Posted in Book Reviews, Netgalley

Book Review: You’d Be Mine – Erin Hahn

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Contemporary RomanceYoung Adult

Review:

I enjoy country music a lot and I’m a big fan of Faith Hill, Rascall Flatts, Lady Antebellum so when I saw this YA Contemporary story centered on country music, I was quite intrigued. I’ve read YA stories featuring rock stars but this is my first time reading a YA story centering on country music.

Clay was your typical bad boy, dragging a painful past behind him, hell-bent on a path of self-destruction. One of his latest transgressions led him into meeting Annie, a seemingly good girl. Their paths collided and only time would tell whether they’d complement each other or destroy one another.

Annie was the daughter of a famous singer and she grew up in the limelight. She got out and tried a different path but the lure of music was too hard to resist. When Clay came to convince her to come back and sing, she already wanted to and so started their tour together.

They both had their pasts and issues to work through. This story emphasized the beauty of music, the art of it, how it affected people. But also showed the darker side of the music world—the stress and pressure, the depression and the temptation to take the easy way.

I appreciated that the author showed the gritty side of the show business but there was a certain depth lacking in the words that would have given the story more impact. The writing style made the issues feel less dark instead of intensifying the impact.

That said, “You’d Be Mine” was a pretty good story, dealing with serious issues that impact teens and musicians. Also, throughout the book, one part of my mind kept trying to work out the significance of the title before I finally got it.

***Note: Received from Netgalley for an honest review.

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Synopsis: Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things. But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen. Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.
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Posted in Book Reviews, Netgalley

Book Review: Neron Rising (The Neron Rising Saga #1) – Keary Taylor

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: RomanceSci-fi, Fantasy

Review:

I’ve had such lousy luck on Netgalley with books which looked really promising but ended up being disappointments that I didn’t really expect Neron Rising to be any different. But this book turned out to be a surprising little gem.

For a story of only about 30,000 words, Neron Rising sure packed a punch. This was my first book by Keary Taylor and I’m glad I wasn’t disappointed. The writing was so good that I couldn’t stop reading.

This story was well-written so that at no point in time did I feel it was a short story. It had all the feels you get with a saga and the author somehow managed to link the backstories in such a way that the story felt deep.

The plot-line gave me a Star Wars vibe that I enjoyed very much. The major plot twist was a tad obvious but no less spectacular. I’m rooting for the main character and her other half but I can’t quite imagine how they can get together.

I had forgotten how much I loved Sci-fi books but Neron Rising reminded me. I found this story pretty epic and can’t wait to read the other books in the series.

***Note: Received from Netgalley for an honest review.

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Synopsis: In the Eon galaxy, Dominion controls any planet with solid Neron deposits, and Nova just found out they’re coming for hers. Korpillion isn’t supposed to have any Neron—the galaxy’s purest form of energy—but Nova Ainsley has been working with the owner of a secret mine for months, building highly illegal weapons that can wield Neron. She wants off Korpillion, and selling these weapons will buy her and her father a ticket to another planet in the galaxy. Neron is incredible on its own, but there are those who can wield it to their will, granting them the ability to read minds, see the future, and destroy worlds—the Nero. But this is a galaxy where they are ceasing to exist, and Dominion owns the last one in the known universe, using him to take over and destroy billions of lives. An encounter with the last Nero shows Nova her future: it’s with him. She will stand by his side one day, her fingers laced through his, love and adoration in both their eyes, a dark queen to his evil, pawn king. Fate or destiny, Nova will do whatever it takes to change their future, and that of the galaxy. The Neron Rising Saga is a series of episodes. Neron Rising is a slow-burn space-fantasy romance.
Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 19 April 2019

Nine days later and the tonsillectomy still hurts like a mother. Thankfully today hasn’t been so bad (Yet. There’s still time for it to get worse.) and I’m doing okay. Still wasn’t able to read at all during this week as well. Just vegetated in front of the TV. I have become the ultimate couch potato. Where’s my Miss Couch Potato trophy?

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Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 12 April 2019

It was super hard to do this post today. You see, I got a tonsillectomy on Wednesday (Ouch). These three days have been a blur of pain that seems unending. I wonder how people deal with pain. I’m not crying (so far) but I feel weak because it’d hard to endure. I’m trying to distract myself with other things, mostly vegging out with Kdramas because the pain’s making it hard to concentrate.

I haven’t even been able to read. Let’s hope tomorrow’s better. So anyway, that’s why I haven’t blogged much this week. To my favorite bloggers – I’ll catch up with your posts as soon as I feel better. Continue reading “F Is For Friday – 12 April 2019”

Posted in Blog Memes, Music Monday

Music Monday – 08 April 2019 – I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

It’s a super lousy, dreary Monday today and I really needed some motivation. This song’s always been so inspirational to me, full of hope. Even years after first listening to it, “I Hope You Dance” still has the power to cause goosebumps on my skin.

[Sidenote to Drew: Don’t worry, I’m not torturing you with BSB today, it’s just country music. 😉 ]

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Posted in Book Blog

My Blog’s 2YO! Happy Birthday Nomadic Worlds.

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I got a surprising notification from WordPress today. My blog’s two years old today! My second milestone. I can’t process this milestone without thinking of my old blog which I deleted in a bout of depression. I’m still fighting the good fight and I’ve been able to hang on for two years.

After my last experience with blogging, I started this one by removing all the pressure off my shoulders to gain more followers or likes/comments on my posts. I’ve reached an age where I know what matters and what doesn’t. I think that’s an important thing to decide for oneself.

I don’t know if it’s maturity or the apathy (pretty sure it’s the apathy) but it’s by taking off the pressure that I’ve started enjoying my blog. These days, after publishing a post, I don’t even check if it’s gaining any likes or comments or if my blog has attracted more followers. I just blog for myself, because I find pleasure in it.

In other words, I think of my blog as well, a monologue lol. If I do get followers/likes/comments, they’re always nice surprises for me. 

I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my posts, to like and comment, to follow my blog. I’ve met some amazing bloggers. You guys are the best!

Here’s to bloggers who have amazing blogs, especially Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek and Audra @ Audra’s Book Blabbing and for their support.

Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 05 April 2019

Ah, Friday my love, you’re back again. Only to leave so soon. The part of me that feels wonder, is full of possibility at the prospect of the weekend. The best part about Fridays is that you stand on the brink of the possibility of two whole days of freedom and in this moment before the weekend starts, you can imagine all the the productive things you can do.

The realist part of me says it’s all a load of bull and the weekend will be gone in the blink of an eye.
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Posted in Movie Reviews

Movie Review – Captain Marvel (2019)

For all those who know me, I’m a die-hard Marvel and DC Comics fan. Hell, any superhero or action-packed  movies/tv shows with values like “With great power comes great responsibility” 😉 I’m in. What is it about superheroes that blows us away? I’m no different, I just love a good superhero movie/tv show with the huge Good vs. Evil battle. Continue reading “Movie Review – Captain Marvel (2019)”

Posted in Monthly Wrap-ups

March Wrap-Up

Well, 3 months gone and just like the year is over. (Okay, still 9 months to go, but blink 9 times and those will be gone too lol.) This is my first wrap-up post, the idea of which I totally copied from Drew’s blog – The Tattooed Book Geek. Okay, okay, I know a lot of book blogs do it as well. But I never used to so I’m going to try to keep a monthly wrap-up post from now on. Continue reading “March Wrap-Up”

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Book Review: Toxic Game (GhostWalkers #15) – Christine Feehan

Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Review:

Latest installment in the GhostWalker series — two GhostWalkers, Draden and Shylah, stuck in enemy territory and both of them infected with a lethal virus. How to get out of that impossible situation without succumbing to a horrible death? Continue reading “Book Review: Toxic Game (GhostWalkers #15) – Christine Feehan”