Aug 03
Awoken by Sarah Noffke Review

Awoken by Sarah Noffke Review

Awoken by Sarah Noffke Series: The Lucidites, #1 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date Published: January 9th 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 312 Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins Audiobook Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast Rating: Description: Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights. In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events. And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle. Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends… Read more »

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Aug 02
Chat Between Chapters: Genre: Mystery

Chat Between Chapters: Genre: Mystery

 Let’s talk about the mystery genre. Are you a fan? Care to recommend some mystery books to others?  Julie: I used to read mystery quite a bit, but I got burned out on the genre and haven’t gone back yet. I used to love James Patterson’s books, especially the Women’s Murder Club series.  I should give the genre another go soon though, any recs? Especially if the book has a great audio version?   Lynn: I started out early reading mysteries. I even wanted to be a nuclear physicist after reading Agatha Christie. The appeal for me is really in… Read more »

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Aug 01
#Shelflove: Best Bookish Gifts

#Shelflove: Best Bookish Gifts

No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – August Update As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on the “No Book Buying Challenge“ page from the menu above.  For August, tell us about some of the best bookish gifts that you’ve received and/or given. Julie:  Several of the book clubs I’m in (and used to attend on a regular basis until my whole world changed *cough*) do white elephant type exchanges. The creatures book club had some really fun ones where we exchanged… Read more »

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Jul 31
Book Review – Traveler

Book Review – Traveler

Traveler by Dennis W Green Series: Traveler Chronicles #1 Publisher: Mbedzi Publishing Date Published: 2013-10 Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Thrillers Format: Paperback Pages: 308 Rating: Description: Travis Becker is a police detective. So is Travis Becker. And Travis Becker. As a matter of fact, Travis Becker is a detective in countless existence streams, all of them living various versions of their lives, completely and safely unknown to each other. That is, until a brilliant scientist friend of his not only discovers the existence of parallel timelines, but how to navigate them as well. When a tragedy in one… Read more »

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Jul 30
That’s what HE said Thursday- July 30, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday- July 30, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.     Rose’s Quote: “Tania, you want to know something?…The less you’ve been out at night, the better I like it” –Alexander to Tatiana (The Bronze Horseman by: Paullina Simons) So this is another re-share. However, I have recently been thinking about this book quite a lot so I thought I would share one of my favorite “Shura” quotes. This quote makes me melt every time I read this book.  Alexander is walking through the park… Read more »

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Jul 29
My Top 5 Wishlist for Features in a New Series

My Top 5 Wishlist for Features in a New Series

We’ve already discussed how we feel about tropes in novels, and I previously shared why I might rate a book 2 stars. Now let’s talk about features I would love to see in a new series (especially of the YA and fantastical varieties). These are features I just don’t see enough of, and these could persuade me to give a book that elusive 5-star rating. A first novel in a series where the main character (MC) already knows that (s)he is a super special snowflake and what variety of special snowflake the MC is. This is in contrast to the… Read more »

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Jul 27
Seventh Grave and No Body Review

Seventh Grave and No Body Review

Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones Series: Charley Davidson #7 Publisher: Macmillan Date Published: October 21st 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Private Investigators, Women Sleuths Format: Audiobook Pages: 336 Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King Rating: Description: Lead me not into temptation. Follow me instead! I know a shortcut!–T-shirt Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out Charley Davidson’s jugular and serve her body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But… Read more »

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Jul 26
Chat Between Chapters: Badass Female Protag

Chat Between Chapters: Badass Female Protag

 Let’s talk about our favorite badass female protagonists, shall we?  Julie: I’ve already mentioned how I adore heroines who are strong and intelligent. I’m gonna list a couple of my favorite badass female protags in each category, but this is by no means a full list. I just don’t want to sound like a broken record. Heroines displaying baddass resourcefullness and intelligence that get them out of tough situations: Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Sydney Sage – Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead Heroines with true badass physical strength/abilities: Rose Hathaway – Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead Faythe… Read more »

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Jul 24
Book Review – Firelight

Book Review – Firelight

Firelight by Sophie Jordan Series: Firelight #1 Publisher: HarperCollins Date Published: September 7th 2010 Genres: Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Rating: Description: A hidden truth. Mortal enemies. Doomed love. Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is… Read more »

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Jul 23
That’s what HE said Thursday- July 23, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday- July 23, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.     Rose’s Quote: “I’ll leave it to you, Sassenach,” he said dryly, “to imagine what it feels like to arrive unexpectedly in the midst of a brothel, in possession of a verra large sausage.” –Jamie Fraser to his wife, Claire (Dragonfly In Amber by: Diana Gabaldon) This quote really needs no explanation. Jamie arrives at a brothel…. unexpectedly…. with a very large sausage. A new friend of mine is working his way through the series and… Read more »

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