2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews has read 7 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Winter-a-thon Bingo Challenge 2019



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Get cosy, Welcome again to my little slice of the bookish community.

Winter-a-thon Bingo Challenge.
Here in Australia we are heading into our cooler months, and i wanted a challenge that was something for us to relate to.

Winter-a-thon runs from the 1st of June to the 26th of July.

I am going to run through how we are going to play.



 Step 1.
Print both bookish bingo templates out I have created.



Step 2.
Pick a level, that you think you could achieve.

Beginner - One straight line that's up to you which way you want to go, you can read either 4 or 5 books



Intermediate - Read the whole outside rectangle, which is 14 boxes.


Pro - Read all the boxes, all 20 boxes.


Step 3.

Once you have picked which level you are wanting to challenge yourself with, then all you need to do is select the books you are going to read, you can pick as you go or select books before hand and create a TBR for yourself, each to their own.

Step 4.

Listen to me call a prompt from the 1st of June.
Now this is where it gets a little confusing, but because I am just making this all up for the first time we are going to do it like this now,  because I wanted it to be fair I created the 4x4 bingo card the interactive one, where all I have done is remove a line are rearranged two of the prompts. I only did this because I thought it would be fair to everyone, whether you are reading 4 -20 books. What Is going to happen now, to make it easy. I have placed all prompts into a cup, and will randomly pull one out every week.


  



 So On the 1st of June I will pull out our first prompt, and then we can play bingo. You don't have to keep waiting for me to announce the next prompt to keep reading, If you by chance in the first week read the prompt that was called out and then another one you want to read, and say if I pull out that prompt and you have read it you can cross that box out. You can go about reading your level, having in mind that with the prompts that get called out are the ones you should make a priority, but you can go at your own pace. I will be announcing a new prompt every Sunday night.

Those dates will be the 1st June, 12th June, 24th June, 12th July. 

That's every 12 days, and then you have the remaining 14 to charge ahead, do what ever you need to do. Its the first person to read the 4 prompts.

Once you have BINGO, Take a photo of your reads and card and DM me and you will be the winner.


I will be hosting reading sprints, and 2 small Instagram photo challenges. Follow our pages to keep up to date with every thing.

Don't forget to use the hashtags
#winterathonbingo19
#winterathonbingochallenge19

They are important, so we can see you participating and we will share your pics.

If you have any questions, reach out to me on my socials and i'll be happy to help every one.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh REVIEW


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WOLF RAIN by Nalini Singh


BLURB:

The fate of millions of lives hangs in the balance in this new Psy-Changeling Trinity novel from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh...

Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence...until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her 'gift' is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.

But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it.

Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature--and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence...


My Thoughts.

Wolf Rain, was everything I needed and everything I have been missing. I was so happy we were back with the original cast of the Psy- Changeling series.
We were back in our favourite SnowDancer den.

Now t his book is apparently book 3 in the Trinity series, but its really in my eyes book 18 in one of the most EPIC series ever created.

I have nothing but love for this series as you all know, and this story was just perfect. Alexei & Memory were to lovable characters, you couldn't have asked for a better couple. I have enjoyed this new season of this series, but I have also felt something has been missing too, I think we just found out what that was. The original characters that we have spent a better decade loving and learning about, to be back were the overall arc begun was so good. I could be on my own here though, I loved the pace of this story, the romance that bloomed and how both of them grew and accepted the challenges they both faced.

Putting it simple, I adored this series. You get some answers about whats been happening with the psy net, the E's and some new secret's the old council covered up. Overall it was fantastic.

A+

Seriously Nalini Singh never fails to surprise me, she is talented with her creative (ness) her world building, just when I personally was thinking where can we go now, she finds another adventure for us to explore.

I am bias, my favourite everything of this world is Hawk, he has and will always remain as my number 1.

I cannot wait for the next one, and I personally think if you were to pick this up with out reading all the others first you are just fooling yourself to really understand how freaking epic this world truly is, do your self a favour and go read from the beginning, learn like a old timer reading this series, how wonderful each character is, how the grow and develop of the years, how everything is connected, how incredible every thing has been to lead us back here where it almost all began.

We see Lucas, and Sasha, we get so many amazing and faves from all over the series, we see and here about the pub cubs and who is pregnant.

5/5 stars

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Scallywagathon TBR & SAPPHIRE & Planet Zero by Christina Blake Review


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From the 5th-12th of May I am doing the Readathon called the #scallywagathon it is sort of a self adventure type, where you have a map and set a course of where you want to go and what you want to read. You literally only have to read 4 books to complete the challenge.




Above is said map, and here is a little clip of what I plan to read.



Firstly My first destination is Extraterrestrial. Where you are to read a Genre you don't normal read.



BLURB:

Sixteen-year-old Sapphire Serel wants more out of her life. She lacks a close relationship with her parents, who fail to notice her. Day after day she feels herself drifting away from her once-close friends. However, it isn't until people around the world start dying for unknown reasons that her life becomes exceptionally complicated. Sapphire’s life gets even stranger when her new cat, Toby, talks to her. He turns her world upside down, telling her that she is a creature from another planet! After hearing that she has a duty in a prophecy to save humanity from extinction, Sapphire believes she is going mad but is taken aback when her Grandma confirms the facts. After struggling with who she really is, Sapphire comes to terms with her destiny. With the help of her humorous talking cat and charming ex-boyfriend, Sapphire embarks on her journey to Planet Zero.

Thoughts on the book.

You never know what you will get when you open a book and start reading, at the back of my mind I knew this might have been a little to YA for my liking, Yes i enjoy Ya  when its more on the mature side of the spectrum.

Unfortunately in this case this was not for me, I felt it was too young. It was about a newly turned 16 year old, who is the chosen one. With a love triangle to boot.

Sapphire and her talking cat, Toby. Go on an adventure to another world, to save earth and also Planet Zero. With friendships, cute romance and family bonds.

It was interesting, I did like the world created and the author did a great job of making your experience enjoyable. 

Though for me, I am getting to old to be reading about younger characters, who I can not relate to any more. I am almost 36 and I think at the end of the day, My children who are 12,14, and 15 would love this story. Even my 7 year old would enjoy the story if I were to read it out to her.

I was flattered that the author reached out to me to read and review, I took a chance and read the story. I can defiantly recommend this story to a younger audience. I know the copy I have will be loved by my own little readers.

Ang

Forever Wolf by Maria Vale


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Let's chat 





Forever Wolf by Maria Vale

(The Legend of All Wolves Book 3)


This book... This book will DESTROY you!

Like the other books in this series, this was amazing. Now that my feelings have some simmered, I can sort of put some words together for a review.

Forever wolf, made me feel, made me cry, swoon and laugh.
It pulled every emotion from me, and I was ruined when the last word was read.

I again, can not highly, highly recommended this entire series. This is one book you need to read, but with reading the others first. That is what a believe.

I for one, will re read these books again,  Forever Wolf is like nothing I have read before, the author has created this unique world, that I can not explain with the right words, its just really good and I really love it. This book was from the start to finished high paced, twist and turns and will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and grabbing for tissues.

Eyulf & Varya will forever be in my heart.


Forever Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves Book 3) by [Vale, Maria]

BLURB

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!
"Raw, wild, and intense—captivating to the final page."—AMANDA BOUCHET, USA Todaybestselling author, for The Last Wolf
Legend says his eyes portend the end of the world…or perhaps, the beginning…
Born with one blue eye and one green, Eyulf was abandoned by his pack as an infant and has never understood why, or what he is…
Varya is fiercely loyal to the Great North Pack, which took her in when she was a teenager. While out on patrol, Varya finds Eyulf wounded and starving and saves his life, at great risk to her own.
With old and new enemies threatening the Great North, Varya knows as soon as she sees his eyes that she must keep Eyulf hidden away from the superstitious wolves who would doom them both. Until the day they must fight to the death for the Pack’s survival, side by side and heart to heart…
A strikingly original paranormal romance perfect for fans of Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and Sherrilyn Kenyon!
The Legend of All Wolves Series:

Storm Cursed by Patrica Briggs



Hello, Hi Welcome.

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs.
(Mercy Thompson series, book 11)



Omg!
Humans. This book was so darmn good.
I think I love Wulfe, lol
Nudge!

These were my thoughts, straight after I finished Storm Cursed. With it being a couple weeks later, I still feel the same way.
To say I was excited to be back in this world, was a understatement. It was literally the best feeling, I can not believe we are in the 11th book already, I found that the author did include some recaps of the previous books to jog our memories, I guess that was a good thing for any new readers that have jumped into book 11 like its nothing to worry. 
My one advice, is always the same is that with any series you should go and start at the beginning, see how it started, learn the characters, love the world and have an understanding of the overall story arc.

Black Magic witches, you guys it was so flipping good. I have not read a good witchy, witch book in so long. And Patty, brought her A game. This was creepy, mystery, and so many twist and turns. If I were watching it unfold my neck would be sore from the left, right motions.

We got, Wulfe, Zee in this instalment, be still my heart i adore these two characters.

Some Larry the goblin king, and Sherwood, the mysterious wolf, It made me want to go back and re read them again. I have no complaints, Patty, did a fantastic job and I am really curious to see where this series is heading in the future.

Adam and Mercy are one of my most favourite power couples,  I enjoy them as individuals and as a couple, loved that they are growing stronger, even Mercy how far she has come with the pack and family.

I am not here to give spoilers for he 11th book in the series,  I think if you are a reader looking for something new to start and are serious about it, thins is the one you should do.

5/5 Stars

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Nora Roberts Book of the Month JUNE




Nora Roberts Book of the Month Book Club!
 If you would like to join me on my Nora book of month please come and join us. You now join the good reads group I have created.

We had a long running poll and this is the book that had the most votes on to read.
 If you want to cast your votes, come and join us and put forward a book you would like to be read.

JUNE BOOK Of The Month
The Liar by [Roberts, Nora]


She's a big one, The Liar has 501 pages.

Our Break Down;

Week1.

June 1st- 8th
Part 1, Pages 1-165

Week 2.

June 8th- 15th
Part 2, Pages 169- 331

Week 3.

June 15th- 22nd
Part 3, Pages 335-501

Week 4.

June 22nd- 29th
Catch up if you needs it.


GROUP CHAT  30th & 31st

Spoilers.

Go grab yourself a copy and join us on the 1st of JUNE.


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JULY Book of the Month Poll

You can now cast your votes, just by clicking the link above.

Ang

Friday, May 3, 2019

May TBR 2019



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Grab yourself a coffee, welcome to my little slice of the bookish community



It's that time again, for another TBR

May's Stack



May, is going to be an interesting month. I have quite a lot to catch up on especially ARCs  to read for June releases, and then my ROMANCEOPOLY picks. I have decided not to do any more of the TBR Challenge, it just was not working for me. With it being the Owls Readathon last month I spent the whole month reading what ever I could fit into the 12 prompts. I did two IGTV VLOGS a Recap on the OWLS and a May Romanceopoly TBR one,if you are interested watching them.

Starting with my ROMANCEOPOLY PICKS

Women's Ave: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Fire-station Corner: Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton

Sweet Street: Lost in You by Lauren Dane

Magic Row: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson


My ARCS for this month are

Forever Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves Book 3) by [Vale, Maria]

Storm Cursed (A Mercy Thompson Novel Book 11) by [Briggs, Patricia]

Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh (currently reading 3/5/2019)
Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity Book 3) by [Singh, Nalini]

and a few others I want to get to in the month of May.

THREE books of the month.

We will be reading Morrigan's Cross it is book 1, in the Circle Trilogy.

2.We will be reading book 5 in the J.D Robb, In Death series
Ceremony in Death ( Eve & Roarke are my new favourite couple) With my fantastic friends at UTC Book Blog.

3. I recently joined a pick it for me read, and my buddy selected three book's for me to pick ONE book to read. I went with something that I have had my eye on for a little whiles and that is.
Solace Island (Solace Island Series Book 1) by [Tilly, Meg]


& One more I want to bring light to is this beauty right here, I am itching to start. Sapphire and Planet Zero by Christina Blake 


Here is my one of my TBR layout in my journal.




What have you got planned for this month?
Let me no in the comments.

Ang 






Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CIRCE by Madeline Miller Review



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Pull up a chair, welcome to my little slice of the bookish community.


We are here to chat about CIRCE by Madeline Miller


BLURB
"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Timesbestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.




My Thoughts.

HOLY SMOKES!

What was that, I am speechless. I listened to this brilliant story in audio. I highly recommend. This was the story about Circe, daughter of Helios, a Titian God.

I am a massive Mythology geek, I have numerous books and have read and re read them all for years and years. I did not no of Circe, and she was a gifted witch that I did not know I wanted to know about.

This story is the birth of Circe and her life, and i am assuming the beginning of her death *insert eye roll* she was a lonely Goddess banished to her deserted island Aiaia.

We meet many of gods, and goddesses, from Helios, Athena, Prometheus, her brother Aeetes, Glaucus and Daedalus, Odysseus. Hermes, Telemachus and her son Telegonus.
and so many more.

I haven't read the story about Circe, so this was all so new to me. Circe should not have been alone and I felt sorry for her.

Circe was so strong, and I wanted so much more for her. She was so powerful, she should have taken down whom put her on that island.

This book had many romantic scenes, but its not graphic nor is it smut. Just love.

I loved the way the author weaved her story, but at the same time was annoyed with situations as well.

Most of the time I was completely captivated, and I liked the brand new story the author has created. She created something very unique. The Odyssey is one story I want to read now that I have read this one. Its also free on amazon.

Circe is a very character driven story,  and very lyrical and I think for some it will either be a hit or miss.

All Circe wanted was to be accepted and loved, she was a lesser nymph and we go on this journey watching her become this big powerful witch, her strength is amazing and courage. Her compassion was honourable. She suffers heartache, motherhood, desire and we get a real story about one kick ass goddess.

Listen to the audiobook, that is how I found myself reading this one.

TW: Rape & Violence.

That ending though, Oh man, what a ending. I was swept away in a lovely romance, a deserving romance that felt just as that. I felt all the emotions and It made me so very happy to see Circe what she deserved.

I really enjoyed this story, I was hesitant at times and I wasn't to sure what was going to happen next, but I am so so glad I made it to the end, a beautiful ending at that.

Ang