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The Everyday Empath - Mini Review

Deepen Your Understanding of Empathy, Develop Your Gifts, and Discover Emotional Balance Enrich your knowledge of empathy and improve your empathic abilities with this captivating, easy-to-use guide. The Everyday Empath offers a well-rounded view of what it means to experience high levels of empathy in daily life. Featuring exercises, examples, and insights, it's an essential resource to have on your shelf. Explore empathic self-care and how to spiritualize your empathy through daily meditation, prayer, shrines, vision boards, and more. Learn about the importance of creative expression and astrological shifts. Find out how to share your gifts with friends, family, and your community. From science to spirituality, this book shows you how to achieve personal balance and reveals new ideas that will help you thrive in your empathic life. Book Breakdown  I've been wondering if I'm an empath for a while so when I saw this on NetGalley, I had to snap it up, what better way to find

The Darkest Night - Review

Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don't miss a single book in this stunning paranormal series from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter! All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member—a man trapped in a hell of his own. Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments…and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love… Book 1 of Lords of the Underworld. Book Breakdown  I've been getting back into paranormal romance and I've been loving it. This genre is my true home and I'm always happy when reading it. So that meant I had to try this series. I read

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Sarcastic Character

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Sarcastic Character Favorite  Rose (Duh) - Like I could choose anyone else but hey for this spot. She was the very first sarcastic character I ever read and I just love her.  Least Favorite Max - I've not read this book since I was in 8th grade but I remember her character rubbing me the wrong way. I only read the first three, back when there was only three out and when the others came out, I didn't care to get them. Sorry if these are your favorite books.  Topic for Next Week Best/Worst Read of February 

50/50 Friday - Character You'd Most/Least Want to be with in a Zombie Apocalypse

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Character You'd Most/Least Want to be with in a Zombie Apocalypse Most Merit - She's kickass, funny, and knows the good places to eat. Seems, like the end of the world would be fun with her around.  Least  Eadlyn - Not only does she have no fighting skills but her personality alone would make me want to run right into the zombies and let them eat me.  Topic for Next Week Favorite/Least Favorite Sarcastic Character

The Darkest Star - Review

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head... #1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old. Book Breakdown  Okay, let's be honest here. Let's just get everything out in the open, shall we? No one and I mean no one is every going to replace Katy and Daemon. Never. That being said, I really like Luc. I've been interested in his character since I read the Lux series. Evie on the other hand... seems a little

January 2019 Wrap Up! Over 30 Books!

I've noticed that for the past few years January is my most read month. I think it's because I want to get a jump on my Goodreads goal so I won't have to worry about it all year. I can just read and enjoy books. This month, I read a lot of manga, otherwise I'd never have made to 32 books.  Yona of the Dawn Volumes 1-9 ( Volume 1 Review ) Nana Volumes 11-16 At His Majesty's Request  The Darkest Night Butterflies, Flowers  Now, let's move away from manga, shall we? Blaze of Memory  (Psy-Changeling #7) Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) To All the Boys I've Loved Before ( Review ) One Foot in the Grave (The Mortician’s Daughter #1) Lawbreaker (Unbreakable #3) Heart of Desire: 11.11.11 Redux Now we shall move onto the metaphysical books! The World's Most Haunted Hospitals Garden Witch's Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows Phantasmagoria The Chakras Handbook: Tap into Your Body's E

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst World Building in a Fantasy Novel/Series

This meme is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Best/Worst World Building in a Fantasy Novel/Series So this one was a fun one to come up with because a lot of my favorite books are fantasy novels. Best World Building Now, while I don't personally like this series there is no denying how great the world building really is. The author did a really good job of making me believe this word could indeed be real and right beside ours but we can't see it.  Worst World Building  Now, this is kinda funny. The best world building is a series I don't like and I've put the series I do like under wo

One Line Reviews (3)

Here we are again, this seems to be a lot easier for me than writing a whole review on a book. Maybe it's where I've read so many books but lately none of inspired me to write something long so enjoy these One Liners!  Tap into the nine major chakras that affect your power, health, and well-being. The Chakra Handbook is the essential portable reference for the experienced energy worker, as well as the perfect introduction for anyone just starting out. First discussed in ancient Hindu texts and studied for thousands of years in numerous spiritual traditions, including acupuncture, meditation, and yoga, chakras are the power centers connecting your physical body and the world of energy. By tapping into the power of your chakras, you can live a healthier, balanced, and more abundant life. Athena Perrakis, leading metaphysical teacher and creator of the world's largest online metaphysical resource website, SageGoddess.com, has created a modern guide to the ancient practice of w

To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Review

Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Book Breakdown This is one of the very few times I will ever say this but here we go.... I preferred the movie. Yes, I said it. I LOVE the movie, seen it at least 6-7 times since it came out and I even watched it again while writing th

Music Monday - Omnimar

This meme is hosted over at Always Me . I don't know if I've spotlighted this artist before but I've been getting into more world music and she's from Russia so today I want to bring you two songs from Omnimar. Also, if anyone knows how to pronounce that, please let me know. Thank you.

Manga Monday - Yona of the Dawn

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father's murder! Yona reels from the shock of witnessing a loved one’s murder and having to fight for her life. With Hak’s help, she flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy’s forces. But where will this displaced princess go when all the paths before her are uncertain? Manga Breakdown  Yona's the only princess of her kingdom and her father has made sure she's lived a good life but everything changes when the love of her life kills her father. Now she's confused and lost with only Hak, the general of the wind tribe to keep her safe. What will happen to the princess now that her father is gone and the guy she loves has betrayed her and stolen her kingdom?  I went into this one

Mini Review - Chasing American Monsters

From Alabama to Wyoming and every state in between, the United States is crawling with monsters lurking in the dark corners, just waiting for the right moment to scare the pants off unsuspecting victims. This eye-opening book is a state-by-state guide to monsters, myths, cryptids, and things that go bump in the night. Discover Connecticut's Black Dog of Hanging Hills, the Tommyknockers of Pennsylvania, the Banshee of the South Dakota Badlands, and hundreds of other fearful figures. With more than 250 creatures covering everything from modern-day dinosaurs and dragons to extraterrestrials, lizard men, gnomes, and more, Chasing American Monsters brings you face to face with the unique beasts that hide in the shadows of each of the fifty states. Don't forget a flashlight, pepper spray, and a good pair of running shoes--some of these monsters are downright nasty. Mini Book Breakdown *I was given this novel in exchange for an honest review* Every chapter of this book is a different

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Read of January

This meme is hosted right here and over at Blue Eye Books What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Read of January  January was a pretty blah month for me. I had no awful reads but nothing that really blew my skirt up either. Still, it's better than a bad reading month so I'll take it! I read a lot of manga which brought my reading number over 30 books read this month. Now, with all that out of the way, let's just jump into it. Worst Read I really do like this series but it's starting to lose steam... I don't know if it's being drawn out for more money or if this one and volume 15 were just off. But