Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review: The Gift

The Gift The Gift by Bryan M. Litfin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars






Cover: Pretty
Rating Up 4 precious stars
Overall: An exciting read
Characters: Well written
Plot: After their exile, will Ana and Teo be able to keep faith in Deu through dangers and temptations?
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend Yes
Favorite Character: Either Teo or Marco



Continue where the first book left off in this exciting Christian fantasy story. Follow Anastasia and Captain Teofil into dangers and perils of the unknown. I really enjoyed this book, and can say for me it was the best one. The others were great, but this was my favorite.

This book continues the story of Ana and Teofil's quest to bring Deu to the people of Chiveis. They have fled their beloved home, on penalty of death if they dare to return. They must find a way to survive in the strange lands of the Beyond, meeting both friend and foe along the way. Their faith is tested, and both are tempted as they face death, torture, romance, and tough choices. What will they gain, and how much will they sacrifice?

The book surges through a wide range of emotions. Fear, worry, and longing tempered with plenty of hope, romance, and compassion. It is an epic story perfect for fans of Christian tales of hope and faith melded perfectly in a medieval fantasy tale.


Description/Synopsis 
Hundreds of years in the future, war and disease have destroyed civilization as we know it. Modern technology has vanished and history is largely forgotten. A struggling society of survivors has just begun to rebuild, creating kingdoms of a feudal order.

Exiled from their beloved home of Chiveis, Teo and Ana journey into foreign lands in search of the second half of Deu's sacred writings. But finding an ancient manuscript is far from easy, especially when the pair is tempted, tried, and separated along the way.

On a quest fraught with unforeseen perils, murderous villains, and the prejudices of elite societies, the bond between Teo and Ana is put to the ultimate test. Though the New Testament might be found in distant Roma, will the price of its discovery be too high to pay?



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Monday, May 30, 2016

May's Book Haul

So this months book haul are all ebooks, and most were ARCs but I though I would share a list of my current...conquests! XD

The Whispering of Trees
C.Y. Bourgeois
 Pub Date















 Risuko
David Kudler
Jun 15 2016












Strange History
Bathroom Readers' Institute
Jun 14 2016












 Cole's Perfect Puppy (Read, Review posted)
Frances M. Crossno
  Mar 3 2016












The Day the Mustache Came Back (Read, Review scheduled)
Alan Katz
Jul 5 2016












Carter and the Curious Maze
Philippa Dowding
Aug 6 2016











Almost a Full Moon
Hawksley Workman
Sep 6 2016












King Garnet Stories (Read, Review posted)
Marianne Parry
May 9 2016











Cimarron Girl
Mike Blanc
May 1 2016











Armstrong
Torben Kuhlmann
Sep 1 2016











Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Castaways
David McDonald
Jul 12 2016











Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants (Tales of Asgard Trilogy) (Currently Reading)
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Mar 22 2016











Everywhere and All Around (Read, Review Posted)
Pimm van Hest
Jun 14 2016











The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids (Currently Reading!)
Michael McClung
Jun 14 2016











Winter Sky   by Chris Stewart 














Vulture in a Cage: Poems by Solomon Ibn Gabirol














Everything Under the Moon: A Novel   by Jeff Johnson  















MJ-12: Inception: A MAJESTIC-12 Thriller   by Michael J Martinez  
 Hello Again by
The Quest for Hope (Invisible Battles, #1) by
The Path Of Destiny (The Cremelino Prophecy #1) by
Black Bead: Book One of the Black Bead Chronicles
 
 The Devil in Canaan Parish by

So this is a list of my current TBR books, plus a few on hold at the library XD Have suggestions, or want to know more about a book listed? Feel free to leave a comment ^^

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Things Just Got Complicated!


Cover: Beautiful
Rating: 4 shining stars
Overall: Intriguing
Characters: Secretive but hot!
Plot: When strange things start happening to Rayla she realizes her life it just starting to get complicated!
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? YES!
Recommend: Yes
Crush? Zack XD

Description/Synopsis Rayla Tate dreams of escaping her ordinary world for a bright future in the art world. Throw in an overbearing aunt who is keeping major secrets, a disgruntled best friend tagging along to college, and a bunch of fae warriors waiting in the wings to claim her the minute she leaves her sleepy little town, and Rayla's dreams are about to shatter.
She soon discovers she is a coveted Elemental with power she never knew she possessed--a power that could change the world. Everywhere she turns another man tries to woo her. The weird part is she's drawn to each one of them. Who are these strange men, and what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using any means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.


Review
Loved it! Granted I was skeptical at the start, and didn't care for the first few chapters, but once things started moving I quickly fell in love with this book! I don't often read romance, and would have never imagined I would like this book so much, but it didn't take long and I was hooked!

Review: The Memory of Lost Dreams

The Memory of Lost Dreams The Memory of Lost Dreams by Davon M. Custis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a free ebook copy from the author for an honest review. Thank you Davon M. Custis for the chance to read and review!

Cover: Fitting
Rating: 3 solid stars
Overall: I had mixed feelings throughout
Characters: Intuiting
Plot: An interesting take, and a solid plot
Page Turner: In parts
Series Cont.? Maybe
Recommend: Maybe

So why not make it better? If we want to see goodness in our lives, we should make it happen. If I can bring just a little help to someone's life, even for a moment, it's better than doing nothing at all.

Pros:
There was a lot going for this book. I enjoyed seeing the world, both the real world, and REQUIEM through the main character's eyes. Although Malik wasn't my favorite character, he did seem to grow more aware of things after a while. I enjoyed seeing how the history, and current events were explained. My favorite characters were a tie between Jean-Pierre and Zara. I loved how detailed Jean-Pierre's character was, I could picturing him as he spoke to Malik, and Zara was the mysterious yet complex character, which fit both perfectly. I also loved the small detail about the librarian mentioned later on. The ending was a great read, and for that I gave it three stars.

Cons:
I'll admit, the first half was hard to read. It needs a good editor, but since the author is putting in an effort to learn and better his work, as well as the fact that I agreed to read it for a review, I pushed through. The second half is much better on this point, but anyways. If the whole book had been this way I would have been forced to give a two star rating. If it was edited, and cleaned up, as well as a little less wordy on some of the descriptions in the beginning it could have earns a 4 star rating, but it's not there yet. I also felt that in a way Malik was almost...overlooked? Sure he gets better as the story goes on, but for most of the story he is just a victim of circumstance, not making choices, but allowing others to make the hard choices for him. Jean-Pierre and Zara make up for this later, but the beginning seems rushed, and here we end up following a character we know very little about. I feel that more of his personality and character could have been shown throughout, not all at once, but little pieces here and there.

All in all, it was an interesting book, and got better as it went. I am glad I was able to get through it, I really did end up enjoying it, and am glad I had the chance to read and review it~

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

ARC Review: Cole's Perfect Puppy

Cole's Perfect Puppy Cole's Perfect Puppy by Frances M. Crossno
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this from NetGalley for an honest review.




Cover: Cute
Rating: 4 stars
Overall: A great books about responsibility
Characters: Interesting
Plot: It's almost Christmas and Cole's only wish is a puppy, but will he get his Christmas wish?
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Yes


I really enjoyed this read. This is a short chapter book for children starting at around seven. It's short, but had a good story, and teaches responsibility and what it means to be a friend. It does have a strong Christian theme, but isn't a Bible story. This story had humor, drama, and surprises!

Description/Synopsis
Cole's Perfect Puppy is a Christian novel intended for young readers who love animals, especially dogs. The story revolves around Cole, his younger brother Caleb, and their new-found friend Rachel who teaches the brothers about friendship, sacrifice, and God’s perfect love.

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Samantha's Winter Party

Samantha's Winter Party Samantha's Winter Party by Valerie Tripp
My rating: 3 of 5 stars





Cover: Pretty
Rating: 3 stars
Overall: Short and Sweet
Characters: Believable
Plot: How to be a good friend
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Yes



It was short, but I enjoyed seeing how the friends would solved their problems, and were able to enjoy their time together. Filled with the Spirit of Christmas join Samantha and friends in this touching tale. I enjoyed the story, and also liked the short history and craft listed afterward.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Wow! Another Epic Adventure?



Title: The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2)

Author: Robert Jordan
Rating: ★★★★  4-Stars 
Published:  October 15th 1991
Pages: 705 pages


The second book in the Wheel of Time. Just as well written as the first, meet friends new and old as you follow the main characters. They split and go their own ways, some willingly, others not so much. Witness magic, betrayal, and even a miracle as you follow along, or get dragged through this amazing story.

“Women often seemed to leave things unsaid, and in his limited experience it was what they did not say that proved the most trouble.” 
 ― Robert Jordan, The Great Hunt

Will Nynaeve be accepted for training? Who will be Wisdom for Emond's Field? What will happen to Rand, Perrin, and Matt? Who will blow the horn? Who will they meet along the way? These and many more questions will keep you turning the pages long into the night.


“Always something new, always something I didn't expect, and sometimes it isn't horrible.”
― Robert Jordan,
The Great Hunt

ARC Review: Who is King Garnet?

King Garnet Stories King Garnet Stories by Marianne Parry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars




I received this from NetGalley for an honest review.

Cover: Funny and Whimsical
Rating: Children's (Grade-school age)
Scoring?: 3 stars
Overall: It was funny, and each story had a lesson
Characters: Funny and comical
Plot: Follow King Garnet through three different adventures
Page Turner: Maybe
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Maybe

I picked this book mostly because of the cover. It was funny, and whimsical. I wasn't disappointed, it was funny, and I enjoyed the stories. I had expected more picture, but enjoyed the few there were. I liked the stories, but the second one bothered me a little.

The first story was about the king himself. King Garnet wakes up to find his legs had grown in the night! The kingdom tries to find out how to help their dear king, as he soon outgrows, not only his bed, but his castle!

The second it about Queen Amanda, who had become rather bossy. In order to get her to go back to being her old, sweet self, the king decided to play a trick on her! 

The third is about a knight from a near-by kingdom. He had been sent to bring a letter announcing to King Garnet that his good friend King Grundle wishes to visit. The knight, thinking that his life had become mundane, decided to stir up trouble between the two kingdoms, resulting in a battle!


My biggest miff about the three stories is that in the second, the king lies to the queen. It starts out at harmless fun, but how much is too much? If he had explained himself afterward, or talked to her, letting her know what was bothering him, I wouldn't mind. I did mind that he lied, and everyone but the wife knows in the end.

I enjoyed the book over all, and other than that one point, would recommend this to children who are starting to read short chapter books. It would be a great book to read out-loud, and can also be used as a learning tool.

<b>Description/Synopsis</B>
King Garnet Stories is a collection of 3 tales about the well-loved and happy King Garnet, as well as his wife Queen Amanda and their friend King Grundle.

King Garnet loves everyone in his kingdom and everyone in his kingdom loves him, One morning, he awakes to find his legs have grown in the night, so that his feet hang over the bed. At first, he is pleased to show off his new height but, as the days pass, his legs grow so fast that they reach the bedroom door – and even go half way down the grand staircase!

Someone is calling a spell on him, but who can it be? King Garnet is so loved that surely no one would want to cause him harm... And more importantly, will his legs every shrink back to normal?

Bored of hearing the story of his ever growing legs, Queen Amanda decides to put a stop to his yabbering. She makes a desperate bid to stop him from talking and magically he stops speaking all together!

Last, but not least, we follow the story of King Grundle, King Garnet’s oldest and most loyal friend. After a misunderstanding between the two kings, they decide to engage their bored soldiers in a mock battle. The people enjoy it so much that they decide to make it an annual event to unite the two kingdoms.

Full of magic and adventure, King Garnet Stories is a fun and exciting collection of short stories for children aged 5 - 7 years old.



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A Tale of Bears and Men? Review: Everflame (#1)

Everflame Everflame by Dylan Lee Peters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars





Cover: Eye catching
Rating: NC-17 for the violence and gore (maybe alright for 15-16 year olds, but not for younger ages)
Scoring?: 4 stars
Overall: It started slow, but I couldn't put it down after the first half!
Characters: Interesting and Intense!
Plot: The ancient powers of Good and Evil are returning once more, who will win?
Page Turner: I'd say so
Series Cont.? Yes, absolutely.
Recommend: Yes.

Wow! Although it started out slow, I'm glad I pushed through! It ended on a great note, and I can't wait to read the next one! Join Evercloud and his friends on an adventure to bring Bears and Humans together in harmony, but all of creation hangs in the balance! Can they defeat the Evil that has cause such destruction? And what will the journey cost them? Perhaps too much, but you will have to read it for yourself to find out!

I warn, there is one part with strong, disturbing gore, and other scenes where characters die. Peters' doesn't shy away from showing blood and suffering, and although I expected death, I wasn't expecting it, so just a heads up!

Don't let that stop you though, its only a short scene, and the story only gets better from there! I loved this book, and if it wasn't for the slow start, it would definitely be one of my top favorites! I still have high hopes for the other three, and look forward to reading them! ^^

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sometimes Tomorrow Is Too Late... Review: The Book Thief

Title: The Book Thief
Author:  
Rating: ★★★★★ 5-Stars
Published: March 14th 2006 

Read: January, 2012
Pages: 552 pages


I really loved this book. I quickly came to like Liesel as she guided my though her life. And then enjoyed her relationship with Max once she finds out about him. I had heard about this book before, and then saw a picture of fan-art that had been featured in a local magazine where I lived, and wanted to give it a try. I am so glad it did, once I got into it, I couldn't put it down!
 

The only thing I was really upset with is how Liesel's and Rudy's tales end, and that she had reacted differently earlier in their story, though in a bitter-sweet way I can appreciate how it all ended up, and it was a heart-breaking and beautiful tale.

When Seeking the Truth, Sometimes You Have To Face the Darkness! Review: Hangman's Curse (Veritas Project #1)

Title: Hangman's Curse (Veritas Project #1)
Author:  Frank E. Peretti
Rating: ★★★★  4-Stars 
Published:   November 1st 2003
Pages: 293 pages


  I had been meaning to read this books for a while. It starts out a little confusing, but quickly clears things up and gets into the main plot.

The characters seem to grow as the story moves, and your opinion change constantly as unexpected twists appear at every corner. I love how it flows, and the ending was perfect!

Very good book with a good moral lesson. A great book for school kids and young adults. Deals with real life situations.


“The problem is, if you really want the Truth, then you have to have God along with it.”
Frank E. Peretti, Hangman's Curse

Saturday, May 21, 2016

ARC Review: Everywhere and All Around

Everywhere and All Around Everywhere and All Around by Pimm van Hest
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review on NetGalley.

Wow! This was a touching story about a little girl, Yolanda, who has just lost her mom. Written in a poetic tone, it inspires hope. I gave this story four stars, but think the writing is more of a three. It's good, but nothing special. The reason I gave it four was for the beautiful artwork, and for the heavy subject matter. Written for children 5 and up, I can relate to the need for books helping children understand death and loss. I lost my grandma at this age, and its hard. This book helps explain that death doesn't have to be the end, as long as we remember them, they will always be with us.

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Homeschooling Helper (Non-fiction)



Title: Blueprint Homeschooling: How to Plan a Year of Home Education That Fits the Reality of Your Life
Author: Amy Knepper
Rating: ★★★★★  5-Stars 
Published:  November 20th 2014
Pages: 202 pages

Notice: I received a copy of this book free from a GoodReads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review!

Description/Synopsis:

Before you build a house, you need plans. You need a BLUEPRINT. Blueprint Homeschooling is for home educating parents of all philosophies and styles who are looking for a better way to manage their time, energy, and sanity throughout the school year. Do you spend your school days searching for missing ingredients to science experiments? Do you feel like you are constantly behind or like you are not doing enough compared to other people you know? It doesn't have to be this way. Blueprint Homeschooling is a friendly, humorous guide to planning your school year. Before you even take a glance at a calendar, you'll discover why you homeschool, explore some of the educational philosophies and teaching methods available, and set goals that take into account the reality of your life. By the time you're done, you'll have all the tools and supplies to make it through an entire year of home education, fine-tuned to the real world you live in. Filled with practical advice and stories of those in the homeschool trenches, Blueprint Homeschooling has something for beginners and seasoned homeschool veterans alike.


An excellent resource for anyone who is considering or is involved in homeschooling. Practical advice, helpful planning ideas, and great tips, a must read for anyone wanting to get the most out of homeschooling!

I liked this book so much I passed it on to my mom who is homeschooling my brother and sister! She had nothing but praise for it!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Creepy or Cool? Review: Cobwebs

Cobwebs
by Karen Romano Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
 Published August 1st 2005
 388 pages


Description/Synopsis:

The pattern will change . . .
because I am here. A girl walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, a backpack full of knitting slung over her shoulder, a green fish kite in her hand.

A boy balances on the bridge's crisscross webbing, waiting for the girl to pass.

Are they angels? Spiders? In love? Or in danger? Once they connect, they'll start a chain of events that could stretch out smoothly like the river below them -- or become knotted like a tangled web of spider silk. "I can do this. (Maybe.)
Climb the wall. (Just like the other time.)
Don't think twice. (Yeah, right.)
Leap for it. (Only as far as absolutely necessary.)"


 This is one of the many books i devoured in middle school. Although that has been a while, I still can list a few on the top of my head, those that left an impression all these years later. This is one of those. With my eclectic tastes, I often picked up those books I found at our small middle school library that seemed to stand out, or looked different. This was one such book, right away I got the impression this would be different, and even to this day I haven't found anything like it!

  I read this in middle school. I stumbled upon it along with a few others books that I am very glad I found. It was not like anything I had read before, but that was part of the magic, I had no idea what to expect when I agreed to start this book, and was very pleased with the result! Beautiful, unique, and shows a perspective I had never really considered, this looks things at a different angle, and gets close and personal with some...unusual characters!

 Nancy is you average teenager, who is trying to figure out who she is, and what makes her different, in this coming of age story. She knows changes are normal, but starts to question her family's seemingly strange behavior as those changes don't happen quite as expected. Find out what her family isn't telling her, and what it means for her future. Along the way meet other characters, along with Dion, her new friend who seems to know more than he says.

This book has an odd feel, and is only for those who consider themselves as true readers, and not just casual readers. It is often called 'weird' or 'bizarre' but is just what readers like me enjoy, a quick read fit for a rainy day (and I can remember reading it on just such a day!) So if you like stories that are different, and that will leave you thinking, then this might be just the book for you!


 

Review: Whill of Agora (#1)

Whill of Agora (Whill of Agora, #1)
Whill of Agora
by Michael James Ploof
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
 Published May 29th 2012
 483 pages

It was a fun read, and I plan to continue the series, but it was filled with cliches and to many of its plot twists were way over used and predictable for fantasy readers. Although I enjoyed reading this, it did often remind me of Eragon (which I loved, but could do without a retelling of) and other similar books. There were also quite a few errors that should of been edited out, both spelling errors, and spacing errors, that made it difficult to read in some places.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Comics and Monsters and Heros? Um...YES!! Review: Crypto-Squad (Volume 1)

Title: Crypto-Squad (Volume 1)  
Author:  Eric S. BrownJason Brannon
Rating: ★★★★  4-Stars 
Published:   September 23rd 2012
Pages: 86 pages

Notice!  I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.


I was very surprised by this book. It's much shorter book than I normally read. (I know it's a comic, but it's longer than most comics, so in that way it's a book) The first half, I decided I didn't like it, but it was short, and I don't like to give up on a book. If I don't like it after I finished it, I just won't read any more like it, meaning any of the others in the series. This was different. It wasn't until things took a turn for the worst, and all the characters were forced to take action, or die. That's when I started becoming interested. Once I got to the climax I was hooked. I loved it and can't wait to read more books like this one!

Written in a comic book style, it's fast action and a easy read. There are a few things I think should have been explained more, and a little back story on the characters would have been nice, but that doesn't diminish the quality of the book, and the characters are great as they are.


Review: Look Twice (Blaze of Glory, #2)

Title: Look Twice (Blaze of Glory, #2)
Author: M. Garzon
Rating: ★★★★  4-Stars 
Published:  November 11th 2012
Pages: 311 pages

Notice!I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.

** spoiler alert **


 ((If you haven't read the first book, this one will contain some spoilers!))


Wow! I wasn't sure about this book, it was the first one of the Blaze books I have read, but I am so glad I was able to read it!

The first few chapters were tricky, getting to know whos-who without reading book 1, but after that, and the scene where I was like Tea and Jaden, cousins, umm? But after reading a bit farther, and realizing that it was step-cousins (still bad, but not incess...so...) I quickly fell in love with the pair, and all of the characters. After the first five chapters or so and I found out who everyone was I was hooked, and fell in love with this story. I can't wait to get a copy of the first and third book and read them in order this time! Equal amounts of horses, romance, and family drama to fit into many different groups, perfect through and through! I wasn't sure at first glance, but like the title says, Look Twice, and you might just fall in love with this book!

Review: Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter #3)





Title: Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter #3)
Author: Vi Keeland
Rating: ★★★ 3-Stars
Published: August 20th 2014
Pages: 314 pages



 “There’s only two choices with a man. Forgive him or forget him. If you can’t do the latter, then you need to forgive him because he’s already stolen your heart.”
― Vi Keeland, Worth Forgiving


 This was the delicious end of the MMA Fighter trilogy by Vi Keeland. I was surprised by how much I had enjoyed the ride. I wasn't the biggst fan Lily, but Jax? *swoons*


“Love isn’t something you can turn off. When it happens, it takes a little piece of who you are. I think sometimes people keep fighting because they’re more afraid to lose that piece of them, rather than lose the person they love.”
Vi Keeland, Worth Forgiving

I wasn't sure I would like this one going in. We meet Jax before, and our first meeting is one of tension and ill feelings, but I have to say, he has a way with words! He is one smooth talker, and is really not so bad. As the story progresses we see things from yet another perspective, his. That makes a big difference in how I felt about him, and like with Nico and Vince, I quickly fell for Jax. Lily cost the 4th star, but it was still a great book, and like I mentioned before, I'm not a fan of romance/erotica most times, but this one didn't bore me, and had enough of a story that it didn't feel like porn, but trust me, it's not lacking in steamy sex either!

“I smell you when you’re nowhere near me. I feel you, without touching. When you walk into a room, I know you’re there even before I look up. Every time I see you smile, I smile. Your happiness has become my happiness. Either I’m in love with you, or you really are my very own angel. Either way, we were meant to be.”
Vi Keeland, Worth Forgiving 

Hot Hot Hot!!! Review: Worth the Chance (MMA Fighter #2)



Title: Worth the Chance (MMA Fighter #2)
Author: Vi Keeland 
Rating: ★★★★ 4-Stars 
Published: February 17th 2014
Pages: 300 pages


Vince 'The Invincible' Stone! I liked Vinny in the first book, Worth the Fight, and loved reading his story here. I love how the story moved, how they learned to put others' first. This is a fun read, and once I hit the half way point, I couldn't out it down! Of the three, this was definitely my favorite. I love the flow of their relationship, and how they were able to grow together. I also really felt like Vinny could have been on of many of the guys I went to school with, and seeing him some in the first book allowed a better idea of who he was, and who he became. If you like the first one, I would be sure to read this one, and don't miss the last one either!

“Trust me about one thing, Liv…whatever is going on between us, it’s going to happen. You can make it as difficult as you want, but we, Liv, are going to happen. Neither one of us can stop it.” ” ― Vi Keeland, Worth the Chance

Worth the Risk?: Review Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1)

Title: Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1) 
Author: Vi Keeland 
Rating: ★★★  3-Stars 
Published: October 2nd 2013
Pages: 378 pages

Not my favorite, but not bad either. I really liked the story, and though cliche, I did fall for Nico. Elle was alright, not all that I would have liked, but I did understand where she was coming from and how she felt through most of the book. The sex was boring, but described their relationship more, with him being always the gentleman. I could live without some of the language, I know 'bad-boys' and more so fighters talk like that, but it got old quick. I can live with it if someone just insulted your girl, or something similar, but it was way over used. My favorite part was at the end. Not the fight, but how Elle handled Nico's struggles and how Nico responded to her reaction. All in all an OK book, not my favorite, and had plenty of room for improvement, but a good start.

Note: I normally really don't read romance/erotica, but I couldn't pass up hot MMA guys and Nico didn't disappoint, this wasn't my favorite book of the three though. The other two will also be reviewed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What To Do?

So I have been thinking lately, that I have a list of favorite books on Goodreads, but realized that I didn't really review them when I read them. It's been a few years, so I feel it would be unfair to review them now, after so much time. I normally don't re-read books, having too many new books I want to read, but I feel if they are my favorites, they deserve special treatment!

So I will be going through my Favorite's list again, and reviewing them as I go! I will also be reading though my to-read pile, and a few ARC books I get from NetGallery and Edelweiss, so it will take time but here is a list of my current favorites. I'm excited to be able to revisit old friends, and to give them a fitting review! I am also curious to see what books stay, and if any of my favorites loose some of their charm the second time, so many years later ^^'

Note: Since many of these are a part of a Series, I am just listing the series name for most! :)

Chronicles of Narnia
Redwall
The Hunger GamesThis changed with MockingJay, but I'll explain that if I get to review it:P
The Book Thief
The 39 Clues
The Inheritance Cycle
The Heir Chronicles
The Dragonkeeper Chronicles
The Lord of the Rings
The Auralia Thread
The Lost Books
Inkworld
Wolves of the Beyond
Midnight Magic
The Oran Trilogy
Sword of the Rightful King
Unicorn & Dragon
Pendragon
Dragons of Starlight
Wheel of Time
Noble Warriors Trilogy
King Raven Trilogy
I Am the Messenger
The Sight
The Longlight Legacy
Forsaken Dreams
Chiveis Trilogy I did review the first one here ^^
The Five Ancestors
Don't Kill The Messenger
Sea of Trolls Trilogy
Sovereign Stone Trilogy
Ring of Fire
The Lady of Shalott
Julie of the Wolves Trilogy
Elemental Enmity
War Horse
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Dusting off the Shelves!


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I just found this site, and haven't seen much of it, but think I'm really going to like it! I will also add to this post soon with links to other places you want find me, and see my reviews and ratings of books. I am slowly moving towards being a more serious blogger, but for now I will do it a little at a time ^^

I hope to have this as my main 'book spot' home for reviews, new releases, and pretty much anything book related that comes to mind. Enjoy!