Monday, 31 August 2020

Carole's Monday : The Highlander's angel


The Highlander's Angel (The Highland Angels, #1)

Author: Caroline Lee
Title: The Highlander's Angel
(The Highland Angels #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 184
Published: January 5th 2020

Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)


Summary: When Robert the Bruce's queen formed the Angels, an elite group of spies masquerading as her ladies in waiting, she probably didn't imagine they'd be called on to save her life. But that's what happens when Queen Elizabeth is entertaining the Ross delegation.

Luckily, her lady Courtney is deadly with a bow and recognizes the assassin. Court's history with the band of thieves and murderers who raised her means she has a very different skill set than most women in the queen's retinue, and she's not afraid to employ it. But she is used to working alone, and the idea of being saddled with an unwanted partner—particularly when that man is gorgeous, dangerous, and a suspect—is galling.

Malcolm Ross, the queen's longtime bodyguard, can't believe one of his kinsmen could be involved in this dastardly plot. He'll do everything in his power to prove his clan is innocent of treason, even if it means partnering with a testy and deadly thief-turned-spy... One who holds his heart in her hands after that single night they spent together years ago.

Malcolm must choose between his loyalty to his laird and his loyalty to his heart, as Court's "family" proves she doesn't even understand what loyalty is. When metal hits meat, can this unlikely duo learn to trust each other, or will the plot to bring down the Scottish monarchy succeed?


Review: 
A while back I had read the little prequel short story and it had made me curious about the other Angels. This was really cheap on Amazon so I went ahead and grabbed it

The story follows lady Courtney who is deadly with the bow and had been raised with a band of thieves and murderers. With her different skills, it is without a doubt a great idea to have her be an Angel for the Queen. After an attempt on the Queen's life, Courtney has a mission to follow a lead. However, she will not be going alone. She is saddled with Malcolm Ross who had been a longtime bodyguard and can't believe one of his kinsmen might be involved in the plot. He will have to make a choice between loyalty to his laird and his loyalty to his heart. 

Courtney kicks ass. I wish we could've seen more of her skills in other battles. She's a fun character and I wish we had more time with her. I liked Ross too. Especially with how much he loves his dang dog. So cute! Ross and Court were very cute together and they fit each other well. Ross has his heart on his sleeve and Court is a little cold and reserved. 

Oo that baddie certainly was a baddie. However, I feel like there is more going on. I do not think that baddie is the main one we will be seeing. We'll have to read book 2 I guess to see what happens next ;) ! 

Honestly....I wish we had had more time with Court and Ross. I feel like there was more we could've seen. They had hook-ups in the past and obviously had feelings for each other for years, but I felt like I was missing something with these two. We needed more time to see them fall in love. 

All-in-all this was a fun story with a fun cast of characters. I am curious to read more about the other angels. Hopefully, we get more time with them. Maybe we'll see more of Ross and Court in those. I'll give this 3 stars. 






Challenge(s):
-#18 Highlander



Friday, 28 August 2020

Audio: Like lovers do by Tracey Livesay

Narrated by: Chandra Skyye


Series: Girls Trip, Book 2


Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins


Release date: 08-25-20


Language: English


Publisher: HarperAudio


Contemporary romance


To review



Ben's ex was a piece of work,ugh, now I have to start my review thinking of her. What a privileged brat.



Nic is smart, successful and all about her career. I get her drive, but she sure had issues with letting a man get close.



Ben wants a real family, and hey I get that too.His parents was never around, like never. He wants a family that is close and around. And no doctors cos they are too busy. I really liked Ben, he just wanted that he never had growing up.



Fake relationship. Oh we know those always get people to hook up. Insert some ex drama, and tension when two people who want different things want each other.



I enjoyed it. Though why is is called girls trip?


Good narrator, some of the voices weren't always that distinct, but it did not matter. It was easy following along. She made it light and breezy




Driven and focused, Dr. Nicole Allen is an accomplished surgeon. With a tough past, Nic’s gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations. But when she disciplines an intern—a powerful donor’s son—a prestigious fellowship she’s awaiting is placed in jeopardy. 


Coming from a successful family who runs a medical business empire, Benjamin Reed Van Mont is the black sheep, having chosen to start his own business instead. Though he’s not ready to settle down, he knows when the time comes it definitely won’t be with a workaholic doctor like his friend Nic—even if she’s had him re-examining his edict…more than once. 


When Ben’s status-climbing ex-girlfriend finds her way back into his orbit, Nic proposes a swap of services. She’ll spend the week with Ben on Martha’s Vineyard, pretending to be his girlfriend—but only if he’ll have his family intervene on her behalf so she won’t lose her fellowship. How hard can the charade be? 


But as they’re about to discover, they’ve sorely underestimated their true feelings for each other… 


Thursday, 27 August 2020

Audio: Waiting on a cowboy - Jennifer Ryan

Narrated by: Coleen Marlo


Series: McGrath, Book 1


Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins


Release date: 08-18-20


Publisher: Harper Audio


To review


Contemporary romance




This felt a bit different, but I grew to really like it.



Liz has liked her best friend Tate for ages, but he has never looked twice at her in that way. Then she gets a new boyfriend, omg this guy was a wacko. He was the one that put suspense in the story, and it gets dark.



And then Tate does see her and want her, ok so this as a bit strange at first, I mean they have been bffs forever, she has has boyfriends before. But hey I guess they had to take that step in the end. Personally I would have been a bit, really Tate, really?! But then she did love him.



So they try to make it work, and all while a crazy person is after Liz.



And it made me realise I missed the last book in the previous series! Since one of the sisters from that one got together with Tate's brother! But yes not necessary to read this new series, but oh no, I missed that one.



Good, suspenseful, sweet, I really do like her books.



Narrator: 

I liked the narration. She made it all so easy to follow along. Nice distinctive voices 




Tate McGrath just didn’t get it. Why was Liz Scott, his best friend - and the person he relied on and trusted most - suddenly avoiding him!? When he finally tracks her down, he finds her with a man he knows nothing about and she’s been dating for weeks. Suddenly, he can’t make himself ignore her tempting curves and deep green eyes, and all he wants to do is keep her all to himself. What was going on? Could he possibly be...jealous?



Liz had made the decision: stop carrying a torch for Tate and find a guy who wants to be her everything. Tate had always seen her as honest, dependable, smart, kind.... Best friend, not girlfriend! And she needed to give up the dream of marrying the man she’d loved since preschool and move on.



But when Liz’s boyfriend turns dangerous, Tate steps up to help and soon realizes he’s the cowboy hero she’s been waiting for him to be all along.




Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Divine Heretic by Jaime Lee Moyer

 

Hardcover, 400 pages


Published August 20th 2020 by Quercus Publishing, Jo Fletcher Books


Historical fiction


To review



I was a bit hesitant, because come on, Joanne d'Arc, that wont end well! But, it blew me away and at the end I was happy. It was perfectly told.



The writing was light, and suddenly I was at page 100. The pages really flew away, and this is more the origin story of hers.



She is a shepherd's daughter. The English are roaming the countryside, and she gets visions early on. And it was so well done because who are those that come to her? Angels? Demons? Or the Fae? Why do they come to her? And why are they such utter bastards? They say she is destined to free France, and it can only be her, if she refuse they will hurt her. Yes,they were bastards. I liked seeing her growing up because it shaped her. I did wonder where the whole La Pucelle thing would come in, but I did not mind, I liked actually getting to know Joanne. To see a real person behind the story.



It was not what I expected, I guess I thought a war heavy historical. Instead I got a lighter growing up story, and giving up to the fate trusted upon her. I liked the side characters as her brother, and Ethan. You will see.



And I liked how it ended too. I was glad to have read it, and I did finish it in a day (it helped that I was home with a sick kid so I could read all day)



Final thoughts: I'd say definitely read it, it is not what you expect it to be 



Blurb: Everyone knows the story of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who put Charles VII on the throne and spearheaded France's victory over Britain before being burned by the English as a heretic and witch.


But things are not always as they appear.


Jeanne d'Arc was only five when three angels and saints first came to her. Shrouded by a halo of heavenly light, she believed their claim to be holy. The Archangel Michael and Saint Margaret told her she was the foretold Warrior Maid of Lorraine, fated to free France and put a king upon his throne.


Saint Catherine made her promise to obey their commands and embrace her destiny; the three saints would guide her every step. Jeanne bound herself to these creatures without knowing what she'd done. As she got older, Jeanne grew to mistrust and fear the voices, and they didn't hesitate to punish her cruelly for disobedience. She quickly learned that their cherished prophecy was more important than the girl expected to make it come true.


Jeanne is only a shepherd's daughter, not the Warrior Maid of the prophecy, but she is stubborn and rebellious, and finds ways to avoid doing - and being - what these creatures want. Resistance has a terrifying price, but Jeanne is determined to fight for the life she wants.


But when the cost grows too high, Jeanne will risk everything to save her brother, her one true friend and the man she loves.


Not everyone is destined to be a hero. Sometimes you have no choice. 


Tuesday, 25 August 2020

TMST: Mistakes

 


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

September 1st: What's the biggest mistake you made as a newbie blogger? (Courtesy of Roberta@Offbeat YA)

Letting authors bully me, accepting too many books.

I am sure many of my earlier reviews should have been 1s. I still remember this book that sucked so much, ugh, but I let the author bully me cos I was intimidated. Which is why I still do this day sometimes balk at self pubbed work.

Then there was this author who kept pestering me about making the review a 5, I had to block him everywhere. But as a newbie it is hard saying no, and not being afraid.

I also accepted everything, and then I learned to accept what I actually seemed to like

Oh oh! My blog title, sigh, did not think there

Monday, 24 August 2020

Joint Discussion: Artificial Condition



Hello all! Carole and I will be discussing "Artificial Condition" by Martha Wells. I am in red and Carole in purple.


Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)

Author: Martha Wells
Title: Artificial Condition
(The Murderbot Diaries #2)
Genre: SciFi, Novella
Published:  May 8th 2018 
Format: ebook & audiobook
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Pages: 158 


Summary: It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…


Discussion:
Here we go,Murderbot is back!I enjoyed this one again. I am glad I tried them cos I remember thinking that why bother since they are only novellas.

Yes! I am glad we tried these! I really liked book 2. I think even a touch more than book 1!!

I am not sure which one I liked more, the first was just right! And this one, well here I knew she was different and funny. ALso Art, I mean ART was great.

ART really topped the cake for me. ART was hilarious!! Bot was funny too and it was nice to learn more about Bot and see Bot try to act more human. 

I did like that we found out what happened, poor Bot. And the trying to be human thing, well they are quite the pair! Great chemistry lol

They made an epic duo. I hope they have more adventures together. They were fun! 

I guess cos it is a novella, I do not have a lot to say to be honest. Great novella, and I can’t wait to see what Bot is up to next!

Plus it was really good and I have zero issues with it. I did listen to the audio version and I liked it. His voice was good. It worked well. However, I think I would’ve liked reading it too (I did read like a chapter of it). Either way this is a great story. 

Audio would be interesting. But I am sticking with ebooks :D But now you have me wondering, I wonder if I can find a sample.

Maybe Audible has a sample you can listen to? I may stick with the ebooks for the future or go back and forth? IDK. I’ll play it by ear. 


Good idea. Wow, this discussion is short! I just have nothing to say. It was a good one.Shit went down. Bot came out on top.

LOL our positive reviews are always short ;) Yessss this was a good one. I liked it more than book 1. Bot is awesome. ART was fun! More pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


True!
The end?

That’s all I got! The end!





About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging for a long while now. The last few years the epic duo has been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.



Friday, 21 August 2020

Audio: You had me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine


Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins


Release date: 08-04-20


Language: English


Publisher: Harper Audio


To review



I meant to write this review yesterday!



At first I was not sure when they suddenly where in the tvseries and showed scenes, but it worked great. Let me back up  a bit.



Jasmine gets a part in a "netflix" tv-series, she is the main. In her baggage she has some badly ended relationships where she wanted too much. And her latest breakup is making headlines. No men from now on!



Ashton wants more than telenovelas, and this show is a stepping stone. He is a total telenovela dreamboat. Everyone adores him. He is also really secretive, and I mean, who wouldn't be!



They play lovers to be, and sparks fly. But she is all, nope, gotta stay clear, and he also has reasons why not to start with something with a co star.



Back to the beginning then. See the book is about these two falling in love, but we also see what happens in every episode of the tv-series. And it was a fun way getting to know what their lives where about. Oh and I would totally watch Carmen in charge.



Fun, deep and just cute you know. Always amusing listening to, and I am curious what she will write next. I mean those cousins need stories too.



Narration:


I liked the narration, good male and female voices, great distinction and she really brought the characters to life.



Worth listening to



eading ladies do not end up on tabloid covers. After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow - until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez. Leading ladies don’t need a man to be happy. 



After his last telenovela character was killed off, Ashton is worried his career is dead as well. Joining this new cast as a last-minute addition will give him the chance to show off his acting chops to American audiences and ping the radar of Hollywood casting agents. To make it work, he’ll need to generate smoking-hot on-screen chemistry with Jasmine. Easier said than done, especially when a disastrous first impression smothers the embers of whatever sexual heat they might have had. Leading ladies do not rebound with their new costars. 



With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.  


Thursday, 20 August 2020

Audio: A murderous relation by Deanna Raybourn


By: Deanna Raybourn


Narrated by: Angele Masters


Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries, Book 5


Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins


Release date: 03-10-20


Historical mystery


Library




I gave it an audio go, and even if I liked it, well I have read 4 and it was weird jumping in at 5. I might just prefer a real book.




Jack the Ripper is terrorizing London.


Veronica can't stop thinking about Stoker, and finally finally getting him to bed. The attraction between them was through the roof in this one. She had it bad.




Her father's family contacts her about a case.




There is mystery, drama and danger. I do like this series. Eh, I do not have much more to say. A fun and good series!




Narration


well, not as Stoker sounded in my head.One should do these from book 1




Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietess, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break.




Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible.




Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them.


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The cloud roads by Martha Wells

Paperback, 278 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Night Shade Books 
Series: The Books of the Raksura #1
Fantasy
Own

The idea behind it all was good, I guess. Honestly I am not sure I get their society. They are like bees and are all related? I mean there is one queen and one guy so...

Anyway we have brooding Moon who wants to belong.

There are baddies in the sky, ground.

There are so many different sentient species. I'd say too many, how did so many evolve?

Oh right, Moon. He wants to find others like him. Drama.

I do not know. I was just not that into it. Did I read it? Yes, do I want more...no, but I would like to see where he came from. If the library had it I would skim it.

Moon has spent his life hiding what he is — a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn't tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power... that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival... and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell! Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save himself... and his newfound kin.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

August 18th: What book worlds would you love to visit?

A tricky one. It makes me think of fantasy, but hey why couldn't I visit some nice small town or a ranch filled with hot cowboys.

Also, all fantasy worlds are pretty depressing in the end, war and all that. But I do want to meet a hot elf.

So Middle Earth, Valinor, not during war time.

Ok so I am looking at books and damn all fantasy worlds are really bad to live in. So let's just visit, and have a doctor and some body guards in stand by.

- Midkemia, elves again!
- The Six Duchies, cos Fitz!
- Westlands, WOT Country because obviously
- Namid,  yes scary as FUDGE, but just a quick tour and then RUN
- Just a quick trip to the future and meet Julius and see some dragons in our boring world

I'd love to visit then and then get the fuck out

 


Monday, 17 August 2020

Carole's Monday : The girl from Vichy

 



The Girl from Vichy


Author: Andie Newton 
Title: The Girl from Vichy
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: ebook
Published: August 13th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)




Summary: 1942, occupied France.
As the war in Europe rages on, Adèle Ambeh dreams of a France that is free from the clutches of the new regime. The date of her marriage to a ruthless man is drawing closer, and she only has one choice – she must run.

With the help of her mother, Adèle flees to Lyon, seeking refuge at the Sisters of Notre Dame de la Compassion. From the outside this is a simple nunnery, but the sisters are secretly aiding the French Resistance, hiding and supplying the fighters with weapons.

While it is not quite the escape Adèle imagined, she is drawn to the nuns and quickly finds herself part of the resistance. But her new role means she must return to Vichy, and those she left behind, no matter the cost.

Each day is filled with a different danger and as she begins to fall for another man, Adèle's entire world could come crashing down around her.

Adèle must fight for her family, her own destiny, as well as her country. 


Review:
I couldn't wait to read this! I loooooove spy novels and wwii stories. 

The story follows Adele who started as a girl just running away from a terrible man who she is being forced to marry as war in Europe rages on. She hides and takes refuge at the Sisters of Notre Dame de la Compassion. From the outside this looks like a simple nunnery, but the sisters are secretly helping the French Resistance. Adele is drawn to the nuns and quickly finds herself part of the resistance, but her new role means she has to return home. Adele must fight for her family, destiny, love, and for her country. 

I will admit the beginning did not capture me right away. It took a while for me to really warm up to our characters and the story itself. It was a little slow while we were waiting for Adele to figure out the truth about the nunnery. 

Once a certain event happened and Adele's world went spiraling to the spy world then I was invested and finished reading the rest of the book in one day. I simply could NOT put this down!!! SOOOO good. 

Poor Adele. I was so mad at her dad and her sister. They were just soooooo blind. I would've had a hard time dealing with them and keeping a straight face. I get it...family is family....but still.....they needed a good shaking. 

I adored Luc. I wish we had more time with him overall. 

Adele's partner (I won't name names because that is a huge spoiler) was my hero. I felt so bad for this character but I had to applaud for the character's bravery and loyalty.

OOOOoooOOOOoooOOOOooooOOOOOO that ending was amazing. I did get a little tear of joy there. That was so powerful. 

Overall, I really liked this book. The beginning was a little rough for me but after a certain event I simply could not put it down. This had everything you would want in a spy novel during wartime. Action, romance, drama. That ending even gave me a little tear of joy. I'll give this 4 stars. 









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Friday, 14 August 2020

Before the coffee gets cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

 

Paperback, 213 pages


Published September 19th 2019 by Picador (first published December 6th 2015)


Original Titleコーヒーが冷めないうちに


Edition Language: English


Geoffrey Trousselot (Translator)


Fiction


Library


Series: Before the Coffee Gets Cold #1



At first I was interested, but it missed something. Maybe it was just too straightforward, because in the end I come out of it with only a sense of it being ok.



There is a café, if you sit in a certain seat you can travel in time. But only to that seat. So yes, why bother. You can only sit in that seat and only for a moment. And people accept this as truth, and some travel.



And that is what this book is about. People travelling in time. A woman who wants to see her ex again. A man and woman who wants to meet again. Someone looking for a missed opportunity. And then we get some of their pasts too, but it is a short book. A short glimpse into the past and future.



I mean I did like it, but at the same time, yeah, only ok.



In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.




In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café’s time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer's, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know.



But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold . . .



Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving story explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?


Thursday, 13 August 2020

Re-listen: Nice dragons finish last by Rachel Aaron

Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Series: Heartstrikers, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 11-18-14
Language: English
Publisher: Audible Studios
Urban fantasy
Own

Re-listen:
I suddenly had the urge to re-listen cos I had no other books lined up.

All the feels!

I still adore Julius, he is the best.

Justin! Bob! Marci! My fav kitty ghost!

They all rock.

And the most important thing, Vikas Adam. He is amazing narrating this. Love him to bits.

This is a must listen. You all need to get it now

My first review back in Nov 2017

As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ--a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit--Julius has one month to prove that he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he’s going to need some serious help to survive this test.

He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons..

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Audio: Come tumbling down by Seanan McGuire

Narrated by: Seanan McGuire
Series: Wayward Children, Book 5
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 01-07-20
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Portal fantasy
Library

Either this one was the worst one, or it was the fact that the author narrated. I just could not focus or be interested. And I adore this series. I never felt invested.

Blah blah adventure, Jill and Jack are back. Have to go back to the moors. I, yeah I was just not that invested. I love her books, but maybe her narrating just wasn't for me.

You can just skip this one in the series.

When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children, she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister - whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice - back to their home on the Moors.

But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome.

Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

TMST

 


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

August 11th: Book challenge: Challenge fellow bloggers to read a book you think they would enjoy.

Everyone, EVERYONE should listen to

Nice dragons finish last by Rachel Aaron

While you are at it, everyone should also listen to

Written in read by Anne Bishop

There are other books, different books to different people, but even if UF is not for everyone these two are still the ones I think everyone should listen to cos they are amazeballs

Monday, 10 August 2020

Carole's Monday: P.S.It's always been you

 P.S. It's Always Been You: Part 1



Author: Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Andi Arndt , Scott Eastwood
Title: P.S. It's Always Been You: Part 1
(P.S. It's Always Been You #Part 1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Published: January 28th 2020 
Where I got It: My shelf (audible)


Summary: Past loves should stay in the past.

After the way my first love took off for the ends of the earth, the last thing I want is to see him on billboards and bookstore bestseller shelves. Now my boss just handed me the project that could make my career. All I have to do is partner up with the man, the myth, the legend - adventurer Hunter Armstrong.

That's easier said than done, because when we reconnect, I learn Hunter has his own agenda on this project. And it's not to find a treasure in art and antiques. It's me. But what we discover shocks both of us, and we have no choice but to follow the clues....





Review:
This sounded so cute and quick! So why not!

The story follows two former lovers who were torn apart by careers and distance. 10 years later they are forced to work together. Sometimes the past is not over. 

This was adorable. It was quick but this is just part 1. We have a couple of other parts to get through and I want to listen/read them right now!!!!! I need to know how everything is going to work and how they are going to find each other again. Sure they found each other physically but they have a lot to work through especially how Hunter was a poophead. Yes I said it!!! POOPHEAD!!

I get he just wanted to break it up because it was impossible, but a dang phone call that had zero emotion? I would've been bitter too if I was Presley!!! What a jerk!!!!

But he is adorable...and hot...and smart...and clever....and perfect for her. SIGHSSSSSSSS. 

That end was crueeeeelllllll!!!!!!!!! I need book 2 now!!!!!


The narrators are perfect for the people they are voicing. 

I do wish this was all in one book instead of broken up into smallish novellas. Sighs. Oh well. 

Overall, I totally recommend this! I do hate that it is broken up into three parts, but I love the story and the narrators. 4 stars from me. 






Challenge(s):
- #37 for Audiobook Challenge

Saturday, 8 August 2020

DNFS of 2020 part 1

Here comes a DNF list for the first 6 months of 2020

The Sunday Lunch Club by Juliet Ashton
Meh, I want more than meh

White wedding by Milly Johnson
I had actually dnfed this one before, ooops. And it was still so meh

Let you go by Clare Mcintosh
I was going through my have been sitting on my shelf for years, got them for free books. Did not grab me

Passenger by Aleandra Bracken
So long too, nope, gotta move me then

Girl, woman, other by Bernadine Evaristo
Omg, no punctuation! I just can not

Master of Sorrows by Justin Call Travis
I tried the audio, might be better in print

The telephone box library by Rachael Lucas
I actually read half of it, and then lost interest. I had tried for 3 weeks
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Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Yeah, maybe not in audio. Prose in audio, no

The other half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen
No

The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham
I was all, yes a woman can be a rake too! But it was bloody depressing. She was sad she slept with them

Highfire by Eoin Colfer
I tried so hard, but it tried too much

The girls with no names by Serena Burdick
I think it would be better in print

The pilot and the puck-up by Pippa Grant
She was strangely occupied from keeping her 26 year old sister from boinking, what was up with that? She was all rabid dog about it, omg must let your Sis DO IT. She is 26!!! Just because she is from a small town she does not know that some men are only game for a night, come on

I am so sad, it was a bit too much for me.

She was unlikable.
He was too much




Friday, 7 August 2020

Best of July




Happy August!! 

Here are our favorites for last month. Hopefully, everyone is safe and doing okay!



Best Book of the Month:


The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1)

"Best book. Hard to put down"



Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story


"Very sweet and fun!"


Best TV show of the Month:

Carole's pick............American Dad (Season 15)

American Dad!: Season 15 - Rotten Tomatoes

"This season is funnier than ever! :D"

Blodeuedd's pick...............Love, Death & Robots  & Norsemen (Season 3)

Love, Death & Robots Poster 

"Love and Robots: Some good, some boring. The best one was the civilization in the freezer 😉"

"I also watched the new season of Norsemen. Funny and absurd. Not the drama the pic shows"

Best Movie of the Month:


Blodeuedd's pick...........My Spy (2020)



My Spy (2020) - IMDb   

"Best movie cos it was funny"

Carole's pick........Hamilton (2020)

Hamilton Poster



"I am so in love with this!!! I'm addicted!"



Best Cover of the Month:



The Lost Princess Returns (The Uncharted Realms #5.5)
"Best cover cos kickass"

The Devil's Own (The Wicked Waywards, #1)
"I'm in love with this color!"

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