Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mythology Reading Challenge: Book Recommendations


Hey guys! So 2015 is almost here, which means the start of many great Reading Challenges! As many of you know, this year I'm hosting the 2015 Mythology Reading Challenge (If you have not already and would like to join, you still can!) which I am VERY excited about! I thought I'd list a couple of book recommendations here to get you started on this challenge!

Note: For series, I only listed the first book.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Debuts, Novellas, and NA Books of 2014


Monday, December 22nd: Best Books I’ve Read in 2014
Tuesday, December 23rd: Best Book Covers of 2014
*Wednesday, December 24th: Best Debuts, Novellas, and NA Books of 2014 (Readers/Bloggers choice)*
Thursday, December 25th: Best Book Boyfriends of 2014
Friday, December 26th: Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Book Covers of 2014


Monday, December 22nd: Best Books I’ve Read in 2014
*Tuesday, December 23rd: Best Book Covers of 2014*
Wednesday, December 24th: Best ________ Of 2014 (Readers/Bloggers choice)
Thursday, December 25th: Best Book Boyfriends of 2014
Friday, December 26th: Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Books I've Read in 2014


This is the 3rd year in a row I join this event, and I absolutely love it! It's where we look back at some of the best books of 2014 and the books we are looking forward to in 2015. So much fun!

Here is the complete schedule of what will be coming up this week:

*Monday, December 22nd: Best Books I’ve Read in 2014*
Tuesday, December 23rd: Best Book Covers of 2014
Wednesday, December 24th: Best ________ Of 2014 (Readers/Bloggers choice)
Thursday, December 25th: Best Book Boyfriends of 2014
Friday, December 26th: Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Showcase Sunday (#60) + Holiday Reads


Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 Reading Challenges

Another year, another million and a half reading challenges ;) Here are the ones I am signing up for this year! I'll also be keeping track of all the books read on this page.

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January:

1. The Crawling Darkness (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #3) by J.L. Bryan
2. Clarity by Kim Harrington
3. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
4. Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington
5. Down Under with the Hottie (Investigating the Hottie #3) by Juli Alexander
6. Horror Business by Ryan Bradford
7. A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy #3) by Laura Howard

February:

8. Love, Lattes and Mutants (Mutants #1) by Sandra Cox
9. Slayers by C.J. Hill
10. The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
11. Hunting Season (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4) by Nikki Jefford
12. Night of the Living Dante (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #0.5) by Nikki Jefford
13. Unfed (Undead #2) by Kirsty McKay
14. Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (The Mellow Summers Series #1) by Janet McNulty
15. Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (The Mellow Summers Series #2) by Janet McNulty
16. Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
17. An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (The Mellow Summers Series #3) by Janet McNulty
18. Three Little Ghosts (The Mellow Summers Series #4) by Janet McNulty
19. Oh Holy Ghost (The Mellow Summers Series #5) by Janet McNulty
20. Lunatic Detective (Lunatic Life #2) by Sharon Sala
21. Where Trouble Roams (The Mellow Summers Series #6) by Janet McNulty
22. Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (The Mellow Summers Series #7) by Janet McNulty

March:

23. Trick Or Treat Or Murder? (The Mellow Summers Series #8) by Janet McNulty
24. Roses Are Red; He's Dead (The Mellow Summers Series #9) by Janet McNulty
25. Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) by Jennifer Estep
26. Lunatic Revenge (Lunatic Life #3) by Sharon Sala
27. Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1) by Jennifer Estep
28. Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine
29. Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin #2) by Jennifer Estep
30. Venom (Elemental Assassin #3) by Jennifer Estep
31. Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4) by Jennifer Estep
32. Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5) by Jennifer Estep
33. Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

April:

34. Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #4) by J.L. Bryan

May:

35. Shinigami Eyes by Cheree & Adam Smith
36. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

June:

37. When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You #1) by Meg Cabot
38. Freak Show (The Nightshade Cases #1) by Patti Larsen
39. Camp Cauldron by Juli Alexander
40. Valentine's Day Sucks by Juli Alexander
41. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
42. The Shattering by Karen Healey
43. Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway
44. Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

July:

45. Winging It! (Confessions of an Angel-In-Training #1) by Shel Delisle
46. No Angel by Helen Keeble
47. Shadow (Paper Gods #0.5) by Amanda Sun
48. Demonosity by Amanda Ashby
49. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
50. Dead Girl Walking by Sharon Sant
51. Adventures in Funeral Crashing by Milda Harris
52. Adventures of a Graveyard Girl (Funeral Crashing #2) by Milda Harris
53. Paxton Private Investigations by Juli Alexander

August:

54. Powerless (The Hero Agenda #1) by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs
55. Adventures in Murder Chasing (Funeral Crashing #3) by Milda Harris
56. Loyalist to a Fault (The Dead Kid Detective Agency #3) by Evan Munday
57. I'm with Cupid (Switched at First Kiss #1) by Anna Staniszewski
58. Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (Cassidy Jones Adventures #1) by Elise Stokes
59. Double, Double, Nothing But Trouble (Mellow Summers #10) by Janet McNulty
60. Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift (Cassidy Jones Adventures #2) by Elise Stokes
61. New Girl (Anti-Heroes #1) by by Louise Bohmer & K.H. Koehler
62. Adventures in Double Dating (Funeral Crashing #1.1) by Milda Harris

September:

63. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
64. The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco
65. The Soul Thief (Angel of Death Series #1) by Majanka Verstraete
66. House of Whispers (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #5) by J.L. Bryan
67. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables #1) by K.C. Tansley
68. The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch #3) by R.L. Stine

October:

69. Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2)by Jennifer Estep
70. Asylum by Madeleine Roux
71. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

November:

72. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
73. The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan
74. The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan
75. The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan

December:

76. My Fairly Dangerous Godmother (My Fair Godmother #3) by Janette Rallison


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I LOVE mythology, and I am super excited to be hosting this challenge this year! "The challenge is to read as many full-length novels as you can that have a prominent mythology theme."

My goal: Titan Level: 11-20 Mythology Books
  1. A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy #3) by Laura Howard {Irish}
  2. Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs {Greek}
  3. Winging It! (Confessions of an Angel-In-Training #1) by Shel Delisle
  4. No Angel by Helen Keeble
  5. Shadow (Paper Gods #0.5) by Amanda Sun {Japanese}
  6. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
  7. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco {Japanese}
  8. The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco {Japanese}
  9. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan {Norse}
  10. {Greek & Egyptian}
  11. {Greek & Egyptian}
  12. {Greek & Egyptian}



    I LOVE this challenge! Witches are my favorites supernatural creatures and I just adore magic! The challenge is to read "...Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction..."

    My goal: Maiden: Read 6 – 10 Witchy Books

    1. The Shattering by Karen Healey
    2. New Girl (Anti-Heroes #1) by by Louise Bohmer & K.H. Koehler


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    If you've been here for a while you know how much I LOVE the horror genre, be it in books or movies! I just love it! SO when I found this challenge I KNEW I had to join! I am SO excited! "The horror genre is subjective, but a good guideline to follow is whether a book is regularly shelved as horror on Goodreads."

    My goal: Fearless Reader: 11-15 Horror Books

    1. The Crawling Darkness (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #3) by J.L. Bryan
    2. Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #4) by J.L. Bryan
    3. The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto
    4. Horror Business by Ryan Bradford
    5. Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine
    6. Shinigami Eyes by Cheree & Adam Smith
    7. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
    8. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
    9. The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco
    10. The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch #3) by R.L. Stine
    11. House of Whispers (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #5) by J.L. Bryan
    12. Asylum by Madeleine Roux




    "The goal is to read fairytale retellings, but if you want you can also pick other retellings. It’s up to you what you count as a fairytale." I love fairytale retellings! I'm hoping I'll get a couple of books in this year! I'm thinking Cinder by Marissa Meyer...

    My goal: Prince Charming: 1 – 4 books




    The 2015 Re-Read Challenge
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    I love re-reading books, as I've mentioned before! SO I thought this challenge was great! Basically... "any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it's a re-read." No set number of books (though I'd like to read at least 5); just read as many as you'd like/can! You're supposed to make a list of books you want to re-read, but that wouldn't exactly work for me seeing as how I'm a big time mood reader especially when it comes to re-reads! So I'll be listing the books down below as I read them :)

    1. Clarity by Kim Harrington
    2. Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
    3. The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan
    4. The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan


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    "The goal: To read as many prequels and sequels as you can. You set your goal at whatever number works for you. Novellas count, either prequels or sequels (i.e. #0.5, #1.5, #2.5, etc)." So this challenge is based on a point system, not on a set number of books: "1 point for each prequel or sequel novella read and reviewed, 2 points for each full-length sequel read and reviewed, 10 points for completing and reviewing a full series (doesn't require novellas), and you do not get points for the first book in a series."

    My goal: 76-100 points: Professional

    1. Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series by J.L. Bryan
    2. Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington [2 points + 10 points]
    3. Down Under with the Hottie (Investigating the Hottie #3) by Juli Alexander [2 points]
    4. A Place Beyond (The Danaan Trilogy #3) by Laura Howard [2 points + 10 points]
    5. Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Series by Nikki Jefford
    6. Unfed (Undead #2) by Kirsty McKay [2 points + 10 points]
    7. The Mellow Summers Series by Janet McNulty
    8. Lunatic Life Series by Sharon Sala
    9. Fear Street Series by R.L. Stine
    10. Elemental Assassin Series by Jennifer Estep
    11. Camp Cauldron (Stirring Up Trouble) by Juli Alexander [1 point]
    12. Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway [2 points]
    13. Shadow (Paper Gods #0.5) by Amanda Sun [1 point]
    14. Funeral Crashing series by Milda Harris
    15. Loyalist to a Fault (The Dead Kid Detective Agency #3) by Evan Munday [2 points]
    16. Cassidy Jones Adventures by Elise Stokes
    17. The Suffering (The Girl from the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco [2 points]
    18. Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2)by Jennifer Estep

        Total points so far: ...


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        This challenge is perfect for me! It is just what I need! I am determined to finish at least 4 series this year! I've always been a huge fan of series books, but I end up starting them and never getting around to finishing them. That's why I originally started this reading challenge. This is a challenge to finish up those unfinished series books!

        My goal: Level 4 (Expert series reader): Complete 4 or more series

        1. Clarity by Kim Harrington
        2. The Danaan Trilogy by Laura Howard
        3. Undead by Kirsty McKay
        4. Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway
        5. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
        6. The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan


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        My goal: Easy as Pie: 1-5 Challenges (Entered & Completed)



        Oh gods, I think I went a little overboard with the reading challenges... *gulps* Someone send help! Haha, kidding ;) But seriously, I might have gone slightly insane, lol.
        I'd love to know what challenges you've signed up for, if any! Let me know! :)

        Sunday, December 14, 2014

        Showcase Sunday (#59)


        Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.

        Sunday, December 7, 2014

        Showcase Sunday (#58)


        Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.

        Thursday, December 4, 2014

        Review: Cold Shadows (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #2) by J.L. Bryan

        Cold Shadows (An Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Novel)
        Title: Cold Shadows

        Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #2

        Previous book in this series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper

        Author: J.L. Bryan

        Publication date: November 28, 2014

        Published by: J.L. Bryan

        Source: E-book for review from the author

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        Buy it: Amazon

        Synopsis:

        Footsteps in the attic. Toys that play by themselves. A dark presence in an upstairs room.

        Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a difficult new case. Her new clients are a family haunted by multiple ghosts and a poltergeist that wrecks their home at night. Their seven-year-old son’s invisible friends may not be imaginary at all, but the restless spirits of dead children.

        To clear her clients’ house of the dangerous entities, Ellie must unravel the mysterious deaths of another family who lived in the old mansion more than a hundred and sixty years ago—and she must do it before the ghosts can carry out their malevolent designs on her clients and their children.

        My rating: ★★★★★

        On this next case, Ellie and her team investigate a possible haunting that probably involves multiple ghosts... a family of ghosts, perhaps. The family living in the house includes a teenage girl who is in the rebellious stages and they think she might have a poltergeist attached to her. There is also a little boy who has two imaginary friends who might not be so imaginary after all. Plus, there is one more sinister presence who seems to be controlling the rest of the spirits. With the help of her assistant Stacey and the psychic Jacob, Ellie helps this family rid their home of these ghosts and find the peace they desire... but no one said it was going to be easy...
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