Saturday, September 30, 2017

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 48

OK, so I've written my next review, Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire, and I'm going to review Jackaby, The Map, Beastly Bones 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, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, The Empress, There's Someone Inside Your House, Forever Princess and Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds, Origins, Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies BehindThese Things I've DoneThe Mystery of Hollow PlacesThe Good DaughterHow to DisappearThe Becoming of Noah ShawBody PartsIf There's No TomorrowRinger.

Week 35: The Art of FeelingDark LegacyThe Glass SpareDark Rites and Wicked DeedsInto the NightHarry 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.
Week 37: The Problem With ForeverHalfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the GraveBrave New GirlTenRansom My Heart.

Week 38: Forever Princess and Royal WeddingMagic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic BindsOrigins.

Week 39: Burn for Me, White Hot, WildfireThere's Someone Inside Your House.

Goal: 98
Reviews: 48

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 47

OK, so I've written my next review, Origins, and I'm going to review Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire 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, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, The Empress, There's Someone Inside Your House, Forever Princess and Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds, Origins.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies BehindThese Things I've DoneThe Mystery of Hollow PlacesThe Good DaughterHow to DisappearThe Becoming of Noah ShawBody PartsIf There's No TomorrowRinger.

Week 35: The Art of FeelingDark LegacyThe Glass SpareDark Rites and Wicked DeedsInto the NightHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Week 37: The Problem With ForeverHalfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the GraveBrave New GirlTenRansom My Heart.

Week 38: Forever Princess and Royal WeddingMagic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds, Origins.

Week 39: There's Someone Inside Your House.

Goal: 98
Reviews: 47

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 46

OK, so I've written my next review, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds, and I'm going to review Origins 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, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, The Empress, There's Someone Inside Your House, Forever Princess and Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies BehindThese Things I've DoneThe Mystery of Hollow PlacesThe Good DaughterHow to DisappearThe Becoming of Noah ShawBody PartsIf There's No TomorrowRinger.

Week 35: The Art of FeelingDark LegacyThe Glass SpareDark Rites and Wicked DeedsInto the NightHarry 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.

Week 37: The Problem With ForeverHalfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the GraveBrave New GirlTenRansom My Heart.

Week 38: Forever Princess and Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds.

Week 39: There's Someone Inside Your House.

Goal: 98
Reviews: 46

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 45

OK, so I've written my next review, Forever Princess and Royal Wedding, and I'm going to review Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Curran POV Collection, Magic Slays, Magic Tests, Retribution Clause, An Ill-Advised Rescue, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, Magic Stars, Magic Binds 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, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, The Empress, There's Someone Inside Your House, Forever Princess and Royal Wedding.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies BehindThese Things I've DoneThe Mystery of Hollow PlacesThe Good DaughterHow to DisappearThe Becoming of Noah ShawBody PartsIf There's No TomorrowRinger.

Week 35: The Art of FeelingDark LegacyThe Glass SpareDark Rites and Wicked DeedsInto the NightHarry 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.
Week 37: The Problem With ForeverHalfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the GraveBrave New GirlTenRansom My Heart.

Week 38: Forever Princess and Royal Wedding.

Week 39: There's Someone Inside Your House.

Goal: 98
Reviews: 45

Week 39 Review: Lover Avenged

From Goodreads:
Caldwell, NY, has long been the battleground for the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and notorious nightclub that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King, and leader of the Brotherhood. 

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood, even though his sister is married to a member. Because he's a sympath, his identity is a deadly secret- the revelation of which will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And as plots within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in a darkening world- Elhena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him- and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction. 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book! It wasn't my favourite, it did take me awhile to get around to reading it, and then to actually get into it. I still enjoyed it, I just had a few more complaints than in previous books. Not stop reading the series complaints, though!

In this book, a number of things happened. Rehv and Elhena's relationship is one, but it wasn't really a focus, there were so many other things going on. Like Wrath went blind. I felt that we didn't really get to know Elhena really, which is too bad. That ending was a bit rushed, and things like his health and being a sympath vs. being a bonded vampire, those changes didn't get the attention they deserved, I still have questions!

John and Xhex's relationship has some pretty significant moments in this book, which is great, given that the next book is their story. Wrath had to deal with some pretty big changes, and accepted being King fully, instead of resenting it. Oh, and Tohr woke up! A bit too late for John, but he did it!

One thing that I'm kinda getting annoyed about, is the language choices. Not swear words, but like puss for face. Seriously, people don't talk that way, or think that way. Except in these books. Bah! There's also a lot of focus on what they wear, at least, the brand names. These books are very long and these details, they don't add anything to the story!

Yeah, I really enjoyed this book, and now I really need to read more of this series!

Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #7
Read: September 29th, 2017
Source: Bought, Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Really enjoying this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Signet
Published: November 24th 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 39 Review: Drink, Slay, Love

From Goodreads:
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire... fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. 

Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist), and they're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King's feast -- as the entrees. 

The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do?

My first review of Drink, Slay, Love
My Review:
It was so much fun reading this book! The first time I read it, the pages fly by, and while it was a little bit slower this time, man, it was still so good! I loved Pearl and her journey, gaining a soul and a conscious, and struggling with her Family and how she's changed! It was so great!

This world of vampires and unicorns is just amazing! That vampires don't believe unicorns exist, it's like, you're not supposed to exist, either. The whole thing about unicorns being the ultimate vampire hunter because they come with a built-in stake, that's different and really awesome!

Pearl has to juggle a lot. Two worlds, night and day, different rules, a lot of pressure, little food and bagged at that, and little sleep. It's no wonder that she broke! It cost one life, but in the long run, it'll save so many others! 

My two complaints? One, that we didn't really get Evan's backstory, of his adoption. I would've liked a few more details then what we got. And two, that this isn't a series! I mean, there's so much potential, so many stories that could be told, and I want to read them. Though we most likely won't get them. And that's just a little bit sad!

Yeah, this book is amazing, like all Sarah Beth Durst books, and I can't wait to read more of her writing!

Author: Sarah Beth Durst
First Read: April 3rd, 2012
Read: September 29th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading plus the movie just came out, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: September 13th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 39 Reviews: Marked in Flesh, Etched in Bone


From Goodreads:
For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs… 

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man's-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery's shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave... 

My first review of Marked in Flesh, Etched in Bone
My Review:
Yeah, I had to reread these books! I know, it's only been 2 months since I first read them, but I felt the urge to read Etched in Bone, and I was only going to read the end of Marked in Flesh, but changed my mind and read the whole thing. What can I say, I love reading, and I'm weird!

Humans are kinda pretty stupid in this world, and I can see how we are in this world, and how we can learn from it. We use too much, we want more than we need. The Others are just protecting the Earth and what's theirs. We have a proven track record that we don't. And that sucks.

The thing about these books, is that they're hilarious! The social mores of humanity don't make sense to the Others, and some hilarious antics ensue! Like four-play, and feeding vs. kissing. Or play prey. Or when Meg made the Elders ask please for the cookies. Just hilarious!

I really, really hope that we'll either have Meg and Simon in Lake Silence, at at the very least, have them mentioned, get some updates. Because it took 5 books to get them to the point where they finally kissed, and I just want more, so hopefully I'll get it!

Such great books, so enjoyable, and I can't wait for Lake Silence!

Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #4, 5
First Read: July 8th, 8th, 2017
Read: September 27th, 27th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Roc
Published: March 1st 2016, March 7th 2017

Marked in Flesh:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Etched in Bone:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 39 Review: There's Someone Inside Your House

From Goodreads:
Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that's fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down. 

My Review:
This book was awesome to read! To be honest, I didn't enjoy it as much as her other books, the words the kids spoke and the way they used them were awkward and not really fitting in with the ages they were. Plus, we didn't really get to know them, this was more of an action book!

We did get to know the main characters, Makani and Ollie. Makani was half African-American and half Native Hawaiian and made a really bad decision. Which happened because she was under a lot of stress, what with being hazed and all. Ollie, orphan, shy and so-called goth, but not really. I really enjoyed them together, but they're the only ones we really got to know in this book!

I think one of my favourite parts of this book, is that we got to be in potential victims heads before a good deal of them were killed. That gave a great insight into who they were-and why they might have been killed. Not saying they deserved it, but why the killer chose them. Yeah.

We find out who the killer is midway through the book, and then it switches from who's the killer and whose next, to catching the killer before he kills again. Again, we didn't really get to know him and why he was doing this, characters were just mostly underdeveloped. And that Makani came to the conclusion of what his issues were pretty quickly, that was kinda strange. Plus, how the heck did the one person die of basically being decapitated, right near the end? Sure, there was a struggle, but that just came out of nowhere! Otherwise, this book had a pretty fantastic ending!

This book was pretty awesome, and I really enjoyed it!

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Read: September 27th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing! And it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Published: September 12th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 39 Review: Otherworld Chills

From Goodreads:
The fifth and final collection of stories--including an original novella exclusive to this book--featuring the fascinating werewolves, witches, necromancers, angels and demons of Kelley Armstrong's internationally bestselling Women of the Otherworld series. A must-have for fans! 

Nobody has done paranormal suspense as brilliantly as Canada's own Kelley Armstrong in her Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling Women of the Otherworld Series. Through thirteen novels, starting with Bitten (which inspired a hit TV series) and ending with 13, the suspense never let up, and fans were thrilled by kick-ass heroines like Elena and Savannah, deft plotting, unfolding love stories, great sex, clever wit and dark and imaginative twists and turns. 

This final collection of stories featuring the characters so many fans have come to love completes several important storylines at the same time as it delivers on Kelley Armstrong's trademark inventiveness and talent for adventure. 

My Review:
Ah, it was so satisfying to read this collection of stories! I've read so much of this world, and now there's very few stories that I haven't read of it, because of this collection. And that feels amazing, because I'm weird like that!

I didn't read all of them, because it hasn't been so long since I'd read them. But I did read the new to me stories, and it was so great to see these characters again! Jamie and Jeremy, so cute together! Paige and Lucas, and an update on Savannah and Adam in Baby Boom! Just so wonderful!

Baby Boom was the new story for this collection. And I was really anticipating reading it, because hey, babies! Well, pregnancies, pregnancies everywhere! That Benito would like Paige and Lucas to have a child when they've said they didn't want to wasn't cool!

But there were also big changes for this world. Because Baby Boom had two big changes for the future-a joint cabal with Seth and Lucas, and Paige keeping the baby! It was so cute, that he wrote down what he wanted so she couldn't change his mind, and she said what she wanted-and they were the same! So, so, so cute! And makes me hope for a spin off series, or the 3rd YA series! Gah, I needs more!

Such a great collection of stories, and I can't wait to read more by Kelley Armstrong, she's such a great author!

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Otherworld Stories #5
Read: September 26th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her books, and I have to finish this series! And it's a End of Series 2017 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
Published: October 4th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 39 Reviews: Jackaby, The Map, Beastly Bones



From Goodreads:
"Miss Rook, I am not an occultist," Jackaby said. "I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world's a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain."

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it's a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter's debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

From Goodreads:
Abigail hopes that her birthday will slip by unnoticed and uncelebrated, but her employer, detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby, has other plans. Using magical party crackers that teleport the pair to unknown destinations in time and space and a cryptic map that may lead to a forgotten treasure, Jackaby intends to give Abigail what he considers to be the best gift of all--adventure. Abigail and Jackaby must tame an enormous (and carnivorous) rabbit, defend a castle, and master a dirigible if they want to find the treasure and get back to New Fiddleham alive.

From Goodreads:
I've found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I've known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality . . .

In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, members of a particularly vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens. A day later, their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. Then, in nearby Gad's Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this books! They were funny and quirky and intelligent! And the situations that they got themselves into? So fascinating and a good mix of action and revelation! They were a pleasure to read!

Diving into this world, it was so great! We were introduced to it like it was no big deal, oh hey, here's a frog that emits a noxious gas when frightened, and oh, there's ghosts. And other creatures that put the para in paranormal! And when you add in the mysteries, and these amazing characters, these book were filled to the brim with awesomeness!

If I was Abigail, I would've died of embarrassment multiple times. Jackaby isn't like the rest of us (not including the fact that he's a Seer) but that he doesn't have any social skills, and when we'd feel embarrassment, he wouldn't because he wouldn't understand why we were, and change his behaviour to reflect that. He doesn't have that. And it feels like I'm deathly allergic to embarrassment, so I'm glad I'm not her!

I've read the synopsis of the other two books in the series, and they basically say that there's two couples-Abigail and Charlie, and Jackaby and Jenny. And that's really great, because it's a different dynamic than other books, and this book isn't like other books, so that fits!

Such great books, and I can't wait to read the other half of this series!

Author: William Ritter
Series: Jackaby #1, 1.5, 2
Read: September 25th, 25th, 25th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and they're Historical Fiction 2017 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers, Alqonguin Books
Published: September 16th 2014, June 15th 2015, September 22nd 2015

Jackaby:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Map:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Beastly Bones:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 39 Reviews: Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire



From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan's after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she's getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world. 

From Goodreads:
The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada's "talent." But there's no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

From Goodreads:
Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she's fallen in love. Connor "Mad" Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she's completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan's life…

Rogan knows there's nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him.

As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda's kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada's grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.

My first review of Burn for Me, White Hot, Wildfire
My Review:
Oh, yeah, it was so great to reread this series! I mean, it's only been 3 months since I last read Wildfire, but when I first read this series, it was each one by themselves. And this time, it was all together. So that was different and nice!

Yeah, it was really fantastic to be able to watch Nevada and Rogan fall in love! He knew what it was sooner than she did-the end of Burn for Me vs. the middle of White Hot. But he was in what can be considered a better position, and she had to deal with the doubts about whether or not this was something special or a one off!

The mystery of the people who want a new Rome, and have a new Ceasare to lead them, was so fascinating! It started with Adam, who had somebody pulling his strings, and when that didn't work, they killed a senator, not knowing it was being filmed. And then they wanted the files of a deceased member. Each step brought them closer to the good guys learning who they were, and that was so great!

Ilona and Gordon have said that they would like to continue this series, either with Avon if sales are good, or self-published. I hope the former so it can go on my shelves. And yeah, I'm really happy about that, because it's so great to be with these characters in this world!

This was such a fantastic series, and I loved reading it again! I can't wait to find out more about it's future!

Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #1, 2, 3
First Read: February 6th, 2017, April 25th, 2017, June 9th, 2017
Read: September 23rd, 23rd, 24th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: October 28th 2014, May 30th 2017, July 25th 2017

Burn for Me:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









White Hot:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Wildfire:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 44

OK, so I've written my next review, There's Someone Inside Your House, and I'm going to review Forever Princess and Royal Wedding 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, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, The Empress, There's Someone Inside Your House.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies BehindThese Things I've DoneThe Mystery of Hollow PlacesThe Good DaughterHow to DisappearThe Becoming of Noah ShawBody PartsIf There's No TomorrowRinger.

Week 35: The Art of FeelingDark LegacyThe Glass SpareDark Rites and Wicked DeedsInto the NightHarry 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.

Week 37: The Problem With ForeverHalfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the GraveBrave New GirlTenRansom My Heart.

Week 39: There's Someone Inside Your House.

Goal: 98
Reviews: 44