Week in review #2 (5-11/1): Book reviews, books purchased,

Read-a-thons taken part in

bout of books 12.0

all the books in the review section below were read for this read athon

Fade #1 Fade Series (2 book bind up) by Kallin Gow – 201 pages

Dreams of the Dead (#1 Waking Trilogy) by Thomas Randal – 212

Falling, #2 Fade Series – 20 pages read

Schism: The Battle for Darrica (#1 Darracia Saga) by Michael Phillip Cash – 49 pages read

#ayearathon readathon  (January’s book choice Standalones)

The Books read for this readathon from the review list below included:

Eveeryone Has Their Little Secrets by Michael Louthan – 137 pages

The Strange and Beutiful Sorrows of Eva Lavender 320 pages

City of Stairs by (ebook – started) – 40 pages read

Books Read this Week

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett  (ebook)  – started, read for the #ayearathon read-a-thon

Schism: The Battle for Darracia, #1 Darracia Saga by Michael Phillip Cash (not finished) – read as part of the boutofbooks 12.0 read-a-thon

Fade (FADE Combined Books 1 and 2 Special Edition (FADE Series #1 and #2) ( A YA  Dystopian Thriller Series) by Kallin Gow (ebook) – read as part of the boutofbooks 12.0 read-a-thon

About the Author

(information obtained from Goodreads.com)

Upcoming! “Blue Room Vol. 5”, RELEASE DATE: Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015!

Never miss a new release! Sign up for Kailin’s email announcements and you’ll automatically get notified as soon as her next book is released: www.kailingowbooks.com for romance and www.theEDGEbooks.com for YA and New Adult.

Kailin Gow uses her author platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young adult and women. She has appeared on national radio as a regular guest on topics such as body image, self-esteem, dating and sexual relationships, bullying, and more; often brought up in her fiction books for young adults and women.

She is a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communications Masters in Management program in journalism, marketing and publishing at the University of Southern California.

An ALA YALSA Reader’s Choice Nominated Author for her YA series, Frost Series, in 2011, she is also a speaker at BEA, and multi-author signing event organizer for the popular Rockin’ Events.

Having traveled to over 25 countries, lived in the American South, in California, Las Vegas, and briefly in England; Kailin Gow feels blessed to be able to use her experiences and inspirations to bring characters and stories from the places she visit, to life.

From visiting Romania, she was asked to write stories about vampires; visiting the Black Forest in Germany and seeing the castles of Europe inspired her to write fantasy; visiting Asia’s mystical mountains inspired her to write action adventure and mythological dystopians. From her experience in college as a peer counselor and her volunteer work with women’s shelters, she was inspired to write contemporary romance with social issues for women, new adults, young adults, and teens. Having faced adversity, including battling stereotypes and bullying, Kailin Gow has become a well-known speaker and figure in media.

Everyone Has Their Little Secrets by Michael Louthern (Paperback, Review copy) – read as part of the #ayearathon read-a-thon and the boutofbooks 12.0 read-a-thon

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I read this book as part of the #ayearathon readathon.

About the Author

Michael Louthan was born in Enid, Oklahoma, and grew up in southwest Kansas. He graduated from Wichita State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. For the last twenty years Michael has lived in New Orleans. Visit his website at www.michaellouthan.com.

 


Dreams of the Dead’ #1 Waking Trilogy by Thomas Randal (ebook (one of my weekend reads for last weekend)) –  read as part of the  boutofbooks 12.0 read-a-thon

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About the Author

(all of the following info.was obtained from the author’s Goodreads.com page.

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film for New Regency.

He has also written books for teens and young adults, including the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include Poison Ink for Delacorte, Soulless for MTV Books, and The Secret Journeys of Jack London, a collaboration with Tim Lebbon.

With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of the dark fantasy series The Menagerie as well as the young readers fantasy series OutCast and the comic book miniseries Talent, both of which were recently acquired by Universal Pictures. Golden and Sniegoski also wrote the upcoming comic book miniseries The Sisterhood, currently in development as a feature film.

Working with actress/writer/director Amber Benson, he co-created and co-wrote Ghosts of Albion, an original animated supernatural drama for BBC online, from which they created the book series of the same name. (www.ghostsofalbion.net)

As an editor, Golden’s work has included the Hellboy novel series, a trio of Hellboy short story anthologies, and co-editing duties on British Invasion, from Cemetery Dance. His non-fiction work includes collaborative efforts such as The Stephen King Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher’s Guide, and the upcoming Neil Gaiman Companion. His other writing has included video games, numerous comic books, and short stories.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world.

Review

First of all I’d like to thank Missy – bingereader on you tube for recommending this book on one of her review videos. I am so glad that I purchased it and read it because it’s a fantastic story and an amazing start to what I am sure will be an grate trilogy.

This first book in the trilogy follows an American girl, named Kara and her father who’s a teacher through their first few months in Japan. Where they have moved to for a year for her father to teach following her mothers death.

The cover art is hauntingly evocative, and, Thomas’s writing style and world building skills are fascinating and captivating so leave you wanting more every time you picked it up. This is why I have given the book a five star rating.

Through the author’s writing I could feel Kara and all the other kids at the schools fear when all the murders and nightmares were happening, to the point where I actually felt like I was in the story as well. It also made me feel a strong connection with Karra when she was so determined to find out what why it was all happening even though she was scared to death because if I was in a situation like that I would teat like that to.

All in all I loved this book and can’t wait to read the other two, in fact I intend to read the second book Spirits of the Noh by the end of this month.

Books & Ebooks I received, requested & purchased this week

Free Ebooks (some via bookbub.com)

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                                                                                 Faelorehn Book One of                  Surrender to Fate: Part One
                                                                                 the Otherworld Trilogy                 of Fate’s Path by Jacelyn Rye
                                                                                 by Jenna Elizabeth
                                                                                 Johnson
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                                                               Raven’s Blood (Moon Virus
                                                               Book 1) by Cassandra
                                                                          Lawson
         
Wrecked – [New Beginnings]                                                                   Time and Again (The History
(The Forever Series) by                                                                              Mystery Series Book 1) by Deborah Heal
Priscilla West
                 
Creeprising (The Post-                Gracie (Women &                   At Any Price (Gaming           Office Duties #1
Creepocalypse Saga Book 1)       War Book 1) by Ellie              The System Book 1)                by Mac Flynn
by R.K. Davenport                        Keaton                                       by Brenna Aubrey
        
  Tuesday Nights (The Sons         Voyage of the Dead – Book                 Reckless Nights in Rome
   of the Aristocracy Book 1)         One Sovereign Spirit Saga                  (A Ludlow Hall Story
   by Linda Rae Sande                    by David Forsyth, Felica A.                Book 1) by CC MacKenzie
                                                           Sullivan
               
    Act One, Wish One: A                      The Message by Hylton H           A Dance of Dragons: Series
   Humorous Paranormal                    Smith                                               Starter Bundle by Kaitlyn Davis
   Romance (As You Wish Series
   Book 1) by Mindy Klasky
           
Burn by Alexis Blake                           Untouchable by Alexis Blake            Wicked by Alexis Blake
       
Grave Girl by Amy Cross                  A Brush with the Moon                  Through Smoke: Firefighter
                                                               (Foxblood Series Book 1) by          Heroes   Trilogy (Book One)
                                                                Raquel Lyon                                      by J.R. Tate
            
THE BACHELOR AND THE           The Light of Asteria                    Back in the Saddle (Jessica
BUTTERFLY (Romantic                   (Kailmeyra Series Book 1):       Brodie #1) by K.F. Breene
Suspense) by J D Farfallina              Volume 1 by Elizabeth
                                                                Isaacs
                
  Welcome to Sugartown                   Dying to Read (The Cate                  OMEGA Exile by Stephen Arseneault
  (Greetings From Sugartown          Kinkaid Files Book #1): A
  Book 1) by Carmen Jenner,            Novel by Lorena McCourtney
  Lauren McKellar
               
                                                                                                                            Viscount Vagabond
                                                                                                                             (Regency Noblemen
                                                                                                                             Book 1) by Loretta Chase
               
                                                      Backstage Pass (The                       The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches,
                                                      Backstage Pass Rock Star              vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki,
                                                      Romance Book 1) by                       time travel and more!): Boxed Set Including  a 14th
                                                      Elizabeth Nelson                             free novel! by Christine Pope, K.A. Poe, Cate Dean,                                                                                                                         Nadia Scrieva, Nicole R Taylor, Stacy Claflin, Kristy                                                                                                                         Tate, Dima Zales, C.J. Archer, Kyoko M.
                  
End of Angels (Book #1 of the            The Time Traveler’s Wife         Buried In Benidorm (Max
Angel Story Saga) by Julius St.            by C. Sean McGee                     Castillo Mysteries Book 1)
Clair                                                                                                                 by LH Thomson
              
The Alpha Meets His Match (A              Blood Treasure #1 (New Adult             Romancing the Deadly (Three
paranormal romance) (Shifters,            Vampire Romance) by Mac                   Paranormal Romance Stories)
Inc. Book 1) by Georgette St. Clair        Flynn                                                           by C.M. Owens, Kristen
                                                                                                                                           Middleton, Brenda K. Davies
                      
Naughty or Nice?: A Written                    Mercenary byDavid Gaughran          Warchild: Pawn (The Warchild
Fireside Christmas Anthology                                                                                  Series Book 1) by Ernie Lindsey
from the Authors of HarperImpulse
 (A Free Sampler) by Lori Connelly,
AJ Nuest, Aimee Duffy, Angela
Campbell, CarmeHarrington,
Charlotte Phillips,Erin Lawless,
Jane Lark, Linn B.Halton, Lisa Fox,
Lynn MarieHulsman, Mandy Baggot,
Romy Sommer, Teresa F. Morgan,
Zara Stoneley
          
Keeper Chronicles:                       Fifty Days by Taylor Shade        Defender: The Alex Morgan
Awakening  by                                                                                        Interpol Spy Thriller Series
 Katherine Wynter                                                                                 (Intrepid 1) by Chris Allen
          
Tattoo Thief by Heidi Joy          Unbreakable by Rebecca            Leather and Lace (Lonesome
Tretheway                                      Shea                                                Point Texas Book 1)
                                                                                                                   by Jessie Evans
              
Shattered Dreams (Freedom          The Quest: The Untold                     Gehenna (West of Hell Book 1)
Trilogy Book 1) by Brenda               Story of Steve, Book One:                 by Jason Brant
Kennedy                                              The Tale of a Hero by
                                                              Mark Mulle
           
Devoured (The Hunger Book 1)         Ash – A Thriller (Asher Benson        Deep in My Heart (Tuscany, Texas
 by Jason Brant                                      Book 1) by Jason Brant                      Book 1) by Patricia W. Fischer
         
Weak for Him (Weakness Book 1)       The Brands Who Came For        The Spookshow: (Book 1)
by Lyra Parish                                           Christmas (The Oklahoma         by Tim McGregor
                                                                      Brands Book 1)  by
                                                                      Maggie Shayne
               
Witherising (The Wither              The Hunt (The Shifting        Dropped into Oblivion         Dropped into Earth
War Saga Book 1) by R.K.             Truth Series, Book 1)            (Space War and                      (Space War and
Davenport                                        by Evie Platt                           Survival Book 1) by                Survival Book 2) by
                                                                                                              Oscar Kerr                               Oscar Kerr
        
 Yellowstone Heart Song                Edge of the Heat by Lisa Ladew    Edge of the Heat 4: The Double
(Yellowstone Romance Book                                                                      Wedding by Lisa Ladew
1) by Peggy L Henderson
            
Unauthorized Affair                           Marked By the Wolf: Part 1           Silver Screen by N. S Murray
(Unauthorized Series Book 1)           (Werewolf Romance) by
by Lisa Ladew                                       Mac Flynn
          
Mistaken (The Mistaken Series         Mistaken 2 (The Mistaken                 Different (Tainted Elements
Book 1) by Renna Peak                        Series) by Renna Peak                         Book 1) by Alycia Linwood
           
 Unraveling You (Unraveling              The Age of Gold: The battle            Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear
You, #1) by Jessica Sorensen               of the great detectives by               Underpants by The Oatmeal, Matthew
                                                                   Harry Black                                       Inman
         
Pale Stranger, New Adult                 The Vanishing Game by William Boyd           The Token Series: A Billionaire
Romance (PALE Series) by                                                                                               Dark Romantic Suspense:
Mac Flynn                                                                                                                             Box Set (Books 1-3) by Marata Eros
                
 MoonFall (MoonFall Series           Steal the Light (Thieves Book 1)         KILLER FAMILIES: TRUE CRIME:
 Book 1) by A.G. Wyatt                     by Lexi Blake                                           MURDER BY DADS, MOMS, KIDS
                                                                                                                                 & SPOUSES (MURDER IN THE  FAMILY
                                                                                                                                 Book 1) by SYLVIA PERRINI
               
Midnight Desires: 13 Sizzling,                    The Terrifying Tales by Edgar          Wonderful Lonesome (Amish Turns
Suspenseful, and Seductive                         Allan Poe: Tell Tale Heart; The        of Time) by Olivia Newport
Romances by Lisa Ladew, C.J.                    Cask of the Amontillado; The
Berry, Jamie Garrett, Eve Carter,               Masque of the Red Death; The
Ophelia Sikes, P.A. Jones, Adeara              Fall of the House of Usher;
Allyne, Ami LeCoeur, A Lexy Beck,            The … Purloined Letter; The
Adele Huxley, Lexie Ray, Harmony           Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar
Raines, Emily Jane trent                              Allan Poe
                 
Addictive Reads: The Winter Gift             Dead But Living – Borrowed                The Border Bride (The
Collection: 7 Uplifting Stories by              Life Series #1 ( A series of                     Borderlands Book 1) by Elizabeth
Best- Selling and Award-Winning            Epic Fantasy and Mystery                     English
Authors – Tamara Ward, Natalie G.         thriller suspense) by N Sharma
Owens, D.D. Larsen, Stacey Joy
Netzel, Rhonda Hopkins, Alicia
Street, Roy Street, Anna
Erishkigal
                 
The Pacifier (Thriller /                   Love & College: New Adult &               Courting Jealousy by Kimberly
Mystery)by Sophia Grace              College Romance Anthology                Dean
                                                            by Lexy Timms, C.M. Owens,
                                                            CM Doporto,  Sierra Rose,
                                                            Christine Bell, Book Cover By
                                                            Design
                  
PANIC by J.A. Carter          Sundered Hearts                       End of the Road by Jacques    Coulson’s Wife (The Coulson
                                                 (Unlocked Hearts Book 1)       Antoine, Russell Blake,            Series Book 1) by Anna J.
                                                 by Anna J. McIntyre,                Saxon Andrew, Jeanette          McIntyre, Elizabeth Mackey
                                                 Suzie O’Connell, Elizabeth      Raleigh,Traci Tyne Hilton,
                                                 Macke                                          Dale Roberts, Jess
                                                                                                       Mountifield, Alison Blake,
                                                                                                       Brandon Hale, Michael
                                                                                                       Meyer, James Rozoff,
                                                                                                       Robert C.Thomas
            
Bears Repeating: A                It Started With A Kiss            Full House: A Laid-Back        Someone Else’s  Fairytale
Menage Shifter Romance     by Lindy Dale                          Bay Area Mystery (The            by E.M. Tippetts
by Flora Dare                                                                             Jake Samson & Rosie
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