Weekly Wrap-up | May.19.2017


Weekly posts

Book Review | The Dagger in the Desk

Book Review | A Lady by Midnight

Book Review | King’s Cage

Currently reading

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes, Michelle RowenRebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen

Continuing this book and series with the (really awesome) Falling Kingdoms Fantasy League group. This week we covered chapters 6 – 10. So far I am enjoying this book a lot more than book one. Looking forward to more fun predictions and discussions over the course of the next few weeks!


The Great Hunt by Robert JordanThe Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) by Robert Jordan

Continuing this series with book two. This week I was able to finally read past the 70% mark! Unfortunately I have to return it to the library today, and I will not be able to get it back in my hands for several more weeks to finish

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon thomasLong May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

This week I started Long May She Reign and was immediately captivated. The writing is decent and the story is good. I am around the 50% mark on this book right now and, while still enjoying it, I have reached a slight lull. I’m hoping to finish this one up in the next day or two!

The Black Witch by Laurie ForestThe Black Witch (The Black Witch #1) by Laurie Forest

This week I started The Black Witch with a few fellow reviewers and bloggers ( Bentley @ Book Bastion and Solomon @ The Bookish King, check them out!). I have not been able to delve very far into this book yet, but so far I am really enjoying it! There has been a lot of recent controversy over this book, and so far from my own experience and research, this controversy has been completely misrepresented and unwarranted.

The Copper Promise by Jen WilliamsThe Copper Promise (The Copper Cat #1) by Jen Williams

I started reading The Copper Promise with a fellow GR friend and reviewer (Follow her Instagram @haileesbooksandstuff). Again, I have not gotten very far into this book, but so far there is a lot of snark, a lot of brutal stuff, and I’m getting major Indiana Jones vibes … so basically ALL GREAT THINGS! I am very much looking forward to reading more of this story over the following week.

Finished Reading

This week has been a busy week for STARTING books … not so much for finishing them.

Then and Always by Dani AtkinsThen and Always by Dani Atkins

I was able to audiobook this book in a little less than 4 hours time. It is a really touching and emotional love story that I was very happy to experience. A quick easy read and the perfect contemporary to break up the massive amount of fantasy reads I currently have running. This book got a 3.5/5 stars rating from me. Read the full review here.



NetGalley Approval

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly RingleThe Goblins of Bellwater

This week I received my first NetGalley ARC approval and for a book I have been extremely excited about reading because 1) Goblins and 2) THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS!

(Excerpt from Goodreads Synopsis): A contemporary romance inspired by Christina Rossetti’s eerie, sensual poem, “Goblin Market.”

Four neighbors encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters…

Weekly Outlook

This next week I will be continuing with my Currently Reading list and hopefully starting Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones and The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle. Also looking forward to catching up a little on TOO many of my reviews left unwritten.

My daughter will be finishing up her last few days of school this week, so I am hoping to get the family out on some outdoor adventures. We are ready for summer!

As always, I wish everyone a happy and enjoyable week!


My Life in Books | Book Tag

I found this posted by the fabulous May @ My 1st Chapter (check our her blog!) and thought it would be another fun book tag for the week!

The original video of this tag has been removed and I cannot locate the original creator so (I’m sorry whoever you are).

Furthermore, my bookshelves are a bit insane at the moment and contain about a million books that I have not even read yet, so for this tag, I will be using my Goodreads “Read” shelf to answer.

Find a book for each of your initials

H – Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

F – Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

L – Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins

Howls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

   Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

This book is a lot of fun. Of course I have a special place in my heart for the movie version of this story, and while the book is actually different in many ways, it was just as good and very nostalgic. I gave this book a 5/5 star rating. It is indeed a part of my soul.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

   Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

This is one of those series that I would have enjoyed a lot more in my teens. Maggie Stiefvater is one of my all time favorite authors with her The Raven Cycle series and The Scorpio Races (an all time favorite). This series reads a lot younger and cliché than her other works. This particular book, however, was a good read and a solid conclusion to the series (Stiefvater did add a 4th book to the series titled Sinner which is actually my favorite of the series but is more of a spin off story). Still I gave this book a 3.5/5 star rating.

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