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 LIVING BOOK OF LORE. . .

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?

HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES


  • 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

December 26, 2014

Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015.

This list should be comprised of books released ONLY in 2015





1 Winter #3 The Lunar Chronicles - I didn't have a picture for this one cause the book doesn't have a cover yet.
2 Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers#2) Expected publication: January 27th 2015
3 Burned by Karen Marie Moning
4 The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13) by J.R.Ward
5 The Master (The Game Maker ) by Kresley Cole
6 The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)
7 End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee Expected publication: May 12th 2015 
8 Tiger's Dream (The Tiger Saga, #5)
9 The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout Expected publication: February 17th 2015 
10 Lady Midnight the Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
11 <for good measure> Reawakened by Colleen Houck

December 24, 2014

Best _Book to Movie/TV Adaptation_ Of 2014


These are my best book to movie/TV adaptations that I've read in 2014 I may have broken a few rules in choosing a topic for this one (naughty me), however, in my defense, IF I'm FREE to choose a topic of choice than why stipulate? I also chose a couple of books like The Giver, and If I Stay that I hadn't read in 2014 however I watched the movie in 2014! :p Don't Judge Me . . . pleaase.

Game of Thrones 4th season premiered on April 6, 2014. Season 4 is mostly based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third book in A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. You can watch all 10 episodes on HBO like I did :) and I've seen all 4 seasons

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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is my favorite book-to-movie of 2014 by far. An Epic Fantasy.



3 Outlander premiered on Starz in the U.S.A. on August 9, 2014.








Fallen by Lauren Kate The film is in pre-production so I haven't seen it yet, but is currently slated to hit theaters in 2014. I read Passion in February 2014.
The Prizoner of Azkaban . Although the movie isn't a 2014 release  I read the book for the first time in 2014
6 The Maze Runner. The movie was released in Theaters September 19,2014. I thought it was a mix of Hunger Games and Game of Thrones with the watchers beyond the wall thing .





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7 If I Stay released August 22, 2014. I watched the movie about a week ago and I liked the book more.

8 Guardians of The Galaxy was released in 2014. My favorite character is Groot . Loved it.
The Giver hit theaters on August 15, 2014, The sameness reminded me of Logan's Run. 



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10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014. If you loved those turtles in a half shell before this movie will shell shock you Honestly.







So before anybody protests I will choose a topic that is listed in the rules and one that I used last year .

1.The Song of Ice and Fire #1 by George R.R.Martins best villains are.. .

The White Walkers

 and their Master



2.The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

The Pale Orc Azog 

Smaug the dragon. 


3.Outlanders ... Black Jack Randall



4.In Passion, Lucifer appears as Bill the gargoyle, 

a guide to Luce who helps her travel through the announcers to different lifetimes.


5.The Maze Runner 

Gally The arrogant, dark-haired bully.



6.Guardians of The Galaxy 

Ronan The Accuser



7.Harry Potters Tom Riddle / Voldemort

I'd read the book first time this year.

8.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 -

Shredder



9.Brady Hartfield in Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King 

sorry no picture of him 

10.Sebastian Morgenstern in City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare 

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