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!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Rebel of the Sands (Sneak Peak)

Title: Rebel of the Sands
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Rating: 4/5
Sample reviewed for NG

Description: She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there's nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted she'd fall in love with him...or that he'd help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.


My review: The sample was too short but i liked what I read. The main character and story was interesting... and as soon as the library lets me borrow it... i will! And I did grab it and read the full copy of the book which shined like a diamond! I loved the book! The book has a rating of 5/5 in its fullest!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Currently Reading!

Right now I'm currently reading:

My Lady Jane: by
Hunted: by

Wires and Nerves: Marissa Meyer (art by: Doug Holgate)

this is just a quick update on stuff :)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jan-March/April Fails NG

Jan, Feb, March and Some April Fails NG: The Listed books below I didn't finish because I either lost interest or didn't like them to finish them!


Martians Abroad
Carrie Vaughn


 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

If Im Found


Title: If I'm Found
Author: Terri Blackstock
Rating: 3/5

Reviewed the ARC

Description:
Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn’t come easily.

Rest can be found at Goodreads

My Short Review: Alright the story and characters were great but I had trouble reading this one thru to the end. Besides being plagued with the flu all this month- which sucks by itself... and knowing this book is a Christian Fiction book, there was too much preaching for me at the end or should I say around chapter 47 or so. I'm not religious myself and found this book a bit more uncomfortable then the first book in this series... which I'm sorry but it turned me off of this book but I do want to find out if they get these dirty bastards or not in the end!

Monday, March 20, 2017

If I Run


Title: If I Run
Author: Terri Blackstock
Rating:  4/5

Description:
Casey knows the truth.

But it won’t set her free.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up. Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices. The girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.

From Goodreads.

My Short Review: Never reading her books before I think I found a new author to explore. Her reglious parts in the book isn't over powered and also characters are quite real. People you can find in the real world and no real sense of bible thumping at me saying you must believe in god too. Casey's story is quite scary in my eyes to be hunted for a crime you didn't do and also the people hunting you are suppose to be there to protect you. *shivers* Oh boy back to the book I go, so the story moved and I was never bored about it... just enough action- just enough mystery that kept me going even with this ADD mind here. At the moment reading the second book given to me by a lovely person. Thank you for that and the ARC will be reviewed as soon as I finish it... Getting sick didn't help- so I promise I will finish it! So I will leave ya with that and get back to the book!!! See ya!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Failed Reads

The books below I either totally forgot to read them in time or I lost interest in them... or even worse didn't notice they were in a series and I can't get the series in time to read it!


At Close Range
Laura Griffin

Shannon Mayer

Melanie Dickerson 

Wolf Hunt
Paige Tyler

A Crown of Wishes
Roshani Chokshi


Penny Richards 

If Not for You
Debbie Macomber

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Blood Red Rebellion

Title: Blood Red Rebellion
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Rating: 3/5
Netgalley Review

Description:
The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noรฉmi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gรกbor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.


My Short Review:
This book made it really hard to like it and to get thru the story. I don't know how I feel about it I like a few concepts like the demons but that wasn't really part of the story too much and Hunger... he was pretty cool but everything else was just blah... hopefully the next one isn't as bad because of that ending I need to know!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tales of the Peculiar



Title: Tales of the Peculiar
Author: Ransom Riggs
Rating:  4/5

Description:
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. 

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.




My Reviews: 

The Splendid Cannibals:

The Fork-Tongued Princess: Princess has a secret- that only her maid knows until the prince she was suppose to marry calls her a monster. Then her father finds out and puts her in prison and then she escapes with her maid to find a prince as unique as her. She finds one but he is in prison too. He is a snail boy and when he sees her still calls her a monster. She ends up on enemy's lands and finds a prince there that doesn't marry her but gives her power in the army (i believe). They end up throwing her father in prison at the end. She wants her father to still love her but he calls her a traitor and a monster. She helps break him out and outcasts him into the world.

The First Ymbryne:

The Woman Who Befriended Ghosts: Didn't Read. I have a past with stuff like this so I kind of steer clear of this!

Cocobolo: Didn't Read, Got bored of this one.

The Pigeons of Saint Paul's: Pigeons don't like humans but like our food. So they stay away but not to far away. Then a guy comes to them talking about a religious building that he wants to build since the pigeons love to start the building on fire. A building where the top would be for the pigeons and the bottom would be for the humans- they say yes. This story was oh k.

The Girl Who Could Tame Nightmares: The Girl wanted to be a doctor like her pa, but in this time girls were suppose to like knitting and home stuff. So she studied behind their backs til her little brother complained about nightmares... so trying to help her brother she found a thread in his ear and she yanked it out. Nightmares were gone... so people heard and one night she pulled a thread out of a guy who tricked her. He is a crazy murder... when she finds out she tries to stop him... ends up saving a bunch of kids before hurting herself and ending up with nightmares herself which she doesn't take out. I guess she sees this as a punishment for what she did? Yup.

The Locust: This story is about the 'love' of a son and father in which the son's birth kills the mother and the father sort of blames the son for it and grows to not love his son til he finds out he was wrong.

The Boy Who Could Hold Back The Sea: Guy can control the current to bring in fish to eat and people use him to their games and force him. He runs until he finds a girl who can control the wind!

The Tale of Cuthbert: Cuthbert was a kind giant who loved the animals and made friends with them and protected them until a witch came and put a spell on the poor guy because of one guy the giant killed when he was protecting the animals. This spell turned him into stone but he didn't want to be alone so he called out to his friends and they ended up staying with him... sleeping in his mouth and around his body to keep him company til his heart stopped beating.  Friendship is the strongest thing for loneliness. What a story!

Its in His Kiss


Title: It's in His Kiss
Author: Julia Quinn

Rating: 5/5

Description:
IF IT'S IN HIS HEART ... IT'S IN HIS KISS

MEET OUR HERO...

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past... and the key to his future. The problem is—it's written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.

MEET OUR HEROINE ...

All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She's fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there's something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won't quite let go...

MEET POOR MR. MOZART...

Or don't. But rest assured, he's spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth's every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other ... and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.


My Short Review:  Loved this story... love this family. Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas and Karen Rannrey are my fav historical romance authors! I don't know what to say but to read this lovely story!

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Healer's Apprentice


Title: The Healer's Apprentice
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Rating:  /5

Description: In author Melanie Dickenson’s new book, a young healer’s apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry ... until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want—kind, understanding, and a man of faith—but her low station and the fact he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose’s life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.

My Review: Coming Soon!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Update!

Currently Reading:
Red Rising by: Pierce Brown
Fifty Shades of Grey by: E.L. James
Red Ruby: Kerstin Gier

Finished Reading:
Midnight Angel by: Lisa Kleypas
Where's my Hero (only Lisa Kleypas' story)
White Christmas by: Rebecca York

Reviews will be coming shortly! Kind of Behind!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Some other books!

Some other books that i tried to read last year but having ADD doesn't help the matters! Try reading more then 3 books at a time... 2017 will be different!