Saturday, October 31, 2015

Week 44 Review: Unspoken

From Goodreads:
The final breathtaking YA romance in New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter's Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy.

Despite her superspeed, inhuman strength, and enhanced senses, Della Tsang's new life as a vampire certainly hasn't been a walk in the park. Especially since she was "reborn" and found herself bound to the mysterious, infuriating, and hunky Chase. But if there's one thing that's always kept Della going, it's her dream of being an elite paranormal investigator.

When Della tries to solve a twenty year old murder--and clear her father's name--she uncovers secrets about the vampire council and the boy she's bonded to. Feeling even more betrayed by Chase because he's kept so much from her, she's determined to keep him as far away from her heart as she can. But together they work a cold case that will lead them into the darkest and ugliest vampire gangs in Texas... and into the scariest reaches of her heart. 

My Review:
I loved reading this book! Things were just fantastic, we've been around these characters for a while, and then having this ending was just fantastic! I loved how things were resolved both in the romance and in the mystery! So awesome!

This is the book where Della chose her guy, between Chase and Steve, and yeah, it's kinda a big thing through the series, but a few things brought it to a close. Like Steve had chosen his future over her, proving that they weren't in love. And Chase prove to be a pretty great guy!

For most of this book (and the end of Eternal) I thought that it was her uncle that killed her aunt, because he's the identical twin of her dad. But then Chase proved that that wasn't the case. And how it all ended up, that was about the best case scenario!

This is the mystery that has taken up the whole series, whether we knew it or not. And I think it was solved very well, that it was because of her uncle her aunt died, but he didn't kill her, while her dad only pulled out the weapon, because she was in pain. That was about the best way for that to end!

Yeah, loved this book a whole ton, so great, and part of a great series!

Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls: After Dark #3
Read: October 30th, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love this series, and it's a End of Series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: October 27th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: On the Fence

From Goodreads:
For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

My Review:
This was a really fantastic book! I enjoyed reading about Charlie, the lone girl, a tomboy, the youngest child with a ton of older brothers. And a close friend who's a boy of the family living right next door. Yeah.

This book was about Charlie going into life that isn't quite like the one that she's lived. She goes into the world of makeup, girl friends and boys. And that was really fun to read, because that wasn't her world, she didn't understand it-but she learned about it, and made it a part of her!

I enjoyed the relationships that she had with her brothers. They were protective, and they were a bit clueless about the girl stuff, and that was really cute! And her relationship with Braden! It was meaningful, plus their competition to see who knew the other better!

There was the thing with her mom, and it turned out to be something of a mystery, connected to her nightmares. And as it turns out, her mom didn't have an accident, she committed suicide-not knowing that Charlie was in the backseat. So yeah, that kinda sucked! But she got to learn-and keep that knowledge.

Yeah, this was a really, really great book, and I enjoyed it so much!

Author: Kasie West
Read: October 30th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Another great book that I just had to read! And it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: July 1st 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.

My Review:
This book was so fantastic! I enjoyed it so, so, so much, Simon was such a great character to read about! I loved reading about him and his friends, his story and theirs, they were interesting and different and really great!

It sucked that he was blackmailed. That he was blackmailed because he hadn't logged out of his email on a public computer. That someone went through it, because he could. That sucked. And to be blackmailed to set the guy up with his friend? That was pretty awful!

There was the mystery of who Blue was (and since I read the end I knew who he was!) and the clues that were there, and how they interacted, it was so cute! And their emails! I enjoyed them so much, with the subjects and the messages, they were epic!

When Simon came out to his family, that was pretty funny, because there wasn't a big reaction, it was something that wasn't all that surprising to them. And that he and Blue had that happy ending, after the blackmail material was released and the bullying that ensued.

Really fantastic book (and I'm going to be doing a homework assignment on it!) and I enjoyed it so much!

Author: Becky Albertalli
Read: October 29th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really awesome, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: April 7th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Say What You Will

From Goodreads:
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern's insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

My Review:
This book was really fantastic. I really enjoyed the back and forth between Amy and Matthew. They both had their issues, and while Amy's was more noticeable, people knew about Matthew's. It was just a really great story!

These were characters that I wanted to read about, Amy isn't someone that you hear about every day! So it was really interesting to watch her with the rest of the world, especially with Matthew, because they had a really great connection!

Amy's mom, I was conflicted. She was a really good parent, she cared for her daughter-she just wasn't right all the time. But she's human, she makes mistakes, as well as a parent, and teenager is the age when conflict really happens!

I really enjoyed the ending! That she gave up her baby, that was hard. But it wasn't mentioned-or I read too fast-what type of adoption it was, and what terms they had, so there is the possibility that Amy-and Matthew-could see her again!

Really, really great book, so fun and so great, and I'm so glad that I read it!

Author: Camie McGovern
Read: October 29th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: It looked like a really great book, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: June 3rd 2014
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: Phantom Evil

From Goodreads:
A secret government unit, a group of renegade paranormal investigators-and a murder no one else can crack

Though haunted by the recent deaths of two teammates, Jackson Crow knows that the living commit the most heinous crimes.

A police officer utilizing her paranormal intuition, Angela Hawkins already has her hands full of mystery and bloodshed.

But one assignment calls to them too strongly to resist. In a historic mansion in New Orleans's. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits inhabiting the house-once the site of a serial killer's grisly work.

In this seemingly unsolvable case, only one thing is certain: whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion will cast Jackson and Angela into danger of losing their lives-and their immortal souls.

My Review:
Such a great book! I'm really glad that I started with the beginning, even if this book doesn't have old characters-Nikki and Brent are mentioned as having 3 kids as why they aren't joining this group. So yeah, that was really great!

This book, it kinda went back to where the first book in the first series where the gifts were a little undefined, and where they didn't really see ghosts, they just had gifts that were paranormal in nature, a big vague.

I really enjoyed reading these characters! They worked as a team, and there were good relationships between them, and I can't wait to read more about them and as the other team members find romance while solving mysteries!

Really fantastic mystery! There were a lot of balls in the air, the senator's people and the senator's enemies, between all of that, there was a lot of conflict and intrigue! Though I did feel sorry for some people, there were some really bad guys!

Yeah, I enjoyed this book a lot, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #1
Read: October 29th, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Reading this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a RR Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: March 27th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: The Murder of an Angel

From Goodreads:
In the dramatic conclusion of the bestselling Confessions series, Tandy Angel's next murder case could be her own!

Tandy Angel is losing her mind—or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she's convinced will take her life could be all in her head—or the very real danger that finally brings her down. 

My Review:
This book was really fantastic! A really great ending to the series, though I do have a few complaints here and there! I've enjoyed this series, and while it's sad to say goodbye, well, for me, this book was one of the weakest instalments in the series, like it's been going down since the 2nd book. Which sucks, and is my personal opinion, but oh, well, still a really great series and a great book!

Sometimes things went over the top. It was really strange to read when she went back to school and how she and her ex-best friend interacted, and the words and everything going on, it was just a little bit too dramatic, and it didn't feel really real!

This book, Tandy was the potential murder victim. And she almost got killed many times. And I enjoyed the mystery there, it was the best thing about the book for me. There was that one point that brought me back to the earlier books when Tandy figures things out, but doesn't tell us, she lets things play out!

It kinda really sucks that this book is the end of the series! That ending was just a little bit abrupt, without a lot of details. Like hey, it's the end, so we're going to get the happy ending but it doesn't matter we just get it, it just isn't told how they did. There were just a few details that we got that showed that we didn't get all that I wanted-especially with her sister!

Yeah, it was a really good book, but for me, it just had a lot of negatives that I wanted to talk about. I still enjoyed it!

Authors: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Series: Confessions #4
Read: October 27th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a End of Series 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Little, Brown Company
Published: October 26th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 44 Review: The Clockwork Scarab

From Goodreads:
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there's no one more qualified to investigate.

Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don't unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they'll become the next victims.

My first review of The Clockwork Scarab
My Review:
Oh, man, it was just so freaking great to be able to reread this book! Just so enjoyable, just so good, and it was great to go on this journey again with these characters! Just the freaking best thing ever! And yeah that I get to keep on reading this series!

I had kinda forgotten what had gone on in this book, the little things. So yeah, reading it again brought everything back for me, and at the same time, was like a brand new adventure, and that was just perfect! I loved that feeling of deja vu, that I was thinking that there had to be a connection between Mina Holmes, and the Mina in Dracula, and then it happened again!

Again the whole idea of having the niece of an author's creation, and the sister of an author in one world, yeah, that's pretty darned awesome! Just so unique and that's just what I love so much! And with everything else that was going on, yeah, it just came together so well!

Loved that mystery, all the clues, and the maybes, mixed in with the romance, all those possibilities, as well as the ingenuity of the author in the above, just made for such an entertaining book that yeah, I just loved!

Really enjoyed this book, so, so much! And yeah, can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Colleen Gleason
Series: Stoker & Holmes #1
First Read: December 29th, 2013
Read: October 25th, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: September 17th 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, October 30, 2015

Follow Friday #207, October 30th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

Q: What are your favorite books that have been made into a movie?

A: Uh, all of the ones that have actually been made into a movie! I really don't have too many complaints, and just that they are made into movies, that's just great! What about you guys? Happy reading!

GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #215, October 30th

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 Clockwork Scarab which counts 3 times as a Historical Fiction 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, The Murder of an Angel which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2015 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, Phantom Evil which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a RR Book, Say What You Will which counts 4 times as a DAC Book, Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2015 Book, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda which counts 5 times as a DAC Book, Edelweiss Book, SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book, On the Fence which counts 3 times as a Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2015 Book, Unspoken which counts 4 times as a End of Series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book.

So I have 25 counts which translates to $12.50 this week! I'll use it to buy a book!

First Lines Friday #224, October 30th

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!

"The sound of the door swishing open filled the small space. Before Della Tsang hear the footsteps, the scent filled her nose. Another vampire...But not just any vampire...Him." -Unspoken by C.C. Hunter

Oh, yeah! The opening of this amazing book! Though end of the series, but such a great opening! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Random Reads #205, October 29th

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 5793 which turned out to be Beautiful Sacrifice by Jamie McQuire! It's been on my TBR pile since February 12th 2015, and I added it because I love her books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #220, October 29th

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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!

"Sitting alone beside the trash cans, his fears grew worse." -Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern, page 28.

That doesn't sound good!

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

Will the Time Come #230, October 29th

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 footprints were etched in the snow for miles, passing through walls and crossing rivers...appearing on the other side as though no barrier could stop them.In 1922 a farmer in Adamant, Arkansas, awakes to a noise on his roof and finds his snow-blanketed yard marked with thousands of cloven footprints. The prints vanish with the melting snow...only to reappear seventy years later near the gruesome killing of Rachel DeLaune.

Years after her sister's unsolved murder, New Orleans tattoo artist Sarah DeLaune is haunted by the mysteries of her past. Sarah has always believed that her sister was killed by a man named Ashe Cain. But no one else had ever seen Ashe. He had "appeared" to Sarah when she needed a friend the most, only to vanish on the night of her sister's murder. The past bleeds into the present when two mutilated bodies are found near Sarah's home, the crime scene desecrated by cloven footprints.

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Well, I've actually read this book before! But that was before I blogged, so yeah! I want to reread it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #233, October 28th

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

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Expected Publication: December 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.

Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole
Expected Publication: December 1st, 2015
From Goodreads:
An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling new novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.

A foundling raised in a world of humans
Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother Thaddeus became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl…to would-be superhero…to enchanting villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission
Whether by bow or in bed, archer Rune the Baneblood never fails to eliminate his target. In his sights: the oldest living Valkyrie. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty mesmerizes him. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, stealing his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…

Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.

Man, I can't wait for these book! I've loved both series, and I can't wait to see how it's going to end/continue! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #237, October 28th

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 The Spiritglass Charade, and yeah, it's just so fantastic!
I read The Murder of an Angel, and it was a really great ending to the series, though I do have some nitpicks!
I'm going to be reading The Chess Queen Enigma, and yeah, I can't wait, I'm really enjoying this series!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #237, October 27th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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 The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, page 95.

"Jesus Christ. Someone was really trying to kill me. Again."

Yeah, I know it's slightly longer then 2 sentences, but it makes more sense with that last word! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Lee Child Author Page

The Story: I'd seen his books around, and they looked really awesome! And then when he blurbed the James Rollins book I picked to start my Follow That Blurb Reading Challenge, I read the first book in his Jack Reacher series, and it was so amazing! I have to read more! I also really enjoyed the movie that was based off the book, too!

Website

Series: Jack Reacher.

Lee Child: Killing Floor and his site, my review, Die Trying and his site, my review, Tripwire and his site, my review, Running Blind and his site, my review, Echo Burning and his site, my review, Without Fail and his site, my review, Persuader and his site, my review, The Enemy and his site, my review, One Shot and his site, my review, The Hard Way and his site, my review,  Bad Luck and Trouble and his site, my review, Nothing to Lose and his site, my review, Gone Tomorrow and his site, my review, 61 Hours and his site, my review, Worth Dying For and his site, my review, Second Son and his site, my review, The Affair and his site, my review, Deep Down and his site, my review, A Wanted Man and his site, my review, High Heat and his site, my review, Never Go Back and his site, my review, Not a Drill and his site, my review, Personal and his site, my review, Good and Valuable Consideration and his site, my review, Small Wars and his site, my review, Make Me and his site, my review.

Monday, October 26, 2015

We Have the Cover of The Cage #2!!!!

Yes, the cover of The Hunt by Megan Shepherd! So great!

We Have the Cover of Immortal Game #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Infinite Risk by Ann Aguirre! 

We Have the Cover of The Taking #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover (and title) of The Countdown by Kimberly Derting! Yeah!

We Have the Cover of The Stars Never Rise #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent, and it's specatualar!

We Have the Cover of Lords of the Underworld #12!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter! Yeah! It's so great and exciting!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #229, October 26th

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 #228
Teaser Tuesday #236
WWW Wednesday #236
WOW #233
Will the Time Come #229
Third Sentence Thursday #219
Random Reads #204
First Lines Friday #223                                    
The Reward Challenge Update #214
Follow Friday #206
How Well I Stuck to It #58
Wrote that Review Update #63

Week 43 Reviews:
The Masked Truth
Unhallowed Ground
Nightwalker
The Killing Edge
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Hollow City
Library of Souls

Random:
We Have the Title of A Court of Thorns and Roses #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Dark Artifices #1!!!!
We Have the Cover of My Lady Jane!!!!

OK, so I got 18 posts in 7 days, which is pretty decent, considering what happened on Sunday which I still need to blog about! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever I want to!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wrote that Review Update #63, October 25th

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My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for The Masked Truth, Unhallowed Ground, Nightwalker, The Killing Edge, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, Library of Souls, so I have 3 of 3 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 #58, October 25th

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 44:
Saturday: Nothing Planned!
Sunday: Nothing Planned!
Monday: Nothing Planned!
Tuesday: Nothing Planned!
Wednesday: Nothing Planned!
Thursday: Nothing Planned!
Friday: Nothing Planned!

Uh, yeah, another free week-I need it, between midterns, and the thing that's been happening that I can't talk about yet, but hopefully later today! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Week 43 Reviews: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, Library of Souls



From Goodreads:
A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

From Goodreads:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

From Goodreads:

The adventures that began with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and continued with Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls.

As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he's diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They'll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil's Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It's a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. 

Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography.

My first review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
My Review:
These books, this series! Oh, man, just so good and so enjoyable! Loved them so much, they were just so good, and I'm just so glad that I read them, and all together, because the little bits were just so great!

Being in this world again was just spectacular! And on top of that, to have more of this world, and just learn more? That was just fantastic, I just loved it so much! The first book took place mostly on the island, isolated, and then the next two books, well, they didn't!

 The photographs are a pretty integral thing to the series. And it's funny, because these books had to be shaped from them, but that was just a starting place, they could go in so many directions, and that was pretty awesome!

One thing that I wish had been addressed just a bit more, was the point that was brought up in Hollow City, with the Peculiar Sam, who's on the cover. A point from which I extrapolated into a theory about the attitudes in peculiars, that is probably the small seed to the wights and hollows doing what they did!

Totally loved that ending! After all the twists and turns, of ups and downs, that ending was just great! Loved that happy ending, and of hope for the future, and most people being happy (though it sucked that not everyone made it to the end!)

Such a fantastic series, so enjoyable!

Author: Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #1, 2, 3
Read: May 9th, 2012
Read: October 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Historical Fiction 2015 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books, and Library of Souls is a End of Series 2015 Book!
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: June 7th 2011, February 14th 2014, September 22nd 2015

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Hollow City:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Library of Souls:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars