Saturday, October 28, 2017

After Dark Date Night: Series Review of The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

I have been trying to figure out a way to share all these books I read with you but still include other non-review posts on the blog.  One method I have come up with was to share the reviews for an entire series (or pair) of books in one post.  I will do my absolute best to keep spoilers out of these posts in case you plan to read the books, but there is a slight chance that even the synopsis of a book can give away the result of the previous book. So if you don't want to know anything at all about the later books in a series that might giveaway something in the first book STOP READING NOW!

I have had a trilogy bind up of this series on my shelf for a very long time (longer than I have been blogging I believe) but never picked it up because it was huge!  I finally decided with my trilogy challenge this year it was time to do so.  It was an really up and down series to read and it is definitely not for everyone.  So let's get into these reviews . . . 

 Synopsis of Daughter of the Blood: "Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence-and corruption.

Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men-sworn enemies-know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love-and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining..."

My Review of Daughter of the Blood: Being the first book in this fantasy trilogy/series it was really a difficult one. The magic system and political/hierarchy system are both extremely complex so even with the large amounts of world building you are still at a loss. You will need print copies as they have rankings and a glossary. With that said there is also a big shock factor, the society is very brutal, violence is abundant, and there should be warnings for the amount of rape and pedophilia. It was a very disturbing book to read and to be honest I even nearly put it down a time or two and questioned whether I would continue the story. With that said, it did draw me in with the characters, they intrigued me and I was curious about what would happen to them and how each would play a part in this overall story. This is definitely not a book I would recommend to everyone, even if you like high fantasy.

My Rating: This was an extremely tough book to get through, there were a lot of unsavory themes throughout and I honestly nearly put it down several times. It is a good thing I wanted to see if the characters came out okay in the end so continued to push through.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.


Synopsis of Heir to the Shadows: "Enough time has passed for the young girl Jaenelle, heir to the magical Darkness, for her physical wounds to heal, while amnesia keeps her frightening memories at bay. But with Saetan--a Black-Jewelled Warlord Prince and Jaenelle's foster-father--to protect her, she will continue to grow. Her magic will mature. Her memories will return. And Jaenelle will face her destiny when she remembers Daemon, Saetan's son, who made the ultimate sacrifice for her love...."

My Review of Heir to the Shadows: I am very glad I decided to push through all the ugliness of the first book and continued the series. I enjoyed watching the characters develop and while the magic and political systems are all still confusing, I was able to at least make enough sense of it to get by. There is still a lot of brutality in this book but not as much as the first book and it does make it easier to read. I also like how Bishop allowed time for healing and it wasn't always a clean, easy process, it fits with the level of brutality. We finally get to know Jaenelle a little more and get to peek more into this depth of magic she has and I love the way she uses it. The new side characters that are introduced also add a lot to the story, we get a break from all the darkness and violence with their quirky personalities. 

My Rating: I am so glad I continued, I have really become attached to the characters and while the horrible themes are still present, they took a little more of a back seat.  This book really focused on the recovery and well being of the characters and allowed them to develop over a good period of time.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.


Synopsis of Queen of the Darkness: "Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.

Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort. Only his unyielding love can complete her Court and secure her reign. Yet, even together, their strength may not be enough to hold back the most malevolent of forces."

My Review of Queen of the Darkness: This final book in the trilogy (though the series does continue along a different story arc) really brought it all together for me. The characters really have developed a lot over the three books. I also really enjoyed the play of who is good and who is evil and the further question of is it okay to do evil to in the long run do good. I have become surprisingly attached to all the characters. As much as I have enjoyed the characters, the world building is still lacking (but at the same time overly descriptive) and I find myself still confused about the magic system and the roles of everyone outside the core main characters. A lot in this book happens on the sidelines too, almost like there should be novellas but there aren't any. Also, a map of these realms would be super helpful, it may all make sense in Bishop's head but the rest of us are at a loss. All in all a good end to this story arc but it was a bit anti-climatic. I am curious about what the future of the series holds but I am not rushing out to get the next books.

My Rating: So much up and down in this book, a few twists and a lot of character development, some emotion was involved as I really came to care for the characters.  It took place over such a long period of time some events were kind of dumped in your lap and you were left wondering when and how it happened.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.


Full Series Review: Gosh this was a tough one to get through, if you have any difficulty with truly brutal and awful crimes being described, do not pick these books up.  If you want your characters to be fluffy and safe at all times, do not pick these books up.  I really did almost give up several times throughout this series because of the really horrible things in it, but it is a part of that world, not that I condone it and not that the author condones it, it is just a part of the world.  It also allows for a lot of back and forth of good and evil and a lot of grey area. All in all I am glad I read it, the world is so intricate and unusual that it was great to have to really work to put all the pieces together. I also really came to care about the characters.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bedtime Story: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Read for: Children's Book Challenge & Halloween

Synopsis: "Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard...clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud."

My Review: This was a fun book to read around Halloween, at first I thought it was going to be a little too spooky for Munchkin but the story did turn around to have fun (non-scary) ending. A fun story to also get the little ones involved with making the sound effects. We had fun as Munchkin picked up on the repetition too.

My Rating: This was a great book to read during the Halloween/ fall season.  It looks a little spooky and it starts out that way but really doesn't take it all the way.  We give it a rating of Four Paws!

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Early Reader Review of Spooky Cabin

Read for: Early Reader Challenge & Halloween

Synopsis: "When Nicklelodoen’s PAW Patrol uncover a ghostly mystery in an old cabin, Rubble, Rocky, and Chase are on the case. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will thrill to this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader that’s perfect for Halloween.

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading."

My Review: I am always looking for good books to share with Munchkin around Halloween that aren't too scary. This is a great one for those young readers and Paw Patrol fans, it follows an episode from I think the first season, but is really condensed. The words and sentences are simple for young readers and while it has a touch of spookiness, it isn't overly scary for those who suffer from nightmares.

My Rating: We of course had a great time with this one, it was shortened almost a little too much, Munchkin was able to fill in the missing parts.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Book Tag: The Great Pumpkin Book Tag (Original)

Hello everyone! I haven't done a tag in quite a while and for some reason was really inspired by The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown movie but couldn't find any book tags for it! So I decided to try to create my own book tag, this is my first time so be gentle and please let me know if you participate!!

1. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Have you ever had a book that gives you a seasonal vibe from the cover or title and then read it and find it is set in a completely different season?

I have read a couple recently that fit this (and honestly this was kind of the inspiration for the whole tag). First is One Summer Night, looks and sounds like a summer book right? Wrong, it is actually set in the fall and winter.  Then we have New Leash on Love, looks like a fall book right? Wrong, it is set from late January through spring and summer. This makes it so difficult to read and blog about books, I try to gear them towards the season and holidays.

2. I am going to kick that football this time! What is a common twist that you see happen again and again but keep hoping something different will happen instead?

Ugh, the miscommunication/ lack of communication that happens in romance books. It drives me crazy when there is a secret between the couple and the opportunity to discuss comes up several times but they keep failing to bring it up.  I keep hoping that in some book the characters will just come clean, hash it out and move on.

3. Waiting in the Pumpkin Patch. What are some overly common tropes you see in fall or Halloween books that you can't stand (or love if you rather)?

Nice witches, I am so tired of seeing them be nice and approachable, helping people and fixing curses. What happened to the double, double toil and trouble witches with warts on their noses?

4. Everyone is a witch or ghost.  If you could dress up as any character from a book, price and availability don't matter, who or what would you be?


Oddly enough I would want to dress up as Eadlyn or America in the Selection series, I really want to wear all those big poofy princess dresses!

5. Snoopy hunts the Red Baron.  What book had such a vivid world that you felt like you could be there and lost track of the real world?


I got really wrapped up in the Winner's Curse Trilogy. All the mind games just kept me in the moment in that world.

6. I got nothing but rocks! What is a book that you were really anticipating this year but turned out to be a major let down?

While this isn't a horrible book, I still gave it I think Three Paws, it just didn't hold up to A Court of Mist and Fury at all! So sad!

7. Look at all the candy! What is your most recently acquired book that you are so excited about that you can barely contain yourself? (can also be a book coming out before the end of the year)

Just look at that cover! I am so excited to read this one, I am just clearing off my current books and then diving into this one!!

8. The Great Pumpkin is a classic, tell me about your favorite classic book.

So many great classics out there but if you have been around for any amount of time here you know my only answer will be Frankenstein!

So that wraps up this tag! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you will join me!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review of The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Read for: TBR & Gives me spooky Halloweenish fall vibes

Synopsis: "An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood."

My Review: I received this book in a subscription box around a year ago and I kept putting off picking it up, it sounded like the world was a little obscure for my liking. I finally decided to pick it up for this fall since it gives off some spooky vibes. I am so glad I finally picked it up, the world is rather obscure but the world building is done beautifully, you don't end up lost or confused. I also really enjoyed the characters in this book, they have their flaws and develop so much throughout the book. That is the other thing that I really loved, the timeline of this story is spread out over many years so it gives the story and the characters time to develop, it isn't all a bunch of action so fast that you wonder when the characters are sleeping or peeing. The world is rather creepy too, it was a perfect book to read around Halloween, definitely falls into the realm of dark fantasy. It is a brutal world and one that constantly forces the reader and the characters to question what is right and wrong. After that epic conclusion, I cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series!

My Rating: Wow, I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, it definitely has me wanting to read more adult fantasies that have this detailed and elaborate world building.  I cannot wait to read the next book! I give it a rating of Four Paws!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Review of Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Read for: Recent Purchase & Loved the Grisha Trilogy

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Synopsis: "Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves."

My Review: I was so excited for this book I even pre-ordered it, I loved the Grisha Trilogy and was ready to dive into anything else in that realm. Sadly, I just couldn't get into this book, I don't know if it was the fact that I was missing the characters or the story line or if it was the fact that it didn't have as much magic as I was hoping. I did like the classic folktale feel to this collection of stories though. I did find some of them to be just too similar to ones I have heard in the past, they were only slightly changed to fit the world. It is still a great way to fill the time until the next release in this world but isn't really necessary to pick up.

My Rating: While I did enjoy this and having this extra insight into the traditional stories held in Ravka, it just fell a little short for me. I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

The Lost Pony of Riverdale by Amanda Wills
Poppy's Diary by Amanda Wills
Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill (Graphic Novel)
We Love Soccer! by Mike Berenstain (Early Reader)
Go to Sleep Mom by Mary Eakin (Bedtime Story)
Frankenstein Underground by Mike Mignola, Ben Stenbeck & Dave Stewart (Graphic novel)

 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

New Leash on Love
The Queen of the Blood
The Snowman and the Snowdog
Spooky Cabin

Currently Reading:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Print - on page 265 of 435
The Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd - Audio - 62%
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac - Print - on page 20 of 240

 Books to be Read Soon:

Pages Read/ Time Listened
222:37 Hours (about 8+ Days) Listened (none listened this week)
45,705 Pages Read (913 this week)

Books Added to Shelves Recently TBR
Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christy English
New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
And I Darken by Kiersten White
World Mythology in Bite Sized Chunks by Mark Daniels
Eliza and Her Monster by Francesca Zappia
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth
Addie on the Inside by James Howe
Also Known as Elvis by James Howe
Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley
New Leash on Love by Debbie Burns
Puss Without Boots by Shari L. Tapscott
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Saints Blood by Sebastien de Castell
P.O. Box Love by Paola Calvetti
Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls by various authors
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
The Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence
The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor
Luin the Sapphire by Rich Feitelberg
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce
Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
Realm of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
The Winter King by CL Wilson
The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai
Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
As You Wish  by Chelsea Sedoti
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
The Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock
Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Every Little Thing by Marie Force
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Klaus by Grant Morrison
Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Lost Pony of Riverdale by Amanda Wills
Poppy's Diary by Amanda Wills
Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Piper by Jay Asher & Jessica Freeburg
Phantom Traces by Claire Gem
Dear Margaret by Pamela Ackerson
The Staying Kind by Cerian Hebert
Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
Hearts Unloched by Claire Gem
A Family for the Rugged Rancher by Donna Alward
Passion's Palette by Peggy Jaeger
His Christmas Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid
Never Dare a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase
Vampire King of New York by Susan Hanniford Crowley
Crewel Work by Natalie Alder
Trouble Looming by Natalie Alder
A Shot at Love by Peggy Jaeger
Moment of Fate by Karen Stivali
The Promise by Jennifer Owen Davies
The Landscaper Series by Robin Stone
Recipes from Raine's Roast by LG O'Connor
Caught up in Raine by LG O'Connor
Kilty Pleasures by Nancy Fraser
Redeeming the Billionaire by Christina Tetreault
The Billionaire's Best Friend by Christina Tetreault
A Billionaire Playboy by Christina Tetreault
Lost City by Scott Ciencin
The World Beneath by James Gurney
The House of Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
Warriors by Various Authors
Books of the South by Glen Cook
Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook
If You Find this Letter by Hannah Brencher
Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan
Dinosaur Knights by Victor Milan
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
The Speaker by Traci Chee


Good Morning everyone! Gosh this is the first time in a long while that I actually feel like I am getting on top of things.  I am nearly caught up on my reviews, have planned out blog posts for the next couple of weeks, the house is cleaned, I am mostly caught up at the office.  It is so nice to finally be nearly caught up in everything so maybe I can start getting ahead of things.

You know what did slip my mind in the chaos of the past month or so?! I have now been blogging here for 7 years! That is just crazy to think about, so many things have happened over those years both personally and in reading.  I hope that you all have been enjoying the ride! I always plan to do something big for my blogoversary but I tend to drop the ball.  So I will let you know I do plan to post a few giveaways throughout the next two months, I can't commit to when I will finally get them together but I hope you will stop by for them!

Anyway, I best be off so that I can keep this ball rolling before motivation leaves me.  I hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Re-Read Tour for The Reader by Traci Chee - Art Tutorial

You will probably remember when I read The Reader for the first time back in May and I pretty much lost my mind (See Review & Discussion Here).  Well guess what?! The Speaker, the next book in the series, comes out in just over 2 weeks!!  In preparation for the next book, there is a reread blog tour going on and I jumped at the opportunity to participate.  Since I relatively recently read The Reader instead of posting another review I thought I would do something a little different. Normally I use Sunday posts for crafty things and I thought it would be a fun way to integrate my love for this book and get a little creative. 

Before we get started, for those of you who haven't read The Reader yet, here is a little tidbit about it and Traci Chee to hopefully entice you to pick up this amazing book.

Synopsis: "Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book--a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and discover what really happened the day her father was killed--and punish the people responsible."

 Traci Chee is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reader. An All-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts. She studied literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog.

Sounds good right?! Go pick it up! 

In the mean time, how about some crafts?  I have a super simple and inexpensive way to make your own art for The Reader.  

shaving cream (needs to be foam)
food coloring
watercolor paper (I used Canson XL available at Walmart)
something to stir with (I used kabob sticks but you could use a pencil or paint brush too)
lots of paper towels
something with a flat edge (I used a ruler for quilting because that is what I had on hand)
some paint and pens (optional) - for details & writing
your inspiration (mine of course was The Reader)


1. Coat bottom of tray with shaving cream. It doesn't need to be filled just cover the bottom.

 2. Drip in food coloring. I used a couple of shades of blue and a touch of green and black.

3. Swirl the colors together (not mix) to your liking.

4. Gently press paper into shaving cream (doesn't need to be completely coated, white space is good). Do not wiggle around. Perfectly demonstrated by my assistant (see even kids can do this - and they love it).

5. Carefully peel up paper and lay on paper towels.  Use flat edge of ruler to scrape excess shaving cream off paper. Try to use one swipe in one direction, sometimes the color will move if you scrape to much. It doesn't take much pressure either. Leave to dry.

6. Repeat as many times as you like (or until you run out of shaving cream). You can add more color if you want and swirl between each card. You get more and more color and intricate patterns the more you make. See how many we made!

7. Once everything is dry it is time to add the details.  I wanted to add subtle gold details to mimic the cover. I used water color paints, but you could use pens, markers, acrylic paint, whatever you have around. 

 I then sketched out my designs (with a test run too). You can do whatever you feel comfortable with, I have horrible handwriting but I really had some quotes I wanted to use, so went with it. I also really wanted the book and once I took my time it came out nicely.

8. You can finish it up however you like. You can mat it on another piece of paper, laminate it to protect it, frame it, make it into a bookmark, the ideas are endless!  Here are my final 3.  I have a bunch of left over marble paper so can make more in the future if I want. 

I would love to hear if you try this out some time, let me know so I can see all of your creations. And don't forget to pick up The Reader and The Speaker comes out on November 7th! I would love to chat with you about both so feel free to contact me!

Also, make sure to visit the other stops on this blog tour to find some reviews, mood boards, interviews with Traci Chee and much more fun for The Reader!

October 16 – Bette’s Pages – Review with photos
October 17 – AEROU – Review
October 18 – YA Wednesdays – Moodboard
October 19 – Boricuan Bookworms – Booktube Video
October 20 – The Blonde Bookworm – Review
October 21 – Across the Words – Playlist
October 22 – Eastern Sunset Reads – Creative (You are HERE)
 October 23 – FlyLeaf Chronicles – Review
October 24 – ButtermyBooks – Review
October 25 – Ex Libris – Review
October 26 – Good Choice Reading – Promo Post
October 27 – Love Is Not a Triangle – Review
October 28 – A Page with a View – 5 favorite things about that world
October 29 – Dazzled by Books – Review with Bookish Candle

(another piece of fan art I made for The Reader a few months ago)