Book Review: Immortal Flame

Book Title: Immortal Flame immortal flame

Book Author: J. F. Holland

Source: K.U.

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

Considering that vampires don’t turn into bats in this novel, I found the cover to be a little funny. hehe

The first couple of chapters are a little rough and I would say that it needs another proofread but the story is funny. How can it be funny if it’s about vampires? Well, because it involves a supernatural dating website and a female human who gets under the skin of a certain vampire.

Even though this is book one a series, the characters appear in the author’s other series. I only learned that after reading till the end, so be prepared that if you liked the characters to check out the author’s other series. ^_^

I recommend this books to those who like reading about vampire romance and want a laugh.

Book Review: Witch Hunt

Book Title: Witch Huntwitch hunt

Book Author:  J.R. White

Source: Bought from Amazon

Rating: 4.5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

I found this book through the author after asking around questions about werewolves and mates. It’s a great find, though I’m not a fan of the cover. It doesn’t scream out to me. The guy looks more like a vampire. But, don’t let the cover stop you from enjoying it.

The book is interesting because it’s different from the other books that I read about witches. The main character is running from blood witches and invokes the Wild Hunt which ends up with her finding out that she has a mate. The characters are well developed and I liked reading about how the wolves run.

I recommend this book to readers who like reading about werewolves and witches. It’s for 18+ readers.

 

The Shadow Girl Book Tour #Review @MistyAMount @shanannigans81

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The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount SG Digital Cover

Genre: YA/ Fantasy/ Coming of Age

Publication Date: December 28, 2017

Source: Provided by the author

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

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Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. Most teenagers feel unnoticed and unseen, but for Zylia, it’s something much worse. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. At times, she’s not sure she wants to. Until she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever.

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Warning: This is an emotional story that makes you think about own identity.

First of all, I would like to say thank you the Shannon and Misty for the book. It was a real pleasure to read it and a great way to start my 2018, this being my second book of the year.

Second of all, I would like to say that I was pleasantly surprised. When I was considering to read the book, I came in reading with an assumption- that it was going to be really emo and another over-exaggerated tale about a teenager who thought that their life was depressing. Oh my goodness, you have no idea how good it felt to find it not so.

This is a great book with deep characters and a thorough story line where everything fits like a good puzzle. I like the message that this books sends and how I can think about it a month later after reading it.

Well done.

Recommended to teens and older.

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Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. By day she’s a caregiver, wife and mother to a young son but during the quiet hours of night she becomes a novelist. She resides in Wichita, Kansas.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMistyMountOfficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mistyamount

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Book Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay fantastic

Book Author: J. K. Rowling

Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Oh my stars!

I finally finished the book and it took me, what? Several months? I read the book after seeing the movie and then continued reading long after. The actors in my head were playing the characters depicted in the book script. I was thankful for some insights that we could have missed in the movie- like the secret thoughts or the emotions that we should have felt during a couple of scenes were present in the screenplay.

I was confused in the movie about some facial expressions so I was happy that Rowling addressed those in the book and I apologize but I can’t remember those scenes at the moment. I haven’t seen the movie in a while and I only had seen it once.

Anyway, my favorite character is Newt! (the actor did him justice).

I recommend this book/screenplay to Harry Potter fans and to those who like fire birds and other fantastic beasts.

Book Review: Grumpy Groundhog

Book Title: Grumpy Groundhog grumpy

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Amanda Haley

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

The cover is adorable!

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about well being nice? To those of you who don’t know, Groundhog Day is on February 2nd and that’s when we find out if winter is to stay- Groundhog shadow style!

Though the groundhog was grumpy, adults and children didn’t give up so maybe the lesson is about not giving up?

Anyway, the drawings are cute with diverse characters which is great! A fun read to your kid.

Book Review: Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze!

Book Title: Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze!sneeze

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about well sneezing and the season of fall. It’s a little different from “Book Review: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!” but still is fun.

Parents can try counting leaves, apples, and geese with their young ones and have a laugh while doing it. A mood raiser.

Book Review: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!

Book Title: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! sleep2

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about sleeping. My son lately is having a hard time falling asleep. I see him rubbing his eyes and getting tired but when I put him down for bed, he’s suddenly wide awake! He sings and smiles and laughs- it’s adorable so I thought to read about book by Maureen.

This short book is funny. It made me smile and laugh because the bear was even willing to clean house when he should have been sleeping!

Good for mothers to share with their kids. Probably for children over one year old though sooner to share is okay because of the illustrations! The bear has a buddy in this one!

 

Book Review: Share, Big Bear, Share!

Book Title: Share, Big Bear, Share! share big bear

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about sharing. I found the illustrations and the the writing to be a perfect combination. A parent can show all types of animals and colors to their child while reading the book, creating a longer experience of learning about sharing.

I recommend to mothers who are looking for children books about sharing.

Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories #6)

Book Title:Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories #6) chirs 6

Book Author: Chris Colfer

Source: Bought a signed copy at a children’s store

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

For my review of book 1, go here: The Land of Stories (The Wishing Spell)

For my review of book 2, go here: The Land of Stories (The Enchantress Returns)

For my review of book 3, go here: Book Review: The Land of Stories (A Grimm Warning)

For my review of book 4, go here:  The Land of Stories (Beyond the Kingdoms)

For my review of book 5, go here: Book Review: An Author’s Odyssey (The Land of Stories #5)

Please don’t read this review if you haven’t read the first five books. There are some spoilers.

This book is a continuation of book 5.

I’m happy to report that the series has a satisfying ending!

I really liked how Connor saved Alex. Applause to Chris Colfer. A job well done.

One of the hardest things for a story is not the adventure, but how to close that adventure and Chris had multiple ends to finish- including what happens to the book characters who were not from the land of stories or the Otherworld.

This book is recommended to those who like fairy tale retelling. Adults can enjoy this book, too.

Oh! The president of the United States is a woman in the book!

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My top 11 reads and honorary mentions from 2017

I read 42 books last year year. 42 books

My top 10:

  1. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26472092-luminary
    1. Book Review: Luminary
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34015769-nothing-to-croak-about
    1. Book Review: Nothing to Croak About (Silver Hollow #3)
  3. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34910158-cry-wolf
    1. ARC Review: Cry Wolf (Silver Hollow #4)
  4. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33116651-curiosity-and-the-hounds-of-arawn
    1. Book Review: Curiosity and The Hounds of Arawn (Gabrielle Book 2)
  5. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34088362-curiosity-and-the-sentient-s-oblation
    1. Book Review: Curiosity and The Sentient’s Oblation (Gabrielle Book 3)
  6. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36326237-curiosity-and-arawn-s-penance
    1. Book Review: Curiosity and Arawn’s Penance (Gabrielle Book 4)
  7. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35459749-hearts-are-like-balloons
    1. Book Review: Hearts Are Like Balloons @literarydust
  8. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36512152-hotsuka-s-story
    1.  Book Review: Hotsuka’s Story
  9. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34884427-k-love
    1. Book Review: K-Love (Korean Drama Series Book 1)
  10. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30302527-the-witch-and-the-vampire-king
    1. Book Review: The Witch and the Vampire King (Immortal Love Series Book 2)
  11. Book Review: Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt #Thriller #Suspense

Honorary Mentions:

  1. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33143146-sunset-reads
    1. Book Review: Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla (Sunset Reads #2)
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27219113-beacon
    1. Book Review: Beacon (The Luminary Saga #2)
  3. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31686341-in-the-best-interest-of-the-child
    1. Book Review: In the Best Interest of the Child #1
  4. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35287798-little-gray-dress
    1. Little Gray Dress Book Tour @AuthorAimeeB here with @KernerAngelina #interview #review
  5. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36572934-crossing-all-boundaries
    1. Book Review: Crossing All Boundaries