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Gone

I'm gonna have to put my blog on hold for a wee bit because of personal reasons. Something has come up that needs my attention. I'll be back though, this isn't the end! 

#WaitingOnWednesday (7)

I do a lot of Jennifer L Armentrout books but that's because she is one of my favorite authors. I have favorite book series but usually I don't like two book series by the same author because it feels like they just rehashed their charcters with different names. With Jennifer's writing I always feel each person is their own. Torn ( Goodreads ) Author: Jennifer L Armentrout Release Date: 2015 There isn't much known about this book yet, but it's going to be amazing!

Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft - A Review

Summary   One of the modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. The workbook formats includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. Book Breakdown I've read quite a books on Wicca and witchcraft for research, everyone recommended this book to me. Even Goodreads said this was a book I needed to read. I think it's very informable and he does go into so much detail. It's all laid out there for anyone to pick up and follow. I enjoyed this book and learned so much. I do have a few gripes though. I know some people don't have a problem with Skyclad worship and such but I think it's totally unneeded. What you can do

Song of the Week (4)

Song / Bury Me Artist / Breathe Carolina Album / Savages  Year / 2014 This song does have some dirty language so if that bothers you, don't keep going with this post. Lyrics   Heart rate even, in my sleeps even, in my dreams I skip to self coma, push back around of the, taste of your breath Fuck repercussions, that don't mean shit to me It's always focused right, right where it needs to be They say I'm a sinner, tonight I'm just a thief Hold your heart for ransom, away with me It turns out she's a killer Bury me in concrete to my teeth (away with me) Bury me, bury me, bury me Bury me in concrete to my teeth I'll need you, every sleep to you, upon your dreams No love when you wake up for God no longer, come on and love Not repercussions, they never think of me It's always focused right, right where it needs to be They say I'm a sinner, tonight I'm just a thief Hold your heart for ransom, away with me It turns out she's a killer Bury me in conc

Top 5 Jennifer L Armentrout Series

The Return (Titan #1)  just came out last week and in honor of it I'm doing a Top 6 for my favorite author's books, in no particular order, naturally. I could never choose one all time favorite. Could you? 1)  Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive

Review - Pure (Covenant #2)

Summary  There is need. And then there is Fate. Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's other half is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some

#WaitingOnWednesday (6)

There is no cover art yet and on  Goodreads  there is no summary but I can't wait to read it! I really think that Roth won the poll. Which is what I wanted anyway. I don't ever do cover reveals but I will for this book.   White Hot Kiss  is the very first Jennifer L Armentrout book I ever read and I was just hooked. Her writing is amazing and the worlds she builds... perfection. Expected publication: July 28th 2015 That seems way too long to wait for something so epic...

Review - Life As We Knew It

Summary  Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.  Book Breakdown  This is not one of my favorite books, it's a bit too sad for me. I will say that this books has stuck with me since the first time I read it to my younger sister years ago. I've read it many more times since then. I just can't seem to get this book out of my head, it's hauntingly

Song of the Week (3)

Artist: Inkubus Sukkukus Song: Wytches  Year: 1994 Album: Wytches  Lyrics Come join with us in our rune tonight And feel the circle spin Let your spirit soar in the lunar light As the Spiral Dance begins (Chorus) Come with us speeding through the night As fast as any bird in flight Silhouettes against the Mother Moon We will be there soon When the spinning ceases you can dance no more Kiss the silent earth We will tell our children of the Ancient Lore At the moment of their birth (Chorus) Isis Astarte Diana Hecate Demeter Kali Inanna (repeat) Darksome night and shining moon, East, then south, then west, then north Hearken to a Wytches Rune, Hear we come to call ye forth! Earth and water, air and fire, Wand and pentacle, and sword, Work ye unto our desire, Hearken ye unto our word! Cords and censer, scourge and knife, Powers of the Wytches blade, Waken all ye into life, Come ye as the charge is made! Queen of Heaven! Queen of Hell! Horned hunter of the night, Lend your power unto our sp

Top 10 Young Adult Books Everyone Should Read

These are in no particular order 1. The Hunger Games   Winning will make you famous.  Losing means certain death. The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger,

Amber featuring Taeyeon - Shake That Brass (K-Pop)

Yes... I love k-pop. I used to be in love with Girls' Generation until Jessica was removed... now I just cry and wish Jessica would come out with something solo. This though... this made me laugh and smile and the bright colors are so cute! Amber = Awesomeness

Review - Onyx (Lux #2)

Summary Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I've worn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we've got bigger problems. Something worse than the Arum has come to town… The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard. But then everything changes… I've seen someone who shouldn't be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them

#WaitingOnWednesday (5)

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare Expected publication: March 2016  Summary  Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn't the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they'll return Mark Blackthorn to his home.

Review - Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)

Summary   The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.      

Song of the Week (2)

Artist - Simon Curtis  Name of Song - Joshua Year - June 7, 2011 Album - RA Genre - Electronica/Dance-Pop Lyrics  I'm so tired of people always saying that I'm a good person, 'cause I'm not It's like, if they could only see what was in my head Little boy's coming to his own He's gotta make some big decisions 'cause he's grown He's gonna get a rude awakening if he don't realize Who really loves him, who lies Don't you ever stop to wonder if they love you When you look into the mirror do you see the truth Or do the voices in your head have got you confused Do they make you wanna say I-I'm not who you think I am I-I-I-I-I'm not who you think I am I-I-I-I-I'm not who you think I am Who I am Who I am Who I am I'm not a good boy Wonder if you ever stop and think About whatever happened to me Did you ever maybe think that I was victimized By those who said they loved me, they lied Don't you ever stop to wonder if I love you W

Top 5 Book Releases in February 2015

This is in no particular order. It's something that just came to me the other day. I'm going to start doing this the first of each month. It can be any genre but most will be either Young Adult or New Adult. Very rarely do I ever read an actual Adult book. What books are you most excited for this month? Without further ado here is the list: 1 . Red Queen Expected publication: February 10th 2015 Reading Level: Young Adult Author: Victoria Aveyard Summary The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control. But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? 2 . The Ret

Review - Llewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams: Over 1,000 Dream Symbols and Their Universal Meanings Dr. Michael Lennox

Summary  When it comes to dreams, we often need help making sense of the mystery. Llewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams is designed to offer that help in a simple and concise structure, using language that speaks directly to the dreamer. With more than 1,000 distinct terms, this book presents prominent dream symbols along with a clear and simple universal meanings to assist you in your personal dream interpretation.             My Thoughts                                         *From NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*   Who hasn't at least one time in their life woke up from a dream and wished they knew what in the world it meant? I dream almost every night and I find myself wondering what if my own mind is trying to tell me something? I found this book and inside did a little happy dance. I use this book every morning and it actually does help. I've learned a few things about myself and what my mind was trying to tell me. I'd been having the same dream fo

#WaitingOnWednesday (4)

Fall With Me Expected publication: March 31st 2015 Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already. But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn't believe him, he’s not willi

Review - Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World

Book Description  Everyday Witchcraft is a book for today's Witch--busy and overwhelmed, but still longing to find a way to make a spiritual connection and integrate her Pagan beliefs with her everyday life. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, this book is both practical and empowering. Includes "5 Minute Rituals" along with suggestions for easy daily or monthly practice. Bring magick into your everyday life! My Review  *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I came from a very religious family. I was taught anything that wasn't what we believed was wrong and that they were going to Hell unless we could get them to see the truth. I no longer believe that of course. But I do believe there is a higher power out there. I believe in a God/Goddess. This is the very first book I've ever read about witchcraft and I happened to really enjoy it. I loved it because it wasn't over my head. I still understood everything. I learned so