Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recommendations for your To Be Read List

A book you should put on your To Read List ASAP:

Bull by David Elliott

I read this one early via NetGalley so will have the review up closer to the release date. A very quick read and if you love Greek mythology or retellings then check this out. It’s written in verse so the whole thing is pretty musical like too. It was just such a refreshing read and unlike a lot of other books that I’ve read.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Review - Miss Frost Saves the Sandman

Miss Frost Saves the Sandman by Kristen Painter

My Favorite Quotes/Lines:

Princesses don’t punch people in public. Princesses don’t punch people in public. Princesses don’t—

“And doughnuts and coffee make everything better.”

4 gnomes out of 5 gnomes

This was a great book that really upped the stakes for Jayne. I love how she’s grown as a character and after the ending of this one am really looking forward to the next book.

A big plus in my opinion was that the love triangle was featured a lot less in this book. Either that or it was just written better into this story. One good thing is that both guys are starting to grow on me more and now I’m kind of worried that this means one of them will totally die or something.

The best part of this book had to be the introduction of a new rather scary type of monster and finding out a tad bit more about elementals. Saying that though I really really want to know more about this newish character’s story and much more about the elementals.

I loved how in control Jayne was here. You could tell she used her background more and was going to get things done.

The danger was elevated here and it really made the story fly by and then the end of the book shows that there will definitely be trouble ahead.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - Miss Frost Saves the Sandman

Miss Frost Saves the Sandman by Kristen Painter

The first sentence from each chapter of Miss Frost Saves the Sandman, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“Tempus Sanders, aka the Sandman (yes, the Sandman) was the biggest elf I’d ever seen.”

“Hey, Olive.”

“Is that a funeral home?”

“I still needed some sugar.”

“Juniper gasped.”

“I turned to see what the sheriff was talking about.”

“Since Cooper hadn’t left yet, I told him my suspicions and that I was going home to talk to my dad about them.”

“I didn’t know what he wanted, but it didn’t sound good from the sternness of his shout.”

“Greyson was right on time to pick me up.”

Luna hadn’t made me feel this way, but then I’d met Luna in a room with several hundred other people.”

“I straightened up.”

“I love my bed.”

“Less than half an hour later, I stood in Pandora Williams’ spell room.”

“The second and final signing was twenty minutes away and everything was as ready as it could be.”

“Sanders wasn’t just happy that Luna had shown up, he was ecstatic.”

“Another signing, another success.”

“I straightened with a groan.”

“Greyson wasn’t a kidder, but I still had to ask.”

“We should call the sheriff, get something official going,” Greyson said.”

“I couldn’t just stand around doing nothing.”

“Everyone in the room swiveled to look at Lafitte.”

“Of course time was running out.”

“He answered in record time.”

“Juggling my phone while pushing the bike down the sidewalk wasn’t easy, but I managed.”

“I was breathing open-mouthed now, almost hyperventilating.

“The lights came on next, showing off the room in all its awful, morbid glory, but all I could think about was hiding.”

“Everything changed the moment my fingers wrapped around the hilt of the scythe.”

“It was good to be friendly with the people in charge.”

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Miss Frost Ices the Imp

Miss Frost Ices the Imp by Kristen Painter

“I also never turn down sprinkles. Which could be my life’s motto.”

“Information is a powerful thing.”

“And just like that, I had a partner in crime.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review - Miss Frost Ices the Imp

Miss Frost Ices the Imp by Kristen Painter

3 gnomes out of 5 gnomes

I liked but didn’t love this second book. The characters are still awesome and everything but the mystery just didn’t feel big enough this time and the consequences and danger weren’t really there for the most part. It kind of read more like a short story than a whole book if that makes sense.

The love triangle feels a bit more grating this time. I really hope it’s featured less in the next book. There were a couple of loose ends I’m wondering about too that hopefully get resolved ASAP.

My favorite development in this book had to be Spider, that is one entertaining cat. I also like how connected the whole town is and how relationships continue to grow.

Overall a good addition to the series and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - Miss Frost Ices the Imp

The first sentence from each chapter of Miss Frost Ices the Imp, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

“I sucked in a giddy breath as my gaze landed on the tackiest, most wonderful thing I’d ever seen.”

“Cooper offered to help me set up the rug, so I let him.”

Greyson didn’t technically meet me at Mummy’s since I arrived ahead of him.”

“Greyson walked me to the warehouse door and said good-bye to me there with a too-brief kiss.”

“Weird how?”

“I’d never heard the obvious stated quite so ominously.”

“I can’t lie.

“But that means telling your grandmother,” Delaney exclaimed.”

“In my office,” I responded.”

“The Greshams’ old Victorian looked a lot different at night than it had yesterday morning.”

“I knew I liked Birdie, but after she placed her breakfast order, I realized she might actually be my spirit animal.”

“I sat down at my desk, picked up the globe, and pushed the button to accept the call.”

“Cooper and I settled into the last available booth.”

“The box of goodies went into the employee break room (after Juniper and Kip helped themselves to a few select items), and Delaney and I settled into my office.”

“Later that day, Corette called to say the visibility spell was in place and that she’d designed it so the imp would only be visible to supernatural eyes.”

“No longer caring about the flash, I snapped as many pics as I could as fast as possible and hoped the light couldn’t be seen by whoever was approaching.”

“You have to be more careful.”

“Matilda Sharpe came around from the back of the cottage as we got out of the car.”

“I showed up at Cooper’s that evening after work in my tiniest sundress, strappy sandals, a push-up bra and full makeup and hair.”

“Juniper walked in behind her.”

“Corette called just as I finished giving Spider his dinner.”

“I got very close to Greyson and lowered my voice until I was sure only his vampire senses could pick up what I was saying.”

“As early as possible the next morning, Delaney had Stanhill drive us out to see Matilda Sharpe once again.”

Monday, November 14, 2016

This Week

With all the craziness of last week along with not feeling well for much of last week, I’ve gotten more than a little bit behind on reading. I’ll probably need most of this week to catch up so will post sporadically if at all.