Wake – DNF Book Review

wake book coverTitle: Wake

Author: Sherry Rossman

Publisher/ Release Date: Darwin House Press/ January 26, 2016

Source/ Format (ISBN): Netgalley/ E-Arc (9780692582572)

My Rating: DNF


Synopsis:

Serve the community. Obey the laws. Exist on anxiety pills. This is all Monet, a ward of her city, can hope for until she and her friend, Luke, find an old book that shows the history of mankind—a past that’s been hidden from them and all the citizens of Titus. As their curiosity takes them down a dangerous path, extraordinary events begin to occur, showing them God may exist and is reaching out to them through illegal art and a realm of paranormal activity. Monet and Luke find themselves at a crossroads: live within the safe, logical confines of Titus, or embrace the wild truth and risk death.


DNF’d @ 14%

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2019 New Year’s Resolutions

At the beginning of 2018, I made a list of new year’s resolutions. Some I went through and accomplished, some I struggled with, and others I completely forgot I had made in the first place.

To kick-start the year 2019, I want to share my new year’s resolutions with you-all. I’m hoping that if I somehow derail from the below resolutions you guys will call my ass out as we go through the many days of yet another unforeseeable year. Continue reading

Sabriel – Book Review

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Title: Sabriel

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher/ Release Date: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group/ October 31, 2006 (Originally published in 1995)

Source/Format (ISBN): Library (Overdrive)/ Audiobook (9780739329771)

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Synopsis:

A tale of dark secrets, deep love, and dangerous magic!

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life–and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.


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Yuri Bear Storm – Book Review

yuri storm book cover.pngTitle: Yuri Bear Storm Volume 1

Author: Kunihiko Ikuhara

Publisher/ Release Date: Diamond Book Distributors & TokyoPop/ Feb 12, 2019

Source/ Format (ISBN): Netgalley/ E-Arc (9781427860156)

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Synopsis:

Every night, 16-year-old Kureha has a strange dream involving lilies, storms, and… her classmate Ginko as a bear?!

At school, Kureha’s unassuming personality and looks render her practically invisible. Sometimes, it feels like no one notices her at all… until cute and energetic Ginko asks Kureha to talk privately one day during lunch. Maybe she really is a bear… or maybe she’s just got a crush on Kureha!


Before I start this review, allow me to share some of my status updates for this book:

“Lol, what.”

“Lol, what even is this manga”

“Oh my god, what is even happening???!”

“This manga is all over the place and really weird, but I’m kinda enjoying it???”

“This is getting too meta, even for me. And I’m all about that meta 4th wall breaking shit.”

“LOL, what?”

“W
T
F
Is
Happening???!!!”

“This art style is really innocent for all the fucked up shit that’s happening.”

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Caraval – DNF Book Review

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher/ Release date: Flatiron Books/ January 31, 2017

Source/ Format (ISBN or ASIN): Overdrive library loan/ Kindle Edition (B01EROYPQE)

My Rating: Did Not Finish


Synopsis:

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.


DNF’d @ 6%

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Hunted – Book Review

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Title: Hunted

Author: Meagan Spooner

Publisher/ Release date: HarperTeen/ March 14, 2017

Source/ Format (ISBN or ASIN): Overdrive library loan/ Kindle Edition (B01HBPP15U)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Synopsis:

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman.

But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation.

Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?


After reading thoughts
HOLY SHIT ON A STICK!

Ok, now that I got that out of my system: I am happy to announce that this is NOTHING like ACOTAR.

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