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Lost Time: The Adventure Begins by Norbert Monfort

My Rating: 1/5 Stars
Pages: 70
ISBN: 9781500391904

*I received a free copy of Lost Time: The Adventure Begins in exchange for a honest review*

"Robert Ridgely was a young professional living a rather mundane existence, but one he enjoyed. One day, Robert awakes to find he can't remember how he arrived at his destination. The more he finds out about what happened, the more confused he gets and the more time he realizes he's lost from his memory. As Robert persists, eventually he is drawn into an adventure that would change his life forever and place him on a path that he could never have imagined." -Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book, but I ended up actually hating it. The biggest problem I had was that there is no character development and very little world building. Due to this, I couldn't connect or grow to like the characters.  In fact, I kinda disliked them all and didn't care about their lives. If this story was longer and made more sense, I co…

Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

Once again it's time for the summer part of the Biannual Bibliothon! This portion of the read-a-thon runs from July 3rd to July 9th. I can't wait for this week long read-a-thon to binge read some great books! Also it might help my annoyingly long reading slump to end. The hosts of this read-a-thon came up with several reading and video challenges and I will link their youtube videos about both below. While I will not be doing the video challenges, however, I will be participating in a couple of the reading challenges.

The Reading Challenges include:   1. Read the group book- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  2. Free Choice/Wild Card Book
  3. Read a Book Off of the Host's List of Recommendations
  4. Read a Book With Your Favorite Mythical Creature
  5. Read a book You've Been Putting off Picking Up
  6. Read a Book from an Author You've Never Read Before
  7. Read a Book in a Different Formant than You Usually Read

I will not be reading the group book …

Soul Meaning by A.D. Starrling

My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Average Rating: 3.81 Stars
Length: 10 hrs 1 min

*I received a free audiobook of Soul Meaning in exchange for an honest review*

This was a fast paced, action filled adventure involving immortals, hunters, and multiple explosions!  It centers around a halfbreed of two immortal races named Soul. For about the first three hundred years of his life, he was being hunted down by hunters from both sides . However, the hunt ends for a while, but it begins again years after causing Soul and Reid Hasley, his human business partner, to go on the run to find out why Soul is being hunted once again. This leads them to discovering many secrets, allies, and enemies. The immortal concept of them living for as long as it takes for them to die seventeen times was really cool, but confusing. I really liked it, but why seventeen lives... that seem like such a random number. Anyway it was still interesting and they gave me a Highlander vibe, which could never be a bad thin…

May Wrap Up and June TBR!

A Little Update!
Hey guys! It had been a long time since I have written one of these and I'm so sorry. I've just been busy with work and school that I haven't had a lot of time to read. However, I'm home for break and that should all change! Also I'm going to try to do better next semester with uploading and such because I really do like book blogging and I just want to keep growing as a bookblogger.

Anyway, Now Onto My Wrap Up for May!
In the month of May, I read a total of three books and I enjoyed them all. Some more than others, but they all were good. These books include Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, and Severance by Michael Pristsos and Jessica Mastorakos.

Darkfever was a great start to a series about the fae and it has unique ideas involving the fae world trope. It had good characters and great world building. I really liked it and I will definitely continue with the series. I really liked the dynamic between Mac, the main charac…

Severance by Michael Pristsos and Jessica Mastroakos

My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Average Rating: 3.67 Stars
Pages: 380
ISBN-13: 9871500392710

*I received a free copy of Severance in exchange for an honest review*

"To be born Gaian is to be born gifted. That wasn’t always true, but as more infants were born with special talents of the mind, what was once considered abnormal became the majority. The ungifted were sent to Thalassa, an island chain off the coast of the mainland. These orphans grew up in a vassal kingdom forced to pay dues to its overseers. In Severance, the first book of The Sovereign, a Thalassan soldier and orphan gets wind of a plot against his island home and wages war against its oppressors. A captain’s daughter fights for a love across the cultural divide. An assassin’s need for power takes him on a bloody journey throughout both lands. And a princess tells the biggest lie in her nation’s history, protecting her family’s right to rule."- Goodreads 

Severance was a good novel about the struggles those who are different …

Top 5 Books of 2015

Wrap Up/ Update!

Hey guys! It has been quite some time since I wrote a Wrap Up. However, after this long over due post, I will strive to have monthly wrap ups for you all! :) Now for a update on what I have been reading since my reading slump started back a couple months ago:

Since my slump, I have read a total of five books. The first book I read was A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. The premise of this novel is difficult to explain because of the set up of the novel. It is told through the point of view of a novelist named Ruth, who finds a journal written by a young teen named Nao, as well as from Nao's perspective. It goes through all of the struggles the young teen and novelist face. This was a tough book to get through for me personally and I would have stopped reading it if I could have. However, I had to read it for one of my classes. I gave this book two out of five stars (2/5). I was not crazy about the characters and the plot was slow as well as confusing. It just did not work for…

A New Year & A Hopeful New Beginning

You all must have noticed the lack of new posts and reviews. Sadly, towards the end of the summer I fell into a huge reading slump and I lost my passion for reading book after book. Starting my college career also did not help me as a book blogger or reader in a reading slump. However, I hope this new year can lead to the end of my slump and a renewed passion for books. I will be posting a wrap up/update on what I've read since my slump started as well as the books I'm currently reading.

I wish you all a wonderful and amazing year! I can't wait to start posting reviews, TBR, and wrap up posts once again! 
Thanks for reading!   -Ashley <3
P.s. Happy New Year! (Even if its eleven days late :p)