4 Disappointing Books

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These days there seems to be more and more books that I’m having trouble enjoying. This is mainly because my imagination gets the best of me, and the book(s) ultimately fall to meet my expectations. Sometimes the books I read are nothing like what their synopsis’ told me they’d be like; so there’s that as well. Here are some books that have disappointed me. Continue reading

And The Trees Crept In, by Dawn Kurtagich | Book Review #186

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When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too—questions that Silla can’t ignore: Why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer? Who is the beautiful boy who’s appeared from the woods? And who is the tall man with no eyes who Nori plays with in the basement at night… a man no one else can see?


Having heard that And The Trees Crept In was a horror novel, I of course had to read the book. However, what I read wasn’t a horror novel in my opinion at all. Really if anything, And The Trees Crept In is a psychological thriller with some mystery elements. There’s also the fantasy element to the novel overall that was entertaining too. Continue reading

Frozen, by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston | Book Review #185

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Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the 15850937-2destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.


Frozen is book 1 of 3 in the Heart of Dread series by Melissa de la Cruz, and Michael Johnston. I definitely think that Frozen would be a better read if you didn’t read the synopsis, so.. sorry for putting up there, ahaha. Continue reading

TBR #24

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Hello reader/s! For a while now, I’ve been writing a bi-weekly post about books that are on my TBR. TBR, if you don’t know is the abbreviation for To Be Read. My goal here is to shed some light on books that I’ve otherwise forgotten about. These books could be books I’ve been meaning to read from the library, or books that have been collecting dust on my shelves at home. My goal though is to say a little about the book and also give a little reasoning of why I want to read them. In hopes of reading them sooner than later. 


Today’s books are two books that are ones that I’ve been meaning to read for a loooong time now. One book is a Mermaid book, and the other is a book that wraps up a Dystopian trilogy.

The first book is Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama.

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Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison | Book Review #184

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30264All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party… and to feed.

Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining – and it’s Rachel Morgan’s job to keep that world civilized.

A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead… or undead.


Dead Witch Walking is the first book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

Dead Witch Walking features a story that takes place far into the future. In this future there was a virus that ruined the world causing mass destruction and death among the humans. The story actually takes place after the the after-math. Continue reading

Dorothy Must Die, by Danielle Paige | Book Review #183

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Hello lovelies! Todays post is a book review of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.

18053060“I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.”


Dorothy Must Die (DMD) is the first book in the Dorothy Must Die saga. I’ve actually read Dorothy Must Die back in 2014, so re-reading it again was both refreshing and a reminder why I didn’t enjoy Dorothy Must Die as much as I had wanted to.  Continue reading

Library Reads #23

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Library Reads: I’m a Library Lover, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from libraries. I’ll tell you a little bit about what I expect from the book, or the author’s writings. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentence’s. From doing these posts, I hope to spread a little of my love for libraries, while also informing you of books that you may or may not have known of!

Here are the books I’ve borrowed recently. Continue reading

The Midnight Sea, by Kat Ross | Book Review #182

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They are the light against the darkness. 29670787-2

The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.

And they use demons to hunt demons….

Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…


The Midnight Sea is a Young Adult Fantasy. There are romance elements to this novel, if you’re interested in that. The Midnight Sea is book 1 in the Fourth Element series. Continue reading