Thursday, November 15, 2018

Random Reads #364, November 15th

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, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , and I added it because ! Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #379, November 15th

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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!

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Will the Time Come #389, November 15th

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:

Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #392, November 14th

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

Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:

WWW Wednesday #396, November 14th

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!

I'm currently reading Shadow and Ice, and it's so intense and awesome! Really enjoying it!
I read Little White Lies, and yeah, it was so fantastic and twisty and loved it so much! 
I'm going to be reading The Reckoning of Noah Shaw, and I can't wait, this series is so great and I love her writing!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Teaser Tuesday #396, November 13th

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #388, November 12th

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 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 #387
Teaser Tuesday #393
WWW Wednesday #393
WOW #390
Will the Time Come #384
Third Sentence Thursday #375
Random Reads #361
First Lines Friday #389
The Reward Challenge Update #370
Book Blogger Hop #57
How Well I Stuck to It #225
Wrote that Review Update #222

Week 45 Reviews:
Cast in Oblivion
The Curse of Tenth Grave
A Very Charley Christmas
Moonlight on the Eleventh Grave
The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave

The Dragon Tamer: Review
The Dirt on the Ninth Grave, Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave: Reviews

We Have the Cover of Dark Shores!!!!
We Have the Cover of Wherever She Goes!!!!

OK, so I got 18 posts in 7 days, and yeah, it was a pretty awesome week, I really enjoyed these books and I can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Four Three Two One, Seriously Hexed, and Your Own Worst Enemy.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Dirt on the Ninth Grave, Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave: Reviews

From Goodreads:
In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.

From Goodreads:
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series!

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She's been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person starkraving mad. But someone's looking out for her, and she's allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She's missed her daughter, she's missed Reyes, and Beep, but now that she's back on earth, it's time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.

My first review of The Dirt on the Ninth Grave
My Review:
I just loved reading these books! This series is so fantastic, and I've enjoyed it so much! I'm sad to say goodbye, but it just means new worlds for us to enter and fall in love with! Both of these books were big in their own ways, Dirt was like the slate being (at least temporarily) being reset, and Summoned is the end of the series, which was a lot to wrap up!

Dirt, yeah, it's been a long time since I last read it. I'd remembered some things, like Aunt Lil was Mr. Wong'ing it. But I'd forgotten others, like that the one guy she was leaving sandwiches for was Earl Walker. So it was great to read it again!

Summoned had a lot going on! Between the zombie apocalypse and her mom's death which boy, were there some revelations, Charley had a lot going on! And it only took place in about 3 days, as usual! So great to read!

It was the last book in the series, which means that there was a lot to wrap up. Like Rocket and Blue. Some things were bittersweet because we've been with these characters so long, but they had to happen. One of my lingering questions is, what was up with those two rooms, one in the convent and one in Scotland?

I keep going back and forth on this one question. Is her YA Darklight series Beep's story? There are some similarities, but some of the details don't line up. There's a pretty strong case for both sides, but it means a reread because it's been so long since I last read them!

Loved reading these books, and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #9, 13
First Read: December 7th, 2015
Read: November 5th, 9th, 2018
Source: Own, NetGalley
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books and Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave is a End of Series 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: January 12th 2016
Expected Publication: January 15th 2019

The Dirty on the Ninth Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

 Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. 

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Wrote that Review Update #222, November 11th

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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 , so I have  of  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 #225, November 11th

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 46:
Four Three Two One by Courtney Stevens, Seriously Hexed by Tina Connolly, Your Own Worst Enemy by Jack Gordon

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 2. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check.

Yeah, a very short week, but there's not much coming out right this week, so yeah, I can read more books that have fallen the wayside this week! Yeah!

Week 45:
The Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones, The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones, A Very Charley Christmas by Darynda Jones, The Moonlight on the Eleventh Grave by Darynda Jones, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones, Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones, The Dragon Tamer by Ava Richardson, Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


The Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones, The Dragon Tamer by Ava Richardson, Cast in Oblivion by Michelle Sagara, The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones, A Very Charley Christmas by Darynda Jones, Moonlight on the Eleventh Grave by Darynda Jones, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones, Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave  by Darynda Jones

Yeah, I'm pretty happy with these week, I read one book that I didn't plan and didn't read one that I planned on, so yeah, a very good week so I'm happy! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Week 45 Reviews: The Curse of Tenth Grave, A Very Charley Christmas, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave

From Goodreads:
As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

There's just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?

Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who's been charged with murder, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well…

From Goodreads:
Exclusive Charley Davidson Short Story featured in the December 2016 newsletter.

From Goodreads:
My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: 
"Well, that didn't go as planned."

A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead.

Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all? 

From Goodreads:
Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up.

Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?

My first review of The Curse of Tenth Grave, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave
My Review:

Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #10, 10.5, 11, 12
First Read: June 1st, 2016, January 5th, 2017, September 8th, 2017
Read: November 8th, 8th, 8th, 9th, 2018
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: June 28th 2016, December 2016, January 24th 2017, October 31st 2017

The Curse of Tenth Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

A Very Charley Christmas:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 45 Review: Cast in Oblivion

From Goodreads:

Kaylin wasn't sent to the West March to start a war. Her mission to bring back nine Barrani might do just that, though. She traveled with a Dragon, and her presence is perceived as an act of aggression in the extremely hostile world of Barrani-Dragon politics. Internal Barrani politics are no less deadly, and Kaylin has managed--barely--to help the rescued Barrani evade both death and captivity at the hands of the Consort.Before the unplanned "visit" to the West March, Kaylin invited the Consort to dinner. For obvious reasons, Kaylin wants to cancel dinner--forever. But the Consort is going to show up at the front door at the agreed upon time. The fact that she tried to imprison Kaylin's guests doesn't matter at her.A private Barrani Hell, built of Shadow and malice, exists beneath the High Halls. It is the High Court's duty to jail the creature at its heart--even if it means that Barrani victims are locked in the cage with it. The Consort is willing to do almost anything to free the trapped and end their eternal torment. And she needs the help of Kaylin's houseguests--and Kaylin herself. Failure won't be death--it's Hell. And that's where Kaylin is going. 

My Review:

Author: Michelle Sagara
Series: Chronicles of Elantra #14
Read: November 7th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Mira Books
Expected Publication: January 29th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, November 9, 2018

Book Blogger Hop #57, November 9th

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Check out the hop here

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Question of the week is: Do you subscribe to any book subscription boxes? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Nope. I don't have the money, and if I did, well, I'm a bit of a control freak and the uncertainty of what would be coming, well, yeah, I'd rather buy the books that I want to buy! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

The Reward Challenge Update #373, November 9th

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 The Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones, The Dragon Tamer which counts twice/# times as a , Cast in Oblivion which counts twice/# times as a , The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones, A Very Charley Christmas by Darynda Jones, Moonlight on the Eleventh Grave by Darynda Jones, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave which counts twice/# times as a , Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave which counts twice/# times as a ,

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

First Lines Friday #391, November 9th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!