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Friday, November 16, 2018

Book Tag: Unpopular Opinions Book Tag


The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag was created by The Book Archer on YouTube. This tag asks questions about all those pesky unpopular opinions we all avoid sharing and/or justify right after we've shared them!

* Book titles and author names are linked to Goodreads.

1. What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like?


Before anyone starts throwing stones, hear me out! I've watched the movies and they were fine. I tried reading the books after I kept being told repeatedly how "out of this world" they were. That threw me off because when I finally picked up the first book I found it to be rather boring. I tried to get through it and like it but it just wasn't for me.


2. What is a popular book or series that everyone
else seems to hate but you love?

Going through the averages of the books I've read on Goodreads, nothing is standing out. Though I'm sure there has to be at least a handful of books that a lot of people hate but I love.

3. What is a love triangle in a book or series where the
main character ended up with the person you did not
want them to end up with?


- House Of Night Series By P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast - I was Team Stark. (I stopped reading when the human started being too much, so I don't actually know who ended up with who in this series);

- Mercy Thompson Series By Patricia Briggs - I was Team Sam for quite a few books;

- Vampire Diaries Original Trilogy By L. J. Smith - I will forever be Team Damon.

These are the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

4. What is a popular book genre that you hardly reach for?

Horror and Thrillers. There have been exceptions, but they are few and far between. I was a big fan of those genres in my early teens but it's passed. I won't say I'll never go back to them, but it's not something I'm actively looking for in the books I'm reading today.

5. What is a popular or beloved character that you do not like?


He started off as a part of a sort of love triangle and ended up getting rejected at the beginning of the first book but couldn't get over it for whatever reason. He got annoying and overbearing throughout the first two novels in the series. I never finished the series because the last book is in his point of view and I just don't want to be in his head even if it means I'll never finish the series.


6. Who is a popular author that you can’t seem to get into?

K. F. Breene. I've tried getting into three different novels by this author and they didn't work for me. I've finally come to the conclusion that it's the writing style. Everything is very slow moving and very descriptive which isn't for me. 

7. What is a popular book trope that you are tired of seeing?

Love triangles. I hate the on and off thing love triangles provoke in books. I'm also usually on the side of the person that gets dumped in the end. So I'd rather not go through that or put myself through all that. 

8. What is a popular book or series that you
have no interest in reading?


Social media ruined the ending for me and because of that I
gave up on the movies and never started on the books.


9. What is a movie or TV show adaption of a book
or series that you like more than the book/s?

The Vampire Diaries TV show is so full of drama, but it's SO good in a soap opera type guilty pleasure sort of way. I remember liking the original book trilogy, but the TV show made everything so much better!

What unpopular opinion(s) do you keep hidden away?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Power Of Book Covers: Witch's Curse By Jenna Wolfhart


They say don't judge a book by its movie...err...COVER. 
BUT they never said we couldn't PRAISE them.

This week's cover:

Witch's Curse
(The Bone Coven Chronicles #1)
By Jenna Wolfhart

Wanted: Magically Armed and Dangerous.

Ever since my parents died in the demon war, I’ve paid my way through life by using magic to con people. It’s not right, but a girl’s gotta do what she can to survive.

Unfortunately, my latest con has left me smack dab in the middle of a murder scene. Now, a coven of angry mages thinks I’m the killer. In order to clear my name, I have to team up with an infuriatingly sexy warlock whose powers are far darker than he admits. Throw in a string of related murders and a vexed vampire clan, and I’m up to my eyeballs in danger.

But that's not even the worst of it. When I get too close to the real killer, he casts a life-threatening curse on my grandmother. Before, I just wanted to save my own butt, but now I’ll do whatever it takes to track him down—even if it means following him through monstrous dimensions.

Because I don’t play nice with magic. And when you mess with Grandma, you become #1 on my sh*t list.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Items I’d Like to Own

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Welcome back to:
A weekly feature created By The Broke And The Bookish
Currently featured on That Artsy Reader Girl

Bookish Items I’d Like to Own

1. Lamp Disguised As A Book

This. Lamp. Why does it have to be so expensive
with import tax in Brazil!?


This lamp By Lumio can be found here.

2. Library Embosser

I plan on having a mini library at home so the idea of
embossing my name onto the books I treasure sounds so magical.


3. Prism Glasses

I've never tried them, but they do sound oh so very useful!


4. Computer/Tablet Book Case

Truth be told, I actually managed to find something similar to this for my tablet a few years ago (and it wasn't cheap either). It turned out to be so bad quality wise that it only lasted 3 months before it started peeling (and that's coming from someone who takes good care of everything around her and who has managed to keep a 2011 computer alive to this day).


5. Typewriter iPad Keyboard/Stand

Ever since I can remember I love the look of antiques and that goes well with typewriters. Even having this on a shelf would be beautiful just to look at.


This typewriter iPad keyboard/stand can be found here.

What bookish items do you want to own?
Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Book Review: Merciless By Sybil Bartel

Merciless
(Alpha Bodyguard #2)
By Sybil Bartel

Bodyguard.

Mercenary.

Gun for hire.

I didn’t care what you called it, the end result was always the same.

You paid me for a job, you got results. The Marines trained me to shoot, but life taught me to aim. Working for the best personal security firm in the business was a stepping stone. Put in my time, build the resume, then move on. I didn’t do attachments, on any level.

Until a smoking-hot former one-night stand crossed the street in front of me, holding hands with a kid who was my spitting image. She tried to play it off, deny he was mine. She said she didn’t even remember me, right before she picked her kid up and ran. She thought she’d made a clean escape.

But she was about to find out how merciless a bodyguard could be.

*MERCILESS is the second standalone book in the Alpha Bodyguard Series.

The Alpha Bodyguard Series:

SCANDALOUS – Tank’s story
MERCILESS – Collins’s story
RECKLESS – Tyler’s story
RUTHLESS – Sawyer’s story
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Check Out The Other Books In this Series:
(Linked to my review)


My Review:

This was such a good book! I loved seeing characters from this author's other novels coming together to help out a fellow comrade. I like seeing the family dynamic all these grown men have with men they served with in the military.

I adore Collins. He's a perfect balance of the so-called "alpha" trope and being a respectful human being. He doesn't cross the line from "alpha" into jack*ss, which I am eternally grateful to the author for. I liked how he pushed when something was dire but respected her wishes to not talk about something when it was irrelevant to any situation. 

Brooke rubbed me to wrong way in so many instances throughout this novel. I understand the abuse victim mentality and it was portrayed well in this novel (as far as I can tell) but boy! was is annoying to have to read through it. I can respect someone running away after being offered help from a complete stranger who happens to be a huge muscled man who kind-of-but-not-really stalks you after the person you're truly running away from finds you. I know I'm asking too much but half the story wouldn't have had to happen had she accepted/asked for help from the beginning.

The ending was what I was expecting with a few twists that I didn't see coming. I liked how things got resolved. I liked seeing both Collins and Brooke happy for once. I loved seeing Neil from a different perspective. I can't wait to see what the next story in this series is going to be!

My Favorite Quotes:

"Make peace or die. [...] Fear serves a purpose. Panic doesn't."

"This isn't an obligation, duty or pity. You don't get to glorify what I am."

"If you're in trouble, I'm always an option for you."

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Book Look #230: The Clairvoyants By Karen Brown

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Hope you enjoy!! C:

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Book Looks was created by @Jen and Books and Other Happy Ever Afters.

This Week:
The Clairvoyants By Karen Brown
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