Wednesday, March 30

Waiting on Wednesday - Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights forthcoming releases which we're particularly excited about and looking forward to.

Saturday, March 26

Colleen Hoover - Confess

“There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.


The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

Wednesday, March 23

Waiting on Wednesday - The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights forthcoming releases which we're particularly excited about and looking forward to.

Wednesday, March 16

Waiting on Wednesday - Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights forthcoming releases which we're particularly excited about and looking forward to.

Friday, March 11

Cover Reveal + Excerpt + Giveaway - MASQUE by W. R. Gingell


Hello, you beautiful soul! I'm incredibly stoked to present you with the new cover of MASQUE by the lovely W. R. Gingell today! 

If you've been a regular reader at The Regal Critiques, you would have no doubt come across my review of the same book a few weeks back. In case you somehow missed it, you can check out the blurb and review here:



Blurb from Goodreads:

Beauty met the Beast and there was . . . Bloody murder? 

It’s the Annual Ambassadorial Ball in Glause, and Lady Isabella Farrah, the daughter of New Civet’s Ambassador, is feeling pleasantly scintillated. 

In the library is Lord Pecus, a charming gentleman whose double mask hides a beastly face, and who has decided that Isabella is the very person to break the Pecus curse. 

In the ball-room is young Lord Topher, who is rapidly falling in love with an older woman. 

And in the card-room, lying in a pool of his own blood, is the body of one of Isabella’s oldest friends: Raoul, Civet’s Head Guardsman. The papers sewn into his sash seem to suggest espionage gone wrong, but Isabella is not so certain. 

Lord Pecus, as Commander of the Watch, is of the opinion that Isabella should keep out of the investigation and out of danger. Isabella is of the opinion that it is her murder to investigate, and that what a certain Beast-Lord doesn’t know won’t hurt him. . . . 

Will Isabella find the murderer before Lord Pecus does, or will she end her investigation as a bloody spatter on the parlour floor? 


My review:

MASQUE is, without doubt, a very unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The author has added to the story it's own creative flair, while only keeping the very basics of the original story intact. In this book we get the reclusive, formidable Lord Pecus who has been quite unfortunately cursed with a beast's face, and the incredibly mischievous Lady Isabella Farrah who has a slight problem in refraining from poking her nose into affairs that don't really concern her. Lord Pecus believes that Bella is the one to break his curse, but circumstances prove that that is easier envisioned than contrived. 

The mystery aspect of the story was given more priority while the romance was just barely there- and that suited me perfectly fine. Read more.

Due to various reasons, the author decided to opt for a new cover for this kickass book- and no one could be happier about it than me! When the author- very generously- shared the new cover with me prior to the reveal, I was so excited I was practically jumping on my toes.


 I felt it couldn't have been more perfect and I TOTALLY fell in love with it and I really can't wait to share it with you guys. So, without further ado, let me reveal to you the absolutely stunning new cover of MASQUE in all its glory!

Wednesday, March 9

Waiting On Wednesday - The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights forthcoming releases which we're particularly excited about and looking forward to.

So, as was announced a few days back, I'm ready to start WoW again at The Regal Critiques and I'm here with my first ever post- hope you like it! 

Thursday, March 3

Reintroducing WoW at The Regal Critiques


Hey there, you beautiful souls! It's me Ruzaika, reintroducing a feature here at The Regal Critiques- Waiting on Wednesday! If you've been with us since the beginning, you'd know that Veronika did these posts some time back, but decided to give up on them when she didn't feel quite up to continuing with the posts. Well, I've decided to bring this feature back on- read further to know why!

Tuesday, March 1

Release Calendar: 2016 March


A new month means? New releases!! Without further ado, let's bid adieu to February and welcome March with open arms- and our brand new release calendar filled with gorgeous, gorgeous books!