Goodreads Monday 6/24/19


Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.




The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye


Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


I’ve owned this book for awhile and just haven’t gotten around to it.  I loved Circle of Shadows, so I’m hoping to get to this one soon.  Have you read this yet?






Down the TBR Hole #87


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go


I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.

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Blog Tour for Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith with Giveaway


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.   There will be a giveaway, too!

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Review of The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur





The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur


Tupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.

His talent was unbounded — a raw force that commanded attention and respect.
His death was tragic — a violent homage to the power of his voice.
His legacy is indomitable — as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. 

For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist’s enigmatic world and its many contradictions.

Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy — and his ultimate message of hope.

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Review of T-Minus by Shannon Greenland (digital arc)





T-Minus by Shannon Greenland


A terror with no answer needs a girl with no limits.

I am the daughter of the first female POTUS, and today is about to become the longest day of my life…

24 hours—that’s how much time I have to save my mother before terrorists assassinate her. But now my father and brother are missing, too. This goes deeper than anyone thinks. Only someone on the inside would know how to pull this off—how to make the entire First Family disappear.

I can’t trust anyone, so it’s up to me to uncover the conspiracy and stop these madmen. Because little do they know, they picked the wrong person to terrorize.

My name is Sophie Washington, and I will not be a victim. No one, I repeat no one, is taking me or my family down. But the clock is ticking…

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You have to see this cover! #cloakofnight #circleofshadows Evelyn Skye’s upcoming sequel to Circle of Shadows


I’m so excited to share this cover with you today!  I read an arc of Circle of Shadows and loved it.   I have been dying to see the cover for book two and it’s finally here!  I also have the synopsis to share.

Please note that the synopsis has spoilers for Circle of Shadows.  Do not read it if you haven’t read that book yet.


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An Updated Look Inside My Planner 2019


I have the planner from Little Inklings Design and I love it.  It’s my second year using it and I will definitely buy it again.  I don’t use everything in it and I’m sometimes bad at updating.  But I still thought I would share how I plan things out.  I am not the most organized person, and without this, I would be screwed.



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Blog Tour for Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein (promo, excerpt and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club and there will be a giveaway!

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 6/19/19




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

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Top Ten (+) Tuesday 6/18/19


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.


This week’s prompt is most anticipated books for the second half of the year (July-December).


I am very much cheating this week.  No way I can pick ten, especially with books from series coming out, too.  My list is going to be way more than ten.

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