Thursday, May 19, 2022

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 18

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Loveboat Reunion and I'll be reading Trouble With the Cursed next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 7:30 PM
Pages Read: 384

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 9:32 PM
Pages Read: 400

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 416

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia 
Started On: May 17th
Finished On: May 17th, 11:06 AM
Pages Read: 304

Anatomy by Dana Schwartz
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 10:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 3:30 PM
Pages Read: 400

Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison 
Started On: May 19th
Currently On: Page 0 of 464

Books Read: 18
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 6824

Becca's BookoplAthon May 2022 48 Hour Round Sign Up

Yeah, it's time for another 48 Hour Round again of Becca's Bookopoly! This round is taking place Mary 21-22 and you can find the announcement video here, and the twitter with information here.

Again, we've gotten two prompts. I've waited until now to create my post, when I could be more certain of my picks for the current roll drops!

Roll 1, BookolAthon Board 2020, was Small Book-Star Mother by Charlie N. Holmberg 
Roll 1, BookolAthon Board 2021, was Gods-Star Father by Charlie N. Holmberg
Roll 2, BookolAthon Board 2020, was 
Roll 2, BookolAthon Board 2021, was 
Roll 3, BookolAthon Board 2020, was 
Roll 3, BookolAthon Board 2021, was 
Roll 4, BookolAthon Board 2020, was 
Roll 4, BookolAthon Board 2021, was 

I'll be adding to this as we get the roll drops, as well as my TBR choices as we go along. But to be prepared, I'm going to make my chance card and community cards, as well as pick out books for the other spaces on the board, so I don't have to think to hard when the rolls are dropped.

Chance Cards:
Red on the River by Christine Feehan 
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston 
The Proof Is in the Poison by Diane Kelly
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Hellhole by Gina Damico
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Community Shelf:
Read a book with specific colour on the cover
Read an own voices book
Read the lowest rated book on your TBR
Read a book that has been adapted into a movie or a tv show
Read a book with an ugly cover
Read a graphic novel
Read a book that has won an award
Read a book that features body positivity
Read a book written by a female author
Read a book that you think suits the current season
Read a book with an animal on the cover
Read a debut novel
Read a horror book
Read a book with a one-word title

I can't wait to participate! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Random Reads #548, May 19th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 1400 which turned out to be Getaway With Murder by Diane Kelly! It's been on my TBR pile since January 22nd, 2021, and I added it because I love her writing! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #562, May 19th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"All his cousins had crushes on him, too, but since that was ick, I got him." -Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen, page 40.

Yeah, that would be ick, so yeah for the speaker! Now to read more! What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #572, May 19th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

From Goodreads:
When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival,

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I don't know, this is a stand alone, and I own it, so I hopefully will be reading it soon! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 17

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Anatomy and I'll be reading Loveboat Reunion next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 7:30 PM
Pages Read: 384

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 9:32 PM
Pages Read: 400

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 416

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia 
Started On: May 17th
Finished On: May 17th, 11:06 AM
Pages Read: 304

Anatomy by Dana Schwartz
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 10:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
Started On: May 19th
Currently On: Page 0 of 400

Books Read: 17
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 6424

Magical Readathon: Orilium Update 62

So I read my next book for Magical Readathon: Orilium, and it was Anatomy which was for the prompt Restoration, and I'll be reading What Once Was Mine next!

My Reading Journey:

Sacrifice by Katee Robert 
Prompt Fulfilled: Alchemy
Started On: April 3rd
Finished On: April 3rd, 10:46 AM
Pages Read: 154

Heir by Katee Robert
Prompt Fulfilled: Animal Studies
Started On: April 3rd
Finished On: April 3rd, 12:33 PM
Pages Read: 136

Kiss Hard by Nalini Singh
Prompt Fulfilled: Art of Illusion
Started On: April 3rd
Finished On: April 3rd, 9:01 PM 
Pages Read: 329 

All the Feels by Olivia Dade
Prompt Fulfilled: Astronomy
Started On: April 4th
Finished On: April 4th, 3:46 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Other Half of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Prompt Fulfilled: Art of Illusion
Started On: April 4th
Finished On: April 4tht, 8:26 PM
Pages Read: 424

Abhorsen by Garth Nix 
Prompt Fulfilled: Conjuration
Started On: April 5th
Finished On: April 5th, 10:31 AM
Pages Read: 396

Across the Wall by Garth Nix
Prompt Fulfilled: Spells & Incantations
Started On: April 5th
Finished On: April 5th 4:24 PM
Pages Read: 432

To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
Prompt Fulfilled: Spells & Incantations
Started On: April 5th
Finished On: April 5th, 11:20 PM
Pages Read: 416

Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert
Prompt Fulfilled: Art of Illusion
Started On: April 6th
Finished On: April 6th, 6:32 PM
Pages Read: 400

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Prompt Fulfilled: Help!!! Quest
Started On: April 7th
Finished On: April 7th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 368

Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price
Prompt Fulfilled: Artificery
Started On: April 7th
Finished On: April 7th, 10:22 PM
Pages Read: 416

Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
Prompt Fulfilled: Demonology
Started On: April 8th
Finished On: April 8th, 5:15 PM
Pages Read: 368

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Prompt Fulfilled: Inscription
Started On: April 8th
Finished On: April 8th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 528

The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 9th
Finished On: April 9th, 7:09 PM
Pages Read: 332

Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
Prompt Fulfilled: Inscription
Started On: April 12th
Finished On: April 12th, 6:50 PM
Page Read: 544 

Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher
Prompt Fulfilled: Rare Ingredient Quest
Started On: April 12th
Finished On: April 12th, 9:55 PM
Pages Read: 352

As If on Cue by Marisa Kanter
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire Weasel in Danger! Quest
Started On: April 13th
Finished On: April 13th, 3:44 M
Pages Read: 400

Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole
Prompt Fulfilled: Alchemy
Started On: April 14th
Finished On: April 14th, 2:10 PM
Pages Read: 528

Ruthless by Gena Showalter
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 15th
Finished On: April 15th, 6:40 PM
Pages Read: 416

Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 15th
Finished On: April 15th, 10:51 PM
Pages Read: 384

Eve of Destruction by Sherrilyn McQueen
Prompt Fulfilled: Elemental Studies
Started On: April 15th
Finished On: April 15th, 11:37 PM
Pages Read: 90

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders
Prompt Fulfilled: Psionics & Divination
Started On: April 16th
Finished On: April 16th, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 300

Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane Anders
Prompt Fulfilled: Psionics & Divination
Started On: April 17th
Finished On: April 17th, 5:01 PM
Pages Read: 320

Ruthless Crown by Amanda Richardson
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire Weasel in Danger! Quest
Started On: April 17th
Finished On: April 17th, 7:32 PM
Pages Read: 242

Ruthless Queen by Amanda Richardson
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 17th
Finished On: April 17th, 11:15 PM
Pages Read: 192

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire Weasel in Danger! Quest
Started On: April 18th
Finished On: April 18th, 9:48 PM
Pages Read: 416

Kingdom of Bones by James Rollins
Prompt Fulfilled: Astronomy
Started On: April 19th
Finished On: April 19th, 7:11 PM
Pages Read: 448

Clariel by Garth Nix
Prompt Fulfilled: Missing Spellbook Quest
Started On: April 19th
Finished On: April 19th, 10:41 PM
Pages Read: 382

Goldenhand by Garth Nix
Prompt Fulfilled: Rare Ingredient Quest
Started On: April 20th
Finished On: April 20th, 2:20 PM
Pages Read: 384

Terciel & Elinor by Garth Nix
Prompt Fulfilled: Partyyyy!! Quest
Started On: April 20th
Finished On: April 20th, 8:20 PM
Pages Read: 560

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
Prompt Fulfilled: Missing Spellbook Quest
Started On: April 20th
Finished On: April 20th, 9:11 PM
Pages Read: 121

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo
Prompt Fulfilled: Missing Spellbook Quest
Started On: April 20th
Finished On: April 20th, 10:03 PM
Pages Read: 128

Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole
Prompt Fulfilled: Alchemy
Started On: April 21st
Finished On: April 21st, 4:36 PM
Pages Read: 248

Of Claws and Fangs by Faith Hunter
Prompt Fulfilled: Shapeshifting
Started On: April 21st
Finished On: April 21st, 9:50 PM
Pages Read: 352

Doggone Deadly by Deborah Blake
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 22nd
Finished On: April 22nd, 3:24 PM
Pages Read: 284

The Ash-Born Boy by Victoria Schwab
Prompt Fulfilled: Animal Studies
Started On: April 22nd
Finished On: April 22nd, 4:36 PM
Pages Read: 61

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Prompt Fulfilled: Missing Spellbook Quest
Started On: April 22nd
Finished On: April 22nd, 5:32 PM
Pages Read: 354

If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire Weasel in Danger! Quest
Started On: April 22nd
Finished On: April 22nd, 9:33 PM
Pages Read: 370

Cold Iron Heart by Melissa Marr
Prompt Fulfilled: Rare Ingredient Quest
Started On: April 23rd
Finished On: April 6:52 PM
Pages Read: 304

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Prompt Fulfilled: Partyyyy!! Quest
Started On: April 23rd
Finished On: April 23rd, 9:38 PM
Pages Read: 328

Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole
Prompt Fulfilled: Conjuration
Started On: April 24th
Finished On: April 24th, 4:18 PM
Pages Read: 464

Munro by Kresley Cole
Prompt Fulfilled: Partyyyy!! Quest
Started On: April 24th
Finished On: April 24th, 9:05 PM
Pages Read: 432

Tender Savage by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Missing Spellbook Quest
Started On: April 25th
Finished On: April 25th, 11:02 AM
Pages Read: 288

As I Descended by Robin Talley
Prompt Fulfilled: Rare Ingredient Quest
Started On: April 25th
Finished On: April 25th, 7:46 PM
Pages Read: 384

Immortal Rising by Lynsay Sands
Prompt Fulfilled: Astronomy
Started On: April 26th
Finished On: April 26th, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 400

The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher 
Prompt Fulfilled: Demonology
Started On: April 27th
Finished On: April 27th, 1:58 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Prompt Fulfilled: Lore
Started On: April 27th
Finished On: April 27th, 5:40 PM
Pages Read: 441

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Prompt Fulfilled: Lore
Started On: April 27th
Finished On: April 27th, 8:33 PM
Pages Read: 432

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 27th
Finished On: April 27th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 380

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Restoration
Started On: April 28th
Finished On: April 28th, 11:59 AM
Pages Read: 390

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Restoration
Started On: April 28th
Finished On: April 28th, 5:27 PM
Pages Read: 416

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Restoration
Started On: April 28th
Finished On: April 28th, 9:08 PM
Pages Read: 458

Shadow and Light by Anne Bishop
Prompt Fulfilled: Conjuration
Started On: April 29th
Finished On: April 29th, 4:19 PM
Pages Read: 420

The House of Gaian by Anne Bishop
Prompt Fulfilled: Partyyyy!! Quest
Started On: April 29th
Finished On: April 29th, 10:12 PM
Pages Read: 420

Up to the Challenge by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Spells & Incantations
Started On: April 30th
Finished On: April 30th, 10:31 AM
Pages Read: 436

Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine
Prompt Fulfilled: Fire Weasel in Danger! Quest
Started On: April 30th
Finished On: April 30th, 1:23 PM
Pages Read: 352

Shifters and Mistletoe Anthology
Prompt Fulfilled: Partyyyy!! Quest
Started On: April 30th
Finished On: April 30th, 9:52 PM
Pages Read: 774

Fire of the Frost Anthology
Prompt Fulfilled: Partyyyy!! Quest
Started On: April 30th
Finished On: April 30h, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 368

Queen by Katee Robert
Prompt Fulfilled: Scroll of Standstill Quest
Started On: April 3rd
Finished On: April 3rd, 3:30 PM
Pages Read: 158

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Prompt Fulfilled: Shapeshifting
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Prompt Fulfilled: Psionics & Divination
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Anatomy by Dana Schwartz
Prompt Fulfilled: Restoration
Started On: May 18th
Finished On: May 18th, 10:32 PM
Pages Read: 320

What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell
Prompt Fulfilled: Conjuration
Started On: May 
Currently On: Page 0 of 512

Prompts Left: None Left!
Read: 62
Pages Read: 22436

We Have the Cover of Little Thieves #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Painted Devils by Margaret Owen, and it looks so fantastic!


Waiting on Wednesday #575, May 18th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

A Year to the Day by Robin Benway
Expected Publication: June 21st, 2022
From Goodreads:
National Book Award–winning author Robin Benway returns with an ambitious I’ll Give You the Sun meets Every Day story of love, loss, and sisterhood told in a reverse chronological narrative that will claim a permanent home in your heart.

It’s been a year—a year of missing Nina. A year of milestones—holidays, birthdays, everything without her.

Leo feels like she should remember what happened that night. But all she knows is that she left the party and got into a car with Nina and Nina’s boyfriend, East.

East, who once promised Nina he’d watch out for her younger sister. East, who has been trying to keep that promise every day since. But East won’t give Leo the one thing she wants—the one thing she needs. He won’t tell her anything about the accident. He won’t talk about that night at all.

As the days tumble one into the next, Leo’s story comes together while her world falls apart. The only constant is the one person who can help her bear the enormous weight of her love for Nina—and East might be carrying too heavy a load of his own.

Robin Benway’s signature exploration of love, family, and finding yourself is on display in her most ambitious story yet.

Just one book coming out this day, but yeah, I can't wait for this book! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

WWW Wednesday #579, May 18th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme! And thanks now to Taking on a World of Words for reviving it! 

I'm currently reading Anatomy, and yeah, really enjoying it!
I read Katzenjammer, and oh, it was an amazing read!
I'm going to be reading Loveboat Reunion, and I can't wait to read this sequel! 

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 16

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Katzenjammer and I'll be reading Anatomy next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 7:30 PM
Pages Read: 384

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 9:32 PM
Pages Read: 400

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 416

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia 
Started On: May 17th
Finished On: May 17th, 11:06 AM
Pages Read: 304

Anatomy by Dana Schwartz
Started On: May 17th
Currently On: Page 0 of 320

Books Read: 16
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 6104

Teaser Tuesday #579, May 17th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia, page 19.

"I can't call out for Jeffrey because I can't risk alerting whatever might be out here. That's what School does. There is no speaking in the hallways out of fear of what or who will hear."

Well, that doesn't sound good! Must read more now! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 15

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was Clown in a Cornfield: Frendo Lives and I'll be reading Katzenjammer next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 7:30 PM
Pages Read: 384

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 9:32 PM
Pages Read: 400

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 416

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia 
Started On: May 17th
Currently On: Page 0 of 304

Books Read: 15
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 5800

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 14

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was The Gauntlet and I'll be reading Clown in a Cornfield: Frendo Lives next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 7:30 PM
Pages Read: 384

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 9:32 PM
Pages Read: 400

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives by Adam Cesare
Started On: May 17th
Currently On: Page 0 of 416

Books Read: 14
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 5384

We Have the Cover of Guild Hunter #15!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Archangel's Resurrection by Nalini Singh, and it looks so fantastic!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #571, May 16th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!
What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #570
Teaser Tuesday #578
WWW Wednesday #578
WOW #574
Will the Time Come #571
Third Sentence Thursday #561
Random Reads #547
First Lines Friday #574
Book Blogger Hop #239
Monthly ARC's Update 9
The Reward Challenge Update #556
Wheel of TBR #103
How Well I Stuck to It #408
Wrote that Review Update #405

Week 19 Reviews:
Game Changer

Magical Readathon: Orilium:

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge: 
Update 9

Random:

OK, so I got 28 posts in 7 days, and yeah, it's been a quiet week, but this current week is my week off, and I'm really going to take advantage of all this time off! Sleeping in is much preferred to getting up at 4:20 for work! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever I want! 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 13

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was The Hunt and I'll be reading Gauntlet next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 7:30 PM
Pages Read: 384

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 16th
Currently On: Page 0 of 400

Books Read: 13
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 4984

Wrote that Review Update #406, May 15th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Game Changer, Wolf in the Shadows, The Stars Between Us, Good Girls Go to Heaven, Sparrow Hill Road, Train Yard Blues, The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Winter's Orbit, Love on the Brain, Blue Hearts of Mars, so I have 7 of 7 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #408, May 15th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 20:
Nothing Planned! 

Just another free week, I have plenty of ARC's to read, and I already have everything ready-I just have to read the books! 

Week 19:
Nothing Planned! 

vs.

Game Changer by Neal Schusterman, Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale, The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill, Good Girls Go to Heaven by Seanan McGuire, Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire, Train Yard Blues by Seanan McGuire, The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire, Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell, Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood, Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas

I had a free week to read whatever I wanted, and I did, and I had a great time and I'm glad for the books that I read, and I can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wheel of TBR #103, May 15th

I saw Codie's Book Corner doing the Wheel of TBR, and I thought that sounded like a great way to pick what to read from your TBR. So thanks to her! I'll only do 3 spins, because I'm doing this every week, and so it won't make up my total TBR of the week, but it'll be a start!

Rules:
1. For each week of the month, I'll do 3 spins each week to read each week though I do have the rest of the month to read them. Once a prompt is used, I'll randomly choose one from the list, keeping track of how often a colour comes up. If colour comes up 3 or more times in month, I'll do another spin once it comes up 3 times.
2. If I don't read a book that week or at least start it before the end of the month, then for my next week of spins, I have to add a punishment for each book unread. I'll roll for each unread book, and have to apply each and every punishment chosen to the week.
3. Each month I'll get a prompt from my Binge Read Wheel (either specifically picking the prompt, or spinning the wheel) and I have to read at least 9 books, though I can read more!

Of the books from the last week, I read Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell, Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood, 'Till the World Ends Anthology, and I started The Hunt by Megan Shepherd.

Binge Read Wheel:
For this month, I chose ARC. I read Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale, The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill, Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas, so I've read 8/9+.

Prompts Used This Week:
Treat Yo' Shelf, Award, Physical Book to Read in 2022.

Treat Yo' Shelf-Blue-Two Weeks' Notice by Rachel Caine-I just bought this book, so that works! 

Award-Spring Green-Far from the Tree by Robin Benway-This book has won a few literary awards, too many to list, so that works! You don't know how hard it was to find an ARC that I haven't read that won an award! 

Physical Book to Read in 2022-Yellow-Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth-This is my Physical List, so that works! 

Colour Totals:
Red: 4
Orange: 0
Yellow: 1
Chartreuse: 0
Green: 0
Spring Green: 1
Cyan: 0
Azure: 1
Blue: 1
Violet: 1
Magenta: 0 
Rose: 0 

Prompts for Next Week:
Review Week-Red
Less Than 500 Ratings-Orange
Hardcover-Yellow
Goodreads Update Feed-Chartreuse
ARC Book to Read in 2022-Green
A-Z Random-Spring Green
Booktuber Read-Cyan
WIWTR-Azure
Review Post-Blue
New Author-Violet
Word Inspiration-Magenta
Narrator-Rose

So those are some of the books I'm going to try to read this week. What about you guys? Happy reading!

The Reward Challenge Update #556, May 15th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Game Changer which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, SAC 2022 Book and a WoW Book, Wolf in the Shadows which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2022 Book and a WoW Book, The Stars Between Us which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, SAC 2022 Book and a WoW Book, Good Girls Go to Heaven which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2022 Book, Sparrow Hill Road which counts 4 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2022 Book, RR Book and a WTC Book, Train Yard Blues which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2022 Book, The Girl in the Green Silk Gown which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2022 Book,
Winter's Orbit which counts 3 times as a DAC Book and a SAC 2022 Book, Love on the Brain which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, SAC 2022 Book and a WoW Book, Blue Hearts of Mars which counts 3 times as a NetGalley Book and a SAC 2022 Book.

So I have 32 counts which translates to $16 this week! I'll use it to buy books!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 12

Ok, so I read my next book for Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, and it was 'Til the World Ends and I'll be reading The Hunt next! 

My Reading Journey:

The Life She Had by K.L. Armstrong
Started On: May 1st
Finished On: May 1st, 8:55 PM
Pages Read: 320

A Curse of Queens by Amanda Bouchet 
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 496

Heroic Hearts Anthology 
Started On: May 4th
Finished On: May 4th, 10:21 PM
Pages Read: 368

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Started On: May 5th
Finished On: May 5th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 400

Claws for Suspicion by Deborah Blake
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 4:02 PM
Pages Read: 288

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 8:40 PM
Pages Read: 368

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 9:45 PM
Pages Read: 400

Wolf in the Shadows by Maria Vale
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:10 PM
Pages Read: 360

The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 8:36 PM
Pages Read: 400

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 8:12 PM
Pages Read: 384

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

'Till the World Ends Anthology
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 448

The Hunt by Megan Shepard 
Started On: May 15th
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Books Read: 12
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 4600

Week 19 Review: Blue Hearts of Mars

From Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Retta Heikkinen is in love with a boy--a thoroughly gorgeous, captivating, and mysterious boy known as Hemingway. The situation is rather ideal: he likes her, she likes him. There's just one little problem.

He's a blue heart, an android.

Being in a relationship is its own complicated mess, but how long can a forbidden love last? Soon Retta discovers a secret that could destroy the uneasy truce between the blue hearts and humans, which makes life under the domes on Mars possible. Would exposing what she knows make things better or worse? And how can she know for certain without exposing the secret?

My Review:
I had a good time reading this book, but I would've enjoyed reading it more if I'd read it more around the time that it came out. Retta was just a bit young, and while that explains some of her actions, that doesn't mean I had the best time reading about them.

There were a few decisions that had me scratching my head. We're popped right into this world with not a lot of context, and I would've loved a bit more detail about this world. And it doesn't help that we're in the head of Retta, who while she's 17, seemed to be on the young side, and pretty immature.

What most interested me about this book was the androids, I just find the whole idea pretty cool. Though of course human flaws come in, and they are treated pretty horribly. So finding out that secret, well, yeah, that was pretty intense, and I had to know what was going to happen next!

I had a pretty great time with that ending, I really liked where things left off, how they resolved. And that final reveal was really excellent! All in all, it was a good book, but one that I wish I'd read sooner, because I think I aged out of it. 

I enjoyed this book, but it's not one that I'll think about much in the future. 

Author: Nicole Grotepas 
Read: May 12th, 2022
Source: NetGalley 
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2022 Book!
Publisher: Nicole Grotepas
Published: January 11th 2013
5/5 Hearts
1/5 Books
1/5 Stars

Week 19 Review: Love on the Brain

From Goodreads:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.

Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school—archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it's her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas…devouring her with those eyes. And the possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there's only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

My Review:
Yeah, I really enjoyed reading Ali Hazelwood's 2nd full length novel! I just love books with women in STEM, and while it's infuriating the challenges that they face-because they're female-it's good to have their time in the spotlight. 

Bee's personality was Marie Curie, neuroscience, and trademarking various expressions, like Sausage Reference TM. And her hatred for her nemesis, Levi. Plus she had a great sense of humour, and the ability to poke fun of herself. Loved reading about her! And then there's her nemesis relationship with Levi, which may not be what she expected...

Ok, I just have to say-ducks. A specific part of their anatomy. Just hilarious! Or the recitation of whatever, and what was chosen! And her twitter, What Would Marie Curie Do, and her online relationship with SHMAC. There was just fantastic humour in this book!

And that ending? I was not expecting that! It was such a fantastic ending, and I loved how everything worked out! I would've liked a few more details about the one part with the legal action with the twitter stuff, but other than that, I had a really great time with that ending! 

This was another fantastic book from Ali Hazelwood, and I can't wait to read more (including the STEM novellas that are coming out!) 

Author: Ali Hazelwood 
Read: May 11th, 2022
Source: NetGalley 
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounded good, and it's a SAC 2022 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Expected Publication: August 23d 2022
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 19 Review: Winter's Orbit

From Goodreads:
Ancillary Justice meets Red, White & Royal Blue in Winter's Orbit, Everina Maxwell's gut-wrenching and romantic debut.

A famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, Prince Kiem is summoned before the Emperor and commanded to renew the empire's bonds with its newest vassal planet. The prince must marry Count Jainan, the recent widower of another royal prince of the empire.

But Jainan suspects his late husband's death was no accident. And Prince Kiem discovers Jainan is a suspect himself. But broken bonds between the Empire and its vassal planets leaves the entire empire vulnerable, so together they must prove that their union is strong while uncovering a possible conspiracy.

Their successful marriage will align conflicting worlds.

My Review:
I quickly became very obsessed with this story. With audiobooks, I listen over the course of a couple of days, depending on how long it is. This book, which was 14 parts, 15.5 hours, and I listened to it in one day. And this is on top of me not being able to listen the whole time, and mostly at 1.5 speed, I finished just before 12 am. I just couldn't put this story down! I loved Kiem and Jainan's story! 

When I read reviews of this book, people seemed to have different opinions about whether this is more of a sci fi book or a romance. It's set in a sci fi world, that we don't get a lot of details of. It has romance, but it so very slow burn with kisses being fade to black, with some heart-breaking and warming misunderstandings. It's got a lot of political undertakings, and a bit of a murder mystery. There wasn't one part that was featured more, it's a mix of a bunch of different elements that add up to become this story.

Kiem and Jainan were such great characters to read about! Kiem feels intimidated by Jainan's brains, while Jainan feels intimidated by Kiem's social and outgoing nature. Oh, and they both found the other attractive, but since they wound up in an arranged marriage-just after and because of Jainan's previous partner, Taam-died. So it's complicated.

And of course Taam's death has further ramifications, besides having to have a new royal to marry Jainan to be the treaty representative. The reason why they need the treaty, well, the group that oversees that sees unrest there, and oh, I really enjoyed the investigation into his death and how it worked out-those there were some secrets that hurt! 

I learned while writing reviews that we're going to have another book in this world, Ocean's Echo and I can't express how excited I am for it. I mean, I feel like we barely scraped the surface. We learned that this empire is just a backwater collection of planets-so we really know little about the wider world. And the remnants-what the heck is going on with them? I want to know more! 

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait to see what Everina Maxwell writes next! 

Author: Everina Maxwell
Read: May 10th, 202
Source: Library 
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2022 Book! 
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: February 2nd 2021
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 19 Reviews: Good Girls Go to Heaven, Sparrow Hill Road, Train Yard Blues, The Girl in the Green Silk Gown




From Goodreads:
Ever wondered what really happened to Rose Marshall, the pretty little dead girl who started it all? Well, you can finally find out...starting today.

"Good Girls Go to Heaven" introduces you to Rose Marshall and the ecology of the ghostroads, where death is not forever; it's not even for tonight.

There are a lot of stories trapped and tangled in the twilight. This is only one of them. But it's the one I have to tell.

Give a girl a ride?

Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn't ask Rose what she thought of the idea.

It's been more than sixty years since that night, and she's still sixteen, and she's still running.

They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by "Rose," a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She's the angel of the overpass, she's the darling of the truck stops, and she's going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it's not like it can kill her.

You can't kill what's already dead. 

During and after the great depression they were traded for food, sex, shelter, and power. Twenty of the seemingly ordinary nickles carved with dark representations of world evils and imbued with magical powers that transformed the deliciously macabre bits of lost art into carriers of death, destruction, and ill luck.

Where these coins go, so does his will. Each coin is imbued with his malice and a desire for destruction. With each life ruined... the Carver's life goes on. Seventeen stories tell the tale of the Carver's legacy: coins designed for beauty morphed into catalysts of pain.

The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer--the immortal Bobby Cross.

For Rose Marshall, life began when it ended. She has friends, a home, and a purpose in the strange twilight where she spends her afterlife. Sure, she's an urban legend who didn't live to see her eighteenth birthday, but she's had time to adapt, and while things could be better, she's pretty happy with her lot in death.

At least until Bobby Cross--the man who killed her in the first place--plays his ultimate card in the hole, resulting in her untimely, unwanted resurrection. Suddenly breathing and worse, suddenly mortal, Rose must find a way to solve the riddle she never wanted to contend with: how does a living dead girl make it back to the ghostroads without actually dying?

Her quest will make allies out of enemies and enemies out of allies as she runs from the lands of the living to the lands of the dead, trying to find a way safely home...and safely back to her grave.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading these books! I love Seanan McGuire's books, and I love the InCryptid series, so I had to read this spin off series! I really enjoyed watching Rose walk the Ghost Roads, and the adventures that she has! They're such great reads!

It was interesting, because InCryptid deals with non-human species-and this deals with humans but after they've passed, for the most part (I'm looking at you, Emma, banshee that you are!) So that was a change of pace, and I really enjoyed learning the rules! 

The first book is a collection of various stories of Rose, throughout the years, including Good Girls Go to Heaven, though the beginning of that became a part of a different story in Sparrow Hill Road. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I enjoyed watching her have all these adventures-meet all these people and allies-and of course, enemies, in Bobby Cross.

The Girl in the Green Silk Gown was different, it's your usual novel, and yeah, Bobby Cross came up with a pretty evil plan! I felt bad for Rose, though her various complaints about how awful being in a living body is, how awful it is-like, I'm still in one. Don't make me think about how gross it is! But it was a really great story, and I enjoyed how they resolved it! 

I'm pretty sure Angel of the Overpass takes place after That Ain't Witchcraft, since it was published 2 years after. So what happened is going to be a game changer in the fight against Bobby Cross, since it was the corrupted Crossroads that made the deal with him, and now that they're gone, I wonder how that's going to affect him! 

These were some really great stories, and I'm so excited to read book 3! 

Author: Seanan McGuire 
Series: Ghost Roads #0.9, 1, 1.1, 2
Read: May 9th, 9th, 9th, 10th, 2022
Source: Online, Library, Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing and the InCryptid series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2022 Books! And Sparrow Hill Road is a RR Book and a WTC Book! 
Publisher: Edge of Propinquity, DAW, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Published: January 2010, May 6th 2014, October 13th 2013, July 17th 2018

Good Girls Go to Heaven: 
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








Sparrow Hill Road: 
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








Train Yard Blues: 
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








The Girl in the Green Silk Gown:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars