Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #61: The Night Realm by Annette Marie

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  The Night Realm
Author:  Annette Marie
Expected Publication Date:  October 20th, 2017

Clio is good at all sorts of things. As a nymph, she’s great at outdoorsy nature stuff. As a nymph living in exile, she’s got the “blending in with humans” thing down pat. As a nymph living in exile because she has the rare ability to mimic magic, she’s had to pick up some unique survival skills.

But stealing from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld? Not so much. 

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what she has to do to earn a ticket back home. Conning her way into the night realm may have gone pretty well, but now she’s got a new problem. His name is Lyre and he’s a sinfully alluring incubus, a dangerously skilled spell weaver, and the only thing standing between her and stealing some damn magic.

Maneuvering around him without blowing her cover shouldn’t be that difficult, but chaos has been dogging her every step, monsters hide behind beautiful faces, and Lyre keeps saving her neck even though they’re enemies. Kind of enemies? Either way, her mission is getting complicated fast, and in the Underworld, even one mistake could prove fatal.

 Oooh!  A book that deals with a nymph and a incubus!  I can't wait to give this book a try!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Monday, October 16, 2017

[ARC REVIEW] Unraveling Rose by Brian Wray (@Schifferbooks, @stanberybooks)

Title:  Unraveling Rose

Author:  Brian Wray

Artist:  Shiloh Penfield 

Genre:  Toys / Friendship / Children's / OCD / Mental Health

Year Published: 2017

Year Read:  2017

Publisher:  Schiffer Publishing  

Source: eARC (Edelweiss)

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Nothing Obejectionable)

I would like to thank Edelweiss and Schiffer Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

2017 seems to be the year where I am able to find many children’s book that deal with mental health issues and I loved the fact that I am able to find such children’s books since I wanted to read more about mental health and these books were essential to my reading choices!  So, I picked up another book from Edelweiss called “Unraveling Rose,” which was written by Brian Wray along with artwork by Shiloh Penfield that dealt with the issue of OCD and I really enjoyed this book!

Rose was a stuffed bunny who was loved by a little boy and they would do all kind of activities with each other like read books and play in the park together.  Also, Rose likes everything to be perfect such as making sure that the books on the bookshelf were straighten up and making sure that the tea cups were facing the right.  One day, however, Rose noticed that there was a loose thread dangling from her arm and even though Rose tried to ignore the thread, it ended up being the only thing that she thought about and she ended up pulling out the thread.  Unfortunately, the thread ended up stretching out even longer and it got to the point where Rose could not do much of the activities that she used to due to the thread pulling out the stuffing in her arm and rendering her arm useless.

Will Rose be able to play with the boy again and can she get over her obsession with fixing her loose thread?

Read this book to find out!

I must admit that I was quite impressed with this children’s book as it is rare that I read a children’s book that dealt with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Brian Wray has done a great job at conveying the signs of having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which includes making sure everything is perfect, to the point that it becomes a massive obsession.  I really enjoyed the relationship shared between Rose and the boy as it reminded of the relationship shared between the boy and the stuffed rabbit in “The Velveteen Rabbit,” which is where the boy truly cares about Rose, even if Rose was losing her stuffing out of her arm.  This story also seems to be extremely similar to the classic children’s story “The Velveteen Rabbit,” as both stories involved a young boy playing with their stuffed rabbit.  The only difference between the two is that this story has the “Velveteen Rabbit” character (Rose in this case) suffer from OCD and we get to see how Rose handles having this condition.  I also loved the fact that Brian Wray provided some information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at the end of the book as it gave me more insight on how OCD works and how you can help a person who is suffering from OCD.  Shiloh Penfield’s artwork is adorable to look at, especially of the images of Rose herself having a cute white dress with pink polka dots on it and the small boy having large glasses and a friendly expression on his face.

The reason why I took off half a point from the rating was because I felt that the pacing was a bit slow in some places and I often found myself trying to read through this book rather quickly as I wanted to hold my interest in the story.

Overall, “Unraveling Rose” is a truly cute book about teaching children about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how to deal with it.  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing objectionable in this book.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Sunday Post Meme (107)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everybody!!!  I'm still recovering a bit from going to my cousin's wedding last week.  Traveling from home to Mount Pleasant can be a bit tiring since it's a 2 hour drive to get to Mount Pleasant!  Anyway, despite this I was able to get some reading done and I'm getting ready for the Dewey Readathon coming up.  Are you going to join the Dewey Readathon?

Book Reviews


New Releases on the Horizon #32: October 8, 2017 - October 14, 2017




Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2017 Sign Up! 

Recommend Me This! Saturdays



  Sign up for Caffeinated Book Reviewer's HoHoHo Readathon Sign-Up Post

☆ Check out Rabid Reads' discussion on Bookfessional: Special Editions


Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Book Photo Sundays #51: October 15, 2017

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!


So let's get started!

Here's my "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" book with some Reese's sticks!

Recommend Me This! Saturdays #6: October 14, 2017

Hello everyone! I just started another new book meme called "Recommend Me This!  Saturdays!"  There are just so many books out there that needs to be read and what's a great way to get those books the love they need by recommending them to fellow book lovers?  The goal of this book meme is to recommend various books that you think that other book bloggers would love and see if they read the books that you recommended!  


1.  Come up with one kind of genre that you enjoy(examples, romance, horror, comic books, picture books, science fiction, fantasy) and suggest 3 booksthat fits that genre that you would recommend to other bloggers.  Each week, you can suggest a different genre and a different set of books to bring more variety to your recommendations.  However, you can suggest the same genre that you had chosen the first time as many times as you want, as long as you recommend 3 books that fits that genre to other bloggers.  Also, if I posted a specific genre in my post, you don't necessarily have to do the same genre as me, unless you want to.  Just list a genre that you have enjoyed and you feel that other bloggers should look more into!

2.  If you want to share your posts, then you can use the #recommendmethissaturday hashtag on twitter to share it with other bloggers!

3.  You don't necessarily have to explain what the book is all about, unless you really want to. You can just post up the book cover or you can post up the book cover and have a brief description of the book or just link the book to its Goodreads or Amazon page.

So, the genre I wanted to explore this week is:


Here are the 3 books that I would recommend to other book readers!