Novels #25: Book Haul #6

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 I had the awesome chance to stop by Half Price Books the other day. I was looking for a used java manual. I didn’t come across any that would help, because we’re running Java 10 and the most updated book was for 6, but I decided to tak a look around anyway, and I found quite a few novels in the Ya section. They had a whole slew of L.J. Smith collections, but I’m specificallly looking for Dark Visions and they never have it! I read it from the library once when I was younger, after finishing the original run of Vampire Diaries, and I fell in love, I must have checked it out several times after it, and even after all this time, I still remember specific sections of the novels. I need to add it to my collection. 

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 I want to have my own collection of books, even though I read way too fast to make it viable. I’ll have read the books and then they sit there, unless I want to read them again? Where as getting them from the library costs no money unless you’re late to return them and then you move on. I feel like Half Price Books is the perfect alternative, because when you’re done with them you can even sell them back! Plus, they’re super affordable to begin with!

  I picked up The Fallen Series part one, which includes The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas Sniegoski. I remember the terrible mini series on Abc Family, I’m hoping that it is super loosely based on the books, and that the books will be better, because 90% of the time it’s true.  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, because I’ve watched the movie 80 bajillion times and I really love it, and if a movie based off a book is really good then generally the book is great. 

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 Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Alender because Look at that title, what more could you need? Generation Dead by Daniel Waters, at this point I had been looking at books that either dealt with death, supernatural creatures or the undead, why not continue? Finally, I picked up Swoon by Nina Malkin, which is presented as a super dark, and twisted love story between a psychic teen and a vengeful spirit who takes over her cousins body. Yeah, I definitely don’t need to delve any deeper with that one. Also needless to say, I’m currently reading Swoon.

 I went out with my friend Robin the other day, we ended up at Walmart, and they had a copy of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, which I’ve had my eyes on for a while. I had to pick it up before it slipped away again, and I proceeded to finish it in an hour. It’s a book of poetry split into four parts, Hurt, Love, Healing, and Relationships. It was so good, but it made me kind of sad as well. 

My favorite line is “Our backs tell stories no books have the spines to carry.” 

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Novels #24: Book Haul #5: Lois Lane and More

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  I know it's been a little while since I talked about Novels on here, but that doesn't mean I hadn't been reading. I put a bunch of Nancy Drew All Girl Detective on hold at the e-library, and all of them came at the same time, and I didn't get the chance to get through them all. 

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 There are reviews on Nancy Drew Flight Risk, The Paris Affair and Lois Lane Fall out on Goodreads, if you wanna check them out. I also got Give The Devil His Due, but it's the third one in the series, and the other two weren't available, so I'll have to add it to my list and read it another time. 

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 I'm currently reading Nancy Drew Files Case 5, Hit and Run Holiday. I generally try and cycle through all of the Nancy mysteries, but I think the more adult nature of the case files series, is what keeps bringing me back to them. I love the hints of romance and the much more adult themed mysteries that are found in this series, compared to the other two. 

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Novels #23: Book Haul #4

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  With Teen Wolf taking up a decent amount of my time, I didn’t want you to think that I wasn’t keeping up with my goal of reading at least a book a week! I went to the library the other day and picked up three novels, but I’m not really feeling them. I picked up The Diviners by Libba Bray, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and Scintillate by Tracy Clark. I may just return them. I was really excited about the Diviners by Libba Bray because literally, every book blogger has been talking about it, and the rest of the series, but it really hasn’t captured me yet. I’m going to give it a few more chapters before I chuck it back to the return bin. 

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 I’ve been reading digitally a lot more than a physical copy which kind of surprises me because I’m pretty stubborn. There is no denying how easy and convenient ebooks are, you can download multiple ones at a time from your local library and it’s with you everywhere. With me being able to complete novels in a work shift, It is really nice to not have to carry more than one book with me at a time. 

  In my digital copies, I’m reading Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor, If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio, and Fever by Christine Feehan which was recommended by a college friend who knows I love reading erotica, or as Boy Wonder calls it *Lady Porn*. Fever definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s the first in a series about leopard shapeshifters, and she definitely doesn’t leave any of the erotic to the imagination. Which I love! 

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 I found a more recent series for Nancy Drew.  The All New Girl Detective, which came out in 2004, it took a little getting used to but I was so excited about having an updated Nancy and the gang, that it didn’t take me long to shake the very recent slang used. I wound up running out of time to read it so I have to re-borrow it from the Library. It’s Number Four in the series: High Risk and Nancy follows Ned on some private flying lessons from his father's friend and tries to help a librarian from losing her ancestor’s land. 

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Novels #21: Book Haul #2

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  It's been a pretty busy book week. I headed out to the library and picked up four new novels, I am Princess X, Teen Frankenstein, Alive, and Peter Pan Must Die. In addition to those, Secrets Can Kill, Deadly Intent, White Water Terror and Hit and Run Holiday, all part of the Nancy Drew Files, and I picked up Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, Graphic Novel the Big Lie. 

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  I'm a huge fan of the original Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew Series, and I watch/read them in any capacity I can find them in. I'm a pretty fan of them, but the Nancy Drew Files, and the Graphic Novel, The Big Lie, are completely different. They are a more modern take on the old classics, with a much more grown up appeal, I think that's what attracts me to them so much. I've been trying to read one new and one classic, but the library only has a few of the files, and a lot more of the classics. 

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  So far, I have only finished reading and reviewing Alive by Chandler Baker. Baker is also the author of Teen Frankenstein which is what I'm currently reading along with Secrets Can Kill, and The Big Lie. 

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Novels #20: Book Haul #1

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  A Lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. I've been promoted and have quite enjoyed a nice pay raise. With more money, brings more books. I thought it would be fun to talk about the new books I've picked up lately, and since it happens about every two weeks, I thought it would become a thing. Besides, who doesn't like books?

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 Since taking this picture, I have completed Truly, Madly, Deadly, and Consent. I've decided that the writing in Queen of Hearts isn't for me. I've just started actually following the pattern for the Bear Scoodie, in Knitted Animal scarves, mitts and socks. The Four small paperbacks are the continuation of the Anita Blake Series, they were a steal, I couldn't pass them up. So I have the first 8 now, and I'm still working on finishing the first one. 

 I read an ebook last week as well, Die For You by Amy Dominy, I reviewed it for Goodreads along with the before mentioned novels. My goal is to review every book I finish this year. I'm not doing too badly. I finished three books in a week! Not too shabby if I do say so myself since I doubled all week. 

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Novels #19: Favorite Books of 2017

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  With the help of Booktubers and Goodreads, I restored my love of reading this year. I was very excited to get great recommendations for novels that I hadn't even heard of or even just old favorites. I was just so excited about reading again. What better way to show my love than to tell you about my favorite Titles of the year. This post will include comics and novels.

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- A Study in Charlotte Brittany Cavallaro: My First Mystery of the year. When I heard it was a retelling of Sherlock Holmes, I was intrigued, when I found out that Holmes isn't Sherlock but Charlotte and that it was based in modern times, I was sold. I thoroughly enjoyed how Cavallaro connected all the pieces fans know and love like the Moriarty's and wound a fresh new story, well, I haven't stopped recommending it since I finished it. 

- Moonstruck : I had the awesome opportunity to interview the writer Ellis, and let me just say that this comic did not disappoint. I love how adorable and bright it is, along with the awesome inclusion of every supernatural creature you can think of. 

- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina : All I can really say is DUH! I don't think I've stopped talking about Chilling Adventures since it came out. It's got a whole Video dedicated to it, and it's own review post, along with the fact that it got picked up for a two-season series on Netflix, I can't wait for 2018! My favorite Characters are Ambrose and Sabrina and I can;t wait to see what Happens once the Spellman's realize that Edward is back. 

- Basil of Baker Street Eve Titus : I fell in love with the movie but didn't realize it was a novel series until I joined Goodreads. I've read four out of five, and although you can tell they were written in a different time, you still love Basil. I'm particularly fond of the illustrations that accompany them.

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- Murder on Ice #3 Carolyn Keene : I made it my mission to go through the Nancy Drew Series. I came across this gem while searching for the Bungalow mystery. Murder on Ice is part of the Nancy Series that takes place in 80's. I love it because it just feels more modern. Nancy and Ned argue, there's jealousy, there's murder. It's right up my alley. 

- Someone Must Die Sharon Potts: This novel really surprised me, I won't get too much into it because I write about it in this post, but it definitely deserves a read. You follow along as Aubrey's Nephew is kidnapped and while you are trying to save him, you discover a dark secret about Aubrey's parents. 

- The perfect Ex Husband  Lisa Gardner: The 2nd Adult book I've read this year. You guys know I love a mystery, and Gardner is a dutchess of deduction. This novel kept me on the edge of my seat all the way up until the end. A Wife turns up at a ranch to learn self-defense, and from there the story just goes wild. There's a hunt for a serial killer, more people are murdered, and entire police departments get the runaround, definitely recommend. 

- The Unstoppable Wasp: My favorite thing about this series is the love and representation of women and girls in stem. I felt that the female scientists of Marvel were finally getting the love that they deserved. The First issue featured Mockingbird, my favorite scientist and I absolutely loved that issue. I also love all of Wasps team ups!

- Motor Crush: Written, and drawn by the Dream Team; Fletcher, Tarr and Stewart, How could I not love it! The Story has lots of great art, and a decent amount of inclusivity with the race of their characters along with sexual orientations. With the great job they did with Batgirl, I was very excited to follow them into a new adventure.

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- America: I think America is the best thing Marvel has put out since Mockingbird and Silk. The leader of the ultimates, and just an all around bad ass character, I was so excited when she got her own solo title. After saving the world several times, Becoming the leader of the Ultimates, what's there left to do but go to College? My favorite thing about this title, is its inclusivity! I can't remember the last time I saw that many Black and Brown characters in a title, without the word Black in the title. 

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