May towers

The month I hope to knock out more books.

The three weeks(19 days) I spent in alaska I read 26/27 books on my phone. And before that like my previous post was I read the last two in the shifed series by Cassie Alexander. Lots of books. Knocking out the numbers for my 100 book challenge.

Nothing much going on this month other then books, work and maybe, just maybe some writing.

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April chances

So March is behind us. I read far fewer books then I had planned but given that Ill be away from home for 3 weeks Im hoping to up the book number count. I got a ton downloaded to my kindle/phone and plan to bring my hardcover of Feverborn~~~~ squeeing so hard. Im so happy to have it. The first book I bought with money I earned from my job.

Im going to try and do some reviews. Or at the very least some rants about some books. I was really tempted to after reading BloodShifted and DeadShifted by Cassie Alexander I love her book series. For realsies. Nothing quiet like a paranormal world with things going kaboom.

Things feel be going up for me. Even though last week I suffered the loss of a feline companion. 16 years she had been with us. And I will dearly miss her.

March Madness indeed

Ive been far to distracted these last few weeks. I got a job that has me moving around, with bad internet at best. Living out of my carry on most of the week. I havent read as much as I would of liked. But I plan to change that.

I bought FeverBorn by Karen Marie Moning with my own money. My first book purchase. Surely not my last.

To books ahoy!!

Fair February  a time of chance

A lot of people embark on a time of change and pushing forward in January. New Years sets forth the goals. But far often people falter by the end of the month. Since too often they choose to do something they hate. Or something that makes them feel worse about the person they were the previous year.

There has been years Ive done that. Ive rarely actually manage to complete many of my goals. Because far to often I over shoot, or I give up on myself.

January is the time of Vision. While February is Change. I used January to set out and decide what I wanted to do. While February, this month, Im actually working on it.

I have a job interview, I have goals and ideas to work this out. And I have dreams. And for once it feels right.

I also have a new laptop >.> my old one died just after I switched over to the new XD motherboard died.

New Year, New You, but that doesnt mean you leave the old behind. Change is good, but dont push yourself beyond what you can do. And NEVER change because its what someone else wants. Goals and all the things that lead to your desires. Should be because you desire it and decide to do it yourself.

Over a year ago I graduated Highschool through a college. That was my choice, and I was never happier. My desires are my choice. And while at times I will be lost and not know what to do. I now believe that when I dont know, its ok to ask. And the same applies to everyone. There is always someone who can point you in the correct direction. If only you ask.

Changing

The new year

Ok so I forgot I hadnt done a post at the start of the year.

 

Im happily working on my book challenge. Already read 7 books. Ive already began to update my book list in the separate page. Albeit I forgot to add links to where you can get them yourself. Ill get to that soon.

Ive begun playing some games, I had quickly devoured what I got for the holidays. Legend of Zelda Link between worlds, and Pokemon X. Both fun and nice but not very long. I got my hands on and am currently play Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2.

No luck on job search. I should probably put in more effort but feeling pretty hopeless. Not to mention its flipping freezing!

 

Anyways. Happy New Year.

The last day of the latest year

December 31st, the last day of 2015. Its amazing to think back over the year. I didnt accomplish everything I wanted but I still feel ok about it. I completed the 100 book challenge. I still need to add the latest books Ive read. I look forward to taking part in next years one as well. And plan to partake in more reviews. I still second guess my style of doing it. Much more prefer to talk about books in person, or one on one. Sometimes the review feels impersonal.

Anyways no real major plans other then 100 books and get a job for 2016. Ive got conventions, gatherings and ideas for things. Maybe Ill finally finish a book.

Belated happy holidays. And a Joyous New Years. Cheers. Till tomorrow.

Beauty and the WereWolf(Five hundred Kingdom book 6) By Mercedes Lackey ~~~ Review

Beauty and the Werewolf

Five hundred Kingdom Book 6

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By Mercedes Lackey

US Amazon Link

Currently $6.49

Book Description:

The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.

Anxious to avoid the traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with “Granny,” the local wisewoman. But on the way home she’s attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman. Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon.

Bella knows all too well that breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf) and a little Godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.…

Review:

I always love plays on ‘classic tales’ I have some history with the five hundred kingdoms from  memory. One of the series I adored when I was a teen.

Anways I loved this book. It was a great book to pace myself with, even if I could tell some plot twists from the get go and was confused how the people in the book didnt realize. Albeit there were a number of things I didnt see coming either.

The book was a fun and adorable read. A new play off of Beauty and the Beast but with a kind of twist I wouldnt of thought of before. I loved it. It was a book that I took more time with then sit and read in one go. It had a lot of depth that I love in novels. Very much a fine meal of a novel.

I would totally suggest and tell people to consider reading this book.

5/5 Magic Mirrors

More in the series:

The Fairy Godmother (Book 1) $2.99

One Good Knight (Book 2) $3.99

Fortunes Fool (Book 3) $4.99

The Snow Queen (Book 4) $5.99

The Sleeping Beauty (Book 5) $6.49

November

Wow its November already. Time sure flies pretty quickly. I havent read nearly as much as I had hoped. But Im also finding it harder to find books that I feel the want to read right then. Everything feels like I could push it off for a while. Still have to update my book list but at least Im sure Ill still read 100 this year.

Halloween was a blast, I went to a anime convention and hung out with friends all weekend. No costume or cosplay but still fun.

ChicagoLand Vampires 1-4 By Chloe Neill ~~Review

Some girls bite, Friday Nights Bite, Twice Bitten, Hard Bitten

1, 2, 3, 4 of ChicagoLand Vampire series

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By Chloe Neill

US Amazon link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4

All four books $7.99 each

Book Description:

First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan Lord o the Manor Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries? worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude? and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan?s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war and there will be blood.

(I only put the first description so no spoilers)

Review:

I read the first book Some girls Bite, without too much expectations honestly. But I found myself hooked. Since I borrowed from my libraries elibrary to read I ended up waiting a long while to read the second book due to it not being turned in very timely.

I just read the 2, 3, and 4 in the series and I’m waiting for the sixth to get off hold before I read more.

I like this series. It has plenty of twists, lots of plot points that are both recurring and thought to not matter much. You learn something and it doesn’t come up or get explained for several books. And the emotional impact its absolutely brutal at times.

Merit is a character that I adore. She is book smart and happy with her life, but adapts well enough to the things thrown at her. She is realistic and human, while keeping her iron will of sorts. Her humor makes me smile and while I dont share her Cubs love, I do like the fact that she has traits that are often over looked.

The world they live in is highly realistic to me, and very vivid in my mind. The characters are sassy to sweet to chaotic and psychotic. Each book has trouble and mayhem, each book has a plot and story. But I feeling that each and every book leads up to the bigger picture. A trait I adored in Karen Marie Monings Fever series. And the thing I love about this. Although that plot that its building too isn’t a focus, it comes up in mutters but little else. Its well done in its way though.

5/5 Cadogan medals

More in the series:

Kicking it (Novella) $12.99 (I could not figure where it fell chronologically)

Drink Deep (Book 5) $7.99

Biting Cold (Book 6) $7.99

House Rules (Book 7) $12.99

Biting Bad (Book 8) $12.99

Howling For You (Novella) $2.99

Wild Things (Book 9) $9.99

Blood Games (Book 10) $11.99

Lucky Break (Book 10.5?) $1.99

Dark Debt (Book 11) $9.99

Midnight Marked (Book 12) $9.99