I recently had the opportunity to read and review Unlikely in Love by Ashlie Knapp, book 1 in her Parker Lake series. Ashlie was kind enough to send me her ebook for free in exchange for an honest review ❤️ Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts! Continue reading
I think I need to read novellas more often, because this quick-read thing is awesome 😄 Alice J. Black’s Soul Seekers series is comprised of novellas and, after reading the prequel – The Leak of Madness (spoiler-free review here) – I jumped to The Darkness Within (Book 1). Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts.
*Disclaimer: As a Book Reviewer and Bookstagrammer for The Parliament House, I have the opportunity to receive free copies of books and ebooks in exchange for honest reviews/posts and I’m also able to help spread the word about their books, cover reveals, giveaways, etc. 😊 Which is how I was able to read the prequel and book 1 of the Soul Seekers series.*
Book review time! As a Book Reviewer and Bookstagrammer for The Parliament House, I have the opportunity to receive free copies of books and ebooks in exchange for honest reviews/posts and I’m also able to help spread the word about their books, cover reveals, giveaways, etc. 😊 Which is how I was able to read The Leak of Madness, the prequel in the Soul Seekers series by Alice J. Black. Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts.
So I did a thing. And the thing I did was read Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda in one night (last night), because I was DETERMINED to read it before seeing Love, Simon in theaters and the movie has been out since March 16th (more than a MONTH ago!) and I keep checking the movie listings in my area to make sure it’s still there and now our local theater only has it listed for two showtimes and I KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS (it means it’s nearing the end of its theater run and I need to get my ish together and read the book NOW so that I can see the movie and not miss my chance to see it on the big screen FOREVER).
So that’s what I did. I had a marathon reading session, finished the book, and am now writing this spoiler-free book review before Ian and I see the movie tonight. And I’m not sorry. And yes, that sentence was a really long one. I’m not sorry about that either (don’t hate me, Blue!). You just have to get in the right mindset – pretend (or call up the memory of distant/not-so-distant past) you’re a frazzled bookworm who’s worried she’ll miss out on a book-to-movie adaptation experience and is hopped up on caffeine – and THEN read the sentence (go ahead, I’ll wait). And then keep reading this post, in a slightly less frantic manner, for my spoiler-free thoughts on Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (SvTHSA) 😊 Hint: I LOVED it.
I was FINALLY able to finish Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett last night! This book took me a while to get through, because of life and school and home improvement (real life, not the t.v. show), but also because I just wasn’t super compelled to keep reading or find out what happened 🙊 Don’t get me wrong – I liked it overall (mainly due to its wit), but I wasn’t obsessed with it as I so typically am with other books (maybe I should consider that to have been a healthy break? 😅). Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts to see what I liked and what I liked a little less. Continue reading
Today we’re welcoming Sydney Paige Richardson’s book cover for The Halves of Us to the world! 😍 Happy Cover Reveal!!! See below for a synopsis.
And! Parliament House Press is also hosting an eBook Basket Giveaway! Visit the rafflecopter link (below) for a chance to win all current ebooks in the Parliament Catalog, including Allerleirauh, Blue Bottle Tree, A Wild and Unremarkable Thing, The Ganga Shift, and more! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/98a39a333/? Continue reading
Alice J. Black’s The Darkness Within, Book 1 of the Soul Seekers Saga, is out today!! Happy Release Day!!! See below for a synopsis.
As one of their Bookstagrammers and Book Reviewers, I had the opportunity to receive The Darkness Within, and its prequel The Leak of Madness, from The Parliament House for review. Thank you to the Parliament House Team! Looking forward to reading these 💕🙌 Continue reading
I received The Upside of Unrequited (TUOU) by Becky Albertalli in OwlCrate’s April 2017 box and just now got around to reading it. (One of my goals this year is to catch up with all the OwlCrate books I’ve received as part of my subscription – because I’ve fallen waaaay behind 😅🤞 So you’ve been forewarned.) Anyway! TUOU was SO good! I LOVED it! Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts! Sorry, this is a long review. I loved it so much, I had a hard time limiting myself on what to say. Continue reading
I finished Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan yesterday morning – read on for my spoiler-free thoughts! Continue reading
UPDATE 2/1/18: Good morning, everyone! I’ve been informed that the version of the book I received was just a TEASER for the full book of Magic’s Demise. What I mistakenly thought was a novella book (completely my mistake and my sincerest apologies!) was actually just the first six chapters of Magic’s Demise. With that in mind, I’ve updated my review below.
A big thank you to Ruby Fitzgerald for sending me a chapter-teaser for her book, Descendants of War: Magic’s Demise! Magic’s Demise is Book 2 in the Descendants of War series and follows the characters and events from Harmonies of War (Book 1). Ruby also included a ton of really cool goodies – all themed to match the story! Thank you, Ruby!!!
Read on for my spoiler-free review! Note: Since this is for the second book in a series, there might be a few spoilers (mainly in the synopsis) if you haven’t read Harmonies of War yet. If you’re interested in my spoiler-free review of Book 1, you can find it here. Continue reading