Monday, August 13, 2018

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? #5

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by The Book Date. This meme lets you show fellow readers what you have read, what you are reading, and what you will be reading.

Happy Monday, Everyone!

This was a sad reading week and I couldn't even tell you why. I picked up a couple of books but they just didn't keep my interest so I didn't finish them. I was distracted this week.

The Devil to Pay Cover Reveal

(Shayne Davies, #1) Publication date: September 18th 2018 Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Review of Kingdom of Needle and Bone

We live in an age of wonders.

Modern medicine has conquered or contained many of the diseases that used to carry children away before their time, reducing mortality and improving health. Vaccination and treatment are widely available, not held in reserve for the chosen few. There are still monsters left to fight, but the old ones, the simple ones, trouble us no more.

Or so we thought. For with the reduction in danger comes the erosion of memory, as pandemics fade from memory into story into fairy tale. Those old diseases can’t have been so bad, people say, or we wouldn’t be here to talk about them. They don’t matter. They’re never coming back.

How wrong we could be.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Review of Plague Land Reborn


Two years ago, a virus hit London, killing thousands of people and driving the rest into hiding. But Leon has somehow survived, making it through two harsh winters. Now he’s living on the fragile hope that the freezing snow and ice of the English climate wiped out the virus for good. Word even reaches Leon of a rescue boat on its way.

But all is not as safe as it seems. The virus has been busy…

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Girl Who Sees Book Blitz and Giveaway

I decided to join with Xpresso Tours in promoting some of their titles by joining their blog tours!
I'm very excited about these upcoming titles so you'll be seeing more of these on the blog.

Urban Fantasy is hands down my favorite genre. There just aren't enough authors churning it out fast enough to keep me occupied for long so I am always on the lookout for a new series to love. I kept seeing this one pop up and couldn't resist. Isn't that cover great?
Check it out and see what you think.

Make sure you scroll down and enter the giveaway!

Monday, August 6, 2018

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? #4

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by The Book Date. This meme lets you show fellow readers what you have read, what you are reading, and what you will be reading.

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Here we are again, huh? I hope everyone had a wonderful week. We've had rain every day...forever. It's been pretty constant for the past two weeks. Unfortunately, the rain and the subsequent drop in barometric pressure gives me migraines. I've had multiples this week and last. So much for recently starting on a new med that is supposed to prevent them. Yeah, that's working real well.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Review of Rattus New Yorkus


Deep in the sewers of New York City, the rat population is growing. Dr. Randolph Finch is determined to break the cycle. His new rodenticide, Degenesis, doesn’t kill rats. It sterilizes them from reproducing. But nothing adapts faster than a New York rat . . .

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review of The Goblin's Daughter

the forest beckons

the Shadow watches

Nolin doesn’t know why her mother is terrified of the forest— only that is has something to do with her, a cold night, a baby crib, and an open window.
Throughout her life, Nolin struggles to gain the love of her crazed mother, all while grappling with recurring dreams of a twisted, ancient tree, and the perpetual feeling that she’s being watched by a dark presence in the surrounding forest.

After a childhood mental breakdown, Nolin returns to her hometown as a grown woman, ready to face her mother to put old demons to rest. When Nolin stumbles across disturbing details of her mother’s past, she ventures deeper into the mystery of her own identity, the related causes of her mother’s illness, and learns of violent, ancient creatures who live in the woods. . .

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Song of the Damned

A macabre liturgy. A mysterious carving. An intriguing 200-year-old mystery for music researcher Phineas Fox to solve. 

The headmistress of Cresacre Abbey School has asked Phineas Fox to establish whether an opera, to be performed as part of the school's bicentenary celebrations, plagiarises an earlier work. During the course of his investigations, Phin discovers that curious legends about the school's past still linger, including the fate of a group of nuns who disappeared without trace more than 200 years before. What exactly happened to them? And who is the mysterious Ginevra, the shadowy figure whose true identity has never been known ...?

As he delves further, Phin begins to unravel a series of interlocking secrets, each one more puzzling - and sinister - than the last.

Top Ten Tuesday - Popular Books, Worth it or Not?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week's TTT is popular books that lived up to the hype. I decided to go with 5 that did...and 5 that did NOT. 

To put a different spin on it, I chose those that had movie adaptations. I wonder if that makes me somewhat biased, or if the movie just fed into the hype surrounding it. I tend to want to read the book BEFORE I see the movie. I think the book is almost always better than the movie. I don't want to ruin my perception of the story if I see the movie first. I like to be able to picture the characters in my own mind first. It doesn't always happen that way though as you'll soon see. 

Here we go! :)