Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) - Book Breakdown

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…





Book Breakdown

Holy hot fire in hell! This book! THIS BOOK! I read the first two and liked them well enough that I kept going with the series. This one... I loved this book so much I stayed up all night to finish it! Now, if you know anything about me, I love sleep. It's one of my favorite things ever. Nothing beats sleep so if I give it up... you know it's worth it!

I don't usually like damaged heroes but Z stole my heart! He's so perfectly broken from all the crap he went through being a blood/sex slave. Bella also has a dark past but nothing like Z but her nightmare can finally end when Z saves her life from the Lessers. She tries to stay with him even when he's mean to her. But slowly, we see why he's a jerk, he just doesn't think he's good enough for her after what's been done to him.

It's so heartbreaking to see how much he dislikes himself, how unworthy he thinks he is. I just wanted to reach through the book and give the poor guy a hug! But, as with most romance novels, it has a happy ending. That's one of the reasons I love romance. In my life, happy endings are few and very far between, so to find them in books just makes me feel better.

So now, I'm fully invested in this series, which is good as it's loooooong! But if I can get more books like this one, I'll devour this whole series soon!









Monday, August 31, 2020

Music Monday - SuperM

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

This share some fun K-Pop today! This is one of the only K-Pop groups I keep up with these days as I'm a second generation girl. But this group is fun and one song is in English. Enjoy!!!








Saturday, August 29, 2020

Resident Evil Zero Hour -Mini Book Breakdown


Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S Bravo Team scrambles into action.

BEFORE THE MANSION.

BEFORE THE DISASTER.

EVIL IS BORN.

Following a helicopter crash, the team stumble across a gruesome sight: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses - and that’s only the beginning of their nightmare. As evil grows around them, rookie member Rebecca Chambers wonders what she’s gotten herself into.

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Book Breakdown

I've talked about the video game series but not the books. So let's change that! I wanted to read a darker novel and so I decided to go through this series again. This book is the novel version of the game Resident Evil Zero. 

We follow Rebecca and Billy as they try to survive all the crazy things that have gotten loose in the forest of Raccoon City and beyond. It's a thrill ride, you never know when a zombie is going to pop out and attack one of them. I loved reading about the places or puzzles that I've played through a thousand times.

It's not a long book and I won't lie, I miss dialogue, because that's my favorite part of a story. But there's so much action that the book never gets dull. A fun read!




Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Fangs by Sarah Andersen - Graphic Novel Review


A love story between a vampire and a werewolf by the creator of the enormously popular Sarah's Scribbles comics.

Elsie the vampire is three hundred years old, but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets Jimmy, a charming werewolf with a wry sense of humor and a fondness for running wild during the full moon. Together they enjoy horror films and scary novels, shady strolls, fine dining (though never with garlic), and a genuine fondness for each other’s unusual habits, macabre lifestyles, and monstrous appetites.

First featured as a webcomic series on Tapas, Fangs chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different. Filled with Sarah Andersen’s beautiful gothic illustrations and relatable relationship humor, Fangs has all the makings of a cult classic.





Book Breakdown 

This was really cute! Elsie can't seem to find a boyfriend because she's a vampire and Jimmy is a werewolf that also finds it hard to date because of his own issues. So low and behold, these two find each other and it's so hilariously perfect. 


I love the art, it's dark and gothic and that is right up my alley! Plus, it's a vampire and werewolf romance, so of course, I'd be all over it!


It's not really an A-Z kind of story. It started as a web series, I believe and you can tell, it's more like a bunch of little peaks into their lives and how they work together rather than an actual story. Which I've never experienced before and can say that I enjoyed it. 


I can't wait for more from this author/artist. I hope we get more from these two and their lives. If you need something funny this is for you! It's not scary at all! It has so many hilarious puns and lines that had me laughing out loud so hard my partner kept looking at me strangely. 



It made me smile and brightened my day. I'm so glad I gave it a shot! I really hope you pick it up too, I promise you'll get a good laugh!


I want to thank NetGalley for this title in exchange for an honest review. 








Monday, August 24, 2020

Music Monday - Karliene

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

When I was little my grandmother read the book Memoirs of a Geisha. I saw the cover and the model's eyes grabbed me. I wanted to read the book too. So my parents got me a copy and I started to read it. I'd discuss parts of it with my grandma but I never got to finish it... I took it to school and a friend wanted to read it and so I let her read it over lunch. The school found out and decided it wasn't right for someone my age to read this and to share it at school. They took the book, I didn't want to tell my parents because I'd already gotten into trouble for something else recently and didn't want to start more drama. 

But years later, when I was out of that school and their rules, I found the book used and picked it up and finally finished it. I loved it. I also love the movie. It really feels like another world and this song gave me that feeling back. 






This song I heard because of the TV show Vikings and when I saw she did a cover, I was all over it! Hope you enjoy this one too! 





Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Vampire's Assistant By Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak #2) - Book Breakdown

My Name is Darren Shan. I'm a half-vampire.

I wasn't born that way. I used to be ordinary.

My days as a human were over. My nights as a vampire's assistant had begun.

Darren joins the powerful vampire Mr. Crepsley as his assistant, and they return to the mysterious freak show. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von. As he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, Darren tries desperately to resist the temptation that sickens him
...the one thing that can keep him alive.

But destiny is calling...

The wolf-man is waiting.


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Monday, August 17, 2020

Music Monday - Soothing Songs

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So for a while I was in a really bad reading slump. I didn't even want to pick up a book! I was also really depressed during this time. It wasn't pretty. But when I heard this song it made me want to read again. It inspired me. I hope it does the same for you.





This next one is by someone I've shared a lot from but I wanted to share this one because it really stuck out to me. It sounds a lot different than the normal stuff he does but I still like it. Hopefully, you like it too! 




Have a great week and stay safe!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan - Book Breakdown

In the tradition of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot, Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak will chill, thrill, and leave readers begging for more.

I was an ordinary boy,
until I visited the Cirque Du Freak...
until I met Madam Octa... until I came
face to face with a creature of the night.
That's when my life changed completely.
I don't expect you to believe me, but
everything I describe in this book
is absolutely true...


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Book Breakdown

According to Goodreads, I've read this book five times. So I know I've read it a lot more than that. I still love this series. I found it when it was all finished as a wee little kid and read them all so fast that my parents took me to the book store every single day after school to get the next one. Eventually, they just bought the whole series and let me have at it. Which was better for me.

My partner recently got me the UK boxset because it's so cute and it was on sale! I never pay full price for anything. Not in today's world, there's no use! So when I saw it was on sale, he snapped it up for me.

So, I thought it was time for another reread! This is a middle-grade horror series about vampires! But there's a neat twist to these vampires. They are turned by fingertips, they share blood that way. They also don't live forever, just longer than a normal human. But they do have some neat powers!

This first book follows young Darren as he sneaks off with his best friend Steve and heads off to a freak show. Only Steve happens to notice that one of the freaks is a real-life vampire! He begs the vampire to turn him but he refuses! Darren steals the vampire's pet spider, thinking he can train it to work with him. Turns out the spider sinks it's fangs into Steve when they're playing with her and the only way to save him is for Darren to become the vampire's assistant, thus becoming a vampire himself!

This really sets up the world and story quickly while still telling a great story! Something I love about middle-grade books is that they get right to the meat of it. There's no filler, just the juicy parts I want. Nothing is boring in this book. It's fun, dark, and Darren is a great character!

Now, I need to jump into the next one!




The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Video Game Nonsense




Now, I'm going to admit something that would shock the hardcore Zelda lovers out here. You ready for it? This is the first Zelda game I've ever played. No joke. After hunting for months and months, I finally found a Switch and my partner got it for me. I was going to skip this game because I don't care about Zelda. I'm a Mario girl all the way. But my brother-in-law talked about it a little and I heard it was an open world... I'm a sucker for open-world games!
Moblin

So... I bought it.

Why not right? Boy, let me tell you, I was so lost! Every time I came across a red Moblin I would get killed in one swipe! I couldn't even run more than a few seconds without getting so winded that Link would just stop moving and try and catch his breath! Look, I'm not in the best shape ever but I can run faster and longer than this great Knight!

So I put the game down for a few days or I told myself I was at least, but even though I was getting my butt kicked and freezing to death every time I entered the colder parts of the map... I just had to pick it back up again. I was hooked.

Link
I found myself wanting to explore more of the world, there are no loading screens, you can walk from one part of the map to the other... no loading screens in the open world. No there is a loading screen with you go into a Shrine but it's not even that long. Which I love!

So the whole point of the game is Ganon has overtaken the castle and turned all guardians to his side. Only the princess' magic has kept it from taking over the whole land. She's been fighting Ganon for 100 years while Link was healed from a mortal wound he took those 100 years ago. Now, he has to save the princess and the land from Ganon taking over. Easy enough plot to understand, but then there are the lost memories. Link has no memories of what happened before he woke up, which was great for me, a noob to this universe. I got to learn with Link.

Then you got a lot of side quests to do, which honestly, most of them are pretty bad. One side quest had me hunting for 10 crickets to help some guy get the girl he's had his eye on. Now, RPGs usually have some pretty lackluster side quests but when comparing this game to those like Skyrim or The Witcher... the side quests here so worse. I don't even like doing them half the time.

But the main quests! They are so much fun! With a mix of difficulty that ranges from easy as cake to OMG what have I gotten myself into? So after beating a hard quest, I always get this feeling that I accomplished something major! And it makes me want to tackle the next part of the quest.

Also, Breath of the Wild is stunning! It's not got the best graphics out there nor the most realistic art style but it's this perfect mix of real with fantasy that just pulls me into a whole different world. I no longer feel like I'm here on earth when playing this game but I'm there with Link in this world where it feels like anything can happen. I've no idea what I'll find next on my travels, a new shrine that helps me level up or another group of enemies to take down!

The game even allows for downtime! Maybe I don't want to test my skills at a Shrine or beat up some Goblin like creatures. The game allows that for that! With cooking! Not only is it fun to figure out more recipes but they can fill your health over the limit and help with things like the cold or even help you move faster.

I've even seen videos and posts about people cooking dishes inspired by this game which is something I would love to do soon. But it's been hard finding something my partner would like to try. He's a picky eater! But I won't give up and I will find something he'll go for! I will make something inspired by this game!

Breath of the Wild even won the game of the year award in 2017 when it first came out. Everyone seems to love it and I can see why! While I don't think it's the best game of all time like a lot of gamers out there, I do that I love it and can't for Breath of the Wild 2!!!






Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Writing Rambles - Carnival of Devils

I wrote this in 2018, I believe, as a challenge my partner set for me. It's since become a tradition of ours to write something scary during October. I'll give him an idea for a screenplay and he'll give me an idea for a short story. It's fun and something we can do together since we both love horror.

I've been revising this one, making it longer, adding more details recently and thought I'd share this original one with you, so if you can, please read and tell me what you think, ignore any typos please, I'm such a messy writer that it's not even funny. I'm usually going so fast to get the thoughts out of my head that important things like grammar and spelling take a nose dive till I go back and look at it. I cleaned it up quite a bit so it's actually readable but you might still find a little something here or there.

So without further ado, please let me welcome you to the Carnival of Devils. I promise you it's a thrill ride that you'll never forget...




Monday, August 10, 2020

Music Monday - Ashley Serena (#2)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

Last week I shared some sad pop songs and this week I want to share two more songs by someone I've shared before but she recently put out this new song and I'm in love with it. It reminds me a lot of Wicked Lovely. If you know that book then you've been reading YA a long time and you deserve a black star! 

Anyway, let's just get into these wonderful songs. Let her voice carry you away to somewhere better...









Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Dare By Elle Kennedy - Book Breakdown

College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no.

The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class.

Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy.

Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes.

But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see.

And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

3 Things I Hope to See in Midnight Sun


Let's not waste any time! I simply can't wait to read this book! I loved Twilight as a young one and even to this day I don't hate it like a lot of Twilight fans do now. When I read the first few chapters off of the author's website when it leaked, I couldn't wait for this book! Now, many years later, I finally get to read it! 

Here are a few things I hope to see in Midnight Sun! 

1) Getting to know everyone's thoughts through Edward. There are many moments throughout the whole series that I would love to see what's happening in Alice's head or even all the kids at school. So to finally be able to get a little of this, is just exciting! 

2) Edward's first impression of Bella. Hers is the only mind he can't read, you know this is going to be epic when we finally see just how many emotions flow through him at the sight of her. 

3) Edward with his family when Jasper and Alice take Bella away from Forks. I know we are told what's he's doing but to see it all first hand... gonna be great! We also get to see just how hard it's going to be for Edward when he has to suck James' venom out of Bella. 





Monday, August 3, 2020

Music Monday - Sad Pop Songs

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This is my first Music Monday in over a month! Wow! Time sure flies, I needed the break though. My mental health wasn't doing so well because of everything that is going on in the world. And when I'm depressed, I'm that weird person that looks for sad songs that just make me feel worse instead of trying to find happy songs. Yeah... that's not healthy I know.

But anyway, I hope you enjoy these songs! I also hope you're going okay during all this. You're not alone even if it feels like it. 










Saturday, August 1, 2020

UPDATE! The Future of 50/50 Friday & More


     Since 10/7/2016, I've kept 50/50 Friday going. I had lots of help from the amazing Laura for a few years but then she needed to take a break and I've been running it alone. I'm not very creative, that's always been something that I don't like about myself, so after a bit, I ran out of topic ideas or the ones I came up with were no longer fun for me. 



     The worry of having to make sure I have a post up every Friday was starting to get to me. My whole world has changed, as I'm sure yours has as well. I couldn't keep this up anymore. I'm sorry for those that liked this meme. I really am. 



     Next, I would like to talk about my feelings with the book world. It's really changed since I first started blogging, it used to be the kind of place where we could just talk about the books that we loved. Now, it's turned into something I can't always stand behind. Everyone trying to tear down books they don't like, trying to get them pulled before they are published so no one else can enjoy them. It's honestly gross. I don't want a small group of people deciding if I should be allowed to read a book or if it should even be published. That's my choice alone. Of course, my opinion is not the most popular so I don't mean to offend anyone. This brings me to another point, I'm tired of having to walk on eggshells so I don't offend. I have to do that enough in my real life with my special needs daughter, I'm not going to do it in the one place that was my escape. I don't mean to offend anyone, that's never been my intention but I have offended with some of my reviews... or because I decided to read a book that someone was offended by, they got nasty with me. I'm not about that life. 



     So my love for reviewing books has really fallen recently, as I'm sure you've seen. I used to be scared to share my thoughts because I didn't want to hurt anyone so I just stopped... just read the books I wanted without reviewing them. I'm done with that. If I want to review a book, I will. Again, I don't want to offend anyone but it's going to happen, I'm sure, and I won't say I'm sorry again for my own personal opinions and thoughts. If you're okay with that then please stick around and if you're not, I will understand if you don't wanna hang here on my blog anymore. Everyone has to do what's best for themselves. 



    So, because my love of books has been turned a little sour as of late, I'm going to be branching out. I will talk about video games, tv, my writings, or just whatever the heck I want to talk about at that time. Yes, I am still going to be talking about books but this other stuff will be coming into play. You've already seen a little bit of it with the Resident Evil post so you can understand what's coming. I also want to talk more about my writings and manga, TV shows I'm watching (Netflix's Cursed, Am I right, or am I right?)



    So this isn't the end of The Butterfly Reader, it's just growing into something much more. I hope you guys will follow me on this path because it's going to be a wild ride! 



    I've missed you guys so much. It was nice to take this long break but I'm glad to be back! I'll be lurking around all your blogs soon so you'll see me again! 



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things - Musicians

Okay, so last time I did this it was years ago and my tastes have changed so much that I wanted to share an updated version with you today! So let's talk about my favorite musical acts!

These aren't in order because I could never choose, don't even ask. It will go nowhere ha ha.

That being said, let's do this!





Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Resident Evil Obsessed


I wanted to talk about Resident Evil. I'm what can be called a super fan. I'm played the games, read the books and manga, seen the movies (CGI and live action) but never read the comics from the 90's.  They're so hard to find!


Resident Evil is a survival horror video game franchise that has spawned everything that I mentioned above. It grew into something huge and the fanbase is still alive and well with new members joining all the time!

Zombies. Zombies. Zombies. Well, actually it's about bioweapons that turn people into zombies.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Music Monday - Margaret

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

Well, another weekend behind us. I hope yours was safe and fun! We had a stupid rally in the state where none social distanced... so Covid-19 is going to get a strong foothold here! Have I mentioned how much I HATE Oklahoma? 

But anyway, let's talk about something that isn't depressing, shall we? 

 Here's some fun dance music! I hope you enjoy! 








Stay safe and have a great week!


Friday, June 26, 2020

50/50 Friday - Freebie! - Favorite/Least Favorite Book Read for Pride Month

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
I've chosen a topic that we've never done before but I might start doing it every year around this time. And that that topic is: Favorite/Least Favorite Book Read for Pride Month. 

Let's get to it! 

I actually have no bad reads and that's because I didn't read nearly as much as I wanted to. I've read a few m/m books and loved them all. I have some f/f books still lined up to read but I've been sidetracked by Avatar: The Last Airbender stuff. So we'll get to it... soon. I hope. 



These are all five star reads and if you're looking for some m/m romance, I fully recommend these! There are more to the series but I've not read them yet. I will get to that soon! 

Topic for Next Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Read of June
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Friday, June 19, 2020

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of the Year.... So Far

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 Read of the Year.... So Far

Monday, June 15, 2020

Music Monday - Wake Up, Sunshine

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

I've been trying to listen to more upbeat music recently because I'm been so depressed and these two songs always make me smile and feel me with a warm feeling. I hope you like them too. 










Well, that's all for today! Have a great week! Stay safe and happy reading!


Friday, June 12, 2020

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Read of May 2020

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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 May 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Music Monday - Open My Mouth

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

Alright! I found this artist by browsing music on YouTube one day while looking for music to write to. I only like this one song really but I thought I'd share because it's a good one! 



Stay safe and enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2020

50/50 Friday - Freebie! - Animal Sidekick As A Pet/Never As A Pet

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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
Animal Sidekick As A Pet/Never As A Pet

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

M/M Romance Review - Pride Month

Maddox

The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I’m a liar.

When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire.

Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend—the boyfriend who doesn’t exist because I’m straight.

At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I’m bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself.







Damon

When my sister asks me to pretend to be some straight guy’s boyfriend, my automatic response is to say no. It’s because of guys like him people don’t believe me when I tell them I’m gay.

But Maddox has something I need.

After an injury that cost me my baseball career, I’m trying to leave my playing days behind and focus on being the best sports agent I can be. Forty-eight hours with my sister’s best friend in exchange for a meeting with a possible client. I can do this.

I just wish he wasn’t so hot. Or that he didn’t kiss like he means it.

Wait … why is the straight guy kissing me?


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Mini Book Breakdown

Maddox lied to the whole small town that he was gay when it came time to break up with his long term girlfriend because he has commitment issues. But as fate would have it, he runs into his ex who is now getting married to someone else and he agrees to go to her wedding. But now he needs a date... and his best friend offers up her gay brother.

Enter Damon, a man who was so close to being a baseball star till his career was ripped away from him within the blink of an eye. He agrees to be Maddox's date to the wedding. They both think they'll go their own way when it's all over but fake has other plans.

I'm in the mood for m/m romances and Pride Month is coming so it's extra fitting! This was just what I wanted! It had characters I loved that weren't perfect but they came together anyway in the best way. The writing is great and the pace was just right! Plus, I love the 'fake boyfriend' trope so freaking much!


Monday, June 1, 2020

Music Monday - Recent Favorites

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

Two very different vibes for today. We get a great house type song and then a more softer, vocal song. I hope you enjoy them both as much as I do!

Have a great week and stay safe! 








Friday, May 29, 2020

50/50 Friday - Freebie - Character Most/Least Likely To Go Cliff-Diving

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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 Most/Least Likely To Go Cliff-Diving

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Llewellyn's Little Book of Moon Spells & Llewellyn's Little Book of Yule - Mini Reviews


Discover more than sixty spells and an abundance of potions, powders, and lore from around the world. Llewellyn's Little Book of Moon Spells is a handy, on-the-go guide to everyday moon magick filled with spells and rituals for improving relationships, healing emotional wounds, and removing obstacles, as well as psychic protection, success, abundance, and much more. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, the step-by-step instructions within these pages will help you attune to the tides of destiny and change troublesome situations into opportunities for positive transformation.






Mini Book Breakdown

Love this! It really does give you all the basic info you need to start using lunar magic as you wish. Laid out in an easy way to understand and follow. There's useful potions, spells and even how to draw down the moon. All in one little book that makes it so easy to carry around outside if you're doing a ritual or spell. Couldn't ask for something better!




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Filled with dozens of magical exercises, tips, recipes, crafts, spells, and rituals, Llewellyn's Little Book of Yule shares everything you need in order to make your Yuletide memorable and enchanting. Learn how to honor the fairy folk of Yuletide, make a batch of Saturnalia wine, and discover tips for hosting a solstice vigil. Explore traditional activities like wassailing and chalking the door. Discover the Italian holiday witch known as La Befana and the true meaning of Krampus. From mistletoe to marzipan, this book delves into familiar traditions as well as observances that may be brand new to you—making it an invaluable resource for bringing a deep sense of meaning and magic to your holiday season.






Mini Book Breakdown

I really enjoyed this one! I learned so much about all the different 'Christmas' like holidays around this time of the year and I love learning anything I can about Krampus, so that's a bonus! I even learned what Saturnalia wine is and how to make it! 

My only compliant is that I felt this book explained how to make Christmas more Pagan and not how to actually celebrate Yule... if that makes any sense. I know that Christians took Yule and made it their own to get people into the church, so they're a lot a like in some ways but still, I just didn't like that part. Still a great little book with a lot of info and I really enjoy this author, he's very down to earth and I can understand him easily. 

Fully recommend!   

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*** Both of these titles were given to me in exchange for an honest review ***





Friday, May 22, 2020

50/50 Friday - Freebie! - Character Most/Least Likely To Be A World Traveller

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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 Most/Least Likely To Be A World Traveller 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Music Monday - PVRIS

This meme is hosted by Always Me

Today I wanted to share two new songs by one of my favorite bands. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! 








I hope you have a safe and happy week! Is your state starting to open up yet? Mine is and I'm nervous it's just going to make everything worse, fingers crossed I'm wrong!


Friday, May 15, 2020

50/50 Friday - Freebie - Favorite/Least Favorite Spine Design

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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
FREEBIE 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Two Super Duper Short Reviews

For Lexi Dean, burning down her kitchen was disaster enough. Agreeing to move in next door with her totally off-limits best friend, Matt Freeman, until her house is livable again?

Utter madness.

They’ve always been close, but this is ridiculous. If she’s not bumping into him at the refrigerator, he’s at the front door giving her date the third degree. And slipping between his borrowed sheets? That’s about as distracting as listening to his shower run, because suddenly all she can think about is rivulets of water cascading down is spectacular body—the one he seems to be going out of his way to make sure she notices.

Not that it matters. He can flaunt his firefighter abs around her all he wants. They already share everything—their jobs, their friends, their backyard, even their dog—and that means only one thing: Lexi is not going to risk losing any of it by dipping a single toe in the temptation that is Matt Freeman.

Lexi may not know how to handle a fire extinguisher, but this is one fire that just might burn them both if they’re not careful...

Monday, May 11, 2020

Music Monday - Nightcore


Last week, I shared some really relaxing music, this time, I'm going to show you some of my more... weird tastes. Hope you enjoy! 







I hope that you're staying safe and sound! We will get through this, just know you're not alone even if it feels that way. That's what I've been trying to tell myself but the depression is pretty bad. But let's just keep being strong!


Friday, May 8, 2020

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Book You Had to Read for School

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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 Book You Had to Read for School

Monday, May 4, 2020

Music Monday - Relaxing Seasonal Music

This meme is hosted over at Always Me


I've been listening to a lot of relaxing music lately because it really helps me chill out and calms my anxiety. So today I thought I would share those with you. Hopefully they relax you as well. 






Have a wonderful week and stay safe! 

Friday, May 1, 2020

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Read of April

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we 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. I'll 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 Read of April 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2 ARC Bullet Reviews

Korean-American author Jayci Lee delights with this delicious and light-hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for more.

Bake a chance on love.

Aubrey Choi loves living in her small town nestled in the foothills of California, running her highly successful bakery away from the watch of her strict Korean parents. When a cake mix-up and a harsh review threaten all of her hard work and her livelihood, she never thought the jaded food critic would turn out to be her one-night stand. And she sure as hell never thought she’d see her gorgeous Korean unicorn again. But when Landon Kim waltzes into her bakery trying to clean up the mess he had a huge hand in making, Aubrey is torn between throwing and hearing him out.

When she hears his plan to help save her business, Aubrey knows that spending three weeks in California wine country working with Landon is a sure recipe for disaster. Her head is telling her to take the chance to save her bakery while her heart—and her hormones—are at war on whether to give him a second chance. And it just so happens that Landon’s meddling friends want them to spend those three weeks as close as possible...by sharing a villa.

Mini Book Breakdown

This was a truly sweet read! From the talk of food to the romance! It’s funny and very entertaining! I had a ball reading this one! Can’t wait for more from this author!





Perin expected eternal darkness after his death, yet the land of Laith has other plans for him. Snapped awake with a desperate hunger for flesh, he fights the urge to feed, knowing that once he gives in to temptation, there is no turning back.

Tavarra’s deepest desire was always to be human. When she received her one true wish, the journey had already claimed those she cared about. Alone, she fights through each day, forgetting how to truly live.

To strip away his new curse, Perin needs to retrieve an enchanted liquid and bring it back to the Stone of Desire. Despite his unpredictability, and him being the monster this time, Tavarra chooses to help. Tied by fate and loneliness, they must cross the sea into a deadly part of Laith and find the solution before Perin’s hunger overtakes him.


Mini Book Breakdown

This is the last book in this series and I really hate to see it go as this world just feel so unique, dark, and yet so freaking romantic! I wish I could get more from this world but I really do like the ending and felt everything was wrapped up better than I could've hoped for! 

Plus, it's got zombies... I mean, come on! You know it's gonna be good! 




*I was given both of these titles in exchange for honest reviews*