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review 2018-05-08 04:39
The Hatching Series Book #3 - Zero Day...
Zero Day: A Novel (The Hatching Series) - Ezekiel Boone

I was disappointed in this final book. It didn't do anything for me like the first two books. The pace was so slow and nothing exciting happened. I honestly got bored with it. The best part was the last few chapters I thought, up until the ending that is. Their solution for killing the spiders and saving the world was so completely anti-climatic it was utterly ridiculous. 

 

 

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text 2018-05-02 01:19
April Books

I read 33 books in April with an average score of 3.9 stars. I didn't have any rereads this month, but I did read 2 series from start to finish (The Precious Stone Trilogy and Cyber Love series) and I finished the Bombshells and Vision series. Now I'm ready for the Bombshells: United series.

 

19 of my books were YA. Only 4 were graphic novels. My most read genres were contemporary, romance, and fantasy.

 

My favorite books were Crosswind Volume 1 - Gail Simone and The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One - Amanda Lovelace. My least favorite book was The Secret Loves of Geeks - Michael Walsh,Valentine De Landro,Cecil Castellucci,Gerard Way,Margaret Atwood,Gabby Rivera,Hope Nicholson,Dana Simpson,Sfe R. Monster,Amanda Deibert,Maia Kobabe,Amy Chu.

 

 

5 Stars

The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One - Amanda Lovelace Crosswind Volume 1 - Gail Simone  The Hollow Girl - Hillary Monahan  

 

4.5 Stars

I Stop Somewhere - T.E. Carter 

 

4 Stars

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything - Anne Bogel  King's Cage (Red Queen) - Victoria Aveyard  The Valiant - Lesley Livingston  Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier  You Bring the Distant Near - Mitali Perkins  The Dangerous Art of Blending In - Angelo Surmelis  I'll Tell - Sadie Sins  Restore Me - Tahereh Mafi  An American Marriage - Tayari Jones  Vision Vol. 2: Little Better Than a Beast - Tom King,Michael Walsh  I Have Lost My Way - Gayle Forman  Dare Mighty Things - Heather Kaczynski  Not If I Save You First - Ally Carter  Strong Signal - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell  Fast Connection - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell  The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store - Cait Flanders  DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 6 - Marguerite Bennett  Hard Wired - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell  Mature Content - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell  

 

 

3.5 Stars

Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration - Rose Brock,Atia Abawi,Howard Bryant,Ally Carter,Ally Condie,Christina Diaz Gonzalez,Romina Garber,I.W. Gregorio,Kate Hart,Brendan Kiely,Alex London,Marie Lu,Renee Ahdieh,Jason Reynolds,Nic Stone,Angie Thomas,Jenny Torres Sanchez,Nicola Yoon,Gayle Forman,D Top Ten - Katie Cotugno  Sapphire Blue - Kerstin Gier  Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3) - Kerstin Gier,Anthea Bell No Good Deed - Goldy Moldavsky  Losers Bracket - Chris Crutcher  Spindle Fire - Lexa Hillyer  Rebel Belle - Rachel Hawkins  

 

3 Stars

The Secret Loves of Geeks - Michael Walsh,Valentine De Landro,Cecil Castellucci,Gerard Way,Margaret Atwood,Gabby Rivera,Hope Nicholson,Dana Simpson,Sfe R. Monster,Amanda Deibert,Maia Kobabe,Amy Chu Reign of the Fallen - Sarah Glenn Marsh 

 

 

Books by author genre:

  • Male: 3
  • Female: 24
  • Male/Female Mix: 6

 

Books by format:

  • Physical: 15
  • Audio: 18

 

 

 

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text 2018-05-01 22:02
Books I Read This Month: April 2018
Head On - John Scalzi
Star-Touched Stories - Roshani Chokshi
Renegades - Marissa Meyer
Rush - Lisa Patton

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I read 35 books this month. I had a lot of five star reads and a lot more DNFs this month too. I just don't have the patience to force feed myself a book I am not enjoying these days. 

 

5 stars

Broken Harbor by Tana FrenchThe Trespasser by Tana FrenchSeptember by Rosamunde PilcherDeath and Night by Roshani Chokshi

Head On by John ScalziMarch by John LewisDust to Dust by Tami HoagThe Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldStar-Touched Stories by Roshani ChokshiThe Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

 

4 stars

One Way or Another by Colleen ColemanThe Other Woman by Sandie JonesThe Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill MansellBlue Bedroom and Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher

Flowers in the Rain by Rosamunde PilcherGlass Houses by Louise PennyThe Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men by Ernessa T. CarterThe Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts

 

3 stars

Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie MacomberThe Secret Place by Tana FrenchEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanH is for Homicide by Sue Grafton

The Worried Man by Lisa M. LillyThe Distant Hours by Kate Morton

 

2 stars

Girls' Night Out by Liz FentonSong of Blood & Stone by L. PenelopeThe Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

 

1 star

After You by Jojo MoyesRushYou Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

 

DNF

Renegades by Marissa MeyerMore than Neighbors by Isabel KeatsTruly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

 

My favorite book is going to be a tie between "Head On" and "Star-Touched Stories." My least favorite is going to have to be a tie again. That is between "Renegades" and "Rush."

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text 2018-05-01 13:00
Round-Up for March and April 2018

 

I cannot believe we are actually going into May already, the time is just flying by. 

Sadly I was super busy, sick  or had some dental work done and really didn't get a lot books read in the last couple months,hence the double round-up this month. But some book I actually just combined or a all in one addition came out for review. So the actually books read or reviewed I shoulds say is not as much. I have  few more but I still have to write up some reviews so it will have to wait.

 

I'm actually thinking about putting up a new blog since while it is also refreshing to to have one, I also miss it. But if I do I will not put so much stress on myself and just post whatever and whenever , just for fun. 

But we shall see lol.

 

I should however post a book haul it has been forever and it its getting out of control but I think I wait toll after may since there are a few books coming out yet that I really want to get and add .

 

I hope everyone is having a great time and enjoying the nice weather and everyone is reading some great books. 

 

Here are my books for March/April 2018

To get to the reviews of the books, just click the covers ;)  

 

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The Norse Chronicles by Karissa Laurel

 

The Norse Chronicles - Karissa Laurel

 

 

4 ½-5 ★


Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

 

Vision in Silver - Anne Bishop

 

4 ★


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

 

Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow (2014) Paperback - Rainbow Rowell

 

4 ★


Shocking the Medic by Elizabeth Otto 

 

Shocking the Medic - Elizabeth Otto

 

1/2★


Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

 

5★


Unraveled by Kate Jarvik Birch

 

Unraveled (Perfected) - Kate Jarvik Birch

 

4 ½ ★


Forget You by Nina Crespo

 

Forget You (The Kingman Brothers #1) - Nina Crespo

 

1 ½ ★


Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

 

Pestilence - Laura Thalassa

 

2 ½ -3★


Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

 

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) - Neal Shusterman

 

5★


The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

 

The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan

 

5 ★


 

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review 2018-04-30 22:18
The Dirty Book Club / Lisi Harrison
The Dirty Book Club - Lisi Harrison

M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California, she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try. Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor, Gloria, and an ocean that won’t shut up.

One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she’s left a mysterious invitation to a secret club—one that only reads erotic books. Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives… and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.

 

Probably a three star book with regards to writing & plot, but I really enjoyed the female friendships so I’ve bumped it up by a star.

Younger readers may not appreciate the revolutionary nature of the older women’s dirty book club—both the claiming of their sexuality and the realization that societal expectations didn’t need to define their lives. In a world where women are told that a marriage is a greater achievement than a good career and where there is still a double standard for men & women’s sex lives, we may still require a bit more liberation.

I had great sympathy for M.J. who lost her entire family to a car crash. My parents were killed in a similar way and I remember finding refuge from my feelings at work. I was able to go in, put my head down, and not think about my personal life for 7-8 hours, a big relief. I also remember that other people were ready for me to be “back to normal” far sooner than I was. In fact, I had to build a new normal—you can’t go back to the old normal, those people are gone. So I identified with her submersion in her work and with her heel-dragging with regards to change.

This book illustrates one of my guiding principles—men come & go from my life, but my female friends are my bedrock. We don’t have to agree on everything, we can argue & fight without wrecking the relationship, but when the chips are down we can count on one another. We can talk out our problems and be sounding boards for each other. I can live without a man in my life, but I can’t live without my circle of women friends.

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