Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
Rage’s Echo by J.S. Bailey
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
He longs for heaven…and revenge.
Jessica Roman-Dell, a paranormal investigator from small-town Ohio, wants to find a ghost to prove that life continues after death. Little does Jessica realize the danger she’ll face when the spirit of a murder victim named Jerry Madison follows her home from a graveyard one night and refuses to leave.
Jerry says he is lonely. He wishes to go to heaven because watching the world pass by without him is more unbearable than death itself. But Jerry is there for another reason that will hit closer to home than Jessica ever could have imagined.
For Jerry is not as innocent as Jessica thinks. Like his murderers, he, too, has killed–and he will stop at nothing to send those responsible for his death to the grave.
Department 19: Darkest Night by Will Hill
The brave men and women of Department 19 have fought Dracula at every turn, but now Zero Hour has passed and the ancient vampire is at full strength.
Inside Department 19, the Operators are exhausted and fractured. Jamie, Larissa, Matt and Kate are each struggling with their own demons. When the friends need each other most, they are further apart than ever.
Outside the Department, the world reels from the revelation that vampires are real. Violence and paranoia spread around the globe and, when it finally comes, Dracula’s opening move is more vicious than anyone could have imagined.
A final battle looms between the forces of darkness and the last, massed ranks of those who stand against it. A battle that will define the future of humanity. A battle that simply cannot be lost…
Hey everyone 🙂 I have been nominated by other bloggers for three new blogging awards. Reflection of the Lights nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers, Fighting Books nominated me for a blogger recognition (the original post is on Edge of Night), and Powder and Page nominated me for a Liebster Award for New Blogs ♥ All three are ways of sharing your blog and finding new people to connect with. Thank you all so much ♥ Instead of creating a separate post for each I am combining elements of all three!
How my Blog Started
I started out in the bookstagram community earlier this year. I absolutely love to read and photos of books ♥ I was glad to find that many people loved the same, so much so that it was actually a thing on instagram! I decided to create my own blog after guest posting for The Book Elves.
Pieces of Advice
You do not have to review every book you read! Book slumps are normal! Review slumps are normal! Blog for yourself just as much as you blog for others. You want posting to be fun not become a chore.
Questions from Reflection of the Lights
Eleven Questions from Powder and Page
Eleven Random Facts About Me
I am supposed to nominate 15 other blogs to answer these prompts and questions. I say if you read this, you are nominated! Anyone who cares enough to read about me is someone I want to read about too!
Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters
(example: features minority, religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)
Okiku – Dead
The Hunted by Charlie Higson
The Hunted is Charlie Higson’s sixth terrifying installment in the thrilling The Enemy series. The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets – Crazed and hungry The others had promised that the countryside would be safer than the city. They were wrong. Now Ella’s all-alone except for her silent rescuer, Scarface – and she’s not even sure if he’s a kid or a grown-up. Back in London, Ed’s determined to find her. But getting out of town’s never been more dangerous- because coming in the other direction is every SICKO in the country. It’s like they’re being called towards the capital and nothing is going to stop them…In the penultimate book in The Enemy series, the survivors’ stories cross with chilling consequences.
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession.
Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Doughty learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Doughty soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures.
Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight. She demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession. And she answers questions you didn’t know you had: Can you catch a disease from a corpse? How many dead bodies can you fit in a Dodge van? What exactly does a flaming skull look like?
Honest and heartfelt, self-deprecating and ironic, Doughty’s engaging style makes this otherwise taboo topic both approachable and engrossing. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, Doughty argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead).
♥ ♥ ♥ The new installment of the fabulous Network series is out today! ♥ ♥ ♥
Mildred’s Resistance is a prequel detailing the backstory of two witches of the Network Series, one to become the High Priestess and one to become a great evil. I cannot wait to read this because I know it will be as amazing as the rest of the series! Seriously guys, pick it up! Here are links to my reviews of all of the other books in the Network Series 🙂
Absolute Power Corrupts Even the Best of Friends.
Mildred Graeme is a witch that knows what it’s like to fail. She loathes small talk, struggles with magic, and grew up wretchedly poor. What’s easy for her best friend Evelyn, a wealthy, powerful socialite, is difficult for Mildred.
The two lifelong friends reunite at Chatham Castle where they fight together for the dream of a better world. Mildred wants to save the Network from political elitism, while Evelyn encourages it. When Evelyn gains power and threatens to obliterate the Network, Mildred realizes that she must overcome her fear of failure to save the lives of those she loves, even if it means betraying her best friend.
Mildred’s Resistance is the prequel to The Network Series and a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, and unexpected romance that defies all odds to rise above the ghosts of failure.
The Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession
ARC from the author
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
I received a copy of this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities…
Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?