April TBR

Normally I don’t do much of a TBR each month because I’m a mood reader. I pick stuff up from the library or on my shelves. But with the Tome Topple read-a-thon, as well as a couple new releases, this TBR makes it easier to follow ūüôā tome topple read-a-thon books april 7th through ¬†april…

The Shadow Land: NetGalley ARC Review

Title: The Shadow Land Genre: Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction/Literary Fiction Publication Date: April 11, 2017         *I received this ARC through the publisher Ballantine Books ¬†and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.* DNF AT 20% Synopsis:¬†Alexandra Boyd goes to Bulgaria to teach English. It was a place…

Hunted by Meagan Spooner: Review

Title: Hunted Genre: YA fantasy/retelling Published: March 14th, 2017 Narrators: Will Damron & Saskia Maarleveld Audio Length: 9 hours, ¬†19 minutes       This book wasn’t really on my radar. I’ve been hesitant of some retellings because I thought¬†Heartless¬†was awful and¬†the first three¬†Lunar Chronicles¬†were too convenient, boring writing style and no threat from the…

Alex + Ada: Series Review

Alex + Ada: Graphic Novel Series Artwork by Jonahtan Luna Dialogue by Sara Vaughn Release Dates: 2014 & 2015 (for bind up editions pictured) Volume 1 rating: 4.5 stars Volume 2 rating: 3.75 stars Volume 3 rating: 3.5 stars Overall rating:¬†   Plot:¬†Alex Wahl is a young man who works his job, comes home, sleeps…

March Wrap Up

Well…this month didn’t go as planned. From having a new puppy, other no fun stress things and a reading slump made my reading speed plummet this month. I did manage to finish 4 books and DNF’d an anticipated release. I really loved two things I read/listened, one that I regret buying and an ending to…

Jumping off the “Hype” train?: A Discussion

So this month hasn’t been great for reading for me. Life has thrown some bad curve balls, new puppy in the house and other things have made reading hard for me. I was hoping that reading would help me escape and cope with a few things. But…not the case. But while I’ve been in a…

Band Spotlight: Kamelot

Formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991, this power metal band started digging deep, influential roots to a contending metal band. They released two albums:¬†Eternity¬†(1995) and¬†Dominion¬†(1997) with Thomas Vanderbilt on vocals. But after those albums, they found band member Richard Warner had died and the line up changed after this sudden loss. Casey…

Tome Topple Readathon & TBR

It’s time to do my first readathon! If you’re active in the book community, I’m sure you’ve heard of this popular readathon that takes place a couple times a year. It’s run by Sam from “Thoughts on Tomes” and a couple other Booktubers. Here’s her video she posted this week to announce the next round…

First Ever Book Haul!

The thought of buying books…holding them, looking at them and bringing them home is one of the best feelings ever. We all go through phases where we want to storm into Barnes & Noble or a beloved, independent book store and demand them to take our money before they say “hi.” There’s nothing like extending…

Top 5 Wednesday: Angsty Romances

It’s Wednesday yet again! This was created by Lainey of Gingerreadslainey and is now moderated by the great Sam from Thoughts on Tomes! Here’s the Goodreads group for info if you want to join! Top 5 Wednesday Group This week’s topic isn’t something I like very often. I’m not a huge fan of “angsty” romances….

Daughter of the Pirate King Review

  Title: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) Release Date: February 28th, 2017 Genre: YA fantasy/pirate book Pages: 320         Plot:¬†Alosa is the feared “Daughter of Pirate King.” She allows herself to be kidnapped and taken onto the feared “Night Farer” ship to find the piece of…

The Diviners: Audio Book Review

Title: The Diviners (The Diviners #1) Release Date: September 18, 2012 Narrator: January LaVoy Genre: Urban Fantasy (YA) Audio Book Length: 18 hours, 14 minutes Something evil has awakened in New York City… Original read (physical book): December 2015 Re-read (audio book): March 2017 Plot:¬†Evie O’Neill is forced to flee her town of Zenith, Ohio…