- #6 for Audiobook challenge
Friday, January 29
Audiobook Review: Follow My Lead by Kate Noble
- #6 for Audiobook challenge
Wednesday, January 27
Audiobook Review: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Also - poor Faith. She is falling apart. I would not want to be a F-Psy. Or any Psy. They are cold. Faith especially so since she just is forced to use her gifts for business reasons. She has to keep a lot of walls up because F-Psy will eventually lose their minds (or so they say). No thank youuuuuuu!
- #5 for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, January 26
Yes!! I love reread books. I do not do it as much as I used to when I was a teen and had zero life. I will reread once or twice a year. I also will give second chances once and twice a year for novels I was not too crazy about.
Monday, January 25
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Lucifer's Daughter by Eve Langlais
Series: Princess of Hell, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Release date: 11-22-16
Publisher: Tantor Audio
I meant to try this for ages, but then I got to try the audiobook and was in at once.
Muriel is the devil's daughter, and hey the devil seems really nice. At least around her. He seemed like a big weird softie. And he was very disappointed by her lack of sinning. Because Muriel wants to wait for love, and is not into the whole spread evil thing. Though neither does anyone else, hell seems to be more like, sin is good, but humans can do it on their own. But yes of course there are temptations out there to get them to come to the right side.And actual hell sounds good too, if you are not Stalin or someone, the normal sinners are just there.
I got off track, but it was a fun world, the devil was really nice. Muriel was nice. There is humour, some slaying of evil dudes, cute hellbeasts. And of course the romance. I am not big on insta, but it works, this woman has waited for 23 years to get her groove on. For a normal woman that would be ok, but for someone who was always bombarded by her weird family to get her freak on. No wonder she wanted to wait for the one. And in comes Dark tall and mysterious. Lust at once, romance at once, though there is this time where I wanted to kick him, grrrr, that you even thought that man!
A good narrator, I have listened to her before and she sits well in this book. It works great in audio, you really get the fun of things
It drives my dad nuts I'm such a goody-two-shoes, but the fact that I'm a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. See, I'm determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Would it kill you to sin a little? Maybe he'll get his wish, because I met an intriguing hunk last night in my bar. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he'd gain infamy by killing me. He's infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on a wall, his version of modern art titled, "Touch my baby girl and die." My love life isn't the only thing I've got to worry about. There's someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I am involved because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me. Bring it. I'm not afraid.
Sunday, January 24
Joint Discussion: Network Effect by Martha Wells
Title: Network Effect
Published: May 5th 2020
Summary: You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you're a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you're Murderbot.
Saturday, January 23
3-in-1 Movie Review: A Christmas Prince (Trilogy)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Where I Got It: Netflix
When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Where I Got It: Netflix
A year after helping Richard get to the throne, Amber is about to become his wife. But is she really made to be queen?
It's Christmastime in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way. Amber and Richard host royals from a distant kingdom to renew a sacred truce, but when the treaty vanishes, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse threatens their family.
Wednesday, January 20
Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Audiobook Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- #4for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, January 19
Tell Me Something Tuesday: Dream Bookish Job
There are a million things I could think of, but in my heart-of-hearts, I would LOVE to own a book store/cafe house. I would want to have a lot of reading areas like a garden and comfy couch area.
Monday, January 18
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Hathaways, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
Release date: 12-01-20
Catherine and Leo, oh, they are quite the couple. They have these huge arguments and it not funny banter or bickering.
Catherine has been hiding her identity, it takes a while to learn while, and it is a good reason for it (though I would totally have asked that brother of hers to just go thrown everyone in the Thames.) Poor Catherine.
Leo used to be a rake, his excuse was the women he loved more than life dying, him almost dying, his sister almost dying and he blames himself.
They argue a lot, he fancies her, but at the same time, they way he argues with her, it is a bit volatile. I am not sure I like Leo all the time.
Then there is drama with the estate being in danger, her past coming to light, and more.
It was quite the ride, they do not make it easy for each other. But in the end they are truly right for each other, and they both like to argue
Good narrator. I have listned to her before and I like how she plays her characters. They have their own voices and that is important as we meet the rest of the Hathaways too
Hired as a companion to the Hathaway sisters, Catherine Marks has built a new life for herself, away from her dark past. She adores her delightful charges, and the lively Hathaway household is the closest Cat has ever had to a family of her own. Everything is perfect - except for Leo Hathaway, the girls’ charming and utterly exasperating older brother who drives her to distraction. But when their heated sparring explodes in a sudden kiss, Cat can no longer deny the powerful attraction between them - or the thrill she feels when Leo makes her a shocking proposition.
To save his family home, Leo must marry and produce an heir. The reformed rake vowed he’d never love again after tragedy shattered his heart. Yet the prim and proper Cat challenges him in surprising ways, and her beauty and prim demeanor fuels a desire he cannot control. When the secrets Cat has tried to outrun threatens to separate them forever, Leo and Cat must find a way to banish the ghosts of the past to build a future together.
Wednesday, January 13
Audiobook Review: Redeeming Vows by Catherine Bybee
- #3 for Audiobook challenge
Monday, January 11
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: How to Catch A Queen by Alyssa Cole
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Release date: 12-01-20
Arranged marriage story! A woman who really wants to be queen!
Shanti has prepared all her life to be queen, ok yes I admit, a tad weird, I mean how many chances are there in the world to achieve that, but hey this is a romance so a lot more pretend kingdoms. I did not know how to take this ambition of hers, but then, I mean she really went all in for it. She studied, she mastered everything and when she finally got her chance she started to plan how to help her new country.
But, yes not that kind of story. Cut to her being mostly alone for 3 months, moving from her room to the library. No one giving an f or wanting her there. All her plans in turmoil. This is not a queen friendly country. No they have for decades had a queen for 4 months and then a new one and a new one and a new one and a new one.
But then she finally gets a chance and gets to speak to her husband. And he notices her brilliant mind (oh and how fine she is.)
Sanyu, yes i liked him. Not everyone wants to be king and his dad, and their advisor sure did a number on him. First, all those queens, so never any mother for him. An advisor ho kept telling him he was a failure, and a father who was known for his iron fist. This poor guy pops antacids like they are candy. But it felt so real, hell it would be scary to be king and suddenly must know what to do.
And no one told him he was to marry either so resentment there too.
She is the only queen ready to save this country, and together they could be great. But there is a road there and yes some drama on the way. It is fun, it makes you want to smack someone over the head and it felt new. I have sure never read about someone this driven to be queen!
I remember the couple for an earlier book and wanting to read it, and I finally had the chance. Enjoyable and refreshing.
Great narration by Chilton. She gets to portray characters from two made up kingdoms, and she gives the characters different accents so well. She has a nice range with her male and female voices and she truly brings the story together.
When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong.
A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren’t. He agrees to take a wife as is required of him, though he doesn’t expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country’s problems - except no one will listen to her.
By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and to catch his queen.
Sunday, January 10
Book Review: How to Catch an Errant Earl by Amy Rose Bennett