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Just got a huge Edelweiss haul!

I just got approved for like 10 books at once but Sourcebooks! O.o

 

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer, #1)The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves, #1)Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #3)Here There Are MonstersThe Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1)Kingsbane (Empirium, #2)Furyborn (Empirium, #1)This Is Where It EndsMask of ShadowsAs You Wish

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April Challenge

I am doing a challenge with some friends Goodreads. We are all going to try to listen to as much audio as possible to see if it increases how much we are able to read. Right now I average 8-12 books a month. I’m hoping to increase that to 15 or maybe even 20!

Plus with a puppy coming audio will be a lot easier while taking care of her!

 

We don’t really have any rules. I guess just listen to audio? lol.

 

The books I’m hoping to read I’ll post soon. I have a lot. lol.

 

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2)The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3)The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4)

Flamecaster (The Shattered Realms, #1)ShadowcasterStormcaster (Shattered Realms, #3)Deathcaster

 

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)Lost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2)Winter War Awakening (Blood Rose Rebellion, #3)

 

Assassin Study (Study, #1.5)Magic Study (Study, #2)Fire Study (Study, #3)Power Study (Study, #3.5)Storm Glass (Glass, #1)Sea Glass (Glass, #2)Spy Glass (Glass, #3)Ice Study (Study, #3.6)Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1; Study, #4)Night Study (Soulfinders, #2)Shattered Glass: A Glass Series novellaDawn Study (Soulfinders, #3)

 

 

This post seems to be missing a lot. :/ I’ll have to jazz it up later. 😛

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Guys this is going to be my puppy!

I just have to send a deposit and this will be my puppy!

 

puppypuppy 1

 

She’s mostly black with some tan and some white.

I’m so excited! I’m thinking of names although I still like Rose, Rowan or Ruby.

So happy I will have a new member in my family!

 

Edit: I’m also thinking of the name Amie!

 

Oh and here is a bit of a blurry pic of the mom with the puppies

 

mommy dog

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

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***This are in order of books I want to read not publication. ^-^***

 

wild country

Wild Country

In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side…without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: I love Anne Bishop’s Others series. It’s my all time favorite adult series. While I don’t love her world books as much just being able to see little glimpses into the world Meg and Simon live in is my nirvana

 

rude

Rude: There Is No Such Thing as Over-Sharing

‘I started my period at home in the afternoon aged 14 on a warm day. I remember screaming and thinking “There is no doubt about it; I am definitely going to die”.’

This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it almost half of the world’s population has one.

Was Jessica Ennis on her period they day she won Olympic Gold? What do you do when you’re living on the streets and pregnant? What does it feeling like to have a poo after you’ve given birth? We all have questions but it’s not seen as very polite to talk about our fanny; in fact it is down-right rude.

Rude is an important, taboo-breaking book that shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps in Calais to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko’s own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: I think this book will be very informative and funny. A bit sad as well.

 

we set the dark on fire

We Set the Dark on Fire

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: This ‘At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class’ This got me sucked in.

 

storm cursed

Storm Cursed

In this new installment in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves . . . 

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

And a coyote shapeshifter . . . And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.

 

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS: Great series! Love Patricia Briggs. Can’t wait to read this! Also awesome cover!!

 

soul of the sword

Soul of the Sword

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.

REASON I WANT TO READ THIS:  I absolutely loved the first book! See my review here – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2258621822

 

 

 

March Wrap Up

So March was not a fantastic reading month for me. Highlight is I started to really like audio! Low point is that I barely read compared to what I’m usually like. Too many long fantasy books.

 

Best books of the month:

Wild Country by Anne BishopHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

 

I also did a lot of re-reads so I can catch up on my favorite series.

Skin Trade by Laurell K. HamiltonWritten in Red by Anne BishopCrimson Death by Laurell K. HamiltonFlirt by Laurell K. HamiltonScythe by Neal Shusterman

 

Lows of the month

Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

This was just generally a horrible way for the series to end for me. I invested 15+ years in this series! 😡

Look ahead into April

So April I have both a small goal and a maximum goal of books.

 

My minimum goal is 8 books. 4 audio and 4 physical. Preferably ARCS.

 

My maximum goal is 60. 30 audio and 30 physical. Mostly ARCS.

 

I have gotten quite a few audios since my last post. I will post some of the newer ones here.

 

I have almost all the Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) now.

I also have all the Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) in including Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) and King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

I am also going to try my first adult audio! Moon Called  (Mercy Thompson, #1)Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1). I tried to find one I had read before that wasn’t too sexy. Didn’t know if I would like to listen to sex scenes.

 

I also completed buying The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)

 

and the first book of the spin off Flamecaster (The Shattered Realms, #1)

 

I also have the Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1) series

Also the Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) series

and finally the Storm Glass (Glass, #1) series.

 

I have a few pre orders as well

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)The Devouring Gray

 

Audio haul and wishlist

So as I have stated in my previous post I am on a bit of an audio binge. So I have bought the entire Harry Potter series as well as the first two books from Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse and short audio called Dawn of Eden from Julie Kagawa.

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

 

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)Dawn of Eden (Blood of Eden, #0.5)

 

Now on to the wishlist. There are quite a few. So maybe I should do another post? lol. No I’m too lazy. 😝

 

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #3)Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #1)Descendant of the CraneThe Devouring GrayGrave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)We Are Blood And ThunderMagic Study (Study, #2)Shatter MeSmoke and KeyCaraval (Caraval, #1)Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)Furyborn (Empirium, #1)We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)

 

There’s more but I’ll stop here. Sorry for the bit of a dump. lol. Let me know how I can improve my formatting. ^-^

Two Truths & a Lie tag

Bookwyrm Bites tagged me to do this. Thank you! Took me a while to do it as I have been busy planning for my puppy and reading. But I’m finally doing it! 🙂

How to Participate

  • Create a post with your two bookish truths and one bookish lie – but be sure to keep it a secret so your readers can guess!
  • Reveal the lie in a spoiler at the bottom of your post (you can use this HTML code!)
  • Tag 8 friends to play along.
  • Link back to the original post so [Kal] can see all your secrets!

My 2 Truths + A Lie

  1. I have blue eyes
  2. I’m short
  3. I have read all the fifty shades of grey books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lie is #3. I have not read any of the fifty shade of Grey books. ^-^

 

 

 

 

Favorite book of the month if not the year so far

Wild Country (The Others, #7)

Wild Country

(The World of the Others #2)

In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side…without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.

REVIEW (NOT SPOILER FREE BUT I THINK MOSTLY MILD SPOILERS?)

This was amazing!!!!!!!!!! 4.5-4.9

I still prefer Meg and Simons ARC but this will now be my second favorite! Much better than Lake Silence!

I truly will continue to be baffled by how stupid humans are?!? Like really? How can you think you can take on the shifters and the sanguinati and the elders and elementals? So stupid 🤦🏻‍♀️

This book was a little confusing at times as there were a lot of POV changes. It was third person but there were a lot of MC’s to keep track of.

Things I liked.

The blended family. The two men and the blood prophet and the orphaned shifters.

Jesse and Toyla

Tobias and Jana

Barb

Virgil and Kane

Mel the Horse

The harvester Scythe