Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig

Aftermath: Empire's End (Star Wars: Aftermath, #3)Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, let's imagine you're at a baby shower...we'll say it's Leia's baby shower, cause she's expecting 'lil Ben Solo (future Kylo Ren) and all.

They have a small box of cupcakes. They are awesome cupcakes. You know good and well the baker has a whole store somewhere. But the baker, to keep you guessing, doesn't want to give their address out yet.

That's what this book is like. Oh, btw, the baker is Disney. The store and cupcakes are the answers to your burning New Canon Star Wars questions.

But a small box of cupcakes is better than no cupcakes.

All and all, a fitting, page-turning, conclusion to the Aftermath series!

Precious, tender moments with Han & Leia and 'the baby'! Background info for General Hux. A reunion for Chewie. A new career for JarJar. A close call for Mothma. Lando goes baby gift shopping. Rae Sloane's revenge. Sadness for Norra. Poor noble Bones. The end for Rax (or is it??)

Only time will tell if we get more tidbits of info. Or if we've correctly interpreted these tidbits!


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: The Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First off, I heard of the book's predecessor 'Devil In Winter' (story of hero's parents) long ago, but I've never read it. I'm sure for long-time fans of Kleypas' work, this a wonderful continuation of a story from 10+ years ago. All and all, I might bump 'Devil In Winter' a little higher on the historical romance TBR pile, solely based on enjoying this book.

Secondly, LOVED the heroine Pandora! An eccentric, trouble-making wallflower?? One who doesn't want to marry and wants to start her own business? YAY! Great, funny, and relatable heroine. Probably going to add her to my 'best heroines' list. I was so happy when she back talked the hero, I laughed out loud. I'll never forget Pandora's character.

The hero, the new Lord St. Vincent, was pretty typical of this genre. Of course, he's an affluent rake (personally I'm getting burnt out on rakes...maybe it's why I liked Marrying Winterborne better). But his real saving grace, with me anyways, was his careful observation of Pandora's difficulties and his dedication to helping her overcome them. Once he set his cap for her, he didn't stop.

The dramatic ending felt a little, surprisingly, over-the-top for me...maybe some hints about it should have been weaved into the beginning.

Overall, enjoyable, laugh-out-loud (thanks, Pandora!) historical romance. Looking forward to Kleypas' next story in the series.


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Top Ten Books I Read In Nearly One Sitting


Top Ten Books I Read In Nearly One Sitting

(I so want that chair! Only with book pillows!)

Catching Fire- I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! Devoured it.

Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #1) - The tension and back-and-forth between these two kept me laughing and guessing.

The Giver- Beautiful thought-provoking story I couldn't put down.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - Like a letter from a friend you'll never forget.

Into the Wild- I felt like I was on a journey with Chris. I sought to understand his travels and reasoning.

The Little Prince- Best book I should have read a long, long time ago. Heartfelt.

Their Eyes Were Watching God- I got hooked on what would happen next. Quick, classic read.

The Princess Diaries- I kept re-reading the series each time a new book was released.

I Am Pusheen The Cat- Too much sweet, cutest not to take it all in!

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - I feel like I blog about this book so, so much...but I really love it. Once you start, you can't stop!

Friday, March 10, 2017

In My Mailbox: Feb 2017



In My Mailbox: Feb 2017

I've been super excited about my latest incomings! Several new releases, as well as, some great used bookstore finds, and oldies but goodies =D

NEW:





Found Used:

The Death of the Heart

Hospital Sketches

Anna of the Five Towns

Romance and Legend of Chivalry (Myths and Legends Series)


Oldies But Goodies:




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