Friday, July 3

Audiobook Review: Stone Song by Tricia O'Malley


Stone Song: The Isle of Destiny Series
Author: Tricia O'Malley 
Narrator: Amy Landon
Title: Stone Song
(The Isle of Destiny #1)
Genre: Fantasy, PNR
Format: Audiobook 
Pages: 296  
Published: June 2nd 2016
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)



Summary: Clare MacBride has her life in exactly the order she wants it. In a year, she’ll have finished her geology dissertation, though she’s no closer to figuring out the answer to one question that plagues her.

Why does she feel stones pulse with energy?

A centuries-old curse, a mysterious faction of protectors, and a mythological godstone all sound like old world fairytale nonsense to Clare. It only takes one rainy evening with a silver-eyed fae and a handsome stranger promising protection to rock her world forever.

With her life plans shattered at her feet, the lines of science and fiction blur as Clare is forced to throw everything she knows about the world out the window and look deep within her heart for answers.


Review:
Sooooooo I finally decided to try another book of this author since I am having withdraws from the series I just finished (which I heard a rumor she is adding a book to that series. eee!)

The story follows Clare who thought she had life all set up and ready to go. Her plans shatter like glass at her feet when she realizes she is chosen by forces beyond her control. She must put her life and heart on the line on this journey. 

My favorite part of this book is the fact that it takes place in the same world as the other series! You do not have to read the other series to understand, but it really made it feel like I was at home. It was so nice to see a couple of people from the previous books make a quick appearance. ^_^

Oh Clare. Oh Clare. I have mixed feelings about you. 

Blake...he was okay. Very grumpy but he has been in love with Clare for 10 years and couldn't even say hi to her without messing up her fate. So sad. 

I LOVED Clare's friend. She was adorable. I think I would've liked her to be the Chosen One ;) hehe. 

This was far too short. I feel like we need more time as they try and solve the mystery and find the stone. I wanted more time with these 4 adventurers. Maybe we'll see them more in  the next book? We shall see. 

The narrator is awesome as per normal. Love her voices!!

Overall, I liked it, but I felt like there should've been more. I'll have to read book 2 someday. I'll give this 3 stars. 






Challenge(s):

- #29 for Audiobook Challenge

Thursday, July 2

Reading Goal Check - HALFWAY THERE FOLKS




Eeeeeeeeeeeee halfway through the year. What a year it has been indeed *sighs*

Here is my reading goal check:

Reading Challenges:

Audiobook Listen -  28/50

Goodreads -  67/140 




2020 Romance Bingo Reading Challenge - 2 bingos so far





How are you all doing? I need to step it up a hair! 

WE GOT THIS!


Disney Runs in the Family: Ohhhhh...(more than) halfway there!!!



Wednesday, July 1

Best of June 2020






Happy July!! 

Here are our favorites for last month. Hopefully, everyone is safe and doing okay!



Best Book of the Month:

Blodeuedd's pick...........Alpha Night by Nalini Singh



"Best book of the month goes to Alpha Night by Nalini Singh :D Though there were a few other close contenders"

Carole's pick......Entreat Me by Grace Draven

Entreat Me

"I had a few reallllly good ones this month, but in the end, I had to pick this one. It was so good! I highly recommend it!"


Best TV show of the Month:

Carole's pick............the Bold Type (Season 4)

The Bold Type Poster

"Season 4 just started and I am already loving it. The last episode made me sooooob!"

Blodeuedd's pick...............Atypical & Instant Hotel

Atypical PosterInstant Hotel (TV Series 2018- ) - Posters — The Movie Database (TMDb)
"The tv series I watched and enjoyed this month was Atypical. Really good. And at the end of the month I got hooked on Instant Hotel. Ha, I recommend it!"

Best Movie of the Month:


Blodeuedd's pick...........


"Nope. Watched maybe 2."

Carole's pick........My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Poster

"So funny. If you liked the first, you'll get a kick out of the 2nd one!"



Best Cover of the Month:



Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)
No cover said WOW this month, but I liked this nice simple colorful one

Entreat Me
I am in love with this cover. A great contender for best of the year ;) 








Tuesday, June 30

Short Story Review: Shattered Regret by Emrys Apollo

Shattered RegretAuthor: Emrys Apollo 
Title: Shattered Regret
Genre: Short story, Fiction, & Fantasy
Format: ebook 
Pages: 11 
Published: February 3rd 2020 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon) 

Summary:
Eleven years after banishing his wife for a domino effect, Dominic Aeris has regrets.  He can't hide his pain from his brothers, but he can certainly hide his tears in the rain.



Review:
A random find on Amazon! Clearing this shelf out for sure!

The story takes place 11 years after Dominic was forced to banish his wife and now he has many regrets.

Okay - so I want more. This was a short story, I understand, but now I want more. What happened? Is she coming back? Will he go get her? WHAT IS HAPPENING!? GIVE ME PLEASEEEEEE!

But yes, really good, but there needs to be. I was confused a little bit and I need to know what happened and what will happen. More, please. :D

I adored this author's way with words. She truly knows how to evoke emotion! Beautiful. 

3 stars.