Blogoween Day 19: October Book Haul

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Holy cow! It’s been nine days since I last posted! I swear there is a good reason, but a more personal reason that I will announce sometime soon. I went on my October Book Haul earlier than expected this month and here are all the goodies I purchased this month.

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The Wicked Deep By Shea Ernshaw

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The Face On The Milk Carton By Caroline B. Cooney

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The Black Witch & The Iron Flower By Laurie Forest

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Wires And Nerve By Marissa Meyer

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Furyborn By Claire Legrand

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The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White

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Grim Lovelies By Megan Shepherd

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Miss Peregrine’s Series By Ransom Riggs

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Twisted Tales Series By Liz Braswell

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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland

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The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy By Mackenzi Lee

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Dracula Leatherbound collection

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Sailor Moon Series

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Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop

See any books you read? Let me know what your thoughts are! TTFN.

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Blogoween Day 8: Gory Magical Sweet

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Hosted Today By Camilla @ Reader In The Attic

“Create one or more snacks (sweet or savory) and a drink (if you want), all must be Halloween themed. Should be created with a mix of common food elements and parts of our beloved mythical and magical creatures.”

Welcome Bookworms to the Blogoween Gory Bar, I’m your bartender, Viva Marie and I’m here to make your evening a bit more spooky with some Bookish Cocktails with some Spook for the season, This is Halloween!

 

ROYAL SAVAGEZ

2 Cups Vodka (Your gonna need it)

1 TSP Of Prince Cardan’s blood

1 TSP of Queen Of Heart’s blood

1/2 Cup of Blueberries

Splash of grenadine

KHAN’S STRIPES

1 TPS Tiger blood

1 Tigers toe

3 Sabertooth Fangs

1 cup of pineapples

2 Cups of Whiskey

 

ALICE’S ILLUSIONS

2 Cups of Vanilla  Vodka

2 Mushrooms

1 Blue Caterpillar

1 Mystical Cats eye

1 Blended Lemon Tart

Sprinkle some sugar powder on top

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( My boyfriend was watching me make this post so he made one up all on his own and this is what he came up with, measurements done by me)

2 cups of whiskey

1 cup of Fairy’s blood

2 blended Fairy Wings

5 Crocodile scales

1 Lost Boy’s Tooth

Sprinkle of Fairy Dust

Garnish With a Pirates Hook

APPETIZER

3 Monkey’s Paws

Dead Man’s Toe

White Rabbit’s Ears

Kaa Snake

Hope you enjoy this Spooky, Gory cocktails made by yours truly. Now sit back and relax with a good book for the rest of the evening. Let me know what you guys think. TTFN.

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Blogoween Day 7: They Got My Back

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Blogoween Hosted Today By Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

I have a question here before we start today’s Blogoween. Who here actually reads The Walking Dead comics? I live right across the street from Celestial Comics and they have a pretty big selection of Walking Dead series. I was tempted to get them but the truth is I really don’t like zombies. Nasty creatures whoever thought of them, however, I have watched all the seasons so far besides the newest one that was just added to Netflix. I must say the ONLY reason I’m watching the show is that they have a character that has a TIGER! Now folks, If you been with me since the beginning of my postings then you would know that before I started reading actual stories I was a nerd reading Encyclopedia’s, mainly cat Encyclopedias. So whoever created the character Ezekiel and his Tiger for the zombie apocalypse is a genius! Which leads me to tell you if a zombie apocalypse breaks out the main one that is going to have my back…

 

Ezekiel And Shiva From The Walking Dead

I’m going to count these two as one. Ezekiel knows what he is doing in the Zombie Apocalypse! I would have no fear into this world knowing that these two have my back.

Raven From Heartless By Marissa Meyer

Raven is very important to the team. Flying the skies so high to see what’s up ahead and guide the team the proper path to avoid zombies or at least a huge herd of them.

Inej Ghafa AKA The Wraith From Six Of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom By Leigh Bardugo

Inej is not only good with her balance and ability to take on high-level buildings but she is a master with her knives which leaves her skills to take on zombies.

Daenerys Targaryen AKA Mother Of Dragons From A Game Of Thrones By George R. R. Martin

We need fire and lots of it when it comes to herds of zombies. The Mother Of Dragons does not deal with White Walkers to well since they are a bit more advanced attacking but human zombies are a piece of cake for her and her dragons.

 Legolas From Lord Of The Rings By J. R. R. Tolkien

Skilled with archery, knowledge with creepy/ crazy creatures running around wanting to kill you, and very handsome…anyways Legolas is the cherry on top. When the world is going down you are gonna need him on your side and help guide the way of survival with his experience.

That’s my top five characters that have my back during a Zombie Apocolypse. Trust me when all hell breaks loose you need someone or something in the air to guide your path, you will also need a big cat! Nothing wrong with having a big cat on your side with a dragon that has a lot of fire to give out and kill tons of zombies at once, and a handsome knowledge elf too with an assassin that knows her stuff about knives. I think that pretty much covers everything and who I need to survive.

What do you guys think? Let me know. TTFN.

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Blogoween Day 6: Halloween Book’s On My Book Haul List

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Happy Saturday bookworms. Today is a gloomy day here in Vegas and I can’t get enough of it. Perfect reading and cleaning weather. I have a confession to make! I absolutely love to read but in the past three days, I been addicted to playing Call Of Duty WW2 Hordpoint, Which is zombies running after you and you always have to focus killing the other teammates while holding a certain spot down to earn points. I swore to myself to get back on track tonight and read my current read to have it finished in three days.

Every month I go on a big book haul on the 25th or around that time. This month I will be going on the 24th which is our Book Club meeting at our local Barnes And Noble and that’s when I’ll do my major book shopping. I thought I would share with you guys my Halloweenish books on my list for this month.

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The Monkey’s Paw By W. W. Jacobs

I remember reading this when I was a kid in school and I loved it! I barely remember what happens or the full details but what I do know is that whoever holds the monkey paw you have three wishes…that come with major consequences.

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The Witch’s Daughter By Paula Brackston

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The Return Of The Witch By Paula Brackston

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Series By Ransom Riggs

I think I’m going to leave it at that for this month. I’m not really into scary stories however if it has a great, twisted story, something I was not expecting towards the end then I’m all in for it. If you heard of any of these books let me know. TTFN.

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Blogoween Day 4: Top 5 Books About Witches

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Blogoween Hosted Today By Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

The fourth day of Blogoween! Holy cow it’s seriously spooky over here in Vegas. Cloudy skies, a little bit of rain, You can’t beat that. I’m truly loving October so far and every day is just getting better and better.

For today we are going to discuss my top 5 books about witches.

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Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel By A. W. Jantha

Well well well, here we are again. This book always seems to appear on my postings one way or another. I’m sure you all are aware of the traditional story from the 90’s with the sequel it’s no different. Nothing but a witch story.

My all time favorite is the Wicked series by Gregory Maguire. A wonderful story about the Wicked Witch Of The West from the Land Of OZ and who she was before the wickedness. Shout out to my mother for getting me these wonderful gems for my 22nd birthday!

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Soooo I have a confession to make, I have not had the opportunity to read any other witch stories, movies yes, but for reading sadly no. So I thought I can change things up a bit by adding the next two Witch books that I’m interested in reading that is on my October Book Haul list for this month. Hope you all don’t mind this.

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The Witch’s Daughter By Paula Brackston

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This story sounds like the best witch story to read yet! Has anyone here read this book? I saw this at Barnes And Noble and marked it for my October Book Haul. Everything about it to the originality of the book cover to the storyline. I’m pretty stoked about this one.

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The Return Of The Witch By Paula Brackston

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If I’m going to read the first book, of course, I have to read the second book! Something about the book covers speaks to me, I really love the covers. I have not heard of Paula Brackston before so I did a little bit of research to find out that this author has other witch stories, so If you are into witches I would definitely look her up because her stories seem very original and unique. “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little books too!”

Okay, so I wanted to put a bit more Wickedness to this Witchy post by taking you all back to the 90’s and early 2000’s by sharing with you all some pictures of when I was a witch two times for Halloween growing up.

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Spider Witch

I have no clue why my mother wanted me to be this for Halloween! The only fear I have in this world is a spider. I remember being at the Halloween store crying when I saw the spider on this costume, I mean we live in a desert and we sometimes come across a Tarantula in our house. I was a kid playing Mermaids in the tub and I saw a HUGE Tarantula crawling up the tub, I screamed and then my mother ran in the bathroom with a broomstick…So yes very traumatizing as a kid, and that’s not the first time that happened!

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Hey everyone that’s my Mother as a Genie in the 90’s!

(FACT: As a kid, I had an obsession with putting stickers on the walls. Some kids draw on the walls, put their boogers on the wall, I was the kid with the stickers!)

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Halloween School Party

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This is when I was living in Michigan. Michigan is the place to be when it comes to Halloween. I had such a blast that year. Apple Cider Mills, Hayrides in the woods when it’s all dark outside, old vintage houses from the 20’s that are decked out scary. Scary haunted old farms abanded blue rooms which are also called The Asylums but we don’t call them that in this generations it’s a Psychiatric Hospital. If you really want to be scared Michigan is the place to be for this holiday. And let’s not forget Devils Night, Detroit is where it all started after all.

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My mother on the left, Me, My Aunt Nicky who is my mothers younger sister and my Aunt Dotty who is taking the picture who is my Mothers older sister.

Let’s bring it back to the present time now. A Witch is a big icon for Halloween, So many interesting facts about Witches and stories to read about them. I do love Witches but not with a passion like most, however, before I sign off on this post I would like to share with you all some of my favorite Witches.

 

Recognize any of these awesome ladies?

I’m gonna wrap this up, Thank you for reading and have a Wicked Day. TTFN.

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Blogoween Day 2: Favorite Halloween/ Fall Colored Covers

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Blogoween Hosted Today By Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward

Knock Knock! It’s Day two of Blogoween! I was looking forward to this prompt today, I mean fall colors are so gorgeous to me. I had fun putting these lovely fall book covers together. Let’s take a better look at what books I put together for the fall colors…

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CIRCE BY MADELINE MILLER

FATTAL THRONE BY JENNIFER DONNELLY, CANDACE FLEMING, LINDA SUE PARK, MATTHEW TOBIN ANDERSON, DEBORAH HOPKINSON, STEPHANIE HEMPHILL, LISA ANN SANDELL

STAR WARS LAST SHOT BY DANIEL JOSE OLDER 

CLASSIC HORROR STORIES 

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA BY KERRI MANISCALCO

A LION AMONG MEN BY GREGORY MAGUIRE

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK BY ALVIN SCHWARTZ

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES BY SARAH J. MAAS

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: LOST IN A BOOK BY JENNIFER DONNELLY

RUIN AND RISING BY LEIGH BARDUGO 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES BY SETH GRAHAME-SMITH

I had a blast putting this together and hope you enjoyed. Love to hear your thoughts! Happy Reading. TTFN.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Love To Meet

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader

Happy Tuesday Bookworms! Another day closer to Halloween and I just couldn’t be more excited for this month. So much to do in so little time. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Author’s I would like to meet. I’m very excited to discuss this topic and recently put a list together. If only authors came to Vegas more often, You would think they would but it’s either I’m missing out or they are going to some secret spot that I don’t know about. Who knows, but one thing is for sure is that they do seem to attend a lot of book signings in California so lucky me that state is my neighbor. Here are the authors I would love to meet and discuss stories they created and have some tea with that discussion (FACT: I get Starstruck)

MARISSA MEYER

I’m sure you all know Marissa Meyer, you know the one who wrote the Lunar Chronicles, Heartless, and her newest addition Renegades! She is on top of my list and luckily for me, she will be in Los Angles next month doing a book signing just two days before my birthday and I told my boyfriend it’s a must that I attend next month! I really can not miss out on this opportunity. Marissa Meyer here I come!

HOLLY BLACK

Oh yes, you made it on the list just because I read one book, The Cruel Prince and I fell in love right away, therefore Holly is on the list, do I really need to say more!? I’m sure you all would agree with me.

AMANDA FOODY

Her writing is unique to me and I love every second reading her books. I would love to have Mrs.Foody here sign my books and take a Polaroid Picture with me! Sounds creepy? No worries I’m obsessed with my polaroid camera.

LEIGH BARDUGO

I need to meet Leigh Bardugo! I have questions that need answers. Wonderful author, I adore her writing. I feel like we would have a good conversation discussing Six Of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

TOMI ADEYEMI

Oh yes! I need my Children Of Blood And bone sign and please let’s discuss how wonderful she truly is with her stories. Everything about this author would be a blessing to meet her and get my books sign.

GREGORY MAGUIRE

The one that started the Wicked series. I would need a big fat cup of tea with this meeting. I feel Gregory as a creative imagination with his stories, I love each book he has written therefore I have tons of questions and tons of books that need to be signed from him.

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Yes I know she is an actress, Yes I know she is awesome, and yes I totally froze when I met her. Who am I talking about! I’m talking about Vivica A. Fox. Mrs.Fox was at our local Barnes And Noble this year doing her book signing for her book called Every Day I’m Husting.

I was second in line to have my book signed. My mind was racing on what to say. I didn’t really have much to say, the only thing that was going thru my damn mind was KILL BILL IS AWESOME! That’s the last thing I wanted to say. I mean I knew that I wanted to really say but it was corny as hell, you know “Oh your book is so inspirational, your book made me smile and laugh..blah blah” Nope! I knew she heard it all by others and I didn’t want to add to it. I was stuck and I was out of time. Luckily for me, Mrs. Fox is truly amazing women who take her fans very seriously.

She started the convo and what did she ask me first? Well, basically what everyone talks to me about when they first meet me…I have a huge Rose and Spider tattoo on my neck and yes that caught her attention. Meeting her was truly amazing. Her book was very inspirational and reminds you that it’s okay to work on yourself to get where you want to be and be happy with yourself first before anything else. Highly recommend her book for women who are struggling maybe on finding yourself.

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My Aunt Nicky on the left, Vivica A. Fox, and me! Yes, of course, I had to take the picture with my Polaroid camera! Old Skool style.

Hope you all in enjoyed this list. Love to hear what everyone thoughts are. Did you meet any of these authors yet? Who do you want to meet?

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Blogoween Day 1: Halloween Creatures Book Tag

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Happy October/Blogoween today bookworms! I’m sure we all have been waiting for this day, I know I was. I believe this October is going to be my best this year, I have a lot going on such as designing some Halloween Costumes (Have some pretty interesting things for costumes this year) some spooky haunted houses to attend to, October’s big book haul, and the most anticipating event going to Disneyland for two days for Halloween. But most of all I look forward to posting every day for the Blogoween and also get the opportunity to see other Book Bloggers features.

Today’s first post is The Halloween Creatures Book Tag. Thank you Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward

RULES:

  • Answer all prompts
  • Answer honestly
  • You must tag at least 1 – 13 people
  • Give credit to the creator
  • Have fun

WITCH: A MAGICAL CHARACTER OR BOOK.

I’m going to give this one to the book Hocus Pocus And The All-New Sequel with Winnie Sanderson as the magical one. I mean she is pretty scary witch if she really was to come to this world.

WEREWOLF: THE PERFECT BOOK TO READ AT NIGHT.

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark By Alvin Schwartz

I had this book since I was a child. This book scared me to death and made me stay up all night. Did you all know that they are in the process to make a movie from this spooky book?

FRANKENSTEIN: A BOOK THAT TRULY SHOCKED YOU.

Hocus Pocus And The All-New Sequel By J. W. Jantha. The sequel was not what I was expecting at all.

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THE DEVIL: A DARK, EVIL CHARACTER.

Well considering the title I’m going to dedicate this one to the Devil himself from Midnight With The Devil By Emma Castle. Gosh that was such an epic read!

GRIM REAPER: A CHARACTER THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE DIED.

From Six Of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom Matthias Helvar! I was not expecting it, I loved his character and who he was so much. Why! Why did he have to be the one to go?!!!

ZOMBIE: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU “HUNGRY” FOR MORE.

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. I seriously need more of it, you have no idea! I’m counting down the days for The Wicked King!

GARGOYLE: A CHARACTER THAT YOU WOULD PROTECT AT ALL COST.

Enne Salta from Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody all the way! I would be her BFF and show her the city of Sin and protect her from the street lords or anyone who would try to conflict her with sin to keep her an innocent person she was when she entered the city from the beginning. Ohh man I really can’t wait for the second book King Of Fools! I hope Enne hasn’t lost herself.

VAMPIRE: A BOOK THAT SUCKED THE LIFE OUT OF YOU.

One Too Many Lies By L. A. Bowen. At least it was a short story but seriously! It was truly boring.

GHOST: A BOOK THAT STILL HAUNTS YOU.

Heartless By Marissa Meyer. I mean I knew it was coming but not in that way. I thought it was going to be a bit more twisted but it ended in the way I least expected to.

DEMON: A BOOK THAT REALLY SCARED YOU.

Once again Scary Stories By Alvin Schwartz. It really messed me up as a kid, and I honestly haven’t read the stories since I was a kid however now that I am an adult I will be re-reading the stories. May the angels be on my side for this.

SKELTON: A CHARACTER YOU HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH.

Prince Cardan from The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. Ohh yeah, I want to know what makes you think that you can take your anger on another. He really bugs me.

MUMMY: A BOOK YOU WOULD PRESERVE THROUGHOUT TIME.

My Warrior series By Erin Hunter hands down. I would cherish these lovelies forever and ever. Thanks to these series I developed a severe addiction to reading.

CREEPY DOLL: A COVER TOO SCARY TO LOOK AT.

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The Replacement By Brenna Yovanoff

I never read this book nor do I plan too. The cover of this is creeeeepy!

THE MONSTER MASH.

It’s fun to be with friends on Halloween. Tag your friends!

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Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel Book Review

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Title: Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

Author: A. W. Jantha

Publisher: FreeForm Books

Pages: 521

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I can not tell you how disappointing this book was. Everything from the start of the sequel to the very end. I almost DNF the book, but since this is a sequel to one of my favorite Halloween movies as a child I wanted to finish the story. I knew it wasn’t going to get better.

The beginning of the book is just a recap from the movie with more knowledge of the characters feelings and a little bit more about the Sanderson sisters. I’m pretty bummed out that the author left out my favorite scene from the movie which was when the kids ran up to the cop who really wasn’t a cop! I just think that part should have been put into the book.

Once you get to the sequel its 25 years later on Halloween day in Salem. Max and Allison have a daughter named Poppy. I’m curious to why the author wanted the daughter name Poppy when everyone else has normal names like the author wanted the character to stand out more? Poppy has two close friends, Isabella and Travis. Poppy has a crush on her friend Isabella, and Travis who looks out for Poppy helping her with school, and social life with the other kids when Poppy seems to be getting attacked by others.

To sum it up without giving away to much of the story, Poppy doesn’t believe in her parents or her Aunt Dani’s story about Sanderson’s sister when they were kids. Poppy, Isabella, and Travis head to the Sanderson’s house and pretty much did exactly what her parents did 25 years ago minus the black candle.

It seems to me the author tried too hard to make this sequel to be better or equal to the first Hocus Pocus that she was adding too much of the same stuff from the first story. I didn’t like the same jokes and it wasn’t nearly as funny. The story was just too much for me and didn’t have enough originality for me. One thing that was irritating was that Sarah Sanderson would say Amok Amok Amok in the first story than with the sequel she always seems to be repeating herself with words like Afoot and such.

You do get to read some familiar characters from the first story which was nice. There is a new character named Elizabeth who is Winnie, Mary, and Sarah’s sister. I honestly didn’t think it was necessary to add another witch to the famous Sanderson witches.

All in all this story wasn’t it for me. Like I said I’m pretty bummed out about it. I couldn’t get into the story, everything just seemed forced together and that the author was trying to hard to make this story stand out.

If you read this book or thinking about reading the book let me know what your thoughts are. TTFN.

Ready to bring the Sanderson Sisters back?

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Top Ten Tuesday Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl

 

Happy Tuesday from me to you. For this week we are going to discuss books that I have not read yet from my favorite authors. This is going to be a fun topic!

I do like to keep up with the authors that I love when they come out with new books, however, I always end up with other books that have been on my list for a while. So this list might be small. But here we go!

First on the list is Marissa Meyer. I truly love her work. Her stories are so amazing and love each and every one of them so far. Heartless would be my favorite yet. Marissa has a lot of wonderful books out that I have not got around to yet. So this list actually might just be her books that I want to read and no other author since I’m caught up with all my other favorites. So here are Marissa’s books that I have yet to read.

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Renegades By Marissa Meyer

I am so sad that this book sold out at my Barnes And Noble. This was on top of my list to purchase today and that didn’t happen. This is the number one book I want to purchase and just will have to wait or find it at another store or even order it online. But for real I really want my hands on this book and read asap once I do.

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Glitches By Marissa Meyer

This cover is gorgeous.

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Scarlet By Marissa Meyer

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Wires And Nerve By Marissa Meyer

Gosh! I need to read these as soon as possible. I mean it too! So many good books coming out from left and right and my TBR list are just getting bigger and bigger rather than small. I need to dedicate one whole month of just catching up with Marissa’s books.

Have you read any of these lovely books I would like to hear your thoughts! TTFN.

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