- #54 for Audiobook challenge
Wednesday, November 30
Audiobook Review: Boyfriends of Christmas Past by Erika Marks
- #54 for Audiobook challenge
Tuesday, November 29
Audiobook Review: All I Want for Christmas by Michelle Stimpson
- #53 for Audiobook challenge
Monday, November 28
B's Monday Review: White Out
By: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon
Narrated by: Danielle Shemaiah, Nic Stone, Shayna Small, Bahni Turpin, Alaska Jackson, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kevin R. Free, James Fouhey, Korey Jackson
Series: Blackout, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Release date: 11-08-22
YA fiction romance / to review
Usually I do not have this much trouble with many povs, but...yeah something did not click. Maybe it was all the different narrators? Maybe I can keep better concentrated when one person does all the voices. Now there were a lot of narrators and a lot of couples. I think maybe this one would have been better in print for me.
Right, smart girl messes up and now she has to get her girlfriend to forgive her. All her friends come to help. All while Atalanta is experience a snowstorm. People get stuck here and there and we get to see different couples and flashbacks of their stories. I did want more of a connection to the main person, now everyone had their time and for me that did not work as well.
It was good, but it could have been better for me. I just lost the connection
As the city grinds to a halt, twelve teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life. But will they be able to make it happen, in spite of the storm?
No one is prepared for this whiteout. But then, we can’t always prepare for the magical moments that change everything.
From the bestselling, award-winning, all-star authors who brought us Blackout—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon—comes another novel of Black teen love, each relationship within as unique and sparkling as Southern snowflakes.
Sunday, November 27
Audiobook Review: When The Skies Cry by Steve N. Lee
- #52 for Audiobook challenge
Saturday, November 26
Saturday Movie Night: Christmas with You (2022)
This month we decided to review 'Christmas with You'.
Blodeuedd is in green and Carole is in red.
Title: Christmas with You
Follows a pop star who's got a career burnout and escapes to a small town where she finds not only inspiration but a shot of love.
Friday, November 25
Book Review: Thankful for Love by Sharon Cummin
Wednesday, November 23
Book Review: Shadow of the Winter Moon by Cam Sinclair
Tuesday, November 22
Blodeuedd's Tuesday Review: Children of Ragnarok
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
Release date: 11-08-22
YA Fantasy /to review
Eiric and Liv get in trouble with their stepdad's relatives. But he and they are aholes after all. And now Eiric is charged for murder, and no way out.
Set after Ragnarrok, the gods are dead. Magic is disappearing. Monsters are less seen (I mean that is good and all). And some says they gods might come back. Oh, that I actually want, hey give is that!
I kept wondering this one thing, why is he called Halvorson, when his dad's name is Leif? You get your dad's name, not inherit some older name. That's like only 200 years old. Yes, things like that bug me.
Then there is Reggin, a slave with a weird master. I wonder about that, is this so YA that he will suddenly turn nice, or become a love interest? That would be bad.
Anyway, these all will meet and all Hel will break loose. Because there is still magic in the world, and so much more.
It was long, lots happened. I do not want to say too much. I did hope to hear something about wakening gods, but sadly not. Maybe in the next one.
I did like it, and I wonder what will happen next. Not something good. Things turned out really really bad.
Good narration. Everyone had good voices that I always knew who was where and when
Since Ragnarok—the great war between the gods and the forces of chaos—the human realm of the Midlands has become a desperate and dangerous place, bereft of magic.
Sixteen-year-old Eiric Halvorsen is among the luckier ones—his family has remained prosperous. But he stands to lose everything when he’s wrongly convicted by a rigged jury of murdering his modir and stepfadir. Also at risk is Eiric’s half-systir, Liv, who’s under suspicion for her interest in seidr, or magic. Then a powerful jarl steps in: He will pay the blood price if Eiric will lead a mission to the fabled Temple at the Grove—the rich stronghold of the wyrdspinners, the last practitioners of sorcery.
Spellsinger, musician, and runecaster Reginn Eiklund has spent her life performing at alehouses for the benefit of her master, Asger, a fire demon she is desperate to escape. After one performance that amazes even herself, two wyrdspinners in the audience make Reginn an irresistible offer: return with them to the Temple to be trained in seidr, forever free of Asger.
Eiric’s, Liv’s, and Reginn’s journeys converge in New Jotunheim, a paradise fueled by magic and the site of the Temple. They soon realize that a great evil lurks beneath the dazzling surface and that old betrayals and long-held grudges may fuel another cataclysmic war. It will require every gift and weapon at their command to prevent it.
Monday, November 21
Audiobook Review: Dangerous Magic by Monica Fairview
- #51 for Audiobook challenge
Thursday, November 17
Book Review: A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes
Tuesday, November 15
3rd Time is a Charm: You Can Thank Me Later by Kelly Harms
Monday, November 14
Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Until the Last of Me by Sylvain Neuvel
Series; Take Them to the Stars (#2)
Format; 304 pages, Hardcover
Published March 17, 2022 by Michael Joseph
Scifi/ His fic / library
I was not that keen on book 1, but it was still really compelling and I could not let it go. So I read more.
Mia and her daughter is on the run. Just as all women before them have done for the last 3000 years. Oh and they are all clones of each other. And aliens. And the men hunting them are also the same race that want their people to come there.
Always run. Avoid the psychotic men hunting them. Give knowledge to mankind, oh and find that bloody thing that the hunters are after.
Yes this one was better and now I really want book 3, cos damn...damn! Damn
Over 100 generations, Mia's family has shaped Earth's history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way. And now Mia finds herself about to help launch the first people into space. She can't take them to the stars, not quite yet. But with her adversary almost upon her, and with the future of the planet at stake it's becoming clearer that obeying the First Rule is no longer an option. For the first time since her line's first generation, Mia will have to choose to stand her ground, knowing that the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race.
A darkly satirical thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who sacrifice all to make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them...
Always run, never fight.
Preserve the knowledge.
Survive at all cost.
Take them to the stars.
Friday, November 11
Audiobook Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
- #50 for Audiobook challenge
Thursday, November 10
Audiobook Review: Shacking Up by Helena Hunting
- #49 for Audiobook challenge