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Treacherous Shadows Cover Reveal

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Treacherous Shadows
By Jennifer Parr
Love is worth hoping for...
"It happened before I was born: for three days, the Darkness swallowed every fleck of light, and the world has never been the same since. Gone are the days of conversing with gods, for they have fallen silent. Gone are the days of growing old, for brevity has claimed us. Gone are the days of siblings, for they are extinct--all but my brother and me. Now hope is waning. We struggle to find love and have a child. Or else we die.
My name is Aeria Morgan. I'm already sixteen. I don't have much time."
"Treacherous Shadows is a gorgeous novel, and Jennifer Parr is an enviable talent. This is a perfectly blended story of romance in a wondrous new fantasy world." - David Farland, Award-winning New York Times best-selling author
For anyone who is interested, the author is giving away four paperbacks and ten ebooks of Treacherous Shadows on her Instagram page. Click HERE for more details!
Buy the Book  AMAZON
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Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in... Tiger Trouble Review

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Hello my fellow readers and venture with me to a land of ninjas and secret agents… It is time to review Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble by Grant Goodman.
SECRET MISSIONS. SPIN KICKS. SINISTER GHOSTS.
Thirteen year-old Agent Darcy is one of the top students at the Bureau of Sneakery, where there are three rules every agent must follow: never make friends with an outsider, never speak of the Bureau, and never reveal your real name. Lately, Darcy has hit a rough patch: her rival, Agent Serena, keeps outdoing her. If things keep going this way, Darcy is convinced that no one will ever assign her a real mission.
Ninja Steve’s city, Ninjastoria, is the home of sword fights, throwing stars, and Tae Kwon Donuts. Unlike his genius older sister, twelve year-old Steve isn’t the best ninja student. He’d rather be swinging a sword instead of taking notes in class. Steve, however, is about to learn that being a true ninja means far more than being able to use a sword. When Darcy is sent …

My Netflix Adventure: Daredevil Season 2

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The next stop on my netflix adventure brings us to the wonderful world of Hell’s Kitchen to visit characters such as Matt Murdock, Karen Page, and Foggy Nelson. That’s right, it’s time to discuss season two of Daredevil!

I went into season two with pretty high expectations after I enjoyed both season one and Jessica Jones— I even rewatched season one a few weeks before season two came out, so it’s safe to say that I was excited and ready for season two, and it mostly lived up to expectation and I can definitely see myself rewatching it before next season comes out. Season two was full of all of the great characters that you loved from last season plus great new ones. I loved the chemistry between Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) back in season one and while the relationship between these characters this season is much darker and gloomier, they still work extremely well as a team. Other character such as The Punisher and Elektra a…

Top 5 Wednesday... 3/23

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Hey guys, welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! If you don’t know what Top 5 Wednesday is then click HERE, if not, stay! This week’s topic is top 5 DNF (did not finish) books!

Despite LOVING Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, when I tried to read the second book, I ended up putting it down 100 pages in. This could, of course, have something to do with the fact that I was reading it on my kindle, and you don’t get the same effect with the pictures when you’re looking at them on a kindle. I’d like to give this one another shot one day, but I don’t know.

I went into Half Bad with high expectations after hearing amazing things about it on Bookstagram and Booktube, but when I tried to read it I couldn’t get into it. I read about 100 pages before I finally gave up. I was expecting a fast paced story that I wouldn’t be able to put down, but, when I tried to read it, I just wasn’t interested.


This was a highly, highly anticipated book for me since I’m a huge fan of Cassandra Clare, but I think I…

Writing Update

Hello and… TIME FOR A WRITING UPDATE! *Cue accomplished music*
What I’m working on at the moment is a coming of age story. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and now I have a general three act structure figured out and about 1,000 words written. I’m really excited to continue writing and see where the story takes me I’ll keep you updated!
Keep writing…
Elise!

10 Cloverfield Lane Review

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Claustrophobia, Intensity, and doomsday shelters— time to review 10 Cloverfield Lane.

After hearing about the great marketing for this movie that involved filming it all in secret then simply dropping the trailer in front of a movie for everyone to go crazy over, I knew I had to check it out. I was really excited going in, and the movie did not disappoint. It was full of intensity and suspense throughout always leaving the viewing guessing about motivations and what was true or not. Even until the third act the story is constantly twisting and turning. My only complaint is that in the last ten minutes it turns into a completely different movie and gets kind of cheesy. In retrospect, I understand more of why it turned to a completely different movie but it still got cheesy.
All of the performances in 10 Cloverfield Lane were great and added to the experience. John Goodman does a brilliant job of portraying this crazy guy that you don’t know if he is telling the truth or not. His performa…

Waiting on Wednesday: This Savage Song

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Publication Date: July 5th 2016
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one …

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Review

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been rereading a lot of books lately, so why don’t we continue that trend with a book that I’ve now read three times— The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. She's wrong. –goodreads.com summary
“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
For anyone who doesn’t know, I am currently hosting a read along for the entire Mara Dyer trilogy on my Instagram. This is now the third time that I’ve read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and the reason I keep coming back to it is the characters. I have become attached to these characters over the course of the three books—they all f…

Bookstagram March 2016

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Hello! If you don’t use Instagram then you might not be familiar with the term bookstagram, but it is basically a community on Instagram where people post pictures of and discuss books (much like the booktube community). This community is the topic of a monthly feature on here where I show off pictures from other accounts that I love and some of my favorite bookstagramers.
Pictures I Love
Here are a few of my favorite recent pictures from the Bookstagram community! Accounts featured:Clairewelleryt PearlsAndPages Introverted.Bookworm TheBookOrder


Favorite Bookstagramers

SweaterWeatherReads I found this account recently and I LOVE it! It is full of beautiful pictures that are all different and detailed in their own way. The admin is super nice and fun to about books and such.

Lauren.And.Books This is a smaller account but it contains just as beautiful pictures as many 1000 follower accounts. Every picture posted is gorgeous and contains great books! All of Lauren’s pictures are creative and dif…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Raven King

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater Publication Date: April 26th 2016
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. –goodreads.com summary
So first things, first… LOOK AT THAT COVER! IT’S GORGEOUS! All of the books in this series look amazing and I can’t wait to have them all together on my shelf! But I also can’t wait to finish the series and see where things go. I think it’s going to be great!
What book are you looking forward to? Have you read The Raven Boys? Don’t you LOVE that cover?
Keep reading…
Meagan

A Gathering of Shadows Review

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A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab was recommended to me by a friend on Instagram with the words ‘it will emotionally ruin you.’ He was right…
*AGOS is a second book in a series please do not read further unless you have read A Darker Shade of Magic. You can find a spoiler free review for the first book in the series HERE*

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international compet…

My Netflix Adventure: Sweeney Todd

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Hello lovely people! Time for me to continue My Netflix Adventure with an amazing movie musical that I rented from Amazon, Sweeney Todd.

Prior to this, my only experience of Johnny Depp was in the Pirates 0f the Caribbean movies, which is a good performance for the first movie but goes downhill fast. Recently I had been hearing a lot of people saying that Depp was good in other movies such as Sweeney Todd; then as I became more interested in musicals, people told me I had to watch Sweeney Todd. I put it off for a few weeks before finally giving in and renting the movie from Amazon and I’m so glad I did!
The music in Sweeney Todd w is brilliant! Stephen Sondheim’s music works amazingly throughout the movie and the cast sounds perfect in their roles! The Score adds greatly to the atmosphere of scenes and enhances the viewing experience greatly. Definitely check out the soundtrack— it’s AMAZING!
The plot of Sweeney Todd is a great revenge story that reminded me of The Count of Monte Cristo,…

February Wrap Up and March TBR

Another month of 2016 has come and gone, launching us into the month of March! But before then, we must look over the last month and wrap up all the books that have been read in February.
February Reads The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Through the Darkby Alexandra Bracken Clockwork Princeby Cassandra Clare
Current Reads A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab
March TBR Room by Emma Donoghue The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
My March TBR is kind of ambitious so I don’t know if I will get through all of those books (even if the majority of them are rereads) but we will see! Have you read any of the books mentioned above? What did you think of them?
Keep Reading…
Meagan!