Review: Memento by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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Title: Memento

Series: The Illuminae Files 0.5

Authors: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

AIDAN is the AI you’ll love to hate.

The advanced AI system was supposed to protect a fleet of survivors who’d escaped the deadly attack on Kerenza IV. AIDAN was supposed to be infallible. But in the chaotic weeks and months that followed, it became clear that something was terribly, terribly wrong with AIDAN…

AIDAN and his beginnings aboard the Alexander.

I felt so bad for Olivia Klein. Gone though so much, finally seeing a way out and she speaks the truth: ‘The benefits of reading include, but are not limited to, stress reduction, vocabulary expansion, stronger analytical skills, and memory improvement.’

This tidbit just goes to prove that AIDAN is a sick, twisted, creepy thing that should never have been released on this fictional world! I’m actually angry!

REBLOGGED: Frozen Stiff Drink: .99 Kindle from 11/20 thru 11/24

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Fairyloot Unboxing: October 2020 – Wicked Hearts

Fairyloot – October 2020

Theme = WICKED HEARTS

‘Would you make a deal with the devil? What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you desire most? Sometimes, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.’

Items inspired by The Shadows Between Us, The Beautiful, Sorcery of Thorns and Even The Darkest Stars.

Included was:

🖤 Salt & Pepper shakers designed by @noverantale featuring quotes from Kingdom of the Wicked,

🖤 Foiled Playing Cards illustrated by @arz28 with characters from The Shadows Between Us, The Beautiful, Sorcery of Thorns and Even the Darkest Stars,

🖤 Enamel Pin designed by @alchemyandink inspired by The Young Elites by Marie Lu

🖤 Bookish Puzzle displaying a portrait of Jacks from Caraval, illustrated by @sallteas

🖤 Bookish Socks designed by @jezhawk inspired by the Castlevania series.

🖤 Stickers based on Kylo Ren and Star Wars illustrated by @_saintdri

🖤 Tarot cards – Nine and Ten of Swords designed by @arz28 (House of Earth and Blood)

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Are you ready for this…….

EXCLUSIVE COVER ✔

STENCIL AND SPRAYED EDGES ✔

ARTWORK ON REVERSE OF JACKET ✔

FOIL DESIGN ON HARDCOVER ✔

PRINTED SIGNATURE BY AUTHOR ✔

SIGNED BOOKPLATE ✔

EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER ✔

TTT – Characters I’d Name a Pet After

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Theme – Characters I’d Name a Pet After

I am 100% a cat person! Don’t get me wrong, dogs are cute and all but I’ve only ever had cats so that is where my loyalties lie!!!

If I ever get another cat (I still really haven’t got over losing my last cat 2 years ago!) then these are the names I would choose from:

Abraxos from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Mr Kindly from Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Binx from Hocus Pocus


These are some names that I’ve seen floating about and make me laugh!

Katniss from The Hunger Games

Aslan from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Purrmione after Hermione from Harry Potter

Viktor after Viktor Krum from Harry Potter


And this one just makes me want to cry at the injustice!

Nymeria from Game of Thrones.


What would you choose?

Beat the Backlist 2021!!!

NovelKnight’s Beat The Backlist is back and I’m totally in!

WHY JOIN BEAT THE BACKLIST?

❓Do you have books on your to-read list that already released?

❓Do you struggle to get to those backlist books with all the new releases each year?

❓ Do you enjoy relaxed reading challenges you can do at your own pace?

If you answered Yes to any of those questions, then Beat the Backlist might be for you!!!!!

At the time of writing this post I have 50 books on my tbr. It was over 80 but I had a good whittle down of it. There was stuff on there that I will probably never read. They were all ebooks and I was enticed in by the reduced (or free) price! So……

My goal for BTB 2021 is 25 books.

I’m not naming books as that doesn’t go well for me so I’m just halving my tbr and I’ll read 25 from there!

Let me tell you all about BTB 2021 as there are changes:

  • See NovelKnights post here.
  • The book must be published in 2020 or before.
  • You have to start and finish the book in 2021.
  • Any format, any genre.
  • No team mini challenge.
  • No photo challenge
  • Bingo is back
  • No formal sign-up
  • Download graphics from NovelKnights post.

Books I Want in December/January!


It’s the time of year when my bank account does an Irish jig because there aren’t loads of book releases….but my account forgets it’s Christmas, the time of buying presents so it has been thwarted again!!!!

As I am doing Blogmas in December I thought I would add the books I want in January 2021 to this post too!

I’m trying to figure out what my book limit is each month but as I cant decide, January will probably be a free for all for me!!!!!

December 2020

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Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley

 


 

January 2021

 

 

Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

🎧 Review: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Title: Obsidio

Series: Illuminae Files #3

Authors: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza–but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys–an old flame from Asha’s past–reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

Am loving this series so much and I knew that this would be fab! I can honestly say, this series is right up there in my top 5 ever!

I listened to this but also got all excited and bought the physical books! The audio is narrated by a cast and is just utterly brilliant.

We are back with Kady, Emma, Hannah and Nik and now we have 2 new players, Asha and Rhys, but he is on the wrong side. Gasp!

Aiden is back and is just as creepy,

It was emotional,

I felt actually sick with emotion,

It was a total ride,

It was action packed,

Full of banter,

Brilliant,

Utterly brilliant,

That ending,

‘They shook the stars.’

Nik is still my fave but its a hard choice to make with the other, brilliant characters!

I just one clicked Memento so now onto that!

TTT – Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Theme – Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

What a great subject! I actually could’ve done a lot of options but unforts I have stuff to do so had to cut it short before I rush out!!! And this week, I’m keeping it romance-y!

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Evil Love by Ella Fields

Am singing to the tune Savage Love by Jason Derulo!


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Playing with Fire by LJ Shen

I’m imaging something dancey, rave-ish if you will!


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Ace of Hearts by Chantal Fernando

Umm hello Ace of Spades by Motorhead, just swapping those lyrics a bit!


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After the Climb by Kristen Ashley

This immediately made me think of Kate Bush (shout out to the 70’s, but I really am not old enough to remember this!!!)


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Davina by Tijan

Ala Amy Winehouse!


What would you choose?