Book Haul #3

 

Hello all!! I told myself I wouldn’t buy any books for a few months because of Christmas…..but then Book Outlet had a sale. Whoops. BUT!! I got a GREAT deal. 7 brand new hardbacks for $31 (this includes shipping)!!! I just couldn’t pass that up.

What I got from Book Outlet:

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I have been eyeing most of these for quite some time, so when I saw them on sale, I jumped at that opportunity!! Afterworlds came in slightly damaged 😦 but the inside is just so pretty with the black and white pages!! Have any of you read any of these??

What I received for Christmas:

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I didn’t receive many books for Christmas, which I was absolutely okay with! I have so many that I need to read yet! I’ve read all three of these Agatha Christie books, but I wanted to own them, so I put them on my Christmas list. And then I received that awesome bookmark that is so accurate for when I’m reading. THEN THE FUNKOS!! Those brought my collection up to 5! YESSSSS!! So excited! They are seriously so cute. Just look at them on my shelf!

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That concludes my book haul!! Do you guys see anything you want or received? Everyone have a safe and fun New Years!!! Talk to you in 2017 (omg I can’t believe 2016 is over…)!!

-Jamie

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How I Remove Stickers from Books

 

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! Today, I wanted to write a quick post on how I remove stickers from my books with NO residue left on the book. Stickers on books really bug me, but having residue left after removing the sticker is worse. So, here’s what you will need: Books that have stickers and a hair dryer!

What I do is extremely simple. I put the hair dryer on high and hold it pretty close to the book. With the hair dryer about an inch away from the book, I outline the sticker and hit the center as well. I let it blow on the sticker for about a minute to a minute and a half.

Once you do this, start trying to pull the sticker off. If it is coming off with ease and no sticky residue, you are good to keep pulling it off. If some residue is still visible, blow more air. Sometimes it helps to blow on the spot where the sticker is coming from the book as you pull.

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And, ta da! You have a sticker-less and residue-free book on your hands!!!

Most of you probably already know this because it is a pretty sensible method, but maybe I helped at least one of you??

So, tell me. Do stickers on books bother you?? How do you remove them?

-Jamie

My Bookish Christmas Wish List

 

Long time no see bookish friends!! I’ve been busy, and I apologize for putting my blog on the back burner….again. For the next 3 weeks I should be posting consistently because I’ll be on break! I’m excited to be home for more than just two days in a row! BUT, I am not ready for classes to start up again in January. Eeeek…I’m scared.

Well, for today’s post, I wanted to share with you all what I put on my Christmas list! Well, the bookish items, anyway. Most of the books (or all) I have read and just want to collect. Let me know what books you all have on your Christmas list! Also, let me know if any of the books on mine are on yours too!

  1. Owlcrate Subscription. I have been eyeing Owlcrate since they first started their subscription service. First of all, I LOVE owls. Second of all, I LOVE books. Owlcrate sounds pretty perfect for me. Someday, I will definitely buy myself a bookish subscription box AND I’ll share it with you all.
  2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians boxed set. So have you guys seen the Percy Jackson boxed set where the spines make a picture? It has waves and is a pretty teal color. I have been wanting them from the moment I saw them! This is one of my all time favorite series, but I only one one of the books.
  3. A Listography Book. I love making lists. They can be so much fun. I discovered some cool Listography books and thought, “I’ll just throw one on my Christmas list because yolo.” Side note: I kinda hate the yolo trend but I find myself saying it. Whoops!
  4. Funko Pops. I’ve started my collection!!! I have Ron, Hermoine, and Harry…and now I want ALL DA FUNKOS! They are so cute and definitely step up my Insta game.
  5. Agatha Christy books. So two of my favorite Agatha Christy books are Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express. They are amazing mystery books if any of you are into that genre! Agatha Christy is my favorite adult mystery writer and I really need to read more of her books. I’ve only read a few, but loved every second of them. I can never guess the murderer in her books!
  6. Nancy Drew books. Nancy Drew books were my FAVORITE in my Middle School years. They are perfect mystery books for younger individuals, but I sometimes find myself craving them now….and I’m 20 years old. Ha!
  7. Eragon and Eldest. I am trying to collect the rest of this series in hardback. I own the last two (This is The Inheritance Cycle in case ya don’t know that…I recommend them if you like fantasy and dragons.)
  8. Inkheart and Inkspell. I am also trying to collect the entire Inkheart trilogy in hardback. I own the third book (Inkdeath) in hardback and I just want them all. This was another one of my all time favorites when I was younger.
  9. Book related candles. I keep seeing all of these awesome candles on Instagram, so now I want some of my own. Recommend some of your favorites in the comments!!
  10. Cool bookmarks. Here and here are two examples. I also like all the ones that people make on Etsy. Instagram has me wanting so many cool Etsy items.

Well, those are all the bookish items on my Christmas wish list! Do you guys see any similarities between my list and your list?

-Jamie

5 Series that I Highly Recommend

 

Hello guys! How are you all doing today? I decided I’d just write a short post recommending some of my all-time favorite series! In return, I’d love to hear about all of your favorite series!

  1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. These books influenced my reading taste. They were the first paranormal romance books that I read and then that genre became my favorite. I know some people do not like these books, but I loved them all (aka the first four because I have yet to read the last two…I didn’t know she wrote more than three)!
  2. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. Cassandra Clare blew me away in her prequel series. She is such an amazing writer! The world she has created is one of my favorite worlds to read about. Can I please be a shadowhunter? Sign me up!
  3. Harry Potter by J. Rowling. I know this is such a basic answer, but I don’t care. They are a must read! Hermoine is definitely my favorite character. If you haven’t read these, go read them now. What are you doing? Go. Read them.
  4. The Shadow Falls novels by C. Hunter. These are not very well known, but I loved them! There are lots of different types of paranormal creatures in these books and it is so diverse. I read some of them when I was on vacation in Germany and I couldn’t put them down! I chose to read over looking at the scenery! THAT is when you know you are reading a good book.
  5. The House of Night Series by P. C. Cast and Kirstin Cast. I am not sure how well known this series is, but I loved it. There are a lot of books in the series, but I read them all. I have actually been wanting to reread them!

 

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this short post with some series that I recommend! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Have a great day everyone!!

 

-Jamie

November Monthly Wrap-Up 2016

 

Hello Everybody!! I feel like I haven’t posted in so long, but it has only been a week. The holidays were so busy and I didn’t think about my blog much. I ate some good food and spent time with my family and friends, so it was a nice long weekend! Let’s jump into the wrap-up!

 

What I wanted to read…

Shadow of the Storm

Pretty Bird

Saffire

Unfathomable Chance (if I have time)

I actually followed this! I didn’t stray!!

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What I did read…

Shadow of the Storm; 5 Stars

Pretty Bird; 4 Stars

I felt like I read more than this….whoops. I could’ve finished another book, but I haven’t read in over a week. Sometimes, I feel like I have way too many hobbies and interests! I’d appreciate tips for finding more time to read!!

 

Blog posts I wrote…

Review: The Flip

Book Review: Counted With the Stars

THANK YOU FOR 50 FOLLOWERS!!! + A Random Reading Update

Book Review: Shadow of the Storm

Book Review: Pretty Bird

I really fail at this blogging thing. Lol! I really wonder how people have time to write one post a day. Sometimes, I struggle to write just two! How would you guys feel about some non-book posts? I have some ideas…

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Current Obsessions…

90210

This is one of my favorite tv shows (the newer version, that is). I have been rewatching it as I do other projects and it is still so, so good! I just cannot get enough! I feel like Silver is my favorite girl character, and Navid is my favorite male character; however, Liam is the most attractive. Seriously, guys…check this show out!! Then come tell me thank you for introducing you to such an amazing show (all of the seasons are on Netflix!!!!).

Christmas!!!

AHHHHH!! I am SO EXCITED for Christmas!! I hope we have snow this year on Christmas Eve. We just set up our Christmas tree and Christmas decorations and I’m obsessed. So beautiful! There is just something so comforting about Christmas. I also changed my scent in my wax warmer to something pretty Christmas-y and it has been wonderful (you would know this already if you follow me on Instagram *nudge*).

Grow Castle

This game/app is so addicting. It is so easy and fun. Joshua introduced it to me and I’ve been trying to reach a higher level than him (which won’t probably happen). I’ll put some pictures to show you what it is. Basically, you have a castle and you have to protect it. Very basic!

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This is what the main screen looks like. You can upgrade all of your items here.
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So you can release troops and other forms of attack (like fire storms or lightning) by clicking the people on your castle. 

On the ‘Gram

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Thank you for reading!! I greatly appreciate each and every one of you. 🙂 Have a great rest of the evening/day/afternoon, and I’ll talk to you soon!! Tell me what you all have been reading!

-Jamie

Book Review: Pretty Bird

*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are always my own!*

Hey guys! I’ve got another book review for you today! This was another genre that I typically don’t pick up, but I definitely enjoyed it for the most part. There are a few things I didn’t enjoy, but you will hear all about that in the review!

So this book was super fun to read because I read it on my Nook. I haven’t used this thing in ages!! I’ve missed it! I have the very first version that ever came out and it still serves me well. I wonder if they even sell these anymore??

Now, for an important question before I start my review for Pretty Bird by Olivia Howe: physical books or ebooks? Which do you prefer?

Number of stars: 4/5

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Synopsis (taken from Goodreads):

“Kenna loses her forever, Derrick, in a tragic plane crash that kills everyone on board—150 people, including the love of her life. People keep calling her lucky, but she feels the opposite. Now she has to move on with her life without Derrick in it and no strategy for getting past this senseless tragedy.

Investigators tip her off that there may be more to the story… behind the crash, the menacing Company that controls people, and even her dead boyfriend.

When someone tries to kill Kenna again in her own home, she is shocked into action and starts to uncover the truth about the corruption and craziness around her, finding herself and her heart again in the process. They say that time heals all wounds. Kenna has a chance to find out if that is really true.”

Non-Spoilery Review:

I didn’t know how many stars to give this book. I almost put 3/5, but I did not think that was fair. There were a few scenes that made me uncomfortable, but I know that some people would be fine with them. Personally, I am just not comfortable reading about certain things.

The reason I did give it 4/5 is because the couple’s kept saying “baby” to each other. It felt overused; they would say it after almost everything they said to each other. Also, the main character, Kenna, used a lot of profanity, which I also did not enjoy so much. However, I felt like it was justified a bit because she did go through a traumatic event.

Other than those few things, I really enjoyed this book. It even gave me chills a few times! I felt like I needed to look over my shoulder when a scary scene would occur. Do you guys ever get that feeling when you are reading?

I feel like the reason I loved this book the most was the mystery. When I read a mystery, I can’t ever stop reading. I NEED to know what happens. It’s all I think about until I finish the book. This is exactly how I felt during this entire book. I was so excited every time I’d get a couple of minutes to read a few pages. Great job with the mystery, Olivia Howe!

Spoilery Review:

This thrilling book starts off with a plane crash where everybody dies except for Kenna. Bam! What a start! It looks like a normal plane crash, until Kenna finds out some disturbing news: her boyfriend, who died on the plane crash, was an assassin for a company called…..The Company. Crazy stuff, right?

Kenna starts to get involved with the case once she hears this news. The detective for the case, Nathan, tries to keep her out of it, but fails. They find out that The Company was the reason for the plane crash that killed Kenna’s boyfriend. This causes Kenna’s obsession with the case to increase.

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Then, Kenna is almost killed in her home, and Nathan is almost killed by his partner. Kenna moves in with Nathan for safety reasons. Shortly after these events, Kenna finds out that her brother-in-law, Chase, is also a part of The Company; however, he wants out…just like Kenna’s boyfriend, who clearly didn’t make it out alive.

Chase, Nathan, and Kenna devise a plan. The head of the company, Jeff, was in need of a secretary. The plan? Kenna will apply for the secretary position and, assuming she gets the job, will snoop around to find what they need: the flash drive that contains all of The Company’s information.

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Kenna gets the job and does as much snooping as she can….then Jeff starts making moves on her. He threatens to fire her if she doesn’t sleep with him (not in those words). This occurs within a short amount of time, and Kenna did not have the flash drive. She sets her mind to finding the flash drive, and goes to the office…at night.

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Jeff finds her snooping in his closet, trying to crack his safe. When Kenna took the job, she had a different identity; however, Jeff knew who she was the whole time. Nathan comes to save Kenna (they had a microphone and camera attached to her at all times for safety reasons), but Kenna gets knocked out and Jeff and his minions take Nathan.

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It is up to Chase and Kenna to save Nathan. They get the help of Martin, a man that Kenna’s boyfriend trusted completely. In the process of saving Nathan, Kenna gets shot, but doesn’t die. She wakes up in a hospital for the second time in the book; this girl goes through a lot in just 180 pages!

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Throughout the book, a budding romance occurs between Nathan and Kenna. They seemed like they were perfect for each other. Overall, this book pleasantly surprised me.

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I hope you enjoyed my review!! Have any of you heard of Olivia Howe? Do you think you will check out some of her books? What have you all been reading lately?

-Jamie

Book Review: Shadow of the Storm

*I received this book in return for an honest review. Thank you Bethany House for sending me this amazing book!!*

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic day! Today, I am bringing you a book review for a book I received from Bethany Publishing House. This is the second book in the Out From Egypt series by Connilyn Cossette. You can find my review for the first book, Counted With the Stars, here.

Number of stars: 5

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Synopsis (taken from Goodreads):

“In the Depth of the Storm’s Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.

When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?”

 

Non-Spoilery Review:

This series leaves me speechless! Okay, who are we kidding…I always have plenty to say after finishing a good book!

These books are beautiful both inside and out! Just look at these covers!!

I am so happy I discovered this series. They are exactly what I love about reading. The romance is endearing and brings me happiness, the writing is slightly more advanced, and there are always questions that need to be answered.

The characters in these books are simply incredible. Shira, one of the women we follow, does become annoying at times with how unsure she is about herself, but it is so realistic. Self-doubt at that age always occurs and can’t be avoided. Her huge heart and bravery make up for all of her downfalls; she would do anything to protect the ones she loves.

Dvorah reminds me of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl at times. Even though some of her actions are awful, I cannot help loving her character. In ways, she is very much like Shira…everything she does is for her son.

The plot grabs your attention from page one. Quickly, tension is felt in the camp and Connilyn leaves you dying to know what will happen next. These books are a quick read for this very reason! Sitting at around 300 pages, I can usually finish them within a week (I only spend a short amount of time reading every day).

 

Spoilery Review:

These books are simply amazing. Shira, the primary main character in Shadow of the Storm (there are two main characters, Dvorah and Shira), is discovering a gift in the early parts of this book—midwifery. Along the way, she meets Dvorah. Dvorah’s husband is killed when the tribes within the camp fight. Many of the individuals in the camp had been worshipping idols, a sin against Yahweh.

Shira and Dvorah are forced to work together while being apprentices to Reva; however, there comes a time when Shira and Dvorah must help a woman have her baby without Reva’s helping hand. A complication occurs where Shira must shift the baby inside her mother in order for the baby to come safely out of the womb. Everything seems fine until blood starts pooring out of the mother. The mother dies shortly after, but the baby survives.

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Shira, in distress, runs outside the tent. She is horrified about the events that had just occurred, thinking she is the reason for the woman’s death. The father comes up to Shira and she is presented with another problem. He is the man who she had shared a secret kiss with by the stream; she had been expecting him to ask her brother for her hand in marriage.

Before the woman had died, she had made Shira promise to take care of her baby. Since Shira is barren, she quickly takes to the child and becomes attached. In the meantime, Dvorah is plotting to marry Ayal (the father to the motherless child). However, Ayal only has eyes for Shira.

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When Dvorah’s husband was killed, she was forced to move in with her brother-in-law and his many wives. The biggest problem: Dvorah has a young son. She wants to get her son out of that situation, and is willing to do anything to achieve that. Ayal looked like an easy way out, but her efforts were in vain.

Ayal works to gain Shira’s trust and soon she is more than happy to marry him.

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Dvorah is plotting during all of these events. She herself had grown attached to the motherless child; she was the one who had to feed her. Her brother-in-law and many of his friends were planning a revolt. During this revolt, she planned to take back the child.

When the revolt occurs, Dvorah does manage to take the child. In the process, she leaves her brother- in-law to do who knows what to Shira. Shira fights vigorously and others come to her aid before anything can happen, but her concern is the child that Dvorah took.

At the end, a huge storm occurs, catching many of the outer camps on fire. This is where they find Dvorah and the child. They are both found alive.

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These books have so much in them that I feel like I can’t touch on nearly enough! Obviously, this means that you should all go read them!! You will not be disappointed! Have any of you read these? What other biblical fiction books can you recommend to me? What have you been reading (and loving) lately?

-Jamie

Book Review: Counted With the Stars

 

Guys. Guys….GUYS!!!!! This. Book. It was perfection. I loved this book. I loved EVERYTHING about it. The beautiful cover, the way it felt, the beautiful words that were written inside.

This book is biblical fiction. I’ve never read this genre before, but you better bet that I’ll be reading more of it in the future. It may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I really enjoyed every bit of this book.

Number of Stars: 5 (Can I say 10??)

 

Synopsis (taken from Goodreads):

“A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch

Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she’s only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she’s ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?”

 

Non-Spoilery Review:

In this book, you meet Kiya. She is used to fine riches and being taken care of by slaves…..until she herself becomes a slave. Adjusting to her new life is hard, but necessary. Along the journey, she becomes friends with a fellow slave who opens her up to an entirely new world.

Kiya starts to question everything she has ever believed in when things start happening in Egypt. Weird things. Things that shouldn’t ever happen.

This book kept me interested constantly. There was never a time where I felt bored with Kiya’s story. I kept wanting to pick up the book and read; I never wanted the story the end. I was left in tears at the end. Not sad tears, but happy ones. The ending was beyond perfect.

 

Spoilery Review:

Ughhh…still reeling from this one. It was just TOO good. Well, okay, not really. No book is ever too good. But anyway…

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So Kiya’s father is in debt. What does he do to fix his problem? He sells Kiya. What kind of father sells his own daughter?? He sells her to Shefu, a family friend and business partner. Kiya is given the task of tending to Shefu’s wife, Tekurah. Saying that Tekurah is a handful is an understatement.

A friendship starts to bud between Kiya and another slave, Shira (a Hebrew girl), when Shira takes the blame for one of Kiya’s mistakes. Shira is demoted to working in the kitchen, while Kiya continues to tend to Tekurah. When Kiya manages to finally thank Shira for what she did, she doesn’t expect her world to start changing. Shira starts to tell her about Mosheh and her God. Slowly, Kiya starts to question her own beliefs.

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When plagues start to hit Egypt, Kiya has no reason but to start doubting Pharoah and her gods. The Nile turns to blood, frogs cover Egypt, and locusts eat all of the plants (just to name a few). Mosheh is the cause of it all. He tells Pharaoh about what will happen if he doesn’t let the Hebrews go and be free.

The Hebrews are worked harder at first, but soon, the Egyptians start to fear the Hebrews. The Hebrews are let go when every firstborn son in Egypt is killed, as Mosheh predicted.

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The journey to freedom isn’t easy for the Hebrews and everyone else who decided to join (this included Kiya, her brother, and her mother). Hunger, thirst, and other dangers wait for them in the desert.

Kiya and her family receive a warm welcome from Shira’s family. The only one who doesn’t seem to give Kiya a warm welcome is Eben, Shira’s brother. Little did Kiya know, Eben was struggling with more than just hatred for Egyptians. He watched his father get whipped to death and he blamed every Egyptian for it; however, he was falling in love with Kiya.

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After days and days of travel through the desert, some of the people among the group traveling with Hebrews start disappearing. The men in the group had been training for any possible battle that might occur. They had to apply those skills when the Amalekites attack. It was a bloody battle, but the Hebrews are victiorious with the help of Mosheh.

Mosheh had saved the Hebrews during all of the times when it seemed like one more step would kill them. Miracle after miracle occurred. Prayer and faith were all the Hebrews needed.

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Before the battle between the Hebrews and the Amalekites, Kiya’s mother is murdered by some of the Amalekites. When Kiya finds her mother’s body, she is overcome by grief and doesn’t see the men who come up behind her. One of the men take her back to the Amalekite camp to have her be his. When the battle occurs, Eben manages to come save Kiya.

Then the truth finally comes out. Eben tells Kiya how he feels and gives her the love and care that she needs and wants. They planned to get married and it makes for an amazing ending to a great book.

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I really can’t write a long enough review to give this book justice. So much happened and there were constant plot twists, so I tried to touch on some of them in my review. I hope you enjoyed!

This book had a lot of information from the book of Exodus from the Bible. I feel like I learned so much from this book and can’t wait to read Connilyn Cossette’s next book, Shadow of the storm. Have any of you read biblical fiction? What are your thoughts?

-Jamie

 

Review: The Flip

*I received this book for an honest review. Opinions are always my own!*

Hello! I have another review for you guys today! Hopefully you are all having a great week and continue to have a great week. Enjoy my review of The Flip!

Number of Stars: 4

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Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads):

“Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants’ junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couple’s marriage survive The Flip?”

Non-Spoilery Review:

I really enjoyed this book!! This book definitely felt appropriate for this month, considering it is almost Halloween! When I first read the synopsis for this book, I really wanted to know HOW scary this book would be. It was kind of spooky, but not so spooky that I couldn’t read it at night. That’s the only time I really read.

The entire storyline and plot was really good and I kept wanting to read more to see what would happen. The only thing I didn’t love was the fact that there were a few scenes where intimacy occurred (you know what I mean). It wasn’t super detailed so it was still a very good book overall, but those parts made me a little uncomfortable.

I really enjoyed reading about Julie and Brad because they are house flippers. I have always been curious about how house flipping works and this book gave a little insight, which I found super interesting!

Spoilery Review:

Julie and Brad are house flippers, and they just bought a big, old, Victorian house. A very creepy, big, old, Victorian house.

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Julie has a full time job, while Brad works on the houses that they are going to sell. As Brad starts to fix up their Victorian house, weird things start happening: he hears voices, randomly loses his breath, and sees weird forms on the walls. This all puts him in an awful mood, which causes many fights between him and his wife, Julie.

Turns out that there are ghosts in the house—Gerald and Tessa—and one of them is trying to seduce Brad. Tessa starts causing weird things to happen to Brad and Gerald is constantly trying to get her to leave Brad alone.

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Then one day, Julie’s boss tries to get intimate with her, which she refuses. She quits her job, disgusted, and heads home. While she is taking a shower, Tessa comes and manages to start a fire in the house. Julie barely gets out alive. Brad comes to get her and brings her back to their Victorian house to take care of her.

They both start working on the house together and Tessa continues trying to affect their relationship, but doesn’t succeed.

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Julie and brad call in a lady that can talk to ghosts and watches Tessa and Gerald find peace and leave. Tessa had lived in the house and was always fawning over different guys, while Gerald was in love with her and was waiting for her to return his love. Right before they leave, Tessa realizes that it was always Gerald. It was a great ending for two couples in love!

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Thanks for reading this review!! I hope you all enjoyed. Have any of you ever heard of this author? Have you ever read one of his books? What have you been reading lately?

-Jamie

October Monthly Wrap-Up

Hayyyyyy!

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Lol…Okay, but for real. Hello! Today, I’ll be sharing my October monthly wrap-up! I took two weeks off from blogging, so this post will probably be pretty short (and include some extra fun stuff from this past month woo hoo!!).

 

What I wanted to read…

City of Fallen Angels (I am already 70 pages in, so I WILL read it this month!!!)

Saffire

The Flip

Pretty Bird

Why do I make goals? I never even stick to them. Does anyone else have this problem? Goals are fun to make, though!!

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What I did read…

City of Fallen Angels; 5 stars

The Flip; 4 stars

Counted With the Stars; 5 stars

I am proud that I got through three books this month! I’m feeling the book stress right now. I’ve been sent a lot of books recently and I’m pushing to get them finished in the amount of time that I agreed to. It is also exciting, tho!! I feel so honored to be sent books as such a new blogger! In case you missed it, I talked about Blogging for Books in a past post. I get some of my books for review from that site! Also, I received The Flip from Tomoson, a site that has numerous items that can be reviewed.

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Blog posts I wrote…

September Monthly Wrap-Up

Book Review: City of Fallen Angels

Book Haul #2

See, I told you I had a bad month. I really needed to take some time off, but I’m back for a little while! I have been writing posts in advance to keep up with it all. When I start school in January, don’t be surprised if I post less.

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Current Obsessions…

Harry Potter

I feel like I always start to get into Harry Potter around this time of year. I really want to reread all of the books, but I just have so many new books that I always put first! I struggle with rereading books because I remember what all happened so I don’t feel as interested when I read it a second time.

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Young & Hungry

THIS TV SHOW GUYS!!! IT IS SO GOOD!!! SO FUNNY!!! Young and Hungry has my humor through and through. I’m already on season four on Netflix and I wish there were more! I’m going to be so sad when I finish it. I have never liked comedies before, but they watch The Office in the breakroom during lunch where I work, so I started watching my own comedy. I’ll take recommendations for more comedy tv shows!! What are your favorites?

MY DOG

I miss this little guy so so sooooo much when I’m not at home. I don’t bring him with me because his friend/sibling (the family dog) is at home. There are also stairs where I am living and Koda can’t take stairs. He is just such a handsome boy and I can’t get enough of his cute little face!!

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Koda is the one on the left!!

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On the ‘gram

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Twitter

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Next month’s reading goals…

Shadow of the Storm

Pretty Bird

Saffire

Unfathomable Chance (if I have time)

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Well, this post ended up being pretty long! I thought I’d start adding some new categories to these posts for your enjoyment! What did you guys all read this month? What do you plan to read next month? Any current obsessions?

-Jamie