Review: Arcana by Jessica Leake

Review: Arcana by Jessica Leake

November 14, 2014 Reviews 1

Arcana is the debut novel of author  and is set in early 1900s London. Eighteen year old Katherine Sinclair is sent by her father to live with her grandmother in London for her debut and she can think of no worse punishment. You see, her mother was not human but Sylvani, making Katherine half-Sylvani. The Sylvani are a magical race (think fairies), and so Katherine inherited some of her mother’s magical abilities. After using them to save her brother from a near fatal accident and being caught, her father decides it is time for her entrance into society. To ease her… Read more »

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Children’s Corner #10 – Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Children’s Corner #10 – Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

November 13, 2014 Children's Corner, Reviews 0

Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds is a highly entertaining read for all ages. A young sea monster comes to terrorize New York City. Angry and destructive the monster doesn’t take into account the people that are in the way or the mother/father figure telling him what a bad monster he is being. All the while he is only looking for his teddy bear…. This book was a great find at our local library. My son, who is three, loves every word of this fun tale and begs “Read it again!” as soon as we are finished. What I think makes… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday #16 – What About…?

Top Ten Tuesday #16 – What About…?

November 11, 2014 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! It’s Tuesday which means another list 😀 This week’s topic is “Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book (minor or just maybe a semi main character you wish a book was from their POV).” I could literally go on for days about characters I want to learn more about!… Read more »

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Sunday (on a Monday) Post #7 – New Friends

Sunday (on a Monday) Post #7 – New Friends

November 10, 2014 Features 3

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 This last week was nuts and super busy!!! I’ve been in cleaning mode around the house, trying to get it as clean as possible before I drag out Christmas decorations. (Yes, I am the crazy person who puts up her tree in mid-November and leaves… Read more »

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Saturday Shorts #18 – Christmas in Snow Village Blog Tour

Saturday Shorts #18 – Christmas in Snow Village Blog Tour

November 8, 2014 Features, Reviews 2

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week 😀 Today I am so excited to be participating in the blog tour for Christmas in Snow Valley, a bundle of 6 short, clean romances set in the little town of Snow Valley, Missouri. What I really liked about them is that each story is roughly 100 pages and takes only a couple of hours to read, but in those couple of hours you get a chance to know and love the characters. Each story has a Christian theme and is centered around the Christmas holiday. If you are… Read more »

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What’s Next? #1 – BLACK ICE MELT

What’s Next? #1 – BLACK ICE MELT

November 6, 2014 Features 0

What’s Next is a weekly feature hosted by IceyBooks to help us a bloggers decide what to read next. Every Thursday, post three-five books you want/need to read but can’t decide which to read first. Good Morning Readers!! Today I thought I’d join IceyBooks and let you choose my next read 😀 I really am having a hard time picking it out. My review TBR has grown to a large amount but so has my want/need to read pile 😉 Here are two need to reads and one want to read. Which should I read first? Based on true events, MELT is… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday #4 – Addiction by Angela McPherson

Waiting on Wednesday #4 – Addiction by Angela McPherson

November 5, 2014 Features 4

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. This week I’m dying to get my hands on Addiction by Angela McPherson, book two in the new series Distraction. I read Distraction back in August and fell in love with the two main characters Tristan and Elle. They were real and very relatable. I felt like I knew them in real life by the end of the book! And while it didn’t end with a cliff-hanger per say it did leave me wanting more and more of their story. It… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday #15 – My To Re-Read Pile

Top Ten Tuesday #15 – My To Re-Read Pile

November 4, 2014 Features 2

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! It’s Tuesday which means I get to make a list…not that I don’t like that or anything 😉 Today’s topic is “Top Ten Books I Want To Reread (or if you don’t reread…would reread in an ideal world)” which made me slightly giddy. I’m a re-reader. In fact, a majority of what… Read more »

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The Hunt for Snow by S.E. Babin – Blog Tour, Meet the Author, & More!

November 2, 2014 Features, Interviews, Reviews 2

Excerpt I’d never fought a troll before—never had to, actually. What I did know about them was minimal. Magic wasn’t all that effective on them. Neither was fire or lightning. Ice slowed them down a little bit, but ice melted. Brute force was going to be necessary. We had about two hundred villagers on our side—almost every single one inexperienced. Five trolls could decimate a village and every single person in it. “All right, everyone grab something you can defend yourself with. Anything. Chairs, paintings, knives, someone you hate. Kidding. If they’re able to get in here, it wouldn’t necessary… Read more »

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Dystopian Giveaway Hop – The Legacy by Melissa Delport

Dystopian Giveaway Hop – The Legacy by Melissa Delport

November 1, 2014 Features 14

    It should come as no shock to any of you that I love dystopian fiction! So when I saw this giveaway hop hosted by My Shelf Confessions and  I Am a Reader, Not a Writer I signed up. What better way to start the month of Thanksgiving than by offering up for grabs a copy of one of my favorite dystopians?! Back in June of this year I received an email from the publisher of this book asking if I would be willing to review it as a part of a blog tour. Being new to the blogosphere and just… Read more »

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