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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5 eBooks with a Flower on the Cover

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”– Frances Hodgson Burnett

Hello, dearies!

Welcome to the blog once again. It’s been a while since I made a book list, so I went with a flower or flowers theme because I thought that May deserved it, to be honest, it is more a nature theme.

These books with a flower (nature) on the cover are either on my TBR or are new to me, and I thought you might like to check them out. They are also available in paperback if you’d like to get them.

Let’s get started.

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Finale – Hush Hush Book 4

“Did you know, the first time I saw you, I thought: I’ve never seen anything more captivating and beautiful?”

Saga: Hush Hush

Book: Finale

4

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural, Fallen Angels

Hello, dearies!

It took me some time to write this one, but here I am. As promised.

I will give you the randomness of my thoughts as they came when I was reading Finale, so bear with me for a bit. You might enjoy the quotes and snippets from the book.

Fair warning, this post is full of spoilers if you haven’t read any of the books in the Hush Hush Saga, including this one, book 4, Finale.

For more insight, you might want to first read my revamped review of Books 1 – 3.

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Behind the Reader

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.”

Hey, dearies! How are you today?

So, I remembered, realised, noticed, however you want to call it, that I don’t have much on me on the blog, though how obsessed I am with some books, characters and authors is also a statement.

But today, I’m doing a bit of fast facts on me since I’m not only a reader but also a writer, a photography aficionado, a traveller, a sister, an aunt, a friend and many other things. But I’ll keep it short, as you know I do, sometimes.

Behind the Reader

Fast facts about me. I’ll number them.

  1. I’m a self-published author.
  2. I have a degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
  3. I don’t use my degree. I prefer to do other things that have little to do with telecommunications.
  4. I started writing when I was about fourteen? Before that, I kept journals of my daily life.
  5. One of the first books I read and loved and wanted more of was The Chamber of Secrets.
  6. I write better than I speak.
  7. I have an ISFP personality. I don’t think that’s much of a shock, but for those who don’t know, it stands for Introverted, Observant, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits.
  8. I manage all my social media accounts.
  9. I create all of my content, and I design the covers of my own books.

And that’s it. I just thought I should share a bit more since I feel like, at times, people don’t realise there is an actual person behind all of this. 🙂 Thank you for reading. And if you’re on any social media, find me as each.page or sela.ordaz.author or amanda_littrell_author.

Happy Easter Week! 🐰

Didn’t Finish, Did Finish Book Challenge

“She was spirit and presence, as rare and brilliant as snowflakes in sunlight, and he could not bring himself to harm her.”
The Smoke Thief

Hello, dearies! I hope your day/night is going well.

This book challenge was originally, did not finish do not care, but as that is a little too much for me, on the negative side. I decided to give it my own spin and share three books that I didn’t finish and did finish, and why.

Enjoy! 📲

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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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5 Fingers Book Challenge

“Love the world and yourself in it, move through it as though it offers no resistance, as though the world is your natural element.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hello, dearies!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so welcome! ✌️

Today, I went with the 5 Fingers book challenge, which I found on Instagram.

I’ll jump right into it. ✋

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (The Book)

“Harry: This book belongs to Harry Potter.
Ron: Shared by Ron Weasley, because his fell apart.”

Book: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: JK Rowling under Newt Scamander

Genre: Fantasy

Hello, dearies! 📚

Guess what? The new Fantastic Beasts film is coming up next month, yes, that is April of 2022. Are you excited? I am. 🤩

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, or simply The Secrets of Dumbledore, will be in theatres on April 14. Directed by David Yates and screenplay by J. K. Rowling; Steve Kloves, you know that what’s happening in the movie is for real because JK has a hand on it, like she did in the past Fantastic Beasts movies.

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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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The Bane Chronicles: The Rise of the Hotel Dumort

‘At least a pretty flapper vampire talking nonsense was better than a slobbering drunk werewolf. Magnus nodded as if listening and mentally counted the bottles of brandy and rum in the storage shelves below the bar.’

The Bane Chronicles Book #5

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Short Stories, Paranormal, Vampires.

Hello, dearies! 🦇

With this one, The Rise of the Hotel Dumort, we jumped ahead in time to 1929, and not only that but New York, meaning the place where The Mortal Instruments will be lively, in the future; but we are still years away from that, and we experience the Hotel Dumort and what happened to it and their vampires. 🧛

This is a tale we wanted to know about from the TMI series, where we read about the Hotel and the past, and Magnus, so we go there and check out the events. I know I’m not saying that much, but this story is worth reading for the first time with an unbias look, so I’ll leave it to Magnus to tell you the story.

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