Thursday, December 14, 2017

SOCIETY OF WISHES Cover Reveal

Summary/General Info:

Title: Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet, #1)
Publication Date: January 29, 2018
Author: Elise Kova
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Genre(s): New-Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Summary:

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
Josephina Espinosa makes her living as a hacker-for-hire in the Lone Star Republic, a remnant of the fractured U.S.A. That is, until the day she and her best friend are gunned down in a government raid.
With her dying breath, Jo uses magical lore passed down from her grandmother to summon a wish-granter. Her wish? To save her friend’s life. Except wishes have costs, and for Jo, the price is the erasure of her entire mortal existence.
Now, as the most recent addition to the mysterious Society of Wishes, Jo must form a new “life” alongside the seven other members, one of which being her savior himself. Living as an occupant of the Society’s lavish mansion should be quite the perk, but while it is furnished with everything its inhabitants could possibly need, it lacks one thing—freedom.
Her otherworldly identity crisis takes a backseat, however, when Jo learns that the friend she sacrificed everything for is headed down the same path to ruin. Jumping in head-first, Jo uses her newfound magical abilities to protect him, only to realize that the ripples of her actions have far-reaching consequences. When the Society’s aloof leader Snow decides to give her a taste of his own ancient magic, Jo discovers that there are threads woven into the tapestry of her new reality that reach far beyond the wishes she is now required to grant. Ones that, if tugged on, could mean the unraveling of her existence itself.

About the Authors:

ELISE KOVA
Elise Kova is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens series, Loom Saga, and Wish Quartet.
In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She’s happy to call Saint Petersburg, Florida, her home, but is always looking forward to her next trip.
LYNN LARSH
Lynn Larsh considers herself to be a serial hobby-dabbler. She got a bachelors degree in music (which she used for all of four months), studied aerial acrobatics and classical piano for many years, worked briefly as a stunt woman in a Wild West stunt show (it’s a long story), and eventually settled down into the bar tending business in St. Petersberg, FL. When she’s not acting as a purveyor of fine libations, you can find her diving head first into her newest venture as a New Adult author, or simply writing Voltron fan fiction on Archive of Our Own.

Important Links:

Pre-Order on Amazon: http://getbook.at/sow
Elise’s Website: http://elisekova.com
Lynn’s Website: https://www.lynnlarsh.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36698152-society-of-wishes
Release Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/39698f6c24/?
Thunderclap: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/65878-society-of-wishes-release

Personally I can't wait to read this Beauty!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Robin Hood's Dawn

Title: Robin Hood's Dawn
Author: Olivia Longueville & J.C. Plummer
Rating: 1/5

Description:
England, 1154-1194
A kingdom under assault.
A conspiracy born of anarchy.
A hero standing against tyranny.

Falsely convicted of a shocking crime, Robin Fitzooth, the Earl of Huntingdon, finds refuge in Sherwood Forest and becomes Robin Hood.

Leading a band of men against the injustices of a malevolent sheriff and his henchmen, Robin begins to unravel a web of treachery threatening the English royal family.

As shadowy forces gather to destroy the future of a nation, Robin faces deceit, betrayal, and the ravages of war as he defends his king, his country, his people, and the woman he loves from a conspiracy so diabolical, so unexpected, that the course of history hangs in the balance.

From the mists of an ancient woodland, to lavish royal courts teeming with intrigue, to the exotic shores of the Holy Land - Robin Hood leads the fight in a battle between good and evil, justice and tyranny, the future and the past.

Part one of an exciting three-part retelling of the Robin Hood legend!

Although the books in the trilogy are not stand-alone, they do not end in cliffhangers.


My Review: I couldn't get into the story and the characters, guess this wasn't a good pick for me, sorry!

Protogenesis

Title: Protogenesis
Author: 



Description:
One American girl in Greece, one loss, one quest, one love triangle, one prophecy, her destiny… Gods and humans become one.
Helene Crawford is not the most popular girl in her rural California school. With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, she is the kind of student that always has an answer, especially when it comes to her favorite topic: ancient Greek mythology. Once an aspiring ballerina, now injured, she just doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.
But one fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is “gone”. The police say she’s dead. But something’s not right…a maze of clues lead her to believe that her mom is still alive.
The Greek Mafia may be involved. She has a crazy godfather in Athens she never knew she had. Vivid dreams of ancient gods consume her sleep. She must go to Greece. The answers to her quest to find her mom lie there.
She is suddenly uprooted to move across the world, where she must survive a new school and navigate the highs and lows of new love, to Greece where the country is embroiled in economic crisis and the kids literally speak “Greek”.
Through this daring journey, Helene will pass through the gates of her past - to another world where the roots of modern civilization and the gods of her favorite ancient myths converge – in order to find her mom, find herself, find true love, fulfill her destiny, become empowered and transform.
Who knows? Maybe the gods and goddesses are on her side… or maybe not. After all, nothing is as it seems.

My Review: I tried to get into the story and the characters but I just couldn't... not my type of book I guess or the writing just didn't click for me, thats why I gave it a 1 star!

December NG Post

Man its been a busy end of the year, and of course I must clean out the books on Netgalley that I couldn't get into or finish for a review so yup that this post but don't worry I'll be getting alot done soon!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Karakuri Odette v.1-3

Title: Karakuri Odette v.1-3
Author: Julietta Suzuki
Rating: 3/5
Description:
What does it mean to be truly human?...Odette is a lovely android built by Professor Yoshizawa. Curious to find out what it's like to be human, she convinces the Professor to enroll her in high school. And thus, with a new group of friends in tow, Odette sets out to discover the true meaning of life as a human, where even the simple stuff is an adventure! A touching slice-of-life comedy, Karakuri Odette does nothing If not uncover the incredible possibilities of the "human" spirit!

My review: Cute Girl is Robot and wants to be more human story!

Fiskur Blog Tour

Fiskur by Donna Migliaccio
November7, 2017
Fantasy
The Gemeta Stone Book 2
Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC

With his family's talisman in his possession, Kristan Gemeta is ready to face the Wichelord Daazna – but he has no inkling of the scope of Daazna's power, nor the depths of his hatred.     
      

With the recovery of his family's protective talisman, Kristan Gemeta has found hope, courage – and perhaps even the first stirrings of love.  With the aid of Heather Demitt, her band of rebels, a shipload of Northern brigands and the legendary Kentavron, he readies himself to face the Wichelord Daazna.  But neither he nor his comrades realize the strength of Daazna's power and hatred.  The Wichelord's first blow comes from a direction Kristan least expects, with horrific, lasting consequences.

Buy Links:

 Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble  ~  Kobo  ~  iBooks

About the Author:

Donna Migliaccio is a professional stage actress with credits that include Broadway, National Tours and prominent regional theatres.  She is based in the Washington, DC Metro area, where she co-founded Tony award-winning Signature Theatre and is in demand as an entertainer, teacher and public speaker.  Her award-winning short story, "Yaa & The Coffins," was featured in Thinkerbeat's 2015 anthology The Art of Losing.  

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Monday, December 4, 2017

The Son of Sobek

Title: The Son of Sobek
Author: Rick Riordan
Rating: 3/5

Description:
Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . .

My Review: Throw in some Egyptian gods and then Greek God and you have this story, wanted more but alas only 40 page story and its an interesting cross- over... I'll probody try to finish the crossovers and story before judging it completely!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Twilight reread

Title: Twilight
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Rating: 1/5
Pages: 498

Description:
In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.

Review: I tried rereading this and even trying the audiobook... its no good DNFed big time!

Fire's Kiss Blog Tour


Fire’s Kiss
Fiery Seas Publishing
November 21, 2017   
Paranormal Romance Fiction


Embyr tends her tavern while keeping her dangerous parentage a secret, until she's attacked by a hellhound and saved by one of the most feared men in history.

For the last eight hundred years, Ryder McLennon, the infamous leader of Death's Horsemen, has used his army to hunt the vampire who killed his wife. He's earned a reputation as a murderous madman. But in Embyr, he discovers something that could turn the tide of battle in his favor. Her control over fire can reduce an enemy to ash and her flippant disregard of him heats his blood in ways no one else ever has. She's beautiful, powerful and completely different from her violence-loving brethren.

Embyr finds herself thrust into a war she wants no part of, targeted by a vicious vampire because of her cooperation with Ryder. As she learns to wield her demonic powers without letting the madness of her race overcome her, she also has to fight her attraction to a killer bent on her seduction.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monstress v.1

Title: Monstress v.1
Author: Marjorie Liu
Rating:  5/5

Description:
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

Review: This Comic is just stunning the art and story is so insane and intense... I loved it completely and I hope the library gets volume 2 because I will continue with this series!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

INVU v1

Title: INVU v.1
Author: Kim Kang-Won
rating: 3/5

Description:
When 16 year-old Sey's mom leaves suddenly for Europe, she leaves Sey with a new family, the Kangs. Her new family is supposed to be normal, but when her foster brother turns out to be a sister, she begins to think that her new home is weirder than her old one. Sey looks for a job so she can get her own place and escape her crazy life.

Review: Pretty normal for a manga that I pick up! Same old Same old!

Cinder

Cinder
Marie Sexton
4/5
99 pages

Description:
A CinderFella Story

Eldon Cinder would give anything to see Prince Xavier one last time, but only women are invited to the royal ball. When the local witch offers to make Eldon female for just one night, he agrees.

One spell.

One night.

One dance.

What could possibly go wrong?


My Review:
This was a cute spin on the fairytale of Cinderella it's M&M romance that didn't get erotic-like. I loved Cinder and the princes relationship where they just wanted to be themselves and not impress. Plus Milton the dog was so cute!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Curse of ADD

More NG fail reads

The Following are stories I started but couldn't finish because I couldn't get into them or found out they were books in a series and I don't have books before them.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Romancing the Inventor

Title: Romancing the Inventor
Author: Gail Carriger
Rating:  5/5

Description:
Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Delicate Sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

Supernatural Society novellas can be read in any order.


My S&S Review: A adorable F/F romp in the park. I love these characters... just love them... and this world is amazing... I need to read more of Gail Carriger's books! Like now!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My Lady Jane

Title: My Lady Jane
Authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Rating: 5 /5

Description:
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.


My Short and Sweet Review: Well that was a really cute retelling... love the magic mixed in with royality and history! If your open to changing history and sorts this story is for you.

#NaNoWriMo

This year I'll complete my book, hopefully :) #NaNoWriMo
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/fyrekatz

Monday, October 23, 2017

NG fail reads

The Following are stories I started but couldn't finish because I couldn't get into them or found out they were books in a series and I don't have books before them.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Sweet Audrina

Name: My Sweet Audrina
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating: 4/5

Description:
V.C. Andrews, author of the phenomenally successful Dollanganger series, has created a fascinating new cast of characters in this haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love. Audrina Adare wanted so to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved her sister. Her sister was so special, so perfect -- and dead.
Now she will come face to face with the dangerous, terrifying secret that everyone knows. Everyone except...  My Sweet Audrina

My Review:
The movie followed this story pretty close tho Audrina's younger sister never existed... I like the story in the book much better. The actual V.C. Andrews books written by herself are so much better than the ones the pen writer does now... this book was soooo good! I'll be picking up the second book Whitefern just to find out what happens next even tho its the pen writer!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Frost

Title: Halloween Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Rating: 4/5

Description:
It’s Halloween at Mythos Academy, and Gwen Frost and her friends are ready to have a little fun. But when a mythological monster shows up, the night turns out to be more trick than treat.

My Sweet and Short Review:
This whole series is the best, love it!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Coraline

Title: Coraline
Author: Neil Gaiman
Rating: 5/5

Description:
The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring....

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

My Sweet and Short Review:
This is a reread, I picked this book up over 10 years ago and it freaked me out and it still does. The book is like nothing like the movie... creepy as heck. Neil Gaiman can really tell a story and I love this one and its perfect for Halloweenie time! And the characters are colorful and enjoyable. :) Pick it up and enjoy it!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Under my Hat

Title: Under my Hat
Edited by: Jonathan Strahan

I plan to read the following from this book;

Stray Magic - Diana Peterfreund
A Handful of Ashes - Garth Nix
Little Gods - Holly Black
Felidis - Tanith Lee
Witch Work - Neil Gaiman
The Stone Witch - Isobelle Carmody
Andersen's Witch - Jane Yolen
B is for Bigfoot - Jim Butcher

Yuppers so this is soon to be read!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Angel's Dance

Title: Angel's Dance
Author: Nalini Singh
Rating: 3/5

Description:
The gentle teacher of angelic young, and the keeper of her people's histories, Jessamy is respected and admired by everyone who knows her. Yet, born unable to soar into flight, she has spent thousands of years trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge, her heart encased in painful loneliness...until the arrival of Galen, warrior angel from a martial court.

Rough-edged and blunt, Galen is a weapons-master at home with violence, a stranger to the sweet words it takes to woo a woman--but he is also a man determined to claim Jessamy for his own, to dance with her through the skies denied her for so very long...even if their exhilarating passion proves as dangerous as the landscape of war and unrest that lies before them.


My Sweet & Short Review:
This short story was alright, didn't really go anywhere. Or anything. Idk what to say about it...

Monday, October 2, 2017

Me Before You

Title: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes

Rating: 4/5

Description:
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

My Sweet & Short Review:
A really good book, loved the characters maybe too much since the end I was crying so hard. Very heartbreaking and I don't think I can watch the movie that's for sure... read for a challenge but I think I'm glad I read it... I think... let me calm down a bit and wipe my face... *tears up*

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Twilight?

Might be rereading Twilight after the fall/winter releases with a few peeps!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NG DNF Sept Edition!

NG DNF Sept/Beginning of Oct Edition!

I'm sad to say that I have a few books from Netgalley that I DNF on... either it didn't hook me into the story and I lost least or I found out that there is more to the series and can't get the first and so on book from that series... Yup here it goes!


Book of Fire by: Michelle Kenney
C I N by: Christina Leigh Pritchard
Moonlit Waltz by: Kathleen Collins
Mask of Shadows by: Linsey Miller 
A Dangerous Engagement by: Melanie Dickerson 
So I Married a Sorcerer by: Kerrelyn Sparks 
Cherished Mercy by: Tracie Peterson 
The Proving by :Beverly Lewis 



My kindle doesn't support these files!
Disney Manga Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by: Jun Asuka 
Disney Manga Descendants Rotten To The Core Trilogy V.2 by: Jason Muell 
Charmed: A Thousand Deaths by: Erica Schultz 

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Worst Witch

Title: The Worst Witch
Author: Jill Murphy
Rating:  4/5

Description:
Catch up on Mildred Hubble’s magical adventures at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches with these reissued editions featuring energetic new covers. Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches — and making a mess of it! She can’t ride her broomstick without crashing, she’s always getting her spells mixed up, and worst of all, the teacher’s pet, Ethel, has just become her sworn enemy.


My Sweet and Short Review:
Cute little story about a girl who is a witch and everywhere she goes disasters happen... but she also saves the day at the end! So the tv show on Netflix had to be based loosely on this book- the book is better but Netflix didn't ruin this classic at all... both are cute!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cat

Title: Cat (Wildflowers #4)
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating:  3/5

Description:
Cat has not yet shared in Dr. Marlowe's therapy group, but she has the darkest secret of all four girls and the most to lose by opening up.


My Sweet and Short Review:
This is Cathy story on why she is an Orphan with Parents and why she fits into the group of girls with similar problems as her own. Her mother shelters her from the world and make Cat even feel shameful about her body and the things she feels and her dad... well he is a big problem (which I won't tell ya in this) The girls act like what you would think girls would act talking to their psychologist and this is Cathy's day to tell the others why she is here. I gave it a 3 because I think I need a V.C. Andrews break- a lot of the ghostwriter's writing style and plots are the same now a days! So there ya go- first week is done YAY!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sing (Movie)

Title: Sing
Rating: 5/5

Description:
Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

My Short and Sweet Review:
I love this movie, I was jamming with the animals and also the stories about each character even tho their were animals so connected with real life too! Great movie for all ages!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Worst Witch (TV Show) ep.1

Title: The Worst Witch ep. 1
Channel: Netflix
Rating:  4/5

Description:
Mildred Hubble, a normal girl from a world outside of magic, finds herself at Miss Cackle's Academy for witches.

My Short and Sweet Review: The first episode was promising for the whole show and I love it so far! And I will continue watching this cute show!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Ruins of Gorlan

Title: The Ruins of Gorlan
Author: Jonathan Flanagan
Rating: 5/5

Description:
They have always scared him in the past — the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied....

My Short and Sweet Review:
This is the journey of a small boy of the name Will and his training to be a ranger. Who are people that can hide in the shadows, climb, shoot arrows, track and etc. They aren't the strongest physical but perhaps the bravest out there. I love this Series and I think everyone should check it out!

Still Love this Book!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 Reasons Why (book version)

Title: 13 Reasons Why (book version)
Author: Jay Asher
Rating: 4/5

Description:
You can’t stop the future. 
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. 
                
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential.
Find more resources at 13reasonswhy.info.

Find out how you can help someone in crisis at bethe1to.com.
(Found on Amazon!)

My Short Review: Alright, a lot of thoughts about this book, which the TV series did pretty much follow closely. This version of the book had a what if Hannah lived section... which in my opinion I didn't like. I know killing one self is horrible but what happened there is just as bad in the long run tho Clay and Hannah might even be able to hook up after... maybe. Tho if I was Hannah I probody would want a complete restart in life and sorts. The characters... Clay-Tony-Hannah I like the others can just shove it! And I guess that's it... well what I can sort out right now... deep book!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Goodnight, Wimpy Pikachu

Title: Goodnight, Wimpy Pikachu
Author: Brian Henry
reviewed for a friend!
Rating: 4/5

Description:
Wimpy Pikachu teaches us that wonderfully big things can come in small packages. A delightful tale of what you can do when you put your mind to it, protagonist Lyle has just arrived at the Illum Pokemon Center determined to embark on the journey of a lifetime. The ten year old boy is shy and just a little bit awkward, but deep down inside he knows he has what it takes.

And when Lyle encounters Wimpy Little Pikachu, sparks fly – literally. The fabled “Lazarus Log” is an unbreakable structure held up by stone pillars, and only those who are true of heart and destined for greatness can fracture it.

Will Lyle and little Pikachu break the mysterious Lazarus Log? Time will tell when you read Wimpy Little Pikachu.

https://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Wimpy-Pikachu-Unofficial-Pokemon/dp/1946525219

My Sweet & Short Review:
This story is so good, and will get any child to read it. Great story- don't judge a pokemon by its size because its what is inside that counts which is a great thing to tell children! Such an easy read too! Gave it a 4 because it was so short but everything else was great!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Heaven

Title: Heaven
Author: V.C. Andrews

Rating: ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–/5

Description:
Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest -- the scum of the hills.
Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face...despite a father meaner than ten vipers...despite her weary stepmother, who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little ones, Heaven clung to her pride and her hopes. Someday they'd get away and show the world that they were decent, fine and talented -- worthy of love and respect.


Then Heaven's stepmother ran off, and her wicked, greedy father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven and the children forever!

My Short and Sweet Review:
What a really depressing story, but that's an V.C. Andrews story at its best. At least it ended with a bit of hope for this Hill girl that is smart as a whip for her upbringing, I wonder about all the other books in this series and her family! And damn it I would be in the same boat as Heaven and never forgive her Pa for what he did (or not do) during the first book... WTF!

Friday, August 4, 2017

August Book Releases

Books I'm looking forward to reading that come out this month!

Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
August 8


The Hummingbird Heart by A.G. Howard
August 15

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
August 15

The Dolls by James Patterson
August 1

The Store by James Patterson
August 14

Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik
August 1

Serenity by Joss Whedon
August 8

Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson
August 15

Criminal Enchantment by Shanna Swendson
August 15

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Delia's Crossing

Title: Delia's Crossing
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating: 3/5
Reviewed for Netgalley

Description:

A young immigrant girl escapes Mexico for America. One of the most popular storytellers of all time, V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) layers psychological suspense with sheer terror in this provocative first book of the classic Delia Series.

A young immigrant comes to America to escape un sino cruel, a cruel fate…

After her parents are killed in a truck accident, Delia Yebarra’s life is turned upside down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up and embarks on a new life in America. Coming to her wealthy aunt Isabella’s huge estate in Palm Springs, California, should be a dream come true for a simple country girl like Delia….

Only to become un preso del destino, a prisoner of destiny.

Instead, her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia’s heritage, relegating her to servants’ quarters with a licentious language tutor intent on exploiting the pretty young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative, and resentful of Delia’s beauty. And just when Delia begins to embrace the life of a real American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiraling back to a Mexico she hardly recognizes, making her wonder if she will ever find a place to call home.

My Short and Sweet Review:
This isn't the first time reading this book, but it was just as good. but of course I know that all her books are pretty ummmmm taboo... So I was surprised that her cousin didn't do anything with her. The only problem I had with this book was that some, very little Spanish wasn't translated... I mean most was but at parts I was like huh? So I give it 3 stars for my lack of Spanish!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raven

Title: Raven
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating: 4/5

Description: ALL SHE WANTED WAS AN END TO BROKEN PROMISES....
Her Mama made it painfully clear that she wished Raven had never been born. But even after she was sent to live with her kindly aunt and domineering uncle, humiliating secrets lurked-- and threatened to dash forever Raven's dream of a true home...
My Short Review: A quick read, hated Jennifer and the Uncle... GRRRR!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Everything, Everything

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Rating:  5/5

Description:
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


My Short & Sweet Review:
OMG what a wonderful book, and perfect read! I loved it and read most of it within 2-3 days... :) character, story, plot- LOVED! And I wont get into it too much for the others who are reading it now... also I want to see the movie now!

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1, 2

Title: The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1, 2
Author: Kore Yamazaki
Rating: 4/5

Description: Enter the Magician's Apprentice

Her name is Chise Hatori, a penniless orphan troubled by visions. Sold as a slave to an inhuman mage, she is about to begin a strange new life, filled with magic, fairies, and other beings of a fantastical nature.

My Sweet & Short Review: So far a good story and characters are interesting!

Twinkle Stars v.1-2

Title: Twinkle Stars v.1-2
Author: Natsuki Takaya
Rating: 3/5
Description: In a small town in the countryside, close to the sea, a young high-school girl lived alone with her cousin.
When life seemed to her too painful and too sad, she contemplated the sky and was refreshed by looking at the stars.
But one night in spring, she met a boy who sealed her destiny. . . .
My Sweet Short Review: Not as good as Fruits Basket but an Oh k story I guess!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft

Title: A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft
Author: Deborah Blake
Reviewed for Netgalley
Out: 10.8.2017

Description:
Connect with your witchy self every day using small, easy, and fun practices. This book features quick and meaningful ways to integrate witchcraft into your daily life, inspiring you to take your magick to a new level whether you're a beginning or experienced practitioner.

Deborah Blake guides you on a journey through the Wheel of the Year, providing witchy wisdom, affirmations, spells, questions to ponder, and much more. From connecting with nature to connecting with deities, A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft explores a variety of modern Pagan practices to help you get more in touch with your personal path of witchcraft.

My Short and Sweet Review:
More Wiccan Info which is good to have if your into that sort of thing... not anymore but good source of information!

The Witching Hour

Title: The Witching Hour
Author: Silver RavenWolf
Reviewed for Netgalley
Out: 10.8.2017

Description:
The Witching Hour—that moment when every fiber of your beings says, "This is the time to do the magick, the ritual, the enchantment for what I need." It could be dawn, a misty twilight, or the deepest, darkest inky night. It's a time when all of your being urges you to get up, get moving, and get working! Confidence that you can easily step from the problem at hand to the success that you desire seething around you. And you know, to the depths of your soul, it is time for magick! The moment of your own power has matured!

This is a book of magic—formulas and techniques for working with herbal blends and powders, techniques for connecting to the ultimate oneness of universe, inspiration for deepening your magical work and seeing your intentions become real changes in the world.

My Short and Sweet Review: A quick look thru of the newest Wiccan Books is always a good time in my life, years ago I was really into this but times have changed... but that doesn't mean I won't stop checking them out. Nice Book!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Supermarket Sabbats

Title: Supermarket Sabbats
Author: Michael Furie

Reviewed for NG

Description: (found on the book's site!)

Celebrate the wheel of the year and the Wiccan sabbats with recipes, spells, and rituals prepared using items commonly found at the supermarket. This book features a complete year's worth of magical items and practices; all the needed ingredients are at your local store and just as effective as rarer ones.
Organized by season, Supermarket Sabbats focuses on seasonally relevant spells, recipes, and formulas as well as a full ritual for each of the eight sabbats. Michael Furie combines ancient knowledge and traditions with twenty-first-century methods, providing you with the best of both worlds. Discover prosperity magic cleansings, blessings and banishing of negativity, and more, that builds upon the energies of the sabbats.

My Short and Sweet Review: I was more into Wiccan when I was younger but this book was interesting because you could find ingredients in your very own supermarket in your neighber and not look like a goober getting them. Because when I was young I would get the looks... I live in a very christian town where Wiccan Shops don't survive so this was a really good book to look through and read and next time I'll be ready! This book is going to be out to pick up on Oct 8th so get your own copy!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Corliss

Title: Corliss
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating: 4/5

Reviewed for NG

Description: Book One of the Girls of Spindrift. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series, now Lifetime movies, here begins a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesn’t understand them.

Such is the burden of being brilliant.

Corliss is not like the other girls at her Los Angeles high school. Incredibly intelligent, shy, and a loner, she has difficultly in fitting in. What’s worse, a clique of girls is out to get her because she’s not down with their games.

On the night of a school party, her refusal to take drugs with the girls leads them to take matters into their own hands—spiking her drink. Quickly, Corliss’s entire life is turned upside down and no one—not even the handsome valedictorian who had agreed to go out with her—looks at her the same way. Just when she’s wondering if she’ll be able to return to her high school, someone mentions a new place: Spindrift. Could that be her way out?

Note: The four Girls of Spindrift e-novellas together form a prequel for Bittersweet Dreams—available now!

My Short Review: Good girl tries to get back at bad girls but things go wrong and she must leave her home to protect her family against these nasty girls! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

FrostBlood

Title: FrostBlood
Author: Elly Blake
Rating: 5/5

Description:
The frost king will burn.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.



My Short Review: Very good book, nice characters and story... will read the next one for sure! My Fav Line must be the last one! "When it comes to you," he whispered, "I like to be burned." - I squealed like a teenage girl! LOL!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wintersong

Title: Wintersong
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Rating:  5/5

Description:
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Kรคthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Kรคthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.



My Short Review: This story was just beautiful and no matter what I did the Goblin King was always David Bowie from Labyrinth! Which was wonderful too. The story moved and was just epic and character were great and I can't wait to read more. All I got to say is Dance Magic Dance!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wimpy Zombie's Minecraft Diary


Title:Wimpy Zombie's Minecraft Diary
Author: MC Steve
Rating: 5/5

Description:
The Entire Spooky Set

Meet Z, the young zombie who never quite fit into the monster crowd. In this series, Z grapples with adventure in these action packed books.

Accompanied by his friends - pigman Trevor, skeleton Bonnie and Human boy Steve, Z transitions from a wimpy, unassuming zombie to a bold hero with the problem solving skills to handle anything thrown his way.

From bullies, to mysterious new classmates, to battling his brother in writing contests, Z is ready for action or fun. Will Z turn out the like rest of his human hating village, or will he embrace human lifestyle?

Will he and his brother ever get along? When is the next party? Read the Diary of a Wimpy Zombie book set to find out!


My Short Review: Missing some books in this but so far LOVE these small books! And the stories about Z and his friends are really cute and good for children and maybe teens. I wish I was still a teen... but being an adult and a fan of minecraft with ADD... I can say these are good stories!

Book One Review:
This small book had a lot of charm to it, that made me smile. What if Zombies in Minecraft weren't bad and what if they could friend humans. Z and Steve will make the best of friends in the future I know it and that prank made in laugh. This book is a lot like Diary of a wimpy kid but I totally love it anyways since I'm a fan of Minecraft and played it for years and watched a bunch of youtubers play it over the years. So yup... good book, good job! Now off to read the story about Alex next! See ya!

Book Two Review:
Need to find it in the file!

Book Three Review:
A really cute christmas story about a band of friends... 'monsters' plus a human So many parties and cheer in this story. Thankz for letting me read this book and review it I know its a short review but all I can say is have a merry holiday time and read this story! Very nice!

Book Four Review:
Need to find it in the file!

Book Five Review:
Can't we all get along! This little story is about an accident that brings the human and villager's children to the monster school and they have to learn to co-exist in the school together. Things seem to get ugly but with some teamwork from Z and his friends they will find a way... well until the kids return to their own school.

Book Six Review:
Young Love, and the butterflies that follow... but is it real? Z meets Morgana who is a witch and they hit it off very quickly. And she offers to put a spell on him but can't take it off. Z doesn't know what to do or if he really likes her... he wants to be at least friends! Will it become more?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Movie Corner - Moana


Title: Moana
Rating: 5/5 stars

Description: From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

My Short Review: This is an awesome, epic story about a girl who loves her people and wants to help them but her destiny is so much more. OMG this movie is a masterpiece and worth the 20-30 bucks! Get it! I was crying, laughing, smiling, and singing thru this movie! And who doesn't love a silly sidekick! HEY HEY the chicken is a riot! This movie is a prize movie and Disney better keep it up. Moana is a sassy, independent princess who doesn't need a man and I love how Disney is steering away from that type of story. Thumbs up.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hunted


Title: Hunted
Author: Meagan Spooner
Rating: 5/5

Description: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

Goodreads

My Short Review: Not your normal Beauty and the Beast story. But Wow IDK where to start... I want more. Beauty is a badass, and beast nice! Nice story, characters, the story never stopped... glad I read this!