Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 End of the Year Book Survey

Best books of 2017

Number Of Books You Read: 30 books
Number of Re-Reads: 8
Genre You Read The Most From: Paranormal Romance


1. Best Book You Read In 2017?


2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Thought I was going to love this one and it just wasn't my kinda read. 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

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More like a series- The Supernatural Prison Series by Jaymin Eve, more bloggers read it and loved it this year than I could imagine.

5. Best series you started in 2017? 


Best Sequel of 2017?


Best Series Ender of 2017? 


6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017? 


7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?


8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? 


9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?


10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?


11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Taran is the best simply the best!

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

Umm...all of them?

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017? 

Since my top genre is paranormal romance, I can safely say I try to avoid anything that will be life-changing when I read. Although, I do have a fix it and forget it cook book that I made great use of this year.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read?

Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh, book seven almost had me quit reading the series but another blogger kept mentioning it and by am I glad they did.

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?

Heroes aren’t always the one who win. They’re the oes who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don’t give up. ~Lord of Shadows


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest book was 178 pages The List by Tawna Fenske 


Longest Book was 701 pages Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

17. Book That Shocked You The Most


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

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Nevada Baylor and Connor “Mad” Rogan from the Hidden Legacy series 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Iseult and Safi from Windwitch even apart they still supported each other.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously


21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:


22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

Aliza Bentaine and Alastair Daired of Heartstone.

23. Best 2017 debut you read?


24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?


25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Of Flame and Fate- there is something that about Taran that just makes me smile.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Magical Compass it is a spin-off to the Supernatural Prison Series.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Don’t really reading anything that will crush my soul, as I avoid all books that I know will make me cry.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?


30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? 


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

Didn’t really discover any new ones this year but that is one of my new years resolutions.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

Heartstone, it sent me on an upward spiral to review all of the recent Pride and Prejudice movies of which I finally picked a favorite.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Didn’t really do any of these type post on the blog this year. Hoping to have more next year. Another resolution, maybe. 

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I love to respond to the Entangled Publishing questions on twitter. They tend to make me giggle. 

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?

When people asked me where I went (had an un-expectant break from blogging).  It was nice to know I was missed even if I couldn't fix it.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I got really sick in July of this year due to a pregnancy complication and by the end of August I wasn’t reading at all. That was extremely challenging as reading is how I unwind and destress. 

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop had 914 views!

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I wish the Book Trailer Saturday posts got more love. Atlas, they did not.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

There are Harry Potter magnetic book markers (yes, I just discovered this and yes, I bought some).

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Not this year, but I am betting that I will next year.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?

Wild Card (Wildcats, #3)

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?


3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?


4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?


5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?

I really want to comment more on other blog post and to participate in more challenges.

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Top Ten Book Trailers of 2017

I love a good book trailer!  There is nothing better than a mini movie to introduce a book or series to readers.  Here are a few of my favorites from 2017!




Gilded Cage

Serafina and the Splintered Heart


Violet Grenade


One Dark Throne

Dividing Eden

Lady Helen

Friday, December 29, 2017

Review: Magical Compass (Supernatural Prison Story #2)

Author Jaymin Eve
Format e-book
Print Length 324 pages
Publisher Self
Published November 17, 2017

Tyson Compass, as one of the famed Compass quads, is not a wizard used to living with regrets. Except for one: Grace Carter. 

Grace is a healer witch he rejected many years ago. After completely disappearing from his life, she has returned, and turned his world upside down. The attraction between them flares strongly, but she has not forgotten or forgiven his callous rebuff when they were teens. 

Tyson does everything he can to prove he will never hurt her again, and just when he thinks there might be a chance for them, she has to leave again. She makes him promise not to follow her - a promise he honors for as long as he can. But after almost two months with no word, he’s done waiting. He’s going to find his girl. 

With a little help from his brothers, he tracks her down, only to find Grace betrayed by her family ... tortured ... hurt. His rage knows no bounds. He will do everything he can to bring her family to justice, to find out why they turned on her. 

By unlocking these secrets, though, he will discover that Grace is so much more than just a healer witch. She holds a secret that could save the world of Faerie. Or destroy it. 

Magical Compass is a spinoff set within the Supernatural Prison World. It's full length at 90,000 words, and is standalone with HEA. You do not need to read the Supernatural Prison trilogy first, but it will help your understanding of this world if you do. 

My Opinion

This is the second book in the spin-off of the original Supernatural Prison series. I recommend reading the first series before starting the spin-off. Yes, you can read it as a stand alone book but why would you want to?

Grace was noticeably absent in Broken Compass, a fact that the other characters mention, and Tyson tries to avoid. Yet, fans knew something was up and a few of us got angrier and angrier at Tyson for not chasing her down. Apparently, Tyson was getting as impatient as the readers were and decided enough was enough. He was going to chase after his gal. Which is where Magical Compass starts off.

Grace has been the voice of reason since she was brought into this magical world. Her family, her glue yet something is not right. Her family is not who they seem, and they do unspeakable things. Things that change who she is and has her questioning who she will become. She is not the same Grace that wanted a relationship with Tyson all those years ago. His rejection of her in the past will be a barrier that may be unsurpassable.

Tyson knows he was a jerk, he realizes that he has a lot to make up for. He tries to be understanding, he tries to be noble, he tries to be a partner and he fails miserably on all but the last. I hated his treatment of Grace in the original series- he had a lot to atone for.

The world building is again on point, this is something that the author does rather well. Vivid description of Faire, the lands meadows and those that inhabit it will captivate the reader. Not only does she do a great job with world building but character development is also a strength of the author. Each emotional rollercoaster the main characters are on is bound to have your tummy doing backflips. If I had been wearing my pearls I would have clutched them a few times, which is a testament to all the feels this book brings with it.

Seriously, I cannot say this enough, this is one of the best series I have read in this genre. The author pays close attention to character development, world building and relationship building. The emotional rollercoaster that the reader goes on- fast, furious, steady- sets the stage for one heck of a book hangover. The only question is when will the next one be released.

My Rating
5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote The Stupid Asshole of the Year award was definitely mine.

Other People

Jessa- Braxton’s mate
Jake- Tyson’s brother, faire
Max- Tyson’s brother, vampire
Braxton- Tyson’s brother, shifter

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Swoon Thursday (52) Magical Compass

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works:

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON.

What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

“You, Grace Carter, mean more to me than any other supernatural in the world. My brothers are my family, but you are my everything. I will leave Jacob here if that’s the best option for us to get help, for me to save you. I’ll come back for him, of course, but you’re my number one priority.”

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Tyson has a lot to make up for, having rejected Grace in the past. Sometimes, a relationship cannot come back that. Here is hoping that Grace can forgive him.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (52) Heart on Fire

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


The riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles, available January 2018!

Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step--reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope.

Why am I waiting?

This is the last book in this fantastic series. I cannot wait to see Cat stick it to her momma who is completely evil and yeah I just don’t like her.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (52) Seduction

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“We’re not your friends, so you have to pick a different word. Maybe…boyfr-“

“Princesses,” I inserted.

“Not where he was heading with that,” Yael inserted blandly. “But go ahead and explain.”

“If I have to run after you five, recusing you all the time- that makes you the princesses in the story.

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Only Willa can go up against the five Abcurses brothers and not get hurt. Only Willa would dare to call them Princesses to their faces.