The Hunter’s Moon

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I super enjoyed this one! I liked the Native American culture weaved in (although I cannot attest to its accuracy.) I’ve always felt like shifter stories make for great Native American fiction telling because NA beliefs are so at one with their environments. Most I know of have an inherent respect for nature, which also blends in nicely with shifter stories.

Fear My Mortality

Holy crap! This book blew me away. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked the book up. I’ve read books that have immortal (or extremely long-living) humans in them, but it’s always been a tossup for me. More than half the books I’ve read with immortality I ended up disliking. Some authors pull off amazing stories, while others just kind of flop.

At Water’s Edge

I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about this one.

I liked the characters for the most part. But I it was just short of actually clicking with most the characters. I found myself unable to keep track of all the terms. The plot was a little ambiguous….

I just don’t know what to say. Jeez. Usually reviews just pour out of me and this one just doesn’t want to flow.

Ok, on to things I liked:

Grumpy Cat Vol #1

There was an initial confusion about the title. Some places it’s listed as Grumpy Cat Vol 1 and other places list it at The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey! #1.

I’m not quite sure how to review all these mini stories…They all have combinations of different authors and illustrators…

I guess I’ll review them individually? And then do an overall impression? Yeah, I’ll go with that idea.

Everything, Everything

Wow.

I am really impressed with this novel. I was hesitant to pick up this novel. I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to all the hype. I’ve been hearing about this book EVERYWHERE for the past couple months. So when I picked up the book, I tried to shut all those thoughts away, and just absorb what the words gave me.

Those words gave me a lot more than I expected.

‘Till Death

I’m not sure where I should start with this one.

The cover maybe? The image is great, I love that floral dress, so the issue doesn’t lie in the cover itself….It’s the ridiculous tagline.

“Staying alive on a first date should be a given, not a challenge….”

Okaaaaay..? I read the entire book, but they actually don’t ever go on a date together. They have study group and a few other things….but no dates. Soo……

First, you have to know that taglines are a pet peeve for me. I try to not look at them. They bug me, but when I pulled this off my shelf I rolled my eyes a little.

Ruthless

Exquisite. Absolutely exquisite. The YA genre lacks great thrillers. Sure, I’ve read some good ones, but most aren’t exclusively thrillers. Usually, they have sci-fi elements and occasionally they have fantasy woven in. Still, even if you classify those novels as ‘thriller’ and then weighed those books against other genres, it’d still be the smallest genre of YA fiction. This novel is pure thriller, and it has one of the best qualities I’ve ever seen.

Season of Fire
The Remnants #2

Awwwww, Ronan. What a sweetheart. I’m pretty much in love with Ronan. He’s one of my favies. He’s chivalrous, and because he’s supposed to be the physical guard for Adriana (where as she’s the empathy), he comes across as a strong protective man-boy, who’s conflicted between his loyalty to The Maker, and his heart which aches to be with Dri’s (regardless of the cost.)

AWWWW!!!

This series makes me such a sap. Saying slang like favies. *pffft* *denies everything*

All Fall Down

I finished this book in one sitting. I’ll admit, I was expecting a book (and series) similar to her Heist Society series, not in content, but in style. In other words, I expected it to be entertaining, but perhaps not out-of-this-world amazing. But this book was pretty much amazing. I was so engaged in Grace’s emotional/mental turmoil. My heart hurts just thinking about it. Clearly, some major research (or maybe even a close personal experience) went into this novel.

Lock & Mori

When I saw this book, I knew the author was gutsy. Sherlock’s fan base has without a doubt, exponentially increased in the past couple years (a la BBC) but the truth is, Sherlock is one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time. People write about him all the time, and each one tries to reinvent him as something more peculiar.

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10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

I didn’t think I’d be able to come up with ten bookish wishes, but I did without even having to think about it too much.