Sunday, February 10, 2019

My Book Haul 2-9-2019

The newest additions to my TBR pile:  Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood, No Exit by Taylor Adams, Glow : Book I, Potency by Aubrey Hadley, Buzz Books 2019 YA Spring/Summer, That Ain't Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire, Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins, Bad Magic set, Enter the Witch by Andris Bear, Blood Vice by Angela Roquet, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, It's Never Too Late To Begin Again by Julia Cameron, Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, and In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Amazon if you want more information.
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For Review:

Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood
Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood

For fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, Shelley Wood's novel tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Book Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong

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Book Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong - Loved revisiting Casey, Eric, Will, and the other residents.
Title:  Watcher in the Woods
Author:  Kelley Armstrong
Release Date:  February 9, 2019
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Source:  NetGalley

The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. 

Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home.

When a US Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet - before the killer strikes again. (Amazon)

My Review:

Watcher in the Woods is the fourth book in Armstrong's Rockton series. While you don't need to read the previous books, it will definitely give you a deeper understanding of the characters and town.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Amazon First Reads for February 2019

Amazon First Reads for February 2019: Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah, Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry, Broken Circle by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller, Fever King by Victoria Lee, What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon, and It's Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk

Amazon First Reads program is an amazing deal that not many people seem to know about.

As per the website:  The Amazon First Reads program gives Amazon First Reads members the opportunity to download a Kindle book from our editors' picks each month before the official publication date, for $1.99 - Prime members receive it for free. Customers can also shop editors’ picks in hardcover at exclusive prices. New titles are announced on the 1st of each month. (source)

I'm always surprised when I find out that people aren't aware of this program, but it's well worth signing up! Granted, some month's picks are better than others and I sometimes skip a month, but it's a fun way to discover new titles! And did I mention that it's FREE?

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February's First Read titles:

After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.

The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay - just until she learns more about Ursa’s past.

Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?

Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars. (Amazon)


Thursday, January 31, 2019

January 2019 Month in Review

January 2019 Monthly Wrapup

Going to start doing month in review wrap-ups again to try and keep me on track. Let's see how I did!

Books Read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. I've read 10 books this month:

  1. And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
  2. Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  3. You Are a Badass Every Day by Jen Sincero
  4. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  5. 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do by Amy Morin
  6. Stray Moon by Kelly Meding
  7. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
  9. Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
  10. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire