Monday, July 23, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: Twinepathy

31195591Twinepathy (IDIA #1)

Twinepathy
(twin-eh-pa-thy)
n. a telepathic connection between twins, both figuratively and literallyAlbany York has a secret.

Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have spent years successfully hiding their telepathic connection. But when a girl falls unconscious at their doorstep, the girls learn that they might not be the only people in the world with extraordinary powers and that a memory thief is on the loose. As the twins try to help the girl find her memories, they discover that the superhero world might be bigger—and more dangerous—than they ever imagined.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Entertainer Book Tag

I was tagged by Bibi @ Bibi’s Book Blog for this tag last month, but have been so busy I’m just now getting to it! (Thank you for tagging me!)

QUESTIONS FROM SARA

 

1.Do you have any hobbies aside from reading?

Hmm, I do like nature photography and baking, but don’t get to do either often.

 

2. What’s the last book you added to your TBR? 

Court of Shadows (Forbidden Magic #1)

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3. What book are you most proud of finishing?

Truthfully? The Bible, since it’s both super long, and the most important book I will ever read.

 

4. What’s been your biggest struggle with blogging?

Posting schedules. From the time I started in April 2016 until a few months ago, I was taking parts in loads of blog tours, so I always had plenty to post. I struggle to read 400-600 page books fast, and it’s harder when I’m busy, so I’m often slow getting reviews posted. I quit all blog tours for about a month, but since I’ve found some of my favorite books thanks to blog tours, I’ve decided to do a few, I’m just trying to be more picky and only pick ones that I’m sure I would enjoy, (or at least as sure as I can be before I read the book).

 

5. What made you decide to start blogging?

I’ve love reading since I started reading in forth grade (age 10). As a teen, I heard about blogs and blogging, but didn’t know that book blogging was a thing until after I went to college for a few years. In the last few years, I’ve read more than ever, and started really reading review, and decided that since I read so much, that I should review as well, as a way to give back to the reading community and to help authors/publishers.

 

6. What’s your favorite social media platform and why?

Facebook and Instagram, though I want to get better with Twitter. I’ve been using Facebook for years as a way to keep in contact with friends and family that I don’t get to see because we live far away. I’ve also had Twitter for years, but never figured it out, and only just started learning how it works. Instagram (bookstagram) is my favorite as I love the beautiful photos, but then again, I struggle to make pretty pictures. I find I have a few that I love and am super proud of, but I don’t have the natural gift, so most of mine are average…At least in my mind (but from experience, that seems common among artists)

If you want to do this tag, and haven’t been tagged yet, I tag you!

Friday, July 20, 2018

First Line Friday: July 20, 2018

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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“Our dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley”

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Audio Tour: The Culling

Author: Ramona Finn

Narrator: Stacey Glemboski

Length: 8 hours 39 minutes

Publisher: Relay Publishing

Released: Mar. 21, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction

In a solar system where The Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own executioners can stop them.

Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint—a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans that threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive or sick. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt.

Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust—and time is running out.

Ramona Finn writes about courageous characters who fight to live in broken, dystopian worlds. She believes a person’s true characters is often revealed in times of crisis, and there is no greater crisis than the worlds that she drops her characters into!

She grew up sitting cross-legged on her town’s library floor–completely engrossed in science fiction books. It was always the futuristic world or the universe-on-the-brink-of-extinction plotlines that drew her in, but it was the brave characters who chose to fight back that kept her turning the pages.

Her books create deep, intricate worlds with bold characters determined to fight for their survival in their dystopian worlds–with a little help from their friends. And, of course, romance is never out of the question ;).

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Narrator Bio

Stacey is an accomplished audiobook narrator and voice actor who has recorded books for many best-selling authors. Many of her favorite books have been for kids and teens, but all genres of narration appeal to her. For Stacey, narration is about having fun breathing life into characters and getting as lost as possible in the story she’s telling. Outside the studio, Stacey is an avid tennis player and fitness enthusiast. She enjoys dog walks, paddle boarding, and most any outdoor activities.

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Okay, so after reading other YA Dystopians, I’m admit, yes so maybe it’s following the same format, yet I’m still drawn to this genre over and over, and each time, I end up enjoying the story, each told in a slightly different way. I loved Glade Io‘s character, and yes, I recommend other YA Dystopia fans pick up this series, why?

Because I love Ramona Finn‘s writing, and her characters are strong, independent, and oh so lovable (in a kick-ass kind of way!). The only problem I had with this book was that the descriptions are somewhat wordy, and repetitive in places, but this seems to be the norm for YA, and was something I quickly got used to and was easily overlooked.

I do think I enjoyed this one even more as an audiobook, as I read it when it was first published, and found it took me a while to finish, where as I flew through the audiobook and I loved listening to Stacey Glemboski’s interpenetration of Glade!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ramona Finn. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Jul. 15th:

Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews

T’s Stuff

In Pattis Imagination

Jul. 16th:

Buried Under Books

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Jul. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Jul. 18th:

Book Addict

Jul. 19th:

Adventures Thru Wonderland

Jul. 20th:

Lomeraniel

Bound 4 Escape

Jul. 21st:

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Smada’s Book Smack

Sefina Hawke’s Books

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What Are You Reading Wednesday? : July 18, 2018

What Are You Reading Wednesday was created by RhiannaMarissa, and Kendall. The idea is to create a space for book lovers to share, discuss, and recommend the books they are currently reading and loving. All you have to do is answer the questions about your current read and then head over to one of the host’s sites to link up your post! Have fun and don’t forget to check out everyone’s posts as well!


MY CURRENT READ

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Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

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Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

 

1. Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content?

Content, I’m a big fan of classic fairy-tales, (especially those of Hans Christian Andersen and The Brother’s Grimm), and am also a fan to retellings.

2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

Hmm…I like Evie and Annamette, but I think I prefer Nik and Iker.

3. Will you finish this one?

Yes, but I’m not as impressed as I had hoped. I might still be surprised, but I’m thinking it will likely be a 3 star read…

4. This book reminds me of…

Hmm…For some reason Evie reminds me of Arsinoe, and maybe a little of Katharine from Three Dark Crowns.

5. What type of read is this one? (Slow but interesting, cannot put it down…)

Slow, but interesting. While it doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor, and so far it doesn’t have any major twists or surprises, it’s a fun read, and I’m interested to see what happens.