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Welcome to my train of thought. Just a warning, there might be turbulence. I'm a little eccentric, but hopefully you'll find something here that'll make the crazy worth it. Stay tuned for book reviews, ramblings on random things, and all sorts of stuff that tickles my fancy. But keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times. My brain is a scary place!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: A Trail Through Time

A Trail Through Time A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can't praise this book series enough. Even when the author turns everything we know on its side and upside down and backwards and shakes it all up, these books are still well-written, fun, sexy, exciting, action-packed, and adventurous.

Quickly worming its way up into my favorites list. :)

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April's List, Day 19


Remaining on list:
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter
Brenna Morgan and the Iron Key by Katie Masters (ARC) [maybe May read]
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [maybe May read]

Started/In Progress:
The Lost Order by Steve Berry
The Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor

Finished so far:
Broken Soul by Faith Hunter
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Recitation of the Most Holy and Harrowing Pilgrimage of Mindy and Also Mork by Seanan McGuire
The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
Dark Heir by Faith Hunter
Blood in Her Veins: A Jane Yellowrock Anthology by Faith Hunter (started in February)
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Snared by Jennifer Estep (ARC)
Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

Didn't read/DNFed: 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: Snared

Snared Snared by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jennifer Estep knows how to have FUN in her stories. This one covered some really dark material (I mean honestly, the series is about an assassin... let's not act shocked this one has dark stuff in it, guys), but I still loved it.

Gin finds out that some of her enemies aren't just violent evil thugs. She also finds out that some of them *ARE* just violent evil thugs. She makes some progress on her Circle hunting. And we get to see quite a few of our favorite cast members. (Also, can I get an AMEN to Owen being less cardboard-cutout-y in this one? :D )

My biggest complaint is that it was predictable. I pretty much guessed almost everything that was going to happen. But, in typical Estep fashion, I had fun anyways.

All in all, a very solid entry into the series. She says she's planned now through book 19 (really? You're killing me, Estep -- why 19 instead of 20? Stephen King fetish?), and I will definitely be along for the final few novels on this ride through the world of the Elemental Assassin.

Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April's List, Day 12


Making good progress so far, but I can't let up if I plan to finish this lofty goal.  I did mark some reads as "maybes" now, just in case.  But I'm proud that I've finished as much as I have in the first 12 days of April!

Remaining on list:
A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor
The Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (never before read! How did I miss this one as a kid???)
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter
Brenna Morgan and the Iron Key by Katie Masters (ARC) [maybe May read]
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [maybe May read]

Started/In Progress:
Snared by Jennifer Estep (ARC)
Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter
The Lost Order by Steve Berry

Finished so far:
Broken Soul by Faith Hunter
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Recitation of the Most Holy and Harrowing Pilgrimage of Mindy and Also Mork by Seanan McGuire
The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
Dark Heir by Faith Hunter
Blood in Her Veins: A Jane Yellowrock Anthology by Faith Hunter (started in February)
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Didn't read/DNFed: 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April's List, Day 5

I added a novella by Seanan McGuire because, well, I just had to read it immediately.  I needed the followup to Incryptid book #6 SO BADLY.

I also forgot to include the new Cotton Malone/Steve Berry book, which came out April 4th, so I added it to the plan and we'll see if this list is completed or not!

Additionally, I was approved for an ARC I forgot I requested (oops), so I will probably end up not finishing all of this, or bumping something to May!

Remaining on list:
A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor
Snared by Jennifer Estep (ARC)
The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (never before read! How did I miss this one as a kid???)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter
The Lost Order by Steve Berry
Brenna Morgan and the Iron Key by Katie Masters (ARC)

Started/In Progress:
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Finished so far:
Broken Soul by Faith Hunter
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Recitation of the Most Holy and Harrowing Pilgrimage of Mindy and Also Mork by Seanan McGuire
The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks

Didn't read/DNFed: 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April's List, Day One

Here's my game plan for April.  Hopefully I can exceed expectations and tear through more than just these!

Remaining on list:
Broken Soul by Faith Hunter (started in March, finish if didn't in March)
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor
Snared by Jennifer Estep (ARC)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Key to the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (never before read! How did I miss this one as a kid???)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Dark Heir by Faith Hunter
Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter

Started/In Progress:

Finished so far:

Didn't read/DNFed: 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Reading Game Plan, Final Update

Since I leave tonight for a quick weekend trip and won't be able to update, here is the final update for March's reading.

I met every goal, and might even exceed the goal by finishing Broken Soul before the month ends! Go, me! :)

Remaining on list:


Started/In Progress:
Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Finished so far:
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab (started in February, need to finish)
Death's Rival by Faith Hunter 
Thunderbird by Chuck Wendi
Final Girls by Mira Grant (ARC) 
Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire
 Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer
Blood Trade by Faith Hunter
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
Black Arts by Faith Hunter
A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

Didn't read/DNFed: 
The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallow's Horror by John Llewellyn Probert (ARC)