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Devour Your TBR - Fantastic February Wrap Up & Monstrous March TBR

Happy Friday everyone!  This year I've decided to take part in Devour Your TBR which is hosted by Kathy @ Books and Munches and destiny.  Each month the Goodreads Group for the challenge dedicated to knocking out our ever growing TBRs comes up with a themed challenge.  For February the theme was Fantastic February and I selected eight books which you can see in the photo above.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the four books I completed for February's challenge in the order that I read them, and also my potential TBR for Monstrous March (all about creepy books, thrillers, horrors, and spooky reads).



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Trail of Lighting (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse was absolutely amazing! Why did I put it off for so long?! It's easily taken its place as a favorite read of 2019. I loved getting to know all of Roanhorse's complex characters. Maggie is hands down one of my favorite leads without question - I have to appreciate her honesty, smarts, and her special set …

Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge - February Update: Reveal & All The Birds In The Sky

February has just ended - how?! Anyway, this means that I've completed 4 out of 24 books of Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge!  How is 2019 going by so quickly?!  The tasks I completed required me to read a book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads and a novel by a trans or nonbinary author.  For the tasks, I selected Reveal (Among Us Trilogy #3) by Anne-Rae Vasquez and All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders.  Read on to see my mini reviews and what's next for March:


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Reveal by Anne-Rae Vasquez is the final installment of the Among Us Trilogy. I've absolutely loved this series since I first found book one, Doubt. As it turns out for book two, Resist, and this finale, I acted as a beta reader for the author. It was an awesome experience to have the opportunity to go through these two final novels line by line and chapter by chapter with the author. Plus, I have to admit that it was just plain cool to see my …

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Places In TV Shows I'd Like To Visit

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit (submitted by Georgia @justreadthemm).  I feel like I recently did a similar topic so I'm going to focus on Fictional Places In TV Shows I'd Like To Visit instead.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by tv show:


The Addams Family Mansion at 0001 Cemetery Lane - The Addams Family



The Sunnydale High School Library in Sunnydale, CA - Buffy the Vampire Slayer


The Library - Doctor Who

Downton Abbey in Yorkshire, England - Downton Abbey



The Harvard Laboratory in Cambridge, MA - Fringe



The Grantchester Vicarage in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England - Grantchester

Camelot, Albion - Merlin


Mr. Gold Pawn Broker and Antiques Dealer in Storybrooke, ME - Once Upon A Time



Hawkins, IN - Stranger Things

The Men of Letters Bunker near Lebanon, KS - Supernatural


What fictional places would you love to visit?  As always, thank…

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC) - Review

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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six. But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to leave for a big university and chase her dream career in mainstream TV. And Lawson, one of the show's guest performers, a talented MMA fighter with weaknesses for pancakes, fantasy novels, and Josie, is making her tough decision even harder. Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad, who abandoned the family years ago. If Midnite Matinee becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too. As the tug-of-war between growing up and grow…

Music Monday: Dean Lewis

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting three of my favorite songs from the talented Australian singer Dean Lewis - Be Alright (2018), 7 Minutes (2019), and Waves (2016).By the way, I first came across his music when Waves was featured on an episode of Shadowhunters.  I don't know about you, but I think Dean Lewis and Ed Sheeran could perfor…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare #2) by Lilith Saintcrow + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlig…

Whispers of Shadow & Flame by L. Penelope - Cover Reveal

Welcome my stop on the cover reveal tour for book 2 in L. Penelope’s Earthsinger Chronicles,Whispers of Shadow & Flame.

The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone was named one of TIME Magazine’s top 10 fantasy books of 2018. Check out the cover reveal and giveaway below!


Title: Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2)
Author: L. Penelope
Published by: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Fantasy

Book Description:

The cursed will face the gods. They have nothing to lose.

"A master class in fantasy world-building.” - TIME Magazine on Song of Blood & Stone
The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms.

Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved With Fewer Than 2,000 Ratings On Goodreads

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads.  Here we go, in alphabetical order.  The titles are linked to the Goodreads page.


An Assassins Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker


Corpse & Crown by Alisa Kwitney


Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia


Enchantée by Gita Trelease


The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane


Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Reveal by Anne-Rae Vasquez

Sherlock Holmes: The Red Tower by Mark A. Latham


Spectacle by Jodi Lynn Zdrok

The Spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber


A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews


Have you read any of these books?  What underrated books do you think deserved more love?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Music Monday: Billie Eilish

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting some of my favorite Billie Eilish songs.  I don't know if I've mentioned how much I enjoy this talented young artist's music before, but here we go.  I'm including bury a friend, Bellyache, and you should see me in a crown.  The music video for bury a friend is the newest as it was released…

Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors by Kat de Falla - Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway

I'm very excited to welcome you all to my leg of the Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors blog tour, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours!  Today, you'll find the details and summary for this novel, my review, an about the author, Kat de Falla, a giveaway, and the blog tour schedule.  Thanks for visiting my stop on this blog tour!


About the Book: Title: SLIME SPEWING VAMPIRE VELOCIRAPTORS (Moto Maddie BMX Portal #2) Author: Kat de Falla Pub. Date: May 10, 2017 Publisher: Ravenswood Publishing Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 118 Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD When Pea opened a portal and the alien cat, Max Gigan, jumped through from another dimension, he certainly didn't expect the talking tomcat to stay on as a family pet. He soon learns it can come in handy to have a fur ball from an alternate universe around when his friend re-opens the portal letting in vampire velociraptors who want to slime and eat the whole city!

Pea’s dad is one of the first infected. But his dea…