Friday, March 23, 2018

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Classic Novel

50/50 Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me and Laura from Blue Eye Books.

Topic for the Day
Favorite/Least Favorite Classic Novel

I've read quite a few classics in my time, though not nearly enough. I would like to change that soon. Some are just so hard to get through! Now this was so very hard for me to choose, as almost all the classics I've read, I've enjoyed. 

Least Favorite 
Now, this was still a great book and I did like it. I just wasn't a huge fan of the ending and that's really the only reason this book is here. 

I've sure if you've spent enough time here on this blog with me then you already knew that this book was going to be here. I mean, come one, this book is the best thing since sliced bread. 

Topic for Next Week
Best/Worst Book You Read for School

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday - Moonlight Seduction

Expected publication: June 26th 2018

The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel...

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up... and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman... one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Manga Monday - Demon Love Spell Volume 3

Welcome to another Manga Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for work/school once again. Life has been pretty stressful for me lately but I hope it looks up soon. At least I've gotten a lot of reading done. In case you've not noticed, I am on a manga kick. I've read so many already this year that it's put me to half of my Goodreads goal of 106 books. Yeah.... I am just a wee bit addicted. 

Anyway, let's jump into this manga breakdown, shall we?

Shrine maiden Miko has sealed the powers of the sexy incubus Kagura, who has vowed to protect her. Miko finds herself suddenly popular with the boys at school and starts getting asked out. Has falling in love with Kagura made her more attractive to the opposite sex, or is some other mysterious force at work?

Book Breakdown 

Okay so we get more of the same in this novel as the last one. More new characters are brought in only to try and push Miko and Kagura closer together. This time we get to see someone from Milo's past, someone who is not a demon at all; Sou. He trained under her father, to be a demon fighter. He comes back, saying that he wants to marry Miko and that her father promised. She just goes right along with it. Even letting Sou treat her like crap. She just vows to make him happy and forget about Kagura. FYI - it doesn't go well. A sealed Kagura saves her from the wedding. 

Then we get to meet a snow man - well, a snow demon. He's sweet and I feel so bad for him, always living in cold, which sounds great to me but he can't even touch something without freezing it over. He ends up protecting and saving Miko and then just like with the fox... he dies. I really hope this doesn't go on in the next volume, it's so sad seeing all the good characters just die. It breaks my little black heart. 

Then at the end, the father agrees to allow Miko to spend the night with Kagura... I wonder how this will turn out. Probably more of them both fighting and sexual tension that is starting to get rather silly. She needs to either give in to what she wants or just tell him to the hit the road for sure. They both need to stop playing their games and just be mature about this. Goodness. 

Anyhoo, off to read the next one!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Norman: The Doll That Needed to Be Locked Away - ARC Review

When paranormal investigator Stephen Lancaster brought home an old doll from an antique shop, he had no idea what bizarre and terrifying things were about to occur. From Day One, Norman the doll raised Hell. He caused sudden infestations of rats and spiders. He frightened dogs and put children in trances. He even moved on his own in video surveillance footage. And that was just the beginning.

Norman takes you on a thrilling journey into Stephen's life with a doll that has held the spirit of an unborn child for over fifty years. A haunted doll that still lives in Stephen's house, locked away in his own room to keep him from once again endangering the house and Stephen's family.

ARC Breakdown

First, I want to say that I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Now that's out of the way, let's just jump into this. I loved this book! It's creeped my out and hooked me so that I couldn't put it down even if I wanted to stop. It's well written, easy to understand and filled with more action than I thought. 

This story follows Stephan and his family after they buy Norman and take him home. He causes all kinda of creepy things to happen. First it starts off rather innocently, a few laughs and he will move around, but it gets worse to where he tries to kill Stephan. They even try getting rid of the doll and nothing... he somehow makes it to where he has to stay with him. It's rather intriguing.

Norman is one twisted soul that is now stuck in a very old doll. I don't know what I would do if he was in my life. I mean, after trying to kill Stephan... scary stuff. Now, I do know that while the book was great, I did think the ending was... lacking.... I mean, why keep the doll around? To each their own and I wish this family luck, I really hope that they all find peace and the doll won't cause anymore trouble while locked away in his little room. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Graphic Novel/Manga You've Read

50/50 Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me and Laura from Blue Eye Books.

Now 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. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!

Topic for the Week
Best/Worst Graphic Novel/Manga You've Read

So since I read way too many manga and could never choose a favorite or one I dislike, I am going to go with graphic novels. This will be a lot easier for me. 

Worst Read
So I LOVE the Blue Blood series to death. One of my all time favorites and so when I saw this, I had to have it. I read it... ugh, skip it and go for the book. So much better!

Best Read
This was a really hard one for me, I had quite a few that I could've put here but I knew that my partner would kill me if I didn't put this one.

Topic for Next Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Classic Novel

Thursday, March 15, 2018

February 2018 Wrap-Up! Over 30 Books!

This is two months that I've read over 30 books. Yes, I have no life, I admit it. Hopefully, I will get the job that I'm going out for and that will leave less time to read. I'm so sick of sitting home all day, I miss the world. 

I read 33 books, yes, most were manga but like always, I count those. How was your reading month? Let me know below! Now, let's jump into this! 

Dangerous Moves

What Everyone Believed

YA Books
Love, Life, and the List


Vampire Kisses

Art Book
The Addams Family: An Evilution

Demon Love Spell #1

Demon Love Spell #2

Demon Love Spell #3

Demon Love Spell #4

Demon Love Spell #5

Demon Love Spell #6

Komomo Confiserie #1

Komomo Confiserie #2

Komomo Confiserie #3 

Komomo Confiserie #4

Komomo Confiserie #5

Library Wars #1-15

Adult Novels
Big Little Lies

A Quick Bite

The Haunted Heart of America: In-Depth Investigations of the Villisca Ax Murder House, Myrtles Plantation & Other Frightful Sites

Speaking with the Spirits of the Old Southwest: Conversations with Miners, Outlaws & Pioneers Who Still Roam Ghost Towns

Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic

Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner