Thursday Thoughts: Are You A Seasonal Reader?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Summer has come and gone and Fall has taken its place.

Now does this change your reading habits? The change in seasons tend to alter my habits and I love it. I naturally gravitate towards darker novels or Harry Potter when the days grow darker and the air cooler. I am not sure where the need comes from, but it just seems right, doesn't it? To read a scary book when a thunderstorm is booming outside. I think I also read a bit slower as well. I take my time to read and enjoy books a bit more. I believe it is because of the holidays. They tend to make me a bit more lethargic. 

Book Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Spoiler Free)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017

"No one recognizes me here. No one has ever heard of Anielle. And it's...refreshing." - (Chaol) Sarah J Maas, Tower of Dawn 

My Chaol heart is full. 

Writing spoiler-free reviews for Maas novels is never easy, but I am going to do it! About an hour ago I finished Tower of Dawn which is the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series by the amazing Sarah J. Maas. This lovely book follows the adventures of Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq as they continue on from where we left them at the end of Queen of Shadows when they ventured to the Southern Continent to raise an army to fight Morath. This book runs parallel to Empire of Storms so no new information to be added, but they did have a rather immaculate adventure of their own. Read the full synopsis from Goodreads below:

Book Review: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (Spoiler Free)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

"But they don't tell you the pain comes with you. They don't tell you that hurt travels light-speed too." - Scott Reintgen, Nyxia

An intergalactic masterpiece!

That is what this book is and much more! I received Nyxia by Scott Reintgen on behalf of Storygram Tours to help promote it and WOW! One of the best Sci-Fi novels I have read. Read the synopsis from Goodreads below:

August Thoughts: 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

Eight months down, four to go...

Then again, it doesn't really work like that, does it? The year is a never ending loop of promised days and useless Holidays. It's all wrapped up in a twelve month bow with the occasional leap year sticker on the side. Sometimes, I wonder why we even bother with a calendar, but that is a whole other conversation. This month was rather uneventful, no shocker there, right? I didn't think so. However, I did enjoy a few things. Mostly television shows, but I don't see how that is a problem. If you ask my family they may say I spend too much time on Netflix, but the way I see it: If you're paying for, you should use it. 

Book Review: The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner (Spoiler Free)

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

"In a world where music is magic, the echoes can kill you." - Skye Melki-Wegner, The Hush

One hell of a read if you ask me. 

I received The Hush by Australian author Skye Melki-Wegner in the Once Upon a Book Club subscription box and I really didn't know what to expect upon starting it. This book follows Chester Hays as he navigates life in a world that is fueled by Music, a type of magic that derives from the Song, the life force behind life. The synopsis is from Goodreads:

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