Dax, by Shannyn Leah | {ARC} Book Review #316

Thank you to both the publisher, Macmillan, and to Netgalley for allowing me to read Dax (Bad Boys of Willow Valley, #1) by Shannyn Leah in exchange for an honest review.

This review may contain spoilers.

36263993Dax Colyn is one of the bad boys of Willow Valley. A fearless volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic, he makes all the woman swoon and he likes it that way. He keeps people at a distance since his mother died. He doesn’t want to let anyone in, much less a woman he knows he could fall in love with.

Ava Anderson keeps people away, too. Haunted by her tortured past and constantly fearful of the future, it’s only her daughter Olivia and Dax’s dad Rowdy that she’s let in.

But when tragedy strikes, it pushes Dax and Ava together, forcing them both to let go of their fears. They soon learn how hard it is to keep pretending and how easy it is to let others in. Especially when those people are family.


Publication Date: November 21, 2017.

Prior to reading Dax, I truly didn’t know what to think of this story. I didn’t think very highly of this story, since this book is more or less a fireman story. For some reason I believe I have this predisposition against Firefighter stories? Stop that, Adele. I’m pretty sure I thought I wouldn’t end up liking Dax since I don’t like the cover at all. Even though the cover does have some merit to the story as a whole. Continue reading

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Let It Snow, by John Green, Lauren Myracle, & Maureen Johnson | Book Review #315

16081588An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today’s bestselling authors – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.


There are three holiday themed stories that make up Let It Snow. The first story is ‘The Jubilee Express‘ by Maureen Johnson. The second story is ‘A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle‘ by John Green. The third and final story is called ‘The Patron Saint of Pigs‘ by Lauren Myracle. Continue reading

Goldfisch, Vol. 1, by Nana Yaa | {ARC} Manga Review #13

A huge Thank You to Diamond Book Distributors and TOKYOPOP, via Netgalley for allowing me to read Goldfisch by Nana Yaa in exchange for an honest review.

This review may contain spoilers. 

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37845670Say hi to Morrey Gibbs! A fisher-boy in a flooded world overrun with dangerous mutated animals known as “anomals”, he’s got his own problems to worry about. Namely, how everything he touches turns to gold! Sure it sounds great, but gold underpants aren’t exactly stylish — or comfortable!

Together with his otter buddy and new inventor friend Shelly, Morrey’s on a quest to rid himself of his blessing-turned-curse and undo the tragedy it caused. That is of course, if they can dodge the treasure-hungry bounty hunters…


Publication date: January 16, 2018.

With a cover like that, I did not expect the story to be as it is. I liked getting to know Morrey and his history, while getting to know what his future holds was great.  Continue reading

January 2018 Wrap Up & Book Haul

Hello lovelies! This is my final post for the first month of the new year! The older I get, the faster time seems to fly by and I have no idea how to handle that… As you can see by the title, today’s post is my January 2018 Wrap Up & Book Haul! Like last month, I seem to have gotten quite a few books. February is going to be one heck of a reading month, if I can find the time to read.

I didn’t have a set TBR this month. I wanted to keep things open and be able to Continue reading

TBR #47; Red Cinder (Re-read Version!)

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.22.37 PMWelcome, 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. 

This TBR Tuesday post will be the last one for a while. I don’t know how long, but I’m going to be taking a break from TBR Tuesday. Life just seems to be too busy these days, folks! That, and my interests are dividing quite a bit.


To Be Read Tuesday this week contains two books that I want to re-read but never seem to have the time to! Both of these books are Fantasy novels. One of these books I ended up enjoying way more than the other. Let’s get to it! Continue reading

Library Reads #34

libraryrreadsLibrary Reads: I’m a huge fan of Libraries. I tend to visit the library quite a bit, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from the library of my hometown, or one of a few libraries that I go to.
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 bit of my love for libraries, while also informing you of books that you may or may not have known of!

These are the books that I’ve borrowed from the middle two weeks of January.


Hello! Long time no Library Reads post! In this most recent post I talk briefly about the books I’ve borrowed from the library. This time I’ve borrowed about 15 books from 2 different libraries.

Enjoy!

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Venturess, by Betsy Cornwell | Book Review #314

Venturess is the second book to Mechanica.
Therefore, this review might contain spoilers

IMG_5189Happily ever after is just the beginning.

Nicolette’s Cinderella story is over, and she’s finally living her own fairy tale happy ending. She’s a successful inventor now, free of her horrible stepfamily, and content in her loving friendship with Caro, a palace servant, and Fin, the prince of Esting.

Then she receives a message from her long-lost housekeeper, now a revolutionary, begging her to bring the prince to Faerie for a diplomatic meeting. Nicolette fears a trap, but decides that the chance to end the bloody war waged by their kingdom is worth the risk.

Together with Fin and Caro, she ventures across the monster-filled ocean to the lush continent she’s always dreamed of visiting. There, mechanical armies and dark magic await as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries—and themselves.


Hello! Today’s post is my review of Venturess, by Betsy Cornwell.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
Enjoy! 

Believe it or not, but I didn’t plan on truly reading Venturess.. I didn’t know what to expect when I read Venturess; I thought I’d give it a try and then move on. Now that I’ve actually read the book though, I’m fairly glad that I chose to sit down and read it.  Continue reading

An Enchantment of Ravens, by Margaret Rogerson | Book Review #313

IMG_5113A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


Hello! Today I have my review of An Enchantment of Ravens, by Margaret Rogerson!
Let me know if you’ve read the book, or have it on your TBR.
Enjoy!

My initial thoughts on An Enchantment of Ravens were that everyone seemed to love this book. I was doubtful that I would actually end up enjoying the story. Actually, I never intended to buy An Enchantment of Ravens. But then I was at Chapters and I ended up buying it. Honestly, I don’t even remember buying my copy of An Enchantment of Ravens. Seriously. All I remember is that it was in my hands, and then it was on my shelves. I know for sure that I bought it though. I remember seeing the receipt and such. I’m glad and very happy that I enjoyed the story though!

I had heard of An Enchantment of Ravens all over my Instagram feed. And then without meaning to, I bought my own copy. Seriously. That’s what happened. I can’t even remember when I purchased my copy. Continue reading

The Wild Curse (2), Faerie Hearts (2.5), by Ron C. Nieto | Book Review #312

This review contains spoilers.

IMG_5178The game is neverending in the faerie realm. It must be played constantly, and death is just the beginning of defeat.

Lily Boyd is determined to be more than a pawn in this faerie game. With the Wild Horn in her possession, she holds the key to the Wild Hunt, an unstoppable force neither human nor fay can control. The Wild Hunt has the power to unbalance the Courts in the faerie realm. It’s the perfect bargaining chip for Lily to save her grandmother, but she must play the game wisely if she hopes to succeed. On one side, she has a deal with Cadowain, a Seelie knight who vowed to help Lily in her quest. On the other side, she is at the mercy of Troy, a trickster Kelpie from the Unseelie Court who can command her at will using her True Name.

Whatever path she chooses, Lily must walk a fine line, keeping her head, wit, and words about her as she formulates a plan to find the Faerie Doctor before it’s too late. She’s playing for the win now, and to achieve that, she must live up to her new name . . . the Herald of the Wild Hunt. Continue reading