I didn’t get much reading done this month. I did however have our baby! Which is why I didn’t finish a book lol
I would like to introduce the newest member of the Martin Clan, Killian Raymond James Martin…
He is one of the best things in the world to us and he is perfect in every way.
He was born on November 18th,2016 @7:46pm, weighed 8lbs 6oz, and 20inches long.
I do hope I can get out of the reading slump I’ve been in these last 10 months. If not well now you see what’s taking up all my time!!!
Hey guys I am back with my November TBR. I am only going to put 4 books on this list because my little man is due any day. I didn’t want to go crazy with the stack. So I decided to go with a theme that I know I will enjoy reading…ready…
I love a good fairy tale retelling especially if it is one of my favorite stories. So I went down to my local library and picked up 3 books by the same author because I knew that’s what she writes. Also Bekah Awesomebooknut on Youtube suggested these books in several of her videos especially the first book. If you haven’t seen her videos where have you been. She is one of my favorite booktubers to watch and I believe I have seen every one of them. Bekah is also very sweet and is an awesome mom so I can relate better with her than some of the others. Ok enough fangirling….on to the books.
I received a digital copy of this book through Netgalley and I have already started it. It is a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera. This book does not come out until Jan 10, 2017.
Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.
I loved Graceling and Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite fairy tale. I started reading this book as soon as I got back in my car from the library. This is the first book in the Cruel Beauty Universe.
Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.
I am absolutely in love with this cover!!
This is the one that captured my eye at the library. Omgosh these covers!!! I didn’t want to read the synopsis of this one but on the back all I saw was the name Juliet and I had to get it because it is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet!!!!
I hope you enjoyed my little TBR pile for the month. I know when the baby gets here I am not going to want to do anything but snuggle him.
Don’t forget to check out Bekah’s YouTube page and also her blog. Links down below!!!
Bekah The Awesome Book Nut
Mom still won’t let me cut my hair. I still share a bedroom with Grandpa. And my cell phone is still stuck in the Stone Age.
But I’ve got a serious problem now. Big Mike has cancer, and I’ve got to step in and do what science hasn’t yet done. I’ve got to find a cure.
That’s right–I’m 13 years old, and I’m about to change the world.
I received this book for an honest review from the author. This is D.K. Brantley’s second book and I was honored he asked me again to review his work.
This book follows Adam helping Big Mike through his cancer treatments. From the first book to the second these characters have grown so much. Now dealing with this more grownup situation I liked how they were both mature about the whole thing. I also liked how the students in the school were able to rally together to help also.
It is a short book and I was able to read it all in one sitting but it did pull on some heart strings. I couldn’t imagine having a child of mine go through something like this.
I was also asked to tell you about a boy that the author knows that is facing this terrible disease right now. His name is Dylan Duncan and he is a 7th grader in Cleveland, TN.
Dylan was diagnosed in May of this year with Osteosarcoma. His mother, Becky Duncan, has since taken a leave from work to care for Dylan, which has led to an immediate stop and drastic drop in family income.
Daniel Brantley has decided that now through the end of 2016, all his books proceeds will go to the Duncan family. The book is now available on Amazon for $6.99 or if you would just like to donate to the cause here is the GoFundMe page that you can do so.
Elementals Book 4
The Portal to Kerberos
She will venture into hell to save the one she loves.
After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that’s filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?
In this penultimate book of Nicole’s story, join the Elementals as they journey through hell to save the world… before it’s too late.
I was so excited to be able to continue this adventure with book 4. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time just like the other 3 and then just pitches me off a cliff at the end. Michelle Madow likes to use cliff hangers. AHHH!!!! So now I am a mess drooling for book 5.
I really enjoyed this book for the fact that you get to explore the world of Kerberos. The main characters that are left have to face different obstacles in order to reach the top of the mountain to save Blake. From Nemean lions guarding the easy way up the mountain, to a forest where you can’t see a thing and can get lost forever in a dense fog, a harsh desert and a river that makes you have the most terrible dreams imaginable.
Ms. Madow has a great way about how to paint the picture of her story and this was no exception. I do enjoy the speed in which the action makes the story move along. I didn’t read it as fast as the others but that was just me. I can not wait to read book 5 and see what happens.