Thursday, April 24, 2014

Emerald Green (Red Ruby Trilogy,#3)

"Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.
She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate."

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names

"They amaze us and hurt us, bring us to tears and make us laugh, delight us and keep us up at night: feelings that we know only too well, but which have eluded the English lexicon for so long. In 1,000 Feelings for Which There Are No Names, author Mario Giordano catalogs those familiar emotions.

Perfect for cocktail parties, quiet reflection, daily inspiration, or travel entertainment, this delightful compendium is broken up into helpful sections that will fit your every mood, such as “Afternoon Feelings,” “Nerd Feelings,” “Heaven-help-me Feelings,” or the somewhat more nebulous “Tangerine Feelings.” Or try opening a page at random to help kiss writer’s block goodbye. Don’t forget to add your own feelings in the back of the book (before they get away!) and share with others."
Pub. Date: April 29th, 2014 

^^^ That Summary basically sums up my review haha.

Friday, April 11, 2014

In My Mailbox (61) I LATimes Festival of Books

How To Be Interesting By Jessica Hagy

Baby & Toddler Cookbook By Karen Ansel & Charity Ferreira

For Review
1000 Feelings for which there are No Names By Mario Giordano

My LA TIMES FOB Schedule
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10:30AM - YA Fiction Haunted - Ransom Riggs - YA Stage
11:00 AM - Rachel Zoe - LA Times Stage
12:30 PM - John Green - Bovard Auditorium
1:30 PM - Rachel Hawkins - YA Stage
1:35 PM - Giada DeLuentris - Children's Stage
4:30 PM - Maragaret Stohl,Laini Taylor - Norris Theater

11:00AM- Veronica Rothe - Bovard Auditorium
12:00PM - Robin Benway - YA STAGE
2:00 PM - Lisa Scottoline - Seeley
3:00 PM - Stephanie Perkins , Joanna Philbin - YA Stage

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Witchfall (The Tudor Witch Trilogy, #2)

"Her darkest dreams are coming true 
In Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful her magick gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her mistress, the outcast Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in the court of Elizabeth's fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless priests slowly tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent. 
Even as Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance, something evil arises, impervious to Meg's spells and hungry to control England's fate. As Meg desperately tries to keep her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to strike, Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice."
Witchfall like Witchstruck leaves me wanting more. I want more of the story and maybe something else... I don't know what I can't put my finger on it but just more. We have more magic and magical obstacles in Witchfall, as well as the terror of the Inquisition in town. Meg has grown as a character she is becoming more confident as a person but less so as a witch and we watch her struggle with being very powerful and common country witch.

Her relationship with Elizabeth is more strained and in a lot of ways more realistic for the era in Witchfall. As far as Alejendro goes.. I like him as a character but I am still not convinced of his and Meg's relationship. I personally feel no connection between them. I most definitely "ship" her and Richard though... he is Master Dee's apprentice.

Overall my feelings about Witchfall are quite Neutral. It was a great middle book and like most middle books in a series, they are more of a transition book than overly exciting. There was lots of drama and action, but nothing that wasn't strongly foreshadowed while reading. I definitely anticipate Book 3 to be craziness though. For those who haven't read the trilogy, I recommend you do since it is a nice blend of witchcraft and history.