January 2019 Wrap-Up and February 2019 TBR

Janurary 2019 Wrap up & Feburary 2019 TBR

Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. It is Monday and I have officially started to get settled in my new schedule which is going okay I think personally. I mean I will have to schedule my time a lot more efficiently of lately compared to usual but I believe I can do it.

Anyways, why don’t we get into the post?


Books I Read:

Faerie Rising by A.E. Lowan- You can read the review HERE.

Beast of the Black Pond by Nancy Grace- A horror book that while scary will leave you with a nice calm sleep. You can check out the review HERE.

Behesians by Isaiyan Morrison Review- “The plot of the book was one of the best aspects of the book in my opinion. I love how it was a mix of both Paranormal Fantasy and Romance while all being a Young Adult book, and doing it successfully. That was the key point in my opinion of why this book was so addicting to read.”-ME

You can check out the review to this book HERE.

A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti #1) by Josie Jaffrey- “The plot was wonderfully constructed in terms of not being too cliche but also not being completely out of the world that you cannot understand it anymore. I honestly really enjoyed it due to how unique it was but along with how it all flowed smoothly. On the topic of flowing smoothly I believe that the pacing was set amazingly.”-ME

You can check the review out HERE.

An excerpt from Black Waltz by Yoshiyuki Ly, “You know all these things about me,” I said. “But I don’t know much about you. I want to know more.”

Stella shifted her shoulders, then her waist. Kind of like a snake. “Do you?” she challenged.

I raised my wrist above her head, pressing it against the wall. “Yeah, I do,” I said in her ear. I stayed over her, closer to her. “I know you’re a Black Waltz. I’m not on this side of campus too much… Seeing you now makes me wish I spent more time around here.” Stella’s eyes darkened as she stared up at me. “You saw the way I looked at you earlier. I’m attracted to you. I want you. I know you can tell.” I touched her waist, soft enough to not surprise her. Stella didn’t lean away from me. “For the record, I’m not trying to have sex with you tonight. I want to have an actual conversation with you. It doesn’t hurt to make things obvious to you now. I don’t want you to question my intentions.”

Stella wrapped her bare arms around my neck. “I don’t want you to question mine, either,” she spoke to me, bangles chiming. Her perfumed skin was so smooth. Her move put me on slow simmer, entranced. “But, don’t you think you should get to know me first before deciding if you want me? I could have strange fetishes, you know. Or I could be straight.”

I smirked at her. “Okay, fine. Do you have any weird fetishes? Are you straight?”

“I’m gay,” she replied. “Because of the way I look, people usually have a hard time believing that.” I understood what she meant, definitely. “As for my fetishes, I’m not sure.”

You can check out the review HERE.


February 2019 TBR:

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Belly Up by Eva Darrows and Hillary Monahan

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Publishing Date: April 30th 2019 (I have a netgally ARC)

Pages: 384

According to GoodReads, “When 16 year old Serendipity Rodriguez attends a house party to celebrate the end of sophomore year, she has no intention of getting drunk and hooking up with a guy she’s just met, let alone getting pregnant. To make matters worse, she has no way of contacting the father and she and her mother are about to move to a new town and in with her grandmother.

It’s hard enough to start your junior year as the new kid in school, but at 5-months pregnant it’s even harder. So when Sara meets Leaf, who asks her out and doesn’t seem to care that she’s pregnant, she finds herself falling.

Juggling the realities of a pregnancy with school and a new relationship are hard enough, but when Jack, the father of her baby, turns back up, Sara’s life goes from complicated to a complete mess. With the help of her overbearing mother and grandmother, Sara will learn to navigate life’s challenges and be ready for anything, as she prepares for the birth of her baby.”

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And We Call It Love by Amanda Vink

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: West 44 Books

Publishing Date: January 15th 2019

Pages: 200

According to GoodReads, “Clare and Zari are best friends. They write music together, go everywhere together, and they know everything about the other. At least they did before Zari started dating Dion. The more Zari falls for Dion, the less she has time for anything else. At first, Clare chalks it up to a new and exciting relationship, and she tries to be happy for her friend despite her loneliness. When Zari starts to show up to school with half-hidden bruises, Clare knows there’s something darker about this relationship that has to be stopped.”

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I have received the next three books that are a trilogy through a giveaway that I won. 

The End Begins (The Seven Trilogy #1) by Sara Davison

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Publisher: Ashberry Lane Publishing

Publishing Date: September 1st 2015

Pages: 284

Description according to GoodReads, “When your beliefs are at war, does love stand a chance?

Bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly and Army Captain Jesse Christensen are on opposite sides of a battle. After a series of terrorist attacks in 2053, martial law has been declared in Canada and the military has taken over. When a radical Christian group claims responsibility, Jesse and his platoon are sent to Meryn’s city to keep an eye on the Christians and ensure they are not stepping outside the confines of the law.

Fiery and quick-tempered, Meryn chafes under the curfew and other restrictions to her freedom. Jesse is equally amused, intrigued, and terrified by her spirit. She could find herself in prison if she shows defiance to the wrong soldier, namely Lieutenant Gallagher.

Jesse watches out for Meryn when possible, although she wants nothing to do with him. His worst fears are realized when she commits a crime he cannot protect her from. Now they both face an uncertain future and the very real threat of losing everything, including their lives. With time running out, Jesse works feverishly to convince the authorities to show leniency to Meryn. And to convince her that love can overcome any barrier that lies between them.”

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Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Publisher: Ashberry Lane Publishing

Publishing Date: April 15th, 2016

Pages: 333

Description according to GoodReads, “Their Secrets Protect Them …
But Secrets are Hard to Keep

No one in the army can find out that Captain Jesse Christensen has become a believer. He and bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly are forced to meet in secret, facing imprisonment or worse if they are found together. Their relationship deepens, but so does Lieutenant Gallagher’s hatred for the Christians in their city. As Gallagher’s power grows, it becomes clear that his connections go much further up the chain of command than anyone realized, putting all believers, especially Jesse, in extreme danger.

Meryn wants to give her heart to Jesse fully, but her past holds her back. Although circumstances conspire to keep her silent, she needs to tell him her secret. When he finds out what she has been keeping from him, nothing will stand between them anymore.

Or nothing will ever be the same.

The year is 2054. As the world descends into chaos around them and Christians in Canada and around the world face tighter and tighter restrictions, Jesse and Meryn wage a battle against forces of darkness–both physical and spiritual. They face the threat of being ripped apart forever as Gallagher closes in on his favorite target. Jesse’s life hangs in the balance.”

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Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Publisher: Ashberry Lane Publishing

Publishing Date: October 16th, 2016

Pages: 364

Description according to GoodReads, ” In the midst of all the fear and confusion, only one thing is clear …
This isn’t over yet.

Jesse Christensen is out of the army, but the real battle has just begun. As martial law continues in Canada in 2054, Major Gallagher has taken over the city. His oppression of believers intensifies in response to a so-called radical Christian group that claims responsibility for more terrorist attacks. But is Gallagher acting in a professional capacity, or is he carrying out a personal vendetta?

Meryn O’Reilly faces a dark and uncertain future after shocking revelations devastate her life. She is determined to follow God’s call, but her plans could cost her everything. She and Jesse struggle to surrender everything to a God who is always in control, even when circumstances suggest otherwise.

With the world descending into chaos around them, Meryn and Jesse face the greatest barrier to their love yet–a barrier that may prove too strong to breach”


That is the end of the post what are you guys planning on reading for the rest fo the month? Do any of you have any reading recommendations? Do any of you plan on reading any of the books above? Have a great day 🙂

 

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