Book Blitz | In Command

I was beyond thrilled to have received an eARC for IN COMMAND, an Aunare Chronicles novella, so when the offer came to participate in the book blitz it was a no brainer. I read this whole novella in a single sitting and if you have yet to hear about this series then please keep reading this post! The Aunare Chronicles is full of sci-fi action, spaceships, aliens, dystopian chaos, romance, and characters you will love or hate. To be frank, I wasn’t sure if I’d be into this series when the first book dropped, but oh was I mistaken. It is SO GOOD. Keep reading for more on the novella, the series, my reviews, the author, plus check out an excerpt and enter the giveaway!

Continue reading

Thunderhead

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman (2018)

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia

Blurb:

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Continue reading

Poison Study Trilogy

Poison Study Trilogy (Chronicles of Ixia #1-3) by Maria V. Snyder (2005 – 2008)

Fiction | Dystopian Fantasy

Blurb:

POISON STUDY (Book One)

Choose: A quick death… or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

Continue reading

𝕄y 𝔽avorite 𝔹ooks & ℝeviews

favorite reads banner

I’ve decided to end the year on a positive note with an alphabetical list (by author) of my favorite books/series and authors as well as some of my favorite reviews! I didn’t bother trying to make this a Top Ten post or anything, just a simple list of books I’ve read more than once and that cross my thoughts even more. Continue reading

One-line Reviews #1

So most of you know (and if you don’t it’s easy to figure out *blushes*) that I tend to write lengthy, sprawling reviews that often go on perhaps a bit too long, but I’m thinking of giving something new a try. Whether this becomes a monthly thing, a one-time thing, etc. I don’t know yet but what the heck. Here’s my first post of one-line reviews for the books I’ve read/finished this month. It’s a bit snarky (I am half Slytherin after all) but it does get to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual review style then this is the complete opposite.

Continue reading

Anticipated Reads for 2021

The year of 2020 is about to come to a close and I can’t resist getting a bit excited for next year if only for these upcoming book releases! Hopefully the new year will also be a bit smoother and more virus-free than this one (bleh) but regardless we’ll at least have some exciting new books to celebrate! Let me know if any of these are on your TBR list also or what other books you’re looking forward to!

Continue reading

BRN #30: Merry Christmas and to All a Good Night

Banner_babbles rambles and nonsense_30

First of all, Merry Christmas!! I often do a little post for Christmas and I once more could not resist wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you so so much for spending your time with me this past year and what a crazy year it has been. I pray you are able to spend this holiday surrounded by love, joy, and (even if virtually) family, and that you not only enjoy this time with your favorite foods for a Christmas feast but with a book or two and a delighted hope for the new year to come. Never let anyone or anything rob you of your hope. Hope reigns eternal, you need only turn towards it. ♥

merry christmas

Continue reading

♛ Top Reads of 2020: Part 2 | December 2020

Banner_top books and series_v2

Can you believe 2020 is coming to a close at last?! This year started off strong for me but then once COVID-19 hit I felt stuck reliving the same day over and over and over. I am more than ready to leave this year behind and hope that maybe, just maybe, the new year will be a smidge kinder to us. Anyway, as it is the end of the year, it is time to share my Top Reads: Part 2 which covers the months of July – December! If you’d like to check out my list of Top Reads: Part 1 featuring my favorite books that I read during January – June, you can do that here. As always, let me know what your top reads have been this year! Continue reading