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WoW this was such a freaking creepy book, that I hope will never take place. There is so many people that get introduced later one, that it does get confusing at times. That's why it didn't get 5 stars from me, even though I really loved it. Characters I really loved and are introduced at the beginning of the book, are, Lana, Max, Jonah, Fred, and Arlys. I did listen to the audio, I didn't buy the physical copy, yet at least.
I do have to say that there are such things as witches, Elves, and other types of supernatural individuals. I do also have to say Nora wasn't afraid to kill off characters that you might think are safe. So if you don't like these types of different elements, you might want to skip this one.
I really cried towards the end of the book, but like I said Nora isn't afraid to kill characters off. The ending I am not sure about, I still don't know how I feel about it, but I am leaning towards liking how it ended, for right now.
Boy I am having such a hard time getting into any books. Yesterday we went out in the nasty weather, to go to the library. I am hoping that one of these books will break my slump. The book I am reading first, is Ever the Hunted, by Erin Summerill. Hopefully she's a winner, that will get me out of my awful, awful reading slump.
On top of the reading slump, I am also fighting a bad cold. I am still listening to an audible book for this book,
It is really good but I am trying to take my time listening to it. I am also suppose to do a review for a certain book, and just can't get myself to read it. And I am the same way with book tours that are due this month.
What usually gets you guys out of your reading slumps, especially if its something for the things I mentioned above in regards to Arches, and book tours. Or even books for just your reading pleasure?
So instead of reading the book I checked out from the library, I am deciding if I want to listen or read one of these books instead. The book from the library is the Young Elites by Marie Lu. And the books or audible books are first the e-books
Which I am so super happy about, since the author Meredith McCardle, wasn't sure if it would ever see the light of day. If I read this one, I would have to reread the first two, since it's been a while, since I read them.
The next one is also the last book in the series, and I should be getting some type of Swag from the Author, since I preordered the ebook as soon as she sent the email taking about getting swag if you preorder.
The next book is both ebook and Audio book, and is also another continued book, and I haven't read the first book yet. And that would be the following.
Just in case you can't see or read it, the book is called Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill.
And the last one which is the only audio without an e-book, and the start of a series by Nora Roberts, and that one is called,
So there you have it, which one would you choose, one of the new ones or the book I borrowed from the library? Leave your choice down below under my comments section!!!!!
I really feel bad for saying this, but I just couldn't get into this book at all. And I found myself skipping a lot of the pages in the book just so I could get done with it as fast as I possibly could. I can't even remember much of what happened and I have no interest in finding the book to look for that information.
Maybe later down the road I will try to do a re-read of the book and like it, I have had cases like that before.
The main character in this book her name was Lindsey, and the main guy character was Nevan. I thought both characters were just alright to me, I didn't love them but I didn't hate them either. The book ending in a good place for the second book in the series, but I doubt I will continue on with it.
I gave the book one star due to the fact that the storyline sound pretty good. I really don't know what else to say for this review, so I guess I will end this review here.
Thanks for all parties involved that allowed me take part in the book tour for this book, when I requested to take part in it.
I am not going to do a very big review on this one, just because I feel like I would have to go into big spoiler territory.
I do have to say I freaking still love Dorian, and I love his parts of the storyline, especially towards the end, with his big scene with Aelin, and his father the king. I do also really like the scenes between Dorian, Aelin, and Chaol, towards the end also.
So much happens in this book, that there are just to much to talk about, in my review of it. I liked that Aelin finally gets a best girlfriend again in Lysandra. I wasn't really sure if she was really good at first, but later when she does what she does to Arobynn, that monster, I was convinced. I love also what she chose to change into, what an awesome choice.
Now back again to Aelin, I love her relationship with Rowan and how those to are growing much better for that relationship. The scene where they see one another again for the first time in awhile, was just so freaking adorable. And the scenes that she has with Manon were interested, and made me actually start to enjoy Manon.
Manon scenes by herself still bores me the most, I do love when shes around Abraxos, her Dragon, I believe that is what they said he is. She tries to act like she has no heart but she does when it comes to Abraxos and also Dorian.
I am so happy that I am finally starting to enjoy and fall in love with Chaol again, and that his relationships with Dorian and Aelin are starting to get repaired. I feel so bad in regards to what happens to him towards the end of the book, and what happens to his team.
Aedion I really enjoyed in this book, and I love his relationship with Aelin which is cousin, I loved when Aelin comes to rescue him and what all takes place before, during, and after those two.
I know I didn't even cover half of what takes place in the book, so if you haven't started this series yet, you need to get up right now and do just that. Its a kick awesome series. I have book 5 and the book that Sam is in, but I am taken a little break from this series, and I am going to read The Young Elites by Marie Lu, sorry if I spelled her name wrong. Hopefully I will be able to get into that series. I borrowed the first two books from my local library, so I will see what happens.
Wow what a one hell of a book cliffhanger. My poor Dorian and if you haven't read the book yet, you'll have to read it to find out what I am talking about. And if you have read it, you'll understand why I said that. Still my favorite character out of the men in this series. I do have to say I am slowly falling in love with Rowan, who is one of the new characters in this series.
Okay now let's talk about Rowan since I just mentioned him. At first I thought what a jerk in regards to how he was treated Celaena, but later once he started to treat her like an actual individual, I really started to enjoy him. In this book it's like a friendship relationship, but I think that will definitely change. I can't wait to see how there relationship, will end up in the end.
Celaena I really love more and more as the story goes on. I really hope that she survives when this series ends, and she has a happy ending. After the life she had she really deserves the happy ever after ending. I loved when she started getting her powers, and that it seems like she final meet someone that likes her just as she is. Not like Chaol who can't handle who and what she is. Dorian I know does, but while at first I wanted those two together, now I just what them to be best friends.
Chaol I just didn't care about at all in this book, he needs to decide, which team his on, and just stick to it already. I what him and Dorian to be friends again. And I need him to be the way he was in the first book and the first part of the second one.
Manon another new character, I just couldn't get into her parts of the story, I just didn't really care at all for her. I was just plain bored.
Than another new character and someone else at first I wasn't sure if I was going to like was Aedion. Once I know what was really going on with him, I really started to warm up to him a whole lot. I like who he is to Celaena, and what part he just plays in the whole storyline.
I just have to say again oh gosh my poor Dorian and what happened to him at the end, had me in freaking tears. And Celaena going back home, and leaving Rowan behind, boy he better be in the next book.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Book 1: Fire War, published 10/3/2015Book 2: Fire War II: Treason, published 3/31/2016Book 3: Fire War III: Uprising, published 9/17/2016Fire War Book 1“Man up,” he told himself. “Man up.” It was what his father always told him, and there was nothing more that he wanted than to be a man. So he took a deep breath, filling his nose with the scents of baseball and looked up to the sky, squinting a little.It was a plane, not far from the blimp he noticed earlier; that was all. Nothing to be afraid of. A tiny sigh of relief escaped his lips as he saw the familiar shape outlined over his head, wings spread out against the sky.It was the last thing he saw before the explosion ripped his small body apart with the force of a hundred suns. The quiet of thousands of lives extinguished in the blink of a second took over, disturbed only by falling rubble. The sun beat down again, hot and sticky, on what remained of Tom, his father, and all the others who had been unfortunate enough to be at Wrigley Field for the biggest game of the season."---Late in the 21st century, the United Continental States of America is running smoothly.Unemployment has been eradicated, terrorism is no more, and any internal dissent diminishes by the day. Most give credit to President Meyers, and many can no longer remember the last election, but it is a small price to pay to keep the country safe from the terrorist group Hariq Jihad.Things aren’t as they seem, however, as Gunnery Sergeant Anthony Jackson is conscripted into the personal security detail of President Meyers. While the only thing he places above his country is his family, he begins to feel that not everyone is content with how things are. Even more, he begins to fear for his oldest daughter’s life as she begins to question the eroding personal freedoms and democratic rights. Considering that entire families have disappeared over the slightest infraction, one cannot be too careful.Torn between liberty and safety, family and country, can Jackson balance his loyalties, or will he be lead to an explosive collision with the system he has dedicated his life to serving? In this explosive and highly acclaimed dystopian political thriller novel, the world you live in will never look the same again!Fire War II: TreasonAnthony Jackson, military veteran, member of the Presidential security team, father, husband, patriot and spy. His daughter safely recovered from a government detention centre, Jackson's role as a spy for the anti government Apocolyte group is firmly cemented. All he needs to do is keep his head down, do his job, and get intel back to his rebel handler. But as Jackson's suspicions about President Meyers are proven true, and the tasks he's asked to handle become more and more immoral, his loyalties are becoming strained.Where is the line between truth and lie? Between loyal citizen and blind follower? Between right and wrong? And who gets to draw that line? The Apocolytes are growing stronger, but Meyers is too, and only one of them can be the bad guy. But which? Jackson needs to choose sides, and he needs to do it fast. But in the end only the biggest tragedy of them all can force his hand.His life will never be the same, his family will never survive, and his ideals can be shattered or overturned. Assassinations are all part of the job, he's always dealt in lies and secrets. But now there's something much more personal on the line: vengeance. Saving the world from terrorists is no big deal, knowing who the terrorists are is the real trick.Fire War III: UprisingAnthony Jackson. Patriot. Spy. Widower. Still reeling after the death of his wife, Jackson is numbly training antigovernment troops. Confident that his role in political affairs has dwindled to being a glorified shooting teacher, Jackson is slowly trying to piece his heart back together. Until the call comes. The rebels are far from done with Jackson, and this time the promised reward is big and juicy: the Presidency.As the world slowly falls apart, men fight and men die, and Anthony Jackson cannot simply watch. Something has to change, and someone has to change things, and deep down, Jackson knows that he's the only man that can do the job. But as cities fall, the eternal question continues to burn in his mind: just who can he really trust?In a world of lies and secrets, where even the ones you love can betray you, Jackson must find right and justice. Only then can he lead the country that he loves. If he survives that long.My ReviewWow what an awesome end to a really interesting storyline.I really loved the main character of Mr. Jackson, all that he has happened to him, since the first book, and he hasn't gone crazy, is just a testament to him.The president was even more cray, cray, in this book then the other two books if that's even possible. And Mr. Jackson and the President's relationship was very strange but very interesting. All that happened in this book with the deaths and what Jackson had to do to stop the President was very exciting and I thought was very fitting.The book had a satisfying conclusion but also had away for the Author to visit these characters, again later down the road. And I would be excited if that were to ever happen. I also have to mention that I loved Jackson's two daughters and how different they were from one another.About the Author
Perhaps you wouldn’t characterize the Finance Manager of your local automobile dealership as an Amazon best-selling author—until you get to know T.T. Michael. He has worked for the past decade at a Toyota Dealership in Illinois, but he is in the driver’s seat as the writer of, Fire War, a political thriller set in the year 2076. See what happens when the United States, Canada, and Mexico all join forces to make one super country. See more about him and his book Fire War at www.ttmichael.comContact Links
THE NOVEMBER GIRL BY LYDIA KANG BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS Tour Date: November 13-December 1 (Posts should be up by 08:30 am EST) Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33509082-the-november-girl Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo Tour Schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-the-november-girl-by-lydia-kang/ Giveaway Info: Here's the rafflectopter widget for this giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway Three (3) The November Girl Swag Packs. The November Girl by Lydia Kang Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive. Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him. Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us. AUTHOR INFO: Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children. Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads
As I am reading the third book in the series, I am still liking the book, even though the second book is my favorite so far. I still am not liking Chaol that much, which is sad because I loved him in the first book. Dorian is still my favorite and I hate that so many people are lying to him. I don't care that there saying it's because there trying to protect him, when by lying to him it could make it worse for him.
Out of the new characters my favorites would have to be Sorscha, and Aedion. Rowan, I am not sure about yet, and Manon, so far is boring to me. So boring so far that I just skim through her parts of the story.
I really hope the second half of the book will be not as boring, even though there are some parts that are really good, especially with what Dorian just overhead about Celaena. Hopefully in the next couple of days I will be done with this book and hopefully be able to get read book 4, before taking a break for a little bit, and read some netgalley books, which I am so really freaking behind on. Back with you guys later.
This one was better but a quicker read. I really felt bad for Mr. Jackson and what he went through in this book. The President was even worse in this book then the first one. A lot of things happened in this book for the length of this one compared to the first one.
I really enjoyed the two children of Mr. Jackson, and what happened at the end of the last book, to one of them was just sad. But also what made Mr. Jackson finally open up his eyes on exactly who the President is. As well as what the President is trying to do to are country. So the ending was full of action and gives us the readers, some answers that we might have had. I would definitely recommend this series to my family and friends.
I really loved this one a lot more than the first in the series, even though I did like the first one. I am still trying to decide what character is my favorite, if I choose right now that individual would have to be Dorian. I felt really bad for him, in regards for his feelings for Celaena. And also because Celaena and Chaol, leaving him out of a lot of important information. But the biggest reason is what he finds out about himself, and what would happen if his father the king finds out about it.
Chaol I am kind of not sure about, I really loved him in the first book, but the second half of this book his really started to bother me.
Celaena I am not sure about either, her and Chaol's relationship is just all over the place in this book. One minute she loves him and the next minute she can't stands him and wants him died. I understand why she feels this way at first, but then she finds out something and she still acts the same way. I did know her secret before it was revealed and I still loved it because how it was revealed and by whom.
And the King I just can't stand, and what we find out in regards to what his trying to do, is so creepy and cray, cray!!!!!!!
I am now starting The Heir of Fire, and I really can't wait to find out, what's going to happen next. I really want to know what Dorian is going to do, and also what his father the king will do if he finds out about it.
The Chosen Knights
(The Angel Knights #1)
Publication date: March 19th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
(HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights)
SOME BOOKS AREN’T MEANT TO BE OPENED
***City of Bones meets The Da Vinci Code.
Urban fantasy lover’s dream! Demons, vampires, angels, witches, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii, and astral travel to the past to Knights Templar era.
*** SILVER AWARD WINNER 2016–YA FANTASY–READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD***
A page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the last page! ~InD’tale Magazine
Book trailer: http://bit.ly/2t0cOKF
When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.
There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.
I thought the book was pretty good. I have never read the first series with Michael and Claudia, so I will definitely have to later down the road. I thought the main character of Lucia was an okay heroine, but it took awhile for me to start to warm up to her. I really loved her brother Zach and there guardian Davin a lot. Davin was so freaking funny and kept me laughing, but he also had a very serious side as well.
Lucia is only 17 years old I had to keep reminding myself that, because of some of the stupid stuff she does in the book. Plus she hasn't liked in the human world, or liked a boy, until she meets Eli, so she's also dealing with her hormones.
Now Eli I am still not sure about, I really don't know if I like him or not. Or how I feel about him and Lucia as a couple. Sometimes his such a jerk to Lucia, and he seems like a know it all.
I thought the book was very interesting especially the ending, which ends in a very big cliffhanger. So I am looking forward to the rest of the series to see however is going to turn out for everyone. Oh before I forget, which I would hate ,is if I don't talk about Lucia's best guy friend and another one of my favorite characters, which is Jack. I really love that he plays a big part in things that are going on, in regards to the plot. I just freaking love this guy, his just so awesome to me. I love that he is there for Lucia, and even though he likes Lucia as more than a friend, he knows that Eli is the one Lucia wants to be with. And he still wants to be in her life, if only in a best friend.
Thanks to all parties involved that picked me to take part in the book tour for this book, after I requested for it.
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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So far I am not sure how I feel about the book. I just got to the palace or whatever you want to call it, of Rajah Tarek. Now that I am at this point, things will really start to really take off. I really not attracted to any of the characters, “Kalinda: is Rajah Tarek 100th wife, but she's already falling for someone else. Which brings me to this individual, whose name is Deven. He knows that things can get deadly if he gets involved with Kalinda but he still does things that could get them both killed. I can understand Kalinda somewhat, since she was never around men before. But Deven he just has no excuse at all.
I am going to give the book 3 to 4 more chapters, and if things don't improve, I will pick out something else to read. And then maybe get back into the book, in another month or two.
I do have book 2, as well as 3, which I received both by the way of Netgalley. So I am bound and determined to get through all three books, luckily 3 doesn't come out, I believe until sometime in February.
I really want to thank the author, publisher, and netgalley, for granting my request to read and review this book for my reading pleasure.
I thought the book was a cute little read, I only gave it three stars, just because it took me until almost the half way point to really get into it. I don't think it was the book or author's fault. I think it's really just because I am definitely not the attended target, or I should say age group for this book.
I did like the main character of Grimsly, what a name unique name for the main hero of the story. I love that in a world of magic, that he was so normal, or maybe he really wasn't as normal as he thinks, or other people thought. The book started really picking up when Grimsly had to go to a world that had no magic. So he could find out why his world was losing their magic abilities. It was interesting in regards to why there world was losing their magic, and to see if Grimsly could save their world of magic.
I liked Grimsly's friends that had magic abilities which were, Ming, Ollie, and Penelope. And another friend Frankie whom he meets in the normal world. I thought she was a very interesting individual, and I loved that she had some spunk in her. But also knows when she should back down.
The bad guy and why he wanted to hurt individuals with Magical abilities was interesting, and how he was able to go about doing this was very gross.
I thought the book ended just the way it should have for it's attendee age group, but for me personally, I would have liked more action. And a better wrap up for the ending of the book, but that's my own personal preference.
I personally wouldn't buy the book for myself but maybe for my nieces and nephew's that are in the targeted audience.