Samantha Young has been a staple author for me. I’ve been reading her books since 2012 when I found her book, On Dublin Street. I’ve been an avid reader since. The Truest Thing is the 4th book in her Hart’s Boardwalk series and features a character that I just couldn’t like.Read More
This book was everything I wanted and more. I’ve loved Kit Rocha since I found their Beyond series, so when I saw Tor picked up this book, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to read this book. It’s honestly everything that I would have wanted. I’m delighted that MacMillian removed the ebook embargo so that I didn’t have to wait three months to read it. But trust me, this book would have been worth the wait.Read More
When Rachel approached me to read this advanced reader copy, I jumped at the chance! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I love paranormal books. I was extremely excited to jump in and see where this book took me. The one thing that I loved the most about this book was the world. Rachel knows how to make a mysterious world where faeries and supernatural beings exist. I also loved that she played with the various types of fae and didn’t go the Tinkerbell route. I found myself enthralled by the world and the different creatures.Read More
When I saw that Max Brooks had a new book out, I had to jump out and request it from NetGalley! World War Z is one of the top books I have read and one that I always recommend, so I couldn’t wait to get started on Devolution! Unfortunately, life happened, and I couldn’t seem to focus enough to pick this book up. Luckily, Libro.FM came swooping in with this audiobook as an option for their influencer program.Read More
Black Tangled Heart lives up to its title. Each character is tangled up with pain to the point where I questioned if some of the characters were redeemable. In the first half of the book, we got to see Jane and Jamie grow up, and I loved watching their relationship flourish. Both characters were well written, and I enjoyed seeing them grow up. With that said, I have to say that I struggled to read some of the sexual scenes.Read More
The Happy Ever After Playlist is the first Abby Jimenez book that I have read. It can be read as a standalone, which made me happy seeing as Libro.fm gave me this one as part of their influencer program. Luckily for me, I didn’t look at the narrators. Look, so many people LOVE Erin Mallon, but I don’t. Her narrations of female characters tend to grate on my nerves. I tend to avoid any of the books she narrates, which makes me sad because she narrates some fantastic books. With all that said, I found that if I speed up her narrations, she isn’t terrible. Zachary Weber, as always, was fantastic.Read More
It’s April, and that means it’s time to update you all on my Clearing The Hoard – Bookwyrm Challenge! I ended up reading The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, and I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as amazing as everyone has made it out to be. Maybe it’s because I’m 30 or that I’m not a massive fan of the Christmas season, but this one was a dud to me. In the end, I gave it three caffeinated stars. It was just a meh to me. I decided that I was going to give away my copy, and my sister claimed my autographed copy! She will be the proud owner of The Polar Express, and I’ll have a bit of free space to add another autographed book!
Here are the books I’ve given away in March*:Read More
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.Read More
When I was approached about this book tour, I knew I needed to jump in. Magic Unleashed is right up my alley, and I couldn’t wait to get started. I ended up low on time, so I snagged the audiobook so that I could read it while reading a few other books in between. The narrator did a good job of portraying the characters, though, at times, his voice bordered on monotone.Read More
As some of you know, I’ve wanted to learn how to for quite some time. It’s always been that crazy dream of mine, but I never got off my butt to do it. This year, I’ve decided to do something that scares me, which means I’m going to try to learn how to draw. I’m not good, but with the help of some books, I’m slowing getting better.
When I saw this book offered up on Netgalley, I knew I needed to take a chance on it. I’ve wanted to learn how to draw, and the Chibi style is one of my favorites. I LOVE anything chibi, so I figured this one would be great to help me explore if this is a style I would enjoy drawing in.Read More