The Bane Chronicles: Saving Raphael Santiago

‘Word had spread throughout New York that Magnus was the warlock who would get you out of a jam. There was a Sanctuary, too, up in Brooklyn, if you needed to hide, but the witch who ran it didn’t solve your problems. Magnus solved problems. So why not get paid for it?’

Story: Saving Raphael Santiago

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Book: The Bane Chronicles – Book #6

Genres: Vampires, Fantasy, YA, Short Story

Hello, dearies! 🦇

I’m trying a new thing for Thursdays or Fridays, a sort of Throwback post or Flashback, and I thought this one would be perfect for it as The Bane Chronicles is a throwback indeed or a flashback if you must, at least for me.

As Today is Thursday, this is the first Throwback Thursday book review, thoughts.

Saving Raphael Santiago it’s not all that engraved in my mind, don’t ask me why because I cannot recall, but it was of the stories in The Bane Chronicles, so of course, I had to read it.

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Verity

“Most people come to New York to be discovered. The rest of us come here to hide.”

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genres: Thriller, Romance, Mystery, Dark, Adult

4

Hello, dearies! 📖

First off, let me tell you a bit of what you’ll encounter in this book review for Verity because I feel like some warnings are necessary.

I gave it 4 stars to not give it 3 because that would affect the author, and I’m sure many love this book. And It’s not that I didn’t like it perse, but I didn’t enjoy it fully either. I gave it 4 out of 5 because it was well-written, and I thought, yes, I could read other books by this author.

But this review is honest, as honest it can be without giving away the ending. I’m warning now and will be warning you further ahead that there are spoilers in this review, many if you don’t want to know anything before reading Verity like me. I read it without even looking at the genres of it.

Let’s begin. 📝

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Starcaster

November Duval lives in a scientifically elegant world where the advances in technology are destroying the earth, even as the corporations promoting them assert they will save it.

Author: Shana Shaheen

The Time Train, Book One

Book Title: Starcaster

4 ⭐

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction, Time Travel.

Hello, dearies! 🌌

I finished this one as quickly as I could, not because I wanted to get it over with but because I had Starcaster on my TBR since forever.

It was a great read, and I recommend it. ☄️

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Most Tempting Books on my Shelf Challenge

‘Things that would one day lead to him buying his own spaceship. Nothing fancy. Nothing expensive. Just something simple and practical. Something that would belong to him and him alone. Then his dad would know just how focused and dedicated he was, right as he was getting the aces out of here.’
From Stars Above 4th Story

Hello, dearies! 📖

Here we are once more, another book challenge and this time about the books that are most tempting on my shelf. It was not easy to choose.

I decided on three that have been sitting on my shelf for some time, but I have every intention to read since I took the time of picking them from a shelf at a bookstore.

Here we go. 📌

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HP and the Order of the Phoenix

“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

Series: Harry Potter

Book #5: The Order of the Phoenix

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: YA, fantasy, magic, drama

And we have arrived at our 5th Year at Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry. 🦉

Hello, dearies! I hope your day, night, midnight or early morning is going well and you are staying healthy and safe.

For this one, I cannot be certain how it will go since it was one of my favourites, the book and the movie, even though there’re tons of differences, I love to rewatch The Order of The Phoenix.

Let us begin at once. No time like the present. 📽️📘

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market: Son of the Dawn

The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father’s friend, Jace Wayland.

World: Shadowhunters

Book: Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Story: Son of the Dawn

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

Genres: Fantasy, YA, Short Stories, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

I thought I had posted about this one before, but it seems I didn’t.

Hello, dearies! I hope you’re enjoying the quick reviews about the Shadowhunters world. 📖

And this is all from memory, I haven’t read this book again in a while, and it’s past time that I do because there will be another one in stores soon, and I am yet to read Chain of Iron, but I am a little afraid to do so, just like I am of finishing The Brightest Night, I want to, but then it will be all over, so I have been postponing it.

Now, for the Ghosts of the Shadow Market, which I think is on my top 5 of books that I love in the Shadow World, it was all Jem on these short stories, and you can check out my other reviews on my Shadow World section. 💘

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8 eBooks from Smashwords worth adding to our TBR

Smashwords Read an eBook Week Sale until March 12, 2022 is Live! Check out some of the books available. ❤️

Hello, dearies! 🎢

As promised, here is my reminder that Smashwords is running a site-wide promotion for a week. It started on March 6 and will continue until March 12. This week-long eBook sale is an annual event, and you will be able to get a book for Free, 75% off, 50% off or 25% off during this time.

I have taken a look at the books and chose 8 that were 100% off (Free), and you can use the code EW100 at checkout to get your copy. Of course, you can also take a look at other categories and see which one fits your tastes better. 😄

Alright, let’s get this party started.

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Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

It didn’t go quite as I expected.

Author: Alison Weir

Genre: Historial Fiction, Tudor Period, Adult, Romance (so-so)

3 ⭐+ 1

Happy Weekend, dearies!

I hope I will make this clear and not ramble on too much. My feelings about Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession are mixed, and I mean that for real. I had the highest of hopes for this book, and it did not turn out as I expected it to be.

Let’s begin. 📜

Spoilers ahead if you don’t know the story behind Anne Boleyn or The Tudor Family.

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The Lunar Chronicles: Animated News

Exciting News about The Lunar Chronicles film adaptation.

Hello, dearies! 👠

I don’t normally go with the news, but this time, I have to because I’m too excited not to share that Locksmith Animation has optioned the rights for The Lunar Chronicles, which means there will be an animated film, series, whatever they want. ❄️

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Voyeur Series

“Complicated, shmomplicated,” she said, waving her hand. ”If you love her, you make it work.”

Author: Fiona Cole

Genre: Adult fiction. Romance. New Adult.

Where to start? I suppose from how I got here? Oh well, I first read the description for the sixth book in the series, Teacher, and was intrigued as hell, then I saw it was a whole series, and of course, I couldn’t read the last one first, so it began my journey.

The Voyeur Series has 6 books and a short story that you can read for free here.

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