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.

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 149 out of 400 pages.

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer #1) - Maxym McKay Martineau

ooooh, so close 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 400 pages.

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer #1) - Maxym McKay Martineau

I really enjoy this world :) 

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Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 400 pages.

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer #1) - Maxym McKay Martineau

Starting out really good :) 

Review: Council of Souls (Fated Eternals #1) by Jen Printy

Council of Souls - Jen Printy

 

 

After surviving the perils of an ancient family feud, Jack Hammond and Leah Winters believe only happiness lies ahead. However, their future isn’t as secure as they think. When Death and his council arrive to welcome Leah into their treacherous shadow world, the couple discovers that Leah’s immortality has come with a high price.

With Artagan’s help, Leah slowly learns how to navigate the dark waters of the Concilium Animarum—the Council of Souls. As their world starts to unravel further, their love is all Jack and Leah have left. Will that be enough?

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

4.5 ★

 

I liked this book a lot better than book one…. It had a lot of growth from the characters to the story.

We pick up shortly after where the last book ended and see how Leah handles her immortality. Just when they think all is set and done and they can live in peace things get messy.

I really enjoyed the pace of this book it was not too fast, nor too slow.

I really thought I knew where this was going but there were a few surprises along the way and we get thrown for a loop, which I really loved .

I really enjoyed that Jack and Leah not only grew themselves but with the story.

I found both Jack and Leah a bit annoying last book, while I was still not a big fan of them I liked them better this book, that it I just got used to them. While I liked them individually better, I didn’t really care for them together. It was all a bit much and maybe seemed a bit too pushed overall and Jack sometimes came over more of an immature brat than jealous.

Artagan was still my favorite but we also mee t some pretty cool new people.

Overall I really enjoyed more than last book and thought it was a interesting book that kept me captivated to the last page.

I rate it 4.5 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/15/review-council-of-souls-fated-eternals-1-by-jen-printy

Review: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave: Book 2 of the Nevernight Chronicle - Jay Kristoff

 

 

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.

Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

I said it before and I say it again…. I’m soo, soooo happy that I gave this book a try on audio after I had problems with the print copies. This easily became one of my top favorite books/series.

 There is not much I can say about this book without spoiling it so I will make it super short. One thing I should mention though is, there is a lot of swearing and it is very graphic gore and also smut. So if you have issues with any of them I suggest to skip this series and read one of his YA books ;)

I loved Mia and her companions, so much fun but also very heartbreaking and informative at times. I loved the Mia’s growth throughout the series so far but mostly in this book. From the beginning she had a goal, and o matter what was going to follow the path to accomplishing that very goal, no matter the cost. While that was still very much true in this book, Mia also became a little bit more her own person. She also was still on the quest to learn more about what she is.

I can honestly say there are so many things happening in this book that I did not see coming, I thought I did but nope I sure did not. Nothing turned out the way I thought it might.  There are so many twist and turns and surprises along the way that will make your head spin.

The ending …. It has been days since I finished it and I’m still in AWE ……. What a shocking cliffhanger we get with this book. I cannot wait for the next and final book, though I’m also scared to know who and how many people we will lose. Because I have a feeling that will be an even bigger bloodbath that we had with this book.

Overall. EPIC book I loved every minute of it, since I had the hardcover and the audio I also can recommend the audio, it was very well narrated.

I rate it full 5 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/14/review-godsgrave-the-nevernight-chronicle-2-by-jay-kristoff

Reading progress update: I've read 432 out of 432 pages.

Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

Great series even tho I really didn't care for either Alina or Mal but loved most of everyone else.

Full review to come 

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Review: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

 

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

 

 

 

 

4.5★

 

 

I finished the book yesterday and I’m still not sure what to say. Other than I LOVED  it ……A LOT.

 I must admit I started this book like three or maybe even four times in hard cover but never made it passed maybe 50 pages. The writing and the footnotes, a lot of footnotes in the beginning made it somewhat confusing and hard to focus for me. So, I got the audio and I loved it. I was able to get the story without the confusion with the footnotes and such. It was so worth it.

I loved this complex, yet oddly simple world that Kristoff created. I should say that this book is defiantly not YA and has lots of swearing, blood, murder and some steamy times in it. That being said, while we get all that we still get plenty of humor and relief, it doesn’t feel all that dark, even though it still is.

I loved the setting of the school. Like Hogwarts for assassins, just more blood and gore.  

I also loved all the side characters, especially Mr. Kindly the not cat with, no eyes. He is pretty much her companion or familiar throughout the book. There is more to it some we find out other things not so much.

I loved following Mia around, to see her discover herself, who or what she might be….. Learn more about herself and even her feeling she claims she doesn’t have.

Of course we meet some pretty awesome other people, some good, some bad, some we not sure yet. BUT, what a ride and we are getting thrown for loops, like crazy. There are some pretty wicked plot twist for sure.

As a side note, this is a book about assassins and I should have not been so surprised by so many deaths, which yeah I was a bit in an odd way. But some of those death hurt more than others

Overall I’m not sure what to say without spoiling it. But it was crazy, fun, funny and bloody with a side of tears and betrayal. Also if you like me a tried the book version and couldn’t get through it , try the audio , book. Worked like a charm for me and I’m not a huge fan for audio in general, but this one was great for me.

 

I rate it 4.5★ just because I had such a hard time to get into the book.

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/10/review-nevernight-the-nevernight-chronicle-1-by-jay-kristoff

Reading progress update: I've read 297 out of 432 pages.

Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

Review: My Soul Immortal (Fated Eternals #1) by Jen Printy

My Soul Immortal - Jen Printy

 

An endless love, for an endless price.

Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

 

 

 

 

 

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3.5★

 

I enjoyed this book.  I wasn’t sure in the beginning I would. It started out a bit slow and the back and forth was a bit much in the beginning. But I really ended up enjoying it and had a hard time putting the book down. The Mystery to what Jack is kept me glued to the page… the same with Leah…. It was clear early on that there is something more to her, but not what.

The book really picks up after the first 30 pages and the pace increases to a steady and enjoyable pace.  I also really liked the concept of the story and liked that we learn along with Jack what was going on.

Some of the things happening were a bit too convenient for me to fit in the story but it really didn’t bother me all too much. The beginning also reminded me a bit f the Vampire Diaries (TV show) in the beginning with the whole doppelganger theme. But again not too much and it had enough of its own content to not bother me too much and be new and fresh.

Neither Jack, nor Leah were my favorite both had a semi annoying site to them, but overall I enjoyed them. Another thing that bothered me a bit was Grady and his flip-flopping attitude towards Jack. It just didn’t feel right and a bit forced like just to be there for the drama.

I absolutely loved Ed and his shop. But by far my favorite was Artagan and I really wanted more of him and I have high hope for that in the next book.

Overall I enjoyed it and ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would and after the cliffhanger I’m curious to see what happens next.

 

I rate it 3.5★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/08/review-my-soul-immortal-fated-eternals-1-by-jen-printy

Book Mail :D

Woohoo I got my other order from Bookoutlet :) 

 

Love that site but I think I need to turn off the emails lol. I ordered way too much the last  two month from there, but sometimes cant beat the prices. I finally got me a paperback box set of Darker Shade of Magic series for 15 bucks so YAY :D  OF course I had to pick up a few more titles to get my free shipping lol. 

But really I need to stop , make me stop guys ...lmao I got all together 17 books from there in the last two month ... WHAT?! 

 

So I'm good on books for a while not I just need time to read them all :) 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 823 pages.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

Okay so I decided to take a one book break from Harry Dresden and figured I might as well finish this series :) 
Have the audio loaned and the hardcover as well :) 
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Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Summer Knight - Jim Butcher

Another great book done ... on to the next ... I think 

Full review to come 

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Reading progress update: I've read 197 out of 432 pages.

Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

Nikolai, Zoya, Genya and Baghra make this book ...... 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 75 out of 432 pages.

Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

I still think Alina is a power hungry brat 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 77%.

Summer Knight - Jim Butcher

So much is happening my head is spinning, but still oh soo good :) 


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Review: Just One of the Groomsmen by Cindi Madsen

Just One of the Groomsmen - Cindi Madsen

Addison Murphy is the funny friend, the girl you grab a beer with—the girl voted most likely to start her own sweatshirt line. And now that one of her best guy friends is getting married, she’ll add “groomsman” to that list, too. She’ll get through this wedding if it’s the last thing she does. Just don’t ask her to dive for any bouquet.

When Tucker Crawford returns to his small hometown, he expects to see the same old people, feel comfort in the same old things. He certainly doesn’t expect to see the nice pair of bare legs sticking out from under the hood of a broken-down car. Certainly doesn’t expect to feel his heart beat faster when he realizes they belong to one of his best friends.

If he convinces Addie to give him a chance, they could be electric…or their break-up could split their tight-knit group in two.

Hiding the way he feels from the guys through bachelor parties, cake tastings, and rehearsals is one thing. But just as Tucker realizes that Addie truly could be the perfect woman for him—he was just too stupid to realize it—now she’s leaving to follow her own dreams. He’s going to need to do a lot of compromising if he’s going to convince her to take a shot at forever with him—on her terms this time.

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

This for me is another win for Cindi Madsen. Really adored this book and the setting.

Sweet, friends to lover story with humor and some funny awkward and also smexy stuff.

I think what I like most about her books that they are light and fun and her characters are always relatable, both guys and girls.

Also no matter how many times it has been done and written, in this case friends to lover, she always finds a new fresh sweet twist with each book.

I loved both, Tucker a bit more than Addison but not by much, both stole my heart, Of course their surrounding cast was also amazing and equally important.

Overall, a fun, sweet and sexy read that I really, really enjoyed.

I rate it 5 ★

 

Will be available May 28th 2019

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/06/review-just-one-of-the-groomsmen-by-cindi-madsen

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