Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Library Lovers Book Tag!



I thought this tag would be perfect to do right about now because I've just been getting a bunch of stuff from the library lately! This tag was created by PiandBooks!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Blog Tour - Review, Nail Art, & Giveaway: The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams


The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)
Title: The Babysitters Coven

Series: The Babysitters Coven #1

Author: Kate Williams

Publication date: September 17th 2019

Published by: Delacorte Press

Source: eARC from publisher for blog tour

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Read an excerpt HERE!

Synopsis:

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil.

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it.

And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let's just say she owes some people a new tree.

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She's Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria food. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme's babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra's mother left her: "Find the babysitters. Love, Mom."

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they're about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

My rating: ★★★★★

As soon as I came across this book and read the synopsis I knew I needed to have it in my brain asap! I mean, magical, protective, babysitters? Umm, yes please! And it did not disappoint! It was so much fun!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Post #212: Magenta Hair...



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #30: Mysteries and Mermaids!



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Review: Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin #15.5) by Jennifer Estep

Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin, #15.5)
Title: Nice Guys Bite

Series: Elemental Assassin #15.5

Previous books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2) | Venom (#3) | Tangled Threads (#4) | Spider's Revenge (#5) | By A Thread (#6) | Widow's Web (#7) | Deadly Sting (#8) | Heart of Venom (#9) | The Spider (#10) | Poison Promise (#11) | Black Widow (#12) | Spider's Trap (#13) | Bitter Bite (#14) | Unraveled (#15)

Short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5) | Web of Death (#1.5) | Wasted (#2.7) | Tangled Dreams (#3.5) | Tangled Schemes (#3.7) | Spider’s Nemesis (#4.5) | Thread of Death (#5.5) | Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks (#8.1) | Kiss of Venom (#8.5) | Unwanted (#14.5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: December 2016

Published by: Pocket Star

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn’t leave much time for romance, especially with Gin’s holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee.

All’s fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he’s being watched. His nice guy date doesn’t sense the danger, and Silvio wants to keep it that way (and, well, keep the guy alive) so Silvio ends the date early—only to be abducted by some villainous giants.

Will Silvio survive the night and make it back to the Pork Pit in time for Gin’s holiday party? Only if he decks the hall with bodies...

My rating: ★★★★★

This novella is told in the POV of Silvio, which, yes please! Silvio was introduced only a couple of books back, but he quickly became one of my favorite characters! I especially love the relationship he has with Gin!

Now, be a nice assistant, and put that thing down.” She brandished her scissors at me. “Before I stab it to death—literally.”
With anyone else, I would have considered it an idle threat. But not when my boss was Gin Blanco, the assassin known as the Spider. I’d seen her kill men with her bare hands . . . trash-can lids . . . loose bricks . . . even a fork once.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Lay out the Beach Towel–It’s Summer Book Tag!



I saw this tag over at Emily the Book Nerd and it looked like a lot of fun to do! Especially now that Summer is winding down... finally! Look, I'm not the biggest fan of Summer because I can't stand the heat, so I am super excited that Fall is finally just around the corner!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep

Unraveled (Elemental Assassin, #15)
Title: Unraveled

Series: Elemental Assassin #15

Previous books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2) | Venom (#3) | Tangled Threads (#4) | Spider's Revenge (#5) | By A Thread (#6) | Widow's Web (#7) | Deadly Sting (#8) | Heart of Venom (#9) | The Spider (#10) | Poison Promise (#11) | Black Widow (#12) | Spider's Trap (#13) | Bitter Bite (#14)

Short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5) | Web of Death (#1.5) | Wasted (#2.7) | Tangled Dreams (#3.5) | Tangled Schemes (#3.7) | Spider’s Nemesis (#4.5) | Thread of Death (#5.5) | Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks (#8.1) | Kiss of Venom (#8.5) | Unwanted (#14.5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: August 2016

Published by: Pocket Books

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?

As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.

So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.

Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight...

My rating: ★★★★★

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Finn’s mother is gone for good, but my poor Finn is still feeling the after effects of his mother’s betrayal. Especially since he apparently inherited some western themed resort/amusement park? Can someone say vacation? Lol.

“Cowboy up, y’all. We’re going on a road trip.”

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday Post #211: Sci-Fi and Alchemy!



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Finish the Series! (#1) + Why I'm So Bad at Finishing Series



So I'm sitting here, it's Sunday afternoon, and I am surrounded by books, deciding what to read next...

Friday, September 6, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #29: Funhouse of Death Basically



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Review: Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5) by Jennifer Estep

Unwanted (Elemental Assassin, #14.5)
Title: Unwanted

Series: Elemental Assassin #14.5

Previous books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2) | Venom (#3) | Tangled Threads (#4) | Spider's Revenge (#5) | By A Thread (#6) | Widow's Web (#7) | Deadly Sting (#8) | Heart of Venom (#9) | The Spider (#10) | Poison Promise (#11) | Black Widow (#12) | Spider's Trap (#13) | Bitter Bite (#14)

Short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5) | Web of Death (#1.5) | Wasted (#2.7) | Tangled Dreams (#3.5) | Tangled Schemes (#3.7) | Spider’s Nemesis (#4.5) | Thread of Death (#5.5) | Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks (#8.1) | Kiss of Venom (#8.5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: July 2016

Published by: Pocket Star

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bite has left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant.

But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with some nasty underworld giants, Finn knows that he must act in order to protect an innocent family.

Finnegan Lane might be the most unwanted man in Ashland these days, but he’s determined to try to make amends for his past mistakes...

My rating: ★★★★★

This novella is in Finn’s POV and takes place after the hot mess that was Bitter Bite. And I don’t mean that in a bad way ‘cause the book was amazing! I just mean that Finn’s encounter with his long lost mother was a disaster and I hate what she did to him! Finn is still feeling awful about what happened, understandably. Especially because so many innocent guards were killed that day. He feels like it was his fault, and he’s not the only one who feels that way. The people at the bank are not happy with him either. So on top of his mother’s betrayal there’s this. You can understand why he feels so depressed and guilty.

What a sad, stupid, gullible fool I’d been.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Back to School Book Tag!



I saw this tag over at That Book Gal and I thought it looked like a lot of fun to do! Everyone is probably back at school by now... except for those of us who are done (me. Lol). And while I'm not in school anymore, I have been contemplating going back to get my BSN... but I kind of don't want to. I really don't miss school. Lol. Although, it's funny that I chose for this post to go up today because I guess, in a way, I am going back to school today! I'm a home care nurse and I'm accompanying a patient to kindergarten starting today to watch their airway, so that should be interesting! Lol. Anyway, onto the fun stuff!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin, #14)
Title: Bitter Bite

Series: Elemental Assassin #14

Previous books in this series: Spider's Bite (#1) | Web of Lies (#2) | Venom (#3) | Tangled Threads (#4) | Spider's Revenge (#5) | By A Thread (#6) | Widow's Web (#7) | Deadly Sting (#8) | Heart of Venom (#9) | The Spider (#10) | Poison Promise (#11) | Black Widow (#12) | Spider's Trap (#13)

Short stories in this series: Poison (#0.1) | Web of Deceit (#0.2) | Spider's Bargain (#0.5) | Web of Death (#1.5) | Wasted (#2.7) | Tangled Dreams (#3.5) | Tangled Schemes (#3.7) | Spider’s Nemesis (#4.5) | Thread of Death (#5.5) | Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks (#8.1) | Kiss of Venom (#8.5)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication date: February 2016

Published by: Pocket Books

Source: Purchased ebook

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Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository | Thrift Books

Synopsis:

Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship?

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

My rating: ★★★★★

Just from reading the synopsis I knew this one was gonna be a tough one to go through. Salina levels tough. Finn’s not-so-dead mother is back in town and her intentions with Finn... well, they’re questionable at best. Gin is cautious around her, but my poor Finn is ecstatic as you can imagine. So yeah, reading this was difficult emotionally. Especially because I love Finn so much! But Gin always has his back—always watching out for her brother.

How do you go about rocking the foundation of his world to its very core? Changing everything he thought he knew about his parents? All that would have been bad enough if this was a stranger. But this was Finn. The guy I’d been raised with. The guy I had been through so much with. The man who was my brother in all the ways that truly mattered.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #166: And the end has come...



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date and Unleashing Reads.

Sunday Post #210: Spooky Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Post #209: Obsessed with Sci-Fi Fairy Tales



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #28: Twilight and Cookbooks?



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Post #208



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #27



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday Post #207



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #26



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Bookish Discussion: Binge Watching or Binge Reading... There is No In Between



About a year ago I posted some very interesting stats about my blogging habits. Basically, I discovered that I get into these awful reading/blogging slumps at certain times in the year. For some reason, reading slumps always coincide with blogging slumps... always. That is how I am able to track my reading slumps: when I don’t post a lot on the blog. Well, in that same post I posed a very interesting question for myself:

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sunday Post #206: ALL the Anime!



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #25



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2019



August is just around the corner which means fall is almost here! Yay! Unpopular opinion, but I hate summer 😣 I cannot wait for sweater weather to come around!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Post #205: Shopping in Seattle



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #24



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Netflix Book Tag!



I saw this tag over at A Great Read and it looked like so much fun, I just had to give it a shot! I've been watching a lot of Netflix lately so I thought this would be perfect to do right now!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday Post #204



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #23



Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

And thank the gods for that because I desperately need it! Lol. And thanks to Lost in a Story, as well, for creating this amazing meme!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Stranger Things Book Tag!



I saw this tag over at A Great Read and it looked like so much fun! I love Stranger Things! I just saw season 3 last week and I absolutely loved it! It was so good! And I may have shed a tear or two there at the end...


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