Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Moving to Wordpress

Greeting Friends,

After much considerarion Ive decided to move my blog over to wordpress to make it easier for me to stay updated and connect with other book blogs. Im sad to part ways with blogger because I dont think Ill be able to get the aesthetics exactly the way I want them on Wordpress, but Im hoping it will be worth it in the long run. If you follow me here Id really appreciate a follow on my new blog My Reading Escape. If you somehow just stumble onto this blog and want to see more from me Id love to have you drop by on my new blog. Ive managed to transfer all the blog posts to Wordpress so everything will be on there. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts. 


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

August 2019 Reading Wrap Up

I had so much fun doing the NEWTs readathon in August. I managed to read a good number of books and comics. Many of the books were sequels Ive been meaning to get to for a while. I have full reviews for lots of them up on this blog, but I'll share my brief thoughts in this wrap up starting with my least enjoyed to my absolute favorite.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

NEWTs Readathon Wrap Up - 2019

This yearly readathon took place during the entire month of August. I completed all the OWLs exams in April so Id be able to go for any career I wanted, but since I was concentrating on Metal Charmer during my OWLs I decided to stick with that career for this round. My TBR changed a little as I added more graphic novels, but anything that counts on goodreads counts for this readathon and Im just happy I managed to complete everything I needed for my career. I read a couple more things in August, but Ill talk about those in my Monthly Wrap up on Monday. Some of the books have full reviews up on my blog, but Ill be talking more about my thoughts for all of these in my wrap up. I didnt share them here so my posts wouldnt get too repetitive, but I do mention why each books fits the exam. You can find more information on the Announcement Video.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaeffer Review

Rating: 4.5 Stars
Publication: September 3rd, 2019
Not Even Bones #2
Genre: Fantasy
Format: ARC


Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market until she’s betrayed. Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet, her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies. Until one day her mother brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out. Dissecting living people is a step too far and when she tries to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold on the black market in his place because Nita herself is a supernatural being. After experiencing the other side of the bars, Nita is going to make sure no one can ever capture her again. She did one good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she’s going to do a lot of bad deeds to get it all back.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Bookish Matchmaker

It was a lot harder than I thought it would be to explain why I thought a couple worked well together, but I loved the idea of playing matchmaker with some of my favorite characters. I know not all of these characters are well known, but I hope this post gets you interested in reading their story. Now here are 5 couples Id love to see together.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

House of Rage & Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna Review

Rating: 5 Stars
Publication: September 17th, 2019
A Spark of White Fire #2
Genre: Scifi
Format: Egalley


In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home. She’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. It’s a great plan until her brother breaks her heart and she vows to destroy him for it. As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

August 2019 Book Haul

I have 10 books to haul this month and I will have full reviews for each coming very soon. Im super grateful I get to read and review these early and it means the world to me to hear you guys enjoy my book reviews. A good majority of these books are coming out in September so you dont have too long to wait to get your copies if any of them interest you. Okay lets get started.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie Review

Rating: 3 Stars
Publication: August 13th, 2019
The Raging Ones #2
Genre: YA Scifi Romance
Format: Egalley/Audiobook


In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds by defying their death day and somehow become linked so deeply that they start to share senses and emotions. With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they end up stealing a spaceship and running right into the arms of their enemy. Imprisoned for weeks Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a young mysterious stranger. He knows everything about their lost histories, and when answers aren’t given freely, the bonded trio are forced to join a mission. One that will determine the fate of humanity. Vulnerable and with no choice, the trio on embark on a dangerous mission to a water world where their enemies can’t die and survival comes at a high cost.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Anticipated September 2019 Book Releases

I have a list of 20 September book releases that Im excited about or that Ill be keeping an eye on. Some Ive read or Im in the middle reading while others I plan on picking up very soon. Most if not all of these are young adult fantasy/scifi since thats what I mostly read, but there is a couple adult ones thrown in there. Since I have review copies for a good number of these full reviews will be going up over the next few weeks. With such a huge list lets not waste any more time and get right on into it.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Fantasy JourneyAThon Wrap Up

The second round of the Fantasy JourneyAThon was Harry Potter themed and took place from August 10th to the 19th. I didnt complete all 10 challenges in 10 days, but I did finish 9 prompts so thats pretty good. I ended up changing some of my TBR by adding more comics to help me succeed. I read 3 novels, 2 novellas and 4 comics. I started the readathon a couple days late and spent a good portion of the last days playing Pokemon Pearl on my DS. I finally got a replacement game for the one I lost a couple years ago and got right addicted to it. It just makes me super nostalgic for my childhood. Im sure I could have read more, but I needed a little break to get excited about reading again and it worked. If you want to join the next round you should follow the readathon on Twitter so you can be notified whenever they announce round three.