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 

 

Professional Reader

Reviews Published 80%

 

TGIF

TGIF .... I'm so glad today is Friday, my week was so freaking busy and non stop I barley read 60 pages all week long. I didn't even listen to Audio........ 

It was just go, go and go some more :P 

Not that the weekend looks any better at least Saturday ... Kid need new shoes and haircuts and everything else. Oh and Basketball Tournament.... :P 

Maybe Sunday I will get some time to rest and read t at least rest, the week had me so tuckered out that I  fall asleep I even make it through a chapter .
Related image

 

I hope everyone had a great and productive week and will have a even more and fun weekend :) 

Reading progress update: I've read 160 out of 380 pages.

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard

Oh yes, things are coming together nicely


 Image result for coming together gif

Review: Nightchaser (Endeavor #1) by Amanda Bouchet

Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

 

A delicious new heart-pounding romantic adventure from USA Today bestseller Amanda Bouchet!

Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.

Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to kick him in the nuts.

What Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other—while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 1 ½ ★----  DNFed at 47%

 

 

When I saw this and got approved for it on Netgalley I was super excited. Even when I started reading, it really started out good……….

But sadly after about 12% in, it went downhill, and when I say downhill I mean a steeeeeppppp hill.  Pretty much when she meets the main love interest, it goes downhill. Tess just becomes sooo dumb and oh so weak in the knees and pretty much just lusts after him all this time. 

You would think all that is bad enough but that is not all, the story is completely taken over by the romance….. Shane our main guy seems more douche than alpha hero and sometimes felt forced to be macho funny. The same for Tess.. She also felt forced at times and there is  not much to her, very blah and two dimensional and flat. The only thing I enjoyed about her was her friendship with her crew.

A lot of the story felt like a filler, and most of it didn’t even make sense really, people disappear and reappear for no reason, other parts of the story are thrown in and make no sense whatsoever.

And yes I only read 47% of the book and then cheated and read the last few chapters, well everything I thought I figured out at 20 some percent was right, it was very predictable and again some things didn’t even make sense. Not because I didn’t read it all, no but because it didn’t fit into the main story arc.

Another thing for me personally was, the switching of POV. I love multiple povs in a book, what I don’t love is when they alternate between first and third person. Either it should be all in first person or all in third person, but that is just my personal preference.

Overall, I really wanted to like this book, I really did but I just couldn’t there are just way too many things that annoyed me that I couldn’t even really finish the book.

I hope that other people enjoy it more and can overlook some of the things.

I rate it 1 ½ ★

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Links

Amazon *** B&N 

 

Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/01/09/review-nightchaser-endeavor-1-by-amanda-bouchet

Reading progress update: I've read 96 out of 380 pages.

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard

OH my poor Merik ....  he is just down in the dumps 


Image result for man breaking down gif

Reading progress update: I've read 66 out of 380 pages.

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard

Not sure yet how I feel that we are getting Vivia's POV . Does that mean we are supposed to like her ??? 

 

Image result for not sure gif

Reading progress update: I've read 208 out of 429 pages.

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

That was a little rough 


Image result for bloody octavia gif

Reading progress update: I've read 89 out of 429 pages.

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

ooohhh this is getting really good :) 

Image result for exciting gif

Reading progress update: I've read 60 out of 429 pages.

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

I really like Tric :) 
Image result for rubbing hands gif

Reading progress update: I've read 49 out of 380 pages.

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard

Well this could get interesting ... 
Related image

Reading progress update: I've read 45 out of 429 pages.

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

Yeah, I think the audio is much better for me with this book.

I still have the hardcover if I need to switch 
Image result for yep gif

Review: Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White

Slayer - Kiersten White

 

 

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

As a big Buffy fan I was super excited to be able to read this ARC. And having it finished, I must say that it is a must read for any Buffy fan out there.

Even people not knowing about Buffy will enjoy this book, it gives you enough background to know what is going on.

This book throws you right back into the Buffy Universe and starts off a few months where Buffy ended.

We meet Nina, who is a future watcher or should be, but after the events in Buffy those are slim and everything changed.

It is clear early on that Nina is a not a fan of Buffy and dislikes anything and everything about her. While we never really “meet” Buffy in person we hear plenty of her from Nina.

Nina is a super complex who has too many things against her without being the choses one, But once it is clear that she also is a Slayer, and not just any Slayer but the last Slayer. things get even harder for her.

After her father’s death things are complicated between her and her mom and its only getting worse.  The only one she can rely on is her twin sister…… but nothing is ever so easy.

It is clear, early on that everyone is keeping secrets from each other but soon things starting to unravel and it is only a matter of time before everything and everyone will be exposed.

 Of course Nina is right in the middle of everything and must deal with it. But she soon doesn’t know who to trust. To make matters worse she must accept that she might be becoming the very thing she hates… a Slayer .

I really enjoyed this book. The book started out at a slower pace and is a bit of a slow burn but well worth it. The last 25% are just jam-packed with action and plot twists you didn’t see coming. The whole book is fun and has some pretty funny moments, it had a bit of a Vampire Academy feeling to it as well. 

The end had me super excited for the next book. I can’t wait to see what is in store and how it all will work out.

I rate it 4 ★ but just because it was a bit on the slower side in the beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will be available January 8th, 2019

 

Amazon *** B&N *** Kobo 

Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/01/03/review-slayer-slayer-1-by-kiersten-white

Reading progress update: I've read 22 out of 380 pages.

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard

Well I guess that stupid bitch has actually done it 

Image result for throwing stuff gif

Reading progress update: I've read 416 out of 416 pages.

Truthwitch - Susan Dennard

what a great book, cant wait to start the next one tomorrow :) 

Full review to come 

Image result for happy sigh gif

GR question. help

Anyone know what is going on with Goodreads? I cant seem to update my current reads and it just shows them but no progress. I switched it from reading to - to be read and back to reading to see if that help but nothing ... I hope its just a New year , bug and gone soon 
 This is how it looks now to me and I cant update it from there :p 

Reading progress update: I've read 264 out of 416 pages.

Truthwitch - Susan Dennard

 YAS!!!!! YASSSS Make it happen !!! 
Image result for excited clap gif

Review: The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

The Red Address Book - Sofia Lundberg

Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny—her American grandniece, and her only relative—give her great joy and remind her of her own youth.

When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful past—working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War—can she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris’s life?

A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise—and irresistible—storyteller.

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

 

This is one of those books that give you a feel good feeling after reading it, but also make you think a bit.

We meet Doris, who is 96 years old and very lonely except the Skype calls with her (grandniece) , throughout the book we learn long with Jenny Doris’s past and what all she life has dealt her.

All the people she met in her life and what and how big of an impact on her life that had.

The book heartwarming, but very emotional all over. Happy and sad, the good, the bad and even the ugly side of her life is laid out, all with the ups and downs.

I loved the writing, it just kept you glued and engaged to the story until the very last pages.

I really enjoyed how it all came together in the end. 

Overall I really enjoyed this quick but fun and heartwarming book.

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

Image result for old rose titanic gif

 

 

 

 

Will be available January 8, 2019.

 

 

Amazon *** B&N 

 

Currently reading

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Progress: 370/429pages
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Progress: 416/416pages
Windwitch (The Witchlands) by Susan Dennard
Progress: 380/380pages
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
Progress: 75/464pages
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Progress: 536/536pages
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
Progress: 100%