Dear Jackson Book Review

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Title: Dear Jackson

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Carynn Bohley

Publisher: Amazon

Pages: 116

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This story was absolutely touching and definitely reached a place in my heart. Carynn wrote the story with detail and was beautifully written. I look forward to reading future stories from this author.

The cover of the book is so beautiful! The cover immediately caught my eye. I’m a sucker for beautiful covers, I mean who isn’t, right!

You immediately get into the story with Malcolm Gibbs, the main character of the story is a sixteen-year-old boy who truly goes threw a life change in just a few months. His parents had just divorced and he and his younger sister Annie who can be your typical little sibling brat move to Kentucky with their mother to live with their grandmother.

The author truly put detail into the story where you feel the Kentucky warmth and country like in the story. I’m a city girl so reading the world set in this story made me feel like I was truly there with the characters.

Malcolm is adjusting his new life in the country while his younger sister Annie seems to have adjusted their new life very well. One day they received devastating news about Malcolms older sibling Jackson. Malcolm seems to be very close to his older brother who is a soldier serving the country. When the news of his brother passing Malcolm goes to a rather silent, dark mood where not only his parents divorced and having to move to a new environment and now his brother passing, he has a lot going on for a sixteen-year-old.

While Malcolm is trying to cope with his new surroundings and the news of his older brother passing his grandmother has neighbors who have a beautiful stallion which his younger sister Annie is obsessed with and wants to investigate the horse by going up to the fence petting the horse. The siblings meet the neighbor’s daughter who is the same age as Malcolm name Bella.

Bella shares with the siblings that her stallion name is Blue. Annie is fascinated with the horse. Malcolm and Bella become very close and have a special bond between the two over time. While everything seems to go good in Malcolm’s life something tragic hits his sister Annie. While it sets him off once again heading back into the darkness that seems like he can’t find the light in his life.

Malcolm pushes the people closes to him and struggles to find the light once more the author writes this story so beautifully to keep you interested and wanting more to know what will happen to young Malcolm and the ones he loves.

I truly loved the story and the characters. Beautifully written and the amazing character growth with Malcolm that I couldn’t put the story down and needed to know what would happen to him.

Ready to go to Kentucky with Malcolm?

All my reviews are my honest opinions and thoughts on the book. Thank you author for sending me the story for exchange for my honest review.

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The Queen Of Nothing Book Review

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Title: The Queen Of Nothing

Series: The Folk Of The Air #3

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Little Brown

Pages: 300

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Book one ” The Cruel Prince” Book Review here

Book Two ” The Wicked King” Book Review here

SPOILER-FREE!

We finally made it to the very end of this amazing story. The way that Wicked King ended made me want more and I had to know what was going on with Jude and what was her destiny and where she was going to be left off in this crazy fairy world.

I definitely feel that this is my favorite book out of the series only because everything was coming together and the beginning to the end was beautiful. I was surprised at how some things turned out and there was definitely more action and more feelings in the story.

I love how we get right into it from the beginning of the book, right where we left off from the second book. Holly Black did not disappoint me in this! The cover of the book is beautiful and the title fits perfectly with the story.

We get a little back story of Cardan, also would like to say that I love Jude and Cardan! I won’t say any more of it but trust and understand that the two together are perfect. I love that type of story where its a love/ hate thing.

The ending of the story is everything to me and I’m happy how everything was left off. I was in a big book hangover when I finished the book realizing it was officially over. It was a great journey to follow these characters.

Ready to say goodbye to the Fae world?

 

 

 

Holly Black The Wicked King released Date Today

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I have been looking forward to this day for many many months after I read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Today was the released day for The Wicked King by Holly Black which is the second book to The Folk Of The Air series.

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Last year I tried to get an ARC for this lovely gem and was unfortunate to get one. I heard so much and how wonderful this book is from the lucky ones that received an ARC. I was definitely the one counting down the days and even woke up early to head to my local Barnes And Noble to get my copy today, and trust me I gave them a call ahead of time to put it on hold for me that I will be there first thing in the morning to pick it up.

Now that I finally have my hands on this wonderful book, tonight is all about “Me Time!” Hot bath, Hot tea, and cuddles with my furbaby on my fluffy bed.

But before I can get that “Me Time” I need to take a trip to the mall to get a Cinnabon! Pregnancy cravings are little nuts right now.

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Outfit Of The Day

Shoes: Black Point slip-on from Target

Pants: Maternity Skinny Jeans from Motherhood Maternity

Shirt: Black and White Polka Dot Blouse from my Mother when I told her that I was pregnant and needed bigger shirts!

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Here is my review of The Cruel Prince By Holly Black if you didn’t get a chance to read it yet!

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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 9: Bookish Halloween Appreciation

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Today has been a very long day, I never posted a post so late before but I’m still in time for this post. Today I am going to share with you all some wonderful Halloween photos from Bookstagramers that I personally follow. I absolutely love each and every photo that I have found.  Hope you all enjoy these lovely festive photos as much as I do. Here is the Bookish Halloween Appreciation!

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@emblisreads

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@stac_loves_books

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@bookswithglasses

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@booklovinbabe

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@degroot.maartje

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@littlemiss_katie

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@a.v.ido

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@for.fictions.sake

Make sure to check out these amazing Bookstagramers. 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

TINKER HOOK

( 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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I’m new to Twitter so if you have any tips they would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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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 3: Trick Or Treat

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Blogoween Hosted Today By Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward

Trick Or Treat, Smell my feet, Give me something good to eat! Who remembers running around as a kid yelling that out? I know I did.

Happy Day three for Blogoween. Today we are going to discuss Trick or treating with my favorite book characters. Who’s going to be in my Trick Or Treating group? Where would we go Trick Or Treating? What places would have the best treats? What did you dress up as?

THE TRICK OR TREAT GANG

Princess Leia from Star Wars

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Inej Ghafa From Six Of Crows

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Nina Zenik From Six Of Crows

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Jude From The Cruel Prince

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Bagheera From The Jungle Book

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THE TRICK OR TREATING SPOT

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  • Princess Leia – Evil Queen From Snow White
  • Inej Ghafa- Little Red Riding Hood From Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Nina Zenik- Frankenstein’s Bride
  • Jude- Wednesday From The Addams Family
  • Bagheera- Himself
  • Myself – Cruella Deville From 101 Dalmations

THE STORY

Originally Binx was invited to the gang, however, he had witch duty over in Salem, therefore, Bagheera is our spirit animal for the Wicked Trick Or Treating. It’s not a true Halloween without a black cat! Dorothy was going to be invited but the gang voted to pass since we didn’t want a party pooper complaining about going back home.

To get the best of the best treats we would immediately start out at Munchkinland. Once it was midnight we would go straight towards the Haunted Forest heading towards the Witch’s Castle to request a photo with the Wicked Witch Of The West or at least get a picture of her when she’s not looking, also with the flying monkeys. We would more than likely run into some shenanigans, but it would all be worth it. It would be a Wicked night.

That would be my Bookish Trick Or Treating adventure. Thanks for reading. TTFN.

 

Princess Leia Fan Art By Vanderstelt Studio

Inej Ghafa and Nina Zenik Fan Art By Organized Chaos

Jude Fan Art By Melanie Bourgeois

Bagheera Fan Art By Daniel Eskridge

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