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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Dragons Of Nova by Elise Kova

Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything -- and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills -- and quick-shooting accuracy -- makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall. @goodreads 

♥ Love my swag ♥

Okay, so I got a little excited and pre-ordered the kindle version like I did the first book. Then I got more excited and got the Hardback with a coupon like I did the first book. And this time since I have joined audible, I got the audio that was on sale. Lol, but look at all the wonderful stuff I got just like I did with the first book. *Swoon* ↑

OMG! Half way through the book I'm sitting on the edge because of the sexual tension!!!!!!! For the love of Pete, someone have sex with someone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please hold for a brief intermission

Okay, so this book was amazeballs! I loved it so much. It was even better than the first book and I loved it too.

Cvareh has taken Arianna to Nova to meet with his sister who is a head honcho and see if they can't work something out between Nova and Loom. Petra (said sister) wants to make something and Arianna has the means to do it. This would also mean that Nova and Loom would have to come together and they don't really want that, but sometimes you have to bite the bullet.

Cvareh and Arianna have a connection and that's all I'm saying because I'm not getting started again.

Arianna is sooooooooooooooo bored for quite some time and has to hang around this jerk named Cain because Cvareh would not come and see her. I was feeling bored for her but then some things happen. Just gross things and we are off and away.

Then some fighting, then some poisoning, then someone being stupid, some sex, cutting off of hands and sewing someone else's on and random other tidbits. < --- these are not all in order.

The ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to smack so many people. Holy crap on a cracker!!!!!!!! I have to wait forever and 9 years for the next book! Well, not that long but I digress.

Enjoy peeps ♥



Monday, July 17, 2017

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.

Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland's brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.@goodreads

One of those, "Why did I take so long to read this book?" This book broke my heart a little bit.

I loved Henry and Grace's characters so much. I loved Henry's friends so much. But, the story was just so freaking sad. I wanted to know, had to know, what happened to Grace to make her the way she was in the book. Why was she so unkempt, why did she wear men's clothes, why didn't she bathe that often, why did she walk with a limp? I had a couple of different scenario's and it finally came together I guess half-way through the book.

I get invested in my books. I feel things when I read them and I empathize with what is written. This book is no exception, it tore at my heart strings for three people that couldn't be . . . .

It was beautiful and sad and wonderful all at the same time.

Fin . . . 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monstress Volume 2 by Marjorie Liu

The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past... and discover a new, terrible, threat. Collects MONSTRESS #7-12 @goodreads 

I freaking loved it! This one is even better than the first one. Maika Halfwolf, Kippa, and Captain Ren are all together again in this one. Maika is on a journey to find something and get rid of something. There are a ton of wonderful characters in the book! I took some pictures from my book. They aren't that great but you will get an idea of some of the awesome graphics and creatures =) And they are not in order, just like my life!


Mel ♥


Spirited Away Picture Book ~ Hayao Miyazaki

This illustrated book tells the story of the animated feature film Spirited Away. Driving to their new home, Mom, Dad, and their daughter Chihiro take a wrong turn. In a strange abandoned amusement park, while Chihiro wanders away, her parents turn into pigs. She must then find her way in a world inhabited by ghosts, demons, and strange gods. @goodreads 

I bought this picture book a long time ago. I was looking for some in depth books or manga on my favorite movie of all time, Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki. I will be adding several gifs of the movie toward the end but they are in no kind of order. I wanted to put the whole movie on here, but you know.

I remember years ago, me and my boyfriend at the time, were getting ready to go to bed. It was pretty late and I happened to turn it on cartoon network and saw this amazing movie. We ended up watching it and another Miyazaki movie after. There was some kind of marathon that weekend and we were glued to the tv. I ended up buying all of the movies available on dvd, which I have now converted most to blu-ray.

Anyhooooooooooooo, Spirited Away is my favorite of his movies and my favorite movie of all time as I said.

At the beginning of this book there is a cast of characters. I thought that was cool because they have names for a couple of the creatures and things that I never knew.

I will try my best to explain the jist of the movie/book.

Chihiro and her family are moving to their new home. Chihiro's father takes a wrong turn and they end up at a dead end. There is some kind of old broken down station house and they go through. Then they see more old buildings and smell food. Chihiro keeps trying to call them away but they enter this town and start eating this food.

Chihiro ends up walking around and she sees a bath house. Then there is a boy named Haku and he is yelling at her to run and get back across before it's night and the river is there. Of course, this sounds all kinds of crazy but Chihiro runs back to get her parents and they have turned into pigs. They have been cursed by the witch, Yubaba for eating the spirits food.

Chihiro is stuck in this world of spirits now and Haku helps her get a job at the bathhouse. She has to try to find a way to help her parents and herself. Chihiro ends up making some wonderful friends at the house and there are some really funny moments and some moments that really got into my heart. I cried and well, I just can't explain it.

Lastly, I would like to say I think everyone should watch this movie. I think there are things in it for everyone.




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.@goodreads 

This was in my March Owlcrate, I'm a bit late reading it.

I loved this book. The pirate captain, Princess Alosa, was bad to the bone and I loved it!

Alosa was taken by another pirate and his crew. Captain Draxen and his brother Riden thought they got lucky by capturing the pirate king's daughter. Ha, little did they know.

******SOME SPOILERS******

Alosa was sent to this ship by her own father, to be taken as a prisoner. She is on a quest to find some maps. She has to pretend she's not as bad @ssed as she is. I mean she does put the beat down on some of the men and but she holds back all that she can do.

I loved the banter between Alosa and Riden. He's yummy, nothing like a yummy pirate. His brother, Draxen was a jerk though.

There is not a whole lot going on while on the ship so I can see why some people wouldn't like it, but I myself, thought it was great. Yeah, some stuff had me saying, "Lets get on with it." But, I digress.

They get into it with some other jerks and we find out revelations! Everything is about REVELATIONS! I loved the revelation! One more time, REVELATION =)

At any rate, I enjoyed the book and I will continue on with the series/duology/trilogy?

Fin . . . 



Monday, July 10, 2017

The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.

The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. I wonder which one of us will be next?

When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?

The trail leads Lottie to St. Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?

Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice. @goodreads 

99 cents kindle US! *Buddy Read with my lovely friend, Sarah J ❤️ My sweet friend Sarah had to run and do some stuff so she will be finishing this tonight or first thing in the morning. We have had fun with this cray of a book!


So, I'm pretty good and figuring things out in a book when it comes to mysteries. I had most of it down in this one, the usual stuff that you know is going down. But that ending! That ending broke me. I didn't see it coming and I should have seen it a mile away, there were little tidbits of clues but I never. For the love of the holy saltine cracker, this one messed me up a bit. Just when it gets in your head and your imagining what happened to the child or whatever it is. . . could be a person, an animal. I try not to think to much into that stuff, but holy crow! I'm not even going to hint at what I'm talking about, you all can read that for yourself. Not a peep about what I'm even talking about.

Lets talk about some other stuffies.

So, DI Lottie Parker has a murder on her hands. Someone gets strangled at the church. And I thought, well that was stupid as all get out because they just let themselves get killed. Then I find out why. It just keeps getting better.

Then another body and we find out the reason for that. Then we have people dropping like flies, conspiracies, development, the church, some officials, the people that have gone off their nut. I mean it's a whole slew of crazy in the book.

It took me a bit to warm up to Lottie and her partner Boyd. It was all kinda weird in the beginning at then I got used to them and just realized they are weird like me. There are some things that are kinda loose for me in the book but I still loved it. It took me a little bit there and then it got under my skin. But that ending! Okay, I will hush. It's just sad and sadistic as all get out.

Anyhoo, I enjoyed my little ride into mystery land and do have some of the author's other books on one of my 4 neverending Amazon Wish Lists. Hoorah! 



Sunday, July 9, 2017

♥ Bookshelf & Bookish Things Tour for Sarah J. Maas & J.K. Rowling ♥

Here I am again guys =) I am FINALLY doing a bookshelf tour. Not a bookcase tour, as I'm trying to slowly make them all pretty. I'm also adding some little bookish things. Some of the pictures are not that great once again because instead of using my REAL camera, I keep using my camera phone because it's quicker =) I think you will all get the jist though. 

Lets start with Sarah J. Mass 

Here are my very own Rhys and Feyre that I made. I think I did pretty good, although not perfect =) 

 This isn't a shelf but one day dad took me to Hobby Lobby and had my A Court Of Thorns and Roses framed and he helped me pick out flowers for the vase that goes with my big tapestry that you will see in following pictures. Thank you to my dad for being careful with me and my panic as my friends know I have panic disorder and agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house) This area isn't complete because I have some more things coming in September that I will add to this area and share with you guys ♥

 and onward we go . . . my huge tapestry that mom hung up for me, thank you mom ♥

next up  . . . dad picked out the frame which is gorgeous and we decided on the color of the matt together. I love it so much. ♥

 Finally we have some shelves =)

on some of my other shelves I have zoomed in on some of the things so never fear =) 


 I am going to be showing a lot of bookish things, some i have shown some of my friends on goodreads before and they still haven't been hung up or placed and the rest are shelves. Also, Fawkes was trying to change and he created a bright light in some of the pics. Sigh... 


and everything else under the sun, but there will be more later on =) You know how I am... 

Unless I have forgotten something (which I probably have) that is it for this tour. Like I said, I will be adding more and things will get shifted and I will do another tour. I will also tour some more bookshelves as I work on them. I have 19 or 20 bookcases you know! But some of them are for private family things and blu-rays but most are bookish so I will be doing several of these over the months. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my stuff. 

Mel ♥