Monday, April 15, 2019

Top 5 Tips

So I have decided to start a new recurring blog post. I have coined it Top 5 Tips. Each week or biweekly I will choose a topic and give you my top 5 tips on how to accomplish that topic. Recently I have been working 40 hours or more each week. With this schedule, it does not leave much time to read other than my off days. And my off days are usually spent clean up my home or spending time with my wife. So in-between all of this I really do not have time. With this, it has taught me tips on how to have this crazy work schedule and still do the thing I love to do. I am not talking about losing sleep or reading while at work. So, I figured that since it was on my mind I would make it our first Top 5 Tips. If you want to know more about this continue reading.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

This week’s Top Ten Tuesdays topic was Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books. I missed uploading on Tuesday so this is a Saturday Top Ten Tuesday. As a child my parents did not buy many books for me, so I did some things to get my hands on books.  Nothing illegal or morally wrong. Just a little weird. There are a few on this list that I did for the love of reading itself. Here are the top ten that come to mind:

Friday, April 12, 2019

Illusive Review

  About the book:  
THEY ARE YOUNG.
THEY ARE CRIMINALS.
THEY ARE IMMUNE.

When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers, and Americans suffering from these so-called adverse effects were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor.

Some people chose a third option: live a life of crime.

Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist. She's also a thief. After crossing a gang of mobsters, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow superpowered criminals on a job that most would have considered impossible: a hunt for the formula that gave them their abilities. It was supposedly destroyed years ago - but what if it wasn't?

Government agents are hot on their trail, and the lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race that could cost them their lives.
 
Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones
Genre: Scince Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Number of Pages: 406

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A Court of Mist and Fury Review

  About the book: 
 Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Number of Pages: 626

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The High Court Review

Book Details:
Book Title: The High Court by Chris Ledbetter
Category: YA Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Month 9 Books
Release date: October 16, 2018
Tour dates: April 1 to 30, 2019
Content Rating: PG (some profanity (damn, ass), no f-bombs, some kissing, no sex scenes, some violence, nothing gory or graphic)
Book Description:
High atop Mount Olympus, dawn breaks on a new academic term. Normalcy has returned to campus following a harrowing expedition into The Underworld to rescue kidnapped students by Zeus and his fellow Olympians. Now, as they prepare to testify in The High Court, Hyperion will be tried for the attack on Crete and death of Anytos. Kronos will stand trial for the murder of Mount Olympus Prep’s Headmaster Ouranos.

As the trials draw near, Mount Olympus Prep students and faculty are besieged repeatedly by a race of gargantuan stone and earth giants. Under heavy assault, the Olympians are forced to flee to the volcanic island of Limnos to regroup. Meanwhile, a toxic poison Zeus has carried with him since a prior fight with a dragoness, creeps toward his brain.

In a race against time and beasts, Zeus and his friends must find a way to survive not only the toxin ravaging Zeus’ body, but also the giants who grow stronger after every attack and somehow make it to The High Court alive.



Chris Ledbetter Interview

The publisher was nice enough to allow me to interview Chris Ledbetter, author of the Sky Throne and the High Court, along with my reviews. I was so excited to pick his brain and find out where he got the idea for a books. I have reviews for both of his books. If you want to read our questions and answer session continue below.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

We Were Beautiful Review

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Welcome to the Blog Tour and Giveaway for We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



ABOUT THE BOOK

we were beautifulTitle: We Were Beautiful
Author: Heather Hepler
Publisher: Blink YA
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Synopsis:  
It's been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But no matter how much she tries to reconstruct the events of that fateful night, Mia's memory is spotty at best. She's left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her.

As the rest of Mia's family struggles with their own grief, Mia is sent to New York City to spend the summer with a grandmother she's never met. All Mia wants to do is hide from the world, but instead, she's stuck with a summer job in the bustling kitchens of the cafe down the street. There she meets Fig--blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious--who takes Mia under her wing. As Mia gets to know Fig and her friends--including Cooper, the artistic boy who is always on Mia's mind--she realizes that she's not the only one with a painful past.

Over the summer, Mia begins to learn that redemption isn't as impossible as she once thought, but her scars inside run deep and aren't nearly so simple to heal ... especially when Mia finally pieces together her memories of the night Rachel died.

The Sky Throne

Book Details:
Book Title: The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter

Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Month 9 Books

Release date: April 18, 2017

Content Rating: PG + M (No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!", some depictions of violence. No drug use or underage drinking. Some semi-mature themes - a suggestion of sexual misconduct by certain characters, but not the actual performing of it.)

Book Description:

Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete.

When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead.
Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia.

Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus's quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back.

On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April TBR

This month my TBR is month is a little bit big for the amount I have been reading. I personally have high hopes for this month. I have been developing ways to get reading done while working all the hours I have been. I really want to learn to balance all of it. But for now, let’s talk about my TBR this month.

Monday, April 1, 2019

March Wrap Up

This month was one that I had real trouble getting any reading done.  I worked so much that by the time I made it home I just went to bed. I have developed a really good system to be able to work all the hours I have been and read. There will be a post coming soon about that soon. But until then I want to tell you about what I did mange to get read this month and what I am currently in the middle of.
 
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