Jun 20, 2018

#WeedingWednesday: The Last Enchantments /From the Files of Madison Finn / The Eyre Affair

The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch Shelved:  May 18, 2016 

Survive/Weed:  Going to survive woo! Based on the summary seems interesting and something I may enjoy. I know that's how they ended up on my TBR list to begin with. 

From the Files of Madison Finn: Back Online by Laura Dower Shelved: May 18, 2016

Survive/Weed: The cover is adorable! It's a children's novel. Since I shelved it the same day as Enchantments... probably Goodreads Giveaway. I'm going to weed this. 

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fford Shelved:  June 16, 2016

Survive/Weed: This was another book club read that  I didn't make it through. Plus it's book one of so...trying to get rid of those. 

Recognize any of these? Read any of them? Lemme know!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Jun 19, 2018

#ReadyToRide #NetGalley


"You Really Eat Anything"

Title:  Ready to Ride  Author: Sebastien Pelon Publisher:  Quarto's word & pictures

Publish Day -- Today!


Description 

A funny, feel good book with a can-do attitude for anyone who's ever tried to ride a bike, about freedom, friendship, and the joy of cycling without stabilisers for the very first time.

 A little boy is told to play outside by his mum and bumps into an imaginary friend with whom he goes for a bike ride. At first he finds it difficult to keep up, but with the imaginary friend’s help he takes off the bike’s stabilisers and learns to freewheel – all the way home.

 Stunning illustrations and an imaginative design make this a really special picture book gift for little bike riders everywhere.

illustration is off their Amazon page:


Review:

A child goes through riding a bike experience and through it grows up. Super cute and easy to follow for the younger kids through the imagery. Would be a good conversation book/  read out loud with parents or caretakers. Dives into growing up and not needing the same things as you once did,etc.

Downloaded from Netgalley thanks to the publishers for an honest review

Definitely would recommend.

I just watched a DUST short film with a girl and her imaginary friend. This reminded me a lot of it.

Jun 17, 2018

#BoneDriven #NetGalley


Title: Bone Driven  Author: Hailey Edwards    Publish Day: May 31, 2018   Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group UK/Piatkus From: Netgalley!

Book is available as an eBook & hard copy. I'm sure this is available at other people's libraries. But none of her books are available at Tulsa Library and I don't know how to suggest they get there.

I'm late i'm late for a very important date.. but here is the review.

 Description


'Edwards creates amazing fantasy worlds that the reader becomes completely engrossed in' (Goodreads)

The bayou is burning, the battle is just beginning - and Luce Boudreau is smack in the middle of no-man's land . . .

Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull - particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse. Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link between the suspects and her own dark secrets. There's no turning back, even though her search for the truth threatens to burn her old life down around her.

Lines are being drawn in a war Luce barely understands, and she just might be on the wrong side of them. Now she must embrace her powerful destiny, or the ones she loves most will pay the ultimate price.


Always Possible Spoilers In My Reviews. 


Review:

Picked this one up the moment I completed Bayou Born. In most reading experiences I need a day before diving into another book. For this series so far that wasn't the case. This series so far is very character driven that is the focus while the plot is helping us learn more of the characters.

It's a paranormal set in Canton, Mississippi so it's a small town atmosphere. A place where odd things get to happen in swamps or the woods. What I love so far is the consistency of the main character as she's growing into who she is or whatever she decides she is. I struggle with reading paranormal / urban fantasy because female protagonists often have unnecessary short fuses.

This book is a segue for Luce from her human life to her demon life. She struggles with guilt and balancing her two worlds. It's noted of her guilt when leaving her dad, and aunt/uncle when she's off with the group. Then, the guilt when she is with the group and not with her dad and uncle/aunt. While she struggles with this worlds collide in a tearful and horrible way.

She's lovey-dovey with her male coterie folk but isn't so much with Portia. I can't remember specifically but I believe portia and her have a different relationship. Then, she's now possessing Luce's bestie I feel this is not only a story builder but possibly away to keep her love-dovey way only with the men?

This one is more focused on Luce on being an active character. It felt like she was more present, not just a damsel in distress. I understand that she was under the impression that she was human..and violent things happening around her. Whereas in this one she's warming up to her new reality and present.

Since I read this right after reading the first one I cannot tell if you can read this one alone. Unlike the first one thought I do believe it'd be hard to read alone without the first in the series.

The romance is present but it's still not the major aspect of things going on. She wants to be with him when she's 100% certain it's not her being the person who captured him. There is more interaction with Rixton and Sherry (Love them!!), her dad and her uncle/aunt (love them!). We don't get a lot of interaction with her father due to the problems that happened in the first book. This goes for Portia and Maggie, too.

Once more it's hinted at that Miller is a terrible demon? Looks ugly? Can't control himself in his original form? But we do not see him in this way this book. That's something later on in the story or just something that will get touched on once in awhile.

Overall there is a fun story to be had while reading this. If you're wary about paranormal/ urban fantasy think this one is a good starting place. It's how you'd imagine the genre to be..but don't see it much.

Recommend? Yes