Saturday, November 4, 2017

Graphic Novel Review of The Shadow Glass by Aly Fell

Read for: Graphic Novel Challenge

Synopsis: "A young student to England's greatest occultist learns her real father is in league with the devil. When Rose finds out that the man who raised her isn't her father, she ignores his warnings about the terrible secrets of her own past and seeks answers from childhood teacher Dr. John Dee, the queen's occult advisor."

My Review: I randomly picked this one up due to the art on the cover. I have to say it was a bit obscure, I wasn't 100% sure what was going on until I got to the end. Apparently this book is written about a little known historical object and it contains real people and some real events with some fiction thrown in to fill out the story. Having known that now, it makes a little more sense as a historical fiction and why the story is really kind of incomplete. With all that said as much as the story didn't really appeal to me and didn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense as to what they were trying to do or who the characters were, the artwork in this book is amazing!

My Rating: The art is stunning in this book and that really made it worth it. I will say it is best to read the back of the book first in this one to kid of give yourself a starting place before jumping into the story.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bedtime Story: I'm Not Scared by Dan Crisp

Read for: Children's Book Challenge

Synopsis: "Meet the bravest cat ever. He’s not afraid of dreadful monsters, ugly beats or icky creepy-crawlies! He’s not a scaredy-cat! But who’s that knocking at his door?
I'm Not Scared is a delightful story featuring enchanting illustrations and stunning embellishments.
Reading with children from birth is the best way to teach them the joy of reading. It is also a special way to build relationships, encourage imagination and have fun together."

My Review: I picked this book up for Munchkin since we have going through one of those phases where he is terrified of everything. I had hoped reading about a character that wasn't scared of the imaginary monsters lurking in the shadows it would help Munchkin be more brave. It started out that way until the end of the book when the scary things all showed up at the door and he ran away scared. Yup that plan backfired. It would be a great book for kids who aren't scared but if you are trying to encourage bravery over these spooky ideas I would leave this one on the shelf.

My Rating: This was not what we expected.  I am sure that if your child isn't already afraid of everything this would be okay, but for Munchkin it just confirmed his fears. We give this a rating of Two Paws.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Early Reader Review of Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins by P.D. Eastman

Read for: Early Reader Challenge

Synopsis: "It’s autumn in this Step 1 Step into Reading early reader by P. D. Eastman, author of Go, Dog. Go! and Are You My Mother? As Aaron the Alligator’s thoughts turn to apples, pumpkins, football, and . . . ghosts, his usual mishaps occur while playing outdoors with his friends. Young readers will giggle along as they tackle the simple words and sentences all on their own. Aaron the Alligator is also a star of The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary and a long out-of-print series called Everything Happens to Aaron, the basis for this book. Look for more of Aaron’s Step into Reading escapades: Aaron Is a Good Sport, Aaron Has a Lazy Day, and Aaron Is Cool.

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

My Review: I picked this book up figuring it would be a great book for the fall. While Aaron does love apples and pumpkins, he loves many other things too. This is kind of a mishmash of short 2 page statements about Aaron. While the sentences and words are easy enough for young readers to begin with, the length and fact that there really isn't any story or plot line will be discouraging. We did enjoy this book but I think Munchkin will outgrow it very quickly.

My Rating: I think this would be a good book to use if you were working on learning very specific words. The lack of a story line makes it not as appealing to young readers. We give it a rating of Three Paws.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blog Tour: Review of Piper by Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg & Illustrated by Jeff Stokely

Synopsis: "Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love.

When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side.

The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare..."

My Review:  I really enjoy re-telling stories and haven't seen many Pied Piper stories (and I haven't read any of them), so I was really excited to be given the opportunity to read this one. I wasn't sure what to expect but it is beyond what I would have imagined. The artwork in this graphic novel is beautiful and the style really suits the story. This format also really suits the story, the folk tale/fairy tale of the Pied Piper is a short one and there is a lot of holes that need to be filled in but with all of that it is still short, so this format really stretched the story a bit more and also filled in the holes without loosing the traditional feel. The way this re-telling is written it presents a lot of questions as to what is right and what is wrong, and all that grey area in between. It is also has a great message about judging those around you. I can see this being a book used in schools to spur some interesting discussions.

My Review: I really enjoyed this book, the writing and illustrating styles meshed well with each other and the story. I also like how it is dark yet it doesn't go so dark that it won't appeal to everyone.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

 Jay Asher's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has regularly appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list during its first decade in print, selling over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone. The Future of Us, his second novel, was co-authored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. His third novel, What Light, will be released in October 2016. His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives with his family in a California. Follow him @jayasherguy

Jessica Freeburg is the author of paranormal fiction (Living in Shadows) and narrative nonfiction works focused on creepy legends and dark moments in history including Monsters of the MidwestFight for Survival, and Collapse and Chaos. To blend her love of writing with her passion for history and the paranormal, Jessica founded Ghost Stories Ink, a group of authors, illustrators, and filmmakers who visit historic locations and perform paranormal investigations for creative inspiration. She also serves as the assistant regional advisor for the Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Follow her @JessicaFreeburg.

Jeff Stokely is the co-creator and artist of Eisner-nominated comic series The Spire. He is the artist of acclaimed series Six-Gun Gorilla and Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches, The Reason For Dragons.

Please continue along with the rest of the tour for some more awesome content for Piper!
October 23 – Bookiemoji – Review and Creative Photography
October 24 – Love Is Not A Triangle – Review
October 25 – Bibliobakes – Review
October 26 – Papertrailya – Review
October 27 – Opal’s Book Jems– Review
October 30 – The Clockwork Bibliophile – Review
October 31 – Good Choice Reading – Instagram Photo
November 1 – Seeing Double in Neverland – Review
November 2 – Eastern Sunset – Review
November 3 – Fan-girl-tabulous – Review

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October 2017 Challenge Update and November TBR

Yup, November is here already! I am really in awe of how quickly this year is going, especially this second half.  The last two months have been totally insane, but even with that I did get a really good amount of reading done and several of my challenges are already complete!!

 Here is my progress . . .

Children's Book Challenge
55. Go To Sleep Mom
56.  Bright Stanley Save's the Day
57. I'm Not Scared
58. The Rainbow Fish
59. The Little Old Lady Who Was not Afraid of Anything
* Only 6 more before Complete!

Early Reader Challenge
42. We Love Soccer
43. The Snowman and the Snowdog
44. The Spooky Cabin
45. Cat in the Hat Home for Christmas
46. Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins
* Only 4-9 more before Complete!

Graphic Novel Challenge - Complete!
23. The Shadow Glass
24. Frankenstein Underground
25. She and Her Cat
26. Klaus
27. Piper
28. Northlanders Vol. 5: Metal and Other Stories
29. Northstars Vol. 1:
30. This One Summer

Audio Book Challenge:
21. The Madman's Daughter
22. Her Dark Curiosity
23. A Cold Legacy
24. Dragon's Teeth
25. A Christmas Home
*Only 5 More until Complete!

Trilogy Challenge: - COMPLETE!
1.  Snow Like Ashes Trilogy: Book 1, Book .1, Book 2Book 2.5, Book 3 - COMPLETE
2. Winner's Curse Trilogy: Book .5, Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
3. Sons of the Revolution Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
4. Watersmeet Series: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
5. A Court of Thorns & Roses Series: Book 1, Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
6. Ralph S. Mouse Trilogy: Book 1Book 2, Book 3 - COMPLETE
7. Grisha Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
8. Dark Jewels Trilogy: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 - COMPLETE
9. Captive Prince Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 2.5Book 3.5Book 3.75 - COMPLETE
10. Pendragon's Banner Trilogy: Book 1
11: Rhiannon's Ride Trilogy: Book 1
12. The Madman's Daughter Trilogy: Book 1Book 2, Book 3 - COMPLETE
* This Challenge is Complete but I do plan to finish the 2 series in progress

Requested Reviews:- COMPLETE!
2. Running on Empty (direct)
3. Edge of the Blade (netgalley)
4. Like a Closed Fist (direct)
5. Miranda and Caliban (netgalley)
6. Guilded Cage (netgalley)
7. Lord of the Mountains (netgalley)
8. From Ant to Eagle (direct)
9. Letters to the Lost (netgalley)
10. Ashes (direct)
11. Given to the Sea (penguin first to read)
12. Jesper Jinx and the Mouse Mayhem (direct)
13. Fyre (netgalley)
14. Martha the Blue Sheep (direct)
15. Book of Bera (netgalley - DNF)
16. Little French Bistro (penguin first to read)
17. Run to Ground (netgalley)
18. The Waking Land (netgalley)
19. Mask of Shadows (netgalley)
20. The Tea Dragon Society (netgalley)
21. Ban this Book (netgalley)
22. On the Chase (netgalley)
23. One Summer Night (netgalley)
24. Merry & Bright (netgalley
25. Piper (direct from publisher)
26. Northstars Vol. 1 (netgalley)
*This Challenge is Complete but I will finish the books I have been approved for

Books Added to Shelves
The ones linked are what have been read (* mean completed & waiting for a review)
4. Winners Kiss
5. Bubble Trouble
6. Blaze Loves to Race
7. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
8. Heartstone
9. Beauty and the Beast
10. Norse Mythology
11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
12. Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Library
13. Trapped 
14. Samurai Rising

15. Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo
16. The Mating - DNF
17. Hold Your Breath
18. Fan the Flames
19. The Keeper
20. Love and Muddy Puddles
21. Irish Rising
22. The Sculptor
23. Huck: Book 1- All American

24. Dawn Study
25. The Princess Diarist 
Name of the Wind
27. Gone Camping
28. Saga Vol. 7 
29. Over the Garden Wall 
30. The Hundredth Queen 
31. A Court of Wings and Ruin 
32. On His Watch
33. In Safe Hands 
34. After the End
35. Seduced by the Billionaire 
36. The Simplicity of Cider

37. Wise Man's Fear 
38. Dragon Teeth* 
39. Flame in the Mist 
40. How to Tame a Willful Wife
41. New World: Rising
42. The Sandcastle Empire
43. And I Darken 
44. Finding Wonders 
45. World Mythology in Bite Sized Chunks
46. Eliza and Her Monster
47. Turning Pointe 
48. When Dimple Met Rishi
49. Truthwitch 
50. Windwitch  Unhaul
51. Done Dirt Cheap *
52. Frogkisser
53. Lawn Boy 
54. Code Talker *
55. Princess Leia: Royal Rebel 

56. This Savage Song
57. American Street
58. Pax
59. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
60. The Beast's Garden
61. Under a Painted Sky
62. The Misfits
63. Totally Joe
64. Addie on the Inside
65. Also Known as Elvis
66. Viking Warrior Rebel
67. New Leash on Love
68. Puss Without Boots
69. Northern Exposure
70. Southern Comfort
71. Eastern Ambitions
72. Western Ties
73. Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
74. Monstress Vol. 2 
75. Everyone is an Aliebn when ur are an Aliebn too 
76. The Invisible Library 
77. Saints Blood 
78. Neverwhere  - DNF
79. P.O. Box Love 
80. Britt Marie Was Here
81. Nomansland 
82. The Secret Horses of Briar Hill 

83. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls 
84. Vengeance Road 
85. This One Summer 
86. Keep Me Posted 

87. The Prince of Fools
88. The Nothing Girl
89. Luin the Sapphire
90. His Majesty's Dragon
91. Tortall and Other Lands
92. Wild Magic
93. Wolf Speaker
94. Emperor Mage
95. Realm of the Gods
96. The Winter King
97. The Christmas Blessing
98. The Christmas Hope
99. The Christmas Promise
100. The Christmas Secret
101. The Christmas Note
102. Wonder Woman: Warbringer
103. The John Wayne Code
104. The Hearts We Sold
105. She and Her Cat
106. Jane Unlimited
107. Before She Ignites
108. Eight Hundred Grapes
109. Shadowcaster
110. Flamecaster
111. The Last Magician
112. Timekeeper
113. Bone Witch
114. Stalking Jack the Ripper
114. Hunting Prince Dracula
115. Vassa in the Night
116. As You Wish
117. Invictus
118. Down and Across
119. Naondel
120. An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors
121. Language of Thorns
122. Every Little Thing
123. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
124. Klaus
125. Invention of Hugo Cabret
126. Lost Pony of Riverdale
127. Poppy's Diary
128. The Natural History of Dragons
129. Phantom Traces
130. Dear Margaret
131. The Staying Kind
132. Christmas Joy
133. Hearts Unloched
134. A Family for the Rugged Rancher
135. Passion's Palette
136. His Christmas Sweetheart*
137. Never Dare a Dragon
138. Vampire King of New York
139. Crewel Work
140. Trouble Looming
141. A Shot at Love
142. Moment of Fate
143. The Promise
144. The Landscaper Series
145. Recipes from Raine's Roast
146. Caught up in Raine
147. Kilty Pleasures
148. Redeeming the Billionaire
149. The Billionaire's Best Friend
150. A Billionaire Playboy
151. Lost City
152. The World Beneath
153. The House of Four Winds
154. Warriors
155. Books of the South
156. Chronicles of the Black Company
157. If You Find this Letter
158. Dinosaur Lords
159. Dinosaur Knights
160. Voyage of the Basilisk
161. In the Labyrinth of Drakes
162. The Speaker
163. Nevernight
164. Christmas at Thompson Hall
165. Live and Adventures of Santa
166. The Nutcracker
167. Traitor's Blade
168. A Merry Christmas
169. Christmas Carol
170. Ink and Bone
171. The Night Before Christmas
172. The Grace of Kings
173. The Wall of Storms

TBR Shelf Books
63. Loving the Billionaire

64. The Queen of Blood


So obviously I have been adding a lot of books to my shelves that need to be read. I must admit that a large portion will not be read until next year as I am slowly working on collecting some series I want to read.  I also have been amassing some Christmas books in preparation for my Advent Reads so those two items and completing my challenges are going to be the focus of November.

So on my TBR this month . . .

So what will you be reading in November? Do you read more or less during the holiday season?  If you haven't finished your challenges yet, are you pushing to get them complete or are you just reading what you can and not pushing for challenges?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Series Review of The Madman's Daughter Series by Megan Shepherd

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 the first book of this trilogy sitting on my Nook for a few years now, but once I discovered that the 3rd book is based on Frankenstein. In fact the whole series is based off classic gothic horror books, a fun concept for a trilogy to read in October right?! Well, let's see if you will find it being added to your TBR.

 Synopsis: "Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect."

My Review: I loved the Island of Dr. Moreau and when I discovered this retelling I knew I had to read it! I was a little nervous because you never know if re-tellings will hold up to the original story but I really didn't need to be with this one. It did start off a little odd and I wasn't sure how it was going to tie in to the original story but it really all came together very quickly. I loved how Shepherd managed to keep so much of the integrity and plot line of the original story intact while adding different twists to the story. I still got that awful shivery feeling many times throughout the book, which was awesome! Juliet did add a bit of a feminine feel to the story and it did get a little side tracked from time to time with thoughts of attraction, feelings and marriage but for the most part her analytical mind lent to the medical/ scientist feel of the story. I really enjoyed this one and immediately picked up the next book in the series.

My Rating: This was such an interesting take on the original book, it really dives into the shiver causing horror and brings it out again.  I really enjoyed this one and won't hesitate to read it around Halloween again some time. I give it a rating of Four Paws!


Synopsis: "To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves."

My Review: I was so eager to pick this book up after finishing the first book in the trilogy. Unfortunately, it didn't quite capture me the way The Madman's Daughter did. Maybe it was the fact that I have never read the original Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I didn't find that same dark -give - me-shivers horror element. I also felt that the romance and love triangle took over the story which I wasn't thrilled about. I did however like when I finally had an ah ha moment when I made the connection to the third book, inspired by Frankenstein. 

My Rating: Maybe it was that I hadn't ever read the original book this one was based off or maybe that the author lost a little bit of that terrifying factor but bringing this into a city and allowing for more romance but it just didn't hold a light to the first book.  I give this one a rating of  Three Paws.


Synopsis: "After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.

Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity."

My Review: So I originally picked up this series to get to this book, I am a huge fan of Frankenstein and am always looking for re-tellings. Unfortunately, this book fell way short for me. You get a bit of the horror of playing god and using science to your own means but that pretty much ended before it ever really dug in. The romance that has been building throughout the series really took over in this book. It did explore a tiny bit about what is right and wrong, morals and ethics but again it didn't dig in deep enough to satisfy me, everything was really kept to the surface and the romance was allowed to distract from the original story. If you aren't looking for a deep, reflective book that explore the horrors of the human mind and conscience then pass this over, if you are looking for something that might try to scare you but not really and instead get a happy ending then go for it.

My Rating: Again this may be an issue with the fact that I am such a huge fan of the original work that this couldn't have even come close to it.  This really was a disappointment, it may suit other readers better but it was a let down for me.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.


Full Series Review: I was really excited to read this series once I found out a little more about it, and it did start out so strong with the first book.  Sadly, it spiraled downhill with each book. I think the main reason for that is that Shepherd shifted the focus from the horror and idea of playing god with science to a romance with some science horror on the side.  In the first book there was a great part where Juliet was hiding and she could hear the tap, tap, tapping of the beasts claws on the bars over her window during a storm, um hello! That is how you do it right, but we never quite got that again. With that said I am sure a lot of other YA readers prefer the romance, it makes the story more relatable and easier to read.  All in all it was a disappointment, especially after the bar set not only by the original classics but also the first book. I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.  Although it would almost be worth it to pick these books up for the covers alone!

It's Not 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 Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
The Spooky Cabin Paw Patrol (Early Reader)
The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Bedtime Story)
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop (Series Review)
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop (Series Review)
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (Series Review)
New Leash on Love by Debbie Burns (Mini Review)
Loving the Billionaire by Christina Tetreault (Mini Review)
Northlands Vol. 5: Metal & Other Stories by Brian Wood (mini Review)

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

The Rainbow Fish
Cold Legacy
Dragon Teeth
Northstars Vol. 1
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Home For Christmas
Can You Snore like a Dinosaur
Christmas Letters
A Christmas Home
His Christmas Sweetheart

Currently Reading:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Print - on page 265 of 435
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac - Print - on page 188 of 240

 Books to be Read Soon:

Pages Read/ Time Listened
250:03 Hours (about 10+ Days) Listened (13:31 listened this week)
46,197 Pages Read (492 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
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope
The Nutcracker
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
A Merry Christmas and Other Stories by Louisa May Alcott
The Night Before Christmas
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
The Traitor's Blade by Sebastian De Castell
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Sorry I am a day late getting this post up, Munchkin ended up getting sick on Sunday so I had to stay home with him all day yesterday and wasn't able to get on the computer.  With that said though, last week was a crazy busy week but I did do a lot of reading, most of it was audio books.

I am definitely going to have to really scale back the amount of books I am adding to my shelves!! I am definitely not keeping up with reading them as the come in HAHA!  I am also going to be reading a lot more audio books over the next two months as I will be busy doing Christmas prep.  I hope that you are all doing well and those who celebrate have a happy and safe Halloween.