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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100 Book Reviews

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

It Ends with Us: A Novel - Colleen Hoover

Awe, that was sweet, funny and yet a bit awkward 

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Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

It Ends with Us: A Novel - Colleen Hoover

That was a it too convenient but we shall see ....

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 7%.

It Ends with Us: A Novel - Colleen Hoover

I enjoy the writing style so far 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 574 out of 823 pages.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

It;s getting close, they better step up 

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Reading progress update: I've read 336 out of 336 pages.

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe - Heather Webber

I really enjoyed this book more than I thought  I would 

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Reading progress update: I've read 289 out of 823 pages.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

Not sure I'm Winter's biggest fan, she is putting on the crazy a bit too much  

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Librarian Help Please

Could someone add this book for me I tried and wouldn't let me, I also couldn't find the author maybe that's why :P 

 

Thank you so much in advance :) 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44291755-gravemaidens?ac=1&from_search=true

Reading progress update: I've read 263 out of 823 pages.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

Whew .. that was awful close 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 228 out of 336 pages.

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe - Heather Webber

Anna Kate sure has come a long way since the start of this book 

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July 2019 Wrap Up and Giveaway

   

 

Welcome to August. I hope everyone had a lovely July. Only three more weeks and school starts here again .. YAY.... The beasts will go back to school lol. 

Reading wise July was slow for me, I didn't get as much reading done as I liked but it happens every summer and that is okay. I'm only 10 books away from my Goodreads goal so I have plenty of time with that. I also only have one review copy that I'm reading right not and with that I'm free to take a break and or read whatever I like before the next review rush comes. 

I put up the new giveaway sometime mid-July but in case you missed it I will add it to the bottom here. Make sure t o enter.

Here are some books that will be released in August according to Goodreads:

 

 

Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews 

 

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The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter 

 

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Blood Truth by J.R. Ward

 

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At Death's Door Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

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Currently on audio, I'm taking a break from Harry for a book and went back to Winter by Marissa Meyer, a series I adore and finally going to finish, I also have the hardcover so I can switch back and forth if needed. 

 

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Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

 

 

I'm also reading Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber, I'm about 2/3 through and most likely will finish it today sometime.I really enjoy this book, it is one of the make you feel good books. 

 

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Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café.

It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can’t stop talking about.

As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly.

       

 

Next I was planning on staring It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover, I saw many good things about this book and it gives me a break from fantasy that I sometimes need.

 

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Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

 

 

After that I was thinking about re-reading The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout to see if I might like it better. I wasn;t the biggest fan of it but I never understood why because I like Armentrout's books and I loved the Lux series, plus I was not in a good place when U first read it so I will give it another try to see if I like it better, the second time around. 

 

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When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old

     

 

And now to my July books, as always you can find the buy links in my review that is linked. 

I wish you all a great August and don't forget to enter the giveaway down below.

Happy Reading :) 

 


Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton

 

 

In his magnificent, heroic, adventure fantasy, Dragonslayer, Duncan M. Hamilton debuts the first book in a fast-moving trilogy: a dangerous tale of lost magics, unlikely heroes, and reawakened dragons.

Once a member of the King’s personal guard, Guillot dal Villevaurais spends most days drinking and mourning his wife and child. He’s astonished–and wary–when the Prince Bishop orders him to find and destroy a dragon. He and the Prince Bishop have never exactly been friends and Gill left the capitol in disgrace five years ago. So why him? And, more importantly, how is there a dragon to fight when the beasts were hunted to extinction centuries ago by the ancient Chevaliers of the Silver Circle?

On the way to the capitol city, Gill rescues Solène, a young barmaid, who is about to be burned as a witch. He believes her innocent…but she soon proves that she has plenty of raw, untrained power, a problem in this land, where magic is forbidden. Yet the Prince Bishop believes magic will be the key to both destroying the dragon and replacingthe young, untried King he pretends to serve with a more pliable figurehead.

Between Gill’s rusty swordsmanship and Solène’s unstable magic, what could go wrong?

 

 

3 ★


Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

 

 

4 ★

 


Storm Front by Jim Butcher

 

 

HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks.

So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get interesting.

Magic – it can get a guy killed.

 

 

5 ★

 


Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan

 

 

Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.

A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.

Sixteen-year-old Flynn Nightsider, doomed to second-class life for being born without magic, knows the history as well as anyone. Fed up with the Triumvirate’s lies and secrecy, he longs for change. And when he stumbles across a clue that hints at something more – secrets in the dark, the undead, and buried histories – he takes matters into his own hands.

Before long, Flynn finds himself hunted not only by the government, but also by nightmarish monsters and a mysterious man with supernatural powers … all seeking him for reasons he cannot understand. Rescued by underground rebels, he’s soon swept up in their vision of a better world, guided by a girl as ferocious as the monsters she fights. But as the nation teeters on the brink of revolution, Flynn realizes three things.

The rebellion is not what it seems.

Flynn himself might be more than he seems.

And the fate of the world now rests in his hands.

 

 

 

3★

 


Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

 

Dina DeMille isn’t your typical Bed and Breakfast owner. Her inn defies laws of physics, her dog is secretly a monster, and the only permanent guest of the inn is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. The inn needs guests to thrive and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for Dina, bridging the gap between space vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. To make the summit a success, she must find a chef, remodel the inn, keep her guests from murdering each other, and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it’s all in the day’s work for an Innkeeper.

   

 

 

 4 ★


 

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Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace  -  Ilona Andrews

Dina DeMille isn't your typical Bed and Breakfast owner. Her inn defies laws of physics, her dog is secretly a monster, and the only permanent guest of the inn is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. The inn needs guests to thrive and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina's door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for Dina, bridging the gap between space vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. To make the summit a success, she must find a chef, remodel the inn, keep her guests from murdering each other, and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it's all in the day's work for an Innkeeper.

It has been a while since I read Clean Sweep and I maybe should have reread it or at the very least a summary of it lol. I was a bit lost in the beginning but most came back quickly.

I really liked Dina before but this book just made me love her so much more. She was faced with some tough decisions and managed them all so good. She really became into her own as an innkeeper this book.

 I liked that things didn’t go perfect at first for her all the time and she learned along the way.

I also enjoyed the magic system in this world and just the world building in general,  I wasn’t too sure when I started this series but I really am enjoying it all now.

This book also was a bit of a tearjerker and emotional as we follow her a long but still had plenty of humor to balance it out a bit.

Overall, I enjoyed it and looking very much forward to next book. 

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 464 out of 464 pages.

A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir

Oh wow that last half of this book was brutal .... 

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Reading progress update: I've read 230 out of 823 pages.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

Oh Leveana taking this a to a whole new level now 

 

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Review: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil (Flynn Nightsider #1) by Mary Fan

Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil - Mary Fan

Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.

A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.

Sixteen-year-old Flynn Nightsider, doomed to second-class life for being born without magic, knows the history as well as anyone. Fed up with the Triumvirate’s lies and secrecy, he longs for change. And when he stumbles across a clue that hints at something more – secrets in the dark, the undead, and buried histories – he takes matters into his own hands.

Before long, Flynn finds himself hunted not only by the government, but also by nightmarish monsters and a mysterious man with supernatural powers … all seeking him for reasons he cannot understand. Rescued by underground rebels, he’s soon swept up in their vision of a better world, guided by a girl as ferocious as the monsters she fights. But as the nation teeters on the brink of revolution, Flynn realizes three things.

The rebellion is not what it seems.

Flynn himself might be more than he seems.

And the fate of the world now rests in his hands.

 

 

 

 

 *I won a hardcover copy from the author and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

This review will be specifically for the Hardcover copy.

 I normally don’t comment or take the condition of the book itself into the review unless it effects my reading experience and that it sadly did.

I’m not sure if it was just a bad copy or if all the hardcover copies of this book are like that. But mine had a terrible binding job. The pages just started falling out, which saddens me even more since it was signed. But it got so bad that at the end I was afraid to turn the page in fear it also would fall out. And no it was not me I have books that are super old and reread several times and they don’t lose pages by just turning them.

That being said and other than the fear of keep losing pages I really liked the book. I loved the writing, the story and Characters. I thought it was original and fresh and also super fun to follow. I enjoyed the world building and more so the characters.

So this could or would have been and easy 4-5 star read for me BUT sadly the condition of the book hinder me greatly enjoying it even more.

So I can only give it 3★ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 203 out of 823 pages.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

Hmmm ?! What is Cress up to 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 277 out of 464 pages.

A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir

I hope Marcus dies a slow painful death 

 

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