WWW WEDNESDAY March 10, 2021

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

This is the year of black romance apparently. These are books 4-6 lol for someone who couldn’t stand romance, I am loving these. I guess it just took me reading one where I could actually see myself in the MC spot. I plan on reading most if not all of Talia Hibbert backlist.

What have you recently finished

I finally did it!! Strange the Dreamer is finally read and omg I loved it so much. I gave it 4.5/5 stars.

What do you plan on reading next

WWW WEDNESDAY March 3, 2021

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

*Yes I know it’s Thursday but I forgot to post it yesterday lol it was almost done too*

What are you currently reading

Had to pick up book 2 in the Adventure Zone series. Plus thanks to YouTube sprints I read another 100 pages in Strange the Dreamer 💚 now I’m on part 3

What have you recently finished

I adore Talia’s writing. I am definitely making my way through all of her books.

What do you plan on reading next

I plan on continuing in the Ravenswood series by Talia Hibbert, plus there is a readathon coming up so my TBR for that is coming Saturday 💚

Happy reading everyone ❤️💚

Leather and Lace review

*Arc review copy received from Book Sirens for honest review*

Falling in love with a vampire bites—and sometimes loving a human bites back.

Dorian Villeneuve is an unlucky vampire from the slums of Devil’s Row. He makes ends meet for himself and his emotional support Chihuahua by working sleazy bars and nightclubs, doing what it takes to get by. Cash Leroy is a monster hunter from East Texas with a golden voice and an unrivaled devotion to Stevie Nicks. Hunting does not leave time for friends, let alone love.

When their paths cross during a bloody run-in with the vampire mob, Cash upends Dorian’s life—and takes Dorian under his wing to teach how to hunt monsters.

The unlikely pair become partners, and soon, best friends. However, their deepening bond grows complicated when Dorian falls in love with Cash. Their friendship is too important to throw away over an interspecies attraction, especially in a career that is already nasty, brutish, and short.

And things become even more complicated when Cash finds himself returning the vampire’s affections.

When an unusually deadly case lands in the hunters’ laps, their ill-fated affair takes a backseat. A pair of man-eating weredeer are on the loose taking victims’ hearts. With the pressure on to end the killing spree, Dorian and Cash must set aside their feelings and hunt down the blood-thirsty deer.

Can Dorian and Cash’s friendship survive this monstrous romance, or will they lose their hearts in the process?

Originally seen in the Eisner-nominated TWISTED ROMANCE anthology from IMAGE COMICS, this is the full-length adaptation of the critically acclaimed short story.

*Synopsis is from Storygraph*

Everyone has something that they are trash for. Whether it is a trope, genre, character type, etc. Mine just happens to be vampires 🤷🏽‍♀️ So that is what drew my attention to this in the first place. I just knew I was going to fall in love with Dorian and I was correct. However, Cash definitely won me over as well. You all know that I’m a character person. These two here had me smiling as well as hurting and damn near crying lol plus there were other characters who either made me happy or pissed me off.

I feel like this book was equal parts character based and plot based. I really enjoyed how the chapters bounced back and forth between timelines. It was a little jarring at first because there is no lead up to it. Like we could be reading a chapter set in the present, and then jump into the past next chapter. I was like “wait what” especially when something happened in the previous chapter between my boos where they are upset with each other and now they are suddenly happy. I am glad for the past chapters however because they showed the progression of Cash and Dorian. Plus they gave more info into why they are the way they are. We also got chapters from the antagonists as well which I appreciated because I also love villains lmao plus I loved the contrast between them. Trigger warning for gore and violence because the book opens up with a murder.

I have to give some love to Dominique. She is Dorian’s emotional support Chihuahua. I just love her and she is definitely an extension of him lol

I truly enjoyed this story (even though I’m late getting this up lol). I am curious if I will like more from this author, or if they (Magen identifies as she/they) will be just a one story read. I liked their writing style so I’m excited to try something new if I can find it.

Thank you again to Magen Cubed and BookSirens for this review copy. 💚

February 2021 wrap up

Oh boy. February sucked. Plain and simple. I started the month sick, fell into a reading slump straight afterwards, finally started to read again towards the end of the month, only to fall sick again. So that is why I wasn’t active, which sucked because I definitely planned to be more active this year. I did manage to read 4 books in the month despite all of this. A reread, an arc, and two graphic novels. All of that totaled a little over 1,000 pages. Not much but they were all 4 stars so that’s a plus. Let’s see what I read 💚

January 2021 wrap up

Hey everyone! Today I’m bringing you the first monthly wrap up of 2021! In January, I read 9 books: 8 new reads and 2 rereads. I also finished two series: Kate Daniels and We Set the Dark on Fire. In total, that amounted to 2,701 pages, 2 5 stars (one was the reread), 1 4.5 star, 3 4 stars, 2 3.5 stars, and 1 3 star. So let’s see what I read.

The Lightning Thief (reread) 5 stars

Magic Binds 5 stars

Magic Stars 3.5 stars

The Princess Trap 4.5 stars (favorite of the month)

Take a Hint, Dani Brown 4 stars

Iron and Magic 3 stars

Magic Triumphs 4 stars

Hounded (reread) 4 stars

We Unleash the Merciless Storm 3.5 stars

February 2021 TBR

Hey everyone! I know this a couple days late, but I wasn’t feeling too good this past few days. So that is why you are getting my TBR now 😊 here is what I would like to read during the month of February:

I’m hoping to read at least 5 of these this month. I’m struggling picking up physical reads lately, so my goal for this month is 5.

Happy reading everyone 💚

WWW WEDNESDAY February 3, 2021

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

Need to get this finished so I can get my review up by the 16th!

What have you recently finished

I just finished Hexed by Kevin Hearne. It’s the sequel to Hounded and I gave it 4 stars.

What do you plan on reading next

something from this stack lol

First Line Fridays January 29, 2021

Hey everyone! I’m back with another First Line Fridays, hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first!

Finally…..reveal the book.

Once upon a time always began on nights like tonight.

This book is….

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WWW WEDNESDAY January 27, 2021

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

Not much reading has been happening due to work. However, I am halfway through We Unleash the Merciless Storm, and on chapter 4 of Leather and Lace.

What have you recently finished

I actually finished it lol my initial rating was 5 stars. However, on this reread, my rating dropped to a 4 star.

What do you plan on reading next

At this point, I’m trying to figure that out. I’m always trying to figure out my February TBR. So I have no idea what I will pick up next.