Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Dark Theory by Wick Welker

 


A robot yearns to remember. A thief struggles to forget. A galaxy on the verge of collapse.

On the fringe of a broken civilization, a robot awakens with no memories and only one directive: find his creator. But in the village of Korthe, Beetro finds only radioactive pestilence, famine, and Miree—a tormented thief with dreams of retiring after her final score. Meanwhile, the fiefdom is plunged further into chaos when a new warlord seizes control, recasting serfs as refugees and leaving derelict robot peasants in his wake. With a shared interest in survival, Beetro and Miree team up to pull off an impossible castle heist: steal a single flake of dark matter, the world’s most valuable and mysterious ore.

But as they trek through the feudal wasteland in search of answers, they realize the true extent of the chaos surrounding them: the stars are disappearing from the sky and the entire galaxy is unraveling. As he uncovers his origin, Beetro discovers he may be the key to the salvation of the cosmos—or its destruction. Time, space, and loyalty become relative as he learns the real reason he was created.

A mind-bending science fiction epic with the bones of a fantasy traveling quest, Dark Theory unfolds through a journey of betrayal, identity, and unlikely friendships in a world of darkness set at the edge of space and time.
 

MY REVIEW: 4.5 Stars 

This book blew my mind!! 





The author definitely knows how to write some damn good sci-fi! 

I loved these characters! We have a few different people and ish that play very important parts in the book. The way they come together and weave into each other’s lives is so cool! And, the most important part is that I followed along with the book just fine. I usually get confused but I pretty much knew every crazy thing that was going on. 

There are some gruesome parts but it’s still good. Miree in particular is a very strong female character. You don’t always like her but eventually……. and the stuff she goes through will make you cringe. I love the all of them. The majority of them have issues in one way or another but they have some messed up circumstances! 

And the things that happen on the earth gives me the creeps as something crazy like that could really happen. 

Anyhoo, I loved it and look forward to the next books!! 

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎ

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Fairyloot October Unboxing

 Here’s some beautiful goodies! 


1. A trinket dish inspired by The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue



2. A gorgeous blanket inspired by Kingdom Of The Wicked 



3. A beautiful character set inspired by the book of the month. 




4. It’s obviously this is a keychain inspired by the book LORE. It’s gorgeous! 




5. We have the book of the month. I’ll show you the beautiful details below. We have the Tarot cards from Raybearer, stunning art piece, the book spoiler card art piece with bookmark, and a quote bookmark from We Set The Dark On Fire. 

I absolutely love this box. 









 Stunning artwork on the end pages as well. 





Happy Reading! 

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Starless Crown by James Rollins

 


An alliance embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the secrets of the distant past and save their world in this captivating, deeply visionary adventure from #1 New York Timesbestselling thriller-master James Rollins.

A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death.

Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts:

A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home.

A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother's shadow and claims a purpose of his own.

An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact - one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe.

On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation. 

But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.

WHO WILL CLAIM THE STARLESS CROWN?

MY REVIEW: 4 Stars ⭐️ 

I’m going to try something a little different. I didn’t realize this book is a bit long and should have started long ago. Anyway, I’m going to add some obscure quotes from the uncorrected copy. Just bits and pieces…. keep you intrigued and hopefully find a winner. 

The Starless Crown 

When the world stopped turning, 
new lands were born



From Author:
(For Terry Brooks, whose creativity inspired me and whose generosity of spirit is the only reason you are reading this book) 

Life is full of holes. Even the best of times, the span of one’s years is never a perfect tapestry, laid out in a sprawl of days, months, and years, all woven in flawless detail, each color as bright as when its thread was plaited into the whole



This man, who is he? He goes on to talk about his age, his memories, a woman and he does it beautifully. 

*BEFORE

She gives birth in mud and mire…… the reptilian hunter is twice her length…. she kneels over her child. She is too weak even to stand… a piercing cry rings forth from the skies… it swings toward her, revealing its malignant splendor…. Better to die free, my daughter.



This book starts out solid in my opinion. I’m totally hooked and I hope it stays that way. What is this beast? What did it do to the hunter, the woman, the baby? 

*CHAPTER 1

Nyx sought to understand the stars with her fingertips.

I love Nyx already. She’s near blind and has to take time to learn things in school. Of course, there are jerk bullies that I want to kick off the planet.

CHAPTER 2

maybe both her parents had abandoned her in the swamps, surely left to die, perhaps because she had been born afflicted, the surfaces of her eyes glazed to a bluish white.





I just love her and her father, he found her as a baby and I love Gramblebuck. There are some cool creatures in the book so far!

CHAPTER 3

Omg!! These damn bullies!! Evil bastards!



Omg! That just happened! Yes!!! And then… 

As she lay there, the coldness continued to spread. It numbed her limbs until she could not move, barely breathe. 
She felt the ice, like poisonous claws, dig into her heart and clench. The world immediately went dark, far blacker than any blindness….



What happened there? Are you tempted yet? 😏

CHAPTER 4 & 5

We meet the prisoner,Rhaif. He’s been underground for quite some time slaving away. We also meet The Bronze Goddess, I wonder what her story is….

KANTHE

But the most apt slur was simply the Prince in the Cupboard. He was a prince whose only use in life was to be a spare in case his older twin should die.



Poor Kanthe, he’s a hot mess right now but we shall see….

THOUGHTS

This story was pretty awesome and unique to me. I enjoyed the characters and the strange world of creatures. Nyx has abilities that are connected to a type of creature that is totally awesome! There is a bronze goddess that is awesome as well. All of the people and things… come together to … do things. 

There really isn’t any world building, this is more character and creature driven, which is fine in this case. I’m looking forward to what is going to happen in the next book. The ending definitely makes you want to continue, at least it does me. 

*Thank you to Netgalley and Tor for a digital copy of this book!! 

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎ


Monday, October 4, 2021

September Owlcrate

 We got a Ceramic Travel Mug that I’m going to use to put some colored pencils in since I don’t drink out of those. It’s beautiful. I love Fall and Winter so this is perfect. The quote is from Emily Bronte  



Then we got a pair of Magnetic Picture Frames inspired by The Beautiful and The Shadows Between Us 




Then we got a gorgeous calligraphy set inspired by Stalking Jack The Ripper. 



Next is a beautiful Haunted Hearts coaster set featuring quotes from Jane Austen, The Vampire Diaries, Pablo Neruda, and Crimson Peak. 



Then we have this weird, wooden page holder. 




And the enamel pin is awesome! 




And finally we have the special edition book and I do love how it looks but I love the original dust jacket better. 

Lakesedge 






Happy Reading! 

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎ

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021 FAIRYLOOT

 First in the box is a card holder inspired by The Prison Healer 



Next we have some socks inspired by Six Crimson Cranes 



Next is a beautiful tapestry inspired by Daughter of Smoke and Bone, starring Karou and Akiva 


Next is an enamel pin inspired by An Ember In The Ashes 



Next is an extra book we got this month just like we did last month. Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray


Next is this months tarot cards of Jacks and the Fallen Star from Caraval 


Next is a beautiful tray they forgot to add in last months box. I forgot what it's inspired by but I love it. 


And finally the book! We have sprayed edges, art under dustjacket and a little foil on the case. I love this author and I hope I love this book! Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer



The edges are a beautiful purple! I thought I showed that but you can't even see it! and there is a purple ribbon bookmark as well. 

Enjoy, 

Mel ♥

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Betrayal by P. DaCosta

 


WARNING. Rated: R. Restricted. Contains space battles, killer AI, intergalactic ass-kicking. Read at own risk.

She is programmed to kill.
He’ll do anything to survive.
 

Ex-con Captain Caleb Shepperd believes being good is overrated. All he wants is to smuggle illegal cargo through the nine systems and live a prosperous (likely short) life on the wrong side of the law.

But there's a problem with that plan. The priceless synthetic stowaway on his ship is a distraction he doesn't need.

Torn between selling her and tossing her out the airlock, Shepperd fails to realize the synth is a killer, and he's the one locked in her sights.

In a world where only one thousand synthetics were built, synthetic number One Thousand and One should not exist. She is no ordinary synth. Memories locked inside her code could bring Shepperd—and the entire nine systems—to its knees.

Captain Shepperd and the oppressive corporations are about to learn that you can't hide from the sins of your past, especially when that past has orders to kill.

WARNING: 18+ only. Contains adult content, including sex, drug use, violence, and swearing.

MY REVIEW: 4.5 Stars ⭐️ 


Buddy read with my friend, Tammie! 4.5 Stars ⭐️ 



*I used to believe stars were wishes, that if we reached them, our dreams would come true.





*The stars will always be out of reach, and no amount of dreaming will capture them.

*Stars are wishes, and wishes are dreams. You can’t capture them… ever.



I loved this book! I look forward to reading the rest of the series!! #1001 is my favorite!! 

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎ


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

 


From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a breathtaking story about a town, its tragedies, and the quiet beauty of everyday life.

For all of Emory's life she's been told who she is. In town she's the rich one--the great-great-granddaughter of the mill's founder. At school she's hot Maddie Ward's younger sister. And at home, she's the good one, her stoner older brother Joey's babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey's drug habit was.

Four months later, Emmy's junior year is starting, Joey is home from rehab, and the entire town of Mill Haven is still reeling from the accident. Everyone's telling Emmy who she is, but so much has changed, how can she be the same person? Or was she ever that person at all?

Mill Haven wants everyone to live one story, but Emmy's beginning to see that people are more than they appear. Her brother, who might not be cured, the popular guy who lives next door, and most of all, many ghostie addicts who haunt the edges of the town. People spend so much time telling her who she is--it might be time to decide for herself.

Inspired by the American classic Our Town, You'd Be Home Now is Kathleen Glasgow's glorious modern story of a town and the secret lives people live there. And the story of a girl, figuring out life in all its pain and beauty and struggle and joy.
 

MY REVIEW: 5 Stars ⭐️ 

My God, how do I start this review!! I had a million words and they have left me…… this author, every time! 

I’m not fine! I’m broken! - Mel





This book made me feel what I felt, feel what I feel, cry, hate, love… understand. 



These characters are wonderful. Flawed. They are a lot of us when we were young. A lot of us as parents and the people who are lost. 

When I first started reading the book I was getting myself prepared for what the author was going to do to me. I got to a point in the book that I felt was going to be the same old bullshit I read nowadays and felt bummed. I was so wrong. This book is about ALL the things. 



Emory, Joey, Jeremy, Eliza, Daniel…. I love you guys so much!! 

My whole life, I just wanted to feel better. Forget about what a loser I was. And then I found a way to do that. 

*

If I was Joey, I’d be pawing through the house looking for anything, something to dull all this down. Forget I’m even me. 
I get it now. I really get it.


I hated the parents in the beginning. They didn’t treat their kids very good. They are rich and jerks, but sometimes bad things have to happen to wake someone up. They have Emory who is the good kid, the invisible kid. Maddie, the perfect kid. Joey the bad, loser kid. Joey and Emory did things to try to hide the pain, to feel wanted. Some of the things were stupid and you’re screaming in your head for them to stop. I was young once and did things, a lot of people were in their place or worse. I’m in that place in some ways now. BUT, you can’t judge! You need to find your compassion! It tore my empathy into little pieces. I cried, I laughed and cried some more. And the homeless and the hope that was given!! Damn it!! It was so horrible and wonderful! 

I had a lot more I wanted to say, so much more! It just all went out the window. I just know I want to do even more to help people before I die. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! AND I LOVE YOU!

Mel πŸ–€πŸΆπŸΊπŸΎ

*Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin for a digital copy of this book!