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The Hallotober Tag

The Hallotober Tag!

Hi everyone! We’re so excited to be tagged in the Hallotober Blog Tag today. To start, we’d like to thank The Book Bratz for tagging me! Now, let’s get into the fun. Scroll through to see our answers, our own questions, and who we tag.
The Hallotober Tag was created by Jordanne from The Life Of A Glasgow Girl.
Hallotober Rules:
Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
Put the rules at the beginning or after introduction.
Answer the 13 questions.
Tag 13 people to do the tag.
Delete Question 13, add a new number one question of your own.
You are free to use the tag image somewhere in the post.
So without further ado, let’s get into it!
What’s the worst Halloween candy?This is a tough one. I enjoy mostly all of Halloween candy. Anything that’s hard candy I dislike.
What is your favorite horror novel or short story?I really enjoy Horrid by Katrina Leno. That was crazy read.
What was the last halloween costume you wore?

I mostly dress in my pjs and a robe that last time I ever dress up..
What is your favorite fall snack?

Hot chocolate
Do you carve pumpkins?

Nope
Do you prefer horror movies or stories?

I like both.
What is your favorite halloween memory?

Me and my friend went roller skating one year dress up and had so much fun on Halloween
Do you prefer to give out candy or get candy?

Get candy
Do you decorate for halloween or fall?

Nope
Do you have a favorite urban legend?

Yea

If so what is it?

Bloody Mary
Would you rather spend a night in a grave yard or a haunted house?

Graveyard
What is your favorite spooky movie?

It

What do like about Fall?

It’s cooler out and get to drink hot chocolate.


Our Questions
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  1. What’s the worst Halloween candy?
  2. What is your favorite horror novel or short story?
  3. What was the last halloween costume you wore?
  4. What is your favorite fall snack?
  5. Do you carve pumpkins?
  6. Do you prefer horror movies or stories?
  7. What is your favorite halloween memory?
  8. Do you prefer to give out candy or get candy?
  9. Do you decorate for halloween or fall?
  10. Do you have a favorite urban legend? If so what is it?
  11. Would you rather spend a night in a grave yard or a haunted house?
  12. What is your favorite spooky movie?
  13. Who is your favorite character from a horror movie or book?
Books

What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

A Korean American teen is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Girls Generation.

What would you give for a chance to live your dreams?

For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right?

Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise.

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Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Summary:
A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes—and spontaneous combustion.
Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc.
Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation. As the seniors continue to pop like balloons and the national eye turns to Mara’s suburban New Jersey hometown, the FBI rolls in and the search for a reason is on.
Whip-smart and blunt, Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it while trying to make it to graduation in one piece. It’s an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, “Snooze Button™,” Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you’ve ever heard from the President of the United States.

My Review:

It hard enough dealing with the stress of high school. Now you must deal with the stress of blowing up.

The main character, Katelyn is looking forward to her last year of school. Going to prom with the boy she loves. Having fun with her best friends. The only thing that stopping her having fun, when her classmates start blowing. Katelyn tries to hard to enjoy her last year or it may be her last..

Spontaneous was such a good book. Mostly gets you into the Halloween mood. Despite some kids blowing up and people afraid of the senior class, Katelyn makes the best of whatever time she has left with her boyfriend and best friend. Might have some trigger warning when kids start blowing up. No one in town can make sense of it. This book is all about having fun because it may be your last day on earth. I did like the cover to this read, it kinda cute and fun looking.

When I first heard about this book, I saw the movie trailer. It looks like a lot of fun the movie and it on demand for those who want to watch it.

https://youtu.be/0dt523AHZWY

Happy Reading!!!

Books

{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Warriors of Wings and Flamr by Sara B. Larson


Hardcover : 384 pages
ISBN-10 : 1250208432
ISBN-13 : 978-1250208439
Publisher : Tor Teen (October 27, 2020)

Language: : English
Praise for SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT Series
“Packed with fascinating relationships, pulse-pounding romance, and breathtaking adventure, this story held me captive to every page.” ―Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Burning Glass
“I was completely swept away with this fierce magical story of broken family, and sisters trying to survive a mysterious past. Romance, betrayal, gryphons, forbidden doorways, and devoted sisters had me flipping the pages to unravel the secrets of this dark world where no one is who they seem to be. Larson has created a spellbinding world that has all the elements I love―magic, mystery, romance, and sisterhood! I can’t wait for more!” ―Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss of Deception
“What a stunning gem of a story. Fans of gorgeous, emotional, action-packed fantasy are going to want to snap this up. I loved it so much, I read it in one sitting!” ―C.J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of the Ravenspire series
“Larson’s bold and imaginative tale of sisterhood, magic, and monsters is a deft exploration of loneliness, family, and friendship inside a citadel hedged by lies and blood.” ―A.G. Howard, #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of The Splintered Series
“Sisters of Shadow and Light is a rare beauty that will grip your heart and steal your breath away. I adored this book!” ―Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s Game
“Fantasy readers will become absorbed in the world-building and strong relationship between the sisters.” ―School Library Connection
“Fans of the author’s earlier work, as well as that of Kristin Cashore and Rachel Hartman, will enjoy this story. Purchase for those who love fantasy novels and Larson’s other books.” ―School Library Journal

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice.

The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.

My Review:

This is book two of Sisters of Shadows and Light. I really liked Warriors of Wing and Flame book, so I was really excited to start this one.

The storyline was more action packed this time around from the last book. I liked the world settings and all of its magical elements. There were so many fun creatures to love or to be afraid of. It was all beautifully detailed.

This time the sisters are together again. They have grown a bit since the last book. Zuhra is learning more about her powers and what love is. While Inara suffers from depression and is an emotional wreck on the inside.

I like how both sisters discover the outside world for the first time in years. They discover loss at the end of book one and now they are discovering love for the first time. While the sisters work on their feelings, they must find a way to defeat the big bad in the world.

This book is prefect for fantasy lovers out there. I also liked the cover for the second book. It’s a very pretty red cover and looks like where the girls were kept hidden in for years. This book has a lot of new characters to love and enjoy. Plus some nice twists come up at the end. You’re in for a treat.

Thank you so much Jeanbooknerd for letting me be a part of this tour.

Happy Reading!!!

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Photo Content from Sara B. Larson

Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology (DARK BREAKS THE DAWN and BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT). She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

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Books

What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is making plans: college in the fall, become a famous author, and maybe–finally–have sex. She doesn’t even need to be in love. Then her dad drops a bombshell: he’s leaving Claude’s mother. Suddenly, Claude’s entire world feels like a lie, and her future anything but under control.

After: Claude’s mom whisks them away to the last place Claude could imagine nursing a broken heart: a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia. But then Jeremiah Crew happens. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography–and a past he doesn’t like to talk about. He’s brash and enigmatic, and even more infuriatingly, he’s the only one who seems to see Claude for who she wants to be. So when Claude decides to sleep with Miah, she tells herself it’s just sex, nothing more. There’s not enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk.

Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven’s luminous new novel is an insightful portrait of a young woman ready to write her own story.

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The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Summary:
Emily is a mess.
Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day.
Emily is desperate.
Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily.
Emily is perfect.
Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn’t play along, the consequences could be deadly.
Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downs’s debut is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell.
Welcome to paradise…will you ever be able to leave?

My Review:

Welcome to The Safe Place, a place where you can kick off your shoes and relax by the pool.

For Emily that what she desperately needs am escape from her crappy life. One day everything starts to mysteriously go down hill. Her ceo boss takes an special interest her case and hires her as in live in housekeeper. Everything seems way to prefect the job and the family she working for. Ignoring her intuition that something is amist in this perfect home, she enjoy her time by the pool and caring for their daughter. Something that perfect, could be hiding some dark secrets.

The Safe Place was a nice adult mystery read that I liked. To me the storyline got a bit predictable. It was a little tense toward the end of the book. Don’t blame the main character ignoring the signs something is wrong. Emily just enjoying her time buying things and relax at the pool to question much. If I live in a huge mansion like that I would be enjoying the pool everyday, just forget the crazy stuff happening.

Enjoy your stay at The Safe Place, just beware you may not be able to call for help.

Happy Reading!!!

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Crush by Tracy Wolff

Summary:
Everything feels off—especially me. I’ve returned to Katmere Academy, but I’m haunted by fragments of days I have no recollection of living and struggling to understand who, or what, I really am.
Just when I start to feel safe again, Hudson is back with a vengeance. He insists there are secrets I don’t know about, threatening to drive a wedge between Jaxon and me forever. But far worse enemies are at our doorstep.
The Circle is caught in a power play and the Vampire Court is trying to drag me out of my world and into theirs. The only thing Hudson and Jaxon agree on is that leaving Katmere would mean my certain death.
And not only am I fighting for my life, but now everyone else’s is at stake—unless we can defeat an unspeakable evil. All I know is that saving the people I love is going to require sacrifice.

My Review:

This is book two of Crave if you have yet read book one, then you can disregard this review.

Crush pick up where we left off in the first book. Grace walking around the campus with no memory of what happen to her in the pass months. Each day Grace starts loosing track of the time and more memories. While everyone wonders what happens to Hudson, they find out he could be very close.

This book was such a fast pace read. I really love how much each have the characters have grown since the last book. There so many fun new characters you might love and enjoy. It still full of some fun twists and turns until the very end.

This time Grace is not a useless human, she finds out she a badass gargoyle. As we all have find out at the end of Crave. This time you will see her train and access her abilities and prove that she does belongs. Also while dealing, with two hot vampire brothers pinning for her attention.

So enjoy the fun in Crush.

Happy Reading!!!

Books

What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice.

The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.

Summary:

A monstrous fate will turn a girl into a legend.

On an island in Lake Obersee, where The Sisters of St. Gertrude abide, a destitute Moor named Durra arrives. Sold for taxes, she and her two companions tend to the nuns and their collection of cats. At night, she combs the library for details on the order, the remote island, and the beasts howling outside her window.

But when a prank reveals the sisters’ gruesome secret, Durra is forced to accept a new fate. Bestowed an unearthly power, she must choose between life as a nun or living among the monsters beyond the convent walls.

Her path is about to change the tide in the ultimate war. The war between good and evil.

Books

WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

This book was nice start read. Looking forward to reading book two. My full review of this book is up on blog now.

Currently Reading:

I’m reading this huge book Crush. It’s book two of Crave. It has witches, dragons and vampires all going to the same boarding school. I’m really loving this book.

Reading Next:

Get to read The Sisters of Shadow and Light book two. I really like this cover and very interested to know what happens next.

Books

Sisters of Shadows and Light by Sara B. Larson

Summary:
The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes….
Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world–including their Paladin father the night Inara was born.
On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out–leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother.
For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes

My Review:

Sisters of Shadows and Light was a nice start to a fantasy read. The pacing was very slow and it was very detailed storyline. The cover was a pretty nice also. You get enjoy the characters within the book and discover hidden family secrets.

Zuhra and Inara have a special sibling bond after being trapped forever in the citadel. Inara inherits her father magic and becomes somewhat insane throughout the years. Only Zuhra can seem to be able clam her down. She tries hard getting answers on saving her sister before it to late. Then suddenly a handsome stranger finds them and he gets stuck with the sisters. He could also hold the key to understanding what’s wrong with Inara.

The book has a good start to the world building. Mostly all the action stuff happens towards the end, but I’m still interested in reading book two to see what happens next. This book is good for those who enjoy slow burn fantasy reads. I liked the sisters the bond they have for each other within the book. They keep each safe from the big bad world, while putting up with their mother rules. The book has been for a a while, so you might want to check it out.

Happy Reading!!!!