3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day 3

Happy Tuesday!

I was tagged by Jasmine (JASMINE’S READING BLOG) to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. Once again, it has been awhile since I have been tagged in anything really so I definitely appreciate the tag!

 

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

 

My quote for day 3 is…..

When the snow falls and the white winds blow,  the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. Reunite, House Stark! Game Of Thrones. ASOIAF

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YOU!

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Review: Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie #1) by Amanda Hocking

Links to Purchase:

Amazon (Affiliate Link)

Book Details:

319 Pages

Published: January 2, 2018

Author: Amanda Hocking

Synopsis: Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.

Malin not only wrestles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought—she’s also thrust into the path of a gorgeous blue eyed guy named Asher who needs her help slaying the rogue immortal who destroyed his family. The balance of the world is at stake. And, as Asher competes with Malin’s ex for her love and loyalty, so is her heart

Opinion: This was my first really great read of 2018. It was a quick read for me but I did find myself pausing to take a few breaks. I was able to foreshadow a love triangle, which is unfortunate to me because I feel like this story would’ve been equally as great, if not better, without it. I did enjoy the LGBT implemented in the story line. I think the author did a good job of really making the characters seem real even with the Norse mythology twist.

I really enjoy a great female lead/female in a power position and I believe that this book gives us just that. In this story, the females are the “warriors” born with power and the men are basically a shell I would say. It definitely is all about female empowerment I would say. I find it unfortunate that Malin really doesn’t understand love, or in my opinion, herself.

I do hope that in the next installment of this series that we find out more about Marlow, Malin’s mother. I feel like that was left almost as a cliffhanger and I am not sure whether that was intentional by the author or not.

I am super excited to read the next book and have already entered the Goodreads Giveaway for it. Y’all go check it out!

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★

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3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day 2

Happy Tuesday!

I was tagged by Jasmine (JASMINE’S READING BLOG) to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. Once again, it has been awhile since I have been tagged in anything really so I definitely appreciate the tag!

 

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

 

My quote for day 2 is…..

It is out choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more then our abilities.

LARGE Harry Potter Quote - Sizes 16x20 and up! Print from Watercolor Painting, "Choices", Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore Quote, JK Rowling

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I’m tagging…..

Devyn | Spineless Bookwyrm

Kayla | Books and Blends

Addy | Addy Nikita Books


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3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day 1

Happy Monday, bloggerverse!

I was tagged by Jasmine (JASMINE’S READING BLOG) to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. It has been awhile since I have been tagged in anything really so I definitely appreciate the tag!

 

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

 

My quote for day 1 is…..

He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.

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I’m tagging…..

Ashley | Thrifty Bibliophile

Lexi | Lexi Temple Sparks

Victor | My Poor TBR


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Review: Switch by Megan Hart

Book Details:

379 Pages

Published: July 3rd, 2012

Author: Megan Hart

Synopsis: don’t think don’t question just do

The anonymous note wasn’t for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in the habit of reading other people’s mail, but it was just a piece of paper with a few lines scrawled on it, clearly meant for the apartment upstairs. It looked so innocent, but decidedly—deliciously—it was not.

Before replacing the note—and the ones that followed—in its rightful slot, I devoured its contents: suggestions, instructions, commands. Each was more daring, more intricate and more arousing than the last…and I followed them all to the letter.

Before the notes, if a man had told me what to do, I’d have told him where to go. But submission is an art, and there’s something oddly freeing about doing someone’s bidding…especially when it feels so very, very good. But I find that the more I surrender, the more powerful I feel—so it’s time to switch up roles.

We play by my rules now.

Opinion: Let’s sit down and talk about the biggest let down I have had as far back as I can remember. I ended 2017 and began 2018 with this book. The description piqued my interest so I rolled with it. I’m all about a good synopsis. Let me just tell you, they can be deceiving.

The whole book there is way too much happening. Her ex, her neighbor, her mom, the lady in the pen shop. This book was all over the place. The ending was written like she just got tired of writing it and said eh screw it I’m done. I feel like she was trying to make it relatable but holy hell no. That was the farthest thing from it.

I will admit, I enjoyed the beginning which is why I gave it two stars. It got to the point at the end though when I was like well I only have 20 pages yet might as well just keep reading. I do not recommend. I wouldn’t even recommend to my worst enemy.

My Overall Rating: ★★

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Review: Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) by A.C. Gaughen

I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Links to Purchase:

Amazon (Affiliate Link)

Book Details:

488 Pages

Published: January 30, 2018

Author: A.C. Gaughen

Synopsis:  Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.

Opinion: On this day, January 18th, 2018, I may be jumping the gun here but I think this may be one of the best, if not THE best, books of 2018. I was kind of iffy with it after reading many other reviews from other bloggers that I follow but I am so glad that I did read this. I think this may be one of my favorites novels of all time. I am not exaggerating. Reading Reign the Earth really sets my standards extremely high for the rest of the year.

There are themes in this novel that I feel should come with a little warning label. The main character, Shalia, is physically and emotionally abused by her husband. One thing that I did not see in others reviews, which in no way makes this right, is that we are in another land. This isn’t 21st century this is a different time and place. Once again, that in no way makes it right. Shalia recognizes that she does not deserve to be treated that way. I will leave it at that.

I think Shalia is one of my favorite female leads I have read about in a long time. As I mentioned above, she recognizes she doesn’t deserve to be treated the way she is being treated. I would say the author implements actions and traits into Shalia that we see in situations similar to hers which is what makes this story so real and emotional. Throughout reading my heart would just ache for the characters and in my opinion, it takes an amazing author to make you feel so deeply for their characters.

I definitely recommend this novel to anyone looking for a stellar new release in 2018. It will not let you down!

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★

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Cover Reveal: Nailed Down by Chelle Bliss

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Release Date: March 20th

Authors:Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler

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Kitty Carlyle isn’t just some woman. Beautiful? Yep. Seductive? Damn straight. She’s also my best friend and my co-worker. But, hell, I’m a guy with a pulse. Every once in a while, I take a look and think filthy things about her that maybe I shouldn’t.

But when her cousin dies and leaves her with a long as hell and sexy bucket list, Kitty turns to me for a helping hand. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a woman in need. Besides, I’m damn sure not about to let another man steal away my girl, occupy her bed, or fill my shoes.

But as the stakes get higher and the items become hotter, I’ll have to face the toughest challenge of all: admitting I want more than Kitty’s friendship. I want to make her mine.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of the Men of Inked and ALFA P.I. series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.

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