Mini Hiatus

Hi all! Sorry about the sporadic posting lately. Work has been extremely busy, my husband and I are in the process of buying our first house, and we just got a new puppy. Needless to say, it has been quite hectic.

I’ll be taking a mini hiatus so that I may enjoy the holidays and start prepping for an awesome blog feature throughout the month of December.

I will see you soon! Happy Thanksgiving!


Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake

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Author: Elly Blake

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king’s tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.


I received a copy of this book from The Novl Newsletter in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

When everything Ruby has ever known is ripped from her, she must make a tough decision. Should she trust two frostbloods, the people who are wiping her people from existence, or should she rely on herself to escape her terrible conditions? Ruby decides that the only way she can exact her revenge is to trust the two frostbloods.

Ruby is stubborn and impatient. All she wishes to achieve is her revenge against the Frost King for having her mother killed. Arcus, a mysterious and brooding frostblood, doesn’t seem to want anything to do with Ruby other then help him achieve his mission to uproot the Frost King from the throne. Over time, Arcus slowly warms up to Ruby (no pun intended) and Ruby learns that there is more to life than just seeking revenge.

This book had me hooked from the start. It does feel a bit similar to Red Queen (frostbloods are better than firebloods vs. Silvers are better than the Reds). Other than this similarity, Frostblood is such a unique fantasy. The romance was one of the most slow burn romances I have ever read and it was killed me! I am hoping readers will see the much deserved romance in the sequel.

Frostblood is a very strong start to the beginning of what I believe will be a fantastic series! There were so many scenes that completely blew my mind. I only regret reading it so early because now I have to wait over a year to read the next installment! All fans of fantasy need to get their hands on this book!

4 out of 5 stars

Meet The Author


Elly Blake loves fairy tales, old houses, and owls. After earning a BA in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random jobs, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, reporter for a local business magazine, and library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and a Siberian Husky mix who definitely shows Frostblood tendencies.

You can find her at Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and her website.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  “Waiting on Wednesday” spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Crown’s Fate

Author: Evelyn Skye

Publication Date: May 16, 2017



Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Disney Movies


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish, and I decided to share my list with all of you also!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a movie freebie, so I decided to show you all my top ten favorite Disney movies! There are many Disney movies I still need to watch, but these are my favorites so far!


1. Zooptopia

I fell so in love with this movie the first time I watched and I fell even more in love with it the second time around. Plus, there isn’t many movies that make my laugh as hard as this one does.


2. Big Hero Six

Another movie I fell completely head over heels for.


3. Guardians of the Galaxy

I honestly thought this movie looked a bit silly when I initially watched the previews. But after all the positive talk surrounding this movie, I decided to give it a try. I’m so happy I did because now it’s one of my favorite movies!


4. The Incredibles

This movie was one of my favorites growing up, and still is to this day! The sequel needs to get here soon…I’m so excited!


5. Ratatouille 

This one is actually my husband’s favorite movie, but it also happens to be one of my favorites as well! As of this day, I have yet to make ratatouille…


6. Up

Who knew a Disney movie could make me cry so much? Also, Ellie and Carl are #relationshipgoals

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7. Finding Nemo & Finding Dory

I love both of these movies equally! Such beautiful animation and laughs all around!


8. Mulan

Every time I watch this movie, I want to kick some Hun butt!


9. The Princess and the Frog

Where my Louisiana folks at?! I loved the New Orleans culture that was depicted throughout this entire movie. Beignets anyone?


10. Tangled

10. So much gorgeous animation throughout this wonderful movie!

What are your favorite Disney movies?

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  “Waiting on Wednesday” spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Title: Daughter of the Pirate King

Author: Tricia Levenseller

Publication Date: February 28, 2017



A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there’s only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who’s going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it’s down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.