Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Monthly Wrap Up: May

Wait, how can it already be the end of the month??? That's so crazy. The month is already gone, y'all gone!! Well since it's gone here are the books I have read, the reviews I have written and a recap of all the awesomeness that came my way.
Stats:

Yearly Goal: 350   
Monthly Count:   30
Balance:  
Books Read This Month: 




Book Hauls

Reviews on the Blog This Month:

Book Reviews To Look Forward to Next Month:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Book #Review: The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter @Aimee_Carter

Book Title: The Goddess Legacy (The Goddess Test 2.5) 

Author:  Aimee Carter|WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Paranormal , Mythology Retelling
Series/Standalone: Series Novellas
Format: ebook, Paperback
Cost: $ 9.99
Pages: 395
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: July 2012
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Synopsis:
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows. Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness.... Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal.... Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another.... James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others - but never knew true loss before.... Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope.... Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages. Contents: The Goddess Queen The Lovestruck Goddess Goddess of the Underworld God of Thieves God of Darkness

I have been wanting to read this for a while. i marathoned the series a few years ago and told myself I didn't need the novellas, and nope I really need the novellas for my own peace of mind, so I finally treated myself with a copy recently.  I'm always happy with this series so I'm excited to share my thoughts on each of the novellas enclosed.

There are several stories, each of them building the world that Kate falls into and giving us the back story of each of the characters.  Had I read this while reading the series, I might have felt differently about certain events.  I still don't accept the villain's reasons for doing what was done, in fact when you read this and see how long they have been doing damage to others you realize the villain is just as trash as the person who turned them so.

By time these stories ended Henry/ Hades was one of the few Gods left who hadn't done anything worth me hating them for.  Each of the Gods were just a petty, childish, churlish and dumb as their origin stories make them out to be.  I get that they are just as fallible as we humans are but y'all are supposed to be better, they really made me angry as I read them especially Zeus, I was never a fan of this God and this origin story here doesn't paint him any better, he's just a terrible and trashy as his father.

I vented at this book, demanding that certain characters talk, just communicate however I saw what others weren't willing to see and what they hadn't seen well before they did.  There is a moment in the later stories where Henry almost catches on but he refuses to see it as well.  And when we see how hard everyone starts to work just to get Henry to hang on. I'm so annoyed at the villain for doing to him what they had done.

I loved the story that told us why they gained modern names and why they had to change, I mean I got that well before they did and I was not at all surprised but it did make me sad the way it ended.   I did love the little story and how something so small could make a difference in the perspective of even a God.  It's got to suck watching the world pass by and you never change.  That way leads to madness if you ask me.

I'm still hoping that Aimee does a series based on the ending from the final book and we get to visit these characters all again.  Hopefully they grew somewhat.  having read this I re-read the final book and it just made so much more sense now, and I'm still mad a the depth of the betrayal. You can't hurt me this deeply then call it love.  I know I'm being vague on each of the stories but that's because each of the them builds the world and their actions here help to lay the foundation for the other books in the series, discussing too much might spoil something.
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 ★★★★☆
Let me know what you thought of the series over all and of course 
Happy Reading

Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 Monthly Reading List: May



We know the goal is 365. We also know I have completed:   And so far it's been a great reading year.  I've enjoyed the books I've read so far this year and I''m hoping to keep on that roll.

Here are a few more of the books I plan to read this month
TBR List:
  • Christine Feehan Book
  • Non Fiction Book
  • J. D. Robb 
  • Nora Roberts
  • Erotica Challenge book
  • Book from my shelves
  • YA Challenge book
  • Paranormal Challenge book
  • New Adult Challenge Book
  • Book from 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge
  • Ebook Challenge Books
  • Brenda Jackson Challenge
  • ARC Challenge: 3 this month
  • Lora Leigh Challenge
  • Randomly Selected Book from previous monthly list:
  • ARC from 2017
  • Newly Released Novel 2017
Young Adult Books I want to Complete:
  • Rogue Gina Damico
  • Simone Ekleses Series
  • Suzanne Colasanti Unread Books 
  • Sarah Dessen unread owned books
  • 4 Unread ARCS from previous BEA
  • 2017 ARC

And that's it so far, what are you planning on reading this month??