Sundown Rundown – May 2018

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Hello, bookworms! It’s dusk. The fireflies are peeking out. The sky is on fire. And here we are.

I hope you all are doing well. It’s the end of May and this is the Sundown Rundown.

This month has been a busy work month. With summer finally rearing its gorgeous head, I’m getting loaded with the work others don’t want. Blah. The way of the world. The show I’ve been binging this month, well actually, I’ve binged two shows this month. STAR and West Wing. I’m excited that STAR has been renewed and jus to incur the wrath of many who watch the show, I’m glad Star got her shot at stardom. The woman has some serious talent.

STAR

Now with West Wing, I don’t like politics. They make me super cranky. There’s always an argument about who’s right when all just want a semblance of peace and safety. When I started this show-it’s on Netflix right now-I was bored out of my skull. I didn’t expect to enjoy this show, but now I’m season three. While being a serious show, humor lines it through and through. I don’t know why I haven’t taken the time to watch it before now. It touches on real issues, shows depth about them and also lightens it to show that nobody is perfect, even the crew running the country.

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Aside from my binges, life has mostly just been filled with writing and working. I know! I’m not super exciting! I can’t help it. BUT! I have been punched by a number of inanimate objects this month-gotten my finger smashed, hit my head, ran into things. A little sky-high compared to my usual klutz activity.

Anywho…

Relax. Catch up on some reviews. Maybe discover you want to read one of these. Or, you just love seeing me ramble on and on in excitable tones about my obsession with books. In any case, this is me wrapping up this month’s reading.

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If There Be Thorns

Author: V. C. Andrews

The Dollangangers now under the last name of Sheffield with two sons and an adopted daughter thought they’d left their dark past behind. It just followed them. The 3rd book in The Dollanganger series, delve even deeper into this twisted family from the POV of their sons. Both are having their own childhood issues that can revel The Dolls. Up for history possibly repeating itself, but on a worse scale? Even more secrets are discovered and created in this installment.

SOY

Seeds of Yesterday

Author: V.C. Andrews

Bart Sheffield, son of Chris and Cathy Dollanganger, invites his family to helpm him celebrate his twenty-fifth birthday. Of course it doesn’t go as planned. A whole new set of troubles from The Dolls, with more secrets and tragedy…and an ending that will forever change the family? Up for gut twisting and the feeling of outrage? Read this series.

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

Author: Rachel Caine

Smart and clever. I was hooked from page one and couldn’t put this down. Librarians are more than just the people who find your books. They are the ones who help guide to knowledge. That’s the case here and MORE. In training for The Great Library of Alexandria, Jess Brightwell gets more than he bargained for. There’s danger, secrets. and twisty twists! Caine has outdone herself again. *queue my geeky fangirl*

Paper and Fire

Paper and Fire

Author: Rachel Caine

More dangerous before, there’s a friend in need of rescuing and this band of scholars will do whatever it takes, even take on The Great Library of Alexandria and its automata that will hunt down anyone who goes against the institution. *GASP* Sounds like a rebellion! I love rebellions, do you? If so, READ THIS. So much detail that you’ll feel like you ‘re in the book.

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Ash and Quill

Author: Rachel Caine

This one is on fire! Green, greek fire, actually. But seriously, more dangerous before if that possible! I’m totally addicted. Jess and his friends are in the burner capital of the world, yet another place that wants them dead. They must bargain with their secrets and information in hopes of surviving. The secrets they’re guarding can’t stay hidden forever anyway, and these people may just help start the revolution that’s been hanging in the air.

Smoke and Iron

Smoke and IronSmoke and Iron

Author: Rachel Caine

I know this isn’t out yet-and I will be reposting the review closer to release-but holy crap! What do I say that won’t give away the epicness of this installation to the The Great Library series. Certainly unforgettable for me. Smart people doing dangerous things! Playing with fire, playing with criminals and all for the greater good of books!

Forever

Forever…

Author: Judy Blume

That first love and all of the first that come with it. Truly a true romance. The kind that leaves you unsure and realizing that not everything is what you thought it would be.

Me Before You

Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

A romantic story that will certainly break your heart and mend it and break it again. The relationship between Lou and Will is subtle and humorous and will make you fill a lake with tears.

GOS

Garden of Shadows

Author: V. C. Andrews

Unimaginably dark. Couldn’t forget it if I wanted to. Yet, I couldn’t put it down. This will take you back to the very beginning before Flowers in the Attic was born. This is the story of Olivia Winfield and Malcom Foxworth. Where the secrets started and love wilted to nothing but death.

All in all, I accomplished some series this month. I just finished Lemony Snicket’s All The Wrong Questions series and can’t wait to get the reviews up. They were so much fun.

Favorite book this month:Smoke and Iron

I realize that my choice book is an ARC, which means you haven’t yet read it nor can you until July, but so what? It was so good! Heart pounding and heartbreaking. My emotions were all over the place and I was just amazed from start to finished. This book—this series—was a double whammy. Both action packed and incredibly smart. I’ve never seen the two so spectacularly balanced.

Least favorite book this month:Me Before You

Maybe this makes me appear heartless. This was such a hit and so many people loved this book. I was just one of the few who didn’t. It wasn’t terrible, but enough of it didn’t capture my attention. I’m selfish, I need more than just moments every couple of chapters. The love between the main characters was so subtle, but it was too slow for me.

So that’s May! Done! Finite! But here comes June and I’m quite excited for that. I have one of my closest friends coming up for our yearly get-together and I am in desperate need for it.

My summer reads so far have only The Great Library series and Forever… but there are more on the way.

More to comes soon…

-K.

 

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Midnight Tease

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Hello hello, bookworms!!

It’s May, Justin Timberlake’s favorite month of the year, though I saw this and couldn’t stop laughing.

May

Also, I went and saw The Avengers: Infinity War. Don’t worry, you’ll get no spoilers from me. That’d be incredibly rude of me. The movie was EPIC and PHENOMENAL. Totally riveting from start to finish. My heart hasn’t beat that hard during a movie in a while. I think since Deepwater Horizon, which is also a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Now, I’m a DC Comics girl through and through (don’t you judge me), but I love Guardians of the Galaxy, so I went to see it. Worth watching. There’s a reason it made hundreds of millions on opening night. My emotions still feel like they got trampled beyond recognition.

Rocket

Now, it’s the midnight hour, which means this is the Midnight Tease, and we all know that I don’t know what sleep is. If you’re up this late then you need to go to bed. Nah, just kidding, but do check out this list because it’s a good bit of what I’m going to be reading and reviewing this month. See, May is warm and sunny and so I like to get started on my summer reads.

I know what you’re thinking. What the heck is with a summer reads list? Or just summer read books? Books are freaking books. It doesn’t matter when you read them. Not for me my lovelies. I find certain books more fulfilling and sweet and just better in the summer. So I’ll be getting some of that started.

Also, Rick Riordan’s Apollo Trials: The Burning Maze just came out. I’ll be getting to that probably next month and I can’t wait! I really enjoyed the first two. They’re fun and wild and hilarious. Who knew Apollo would make such a terrible human.

 

Coming Soon…

Midnight Tease

 

 

The Great Library
  • Ink and Bone
  • Paper and Fire
  • Ash and Quill
Author: Rachel Caine

The Great Library

I’m super excited about this series, been dying to get it since the first one came out. I’m a major fan of Rachel Caine’s work. While I’ve only read Morganville Vampires so far, she’s superb and totally original. I do want to try the Weather Warden series sometime–I have an infatuation with weather and natural disasters. Anyway, I’m just ecstatic that I finally got the books, which brings me to my little story about them. Back in December, on the 21st, I received a package. I wasn’t expecting anything and it wasn’t a present my mum had ordered. I even asked around online to my friends and sent out Snaps. I was so confused. Then, opening it, I majorly squeed, and loudly. I’d received the first three books of this series. To this day, I still have no idea who sent them to me. Nobody fessed up at all and I imagine they would have. I am unbelievably grateful for the wonderful gift. Books hold a special place in my heart. Almost a higher place than boys LOL. And what’s so cool about this series is how books really have some power behind them. I can’t wait to review them. And again, THANK YOU to whoever it was that sent me this series. I’m still in awe of it. It’s certainly one of the nicest things to happen to me.

 

Forever…
Author: Judy Blume

Forever

 

All the Wrong Questions
  • “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”
  • “When Did You See Her Last?”
  • “Shouldn’t You Be in School?”
  • “Why is This Night Different From All Other Nights?”
Author: Lemony Snicket

ATWQ

 

Summer of Fear
Author: Lois Duncan

Summer of Fear - SR

 

Garden of Shadows
Author: V.C. Andrews

GOS

 

Currently…

Unbreakable yes

 

From the Earth to the Moon & Around the Moon
Author: Jules Verne

From the Earth to the Moon

 

Ink and Bone
Author: Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone

 

Paper and Fire
Author: Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire

 

Seeds of Yesterday
Author: V.C. Andrews

SOY

 

Up for review…

Up for Review

 

If There Be Thorns
Author: V.C. Andrews

ITBT

 

Seeds of Yesterday
Author: V.C. Andrews

SOY

 

Ink and Bone
Author: Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone

 

I love being able to talk your ears off about books and my pointless life. I appreciate each and every one of you and am grateful when you visit.

If there’s one thing I can shared during this tease it’s that I’m okay with dog-earring a book. I know! I’m a monster! But here’s the catch. If and when I dog-ear, I don’t fold the whole page. That kind of thing is monstrous. I do

I do have an ARC review coming up this month as well and I look forward to sharing that with you all. Have a happy May!

And while I’m not a mum, I want to say,

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF THE LOVELY, INSPIRING, CARING, AND WONDERFUL MOTHERS!!!!Mother's day

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – April 2018

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Good twilight, book nerds! Hope you had a great April!

It’s been a surprisingly long month. Anybody else feel like that?

It’s evening time. The sun has set on the month and I’m here to wrap it all up for you with the Sundown Rundown.

This month has been pretty busy. TV show binge this month was One Tree Hill. It’s my third time watching it. I still get sappy about Jake Jagieski and if you don’t know who that is then you’ll just have to go watch the show.  Him and Julian Baker are serious prince charmings. Now, it’s time to catch up on all the other shows I’ve been behind on, like Riverdale and Lucifer.

I also have to say-I’M SUPER EXCITED TO SEE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR!!! One of the biggest movies of the year. Lots of squeeeing here.

Anywho,,,

Grab a glass of wine (or a can of soda if you’re not 21 lol) and kick back. Enjoy the sunshine. Summer is finally creeping around in my neck of the woods. I can’t wait until the fireflies and crickets start coming out. Here’s a list of everything I’ve been reading during April, so if you’ve missed a review you can find it here.

 

Tidal

Tidal – here

Author: Amanda Hocking

Sirens, not mermaids. Both may have fishy tails, but one is basically a sociopath and the other just wants to be a part of your world. Okay, bad joke. Funny, but terrible. I know. But hey, if you love dangerous sirens that want nothing more than to suck you dry, this is for you. One siren never wished to be like that and will do anything to protect her friends and family.

 

JTCE

Journey to the Center of the Earth – here

Author: Jules Verne

A great and adventurous classic, filled with so much probability and things one can only dream of. Certainly better than the movie. Sorry, Brendan Fraiser and Josh Hutchinson.

 

Alchemy of Forever

The Alchemy of Forever – here

Author: Avery Williams

Girl is dying. Girl is given elixir. Girl lives. Forever. Every couple decades Sera get a new body and after doing it for hundreds of years, under the control of her boyfriend, she’s done. This next body is her last. After saving a girl from a fatal crash, she works to fit into the girl’s life, but didn’t count on falling in love with the boy next door. Love paranormal drama? This is for you.

 

Thanks for the Trouble

Thanks for the Trouble – here

Author: Tommy Wallach

Parker can’t talk. Zelda has been alive for over 200 years. Both are searching for ways to feel alive and didn’t expect to find in each other. Touching, wonderful and eye-opening. Also, funny. Make your gut hurt funny and sweet.

 

Possession

Possession – here

Author: Elana Johnson

A dystopian world where baddies get sent to the Badlands. The smallest infraction will turn you into a baddie. Funny and strange. Definitely unique. I’ve never read anything like it.

 

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1984 – here

Author: George Orwell

This book actually scared me. Slow build so it took me a little while to get into it, but when I did I couldn’t pull my eyes away. It’s one of those books where you don’t realize what’s happening until it’s too far too late.

 

Paranormalcy

Paranormalcy – here

Author: Kiersten White

A girl that can see the true face of paranormals which makes her good at her job: bagging and tagging. But with a fae ex-boyfriend and strange dreams and then sudden deaths of paranormals, life takes a turn down a dark road. Witty and legally blonde fun with a side of sarcasm and trouble.

 

20,000 Leagues

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – here

Author: Jules Verne

Held hostage in a submarine that sinks ships, three men are taken on adventures that they can hardly believe. Dark and cold and dangerous. The world int eh water is one to behold. Completely fascinating.

 

We All Looked Up

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Author: Tommy Wallach

An asteroid named Ardor is coming in two months. What would you do? This book made me laugh and cry. It was life expanding. It’s a book that makes you realize you never know what you’re capable until the world is ending. Heavy hearts. Beautiful art. A book that says everything you need to say when there’s not enough time. Truly moving.

 

FITA

Flowers in the Attic – here

Author: V.C. Andrews

The Dollangangers are trapped up in the attic of Foxworth Hall until their mother can get her father’s fortune. Dark, twisted and seriously effed the eff up. This book will make you really uncomfortable. I really enjoyed it though. It was unlike anything that I’ve ever read.

 

POTW

Petals on the Wind – here

Author: V.C. Andrews

Following Flowers in the Attic, the Dollangangers have escaped the attic and are grown-up and revenge is on their mind after everything that happened to them at Foxworth. The lasting effects of tragedy echo and stain the Dollangangers. Thrilling and twisted, this book was chilling.

 

So there’s been a bit of reading there.

 

Favorite book this month: we all looked up.

This book hit me really hard. I didn’t expect it to be THIS good, but it was. I was thinking about the world in a completely different light and from a whole different angle. I guess that’s likely when the world is ending. My heart ached and yearned and broke and melted and there’s was just so much. I need to reread it sometime. It was so beautiful. I actually cried about it just the other day when I thought about the book.

 

Least favorite book this month: The Alchemy of Forever.

I could get into this book to save my life. The idea seemed pretty good, but when I started reading it I was immediately put off. There was just not enough depth to pull me in and I the flow wasn’t strong enough to pull me in.

 

That’s for April and on to May! I know that there’ll be some Rachel Caine and Judy Blume coming up. I’ll also be starting my summer read books!

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – March 2018

 

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Good twilight, my favorite book nerds! I hope you’ve had a good March!

The snow has finally let up. St. Patrick’s Day was very green and very lucky. Well, not super lucky, but it wasn’t a bad day. Easter is coming up soon. Hope everyone has a lovely holiday and that it is very sunny. May the Easter Bunny bless you with peeps!

peeps

Unless, you hate peeps, then I hope you are blessed with chocolate eggs. ME? I’m a BIIIIIG fan of the sour watermelon peeps. Sooooo I’m hoping for those.

Also, A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 premiered yesterday! WHO ELSE IS EXCITED ABOUT THAT AND ALREADY BINGED IT ALL NIGHT!?

*hand shoots up in the air.*

ASOUE

I’m not giving any spoilers away, but this is the Easter Egg hunt of the year! Definitely go watch. Such a great series, inspired by fantastic books. (I need to reread them). Treachery. Tragedy. And tr–another tr-word.

And just remember….the world is quiet here. #VFD

Anywho…

So, it’s evening. You’ve had a long day and want to kick back. Here, I have a rundown of everything I’ve read this month. If there’s a review you’ve missed you’ll find it here. Maybe you’ll find the next book you want to read.

Here we go:

 

There's Someone Inside Your House

There’s Someone Inside Your Househere

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Blood, Gore, all in a small town. YESSSSSSS!!!!! And it was EPIC. This book is intense and really makes a person wonder. Anybody could go psycho and it could be in any small town. Even yours. A good read if you want some goosies with a side of sweet high school love.

 

Reborn

 

Shadow Falls: Rebornhere

Author: C.C. Hunter

Bring on the vampires…and private school. I never thought those two things would ever combine together, but here they are in one series. There are vampires, fae, shapeshifters and chameleons. All kinds of drama for the heart that craves angst. Resident badass with fangs, Della will certainly keep you rolling as she’s determined to solve a murder that happened on the grounds of Shadow Falls.

 

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment here

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

There’s crime. There’s punishment. There’s a man slowly driving himself in-freaking-sane. Guilt will eat you up and here’s a six part story to show just how much it’ll haunt you.

 

Love and Gelato

Love + Gelatohere

Author: Jennifer Evans Welsh

Discovery, first loves, and most importantly, gelato. Go to Italy for the art and adventure. Stay for the love and gelato. Snd let me tell you, I LOVED this book. It was so sweet and tender. Definitely on my reread list.

 

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Wicked Gamehere

Author: Jeri Smith-Ready

Wild. Sexy. Annnnnd, vampires. These ones don’t sparkle. They’re feisty and love blood. They run a radio station to keep with the times. Ciara works as a marketing rep to keep them in business. And of course, she can’t help but be attracted to one of them. Fun and wicked, this was a fun read.

 

Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bonehere

Author: Jeri Smith-Ready

More bloody fun. A cult. A vampire dog. Sure, let’s get more interesting. Ciara faces new and old problems, including taking the next step with her vamper boy-toy. This book will whip you around just the way you like it. It’s okay to have a little fun sometimes. Read a pointless book.

 

Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willowshere

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Whimsical and just beautiful. This book is one everyone should read. It’s short and filled with adventure and a troublesome toad that has an addiction to driving motor cars. Iff you love Winnie the Pooh then read this.

 

Bound to You

Bound to You – here

Author: Christopher Pike

A two for one deal here. Two stories in one book. Spellbound and See You Later are two stories that will envelope you in magic, love and certain danger. One thing I gathered from this book, you never really know a person.

 

Light of Ives

The Light of Ives: Memories Remain – here

Author: Kristen Traganas

Imaginative and intriguing. This aches for freedom away from home. With heartache and tragedy there is healing. There’s a lot of emotions rolling in this fantasy YA.

 

It was a full month. Some classics. A couple YA romances. Mass market fun.

My favorite book this month: There’s Someone Inside Your House.

I’m such a fan of horror…if it’s done right. And this was done SOOOO right. I’m a fan of Wes Craven’s Scream series (the movies not the TV, though the show is decent). Slashers can make you not only jumpy, but also wary. Such an eerie feeling to have, and invigorating. , leaving you on the edge of your seat. I loved it! Now, I have my mom reading it.

My least favorite book this month: Bound to You

I just couldn’t get into this book for life of me. The plot were very interesting, but it was how jumpy it felt. There was no magic or wonder in it. Everything felt so planned out and expected, leaving me deflated. Never fun.

 

So, March is over and April is coming up next. A LOT more books to come and I believe V.C. Andrews is among them.

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – February, 2018

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Good twilight, my precious book clan! Hope February has been good to you.

Right now, the sun is setting behind that beautiful horizon, you are currently relaxing with some good food or a glass of wine (or pop if you’re below the legal age *wink*) and you’re checking around social media because it rules our ever-loving brains. This is the Sundown Rundown. The place where I recap all I’ve read this month and you get a chance to check out a book review you might’ve missed. I also do this rant thing where I talk about my month.

I hope the month has gone well for you. It has been a decent month, even with Valentine’s Day. I’m not a major fan of the holiday. I believe that it can get overdone and is a little ridiculous because there are 365 days to woo and spoil your special human and I feel like it’s ridiculous to focus on one day for it. Seriously. 365 days in a year, guys.

Jumping off of Valentine’s Day. I know it’s really important to some people so I don’t want to entirely crap on it. I just have that small thought on it. I wholeheartedly believe that it’s special to have somebody you love deeply and that you want to spoil them. I can’t wait to have that person in my life. I will put in that sometimes I’m crazy, I make pterodactyl noises sometimes, I’m a total klutz, and socially awkward. REALLY socially awkward. I flipped off a guy who gave me chocolate once. *facepalm* I know. I’m an asshole. BUT, I’m not good at the whole receiving gifts part. I’m not used to it and never know how to react because I’m overwhelmed. That voice in my brain that is supposed to help just flies out of my brain. Doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the gesture. I just don’t react appropriately. Again, I’m awkward. That’s life.

I do have to say though, I love the day after Valentine’s Day. 50% off on chocolate. I got a massive Hershey’s Kiss for $2. Pretty happy about that. I’m a chocolate fiend.

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I didn’t do much of anything exciting aside from ordering my new laptop. It’s intimidating me too. Super techy. Mostly, it’s been a busy work month. I am rather happy about the books I’ve read. I’m still currently working on Crime and Punishment. Some books take longer than others. No shame with that. Below are the books I’ve read this month and the reviews with them.

This month has been exciting and adventurous in reading. It’s also been heartbreaking. Gotta love when a book completely destroys you. We all have that one book….

Without further ado:

Diary of a Sex Fiend

Diary of a Sex Fiendhere

Author: Abby Lee

Spunky, fun, intellectual and hell-a hot. This memoir is NSFW, but definitely addicting. I’ve enjoyed this, learned how to be more comfortable with myself, and thrown shame right out the window because that’s the way sex should be and I couldn’t be happier to have read this one woman’s year documenting it.

Entrance

Entrancehere

Author: JJ Sorel

An erotic fairytale. Guilty pleasures abound, friends.

Arcana Rising

Arcana Risinghere

Author: Kresley Cole

I can’t get enough of this series. Apocalypse. Young love. Strong possibility of dying from heartbreak? Torture me and crush me. I’ll lay down and let it happen.

The 100 Day 21

The 100: Day 21 – here

Author: Kass Morgan

Being ejected down to earth to figure out if it’s inhabitable sucks.  I liked getting a chance to see where the TV show stemmed from. There were so many differences.

The 100 rebellion

The 100: Rebellionhere

Author: Kass Morgan

The final installation of The 100. The colonists are trying to create a life for themselves now, but one last obstacle could threaten and destroy everything, including those they love. This book wasn’t that bad. Did wish I could’ve gotten more out of it, though.

Wither

Witherhere

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Vivid, haunting, and beautiful. This dystopian world that Rhine Ellery lives in really pulled me in and didn’t let go. The writing is so deep. I felt like I was there in this world where the people die young.

Fever

Feverhere

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Rhine’s story continues here and the world of this book is expanded threefold! So phenomenal. Just the way I got lost in the words…they’re enchanting on such an unnerving level. This delves deeper than before. Secrets and plot twists wrapped up around me like vines. Oh man, so good.  I need to get the final book.

Dark Calling

The Dark Callinghere

Author: Kresley Cole

The feels are real. Real freaking serious. I’d been waiting for this book to be released and read it on my day off. Curled up, on the edge, reality was nonexistent. This whole entire series has twisted me up and ripped me apart. There is one final book left and I can’t wait for it to come out…but I’m scared. I’m in the complete dark, with no predictions about how it will end.

Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lothere

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Not going to lie. I hurt my brain reading this one. It was really great, but there were times i had to go back to retrace some parts. Everything is deeply intertwined with clues. While that was tricky, the entire adventure was a blast. I laughed a lot.

There were a lot of reads this month and a great variety among them. Post-Modern Fiction, Supernatural YA, Memoir. I feel pretty darn accomplished.

I have to say, my favorite book this month was The Dark Calling. I’d been waiting a month for it to arrive. Just like the ones before it, I was pushed even farther and my emotions were completely rolled over. My heart didn’t quit pounding even after the last page. Kresley Cole just keeps amping up the emotions and the stakes with every book in this series.

My least favorite book this month? Entrance. I was really intrigued when I’d read about it, but when I finally got to read it I was disappointed. I couldn’t get attached to anything in the book. Not the characters, setting or even the plot. I was just thrown off by its entirety, which was terrible, because the story was interesting.

I want to say thank you to everyone who’s been tagging along for my reviews. I would love to hear from you. I certainly encourage it! I’m curious on what you think if you’ve read these books. I know my crazy talk can only go so far. Talk with me.

Moving into March, there’s more reading on the way. I’d like to say that my collection of books that need to be read is shrinking, but that would be a lie. No complaints. LOL. See you in March.

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – January, 2018

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Good evening, book clan! It is the inbetween and the end of the month! Pardon my excitement.

I hope you all have had a good month! Mine has been pretty productive and very snowy. There have been a couple days that I couldn’t get to work actually, but I did get some great reading and writing in. So, not a total loss. I am counting down the days to warmer weather.

In December I said I was going to begin posting an end of the month round-up of everything I’ve read and here I am! True to my word. I found it tricky to figure out a fun and lovely way to post it. Then I thought about it. My favorite time of day is dusk. Twilight. The end of the day when the breeze is cool and the sun is on the horizon, painting the sky in splashes of orange, purple, blue, pink and so many other colors. It’s a moment when I’m wispy and daydreamy. The fireflies start blinking at each other and the wind smells like the trees. It’s when all the day’s stress drain from my body. Aaaaand I’ve totally distracted you. Sorry! Anyway, here we are. The Sundown Rundown. Where you can relax and catch up on what you might’ve missed this month on my blog. Hell, start a conversation at the bottom. Tell me about what you’ve read. What have you watch on TV this month? A favorite movie? Just kick back and relax. This is painless (hopefully) and short.

Over the month I’ve continued on with a series that I’ve been obsessed with, working a few classics, got updated on a recent series, and even got to read an ARC that was transformative for me.

And like I said, if you’ve missed a review or two then you can definitely catch up here.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixiereview here

Author: Kate Dicamillo

Certainly one the greatest flashback to my own childhood when I reread this one.

F-D-JH

Draculareview here

Author: Bram Stoker

The one that started it all, Dracula. He’s no Spike or Edward, but the vampire still seduce the best of them and he’s unforgiving.

Girls in the Picture - Scarlet Reader

The Girls in the Picturereview here

Author: Melanie Benjamin

My love for film was magnified threefold when I read this historical story on two of Hollywood’s most magnificent women in film.

HIdden Oracle

The Hidden Oraclereview here

Author: Rick Riordan

The god, Apollo, having issues being human? I’m here for it! That way I can also make fun of him and watch him stumble around and complain.

Dark Prophecy

The Dark Prophecyreview here

Author: Rick Riordan

The adventure continues! And I’m surprised Apollo made it to the next book alive. LOL. Just kidding. I was deeply impressed with how far the god has come and I can’t wait for the third book.

Dead of Winter - SR

Dead of Winterreview here

Author: Kresley Cole

Continuing this gut-wrenching series. I’m so sucked in that I’m dismissing real like right now.  I may be a tad obsessed. Maybe. Can I hashtag #TeamJack? I’m hanging by a thread with this story.

Day Zero

Day Zeroreview here

Author: Kresley Cole

I really enjoyed the information this addition to The Arcana Chronicles. Really updates you on the deathly playing that all of the powerful characters are on. It was also tragic see how their lives were changed the night of the Flash, the great apocalypse.

F-D-JH

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydereview here

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

There’s nothing like a creepy stalker around town to stir up the neighbors and an experiment gone wrong to bring out the dark side of man.

The Thing About Jellyfish

the thing about jellyfishreview here

Author: Ali Benjamin

Want your heart to explode with too many feelings? READ THIS! It’s so sweet, sad, and will make you weep both happily and sadly. Such a great story.

So it’s been quite the productive month!

My favorite book this month was Dead of Winter hands down. It’s a part of The Arcana Chronicles series. I haven’t been so invested in a series in a very long time. When I start one of the books I’m not even in the world anymore. You can’t tell me that’s not one of the best feelings ever. It is. Admit it.

My least favorite book this month was Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It was a hard choice because I really enjoyed all of the reads, but if there’s one that fell short, even in the slightest, it’s this one. I love horror. I love a good classic, though it takes me longer to read one compared to other books. It didn’t strike me as much of a horror and I found it hard to keep track of the characters at some parts.

I also want to say thank you to everyone keeping up with me on here. I would love to hear from you. You’re fantastic and I’m glad you’re along for my adventures (AKA incessant rambling). I know I’m really excitable about books, but I’m also honest. Sometimes they’re amazing and abduct me from the planet, like a UFO other times they slowly murder me, like the worst horror movie ever. LOL.

I ultimately enjoy that I can talk about books as well as get some recommendations from you folks. Definitely keep up. It’s only the beginning of 2018. It may be the end of January, but here comes February.

More to come soon…

-K.

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