Monday, December 11, 2017

Music Monday - Warmer in the Winter

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at Always Me. The point of this meme is every Monday you share two of your favorite songs from the past week. So here are the songs I've been listening to this week. 

So every Music Monday this month is going to be Christmas music! So grab that cozy blanket and plop down in front of the crackling fire with a good book and let the magic of the season envelop you while the snow falls outside your window, blanketing the ground in a blinding white. 

I'm going to share two of my favorites from Lindsey Stirling's new Christmas album.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scorpio Hates Virgo - Review

This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?

Nobody, that’s who.

Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.

Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. 

Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .

That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past . . .

Book Breakdown 

*Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This was too cute! I love Cal and Percy so freaking much! I went in thinking that nothing would top Jamie and Theo but these guys.... Anyta has this way of pulling you in and making you fall in love with all the characters and I love it! 

Percy is scared to ket anyone in because they always leave him. So he's closed off his heart, not letting anyone so they can't leave him. He's even started leaving them before he gets left. When his Aunt dies and he goes back to her house.... his neighbor may just be the one to change his way of thinking. 

This also features a Demipan character if you're looking for a book with that label. There is also a gay character... duh this is a m/m romance. Also it's a HEA ending, which I love to death! The banter is great between the characters and I just loved the tension in the air. This is a great book to this standalone series and I highly recommend it! 

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Population - Review

Lawlessness, violence and desperation are all that is left of the world following the coming of the Others. Abel exists only within the boundaries that her rules allow - rules that she created to keep her alive. But when her best friend's daughter is taken by the Others, she can't keep playing by the rule book. Instead, she must begin a life defining journey that will test her survival techniques and bring all of her instincts into question. When she finds herself allied with one of the Others, Abel must confront foreign concepts like allegiance and desire and trust as he challenges her ability to find what she has always feared: hope.

*This series is a science fiction romance and some violent and graphic content may not be suitable for young readers*

Book Breakdown 

I won this book through a Goodreads Giveaway

Heart pounding, gritty, diverse, and violent. This book is a wild ride. It does start off slow but once you get through the world building and all that jazz, the story picks up and it never stops. Not once does this book you a chance to breathe. It keeps you on the tip of your toes and the edge of your seat. I being the romance fan that I am, was happy that amid everything else, we get some of that too. 

My biggest gripe with this book.... there is a cliff hanger!!! I need the next book right now. Do NOT start this book without the second one on your kindle, shelf, whatever. I mean it, you will hate yourself if you can't jump into the next one. I know I am. 

The character development is great and the plot moves along greatly. Something I love that I have found some authors have a problem with is the balance of the romance and the actual plot. That wasn't a problem here. The romance never once took away from the plot but instead it added to it wonderfully. 

Overall, get this book and get through the first 25-30 pages and then it will suck you in and refuse to let you go.

Friday, December 08, 2017

50/50 Friday - Oldest/Newest Book I Own

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
Newest/Oldest Book You Own

I got this book back in 2007, it was the first vampire book I ever read and it set me down the wonderful path of my extreme love of vampires.



Topic for Next Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Sidekick

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Kodansha Comics

The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Featuring an extra-large size, premium paper, and an all-new translation and cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi!

Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each).