May 2017 Wrap Up

Holy crap, another month is saying goodbye. This month began summer here where I live and was full of book samples, the grateful help of my Kindle and finishing a few books. I’m still not where I want to be at as far as quantity of reading, but any step is still a step! Here’s…

A Shadow Bright and Burning: Review

Title: A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) Genre: YA fantasy/historical fantasy Release Date: September 20, 2016 Narrator: Fiona Hardingham Listening Time: 12 hours, 49 mins           Goodreads Synopsis: Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty’s sorcerers, she meets her fellow…

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Minor Characters

Shine that spotlight away from the main characters people! Let’s take a moment to remember those characters, while not the main protagonist, make us laugh/think/giggle/many other feelings that can be inserted here. For me, I’m including characters that are not main protagonists and while they do have somewhat of a lingering presence in the book…

Recent NetGalley Reads: Sneak Peeks #2

Round 2 is already here! I’ve seen a few more things on NetGalley in the “Read Now” section and couldn’t help myself. If you haven’t my first round, I’ll link it at the bottom of this post. This will follow the first post; these are listed in the chornological order that I read them. Since…

T5W: Books that Remind Me of Summer

Finally! No more snow, frigid temperatures and having to wear jackets all the time. From where I live, the weather is really great and it’s nice to take my puppy on a walk in the morning. So this topic was perfect with most of the world becoming warmer and the central for ice cream, swimming,…

5 Reasons to Read Saint Anything

Title: Saint Anything Genre: YA Contemporary Release Date: May 5th, 2015 Awards/Nominations: 2015 Goodreads Awards Nominee             “The future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything.” (Excerpt from the book) Synopsis: Peyton, Sydney’s brother was once popular and full…

A New Segment: Weeding the TBR

Lately, I’ve been seeing the “Down the TBR Hole”, where go through their Goodreads list of “to read” and pick a few in order to decide which ones to keep or let go. That sparked me to look at my own list and realize that it’s 405! For me, that seems a bit too big….

Mini Review: The Accident Season

Title: The Accident Season Genre: YA Magical Realism Format: Library E-book Release Date: August 18th, 2015         Synopsis: Every October, Cara’s family endures “The Accident Season,” a time where they’re inescapably accident prone. With broken  bones, cuts, bruises and even death, it’s a terrifying time. But this time around, Cara is seeing a…

Monthly Recommendations: Contemporary

*This has been defined in the group page as stories that have no fantasy or paranormal element and can include genres such as: horror, coming of age, historical fiction, romance etc. This was another hard thing to come up with. While I’ve recently been getting into contemporary books a bit, I saw that I haven’t…

Recent NetGalley Reads: Sneak Peeks

I personally love that you can read a sneak peek on NetGalley on upcoming releases. It helps me get a feel for what’s coming and get a clean slate perspective. I’ve been very hestitant to read books that have lots of differing opinions recently; if I read or watch too many reviews, I feel those…

My Thoughts Exactly

Unpopular Opinions Incoming! We have to talk about this troubling trend on Goodreads. via {Aside} Rating On Goodreads Before You’ve Read It. — Book ★ Bastion This post came on my feed today and I needed to reblog this. There is a trend that does not deserve any attention. It’s toxic and in many ways, disrespectful…

Lair of Dreams Review

Title: Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) Genre: YA urban fantasy Release Date: August 25th, 2015 Narrator: January LaVoy Listening Time: 20 hours, 12 minutes   Goodreads Synopsis: After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and…