Monday, July 31

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost. Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

My thoughts:
I did not realise from the blurb that these two live on the same planet. I got that Akos came from a cold world, and then grass divided it from the Shoten people. Did not really get how their side looked but oh well.

It was better than a certain other series, but hey there is always second book syndrome to fear or third book ruins it all syndrome. I am such a downer today.

Akos and his brother gets kidnapped, and no one seems to do much about that ...strange. He was a calm one, but then his gift was like that. Since people in this universe has "magic".

Cyra is hated by everyone since her gift is to hurt people. She was messed up and her brother a bit of a caricature to be honest. He was the kind that would twirl his mustache and laugh.

The ending came a bit too quickly and was wrapped up way too nicely. What the second book will be about now I have no idea.

But it was good, simple, boy meets girl, they should hate each other but does not. And set in space.


Hardcover, 468 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Carve the Mark #1

Sunday, July 30

Book Review: The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

Author: Jean M. Auel
Title: The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children #1)
Genre: Historical Fiction & classic
Pages: 512
Published: May 1980
Where I Got It: My shelf (B&N)

A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly--she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza's way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge. 

This took me longer than planned because of two factors: one...I have had zero time to do anything because of work. Two...this was the slowest book in the entire galaxy of slow books. 

Yes, I finished the book, but at what cost? My sanity? This book just dragged on and on. The author went into detail about every little thing and went into obnoxious detail about things that were unnecessary and not needed in the grand scheme of things. The story itself should've been about 300-350 max. 

HOWEVER, the story was good. I enjoyed the journey and the characters. Wait...what? Yes, that is why I kept on reading even though I felt my eyes bleeding at the speed and over the description of everything. 

I oddly did not mind Ayla even though she was pretty much the perfect character. There were a couple of things that saved her from my hatred. One, she had some serious self-conscious issues because she was weird looking to the clan since she was a different species of human. Two, 99% of people may have loved her they thought she was ugly and weird. 

I also liked that there was one character that absolutely hated her and I could get behind his reasons. She was kind of treated like a princess and given so many exceptions and waivers. She was pretty much allowed to do what she wanted even though it went against their rules and norms. Sure, he went about it the wrong ways...but I get his frustration because it frustrated me too. 

The ending made me mad. Noooooooooo!!! *shakes fist*

In the end, this was okay. The slowness and the obnoxious details had me clawing my eyes out, but oddly the story and plot itself were good enough to keep me hooked. I do recommend this since it is a classic. I'll give this....errrrrr.....*scratches head*....3 stars I think.

Thursday, July 27

Book Blast & Book Giveaway - An Epiphany in Lilacs by Iris Dorbian

An Epiphany in Lilacs by Iris Dorbian

Publication Date: January 1, 2017 Mazo Publishers eBook & Papberback; 180 Pages Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction/World War II     An Epiphany In Lilacs is a young adult novel set in a DP camp outside Hamburg, Germany following the end of World War II. The author, Iris Dorbian, captures in this story a unique glimpse into the period after the Holocaust when survivors had to deal with their new realities for living, based on her father's personal experience. After liberation in May 1945, Daniel, a 14-year-old Latvian Jew, is treated in a field hospital in the British zone of partitioned Germany. A survivor of various concentration camps, Daniel fights to recover from starvation and disease. Racked by nightmares, a nearly nightly occurrence, Daniel finds sleep almost impossible. Through his love of nature, and pre-war memories, Daniel struggles to find comfort. He forms an intriguing bond with an older German gentile, another survivor. Later on, as he joins a theater troupe, Daniel tries to move on with his life, yet still searching for the whereabouts of his mother and two sisters. Poised on the cusp of a new life, young Daniel makes his way to the country that will become his new home.

"Rich with powerful and piercing historical references, An Epiphany in Lilacs: In the Aftermath of the Camps by Iris Dorbian captures thereality of Jews who survived the Holocaust, the inner scars and the struggles with uncertainty, incessant nightmares, and fitting into the day-to-day lifestyle of ordinary people. It is a heart-wrenching story,told in excellent prose and in the author's unique style. I have been a huge fan of Holocaust literature, starting with Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, and have always felt appalled by man's cruelty to fellow man. In this new book, the author explores the terrible effects of a fragment of history on the life of a little boy. This is a story to read and share, a powerful story about freedom and the perils of war.Well-crafted with compelling characters and interesting themes." - Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
"This was a lovely and inspiring read about survival after the war. The fact that this is based on the author's personal accounts made this absolutely mesmerizing. This was such a tragic and heartbreaking time in our history, so to be able to read a story like this was like none other. Iris really captures this time period quite well through her father. The connection Daniel finds with the older German (another survivor of the war) and his story about rebuilding his life in the country while searching for his family makes it impossible to put book down." -Rainy Day Reviews/Bookjunkie Mom Blog

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About the Author

Iris Dorbian is a business and arts journalist whose articles have appeared in a wide number of outlets that include the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Venture Capital Journal, Buyouts, Investopedia, DMNews, Jerusalem Report, the Forward, Playbill, Backstage, Theatermania, Live Design, Media Industry Newsletter and PR News. From 1999 to 2007, Iris was the editor-in-chief of Stage Directions. She is the author of "Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater," which was published by Allworth Press in August 2008. Her personal essays have been published in Blue Lyra Review, B O D Y, Embodied Effigies, Jewish Literary Journal, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Adanna Literary Journal,, Skirt! and Gothesque Magazine. A New Jersey native, Iris has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. For more information, please visit Iris Dorbian's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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Tuesday, July 25

Time for TV Tuesday #6

Recently Finished: 

An interesting show for sure. It follows a few different characters living in the wild Frontier. The thing that connects all these characters together is the booming fur trade and the threat of the Hudson Bay Company who has pretty much monopolized the fur trade in the area. 

The characters were interesting and I love the fact that everyone is so dynamic and complex. I am in love with Captain Chesterfield. He is technically a baddie, but I have hope he may switch sides especially in the last scene of the last episode. 

Now, the first half of the season was a little worrisome. It started off a little shaky, but once things got going it got better. The storyline seemed very clique and shallow, but now things are getting more complex and deep.

THAT ENDING!!!!! NOOOOO! YOU CANNOT LEAVE ME LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!! GAH! *shakes fist* So good, so good. 

I do recommend this show if you like historical fiction. Out of five stars, I'll give 4 stars. 

Currently Watching: 
This is a random find on Netflix...I am mainly waiting it because I love British humor and I like Taylor Launter. 

Halfway through Season 1. I forgot how much I loved this show. I do have to roll my eyes out the writing sometimes. 

Monday, July 24

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson

Adele Harris can't even begin to answer that question. She's had so many lousy dates that she's sure she's cursed. Why else would every man she goes out with suddenly act like he's lost his mind--and his manners? Adele thought life couldn't get any more confusing . . . until she learns the marriage of her seemingly Miss Perfect sister is on the rocks. So she goes back to their hometown to give her a shoulder to cry on, only to run smack into Zach Zemaitis . . . the one who got away.

Zach, a former pro star, knows all about football. As for the other two, well, he's doing his best. But when Adele comes charging back into his life--still all lush curves and beautiful, big blue eyes--he wonders if his best is good enough. After all, he did her wrong. Can a woman with her track record ever really believe that he's serious this time . . . or is he destined to be another bad date?

My thoughts:
Adele and Zach used to date, then they broke up and honestly, the reason why?! Why do you doom yourself to a life of miserable? Honor, ok. Sure, do the honorable thing and spend a life in misery, I am sure that makes every happy. So yes I did not like the reason they broke up. It was honorable, but in the end so stupid.

Adele and Zach meet again. He is a widower with a kid. He used to be a professional football player. He is a total hunk. While Adele is there to care for her sister and niece. And NOT meet him again.

But meet they do. She wants nothing to do with him. He thinks she is still hot.

There was a ghost too, I did not care for that aspect. It was weird.

They talk, they flirt, slowly things start to happen. It was light and funny. Though he did act like an ass at times. I get you got issues man but sheesh!


looks cheap

Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by Avon
Writer Friends #4
Contemporary romance

Sunday, July 23

Book Review: Breaking Free by Teresa J. Reasor

Author: Teresa J. Reasor
Title: Breaking Free (SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers #1)
Genre: Romance & Mystery
Pages: ebook
Published: June 2011
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon Freebie)

When LIEUTENANT ADAM “HAWK” YAZZIE rescues ENSIGN BRETT “CUTTER” WEAVER during a mission in Iraq, his faith in his team’s loyalty is shaken. Someone in the team attacked Cutter and left him for dead. But who? 

ZOE WEAVER races to her brother Brett’s bedside. He stood by her while she fought her way back from a devastating injury, and she’s determined to do the same for him. Though drawn to Hawk’s good looks and steady strength, she’s reluctant to get involved with a man in uniform. But with Brett lying in a coma, Hawk may prove the key to what happened to her brother. 

Hawk is torn between loyalty to his men and his need to see justice done. When he tries to save a troubled teammate’s career, he unwittingly puts Zoe’s life in danger. Can he lead the rest of the team in a rescue operation to save her? Or will one of Hawk's brothers in arms destroy the woman he loves? 

Ooooh Amazon is such a hit-or-miss. I feel like I say this all the time, but it is so true. 

This story follows Adam/Hawk/Yazzie and Zoe. Adam/Hawk/Yazzie is a Navy SEAL and while out on a mission one his brother-in-arms, Brett/Cutter/Weaver, is injured mysteriously and is now in a coma. They believe a fellow member of the team is to blame so now he is ordered to figure out what really happened over in Iraq. At the same time, Brett/Cutter/Weaver's sister, Zoe, comes to town to take care of him. Sparks between Adam/Hawk/Yazzie and Zoe while they hunt for the truth. 

Interesting story. I liked the mystery part and the romance was okay. It was insta-lust, but it took a while for them to actually fall in love especially Zoe. Not only does she not want to be a military bride, but she also had a horrible injury years before which has ruined her leg and so she doesn't think she is "hot" enough for Adam/Hawk/Yazzie. Which...I get. I would feel the same. 

Now..I enjoyed the journey, but there were some major issues I had with the story. 

One...too many nicknames and actual names flying around. Yes, yes I get that is real life and real life people have a million names for their friends. My group of friends are like that. I think I have a grand total of 3 names in my group of friends...BUT it is hard to follow sometimes while reading. I kept getting confused on who was who. 

Two....I just flat out did not care the first 50+ pages. I wanted to claw my eyes out. It took forever for the story to get interesting. A lot of this had to do with my confusion on the whos. But once I got everything straight and the plot started to get interesting, I was able to enjoy what was left of the book. 

In the end, this was okay. I liked the mystery and I had no idea what the truth was. The characters, especially Zoe, were interesting. There were a slow beginning and a lot of confusion. Not horrible, but not great. Just okay. I'll give this 3 stars. 

Friday, July 21

Book Review: Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann

Author: Susan Spann
Title: Betrayal at Iga (Shinobi Mystery #5) 
Genre: Historical Fiction and Mystery
Pages: 248
Published: July 2017
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher)

Autumn, 1565: After fleeing Kyoto, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo take refuge with Hiro s ninja clan in the mountains of Iga province. But when an ambassador from the rival Koga clan is murdered during peace negotiations, Hiro and Father Mateo must find the killer in time to prevent a war between the ninja clans. 

With every suspect a trained assassin, and the evidence incriminating not only Hiro s commander, the infamous ninja Hattori Hanz, but also Hiro s mother and his former lover, the detectives must struggle to find the truth in a village where deceit is a cultivated art. As tensions rise, the killer strikes again, and Hiro finds himself forced to choose between his family and his honor.

This is the fifth book in the series. I read the 4th one (I still need to back track and read the others) and I think you should at least read that one before this one. 

The mystery duo Hiro and Mateo continue. We get to learn more about Hiro and that made me happy. It was nice to see where he came from and how he became who he is. It was nice to get to know more about one of our heroes. I do admit I have a wee crush on Hiro. ;D

I liked the mystery too. It took a long time for me to guess who the murder is, but I did figure it out. Lots of subtle, under-the-table hints and clues. Looking back I am mad at myself for not figuring it out a few pages sooner. Kuddos for the author. 

I love the writing style of the author. She really knows how to weave characters, mysteries, and the world. Beautiful and I want to read more. 

My only issue with the story was how dragged out it felt. There was a lot of repeating information that we, the readers, already knew. But that is my only complaint. 

I can't wait to read more. I need to back up and read the other ones. I encourage reading book 1. Out of five stars, I'll give this 4 stars. 

Thursday, July 20

Book Blast: Marion Hatley by Beth Castrodale

Marion Hatley by Beth Castrodale

Publication Date: April 20, 2017
Garland Press
eBook & Paperback; 277 Pages
Genre: Fiction/Historical

To escape a big-city scandal, a Depression-era lingerie seamstress flees to the countryside, where she hopes to live and work in peace. Instead, she finds herself unraveling uncomfortable secrets about herself and those closest to her. In February of 1931, Marion Hatley steps off a train and into the small town of Cooper’s Ford, hoping she’s left her big-city problems behind. She plans to trade the bustling hubbub of a Pittsburgh lingerie shop for the orderly life of a village schoolteacher. More significantly, she believes she’ll be trading her reputation-tainting affair with a married man for the dutiful quiet of tending to her sick aunt. Underpinning her hopes for Cooper’s Ford is Marion’s dream of bringing the daily, private trials of all corset-wearing women—especially working women—to an end, and a beautiful one at that. Instead, she confronts new challenges: a mysteriously troubled student; frustrations in attempts to create a truly comfortable corset; and, most daunting, her ailing aunt. Once a virtual stranger to Marion, her aunt holds the key to old secrets whose revelation could change the way Marion sees her family and herself. As her problems from Pittsburgh threaten to resurface in Cooper’s Ford, Marion finds herself racing against time to learn the truth behind these secrets and to get to the bottom of her student’s troubles. Meanwhile, Marion forms a bond with a local war veteran. But her past, and his, may be too much to sustain a second chance at happiness.

"Like Marion Hatley’s own creations, Beth Castrodale’s d├ębut novel is sewn, sentence by elegant sentence, with exquisite care and beauty.” — David Rowell, author of The Train of Small Mercies
"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale.” - Kirkus
"A beautiful story, beautifully told.” - Lee Jacobus, author of Hawaiian Tales, Crown Island, and The Romantic Soul of Emma Now

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About the Author

Beth Castrodale started out as a newspaper reporter and editor, then transitioned to book publishing, serving for many years as an editor for an academic press. She has completed three novels: Marion Hatley, a finalist for a 2014 Nilsen Prize for a First Novel from Southeast Missouri State University Press (to be published in April 2017 by Garland Press); Gold River; and In This Ground, an excerpt of which was a shortlist finalist for a 2014 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Award. Beth recommends literary fiction on her website, and she has published stories in Printer’s Devil Review, The Writing Disorder, Marathon Literary Review, and Mulberry Fork Review. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. For more information please visit Beth Castrodale's website. You can also connect with Beth on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, June 22 Spotlight at The Book Junkie Reads Tuesday, June 27 Spotlight at A Holland Reads Thursday, June 29 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Friday, June 30 Review at Pursuing Stacie Monday, July 3 Review at A Chick Who Reads Wednesday, July 5 Spotlight at A Literary Vacation Friday, July 7 Guest Post at Susan Heim on Writing Wednesday, July 12 Interview at Dianne Ascroft's Blog Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews Friday, July 14 Review at Jorie Loves a Story Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book Wednesday, July 19 Spotlight at Passages to the Past  Thursday, July 20  Spotlight at Carole's Ramblings

Wednesday, July 19

Book Review: The Girl Who Stayed by Tanya Anne Crosby

Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Title: The Girl Who Stayed 
Genre: Fiction and Mystery
Pages: 292
Published: April 2016
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

Zoe Rutherford wasn't sure what she was expecting when she returned to Sullivan's Island. The house on Sullivan's hadn't represented home to her in decades. It was the place where she endured her father's cruelty. It was the place where her mother closed herself off from the world. It was the place where her sister disappeared. But now that her parents are gone, Zoe needs to return to the house, to close it down and prepare it for sale. She intends to get this done as quickly as possible and get on with her life, even though that life seems clouded by her past, both distant and recent. But what she discovers when she gets there is far beyond her imagining and will change her in profound ways.  

Not too long ago I read the prequel and I really liked it, so it was finally time to give the full novel a chance.

Zoe has finally left her abusive husband and is returning to her old family home. She may have left him and let him go finally, but now she has to face her past and finally let that go too. 

The beginning was sloooooooooooooooooooooooooow as molasses, but once things got rolling it began to get good. The author found a good balance of visiting the past and the present. But yes, I nearly gave up at the beginning. I am certainly glad I held on because things did get better.

Zoe has a LOT of issues. She really needs to go to a therapist who is unbiased (the town therapist made things worse) and will actually help her. Her father hated her for no good reason and so when her beloved sister went missing his hatred increased. I don’t really understand why and neither did Zoe. He deserved a quick kick in the butt especially when he pretty much told her that he wouldn’t care if she died. What type of father says that to his kid?????? And that mom…yes, she loved her, but she was weak. Zoe was set up for failure. Her parents pretty much set up the path to an abusive relationship.

I liked Ethan a lot…I want a sequel for the two of them. Cute.

The ending was interesting….I still can’t decide how I feel about it. It was very open-ended and as a reader I don’t care much for endings like that. Also, I did NOT like the twist that much. There is still no concrete answer and I am not happy. *SPOILER ALERT* The big mystery of Zoe’s missing sister is not solved in my opinion. Sure the guy admitted he killed her, but did he? The timeline does not match up. Annoying.  *END OF SPOILER*

This was a sad, sad book. Not “crying, sobbing” sad, but just sad. You can’t help but feel bad for Zoe. Like I said…girl needs a serious therapy session. Yes, she was able to let go a lot of things, but she really needs to talk to someone. And she needs to file a restraining order against that ex of hers. PYSCHO!!

In the end, I am glad I continued Zoe’s story. It was a good journey and I hope we get some sort of concrete ending with a sequel or something. Things are not adding up and I do not like it. In the end, I will stamp this with 3 stars.

Tuesday, July 18

Time for TV Tuesday #5

Recently Finished: 

The White Queen

This TV mini-series follows Philippa Gregory's books set during the War of the Roses. The story followed three impressive and influential women of the time Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. 

I've read a couple of the books but there are a whole bunch of them that spans over during and after the war that tore England apart. 

It took a while for me to really get into this show. Not because it was slow or boring...but it was confusing. There was really no introduction. I know a thing or two about the war and I was still unsure who was who and where we were in the story. I think the main reason was because there is a huge cast with little to no introduction. After a couple of episodes things began to make sense and I got on track. From there I couldn't stop watching this show. It was addicting honestly. 

I really must applaud the casting director. They did a wonderful job finding people who fit the roles and who are excellent actors. I was especially proud of who they found to play Margaret. She fit the character to a T. I am also really proud of who they got to play the devilish George. I simply love that actor. He is amazing. 

There are some major historical inaccuracies, but the writers did a good job making those stretches work well and they didn't seem cheesy at all. 

I do wish there had been more war scenes. Yes, yes, this story mainly follows the women and what they are up to in the politic realm. However, I do love a good bloody war. ;D We did get some especially near the end. Especially in the last episode since. I was disappointed that there was not an epic duo between the two Kings. I was so bummed. It was anticlimactic.

Overall, I really liked this show. It was good. Not amazing, but good. The cast was wonderful, costumes lovely, and entertaining. The beginning was confusing and then the ending was anticlimactic. I'll give this 4 stars. 

Currently Watching: 

I went back and forth on what to tackle next on my list. But I think I am going to give this a try. 

Finally going to watch this show in chronological order! This is going to be a show Boyfriend and I watch together. I am super will take forever since it has so many seasons and Boyfriend and I are on different shifts. But it will be worth it. 

Monday, July 17

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Real Katie Lavender by Erica James

At 30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life's surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she's not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from her deceased mother that literally changes everything she ever knew about herself...

My thoughts:
The book starts with Katie finding out that her dad was not her real dad. Her mother's letter explains it at all, and now, does she want to find him? Well duh, the book is almost 500 pages of course she goes to find him and there is a lot of drama.

She meets a bitchy family, I mean seriously, they acted like 4 year olds. "My dad wont love me anymore!" Omg, pull it together, you are a grown woman! I get that it was done for drama but I wanted to slap those horrid siblings.

It really is a family drama and follows her "new" family and cousin's family. Things are happening, I will not say more there. But we get a short insight into everyone. They do have their issues.

Katie has her own issues. Her job, her boyfriend that is pretty meh, being alone in the world with no family and then this big secret coming out.

There is drama, there is romance and there is one messy family. I enjoyed it, even if I wanted to slap the S%¤t out of a few people.


Paperback, 480 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Orion
Women's fiction