Month: October 2015

Oct 30

Currently Without Internet

I’ve been without internet since late on October 22nd. Haven’t been able to get ahold of my internet provider, & no idea if or when it will start working again. I don’t want to go back to using Comcast, but they’re the only other choice in my city. The only good thing about this is I had 2 months worth of reviews scheduled. I’m writing this post on my phone, & will respond to comments left this past week once I have internet access again. Hopefully the internet will be back soon! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email… Read more »

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Oct 29
Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman (review)

Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman (review)

There were a lot of words used in this book that I had only ever read before, never heard spoken. So it occasionally surprised me when they popped up in the book. There were also a few words I wasn’t familiar with at all, but was able to mostly figure out in context. There was a lot of description, and plot, and just generally lots of things happening in this book. I’m not sure I would have liked it as much if I had been reading it myself as opposed to listening to the audio book. Not because there was… Read more »

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Oct 28
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #18) by Victoria Thompson (review)

Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #18) by Victoria Thompson (review)

I haven’t read any of the other books in this series. But I wasn’t lost at all while reading this one. I really liked Maeve. Some of the things she thought made me wonder what her life had been like before she became a nursemaid. But I’m guessing that was explained in one or more of the previous books. Her interactions with Una and Gino made me laugh more than once. I didn’t care for Una one bit. But I liked Gino and the Deckers. It amused me how Mrs. Decker poked her nose into various investigative things, and tried… Read more »

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Oct 27
Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (review)

Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (review)

This is the perfect slightly creepy book to read during October. It isn’t too creepy, certainly something you can read while alone at night, but it’s just creepy enough to get that little shiver every once in a while. I loved how the dollhouse worked. And the way events Miranda saw through the windows there played out in her own family like some kind of psychic echo effect. The secret rooms in the houses were neat, and I love how the one in Miranda’s house helped further the mystery. I also liked how she put all the clues together and… Read more »

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Oct 25
A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

I loved how we never really knew for sure whether or not it was Agatha or Sophie who had made a wish and re-opened their fairytale until the end of the book. Agatha was blamed for most of the book, but Sophie had made a wish at her mother’s grave, so for me at least, it could have gone either way as to who was to blame. In the first book, I liked both Agatha and Sophie, but Agatha was a firmer favorite. In this book? I ended up liking/connecting with Sophie more. She made a few bad mistakes, but… Read more »

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Oct 22
Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery #9) by Livia J. Washburn (review)

Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery #9) by Livia J. Washburn (review)

I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, but after reading this one I now want to go back and read them all! Even without the context of previous books, I wasn’t lost reading this one at all. It was easy to connect with the characters, and enough was explained in passing that I understood both what was going on in this book, as well as things that happened in earlier ones to get to this point. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished it. And as we all know,… Read more »

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Oct 21
Disciple (Book of Immortals #1) by Kassandra Lynn (review)

Disciple (Book of Immortals #1) by Kassandra Lynn (review)

There were a lot of unique ideas in this book. I loved how we learned about the world with Celine, and how creative some of the ideas were. I really liked the different artifacts used in the book, and how Celine tried to change things. I loved Celine and Aaren the most. With Aaren ending up my favorite in the book. I liked how we got to see character progression, not just as they aged in years, but also how they thought about things. As the characters learned and gained new skills, they changed how they did things. One character… Read more »

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Oct 18
Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

The story is told in alternating chapters between Cipher and Knight’s point of views. I pretty much fell in love with the book from the first pages. Totally the kind of book where I started reading it, and didn’t put it down again until the book was over. I loved Cipher. Besides having power over electricity, she’s a total bad-ass hacker. A smart-mouth red-head (though her hair was blue for most of the book). She isn’t perfect, far from it. She can’t actually control her electricity power, and has moved near-constantly since she was 8-ish because of this. Her evil… Read more »

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Oct 17

Publishers You Can’t Get Approved For But Want To?

I’m sure all of us have that one publisher we just can’t seem to get approved for on NetGalley. I haven’t been too fussed about it because there are lots of other books I can request. And if I don’t get approved for one, I can most likely borrow it from the library when it comes out. Plus up until last month, I hadn’t been blogging for a year yet. I figured some publishers might only approve bloggers who have proved they are sticking around. For the most part, if I get rejected for an ARC, I just shrug and… Read more »

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Oct 16
Fantasy Creature Friday – Medusa!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Medusa!

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 own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.   This weeks creature is:   Medusa!         Medusa is a monster, one of three Gorgon, and described as having the face of a human woman with living venomous snakes instead of hair. Her face was said to be… Read more »

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