Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss BOOK REVIEW!!!

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Title: The Name Of The Wind

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Published: DAW Books

My name is Kvothe.

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.

Born into a traveling troupe family Kvothe has always been a different sort of child, with his bright red locks and beautiful green eyes he has always stood out among the other performers. You see Kvothe is very smart for his age and it shows when he meets an older gentleman during his families travels that has the ability to do sympathy (which is a form of magic used in the story) which he has only heard about in stories but never really seen in person. The man joins the traveling troupe in exchange for his help with odds and ins. Kvothe takes a liking to the new stranger and becomes quite interested in the use of sympathy. He has wanted to join the University to learn from the masters how to master sympathy but since that future seems far fetch for someone like him, Kvothe asks the new stranger to teach him a some things just get him started on the right path. 

Kvothe took to learning the basics of sympathy quickly but didn't possess all of the knowledge of it's use before the stranger decided to go his own way leaving Kvothe with just a valuable book of knowledge in sympathy, but there is still so much out there that he hasn't even scraped the surface of yet. One day while off on his own doing his own thing for a bit Kvothe comes face to face with a very powerful enemy that people have only talked about in legends that will intern leaving him with the hardest lesson of all, the path to his dreams would be a difficult and heartbreaking road. 

This is how legends are made but just know that not everything is as glorious as it seems from afar and greatness comes at a pricey cost. 


Thoughts: I read this book because I saw it circling around the Book Tube community with the phrase that it was much like Harry Potter. I will agree with them only half way, it is somewhat like Harry Potter in the way that there is a school that teaches a sort of magic but I feel like this story goes farther than Harry Potter does and doesn't just center around just the school. The world in the story is very rich with characters and personality but never lets you forget that the world is a cruel place and isn't just sunshine and roses for everyone. I got very attached to the main character as well as some of the other smaller characters and I wish that the whole series were done and can be read because it's a story you don't want to be left hanging with. I will leave you with one warning though, this is an adult to mature teenager book and should not be taken lightly and I will ask that if you do read the book then don't go into the story expecting everything to be just like HP because this story kind of stands apart from the one magic school most know and love.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Family Matters By Pierre Meuron MINI BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: Family Matters

Author: Pierre Meuron

Published: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC

This is a smaller book that focuses on the journey one family has taken through there lives. Many things happen in a families lifetime that can create memories of love, happiness, and heartache. Through little stories and some verse the book shows you bits and pieces throughout the author's family as well as the author's life growing up.


Thoughts: I was asked to review this book in the return for an honest review, this review is just my opinion. Now that is out of the way I will just cut right to the chase, I was not a far of this book. It is a very small book and had great potential but was poorly executed. The transition through short stories and poetry was jumbled and didn't really make sense. I found myself a couple of times asking myself " what the heck is going on"?! This book is very small and almost seems like it was just bits and pieces of things that were taken from a much longer book. The only problem was that there isn't a longer book so you are left reading a book that is like cliffsnotes of the author's life. The concept was there but the writing fell through.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich BOOK TOUR!

Title: Stealing Liberty

Author: Jennifer Froelich

Genre: Young Adult

A heist so monumental, it may cost them everything... When Reed Paine is sent to a secret detention school for teens whose parents are branded enemies of the state, he doesn’t expect to find friendship – especially after coming face to face with Riley Paca, a girl who has every reason to hate him.

But when Reed, Riley and a few others start reading the old books they find in tunnels under the school, they begin to question what they are taught about the last days of America and the government that has risen in its place. Then the government decides to sell the Liberty Bell and Reed and his friends risk everything to steal it – to take back their history and the liberty that has been stolen from them (Stealing Liberty/ Clean Reads).

About the Author

Jennifer Froelich published her debut novel, Dream of Me, in late 2011, which reviewers praised as "well-orchestrated with outstanding imagery." Her second novel, A Place Between Breaths, published in 2014, was called "a roller-coaster ride with enough twists and turns to keep everyone interested" and won an Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest's 23rd Annual Self Published Book competition. Jennifer is a frequent contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Jennifer worked for many years as a freelance editor and writer before publishing her own work. She lives in beautiful Idaho with her husband, two teenage kids, and a rescue cat named Katniss.

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~ Book Excerpt ~ 

My escort pushes me. “Pick up the pace, kid.” I stumble on a sharp rock and cut my toe. It hurts more than it should and I pull up to face him, fists curled at my side. I’ve grown about a foot since my sixteenth birthday, which means I can stare him down, eye to eye. He just smirks. How about I smash your nose? For a minute the urge is so powerful, my pulse pounds against my throat and red spots blur my vision.

Don’t do anything stupid, Reed. Pick your battles. The voice in my head is my dad’s, so I listen. We climb aboard a rusty hybrid bus parked in front of the bombed-out terminal. “Welcome,” says the autopilot. It’s one of the retro models, formed like a human, with LED eyes and everything. When magnetic tracks were first installed, citizens didn’t trust computers to maneuver vehicles safely along roadways. At least that’s what my grandmother told me. Humanoid pilots were designed to make them feel safer. Pretty soon, people had more important things to worry about. My escort takes a seat behind the pilot, but I keep going. Only one other passenger is on the bus — a girl with long blond hair who sits in the fifth row, pressed against the window. Bruises swell on her left cheekbone and along her jaw. Her lip is crusted with blood and her right eyelid is swollen shut. Nausea washes over me, along with fresh anger. “Sit!” our escort barks. The girl flinches. I take a seat across from her and shift toward the window. The door squeaks closed and the bus lurches forward. We travel on an old freeway so desolate, we don’t encounter a single other transport. I wish I was calm enough to sleep — so numb to the government’s strong-arm tactics, they no longer get to me. Instead I stare past the landscape and try not to shake. Try not to relive my nightmare or think about how it felt to wake up with a gun to my head. I imagine a different outcome. Fighting back — or breaking out of the state home before they showed up. If only.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Deathly Unloved by Annee Cooper BOOK TOUR!

Title: Deathly Unloved

Author: Annee Cooper

Genre: YA LGBT paranormal romance

Being raised as a nephilim has its drawbacks when you’re only quarter angel. Now it’s getting dangerous. Rune’s always known about the angel blood that runs through her veins. A gift—or a curse—from her halfling mother. She thinks she knows who she is. She’s wrong. After a kiss with a stranger completes a sacred ritual, she’s forced to accept the other side of her heritage. And the lust for souls that comes with it. Now this gorgeous seductress is on a hunt to find others like her and discover the truth about her past. But with her hunger growing insatiable, does she have more to worry about than making friends?

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~ Book Excerpt ~

“If I leave, will you kiss him? Or any other humans?” the boy asked.

“I didn’t plan on kissing anything that wasn’t human, but if a cute angel comes along I might change my mind.” Rune gave him a cheeky smile.

He made a face and clenched his hands. With a loud sigh and a stomp of his boot, he reached for her hand. Rune glared at him, but her face softened when she saw how pained his expression was. She didn’t back off when he moved closer.

“We don’t even know each other,” he mumbled. His fingers brushed her cheek, then her lips as he searched her eyes. “Say it’s all right.”

Strangely, she wasn’t uncomfortable with the idea. This guy was possibly the first ethereal her age she’d come across. He might be a little curt, but he was also gorgeous, and his touch felt welcome on her skin.

Unable to keep herself from eyeing his mouth, the desire to kiss him turned to an ache.

“Yes.” She inhaled a ragged breath and her hands slithered around his neck, her fingers winding themselves in his hair. “I’m shaking,” she said, still fixated on his lips.

“Me too. It’s because we should have already done this at our age. It’ll be more intense be—”

“Shh.” She finished the sound by pressing her lips into his.

The gentle start became a heated wrestle of hot mouths. Rune drew him deeper and he pulled her tight against his body. Her nerves screamed at her.


Rune lost all sense of being separate. Her spirit welcomed him, opening up to expose her essence. A sweet, icy fire burned through her mouth into her body, igniting her cells and quenching a fierce thirst. It felt like she was inhaling menthol and liquid sugar straight into her veins. The energy between them slowed to a stop and they broke apart, instantly back in reality. Rune fell against the wall, breathless and dazed with shock. Her back felt all tingly, a cold sort of tickle that raced across her skin. The boy didn’t look so harmless now. The whites of his eyes had been completely swallowed by black. All that was left of his irises was a thin ring.

“When they said intense I never thought…” He leaned heavily on the hall table.

“Your eyes,” Rune said in a fragile voice.

“They’ll change back.”

Still trembling, Rune slid down the wall to the floor. That was not what kissing was supposed to be like. She was obviously delirious. Someone must have spiked the vodka. That or this house had a serious hallucinogenic mold problem.

The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy BOOK TOUR!

Title: The D.B. List

Author: Rebekah L. Purdy

Genre: YA Romance

Seventeen-year- old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognize all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her better.

She’s given a “homework” assignment to create two lists. One with nothing but happy memories and thoughts on it (otherwise known as the ‘happy rainbow farting unicorns list’). And the other with everything negative that Ellie thinks contributed to “the” day she could no longer cope.

So begins Ellie’s Douche Bag list (or D.B. List for short). And once she gets started, it’s hard to stop remembering all the jerks, the petty crap, the times she’d been bullied or the main focus of the rumor mill.

So when nice guy, Ky Laramie, walks into her life, Ellie instantly puts her shields up. But as she gets to know him and his family, she wonders if she can dare to put herself out there again. Because as everyone knows, once a candle is lit, the wind can always blow it out. And Ellie couldn’t handle it if Ky ends up atop of the D.B. List.

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Author Bio

I was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the giant mitten on the map—it’ll likely throw a snowball at you). I spent most of my time in Michigan, but while in the army got to call KS, SC, MO, and CA home for awhile as well. 

As a kid my family moved around a lot. Try spending both your freshman and senior years at new schools (yeah, loads of fun). I could’ve changed my name to “new girl”.

I love writing for teens because those are the years I remember falling in love with most of my favorite books. Some of the authors I couldn’t put down were L.J. Smith, Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Joan Lowery Nixon, Lois Duncan, amongst several others.

My husband and I have a large family. There are six kids total! So we have LOTS of fun on vacations (although hours on the road, cooped up in the Expedition is kind of stressful—although we pass the time with MAD LIBS and hoping no one gets carsick).

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