So I have had a lot going on lately and I realized after speaking with a friend of mine that I haven’t posted in a while… So I am here and have a few things to say….
Big news: 1. I have reached over 100 followers here on wordpress (round of applause) So a big thank you to all of you amazing followers for making me feel like I have hit a milestone I never thought would happen! 2. I had a job interview yesterday but I will get into that a little later. 3. You are all amazing and 4. I have had a few new books to add to my collection!
~ Amazing Followers for my amazing blog!~
So I currently have 105 followers and I couldnt be more excited! When I first started blogging I thought ” Man I am going to be at this a while before I start getting anywhere”, and even though that has proven to be true I hit 100 followers before I though it would sooooo YAY!!!! lol! My most dedicated follower has come to be one of my favorite fellow bloggers and it kinda makes you stop and think about how small this world really is. As a blogger you connect with fellow bloggers or people with questions and you know that you at least have one thing in common. You both either blog or you are both either into the same types of things.
Well that’s how my relationship started with Miss Stephanie of The Readers Oasis. Now I came to the conclusion that yes we are both bloggers but we are both also book obsessed! I also found out that not only are we both about the same age but that we have very similar lifestyles. And even though she lives in a very busy city, and I in a very small town she displays so many of the same characteristics as me and that alone makes her pretty awesome! If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to follow her please go wander on over to her blog and take a look at some of her posts because you just might get to know her the way I do and I am sure you will like her just as much if not more! JK! https://readersoasis.wordpress.com
~ You Are All AMAZING~
Since I have started THMH I have come in contact with amazing writers, bloggers, fans and great giveaways and I would love to do the same on my blog! Just a heads up to all of you… I am hoping and praying that in a few months I will be able to get up about 20-30 authors to do some giveaways and if i can I would like to hope that whoever does win anything that you would kindly give any and all feedback for each author, if they are your favorite author or you liked or disliked their work. Now if that goes well and doesn’t completely drain anyone I would like to do a bigger giveaway in December with either all of the books I have reviewed or 60 different authors! I mean who wouldn’t love to win free books from amazing writers!
~Blue Collar Woman~
Like i stated at the beginning of this post I had a job interview yesterday. Now this is a hard subject for me because I haven’t been employed for a while now. I had posted something on my Facebook about my interview and I can honestly say I was scared to see responses. Most of the content I share on Facebook doesn’t get much attention and I am okay with that. But yesterday I was amazed to see that 30 people liked the post alone. I was scared however because I didn’t want one of my family members to ask what business the interview was for. My family does not consist of bad, stuck up people. It is comprised of strong, dedicated individuals who have made so much of themselves through hard work and dedication. My family has created their own businesses and its hard for me to let them know that their 25 year old sister, daughter, aunt, granddaughter or cousin could only be receiving a job working at Taco Bell. I was lucky that no one did ask and I felt like I had so much support from everyone yesterday but while I was in bed last night I just had this feeling that if my family knew they would be disappointed that that is as far as I have made it in life. I’m hoping to hear back from someone soon so until then I am sure I will feel this way. Stupid feelings.
~ Recently added books on the book shelf in no particular order~
** Revelations By Pamela Daniell **
I was contacted by Miss Pam on Goodreads to do a review of her book. I started it yesterday with a couple others and i could not put it down last night. I really like it and i think it is because it reminds me of a mix between mortal instruments and percy Jackson. Ill leave the book synopsis and buying link below but stay tuned for a book review soon!
Jenna Morgan is just like any normal teenager. That is until she turns seventeen. In a matter of a week Jenna is kidnapped, meets a mysterious young man named, Alex and learns the shocking truth about her true heritage, which is the reason both demons and the angels are hunting her.
Just when she comes to accept her new identity the unthinkable happens leaving Jenna devastated. She soon meets Dylan, a small town homeboy who quickly heals her heart. But when his life is threatened by the same monsters who had already torn her world apart will Jenna be able to save him in time…or will she die trying?
** Orhan’s Inheritance By Aline Ohanesian **
I just got this yesterday and started it as well! I won it in a LibraryThing giveaway and completely forgot to expect it. However, this book is not available to the public yet but make sure to get your pre-order on and soon! Release date is April 7th of this year so be on the look out for it!
When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather Kemal—a man who built a dynasty out of makingkilim rugs—is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal’s will raises more questions than it answers. He has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in an Armenian retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan’s grandfather willed his home in Turkey to an unknown woman rather than to his own son or grandson.
Left with only Kemal’s ancient sketchbook and intent on righting this injustice, Orhan boards a plane to Los Angeles. There he will not only unearth the story that eighty-seven-year-old Seda so closely guards but discover that Seda’s past now threatens to unravel his future. Her story, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which his family has been built.
Moving back and forth in time, between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan’s Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors, incredible resilience, and the hidden stories that can haunt a family for generations
** Buried Threads By Kaylin McFarren **
I have not started reading this and i wont until i win the first one from Feado.com and that will only happen after i get the books i worked hard for after almost 4 months of waiting!
A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren’s heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!
Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment–to track down a priceless gem that is believed to be buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan–takes a startling, and dangerous, turn.
Faced with a monk’s dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.
Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members. Time is running out as the prophecy’s day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?
** The Lunar Chronicles By Marissa Meyer **
I am officially in love with this series! How often do you think of old school fairy tale characters in a dystopian type of society? Much less as cyborgs and rebels!? When i first heard about it i was leery about it because… well to be honest, i didn’t want some of my favorite stories ruined with sy-fi crap but i was impressed and amazed at how well these books have attracted me! I have just finished book 2 and and am eager to start number 3 and 4.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
Who is the Fairest of them all?
Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her “glamour” to gain power. But whois Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now.
** Once Upon Two Kingdoms By Anna del C. Dye **
I was contacted through Goodreads for this as well and havent started it yet but i will be by this weekend. i only have a buying link for this as there is not a simple synopsis.
** Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard **
You know me and my dystopian type books! This is my next TBR so i am reading four books now to get started on this one!
Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
So that’s my last week in a nutshell and i will probably be back Monday with a new post with reviews for you! Hope you all have a great day and as always, Love y’all and happy reading!