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*:
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.
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.
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.
It's March, and that means it's time to update you all on my Clearing The Hoard - Bookwyrm Challenge! I ended up reading Royal Elves by Misty D. Billman. I ran out of time, and I knew that there was no way I would be able to finish Persepolis while babysitting, so during nap time, I read Royal Elves. Unfortunately, I wasn't that impressed. I didn't feel connected to the characters, found some spelling errors, and almost DNF'd it in the first 20 pages. I ended up giving it two caffeinated stars because I enjoyed the plot.
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 →
We all love social media, so this prompt was a lot of fun to think about. I have to say it was a tough one for me to answer. I typically follow bookish accounts, so that would mean I would automatically follow and love every single bookish person. I use social media so that I can find new books, talk bookish things, and share my love of all things book related. Though I'm a book nerd and would list every single book lover I have read about, I decided to go with a list of characters that would be more of the outliers on my feed.
I read this book a few months ago, thanks to Libro.fm's influencer program. I saw quite a few of my favorite blogs reviewing/talking about this book, so I knew I had to read it. I've waited a while to write this book review simply because I loved it so much. Get A Life, Chloe Brown is one of those books that will stay with you for a while after. I struggled to write this book review because nothing will do justice to how much I loved this book. I seriously want to shove it into everyone's hands and tell them to read it.