he came out aggressive at first its a sad story and i’m not sulky anymore because he made up for it ( with them smexy scenes of course).

What i absolutely loved

I loved the way Leona was portrayed, her work ethic is phenomenal, her team members respect and trust her. She goes above and beyond for her clients and even more for the people she loves. Despite the strong armor she has on, she is also vulnerable which just made her perfect. 

Luke, his passion for music permeated through the book and he loves EDM ( one of my dreams is to go to tomorrow land the biggest EDM festival). When he finally got his ass in check he was able to see Leona for what she really was and boy does he fall hard. I loved how he showed his tender side to Leona, his love wasn’t selfish and Leona deserved to be loved in an unselfish way after what she had been through before. 

 

THE HAIR

I loved the representation of natural hair in the book, you get a taste of how its styled and our dear beloved shrinkage…and through it all Lukie Luke like it.

The sex was beautiful, it was all about true connection and giving. Not just taking but wanting to give each other true satisfaction. I had all the feels.

The team of people around her, the support  was just flowing through when a win happens they all celebrate and when something bad happens they all rally round and look for solutions. 

I  appreciated how she showed the behind the scenes of the making of a musician. 

I loved that both POV’s were included, the humor was also good Izzy is the best( and a professor in bitchology). 

 

What i did not like

Honestly its so minor but it did give me a slight bump in reading. There were mistakes, they just make you go huh? for a bit.

I really wanted to see Paul and Ivy get their ass served on a platter of gold but ah well.. i guess its best left to the imagination.

 

Final Verdict: 4.98 stars because i was in my feeling true out this books.

 

I highly recommend this.

As always

Booked Unicorn.

 

 

 

 

#currentlyreading: In Tune

Hey Rainbow Army,

I wanted to share a book I am currently reading, I plan to do this for books i will be on reviewing later on. If you’ve read my blog before this is an update from #currentlydoing posts. I decided to focus more in books.

So here’s what I’m currently reading 📚

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Title: In Tune
Author: JN Welsh
Genre: Multi-Cultural Romance, Contemporary Romance
Imprint:
Carina Press
On-sale Date:
October 1, 2018
Price:
$3.99 USD (ebook)
Format:
ebook

Book Description:

A tour manager determined to revitalize her career.

The client she can’t stop thinking about.

Workplace romance hits the road in this enemies-to-lovers romance from JN Welsh.

Luke Anderson needs a manager—fast. His last one quit, leaving his tour and his future in jeopardy. Now instead of focusing on his career, he’s forced to concentrate on damage control. Powerhouse manager Leona Sable is the full package—smart and talented, not to mention sexy as hell—but her past makes her impossible to trust.

When opportunity knocks in the form of talented EDM DJ Luke “The Musical Prophet” Anderson, Leona is ready to answer. But salvation doesn’t come cheap. Luke won’t sign until Leona agrees to his outrageous terms—including a no-sex-while-on-tour clause.

Dictating what she does in her personal life crosses a line. But Leona’s never been one to back down from a challenge.

One thing is for sure: if she has to suffer, so will he.

Let the tour begin…

Vibe of the book: Enemies to lovers , Fierce Black MC Leona Sable, I want to punch Luke but hug him at the same time. Lovable side characters. Exes that might as well be Satan’s spawn.

About JN Welsh

JN Welsh is a native New Yorker. She writes entertaining, often humorous, and provocative tales about strong, career-driven, multicultural heroines of color who are looking for love. Her punchy, flowing dialogue, and mostly big city stories are heartwarming and stick to your ribs.

When she’s not writing she can be found dancing, wineing, rooting for her favorite baseball team, and/or indulging in countless guilty pleasures.

Follow JN on Twitter @JN_Welsh and Instagram @jn_welsh

 

The Unicorn Promise: You can set your pre-orders already you’ll  love this

Have a rainbow filled day 

As always,

Booked Unicorn

Book Review: SeaWitch

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Author: Sarah Henning

Genre: YA retelling ( little mermaid), Fantasy, mythology

Finished or DNF: Finished

Rating:3 don’t know how to feel stars

E-arc provided by Netgalley

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages : 368

Publication date : July 31st 2018

GR synopsis
Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.
A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

The review
This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion. Opinions are mine and mine alone. Also please note that just because this book did not work for me doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you. p.s.s: this is not a book bashing.( think about a relationship its not you its maybe me)
As far as retelling go this is the first little mermaid one i have read, i’m sure we are all familiar with beauty and the beast and Cinderella retelling, keep ’em coming authors we love that.
In this little mermaid retelling, the author tells the origin of Ursula. Four friends, one dead, two princes and one a witch. The book starts with a flash back giving us a bit of a background to work with before getting deep into the story.
I confess that i Booked unicorn, Queen of Unicorns ( in Nigeria) was drawn to this book because of the cover. ( please don’t boo me). When the mysterious girl that showed up i felt it would have been better without her, i just wanted to sea how Evie held up at the end. But i was wrong because it turned out she was absolutely vital to the story and boy oh boy… prepare your heart for betrayal.
some parts were interesting and some were just….indescribable ( is that a word? Holy potatoes i need to check if thats a word) I tried to read fast so that i could finish up quickly. Now throw away every la di da Disney ever sold you and picture a more disturbing and tragic story Tah dah!!!! you get the Seawitch.
What is did enjoy was the bloody twist in my opinion it was properly packaged with the perfect wtf to go with you tea…and oh the heartbreak. I mean the end is sad but it’s meant to be no matter how much you wish for a time machine.
I rated it three stars because i have mixed feelings, i liked it but then there’s that lingering i don’t know if i liked it at the end.

So yeah….this review is exactly what was going on in my head while i was reading the book. If you have read it and you enjoyed lemme know in the comments, if you are like me and you are in a weird place also about the book let me know.

And we are back to square one

I feel weird and i am going to try my best to describe it. 

I want to read but i can’t seem to pick up a book, i had to force myself to write this so that i can process my head.

 maybe i am too much in my feelings?

Lately i have been thinking about my blog and its like i don’t enjoy writing anymore which is bad because i don’t want to give this up. I started this blog because of my love for books. And now i just feel like its absolutely generic, i even questioned if i really love reading? I know!! I just feel like crap because i set out to do this and now it seems like i am giving up on it.

maybe i put to much pressure on myself?

Look i know i may not have the best review style out here and sometimes when i read my past posts i’m convinced my evil Unicorn wrote it.

At this time i would say i am taking a break from my blog but i don’t even know what i am taking a break for when i have not written as much as i would like to.

Or maybe i’m not as creative as i thought i was?

I am still on the hunt for a professional logo and at one point i was happy to get one, i looked around for a professional one but then the price had me thinking twice. And don’t get me wrong i would love to pay the artist their full money because i looked through their portfolio and i saw the awesomeness they created. But i don’t have any money and this makes me angry at myself a lot. the fact that i am a 23 year old adult living in my parents house and i haven’t achieved anything. I don’t like asking my parents for money because the have done enough for me and right now they just need to plan their retirement funds. I am working at a place that absolutely demotivates me and i cannot leave until my one year service  is over. 

I feel like picking my skin, i don’t know why but that’s just some weird state i am in right now.

At one point it felt like everything was coming together, i’m working on my plans and being productive and shit. but now its all coming apart, i have that feeling of i am not doing enough to get were i want to.

 

I just needed to get that out of my chest. and process whats going on in my head.

As always spread rainbows, even when it seems dark i promise i’m trying to do that here.

Booked unicorn

P.s: lemme know if you guys ever feel like this.

 

Blog Tour: PlayBoy by Katy Evans.

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Thank you to social Butterfly for this opportunity, Its my first blog tour and its with one of my favorite authors.
I have already written a PowerPoint review on Play Boy (Unicorn Reviews: PlayBoy). Today I’m going to share an expert provided. I hope you enjoy Cullen and Wynn’s story as much as i did.
BLURB
A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
It started as a game.We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
Read Today:
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Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

Excerpt:

“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.
“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”
I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.
He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.
I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.
There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.
Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.
Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.
I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.
“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.
Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.

7 win at any cost
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
Connect with the Author:
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LXvxzk
Twitter: @authorkatyevans
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2mMgBsR
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2OoQl4H
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2AdFs2A
Amazon Author: https://amzn.to/2rdox8A
Have a rainbow filled day
Yours,
Booked Unicorn

Unicorn Reviews: PlayBoy

 

 

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Title: Playboy( manwhore #5)

Author: Katy Evans

Rating: 5 sizzling Unicorn stars

Date of Publication: 29/07/2018

ARC provided by: Social Butterfly PR

Blurb from GR

It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

This ARC was provided by Social butterfly PR all opinions are my own. 

The review

Please note that you can definitely read this book on its own but to be part of the family i recommend starting from the first book Man whore , there are smexy characters waiting for you.

So i actually thought that manwhore series was going to end with Callan, but nope aunty Katy had Cullen Carmichael to wake up my hunger for bootiful people.

 Wynn  has just broken up with her long-time boyfriend and she’s on a date when she meets hot, broody smexy Cullen the poker player nicknamed playboy . They make a bet and then the sexual tension of a life time begins.

If you are familiar with Katy’s writing you know you are in for a ride and by the time you finish the book you’ll be begging Jah for a Cullen Carmichael to show up at your door.

Now if you are not familiar with Katy’s writing, grab some popcorn and get comfy if you have a boyfriend throw him out the window because when you finish the book you’ll have higher standards ( *okay wait don’t do that *). 

Wynn is Rachel, Lizzy and Gina’s best friend ( read Manwhore 1-4 to understand). she’s a serial dater because she is looking for that happy ever after just like her parents have but princess just keeps meeting heartbreak and the last one was just way too painful.

I liked the new side of Wynn in this book, when she was with the girls in the other books i thought she was this happy,strong woman that had everything going well for her but we get to see a vulnerable Wynn hereand i did enjoy that. She brings out the best in Cullen and they compliment each other, she shows her playful and sensual side with him. 

Now to the most important part of this book…my future boyfriend *ahem* Cullen Carmichael. Ermm excuse me God and all the angels in heaven, evolution and everything else on earth  WHERE THE HELL IS MY CULLEN CARMICHAEL? Okay i’m done screaming.

Lets paint a picture. He’s a dark broody son of a unicorn, he’s a well known playboy, he rich, he’s an alpha and he fwiiiinee.

Cullen is a professional poker player, he has his own superstitions for Wyning a game ( see what i did there). He has his doubt about women because he’s been burnt in the past but then he see’s the red angel Wynn and he’s about to start thinking of happy ever.

The whole gang is present in this book, we get a glimpse of Rachel and Malcolm’s baby, Tahoe and Callan smitten with their girls and now Wynn’s joining them.

I was all smiles from the beginning of the book till the end and of course i did not want it to end. I loved the writing, Cullen had his POV and i lived for it. Katy’s writing is easy to follow, you will fall in love with the characters and they will forever have a place in your heart.

So why am i trying to convince you to read this book, simple: YOU NEED CULLEN and WYNN IN YOUR LIFE. I’ll right here when you come back to thank me.

The pre-order links are in ↓↓↓↓

Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4

Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

Have a rainbow filled day Dah-lings

Yours

Booked Unicorn