Thursday, September 21, 2017

Random Reads #304, September 21st

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

Third Sentence Thursday #319, September 21st

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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!

"'Is that what you do?' Erra asked. 'You keep track of the times she almost dies?'" -Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, page 210.

Yeah, this line is hilarious, if it's 2 sentences. It just needs that beginning to make the second one hit more!

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

Will the Time Come #329, September 21st

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

From Goodreads:
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Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #332, September 20th

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


Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:
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WWW Wednesday #336, September 20th

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 rereading Magic Breaks, and wow, it's an absolutely amazing book! Love it so much!
I finished reading Magic Rises today, and wow, it was excellent! Such a great book!
I'm going to read Magic Shifts, and I can't wait, because yeah, this series is wonderful!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #336, September 19th

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 Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, page 256.

"Where are you, miserable rodent? I've come to burn down your tree!

Uh, that's a bit deranged! But Kate mused that the word erratic was based off her name, Erra, because of her actions. I wouldn't want her as my aunt! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 39

OK, so I've written my next review, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave, and I'm going to review Brave New Girl next!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, The Problem With Forever, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, The Mystery of Hollow Places, The Good Daughter, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer.

Week 35: The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Week 36: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave.

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 38

OK, so I've written my next review, The Problem With Forever, and I'm going to review Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave next! Gah, another week of reviews, so increasing the goal! Oh, well!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, The Problem With Forever.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, The Mystery of Hollow Places, The Good Daughter, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer.

Week 35: The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #328, September 18th

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 #327
Teaser Tuesday #335
WWW Wednesday #335
WOW #332
Will the Time Come #326
Third Sentence Thursday #317
Random Reads #303
First Lines Friday #331
The Reward Challenge Update #313
Follow Friday #305
How Well I Stuck to It #157
Wrote that Review Update #162

Week 37 Reviews:
The Problem With Forever
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Grave's End
Destined for an Early Grave
Up From the Grave
Brave New Girl
Ten
Ransom My Heart

Book Tours:
Joined: Review

Emergency Review-a-Thon:
Update 25
Update 26
Update 27
Update 28
Update 29
Update 30
Update 31
Update 32
Update 33

Random:
We Have the Cover of Chronicles of Elantra #13!!!!
We Have the Cover of Jane Yellowrock #12!!!!

OK, so I got 29 posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Devil's Crown, Forever Princess , Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, and Magic Binds.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #162, September 17th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Joined, The Problem With Forever, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, so I have 6 of 6 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 #165, September 17th

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:
The Devil's Crown by James Rollins, Forever Princess by Meg Cabot, Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot, Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews, Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews, Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews, Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: 11. Check.

New Books: NA.

Another week of rereading, which I'm really happy with, and a new book! Sounds good!

Week 37:
Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent, Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, Joined by Mara Gan, The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, Warcross by Marie Lu

vs.

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost, Destined For an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost, Joined by Mara Gan, Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent, Ten by Gretchen McNeil, Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot

So I read more then I was planning, but most of what I read, I wasn't planning on. Oh, well, there's always next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week 37 Review: Ransom My Heart

From Goodreads:
He's a tall, handsome knight with a secret. She's an adventurous beauty with more than a few secrets of her own. Finnula needs money for her sister's dowry, and fast. Hugo Fitzstephen, returning home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, has money, and lots of it. What could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom?

Well, for starters, Finnula could make the terrible mistake of falling in love with her hostage.

My first review of Ransom My Heart
My Review:


Author: Mia Thermopolis AKA Meg Cabot
First Read: July 2009
Second Read: July 9th, 2013
Read: September 15th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book and a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Published: January 6th 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


Week 37 Review: Ten

From Goodreads:
SHHHH!
Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. House party.
White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school's most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn't scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


My first review of TenMy Review:


Author: Gretchen McNeil
First Read: October 15th, 2012
Read: September 14th 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: September 18th 2012
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 37 Review: Brave New Girl

From Goodreads:
In a world where everyone is the same, one girl is the unthinkable: unique. A high-stakes fast-paced series launch from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent.

We have brown hair. Brown eyes. Fair skin.
We are healthy and strong and smart.
But only one of us has ever had a secret.

Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She's nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.

Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she’s interesting. Beautiful. Unique. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can't stop thinking about him—when she can't resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she's flawed, too. But if she's flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.

Destroyed.

Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia's fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different?

Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one. . . 

My Review:


Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Brave New Girl #1
Read: September 14th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books and it sounds really great! And it's a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: May 7th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 37 Reviews: Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave





From Goodreads:
Flirting with the Grave...

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

From Goodreads:
You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won't let her get away again.

From Goodreads:
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. 

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

From Goodreads:
Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

From Goodreads:
There's always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

My first review of Halfway to the GraveOne Foot of the GraveAt Grave's EndDestined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave
My second review of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot of the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave

My Review:
I absolutely loved rereading these books! I didn't read books 5 and 6, which was weird, but I really wanted to read the first four for the 3rd time, and read Up From the Grave for the second time. I'm weird and different, but also great, too!

This was a spur of the moment decision, for me to read these books. It's been 3 years since Up From the Grave was published, and about the same time since I read the rest of the series for the 2nd time. I just wanted to read these books, so I did. I'm weird!

By now, you'd think, I'd have the big, major things memorised, of what happened. And yeah, I have a lot of major moments down. But some of the middle moments and the small moments, like when they are at the wedding, or when she thinks he's dead.

Of course, he has to do that again to her in Up From the Grave, and while I knew it was coming, man, it wasn't easy to read about Cat in that much pain! But there were some really great moments, like Vlad and Leila's wedding!

This was such a great series, and I really hope we'll met Timothy, the 4th Australian Prisoner turned vampire! Like, maybe he'll be Katie's guy!

Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #1, 2, 3, 4, 7
First Read: January 18th, 2013, January 19th, 2013, January 19th, 2013, February 19th,  2013, March 12th, 2014
Second Read: January 2nd, 3rd, 2014, January 6th, 2014, February 15th, 2014
Read: September 12th, 13th, 13th, 13th, 14th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Up From the Grave is an End of Series 2017 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: October 30th 2007, April 29th 2008, January 1st 2009, July 15th 2009,  January 28th 2014

Halfway to the Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










One Foot on the Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









At Grave's End:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Destined for an Early Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Up From the Grave:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 37 Review: The Problem With Forever

From Goodreads:
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she's imagined, there's one she never dreamed of—that she'd run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn't seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn't take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she's not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider's life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

My Review:
I loved reading this book! Mallory was so fantastic, and I loved reading about her and Rider! Mallory has had a hard life, and while things have gotten easier, she still has to deal with the lasting effects of what she experienced in her past.

We didn't initially get Rider's name, it was just "him." This didn't last long, but the sense was good while it lasted. Rider and Mallary together, that was like, the perfect pairing. Her adoptive parents weren't thrilled about it, but they mostly accepted it, more her mom than her dad.

Mallory had her issues to work through. As she put it, was was conditioned to be quiet, if she made noise, that drew attention to her, and she would be hurt. I really enjoyed watching her grow, and work through her issues. Sure, things aren't solved by the end, but they aren't as bad as when the book began. So that was great!

The one thing that I didn't like, was the death of Jayden, it was just, I didn't think we really knew him, so it didn't hit as hard as it did, Mallory and Rider. I wish we could've had more time with him, really gotten to know him, so it would hit harder, you know? I'm a sucker for pain!

Absolutely loved reading this book, it was so great, and it was a great stand alone book!

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Read: September 10th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her books! And it's a SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: May 17th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 37

OK, so I've written my next review, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, and I'm going to review The Problem With Forever next!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin.

We Have the Cover of Jane Yellowrock #12!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Dark Queen by Faith Hunter! Another one of these where I meant it post it the day, well now 2 days, ago! 


Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Reviews


Follow Friday #305, September 15th

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:

The Post Prompt:


GFC

email

bloglovin

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