Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday


This meme used to be hosted at Breaking the Spine but I have no idea what's going on over there. Jill seemed to have vanished. 





I love graphic novels and manga so of course I'm excited for this! Though I will admit, I've not read the actual books yet... I know I know. I hope to change that soon. 


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Authors I'm DYING to Meet

This meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish



 So I've never met any author. When I finally got old enough to drive myself to book signings and such, we moved. No one ever came to KY. Then I had to move again a few years ago and no one ever comes to OK. I wish I had stayed in Nashville as I would have gotten to meet some authors by now. 

This list is really just a list of all my favorite authors and how much I'd love to meet them. These aren't really in any order except for number 1 and 2 as they are my really favorite authors.


10) Leigh Bardugo
Author of Six of Crows



9) Cassandra Clare
Author of Lady Midnight



8) Maggie Stiefvater
Author of The Raven Boys



7) Wendy Higgins
Author of Unknown 




6) A. G. Howard 
Author of RoseBlood




5) Sabaa Tahir
Author of An Ember in the Ashes



4) Marie Rutkoski 
Author of The Winner's Kiss



3) Stephenie Meyer 
Author of Twilight



2) Jennifer L Armentrout
Author of White Hot Kiss



1) Sarah J Maas
Author of A Court of Mist and Fury 


Monday, March 27, 2017

Music Monday - Ed Sheeran

This meme is hosted over at Always Me.




So I am in love with this whole album and it was hard to pick two but I chose two that I'm feeling a little more right now. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you like these songs also! Have a great week! 




Saturday, March 25, 2017

Forbidden - Book Breakdown

**Starred** in American Library Association BOOKLIST

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart. 

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying. 

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.



Page Count: 397
Published: 11/04/2014
Series: Forbidden Trilogy
Publisher: Harper Collins
POV: First Person
Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little






Book Breakdown 

*MINOR SPOILER ALERT*

So I started reading this series because I wanted something different from the normal and I got that. I love the setting and Ive never read a book from the time setting this takes place. I think it's around the time of the Biblical Abraham. I love how I felt right there with Jayden, I felt the fear of traveling through the desert and the sadness of losing her mother. 

This book is a romance at it's core and that it mostly what it centers on, which is fine by me. I have two problems with this book, one is the insta-love kind of feel. The love between Jayden and Kadesh just happened so fast and she knows hardly anything about him, except that he's rich and oh so very kind. 

The other thing that I didn't like and this is just a silly nitpick as I know that it was important to their survival and so of course everyone would think about them and talk about them... but still.... I'm sure the word camel is in the book just about more than any other word. 


I do love the world building in here, I thought it was done nicely and I really felt so bad for Jayden when her sister left her for the temple. What a freaking bitch. I don't even care, I'd be there for my family, no matter what. 

I do feel that Jayden had a nice arc, she went from someone who I rolled my eyes at sometimes to someone to has gotten stronger, I hope she continues to grow through the next two books and I hope to get to know ore about Kadesh who seems like a dreamboat. I also hope someone kills Horeb. That guy needs to be gone from the world. It would be a better world without him for sure. 

I love the dancing in this novel and how it was a part of their culture. It made me wish I could dance and join along with them. Never have I ever wanted to visit the desert so much then while read ing this book. 

I fully recommend this book. Read it now if you haven't, just watch out for the camels... they are everywhere.


Friday, March 24, 2017

50/50 Friday - Book Hype

This fun new meme is hosted by the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books and myself. Join us each week for a new topic! 


What is 50/50 Friday? 
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read.



Topic for the Week
Novel Worth/Not Worth the Hype


So book hype can really help a book as well as hurt the book. I've experienced both myself as I'm sure you guys have. So let's jump into some hyped books!


Worth the Hype
The novel I think is worth the most hype is a book I love so much and it's...
This book is just so amazing and I've never read anything like it! No, I've never read The Night Circus and I have heard they are a lot a like. 




Overhyped
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Yep. This book. I do want to say that if you like this book, that's great and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just thought this was rubbish and it does not do the HP world the justice it deserves. 


Topic for Next Week
Best/Worst Book Read in March









Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Read in One Sitting

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.




So this was a pretty easy list for me to make. There is so many books that I've read in one sitting. Even a few super long ones... I spent all day and night reading. I just couldn't put it down. So here is a list of ten books I read in one sitting.


10) Secret Vampire (Night World #1)



9) Everything Everything 


8) The Lovely Reckless 



7) Oleah Chronicles: Justice



6) Darkest Dawn 




5) Forbidden 




4) The Host 




3) Cinder 



2) Lola and the Boy Next Door




1) White Hot Kiss