July Book Haul

Hello! Another month has gone by, and yes I have bought some books 🙂 These books look so awesome! This inst including ebooks, I only buy them when there on sale I don’t see the point in spending 11$ on an ebook when the physical book is the same price or a few dollars more. Anyway, here are the books I’ve purchased this month.

 

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  1. Horimiya vol 4 by Hero
  2. The Loney by Andrew Micheal Hurley
  3. The Night Garderner by Jonathan Auxier
  4. The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass
  5. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  6. The Merciless 2 by Danielle Vaga
  7. Lock and Key vol 2,3,4 by Joe Hill

 

Also got a Joker and a Harley there so cutee !!!

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Let me know if you have read any of these,and I’d love to hear what your all reading. Happy reading !

Quick update …

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Look what I got!! ❤ Happy birthday ‪#‎HarryPotter‬! Harry Potter is more than a fandom, it’s a family! What Hogwarts house are you? I’m a ‪#‎Ravenclaw‬ ❤So excited!!! ‪#‎HarryPotterandtheCursedChild‬ by @_jk.rowling!

“He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter—the boy who lived!“

Game Of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Review

11264999Synopsis:

In A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin has created a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplot, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

My thoughts

“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”

There’s not much I could say about this first installment of A Song of Ice and Fire that hasn’t been said. It’s truly incredible.A huge epic fantasy story, with political intrigue and war strategies. The size of the book is intimidating but it is well worth the read.

I’ve been watching the show, always been afraid to read the book’s because of their enormous size.  I finally read the first book and I loved it. I found that the TV show and the book was so similar. Differences between the book and the first season of the show are pretty minor.

The characters in the book are so fantastic, my favorites being Tyrion, Dany and of course, Jon Snow. I loved how the book was written from many different characters perspectives, however, I really didn’t enjoy reading Catelyn. I just find she’s such a boring character, I hated reading her chapters. I love Sansa (in the show) but in this book she’s still so young and wide-eyed. Believing in fairy tales where she gets to marry the Prince. Tyrion has so much sass, I love it.I have so many feelings for these character’s.

I am definitely looking forward to reading the Clash of Kings. Not sure when I’m going to be picking it up but it will be in the next few months.

“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

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Somniare by D.T. Dyllin Blog Tour

Somniare
D.T. Dyllin
(Somniare, #1)
Publication date: July 19th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Remy Novem was murdered…

But she didn’t die.

Forced to escape to Somniare, a dream landscape, Remy must somehow survive living nightmares, and endless torment without using her magic. Her only hope for freedom is to hitch a ride with a human back into reality, tricking the poor creature into believing no harm will befall them.

Remy isn’t troubled by the fact that she must kill to live…

Until love changes everything.

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Author Bio:

D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes both paranormal and contemporary romance. Anything with a love story is her kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance.

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband and two spoiled German Shepherds.

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Pennies by Pepper Winters Blog Tour

Pennies
Pepper Winters
(Dollar #1)
Publication date: July 20th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

“At 18 I had pennies, but money didn’t make me bold. At 19 I had dollars, but it didn’t dull the pain of being sold. At 20 I had hundreds, but then I met him and was found. At 21 I had thousands, but all I wanted was to be bound.”

“At 23 I had dollars, but life changed and made me rich. At 25 I had hundreds, but it wasn’t enough to stop my killing itch. At 27 I had thousands, but my reputation didn’t set me free. At 29 I had millions, but I met her and could finally see.”

Tasmin was killed on her 18th birthday. She had everything planned out. A psychology degree, a mother who pushed her to greatness, and a future anyone would die for. But then her murderer saved her life, only to sell her into a totally different existence.

Elder went from penniless to stinking rich with one twist of fate. His lifetime of crime and shadows of thievery are behind him but no matter the power he now wields, it’s not enough. He has an agenda to fulfil and he won’t stop until it’s complete.

But then they meet.

A beaten slave and a richly dressed thief. Money is what guided their separate fates. Money is what brought them together. And money is ultimately what destroys them.

She was poor.

He was rich.

Together…they were bankrupt.

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WORD OF WARNING

Pennies (Dollars #1) is a DARK ROMANCE. This means there will be hard to read scenes, graphic language, and sexual content (both implied and explicitly written). Please do not read if falling in love with a man who dresses in monster robes rather than knightly armour offends you. This is not a fairy-tale. This is a black abyss that must be climbed blind before deserving the light. Along with literary darkness, this is book one of a five book series. Each subsequent novel will be released every few months (so your fingernails don’t tire holding onto the cliff-hanger), and each is full-length. Please also remember not all answers are given and not every character is as they seem. There are beasts adorned in angel clothing and angels hiding in beast’s fur.

Remember that.

You have been warned.

Don’t say you weren’t told.

Read at your own peril.

Fall in love with Elder Prest at your own risk.

Are you ready?

You sure?

You really, really sure?

Okay then…enter the world of pennies and dollars.

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EXCERPT:

FREEDOM.

Such a modest word.

It carried very little importance for those who had it. But for those who didn’t, it was the most precious, prized, and promised hope of all.

I supposed I was lucky to know what freedom felt like.

For eighteen years, I’d been free. Free to learn what I wanted, befriend who I liked, and flirt with boys who passed my rigorous criteria.

I was a simple girl with ideals and dreams, encouraged by society to believe nothing could hurt me, that I should strive for an excellent career, and no one could stop me. Rules would keep me safe, police would keep the monsters away, and I could remain innocent and naĂŻve to the darkness of the world.

Freedom.

I had it.

But then, I lost it.

Murdered, resuscitated, and sold.

I lost my freedom for so many years.

Until the day he entered my cage.

Him, with the black eyes and blacker soul.

The man who challenged my owner.

And set my imprisonment on an entirely different path.

 

Author Bio:

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

To be the first to know of upcoming releases, please join Pepper’s Newsletter (she promises never to spam or annoy you.)

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The Jumbies By Tracey Baptiste Review

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Author:Tracey Baptiste
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Genre:Middle Grade, Fantasy
Pages: 240
Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis: A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages.

Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest. Those shining yellow eyes that followed her to the edge of the trees, they couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger speaking to the town witch at the market the next day, she knows something unexpected is about to happen. And when this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne’s house, cooking dinner for Corinne’s father, Corinne is sure that danger is in the air. She soon finds out that bewitching her father, Pierre, is only the first step in Severine’s plan to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and learn to use ancient magic she didn’t know she possessed to stop Severine and save her island home.

With its able and gutsy heroine, lyrical narration, and inventive twist on the classic Haitian folktale “The Magic Orange Tree,” The Jumbies will be a favorite of fans of Breadcrumbs, A Tale Dark and Grimm, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.”

My Thoughts

A fantasy based in Caribbean folklore.
When I first saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. I don’t know many books that are set in the Caribbean, but I think there should be TONS.My two best friends, are from the Caribbean area, and I love the setting. To know more about the culture. Trini spirits are amazing to visualize. Werewolf like creature wearing chains, and the douens the spirit children, its fantastic. There are so many different types of jumbies. In the Caribbean jumbies are sneaky tricksters who can take on the form of a beautiful woman or an animal.

The jumbies is a story about friendship, monsters and magic. Like most fairy tales, this is a story of good versus evil, Corrine is faced with a jumbie named Severine, who appears as a beautiful woman,who wants to retake the land from the villagers. Severine is an interesting villain because she is capable of love, but is selfish and thinks she is better then everyone else.

One of my favorite parts of the book was Corinne’s friendship with her friends. Dru is shy and timid but hen she meets Corrine she starts to come out of her shell. Malik and Bouki, were a comic relief but also so much more. I loved the relationship Corrine had with her father.

The chapters are usually short, and with all the action, the jumbies reads quickly. The tone of the story sets it up perfectly for a spooky fall read.

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November Rain Review

November Rain
Shannon A. Thompson
(Bad Bloods #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: July 18th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.

My thoughts

An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The author contacted me and asked if I would like to read her novel(s) and I was thrilled. I appreciate getting requests. The book is split into two parts November Rain and November Snow, but it’s meant to be read together.

The world of Bad Bloods is very intriguing. Set in city called Vendona, a city divided by humans and Bad Bloods. The bad bloods posses different abilities. There is a corrupt government, during election time. I hope the second installment touches on the politics a little more. It’s mentioned a few times but doesn’t go into dept about what the inner workings are.

This story was different, a very good kind of different. This is a character driven story, which is my favorite kind of story. The pacing of the book was quick . This is a great book! The ending came up fast I didn’t even realize I was that close to finishing .I believe that the book could have been left as a continuation of the story not split into two.

Dual perspectives. The chapters alternate between Serena and Daniel. I love love love the characters. Daniel is so swoony, hes sweet and protective. Serena, is a tough girl to go through everything she has. There isn’t any romance but there’s a small hint at one between Serena and Daniel, and I really hope there relationship grows. . There are so many varying characters in different ages. The background stories for each character was interesting and I felt like I care about each one. They all feel like one big family, taking care of each other.

You’ll need to pick this one up if you’re looking for a great quick read about wonderful characters in a corrupt world.

4-stars

Purchase:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Bloods-November-Shannon-Thompson/dp/1634221893
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bad-bloods-shannon-a-thompson/1123329209?ean=9781634221894
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/bad-bloods-november-rain
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/bad-bloods-november-rain/id1082266683?mt=11

 

About the Author

Shannon a thompsonShannon A. Thompson is a young adult author,avid reader and a habitual chatterbox .

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of The Timely Death Trilogy and the Bad Bloods duology. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching murder shows in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.

Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.ShannonAThompson.com


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Cover Reveal :Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson

Seraphina’s Awakening
Sheena Hutchinson
Publication date: September 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night.

Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together. What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention.

Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.

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Author Bio:

Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t seem to hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny has lead her back to her true passion for writing.

She constantly strives to be a positive role model and writes stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.

While God is currently still writing her love story, she continues to put all her effort into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.

For more info, updates, and fun facts visit her website at http://www.SheenaHutchinson.com

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Book Haul #1

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Went to Reads Bookstore tonight with Noah, it’s a tiny used bookstore where you can trade in book’s for 25% off the sale price written on the book and then you get that money back in store credit. Sometimes they have a lot of stuff and other times its slim pickings. They have a small YA section and a large adult section and a very small comic section. So I don’t go very often but was bored tonight so took a walk up.

1.The Fireman by Joe Hill

This is Joe Hill’s newest book. I’m not really sure what it’s about. I read Horns in 2014 and I really enjoyed it. So finding a fairly new book at the small used book store, was worth the price to pick it up.

2.Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

I’ve seen this book around a lot,again I don’t really know what it’s about. I know its chick lit and I don’t usually pick that up but there’s also a mystery.

3.Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

A psychological thriller,about a woman called Christine who wakes up every morning with no memory of who she is. It sounds awesome.

4.On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

I saw this at the shop, and picked it up. I’ve heard good things and that he has good tips. As I tend to get stuck putting my ideas to paper I thought it might be helpful to check out.

5.Coraline by P Craig Russell (Adaptor/Illustrator),Neil Gaiman

Noah picked this one up, lucky for me I will read it also 🙂

To get the the bookstore, we have to walk past a park and there was a band playing music. There was a fair amount of people, so we stopped for a little while and got some pictures 🙂

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Zenith Book Review

29569157Book: Zenith Part 1
Author: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Genre: YA Fantasy,Sci – Fi
Pages: 62
Rating: 4 Stars

First of all, I’d like to say I’m very very proud of  Sasha  and Lindsay for this accomplishment. I’m happy for you girls, keep up the good work! Also it just became #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER !!! They did an amazing job, and you can really tell they put a lot of heart into there work.

The pace of this first story is very fast, no complicated back story, it just jumps right into the action..It’s bloody, violent and intriguing. I enjoyed the fact that I couldn’t tell who was writing what chapter. It flowed together perfectly. The characters are all pretty badass, and there is a gang of female space pirates. Each character had there own unique personality and look, which makes the story just that much more interesting. There wasn’t much world building but it is just the first part and hope they explore more in the second installment.

Androma “Andie” in just a few pages she’s already leaving a trail of bodies behind her. She is a firece space pirate, which is so awesome. It’s so bloody and I loved it. Dex I enjoyed his character,he has a romantic past with Andie but it ended badly so there is a lot of tension there.Even tho we only saw Valen for a few pages I’m really intrigued by his character and I can’t wait for more on him.

I really need to know what’s going to happen with all these characters. I think the writing was amazing,don’t let the negative reviews keep you from checking it out. For Sasha debut it’s an excellent start and I can’t wait to read more from her. I’ve watched her videos for so long. I have never read anything by Lindsay Cummings but I really want to pick up The Murder Complex.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the uniqueness of the story. I just can’t wait for the next part,I wanted many more pages because it was so good! It’s only available in ebook right now, but I’m hoping once all the parts are out it will be combined into a paperback. It was really hard to rate because its so short, but it was an amazing start to a great story. I gave it a 4 stars.

Here is a link to the book trailer.

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Reading Habits Tag

I was tagged by Gretchen over at Chicnerdreads to do this tag 🙂 Thanks so much!

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
In my room, or the living room.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Usually bookmarks, unless i forget to take one with me when I go out.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
I try and stop at a chapter but that dosent always happen.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
I can drink while reading but its to hard to eat and hold the book at the same time.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I have to have music on or the silence bothers me, tv only if i don’t care what is playing.

6. One book at a time or several at once?
One book at a time,if i read more I get to distracted and end up not finishing any books.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Home, I can’t read while moving (car,bus) makes me feel sick.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
Not usually.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Keeping it like new.

11. Do you write in your books?
No.

12. Who do you tag?
Anyone who would like to do it !!