Second book was just as good and intense as the first. So many moments of magic and secrets, love and grief, alliance and betrayal. And the end! Now to wait for the next book. Highly recommend these!
Finished this audio a couple days ago. I'm really enjoying this author and her audiobooks. This is the first in a trilogy, I think. Ivy is a 21year-old living in New Orleans and works for the Order, hunting Fae. But something even worse is coming. And there is also this new guy to her Order, Ren, from out of town, with his own agenda. Love Ren!
@AmyG ~ you are amazing. I came home from work yesterday to a little package. I didn't remember ordering it but looked at the return address label and smiled. Thank you so much for sending me a book off your shelf! I have some I need/want to do the same with. I'm excited for this one. I'm so glad you're in your new home and happy. 😘❤
Finished this audio a couple days ago. Kinda reminded me of X-men but not quite as sci-fi I guess. Ember and her 5 year old sister are taken by this man who seems to collect kids with "gifts". Except Ember, and most everyone around her who knows what her touch can due, considers her cursed.
This was a fun listen while driving.
Well, today was a Monday of Mondays!
I finished this one last night. This is the third and last in The Folk of the Air trilogy. And I did enjoy it. There were some big surprises towards the end. But while reading, I did realize that I had forgotten some key points from the first two books. And my memory did not fully return but that's ok. I did find it hard to know if I'd actually like Carden when all was said and done.
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New neighbors set off LOUD fireworks from 7pm to 2am. I am exhausted! Trying to decide what my first read of 2020 will be. I have a few choices. I finished last night having read 70 books for the year. I finished that many mainly because I was able to start listening to audiobooks driving to and from work this past year.
I finished this audiobook a few weeks ago but guess I forgot to post. This is a spinoff of the Raven Cycle series (which you need to definitely read first) that centers around Ronan and his brothers. It has the same surreal quality of the Raven Cycle series. And I think it might be better to read than listen to, at least for me, so will do that when the rest of the series comes out. Good start to this new journey.
Finished this audiobook yesterday. This is a standalone contemporary YA that centers around a girl named Samantha who is found on the side of the street with no memory of who she is. The more she learns about herself, the more she hates the person she was. While trying to figure out her life, she is trying to figure out who killed her "best friend" the night they both went missing. One lived, one dies. But who is responsible? Could it be Sam?
Whew, this has been a busy holiday season... Sorry I've been scarce.
Last book read of 2019. Just finished and didn't really want it to end. Now to wait probably another year for the next release. This is the second book in the Origin series and starts right where The Brightest Star left off. I can't really say anything because of spoilers but this is a great series, but read the Lix series before starting this series.
Happy New Year's Eve!
This was a wonderful holiday story. I didn't want it to end. I loved all the characters and the plot. If I could have asked for anything, it would be to see more of Cole's work with the horses and to also see more of the outcome with Jaz. But I really enjoyed this one and will definitely be reading more of this author's work.
I swear this hasn't been the best reading month for me. I haven't been able to read much during the week, and most Saturdays have been busy. Yesterday was my oldest niece's 5th birthday party! But this is the last holiday read I have planned and am starting today.
Finished this audio while driving into work Friday morning. Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend Summer when they were 13 and their friend Owen was in on it. For the first time in 5 years, they're back together in the same town, and along with two new friends, they band together to find out what really happened the day Summer died.
I have enjoyed this author's books previously. She has a way of hooking you quickly.
Really cute book. Charlie has just had a big breakup and then suffered a catastrophe at her flat, and is shipped off to her cousin's in the countryside. Her cousin owns a doggy day care/kennel. And Charlie doesn't like dogs. Then her cousin takes off, leaving Charlie in charge. Some crazy happenings and Charlie realizes she might just be a dog person. It's a fun holiday read!
It has been such a busy week. Worked overtime this past week while battling sinus issues. Yesterday spent all day shopping with my sister (it was our annual Christmas shopping day). Today I did chores. I have barely had any chance to read! But this book is cute and fun so far, and set in England.
This was a pretty quick read. Very atmospheric. I did figure out one of the twists early on, but I think it might be something the author wants readers to figure it out early. There were some of minor issues with the story, but I tried not to really pay attention too much to them and just let it take me away. Another twist at the end was something I didn't see coming though. Overall, a good read for winter.
Started this one and read over half of it yesterday. Love the cover, the actual book under the cover, and the blue edges. It's a very interesting book so far, very visual. I think I may know the twist though. We shall see.
So, last week was a LONG and rough work week. Yesterday was very rainy but I had to go out and do a little Christmas shopping as well as run some normal errands. And... I was a bit naughty. I went into B&N and came out with 4 books for myself! I just couldn't help it. 👇
I picked this book up at Target on a whim a couple weeks ago. I normally don't read a lot of novellas but will read anything Jill Shalvis writes. This book puts together three of her Christmas themed novellas. The first one was the longest, the last was the shortest. While I miss the longer stories, these were fun and festive romances.
Finished this audio a few days ago. Went faster, I thought, than the previous Black Dagger Legacy books. I also think it was my favorite. I loved Boone. He wasn't your typical "bad boy" like most of the males in this series are. He is a really loyal and stand up guy. And I also loved Helaine. Maybe because she is a huge introvert like me. Plus it was great seeing more of Butch again. I also loved the murder mystery in this one.
Finished this one Saturday night. It was a cute, light holiday read. I enjoyed the small town setting, the development of the oldest daughter, the developing relationship between the two main characters, and the youngest girl was just adorable. It was just a sweet read for this time of year, without putting too much into it.
Finished this audio last week. I have really enjoyed this series, though it's been awhile since I read the first three. And this is the only one I listened to on audio. I may have to go back and read the physical book. While the narrator was good, this series is so different that you really have to concentrate on all the little parts and scenes and that was sometimes difficult on audio. But a great series!
Finished this one today. A story about two girls, one human, one Made, and this unique world where the Made have taken over and the humans have become the servants. A great story of loss, revenge, secrets and love. Of course, it seems this is the first in a new series and it left off at a cliffhanger...
This was a total #blameitonlitsy purchase! I read this book the end of September in just over an hour. It was such a cute and fun Fall graphic novel! Loved the storyline and the art was fabulous. It totally put me in the autumn mood. Loved it!
Listened to this one on audio early October. I have heard such amazing things about this author but haven't gotten around to reading any of her books. I may have enjoyed this more if I read it instead of listening to it. I liked the story. But the reader made all the characters sound flat. I know Sascha was supposed to sound that way as she was Psy, but not Lucas, who was a Changeling. That annoyed me a bit listening to the audio of this one.
Finished this book in early October. I really enjoyed the mystery of it. I liked the flashback scenes as much as the current ones and found bbn it interesting how similar things were playing out. I really couldn't figure out what was happening until the end as there were so many characters in play it could have been. You just kept wandering what happened to the three girls. And what a shocking twist at the very very end!
I finished this audio before Blood Fury. At first, I thought Axe was a little too much of a jerk. But he eventually turned around and I loved him. I also really liked Elise and felt for all she had been through and loved what she was wanting to do with her life. One of my favorite books from the Black Dagger Legacy series so far.
I'm trying to catch up on my books! Ok, I finished this audio in October. It's part of the Black Dagger Legacy, a spinoff of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Lots of cussing, lots of sex, but great books! I admit I really didn't like Peyton going into it so wasn't sure I'd get into this story but I really enjoyed it, as always!
I read this as an ebook last month. While I kinda liked the storyline, I got really annoyed with the female lead. There were times I just wanted to knock her upside the head. I didn't really get why she kept rejecting the Male character for so long. In the beginning I could understand, but then it just got annoying. Between a so-so and a pan for me. But the overall story was good enough to keep me reading.
Read this one in October. A perfect Halloween read! I don't read zombie books, and didn't really think zombies while reading this one. But I guess that's what you could say these bone houses were. Loved the two main characters, a gravedigger trying to keep her family together in their home, and a wandering mapmaker. Together, they journey through this forest where dead things come alive after dark. 👇
Finished this one on Wednesday night. Jill Shalvis is a comfort author for me. Unfortunately, I read her books too fast! While this story took place around Christmastime, it really didn't play a part in the plot. I loved both main characters. Both had been burned by family and didn't trust easily, especially with their heart. A very good book. Now I don't know what to start next!
Ok, I'm back. Been gone too long. Surgery didn't go well, I've just been working and not doing much. But I miss Litsy and my friends here. So I am definitely back. This is my current read. I'm also writing #LitsyLove and #jb mail today since it's a rainy day. And I have several recent reviews to add here. Hope you all are having a great Sunday.
I just looked and can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I have posted. I'm sorry. I've been a bit depressed. My surgery was postponed 3 times. It's finally tomorrow morning (gotta be there at 6am). It'll be a quick procedure and I'll take it easy over the weekend and want to be back on Litsy regularly. I miss everyone! I picked up some things at Target today, including some cute cards for #jb and #LitsyLove mail. Hope everyone is well!
Well, I hope after my surgery on 9/4 I will be back to feeling better and back to Litsy as I was before. Fingers crossed!
I finished this book yesterday afternoon while listening to the rain and getting some laundry done. Another great thriller and mystery by this author and I did not see the outcome until the end.
Finished this yesterday. It was so good. Filled with a few unexpected twists. Only downside is we have to wait til next summer to find out what happens next! A fun, adventurous YA with some Chinese folklore woven throughout. I really liked Maia and Eden. Looking forward to seeing what adventures await them next.
*** Edited as I posted the wrong book!
Misty, I came home from a rough day at work (heck, it's been a rough couple weeks with overtime, short staffed, not feeling well, etc) to a wonderful surprise package from you! You are just the sweetest! I am getting better. About to schedule surgery but it should be an easy procedure and hopefully get me back to normal. 💛💛💛 Thank you for being so amazing! Can't wait to read these!
Started this one the other day. Really into it so far. It incorporates various Chinese folktales according to the author.
It's going to be an early night for me tonight as I have to be at work at 6:45 in the morning tomorrow. 😩😴
I love Jill Shalvis and always enjoy her books. This was no exception. This story revolves around Brooke Lemon and her ex-love Garrett and their road to forgiveness. I loved these two. It also deals with Mindy Lemon and her husband Linc. And deals with Brooke and Mindy repairing their relationship as sisters. 👇👇👇
Need to catch up on some reviews. I finished this about a week ago. Took awhile to finish because I went days without reading. But I really loved this book. Magical, great libraries. Books that can talk to some. Books that can turn into grimoires that will walk off and cause great disasters if not stopped. Sorcerers. What's not to love?
Excuse my absence everyone. These past 2 months have been a struggle with some medical stuff but it's getting better. And I spent today writing replies and am finally caught up on all #LitsyLove and #jb mail! 💜📬✉💜