Review: Sea of Shadows


Title: Sea of Shadows
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Age of Legends #1
Page count: 416
Genre: high fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: hardback
Source: book outlet

Summary:

Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their sixteenth birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. There, the veil between the living world and the beyond is thinnest, and the girls pay respect to the spirits who have passed.

But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong. -Goodreads

I really enjoyed the concept of this book where there is the Forest of the Dead and that the spirits there are evil.

Reader Promblems


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1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I never do and start different books trying to see what is interesting.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

 It depends on if its to predictable that I don’t need to finish it because I know how this is going to end. If it’s just straight up not the best book I’ll still try to finish it and try not put myself in a slump.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how? 

Yes I just try to read more than one book and get through them as fast as I can. The good thing about my memory is that I can remember multiple book plots most of the time.

4. The covers of a series you love do.not. match. How do you cope?

I just do the thing I don’t like though is when they release a book that is not in the same format as my other ones in the series. The sizes bug the crap out of me and so me, and so I have to wait to match them in size. Ugh.

5. Every one ad there mother loves a book you really don’t like. What do you bond over with shared feelings?

 I just say my opinion, and listen to others, and look for some middle ground.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I lucky enough never cried in public. However I get into books sometimes and forget my surrounds and start yelling at it.

7.  A squeal of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the squeal? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?

I will try and re-read however the thing about re-reading for me is that I do remember some of it and lose interest in trying. I need a spark note for all books in a series thing it’ll make things so much easier.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. Burrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask. 

I don’t have people who ask to burrow my book unless its my mom or a family friend and they both are good with books. Other than that I don’t know that many people who ask so I don’t deal with this problem.

9.Read ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

This is a funny question since all last month was like this. The way I got back into it is watched more tv, started drawing again, and watch BookTube. Just getting into another hobby usually helps me out.

10. There are so many new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

I don’t get just released books in physical copies, however if I really want it and it’s not that expensive I e-book it. But that doesn’t happen very often.

So that’s the reader problems tag if you want to do it please leave a link so I can read your answers. And if you want to see the original video here’s the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfhSV-L3eo

Until next time happy reading 🙂

Review: SWEEP Vol. 1


Titles: Book of Shadows, The Coven, Blood Witch

Author: Cate Tiernan

Series: Wicca #1,2,3

Page Count: 176, 185, 202

Publisher: Speck

Format: paperback

Source: amazon

Summary:

 Something is happening to me that I don’t understand.

I see things, feel things in a new way. I can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magickal things. It scares me.

I never chose to learn witchcraft. But I’m starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing me. – Goodreads

My Thoughts

I brought this thinks to a book tuber he was raving about this book, and so I finally decide to buy it. This series is about Wicca witches and them learning about the craft. The main character Morgan Rowlands is a insecure girl who pretty much let her best friend make all the decision. That was until Cal the new hot boy came to her school and showed her interest over her boy crazed friend. Now Morgan is finding out about herself and that she wasn’t exactly as normal as she first thought.

the things I liked about this book is the fact that this book has a lot of information about Wicca I love all the magickal. Another thing is the family in this Morgan is thrown a curve ball, and Morgan and her family are trying to work out so it is a real life thing.

A thing I hated more than anything in this book is the drama around Morgan and Bree they have been best friend for ever and because of one guy now there enemies. Bree is so full of herself and her man loving ways that she will break up a friendship over a guy who rejected her. Oh and Cal may act all innocent from it but I don’t believe it for one second.

If it wasn’t for the mystery of learning more about the magical aspect, and finding more about Morgan’s past then the unnecessary of the teen drama. This book has some high and lows but if you like witches then give this book a try. Until next times happy reading. 🙂

Making Up For Monday


Hosted by: An Avid Reader, A Wannabe Writer

Today’s Question: What is the scariest book you have ever read?

I don’t read scary books for the reason that am a scary cat. However I did just read a creepy one, and it was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. So the way this book is creepy to me is that scary things kept happening to Mara that couldn’t be explained. The whole mystery of it was so addicting for me to just keep reading even if I did have some O.M.G moments.  It was a good creepy read and I would most likely try more books with creepy/scary content. Baby steps but maybe making process.

Until next time happy reading.

Review: the unbecoming of mara dyer


Title: the unbecoming of mara dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Series: mara dyer trilogy

Page Count:452

Source: Book Outlet

Format: paperback

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong. -Goodreads

Thoughts:

This book took me by surprise how much I loved it. The mystery aspect and how it seemed that Mara was slowly, but surly losing  her mind. After the terrible accident that befallen Mara and her friends Mara convinced her family to make the move from Rhode Island to Miami to escape what happen. Even though she doesn’t remember however it’s apparently not done with her yet. She started really having problems with seeing things that aren’t there and seeing her dead friends in mirrors and just around.Plus she was slowly started remembering the accident in parts. Then these freak death’s start happening that seem to only happen when she thinks about it. The only good thing going for her is the support of her family and the most popular boy with the British specking  Noah Shaw. Which helps since everyone thinks she’s crazy.

The romance in this book was good also and was (thankfully) slow coming and sweet.  I mean Mara had enough to deal with then some guy who is known to date them, sleep with them then leave them type of guy. But even in the beginning Noah was always different when it came to Mara and she saw a side no one else saw. Also Noah may not be as different as Mara in the crazy crap that seem to happen to her that can’t be explained.  So the only down part I would like to mention is that it ended to soon, and on a cliffhanger. I need the next book soon because those who read this book knows that cliffhanger was a WTF moment.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer will keep you up all night with the mystery of wanting to know what the hell is happening and seeing if they ever find out. And since there is only three books I expect the next two books have a lot more answer and probably some more questions to. Well i have to wait and see i guess and until next time PICK THIS BOOK UP and happy reading :).

Top Ten Tuesday


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theme: Top series I want to start

This list will be a little all over the place since there is plenty of series I would love to start and some I already own the first or couple books in that series.

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

A very popular book that I am so behind on since there is three books currently out. I’ve been putting this book on and off orders, and guess I will always behind in this series.

2. White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter 

I loved the idea of this book and seeing that its a retelling with a zombie twist yes please.

3. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

A high fantasy that i have heard nothing but good things about. Another one I’ll be way behind on before I get into it.

4. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons

I repeat myself but again heard great things and love the story of a historical romance.

5. Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R.R Ward

I currently own seven books of this massive series and haven’t started a single one. Its all about vampires and should get into fairly soon hopefully.

6. The Archived by Victoria Schwab 

Jesse the Reader from Booktube has raved about this book and wish to get into it and hope to get to it soon.

7. Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

I have heard nothing but great things about Brandon Sanderson and yet I still haven’t read a book by him.

8. Razorland by Ann Aguirre

I’ve heard that this book is about zombies and I own the first two however haven’t gotten them yet. I don’t know why why especially since its a good month to get into the series but it’ll happen when it happens.

9. The Luna Chronicle by Marissa Meyers 

I own the first two books in this series yet I still haven’t read them. I’ve heard great things about this series, and I feel like am the only one who haven’t read this series. Sad face.

10. The Gone series by Michael Grant

Another great series to try to get into is the Gone series I only own the first book, and wish to get to these book sooner than later.

Okay am done with my list for now and feel bad for the series i haven’t gotten around to. I really wish i went to the library more because it would probably be easier to get through all these series. Happy reading and hope you have a good reading week. 🙂

Making Up For Monday


hosted by: An Avid Reader, A Wannabe Writer

Today’s question: If you were actually in the book you are currently reading reading, who would you want to be and why?

I’ve currently started Sweep by Cate Tiernan and if I could be any character it would be the main girl Morgan. For reason’s being I love the name Morgan , and the fact that we have a lot in common. We’re both not the most social people in the world and have a selected good friends we always talk to. Another reason is that she’s a witch, and I’ve always loved the idea of Wicca even read about it a little when i was younger.

It being fall the Sweep series is a good fall read and with a good cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. Until next time happy reading :).

Review: Grave Mercy


Title:Grave Mercy

Author:Robin LaFevers

Series:His Fair Assassin #1

Page Count:549

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Source:Paperback

Genre:Ya historical fiction

Rating: 5/5

Okay this is set in Brittany in the 1400s and Brittany is in a war with France, it’s Ismae’s Rienne job is to find out whose loyal to their duchess Anna and to stop those who aren’t. She’s also there to spy on Gavriel Duval the duchess half brother who she trust more than anyone. I enjoyed the war aspect and how it seems when things are going to finally go there way it gets stopped. However they don’t stop looking for salutions or Anna will have to marry D’Albret,and there’s a lot to hate about him. First off this man been married six different times and grown more rich with each of their deaths. Also he say’s things like “No? is that not a women’s role, to act as a broodmare to a sire?.” So yeah I was not rooting for him to marry Anna.

There was romance in this book and it’s my favorite kind slow and steady. Oh man watching them go at it each other, and Ismae not knowing what to do with him. See Ismae has never trusted men thinks to being abused by her father and her husband that’s why she loved being at the convent. So she’s total out of her element when it comes to Duval. Both are strong characters and both are loyal to there causes that sometimes don’t mix. It was all buld up and with a finish line like “whenever you ready, or if you never are, my heart is yours, until Death do us part. Whatever that may mean when consorting with one of deaths handmaiden’s.” The biggest part of the book was based on the poltical side, and how no one should be trusted. Also that anyone can be payed off. I loved this and never got tired of reading and rooting that for the A team and hoping that Anna wouldn’t have to marry D’Albret.

Okay so i believe I’ve ranted enough for now and if you didn’t know I highly recommend this book. Also I really wished I had the next book for each book is set on a different person. So I’ll hopefully pick it up soon, but I always have more book to read so happy reading.

Contemporary Review: The Distance Between Us


Title: The Distance Between Us

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen

Series: no

Genre: romance contemporary

Page Count: 312

Reading Source: e-book

Rating: 5/5

My Thoughts:

First off the title is a little misleading the distance between us describes the two different social status of the two character and no real distance. The book is based in a small town where Caymen and her mom own a failing doll business and then there’s Xander who’s dad became rich for going in the hotel business. They meeting was by chance thanks to a special doll for a birthday and since then the two became friends.

The thing I liked most about this book is the relationship between the two main characters Xander and Caymen. Not exactly for the romance itself, but the little things they did. For example Xander brings Caymen hot chocolate almost everyday and before he gives it to her he takes a sip. I don’t know why I liked those little parts but it was sweet. Another thing the quest itself was interesting they went to different places trying to figure out what they want to do for college. Because lets be honest some of us don’t know what we’re supposed to do. Me included. Another aspect in the book was family and it was mainly between Caymen and her mom. Her mom has never been a fan of rich people because Caymen’s dad was and left her when she was pregnant. However as the story progress you learn that Caymen’s mom has been keeping secrets about her father and her own background.

I flew through this book in a night though a night and loved all of it and really want to read more of Kasie West books because she does really good with the romance built up and comedy. If you can’t tell by my review I highly recommend this for any contemporary lovers.

Friday Reads


All i fell like i do are Friday Reads, however on a side note i do have two reviews to write up and a haul so Yay.

Now onto my weekend read it took me a bit but lucky enough my books from Book Outlet and found my next book. The book is Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong which i believe have to do with a girl who help spirits pass over. I can’t wait to read this book this weekend and find out more about it.