Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #163: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani and The Frost Eater by Carol Beth Anderson

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" selections are:

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Seven Deadly Shadows

By: Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

Expected Publication Date: January 28th, 2020

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Kira Fujikawa has always been a girl on the fringe. Bullied by her peers and ignored by her parents, the only place Kira’s ever felt at home is at her grandfather’s Shinto shrine, where she trains to be a priestess. 

But Kira’s life is shattered on the night her family’s shrine is attacked by a vicious band of yokai demons. With the help of Shiro—the shrine’s gorgeous half-fox, half-boy kitsune—Kira discovers that her shrine harbors an ancient artifact of great power . . . one the yokai and their demon lord, Shuten-doji, will use to bring down an everlasting darkness upon the world. 

Unable to face the Shuten-doji and his minions on her own, Kira enlists the aid of seven ruthless shinigami—or death gods—to help stop the brutal destruction of humankind. But some of the death gods aren’t everything they initially seemed, nor as loyal to Kira’s cause as they first appeared. 

With war drawing nearer by the day, Kira realizes that if this unlikely band of heroes is going to survive, they’re going to have to learn to work together, confront their demons, and rise as one to face an army of unimaginable evil.  

Oooh! A story that features demons attacking a shrine?  Sounds like Shadow of the Fox, which I loved!  So, definitely checking this book out!

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The Frost Eater

By: Carol Beth Anderson

Expected Publication Date: January 28th, 2020

Buy on:  Book Depository  //  Amazon

Sink your teeth into The Frost Eater, a new novel reviewers call “a great read” that “sizzles along to an unexpected end” with “heavy-hitting action,” “magic and dragons,” and “a touch of romance.”


A lonely princess.
A flying teen.
A kidnapped girl who only remembers what happens at night.

Seventeen-year-old Princess Nora is a frost eater who creates magical ice. Her royal life is luxurious but stifling.

Krey West has a rare magical talent: when he eats feathers, he can fly. His one goal is to find his missing girlfriend, Zeisha. He thinks someone in power abducted her.

Krey’s daring feats of magic earn him an invitation to the palace. Craving adventure and friendship, Nora offers to help him find Zeisha. He’s desperate enough to accept—though he hates the monarchy.

The truth is more terrible than they could imagine.

Every night, Zeisha wakes in a dark room full of sleeping people, unable to remember what she did in the light. Her dreams provide violent glimpses into her forgotten days.

If Krey and Nora can’t save her, Zeisha may lose herself forever.

The post-apocalyptic fantasy world of The Frost Eater will keep you compulsively turning the pages. Devour it today.


Quotes are from Goodreads reviewers Mike, Clarissa Gosling, and K. Law, and Booksprout reviewer Beth H.

Oooh! I love books about magic!  I'm interested in seeing how this book comes out!

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

2020 Reading Challenges!

Hey everyone!  Well, I have to say that my 2019 reading challenges didn't go by so well since I didn't get a lot of reading done last year.  So, hopefully 2020 will be the year where I will complete at least ONE of my reading challenges and REIGN supreme in reading challenges!  So, here are some reading challenges I will be participating in this year!

Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books

The Sunday Post Meme (183)

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 everyone!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Yeah, it's kind of late saying that, but I wanted to say that in one of my Sunday Posts (which I have been neglecting lately).  Anyway, I had started my Fiverr account a few months ago and I was starting up a beta reading service.  Well the good news is that...I actually got my first CUSTOMER!!! The customer was very satisfied with my services and I was so happy that I was able to help out an author with their work!  I also started up a new gig over at Fiverr called "Promoting Your Book on Instagram," where I will promote an author's book on my Instagram account.  I'm hoping that my Fiverr services continue to grow in the near future!

Book Reviews



Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Cover Spotlight Meme

My Beta Reading Services!


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* I will admit that I was a bit hesitant about watching this movie because Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu and the designs of these characters didn't sound pleasing to me.  But then I finally watched this movie and I was pleasantly surprised by how GOOD this film was!  I really loved the story of Pokémon and humans living in a world together and the mystery aspect of the story.  Now let's hope that the new "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie is as good!

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* I thought this movie was okay.  The action sequences are pretty well done.  But I felt that the story was a bit too thin and it focused too much on the action and less on the plot and the characters.  I am interested in seeing "Godzilla vs. Kong" though.

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* FINALLY!  I got around to watching this show and it's pretty good so far! I like how the show approaches the dark side of Hollywood in a fairly realistic way.  I only made it halfway through the first season so far, but I'm planning on watching the rest of this series soon in time for the finale!


What movies have you seen lately?

  Check out Read All the Things' post on Discussion: 15 Goals For 2020

☆ Check out We Live and Breathe's post on Discussion: Still Gonna Read it

★ Check out Olivia's Catastrophe's  December Wrap Up! [2019]

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, January 19, 2020.