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text 2017-08-30 11:13
Ready to start reading on Friday!
Children of Chaos - Greg F. Gifune
Cabal - Clive Barker
Goblins - David Bernstein
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy - Raymond E. Feist
The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

Last year I read shorter books first because getting through 25 books in two months is a lot for me! This year I have a different strategy. Most of my books are medium length, so I'm going to endeavor to fill rows, starting with this one:

 

 

The choice of rows is starting out according to which books I'm most dying to read (pun intended), but will adapt as the bingo calls start coming out.

 

So, my first two books will be Children of Chaos by Greg Gigune for the American Horror Story square and Cabal by Clive Barker for Serial Spree Killer. Then I will continue down the row.Cabal was my reason for choosing this row first, plus I keep hearing good things about Gifune.

 

At present I have The Abyss Above Us by Ryan Notch scheduled for free square but that was a freebie and might get replaced if I don't like it enough. Modern Masters of Horror gets Helltown by Jeremy Bates. I've read a couple of Bates books and really enjoyed them, so I expect to like this one. Darkest London gets Stalking Jack by Madison Kent. I haven't read the author before but I'm pretty sure I got this one after reading a sample, so it should pass scrutiny.

 

I'm also going to get a start on two books not on this row because they are in different formats and will take me longer to read. These are Goblins by David Bernstein for the Terror in a Small Town square, which I'm going to have to read on desktop and Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist for 80s Horror, which I have in paperback. That one is also on the list of books I've really been wanting to read.

 

I've been finishing up all the active reads I've had going in these last days before the challenge begins, so the decks are all but cleared. I'll still have Don Quixote in progress considering I've only got to 46% on it, but I expect to finish the short story anthology I've been slowly reading one story at a time until now. Everything else I had in progress is finished!

 

Two more days and I can start new reads. Yay!

 

Edited to add: I'll also be starting The Thin Man for the Noir square and the buddy read!

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review 2017-07-01 00:00
A Taste of Faerie
A Taste of Faerie - Olivia Hennis A Taste of Faerie - Olivia Hennis it is what it says on the tin. It's both a story about getting a taste of fae brew, an a short story about passing by the fae. It would be nice to have a full book of these slices of people interacting with the fae, both good... and bad.
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review 2017-04-11 18:53
Glass Faerie (Creepy Hollow #7) by Rachel Morgan
Glass Faerie (Creepy Hollow Book 7) - Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan’s GLASS FAERIE is an imaginative and thrilling addition to the Creepy Hollow series.  Emerson Clarke (Em) discovers that she is not human.  She is a Fae with a powerful Griffin Ability that is making her highly sought after, and not necessarily in a good way.  This contemporary fantasy is suitable for young adults.

 

I really enjoyed GLASS FAERIE.  Rachel Morgan does a fantastic job of keeping this series fresh and exciting.  I love that Vi, Ryn, Calla, and numerous others are in this story.  They are the perfect allies for Em as she discovers her new life.  She goes through a lot in this story and has no idea who is trustworthy. 

 

Em is an appealing heroine. Her mother was institutionalized, and she is living with her aunt and cousin.  Her aunt is the typical unpleasant guardian.  She is brave and loyal to her mother.  She has a lot to learn about her new realm.  I found her interaction with Dash amusing and look forward to seeing where their relationship goes.

 

I love Filigree and Bandit.  I totally want a formattra. 

 

The glass fairy is an interesting adversary.  Her power is scary. I cannot wait to discover more about her in the next book.

 

The plot was well-executed.  It was full of mystery and excitement.  I am highly anticipating the next book.  I want to hear more of Emerson’s story.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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review 2017-03-21 17:52
The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1) by Rachel Morgan
The Faerie Guardian - Rachel Morgan

 

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Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

 

 

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This was one of those book for me that I wasn’t sure if I like it or not. There were several things that I liked but also several things I disliked about the book. There was one part that made me continue read the book and later actually like it at the end. The book is very fast paced and super easy to read, I read it in a little over 5 hours and one sitting. I really enjoyed the world building and Creepy Hollow and most of the residents there. A few I’m not sure about and for good reason as it turns out in the end. It is really easy to get lost in the world of Creepy Hollow. I liked the concept of the Guild and it kind of reminded of Vampire Academy meets Shadow Hunters and I cannot wait to see and learn more about it. I was not a huge fan of Vi, she seemed a little immature at time even for YA. I also thought for someone who is on top of her class she gets her butt kicked way to many times. I know not all hero win and get the behinds kicked but it seemed to be happening to her way more plus like I said she is the top student and could have handled some of her situations a bit better. We also have her Insta-Love with Nate, which made no sense to me at all. Actually the entire Romance between them made very little sense and seemed a off. I could not at all relate to it. Nate, He seemed forced and while he was funny most of the time, sometimes it just seemed forced to me. There is a lot of backstory to him and yet we know almost nothing about him but I think we will learn a lot more in later books. The person I absolutely loved was Ryn, if not for him would have quit the book about 25% in. It is clear early on that there is some kind of history between him and Vi but it is not revealed until much later in the book… what and why. I think if the book would have concentrated more on the main story line instead of the romance part it could have been much better. But overall it was enjoyable. There are some big plot twists and which made it really good and made sure I will read the second book in the series. Overall it was a good read and I’m curious to see what happens next but I really hope Vi grows up a bit in future books.

I rate it 3★

 

 

Some of my favorite quotes:

 

“Did you really think I wouldn’t look for you?” “Honestly? Yes. You seemed a little busy losing your tongue down someone else’s throat.”

 

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“Whatever game you’re playing, you’re going to lose,” he whispers. “And I’ll be right there to rub your nose in it when it happens.” “Great. Well, at least I have something to look forward to.” I cross my arms. “Now why don’t you go parade your lack of dignity somewhere else?”

 

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“I refuse to let you talk me into a make-out session in a dodgy, underground tunnel. I have standards, you know.”

 

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Abouttheauth

 

 

Rachel Morgan

 

Rachel Morgan spent a good deal of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making, crafting endless stories of make-believe and occasionally writing some of them down. After completing a degree in genetics and discovering she still wasn’t grown-up enough for a ‘real’ job, she decided to return to those story worlds still spinning around her imagination. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.

Rachel lives in Cape Town with her husband and three miniature dachshunds. She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series.

 

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text 2017-01-21 22:45
Reading progress update: I've read 298 out of 298 pages.
The Faerie Guardian - Rachel Morgan

not a faviorte but it sure was  an interesting and quick read

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