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Library Book Haul!

Today I visited one of my local libraries. This one is located in Daytona Beach right next to the Jackie Robinson Stadium. I had some fees that I had to pay because I forgot to turn in a dvd and two mangas.

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I hate being late with my library books. 

 

After I turned in my media, I went in search of new worlds to dive into. I always do this even though I have around 500 at home but cant help it. I managed to find one book that I borrowed….

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I have heard that this book was pretty good. Have you read it? Let me know what you thought of it.

Now for the books that I bought. I will post the links with the cover so you can go to Goodreads to see what they are about.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Alive

Alive by Scott Sigler

I was excited to get this copy bc it is the ARC!! 

 

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Ilse Witch (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, #1)

Ilse Witch (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #1)

This is probably one of the most beautiful books I now own.

 

Thats all of the books I bought and borrowed today!!

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Library Book Haul ~Arcs

This is one of the local libraries here in Volusia County, Florida. It is located in Port Orange and I have been going to this library since 1992. I have thrown many pennies into that fountain and wished for many things…some of which have came true. I love that my kids now also love this library and always ask if they can throw their own coins into the fountain.

I was at work yesterday and I had the strongest urge to go to this library. They always have books for sale and for really cheap prices. Their paperbacks range from 25-50 cents up to hardcovers at $2. I haven’t really seen anything there in the last few weeks that caught my eye but yesterday they exceeded my expectations.

I was able to find 13 books and most of them are Arcs. Most of them just got published this year in the past 4 months. I also found some awesome published books and 2 Arcs that are coming out next year! So I’ll start with those. If you want to know the synopsis to these beautiful books I have linked the Goodreads pages with all of them!!

Behind the Canvas

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by Feiwel & Friends
Saving Montgomery Sole
240 pages
Expected publication: April 19th 2016 by Roaring Brook Press

Arcs that Have Come Out This Year

The Devil's Dreamcatcher (The Devil's, #2)

The Devil’s Dreamcatcher by Donna Hosie

272 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Holiday House
Tell the Story to Its End
208 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Breakaway
290 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
The Weight of Feathers
320 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Thomas Dunne
Unspoken (Shadow Falls: After Dark, #3)
416 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by St. Martin’s Press

Finished Books

 

Dark Places

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

349 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Shaye Areheart Books
Now my Gillian Flynn “Trilogy” is complete!!
Regenesis
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Doubleday Canada
LOVE THIS COVER!!!!
Zeroboxer
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 8th 2015 by Flux
Looks really good!
Gone Too Far
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Until We Meet Again
322 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Everything That Makes You
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
Heard this one was good!

Wrap Up

 

I bought 13 books in total, 1 hardcover and 12 paperbacks. I only paid $5 for all of them.

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Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these or are looking forward to reading them! Tell me what you thought. NO SPOILERS!!

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October Library Haul

The past few weeks I have been seriously lacking in my reading department. I have about 8 books I need to read and review by the end of the month. Yikes!! Well I am only human and things happen all the time, like my daughter being home sick. So I read as much as I can.

I was wondering also though what haven’t I posted in awhile on here. Ah!! My Library book haul. I have a reason why too. The last time I went to the library and checked out roughly 15 books…hehe. When I went to turn them in some of the books had this mysterious coffee looking stain on them. I questioned everyone and no one has touched these books….including myself since I first put them on my bookshelf. Right in the middle of the shelf too. So I was charged the full price for them but it took about 2 months to finally be able to have the money to buy them. On the up side I have two new books and they are both in the same trilogy. Win!

Anyways we went to the library with the girls the other day and of course I can’t help myself. So I wandered into the YA section and tried to find some books that have a darker theme to them. Since its October and Halloween is right around the corner.

So here are the ones I have chosen, let me know if you have read these, what you thought, and what DARK books you are reading this month!!

 

The Graveyard Book ~ Graphic Novels

The Sin Eater’s Daughter

Skylark

The Archive

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Boxers & Saints ~Graphic Novels

Two of these titles I also have on Audiobook, so I will be listening to them while I do other things around the house.

Thank you so much for being so patient with me!!

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Roadtrip!!

My mom is moving to MA to take care of my grandparents. My Grandfather has a bad heart and my Nana was diagnosed with mild/moderate dementia. So my mom is going to give them the care that they need.

Day 1: We left FL 10 hours behind schedule but that’s ok. We eventually made it to GA to spend the night with my sister. I haven’t really had a full nights sleep in like 5 days…..so I am exhausted.

Day 2: We are now in North Carolina visiting with my brother Mike and his family. We went out to dinner at The Big Easy and had some Creole inspired food. It was so yummy, I had Louisiana crap pasta. Now are just chilling out..I may start The Bones of You by Debbie Howells tonight before I pass out.

I found this book at the library but I orginally requested it from NetGalley. I just couldn’t wait to read it so I borrowed from the library.

I hope you all are having a great night!!

Happy reading!

Library Haul #6

Ok so I didn’t technically break my book buying ban because I didn’t actually buy these. Thats the beauty of the library! I can borrow whatever books (if they have it) and just bring them back! I do wish I had these in my collection though.

I am now on a graphic novel trip. I love graphic novels and can’t seem to get enough of them. Probably because most of them have gorgeous artwork but also because they are a fast read. So here are the 5 graphic novels that I picked up.

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer — a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake.

“Though this is a fairly classic sci-fi story line, Luna and Vaughn’s sensitive plot and careful pacing keep it exciting, especially as they strip away preconceived notions and use the tale to examine the complexities of what it is to be human. Luna’s spare illustrations match the plot perfectly, particularly his ability to bring nuance and feeling to faces rendered in a very simple style. Fans of Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga or anyone who loves a good sci-fi tale will find plenty of thought-provoking stuff here.” – Booklist “Luna’s artwork possesses a beautiful simplicity that reinforces the importance of the characters to the narrative.” – Library Journal From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, Spider-Woman, ULTRA) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But when Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot.? This will be JONATHAN LUNA’s return to comics after three years off since the end of THE SWORD!

“Though this is a fairly classic sci-fi story line, Luna and Vaughn’s sensitive plot and careful pacing keep it exciting, especially as they strip away preconceived notions and use the tale to examine the complexities of what it is to be human. Luna’s spare illustrations match the plot perfectly, particularly his ability to bring nuance and feeling to faces rendered in a very simple style. Fans of Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga or anyone who loves a good sci-fi tale will find plenty of thought-provoking stuff here.” -Booklist In the second volume of this hit series, tensions rise between humans and robots in this sci-fi/drama set in the near future. Alex took a huge risk to unlock Ada and it seems to have paid off – Ada can now think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on androids, Ada feels unsure about her place in Alex’s life and the world. Collects Alex + Ada #6-10

You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the comic book series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn, his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon, his daughters Sansa and Arya, and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer . . . but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, Prince Joffrey, a cruel, vainglorious youth, and the queen’s brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. While across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

Now, in the second volume, the sweeping action moves from the icy north, where the bastard Jon Snow seeks to carve out a place for himself among bitter outcasts and hardened criminals sworn to service upon the Wall . . . to the decadent south and the capital city of King’s Landing, where Jon’s father, Lord Eddard Stark, serves as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon amid a nest of courtly vipers . . . to the barbarian lands across the Narrow Sea, where the young princess Daenerys Targaryen has found the unexpected in her forced marriage to the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo: love-and with it, for the first time in her life, power. Meanwhile, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, accused by Lady Catelyn Stark of the attempted murder of her now-crippled youngest son, must call upon all his cunning and wit to survive when he is captured and imprisoned in the lofty dungeons of the Eyrie, where Lady Stark’s sister-a woman obsessed with vengeance against all Lannisters-rules. But Catelyn’s impulsive arrest of the Imp will set in motion a series of violent events whose outcome is fated to shake the world at the worst possible moment. For now is not the time for private feuds and bloodthirsty ambitions. Winter is coming . . . and with it, terrors beyond imagining.

Novels I picked up!

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever? Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it. The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the rebels. Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporations that terraformed Avon. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war. As Flynn and Lee attempt to uncover the truth about Avon, they realize that there is a conspiracy on the planet that runs deeper than either of them could imagine, one that Lee’s former commander Tarver Merendsen only scratched scratcehd the surface of two years ago. The stunning second novel in the Starbound series is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered-her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist-a black oval with five marks on either side-that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she’s right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem-the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone-and on the wrong side of the wall . . .

Now that Fiona Tarsis and her twin brother, Jonah, are no longer beasts, they set out to find their mother, with the help of Bowen and a former neighbor, Jacqui. Heading for a safe settlement rumored to be in Wyoming, they plan to spread the cure along the way–until they are attacked by raiders. Luckily, they find a new ally in Kevin, who saves them and leads them to safety in his underground shelter. But the more they get to know Kevin, the more they suspect he has ties to the raiders. He also seems to know too many details about Jacqui and her family-details that could endanger them all. For the raiders will do anything they can to destroy the cure that would bring an end to their way of life. Bethany Wiggins’s reimagining of our world after an environmental catastrophe won’t fail to stun readers.

There it is. My new Library Haul of 2015. I will probably read the novels when I get back from my trip up north with my mom. The graphic novels will be read this weekend and will be entered into my #CramAThon wrap up.

I hope you had a great time looking at all of my craziness that I put myself through. It can’t be helped though. I love my books!!!

Happy Reading!!

Manga Classics- Les Miserables Review

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love and tragedy set in 19th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition!

Gorgeous and expressive art brings to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of Les Misérables! (Goodreads)

If you have no idea what this book/play/movie is about…then why not?

Here is a synopsis of Victor Hugo’s classic.

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean – the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. In Les Misérables Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832.

Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems, but the portrait which resulted is larger than life, epic in scope – an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart.

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I saw this book on NetGalley awhile ago and requested it for a review. Due to technical difficulties I was not able to download the book to my kindle nor get it in the mail. When I went to the library last week and found it in the graphic novel section. I was so excited to check it out.

I love this story and all of its characters. It is on my bucket list to see it on stage. It has always held a special place in my heart since I was in drama in high school. We all would sit around and sing the songs. There were times we even acted out the parts. I didn’t but  I couldn’t look away from my friends.

I also love manga and in this particular manga classic the art work is so gorgeous. I have always though that Jean Valjean was a super good looking man but goodness did the artists make him even more handsome. He is my favorite character in the book and he always has been. He is dedicated and loving towards everyone.

Fantine’s story is so tragic and every time  I either read it or mostly watch the movie version I bawl my eyes out. She loves her daughter so much and you can feel it in her words.

They are my two favorite characters.

I would love to read the other manga classics that are in this series one day!!

Library Haul #4

So I keep doing this to myself but I can’t help it. I want ALL the books. I want to read all of the books. Its not like I own a gazillion but its also not like I’m spending a ton of money either. So the Library is the best in the middle I can do!!!! Most of the books do go unread but that’s how it is. I am not going back to the library until July!!! Well……Ill try not to.

On To My Library Book Haul

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect.

Graphic Novel Picks

Kith (The Good Neighbors, #2)

Rue Silver’s life is not what it appears to be. Her mother is a faerie, and has been taken back to the faerie realm. As Rue goes to bring her back, she must travel deep into an inhuman world. At the same time, the faerie realm is venturing into our world too, and taking its toll on those Rue loves. When her grandfather’s plans threaten Rue’s city, she realizes that she’s the only one who can stop him. But is Rue a human or a faerie? Where does she fit? How does she know the difference between love and enchantment?

Kind (The Good Neighbors, #3)

The faerie world has been unleashed on Rue’s city. The big question is: Will she stop it and save the world she’s always known? Or will she take her place as the rightful faerie heir?

Manga Classics: Les Misérables

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love and tragedy set in 19th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition!

Gorgeous and expressive art brigns to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of Les Misérables!

**This one I was very excited about finding! I was approved by NetGalley for a copy but due to technical difficulties I couldn’t receive it. So I will be reading it and putting a review up on their cite as well as on here!!**

HAPPY READING!

Library Haul #3

So I didn’t finish the last batch of books I checked out but I do have a lot of books to read. So I took them back minus one, A Monster Calls, because I wasn’t done with it yet. I limited myself to 4 books this time. I looked for another graphic novel but couldn’t find one that caught my interest. ( Comment down below of what GN I should read). So here are the books that I did check out.

*all synopsis from Goodreads*

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More Than This -Patrick Ness

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?

From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time.

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Talon – Julie Kagawa

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

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Mortal Danger – Ann Aguirre

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly… bad things are happening. It’s a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what–she can trust. Not even her own mind…

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The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . . 

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

The Goddess Inheritance Review

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Synopsis
Kat Winters has survived her Goddess Test, fallen in love, and is approaching the end of her pregnancy. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her child and her husband, Henry. Cronus offers her a deal. If she promises her loyalty to him, he will not kill humanity and he will let Kate keep her child. Unfortunately, if she agrees to his terms, he will wipe out Henry, her mother, and the other gods. If she chooses wrongly, it will cost her everything. 

Review – *contains spoilers*

I you haven’t read the first two books in this series please stop reading this review and go read those two first. I mean it…..Go Read Them!!!! I’ll wait………..

Ok, for those of you that have read the first two books, OMG! I don’t know what Aimée Carter had over me but I can not get enough of these books. I am definitely going to buy this series for my library because it’s one of my favorites now.

We were left I’m the second book with the knowledge of Kate being pregnant. I didn’t see that coming and was left with my jaw on the floor. This book is taken place 9 months later after Kate has the baby. Calliope is working with Cronos in the war. She still only wants Henry and now baby Milo as her own. She also has Nicholas, Ava’s husband, held captive and tortures him to make sure Ava stays loyal. What she doesn’t know is that Ava is just playing along and actually doing everything she can to help the council. It seems as though Kate has matured a lot from the last book and that made it so much more fun to read. I loved how she rallys the past girls to fight with them against Cronos because they couldn’t be harmed.

Then the two parts that made me gasp:

I’ve never cried before over a death in a book but OMG the feels in this book. Ava’s death was sooo sad. When she threw herself between Calliope and Kate I was like, Oh no!! Then Cronos wouldn’t heal her and I wanted to throw the book. It was so sad reading all of the goodbyes and tears that were shed.
The second gasp was when Rhea showed up. I was like “get em girl”. I thought it was awesome that she reigned Cronos in like that and the fact that her light keeps him contained now in the underworld.

So much happens in this book but I was very happy with the ending. Kate got all of her family back except Ava *sob*. It’s up to her and Ava’s son Eric, to find someone worthy of Ava’s throne. That should be interesting to read .

Then she goes to Cronos and says that nobody deserves to be alone for all eternity and tells him that she will check on him periodically throughout time. She is such an awesome goddess.

I love this series and will be going to the library to get the fourth and final book in the series The Goddess Legacy.

Thanks for reading!!!

5/5🌟

June TBR

I’m happy that June is finally here. It means I should have more time to read now that summer is here. The kids are going to be out of school but I plan on keeping them busy so I can knock out some of my tbr list.

Along with my last library haul I am going to add 3 more books to my list.

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I feel as though I am missing out on some really great fantasy. My husband started reading this and he says he is liking it so far. Can’t wait to dive in.

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Also another trilogy that I have been waiting to read. Now that I own the trilogy I am going to try and start reading it.

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I bought this book a month ago from my kid’s book fair. It’s more geared toward kids but I couldn’t turn down Holly Black or Cassandra Clare!!

So in conclusion I have about 7 books in all but I am not going to limit myself to them because that’s when the plan goes out the window.

I am off to finish Angelfall by Susan Ee. Have a great night and let me know what your June tbr is!!!!

Happy reading!!!