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My Week in Books|week of 31/5

In this post I am going to be discussing the books that I have been reading this week.

Cipher (The Shadow Ravens, #1)
As White as Snow (Lumikki Andersson #2)
 The Shadow Ravens 1/3                                        Lumikki Anderson 2/3              5/5 Stars                                                                  5/5 Star’s
    I Received this fantastic book                             I received this fantastic
    from the publisher via NetGalley                       book from the publisher
    via NetGalley and it was                                       via NetGalley and it was
    a great start to what I am                                    a good second book for a
    sure will be a fab series.                                      What is a companion
    Book Review                                                          trilogy so it isn’t a                                                                                                       necessary to read them
                                                                                     in order or all of them.
Saga, Volume 2
Quanta (The Shadow Ravens, #2)
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      Started:23/5/16                                                    The Shadow Ravens 2/3
      5/5 Stars                                                                NetGalley
       Review to follow                                                     Started: 31/5/16
The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)

Together at the Table: A Novel of Lost Love and Second Helpings (Two Blue Doors #3)

The Thousandth Floor#1                                       Two Blue Doors #3
Edelweiss                                                                  Blogging for books
Stared: 2/6/16                                                                Started: 2/6/16
Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1)
A Suitable Boy (A Suitable Boy, #1)
Reign of Shadows #1                                            A Suitable Boy #1
   Edelweiss                                                                  Started: 2/6/16
     Started: 4/6/16
Symptoms of Being Human
Spare and Found Parts
Edelweiss                                                                      Edelweiss
Started:  1/6/16                                                               Started  1/6/16
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
Cormorant Strikes 1/3                                             Outlander 1/9                             Started: 30/5/16                                                      Started: 28/5/16
Opal (Lux, #3)The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
  Lux 3/5                                                                   The Bone Season #1
     Started: 13/9/15                                                    Started: 28/5/16
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)
Three Dark Crowns (Untitled, #1)
   Fairytale retellings 1/4                                             Untitled Series #1
      Started:  14/12/14                                                     Started: 30/5/16
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

 

Books that I Started or started reading again this week

he & She by Wayne Clark

he & She

Start Date: 18/5                                    Book Synopsis: *** 5-star Silver Medal winner in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Annual International Award Contest ***

What does a man do when nothing tastes good anymore? he finds She.
A Web photo of a dominatrix sends a man in midlife crisis on a last-ditch attempt to feel truly alive one more time, even if it kills him.

“… a stylish piece of literary fiction… intellectually engaging throughout. A finely drawn portrait of desire in its fall and winter seasons.”- BlueInk Review
“…All in all, this is a delectable novel about a man exploring his unknown sexual fantasies at the price of possibly losing his true self along the way.”- Red City Review

Growing numb to life, to his on-and-off girlfriend of many years, his career, even Scotch, a man turns fifty. He is a translator who can no longer dream of translating beautiful works of fiction. He is an amateur musician who can no longer dream of expressing his life on a higher plane, without words. As he glares inside himself he sees little but his declining sexuality, his crumbling hold on life, a growing list of failed relationships, and a darkening well of loneliness.

Stumbling upon an image on the Internet one night, he suddenly hears cell doors sliding open. He stares at a young woman, in profile, beautiful, unblinking, regal. Instinctively he knows that by lingering on that image he will shatter a relationship that has kept him on the sane side of loneliness as surely as if he stepped in front of a speeding eighteen-wheeler. But desperate to feel alive again before time runs out, he knows he must see the stranger behind the pixels on his laptop screen.

Although it is her image that first transfixes him, his eye afterwards chances on a handful of words on the Internet page. She is a dominatrix. The word triggers something inside him, blows the dust off fantasies trickling back to adolescence, and slowly begins to re-choreograph his decades of sexual memories. Was he ever really the dominant male he thought he was? Did he have a sexual alter-ego? Was this the last card he had to play in life? The face on the screen held the answer. He would find out even if it killed him.

Edition: Kindle
Publisher: Wayne Clark YUL/NYC
Published: January 19th 2014 (first published October 12th 2013)
Edition Language: English
Genre: Adult Erotic Fiction
Source: Library Thing Member Giveaway
About the Author

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Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labelled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.


Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Dreamology

Start Date:    (re started May)     Synopsis: Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Format: ebook,
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: April 12th 2016
ISBN: 0062380036 (ISBN13: 9780062380036)
Genre: YA Contemporary Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Source: Net galley
About the Author

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Lucy lives in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Williams College in the Berkshires, and still misses the East Coast very much.

When she’s not writing, Lucy can usually be found obsessing over the latest music, inventing new flavors of ice cream, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.

You can follow Lucy on Instagram @lucy.keating, and Ernie The Dog @ernsboberns


A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

A House Without WindowsStart Date:                                         BOOK SYNOPSIS: A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood—an emotionally powerful and haunting story of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture, from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell andWhen the Moon Is Low.

For two decades, Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother, and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered with a hatchet in the courtyard of their home. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear their mother could not have committed such a heinous act. Kamal’s family is sure she did, and demands justice. Barely escaping a vengeful mob, Zeba is arrested and jailed.

Awaiting trial, she meets a group of women whose own misfortunes have led them to these bleak cells: eighteen-year-old Nafisa, imprisoned to protect her from an “honor killing”; twenty-five-year-old Latifa, a teen runaway who stays because it is safe shelter; twenty-year-old Mezghan, pregnant and unmarried, waiting for a court order to force her lover’s hand. Is Zeba a cold-blooded killer, these young women wonder, or has she been imprisoned, like them, for breaking some social rule? For these women, the prison is both a haven and a punishment; removed from the harsh and unforgiving world outside, they form a lively and indelible sisterhood.

Into this closed world comes Yusuf, Zeba’s Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer whose commitment to human rights and desire to help his homeland have brought him back. With the fate this seemingly ordinary housewife in his hands, Yusuf discovers that, like the Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines.

A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, The House with No Windows is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant.

Format: ebook,
Number of Pages: 432
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: Expected publication: August 15th 2016
ISBN: 0062449664 (ISBN13: 9780062449665)
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley EARC
About the Author
Nadia HashimiBorn: New York, The United States
Twitter: NadiaHashimi
Goodreads Member Since:May 2012

Goodreads Rating: out of 12 ratings got an average star rating of 4 Stars

 

I received this book for review from NetGalley.

Goodreads New Adult Book Club Read It Review It Books Received Recently (26/1-15/2)

I received the following books since the end of January

Week of 26/1 

SLAYED ON THE SLOPES (PACIFIC NORTHWEST MYSTERIES #2) RIRI#11/16

Slayed on the Slopes (Pacific Northwest #2)

After talking her way into a job writing for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She’s at Mount Hood’s remote Silcox Hut, covering the the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers– Oregon’s elite high-altitude rescue team–during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she’s still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate by the cheery fireplace. Then, during a sudden blizzard, she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her . . . until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood. Meg’s now got to find this killer quickly . . . before cabin fever does them all in!

Praise For Scene Of The Climb: “A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie.” —Library Journal

Includes Adventure Guides!

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Edition Information: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
                                              Published March 31st 2015 by Kensington
                                              ASIN: B00OEW7562
                                              Edition Language: English
                                              Series: Pacific Northwest #2
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Review 

TOO MANY ROCK STARS (ACCESS ALL AREAS #1) RIRI #10/16

Book Information. 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Too Many Rock Stars (Access All Areas, #1)

I don’t date rockers. Don’t sleep with them. Don’t even swap spit. I’ve been working as a band booker at Trouble — the coolest indie rock club in town — long enough to know what a bunch of screwed up, egotistical jerks they are. Some of them might seem okay at first but that’s just because they’ve learnt to hide it better than others.

That would be fine if Razer didn’t keep popping into my office, making himself so annoyingly attractive. And he only gets more insistent when the leather-clad Alex hits town.

While they compete for both rock glory and my affection, I get stuck in the middle but all I really want to do is save my job and the club.

That’s the trouble with my life: too many rock stars.

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Edition Information:  Kindle Edition, 178 pages
                                                                                               Published October 30th 2015
                                                                                               ASIN: B0164OJYMA
                                                                                               Edition Language: English
                                                                                               Series: Access All Areas #1
                                                                                                other editions:
Author Bio.:
Goodreads Author
Candy J. Starr

  Born: Australia
  Twitter: candyjstarr
  Genre: Romance
  Member Since: June 2013
Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

Review
I enjoyed the multiple pov in this book because it was nice getting the story from the point of view of the three main characters Violet, Rezza (Rock star) and Alex (Rock star) and I thought the book as a whole was a good start to what will be a good series. However I am unsure whether I will be reading the other books in the series as they come.

The authors writing was good and made me want to read the book but the plot was slightly slow and clunky at times which meant that there were times when I felt like I didn’t want to finish it, however my own determination made me finish the book so I could give a full and frank review.

For my full review on Goodreads click here

 

CHASING CRAZY BY KELLY SISKIND (RIRI #12/16)

Book Information 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: “Chasing Crazy isChasing Crazy an entertaining and compelling story about owning who you are. With an endearingly awkward female protagonist, a swoon-worthy male love interest, and Siskind’s superb storytelling, this is one of the best New Adult contemporary romances I’ve read to date.” ~ USA Today Bestselling author, K.A. Tucker

Dear Mom & Dad, I dropped out of school. I’m going backpacking. Sorry. Love you both.

At nineteen, Nina has endured two lifetime’s worth of humiliation. Tired of waiting for it to get better, she decides to get going—across the globe to New Zealand. There she soon faces what she most fears: a super sexy guy ready to be Nina’s next mistake.

Once Sam’s life was all about having fun. That was before the accident. Now his friends have bailed and his world is broken. But when a gorgeous girl on his flight looks at him with passion instead of pity, Sam feels his old self coming back to life.

Now traveling together, Nina and Sam know this isn’t just a fling. They’re falling fast, hard, and deep. More than anything, Sam wants Nina to forget her fears. But to help her do that he must reveal his own painful secret—and risk Nina never seeing him the same way again.

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Books Read from July to the first week of September

Here are all the books I read from july to September

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Book Synopsis for books Currently reading (1st week Sept)

Crowther and Westerman Collection (Instruments of Darkness, Anatomy of Murder and Island of Bones) by Inogen Robertson

Book 1: INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS: In the year 1780, Harriet Westerman, the unconventional mistress of a country house in Sussex, finds a dead man on her grounds with a ring bearing the crest of the nearby Thornleigh Hall in his pocket. With the help of a reclusive local anatomist, Gabriel Crowther, Harriet resolves to find the murderer.
Book 2: ANATOMY OF MURDER:  London, 1781. Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship’s captain who has been gravely injured in the king’s naval battles with France. As London’s streets seethe with rumour, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames.
Book 3: ISLAND OF BONES: Cumbria, 1783. The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years.When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many.

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  • Publisher: Review (22 May 2014)
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About the Author

Imogen Robertson
I grew up in Darlington in the North East of England, studied Russian and German at Cambridge and spent a year in Russia in a city called Voronezh during the early nineties. Lots of vodka, lots of falling over in the snow.
Before I started writing full-time I used to direct children’s television, film and radio. There is less sticky paper and glitter in my life now. Shame. I decided to try and make a career out of writing after I won the Telegraph’s ‘First thousand words of a novel’ competition in 2007 with the opening scene of Instruments of Darkness, my first book.
I’ve written six novels; five in the Georgian Westerman and Crowther series and a standalone, Paris Winter. Paris Winter, Island of Bones and Theft of Life have been shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Historical Dagger. I also play the cello and spend a lot of time staring out of my window in Bermondsey, South London.

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TALL, TATTED AND TEMPTING (#1 THE REED BROTHERS SERIES) by TAMMY FALKNER

Book Synopsis:  She’s locked up tight. But he might be the key.

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Logan Reed is tall, tatted and tempting.
Kit’s a woman with a mean right hook and a secret.
Kit wants a tattoo, but Logan sees more than she intends to share in the drawing of the tat she wants. He sees her in ways no one ever has.
Logan’s not disabled; but he hasn’t spoken in eight years. He hasn’t needed to. Until he meets Kit.
Logan doesn’t know everything about Kit. Kit doesn’t know anything about herself, until she has to sacrifice all she ever wanted to save what’s most important to him.

Series reading order:
Tall, Tatted, and Tempting
Smart, Sexy, and Secretive
Calmly, Carefully, Completely
Finally Finding Faith
Just Jelly Beans and Jealousy
Reagan’s Revenge and Ending Emily’s Engagement
Maybe Matt’s Miracle
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  • File Size: 3482 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Night Shift Publishing; First Edition edition (27 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DGK7WAM
  • Price: £o.oo

Tammy Falkner lives on a farm in a lovely, sprawling little town in rural NC with her beekeeper husband and a house

About the Author:  full of boys, a few dogs, and a cat or two (or five – who has time to count?). As half of the Lydia Dare team, she has co-written ten books, including the Westfield Wolves series and the Gentlemen Vampyre series. A huge fan of Regency England, she often wonders what other kinds of magical, mythical and strange creatures might live and interact within the ton. Exploring the theory that the fae can walk between Regency England and their own land, Tammy spends as much time as possible with the lords and ladies of society, horse-drawn carriages, and elegant balls. Now add to that some faeries, a little murder, a bit of mayhem, and a troublesome garden gnome, and you have her exciting new series. She hopes you enjoys her world as much as she does.

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THE MINIATURIST BY JESSIE BURTON

Book Synopsis: On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . .Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall?

Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, Jessie Burton’s magnificent debut novel The Miniaturist is a story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.
Jessie Burton was born in London, 1982. She studied at Oxford University and The Royal Central School of Speech      About the Jessie BurtonAuthor:   Drama, and worked for 9 years as an actress and a PA before The Miniaturist was published.

The Miniaturist is her first novel, and will be translated into 31 other languages.

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SISTERS RED (#1 RETOLD FAIRYTALES SERIES) By JACKSON PEARCE
Book Synopsis:   The story of Scarlett and Rosie March, two highly-skilled sisters who have been
Product Detailshunting Fenris (werewolves) – who prey on teen girls – since Scarlett lost her eye years ago while defending Rosie in an attack. Scarlett lives to destroy the Fenris, and she and Rosie lure them in with red cloaks (a colour the wolves can’t resist), though Rosie hunts more out of debt to her sister than drive. But things seem to be changing. The wolves are getting stronger and harder to fight, and there has been a rash of news reports about countless teenage girls being brutally murdered in the city. Scarlett and Rosie soon discover the truth: wolves are banding together in search of a Potential Fenris – a man tainted by the pack but not yet fully changed. Desperate to find the Potential to use him as bait for a massive werewolf extermination, the sisters move to the city with Silas, a young woodsman and long time family friend who is deadly with an axe. Meanwhile, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas and the bond they share not only drives the sisters apart, but could destroy all they’ve worked for.
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  • Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (7 April 2011)
  • Obtained from: NetGalley
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444900587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444900583
  • ASIN: B004TL1LZO
  • Price: £0.99

Jackson Pearce currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of second-hand            About the Author:   furniture. She recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English

and a minoJackson Pearcer in Philosophy.
She auditioned for the circus once, but didn’t make it; other jobs she’s had include obituaries writer, biker bar waitress, and receptionist.
Jackson began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn’t tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Her parents thought it was cute at first, but have grown steadily more concerned for her ever since.

Sisters Red (published in 2010) is Jackson’s debut novel in the UK.Her second, Sweetly is published in 2011. Her first novel As You Wish has recieved rave reviews in the US.

 

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THRONE OF GLASS (#1 THRONE OF GLASS SERIES) BY SARAH J MASS
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
Book Synopsis:    In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a traineProduct Detailsd
assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
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Print Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (2 Aug. 2012)

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Language: English

ASIN: B008BJ3RP2

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of

About thSarah J. Maase Author:       Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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OPAL (#3 LUX) BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
BOOK SYNOPSIS:  From Jennifer L. Armentrout,  he addictive third book in the New York Times 
From Jennifer L. Armentrout, tbestsellingLux series. Aliens are the new vampires, and sexy Daemon Black will set your pulse racing…

NO ONE IS LIKE DAEMON BLACK.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

Reading order for the remainder of the Series:

Origin

Opposition

Format: Kindle Edition

Product Details:       File Size: 991 KB

  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (26 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KM19XA0

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia.

About the Author:  When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching Jennifer L. Armentrout

zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent her time writing short stories, which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn.

She is the author of the Covenant Series, the Lux Series, the Titan series, the Gamble Brothers series, the standalone novels Cursed, Don’t Look Back, Unchained and Obsession, and the forthcoming Oblivion (December 2015), all published by Hodder. Jennifer is also the author of the Wait For You series, published by HarperCollins.

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ARANYA, #1 SHAPESHIFTER DRAGONS BY MARC SECCHIA
Book Synopsis: 2015 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Product DetailsChained to a rock and tossed off a cliff by her boyfriend, Aranya is executed for high treason against the Sylakian Empire. Falling a league into the deadly Cloudlands is not a fate she ever envisaged. But what if she did not die? What if she could spread her wings and fly?

Long ago, Dragons ruled the Island-World above the Cloudlands. But their Human slaves cast off the chains of Dragonish tyranny. Humans spread across the Islands in their flying Dragonships, colonising, building and warring. Now, the all-conquering Sylakians have defeated the last bastion of freedom–the Island-Kingdom of Immadia.

Evil has a new enemy. Aranya, Princess of Immadia. Dragon Shapeshifter.

The suggested reading order for the Shapeshifter Dragons series is:
Reading Order      Aranya
The Pygmy Dragon
Shadow Dragon
And in any order with the others, Dragonfriend and Dragonlove.
 ISBN: 978-1499773590
Product Details    ASIN: B00KYQR4NG
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Format: MOBI
Marc is the bestselling author of 13 fantasy novels. Aranya and The Pygmy Dragon are full of dragons, battles and About the Authorromance, and are set in a unique island-world above the toxic cloudlands. He’s also the author of a bestsMarc Secchiaelling African historical fantasy series set in ancient Ethiopia.

Current projects: Putting the finishing touches to Dragonlove! And then planning to finish the various series I’ve started.

Marc was born Cape Town but now lives and works in Ethiopia with his wife and 4 children, 2 dogs, and a variable number of marabou storks that roost on the acacia trees out back. On a good night there are also hyenas prowling along the back fence.

When he’s not writing about Africa or dreaming about dragons flying across the moon, Marc can be found travelling to remote locations. He thinks there’s nothing better than standing on a mountaintop wondering what lies over the next horizon.

Contact Information

Week in Rewind: Week of Aug. 17

Last week I:

READING

  1. Finished Reading On the Edge by Jenny Pitman
  2. Finished reading Onyx, #2 Lux by Jennifer L Armentrout
  3. Finished reading Raytara – Judgement of the Stars, Arash 2 by
  4. Started & continued reading The Elite, #2 The Selection by Keira Cass
  5. Started Reading Tasagalt – Cross of the South, Aash 3 by Elke Schuster

BOOKS

I purchased the following books:

  1. The Elite, #2 The Selection by Kiera Cass
  2. Insanity, #1 Mad in Wonderland by Cameron Jace
  3. Preternatural Affairs, Books 1-3: Witch Hunt, Silver Bullet, and Hotter Than Helltown by
    SM Reine
  4. Sisters Red (Retold Fairytales Series Book 1) by Jackson Pearce
  5. Opal (Lux – Book Three) (Lux series 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  6. The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris
  7. Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance ) (The Fairweather Sisters Book 1) by Anya Wylde
  8. Plagued: The Midamerica Zombie Half-Breed Experiment (Plagued States of America Book 1) by
    Better Hero Army
  9. From Gods (Descendant Prophecies Book 1) byMary Ting, Maxine Bringenberg, TJS Literary Editing, Laura Hidalgo

I got for Review:

  1.  From NetGalley
    1. Darken the Stars, #3 The Kricket Series by Amy A. Bartol
    2. Inamorta, Unsterblicher Rhuhm by Megan Chance
    3. The Veil, #3 Fianna Trilogy by Megan Chance
    4. Black Tuesday, Area 51: Time Patrol by Bob Mayer
    5. Rewinder by Brett Battles
    6. The Brigader’s Runaway Bride, #1 The Dukes of War Series by Erica Ridley
    7. Shadows by Paula Weston
  2. From Other
    1.  direct from Author: Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash

Blog/Videos

I managed to do all the weekly posts that I said I would do. However I didn’t do the Travellers Notebook Setup and Review video.

During the week I decided that I am:

  1. going to do my video recording on a Monday
  2. going to do my video editing and uploading on a Tuesday;
  3. going to put the book reviews in my month in rewind video and coordinating post
  4. to do a book series review once I have read the whole series

 

 

Monday Missions – Week of 3 – 7 August

This week I am going to ….

  • do 3 posts in the week, my weekly posts
  • finish reading
    • Onyx, #2 Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout
    • Shadow Hunt, #1 Arash by Elke Shuster
  • Continue and hopefully finish On the Edge by  Jenny Pitman
  • Continue Reading In a Wolf’s Eye, #1 The Black Wolf Saga by A. Katie Rose
  • Write the draft for the Travellers Notebooks set up post

Monthly Missions – August 2015

 

READING

Books to read

  • Onyx, #2 Lux by Jennifer L Armenrout (Kindle book, loc 508 0f  6441) – Finish
  • Shadow Hunt. #1 Arash by Elke Shuster (Kindle book from NetGalley, loc 101 of 298) – Finish
  • On the Edge by Jenny Pitman (Paperback) – Finish
  • Bonita Avenue by  (Kindle Book from Bloggingforbooks), loc 627 of 8205 – Finish
  • The Black Wolf Saga by A. Katie Rose (Paperback review book from Bonsnick Communications)
    • Book 1 The Wolf’s Eye  – Finish
    • Book 2 Catch a Wolf – Start
  • Crowther & Westerman 3 Book Omnibus by Kindle Book
    • Book 1  Instruments of Darkness (Kindle), loc 710 of 20373 – Finish
    • Book 2 Anatomy of Murder (Kindle Book) – Start
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Kindle book from NetGalley, loc 232 0f 4326) – Finish
  • The Minaturist by Jessie Burton (Kindle Book from Netgalley, loc 384 of 4277) – Finish
  • The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
    • Book 1 Red Rising  (Kindle Book from Netgalley, loc 188 of 5827) – Finish
    • Book 2 Golden Son (Kindle Book) – Start Reading
  • Hallowed, #2 Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Kindle Book)
  • Kirschroter Sommer Series by Carina Barysch
    • Book 1 Cherry Red Summer (Kindle book from NetGalley, loc 272 0f 5598 ) – Finish
    • Book 2 Turquoise Green Winter (Kindle book from NetGalley) – Start
  • The Elemental Series by Shauna Granger
    • Book 3 Water, pg 4 (Kindle book, pg 4 0f 212) – Finish
    • Book 4 Fire (Kindle Book) – Start
  • The Sky is Every where by Jandy Nelson (Kindle book, loc 56 of 3268) – finish
  • Rule Breakers Series by Jennifer Chance (Kindle Books)
    • Book 1 Rock It (Kindle book from Netgalley, loc 344 of 3211) – Finish
    • Book 2 Fake it (Kindle book from Netgalley) – Start

 

TRAVELLERS NOTEBOOKS

  • To get settled in my Fauxdori Travellers Notebooks from ZLYC, tweeking set ups as needed
  • Do a blog post and video (embedded in to the Post) showing the set up of the notebooks
  • Buy and set up other notebooks
    • Writing note book
    • Travel notebooks (Regular and Passport Size)
    • Journaling Notebook
    • Reading Note book
    • Blog and Youtube notebook

BLOG

  • Monday Missions post – published by Monday morning
  • Friday Reads Post – Published by Friday morning
  • General post (reviews, planner set ups) – Published by Wednesday afternoon

Monday Missions #1 (16/1)

Books I intend to read this week:

Half Wild (#2 Half Bad) by Sally Green (netgalley) – to finish/p.145 of 416 pgs

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (netgalley) – to Finish/p.16 of 337 pgs

The Land of Shadows (#2 The End of all Things) by Lissa Bryan – to finish/p.17  of 216 pages

Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda (bloggingforbooks.com) – to Finish/ p.38 of 544 pgs

The Minarurist by  (netgalley) – to finish, p. 28 of 563 pgs

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (Netgalley) – start

Day 21 (#2 The 100) by Kass Morgan (netgalley) – finish,pg 16 of 320

Half Lies (#0.5 Half Bad) by Sally Green – Start

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (#3 Mara Dyer) by Michelle Hodkin – Finish,  pg 33 of 480 pgs

Cress (#3 The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer – Finish/p.56 of 560 pgs

September TBR

The Books listed below are listed in the order which I need to read them

A Mission to Fail (kindle, 19% read)                                                                                                                                 for a book tour review, will be published on 10th

Fiend by Peter Stenson (Kindle, 47% read)                                                                                                                     received for review via Blogging for books

Anna, The Starseed Series by Meghan Riley (paperback)                                                                                            a book received free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Talented, Talented Saga by Sophie Davis (Kindle, 3% read)                                                                                         an ebook received for free in return for an honest review

Destruction by Sharon Bayliss (Kindle)                                                                                                                            an ebook received for free in return for an honest review

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin   (kindle, 7% read)                                                                         being read as part of the Mara Dyer Read-along

Book 1 Instruments of Darkness in Crowther & Westerman three book omibus by Imogen Robertson (kindle, 3% read)

The Doppler Effect by Dr. Shawn Phillips (paperback)                                                                                                  a book received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review

Dreams of the Dead, 1/3 The Waking by Thomas Randal (kindle, 12% read)

Half Bad by Sally Green (paperback, pg 100)

Trouble by Non Pratt (paperback, pg 24)

Fade, 1/2 (4) Fade Series two book bind up by Kailin Gow (Kindle, 29% read)

Reboot, 1/2 Reboot by Amy Tintara (kindle, 9% read)

Cherry Red Summer, 1/2 Emely and Elyas) by Carina Bartsch (Kindle, 4% read)                                                    received from Netgalley for review

Crossed, 2/3 Matched by Ally Condie (kindle, 51% read)

Schism, 1/3 The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash (Paperback, 202 pages)                                              a book received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review

Book 1 Lightening Strike in the Vanished Series two book bind up by Meg Cabot (kindle, 28% read)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M Valente (paperback, )

Sleight of Hand, 1/4 Stolen Hearts by Kate Kelly (Kindle, 53% read

Found,1 Penny Black by Stacey Wallace Benefeil (Kindle, 7% read)

The Island of a Thousand Fountains by Sarah Lark (Kindle)                                                                                                             received for review as part of a book tour blog hop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consequences, 1/6 Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig (kindle, 3% read)

Sanctus, 1/3 Sancti by Simon Toyne (kindle, just started)