Friday, November 29, 2019

Reading Right Now! (233)

What a week. What a week. All the family that we had staying over has left. I'm really glad that they all came, but it is nice to have the house back to normal again. 
I was mediocre at reading this week. I really didn't get a lot of pages done, so hopefully I can knock some stuff out and start some new stuff.
So, what I'm Reading Right Now! is...


Mirage (#1) by Somaiya Daud -- I don't know what to say about this one. I'm kind of meh about it, but it's still interesting(ish) at the same time. Not a lot is happening. It's a fast enough read, but there's just not a lot of action in it. Very ho-hum in just traveling to different places, staying for a little while, and then traveling back.  Almost boring, but not. It's also a weird mix of sci-fi/tribal desert kind of thing, and I don't think it's explained very well. I don't really know where I am in this world, the scope of it, I feel like that could be done better. I'm conflicted. It is a beautiful book design though, I will give it that.
I'm very close to being finished though, which is cool.

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas -- I haven't started this one just yet, but it's going to happen very soon. I figure, what better book for the holidays then a bunch of horror writers staying in a creepy, haunted house in the middle of Kansas! That just screams festive. I don't know if this will spook me, but I'm looking forward to it.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading? Also, happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday/start of the festive season!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Review: The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

Title: The Waking Forest
Author: Alyssa Wees
Published by: Delacorte Press
Released: 2019
Source: Library

Synopsis: The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more—until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.
The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive? (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I did not enjoy this book, at all. It was a struggle for me to get through it. I feel a little bad because it's a debut book, and I don't want to be mean, but I am allowed to have and share my honest reading opinion. This was not the book for me.
I was drawn to The Waking Forest because of the cover. It is very pretty. I thought it was going to be a scary, eerie book, but it wasn't. It was kind of a fantasy/fairytale-ish read.
I pretty much struggled from the first page. I don't DNF books, it's just a personal policy. I like to give a book every chance it can to impress me, so even thought I wasn't liking it from the beginning, I kept going.
I didn't like the writing. It was very much focused on style over story. It was packed with similes, metaphors, alliteration. The story was bloated with them and they were all so far-reaching. They weren't natural. They really interrupted the flow of the story. I would have to read the same sentence over and over again. Most times, the comparisons would just make me roll my eyes. It was just bad. There was also this weird thing where the same word would be repeated three times in a row. I can't. I just really couldn't stand the writing style.
The characters did nothing for me either. They were all kind of flat. I honestly had trouble remembering who some of them even were.
The story itself was kind of weird too. It just didn't have any impact for me. The story also had this twist in it that really did nothing for me. After the twist happened, it kind of turned into a different story. It became more fantasy, but it had really poor world building.
I did not like this book. I did not enjoy it. Someone else would probably think it was good with beautiful writing and enjoy it much more. To me, it was trying-too-hard prose and a sub-par story. I didn't get any magic from it.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Day Zero (#1) by Kelly Devos

I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Day Zero by Kelly Devos. I was provided with a free arc for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Kelly Devos for letting me be a part of this fun tour. I'm so glad I got to read Day Zero!

Title: Day Zero (#1)
Author: Kelly Devos
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: November 12, 2019
 Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: If you're going through hell...keep going.

Seventeen-year-old coder Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. She’s an expert on self-heating meal rations, Krav Maga and extracting water from a barrel cactus. Now that her parents are divorced, she’s ready to relax. Her big plans include making it to level 99 in her favorite MMORPG and spending the weekend with her new hunky stepbrother, Toby.

But all that disaster training comes in handy when an explosion traps her in a burning building. Stuck leading her headstrong stepsister, MacKenna, and her precocious little brother, Charles, to safety, Jinx gets them out alive only to discover the explosion is part of a pattern of violence erupting all over the country. Even worse, Jinx’s dad stands accused of triggering the chaos.
In a desperate attempt to evade paramilitary forces and vigilantes, Jinx and her siblings find Toby and make a break for Mexico. With seemingly the whole world working against them, they’ve got to get along and search for the truth about the attacks—and about each other. But if they can survive, will there be anything left worth surviving for? (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Excuse me, but yes!! This is my kind of book, my kind of story. I love YA action tales, and I don't feel like there are enough of them. Day Zero is a great story filled with action, conspiracy, secrets, survival, plants, explosions, and the feeling that you can't trust anyone. I flew through this book. I'm so glad I got to read it.
I really enjoyed the whole thing of Day Zero. I loved the premise. There's just something about survivalist people that get to me. I would not be cut out for that life myself, but I love reading about it. I really like that survival attitude. That adrenaline fueled feeling of doing whatever it takes.
I really liked all the twists and turns Day Zero had. I had no idea where it was going to go or who I could trust. Everyone had secrets in this.
I also really liked our little group of characters with Jinx at the helm. They were extremely fun to follow.
I really liked Day Zero, and I would definitely recommend it. I can't wait to see what happens next for this book series. If action and conspiracy books are your thing, I'd definitely recommend giving Day Zero a read. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with a review copy for honest review.

KELLY DEVOS is from Gilbert, Arizona, where she lives with her high school
sweetheart husband, amazing teen daughter and superhero dog, Cocoa. She holds a B.A. inCreative Writing from Arizona State University. When not reading or writing, Kelly can typically be found with a mocha in hand, bingeing the latest TV shows and adding to her ever-growing sticker collection. Her debut novel, Fat Girl on a Plane, named one of the "50 Best Summer Reads of All Time" by Reader's Digest magazine, is available now from HarperCollins. Kelly's work has been featured in the New York Times as well as on Salon, Vulture and Bustle.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour stop for Day Zero by Kelly Devos. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Kelly Devos for letting me be a part of the tour.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

BLOG TOUR: The Princess Plan (A Royal Wedding #1) by Julia London

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Princess Plan (A Royal Wedding #1) by Julia London. I love a good romance, so I was excited to read this one. I was provided with an early copy for honest review. Thanks so much to HQN and Julia London for letting me be a part of this fun Blog Tour.

Title: The Princess Plan (A Royal Wedding #1)
Author: Julia London
Published by: HQN
Released: November 19, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: Princes have pomp and glory—not crushes on commoners.

Nothing gets the tongues of London’s high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater interest in Eliza.
With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: The Princess Plan is a great start to a new romance series. I'm glad I got to read it and enjoy it. Thanks so much to HQN and Julia London for letting me be a part of this Blog Tour and giving me the chance to give an honest review for The Princess Plan. I always love a good romance. They are just cute, fun, and a little (or a lot) steamy.
I thought The Princess Plan was a lot of fun. I enjoyed both Prince Sebastian and Eliza. They had some fun banter, they had some good discussions, and I think they complimented each other nicely. I was rooting for their romance. I wanted them both to be happy.
I really enjoyed Julia London's writing style. It pulled me in and kept me reading.
The Princess Plan is just a feel good romance. I liked it. It was just what I wanted from a romance. I'd definitely recommend it. Julia London is a romance author that never lets me down.

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming. 

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit Follow her on Facebook at

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review: Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns Novellas: The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen)

Title: Queens of Fennbirn (Three Dark Crowns Novellas: The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen)
Author: Kendare Blake
Published by: HarperTeen
Released: 2018
Source: Library

Synopsis: Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen, and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

The Young Queens
Get a glimpse of triplet queens Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine during a short period of time when they protected and loved one another. From birth until their claiming ceremonies, this is the story of the three sisters’ lives…before they were at stake.

The Oracle Queen
Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this novella collection. It packed the same intense punch that the novels do, except in a shorter story form. Both of the Novellas were really enjoyable. Do you need to read these? Will you be missing something from the series as a whole if you don't? Maybe not, but, if you're already a fan of the series, reading this is just a way to get a little more of it. I would recommend reading these two novellas (or this collection) after reading the first two books in the series, because you could spoil yourself if you try to read them before. I've only read the first two books in the series so far, so what do I know really? It could maybe spoil something for later books and I just wouldn't know. When looking in the front of this novella collection, I think it came out before the third book did, so that's why I think you could be safe by reading just the first two books like I did, and then jumping into this collection.

The Young Queens -- 4/5 -- I definitely enjoyed this novella. I liked getting this little glimpse of the past. Kendare Blake can just pull me into a story so fast. This Novella is about the events before the first book. It shows the birth of the queens, their separation, and some past events mentioned in Three Dark Crowns.

The Oracle Queen -- 4/5 -- Another good one. It was very political. It kind of had a slow start, but the end was pretty WHAM BAM! I liked getting the history of The Oracle Queen. What a tragedy. What a cast of no good, awful people too.

I'm excited to continue on with this series. It's really fun, really brutal, and I'm excited to see what happens in the third and fourth books. I'm also going to have to read more from Kendare Blake.

Brava, Brava!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Reading Right Now! (232)

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


The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees and I'm not liking it at all. There are many questions that probably pop into your head now. Number one probably being why are you still reading it if you don't like it? Well, I don't DNF books. I feel like, once I've started reading a book, I'm gonna finish it. I've also already invested time in it and it feels kind of wasted if I don't finish it. And lastly, I want to give the book every chance it can to change my mind, impress me, so I'm going to read to the end and see how it all turns out.
And I don't want to be mean to this book. It's a debut. It's got a really pretty, eye-catching cover, it's also a stand-alone. The synopsis intrigued me when I read it, it was mysterious. I just can't stand the writing of this book. It's one of those books that tries too hard to impress, to have beautiful, lyrical writing. It tries sooo hard with the style that the story suffers. To me, it just feels very bloated with similes, metaphors, alliteration. The similes are so desperate, so obvious, and so aggravating. It annoys me. It makes it so I can't fall into the story because I'm always pulled out by these far reaching descriptions.
It's not the book for me. I'm getting closer to finishing it. I believe in myself.

Bring Me Their Hearts (#1) by Sara Wolf I'm really excited to start this one. I was sent an arc of the second book from Entangled Teen for honest review about a month ago (thank you, thank you!!) and I wanted to read this one even before that. I don't exactly know what it's about. I've read the synopsis, but I've kind of forgot. I'm pretty sure it's fantasy. I don't know, I've had my eye on it for awhile and just want to read it.

I'm also trying that thing where I try to read multiple books at once, or have multiple books going at once. And my multiple, I mean two, because that's all I can handle.

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

BLOG TOUR: All Fired Up (Road to Love #3) by Lori Foster

Title: All Fired Up (Road to Love #3)
Author: Lori Foster
Published by: HQN Books
 Released: November 19, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: He’s tantalizing trouble she can’t resist…
Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can’t deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he’s never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted—and suddenly everything she craves. 
Finding his half brothers after all these years is more than Mitch Crews has allowed himself to wish for. Finding love never even crossed his mind…until he meets Charlotte. She’s sweet, warmhearted, sexier than she knows—and too damn good for an ex-con like him. But when his past comes back to haunt him, putting Charlotte—and the family he’s come to care for—in danger, Mitch isn’t playing by the rules. He’s already surrendered his heart, but now he’ll risk his life. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this third book in the Road to Love Series. I haven't read any of the other books in the series, but I don't think that hurt me for All Fired Up. I was able to read it and not be lost or confused. I think it works well as a standalone, but I'd definitely like to go back and check out the other books in the series.
I really enjoyed Charlotte and Mitch's story, their romance. I think they worked well together, they had a lot of chemistry, and it was just sweet. There was some heat to it too.
There was a lot of suspense in this book, a lot of action. Mitch had some things from his past show up. I enjoyed the rush of it all. Mitch having to deal with things and protect his romance with Charlotte. How worried he was that everything would turn out wrong. It was a lot of fun to read.
I definitely enjoyed All Fired Up by Lori Foster. I want to read more from this series. If romantic suspense is your thing, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. If contemporary romance is your thing, then check it out. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad I got the opportunity to read it. Thank you so much to HQN Books and Lori Foster for providing me with an advanced copy for honest review and letting me be a part of this fun blog tour.

Lori Foster is a New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. She is the author of A Perfect StormBad Boys in Black TieSinful, and many others. She received the Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews in 2001 and her books have been chosen as editors' picks by Amazon multiple times. Foster is actively involved in charity work, and all of the author proceeds from her anthologies have gone to various organizations, such as the Animal Adoption Foundation, the Conductive Learning Center, and One Way Farm. She lives in Ohio with her high school sweetheart.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Review: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

Title: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2)
Author: Patricia Briggs
Published by: Ace
Released: 2007
Source: Library

Synopsis: Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes I wish I was an average citizen...
Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind.
But this new vampire is hardly ordinary-and neither is the demon inside of him. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This series is so much fun and I enjoy it a lot. I really like the character of Mercy Thompson. 
Blood Bound starts off action packed and keeps it up until the last page. Mercy does a favor for a friend, and it turns into something much bigger then she thought. More dangerous too.
I really enjoyed this second book in the Mercy Thompson Series. Patricia Briggs writing just draws me in and I'm hooked to the story.
Most of this book was just Mercy and the vampires. Adam and Samuel kind of took a backseat. I mean, they were there, but not the meat of the story.
It did feel like there was a lot of build up and then the end just came very quickly. I thought it was going to be harder than it turned out to be.
I'm not sure how I feel about the romance in this one. Let's just say that Mercy has a lot of suitors and it almost becomes kind of amusing. I don't know if you've ever read those stories where an average kind of girl is just like irresistible to all the men around her, cause that's kind of what this reminds me of. It almost turned into a romantic square in this one, which was a little strange. I know who I want Mercy to end up with in the end.
I'm definitely excited to continue on with the Mercy Thompson Series. I really like it. It's fun!

Wolves, Vampires, and Demons Oh My!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Reading Right Now! (231)

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


-- The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James This book is wild! It's seriously giving me whiplash. I'm enjoying it. It's a very fast read. It would make a great movie. Things happen very quickly, I think sometimes the characters rush to judgement before having rational conversations with each other. I've almost finished with it and I'm definitely going to read more by Lauren James.

-- Queens of Fennbirn The Three Dark Crown Novellas by Kendare Blake I've really been enjoying the Three Dark Crowns book series and wanted to read these novellas, especially since they are in book form! I love book form novellas. I mean, I like my ebooks, but I would much rather have a physical copy in my hand. I haven't started these novellas just yet, but they are next on my list. I've read the first two books, so I want to think I'll be okay reading these and have nothing spoiled.

So that is what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading this fine three day weekend?

Thursday, November 7, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Pax Novis (The Pax Archives #1) by Erica Cameron

I am super excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Pax Novis by Erica Cameron. I was sent a free electronic copy of this book for honest review. Thanks so much to Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours, Entangled Teen, and Erica Cameron for letting me be a part of this fun tour and giving me the chance to read this spacey book.

Title: Pax Novis (The Pax Archives #1)
Author: Erica Cameron
Published by: Entangled Teen
Released: November 4, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: Cira Antares is deeply loyal to two things: Pax Novis—the cargo ship captained by her mother that transports supplies across war-torn star systems—and her personal mission to save war orphans. But hiding them as stowaways on the ship is illegal, and if any of them were found, not even her mother could protect Cira from the consequences.
She has successfully kept her secret…until supplies start to go missing. Food. Clothing. Tools. All signs point to her stowaways, but they wouldn’t do anything to risk exposing themselves—or her. Especially not Riston, the oldest of the group and someone Cira has grown close to. Someone she might even be falling in love with...
And petty thefts are only the beginning—whole ships are disappearing now.
Not caught in a firefight. Not destroyed by another planet. Vanishing. Without a trace.
And Pax Novis is next. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I love space books. Absolutely love them. So, as soon as I saw the cover (which is beautiful by the way! All the blues and purples) and synopsis for Pax Novis by Erica Cameron, I knew I wanted to read it. Give me alllll the space books. All of them. There's just something so fun to me about deep space, spaceships that people live on, and surviving in that lonely, black void.
I enjoyed the story that Erica Cameron told. It was intense. There was a lot going on, danger and intrigue around every corner. Disappearing ships and missing supplies. It was a fun story too.
I liked our character of Cira. She is determined to do what she feels is right, even though the consequences can be deadly. She's no coward, that's for sure.
There was a lot of diversity packed into this read. 
Sometimes, some of the characters didn't feel the most fleshed out. I would have liked for some of them to not be so one note.
I really enjoyed Pax Novis and definitely want to continue on with the series. If space books are your jam, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out.

Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Pax Novis by Erica Cameron. Thanks so much to Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours, Entangled Teen, and Erica Cameron for letting me be a part of this fun blog tour and letting me read a spacey space book!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

BLOG TOUR: This Earl of Mine (Bow Street Bachelors #1) by Kate Bateman

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for This Earl of Mine (The Bow Street Bachelor's #1) by Kate Bateman. Thanks so much to St. Martin's Press for providing me with a free copy for honest review. Thanks also to the publisher and Kate Bateman for letting me be a part of this fun tour. I love a good historical romance, so I was excited to read this new series by Kate Bateman.

Title: This Earl of Mine (The Bow Street Bachelor's #1)
Author: Kate Bateman
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Released: October 29, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: The first book in a new Regency romance series, an heiress and a rogue accidentally end up in a secret marriage of convenience.
In a desperate bid to keep her fortune out of her cousin's hands, shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed marries a condemned criminal in Newgate prison. The scoundrel's first kiss is shockingly heated, but Georgie never expects to see her husband again. Until she spots him across a crowded ballroom. Notorious rogue Benedict Wylde never expected a wife. He was in Newgate undercover, working for Bow Street. To keep their marriage of convenience a secret, Wylde courts Georgie in public, but the more time they spend together, the more their attraction sparks. Could an heiress with the world at her feet find happiness with a penniless rake? Kate Bateman's This Earl of Mine is a delightful start to the Bow Street Bachelors series, with witty banter, dynamic characters, and swoon-worthy romance. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Oh the schemes, the plans, how it all backfires on poor Georgiana Caversteed. It was fun to watch though. Georgie is a woman that needs to find a way to keep control of her father's shipping company without having to give it all away to a husband. Her plan is to marry a condemned convict, and when he's out of her hair, the company and money is all hers. It's a good plan, until things go awry. Her criminal husband is not who she thought he was, and he is very intrigued by her.
I enjoyed this story a lot. It's the start of a new series and I'd definitely be interested in reading more of it. This Earl of Mine is a mix of mystery and romance, which I think worked very well. I loved the romantic tension between Georgie and Benedict and I was also caught up in the mystery.
Kate Bateman's writing is really fun to read. I loved the back and forth between Georgie and Ben. They had a lot of chemistry together. The way they came together was just a lot of fun.
I really liked this first installment of the Bow Street Bachelors. It had all the steamy romance I needed, a great mystery, and two leads who were meant for each other. I definitely plan on reading more in this series.

Kate Bateman:

Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of historical romances, including her RITA® nominated Renaissance romp, The Devil To Pay, and the novels in the Secrets & Spies series To Steal a Heart, A Raven’s Heart, and A Counterfeit Heart. When not writing novels that feature feisty, intelligent heroines and sexy, snarky heroes you want to both strangle and kiss, Kate works as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several popular TV shows in the UK. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England. Follow her on Twitter to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman. Thanks so much to St. Martin's Press and Kate Bateman for letting me be a part of this fun tour and providing me with a free review copy. I'm definitely ready for more Bow Street Bachelors.

Monday, November 4, 2019

October 2019 Reading Wrap-Up!

Here is everything I read in October 2019. It wasn't my best month, it wasn't my worst month, it was just kind of ehh. I traveled a bit in October which probably didn't help with trying to read more.


-- Raid (The Wastelanders #2) by K.S. Merbeth -- BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.5/5
-- Unnatural, Volume 1: Awakening by Mirka Andolfo -- BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4/5
-- The Burning Page (The Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman -- BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4/5
-- The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager -- BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4.5/5
-- The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling -- BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.5/5
-- Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs -- BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 4/5

This is kinda hard because I did enjoy a lot of the books that I read this month.

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager wins by just a little bit. I really enjoyed this. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I was hooked.

And that is my October 2019 Reading Wrap-Up! How was your reading in October? I'm hoping that I can read more in November maybe. It's going a little slowly right now, so we'll see what I can do.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Reading Right Now! (230)

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


-- Unnatural Creatures Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman -- I've read six stories in this collection so far and I've liked them. They are a mix of old and new stories all about weird, mysterious, magical creatures. As always, some stories have been better than others, or at least more fun. This is the book that I've kind of been reading a couple stories at a time and then reading another book in tandem. Yeah. So, I plan to read more of this.

-- The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James -- I have not started this one just yet, but it's gonna happen. I've heard good things about it. It's supposed to be a space thriller?? I love space, I love thrillers, so hopefully I love this. Also, the UK Cover for this book is gorgeous.

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