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Book Review: Rings on her Fingers by Regina Welling

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Rings on her fingers, bells on her toes, and she shall have music, wherever she goes. Before I even start this review I have to say that I am in love with the titles of this series. I thought the first book Rings on her Fingers was cute but when I found out the other books in this series were also named from the nursery rhyme I was ecstatic. I don’t know why this makes me so happy, but I think I just like when names and covers in a series work together. It also seems to fit this series really well, even though I’ve only read the first book so far.
Rings on her Fingers by Regina Welling is a mystery novel with a dash of romance thrown into the mix. It is the first book in the Psychic Seasons series. There’s Julie, who is a non-believer who gets thrown into the I pretty much have to believe or convince myself I’m insane pot. There is Gustavia, who has always believed and is like family to Julie. There is Logan, who is engaged to Julie, and well, you’ll see how that turns out pretty quic…

Book Review: Insanity by Lauren Hammond

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Insanity by Lauren Hammond is the first book in the Asylum series. It is a suspense novel about an 18 year old girl who winds up in a mental institution, and of course, she is not crazy. She can’t be. There must be some mistake. Adelaide (the girl) must get back to her one true love, Damien, so that they can run away together and live happily ever after. This book is also set in around the late fifties, so there is a bit of a cultural difference with the treatment of women and the way people with mental illnesses were treated, but once you remember that it’s a different time period it’s pretty easy to get into the story.
When I first started reading this novel, I thought it was going to be bad. This was mainly because when you start reading the story things aren’t really explained and you’re just sort of thrown into it along with Adelaide, the narrator, and I remember thinking that this book was really weird when I started reading it. But then as I got into it, I kind of liked the exp…

I Will Never Go Back To School

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You may or may not know, but I’ve just finished university this past April, and I won’t be going back to school. As the new school year is approaching, it got me thinking about how I will never go back to school, so I decided to right a blog post about it. Enjoy.
I will never go back to school. I will not go back to elementary school. I will not go back to high school. I will not go back to university. I will never walk down the hallways again. Never feel the excitement mixed with dread of a new school year. Never see another chalk board, or a smart board. I will not sit in an uncomfortable desk or chair for long hours, wishing the day were over. I will never go back to school.
I will never again chat idly with friends in the hall or at lunch. I will not go my locker and get out my books. I will not need to go back to school shopping. No notes will be needed. No lectures attended. No required readings. No new teachers or schedules. Exams are a thing of the past, no more quizzes. I ha…

Book Review: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

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Gameboard of the Gods is the first book in the Age of X series by Richelle Mead. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started reading this book. The blurb on the back doesn’t really give a lot away about where the book is going to go, and I have to say I was not expecting what I got. I like that sometimes though. I like to know very little about a book sometimes and then see everything unfold without expectations. But you’re reading this review, so perhaps you would like to know if this book is worth your time or not?
The book is set in the RUNA (and yes there is a glossary in the back), which is basically North America, and it is set in the near future. The RUNA is pretty anti-religion and pro-technology. Everyone runs around using egos for everything, which are basically smartphones on steroids, and I kind of want one. Which is weird because they haven’t been invented yet. Perhaps someone should send a copy of this book to Apple so they can get on that and charge an astronomic…

Book Review: The Fall and Rise of Harriet James by Susie Hooper

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This book was given to me by the author in exchange for a review, and I am extremely happy that she decided to do this. This book was wonderful and I really hope that there is a sequel that continues to focus on Harriet’s life.
The Fall and Rise of Harriet James by Susie Hooper is a romantic comedy about a girl named Harriet, living in London whose life has sort of taken a nose dive off a cliff. She was a west end actor who had a skiing fiasco. But she’s working on it. She’s got a job at the Conway Club as a trainer for Britain’s elite. She can totally be in-control woman, and sort out her life. I mean, it’s not like there’s anything horrendous that’s been pushed aside like suspicious looking brown envelopes. Or an ex she just can’t quite seem to get over.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am not just saying that because the book was free. I’m saying that because the book was good. The book was funny, and Harriet James is pretty awesome. This is truly an inspiring story that’s hea…

Tiny Monsters

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A little boy
staring eerily.
Bottomless pits for
soulless eyes.
Pale, shallow skin.
Wisps of straw hair.
A corpse that was not
quite dead, yet not
quite alive.

I ran. I ran.
I ran for my life.
My stupid, pathetic
life.
What had I done?
Created? Manipulated?
Tortured into existence?
That laugh.
That bone crushing, chilling,
hysterical laugh.

He gained on me.
Superhuman speed.
A flash of ghost.
Cold dirt flung
around me.
Coated my body.
Cascading storm.
A silent scream.
Windpipe crumpled,
by those tiny hands.

All creatures kill 
their creators eventually.
I'd watch out,
if I were
you. 




Photo credit: Rose Morelli  March 2015's Eclipse via photopin(license)

Book Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Obsession is an off shoot of the Lux series. It occupies the same world, but with different characters. And it is definitely a grown up version of the world that Jennifer L. Armentrout created.
Hunter is an Arum. *gasp* Apparently they’re not all soulless creatures and there might be a few good ones. Hunter is very domineering in this book. He’s tasked to look after Serena, a human, whose friend has already been killed off because she heard something she’s not supposed to hear. Hunter isn’t too thrilled over the job.
From the moment Serena and Hunter meet, there is a sexual chemistry for the ages. It might even rival Katy and Daemon’s chemistry. But regardless, Armentrout is very good at writing sex scenes, and while things were implied in the Lux series, as it was a young adult novel, things are not implied here. Things are explained in more detail, and they are explained quite well. So well that you might think Hunter and Serena were in the room with you. Okay, maybe not. That migh…