Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Friday, January 11, 2019

Slayer by Kiersten White

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.









This book was everything I hoped for and more!! I’m so excited for the rest of the series!!

The references to Buffy and Giles were so perfect and I love this new cast of characters! I’m so damn happy!! I hope all the Buffy fans enjoy this book!




Happy Reading!

Mel
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GOODREADS REVIEW

AMAZON REVIEW

With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander

History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length installment of Tamera Alexander's new series, The Carnton Novels.

On the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee, all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly kills Captain Roland Ward Jones. A decorated Mississippi sharpshooter, Jones has a vision on the battlefield and, despite the severity of his wounds, believes his life will be spared. But a life without his leg, he can't abide. He compels Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston—governess to the McGavock family at the Carnton mansion—to intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate. True to her word, Lizzie speaks on his behalf and saves not only the captain's leg but also his life.

When a fourteen-year-old soldier dies in Lizzie's arms that night, the boy's final words, whispered with urgency, demand that Lizzie deliver them to their intended recipient. But all she has is the boy's first name. And, as she soon discovers, there's no record of him ever having enlisted. How can she set out alone across a land so divided by war and hatred to honor her pledge? Even more, does she dare accept Captain Jones's offer to accompany her? As he coalesces at Carnton, romance has blossomed between him and Lizzie—a woman already betrothed to a man she does not love.

From the pages of history and the personal accounts of those who endured the Battle of Franklin, Tamera Alexander weaves the real-life love letters between Captain Roland Ward Jones and Elizabeth Clouston into a story of unlikely romance first kindled amid the shadows of war.







I loved reading about Lizzie and Captain Roland! Oh and that ending!

I live in Tennessee and I try to read books about this particular battle, whether it's a historical fiction, etc book. I think the author did a most outstanding job with this book.

There are so many hard things to read about but is true in our history. You can feel all of the pain and suffering everyone went through in this book!


*I would like to thank BookLookBloggers for a copy of this book*

Happy Reading!

Mel ♥

Monday, January 7, 2019

Owlcrate ~ The Wicked King Box by Holly Black

Hello my peeps! We have the exclusive Owlcrate - The Wicked King Box! I can't believe it's already here and the rest of my pre-orders of the book should be here tomorrow! Woot! 

I apologize for the pictures this time. I tried doing them on a chair on our deck but the sun was so bright they are not that great! Gah! I will get it sorted one day =) Uh, and I didn't feel like going and cropping the pictures! Bad day, ya know. Enjoy =)


Here's all the stuff! 


Next we have a totally cool scarf by Bookmark'd Tattoos! I love the designs! 


Next we have a woodwick candle (love woodwick candles) by Alchemy and Ink. We also have some tea (faerie fruit tea) by Riddle's Tea Shoppe


A freaking fantastic pouch! I love these, I collect pens and fill these up quickly. I also love the quote on the pouch. This pouch is from Reverie and Ink.



We have the cutest little acorn necklace! I love it so much! And a pin which I always love! 


We have another beautiful pin along with a 2 sided bookmark. I will show one side here and the other side in the next picture. 


The other side of the bookmark and a gem soap =) 


And last but not least, the book along with a stunning piece of artwork that I will be having framed to put on my walls. I am still going to give y'all a wall tour when I get the one side done. 


Happy Reading!

Mel ♥

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.

The city has always been. The city must finally end.

When three thieves - an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man - are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know.

Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city's underworld.

Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh.

Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon







OMG! Look at this beautiful stained edge & signed/numbered book! I'm in love !!!




Omg! This book freaking rocked! I have never read anything like it!!



I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK!!



Highly recommend!

Happy Reading!

Mel
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The Walking Dead Supply Drop Unboxing DECEMBER Merry Christmas

On a rainy Sunday, the day before Christmas Eve, what arrives on my doorstep to my complete surprise =) Yes, my Walking Dead Subscription box! We have some awesome things in here my friends. And there are some cameo appearances of my dog, Lucy. Enjoy =) 


We have the beautiful box all decorated like an ugly sweater. I would wear this if possible! 




This is what it looked like when I opened the box! 


We have an amazing hoodie with Daryl's wings on the back and down the sleeve it says, "Fear the Dead. Fight the living."


Next we have a winter hat/beanie with TWD printed on the front. These came in 3 different colors. I got the black one and there is a green one and red one. 


Next is a the book "The Art Of Peace" I already bought one because of Morgan but this one I will treasure. It's in a beautiful box with Morgan on the back and inside is an inscription from Eastman, the man he stayed with in Season 6. There is also a cute little bookmark with two sides for the book. 





Next we have the cutest little buttons of Carol and Ezekiel! They have a cool picture of this season 9 where they are on their horses on the front and a picture of them with her ring on the back =) 



We also have some Walking Dead wrapping paper that you know I will never open and use because I just can't. :D 


Then we have this awesome peace of artwork that I'm going to frame and put on the wall. Daryl, Michonne, and Carol, the last of the last. This came with a certificate of authenticity from the artist. 


And we have the big poster size thing that tells what all is in the box. 


 
The next few pictures are just the things laid out together and some with Lucy and the stuff. I was lazy and took the pictures from cancer pad on the floor. I'm still sleeping in the living from floor for the time being. We are working on making my room better before me going to it. 




I love the pics with my greyhound sweetheart in them =) 

I hope you guys have enjoyed the pics. I love this box so much!! 

Until next time.... 

Mel ♥ 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fairyloot December 2018 Unboxing

It's time once again to do an unboxing. Fairyloot did inform me they left out an item in some of the boxes and I will receive it later. 



We get a double-sided picture of Manon and Abraxos and Toothless. I don't like double sided because I will be framing the side with Manon. But they are both still beautiful. 



We have some more beautiful artwork I want to frame and the bookmark. 


Next is a blank banner...... yes, that's what I was thinking and they said it's for hanging your buttons! I got really excited because I have a few buttons I was wondering what to do with and now I have something =) 


Next is an awesome glow in the dark Dragon necklace! 


We have two tarot cards but it doesn't say what they are from. I think it was mentioned in an email but I can't remember; either way they are gorgeous. 


We got an awesome dragon book sleeve and dragon reading  journal! I love them! 


We got two books this month. The first is an ARC of The Storm Crow and the other book is Fire & Heist! I hope I enjoy both of them. 


And I was supposed to get a mother of dragons magnetic bookmark set =( That was what was left out but they are still sending. They said a few of the customers got missed. I'm assuming it was all of us to the US. 

Anyway, 

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥

Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher

For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.

Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.

Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.

When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.

Who I Am With You weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.







This book is filled with heartache. I really felt for Jessica. She's supposed to be mourning her grandmother but she keeps thinking of her husband and daughter that she lost in an accident recently. She's also pregnant and has the usual fears of being a single mother. 

Jessica has other worries on her mind. She hasn't told anyone a secret about her husband and it can tear a person apart. 

Jessica receives her great grandfather's Bible and through faith and hope she will find something good just around the corner. 

Ridley has his own problems and he's not looking for a romance either. But sometimes God has other plans in store for you. 

I think this was a wonderful book with all of the feels involved. I recommend to those that want a feel good book but has to go through a bit of sadness to get there. 

*I received a print copy of this book through BookLookBloggers.* 

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥