Month: November 2014

Nov 11
18 Sci-fi & Fantasy books published November 11th

18 Sci-fi & Fantasy books published November 11th

So many pretty covers, so many books added to my TBR list… Were you waiting on any of these to be published? Retribution (Dragonlands Book 3) by Megg Jensen. Tensions are mounting in the Dragonlands. The dragon hordes are mustering, each with its own agenda. But Tressa must conquer her personal demons before answering the call to war. Gravely ill, her body undergoing mysterious and frightening changes, she travels to a distant land for the answers crucial to her survival. What she discovers rocks her to the core. As the battle begins, a long-slumbering magic–dark, powerful, and brutal–awakens. And Tressa… Read more »

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Nov 10
Vampire Academy (book 1) by Richelle Mead (review)

Vampire Academy (book 1) by Richelle Mead (review)

    After the first few chapters, Rose comes across as a jealous, shallow, loudmouthed bitch. She cares a great deal about her looks, and flirts at the drop of a hat. And yet, something caught my interest in the first few pages. It kept me reading as she tossed one smart comment after another. She literally seemed to live for Lissa. It didn’t matter to her what others thought of her, I mean it did of course. But nothing was more important than protecting her best friend. And she had many moments where she was more than what she… Read more »

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Nov 09
The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin (book 1) by L. Jagi Lamplighter (review)

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin (book 1) by L. Jagi Lamplighter (review)

    This book reminded me both of Harry Potter, as well as Narnia, and RPG’s. Each of the main characters had one specific talent that they were really good at. For Rachel, it is an eidetic memory. She can remember everything she has ever heard, read, or seen, and can also play it back to herself to see things she didn’t notice at the time as long as it was in her vision (peripheral or otherwise.) Princess Nastasia is more fixated on authority than Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter books ever was. A teacher says not to do… Read more »

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Nov 08

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Went To A Self-Hosted Blog

There are any number of things I wish I knew when I first made the transition from a free blog at WordPress.com to self-hosting. But these are the ones that really stand out, and that I think others would be interested in knowing as well.   1) You can get your followers migrated over. All that is required is having JetPack installed on your self-hosted site. Once you have your site up and running, with JetPack installed, you then contact their customer support and politely ask them to move your followers from the old site to the new one. Give… Read more »

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Nov 07
14 Sci-fi and Fantasy books published November 7th 2014

14 Sci-fi and Fantasy books published November 7th 2014

Wild Fire (Guardian Witch Book 6) by Ally Shields. A vision. A lost talisman. A dangerous journey through time… A month after their bonding, Ari and Andreas are still adjusting to married life when they learn the hard way that the O-Seven, the terrifying and brutal vampire elders, still have them in their sights. A three million dollar bounty hangs over each of their heads, and there’s no lack of assassins eager to collect. When the local seer has a terrifying vision of the destruction of Riverdale, it’s up to Ari—as usual—to keep everyone safe. Only this time, an enemy… Read more »

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Nov 06
Princess Academy (Book 1) by Shannon Hale (review)

Princess Academy (Book 1) by Shannon Hale (review)

    This is written for children, but is just as interesting to read as an adult. It isn’t dumbed down, or boring. The storyline is perfectly paced, fairytale like but also has many elements of real-world issues like having to mine to afford to feed your family. Learning what is most important in life to the characters, thoughts and dreams. The ending of the story is realistic, and wraps up most of the book. But at the same time, leaves just enough of a tail for you to wonder about what will happen in the next book. It touches… Read more »

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Nov 05
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 5th

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 5th

8 Fantasy and Sci-fi books published today, November 5th, 2014. Some of these have such pretty covers! Seven To Die by T.G. Roberts. Seven To Die tells the story of Lex MacArthur, a San Francisco college student who comes into possession of an enigmatic clay pendant that unlocks a bevy of dormant superhuman genes. She’s stronger, she’s faster, and she’s on a mission to find out why. As Lex sets out to discover who she is and where she really came from, she comes face-to-face with Egil, a killer who has been tracking Lex her entire life. At the helm… Read more »

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Nov 04
Newest Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 4th, 2014

Newest Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Published November 4th, 2014

I’m always looking for more books, even with my TBR pile as big as it is. And a few of these have been added to my pile… These are 15 of the newest sci-fi and fantasy books that were published today, November 4th, 2014. The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Series Book 2) by Charlie N. Holmberg. Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box,… Read more »

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Nov 03
The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms Book 5) by Mercedes Lackey

The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms Book 5) by Mercedes Lackey

  I love this series. You don’t usually have to read them in a particular order as each one is based on it’s own set of characters. Though reading the first book would be useful to set the stage for how it all works, and how Godmother Elena came to be. The basic premise of this series, is that all the fairytales we know, such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, etc. are Paths of the Tradition. The Tradition is magic itself, and if your life happens to be similar at all to a Traditional Path, the Tradition will do… Read more »

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Nov 01
TBR Lists

TBR Lists

Saw this posted on a few other blogs and it looked like it might be fun. I have a huge TBR pile, as well as a large wishlist. My TBR pile is all the books I own and haven’t read yet, and my wishlist is of course all the books I do not own and wish to read. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? I don’t. Well, not exactly. I have 2 TBR piles. One is a shelf in my study, that I keep piling new books onto as I pick them up or have them given… Read more »

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