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 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! 🙂
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.
I just got approved for:
Storm and Fury
From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
I got it from Netgalley. Look for my review soon!
- You must tag the original creator (Me, Xandra @ Starry Sky Books)
- Spoilers galore! You should probably read The Cruel Prince first! (You don’t really need to read The Wicked King, but that would be nice.)
- Answer all the questions.
- Try to tag at least 3 other bloggers.
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Jude: A character who would probably kill you in your sleep.
*Since I’ve been reading the Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter (series) by Laurell K. Hamilton lately I’m going to say either Raina or Gabriel. *
Cardan: A character who seems like a Bad Guy™ but is ultimately more complex than you thought.
The only character that comes to mind is Nova from Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Locke: A character (or plot twist) that made you want to throw the book.
I think the only one I can think of is The Cerulean by Amy Ewing? IDK. It’s been a pretty quiet reading year for me.
Taryn: A character who deceived you.
Kaname from Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino
Vivi: A book that was significantly different from the others in its series.
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop. I know it’s technically a different series anyway but it was a lot more mystery and thriller than the other books in the same world.
Valerian: A character who just needs to die (or, you know, stabbed).
Again Raina or Gabriel work well for me right now.
Oak: A smol™ character you would protect at all costs.
Definitely Nathaniel from the Anita Blake Series. Sorry I have that book on my mind. lol. Doing a re-read.
The Cruel Prince: A book that surprised you with a twist.
The Proof of the Outside follows the story of Ele, who is held captive in a small room by a man known as ‘Him’. Ele is determined to prove there is a world Outside. And when she finds a hole in the wall, the proof starts leaking in. In this dark and compelling debut novel, Ele’s strong and heartbreakingly optimistic voice shines through, revealing an important lesson about the power of stories to save lives.
The Wicked King: A book you thought was better (or worse) than the first in the series.
The Lost Sisters
Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . .
While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black.
The Queen of Nothing: A book you’re excited for, but know nothing about.
The Girl the Sea Gave Back
An epic standalone novel set in the brutally stunning, viking inspired world that Adrienne Young crafted in her first novel, Sky In The Deep
Tagging: Mani – Audiobook Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer — Mani’s Book Corner
HawtMess – Book Stop – Prism Cloud — All That Mess
Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites – REVIEW: Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman — Bookwyrm Bites
So I have already kind of covered my February 2019 ARCs but I didn’t do it properly and neglected to mention anything about January. So here it is.
I did badly. I only got 2 arcs done total and I needed to get like 15 done.
Here is the pie chart thing:
As you can see more than half my pie is to read total. Another large chunk is Netgalley to Read and the other one is Edelweiss to read. No large portion for read. 😦
For Feb. I have many more ARCS that are due. Let’s see how I’ll do next month. Wish me luck!
So after debating about it for a while and wondering how to go about it. I have started a writing blog. I have no clue how wordpress works so I don’t know if you guys can see it or if I should post a link to it for those of you interested. So in the meantime I am just letting you know it’s there. I will add a link below if anyone is interested.
It’s mostly older stories from like 10 years ago for now. I have a lot I never finished so I just posted some short stories I did finish. I’m working on a novel right now. Or maybe a short story. Haven’ decided. But it will be my latest and hopefully first in a long time that is finished. 🙂
Wish me luck!
*** I might be having issues with either the site or the blog so I’m not sure if the link will work 100%. Let me know if it doesn’t.
I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS I NEED TO READ IN FEBRUARY. MANY ARE OVERDUE OR DUE ARCS. SOME ARE BOOKS THAT ARE JUST COMING OUT.
OVERDUE ARCS: (EDELWEISS)
DUE DEC 18 OOPS. :S
DUE DEC 31 OOPS
DUE JAN 8
DUE JAN 15TH
DUE JAN 22
DUE ARCS: EDELWEISS
THE DATE CHANGED ON THIS I HAVE LESS THAN A WEEK TO REVIEW IT! GAH!
ALL DUE THE 5TH. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF. BUT THE COVERS AND PLOTS ARE SO GOOD!!!
DUE THE 12
DUE THE 26TH
THESE ARE MARCH BOOKS I’M HOPING TO GET A HEAD START ON
NOW ON TO NETGALLEY. OMG. SO MANY ALREADY. JUST A NOTE I TEND TO READ ABOUT 15 BOOKS A MONTH.
DUE DEC 20TH
DUE JAN 8TH
DUE JAN 10TH
DUE IN FEB:
HOPING TO GET A HEAD START ON
JUST BOOKS THAT ARE COMING OUT I WANT TO READ. DONE WITH ARCS FOR NOW. LOL.
So today I was inspired and came up with some names for my puppy. I will of course have to see the puppy first and find out it’s personality but so far I have:
I’m keen on R names right now.
Ruby is at the top cause I like a bit of ‘irony’ (is that the right word) as I might be getting the ‘ruby’ breed. Let me see if I can find a pic.