Top Ten Tuesday #81 – 2016 Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday #81 – 2016 Beach Reads

May 31, 2016 Features 0

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! This week’s topic is “Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical ~beach reads~, ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.” Obviously it’s a broad topic and… Read more »

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Review: The Cathedral of Cliffdale by Melissa Delport

Review: The Cathedral of Cliffdale by Melissa Delport

May 30, 2016 Reviews 2

The Cathedral of Cliffdale by is the first in a new paranormal series that reminds me a lot of Anne Bishop’s series The Others. In Delport’s , a Guardian is dead and for the first time in a millennium a replacement hasn’t come forward. Quinn Harden is the twin sister of the dead Guardian and feeling a responsibility to her niece and nephew, she leaves her post as a Guardian to raise them. But it’s never that simple. A Guardian cannot leave her post without repercussions and now her niece and nephew are gone. Quinn will stop at nothing to find them. Quinn… Read more »

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Series Blast: The Descendant Prophecies by Mary Ting

Series Blast: The Descendant Prophecies by Mary Ting

May 29, 2016 Features 0

From Titans (Book #4) by Mary Ting Everyone is searching for Mason. Zeus sent Hermes, and the Oracles have used their magic, with no success. A sparkle of hope arises when Eris, the goddess of Chaos, sends an invitation to her wedding engagement party. She’s holding Mason hostage, and Skylar and her friends only need permission to enter Eris’s world to rescue him. At the party, Eris gives them one condition: In exchange for Mason, they must travel to the Land of Reverse and bring back the bottle of gold water King Midas used to wash himself free of his… Read more »

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Sunday Post #79 – May ’16 in Review

Sunday Post #79 – May ’16 in Review

May 29, 2016 Features 16

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme Only 31 days until we move!!! You guys are probably getting tired of my countdown by now (I know I am!), but we are just so excited to be heading back home. We will be within 15 minutes of most of our family. How… Read more »

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Weekend Reads #71 – Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

Weekend Reads #71 – Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

May 28, 2016 Reviews 0

Ashen Winter by was such an amazing read! It was the group read for the Dystopian Reading challenge and I’m so glad it was. In April we read the first book of the series and I had every intention of continuing whether they picked it or not. For fans of dystopians or post-apocalyptic novels, you NEED this series on your TBR list. It should be your next read 😉 I’m pretty sure I didn’t breathe at all during ‘s Ashen Winter, the second book in the series. Like Ashfall, this book moves at a break neck speed with one bad thing happening after another. It’s been almost… Read more »

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#HW2016 Review: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart

#HW2016 Review: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart

May 27, 2016 Reviews 0

I really wanted to like this one BUT it didn’t happen!!!! Nirvana by was not at all what I expected it to be. I struggled to connect with the characters, understand the plot and fall into the dystopian world the author created. At first I thought it was just me. There are some really good reviews on Goodreads from some of my own friends. I realized 40% in that I was reading an old, unedited draft. I had the nice, new shiny copy on my kindle so I restarted it…..it still failed 🙁 Larissa Kenders (Kenders from here on out because that’s what she… Read more »

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Review: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Review: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

May 26, 2016 Reviews 1

The Crown’s Game by is my favorite read of 2016 thus far!!! It has everything I could ever want in one book. Russian setting, myth, a little folklore, some romance and magic….are you convinced yet? When I first came across this book over six months ago, I was intrigued. Needless to say, the book has lived up to its hype! Vika Andreyeva is a determined leading lady. At sixteen, she’s trained her whole life to be one thing: the Imperial Enchanter. But quickly things spiral out of her control. There can only be one enchanter alive at any given time and… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday #53 – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Waiting on Wednesday #53 – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

May 25, 2016 Features 10

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. I’m a sucker for high fantasy novels. I love disappearing into a new world. So this week’s pick should come as no surprise. I’m anxiously waiting on Three Dark Crowns by . I’ve never read her work but I’ve heard amazing things about her. The blurb for her newest book has me intrigued and I cannot wait to read it! What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday? Reading this book contributed to these challenges:Blog Ahead Mini-Challenge 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday #80 – With Time I Feel…

Top Ten Tuesday #80 – With Time I Feel…

May 24, 2016 Features 10

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! This week’s topic is “Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed.” There are many books I could add to my list this week. Some I’m embarrassed to say that I ever read and enjoyed. Others I hated the first time I read and now love. Below… Read more »

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Review: Admiral by Sean Danker

Review: Admiral by Sean Danker

May 23, 2016 Reviews 2

I really, really wanted to love Admiral by . I was psyched to read it! I love a good sci-fi thriller and this promised to be just that. Seriously, did you read that blurb?! I was expecting awesomeness. Instead I got a story that while it was good, even could be considered on-the-edge-of-your-seat good, it was also boring. There was a ton of build-up and mystery and then it just ended in this massive info-dump. So yeah….disappointed! The main character (MC from here out as he never gives a name for himself) has a ton of secrets and as the story is told from… Read more »

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