Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Post #132: Champion



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (The Librarians #2) by Greg Cox

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (The Librarians, #2)
Title: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

Series: The Librarians #2

Previous book in this series: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

Author: Greg Cox

Publication date: April 2017

Published by: Tor Books

Source: ARC for review

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Synopsis:

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children's book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.

However, strange things are happening, A window washer in San Diego who was blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, but miraculously survived by landing on a canopy over the building entrance. A woman in rural Pennsylvania who was attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes. And, a college professor in England who somehow found herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Fynn Carson AWOL once again, it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase starts off with a bit of Greek mythology—how cool is that?! Well, it’s cool for me because I just love mythology! We got a glance at the infamous Calydonian Boar which was initially defeated by the amazing Atalanta way back when. And now Eve and the new Librarians have to figure out how to put it down once more. I really enjoyed this! It was very action-y! There was also a bit more mythology later on in the book, which, again, I very much enjoyed. You know I’m a sucker for it ;)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp (The Librarians #1) by Greg Cox

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp (The Librarians #1)
Title: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

Series: The Librarians #1

Author: Greg Cox

Publication date: October 2016

Published by: Tor Books

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

The Librarians is one of the biggest new hits on cable. Spinning off from a popular series of TV-movies, the TNT series begins its second season this Fall. The Librarians and the Lost Lamp is the first in a series of thrilling all-new adventures that will delight fans of the TV series and movies.

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

Ten years ago, Flynn Carson was the only living Librarian. When the ancient criminal organization known as the Forty steals the oldest known copy of The Arabian Nights by Scheherazade, Flynn is called in to investigate. Fearing that the Forty is after Aladdin's fabled Lamp, Flynn must race to find it before the Lamp's powerful and malevolent djinn is unleashed upon the world.

Today, a new team of inexperienced Librarians, along with Eve Baird, their tough-as-nails Guardian, is investigating an uncanny mystery in Las Vegas when the quest for the Lamp begins anew . . . and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp starts off with Flynn, The Librarian, going after the real Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde formula, which is totally insane, but totally cool at the same time! It's awesome!


Even though I really loved this and thought it was a lot of fun, there really was no point to starting off with this. You could’ve just gotten straight into the story. This just left me wanting the whole story, lol. Anyway, after this adventure, Flynn gets back to the library only to have another mission waiting for him—the search for Aladdin’s Lamp! Oh my gods! It’s real?! Seriously? Oh my gods!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Post #131: Supernaturally Obsessed



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Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: The Overnight (Fear Street #3) by R.L. Stine

The Overnight (Fear Street, #3)
Title: The Overnight

Series: Fear Street #3 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1996

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

"Nothing bad will happen," Della O'Connor assures her friends in the Outdoors Club. So what if their advisor can't go on the overnight to Fear Island—won't it be more fun with no adults around?

But it's no fun at all when Della gets lost in the woods, and the dangerous stranger appears, whispering threats, driving her to a violent act.

Suddenly all of her friends are involved, prisoners in a conspiracy of silence, trying to conceal the terrible truth. But someone saw what Della did. And he's threatening them all, forcing them back to Fear Island to find the evidence they forgot to bury...

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Overnight mostly takes place on Fear Island, which is on a lake on Fear Street, somewhere behind the burned down Fear Mansion. And let me tell you, I loved this setting! It was a lot of fun! I mean, not for the characters, but it was for me! :D

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: Cassidy Jones and the Eternal Flame (Cassidy Jones Adventures #5) by Elise Stokes

Cassidy Jones and the Eternal Flame (Cassidy Jones Adventures, #5)
Title: Cassidy Jones and the Eternal Flame

Series: Cassidy Jones Adventures #5

Previous books in this series: Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (#1) | Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift (#2) | Cassidy Jones and the Seventh Attendant (#3) | Cassidy Jones and the Luminous (#4)

Author: Elise Stokes

Publication date: March 2017

Published by: JACE Publishing

Source: For review from author

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Synopsis:

Some boundaries should never be crossed…

The diabolic Metal Woman takes three people hostage. Her ransom demand: the location of a mysterious and unprecedented weapon, rumored to have been a gift to the Third Reich from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

When a rescue attempt goes sideways, Cassidy Jones seeks justice. Her quest leads her to the Seattle Underground, where she falls into the grip of an inexplicable evil. Cassidy learns too late that her desire for revenge may cost the life of someone she loves.

My rating: ★★★★☆

The Cassidy Jones series is definitely one of my favorites because it is just a lot of fun to read, so this was definitely another great installment in the series!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Post #130: Monster Trucks and Superheroes



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Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine

The New Girl (Fear Street, #1)
Title: The New Girl (Fear Street #1)

Series: Fear Street #1 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: August 1989

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Dying for a Kiss

She’s pale as a ghost, blond, and eerily beautiful—and she seems to need him as much as he wants her. Cory Brooks hungers for Anna Corwin’s kisses, drowns in her light blue eyes. He can’t get her out of his mind. And the trouble has only begun: Shadyside High’s star gymnast is losing sleep, skipping practice, and acting weird. All the guys have noticed, but only Cory’s friend Lisa knows the truth: Anna Corwin is dead and living on Fear Street. Now Cory must explore its menacing darkness to discover the truth. He has already been warned: come to Fear Street and you’re dead!

My rating: ★★★★☆

He had to learn her secret—or die trying!

Oh my gods, the first Fear Street book ever and I finally read it!

Charlie

So, we have Cory who is f*cking insane because after seeing Anna in passing, he pretty much becomes obsessed with her. We’re talking about a 5 second glance, maybe less. Ugh. Anyway, he soon begins to wonder if Anna is even real because she is just so elusive and mysterious. But he just has to find out everything about her because, obsessed.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: The Keeper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #8) by J.L. Bryan

The Keeper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #8)
Title: The Keeper

Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #8

Previous books in this series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (#1) | Cold Shadows (#2) | The Crawling Darkness (#3) | Terminal (#4) | House of Whispers #5 | Maze of Souls #6 | Lullaby (#7)

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: December 2016

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: For review from author

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Synopsis:

The South Channel lighthouse is a crumbling antique at the mouth of the Savannah River, abandoned and forgotten for generations. Local stories still tell of a mysterious woman in white who often stood at the old lighthouse, watching the sailors come into port...even long after she died.

Now the property by the lighthouse is owned by a famous movie star in search of a remote beach getaway on sleepy Tybee Island. Unfortunately, old ghosts haunt her new retreat, stirred up by the construction of a luxurious new mansion. Ellie, Stacey, and their team must remove the ghosts, who grow more dangerous and aggressive every night, threatening the lives of the client and her family and personal staff.

The lighthouse has a dark history, with many ghosts, and mysteries to unravel before Ellie can send them on to the other side.

My rating: ★★★★☆

In this installment of the series, Ellie and the team have taken a case at a lighthouse. A huge movie star just moved in after having built a mansion on the property, and things started to go bump in the night. Aside from the case, Ellie is still looking for Anton after what he did to Michael, and there is also a creepy magician ghost stalking a theater that Ellie, Stacey, and Jacob are looking to take care of.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Lullaby (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #7) by J.L. Bryan

Lullaby (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #7)
Title: Lullaby

Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #7

Previous books in this series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (#1) | Cold Shadows (#2) | The Crawling Darkness (#3) | Terminal (#4) | House of Whispers #5 | Maze of Souls #6

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: July 2016

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: For review from author

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Synopsis:

Life is more difficult than ever at Savannah's only ghost-hunting detective agency. While Ellie copes with her mentor's departure and other unwelcome developments, she also worries about the supernatural injuries keeping her boyfriend caught in an endless slumber.

At the same time, Ellie and Stacey are called in to investigate an eerie entity haunting a baby's nursery room. The ghost appears late at night, its face barely visible on the baby monitor, and sings a chilling song.

Soon, Ellie learns there are more ghosts in the house, and at least one of them is a dangerous, child-hunting monster who must be stopped before it kills again.

My rating: ★★★★★

Lullaby starts off immediately after the events of the previous book, Maze of Souls, with Michael hurt and in the hospital. This after their run-in with Anton, the pyromaniac ghost that killed Ellie’s family. But not only is Ellie dealing with this awful tragedy, she is also dealing with her new bosses, Paranormal Solutions Inc. They are now moving in after Calvin sold his company to them. It’s very upsetting, especially because their methods are shady as f*ck. They capture ghosts then they either experiment on them or try to tame them! Just... so much NO! What is wrong with them?! But Ellie gets it:

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Post #129



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