Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Teaser Tuesday 4/14/2020




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:



“Avery flung open the door to her sisters’ house and marched in. ‘I cannot believe what a jerk he is! I’m done. From now on, if he needs something, you have to handle it’.

"’Did you just come into my house without knocking again?‘ Taylor asked, grabbing back the bottle and refilling her own glass. ‘What if I’d been getting laid?
                           ~ kindle location: Pg 153, "Love on Beach Avenue” by Jennifer Probst






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Friday, April 10, 2020

The Friday 56 - 4/10/20

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules are as follows:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 in a book or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it (or comment here)
5. If you blog post, add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I grabbed A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

Page 56:


“I would sooner let Jon enjoy these last few days. Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. When the time comes, I will tell him myself."
                           

Synopsis:

“In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes of the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones."








Wednesday, April 8, 2020

WWW Wednesday 4/08/2020




It's WWW Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme is hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? 
• What did you recently finish reading? 
• What do you think you’ll read next?


My answers:


What are you currently reading? I’m currently reading two books. First, I am reading The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan with my kiddos. We started the Percy Jackson series in January and this is the 4th book in the series. It seems my kids have picked up my love for any type of mythology so this series has really been perfect for us to read. For my personal read I’m reading My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle. I don’t know a lot about this book. I’ve actually barely cracked it open but I made it my goal this year to read every Bookworm Box and Amazon First Reads book I get this year and so this is one of them. I believe this was a freebie e-book that came along with my March Bookworm Box.



What did you recently finish reading? City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I just posted a review of this book but to sum it up, I loved it. I think it was a really nice wrap up to a series and now I feel better about going on to some of her newer books. I’ve been holding off because I knew I needed to finish this series first.



What do you think you’ll read next? I Love on Beach Avenue by Jennifer Probst. This was my Amazon First Reads choice. I don’t know what it is about this year but I usually have a good mix of genres in my first read choices. Although, so far every single book I’ve chosen has been Romance. I think part of it is we have enough heaviness right now, I just want love and fun. Hopefully this one brings me what I need.








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Tuesday, April 7, 2020



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:


“I could already tell from that spoon comment. I don’t want to get on her bad side. I better abide by the rules.  "

"I hate to think that our one-night stand will remain a one-night stand
                           ~ kindle location: 1527, "My Life in Shambles” by Karina Halle






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Monday, April 6, 2020

City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 725
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication Date: May 27, 2014

Synopsis:
In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!
It might be a little surprising to my friends that I haven’t read this book before now. I was a devoted follower of the Mortal Instrument world ever since the City of Ashes was released in 2008 but fell off this original series after book 5. I have actually read the first 4 books multiple times and love them with all my heart. But that 5th book... it messed the series up for me. I originally read City of Lost Souls when it was first released and then again earlier this year. And just like it did the first time through, it gave me that feeling that I didn’t want to go on. It gave me a dread that made me not want to continue. So just like last time, I stopped again. I can’t say that I hate the book... I love the writing. It’s the characters and what happens in the book. Jace, Clary and squad are some of my favorite characters and the heartbreak that they’ve had to endure just gets to me every time I try to read COLS. Anyway, rambling... When my daughter found out I quit again, she got mad at me. She told me that I HAD to finish the series and that I would love CoHF, so here I am. I’m finally finished. And of course she was right. I loved it.

With this being the last book of this series I wanted to absorb every last drop so even though I was actively reading, it took me a month to finish. Mainly because it felt like every so many pages I had to stop and decompress. This book has so much going on and the emotions that come along with it were just getting to me. I’ve had this type of emotion for books before but I think it’s so much stronger since I knew this was a wrap to a story that I’ve held near and dear to my heart for over 10 years. I didn’t want to say goodbye. But finally, after a really long month, I finished the book this afternoon. I think Cassandra Clare did a really good job wrapping it up. I know everyone and their neighbor has probably read this series already, but I don’t want to spoil the ending for anyone who hasn’t. So I’ll just say that I loved how things came to be with Sebastian/Jonathan. Finally. I cried for Maia and Jordan. I jumped for joy for Simon. And of course, who could forget Clary and Jace. I love their love.. I always have and I always will. There was also the surprise of meeting two of Cassandra’s characters from another of her series. It makes me want to go finish up The Infernal Devices which I’ve actually already planned on doing this month.

If you have never read any of The Mortal Instrument series, I really recommend that you do. You’ll be in for an amazing ride. 

My Rating: