Thursday, September 17, 2020

Royal Readathon Update 4

So I've read my next book for the Royal Readathon, and it was Kingsbane, and I'll be reading A Song of Wraiths and Ruin next!

My Reading Journey:

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Bells Will Be Ringing
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Long Live the King
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Kingsbane by Claire LeGrand
Prompt Fulfilled: May the Best Woman Win
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September 16th, 1:28 PM
Pages Read: 632

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Prompt Fulfilled: Who Run the World? Girls
Started On: September 17th
Finished On: September 17th, 9:02 PM
Pages Read: 480

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Prompt Fulfilled: A Name Fit for a King
Started On: September 18th
Currently On: Page 0 of 512

Prompts Left: None Left!
Read: 4
Pages Read: 1864

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 14

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, and it was Death Masks, and I'll be reading Vicious next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover A
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover B
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 1
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: LGBTQ+ Rep 1
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Chaos by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 1
Started On: September 5th
Finished On: September 5th, 10:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Book
Started On: September 6th
Finished On: September 6th, 11:36 PM
Pages Read: 698

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 2
Started On: September 7th
Finished On: September 7th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 893

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 8:4 PM
Pages Read: 236

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 560

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Prompt Fulfilled: Small Book
Started On: September 14th
Finished On: September 14th, 10:05 AM
Pages Read: 208

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Read a Sad Book
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September 16th, 10:03 PM
Pages Read: 400

Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on Cover
Started On: September 17th
Finished On: September 17th, 1:46 PM
Pages Read: 285

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 2
Started On: September 18th
Currently On: Page 0 of 400

Prompts Left: TBR Game, Chance Card 1, TBR Vet, Chance Card 2, LGBTQ+ Rep 2, Highest Rated, Lowest Rated, POC Rep A, POC Rep B, Becca's Rec 3
Read: 14
Pages Read: 6389

Random Reads #461, September 17th

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 6840 which turned out to be Beautiful by Christina Lauren! It's been on my TBR pile since March 21st, 2016, and I added it because I love their writing! Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #475, September 17th

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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!

"After that, she parlayed a couple of encounters with things from my cases into a widespread syndicated column. -Death Masks by Jim Butcher, page 7.

Yeah, that was a pretty interesting time he's talking about from book 3! Must read more!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #485, September 17th

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

The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty-five languages, inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something "poetic" ( Library Journal ) "highly original" ( Seattle Times ) and "ultimately moving" ( Time Out London ). Now the story of a dead man's search for life reaches its conclusion on a scale both epic and intimate.

Before he was a flesh-eating corpse, R was something worse. He remembers it all now, a life of greed and apathy more destructive than any virus, and he sees only one path to redemption: he must fight the forces he helped create. But what can R, Julie, and their tiny gang of fugitives do against the creeping might of the Axiom Group, the bizarre undead corporation that's devouring what's left of America?

It's time for a road trip.

No more flyover country. This time they'll face the madness on the ground, racing their RV across the wastelands as tensions rise and bonds unravel—because R isn't the only one hiding painful secrets. Everyone is on their own desperate search: for a kidnapped daughter, a suicidal mother, and an abused little boy with a gift that could save humanity... if humanity can convince him it's worth saving.

All roads lead home, to a final confrontation with the plague and its shareholders. But this is a monster that guns can't kill. A battle only one weapon can win... 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I haven't read the 2nd book, and it's been a while since I read book 1, so I'm going to have to do that first! Hopefully soon, because I loved the first one (and the movie!) What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Enthuse-a-Thon Update 9

So I read my next book for Enthuse-a-Thon, and it was Allegedly, and I'll be reading Among the Beasts and Briars next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Physical Book You Most Want to Read
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read from Favourite Genre
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You're Determined to Read in 2020
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read With LGBTQ+ Characters
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb
Prompt Fulfilled: Book the News Made You Want To Read
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

From Blood to Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Prompt Fulfilled: Book Social Media Has You Excited to Read
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 6:02 PM
Pages Read: 634

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Newest Book You're Dying to Read
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You've Wanted to Read for Ages
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September  16th, 6:23 PM
Pages Read: 387

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read From an Author of Colour
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September 16th, 10:03 PM
Pages Read: 400

Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You Most Want to Read Based on the Cover
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 352

Prompts Left: Most Want to Read From Favourite Author, Book You Need to Review
Read: 9
Pages Read: 4117

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 13

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, and it was Allegedly, and I'll be reading Death Masks next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover A
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover B
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 1
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: LGBTQ+ Rep 1
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Chaos by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 1
Started On: September 5th
Finished On: September 5th, 10:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Book
Started On: September 6th
Finished On: September 6th, 11:36 PM
Pages Read: 698

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 2
Started On: September 7th
Finished On: September 7th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 893

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 8:4 PM
Pages Read: 236

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 560

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Prompt Fulfilled: Small Book
Started On: September 14th
Finished On: September 14th, 10:05 AM
Pages Read: 208

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Read a Sad Book
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September 16th, 10:03 PM
Pages Read: 400

Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Water on Cover
Started On: September 17th
Currently On: Page 0 of 285

Prompts Left: TBR Game, Chance Card 1, TBR Vet, Chance Card 2, LGBTQ+ Rep 2, Becca's Rec 2, Highest Rated, Lowest Rated, POC Rep A, POC Rep B, Becca's Rec 3
Read: 13
Pages Read: 6104

Enthuse-a-Thon Update 8

So I read my next book for Enthuse-a-Thon, and it was Strange Grace, and I'll be reading Allegedly next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Physical Book You Most Want to Read
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read from Favourite Genre
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You're Determined to Read in 2020
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read With LGBTQ+ Characters
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb
Prompt Fulfilled: Book the News Made You Want To Read
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

From Blood to Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Prompt Fulfilled: Book Social Media Has You Excited to Read
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 6:02 PM
Pages Read: 634

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Newest Book You're Dying to Read
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You've Wanted to Read for Ages
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September  16th, 6:23 PM
Pages Read: 387

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read From an Author of Colour
Started On: September 16th
Currently On: Page 0 of 400

Prompts Left: Book You've Wanted to Read for Ages, Most Want to Read From Favourite Author, Book You Most Want to Read Based on the Cover, Book You Need to Review
Read: 8
Pages Read: 3717

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon Update 42

So I read my next book of this readathon, and it was Strange Grace, which is for Heard Great Things. I'll be reading These Rebel Waves next!

My Reading Journey:

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: June 10th
Finished On: June 10th, 6:00 AM
Pages Read: 464

The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 8:21 PM
Pages Read: 371

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones
Prompt Fulfilled: Secret
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 10:23 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Quick Read
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 153

Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: June 5th
Finished On: June 5th, 8:04 PM
Pages Read: 511

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Water
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 11:20 AM
Pages Read: 344

Without a Trace by Amanda Stevens
Prompt Fulfilled: Outside Comfort Zone
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 7:58 PM
Pages Read: 256

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Occult Themes
Started On: June 12th
Finished On: June 12th, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Prompt Fulfilled: Anticipated Read
Started On: June 15th
Finished On: June 15th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 540

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Prompt Fulfilled: Fun Book
Started On: June 16th
Finished On: June 16th, 10:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Prompt Fulfilled: Royal Colours
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 12:00 PM
Pages Read: 269

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Banned Book
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 4:58 PM
Pages Read: 221

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Favourite Author
Started On: June 19th
Finished On: June 19th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 488

Shadows & Surrender by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Continue the Series
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 11:41 AM
Pages Read: 342

Spindle by E.K. Johnson
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 8:56 PM
Pages Read: 355

Perdition by Ann Aguirre
Prompt Fulfilled: Queen Main Character
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 23rd, 1:13 AM
Pages Read: 352

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in a Cold Place
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 6:28 PM
Pages Read: 291

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
Prompt Fulfilled: Outsourced Book
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 480

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Over 500 Pages
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Cover Has a Weapon
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM 
Pages Read: 392

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Training/Fighting
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Summer Knight by Jim ButcherPrompt Fulfilled: Magical BattleStarted On: June 29thFinished On: June 29th, 3:23 PMPages Read: 384
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring an Animal
Started On: July 1st
Finished On: July 1st, 1:31 PM
Pages Read: 452



Dangerous Remedy by Kat DunnPrompt Fulfilled: Featuring a JourneyStarted On: July 1stFinished On: July 1st, 11:39 PMPages Read: 432 

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Prompt Fulfilled: Randomize TBR
Started On: July 2nd
Finished On: July 2nd, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 464

The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Woodland
Started On: July 3rd
Finished On: July 3rd, 11:29 AM
Pages Read: 343

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Prompt Fulfilled: A Book About Books
Started On: July 6th
Finished On: July 6th, 8:44 PM
Pages Read: 400

The Antidote by Shelley Sackier
Prompt Fulfilled: Go Into a Book Blind
Started On: July 7th
Finished On: July 7th, 1:24 PM
Pages Read: 357

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Prompt Fulfilled: Overhyped Book
Started On: July 8th
Finished On: July 8th, 10:31 AM
Pages Read: 525

My Calamity Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodie Ashton
Prompt Fulfilled: Inspired by History
Started On: July 8th
Finished On: July 8th, 11:01 PM
Pages Read: 544

Origin by Jessica Khoury
Prompt Fulfilled: Reread a Favourite
Started On: July 9th
Finished On: July 9th, 9:00 PM
Pages Read: 394

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Prompt Fulfilled: Non-Human Main
Started On: July 11th
Finished On: July 11th, 4:23 PM
Pages Read: 447

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Prompt Fulfilled: Bargain
Started On: July 12th
Finished On: July 12th, 11:21 PM
Pages Read: 443

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Prompt Fulfilled: Read a Host Favourite
Started On: July 15th
Finished On: July 15th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 466

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Cast of Characters
Started On: July 16th
Finished On: July 16th, 10:41 PM
Pages Read: 528

The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: July 19th
Finished On: July 19th, 2:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: A Quest to Save
Started On: July 19th
Finished On: July 19th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 465

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Prompt Fulfilled: Myth-Take Book
Started On: July 30th,
Finished On: July 30th, 9:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Fae
Started On: July 31st
Finished On: July 31st, 1:42 PM
Pages Read: 370

Warcross by Marie Lu
Prompt Fulfilled: Disliked Book
Started On: July 31st
Finished On: July 31st, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 353

Crier's War by Nina Varela
Prompt Fulfilled: Steal a Book
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 5:00 PM
Pages Read: 448

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Prompt Fulfilled: Heard Great Things
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September 16th, 6:23 PM
Pages Read: 387

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Prompt Fulfilled: Underhyped
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 471

Prompts LeftPerformance Elements

Read: 42
Pages Read: 16847

Royal Readathon Update 3

So I've read my next book for the Royal Readathon, and it was Kingsbane, and I'll be reading A Song of Wraiths and Ruin next! Took me a day longer than I would've liked, but I finished another book now!

My Reading Journey:

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Bells Will Be Ringing
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Long Live the King
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Kingsbane by Claire LeGrand
Prompt Fulfilled: May the Best Woman Win
Started On: September 16th
Finished On: September 16th, 1:28 PM
Pages Read: 632

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Prompt Fulfilled: Who Run the World? Girls
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 480

Prompts Left: A Name Fit for a King
Read: 3
Pages Read: 1384

Waiting on Wednesday #488, September 16th

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

The Emperor's Wolves by Michelle Sagara
Expected Publication: October 13th, 2020
From Goodreads:
AT THE EMPEROR’S COMMAND

Multiple races care­fully navi­gate the City of Elantra under the Dragon Emperor’s wing. His Impe­rial Wolves are execu­tioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. The popu­lace calls them assas­sins.

Every wolf candi­date must consent to a full exam­i­na­tion by the Tha’alani, one of the most feared and distrusted races in Elantra for their ability to read minds. Most candi­dates don’t finish their job inter­views.

Severn Handred, the newest poten­tial recruit, is deter­mined to face and pass this final test — even if by doing so he’s exposing secrets he has never shared.

When an inter­ro­ga­tion uncovers the connec­tions to a two-decade-old series of murders of the Tha’alani, the Wolves are commanded to hunt. Severn’s first job will be joining the chase. From the High Halls to the Tha’alani quarter, from the Oracles to the Emperor, secrets are uncov­ered, tensions are raised and justice just might be done…if Severn can survive. 

A California Christmas by Brenda Novak
Expected Publication: October 13th, 2020
From Goodreads:
Up-and-coming TV anchor Emery Bliss can’t imagine anything more humiliating than the sex tape her ex revenge-posted online. That is, until it causes her to lose her job on top of her self-esteem. Seeking solace—and anonymity—in Silver Springs, Emery isn’t looking to get involved with another man anytime soon. But when she’s thrown back into contact with Dallas Turner, she sees something that his many detractors have missed.

Being home for the holidays and his adoptive mother’s wedding isn’t where mountain climber Dallas feels most comfortable. Thanks to his troubled childhood, he’d rather be on a rock face alone than trying to connect with people. Emery, however, makes him want to overcome his past…somehow.

Both Emery and Dallas had been planning on a quiet, solitary Christmas, but the sparks between them are lighting a fire strong enough to last—possibly forever. 

A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Expected Publication: October 13th, 2020
From Goodreads:
Thorne Manor has always been haunted…and it has always haunted Bronwyn Dale. As a young girl, Bronwyn could pass through a time slip in her great-aunt's house, where she visited William Thorne, a boy her own age, born two centuries earlier. After a family tragedy, the house was shuttered and Bronwyn was convinced that William existed only in her imagination.

Now, twenty years later Bronwyn inherits Thorne Manor. And when she returns, William is waiting.

William Thorne is no longer the boy she remembers. He’s a difficult and tempestuous man, his own life marred by tragedy and a scandal that had him retreating to self-imposed exile in his beloved moors. He’s also none too pleased with Bronwyn for abandoning him all those years ago.

As their friendship rekindles and sparks into something more, Bronwyn must also deal with ghosts in the present version of the house. Soon she realizes they are linked to William and the secret scandal that drove him back to Thorne Manor. To build a future, Bronwyn must confront the past. 

In the Study With the Wrench by Diana Peterfruend
Expected Publication: October 13th, 2020
From Goodreads:
In the aftermath of Headmaster Boddy’s murder, Blackbrook Academy has been thrown into complete disarray. Half the student body hasn’t bothered to return to campus—but those who have include Orchid, Vaughn, Scarlett, Peacock, Plum, and Mustard, now warily referred to by the other students as the Murder Crew. When another staff member is found dead and an anonymous threat begins to target the group, each of the teen’s opportunistic reasons for sticking around come to light. Orchid’s identity comes under question while Vaughn’s family life takes a turn; Finn and Mustard grow closer; and Scarlett and Beth struggle to turn over new leaves. All of this comes to a dramatic head at Tudor House with a cliff-hanger... 
Lightbringer by Claire Legrand
Expected Publication: October 13th, 2020
From Goodreads:
Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be.
In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay—and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter.

But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading.

The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane!

In this epic finale to the Empirium Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.

Yeah, there's so many great authors and series here! I'm so excited for these books, I've loved one or two of them, and I'm so excited to read all of these books! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #492, September 16th

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 Kingsbane, and I'm really enjoying it! 
I read Across the Green Grass Fields, and it was another great book in the series! 
I'm going to be reading Strange Grace, and I can't wait, it sounds so great!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 12

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, and it was Across the Green Grass Fields, and I'll be reading Allegedly next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover A
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover B
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 1
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: LGBTQ+ Rep 1
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Chaos by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 1
Started On: September 5th
Finished On: September 5th, 10:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Book
Started On: September 6th
Finished On: September 6th, 11:36 PM
Pages Read: 698

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 2
Started On: September 7th
Finished On: September 7th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 893

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 8:4 PM
Pages Read: 236

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 560

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Prompt Fulfilled: Small Book
Started On: September 14th
Finished On: September 14th, 10:05 AM
Pages Read: 208

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Read a Sad Book
Started On: September 15th
Currently On: Page 0 of 400

Prompts Left: TBR Game, Chance Card 1, TBR Vet, Water on Cover, Chance Card 2, LGBTQ+ Rep 2, Becca's Rec 2, Highest Rated, Lowest Rated, POC Rep A, POC Rep B, Becca's Rec 3,
Read: 12
Pages Read: 5704

Teaser Tuesday #492, September 15th

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 Kingsbane by Claire Legrand, page 20.

"Their voices overlapped, shattered, surged. She ran with her hands clamped over her ears, but the screams pierced her palms and burrowed inside her like animals scrambling for shelter."

That doesn't sound good! Must read more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, September 14, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #484, September 14th

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 #483
Teaser Tuesday #491
WWW Wednesday #491
WOW #487
Will the Time Come #484
Third Sentence Thursday #474
Random Reads #460
First Lines Friday #487
Book Blogger Hop #153
The Reward Challenge Update #469
Wheel of TBR #16
How Well I Stuck to It #321
Wrote that Review Update #318

Week 37 Reviews:
Chaos
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Teen Killers Club
Shadows in Death
Good Girl, Bad Blood
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mockingjay

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon:
Update 41

Becca's BookoplAthon:
Update 7
Update 8
Update 9
Update 10
Update 11

Enthuse-a-Thon:
Update 6
Update 7

Royal Readathon:
Update 1
Update 2

Random:
We Have the Cover of Sunshine Vicram #2!!!!
Holly Jackson Author Page

OK, so I got 31 posts in 7 days, I read a good number of books, posted a lot about them, and I can't wait to read this upcoming week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Across the Green Grass Fields, and Warbreaker.

A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire's Across the Green Grass Fields, a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series.

“Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.”

Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.

When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines―a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.

But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…
After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today's leading master of what Tolkien called "secondary creation," the invention of whole worlds, complete with magics and myths all their own.

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.

Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.

By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Royal Readathon Update 2

So I've read my next book for the Royal Readathon, and it was Infinity Son, and I'll be reading Kingsbane next!

My Reading Journey:

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Bells Will Be Ringing
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Long Live the King
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Kingsbane by Claire LeGrand
Prompt Fulfilled: May the Best Woman Win
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 632

Prompts Left: Who Run the World? Girls, A Name Fit for a King
Read: 2
Pages Read: 752

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 11

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, and it was Infinity Son, and I'll be reading Across the Green Grass Fields next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover A
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover B
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 1
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: LGBTQ+ Rep 1
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Chaos by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 1
Started On: September 5th
Finished On: September 5th, 10:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Book
Started On: September 6th
Finished On: September 6th, 11:36 PM
Pages Read: 698

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 2
Started On: September 7th
Finished On: September 7th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 893

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 8:4 PM
Pages Read: 236

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 560

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 368

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Prompt Fulfilled: Small Book
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 208

Prompts Left: TBR Game, Chance Card 1, TBR Vet, Water on Cover, Chance Card 2, LGBTQ+ Rep 2, Becca's Rec 2, Highest Rated, Lowest Rated, POC Rep A, POC Rep B, Becca's Rec 3, Read a Sad Book
Read: 11
Pages Read: 5496

Make Your Myth-Taker Readathon Update 41

So I read my next book of this readathon, and it was Crier's War, which is for Steal a Book. I'll be  reading Strange Grace next! Yes, I finally read another book for this! I didn't manage to read any of these in August, so I know this is over 2 months past the end. But I now only have 3 books left to read books for all the prompts!

My Reading Journey:

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Prompt Fulfilled: Friend Pick
Started On: June 10th
Finished On: June 10th, 6:00 AM
Pages Read: 464

The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 8:21 PM
Pages Read: 371

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones
Prompt Fulfilled: Secret
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 10:23 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones
Prompt Fulfilled: Quick Read
Started On: June 11th
Finished On: June 11th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 153

Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Prompt Fulfilled: Highest Rated
Started On: June 5th
Finished On: June 5th, 8:04 PM
Pages Read: 511

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Water
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 11:20 AM
Pages Read: 344

Without a Trace by Amanda Stevens
Prompt Fulfilled: Outside Comfort Zone
Started On: June 8th
Finished On: June 8th, 7:58 PM
Pages Read: 256

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Occult Themes
Started On: June 12th
Finished On: June 12th, 8:58 PM
Pages Read: 356

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Prompt Fulfilled: Anticipated Read
Started On: June 15th
Finished On: June 15th, 8:35 PM
Pages Read: 540

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
Prompt Fulfilled: Fun Book
Started On: June 16th
Finished On: June 16th, 10:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Prompt Fulfilled: Royal Colours
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 12:00 PM
Pages Read: 269

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Prompt Fulfilled: Banned Book
Started On: June 18th
Finished On: June 18th, 4:58 PM
Pages Read: 221

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Prompt Fulfilled: Favourite Author
Started On: June 19th
Finished On: June 19th, 11:08 PM
Pages Read: 488

Shadows & Surrender by Deborah Wilde
Prompt Fulfilled: Continue the Series
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 11:41 AM
Pages Read: 342

Spindle by E.K. Johnson
Prompt Fulfilled: Foiled Cover
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 22nd, 8:56 PM
Pages Read: 355

Perdition by Ann Aguirre
Prompt Fulfilled: Queen Main Character
Started On: June 22nd
Finished On: June 23rd, 1:13 AM
Pages Read: 352

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in a Cold Place
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 6:28 PM
Pages Read: 291

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair
Prompt Fulfilled: Outsourced Book
Started On: June 23rd
Finished On: June 23rd, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 480

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Over 500 Pages
Started On: June 24th
Finished On: June 24th, 11:41 PM
Pages Read: 632

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Prompt Fulfilled: Cover Has a Weapon
Started On: June 27th
Finished On: June 27th, 11:58 PM 
Pages Read: 392

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Training/Fighting
Started On: June 28th
Finished On: June 28th, 4:32
Pages Read: 464

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Prompt Fulfilled: Magical Battle
Started On: June 29th
Finished On: June 29th, 3:23 PM
Pages Read: 384

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring an Animal
Started On: July 1st
Finished On: July 1st, 1:31 PM
Pages Read: 452



Dangerous Remedy by Kat DunnPrompt Fulfilled: Featuring a JourneyStarted On: July 1stFinished On: July 1st, 11:39 PMPages Read: 432

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Prompt Fulfilled: Randomize TBR
Started On: July 2nd
Finished On: July 2nd, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 464

The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Woodland
Started On: July 3rd
Finished On: July 3rd, 11:29 AM
Pages Read: 343

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Prompt Fulfilled: A Book About Books
Started On: July 6th
Finished On: July 6th, 8:44 PM
Pages Read: 400

The Antidote by Shelley Sackier
Prompt Fulfilled: Go Into a Book Blind
Started On: July 7th
Finished On: July 7th, 1:24 PM
Pages Read: 357

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Prompt Fulfilled: Overhyped Book
Started On: July 8th
Finished On: July 8th, 10:31 AM
Pages Read: 525

My Calamity Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodie Ashton
Prompt Fulfilled: Inspired by History
Started On: July 8th
Finished On: July 8th, 11:01 PM
Pages Read: 544

Origin by Jessica Khoury
Prompt Fulfilled: Reread a Favourite
Started On: July 9th
Finished On: July 9th, 9:00 PM
Pages Read: 394

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Prompt Fulfilled: Non-Human Main
Started On: July 11th
Finished On: July 11th, 4:23 PM
Pages Read: 447

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Prompt Fulfilled: Bargain
Started On: July 12th
Finished On: July 12th, 11:21 PM
Pages Read: 443

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Prompt Fulfilled: Read a Host Favourite
Started On: July 15th
Finished On: July 15th, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 466

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Cast of Characters
Started On: July 16th
Finished On: July 16th, 10:41 PM
Pages Read: 528

The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: July 19th
Finished On: July 19th, 2:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: A Quest to Save
Started On: July 19th
Finished On: July 19th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 465

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Prompt Fulfilled: Myth-Take Book
Started On: July 30th,
Finished On: July 30th, 9:28 PM
Pages Read: 352

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Prompt Fulfilled: Featuring Fae
Started On: July 31st
Finished On: July 31st, 1:42 PM
Pages Read: 370

Warcross by Marie Lu
Prompt Fulfilled: Disliked Book
Started On: July 31st
Finished On: July 31st, 11:23 PM
Pages Read: 353

Crier's War by Nina Varela
Prompt Fulfilled: Steal a Book
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 5:00 PM
Pages Read: 448

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Prompt Fulfilled: Heard Great Things
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 387

Prompts LeftUnderhyped, Performance Elements

Read: 41
Pages Read: 16420

Royal Readathon Update 1

So I've read my first book for the Royal Readathon, and it was No Offense, and I'll be reading Infinity Son next!

My Reading Journey:

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Bells Will Be Ringing
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Long Live the King
Started On: September 9th
Currently On: Page 0 of 368

Prompts Left: May the Best Woman Win, Who Run the World? Girls, A Name Fit for a King
Read: 1
Pages Read: 384

Enthuse-a-Thon Update 7

So I read my next book for Enthuse-a-Thon, and it was No Offense, and I'll be reading Strange Grace next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Physical Book You Most Want to Read
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read from Favourite Genre
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You're Determined to Read in 2020
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read With LGBTQ+ Characters
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb
Prompt Fulfilled: Book the News Made You Want To Read
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

From Blood to Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Prompt Fulfilled: Book Social Media Has You Excited to Read
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 6:02 PM
Pages Read: 634

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Newest Book You're Dying to Read
Started On: September 9th
Finished On: September 9th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You've Wanted to Read for Ages
Started On: September
Currently On: Page 0 of 387

Prompts Left: Most Want to Read From an Author of Colour, Book You've Wanted to Read for Ages, Most Want to Read From Favourite Author, Book You Most Want to Read Based on the Cover, Book You Need to Review
Read: 7
Pages Read: 3330

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 10

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, and it was No Offense, and I'll be reading Infinity Son next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover A
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover B
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 1
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: LGBTQ+ Rep 1
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Chaos by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 1
Started On: September 5th
Finished On: September 5th, 10:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Book
Started On: September 6th
Finished On: September 6th, 11:36 PM
Pages Read: 698

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 2
Started On: September 7th
Finished On: September 7th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 893

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 8:4 PM
Pages Read: 236

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 560

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: September 13th
Finished On: September 13th, 1:07 PM
Pages Read: 384

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Prompt Fulfilled: Set in the Present
Started On: September 13th
Currently On: Page 0 of 368

Prompts Left: TBR Game, Chance Card 1, TBR Vet, Water on Cover, Chance Card 2, Small Book, LGBTQ+ Rep 2, Becca's Rec 2, Highest Rated, Lowest Rated, POC Rep A, POC Rep B, Becca's Rec 3, Read a Sad Book
Read: 10
Pages Read: 5128

Wrote that Review Update #318, September 13th

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 Chaos, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages, Teen Killers Club, Shadows in Death, Good Girl, Bad Blood, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, 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 #321, September 13th

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 38:
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire, Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 1. Check.

Old NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: NA.

Old Edelweiss: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check.

Yeah, this is a pretty short week, but I'm really excited for these books!

Week 37:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb, The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen

vs.

Chaos by Iris Johansen, The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks, Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb,
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephanie Meyer, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins,
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Well, I didn't read 2 of what I planned, but I read a bunch of what I didn't plan on. And yeah, can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Wheel of TBR #16, September 13th

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. On the first week of the month, I'll do 12 spins, for books that I'll have all month to read. For each week for the rest 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 4 or more times in a month, I'll do another spin once it comes up 4 times.
2. If I don't read a book that week or at least start it, 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.

Of the books from the last week, I read Teen Killers Club, Good Girl, Bad Blood, and Crooked Kingdom. Yeah, another week without punishment! Though I'm a bit worried about the monthly reads, since I didn't read any of them this week. Hopefully I read them all!

Of the books from the monthly roll, I read none, so I have Smoke in the Sun by Renee Addieh, The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala, The Glass Queen by Gena Showalter, The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, Infinity Son by Adam Silvera, The Survivor by Bridget Tyler, Faith by Julie Murphy, You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock, The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason, left.

This week I didn't read the past wheel picks, so I have 16 past spins left, Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross, Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth, Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron, We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson, Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton, Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly, The Summer Set by Aimee Agresti, Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons, Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer, Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone, Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters, Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston, Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison, The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth, Master of One by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett.

Prompts Used This Week:
A-Z Reading Challenge, One Word Title, Seasonal Read.

A-Z Reading Challenge-Spring Green-The Aftermath by Jen Alexander-This is the first book, which I wish wasn't, because I've been meaning to read this book since mid, if not the start, of August. But it works!

One Word Title-Violet-Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson-This easily fits, and I can't wait to read this book!

Seasonal Read-Violet-Nobody Knows but You by Anica Mrose Rissi-This is a mystery/thriller so it is definitely a fall read!

Colour Totals:
Red: 3
Orange: 0
Yellow: 1
Chartreuse: 1
Green: 2
Spring Green: 2
Cyan: 1
Azure: 1
Blue: 3
Violet: 3
Magneta: 1
Rose: 1

Prompts for Next Week:
Recommends-Red
Restart the Series-Orange
Newly Published-Yellow
DAC Book-Chartreuse
Hype-Green
RR Book-Spring Green
Big Book-Cyan
Most Anticipated-Azure
Reading Challenge Prompt-Blue
WTC Book-Violet
Dobby Pick-Magenta
Treat Yo' Shelf-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 #469, September 13th

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 Chaos which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, SAC 2020 Book and a WoW Book, The Well of Ascension which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book,
The Hero of Ages which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2020 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Teen Killers Club which counts 5 times as a DAC Book, Edelweiss Book, SAC 2020 Book and a WoW Book, Shadows in Death which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book, Good Girl, Bad Blood which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, The Hunger Games which counts 3 times as a 2020 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Catching Fire which counts 3 times as a 2020 Dystopia Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book, Mocking which counts 4 times as a 2020 Dystopia Book, End of Series 2020 Book and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book.

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

Holly Jackson Author Page

The Story: I saw A Good Girl's Guide to Murder around on Goodreads, and it sounded really great! And then I had a chance to read it, and I did, and I really enjoyed it. I then also enjoyed the sequel, and I can't wait to read more by Holly Jackson!

Series: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder.

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and my review, Good Girl, Bad Blood and my review.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Becca's BookoplAthon Update 9

So I read my next book for Becca's BookoplAthon, and it was Crooked Kingdom, and I'll be reading No Offense next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover A
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Nature of the Cover B
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Becca's Rec 1
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: LGBTQ+ Rep 1
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Chaos by Iris Johansen
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 1
Started On: September 5th
Finished On: September 5th, 10:05 PM
Pages Read: 416

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Big Book
Started On: September 6th
Finished On: September 6th, 11:36 PM
Pages Read: 698

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Light Cover 2
Started On: September 7th
Finished On: September 7th, 10:09 PM
Pages Read: 893

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
Prompt Fulfilled: Community Shelf
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 8:4 PM
Pages Read: 236

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Prompt Fulfilled: Dark Cover
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 11:32 PM
Pages Read: 560

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: 5 Star Prediction
Started On: September 13th
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Prompts Left: TBR Game, Chance Card 1, Set in the Present, TBR Vet, Water on Cover, Chance Card 2, Small Book, LGBTQ+ Rep 2, Becca's Rec 2, Highest Rated, Lowest Rated, POC Rep A, POC Rep B, Becca's Rec 3, Read a Sad Book
Read: 9
Pages Read: 4744

Enthuse-a-Thon Update 6

So I read my next book for Enthuse-a-Thon, and it was From Blood and Ash, and I'll be reading No Offense next!

My Reading Journey:

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Prompt Fulfilled: Physical Book You Most Want to Read
Started On: September
Finished On: September 1st, 11:09 AM
Pages Read: 391

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read from Favourite Genre
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 11:53 AM
Pages Read: 384

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Prompt Fulfilled: Book You're Determined to Read in 2020
Started On: September 2nd
Finished On: September 2nd, 10:54 PM
Pages Read: 647

Harrow the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
Prompt Fulfilled: Most Want to Read With LGBTQ+ Characters
Started On: September 4th
Finished On: September 4th, 8:00 PM
Pages Read: 512

Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb
Prompt Fulfilled: Book the News Made You Want To Read
Started On: September 8th
Finished On: September 8th, 11:34 PM
Pages Read: 368

From Blood to Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Prompt Fulfilled: Book Social Media Has You Excited to Read
Started On: September 12th
Finished On: September 12th, 6:02 PM
Pages Read: 634

No Offense by Meg Cabot
Prompt Fulfilled: Newest Book You're Dying to Read
Started On: September 9th
Currently On: Page 0 of 384

Prompts Left: Most Want to Read From an Author of Colour, Book You've Wanted to Read for Ages, Most Want to Read From Favourite Author, Book You Most Want to Read Based on the Cover, Book You Need to Review
Read: 6
Pages Read: 2946

Week 37 Reviews: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay



From Goodreads:
Winning means fame and fortune. 
Losing means certain death. 
The Hunger Games have begun... 

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, the shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before--and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

From Goodreads:
Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

From Goodreads:
My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans--except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.

My first review of The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay
My second review of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay
My Review:


Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #1, 2, 3
First Read: February 17th, 2012, April 3rd, 2012, June 8th, 2012
Second Read: Read: November 21st, 22nd, 22nd, 2013
Read: September 11th, 11th, 11th, 2020
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're all 2020 Dystopia Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Books, and Mockingjay is a End of Series 2020 Book!
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: September 14th 2008, September 1st 2009,  August 24th 2010

The Hunger Games:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Catching Fire:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










Mockingjay:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars