A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Hello! Happy Monday. My day has been pretty good so far. I got to get off work early to go to an appointment. I have signed up to be a human guinea pig in a vaccine study. So I can get a little extra cash on the side. So that was good. Then I had to do a little grocery shopping, got myself a pita and now I’m watching some TV while my hair is dyeing. 🙂 The red had faded to a cotton candy like pink. I don’t think my skin tone does well with lighter colors. So back to a maroon-ish red.

Today, I wanted to talk about the first book I read that came from a fairyloot box. I was subscribed to fairyloot for about a year before I stopped to save some money. But every once in awhile I see a box that just intrigues me. And, I have all these books that I’ve never read, then they started doing the read-a-longs and I wanted to get in on that. But I hadn’t been able to do it yet because I was always in the middle of a book. But I made it so I could get into this amazing Beauty and the Beast retelling.

This book is about Harper and Rhen. Rhen is the crown Prince of Emberfall and has been cursed by an evil witch to make someone fall in love with him. He doesn’t know how long he has, but the time limit is the season. So… Day 1 he is human and has his choice of who he is going to try to woo. Then as the season goes on he gets closer and closer to turning into a monster. And the monster is different every time. And after he turns and bad things happen the season is over and it resets. We start the book after about 5 years worth of seasons. And Grey can world hop to Washington DC to get ladies for Rhen. Harper comes in because she see’s Grey in action with a drugged girl and tries to stop him from doing whatever harm he is going to do to this lady. Then she is in Emberfall. And so the story begins, seriously you learn all of this within the first couple of chapters.

If you participated in the fairyloot read-a-long then I would love your opinion on the book. I, personally, loved it. The different POVs and adding Washington DC into a book about a fantasy world. Jumping from one to the other. Man oh man! I loved this. Plus, the main character having cerebral palsy. It is just great. We need to normalize the differences in society just like this. Harper was so fierce and everyone followed her because of it. No one questioned her (much) about what she could or couldn’t do. But, my favorite character is Grey. He has wit and is funny. At first I didn’t think much of him, he was very 1 dimensional. But as the story went on his character filled out a lot more. Then the end happens, which I kind of guess when it was suggested.

But, super easy read. Really fast to get through and I already want the sequel! So drop a comment on what you think of the book or if it is in your tbr pile! I do highly recommend it, I mean I wouldn’t write about a book if I didn’t like it. Plus the cover is gorgeous. You can find me on insta @ positivityandbooks or on Litsy @ ryeannuh

PS its Game of Thrones season! I love hearing what everyone took out of the episodes! Maybe you caught onto something I didn’t.

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Pre-Orders

Hello, all you wonderful people. I hope everyone is staying warm in this crazy winter weather we are having here in the mid-west.

So I totally forgot today was Monday because I had the day off of work for President’s day. So I’ve been super lazy all day. And I didn’t know what I was going to write about until just 2 seconds ago. 😀

I want to talk about books that I have pre-ordered already! Everything exciting coming out!

So far this year I have preordered:

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi– the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone (Out June 4, 2019).

Shades of Magic Vol 1: The Steel Prince by V E Schwab– this is the graphic novel of her Darker Shades of Magic series (Out March 5, 2019).

Rick and Morty Vol 9 by Kyle Starks– This is the comic version of the TV Show (Out June 25, 2019).

Defy Me by Tehereh Mafi– #5 in the Shatter Me series (Out April 2, 2019).

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard– A set of novellas from the Red Queen series, also includes the 2 previously published novellas Cruel Crown (Out May 7, 2019).

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco– #3 in the Bone Witch series (Out March 5, 2019).

The Institute by Stephen King. A standalone novel that I’m not quite sure what genre it falls into, but it sounds amazing. (Out September 10, 2019)

And one that I should have pre-ordered but it somehow passed me by was Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian– #2 in the Ash Princess trilogy(? I think its a trilogy). That came out Feb 5, 2019. But I just got it last Tuesday the 12th.

What books are you all excited about? I know there are lots more that are coming out that I am excited for, like the next Stalking Jack the Ripper novel but I have’t read Escaping from Houdini yet so I haven’t pre-ordered it. I also did not pre-order On the Come Up by Angie Thomas but I bought that the day after it came out. I am also super excited for the sequel to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Drop a comment below so I can get excited with you about your favorite books/series!

2 in 1

Hello. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Did you watch the Superbowl? (if not, it was super boring!) I have a twofer for you today, since I didn’t post last week. I am starting to workout again and get myself on a better eating schedule… We will see how long that lasts. But today I am going to show you my first book haul of the year (which was what I was going to post last week) and my February reading list. 🙂

Here is my book haul!

January bookhaul

I grabbed these amazing books when Barnes and Nobles was having a 50% off sale! Everything there was less than $70. The Selection series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Damsel, Grim Lovelies, and Escaping from Houdini. I don’t know much about .. all but Escaping from Houdini. Lol. But they are popular and were on sale.

February reading list

And this is what I plan to read this month! I completed about 5 books in January so I am hoping I can get through all of these. I am already about 100 pages into Mother Knows Best. And I can’t wait to dive back into Amy’s Oz and see what happens next.

What is on your tbr this month? Any new exciting books you are looking forward too?

Vengeful

This isn’t techinally a bookhaul since it is just one book. But I am so excited to have it that I’ll include it here. 😀

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Vengeful by V. E. Schwab! The second book in the Villians series(?)… I am not sure if it is only going to be 2 books or more. But Vicious was fantastic, I read it a little over 2 weeks ago and as soon as I finished it I pre-ordered this one! But Amazon was slow so I just went to Barnes and Nobles and got it there. I am currently reading it and will post on my Insta/FB when I am done.

Kickstarter

I found these comics on kickstarter. And I read all 3 of them in 1 day. took just under an hour. They were surprisingly good. These are the second set of comics I have helped fund on kickstarter and so far I am 2 for 2 on picking out good ones.

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So they are called Crossing. By Enrica Jang. The kickstarter was for 2 and 3 but since I hadn’t read 1 I added that on. They are about a railroad engineer who hits a chick on his first day. And that is about all I can say. All three of them total about 66ish pages. The art is pretty nice too. Sometimes I get turned off to certain comics if I don’t like the art style but this is good. 🙂

Watermark Books

Today is Tuesday September 4th. And I had a coupon from Labor Day! YAY! Love coupons. So, of course I go into the shop intending to get the one book that the coupon is good for – one, in stock book – and come out with three. 😀

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Honestly, it wasn’t that bad. I have wanted Children of Blood and Bone since it came out. And I follow the Monstress series but I did not realize the next one had come out. So those two are ones I knew about but I had heard nothing of Ink. It sounds… odd. Different. There’s nothing wrong with that, actually that gives it extra points in my book. It’s about… a world where everything you do, every decision you make, is inked on your skin. I am super into tattoos but I don’t think I would want every decision I made to be on my skin – permanently! So, stay tuned for when I read that! I am definitely going to soon.

Children of Blood and Bone

Ink

Monstress