Thursday, December 13, 2018

Random Reads #369, December 13th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , and I added it because ! Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #383, December 13th

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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!

"This isn't going to feel great, fair warning." -High Reward by Brenna Aubrey, page 152.

Yeah, doesn't sound like a good situation, but at least warning was given!

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

Will the Time Come #393, December 13th

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

From Goodreads:

Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fractured Magic: Review

From Goodreads:
As the world's worst witch, Maddie is mistreated by her own kind. She was born a Defect. Most of her spells blow up in her face, literally. While witches search for the long-lost power of the earth, Maddie spends her time in the science lab. There, she discovers a clue to the lost power. The only other witness is Jax, a smokin' hot college bad-boy, who Maddie can't decide if she wants to kiss or kill. 

When she fails her magic final, the council orders her magic stripped. Maddie's only chance to keep her brain intact is to find the power with the hope that it can fix her. Jax is her one true ally on the journey. The two of them must use their smarts to stay ahead of the witches while they follow a two-hundred-year-old trail to the power of the earth and the truth behind Maddie's defect.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book! From the very beginning, we're in this magical world, and there's no info dumping, but we get the rules of this world, and yeah, it was different. Like the history of the power, that they lost what they got from the earth, and left only with what their bodies could hold...yeah, that's unique and interesting, and I loved reading about it!

Maddie was very interesting to read about. Of her family, she's the only one who can't use magic properly. Which leads to the magic stripping orders, which doesn't sound pleasant, and something that Maddie didn't want happen. But at the same time, she's finding out mysteries regarding the past, which were pretty important to the present!

I really enjoyed the relationships that these characters had. Maddie looked out of her little brother, and she had a decent relationship with her parents, given that she's what's called a Defect and that's not a good thing to be in their world. And then there was Jax. Oh, boy, their relationship was just awesome! I loved the snark and the one liners!

That ending was so great, and it's not really a cliffhanger, per say, but we know something is wrong, though not quite what it is yet. And that's kinda like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Sure, they'd gotten to a good place, but it's going to go downhill, and soon!

Really enjoyed this book, and I'm looking forward to the next one!

Author: Emily Bybee
Series: Unstable Magic #1
Read: December 11th, 2018
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Published: October 31st 2018
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars
Emily grew up loving to read and escape into stories. She began writing her own at the age of twelve. In college she focused on science and graduated with a degree in Environmental Biology. After college she began writing again but quickly realized she had failed to take a single writing or grammar class. Luckily, she’s a quick learner. Emily now lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband, three amazing children, and way too many animals. She still enjoys making up stories and can’t seem to leave out the paranormal elements because they are just too much fun.

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Waiting on Wednesday #396, December 12th

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

Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:

WWW Wednesday #400, December 12th

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 Universal Alien, and I'm enjoying it again so much!

I read Fractured Magic, and yeah, I enjoyed it so much! Loved the world so much!
I'm going to be reading High Reward, and I can't wait, the ending of High Risk was evil! Need more!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Teaser Tuesday #400, December 11th

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 Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch, page 212.

"I'd have lost Jeff in the first two days I'd known him if it weren't for isolation. I knew my baby would have to spend time in here, too."

And yeah, isolation doesn't sound great! But keeping someone alive, yeah, that's a good cause! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, December 10, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #392, December 10th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #391
Teaser Tuesday #397
WWW Wednesday #397
WOW #394
Will the Time Come #388
Third Sentence Thursday #379
Random Reads #365
First Lines Friday #393
The Reward Challenge Update #374
Book Blogger Hop #61
How Well I Stuck to It #229
Wrote that Review Update #226

Week 49 Reviews:
In Other Lands
Kitty and the Midnight Hour
Kitty Goes to Washington
Kitty Takes a Holiday
Kitty and the Silver Bullet
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand
Kitty Raises Hell
Kitty's House of Horrors
Kitty Goes to War
Kitty's Big Trouble
Kitty Steals the Show
Kitty Rocks the House
Kitty in the Underworld
Low Midnight
Kitty Saves the World
Spill Zone
Spill Night
The Trouble With Vampires
Moonlight Scandals
Dead as a Door Knocker

OK, so I got 18 posts in 7 days,  which is a pretty decent week, and I read a lot, so I'm pretty satisfied with this week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Wrote that Review Update #226, December 9th

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

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for , so I have  of  reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #229, December 9th

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!

Tour Books: #. Check.

Review Books: #. Check.

NetGalley: #. Check.

Edelweiss: #. Check.

Meme Books: #. Check.

Rereads: #. Check.

New Books: #. Check.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Week 49 Review: Moonlight Scandals

From Goodreads:
It takes a fearless woman to love the most scandalous man alive in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout's breathtaking novel 

Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn't have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he's heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he's a man who's stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve. 

Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It's a question that becomes more pressing—and more dangerous—when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past. 

Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she's to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can't resist—the handsome devil himself. 

My Review:

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #3
Read: December 5th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series so much! And it's a End of Series 2018 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon
Expected Publication: January 29th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 49 Review: The Trouble With Vampires

From Goodreads:
For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn't seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.

He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn't expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There's no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there's another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…

My Review:

Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #29
Read: December 5th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love this series so much, and her writing! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon
Expected Publication: April 30th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 49 Review: In Other Lands

From Goodreads:
Sometimes it's not the kid you expect who falls through to magicland, sometimes it's . . . Elliott. He's grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He's a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible. 

My Review:

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Read: December 1st, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it sounded really great! And it's a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Big Mouth House
Published: July 17th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, December 7, 2018

Book Blogger Hop #61, December 7th

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

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

The Question of the week is: Do you tend to visit the same blogs each week but also try to look for new blogs? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

I'm kinda a bad blogger, and I don't really visit blogs unless they comment and link for me to follow back. Bad me! So leave links, please! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

The Reward Challenge Update #377, December 7th

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

which counts twice/# times as a ,

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

First Lines Friday #395, December 7th

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!