Bookish Discussion: What’s in a Name?

Bookish Discussion: What’s in a Name?

    So.  What is in a name?  One of the most famous lines in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is what we will be talking about right now.  Well, actually, it’s the newest book Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff that brought this about.  The blurb starts with this sentence: “This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.” and when I read it, I immediately read the blurb back to my hubby, to which he said: “So?” Well, it’s just that my heart always, ALWAYS skip a beat every time I see the name […]

Posted May 18, 2015 0 Comments

An Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

An Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS An Heiress for All Seasons is a novella based on the Debutante Files by Sophie Jordan.  This story follows shortly after A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin (4/5 Hearts) and is about Will, the Earl of Merlton (Declan’s cousin) and American heiress Violet Howard as they find love during the Christmas holidays.  Violet and her mother are invited to the Earl of Merlton’s estate in the hopes of making a match.  Violet, on […]

Posted May 17, 2015 0 Comments

No Gentleman for Georgina by Jess Michaels | Book Review

No Gentleman for Georgina by Jess Michaels | Book Review

I received this book for free from the Author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS Georgina Hickson is a lady who has been following the rules of the ton.  Seeing her friends marry for love also made her wish for more and she has been trying to hide her feelings for Paul Abbot, a manager of a notorious club.  Wanting to experience more freedom, she asks Paul for help.  That is when the sparks fly. I was a little underwhelmed with this […]

Posted May 16, 2015 0 Comments

The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe | Book Review + Giveaway

The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe was the first book in the Wicked Deceptions series that I read, although it is book number 2.  As with historical romance series, you can enjoy this book without reading the first one, The Courtesan Duchess. The heroine of The Harlot Countess is a widow and was married to someone old enough to be her father after a scandal on her coming […]

Posted May 12, 2015 0 Comments

Fairest by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

Fairest by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Let me just tell you that when I read Cinder, I hated Levana on sight (when I read her in the first book Cinder, I mean)!  She really felt like some weird, ugly crypt keeper-like Lunar with the veil concealing her face from the public, and even from us, the readers. So, when I heard that she was going to have her own story, I was excited!  This novella would be the answer to all the questions that had been on my mind.  Like:  What’s with the f-ing veil? or Why do you insist on marrying Prince Kai […]

Posted May 5, 2015 3 Comments

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost | Audiobook Review

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “Ello, Kitten!” To satiate my Cat and Bones obsession (healthy, I might add), I immediately got ahold of the second book in The Night Huntress series, Second Grave to the Right and I was equally blown away.  Although not AS good as the first book Halfway to the Grave (HttG), this was still an amazing read. After that ending in HttG, with Cat leaving Bones to save his life, I was looking forward to the first scene where Bones and Cat would meet.  I was not disappointed.   Second Grave to the Right picks up about 5 years after […]

Posted May 4, 2015 6 Comments