I just have to send a deposit and this will be my puppy!
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
First I need to apologize to both Edelweiss and Sourcebook Fire for this late review. Life has been a bit hectic. I will strive to do better in the future.
A Danger to Herself and Others
Girl, Interrupted meets We Were Liars in this gripping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel.
Four walls. One window. No way to escape.
Hannah knows there’s been a mistake, She doesn’t need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctor and judge figure out that she isn’t a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. Those college applications aren’t going to write themselves. Until then, she’s determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so she doesn’t lose her mind to boredom.
Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she’s the perfect project to keep Hannah’s focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she’s avoiding-and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place.
I would like to thank Edelweiss and Sourcebooks Fire for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was amazing! I am obviously feeling stingy this year as really this should be a 5 star but for some reason, I can’t click that last star.
I really loved this story. Hannah was, for the most part, a very relatable character. She had me guessing from the beginning what was happening and eventually what was wrong with her.
I felt so bad for Hannah. Her parents are obviously not good parents. Probably a lot of people would see them as good parents because they took care of her financially but obviously, they lacked in a lot of other areas. 😦
I wasn’t keen on the doctor at first. ‘Lightfoot’. She seemed uninterested and not caring. But she grew on me.
I got approved for
Of Fire and Lions
The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for readers of Lynn Austin’s Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion series.
Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she’d perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court. Now, as Daniel’s wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she’s safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear–until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar’s palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili’s tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone?
Ultimately, Yahweh’s sovereign hand guides Jerusalem’s captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman, who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.
I liked her book
The Pharaoh’s Daughter
“Fear is the most fertile ground for faith.”
“You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?” Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug.
I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.
When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back.
Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.
Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.
When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.
As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all?
So I’m hoping I’ll also like this one!
I haven’t done a blog post for a bit sorry about that. I’m not reading as much as I’d like to.
I’m currently ‘reading’ three books.
I’m about halfway done this. I’m losing interest though. 😦
About half done this. Soooooooooooooooooooooooo good so far. Fantastic read for those of you who like LGBT, Fantasy, Historical.
And of course, I’m still chugging away with the audio of
I think I started it right at the beginning of the year and it’s now halfway to Feb. 🤷♀️
But I’m still listening so that’s good. I’m up to chapter 5! ^-^
OMG These books are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
The Song of Achilles had me in literal tears!
Both are amazing fantasy, historical, mythology books. And Song of Achilles is also an excellent LGBT book despite the first half not being very focused on that.
As spoiler free as I can be reviews:
CIRCES BY MADELINE MILLER
So many things happened in this book I wouldn’t even know where to start. O.o
I guess I will do the old things I liked and things I didn’t like.
I’m not sure why I didn’t give this a 5. For some reason, I am just really stingy right now. It’s like a 4.5 or 4.8
I liked Circe. She was a wonderful person.
I loved the mythology and history. So fun and informative.
I hated the gods. So cruel.
I hated her family. They were also cruel.
I loved the ‘witchcraft’
I loved the animals!
I hated about half the humans.
I hated most of Circe’s lovers. None of them deserved her except the guy at the end. Which btw was a little ick….
SONG OF ACHILLES BY MADELINE MILLER
Omg! Omg! Omg! So good! I literally teared up reading this! I loved it!!
I’m not going to try to spell the P guys name it’s too hard. But his and Achilles love was amazing and true. I hate how even then there was prejudice against gay men! I thought that was a time of more enlightenment! Guess not.
The love for me was the main part of the story. I didn’t care about the war or the gods or Helen. Just the beautiful love of P and Achilles.
I hate how his son refused to allow P and Achilles to be together at the end and am really surprised and overjoyed that it was Achilles mother who wrote his name in the end! O.O
For those of you who love Amanda Foody’s first book
Ace of Shades
Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow.
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she’ll need to play.
KING OF FOOLS BOOK #2 is now available!
King of Fools
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…
On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.
Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.
As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…
I finally figured out how to make my reviews a drop box!!! So happy!
Let me know what you think of the changes and also comment below what other changes I can make to help this be more navigable.
Also, I am hoping to do either a meme or a review post soon! Just been busy! 🙂
This book was fantastic! I’m not sure why I didn’t give it a 5 star but maybe it will come out as I write?
I loved Harper. I thought she was strong, and smart, and also a little vulnerable. I loved that she had cerebral palsy but never let it define her!
Rhen was an enigma for most of the book. He seemed fake for so much of it it was hard to realized when he was being serious.
Grey was also an enigma. I honestly thought at times this would be a love triangle. Maybe it will be who knows? 😉
The monster intrigued me. I can’t go into too much detail without spoiling it and I’m trying really hard not to but if you read this. Shapes. That is all I will hint at.
Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on First Lines Friday – 1st February 2018 — Mani’s Book Corner and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.
- Choose a book from your shelves/current read
- Open the book to the first page
- Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
- Reveal the book.
It was an October wedding. The bride was a witch who solved preternatural crimes. The groom raised the dead and slew vampires for a living. It sounded like a Halloween joke, but it wasn’t.
DO YOU RECOGNIZE WHICH BOOK THESE LINES COME FROM?
THE BOOK IS….
In the latest New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Anita’s life is more complicated than ever, as she is caught between her obligations to the living and the undead. A vampire serial killer who preys on strippers is on the loose. Called in to consult on the case, Anita fears her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of the City. Surrounded by suspicion, overwhelmed by her attempts to control the primal lusts that continue to wrack her, Anita does something unprecedented: she calls for help.