Monday, August 21, 2017

Music Monday - Inkubus Sukkubus

This fun meme is hosted over at Always Me



Title
Heart of Lilith 

Favorite Lyrics 
Come and fly now with the angels,
Rise again now like the phoenix.
You're the love that lives forever,
In the heart that never dies, never dies.
Heart of Lilith!





Title
Wytches

Favorite Lyrics
Come with us speeding through the night
As fast as any bird in flight
Silhouettes against the Mother Moon
We will be there soon

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Enshadowed - Book Breakdown

True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.

Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dreamworld—a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen's creation, is the only one who can save him.
Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the "Poe Toaster" will make his annual homage at the legendary poet's grave.
Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But great dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen's affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.
Could Isobel's greatest love also be her greatest adversary?





Book Breakdown 

First off... that freaking cliffhanger!? I can't even... I could not imagine having read this the year it came out and then waiting for the third to come out. That is full on torture! That is why I dock this half a star.

Now moving on, most of this novel is spent with Isobel trying to find a way to get to the Poe Toaster. She is also coming to terms with everything that had happened in the first book. She's dealing with the loss of Varen. She's dealing with this new strained relationship with her parents. She also gets closer to her best friend. Whom I adore by the way. 

Through all this Lilith is poisoning Varen's mind, making him think that Isobel lied to him, that she is never coming back for him. That she isn't who Varen thought. 

She never gives up though, working through ways to get back into the world where Varen is, she will stop at nothing to get him back. She loves him so much. So when she finally gets back into the world, it's not what she expected to find... 

I love this series so much. What I love more than anything about it, is the tone. It's dark and inviting and sometimes a little creepy. It's prefect! I've never read a book that has this kind of atmosphere and I wish more books did! It's simply glorious. There is also the way that the author took Poe's works and made them fit into this world so seamlessly. It's truly flawless. 

I could go on praising this book and this series forever but I will end this by saying, this is worth your time and money. Go out and get it now if you haven't. You don't know what you are missing!




Friday, August 18, 2017

50/50 Friday - Bookish Gift You'd Most/Least Like to Receive

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books.



What is 50/50 Friday? 
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read.


Topic for the Week
 Bookish Gift You'd Most/Least Like to Receive


Honestly, this one is really hard to narrow down for me. I'd love anything bookish related if it is related to books I love. But what I guess I want most of all is this:


This is so beautiful but I don't have $129.00 to "waste" on a blanket. So I will just keep hoping!



Least
Anything that is related to 50 Shades of Grey. Nope just not my kind of thing.



Topic for Next Week
Book You Enjoyed with the Least/Most Pages









Thursday, August 17, 2017

Random Mini Review - Supermarket Sabbats




Celebrate the wheel of the year and the Wiccan sabbats with recipes, spells, and rituals prepared using items commonly found at the supermarket. This book features a complete year's worth of magical items and practices; all the needed ingredients are at your local store and just as effective as rarer ones.

Organized by season, Supermarket Sabbats focuses on seasonally relevant spells, recipes, and formulas as well as a full ritual for each of the eight sabbats. Michael Furie combines ancient knowledge and traditions with twenty-first-century methods, providing you with the best of both worlds. Discover prosperity magic cleansings, blessings and banishing of negativity, and more, that builds upon the energies of the sabbats.









Mini Book Breakdown 

First, I'd like to thank NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I have never read anything by this author before and I am kicking myself for that now. I have already gotten a few of his books and I plan to read those too. I love his style of writing, everything is easy to understand and follow. Which I love, I've read some other books like this that just leave me scratching my head wondering what the heck to do. You will not have that problem with this book, I promise! 

I also love the variety offered in this book; brews, oils, potpourri, witches' bottles, and even incense. All with simple ingredients you can find at Wal-Mart or Kroger. Which makes it easy for someone like me with the nearest Pagan store over an hour away. 

What I love most is how each of these spells pertain to a Sabbat. I've been needing something for a few Sabbats and this helps me a lot. If you are looking for new things to try on those special days of the year and want something easy to follow with lots of different information, this is for you!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Music Monday - Under Your Spell

This meme is hosted over at Always Me.



I thought it was time to show more of my dark favorites of music and for the next month or two that's what I plan to do. Before we just jump right into the darkest stuff, let's start with something not too dark. The Birthday Massacre is one of my favorite bands. They have a dark sound but Chibi has a very soft voice (usually, she can get dark). Kind of like Evanescence but Chibi's voice is nowhere near Amy Lee's. Anyway, they came out with a new album and I wanted to share my two favorite songs on this album. 



Title 
Under Your Spell


Favorite Lyrics 
I know now
You can only hurt me cause I let you get to know me so well
I know now
I love you cause only you can turn my heaven to hell
I know now
I want out from under your spell





  
Title
One


Favorite Lyrics 
Caught up in the waves
The death of the day
Sing like sirens in shadows
As blue turns to gray
In youth and decay
Turning oceans to shallows

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Chosen - Book Breakdown




Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare situation of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely affects the truth…








Book Breakdown 

Zoey now knows that her old mentor is not what she claims to be. She's hiding something and doing things that Nyx doesn't like. Also Zoey is struggling with her best friend dying but not really being dead. Old enemies become friends and some friends are lost. It's all weighing on Zoey and then there are three guys that are keeping her mind from the things she should be focusing on. One of whom isn't whom he seems to be. 

There was some stuff that bothered me in this one. I can sum it up in one word: Loren. The adult vampire that Zoey so stupidly fell for. Even at her age I would have know something wasn't right. I would have went more with Erik's thinking and that he just wanted sex but it turns out there was more there then that. 

I wish Zoey was smarter than that. I get it, she needed to be that easily swayed for the plot to move the way it did but ugh. Just silly. I love how Aphrodite and Zoey worked together though. I loved that they found a way to save Stevie Rae. I do like that she and Erik broke up. I never really liked him. Don't know why but I just don't. Though I do feel bad for him.... 

I like how much more the plot moves in this one. Now more people know what's really going on. Zoey got more tattoos from Nyx and now there are warriors at House of Night because vampires are dying... it left off on a cliffhanger, so have the next one handy!





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