Mar 31, 2023

Book Blogger Hop


This meme is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict!
This week's question is: What apps/websites do you use to make your social media posts? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)
MY ANSWER: Not sure if I am understanding the question well, but I mainly use Goodreads for my book pictures and info when I am writing up blog posts. If we're talking like Instagram or Twitter posts I just use my own photos I take and Twitter is me mostly tweeting contest entry related things or the occasional rant. I use Twitter to vent a lot! Lol.


Mar 30, 2023

Books from the Backlog #24


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks. This meme is hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books!


A Southern girl. A wounded soldier. A chilling force deep in the forest.
All collide at night’s darkest hour.

Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war—a war that has already claimed her twin brother.

When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy—one of the men who might have killed her own brother—and yet she's drawn to him. But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds—keeping him alive—and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion.

Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo, Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves.

From the author of Strands of Bronze and Gold comes a haunting love story and suspenseful thriller based on the ancient fairy tale of “Tam Lin.”



Jane Nickerson's The Mirk and Midnight Hour has been on my TBR pile since March of 2014! I loved her Strands of Bronze and Gold, a twisted Bluebeard retelling and have been wanting to read this one for the same twisted fairy tale retelling reasons as well! Upon writing this post, I just learned a third book was included! I don't believe these stories were ever connected, but I am now going back to look up what that third book was about that released in 2017!







Mar 29, 2023

Can't Wait Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Claire’s grown up triple-checking locks. Counting her steps. Second-guessing every decision. It’s just how she’s wired – her worst-case scenarios never actually come true.

Until she arrives at an off-the-grid summer camp to find a blackened, burned husk instead of a lodge – and no survivors, except her and two other late arrivals: Reyva and Mariana.

When the three girls find a dead body in the woods, they realize none of this is an accident. Someone, something, is hunting them. Something that hides in the shadows. Something that refuses to let them leave.





This one sounds creepy good and has me very eager to read it! Hopefully I can read it prior to the Halloween season to see if it has the potential to make my annual contest! Lol!


TITLE: The Lake House
AUTHOR: Sarah Beth Durst

GENRE: YA Thriller
RELEASE DATE: April 25, 2023








Mar 28, 2023

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.


"'Or maybe they're just picking out the weakest link,' Puck added. 'I guess that would be you, Furball...and he's already gone.'" p 38*

*Quote comes from the ARC, therefore it and its page number are not final.







TITLE: The Iron Vow
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


This week's topic is: Top Ten Books for People Who Like Stephanie Garber

*in no particular order
**going to try my best! I honestly don't do well with these types of scenarios. It's 50/50 with me if I believe it's true when I see such things on covers of other books! Lol.

10. THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa--it involves faeries who are like the Fates in all their twisted and devious planning!
9. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--
Katy has spunk like Tella!
a "deadly" game that must be played and a villain named Julian who acts a little like Jacks at times!

7. BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer--a story where storybook characters come to life...relating to the magic of Caraval and Fates again...except this book is sweeter and not as dark!
6. THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa--a likable antagonist named Jackal! A bit like Jacks, not 100% least after the first book! Lol.
5. ISLE OF NIGHT by Veronica Wolff--the proverbial "weak" girl needing to become stronger to survive, I liken this to Scarlett's transformation from damsel to heroine!

4. GRIM edited by Christine Johnson--a darker take on classic fairy tales, likened to the darker natures of the Fates.
3. ANGELFALL by Susan Ee--
a tough as nails heroine who is very much a modern Tella! Or's been a few years and a few hundred books or so since I read this one!
2. CRESS by Marissa Meyer--
a somewhat naive heroine--since she was trapped for years--but still brave and adventurous, much like Evangeline is!

1. FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes--where the villain you loathed turns into the villain you love! It takes a few books here but Magnus is a bit like Jacks in that manner.