March is finally over, and most of us are stuck in the house. While you're stuck in the house, I recommend taking a look at my post, Protecting Your Book Collection, to get yet another project you and your family can do! As many of you know, I took a bit of a hiatus this month. With COVID-19 happening, I just haven't had the energy to focus on my blog. I ended up buying a Nintendo Switch and have dived into the world of video games as a way to escape the constant barrage of news. I'm thankful I did because I needed a way to turn off my overly anxious brain & reading wasn't cutting it. With all that said, I hope you all are healthy and finding ways to occupy yourself. I appreciate you all coming and reading this post and my blog in general. You rock, and you deserve all the good things!
Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson will stick with you. It's poignant, well written, and engaging. This book was nothing that I expected but something that may hit home. This book deals with some extremely serious events, so be warned and ready to have that discussion with your child if/when they pick this book up.
Kiss of Vengeance is the second book in the True Immortality series by S. Young. As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of Samantha Young & I thoroughly enjoyed War of Hearts. When I received this book, I was extremely excited to dive into it, but it just wasn't my favorite. It had many of the elements I love, but at times it fell flat. This book was a slow burn with an enemy to lover trope feel.
Title: A Touch of DeathAuthor: Rebecca CrundenSeries: The Outlands Pentalogy, Book 1Genre: Science FictionPublisher: Self PublishedPublication: 2/23/2017Read: February 2020Format: DigitalPages: 268Rating: 4 Caffeinated StarsTrigger Warnings: Graphic gore, death, suicidal thoughts, torture Rating: 4 Caffeinated Stars Goodreads Summary: Cover from Goodreads.com A thousand years in the future, the last of humanity live inside the walls of... Continue Reading →
This book was action-packed. I typically don't read audiobooks if they're longer than 9 hours, so the 14 hours & 45 minutes of this book felt incredibly daunting. I hesitantly pressed play but I have to say, this book flew by. I was utterly engrossed.
It's been a few days since I finished this book, and I still don't know quite how I feel about it. I picked this up as part of Libro.FM's influencer program, and I was immediately drawn to the cover. Seriously, look at how pretty the cover is. I also enjoy post-apocalyptic reads. I figured I would give this book a chance. I think it's important to state that this book was not character-driven. You never even know the character's name. You only know them as The Girl, The Man, and The Bear. I am such a character-driven reader that this honestly threw me off.
Back in April, it seemed that this book was everywhere. A lot of the bloggers I followed posted review after review of this book, so it wore me down, and I had to buy it. Unfortunately, with how busy my review schedule was, this book sat on my kindle for months. On a whim, I checked the audible escape package and was so excited to find Fluffy on it! I downloaded it right away and eagerly started the audiobook.
As many of you know, I LOVED Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, so I was incredibly honored that Sourcebooks Fire sent me a physical copy of Belle Révolte! This book looked like everything I could want. I love fantasy & the blurb sounded terrific! Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to the hype I built in my head. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it, but it wasn't nearly as amazing as I hoped it would be.
I've had this book borrowed from Kindle Unlimited for a few months, but I never found the time to read it. As you all by now should know, I love Faeries. I've fallen in love with many mythical creatures, but faeries have always had a special place in my heart. Since I started #FaeFriday, I figured it was time to brush up on my faery facts, which is surprisingly nonexistent.