November Wrap Up 2019

Hello, everyone! It’s supposed to snow tonight and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I like snow more when I know I don’t have to be out in it. I think snow is beautiful but I’m not fond of the cold. Anyway, I’ve been in a reading slump. I’m not sure why but I’m just not been in a reading mood. I finally picked up Lock Every Door by Riley Sager and I’ve been reading it. I’ve read 98 pages and I’m enjoying it. I’m hoping I left my slump in November.

I read three books in November. I enjoyed all the books I did read though, so that was nice.

The How & the Why

My Review

Coral

My Review

Stolen Princess (Royal Conquest Saga #1)

My Review

What did you read in November? I hope you had a great reading month!

Looking Forward December 2019

Hello, everyone!  Happy December! November was a very interesting month. My mom ended up in the hospital. As soon as she got out I ended up in the hospital. I’ve also been in a reading slump. Here’s hoping December turns out to be nicer than November. There are a lot of things I’m looking forward to this month!

Movies

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I loved the first one and I can’t wait to see this one!

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Books

The Jinni Key: A Little Mermaid Retelling

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Reverie

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Scared Little Rabbits

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The Weight of a Soul

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To Whatever End

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The Kill Club

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Daughter of Chaos (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #2)

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Other 

Christmas Party

Christmas Play

Christmas

Spending Time with family and friends

What are you looking forward to this month?

 

Stolen Princess by Nikki Jefford Blog Tour

Stolen Princess
Nikki Jefford
(Royal Conquest Saga #1)
Publication date: November 11th 2018
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, New Adult, Retelling

She sacrificed herself to save her family from poverty…

The ball was only the beginning.

It wasn’t enough to kill my mate, heir to the throne. My obsessive Fae brother-in-law wants the crown. And he wants me ruling by his side.

I thought I was done with romance until a certain pompous elf reappeared in my life at the illustrious Monster Ball. A little teasing led to bruised lips and captured hearts. No one wants Jhaeros and me to be together, not even my favorite sister, Melarue. But she’s a teenager just coming into her elemental powers and discovering boys—the wrong kind—the type I want to shoot arrows through.

My royal in-laws are playing a treacherous game, and my brother-in-law is determined to get what he wants. But this elf princess no longer has a master. I don’t want a crown. I want freedom, family, and the love of a lifetime. But love might be the one thing that destroys us all.

**This book will now include the prequel novella Enemies and Lovers.

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My Review

This was a wonderful fantasy! The world-building is fantastic. I enjoyed the writing. The characters are well written. I loved all the twists and turns the story takes! I loved that this story was dark but also had romance. This a great read for anyone who loves a good fantasy!

Author Bio:

Nikki Jefford is an award-winning, bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and quirky combinations in-between.

She is a third-generation Alaskan now living in the Pacific Northwest with her Westie, Cosmo, and her French husband, who she wouldn’t trade in for anyone–not even Spike or Mr. Darcy!

When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking, or out riding her motorcycle, a Honda CB500F, (so long as it’s sunny and warm)!

To get in on the fun and adventure, visit Nikki at her website for release alerts, updates, exclusive giveaways, and a free story when you subscribe to her newsletter: http://nikkijefford.com/

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Coral by Sara Ella Blog Tour Review and Favorite Quotes

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Coral

by Sara Ella
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: November 12th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Mermaids, Fairy Tales

 

Synopsis:

 

Multiple award-winning young adult author Sara Ella reimagines The Little Mermaid in a powerful and unexpected way.

 

Sixteen-year-old mermaid Coral has always been different, standing out from her stoic sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease. Said to be carried by humans, the Disease imposes emotions on its victims, causing them to commit unspeakable acts. The growing illness inside her, while terrifying, fascinates her very core. Where others see danger, Coral sees life. Could it be the colorless merfolk who are truly ill?

 

Above the sea, seventeen-year-old Brooke Jordan has nothing left to give. A homeless girl abandoned and forgotten, the only thing Brooke can rely on is the ocean. Her aching feet find refuge within the cool and comforting waves, while her broken heart grows harder with each passing day. When Brooke’s and Coral’s worlds collide, everything alters in an instant. From learning to stand alone, to discovering the strength it takes to rely on another, the girls find that living requires taking that first painful breath. Each must make sacrifices, and when it comes to finding true love? Let’s just say the boys in their lives must learn to swim if they’re ever going to survive the storms.

 

Battling the odds against them, the girls will do whatever it takes to survive. But what must end for love and life to finally begin?

 

Taking a new twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, this modern-day story explores mental health from several perspectives, questioning what it means to be human in a world where humanity often seems lost.

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My Review

Coral was an interesting twist on The Little Mermaid. This book  is a beautiful, emotional read. That being said there are a lot of trigger warnings for this book.  I thought the author did a great job dealing with all the heavy topics in this book. The characters are all so well written. The writing is beautiful.  It was hard to read at times but so inspiring and hopeful too.

Favorite Quotes

Hope. A foolish girl’s dream. Time. An unavoidable monster.

” If you say you’re okay, than you are. If you voice you are fine, what’s to stop you from being so?”

Light always awaited her on the other end.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Once upon a time, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a Disney castle. Today, she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses, raising her little prince to be a king, and conquering realms of her own imaginings. Oh, and her husband is definitely more swoon-worthy than any Prince Charming.

 

Sara’s UNBLEMISHED trilogy has received high praise and multiple awards, but none as rewarding as the love and support she receives from her readers every day. Her new story CORAL, a reimagining of THE LITTLE MERMAID, releases in the fall of 2019.

 

When she’s not on deadline, Sara Ella can most often be found fangirling on Twitter, Instagram, or her YouTube channel. She may or may not be obsessed with #Bookstagram, and she has a serious condition known as “Coffee Snob-itis.” She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away.”

 

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Triwizard Tournament Readathon TBR

Hello, everyone! I saw this readathon and it looked like fun. You can find out all the details of this readathon here: triwizardathon.

The school I am going to be representing is Hogwarts. The first task is to defeat the common welsh green dragon.  Read a historical fiction book.

Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)

Challenge 2 Bewitched Sleep: Send your dragon to sleep by reading a whole book in bed.

Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)

Second Task  Monday 25th November – Sunday 1st December 2019

Challenge one What was Taken

Significant Other: Read a book with a romance.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Challenge 2

Transfiguration: Partially transfigure yourself into a sea creature by reading a book about a sea creature.

These Wicked Waters

 

Third Task  : Monday 9th December – Sunday 15th December 2019

Acromantula: You may need help to defeat this creature, read a book recommended by a friend.

Slayer (Slayer, #1)

CHALLENGE TWO – GET THE CUP!

Read a book that involves travel of any kind

Somewhere Only We Know

 

So are you participating? What are you reading?

Late September and October Reading Wrap-Up!

Hello, everyone! I want to apologize for the lack of posts. I’ve been very busy and some family stuff has been taking all my time. Hopefully, things will calm down soon.  I read 13 books altogether for September and October. Let’s get started!

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight, #1.75)

I’ve put off reading this book for so long. I say it at my library and I decided why not. I did enjoy it. Is it the best thing I’ve ever read, no. I do think I like the original version of Twilight more. Beau seemed even more awkward than Bella and I couldn’t help but cringe a lot. The only thing that was really different is the genders. Overall it was an ok read.

The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)

I thought this was a fun and quirky read!  The Babysitters Club meets Buffy! I really thought this was an interesting read!

Stormrise

I must admit the cover was what intrigued me first! I love books about dragons! The writing is beautiful! I thought the world-building was good. The characters are all well written. There is plenty of action but too much action. There is also some romance. This book kind of reminded me of Mulan some, which made it even better!

The Tenth Girl

If you like a dark, creepy and chilling read than The Tenth Girl is for you! I am going to warn you that this book does have a lot of trigger warnings so please be cautious.

Glow of the Fireflies

I thought Glow of the Fireflies was a unique and magical fantasy! I really loved the world-building!

To Drink Coffee with a Ghost (Things that Haunt, #2)

I’ve read several of Amanda Lovelace’s poetry books. I’ve loved every one I’ve read! Her poetry is always so relatable and emotional and beautiful.

The Library of Lost Things

I love this book! The characters are so well written! The writing is beautiful! I loved the fact that there is a complex mother and daughter relationship. This is just a wonderful book!

The Widow of Pale Harbor

This is a perfect book to read in the fall! There is plenty of mystery and the gothic vibe is wonderful. I absolutely loved the writing! The writing is beautiful. There is also plenty of romance. I really enjoyed the fact that all the crimes were inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s stories. I thought that was very interesting.

 

 

The Wicked Tree

This was such a fun, spooky mystery!

The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals (The World of Lore, #2)

I love listening to the Lore Podcast so when I saw this book at my library I grabbed it. All the stories are fascinating. I liked that there were illustrations as well. It was an interesting read!

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)

This book has so many things I love. Star crossed lovers,  magic and plenty of fantasy! I really enjoyed it!

Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

This was the only book I was kind of meh about. It was interesting but sometimes I found myself a little bored. It could be a bit repetitive.

 

That’s all the books I have read in September and October! What did you read?