Month: November 2014

Nov 30
The Knight, The Harp, And The Maiden by Anne Kelleher Bush (review)

The Knight, The Harp, And The Maiden by Anne Kelleher Bush (review)

  “You’ve come far, and learned much, daughter. The ending shall be worth the journey.” Juilene is cursed by Lindos to not eat, have or wear anything she has not earned with her own hands. And yet when she flees home, she packs a bag of clothing and takes her harp. She also takes a bag of food and some coins from her nurse. Neri is punished by the curse as soon as Juliene touches the bag. The clothes she packed are stolen from her that same night, so that could be attributed to the curse I suppose. And she… Read more »

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Nov 29
Forcing People To Leave Logged-in Comments

Forcing People To Leave Logged-in Comments

  It’s probably just me, but it bugs the crap out of me when I go to leave a comment on a blog and it forces me to login. It’s always via one of the following services: Google, Livejournal, WordPress, TypePad, Aim, Open Id. And while I have Google and Livejournal, I don’t choose to associate them with my blog. The WordPress links to my old WordPress-hosted blog and not my current one. And I don’t have any of the others. Yes, it’s not all that big of a deal in the scheme of things. But generally, when I get… Read more »

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Nov 28
Fantasy Creature Friday – Dragons!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Dragons!

I’m starting a new weekly discussion post today. Some of you may be disappointed because I will no longer be posting the “newly published” book days that were requested. But I was taking too many of them home with me! As well as how long it took me to write up those posts. So! What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your… Read more »

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Nov 27
Magic Can Be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde (review)

Magic Can Be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde (review)

  I liked Nola, she wasn’t like either of the stereotypical types of witches you usually find in young adult books. She wasn’t the old, ugly crone covered in warts. And she wasn’t a breathtakingly beautiful young girl. She is young, but she’s plain, more ordinary looking. She’s kind, and well-meaning, but always manages to get herself into trouble. You get a glimpse of this in the beginning of the book. When she was five, she shows a friend the ‘bucket spell’, which is filling a bucket of water, saying some words, and dropping in a single hair. Anyone looking… Read more »

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Nov 26

$5 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Giving away a $5 Amazon gift card. Limited to U.S. residents only as it’s coming from Amazon.com and I don’t believe you can use them on the other versions of Amazon. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, if I do not hear from you in that time a new winner will be chosen. I will be e-mailing the winner, so no worries if you forget the end date. Giveaway starts now, and ends on December 2nd, 2014 at midnight central time. There are no mandatory entries, if you choose to follow my blog yay! But there are other options… Read more »

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Nov 25
The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff (review)

The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff (review)

    This book wasn’t quite what I was expecting. And that’s a good thing. It has shipwrecks, and curses and magic. History and fantasy. Outcasts, bullies, villains and a thirteen-year-old boy who is just starting to come into his own. The father reminds me a bit of the father in Mary Poppins, only colder. The villain was completely unexpected, at least to me. I liked Micah, and Gabby, but for some reason the character I liked the best was Mrs. Parson. She was the perfect crotchety old lady who didn’t like children, and then as the story went on,… Read more »

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Nov 24
14 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 24th, 2014

14 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 24th, 2014

Convergence (The Aliomenti Saga – Book 7) by Alex Albrinck. Hostility has formed over the centuries. It’s grown with each Hunt, each capture, each death. It’s been magnified at each effort to thwart global dominion over those unable to defend against the advance of a ruthless tyrant who won’t rest until the entire world is full of those who exist solely to do his will. Circumstances have prevented outright warfare. Until now. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 34 other subscribers Email Address

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Nov 23
Cursed Beauty by Dorian Tsukioka (review)

Cursed Beauty by Dorian Tsukioka (review)

  “She knew that when something was too good to be true, it usually was.” Everyone knows some variation of Cinderella’s tale. How the lovely girl is forced to become a slave in her own house by her wicked step-mother. And a fairy godmother helps her go to the Prince’s ball, where they fall in love etc. But… what if the fairy godmother was actually wicked? Or what if she was not a fairy godmother at all? I really enjoyed this retelling. It had such a fun twist, one I haven’t seen before. And since I love fairy tale retellings,… Read more »

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Nov 22
When I’m Not Reading…

When I’m Not Reading…

Borrowing this from the ladies at Readers in Wonderland. It looked like a more fun way to do an ‘about me’ than the standard page. Though for the standard stuff, I’m a 36 year old (soon to be 37, end of December) blonde, short (4’11”) California girl who is living in Texas. So, when I’m not reading? I’m a gaming addict, both on my phone, my computer and my DS. My current addictions are: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 34 other subscribers… Read more »

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Nov 21
15 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 21st, 2014

15 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books Published November 21st, 2014

Riddle of Regicide (Pentavia Book 1) by Ryan Hauge. Draxin Stormgarde awakens in the Thieves Guild with no memory of his past, no memory of his family. After being forced into training with Yortaz the evil jester, Draxin learns that the Thieves Guild is plotting to assassinate the king. And he’s the person they expect to do it. During a raid gone awry, Draxin escapes and meets Ravelin, a mysterious royal agent tasked with protecting the king. Together, they race against time to stop the Thieves Guild before the king arrives in town for the annual Elk Day Festival. Throughout… Read more »

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