Mini Update for Today

Currently Reading….

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Finished Reading….
A review will be coming soon

 

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Update Status in the World of Reading

I know i haven’t done an update in a while so I’m going to throw out a mini one. I’ll try to do a more in depth of each book when I can. 

I have completed the whole set of  Vampire Girl #1- 4 by Karpov Kinrade    (Vampire Girl, Midnight Star,  Silver Flame and Moonlight Prince)  Each of these books were so good!  I literally could not put them down.   Fantasy, fun, action, life, demons, faeries, and vampires!  So many twists and turns in this book.  A few of them totally caught me off guard!    I checked all 4 books out from my library.

I also read Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guaridans #7) by Dianne Duvall.   The word Immortal caught my eye and first thing was vampires but it is so much more!  So good!   This was a long book but the plot was good I think.    I checked this book out from the local library.

Emma: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison.   This book was fun to read in a few days.   It was a bit of drama and such good fun.  It kind of reminded me of a modern day age of Emma/Jane Eyre type of feel.  It was a nice break from my usual vampires, action and fantasy and romance genre.  I own this book.

Fire, magic, queens, dukes and more….The Tethered Mage (Sword & Fire #1)  by Melissa Caruso.  Oh gosh!  I saw this book at my local library while waiting for a friend to show up and the cover jumped at me.  I just had to check it out.  Once I got started, I could not stop reading this book.

Currently reading right now: Drop Dead Gorgeous (Bite Night novel #2)  by Juliet Lyons.   Romance, vampires and action….do I need to say more?   This book is from my local library.

Nonfiction books that I have been peeking into: How to Raise Kind Kids by Thomas Lickona and Love Rules  by Joanna Coles.   (Both books are from my local library.)

I have so many books in my to read pile that is it not even funny.  I keep adding stuff in it and then my pile builds up as I know I need to read those books first before I go out and get new books or check them out from my local library!   Hope you like the mini update, what are you reading?

 

Reading update

My update….

Life has been a tad busy with the holidays….so I have not been able to update my blog. It’s a new year and new goals!  Hopefully I can tackle them all.  So onwards to the reading and books!

I have finished reading Finding the Rainbow by Traci Borum.

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What is the book about:

Holly Newbury’s life is on hold in the cozy English village of Chilton Crosse. While her friends are marrying, having children, and embarking on successful careers, Holly is raising her three younger sisters and working part time at the village art gallery. Her life feels incomplete, but family is more important to her than anything. Then a film crew’s arrival galvanizes the community, and Holly becomes fast friends with Fletcher Hays, the movie’s love-shy American writer.

The production of an Emma film isn’t the only drama in town, though. Their father makes a choice that threatens everything she gave up her dreams for. Holly’s sisters endure growing pains. And Fletcher plans to return to America as soon as filming is over, ruining any chance of their relationship blossoming further. After years of sacrificing for others, Holly must find the courage to take a risk on a future she never dared to expect.

My Thoughts:

The cover caught my attention to be honest.  Who doesn’t love rainbows and a lovely countryside?   Then I read the summary of the book and decided to give it a go!

At first it was a little slow but then once I got past that bit, I wanted to know what was going to happen with Holly.  I loved being immersed in Holly’s world and to feel and see what she had to go through with her sisters, her dad, friends and meeting someone new: Fletcher.    The bits of drama here and there popping up was cool.   I really liked it.  It was a break from the usual stuff I read.  It felt cozy and uplighting in a way.   I kept rooting for Holly through everything she went through and thought she was a great character.  Fletcher was an interesting character: a guy from Texas who went to England for school and lived there for a while.  Oh and he plays the guitar..that is a sweet thing!  The book was all good.

Currently Reading:

I am going to try to finish up The Iron Wyrm.  And then perhaps start on Painting the Moon by Traci Borum (which is the first book in the series).  I am going to tackle my to read pile this year.  It is a goal!

More to come soon!

Finished Reading

COLD

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

I forgot to say that I finished this book.  I did like this book because it had a different spin on vampires.   Some make vampires sexy and some do not.  Why not have a mixture of things here and there?  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion!  (Think of all the vampire books out there!)

I liked how Tana kicked butt at one point.   I liked how Tana and Gavriel kind of click in a bizarre way.   I wasn’t sure about Gavriel at first. I began to wonder what his goal was.  Could he be setting up something or just being evil or wanted to actually not be a vampire anymore?  It was interesting to see how he unfolds throughout the story.     The story gives off revenge, death and some romance.  I am glad that I read this little gem!

Notes From Ghost Town

GHOST

 

By Kate Ellison
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by EgmontUSA

They say first love never dies…

From critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness, unspoken love, and murder. When sixteen-year-old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it’s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death.

There’s a catch: Olivia has gone colorblind, and there’s a good chance she’s losing her mind completely—just like her mother did. How else to explain seeing (and falling in love all over again with) someone who isn’t really there?

With the murder trial looming just nine days away, Olivia must follow her heart to the truth, no matter how painful. It’s the only way she can save herself.

 

I finished this book a few days ago.  I liked it.   I thought the book was going to be a bit boring but it had my attention.   To be honest the cover caught my attention first.  Then I read what the summary was and thought maybe I’ll give it a shot.  Well the poor book sat around since 2013….(Yeah my to read pile has books from all kinds of years….)

Anyways the journey that Olivia goes on is pretty intense.  One thing after another and her emotions comes out in wanting to forget all the bad stuff and hoping that there is a light for her at the end of the tunnel.   She decides to try to solve the mystery.   There were some moments that caught me off guard and some moments that were sweet.   I was surprised that I liked this story.  Give it a shot and tell me what you think of the book!