Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week 38 Review: Origins

From Goodreads:
From Ilona Andrews—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts and the Kate Daniels novels—comes a stark, seductive tale of a world torn asunder by supernatural gifts and irresistible passions...

Karina Tucker is driving a van of children home from a field trip when an unplanned detour to a seemingly ordinary rest stop changes her life. There, she witnesses a world beyond humanity's sight, of frightful powers and chaos, where she is in death's grip... before an irresistibly dangerous male saves her—only to take her captive.

For she is a rare commodity in the shadowy realm she's entered.

Karina soon finds herself caught in a violent civil war where those with inhuman powers strive to destroy each other without mercy. And it becomes all too clear that she must make a choice: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny and fight for survival against impossible odds.

My Review:


Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Alphas #0.5
Read: July 21st, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love their writing and it sounded good!! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: April 19th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 38 Reviews: Forever Princess, Royal Wedding


From Goodreads:
What's a Princess to do?

It's Mia's senior year, and things seem great. She aced her senior project, got accepted to her dream college(s), and has her birthday gala coming up . . . not to mention prom, graduation, and Genovia's first-ever elections.

What's not to love about her life? Well . . .Her senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to publish it. Prince Phillipe's campaign in the Genovian elections isn't going well, thanks to her totally loathsome cousin Rene, who decided to run against him. Her boyfriend, J.P., is so sweet and seemingly perfect. But is he the one? And her first love, Michael, is back from Japan . . . and back in her life.

With Genovia's and her own future hanging in the balance, Mia's got some decisions to make: Which college? Which guy? How can she choose? Especially when what she decides might determine not just the next four years, but . . . forever!

From Goodreads:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding--but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare.

For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia's gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn't need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui.

But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother's leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone--especially herself--that she's not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?

My first review of Forever Princess, Royal Wedding
My Review:


Author: Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #10, 11
First Read: July 9th, 2013, February 2nd, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Royal Wedding is a End of Series 2017 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen, William Morrow & Company
Published: January 6th 2009, June 2nd 2015

Forever Princess:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Royal Wedding:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars



Friday, September 22, 2017

Follow Friday #306, September 22nd

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt: Yeah, neither host has posted for a week, or more. Ah, well. Hope for next week!


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #314, September 22nd

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Forever Princess which counts twice/# times as a , Royal Wedding which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Bites which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Burns which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Strikes which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Bleeds which counts twice/# times as a , Curran POV Collection which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Slays which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Tests which counts twice/# times as a , Retribution Clause which counts twice/# times as a , An Ill-Advised Rescue which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Rises which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Breaks which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Shifts which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Stars which counts twice/# times as a , Magic Binds which counts twice/# times as a , Origins which counts twice/# times as a .

So I have  counts which translates to $ this week! I'll use it to buy

First Lines Friday #332, September 22nd

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Not reading anything today. Tired, and some catching up to do, blogging wise! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Random Reads #304, September 21st

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since , and I added it because ! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #319, September 21st

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"'Is that what you do?' Erra asked. 'You keep track of the times she almost dies?'" -Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, page 210.

Yeah, this line is hilarious, if it's 2 sentences. It just needs that beginning to make the second one hit more!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #329, September 21st

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

From Goodreads:
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Why the time hasn't come yet...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #332, September 20th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!


Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:
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WWW Wednesday #336, September 20th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently rereading Magic Breaks, and wow, it's an absolutely amazing book! Love it so much!
I finished reading Magic Rises today, and wow, it was excellent! Such a great book!
I'm going to read Magic Shifts, and I can't wait, because yeah, this series is wonderful!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #336, September 19th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, page 256.

"Where are you, miserable rodent? I've come to burn down your tree!

Uh, that's a bit deranged! But Kate mused that the word erratic was based off her name, Erra, because of her actions. I wouldn't want her as my aunt! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 39

OK, so I've written my next review, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave, and I'm going to review Brave New Girl next!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, The Problem With Forever, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, The Mystery of Hollow Places, The Good Daughter, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer.

Week 35: The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Week 36: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave.

Emergency Review-a-Thon Update 38

OK, so I've written my next review, The Problem With Forever, and I'm going to review Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave next! Gah, another week of reviews, so increasing the goal! Oh, well!

Reviewed: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, This Is Where the World Ends, The Mystery of Hollow Places, Masked, The Here and Now, Just Kill Me, Spectacle, Songs About a Girl, Monstrous, Mind Games, Seeker, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, The Good Daughter, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Intensity, Among the Red Stars, Tower of Dawn, Secrets in Death, Godsgrave, Even the Darkest Stars, Apex, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, The Trouble With the Twelfth Grave, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer, Joined, Blood Magic and Demon Kin, The Problem With Forever.

Week 34: A Deeper Darkness, Edge of Black, When Shadows Fall, What Lies Behind, These Things I've Done, The Mystery of Hollow Places, The Good Daughter, How to Disappear, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Body Parts, If There's No Tomorrow, Ringer.

Week 35: The Art of Feeling, Dark Legacy, The Glass Spare, Dark Rites and Wicked Deeds, Into the Night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #328, September 18th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #327
Teaser Tuesday #335
WWW Wednesday #335
WOW #332
Will the Time Come #326
Third Sentence Thursday #317
Random Reads #303
First Lines Friday #331
The Reward Challenge Update #313
Follow Friday #305
How Well I Stuck to It #157
Wrote that Review Update #162

Week 37 Reviews:
The Problem With Forever
Halfway to the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
At Grave's End
Destined for an Early Grave
Up From the Grave
Brave New Girl
Ten
Ransom My Heart

Book Tours:
Joined: Review

Emergency Review-a-Thon:
Update 25
Update 26
Update 27
Update 28
Update 29
Update 30
Update 31
Update 32
Update 33

Random:
We Have the Cover of Chronicles of Elantra #13!!!!
We Have the Cover of Jane Yellowrock #12!!!!

OK, so I got 29 posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read The Demon Crown, Forever Princess, Royal Wedding, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, and Magic Binds.

To save mankind's future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil's bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.

THE DEMON CROWN

Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.

Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists—led by Alexander Graham Bell—to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death.

Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror—dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones—is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America's front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher this deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.

With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading—adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger . . . and smarter.

Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma's greatest enemy—the newly resurrected Guild—even it if means sacrificing one of his own.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #162, September 17th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Joined, The Problem With Forever, Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave, Up From the Grave, Brave New Girl, Ten, Ransom My Heart, so I have 6 of 6 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #165, September 17th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 38:
The Devil's Crown by James Rollins, Forever Princess by Meg Cabot, Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot, Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews, Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews, Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews, Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: 11. Check.

New Books: NA.

Another week of rereading, which I'm really happy with, and a new book! Sounds good!

Week 37:
Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent, Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, Joined by Mara Gan, The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, Warcross by Marie Lu

vs.

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost, Destined For an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost, Joined by Mara Gan, Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent, Ten by Gretchen McNeil, Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot

So I read more then I was planning, but most of what I read, I wasn't planning on. Oh, well, there's always next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!