WEEKEND Missions: Aug 28 – 30

This Weekend I intend to:

  • Finish reading The Elite (#2 The Selection) by Kiera Cass
  • Continue to read
    • Tasagalt – Cross of the South (Arash 3) by Elke Schuster
    • Throne of Glass (#1 Throne of Glass) by Sarah J Mass
  •  Start reading Opal (#3 Lux) by Jennifer L Armentrout
  • Do my
    • Monday Missions post on Sunday, Schedule it to post on Monday

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

 

 

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18759421-raytara” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”Raytara: Judgement of the Stars (Arash #2)” border=”0″ src=”https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1383861674m/18759421.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18759421-raytara”>Raytara: Judgement of the Stars</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1337887.Elke_Schuster”>Elke Schuster</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1325148997″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
When I saw this book on NetGalley it was the Title that captured my attention and made me wan to read the book.<br><br>This was an excellent second book in what is going to be a 4 book series and is well worth the five star rating that I have given it, because I loved it from cover to cover, would and will recommend it to others as well as read it again in the future.<br><br>Elke’s writing was even more captivating and descriptive in this book as it was in the first book. Especially when she described the scenes of the Raytara trial and Livvia’s journey in space when she reached out to one of the characters miinds while he was ubilocating<br><br>I loved getting to know all the characters more especially Randolf and Livvia and seeing Livvia develop even more. It was also great being introduced to Rose another Arash who Livvia met while in hiding. I have to admit I was sad to see Ruth leave Randolfs family but it was nice that another Arash joined his Family.<br><br>I can’t wait to see how the story develops further especially when it comes to them finding Livvia’s mother who we found isn’t actually dead but had been imprisoned by an evil non dark Arash from another family. It was lovely end to this story that Randolf and the head of his old family reconciled with each other.<br><br>I loved this book so much that as soon as I had finished reading it I started the next book in the series Tasagalt – Cross of the South.
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Blog and You tube Updates:

It is my plan to embed video in to my month in rewind post each month which will be my reviews for the books that I have read during the month, so I don’t have to write the reviews. I will say at the beginning of each book review if the book is a book that I have received for review. This video will also be available on you tube as well.

I am planning to do a Series review for all the book series that I read and this will be done as a video for youtube which will also be embedded into a review post as well.

I am planning on scheduling non day/time specific videos, like Monthly Missions, Month in rewind,  to go live every couple of days:

 

I will be filming my videos on a Monday and editing & uploading on a tuesday

 

Friday Reads: Aug. 21

This weekend I intend to:

  1. Finish Reading The Elite, #2 The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
  2. Continue reading In a Wolf’s Eye, #1 The Black Wolf Saga by A. Katie Rose (paperback)
  3. Continue reading The Minaturist by
  4. Continue Reading Crowther and Westerman Omnibus: Book 1 Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson
  5. Start Reading Opal, #3 Lux

Week in Rewind: Week of Aug. 10-16

This week I:

  1. Books/Reading
    1. Continued reading On the Edge by Jenny Pitman
    2. Continued reading Onyx, #2 Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    3. Continued reading Raytara – Judgement of the Stars, #2 Arash by Elke Schuster
  2.  Blog
    1. Posted my Monday missions post
    2. Week in review post
    3. Friday Reads post
    4. Book Review Post
  3. You Tube
    1. Filmed, edited and uploaded my Channel Intro video
    2. decided what other videos I want to try to do on a monthly weekly basis
      1. Monthly Missions video                                                                                                                                                What I plan to do for the month: reading, blog, you tube as well as any changes i intend to make        to my blog and you tube channel.
      2. Month in Rewind                                                                                                                                                           What I managed to do from my monthly missions video including reviews for books that I read           during the month.

Monday Missions: Aug 17

Well here we are again time for another Monday Missions post:

This week I intend to:

Books/Reading

  1. Finish reading On the Edge by Jenny Pitman (Paperback)
  2. Finish reading Onyx, Lux 2 by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Kindle Book)
  3. Continue and possibly finish reading Raytara -Judgement of the Stars, Arash 2 by Elke Schuster (Kindle book from NetGalley
  4. Start re-reading In a Wolf’s Eye, The Saga of the Black Wolf 1 by A. Katie Rose (Paperback from
  5. Start reading The Elite, The Selection 2 by  Kiera Cass (Kindle book)

Blog/ You Tube

  1. Week in Rewind Post
  2. Monday Missions Post
  3. Friday Reads Post
  4. Book Review posts for any books that I finish
  5. Regular Travellers Notebook setup video

Note: It is my intention to do a Monthly Missions video at the beginnning each month, in which I will talk about things I intend to do for the month and any changes I may want to make to my blog/videos; and a Month in Rewind video at the end of each month.

Friday Reads: Aug. 14

Well here we are at the end of the week so its time for another Friday reads, this weekend I will be reading the following books:

  1. Continue reading On the Edge by Jenny Pitmam
  2. Try to Finish reading Onyx, #2 Lux by Jennifer L Armentrout,
  3. Continue reading Raytara – Judgement of the Stars, Arash 2
  4. Plan to continue reading Bonvita Avenue

 

Book Review: Shadow Hunt, Arash 1 by Elke Schuster

BOOK INFORMATION

Shadow Hunt (Arash, #1)
  Book Synopsis: You may have met one without even noticing. You may have kissed one         and been disappointed that he or she never called you. They may   have been Arash. Livia     is the black sheep of her family, self-conscious and underachieving. That is, until she
  meets her new friends: the exuberant Natalie,  her brother Rupert, the sculptor, intelligent   librarian Will, stunning interior   designer Ruth, and arrogant horse breeder Cassius. The     group of mismatched friends makes Livia feel as if she may fit in somewhere for the first       time in her life. Then she begins to suspect that her so-called friends are not who they            claim to be. They hold a secret that could change Livia’s life forever.

Will her great love for one of them survive the challenges of becoming an                  immortal Arash?    Will Livia herself manage to survive?

 

Other Info:

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 786 KB

Print Length: 309 pages

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Language: English

ASIN: B00CU7405W

Price: £0.99

Books in Series

Raytara – Judgement of the Stars, Arash 2

Tasgalt – Star of the South, Arash 3

Jhanmar – World Travellers, Arash 4

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REVIEW

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I absolutely loved this book from cover to cover and feel that it was an amazing introduction in to the world of the Arash, which is why I gave it a 4 star rating. I admit I wanted to give the book a full five star rating but I didn’t because I wanted to see how the story will develop in the other books in the series.

The author wrote the book in a way that kept you wondering all the way through what was going to happen next as well allowing the world of the Arash to unfold slowly due to what the main character Livia was learning about them as the story developed. I also loved the way that Elke developed Rhandolf the main Arash who turns out to be Livia’s biological father because you were always wondering what secrets he was hiding. I loved the dynamics between the Arash family: Natalie the kind hearted, gentle, hopeless romantic bright Arash; Ruth the cold hearted, bitchy interior designer dark Arash; Will the kind, gentle, Gay bright Arash & brother to Ruth; Cassius the domineering but loveable horse breeding dark Arash; Rupert the balchy but gentle, sculpture bright Arash and brother to Natalie

The story begins where Livia has broken up with her boyfriend just before Christmas and is feeling lonely and like she doesn’t fit anywhere again, then she meets Natalie. As she gets to know Natalie and her friends she begins to feel like she fits in somewhere at last. I loved the way that the Author wrote the dream sequences in the book as the way she described what was happening really made me as the reader feel like I was experiencing it myself as it was blatantly obvious that the character was feeling like is this a dream or is it really happening like you do sometimes with dreams.

All in all this was a fantastic book which I strongly recommend to any reader who loves books about mythical/ asteral beings. So all that is left to say is that I will be reading the rest of this series, in fact I am currently reading the second book in the series Raytara – Judgement of the Stars.

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About the Author

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   Elke Schuster lives in Austria with her husband, a painter, and their daughters. She studied                  Romance philology and English and American Studies in Salzburg, Venice, and London,                        culminating in her dissertation on ‘Machiavelli under the Perspective of Greek and Latin                     Historiography’. After a career in marketing and the birth of her two daughters she founded a             successful translation business. The Arash books are her first novels.