Wednesday, November 14, 2018

~Can't Wait Wednesday: Evermore (Everless #2)~


                So yesterdays Top Ten sent me down the internet rabbit hole and instead of finishing it and posting I spent hours adding tons of bookish merch to my wish list.....but it was fun even if I need to win the lotto to get it all ;)  Moving on, Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland
Out:  12/31

From Goodreads:
                Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress.  But she has just learned the truth:  not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

                The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head.  And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago.  Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past.  For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.       

Why I’m Waiting:
                So this is the sequel to Everless which I reviewed here.  I really enjoyed it and of course with it ending as it did I have been ready to dive deeper since it ended.  I already have this sequel on pre-order and look forward to starting the audiobook shortly after it becomes available as it might be the first book I listen to in 2019!         

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your CWW as well so I can check it out.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Shifters & Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2)


                Hello happy readers!  Well it has been a crazy weekend to be sure.  Three days of all day adopt-a-thon action which will leave you surprisingly sore each day and a double birthday party for my bestie ad her smallest mini-me.  That said while I sit in my comfy robe and sit on ice I am finally able to type and post my review of a recent release for you!  That book in question is Shifter and Glyphs (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2) by Christina Bauer.  I previously reviewed the first book Wolves and Roses and the following novella Moonlight and Midtown which I highly recommend as this is a series I really enjoy and look forward to continuing on in but even more the author is one of my auto-buy authors!

Rating:  5 Stars

                Bry is about to start school, real school for the first time and it's all she has dreamed of for so long, but the dreams she has had her whole life of pyramids and papyri have turned much darker.  It should be enough to worry about with three different types of magic to work on and an inner wolf who wants to chomp on a 1/3 of your classmates but that's not enough pressure for Bry.  As the equinox approaches and those she love most seem to be in danger Bry must step away from her dream of school life and solve the mystery of her life and the attraction to the pyramids or face untold consequences for herself and the world.

                So Bry has her un-shredable outfit to help ease her modesty should she have to shift and her best friend, her mate, and her newest friend all with her in this endeavor that is school.  And the search for the fountain of course.  Things should go well.  But Knox has been looking rather unwell as of late and the nightmares Bry has and can't remember are only making things worse.  The sense of time running out and the search is kicked up into high gear.  Everyone's magic is acting a bit wonky as the equinox approaches.

                Things move quickly as we have fights of will, power, and kick butt action.  Still the characters are why we really care as much as we do.  I love Bry for sure but I think I love the best friend dynamic between Bry and Elle above most else.  They are friendship goals and remind me of some of the stuff my bestie and I would say and/or do though less magically, like make fun of people in horror movies doing the stupidest things….yep that's us.  Then you have Knox because you can't forget the sexy werewolf mate!  Speaking of mate the inner conversations Bry has with her wolf had me rolling most of the time.  Like she has a literally voice in her head trying to convince her to do things, like chowing down on your mates ex, when they pop up.  Knox and Bry the story is sweet and amazing as always, he could save me anytime!  And Alec who is basically Knox's Elle.  Their brotherly dynamic is on point and adorable.  Plus no matter how hard they try to play as friends Elle and Alec are super cute and impossible not to ship. 

                We dig deeper as we approach the conclusion to the fountain search.  Things that are translated always have multiple meanings as anyone well knows but in this care old papyri is no exception.  Mysteries are solved, truths revealed, and life templates are put to the test.  I was so excited to go on this ride for the search for the fountain and the hope to fix magic.  And maybe get a little bit of normal high school time if you're lucky!  So I can't say much else without spoiling things and that will not do.  The book flies by so pick it up and give it a go!

                Until next time…

Saturday, November 10, 2018

~Stacking the Shelves #64~


                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.  Nothing new this week but here is a catch up of the last couple!    

Physical Books:

The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

Audiobooks:

Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3) by P.C. Cast

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls #1) by Deborah Harkness

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

                So the last couple of weeks have been crazy and even today I have been swamped but I wanted to get on even a lot later in the night to post before I left another week undone.  Not a ton but HUGE books I am really enjoying!!!  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

~Movie Corner #21~


                Hello happy movie fans!    A few movies recently, and hopefully more to come!  This weekend I have my besties birthday which I am excited for because I've had her present wrapped and ready for about 4 months now and it's been begging to be given.  Bella will also be front and center for the adopt-a-thon looking for her furever home so I'm sure I'll be sore and tired by the end of this weekend lol.  That said here is what I’ve seen the last two weeks:


Halloween: 3.5 Stars
                So I finally watched the first Halloween online then just a few hours later saw the new Halloween, which per my internet dive said takes place after the first one, if it had ended slightly differently.  That said having seen them so close together, literally within 4 hours of one another, I did enjoy the parallel between them that paid a sense of homage.  Still while it was fun, made more so by my co-workers joining, it wasn’t the best Halloween time / horror type movie nor was it the best I’ve seen recently.  Still I enjoyed it enough that I’m glad I saw it.  I do plan to watch the other movies in the series at some point as well and maybe when I do I’ll rank them but for now the new iteration was fun but not something I’m excited to see again or own.


Hunter Killer:  5 Stars
                I hadn’t seen a ton of trailers for this one much like his other movie Geostorm but when I did see the trailer it looked interesting.  A commander in charge and having to go into something never done before while a spy thriller is played out.  I was down.  Plus let’s be honest I might have a soft spot for Gerald Butler.  I enjoyed myself.  I love a good story about a strong leader fighting the odds to try and stop all out war.  Trying to make friends of enemies and so on.  It’s a great dynamic. 


The Nutcracker & the Four Realms:  5 Stars
                So I might be one of the only people in the world unfamiliar with the Nutcracker ballet.  I know of it, that it exists and there is a Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy but that’s about it.  I didn’t know the story behind it, though having seen this movie I would love to see a real ballet.  The movie as a whole was beautiful.  Seriously the whole experience was eye opening and a marvel to watch play out before my eyes.  I enjoyed all the characters, the story, the visuals, the music.  Everything.  It was a total package for me.  

*****

                So upcoming movies….there are so many I want to see but clearly only the budget for so many and weeding out which ones is hard!  What movies have you seen recently?  What should I see? Next weekend I'm seeing Fantastic Beasts 2 no question but other than that it's hard to choose between such fun looking movies!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

~Can't Wait Wednesday: Finale (Caraval #3)~

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
Out:  5/30

From Goodreads:
                Welcome, welcome to Caraval…all games must come to an end.

                It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has been Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own.  Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it.  She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

                Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own.  She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancĂ©, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage.  Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future.  She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

                Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun—with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake.  There are no spectators this time:  only those who will win…and those who will lose everything.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I LOVE THIS SERIES!  I have loved listening to this since I started Caraval (Reviews:  Caraval & Legendary) and I can’t wait to see how things wrap up.  There is so much I need answers to and so much I want to happen.  I can’t even begin to form them but yes so much needs to happen.    

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your CWW as well so I can check it out.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlisted Books I want to read!


                Hello everyone!  So quick update my grandma had a medical scare this weekend and was in the hospital, all is good now thankfully it was a false alarm but it kind of took up most of my weekend and now I think I'm coming down with a something if my struggle to stay awake for more than an hour when not forced to be at work is any indication.  Seriously Sunday I slept for about 20 hours on and off and kept wanting nothing but sleep.  Anywho I was able to type this up at work and wake myself early enough for shift today that I could get on my computer at the house to format and post so yay!  Progress!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. 

The top ten today is:  Backlist books I want to read!
These are all books I've had on my shelf for some time but have not yet gotten to for one reason or another but despite everything I would still love to give them a go!


The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephone Angelini

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

Unearlthy (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie

Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton
               
                There you have it.  Some books I have been meaning to read for years but have not gotten to yet.  Any tips on which should be moved to the top of the list?  What are you behind on?  Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!