Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #146, May 28th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Silver Silence, so I have 1 of 1 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #149, May 28th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 22:
Nothing Planned!

So a free week, to read whatever I want, mostly ARC's, because of the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Week 21 Review: Silver Silence

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal...

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That's what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed... 

My Review:
Reading this book was just so fantastic! Silver was fantastic, and has been an awesome part of the series for a while. Whereas Valentin, if he's been a part of the series previously, well, I've forgotten. And they were a really amazing couple!

May 24th is my birthday, and I try to read books that I think are going to be utterly amazing. So Silver Silence fits within that group! This is the book where things are truly Trinity, instead of Trinity being set up. Of course, there's the Consortium trying to tear it down!

This book introduces a number of new characters, and that was really fantastic, more people to become couples in future books! We didn't see most of the older characters, but a bigger number were mentioned!

Bears! Oh, bears! So aggravating and awesome! The people who throw a good party, and who are extremely loyal. But there's a problem with StoneWater and I was glad when it resolved because it hurt! Oh, there was the assassination attempt of Silver, but she's pretty safe after that besides the reason why she needs Silence! Well, there are the various attacks around the world. Gah, I want to say more, but I won't, because I won't spoil!

Such an amazing book, and I can't wait to see where things are going to go from here, I need to know!

Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16
Read: May 24th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing so much! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Expected Publication: June 13th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 Reviews


Follow Friday #289, May 26th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt: Another nothing!

GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #297, May 26th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Silver Silence which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book.

So I have 4 counts which translates to $2 this week! I'll use it to help buy a book or books next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

First Lines Friday #315, May 26th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Random Reads #287, May 25th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 541 which turned out to be Dreamveil by Lynn Viehl! It's been on my TBR pile since June 11th, 2011, and I added it because I really enjoy her books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #302, May 25th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"The den area was also outfitted with a motion sensor." -Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden, page 90.

Ok. I think this could be a good thing, having the security, but not so good, the need for security!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #312, May 25th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

On the run, in each other’s arms, with one last chance to survive

A rugged Navy SEAL, Zane Scott was part of a failed mission to rescue Dr. Olivia Strohm from abduction by the terrorist group Dead Man’s Hand—and her anguished screams have haunted him ever since. So when he gets word that the beautiful physician has escaped from her captors in Africa, he’s got personal reasons to storm the continent and save her.

Like her would-be liberator, Olivia carries the burden of a dark secret from her past. Ruthless and relentless, the DMH has threatened to hunt her down—and to systematically hurt anyone she’s close to. The last thing she wants is to be rescued—even by someone as shockingly handsome as Zane. Yet the hotheaded special ops hero has come for her, and together she and Zane just might have a shot at not only stopping DMH’s reign of terror, but also saving what’s left of their souls.

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Because I haven't seen it around. Which is a shame, because it looks good! As always, I hope I can read it soon-ish! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 13

clean sweep 2017

Ok, so I read Silver Silence, and yeah, now to read Before the Dawn! And yeah, great book to read on my birthday!

My Reading Journey:

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:14 AM 
Pages Read: 352

Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 115

Can't Hardly Breath by Gena Showalter 
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 400

Bliss by Lynsay Sands
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 12:29 PM
Pages Read: 384

Dying Breath by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 11:53 PM
Pages Read: 370

The Gathering Dusk by Cynthia Eden
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 6:41 AM
Pages Read: 62

After the Dark by Cynthia Eden
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 6:36 PM
Pages Read: 384

Grit by Gillian French
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:59 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Scandal of It All by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 9:29 PM
Pages Read: 384

Discovering You by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 395

Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 480

Sister, Sister by Sue Fortin
Started On: May 17th
Finished On: May 17th, 11:15 PM
Pages Read: 364

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 4:15 PM
Pages Read: 496

Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden
Started On: May 24th
Pages Read: 384

Books Read: 13
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 3930

Waiting on Wednesday #315, May 24th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Expected Publication: July 18th, 2017
From Goodreads:
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels’ home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature “holdback” characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. 

Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own ”dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making. 

Oh, wow, this was an amazing book that I really enjoyed, and I can't wait for it to come out! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #319, May 24th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Silver Silence, and yeah, it's absolutely wonderful! Loving it! Bears!
I'm also reading Before the Dawn, and yeah, it's creepy and awesome!
I read Sister, Sister, and yeah, it was so twisted and awesome! Loved it!
I'm going to be reading This Darkness Mine, and I can't wait, it sounds and looks so great!

Sorry for my silence, I've been working on a project that's taking up a lot of time, so I haven't been reading or blogging much. But it's almost done!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #319, May 23rd

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from nowhere, because I'm not reading anything today! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #311, May 22nd

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #310
Teaser Tuesday #318
WWW Wednesday #318
WOW #315
Will the Time Come #309
Third Sentence Thursday #300
Random Reads #286
First Lines Friday #314
The Reward Challenge Update #296
Follow Friday #288
How Well I Stuck to It #140
Wrote that Review Update #145

Week 20 Reviews:
Secret Life of a Vampire
The Scandal of It All
Discovering You
Shadow Reaper
Sister, Sister

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge:
Update 10
Update 11
Update 12

OK, so I got 22 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty good week! Can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Dare You.