Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Book Blogger Hop (1)

Book Blogger Hop

About the Book Blogger Hop:

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This Week's Question:

Do you use NetGalley, Edelweiss, both, or neither? 
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

I use both NetGalley and Edelweiss, but mostly NetGalley. I signed up for NetGalley first so that's the one I'm most familiar with. Some of the publishers I deal with send links via Edelweiss, but I keep forgetting I can make separate requests. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 6

Should they stay or should they go? This month's contenders: Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, Bite Me by Parker Blue, The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie, Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers, and The English American by Alison Larkin

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She's since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!

How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven't read yet, so I'm going to use my wish list instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wish list and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I'll move on to my Amazon list next!


Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Date Added: September 17, 2009

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. 

As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. 

As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide - for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

My Book Haul 3-9-2019

The newest additions to my TBR pile: Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep, Lost by Natasha Preston, Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith, The Threat by Andrew McCabe, Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman, Killer Collective by Barry Eisler, Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah, and My Paranormal Valentine anthology

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 Goodreads if you want more information.


Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep
Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep

Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Book Review: Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019

BUZZ BOOKS are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors and titles that I might not have found otherwise!
Title:  Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019
Author:  Publishers Lunch
Release Date:  January 16, 2019
Publisher:  Publishers Lunch
Source:  NetGalley

Our tenth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. (Goodreads
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My Review:

BUZZ BOOKS are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors and titles that I might not have found otherwise! Here are a few standouts from this collection:

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

James Patterson presents an action-packed, inclusive fantasy adventure - a bold original retelling of the Arthurian legend where King Arthur is reincarnated as a teenage girl.

Ari Helix has been chased her entire life. An illegal immigrant in territory controlled by the evil Mercer Corporation, Ari has always had to hide who she is. Until she crash lands on Old Earth, pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, and becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur.