Goodbye October,

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October has come to an end…..

I apologize in advance for the lack of blog post for this month. I’m honestly not sure what happened. Usually, I am able to complete and sometimes past my reading goal of 7 books but this month I only read four, and one of them is a children’s book. So for this summary of all the books I’ve read, I will rate from favorite to less favorite.

  1. The Lies We Told by Camilla Way- 4 Stars.
  2. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell- 4 Stars.
  3. Peter and the Dwarf Planets by Stephen J. Alexander- 4 Stars.
  4. House of Falling Embers by Krystal Jane Ruin- 3 Stars

I’m disappointed in myself, but hey, unfortunately, reading slumps do happen, and I landed in one this month.

I have a feeling next month is going to be a way better month so be on the lookout for lots of reviews starting next month!

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Peter and the Dwarf Planets-Review

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Peter and the Dwarf Planets by Stephen J. Alexander

Published: August 30 by Olympia Publishers of London, Mumbai, and L.A.

Genre: Kid’s book

My Rating: 4 Stars!


So I’ve never rated a kid’s books before, but I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review so I would like to say thank you to Stephen and Olympia Publishers for providing me with a copy!

Now time for the good stuff,

I absolutely adored this book! I honestly loved everything about it. Most children books are usually white with color only in the pictures. But Peter and the Dwaft planets has black pages with lots of color and images that go really well with the story. I think that is what really made this book stand out. Now I know what your thinking I’m adult so what do I really know about kid books. Well, my son is a huge reason why I also rated this book 4 stars. He is 7 years old and has autism, now he doesn’t like to sit still very well for ANYTHING. When I started reading this book to him, he sat down and paid attention to the whole book. Then asked me if he could look at the pictures because the pages were so colorful he thought they were awesome. After that he had me read the book to him three more times before he went to bed :D! Now that, that made me really happy. This is the second book that he has done this for, so that has to say something. It was written well, and I enjoyed how the sentences rhymed.

I recommended this to all children, its a short read but it is fun and is about planets, who doesn’t like things that involve space!?

 

Book Spotlight! The Last Myon

Book Spotlight!

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Are you craving a dark fantasy filled with amazing characters and an endless amount of action including death and gore?! Then I have just the book for you. The Last Myon by Rudi Jennings. It features a variety of creature including a myon, Geflack, Cyclops, an elf woman, a dwarf and a banshee.


Book Description:

“The Last Myon” is a story of fantasy adventure, revenge and an individual’s total unwillingness to submit or to fail, battling against overwhelming natural elements and a group of hardened, sadistic creatures who will stop at nothing to succeed in his capture and slavery.
In an everlasting winter world, Ackrehm, the last of his Myon kind, must fight for his life, sustaining multiple injuries along the way and still demonstrating he truly is a force to be reckoned with. Struggling with exhaustion, both mentally and physically, will he manage to overcome, or will he fight or flee?
One thing is for certain, “The Last Myon” will keep you hooked until the very end, bonding with characters and excitedly reading on with an obsession to find out what happens next, promoting an ethos to take away of never give up, never surrender.


Below you will find my review and links available for purchasing a copy!


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The Last Myon by Rudi Jennings

Published: December 7, 2017

Rating: 4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Fear, rage, thirst, and pain all coursed through his veins, burning fire like embers and coursing like a shooting star, allowing him to run faster and faster.”

I really enjoyed how the story was fast moving, it kept going from the very beginning, there was action, and it didn’t stop. The story first follows the Myon and the Geflacks. Ackrehm(myon) took the leader Kadamlic by surprise and injured him after the Geflacks killed his horse Therd. Kadamlic who was King wanted to seek revenge on Myon. He sent two of his soldiers Raith and Cleave to bring the Myon back to him alive. The writing style was really good, and the way the characters were described really allowed you to envision what the characters looked like. I like the various creatures that were involved in the book, the myon, Geflack Cyclops, the elf woman( who was my favorite), a dwarf and a banshee. The end took me by surprise, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Possibly find out why Ackrehm may be the last Myon….?

” I want this bastards skin hanging from my walls, I want to taste his heart and feel it’s last beat in my hand.”

If you enjoy dark fantasy and don’t shy away from plenty of deaths, then I highly recommend this book to you! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.


The Last Myon- Barnes and Noble

The Last Myon- Amazon

The Last Myon- Book Depository

Reading Slump! Send Help!

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It is time that I climb out of my denial box and faces the facts. I am in a huggeeee reading slump and I hate it. I have soo many books that I want to read or could read, and I find that I can’t seem to get into them and this makes me very sad. What to do?! I’ve been on the hunt for an amazing 5-star rating book that will just suck me in from the very beginning, and as much as I’ve looked, I can’t seem to find one.

So, book lovers of the world, I need your help finding said book. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

The Lies We Told-Review

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The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

Published: October 9th, 2018 by Berkley

Pages: 302                Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery

My Rating: 4 Stars!


 “At first I mistook the severed head for something else. It wasn’t until I was very close that I realized it was Lucy’s.” 

From the very beginning during the flashbacks of 1986, it was obvious that there was something really wrong with Hannah. This was the type of book that made you want to read faster so you could figure out what the hell was going on! And just when you thought you were going to find out exactly what it was,  it got cut off and left you feeling like “well maybe I’ll find out next chapter!” At least that’s how it was for me. I did however really enjoy this one. This is the first book I’ve read by Camilla Way, and I will be reading more. I liked the writing style and how it went back and forth from 1986 to 2017. 1986 is Beths and Doug story, and the present 2017 is about Clara, Mac, Luke, Rose, and Oliver. Clara discovered that her boyfriend was missing and when everyone kept telling her that maybe he just got drunk the night before and was sleeping it off she wasn’t convinced. That’s when Clara starts to learn that her boyfriend is not the all-around good guy she once thought he was. She learns about the way he treats women and what he did with the girl working in their office. I had soo many questions flowing through my head throughout this whole book, and when one question got answered, it brought up 2 more questions.

I couldn’t wait to find out how all of the characters, Clara, Mac, Luke, and Hannah were connected and slowly it all started to make sense. On page 265 I guessed about Mac’s involvement in it all, and I can safely say I guessed correctly for once.

I highly recommend this one!

Then She Was Gone- Review

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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Published: April 17, 2018, by Atria Books

Pages:359   Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

Rating:4 Stars!


I’m going to start out by saying, when you hit that spot in the book, you know that moment when you think you figured everything out, let me just tell you-you are probably wrong. Mine happened on page 93. I thought I figured out what happened to Ellie and that I knew who Poppy’s father was. But of course, I was wrong. This book had a lot of twists and turns, and it was very enjoyable. I strongly disliked Noelle, but that was to be expected and felt really sorry for Ellie. All the plot twist did keep the book from going flat, it just felt like it took me a long time to finish this book for some reason. The story was about a girl named Ellie who just disappeared one day, there was no trace of her, and the police labeled it as a runaway. It speeds forward 10 years when Ellie mother Laurel meets a man named Floyd and Ellies remains are found. That is when the story finally starts to unravel. You learn about what happened to Ellie, what Noelle put her through and why. I would recommend this book.

House of Falling Embers-Review

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House of Falling Embers by Krystal Jane Ruin

Published: October 1, 2018, by The Narcissistic Rose

Pages:352 Genres:  Mystery & Thrillers, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

My Rating:3.5 Stars

*I was given a copy of House of Falling Embers by The Narcissistic Rose off of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*


“Once upon a time, there was a witch. She was a kind witch, but that didn’t matter. The people were afraid, and fear often turns to hatred. “

I think I was expecting more out of this book. The description sounded promising like it was going to be a really good witch/ghost tale. The story is about a girl named Artemis, who lost her boyfriend when she was 13. They went in search of the witch’s house from the story that her grandpa told her, one day they came across the house and Aris got trapped inside. Artemis moves away and ends up moving back nine years later when her boyfriend want’s to move back into his old house which used to be Aris old house.

“For once upon a time, on a dark night…a kind witch with a house full of murderous townpeople grew desperate.”

The witch tried to protect herself from the townspeople all those years ago and accidentally cast a spell that locked her and anyone else who traveled into the house inside forever. In my opinion, it took Artemis to long to finally decide to go into the woods in search for the witch house. She learns that the witch Greta is her great great great grandmother and she wants Artemis to come into the house to help her break the spell. The ending was kinda flat but other than that it was written well.