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Music Monday – 10 December 2018 – Mama – Jonas Blue ft. William Singe

Well, it’s been one of those perfect reading days when the weather is so stormy you’ve got lightning doing peep shows with thunder and rain adding sound effects. The only snag? I had to go out and I was stuck out in that rain instead of in my cozy bed with tea and snacks and a good book.

Yep, that’s life. Always sucking the fun out of everything. But I’m back home right now and it feels so good. #Introvert

Hope you guys are having a better Monday than I. So I heard this song today in a shop and I really like the beat. πŸ™‚ Often, I’d come across a cool song when I’m out and if I don’t know the title, I remember the lyrics and google them up to get the song title so I can download it.

Do you do that too? πŸ˜‰

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Book Review: Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Review:

My GR friends were quite shocked that I hadn’t read the Kate Daniels series yet. So after I finished the Innkeeper trilogy (which was awesome!), I decided to give the KD series a try. The first 8 books in the series weren’t bad but not as epic as everyone kept trying to convince me.

I found the concept of the story quite interesting and enjoyed Kate’s snarky personality. And yes, I loved Curran! His interactions with Kate were so much fun. I was totally crushing on him.

In addition, there are many characters in the series which have become my favorites, like Derek, Christopher, Barabas. That said, books 1-8 were a solid 3 stars for meβ€”okay, but not great.

However, that changed with book 9, Magic Binds. One of my biggest letdowns in the previous books was the writing. When I read the Innkeeper trilogy (which was written way after the Kate Daniels series), I had a blast with the vivacious writing which was so full of life and vivid, it made the stories awesome for me. That aspect was missing in the first 8 books of the Kate Daniels series, where at times, the writing dragged a bit and was tiresome.

But in book 9, Magic Binds, the writing improved and had a lot more vivacity that made it a pleasure for me to read. The plot twists were good and a lot of scenes were full of fun.

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Synopsis: Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this… Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar… Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead. The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
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Book Review: Vengeful (Villains #2) – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 2/5 Stars🌟🌟

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Review:

This time around, I wisely went in with zero expectations. I’d already gotten an overview of what Victor and Eli were like and the havoc they wrought in their wake. I enjoyed the new characters and their powers and the consequences that followed Victor and Eli from the first book.
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F Is For Friday – 07 December 2018

Do you wonder what your purpose in life is? Do you ask yourself why you’re here? What you should be doing and why you’re not? Existential crises suck. Especially when you’re a total sloth and the Queen of Procrastination.

Plus, let’s not forget the depression which brings on the apathy, shall we? For a Friday, this type of thinking is just too deep, isn’t it? Huh, let’s move on to better things.

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Book Review: Vicious (Villains #1) – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 3/5 Stars🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Review:

I have to admit I went into this book with a load of expectations especially since V.E. Schwab/Victoria Schwab has fast become one of my favorite authors. I had heard so much about Vicious and I finally got around to reading it. Sadly, it wasn’t as epic as I’d expected a book about villains to be. Continue reading “Book Review: Vicious (Villains #1) – V.E. Schwab”

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Book Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Review:

Dina’s inn is facing a new threat, one that could annihilate it once and for all. I already knew Dina to be caring but her compassion shone through this book and the plight of an endangered species wrenches at the heart. It emphasized the cruelties people commit in the name of religion. The lengths they go to prove they’re right when they are not. Continue reading “Book Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) – Ilona Andrews”

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Book Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) – Ilona Andrews

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Review:

I dove straight into Sweep In Peace after reading Clean Sweep and burned the midnight oil reading it. I couldn’t get enough of Dina and her medley crew.

Dina is faced with a tough choice in Sweep In Peace, one that could bring her magical inn more traffic or fubar it beyond salvaging. The inn needs guests to thrive and with the location of her inn in such an isolated place, guests are scarce, so Dina decides to work with an Arbitrator to host a peace summit between three warring species.
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