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Favourite Re-Reads

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The perfect way to spend Christmas Eve: curled up with favorite book(s), coffee and Christmas lights in every corner of the house... The books I reach for are usually the ones I loved, the ones I've read multiple times and come back to often. It's the of the year to get your nose stuck in the book. :)  Here are books and/or series that I loved to read time and time again: Relentless

Praxis Novellas by Andrea Pearson

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Author Andrea Pearson Title Praxis Novellas Series Mosaic Chronicles #2 Genre ya, paranormal, urban fantasy, magic Published September 22nd, 2014 Number of pages 165 Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Praxis is a collection of the novellas, that make the second book in Mosaik Chronicles. We follow Nicole, Austin, and Lizzy in separate stories, as they deal with trouble coming their way. Nicole goes to Ohio to learn more about Wind magic but ends up in the creepy apartment building with beings from another dimension. Austin discovered a photograph, that keeps on changing and he has to figure what is behind it and Lizzy finds a posses whistle that calls back a spirit of a possessed goddess. Whilst it was nice to get back to the world of Aretes and see what my favorite characters are up to, I didn't enjoy it as much as I loved full-length novels. Happy reading, Anie Follow @anie_1027   Instagram      

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

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Author Alice Clayton Title Wallbanger Series Cocktail #1 Genre romance Number of pages 384 Published November 27th, 2012 by Omnific Publishing Amazon Goodreads Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover  πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› When I'm in between books or slumping a bit I love to read books that are totally different from what I normally enjoy, Wallbanger is the perfect book for that. It's steamy, cheezy, funny and very enjoyable. I read it in a couple of hours, writing is very flowy and you can just fly through the pages.  Caroline moves into a new apartment in San Francisco and is woken up in her first night by very explicit sounds of her neighbor. As the week goes on, she gets very in-depth knowledge of her neighbors and his various girlfriends. She hears e v ery bang and noise through thin walls. Once she has enough goes over and confronts him. They start to hang out and eventually become a couple.  It's one of the funniest chick flick books I've read. Also

Home Ick by Karen Bischer

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Author Karen Bischer Title Home Ick Genre contemporary, ya Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š *read on Swoonreads Such a sweet story that gave me all the feels. Ellie's family has some financial trouble, so they had to move and she had to change schools. The first guy she made friends with, she started dating. His friends became her friends. It was good for a few months, however, after they broke up she was left with no one. During the Home Economics assignment, she has to join a group of guys, most of the troublemakers. At first, she was reluctant, in time she discovers that they are not all that bad. One guy in particular. As she starts to get to know them better, she explores other things too, now that she is not limited by friends. She grows as a character very much, from a shy follower, independent girl. It's such a positive uplifting story. It's sweet, heartwarming and just so great... :) Happy reading, Anie   Follow @anie_1027     

Book Love by Debbie Tung

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Author Debbie Tung Title Book Love Published January 1st, 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing Genre comic book Number of pages 144 Received from NetGalley Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› I love books and everything about books, so I was sure I was going to love this one. I expected something... more. Book love reads like a collection of memes. It's not bad, funny at times and very true, however, it's not anything special or amazing, just OK. Happy reading, Anie   Follow @anie_1027     

Angeles Vampire by Michael Pierce

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Author Michael Pierce  Title Angeles  V ampire Series Angeles  V ampire #1 Genre paranormal, romance, ya Published September 14th, 2018 Number of pages 328 Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cove  πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis A daughter’s desperate search. A hidden world of immortals. A seductive stranger will either lead her to answers or an early grave… Fiona Winter refuses to give up the search for her estranged father. But after spending years chasing down dead ends, those she loves most refuse to support her quest any longer. Just when all hope seems lost, a dark, mysterious stranger promises answers… for a price… Fiona reluctantly agrees to Matthew Mercer’s intriguing proposal, and she’s tossed headfirst into an underground world of monsters that shouldn’t exist. To find her father, she’ll need to venture into the dark with a guide who might be just as dangerous as the creatures she’ll face. Can she trust the captivating Matthew or

The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

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Author Candance Robinson Title The Bride of Glass Series Glass Vault #2 Genre fantasy, horror, romance, paranormal Number of pages 213 Published August 17th 2018 Received from Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› (*re-read of re-edited version) There is something about this book that just speaks to me. I love the writing style and different voices mixed with backstories. It gives dynamic to the story and lots of tension, definitely a page-turner. :) Vale succeeded in his mission. People that use to be trapped inside of Glass Vault are no out, immortal and powerful. The aid in his mission, collecting souls for the Vault, turning people into glass. Leading them is Vale and his Bride. I enjoyed reading the flashbacks, it adds depth to the characters and sheds a light on what was lost. There is significant character development in this one. I love reading about Maisie (she is my favorite :)) getting to know her and seeing that there is mor

Forbidden Knowledge by Andrea Pearson

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Author Andrea Pearson Title Forbidden Knowledge Series Koven Chronicles #5 Published November 25th, 2018 Genre magic, urban fantasy Received from Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Lizzy's time is running out. She doesn't have much time before lorn Kenan comes to full power, at the same time there are still lots of hounds on the Earth. She finally gets help from friends, because her to-do list is running long. I love the way story just goes on, pick up right where the last one stopped, it's perfect for binge reading. :) And there is non stop action, no rest for Lizzy. With each book in the Koven Chronicles, I like her more, she is such an amazing character. She is strong, but there is a bit of vulnerability to her. There were some amazing fight scenes in the story, however, I was a bit disappointed by the execution. I wish there was a whole lot more showing and bit less telling. Happy reading, Anie Follow @anie_1027     

Fianna’s Awakening by Ron C. Nieto

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Author  Ron C. Nieto  Title  Fianna’s Awakening  Series Warriors of Myth and Legend, #1 Genre adult, romance, urban fantasy, paranormal Number of pages 308 Published November 13th, 2018 Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsys Outcast. Betrayer. Chosen.  After five years being a Fianna, Aisling O’Malley still has to prove herself every day. The sins of the father weigh heavily on her shoulders, and no matter what she does, her fellow warriors regard her as the undeserving one. It doesn’t help that one of the four mythical treasures of Ireland has turned up under her nose, leaving her none the wiser. If by any chance the touted Spear of Lugh up for auction is indeed the legendary Spear of Victory, she needs to get her hands on it before anyone else does—and be spectacular enough about it to make the rest of the Fianna forget she almost missed the artifact in the first place. Exile. Betrayer. Forgotten. 

Favourite books of November

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November was a very good reading month for me, I've read 19 books. Some I absolutely loved, but a lot were just OK, or even bad. Here are five of my favorites from this month.   When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair The colder it gets, the more I'm in a mood for a fantasy book. This one is very urban fantasy-ish novel with very unique supernatural beings and magical world and so much awesomeness. :) Christmas Catch by Mery Shotwell Reading the book was just like watching a Christmas movie (but better, because book :)). Scythe by Christina Bauer I used to read a lot of sci-fi. Recently I've struggled to find a good one and Scythe made me fall in love with genre once again. It's just a prequel but it's filled with awesome story and science and gadgets and aliens.... :) The Flash, Vol. 8 by Joshua Williamson This year I started reading comic books. I've read many that were OK, but none that were amazing

Kiss of the Fallen by Kharma Kelley

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Author Kharma Kelley Title Kiss of the Fallen Published September 18th, 2018 by Wicked Bayou Press Genre paranormal romance Number of pages 250 Received from NetGalley Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Tristan is an old vampire, ready to retire. He gets wrapped up into doing just one more job for the vampire royals. However, it goes horribly wrong. next day he finds demon slayer, half-naked in his bed and she has no idea how she got there. World describe is very rich and full of supernaturals with a well-developed structure, it was my favorite thing about the book. Plotwise, whilst it was interesting, I had trouble staying engaged with the story, it didn't hold my attention. It wasn't the right book for me. Happy reading, Anie    Follow @anie_1027     

Guinea pigs by Benacquista Tonino

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Author  Benacquista Tonino Illustrator  Barral Nicolas Title Guinea Pigs Genre Comic book Published February 14th, 2018 by Europe Comics Received from NetGalley Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› It was the perfect comic book for me. I love the storyline, especially the ending and looking forward to more parts. Three people have been chosen for a pharmaceutical trial in exchange for quite a lot of money. THe have to stay at the facility and take the pill for a month, however, the pills have very interesting side effects. :) Happy reading, Anie   Follow @anie_1027     

Blessed Fury by C. S. Wilde

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Author C. S. Wilde Title Blessed Fury Series Angels of Fate #1 Genre paranormal, romance, fantasy, angels Number of pages 332 Published September 3rd, 2018 Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› There is such a sweetness to the story, I enjoyed read it very much.  Ava was a guardian angel for the last century. She watched over people, whispered in their ears, make suggestions. She takes her job very seriously. Now she got a new assignment, that is a bit unusual-Liam. She is not assigned as his guardian, because Liam is selfless, who just lost his partner, but as his partner. The job tests her on every level. Especially when it comes to Liam himself.  He isn't so easy one to crack.  There is a hierarchy to the angel world, different levels of angels, with different powers and roles. I like reading the book that has a good logical structure of supernaturals, it makes them very realistic. There is something bad goi

When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair

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Author  Scarlett St. Clair Title  When Stars Come Out Series  When Stars Come Out #1 Published October 31st, 2018 Number of pages 328 Genre urban fantasy, ya, shapeshifters Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover  πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› I didn't expect to like When Stars Come Out as much as I did. My favorite thing about it was the mythology, it was very thought out and I haven't read anything like it. I loved slowly discovering the magical system with the characters. Anora and her mom move to another town to get away from horrible rumors. Anora is determined to start anew, to forget all that happened before and li v e her life in peace. but all that goes to shit when she sees the dead girl hanging in front of the school. When confronted with the ghost her powers take over . When she loses the precious object, it all goes horribly wrong. It's such a complex story, full of twists and turns, mysteries and amazing powers.

The Flash, Vol. 8: Flash War by Joshua Williamson

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Author Joshua Williamson Title  The Flash, Vol. 8: Flash War Genre comics Number of pages 144 Published December the by DC Comics Received from NetGalley Goodreads Amazon  Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› I LOVE superheroes, movies or comic books. :) My favorite one from DC is Flash, he is fun and has amazing powers. : I enjoyed reading The Flash, the storyline is complex, there are future and present intertwining, cool villains and a lot of action. The artwork is amazing. :) Just perfect! Happy reading, Anie   Follow @anie_1027