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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How has your holidays been so far!!

Happy, Happy Christmas!! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts!

It’s the end of the year and well, I’m posting one of these to get organized. As I said the last time I posted this, this is a good way to keep track of everything, as well as kind of deciding what books I should read next (I have so many books, on my shelf that I have not read & I keep buying more, soo it’s really hard sometimes to pick one😬🙊).

In this post, I’m just going to share the books I’ve read in the past few months; I mean if I share everything I’ve read this year, this post will be wayyy too long (2017 Reads)! As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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I’ve been reviewing all/most of the books I’ve read this year, since it’s in my years’ challenge! I know it basically the end of the year! But I have at least 2 more reviews that I’m going to post sometime this week! Soooo expect more reviews! 🙊💕

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~Currently Reading~

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I actually got the second book, Lady Thief first, which is sooo beautiful btw! Soo I had to get the first and last in the Scarlet Series by A.C Gaughen. I’m about half way finished Scarlet. Really freaking good! It’s a retelling of Robin Hood! I loved the Robin Hood books and shows when I was younger~

This year has been a year of reading retellings, It started with the Dorothy Must Die series, then Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Chris Colfer’s The Land Of Stories, and now I’m reading Scarlet Series by A.C Gaughen!!  🙊

✨What book(s) have you bought purely because of the cover? ✨

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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{Review} The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner


The Blue Moon Narthex

The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner

Paperback, 360 pages

Published February 7th 2017 by Steel Page Press, LLC

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

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~Description~

The balance of good and evil has been left in the hands of a thirteen year old…

Since the beginning of time, Karmanic matter worked silently and unassisted keeping good and evil in balance, until growing greed in the world meant Karma couldn’t keep up. As World War I rages, the secret Karmanic Sovereign Legion works behind the scenes to help Karma.

A suspicious train accident and an odd stone-shaped object that belonged to his father thrust Cole McCarthy and two schoolmates into the middle of this battle to keep dark forces in check.

With only the powerful stone, a letter, and grandfatherly Norm to guide them, the trio must unravel clues and tap into unknown strengths to discover who Cole’s father really was and keep themselves and those they love safe.

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~a copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review~

This book was better than I had expected. The Blue Moon Narthex was like a mix between Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent and several other action/fantasy/really good books, all with a unique twist of its own. There is so much going on in this book that you can really fly through it. There were times while reading it that I was thinking just one more chapter and then the next thing you know I was flying through the pages wanting to know what was going to happen next. I like the concept of the sliding and Coreseum and KSL. At times it was hard to wrap my head around everything that was happening because there was so information. I am looking forward to finding out what is going to happen in the later books.

Since the beginning of time, Karmanic matter worked silently and unassisted keeping good and evil in balance, until growing greed in the world meant Karma couldn’t keep up. As World War I rages, the secret Karmanic Sovereign Legion works behind the scenes to help Karma.

A suspicious train accident and an odd stone shaped object that belonged to his father thrust Cole McCarthy and two schoolmates into the middle of this battle to keep dark forces in check.
After a dangerous encounter with a strange creature, Cole, along with his two best friends, Britton and Sophie, is transported to a secret society called Coreseum, filled with those that have dedicated their lives to keeping the balance between good and bad karma. To help them do this, they use a Narthex, a stone that allows them to use ‘karmanic power’ to move through time and space to wherever they want and need to go. 
With only the powerful stone, a letter, and grandfatherly Norm to guide them, the trio must unravel clues and tap into unknown strengths to discover who Cole’s father really as and keep themselves and those they love safe.

I had a lot of fun reading this book. Author N.J. Donner does a fantastic job at building this world of Narthex’s, chasers, and karmanic matter. Having it set it the early 1900’s adds an interesting dynamic, and Donner works it well into the story. Something I hope to see in the sequel is more character building for the side characters. I found them to be so interesting and I would love to learn more about them!

The Blue Moon Narthex has adventure, friendship, revenge, and hope. I highly recommend it!

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~Author Bio~

N.J. DonnerN.J. Donner is the author of the new Karmanic Sovereign Legion books. N.J. loves to explore. The world fascinates him and he wants to figure out why and how things work, including Karma.

College adventures took N.J. far from his small Nebraska hometown to the southern hemisphere and the inner city. This was the beginning of his wanderlust and today he loves to travel with his wife, Amanda, and their three children.

N.J. became the first person to graduate with a minor in international affairs from Nebraska Wesleyan University and spent the years right out of college building a successful steel company.

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Happy Reading!

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Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Ana's bookshelf, ARC

 

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In My Mailbox (#31)


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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. The purpose of this meme is to share books purchased/received with readers. These can be ARCs, books purchased, books requested for review by authors and publishers, eBooks, free reads stumbled upon and audiobooks. Posted randomly and sometimes twice a week.

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Teaser Tuesday (#36)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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#1:

“Fires all around them limited their path through the rubble. Screams and sirens accompanied by the crackling flames filled the evening. Their embers were consumed by the dense black smoke. And then Cole knew the oil cars had ignited. A dew faint outlines of others reeled through the smoldering wreckage.

#2:

“The dark decorative carved wooden molding was cracking. The large floor rugs were well-worn and starting to fade. Maps lined the the wall, denoting railroad lines crisscrossing the nation. But these maps had additional offshoot lines. Had Father been planning an expansion? Pins dotted the maps with notes. On the shelf by the desk sat a vase of wilted lilies, He reached forward one of the limp flowers, and then drew his hand back.”

#3:

“The narthex illuminated. A loud noise came from inside the fireplace. They all pulled away, startled at the what sounded like stones grinding against one another as the fire logs slid back and the hearth split at the mortar seams.”

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In My Mailbox (#30)


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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. The purpose of this meme is to share books purchased/received with readers. These can be ARCs, books purchased, books requested for review by authors and publishers, eBooks, free reads stumbled upon and audiobooks. Posted randomly and sometimes twice a week.

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~Recent Purchases~

**Click on the Covers for more info!

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~Received for an honest review~

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