Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 Anticipated Reading So Far

Wow! I was just going through my pre-orders on Amazon and found a ton of books that I can't wait to read. I had no idea I had so many. Some don't even have a cover yet. And! I'm sure I will add more to the list. But, here is what I have so far. =) 
































































































And: 
Nevernight 3
Renegades 2
The World Of Throne And Glass 

WOW! That is a lot of pre-orders! You really have no idea until you lay them all out! I better get to reading the 6,900 books I already have =) 

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥  

Avenged by Amy Tintera

A war that will fuel her. A bond that will destroy her.

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory.

But just because Em and Olivia are out of Lera doesn’t mean they are safe. Their actions over the past year have had consequences, and they are now targets of retaliation. Olivia will destroy everyone who acts against Ruina. Em isn’t as sure.

Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. Lera may have destroyed the Ruined for decades, but Em knows that Cas is different. And now that he’s taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.

Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, she faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty.
@goodreads 


















Olivia turned to see Em walking to her. Olivia could sense humans and Ruined around her, even at great distance. But not Em. Em wasn't human or Ruined. She was the only person in the world who could sneak up on Olivia.


Yes, the sisters are back. One of them is going a little bit off their rocker so we shall see where that goes in the final book in the trilogy.

AND HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER!

I waited the whole book for someone to kill this evil woman and there were a couple of chances and they didn't!!!!!!!!!!!! What!? Just kill her! I can't even people!




Maybe she will become good in the last book. I hope not because I want her taken out. There are a few people in the book that are stupid and evil. They won't see reason and they want to go off the deep end. I think one of them has become a berserker! That's not a bad thing on certain occasions =)

Anyway, Cas, Em, Aren and Iria are my favorites. I'm becoming extremely fond of Aren! I hope there are great things coming for him in the final book. Watch, I probably jinxed it and he will get killed!

I enjoyed the book a great deal with the exception of yelling at people to kill that one evil woman. Lol. 



Happy Reading!

Mel ♥


GOODREADS REVIEW

AMAZON REVIEW

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart

"Rubart will leave readers inspired . . ." --Publishers Weekly STARRED review for The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

What if You Woke up One Morning and the Darkest Parts of Yourself Were Gone?

Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on--with more than a little relief. Toren was a good man but carried a raging temper that often exploded without warning. So when he shows up on their doorstep out of the blue, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. Radically.

His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. The man he always wanted to be. Toren has no clue where he's been but knows he's been utterly transformed. He focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family.

But then shards of his old self start to rise from deep inside--like the man kicked out of the NFL for his fury--and Toren must face the supreme battle of his life.

In this fresh take on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, James L. Rubart explores the war between the good and evil within each of us--and one man's only chance to overcome the greatest divide of the soul. @goodreads 

















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

Unfortunately, this book wasn't for me. I just couldn't get into it. I loved the idea of a Jekyll and Hyde type character though.

Torren is a man who wakes up in a hotel room, not knowing how he got there. Turns out he has lost 8 months of his life. He then goes on a journey to find out what happened to him and why.

When he visits his wife and children to try to explain what happened, a type of anmesia, they didn't want him there. They were actually glad that he had been missing since he was such a horrible man with a bad temper. He was even kicked out of the NFL because of this temper.

Ultimately, this is the story of Torren's journey of what happened to him, why and his new faith and bringing his family back together.

I'm sure many will love this book.


Happy Reading!

Mel ♥


AMAZON REVIEW 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova

A new rebellion rises from the still smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.
This final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova's Loom Saga, The Rebels of Gold will reveal the fate of Loom's brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants. @goodreads 


















This batch of goodies weren't as good as the second books goodies and I got the same card I got from the first books goodies. But at least there are goodies =D



OMG! It was so good! I knew it would be!



I'm so happy with that ending!

I mean there were people that died from both sides. People I was happy to see die and not so happy but that's the way it goes.

I love, love, love, Arianna, Florence and Cvareh. There are more but those are the main ones. They are bad @ssed and just plain awesome! And the worlds are truly amazing and everything in them! I need these in graphic novels! OMG! Elise, contact your publisher!

I can't believe it is over! I really wish this was going to be a series but I'm perfectly happy with this trilogy. All three books were amaze balls. I would guess so since I have them all in hardback, kindle and two on Audible with the 3rd to follow soon =) I really loved this world and I'm going to miss it but I can re-read whenever I need to come back!



With the moon watching, the Wraith and the Dragon stepped into the night together.




Happy Reading!

Mel ♥


GOODREADS REVIEW 

AMAZON REVIEW 

February 2018 Fairyloot Unboxing

Here is the main picture of the Fairyloot Box. I have this particular book 3 times in different covers. Just sayin'






 Next we have the sweet little candle from Wick and Fable called, 'Hinterland Candle', which is inspired by the book of the month. 

There is also a 'Grimm Tales' Mug designed by Aunjuli Art! There are multiple Grimm fairytales around the mug. Love it! 





 Next we have 'The Witch & The Gingerbread House' socks, which are inspired by Hansel and Gretel! 

And some 'Poisonous Apple' Bath Salts brought to you by Little Heart. 





Next is the beautiful card that has the spoilers on the back and a wonderful bookmark by Ink and Wonder. They are actually printed on sustainably sourced wood! Who knew! Kudos =) 





 
 And last but not least, we have the book of the month, 'The Hazel Wood' by Melissa Albert! 





 Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Owlcrate Unboxing February 2018 ♥

Welcome to Owlcrate February! I already owned the book & I knew it was coming in Owlcrate but we can't win them all. I love all of the goodies inside! Enjoy =) 





 This is my main picture above and it totally sucks. I was trying to, well it doesn't matter, it sucks so lets move on to the rest =) Why do I always post backwards! I need to put the captions above the pictures not below them! Sigh......




 
 So this is a beautiful wall tapestry ABOVE made by the wonderful Evie Bookish (I always buy tons of her stuff & love seeing her in subscription boxes) I had a super hard time getting a picture of this one as I don't have wall space and the only open area left on the floor is my dogs area, which has a kingsize blanket and random dog biscuit crumbs so No. I laid it across my bed to give you an idea of the size (bed is a full size) and you can see all of my boys from my pillows in the background. Those are not Owlcrate, just the tapestry. The tapestry says: BOOKS FALL OPEN, YOU FALL IN ... very lovely 





 Above we have the little pin and all of the cards that come with the box 





 We have a lovely skeleton key pendant necklace that came in a cute little Owlcrate pouch =) 



We have an Alice sticker and a lovely candle that says Through The Wardrobe =) 





 And a lovely zipper pouch! I love some zipper pouches =) 



 

 And last but not least we have the book, The Hazel Wood, a note from the author, some lovely stickers. This time no bookplate because the author hand signed the inside of the book =) 

I hope you guys have enjoyed this box. I do have some extras to show you BELOW

These are some cards I got from the Publisher for pre-ordering the book. They have quotes on the back and beautiful art on the front. Just lovely. 







HAPPY READING! 

MEL ♥