Wednesday, September 30
Tuesday, September 29
Book Review: Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman
Title: Switching Hour
Published: September 1st 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (amazon freebie)
Summary: Released from the magic pokey and paroled with limited power is enough to make any witch grumpy.
Monday, September 28
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
Narrated by: James Fouhey
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
Release date: 10-13-20
When I read YA fic I do prefer the more sad dramatic ones it seems. This was good, but yes not a lot happened
Halti goes to a fancy school, he lives in a fancy place, except he doesn't. His dad works as a I do not know, my brain is not working, janitor, handy man, whatever, and they live in the basement. He is smart, loves shoes, and is all about getting into Columbia.
So yes that is what the book was about. Thinking about Columbia. Helping a girl find the social scene. Falling for a girl. And doing some stupid things. Seriously Henry, bad bad bad.
Not the most exciting book, but still a good normal book, about normal things. I also really wonder about their love of sneakers, they were intense, they read magazines, so much I do not know.
Good narrator. Good voices for male and female, he did do well with everyone.
Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors.
But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University. There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself.
Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for....
This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves.
Sunday, September 27
Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Published: May 2nd 2017
Where I Got It: Borrowed from friend
Summary: Lara Jean is having the best senior year.
Wednesday, September 23
Monday, September 21
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Call by Peadar O'Guilin
Could you survive the Call?
Hardcover, US Edition, 312 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Scholastic
Series: Grey Land #1
Horror Dystopia YA
I liked this. It was not like the bleak US dystopia books where everything is shiny and bleak. Now, shit here was bleak.
The Sidhe came back and locked in Ireland from the rest of the world. Nothing comes in, nothing goes out. They are running out of things. And then there is the Call, when every teenager gets dragged into the Grey Lands to be hunted for sport. These days 1 in 10 make it out alive.
Yeah, I liked the darkness, the Sidhe were vicious and angry. They wanted back into our world, that they had first.
And yes there was the whole school thing, so that some would survive everyone is sent to school to learn how to make it out. And yes there is the guy that thinks he is all that and goes a bit power hungry, but every school needs an asshole.
And then there is Nessa, Ireland went to hell and she got polio. Her odds are not good, but dang that girl was cool. She trained in every way she could.
I liked it and I did not want to put it down.
Sunday, September 20
Audiobook Review: Seduce Me in Dreams by Jacquelyn Frank
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
- #43 for Audiobook Challenge
Wednesday, September 16
Audiobook Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Author: Louise Rennison
- #43 for Audiobook Challenge
Monday, September 14
B's Monday Review: Falling Inn Love
Sunday, September 13
Book Review: The First Mrs. Rothschild by Sara Aharoni
Title: The First Mrs. Rothschild
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
Published: January 1st 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)
Summary: It is the turn of the eighteenth century in Frankfurt, Germany, and young Gutle and Meir Amschel Rothschild struggle to establish themselves in the cramped and restricted Judengasse. But when Meir’s talents as a novice banker catch the attention of a German prince, Meir is suddenly afforded entrée into the European world of finance and nobility, and the Rothschilds’ lives are changed forever. As proud as Gutle is of her husband’s success, she is also cautious—very much aware of the fact that her husband’s rise is tied to his patrons’ willingness to “see past” his Jewishness. As their family grows, and a dream of fortune comes true, so does their belief that money will ultimately bring the power needed to establish Jewish civil rights.
Thursday, September 10
Audiobook Review: Delicate Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
- #42 for Audiobook Challenge
Wednesday, September 9
Tuesday, September 8
Book Review: The Laird's Angel by Caroline Lee
Title: The Laird's Angel
Published: January 27th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)
Summary:As a member of the Queen's Angels—an elite trio of secret agents, masquerading as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth Bruce—Melisandre Lamond has a most useful skill: Seduction. Mayhap 'tis her ability to understand others' desires, or mayhap a yearning for acceptance; whatever the root, Mellie has become skilled in the art of love, and knows all the right ways to get a man to spill all his...secrets.
Monday, September 7
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
Published January 5th 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published February 5th 2009)
Series: Ruth Galloway #1
I do not read many mysteries, or thrillers (not counting historical), so when I was recommended this one I just did not know. But then I picked it up, and then I binged it.
Ruth is 40, an archaeologist. Lives with 2 cats. And likes her life just as it is. Then a cop shows up asking for her help with the remains found in an henge. Two girls are missin
And Ruth was perfect, I liked how she helped solve the murder, I'd love this as a tvshow btw. She doesn't always make the best decisions, but that makes her human.
Good mystery too. I had my suspects, and I was pretty good this time around.
Final thoughts: Yes, I would totally recommend it
Forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties and lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach. Detective Chief Inspector Nelson calls Galloway for help, believing they are the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing a decade ago and whose abductor continues to taunt him with bizarre letters containing references to ritual sacrifice, Shakespeare, and the Bible. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives a new letter—exactly like the ones about Lucy. Is it the same killer or a copycat murderer, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home?
Sunday, September 6
Book Review: The Worst Dogs by Matthew De Lacey Davidson
Title: The Worst Dogs - A Progressive Murder Mystery
Genre: Contemporary, Murder Mystery
Published: July 11th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)
Summary: In the Maritimes of Canada, a series of murders have baffled the police force in the small town of Feckless Bay. Enter Detective Sergeant Natalya Stone, an African American detective – originally from Chicago – currently working for the Provincial Police. She quickly discovers that these violent murders are most likely by the same perpetrator – and are, most likely, hate crimes.
Wednesday, September 2
Best of August
Happy September!! Summer is ending? WHAAA???
Best TV show of the Month:
Blodeuedd's pick...........The Umbrella Academy
"Yay new season. Intense!"
"Been binge-watching before the last season comes out!! Started from the beginning!"
Best Cover of the Month:
Tuesday, September 1
Tell Me Something Tuesday: A Big Newbie Mistake
So many mistakes. Soooo many. However, I will pick one mistake.