Friday, July 28, 2017

Terriluvsbooks Corner Graceling Review




GRACELING by Kristen Cashore

Thank you, Sierra, (Slytherin book lady if you would rather) for inviting me to hop over here and share with your readers a review for a book I recently read. A friend recommended this book to me because she knows I love fantasy and strong female characters. The story starts off as Katsa masterminds a rescue for the grandfather of a neighboring king. The story starts fast and never seems to stop. The characters evolve throughout the story allowing the reader to really connect. It is not uncommon to have a warrior in a fantasy novel who is all about fighting. Katsa is more about becoming a better person and helping those around her than she is killing and fighting. The author does a great job creating a world that only enhances the plot, but also allows the reader to be a part of the scenes almost like a "fly on the wall."


Blurb:
Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. 


About the Author:
Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Graceling, her first book, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Fire is her second book.


About Me:
Terri considers herself a writer, blogger, editor, and recycled hippie. Her first book, Let the Shadows Fall will be out next year. You can find out more by reading her blog terriluvsbooks.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Cover Reveal for Abounding Love

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Abounding Love by Fiona Tulle

Release Date: August 3 2017


Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs

Cover Photo by: Christopher John of CJC Photography

Cover Models: Alli Theresa & Gideon Connelly

Editing by: All About The Edits


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Blurb
“I, Brad Carson, take you, Lily Cunningham, for eternity. My love for you is eternal and will always be.”


Two people, destined to be together, even as teenagers.


“I promise to give all of myself. I promise to commit to pursue our common goals and dreams together.”


Through the struggles of college, and then the Army, who needed him too.


“I promise to protect you, honor you, and be faithful, always, through sickness and in health.”


Then the unthinkable happens, and puts their love to the ultimate test.


“May our abounding love serve as an example to the world, that we are forever committed and forever bonded. I love you now, I love you always, and I will love you forever.”


But when you’re soulmates, love can withstand anything.
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About the Author

Fiona Tulle has always had a love for writing, from a very young age. She uses her words as an escape from the day to day, getting lost in her characters' worlds. When not writing she can be found curled up with her pups, reading her favorite books in the sunshine of Northeast Florida. 

She is an avid photography lover and loves hiding behind a camera as well. One day she dreams of having her own images gracing her covers. 
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The cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous. I personally can't wait to read the book. Based on the cover the book looks like it would be something that I would really enjoy reading. Based on the book cover the rating would be a three, but I can't really rate it until I read it. I can't wait for August 3rd so I'm able to read this book. I hope you guys enjoy this book, I know I plan too when it comes out.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lost In Temptation (Regency Chase Family Series #1)

Title: Lost In Temptation (Regency Chase Family Series)
Author: Lauren Royal
Page Count: 353
Format: E-Book
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: 2005, 2012
Publisher: Novelty Books
ISBN: 978-1-938907-09-8


Summary: England, 1815
The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping that the fine Lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down--that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a Marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England--a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away...


Review: As you guys can probably tell I really love historical romances. And again if you read these books you'll find out that most are set in England in the 1800 at some point. What I really liked about this book was that at some of the chapters beginnings it had recipes for sweets. I have yet to try one of those recipes, mostly because of the way they are written. This book was the authors cut so some of the scenes were a little bit more racy then in the original story. If you would like to read a version that cuts back on some scenes and instead focuses more on the sweet parts of the romance then you should read Alexandra. You can add both to your goodread account. I will link that below.
Alexandra


Lost In Temptation





There are so many different things that I liked about this book. I can't really explain just how much I loved this book. I started it last night and wound up reading it all night and then into this morning. I did finish today though so I could write up  review as soon as possible. I can't really say that I didn't like parts of the book, but there are some characters that I almost couldn't stand. Another thing that I liked was that how close the Chase family was.

Rating: I give this book three stars. If you've just now found my blog you can see more about my rating system here. If you have more questions you can find my contact info on this page which also has my review policy if you would like me to review a book. I gave this book three stars because it was one of the best books I have read in awhile and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to just about anyone as long as they liked historical romances


Monday, July 10, 2017

A Daughter's Inheritance (The Broadmoor Legacy #1)

Book: A Daughter's Inheritance
Authors:  Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
ISBN: 978-1-4412-0220-8
Format: E-Book
Published: 2008, ebook edition 2010
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Historical Romance



Summary: Lose yourself in the history, opulence, and elegance of the Thousand Islands. Cousins Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor are as close as sisters, but when their grandfather dies, the terms of his will just might destroy their bond. Seventeen-year-old Fanny has never put much stock in the conventions of society. In fact, she has given her heart to Michael, the family boat-keeper. But when she receives a surprising inheritance, she discovers just how oppressive society can be...and that she may be trusting the wrong people.

Dare she follow her heart and risk going against her family? What if she loses everything she's ever known? Its all comes down to one choice: What does Fanny Broadmoor want her legacy to be?

Review: I haven't quite set up a rating system yet but I'm thinking of making it like the Michelin Star system. You can find out more about my rating system here. If I was to rate this book I would give it three stars. I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to set down with the next two in the Broadmoor Legacy series. This book transported me back to the 1890s. It was a heart wrenching read. After losing both her mother and her father Fanny is trying to find her place in her family. With a family that hates each other, the book never ran short of surprises. I really liked that Amanda and Sophie stuck by Fanny no matter what. I think my favorite characters had to be Fanny and Michael. I loved seeing their love story unfold and I can't wait to see how it ends in the next two books. The practical jokes/pranks that were played in the book had me laughing and I could relate to how the girls felt. What I didn't like though was that the Servant girl Theresa and Fanny's Uncle Jonas struck up a deal to make Fanny think that Michael had no interest in her. Uncle Jonas is a conniving man and I can't stand him. Is it bad to say that I hope something bad happens to him? Something really needs to happen to make him see the light of what he's doing. Trying to steal Fanny's inheritance won't pay off for him, or at least I hope it won't pay off for him. He doesn't deserve it and he doesn't deserve his third. I really hope you guys enjoy this read, I know I did. I highly suggest that you guys check this series out. The whole series is on Barnes and Noble for your nook. I got mine free from Bookbub.

Author Bio: Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana. Her pen name is Janelle Jamison.

Author Bio: Judith McCoy Miller is an award winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas.

Monday, July 3, 2017

July TBR List

First of f I want to say I had a list of books but I can't find it, so I will be pulling book titles off the top of my head. I have no idea how many will wind up on this list or my wrap up list at the end of the month. I have multiple books started and I will probably finish those up and put on the wrap up list as well as the physical books. I thought I would post a little blurb for this list and then the blurb and author info will go on the wrap up list.



The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies  In this lush, atmospheric page-tuner, nineteen year old Gwendolyn Hooper has married Laurence, the seductively mysterious owner of a vast tea empire in colonial Ceylon, after a whirlwind romance in London. When she joins him at his faraway tea plantation, she's filled with hope for their life, eager to take on the role of mistress of the house, learn the tea business, and start a family. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbors and her new sister in law treacherous. Gwen finds herself drawn to a local Sinhalese man of questionable intentions and worries about her new husbands connection to a brash American businesswoman. But most troubling are the un answered questions surrounding Laurence's first marriage. Why won't anyone discuss the fate of his first wife? Whose buried in the unmarked grave in the forest? As the darkness of her husband's past emerges, Gwen is forced to make a devastating choice, one that could destroy their future and Gwen's chance at happiness.



                                                                              
Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts

Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family Maverick, but even he couldn't understand  his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he first saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted and and obsessed  with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up, Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

Determined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor, Declan begins the daunting renovation room by room, relying on his own labor and skills. But the days spent in total isolation in the empty house takes a toll. He is seeing visions of days from a century past, and experiencing sensations of terror and nearly unbearable grief-sensations not his own, but those of a stranger. Local legend has it that the house is haunted, and with every passing day Declan's belief in the ghostly presence grows.

Only the companionship of alluring Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the house, but Angelina too has her own surprising connection to Manet Hall a connection that will help Declan uncover s secret that's been buried for a hundred years.



House of Furies By Madeleine Roux

Louisa Ditton has nowhere to go. Alone and afraid, she has just fled a brutal English boarding school where punishment was the lesson of the day. When she meets an old woman who offers her employment as a maid at a boardinghouse. Louisa thinks she has been saved.

But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins ton realize that the houses mysterious owner, Mr Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgement, and Mr. Morningside and his staff are meant to execute their own brand  of dark justice on those who are past being saved.
 
Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee, who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgement. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?

In this first book of Madeleine Roux's new gothic horror series, photographs and illustrations help bring to life a terrifying house you'll want to visit and escape from again and again.




A Court Of Wings and Ruins by Sarah J Maas

Feyre has returned to the spring court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit and one slip may spell doom not only for Freye, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Freye must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book of the Court of Thorns and Roses series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.






The Cabin by Natasha Preston

They think they're invincible. They think they can do and say whatever they want. They think there are no consequences. They've left me no choice. It's time for them to pay for their sins.

A weekend partying at a remote cabin is just what Mackenzie needs. She can't wait to let loose with her friends. But a crazy night of fun leaves two of them dead murdered.

With no signs of a forced entry or struggle, suspicion turns to the five survivors. Someone isn't telling the truth. And Mackenzie's first mistake? Assuming the killing is over....





Hie to the Hunters by Jesse Stuart

The Sparks family--salty old Peg Sparks, his wife Arn, and their sixteen year old son Sparkie-- live in the Plum Grove Hills in a one room cabin. They don't have a lot, but they would not turn a stray hound dog away from their door and certainly not a stray and certainly not a stray boy like pale, spindly Didway Hargis, who has run away from his wealthy home in town.

The boy from Greenwood, Did Hargis and the boy from the Plum Grove Hills, Sparkie, become good friends. Did learns to love the life of the hill people, as he becomes one of the sparks family. , he and Sparkie sleep in the hayloft, each with a hound dog for warmth.  At night they hunt foxes and possums, and Did learns the difference between the long, slow "trail bark" of the hounds, and the rapid, excited bark that means the hound has treed a possum. He learns how to shake a possum from a tree, and how to set traps. By the day the boys work on the farm. Did learns how to chop firewood, how to plow with mules, plant corn, and strip tobacco. The boys reminisce about last week's barn dance, and look forward to next week's moonlight cornshucking. As Did becomes accustomed to the world of Plum Grove, and as he comes to love the sparks family and their neighbors, who are generous and kind, he grows strong, brown, and happy.

But Did and Sparkie's Appalachian idyll is interrupted by a feud between the hill-folk and a group of townfolk, led by Did Hargis' father, who comes to take Did home. Events leading up to a gala midnight cornshucking that turns into a pitched battle in the Plum Grove Hills, and the battle's after math, all make fast-moving, exciting reading.




Terriluvsbooks Corner Graceling Review

GRACELING by Kristen Cashore Thank you, Sierra, (Slytherin book lady if you would rather) for inviting me to hop over here and sh...