Hello Book Lovers,
I didn’t actually buy any books in January, these are the books that I purchased from BookOutlet for the Boxing Day sale but I didn’t receive them until January and since I am not purchasing books for a while I figured I would wait to haul them until now. I ended up purchasing 18 books, I will try to make this post short. So lets just get on with the book haul. Continue reading “January Book Haul”
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published on: May 5, 2015
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a young adult fantasy that is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Feyre, starving and desperate for food goes out hunting near the “Wall” that separates the fey world from the human world. During, this hunt she kills a wolf, which unbeknownst to Feyre happens to be a Faerie. This angers Tamlin, a High Fae Lord, and he appears in his beastly form at Feyre’s house for retribution. He spares Feyre’s life and instead takes her back to the Fae World to live with him in the Spring Court.
At first she is distant and cold towards Tamlin but then sees he is not the beast she thought he was. There has been a curse that has been set upon the Spring Court and it is up to Feyre to break the curse. Continue reading “A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Review (Spoiler Free)”
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Published on: January 26, 2016 (first published September 30, 2014)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Purchase: Chapters Amazon Book Depository
This book has been on my shelf for a while know and I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up sooner. I am kicking myself for not reading this sooner because it was so good and ended up loving it. I am surprised that I haven’t heard more about this book in the book community on blogs or booktube.
Continue reading “Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley Book Review (Spoiler Free)”
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Published by: Harper Teen
Published on: February 10, 2015
Series: Red Queen #1
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian
Purchase: Amazon Chapters Book Depository
I have heard mixed reviews on this series, mainly that it is not very original and is many popular YA novels in one and because of this I was hesitant on reading it. I have to say that they were right it wasn’t a very original story but I did find it entertaining.
Red Queen is about Mare Barrow and she lives in a world that is divided by blood, the silvers and the reds. The silvers being the elites of society and reds are the impoverished of society, there is no in-between. The silver bloods are elite because they have supernatural powers Continue reading “Red Queen Book Reveiw”
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
Published by: Jimmy Patterson
Published on: September 20, 2016
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Horror
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I was excited to read this book because I heard a rave review about it and I also enjoy reading a good mystery. Sadly, I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I think I didn’t enjoy it as much because I am used to reading Adult mystery thrillers and this young adult novel was predictable and lost that air of mystery. Stalking the Ripper is Kerri Maniscalo debut novel and this happens to be the first in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Continue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper Book Review”
Hello Everyone, yesterday was the end of the Biannual Bibliothon and I am here to let you know how I did. I was able to finish 4 out of the 6 books I planned on reading and I completed 5 of the 7 challenges. I am happy with how did, I did get a little burnt out by the end of it and hardly read much of anything but that’s OK.
1. Read a retelling
I started reading Winter on the 7th to get a head start because it is a huge book. I didn’t get to far into on the Saturday and I didn’t finish it until the 14th. I mostly listened to the audiobook for this one. When I was doing chores around the house or going to and from work I would just listen to this. I thought the narrator, Rebecca Soler, did a fabulous job and would recommend listening to the audiobooks for this series. 823 pages read. Continue reading “Winter Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up”
I was on BookOutlet strolling through my wish-list, not looking to buy anything right away but just planning on what I wanted to get for the Boxing Day Sale and I noticed they had Winter by Marissa Meyer in-stock. Last time I waited to get Winter just before a sale on BookOutlet and they ended up being sold out by that time. So, I didn’t want a repeat of that happening and so I made an order.
Winter is the fourth and final book in the Lunar Chronicles and I love this series. They are entertaining and have such wonderful characters. The Lunar Chronicles are retellings of fairy tales, Winter being a retelling of Snow White. I can’t wait to start reading Winter and see how the book ends. Continue reading “December Book Haul”