Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Redonk Nutshell: Convicted assassin gets a second chance at life when she’s given the option to compete in a challenge to the death I want it to be known that I didn’t really know jack-squat about this book going into it. I knew it was a YA book, and I had read a few pushes […]

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Redonk Nutshell: Young woman in a vampire-ruled dystopian world adapts to becoming a vampire Allison Sekemoto is a young woman who has survived on the Fringe for seventeen years. She’s a fighter and a survivor, even up to the moment of her death when she’s attacked by Rabids, humans infected with a mutated vampire virus […]

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

  Redonk Nutshell: Banished fairy prince vows to find a way to become human in order to be with the woman he loves The Iron Knight is the epic conclusion to Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.  Go here if you’re not familiar with this series before reading on for a quick catch-me-up. Let it be known that […]

Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

Every now and then a book comes along that is so amazing we just have to push it on other people to read.  This is what happened to me a few years ago when my Book Pimp handed me The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. “It’s sooo good,” she says, “I was […]

Legacy by Cayla Kluver

I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst. Redonk Nutshell: 16 year old Alera has one year to decide who her husband, and ultimately the […]

Entwined, Heather Dixon

Title: Entwined Author: Heather Dixon Redonk Nutshell: A dark retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses Official Synopsis: Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her… beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing…it’s taken away.  All of it. The Keeper understands.  He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls […]

Enclave, Ann Aguirre

Title: Enclave Author: Ann Aguirre Redonk Nutshell: Two underworlders banished Topside battle for their lives through a dystopic world Official Synopsis: In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, […]

New Release Tuesday, May 3rd

New releases this week that caught my eye…looks to be the week of dragons.  Score! Also, who can resist the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse series? Yeah, me neither.                                                  

Sweet Valley Confidential, Francine Pascal

Guest Post by Miss Karin Rez, a.k.a. The Book Pimp Title: Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later Author: Francine Pascal Redonk Nutshell: The Sweet Valley twins make their return…TEN YEARS LATER! Official Synopsis: Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are all grown up, and navigating the very complicated world of work, love […]

The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test (available April 19, 2011) Author: Aimee Carter Redonk Nutshell: Teenager is subjected to a test of moral character in order to become a goddess Official Synopsis: Every girl who has taken the test has died. Now it’s Kate’s turn. It’s always been just Kate and her mom–and now her mother is […]

April Coming Soon to TRD

I just got quite a few ARC’s recently, and I’m looking forward to tearing through them.  Here’s what’s on deck at The Raunch Dilettante for April:                                                           […]

Steel, Carrie Vaughn

Title: Steel Author: Carrie Vaughn Redonk Nutshell: Savvy swordsgirl gets magically transported back to pirate controlled Caribbean Official Synopsis: When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean. When Jill finds […]