SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

I’m a stay at home mom of two little monsters….  Ummm kids and I love to read and coffee runs through my veins . I read pretty much a little of everything but I tend to like fantasy the most. I blame Sarah J Maas who got me stated into the fantasy genre...but to be honest I read most of everything and it just depends what I’m in the mood for. I also read a lot of YA. Don’t judge ….lol

When I’m not reading I love to spend time with the family of course, I also like to watch TV and love to find new shows to binge. Gaming is another thing I like to do and is easy to get me sucked into a game for hours or even days.  Don’t even get me started on Lego games ……addictive …..lol

So as you can see I’m like all over the place but reading is always the thing that I come back to. It helps me relax and lets me jumps on so many new exciting worlds.

I love to meet new people who share the love for book as I do and in my many years of reading and reviewing I met some truly awesome people. Which honestly is the best part about the book word…..meeting so many new and lovely people.

I’m not in any way a professional reviewer. I just like to read books and share my personal opinion with other book lovers.

 

You can also find me on Goodreads 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 167 out of 352 pages.

Crimson Lake - Candice F. Ransom

Review: The Everlasting Rose(The Belles #2) by Dhonielle Clayton

The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) - Dhonielle Clayton

 

 

In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia's Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies-a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely-and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider's Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

First off.... I don't comment on covers all that much but this time I have to say compared to the cover on the first book, this cover is  not my favorite

Luckily that was not the same for the book, I really enjoyed this second book in the series . I still totally love the world that Clayton has created. Still so very vibrant and enjoyable  We get to see even more of it this time around as out group splits up , that can sometime be a bad thing in a book and is not always a favorite but it really worked this time . 

I also enjoyed how much Camellia has grown and how much she believes in herself. Not just her that made a leap but everyone grew a bit in this book and since last..

Some parts were a bit slow or felt to drawn out but overall it was a very fun and enjoyable read.

If you enjoyed the first book, you will most definitely enjoy this one as well.

So overall I will rate it 4★, enjoyed it very much except the few slow spots it had for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/03/21/review-the-everlasting-rosethe-belles-2-by-dhonielle-clayton

Reading progress update: I've read 149 out of 352 pages.

Crimson Lake - Candice F. Ransom

And the plot thickens 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 111 out of 352 pages.

Crimson Lake - Candice F. Ransom

I really like it , just wish I could get out of my slump so I can get it done faster 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 95 out of 352 pages.

Crimson Lake - Candice F. Ransom

This is better than I thought it be 

First Book Haul of 2019 and Giveaway

It has been a few months so I figured a much needed book-haul is due :) 

I would like to take a second to thank everyone who helps me feed my addiction. Publishers, authors and family members that in any way got me closer to turning our house into a library.

I'm also part of an author/blogger giveaway, so if you have not done so make sure to enter for some awesome prizes including the grand prize of $114. I will add it to the bottom in this post so make sure to enter and GOOD LUCK !!! 

Now to my book haul :) 

 

Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo and The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee I bought on Amazon. 

Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper, Little Darlings by Melanie Golding, The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson and The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg I received from the publishers. THANK YOU ! 

Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan I won from the author. THANK YOU for the opportunity . Mirage by Somaiya Daud I won on Booklikes, again thanks for the chance :) .

Slayer by Kiersten White, Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse, Truthwitch, Windwitch and Bloodwitch (Witchland Series  by Susan Dennard and The Afterward by E.K. Johnston I received all from the publishers. THANK YOU! 

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman  and Jay Kristoff I got of Amazon.  An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir were gifts. The Wicked King by Holly Black , King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, Never Fade and In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken were bought with gift-cards I had received. Thank you !

The next four books were all e-copies and received from the publishers. THANK YOU !  The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton, The Wedding Deal by Cindi Madsen, Touch of Smoke by Karissa Laurel and Hall of Souls & the Book of the Fairies by M.D. Fryson. 

Witchmark by C.L. Polk  was the e-book of the month for Tor.com. 

 

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I'm all shelved

It has been a while but I finally got an update with pictures on my new shelves.


I started out with one and thought that be it but after having it up and books in and next to the other one I thought NAHHHH, I need one that matches.

 

 

So because they were out in the store I went online to order the same one but it took longer to get here than expected. But it finally came on Monday and I put it together and filled it yesterday. 

I think it came out nicely and I think eventually I get one more but that will mean I have to block a closet off. While we not using it other than storage I have to move all that stuff out first. So it be a while. So for the mean time that will be it :) 

 

 

 

Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Little Darlings - Melanie Golding

 

“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

 

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

 

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

 

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

 

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Bookish First and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

I really enjoyed this book, it so fun to read in a creepy kind of way, It had a fantasy, thriller and mystery vibe.

I always think that anything creepy with kids makes it so much creepier, and I think that is one reason I loved this book so much. But also because you never really sure what it really is and left to your imagination.

In the beginning I was not a fan of Lauren and thought of her a bit annoying but as the book went I couldn't help but feel sorry for her.

I thought the writing was great and had a hard time putting the book down and it kept me creeped out and scarred on the edge of my seat.

There were only a few parts I really didn't care for but for the most part I really enjoyed this book, even more than I thought.

If you are a fan of Grimm retelling, mystery, and a bit of horror, definitely give this book a try, I'm sure you will like it.

I rate it 4★

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/03/12/review-little-darlings-by-melanie-golding

Reading progress update: I've read 358 out of 358 pages.

Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

Review: Hall of Souls & the Book of the Fairies(Meridian Chronicles #1) by M.D. Fryson

Meridian Chronicles: Hall of Souls & The Book of the Fairies - MD Fryson

 

 

 

In a panic, the spirit guides seek an ally with the Fairy Queen who has her own agenda. With empty promises and tricks Meridian, her father and her best friend Relic go to the witch city of Salem in search of the Fairy Quartz on Halloween kept by a local witch coven in Salem. The last but most dangerous quest is the voyage to the dark realm alongside the fallen spirit guide Talon. There Meridian must answer the demon’s riddle, save her best friend and escape the demon realm. With the help of a once spirit guide cast away as a fallen, she finds an ironic refuge in his help and escapes with the Fairy Book only to see through the fairy tricks.

With her own love triangle surrounding her as she endures her quests for their existence, she finds herself pulling from her best friend Relic who is in love with her and hanging onto Kieren her new crush who is in a Fairy induced slumber. She can’t quite let her thoughts steer away from the human boy, Aiden who she discovers is the son of the very fallen spirit guide accompanies her on her journey.

With the council trial and Warrick’s undoubted hatred, Meridian is stifled by sadness for her father after he is cast in the hall of souls. She flees for Earth in search for Aiden breaking Warrick’s law at the cost of being cast to Earth as a demon. Warrick’s curse takes an unexpected turn when Meridian isn’t quite what he intended for her to emerge as. With the off-chance encounter with Aiden after months of his absence and her new identity she is faced with her curse and her desire to be with Aiden

 

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

I’m not going to lie. The beginning of this book was a bit rough, you just get thrown into the world of Meridian, her family and friends and have to figure out what is what and who is who. The world seems massive, confusing and new. On top there are so, so many characters that I can see why people quit.

That being said I’m glad I stuck to it. It does get better and easier to understand.  I really liked the concept and the story. I really enjoyed the world building once it was slowed down, further in to the story and easier to understand. I also really enjoyed Meridian, she was strong and had her funny and snarky moments, I liked that she was relatable in some things like not always doing the right thing.

Overall, while yes the beginning was a bit rocky and choppy I did end up really enjoying it. I think maybe a Glossary of sorts would be a helpful to new and even current readers. I’m looking forward to see what happens next .

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/03/06/review-hall-of-souls-the-book-of-the-fairiesmeridian-chronicles-1-by-m-d-fryson

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Reading progress update: I've read 448 out of 448 pages.

Godsgrave: Book 2 of the Nevernight Chronicle - Jay Kristoff

OMFG....

What the actual F ..... such a great book. 

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My Saturday Project

Wohhoo I got me a new shelf :D 

 

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I'm excited but also a bit worried at the same time.... lol.

I picked up a cheap bookcase in Walmart, it was 28 bucks, the reviews are either bad or good barely in between but I figured I give it a try lol .

 

Wish me luck lol

I figured I add some books today he one that were in the other shelf before and add my books that I hauled since November to some shelves .

 

 

I will make a more detailed book haul post soon : ) and also include my e copies :) 

 

 

February 2019 Wrap-Up

Hello and welcome back to my February 2019 wrap -up. February has been busy, and cold, at least on my site if the world. We had way too much snow and more is on the way .... YAY us.... not really lol.

Reading wise it was a good month I got a lot of my review copies done, and still working on more. Sadly I didn't get to start the Grisha books yet but soon.... I hope. I could have started them but I didn't want to rush through them so I thought it be better I just wait..

I took on some more review copies,so far so good and the ones I read or reading I am enjoying so far.

Here are some books that come out in March, some I'm reading or read already other I'm looking forward to.

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

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The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

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Wild Country by Anne Bishop 

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Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

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Right now I'm still working on Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff on audio, but I only listen to audio mainly when doing crafts so I haven't been doing much of them lately lol. But I'm still in love with that book so far. 

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A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

 

I'm also working on Little Darlings by Melanie Golding, so far Im enjoying it. It's creepy and scary fun. 

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“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.

 

Next I think I will get to Hall of Souls & the Book of the Fairies by M.D. Fryson , Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper and maybe Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan. 

Maybe after those I will take a break finally at least start the Shadow and Bone Trilogy .

This should cover February, I wish you all a great March and hope to see you again soon. Make sure to check my site often for new blog tours, reviews and giveaways. 

As always you can find some of the buy links in the review that are linked below, 

Have a  great month and Happy Reading :) 

 


The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.

Hassan has a secret–he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls?

As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.

3 ★


Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

4 ★


Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

4.5 ★


Touch of Smoke by Karissa Laurel

Three years ago, Rikki Albemarle watched her best friend die at the hands of a supernatural evil. Certain she was slated to be the next victim, Rikki fled her small Smoky Mountain hometown, vowing to never come back. Plagued by nightmares and knowing she’s the only one who believes Mina’s death was no accident, Rikki returns with hopes of finding answers and holding the killer accountable.

Rikki is convinced the key to unlocking the secret of Mina’s death lies with Owen Amir, the alluring young army vet who once claimed her heart. But the deeper Rikki digs into Owen’s past, the more she’s torn between the urgings of her heart and her memories of him on the night Mina died.

After falling further into the rabbit hole, Rikki lands at the feet of an ancient and powerful evil determined to finish what it started years before. To survive, she’ll have to make a decision: believe Owen is the monster she always feared he might be or trust him enough to stay and fight for a second chance at love.

5 ★


 Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.

The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

 

 

 

5 ★


 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Wedding Deal - Cindi Madsen

Done.... soo soo good and just what I needed .

Full review to come 

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The Wedding Deal - Cindi Madsen

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