Librarians Like No Other (The Librarians and The Lost Lamp – A Book Review)

The Librarians and The Lost Lamp
Author: Greg Cox
Published: 2016


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The Librarians, Jake, Cassandra, and Ezekiel, are back to solve the mystery of Aladdin’s lamp. Yes, that one.  Like so many other stories this one is real and the Library could be in some serious trouble. And the Forty AKA the forty thieves of The Arabian Nights are hot on the Librarians trail. With legendary creatures, high-tail adventure, a little gambling and a flying carpet, the Librarians look to find the lamp that Flynn Carsen (The Librarian before the three arrived) lost ten years ago before a powerful Djinn can be released to seek revenge on those who wronged him.

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First off,

PUNNY!

Being a major fan of the movies and the TV series, I was beyond excited to get this book. And I have to say, it does a magnificent job of following the tone of the show. The imagery was phenomenal, just like watching an episode of the show. And since the show hasn’t started the new season, this was perfect to tide me over for the time being.

The book carries each of the characters’ POV very well. I was surprised. The amount of detail didn’t feel overwhelming at all, though a little longwinded from time to time. I did feel like I learned a ton, like I always do with the Librarian(s), and I couldn’t control my geek-out. I’ve actually found myself wanting to be a Librarian. Just adding it to the list of things I want to be when I grow up. And yes, when I grow up. You only have to grow up when you want in my opinion.

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The pacing was very quick, but not in the sense that the story was rushed because it most certainly was not. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat with all of the action, proving that librarians are more than just books.

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Something else I enjoyed about this book, for those who’ve not seen the TV show, you are given a great overview of who the characters are, and what the Library is all about: finding magical artifacts of the world and protecting them.

With adventure, wit, and those darn one-liners, it’s easy to get hooked. I recommend this book for those who have a love or even a guilty pleasure for each of these things.

 

Quotables:

“If there was one thing he’d learned as the Librarian, it was to check his twenty-first-century skepticism at the door when it came to fantastic stories from bygone days.” (Flynn, p. 56)

“Trust me on this, Colonel, Luck is anything but a lady. More like a two-faced trollop who will stab you in the back and break your heart when  you least expect it.” (Jenkins to Baird, p. 81)

“Didn’t anyone tell you it’s not polite to skip ahead to the end of the book?” (Shirin to Flynn, p. 147)

 

More to come soon…

K.

P.S. Song today? Off We Go by Trent Dabbs.

From the Wrong Side of the Tracks (A Bad Boys Book List)

Hello, my lovely and beautiful bookworms.

Not long ago I posted a book list for those readers out who may be craving the bad girl. Now I present to you a book list for those of you craving a bad boy. Let’s’ be honest. Every once in a while…okay a lot. We enjoy our dangerous and daring and rebellious and seducing bad boy, not because they’d hurt us, but because they’d reach out to our deepest desires to reach out of our comfort zone and tap into the wild parts of us. And every once in a while we wish we were just as bold. Maybe it’s just a fantasy, but fantasies are a beautiful thing and we need them from time to time get the hell out of our lives.

Below I present a list and you may know a few of these already, but nonetheless I have books that present all kinds of bad boys. Some are supernatural and some are just down right dirty. While others touch on that sweet part in our hearts.

Some of these have already been reviewed here, on my blog. So take a peek.

 

Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire

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Travis Maddox, world renowned ass-kicker. Okay, not world renowned, but renowned in the small college town of Eakins, Illinois. Known for his fights and one night stands, he doesn’t do relationships or any kind of attachment. At one of his fights, he sees Abby Abernathy and she’s not like the usual girl. Though she wears the good girl cardigans, there’s something about her that isn’t goody two shoes at all. Determined to know her, they make a bet he knows he’ll win: if she loses she stays with him in his apartment for a month and if he loses he doesn’t get to have sex for a month. This new friendship is put to the limits when it extends to something more that neither of them were expecting.

 

Paper Prince/Broken Prince
Author Erin Watt

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Reed Royal gets what he wants when he wants and rules don’t mean jack, but when his dad brings home a girl, Ella Harper, he’s stricken with odd feelings. It’s bad enough his dad is dating the gold-digger, Brooke, but now this? He isn’t sure if he likes Ella or hates her. Either way, his guard is up and he’ll be damned if it comes down. Like Brooke, he’s sure she’s here for Royal money. According to Dad, she’s here because of a promise. Whatever the case, Reed’ll do just about anything to see her gone, regardless of her being just as stubborn, sarcastic and feisty as him. That is, until she leaves and then he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.

 

The Picture of Dorian Grey
Author: Oscar Wilde

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Young and narcissistic Dorian Gray is young forever thanks to a special painting of him. All of his years go into it and as long as he never looks at it he’ll be young forever. A heartbreaker to no end, he cares not for others’ lives, even those he drives to kill themselves. Guilt follows him everywhere though and he isn’t sure if he can escape it or the painting.

 

 

The Vampire Diaries
Author: L.J. Smith

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Two brothers, vampires, fall in love with the same girl. Elena Gilbert, who looks strikingly similar to Katherine, their maker and the first woman they both fell in love with long ago when they were human. Stefan Salvatore, the sweet and caring brother, can’t stay away from Elena and needs to know her. Damon Salvatore, the eldest brother, is bent on revenge and won’t let the look-alike stand in his way of that…until he falls in love with her too. Could she redeem his dark years of bloodshed and hatred?

 

Fifty Shades of Grey/Grey
Author: E.L. James

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Christian Grey, CEO, rich, handsome and secretive. Anastasia Steel walks in to do an interview of him and his walls begin to crumble right then. He invites her into his world, reluctantly, of BDSM, a way he’s learned to deal with his past. While Anastasia is curious and wants to be with him, she’s unsure how far she can go. Christian doesn’t mind guiding her. In fact, he thrives on breaking her. Then suddenly he begins to worry for the first time in his life that he could lose her. Can he change? Can he come to terms with his past for Ana?

 

A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks

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Enter, Landon Carter. Bad boy of the town, he never expected to fall in love with Jamie Sullivan, the town’s minister. They’re thrown together through a thread of events. She gets to him in a way that nobody else has. She expects great things out of him when everybody else sees him as a delinquent. After meeting her, life will never be the same and will guide him to decisions he never imagined before her.

 

Oblivion
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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In LUX: Obsidian we saw through Katy’s POV how it was to be around the sarcastic, annoying and dangerous Daemon Black, a Luxen. An alien. In Oblivion, discover the world from the day Katy moved into the house next door from Daemon’s POV and delve deeper into what makes him tick, which just happens to be her. He can’t help but get under her skin just as she does to him.

 

Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver

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Alex, a boy from the ‘Wilds’ falls in love with Lena. That’s not good since love is now considered a disease by the United States. But he doesn’t care. Breaking the rules of the dystopian society, he falls in love with her and doesn’t care if that means they’re infected. The government thinks otherwise.

 

 

Blood + Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klaus

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Vivian is young, wild and for the most part free, especially in her wolf skin under the sweet moon. Gabriel sees this and she knows he does. It disgusts her with the way he saunters about, acting like he’s the alpha when in fact he isn’t. Staring down badass bikers and any wolf that crosses his path, he likes it best when she’s around. There hasn’t been an alpha in a long time, since her father. When the time comes to choose one, can she stand behind someone so dangerous or will she stay with her safe, human, boyfriend who may be even more dangerous than him?

 

Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

A forbidden love. Nora Grey doesn’t go looking for it. Never has. Then comes Patch and something about him is off. After terrifying encounters and him knowing more about her than anyone, she isn’t so sure she wants to be around him anymore, no matter how drawn to him she is, especially after she discovers what he really is. A fallen angel. And though he’s in love with her, he’s there to kill her. Again, forbidden love. She didn’t go looking for it. Complicated and dangerous, it ran right smack into her.

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Got a favorite? Share in the comment section!

More to come soon…

K.

Midnight Tease

 

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Hello bookworms! My loves!

Labrynth worm

I am back with the Midnight Tease. For those of you not familiar with it, I basically stay up late (because who needs sleep?) and tell you what is coming up on my list and what is coming up for review. Real simple stuff. And who knows? Maybe you’ve read what I have on my list or are going to. You may even put it on your list.

I hope the summer has given you amazing opportunities to sit under that perfect tree or by that beautiful ocean, breathing in salty air so that you can read the day away. It’s hard to believe it’s July already. The summer is getting away to quickly.

Here is what it currently on the back of my couch, vying for my affection.

 

Coming Soon…

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Author: Lois Duncan

 

 

Evermore

Evermore Series

Author: Alyson Noel

 

 

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The Librarians and The Lost Lamp

Author: Greg Cox

I have been following this all the way back to when Fynn (Noah Wyle: ER, Falling Skies) started out in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear. Love it ALL. Plus, it reaches out to my little geek heart and reminds me of the four years I worked in my college library, though I wish it had been this exciting.

 

 

History of the Future-Goodreads

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

Author: A.S. King

 

Currently…

 

Siren - Epic Reads

Siren

Author: Kiera Cass

I know! I’m behind. I’m nearly finished though. It’s my current nightstand reader.

 

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Opposition

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

The final book in the LUX series, not including Oblivion, which I will also be getting to.

 

Up For Review…

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Siren

Author: Kiera Cass

 

Blood + Chocolate

Author: Anette Curtis Klaus

 

Opposition

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

More to come soon…

K.

 

 

When You Want To Be Bad – Book List

My lovely bookworms!!

It has been a good little while since I’ve done a list so guess what? I’ve go ta list for you.

Now, this list is for bad girls. By that, I mean when you just need a book with a bad, rebellious, I-Don’t-Give-A-Shit girl. Sometimes I tend to live vicariously through them. Looking for the dark, wild, adventurous, and in some cases, downright criminal girls, then take a peak at the list.

Below, I’ve got 10 books here for you to add to your list and I am sure there are tons more. These are just my picks. Some I’ve read and some I’ve got on my list to read.

 

Sins & Needles Trilogy
Author: Karina Halle

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Ellie Watt, girfter thinking she can go straight, comes home to Palm Valley where she discovers one last job. The catch? It’s the used-to-be-goth Camden McQueen who’s now hot and muscly. When he catches her mid-con, he give her a proposition she doesn’t have the luxury to turn down.

 

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson

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Lisbeth Salander is a deeply troubled and brilliant researcher and hacker. She’s hired by Mikael Blomkvist to carry out an investigation into the disappearance of a young woman back in 1966.

 

Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard

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Mare Barrow lives life one pickpocket at a time while her family strives to make ends meet in a world of reds and silvers. And you don’t want to be a red, powerless unlike silvers who are comparable to gods. Mara is suddenly brought into the life of silvers when its discovered that she has powers. She has to watch her back in order to stay alive and to make sure her family stays alive as well.

 

Paper Princess
Author: Erin Watt

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Ella Harper’s life has been anything short of easy, living in a low rent apartment and using her late mother’s ID so she can work at the local strip club. When it’s discovered that her father has died she’s shipped off to the lifestyle of the rich and famous which turns out to be a lot worse than she thought when she comes face to face with her new guardians’ sons. Surviving is what she does best and all she has to do is make it until graduation and then she’ll be set for life.

 

The Wish List
Author: Eoin Colfer

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After a robbery gone wrong, Meg Finn sets out to make it all right so that she can enter into heaven and that means helping the man she robbed complete a wish list before he dies.

 

Open Road Summer
Author: Emery Lord

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Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave behind her rebellious ways and start anew. So she joins a music tour and suddenly starts falling for the opening act, Matt Finch, a regular boy-next-door. So much for leaving the drama and rebelliousness behind.

 

Dorothy Must Die
Author: Danielle Paige

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Amy Gumm has a crappy life. Her mother is an alcoholic and she’s bullied daily in high school. Then suddenly her trailer is swept off in a tornado with her in it. You know the story. Only Amy is recruited into a revolution in Oz and it’s nothing like the books. Rats, flying monkeys and goth munchkins, oh my!

 

Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard

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Five girls’s dark secrets come to light, proving they are not the angels people think they are. Their torturer, A., manipulates these girls causing more issues to arise such as murder.

 

Love Lies Beneath
Author: Ellen Hopkins

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Tara has it all, the lavish home,  beauty and a great sex life. When she gets into a skiing accident, she gets the cute doctor too. But she has secrets to keep and those secrets are threatened when she begins to depend on him too much. She’s not quite that worried as long as he doesn’t cheat on her.

 

This Savage Song
Author: Victoria Schwab

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All Kate Harker wants is to be like her father, letting monsters do as they please and extort money out of humans for protection. She’s kicked out of her sixth boarding school and August Finn jumps at the opportunity  to watch over her, but after an assassination attempt their both on the run.

 

There you have it, my loves. Got a bad girl book? Tell me!

More to come soon…

K.

Young Love Makes a Comeback (The Lara Jean Trilogy – A Book Review)

Lara Jean Trilogy
Author: Jenny Han
Published: 2014-2017

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Lara Jean Covey writes special letters. Ones that have her heart poured out all over them to boys she’s loved, but she’s never sent them. They reside in a special box where she can look at them whenever she wants. That is, until one day they’re mailed out and she’s confronted by Peter Kavinsky, lacrosse player and popular, who has one of her letters. And if he has one, then so do all of the other boys, including Josh Saunders, her next door neighbor and also her older sister’s ex-boyfriend.

In order to avoid utter embarrassment, Lara Jean kisses Peter and thus starts their fake relationship. She wants to avoid a confrontation with Josh and he wants to break free of his ex-girlfriend.

Throughout this trilogy, Lara Jean and Peter discover that they may actually like each other, but what does that mean? While Peter’s only been in love once, Lara Jean has never even kissed a boy. This is new territory for both of them and the trials and tribulations of high school will test them to their limits, but they love what they find in each other. Is it enough?

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This trilogy did something amazing for me. It brought back true love. The emotions of butterfly love and newness is relatable and so is Lara Jean’s insecurities that she has throughout the series, like comparing her worth to that of other girls. The journey through high school is a trial of firsts and mistakes to learn from and this did a beautiful job in showcasing some of them, proving that sometimes accidents lead to great things that never would’ve come to be otherwise.

Also, the amount of dedication to family that Lara Jean has was so inspiring. With an older sister and a younger sister, she makes being the middle child a beautiful thing when in fact being stuck in the middle is very hard because you can often feel like you’re being forgotten. Lara Jean doesn’t allow herself to get worried about being lost as the middle child with her incredible baking skills and keeping everybody balanced.

I loved this story for all of its lightheartedness. Young, true love definitely bloomed anew here and I will be returning to reread this story again, which is something I don’t do very often with books, but Jenny Han made it possible.

 

Quotables:

“To belong to someone—I didn’t know it, but now that I think about it, it seems like that’s all I’ve ever wanted.” (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean, p. 190)

“According to Stormy, there are two kinds of girls in this world. The kind who breaks your heart and the kind who gets her heart broken.” (P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean, p. 92)

“Heed my advice, Lara Jean. Never say no when you really want to say yes.” (Stormy to Lara Jean, p. 20)

 

And, if you’re a fan of this series you can find an Instagram account that follows Lara Jean and Peter!

Lara Jean: itslarajeancovey

Peter: itspeterkavinsky

More to come soon…

K.

P.S. Song of the day? Shakespeare by Miranda Cosgrove.

Midnight Tease

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Hey bookworms! Every once in a while I like to pop in with a late-nighter on what I’ve been up and what will be coming up. Thus the Midnight Tease came to life. It’s been a busy month and Summer is kicking into high gear. I like to keep my shelves full and I’m sure you do too.

Go out and enjoy the sunshine and don’t forget to bring a book! They’re our best friends after all.

 

Coming Soon…

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The Summer I turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han

 

Blood and Chocolate

Author: Annette Curtis Klaus

 

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Author: Lois Duncan

 

The Seventh Witch

Author: Shirley Damsgaard

 

Sins & Needles

Author: Karina Halle

 

 

Currently…

 

Siren - Epic Reads

The Siren

Author: Kiera Cass

 

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Lara Jean

Author: Jenny Han

 

Up for Review…

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Freeks

Author: Amanda Hocking

 

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han

 

I Know What You Last Summer

Author: Lois Duncan

 

More to come soon…

K.

 

What are you reading this summer? Got a suggestion? Tell me in the comments!

Midnight Tease

 

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Hey there, bookworms! This is something new I’m trying out called the Midnight Tease and basically I’m going to give you a rundown of what I’m currently reading and what is on my Up Next list. Definitely give me some feedback. Maybe you’re reading it too or it’s on your upcoming list as well. Tell me if you liked it or not.

I’ll also be giving you an idea of what reviews I have coming up for you, lovelies.

 

Currently:

Ghost_atniquity - LiveJournal

Naomi + Ely’s No Kiss List
Author: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

 

LUX: Consequences
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am very in love with this series.

 

Coming Soon…

The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass

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I have been WAITING for way too long for this to come out on paperback. So excited. I have an infatuation with the ocean. That and lightning, but that’s another story. Ask me about it one day.

 

Textrovert
Author: Lindsey Summers

 

Freeks
Author: Amanda Hocking

 

Up for the Review Board?

Tenor

The DUFF
Author: Kody Keplinger

 

The Time Machine
Author: H.G. Wells

 

Got a book you want to suggest? DO IT! Put it in the comments and it’ll go on my book list! I’m always reading. Seriously though. I always have a book stashed in my purse of by my head at night and on the back of the couch and in the kitchen…well, you get it.

 

More to come soon…

K.