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Bingo Call: 10/29/17

Reblogged from Obsidian Blue:

Bingo Call:

 

 

Supernatural: mystery, suspense or horror books which include elements that defy current understanding of the natural world, including magic, witchcraft and/or crypto-zoological aspects.

Reading progress update: I've read 27%.

Gray Wolf Island - Tracey Neithercott

So far nothing much has happened. Only thing that has really taken place is that Ruby's sister died, which isn't a spoiler, since its mentioned in the books description. That should change now that the group of characters are on their way to the island. So far I really love Elliott and Charlie the most. We also have in this group, Gabe and Anne. Another individual we have that isn't with are group, is a mystery guy, because he doesn't know who he is, but goes by Bart. So hopefully when I get back to reading this book tomorrow, things will start to get interesting.

Surprise, Surprise ...

Reblogged from Themis-Athena's Garden of Books:

Excited about the idea of a holidays-themed game?  So are Murder by Death and I.  Before you're getting in gear for exactly the "Twelve Tasks" you remember from last year, though ...

 

-- there just might be a little surprise in the wings after all.

 

Since MR and OB are taking a well-deserved and long overdue break from game hosting this holiday season, MbD and I offered to help out this time around.  So ... watch this space over the course of the next couple of days!

 

Your interim game hosts

 

Murder by Death and Themis-Athena

 



Changed my mind on who my Favorite character was!!!!!

Girls Made of Snow and Glass - Melissa Bashardoust

While I still really love Lynet, my absolute favorite character has to be the Huntsmen. I really loved his and Mina, as well as Lynet's and his relationship. I also love that he seemed so alive, and he believed in Mina even when she didn't deserve it.

I also started to warm up to Nadia and Lynet's relationship, even though Nadia does something that if I was Lynet I don't know if I could have forgave her. I also really loved the very complicated relationship of Lynet and Mina. Those two had so much in common, but yet they were both so very different. 

I really didn't like either of their dads, especially Gregory, the way he was to Mina, and to me he was so cray, cray!!!!!  I did love how the book ended, and the outcome of the relationship of Lynet and Mina. While there wasn't much action and adventure in the book, I still enjoyed the world building and getting to know the different characters. 

I am so glad I was given the chance to read this book by the way of NetGalley, after I requested to read and review it. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would read the book again, as well as recommended it to my friends and families.

Reading progress update: I've read 55%.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass - Melissa Bashardoust

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book, because it was a little bit to strange to me. But now I am really enjoying the story a whole lot, I would have to say my favorite so far is Lynet, I think she has a really sad life. Her dad really creeps me out, the way he talks about Lynet looking like her dead mom. I also see where Mina is coming from having Gregory as a father, and being married to Nicholas, Lynet's father. But she did want to be queen. The most fascinating character is the huntsman, he is probably my second favorite character. I am not really feeling Nadia so far at all, she's the one that is suppose to be Lynet's love interest. I think they have a cute friendship but I don't feel her as Lynet's love interest, I hope that changes her quickly. 

Bingo Call: 10/25/17

Reblogged from Obsidian Blue:

Bingo Call:

 

 

Monsters: any crytpozoological or mythological creature that isn't a vampire, werewolf, or demon. Or zombie.

Reading progress update: I've read 25%.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding - Alexandra Bracken

Really not sure if I am going to be able to finish this book, its a very strange book so far. I will try to read some more of the book later before I decided what I am going to do, either stop reading it or to continue to try to read it for at least a little bit more. 

I do like Prosper and I don't know how his going to handle what he just found out about himself. I think I will try to read a different book and then come back to this book later. 

 

I Can not tell a Lie, this book was really Rocking!!!!!!

Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton

I so very much enjoyed this book a whole freaking much!!!!! I really thought Jin and Amani worked great together, and I thought they were so freaking cute together. I had so much fun going along with them on their journey so far. I loved there time with just one another, as well as when they were with some other characters. I was pretty sad when someone dies, even though us readers so expect that to happen, during a war. I also liked what we found out about Amani, which of course I am not going to spoil. 

I really want to know what happened to Amani's friend Tamid, since it wasn't ever revealed in this book, maybe my question will be answered in the second book, when I have a chance to work that into my reading schedule. So I will most definitely be reading book 2 as well as book 3. 

Much Different than I was expecting!!!!!

Project Pandora (an Assassin Fall novel) - Aden Polydoros

I finished this a few months back and just forgot to do a review. Since its been awhile, I don't remember everything about the book besides it was different but Interesting first book in a series. It was interesting that the characters other identities, had to do with Greek mythology. My favorite has to be Hades because for some reason he could never take to the reprogramming. Tyler/ Apollo, is the first one to realize something is wrong with him. Then we have Shannon/ Artemis, who is tied in with Tyler. And Elizabeth/ Persephone, and of course, her and Hades has quite a bit of history together. Which they both at first didn't know what those ties were.

I have to say I didn't like how the book ended, of course that is because of the major cliffhanger, which had me confused. And why it got 4/5 instead of 5/5.

I can't wait to say what happens next. I am so glad that I requested and was approved for this book, by the way of Netgalley. I will definitely recommend this book, and will definitely continue this series.

Bingo call for 23 Oct

Reblogged from XOX:

The new bingo call is for The Dead will Walk. The one I have not read yet. 

 

 

I got 2 squares called and not read. 

 

 

Update card. 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton

Really great and enjoyable plus exciting book so far. I love both Jin and Amani so far a lot, there both very interesting characters ,and they so far seem to have a lot of strength. Amani so far seems much more serious than Jin, to me Jin tries to lighten things up. So far I know a lot more of Amani's past than I do of Jin's. 

I feel like I am going to enjoy these two together a lot, I am already enjoying their relationship. I can't wait to continue on in this book to see how there journey ends in this first book.

Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.

The Rise of the Dawnstar (Avalonia Chronicles) - Farah Oomerbhoy

The Rise of the Dawnstar
Farah Oomerbhoy
(The Avalonia Chronicles #2)
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…

My Review

I really thought this one had a lot of action and gives you much more answers than the first one. I still like Rory but I just wish she wasn't so hung up on Rafe, I am just not a hugh fan of his, and I don't see what she sees in him. 

We are introduced to another guy who I like a lot more than Rafe, his name is 

Tristan. What can I say about this sexy and interesting individual, besides I wish Rory would fall in love with him and get over Rafe. Unfortunately I think even though I wouldn't pick Rafe for her, I still think his the end game. I have to say Tristan and Rory, don't hit it off at first, and that's due to him. He is a complete ass to her at first, but he does chance. I love that he doesn't try to over protect Rory but stand beside her. Rafe isn't even in this book that much which is a plus for me. There are betrayals and some secrets revealed, so I am so excited what's going to happen next. 

I am so happy that I asked and was chosen to take part in the book tour for this book. One last thing, I really hope I start to like Rafe more in the next book. I think one of the reasons I am not connecting to Rafe, is because he hasn't really been in the books that much. So maybe if his in the next book more and I learn more about him, I will like him with Rory more. 

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Author Bio:

Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained nearly two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.

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Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. Different but Interesting book.

Damned - Lucas Astor, Alexandrea Weis

Damned
Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Supernatural

Over a hundred years after the death of Magnus Blackwell, Altmover Manor sits abandoned.

Lexie Arden and her fiancé, Will Bennet, are determined to rescue the neglected Mount Desert Island landmark. They want to make Altmover Manor their home. But Magnus has other plans.

A spirit bound to his former residence, Magnus finds himself inexplicably drawn to the young woman. She has a supernatural gift; a gift Magnus wants to exploit.

As Lexie and Will settle in, secrets from Magnus’s past begin to surface. Compelled to learn all she can about the former owner, Lexie becomes immersed in a world of voodoo, curses, and the whereabouts of a mysterious dragon cane.

Magnus’s crimes won’t be so easily forgotten, and what Lexie unearths is going to change the future … for everyone.

My Review

First I have to say Magnus's is definitely not a nice guy, I know his a ghost but his a guy still. He was a ghost that did some gross things and Lexie didn't even seem upset or grossed out. I will say Magnus did have some good moments but for most of the book he was a jerk. I really had a love, hate, but mostly hate relationship with him.

Now Lexie was for the most part okay, but I don't understand how she could want to be around Magnus after what he did. I loved her ability to see and talk to ghost. I will say, while she did think Magnus was good-looking, I could tell she was in love with her boyfriend Will. 

I thought Will was okay but pretty naive. (Sorry if I spelled  the wrong.) He didn't want to believe Lexie had this gifted when there were things happening that couldn't be explained. Plus other individuals besides Lexie was telling him the same things. 

This is definitely different than other books I usually read due to voodoo. But that didn't stop me from staying up until 1:00 am to see how everything would end.

The things Magnus was doing as a ghost to Lexie, not all of it was his doing. 

The books ending was definitely a weird one, that's for sure. But really the book was still pretty good, even if it was strange.

I am so glad that I was able to take part in the tour, after I requested for it.

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Author Bio:

Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight.

He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but right next door behind a smiling face.

Photography, making wine, and helping endangered species are just some of his interests. Lucas is an expert archer and enjoys jazz, blues, and classical music.

One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.

 

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Bingo Call: 10/19

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:

One Awesome and Exciting Ride!!!!!!

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad) - Scott Reintgen

I was so excited when I was approved by Netgalley to read this book, just reading the description of book to see what it was about had me so excited to try and get approved for the book. I was so scared the book was going to let me down, but I am so happy that the book didn't let me down.

I really loved the character of Emmett so much, and I thought he was a fantastic leading character. One of my favorite minor character was Bilal, I enjoyed him as Emmett's roommate and friend. I also really liked Kaya a lot. I thought the things they had to do in order to be one of the final individuals to actually be able to go to the Planet of Eden. Of course just when they think there one of the final ones, they find out that it isn't the case. 

I thought the ending was very interesting and I can't wait to see what happens next, especially after that cliffhanger of an ending!!!!!

Again I am so happy with a book I requested and received by the way of Netgalley, the author, and Publisher. And I will definitely read the next book from this author.

My Credit from Amazon

One book I am thinking about getting is this one,

Have any of you guys read this yet? And if so do you think this would be a good one too spend some of my money on it?

I did also already bought the following,

Which was full price. But the other two were on my wishlist and was on sale for an e-books.

I have still plenty left due to what I had still in my account, plus the $15.00 I got from winning a gift card. I do want to save 30.00 for some upcoming e-book's. So I have 30.00 to spend. This is so much fun!!!!!!!!

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