Friday Reads/Currently Reading: Friday Sept. 17/15

Well time for another Friday Reads/Currently Reading post, Over the weekend I intend to:

all books in bold are review books: 1 Direct from the author                                                                                                                                                          2 bloggingforbooks                                                                                                                                                                    3 NetGalley                                                                                                             

  • finish reading
    • Aranya, #1 Shapeshifting Dragons by Marc Suchia (currently at Chapter 7 of  33 Chapters)1
    • The Secrets of Blood and Bone by Rebecca Alexander (currently at Chapter 7 of 50 Chapters) 2
  • Continue and possibly finish reading the following books:
    • All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (currently at location 256 of 6246)3
    • The Earls Defiant Wallflower, #2 Dukes of War by Erica Ridley (currently at Chapter 4 of 18 Chapters)3
    • Crown of Midnight, #2 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass (currently on Chapter 3 of 56 Chapters )
    • Sweet Evil, #1 The Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins (currently at Chapter 3 of  31 Chapters)
    • Instruments of Darkness, #1 Crowther and Westerman (omnibus) by Imogen Robertson (currently at location 1637 of  6901)
    • The Minaturist by Jessie Burton (currently at loc. 1033 of 4277)3 
    • Smart, Sexy and Secretive, #2 The Reed Brothers by Tammy Falkner (currently on chapter 3 of 32 chapters)
    • The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower, #2 Dukes of War by Erica Ridley 

Book Review: Spirits of the Noh #2 Waking Trilogy by Thomas Randal

I have given this book a 5 star rating as I did the first book as I loved it even more than the first one, and on the basis of both of these books if the last one in the trilogy is as good it will become one of my all time favourite trilogies which I will re read regularly.

In this installment of the trilogy we see that Kara is starting to fit in her Japanese boarding school although can bond a group of people like having to deal with an ancient demon cursing you. We also see Kara and her friends Miho and Sakura helping to put on a Noh play for the Noh Drama club, which is the story of the Hannya – a snake demon who inhabits the body of a beautiful woman.

While the preparations for the play are happening some of the Noh Club members suddenly dissapear and although all the adults just say that they have run away Kara fears that the real Hannya has been awakened by the Katsukis curse.  When Kara’s friend Miho is abducted Kara knows she has to do something to destroy the demon before it destroys her friend but this isn’t going to be as easy as she thinks to destroy the demon as it is wily and may be hidden in the last place she would ever think to look.

The enduring love of a father for his daughter as well as the growing love between two couples shows its strength when Kara and her friends are carrying out the bell ringing ceremony to destroy the demon once it has left Miss Artimo’s, the art teachers and Kara’s dad’s gorlfriends body. It does this by the fact that Kara and her father fight to save Miss Artimo as well as kara fighting to protect her father from the demon. As well as the strength of belief the the group of friends have that what they are doing is right.  Tbrough out this book the times when Kara and her friend’s were experiencing periods of absolute cold fear when the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and your skin feels prickly thanks to the authors amazing writing as a reader you actually feel it yourself, which makes it feel like your in the story yourself.

As with the first book I found it interesting to find out about Japanese culture and belief systems as well as the festivals that they celebrate.

So all in all I can’t wait to see how the story develops and reaches its conclusion in the next and final book of the trilogy.

Week in Review #3 (12 – 18/1): Reviews, Currently Reading, Read-a-thons participating in, books received


Spirits of the Noh, #2 Waking Trilogy by Thomas Randal (ebook)

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From the 16th I read this book as part of the #rybsat (read your bookshelf a-thon) readathon

Fade Combined books 1 & 2 Special Edition (Fade Series, #1 and #2, A YA Dystopian Thriller Series) 

About the Author

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.

Schism: The Battle for Darracia, #1 The Darracia Saga (Paperback, review copy from the Author) Micahel Phillip Cash 

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About the Author

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.


The books below I would like to get the books below finished next week.

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (ebook, review copy from – read 40 pages

Forgotten, #3 Fade Series by Kallin Gow (ebook) –  Read 51 pages

Half Bad,  #1 Half Bad by Sally Green (paperback) – read 74 pages

Collision: The Battle For Darracia, #2 The Darracia Saga (paperback, whole book) by Michael Phillip Cash  – Read 148 pages

I would like to try to finish the books below next week

The Asbo Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson (ebook, via Kindle Unlimited) – Read Snow White and the Seven Dads

The Retribution of Mara Dyer, #3 Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin (ebook) – read 33 pages

Cress, #3 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (ebook) – read 44 pages

Hallowed (#2 Unerathly) – read the first 28 pages

all the above books were read as part of the #RYBSAT (read your bookshelf a thon) readathon round 4 from the 16th.

Books received

From NetGalley


#1 Ignite Series


#1.5 Ignite Series                        #2 Ignite Series                            Book 1 Red Dragon Academy







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#1 Daimones Trilogy                          #1 The Estrlony Cyvle

Product Details       Lizard-Alien Origins         Across the Rainbow

Goals For Next Week

  • Risen:The Battle for Darracia, #3 The Darracia Saga by Michael Phillip Cash (review paperback, 252 pages) – start & hopefully finish reading
  • In a Wolf’s Eye, #1 The Saga of the Black Wolf by A. Katie Rose (review paperback, 420 pages to be read of 447 pgs) – continue reading
  • Murderess by Daya Mamin (review ebook from nertgaley, 172 pages (pages left to read 169)) – continue reding
  • Day 21, #2 The 100 by Kass Morgan (review ebook from netgalley, 320 pages) – start reading
  • The Crown , #1 Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oaks (KindleUnlimited ebook, 222 pags) – start reading
  • Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine (reviw ebook from edelweiss, 336 pages) – start to read