Kiss me, I’m Irish Book Tag

I know St. Paddy day is long over but the amazing halfbloodfangirl tagged me and this looks like so much fun I just had to do it. So lets get started.

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Green: A Book With A Green Cover

Sever is the first book I saw on my shelf that was green. I haven’t read this series yet but very much need to get to it. I have heard good and bad things about it. I got all three of the for 14 dollars and couldn’t pass up a deal that great.

Blarney: A book that deceived you into either liking it or was over hyped and you ended up disliking it

The first book that comes to mind is Emma by Jane Austen. I heard only ever great things about it. Everyone loves it and says it is her best book or second best book to Pride and Prejudice. It is not. I even reread it because I thought maybe I was in a bad place when I read it but nope still only got 3 stars from me and that was only because of the writing and secondary characters. I still wanted to kill Emma and Knightley.

Brogue(dialect): A book where one of the characters has an accent

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Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

I just loved all the characters Kitty and Freddy and all their friends and family. I laughed until I cried, I cheered, I swooned, and I jumped for joy at the ending. Heyer is the greatest romance novelist of all time. I love all her books and can’t say enough about her great characters, amazing historical detail, her great sense of humor, and her writing is just awesome. Read her you will not regret it.

Leprechaun: A book you enjoyed when you were a little person

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was one of my favorites as a kid. I also loved A Wrinkle in Time by Madeliene L Engle. Of course The Phantom Tollbooth was another. I also loved The Boxcar Children.

Pot of Gold: Book that cost a lot or is of great value

My signed copy of Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare from Waterstones bookstore.I had to order it all the way from England(I think the shipping was almost as much as the book). Only 1,000 copies were made and I was lucky to get one.

Four-leaf clover or shamrock:four leaves=more than one book. Pick your current or old favorite series

Right now I have two current favorite series. The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta is one of them. I have only read book 1 Finnikin of the Rock. I didn’t know what a book slump was until I read this book and it was so amazing. I had so many emotions. I laughed(not much but it was very serious book),cried(a few times,it isn’t for the faint of heart),was happy, jumped up and down in excitement when things went right, and loved all the characters to death. All of them were so real and you feel all their emotions.

Next is The Dark Artifices. I not ever finished with Lady Midnight but it is just so wonderful. I have missed this world so much. But this really isn’t a surprise. I go koko for cocoa puffs over every CC book. I am only 200 pages in and have gone threw more emotions. I have cursed, yelled, laughed, cried, you name it. I have also been talking at these two books which usually means I am yelling don’t do that and cursing the bad guys and swooning over the heroes and taking up arms with the heroes and heroines. When I get really into a book I usually refer to events like I am in the book right along side the characters I love.

Magic: A book that you found magical or a book where you enjoyed a magic element that was found in the story line.

Harry Potter. You can’t think of magic and not think of Harry Potter. I love everything about Harry Potter and am still waiting for my damn letter. 😉

Kiss:your current favorite book pairing or your all time favorite book pairing

My current favorite pairings are Finnikin and Evanjalin from the Lumatere Chronicles and Emma and Julian from the Dark Artifices.

Some of my all time favorite pairings are Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice plus

SPOILER ALERT

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE INFERNAL DEVICES BY CASSANDRA CLARE DO NOT READ THE REST OF THE KISS TOPIC

 

Will and Tessa from the Infernal Devices and Jem and Tessa from the Infernal Devices. I just love these three so much and could never decide who should end up with Tessa because I have always seen Jem and Will as two halves of a whole. They all 3 have a very special relationship that if you haven’t read the books you will not understand.

 

END OF SPOILER

 

Luck: a book on your shelf that you will luckily get to….someday.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass. When all the books are out is when I plan to start it but who knows I might give in and read it this year because I have heard such great things.

Jig: a book that you don’t own but if you could get your hands on would you dance for joy(can be released or not released yet)

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I know this is not going to come as a surprise to some as I love the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and recommend it to everyone. I have been waiting for Laini’s next book since I turned the last page of Dreams of Gods and Monsters. Plus I would pay good money to get my hands on the rest of the Dark Artifices and The Last Hours Trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

 

Rainbow:Since it’s to far past Saint Paddy’s day to tag anyone I will ask a question instead.

What author that hasn’t written a book in a while do you really want to write another book?

Your’s in Rebellion,

The Reading Rebel

Teaser Tuesday #28

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

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Trix and the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis

Book 2 in the Trix Adventures

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling

Teaser #1

“What did he say?” asked Lizinia. “What did Saturday do?”

Teaser #2

Trix tried to shake off the leprechaun. “At least I have a soul”

Vick snatched up the end of Trix’s bow and hooked his arm through it. “I can’t let you do this.”

Yes! *happy dance* The second adventure has been released. I was left hanging after the first story and can’t wait to dive into the second. I have to finish writing my Enchanted(also by Kontis) review and then I can start it. I highly recommend Alethea’s work and would start with the Woodcutter Sisters’series before reading the Trix Adventures. Enchanted is book one. You can find the reviews for Woodcutter Sisters’ books here

Hero(Book 2)

and

Dearest(Book 3)

and of course Enchanted(Book 1)should be up soon.

Hope you have enjoyed this weeks teaser. Please post the link to your TT in the comments section so I can come and check yours out.

Your’s in Rebellion,

The Reading Rebel

Review: Trixter by Alethea Kontis

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Trixter by Alethea Kontis

Book 1 in the Trix Adventures

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/ Fairy Tale Retelling

Summary from Goodreads:

Trix Woodcutter is the long prophesied Boy Who Talks to Animals. He’s also a foundling prankster scamp who places his family under a sleeping spell so that he can run away from home. Compelled by a vision of his dead birthmother, Trix departs on the eve of a Great Catastrophe, only to find himself caught in the maelstrom. Armed with little more than his wits and the wisdom inherent in all fey-blooded youth, Trix confronts a legendary Animal King, faces off against a ghostly feline, rescues a damsel in distress, and discovers more about himself than he ever wished to know.

And this adventure is only the beginning.

My Review

This book is only to be read AFTER Hero(book 2 in the Woodcutter Sister’ series). You wouldn’t really enjoy it otherwise.

This book begins just after Trix spells his family in Hero and goes out on his own to see his dead birth mother. This book or more like novella tells what adventures Trix was having during the events of Hero.

I was really excited to read this and was not disappointed. I wanted to know what kind of trouble Trix was getting up to during Hero. I didn’t know much about Trix other then what I learned in Hero and Dearest from his sisters( I am reading book 1 Enchanted right now so I am seeing and learning more about Trix as he is closest to his sister Sunday the heroine of Enchanted). I really ended up loving Trix character. He is mischievous and a trouble maker but also is very compassionate and loyal. You can tell that Trix loves his family very much. I love how as things played out in the story Trix imagined what one of his sister would do in that situation. In this book Trix really learns to be his own person and be responsible. His siblings and animal friends(he can talk to animals which is an ability that I have always wanted)have always been there and gotten him out of trouble. He learns that he can survive himself and sometimes that you have too.

This book is very eventful. After Trix has somehow gotten himself out of one scrap he stumbles into another. Kontis has packed so much action and adventure in to so few pages. From curses, to golden apples, to giant animals there is never a dull moment and this book has something for everyone who loves magic and fairy tales. I am so excited for book 2 which comes out March 28. I highly recommend Trixter but recommend you read the Woodcutter Sister’ series first. You will not be disappointed in this charming tales.

Rating: 4 out 5

Content Rating: PG

Happy Reading,

The Reading Rebel

A-Z Bookish Survey Tag

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I saw this tag on the Blog A HalfBlood Fangirl and decided to join in.

A: Author you’ve read the most books from.
Jane Austen. I have read all her books again and again. Well not Emma I have to keep my sanity. Cassandra Clare, Tamora Pierce, Georgette Heyer, and Jennifer L Armentrout are others.

B: Best sequel ever.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I loved that book so much. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I had so many emotions and then the ending.

C. Currently Reading.
He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope

D. Drink of choice while reading.
I’m usually drinking bubbly water and sometimes hot or cold tea.

E. E-reader or physical book.
Physical book. No Contest.

F. Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school.
Any damaged bad boy character.

G. Glad you gave this one book a chance.

The Hunger Games. I wasn’t going to read it. After all the hype but then I caved and am so happy I did. I love the series. Mockingjay is my favorite.

H. Hidden gem book.
A Magic Most Foul Trilogy by Leanna Renee Hieber. I feel a kinship to the characters in these series.

I. Important Moment In Your Reading Life.

When I read Alanna the First Adventure.It was what got me into high fantasy and showed me what I always believed was true. That the girl can be the hero.

J. Just finished. 
A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie and Trixter by Alethea Kontis

K. Kinds of books you won’t read.

thriller or mystery without any romance or supernatural element, No books with a threesome romance,self help,and any non-fiction that is on a subject that just doesn’t interest me.

L. Longest book you’ve ever read.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 1448 pages

The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope 830 pages

M. Major book hangover. 

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Winter by Merissa Meyer

N. Number of bookcases you own.
Right now, it’s 5. But I still have 2 I need to build or more like have my brother build.

O. One book you have read multiple times.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

P. Preferred place to read.
I read anywhere but I love to read in bed

Q. Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read.

It’s not a quote but I love this poem.
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Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.

 

In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

 

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

 

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.
~by William Ernest Henley

 

R. Reading regret:

That I read anything by John Steinbeck. I had to read 2 of his books for school and it was torture.

S. Series you started and need to finish(all books are out in series).
Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I need to reread the first two and then read the 3rd. The Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa. Same thing as Starbound. I need to reread books 1 and 2 and reread 3. Plus by the same author The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten. I read the first one and need to read the next 2.

T. Three of your all-time favorite books:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Cotillion by Georgette Heyer.  

The first two are set in stone but the 3rd changes every time you ask.

U. Unapologetic fangirl for:
All things Harry Potter, Shadowhunter, and Jane Austen related

V. Very excited for this release more than all the others:
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

W. Worst bookish habits.
Buying to many books and bookmarks. Talking to the characters like they are real people.

X. X marks the spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book.
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. Still haven’t read this series.

Y. Your latest book purchase.

Just pre-ordered Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

Z. ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope

I tag:

Whoever wants to do this tag. It was so much fun.

Your’s in Rebellion,

The Reading Rebel

Release Blitz: Seduction: Her British Stepbrother by Lauren Smith

I love Lauren Smith’s work and can’t wait to read her stepbrother book.

A Tattered Copy

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Her British Stepbrother #2
by Lauren Smith
Releasing March 8, 2016
Forever Yours

About Seduction

The sequel to FORBIDDEN.

Tristan is a man who knows what he wants. And he wants Kat in his bed. All he has to do is convince her they belong together . . .

Kat knows the connection she and Tristan share is special. Her British bad boy is too much of everything: too hot, too arrogant, too irresistible to stay away from. He’s her addiction and one night with him isn’t enough.

That’s what hurts the most. They can’t date, can’t be a normal couple, not when their parents are getting married. Because now that she knows he’s going to be her stepbrother, no one can ever find out what they’ve done . . .

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Waiting on Wednesday #55

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine @ breakingthespine.blogspot.com where we book bloggers talk about a book that isn’t released yet that we are excited about.

My Pick this Week is………

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The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Genre: Young Adult/ Fairy Tale Retelling

Date of Release: March 8, 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

Why I am Excited

I love fairy tale retellings. I mean love them. After reading the Lunar Chronicles and then 2 books of the Woodcutter Sister’series by Alethea Kontis. I am kind of obsessed with them at the moment. I love how Higgins picked a very unknown fairy tale to retell.I have read The Singing Bone and liked and am so excited to read Higgins take on it.

What are you waiting on this week?

Happy Reading,

The Reading Rebel

 

This or That Book Tag

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I saw this tag on It’s All About Books and since I love games like this I decided to give it a try. It’s just like it sounds you pick one or the other of the two things listed.

Audio or physical book?

It depends on what day it is. I have a mental illness that on some days makes it hard to read real books and audio books are easier to concentrate on. But I love the feel of a book in my hands, the ruffle of the pages, the crisp calming smell, and the ease of being able to go back in case you missed something. But I love how the narrators of audio books bring the characters and stories to life in a different way. Plus how you can do two things at once while listening to an audio book.

Paperback or Hardback?

Hardcover. I am a big re-reader and hardcovers hold up better. But sometimes I have to get the paperback because they changed the cover and it is so much prettier then the hardcover one. I am looking at you Throne of Glass and Shatter Me.

Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction no contest. I rarely if ever read Non-Fiction in less it on a subject I am interested and or written by an author I really like.

Fantasy world or real life issues?

Fantasy World. I have loved Fantasy since before I can remember. One of my first fantasies was The Chronicles of Narnia and when I got older anything by Tamora Pierce.

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter no contest. I really love Twilight and it holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first books I read after 7 years of no being able to read anything but magazine articles because I was on so many different meds trying to get my illness stable. But Harry Potter was the anthem of my Youth. I was 10 when I started reading it and only 3 where out then. My friend Joey finally talk me(who was stubborn and didn’t want to read the in book)to read them. I fell in love and read all three of them at lighting speed. I remember getting book 4 for Christmas and still don’t know how my parents got it for me. Book 4 is my favorite because I couldn’t stop reading it. I went in to take a shower and sat down on the side of the tub to finish a chapter and finished the whole rest of the book.

Borrow or buy?
Buying.

Monster reads or short & sweet?

Most of the books I read are around 200-400 plus pages. I do enjoy reading both big books and short books. I love the classics and some of them are monsters. I guess short books but I do love monster reads.

Starry eyed romance or full of action?
Both. I must have both.

Curl up in your snuggle or bathe in the sun?

I guess bathe in the sun. I live in FL where the sun is ALWAYS shining and it is always so hot outside you almost pass out so curling up in blanket even in the house is so hot and about sends you to the hospital with a heat stroke.  I hate FL. My dream is to be in a place with seasons and not just Summer and if you are really lucky Spring.

Coffee or tea?
Tea. I HATE Coffee. It has such a bitter taste. Hot or Cold it’s nasty tasting. Don’t even get me started on the smell. Yuck! Tea has such a calming smell and softer taste. I love Tea hot or cold. My favorite is English Breakfast and Black Tea.

I am Tagging

Virginia @ a-blog-from-the-heart

Miss Darcy @ Darcy’s Book Blog

Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds

Michelle @ A Halfblood Fangirl

and You.

Your’s in Rebellion,

The Reading Rebel