Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BLOG TOUR: It's Getting Scot In Here (#1) by Suzanne Enoch

I'm really excited today to be a part of the Blog Tour for It's Getting Scot In Here (#1) by Suzanne Enoch. It's the First book in the Wild Wicked Highlander's Series. I was provided with a free e-arc for honest review from the publisher, thanks so much to St. Martin's Press. If you're a fan of a good Scottish Highlander Romance, I found one for you!

Title: It's Getting Scot In Here (Wild Wicked Highlanders #1)
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Released: February 26, 2019
Published by: St. Martin's Press

London socialite Amelia-Rose Baxter is nobody’s fool. Her parents may want her to catch a title, but she will never change who she is for the promise of marriage. Her husband will be a man who can appreciate her sharp mind as well as her body. A sophisticated man who loves life in London. A man who considers her his equal—and won’t try to tame her wild heart...
Rough, rugged Highlander Niall MacTaggert and his brothers know the rules: the eldest must marry or lose the ancestral estate, period. But Niall’s eldest brother just isn’t interested in the lady his mother selected. Is it because Amelia-Rose is just too. . . Free-spirited? Yes. Brazen? Aye. Surely Niall can find a way to soften up the whip-smart lass and make her the perfect match for his brother for the sake of the family.

Instead it’s Niall who tempts Amelia-Rose, despite her reservations about barbarian Highlanders. Niall finds the lass nigh irresistible as well, but he won’t make the mistake his father did in marrying an Englishwoman who doesn’t like the Highlands. Does he have what it takes to win her heart? There is only one way to find out...

My Thoughts: Oh what fun this was. I'm really glad I got to give it a read. I thought it was a sweet, fun romance, and I enjoyed every minute of it. 
I enjoyed the premise of a girl engaged to one brother but falling for another. It was cute, it was sexy, it was sultry, and I just really liked it.
Amelia-Rose was a fun character to follow. She liked that London life and she was a strong lady. I enjoyed the way she fell for Niall. And Oohhh Niall, he's a good one. Definitely leading man material. Their romance was sweet and I liked watching it grow and develop. It was just a good time.
I really enjoy losing myself in a good Historical Romance, and It's Getting Scot In Here was definitely a good one. If Historical Romance is your thing, I'd definitely recommend giving It's Getting Scot In Here a read. It has a headstrong heroine, a sexy Scot, and a sweet romance. I can't wait to see how the series continues.
Thanks so much to St. Martin's Press for letting me give it a read and letting me be a part of this Blog Tour.

Meet the Author:
Suzanne Enoch

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written more than forty Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list. When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.
Some of Suzanne's books include Barefoot In The Dark, I'ts Getting Scot in Here, Lady Whistledown Stirkes Back and The Legend of Nimway Hall.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for It's Getting Scot In Here!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fresh Releases: February 26, 2019

These Releases are Fresh Fresh!


-- Disney Manga: Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack Sparrow's Adventures by Rob Kidd and Kabocha I was lucky enough to receive this for review from the publisher via Netgalley and have posted my review HERE! I thought it was fun, but it didn't really give me any Pirates of the Caribbean feelings. I feel like it's a bit of a money grab, because the Jack Sparrow in this is not my Jack Sparrow. I still think it's a fun manga, but just don't go into it expecting the Jack Sparrow you already know and love.

-- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon I've been hearing about this one a lot on the social medias, but I still have no idea what it's even about. I'm definitely interested in it though.

-- Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte this is another one I've been hearing a lot about and I'm very interested in reading it.

That's all the Fresh Fresh Releases I managed to find this week. I know that this is not it, there are many more, but I'm just too lazy and stupid to find them. Let me know what other books released that I should be excited for!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: Disney Manga: Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack Sparrow's Adventures by Rob Kidd and Kabocha

Title: Disney Manga: Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack Sparrow's Adventures
Story by: Rob Kidd
Art by: Kabocha
Published by: TokyoPop
Released: February 26, 2019
Source: ARC from Publisher via Netgalley

Synopsis: Embark on an adventure filled with dreams, desires, and epic battles surrounding the mysterious Sword of Cortes, a mystical weapon said to grant the wishes of whomever holds it. Throughout history, this powerful sword has allegedly been responsible for many bouts of good fortune -- and unimaginable tragedies. With no crew at his command, Jack Sparrow sets off on his own to make a name for himself and take the legendary sword and scabbard of Cortes! (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Thank you so much to Disney and TokyoPop for letting me read and review an early copy of this manga.
I'm a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean. It started a love of pirates for me. The plunder, the treasure, the scoundrels. So I was excited for a manga version of a young Jack Sparrow. I was already familiar with the book series about young Jack Sparrow by Rob Kidd. 
This manga was okay. It was fun, fast, the art was pretty good.
It didn't really feel like Pirates of the Caribbean to me though. It just felt like a regular manga that could have been about anyone. It didn't scream Jack Sparrow to me. The Jack Sparrow character didn't feel like the Jack Sparrow I know and love. Unfortunately, this feels like just another way to cash in on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise via manga form.
Don't get me wrong, it's a fun manga. It's got adventure and treasure hunting, it's just not Pirates of the Caribbean.
It reads more for a younger audience, although there are some art panels that maybe show some questionable parts when it comes to female anatomy.
I thought it was fun and I'm glad I got the chance to read it, but if you're a mega fan of Jack Sparrow, this manga really isn't going to fill that Captain Jack void.

Not the Jack Sparrow I Was Expecting

Friday, February 22, 2019

Reading Right Now! (195)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

-- Skitter (#2) by Ezekiel Boone -- I'm not going to lie to you, this week has been tough for me. I came down with the cold from hell. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but not really. I feel like crappity crap crap. It hit me this past weekend, and every day after it just drains me more and more. Scratchy throat, snot nose, cough, lots of drainage, and side-eyes from my co-workers each time I show up for another 8 hour day. I did stay home Monday though, so it's not like I'm trying to get the people I work with sick haha. Surprisingly, my reading hasn't been awful during that time. I don't know about you, but sometimes when I'm sick, I just sleep or lay around in a sort of daze. I'm not able to concentrate on my books.
So the first book in this series was The Hatching which introduced killer, flesh-eating, body bursting, terrifying spiders!! This second book is good, but it does have that second book feel where not much has happened, it's just a set up for the big finale in Book 3. We are still hopping from person to person, place to place, as the world is scrambling how to deal with this spider outbreak. The spider mayhem has been minimal during the majority of this book, it has mostly been our characters trying to figure out what they are going to do next. I do like it, but it is slower on the action so far.
And I love the cover! Look at it!!

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading? And thank you for listening to me complain about this awful cold that I can't wait to be done with. I'm a literal mouth-breather right now!!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

COVER REVEAL!!! Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2) by L. Penelope

Hi guys!! Today I'm super excited to be a part of the cover reveal tour for book 2 in L. Penelope's Earthsinger Chronicles,  Whispers of Shadow & Flame!!
The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone, was named one of TIME Magazine's Top 10 fantasy books of 2018! Check out the cover reveal and giveaway below! Thank you to L. Penelope for letting me be a part of this fun reveal. I really enjoyed Song of Blood & Stone so I can't wait to read Whispers of Shadow & Flame!

Title: Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2)
Author: L. Penelope
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Fantasy

Book Description:

The cursed will face the gods. They have nothing to lose.

"A master class in fantasy world-building." TIME Magazine on Song of Blood & Stone

The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms.
Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target's true identity.
Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn't save tortures him daily. He isn't sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can't stay away.
Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, they must beat the odds to save both kingdoms.

Pre-order the paperback today!

Amazon | B&N | BAM | Indiebound

Earthsinger Chronicles by L. Penelope

Catch up on the Series:

Song of Blood and StoneBreath of Dust and Dawn

Song of Blood & Stone, Earthsinger Chronicles Book 1   Special Edition Paperback releases July 16, 2019. (Ebook & hardcover available now).

Cover Reveal Giveaway:

L. Penelope is giving away a signed, hardcover copy of Song of Blood & Stone. International welcome!

About the Author:

L. PenelopeL. Penelope is an award-winning fantasy romance author. Equally left and right-brained, she studied filmmaking and computer science in college and sometimes dreams in HTML. She lives in Maryland with her husband and furry dependents. Sign up for new release information, exclusives, and giveaways on her website:
Connect with the author: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Goodreads

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fresh Releases: February 19, 2019

Fresh Fresh Releases! Fresh.


-- The Afterward by E.K. Johnston -- I was lucky enough to win a copy of this from BookishFirst and the publisher!! Thanks to them. This is a story about what happens after the heroic journey has been completed. It sounds like an interesting premise to me and I'm excited to read it.

-- The Outcast Hours by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin -- this is an anthology that sounded really interesting to me. It caught my eye. I'm not sure exactly what it's about, the synopsis gives me people who live their lives during the night vibes but not much else, so I'm curious.

-- The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross -- I meant to mention this one last week because that's when it came out, and I don't think that I did. I was lucky enough to win an early copy from a Goodreads FirstReads Giveaway and the publisher (enter your giveaways people!!) This book is a Beauty and the Beast tale from the Beast's Perspective. Sounds good to me.

That's all my extremely limited research came up with for this week. I don't try too hard honestly. I know I'm missing some fabulous new releases, so tell me which ones you're excited for in the comments below!
*as always, all cover images come from*

Monday, February 18, 2019

Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (#1) by F.C. Lee

Title: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (#1)
Author: F.C. Lee
Published by: Amulet Books
Released: 2017
Source: Library

Synopsis: Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code.

But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are dramatically rearranged. Enter Quentin Sun, a mysterious new kid in class who becomes Genie’s self-appointed guide to battling demons. While Genie knows Quentin only as an attractive transfer student with an oddly formal command of the English language, in another reality he is Sun Wukong, the mythological Monkey King incarnate—right down to the furry tale and penchant for peaches.

Suddenly, acing the SATs is the least of Genie’s worries. The fates of her friends, family, and the entire Bay Area all depend on her summoning an inner power that Quentin assures her is strong enough to level the very gates of Heaven. But every second Genie spends tapping into the secret of her true nature is a second in which the lives of her loved ones hang in the balance. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I thought this was fun and fast. It was an all right book that I had a good time reading. My favorite thing about it was learning about Chinese Mythology, discovering legends and monsters I've never heard of before. And all the legends and myths were introduced in a really fun way. 
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo reminded me a lot of a Rick Riordan book. It had that style, that feel to it. In my opinion, I think this needed to be a Middle Grade book. It had that fun style to it and the YA add ons really did nothing for me, and nothing for the story.
I wasn't a fan of the romance. I just didn't feel anything for it, any spark or attraction. I would much rather have had Genie and Quentin as friends. A crime fighting duo that doesn't need a romance to keep them connected. They felt more friends, partners than they did as a romantic couple.
I do think the pacing near the end felt a little rushed. I think it needed more time to develop.
This is also a great diverse read, an own voices read, but aspects of it did feel a little Asian stereotype-y to me.
I thought The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was a fun, fast read. I enjoyed it. I'm going to keep my eyes out for the sequel. I really loved being introduced to Chinese Mythology in this context. I'd say give it a read.

Fun, Fast, and Loved the Chinese Mythology

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Reading Right Now! (194)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch and it's sooooo cute!! I meant to post this yesterday, (Friday) but my computer decided it didn't want to work with me. It's probably my fault, I always have 100+ tabs open which makes it run so slowly. 100 might be an exaggeration, but it's usually a lot.
Anyway, I know right now #contemporaryathon is happening right now, and this book would be perfect for it. I'm not really participating just because I suck when it comes to readathons. I'm not the fastest reader anyway, so I just feel like I fail when it comes to readathons.
I read Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch maybe a year or more ago and I really enjoyed it, so I was definitely on the lookout for more books by her. Love & Luck has not let me down. It is just as cute as her previous work. I really enjoy her writing style. I've got 100 pages left until I finish and as of right now, it's going to be a 4 star from me. It's sooooo cute.
Love & Luck is about a brother and sister who are in Ireland for their aunt's destination wedding, they are then supposed to go to Italy, but plans change and it becomes a road trip of Ireland instead.

And that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you Reading?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: Sparrow Hill Road (#1) by Seanan McGuire

Title: Sparrow Hill Road (#1)
Author: Seanan McGuire
Published by: DAW Books, Inc.
Released: 2014, 2018
Source: E-ARC from Netgalley and Publisher + Physical Copy from Library

Synopsis: Now in a new redesigned edition, featuring an updated introduction from the author and songs!

Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross--a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn't ask Rose what she thought of the idea.

It's been more than sixty years since that night, and she's still sixteen, and she's still running.

They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by "Rose," a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what's his. She's the angel of the overpass, she's the darling of the truck stops, and she's going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it's not like it can kill her.
You can't kill what's already dead. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Thank you to the Publisher for allowing me to read an early copy for honest review through Netgalley!
The Adventures of a Ghost Girl, Rose Marshall, along the Twilight Road. She's a hitchhiking ghost forever Sweet 16, looking for a ride, a coat, and a malted milkshake.
I'm a fan of Seanan McGuire. She can write a good story. Sparrow Hill Road was a fun time.
It's composed of short stories all centering around the ghostly adventures of Rose Marshall. It introduces the ghost world and Twilight Road that Rose is stuck in. I really enjoyed it. Every story was good, there wasn't a bad one in the bunch. I was sucked into the world of Rose Marshall and I loved learning all about the ghost world and its rules. I saw in a review where someone compared it to Neil Gaiman's American Gods because it set up this mythology around the ghost world, and I'd definitely agree with that. The mythology of it all was just really fun to learn and get into.
I really liked the writing of it. Seanan McGuire knows how to write a story. I was sucked into all of them just curious to see what was going to happen to Rose next. 
If I had one criticism, it would be that this is a slower paced book. It took me longer to get through it than it usually does with other books. I think that's totally because of the format that it's told in. Because it's interwoven short stories, there are a lot of stops and starts. Just when you're sucked into a story, it ends, and then the whole process of starting over with a new one begins. I think I would have enjoyed it better if it had just been one continuous story.
I'd definitely recommend Sparrow Hill Road and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel. I want to know more about Rose and what's going to happen with her next. I love the Ghost Mythology this book presented. It was a really fun read.

A Ghostly Good Time

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fresh Releases: February 12, 2019

Fresh Fresh Releases!! These ones are Super Fresh!
Also, the 12th is a very special day because it is my Sister's and Uncle's Birthday, and Abraham Lincoln's!


-- Apocalypse Five (#1) by Stacey Rourke I Love Sci-Fi!! It's so fun to read and I can't wait to read this one. I've got an arc of it from Netgalley and the Publisher for honest review, so I really need to read it.

-- The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr I was drawn to this one by the cover and title, it intrigues me. It has a pretty sad rating on Goodreads right now (2.97 yikesss) but low ratings never really deter me, most times, it just makes me want to read it for myself to see if I agree.

-- The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders I'm interested.

-- The Test by Sylvain Neuvel I didn't even know about this until I saw it on twitter yesterday. I read the first book in Sylvain Neuvel's Waking Gods series and enjoyed it, so of course I'm interested to read more stuff by him.

-- Bloodwitch (#3) by Susan Dennard I've been hearing about this non-stop 24/7. I have not yet started the series, but it is on my list of things to do.

-- Crown of Feathers (#1) by Nicki Pau Preto I want to read this really badly.

And that's the Fresh Fresh Releases I've got for this week!! 
I received some of these books as arcs for honest review from the publishers. All cover images are from

Monday, February 11, 2019

January 2019 Wrap-Up!

Time to share all the books I read in January 2019! I feel like I had a strong start to the year, I read 8 books which I'm happy with. Hopefully I can keep going strong, although I've only read one book in February so far.


 -- Promises I Made (#2) by Michelle Zink With this one, I finished a series Yayyy Me! And I enjoyed it. I thought it was a good end for a family of grifters, even if it wasn't the most edge-of-your-seat read. My full review is HERE! BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.5/5

-- Honor Among Thieves (#1) by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre I have mixed feelings on this one. I thought the writing was really good, addicting, easy to get into. I enjoyed the plot of the story. I liked the setting. I did not like the strange, strange romance or whatever the heck it was. I believe I've got my review for it up already HERE where I went into all my thoughts a little more. I will read the sequel because I'm interested, but I am not a fan of a relationship between a girl and a whale ship, I'm just not. BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.7/5

-- Watching You by Lisa Jewell I was lucky enough to win a copy of this from BookishFirst and the publisher for honest review. I posted my full review HERE. This was a mystery/thriller and I liked it. It was a quiet, slower moving kind of thriller. I did not expect the bad baddie, which is always a plus. I thought it was good. BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4/5

-- Sparrow Hill Road (#1) by Seanan McGuire I got this for review from Netgalley and the Publisher and then ended up checking out a physical copy from the library. I just like reading physical copies more. I really enjoyed this. It's a collection of stories featuring the ghost of Rose Marshall. It took me a little longer to read just because of the format of the book, the stops and starts of each story. I really enjoyed each story though, there wasn't a bad one in the bunch. I'm really pumped to read the sequel, especially because it's going to be a continuous story kind of thing. BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4.2/5

-- Nailbiter, Volume 6: The Bloody Truth by Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson, Adam Guzowski This is the second series I finished in 2019, Yayy Me!! If you're looking for a Murder Comic Series, then I'd definitely recommend this one. Full review HERE! BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4/5

-- The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (#1) by F.C. Yee I liked this one. I thought it was fun and fast. I really liked the Chinese Mythology element just because that's not something I get to read about a lot. I didn't really like the romance though, they just did nothing for me. BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.5/5

-- Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn and this was so CUTE!! Really enjoyed it. It was just the break I needed from all the dark books I've been reading. I will say, Quinn is pretty good at holding a grudge. BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4/5

-- Disney Manga: Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack Sparrow's Adventures (#1) by Robb Kidd and Kabocha I received this for honest review from Netgalley and the Publisher, it releases February 19, 2019. I'm mixed on this one. As a manga, it was fine. I think it went for a younger audience story wise, but there was some art work that was a little risky when it came to female anatomy. I felt no Pirates of the Caribbean or Jack Sparrow vibes from this though. Having that in the title is just a money ploy. The kid in this manga is not my Jack Sparrow. If you're looking for a fun manga, I'd go for it, just don't expect it to fulfill your Pirates of the Caribbean wishes.  BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.2/5


And that's how I did reading wise in January 2019. A good start to the year I think.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cover Reveal: The Truth About Cowboys by Lisa Renee Jones

How about a Cover Reveal for The Truth About Cowboys by Lisa Renee Jones!?!? Get ready because it is happening.

Here it is!

I had my life figured out.
Engaged to a successful man.
About to make partner at my firm.
Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Denver.
And then, poof, it’s all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to “find myself” in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is the part where we flirt and have a meet-cute, right? That’s how it works in romance novels, and I should know—after all, I’m coming to Texas to write my own cowboy romance. But nope. This sexy cowboy lights into me about not being prepared for the country roads and how inappropriate my high-heeled boots are.
Little did I know, Michael Montgomery would tilt my world into a new dimension with his sinful smirk and his bad attitude. Every time I turn around, he’s there to reluctantly save the day. And every time, I think there may be something to that spark we ignite. But there’s a reason the majority of country songs are about broken hearts. The closer I get to this man, the closer I get to learning the truth about cowboys. 

About the Author: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara's character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa's other bestselling series include: DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES. She is presently working on her LILAH LOVE series to be published with Amazon Publishing/Montlake Romance. Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

Reading Right Now! (193)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (#1) by Alex White and I'm liking it. I'm about halfway through and it's a pretty good time. The synopsis lays it out as a treasure hunt through space for this mystical, powerful, lost ship. Whoever finds said ship will get a lot of moolah. So we have our band of treasure hunters after this prize with a bunch of people on their tails trying to kill them.
It's a book that's right up my alley really. So I am enjoying it, it's pretty fast paced and full of action, buuuut I'm not in love with it. It doesn't fill that Firefly void that lives in my heart, which is probably unfair to think that this book could do that. There's just something about it that is maybe a little lacking for me. I'm not really in love with any of the characters. They're all right, but I wouldn't say that they are the space crew I'll definitely remember. I like Boots, but some of the other crew members just fade into the background really easily. They also haven't really been a real crew on the ship that much, from what I've read. There's been minimal treasure hunting at best, it's more just running away from Mother and other people that want to kill them. And there's this weird mesh of magic and technology that I just don't really get. I don't understand the magic system. I don't even feel this needs magic at all, just give me awesome technology and I would've been more satisfied.
Don't get me wrong, it's a fun book, but I'm not sure if it's really going to stick around for the long haul in my brain.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Fresh Releases: February 5, 2019

Fresh Fresh Releases. They Fressshhhh
There's a lot this week. I know I'm going to miss some, but I'll give you the ones that I know.


A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel which is a book I was lucky enough to win from the author and still need to read. The Lost Man by Jane Harper, I read her first book and really enjoyed it. The Lost Man is a standalone, which makes it even more interesting. Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser which I'm interested in. Enchantee by Gita Trelease and I've heard some mixed things on this one, but I'm still interested. Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway, which I definitely want to get my hands on. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella. It's been a hot minute since I've read anything by Sophie Kinsella and I need to remedy that because I love her stuff. It's always a good time. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons, an author I really like tweeted about this one, so I'm now even more interested than I already was before. Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things #1) by Gwenda Bond. I love Stranger Things so YES to this, I hope it's good. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, I've been hearing about this one a lot, so I'm curious and I need to read it. Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik, I Love Space, so I obviously need to read this. Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore, I'm curious and I won a copy in a twitter giveaway YAYY! Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor, I keep hearing the hype and I want to experience it. Plus, this has a brand new short story. The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib. Dark Alpha's Awakening by Donna Grant because we need some romance in the mix.

Phew *wipes sweat from brow* Those are my Fresh Releases for this Week. I know I missed some. What books are you most excited for?
 All cover images come from
I received some of these books from the publisher for free, for honest review.          

Monday, February 4, 2019

Review: Nailbiter, Vol. 6: The Bloody Truth by Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson, Adam Guzowski

Title: Nailbiter, Vol. 6: The Bloody Truth
Story by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Mike Henderson
Colors by: Adam Guzowski
Letters and Book Design by: John J. Hill
Edited by: Rob Levin
Published by: Image Comics, Inc.
Released: May 2017
Source: Library

Synopsis: Sixteen of the world's worst serial killers were all born and raised in the same small town. 
For years people have tried to solve the mystery of "Why this town?" And now the truth is finally revealed... but at what cost? 
The bloody tale of horror from creators JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and MIKE HENDERSON continues! 
Fans of Wytches, Outcast and The Walking Dead will enjoy this thriller drama! 
Collects NAILBITER #26-#30 (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: A bloody conclusion to a twisted series that I really enjoyed! This is the second series I've finished in 2019, Go Me!! I was wondering how this was all going to end, how it would all get wrapped up, and just what the secret of this town was. I wasn't disappointed by the ending at all. I liked it. I won't say I expected who the bad baddie was, but at the same time, I wasn't shocked by it. They were revealed and I was like, that makes sense to me.
Nailbiter was a really fun series for me. If you're looking for a good Horror Comic, I'd definitely recommend this one. There's a lot of blood, a lot of mystery, and a lot of secrets. It was very enjoyable for scary time reading.
I really like the artwork in this comic. It fits so well with the story. It's very dark, spooky, and has a lot of blood. It's pleasing to the eyeballs.
I also enjoyed the very end wrap-up to the series. There were definitely some surprises in that too, and you got to see where some characters ended up.
All in all, this was just a fun series to read and I'm glad I checked it out.

Lots of Murder, Lots of Fun