October 3, 2015

Scary Book of The Month: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I'm currently reading Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs as my scary book of the month and for every chapter I read I will be publishing a new post with a few words of my own.  #spreadtheterror

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs 

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs. 
This must be Devil's Acre cause it looks Spooky

My Thoughts on Chapter One

What I felt about Hollow City and the children battling the Wights and monsters after coming so far over land and seas, was enough for me to not want to read anymore. At the end of Hollow City it felt like they were all doomed until Jacob realized he had power over the Hollowgasts.
This is where we begin again in Library of Souls. In an apocalyptic future following a great battle, Jacob, Emma, and the dog Addison, are still being pursued by these monsters and now they have to find the other peculiars who might've been captured or dead. They are on the scent trail which leads them to a place the children might've been taken to; Devil's Acre. In fact to get to it they have to cross over by boat, and the ship's captain is a 7 foot tall giant who is as tall as he is menacing.

All Hallow's Read Giveaway

I'm going to give a lucky participant a chance to win a book for All Hallows Read. You need to leave a comment and your name in the random generator for you to be entered to win a book. It will be like Christmas in October! I will draw a lucky winner on Oct. 31st.

In your comment please tell us : Have you read a scary book lately? What was so scary about it?

Here is a list of scary books to give you an idea. You don't have to choose one from this list . It's only an example and it is Neil Gaiman approved. The one(s) with stars have been read by me and that I recommend

A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Clariel by Garth Nix
Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Evernight by Claudia Gray *****
Gone by Michael Grant
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
In the After by Demitria Lunetta
The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
The Madman’s Daughter
by Megan Shepherd
Masque of the Red Death
by Bethany Griffin
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Something Strange and Deadly
by Susan Dennard
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong **
The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

I am currently reading Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs . You must choose a book of equal value or up to $20 for All Hallow's Read. Good Luck and Spread The Terror!

September 30, 2015

Mother May I: (# 4 Knlght Games)

Mother May I (Knight Games Book 4)

Mother May I by Genevieve Jack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Love will launch the mother of all battles. Grateful Knight is one stressed out witch. Not only has she failed to restore her caretaker, Rick, from an evil witch’s mind-control spell, but the loss he endured extends well beyond his memory. To make matters worse, compensating for his absence could cost her the job she loves and the strength she needs. When a new supernatural threat leaves Grateful for dead, a vampire ally saves her life but at a price. Her assailant's calling card makes it clear she’s marked for death, possibly by her goddess mother. With the help of her half-sister Polina, can Grateful gain the power she needs to win Rick back and beat the goddess at her own game?

My thoughts about it:

Mother May I was a fast read and full of action. It was a good story and climax but the ending fell a little short. I am looking forward to reading more from this author in her new book about Logan. Logan is such a great character and Polina made her debut in this book who I loved as well.

The business of restoring Rick Ordenes memories was a very hard and arduous task that almost cost Grateful her life.

Her choosing whether to be with her friends and family over being Goddess is still a bit melodramatic to me. I think that word best describes Grateful all in all. The choices she made were never good.

I am a little disappointed about the caretakers role as well and what happened to him. He had the potential of being a constant rock and someone Grateful could trust and rely on, but when he lost his memory he changed from being superhuman to a passive shell of a man. I loved him more in the first installment.

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September 28, 2015

A Christmas Novella: Dec The Holls

Dec the Holls

Dec the Holls by Jasinda Wilder

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

A week before Christmas, and all through office not a soul is stirring, not even a mouse. Holly is working overtime, cold and lonely and broke. Across the hall, Declan is lonely too, and thinking this christmas is going to be a joke. Then one blustery night Holly’s car won’t start and Declan is there to help with a little love in his heart. Open this gift from bestselling author Jasinda Wilder to find out if a single mother of two can let herself fall in love with her sexy-as-hell workaholic boss.

another sex fantasy. I mean you know she wants him but she thinks he's too good for her. It's Christmas Eve and Holly is working overtime again just to pay the bills. Declan is her boss who never payed much attention to Holly before until the day she forgot her purse in her office. He thinks why hadn't he noticed how beautiful she was before? Meanwhile she is stranded outside in the cold, crying her eyes out because her car wouldn't start. She left her phone in her purse too. Coincidentally Declan sees a lone car in the parking lot from her office window and takes advantage of the situation and decides to go and help her cause you know he doesn't want to spend Christmas alone.  *rolls eyes* To  be honest it's been a long time since I've read one of these. It has no chapters and it was kind of a treat.
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January 24, 2015

The Queen of The Hill

Queen of The Hill by Genevieve Jack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a series that hasn't gotten enough attention. It's a great story but the ending to Queen of The Hill is not what I expected.

Grateful and Rick were about to get married and now that Rick has had his memories stolen by the wicked witch Tabetha, (yes, that's how it spelled) Grateful has to rebuild their relationship and win his love over again. How maddening is that!?

The fight between Tabetha and Grateful at the mansion was epic and I look forward to the next book in the series because I want to know if they live HEA.

I like the series because all the bad guys get killed off while the good guys are winning. That's not to say they haven't had their share of dangerous circumstances. Gratefuls familiar is a snarky raven called Poe and Logan is her best friend who Grateful brought back to life. There are an assortment of other characters like vampires, werewolves, faeries, ogres, leprechans and witches. Genevieve Jack is an excellent author.

About the Author

Genevieve Jack is a former registered nurse and author of weird, witty and wicked-hot paranormal romance for adults. Genevieve grew up in a suburb of Chicago and attended a high school rumored to be haunted. She loves old cemeteries and enjoys a good ghost tour. Genevieve specializes in original, cross-genre stories with surprising twists. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and a brittany named Riptide, who holds down her feet while she writes.
Her Website: http://www.genevievejack.com/

January 12, 2015

So, what's YOUR favorite quote this week?

The Booktastic quote I chose is from my current read Dark Skye by Kresley Cole.

If there is one thing I've come to recognize about the Immortals After Dark books, is that they always begin with two creatures of the Lore violently hating each other almost to the death. If it weren't for one claiming the other as his/her mate i.e "Mine", they would absolutely tear each other to pieces! Yes. In Dark Skye I am finally coming to understand why it's so; making the romance hard earned and fun. It used to be that I hated all the contention but Kresley Cole is a writing genius. The fighting and bad behavior between two Loreans like Melanthe and Thronos is because of the Accession! The gods and goddesses are having a heydey! Meanwhile, Nix the ever-knowing is playing matchmaker lol. Normally Vrekeners and Sorcerei do not belong together. I didn't get it until I read Dark Skye! Did anyone else get that about why the romance always started off volatile? In the first book, The Warlord Wants Forever, I understood it, I think, but as the series went on it became a troubling and monotonous theme. I didn't care what the reason was*shrugs.

Dark Skye (Immortals After Dark #14)Excerpted from


The Accession
"And a time shall come to pass when all immortal beings in the Lore, from the Valkyrie, vampire, Lykae, and demon factions to the witches, shifters, fey, and sirens...must fight and destoy each other."
  • A kind of mystical checks and balances system for an ever growing population of immortals.
  • Two major alliances: The Pravus Rule and the Vertas League.
  • Occurs every five hundred years. Or right now...

January 3, 2015

No Book Buying Challenge 2015

Hosted @Chapter Break and Second Run Reviews

"I have a lot of kindle books that I need to read. Surely that will keep me busy for at least a year"

My reading goal for 2015 is set to 24 books. In comparison to the lot of you, that is an incomparably LAX number. This year I wanted to only read one book a month, but instead I doubled that to 24. However, that number may change depending on how I do with my kindle reading.

For this challenge, library books are not allowed , but seeings how library books are budget friendly, I will also be participating in the 2015 snagged @ the library challenge

In the last few years , my experience with reading was more of a personal challenge than it was an enjoyment but I rather prefer reading slower and sometimes if I have to, read it over again. In other words I want to take my time. It was about how many books I could read in a year. I have changed and therefore my New Years resolution will be to ONLY READ BOOKS THAT I LIKE, not to be swayed by Goodreads reviews.

Everytime I am persuaded to read a book that is against my better judgment , I end up being terribly disappointed and I wonder are they reading the same book?


  • Abstain from spending money on books for one calendar year (or follow a monthly   book budget). 
  • Gift cards OK, audible account OK, but no buying extra credits 
  • Encourage other challenge participants via comments, social media and emails. 
  • Participate in the monthly posts. 
  • Library books do not count for this challenge. This challenge is mainly for books you already own. 
  • Netgalley books can count for this because you have the book, so read it!

This challenge begins Jan 1, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015.
Books Read For This Challenge