January 2019 Wrap Up, Book Haul & Thoughts

img_7631Hello friends! Welcome, welcome. Today’s post is my January 2019 (!!!!!!!!) Wrap Up and Book Haul. 

It’s been long time since I last posted a monthly TBR on my Instagram… When I first posted my TBR for January, I wasn’t sure on whether or not I’d end up completing the TBR pile since I was pretty sick between the day after Christmas until through halfway of January.

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The books I had planned to read this month were:

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State of the ARC | #10



State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post. Most commonly it comes out on the 30th of every month.

Hello, and welcome friends!

I’m back at it in the ARC game. In January I had a difficult time not requesting books simply because there were so many titles that caught my attention. I ended up requesting a few of them, which in hindsight, is almost a burden to myself since I already have quite a few already to go through.

Since it’s still January, a goal I aim to achieve for 2019 is to get through almost all of the ARCs I have, and will acquire. Though the best thing I could do for myself would be to be able to read all of them. Yikes! Continue reading

The Whispering of Trees by C.Y. Bourgeois | ARC Book Review

**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

Trigger Warning: Cancer Mention, Alcoholic Parent, Paedophile (Aggie’s uncle is a paedophile), Rape, Teen Pregnancy (caused by Rape), Teen Pregnancy, Attempted Suicide, Suicide Mention, Newborn Death.

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29478585Teenager Aggie Ksisak longs to be normal, but her coming of age includes a legacy as the most powerful Inupiat Eskimo shaman in history. Aggie enjoys the feisty discussions with her spirit guide, a sassy bowhead whale, and finds learning to be a shaman fun. Until it isn’t. Until the night her dreams are invaded by a powerful demon spirit who threatens to destroy her and everyone she loves.

When she finally begins to accept her powerful birthright, her world is shattered by alcoholism, sexual abuse, and death. Aggie rejects the only thing that can save her and poised on the brink of darkness, she wonders if she deserves to live.
By accepting her destiny and embracing her powers of spiritual healing Aggie has the ability to save herself and rise above her fear, humiliation, and shame. But why should she?

Publication Date: April 7th 2016.

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When I first heard of and read about The Whispering of Trees, I thought that Aggie’s story would be darker than normal, but still an adventure. How wrong I was. Continue reading