Spooky's House Of Books

Here at  Spooky's House Of Books your find a mixture of different type of books , because I love to just about anything that has to do with James Rollings and Clive Cussler,paranormal romance,science-fiction,dystopian,young adult,LGBT(gay and ménage- romance),historical romance,history,mysteres,suspense,thrillers,horror,true crime,literature classes, mythology. And theses are  badges that I got  from NetGalley.

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Like or love DC comics ,then check this out

 

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
 

 

My thoughts

My first time reading any thing by this author and while I did like her style of writing , and the concept of the story and did give it four stars , I'm not sure if I want to continue with this series , it's not the story or the author it's just I don't like or even read anything that deals with comics, even DC ones, so this one is going to my sister who I know will enjoy it and love it more then I can because she loves to read and collect anything that has to deal with or goes with the DC comics . Other thing is the story was easy to get lost in to and it was nice to see a different take on Wounder Woman's story , and yes if though I don't read DC comics I do know about some of their characters, infact I've seen some of the old Wounder woman TV show episodes , just didn't find it interesting to continue to watch the reruns , so with that said I would like to think Blogging For books for giving me a chance at seen if this might be a series in would like to read in a change for my honest opinion , 

You have to read this

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

My thoughts
Wow , just wow , can't seem to put my thoughts into words but I'm going to try , it's creepy, disturbing, concerning and at times a little bit confusing but the more you read of the story the more understanding it becomes . As for the characters you either feel sorry for them or you hate them . The story is also a bit dark in some ways but it's still a great story to read . With that said I would love to say thinks to both NetGalley and to St Martin's Press for giving me a chance at reading and reviewing The Wife Between Us , it's one of my new 2017 favorite books to read and I'll be picking up an actual copy of it when it comes out in January 2018.

It's small

 

Joy is more than happiness. It is something you feel deep in your soul that stays with you even when circumstances get tough. With quotes and artistic prompts, this daily creative journal offers the deep, life-giving drink of joy that you need. Whether you are sketching a picture of a favorite activity, jotting down words that make you laugh, or spending time meditating on a Bible verse, you will find renewed joy in these fun and thought-provoking pages

My thoughts
While I like the idea of the journal , and like that it's hardback , and it's perfect for travel ,it's on the small side at least for me it is.I will say this about it , and that's it would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to keep journals , or make notes of what they do for that day. With that said I would like to say that I received a copy of 30 days to Joy from Blogging for Books in change for my honest opinion, which this is 100%.

Beach Boys and Charles Manson

Everybody knows the music of the Beach Boys ,but did you know that one of their songs was actually writing by Charles Manson , yes your reading this right, turnes out the the song Never Learn Not to Love ( that was credited to Dennis Wilson) and is on Beach Boys' 15th studio album 20/20, was and is actually an altered version of "Cease to Exist", composed by aspiring folk singer-songwriter and later convicted murder-conspirator Charles Manson. Musically, Wilson deviated from Manson's blues influence, reworking it to fit the band's pop-oriented approach.Which Dennis Wilson got off of Charles Manson when they were friends.

November read athons that are coming up

November 23-30

Minimoj athon

Twitter link

Emojiathon’s Twitter: https://goo.gl/kRmh1a

 

Note: it has the link to see what Challenges you want to do

 

Non fiction ( runs from November 1-30)

 

 

 

2018 Around The Year In 52 Books

2018 Around The Year In 52 Books 

Challenges:

A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
7. A gothic novel
8. An "own voices" book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire 
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
35. A book featuring a murder
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018

 

*an own voice novel is a book about marginalised protagonists (by ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, mental illness, etc) written by an author who shares that same identity. 

 

Goodreads link to the group ( if you want to come.and.join in the fun)All so I'll be posting my 2018 Challenge to Around The Year In 52 Books as soon as I pick my last book, so come and join us .

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/174195-around-the-year-in-52-books

Sorry guys

Sorry guys for not updating my blog, this month been kind of hard, since October 3rd to 17 or 18 I had bronchitis, not a fun time for me , didn't feel like reading anything , so with that said I'm slowly making my way though It by Stephen King .

Completed Mine own book bingo (23 done)

Update on My Own Book Bingo
Challenges
✔Stephen King or any horror author: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 9/4/17 4 Stars

•Stand alone or a one word title :

✔Book from a series you love :The The Eye of God ( SIGMA )9/27/17 five stars

✔Non fiction ( any kind): Alamein 9/12/17 (DNF shelf but said I read it)
✔Book you bought but never read : The 6th Extinction by James Rollins 5 stars

✔Romance ( any kind) Get A Grip by L.A.Witt ( m/m romance) 5 stars

✔Been on your TBR forever (2 plus more years) Phantom Prey 9/22/17 five stars

✔Fantasy ( any kind): Miss Mable's School For Girls 9/16/17 3.5 stars.

✔Title that starts with a letter of your name : Extrasensory 9/9/17 five stars

✔Tome ( over 400 and up pages )
( And I mean anything from 400 and some page up to the really big tomes) Puppetmaster ( 599) 9/18/17 4 stars (DNF shelf but said I read it)

✔Start a series : (Sophie Anderson #1)Body Count (9/10/17) five stars

✔New to you author: Jex Lane
Captive : Beautiful Monsters #1 9/16/17 five stars

✔2017 release or past release: Storm Wolf 9/17/17

✓A book based on it's cover:Frankenstorm 9/24/17 4 stars

✔Favorite author:The Kingdom ( Fargo Adventure) by Clive Cussler 5 stars 9/24/17-9/25/27

✔Free ( read anything you like): Subhuman ( note: a mixture of Ice Hunt by James Rollins and a movie ( can't remember what's it called going to have to look it up) 5 stars

•Historical fiction or mystery ( has to be a historical mystery)

•Steampunk or paranormal

✔Book towards another Challenge ( or a book you meant to read last month but didn't get to): Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (9/12/17) 5 stars ( 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books)

•Sci Fi ( any type):

✔Christine Feehan or a book with a title that begins with any letter in her name: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan​ 9/10/17 five stars ( Kindle DNF)

✔A book you've been wanting to read: Civilian Warriors : The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes 9/23/17 five stars (DNF shelf but said I read it)

✔Thriller: all the beautiful brides 9/21/17 five stars

✔With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on): Halloween Carnival Volume 19/18/17 4.5 stars

✔Person on the cover : Foxglove Copse 9/21/17 5 stars

•A book with non human characters ( anything you think is non human)

Received as a gift ( or you bought yourself as a gift) Haunted West Virginia Ghost and Strange Phenomenal of the Mountain State

✔Suspense: The Broken Girls ( 9/25/17-9/25/17 five stars

✔Filp a corn( https://www.random.org/coins/ ) ( heads : read a book from your favorite genre. If you get 'tails', read a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)( head) The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins five stars

•Random number generator: https://www.random.org ,
if you have a goodreads TBR ,just put 1 from how many books is on that TBR, hit generate and what ever number it comes up with is the book you read, books must be set for sortable):

✔Borrowed: Before its Too Late 9/25/17- 9/26/17 five stars

Loved it

Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night. Aided by Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims who has returned to town, Rafferty begins to uncover a dark chapter in Salem’s past. Callie, who has always been gifted with premonitions, begins to struggle with visions she doesn’t quite understand and an attraction to a man who has unknown connections to her mother’s murder. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian and sometime-aunt to Callie, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again
What did I think:
This is actually book two in a series called The Lace Reader and while I've never heard of the series or even read anything by this author I'm so glad that I requested a copy of it from Blogging for Books, and that in change for do so this is my honest opinion of what I think of the book, 
Brunonia Barry has a way with this series that brings the history of Salem,Massachusetts alive, you get not only a mixture of what present day Salme is like but also what the past Salme was like, it's both fact and fiction mixed so beatufully that it doesn't take anything from the story it self , as your reading your pulled into the dark history of Salma in this page turner about magic,beliefs, love , prejudice , murder and secrets .

 

Update on my own Book Bingo

Challenges done :12

 

 

 

 Stand alone or a one word title ( sorry about that )

 

✔Non fiction ( any kind): Alamein ( WW2)9/12/17 five stars

 

Book you bought but never read

 

✔Romance ( any kind) Get A Grip by L.A.Witt ( m/m romance) 5 stars

 

Been on your TBR forever (2 plus more years)

 

✔Fantasy ( any kind): Miss Mable's School For Girls 9/16/17 3.5 stars

 

Title that starts with a letter of your name : Extrasensory 9/9/17 five stars

Tome ( over 400 and up pages )

( And I mean anything from 400 and some page up to the really big tomes)page count is 599 pages 9/18/17 4 stars

 

✔Start a series : (Sophie Anderson #1)Body Count (9/10/17) five stars

 

New to you author: Jex Lane ( Captive : Beautiful Monsters #1) 9/16/17 five stars

2017 release or past release: Storm Wolf (.new release)9/17/17 5 stars

 

A book based on it's cover

 

Favorite author

 

Free ( read anything you like)

 

Historical fiction or mystery ( has to be a historical mystery)

 

Steampunk or paranormal

 

✔Book towards another Challenge ( or a book you meant to read last month but didn't get to): Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (9/12/17) 5 stars ( 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books)

 

Sci Fi ( any type)

 

✔Christine Feehan or a book with a title that begins with any letter in her name: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan​ 9/10/17 five stars

 

A book you've been wanting to read

 

Thriller: The Beautiful Brides 

 

With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on) Halloween Carnival Volume One 9/18/17 4.5 stars

 

Person on the cover

 

A book with non human characters ( anything you think is non human)

Received as a gift ( or you bought your as a gift)

 

Suspense

 

Filp a corn( https://www.random.org/coins/ ) ( read a book from your favorite genre. If you get 'tails', read a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)

Random number generator: https://www.random.org , 
if you have a goodreads TBR ,just put 1 from how many books is on that TBR, hit generate and what ever number it comes up with is the book you read, books must be set for sortable)

 

Borrowed

 
 

Perfect Christmas present

This is going to be a perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves to draws, love how it shows you step by step and how it'll look after your done drawing the picture.love how in each of the pictures go from easy to hard , and go from fish, other animals, plants ,all from the oceans and sea .With that said I would love say thinks to Blogging for books for send me a copy of Draw 50 Creatures for review .

Reblogged from Spooky's House Of Books:

Challenge done:11

My Own Book Bingo

 

Update on my own Book Bingo

 

 

 Stand alone or a one word title ( sorry about that )

 

✔Non fiction ( any kind): Alamein ( WW2)9/12/17 five stars

 

Book you bought but never read

 

✔Romance ( any kind) Get A Grip by L.A.Witt ( m/m romance) 5 stars

 

Been on your TBR forever (2 plus more years)

 

✔Fantasy ( any kind): Miss Mable's School For Girls 9/16/17 3.5 stars

 

Title that starts with a letter of your name : Extrasensory 9/9/17 five stars

Tome ( over 400 and up pages )

( And I mean anything from 400 and some page up to the really big tomes)page count is 599 pages ( reading)

 

✔Start a series : (Sophie Anderson #1)Body Count (9/10/17) five stars

 

New to you author: Jex Lane ( Captive : Beautiful Monsters #1) 9/16/17 five stars

2017 release or past release: Storm Wolf (.new release)9/17/17 5 stars

 

A book based on it's cover

 

Favorite author

 

Free ( read anything you like)

 

Historical fiction or mystery ( has to be a historical mystery)

 

Steampunk or paranormal

 

✔Book towards another Challenge ( or a book you meant to read last month but didn't get to): Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (9/12/17) 5 stars ( 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books)

 

Sci Fi ( any type)

 

✔Christine Feehan or a book with a title that begins with any letter in her name: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan​ 9/10/17 five stars

 

A book you've been wanting to read

 

Thriller

 

With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on) Halloween Carnival Volume One 9/18/17 4.5 stars

 

Person on the cover

 

A book with non human characters ( anything you think is non human)

Received as a gift ( or you bought your as a gift)

 

Suspense

 

Filp a corn( https://www.random.org/coins/ ) ( read a book from your favorite genre. If you get 'tails', read a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)

Random number generator: https://www.random.org , 
if you have a goodreads TBR ,just put 1 from how many books is on that TBR, hit generate and what ever number it comes up with is the book you read, books must be set for sortable)

 

Borrowed

 
 

Challenge done:11

My Own Book Bingo

 

Update on my own Book Bingo

 

 

 Stand alone or a one word title ( sorry about that )

 

✔Non fiction ( any kind): Alamein ( WW2)9/12/17 five stars

 

Book you bought but never read

 

✔Romance ( any kind) Get A Grip by L.A.Witt ( m/m romance) 5 stars

 

Been on your TBR forever (2 plus more years)

 

✔Fantasy ( any kind): Miss Mable's School For Girls 9/16/17 3.5 stars

 

Title that starts with a letter of your name : Extrasensory 9/9/17 five stars

Tome ( over 400 and up pages )

( And I mean anything from 400 and some page up to the really big tomes)page count is 599 pages ( reading)

 

✔Start a series : (Sophie Anderson #1)Body Count (9/10/17) five stars

 

New to you author: Jex Lane ( Captive : Beautiful Monsters #1) 9/16/17 five stars

2017 release or past release: Storm Wolf (.new release)9/17/17 5 stars

 

A book based on it's cover

 

Favorite author

 

Free ( read anything you like)

 

Historical fiction or mystery ( has to be a historical mystery)

 

Steampunk or paranormal

 

✔Book towards another Challenge ( or a book you meant to read last month but didn't get to): Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (9/12/17) 5 stars ( 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books)

 

Sci Fi ( any type)

 

✔Christine Feehan or a book with a title that begins with any letter in her name: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan​ 9/10/17 five stars

 

A book you've been wanting to read

 

Thriller

 

With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on) Halloween Carnival Volume One 9/18/17 4.5 stars

 

Person on the cover

 

A book with non human characters ( anything you think is non human)

Received as a gift ( or you bought your as a gift)

 

Suspense

 

Filp a corn( https://www.random.org/coins/ ) ( read a book from your favorite genre. If you get 'tails', read a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)

Random number generator: https://www.random.org , 
if you have a goodreads TBR ,just put 1 from how many books is on that TBR, hit generate and what ever number it comes up with is the book you read, books must be set for sortable)

 

Borrowed

 
 

 

Update on my own Book Bingo

Stephen King book or any horror author: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 9/4/17 4 stars

 

 

 Stand alone or a one word title 

 

✔Non fiction ( any kind): Alamein ( WW2)9/12/17 five stars

 

Book you bought but never read

 

✔Romance ( any kind) Get A Grip by L.A.Witt ( m/m romance) 5 stars

 

Been on your TBR forever (2 plus more years)

 

✔Fantasy ( any kind): Miss Mable's School For Girls 9/16/17 3.5 stars

 

Title that starts with a letter of your name : Extrasensory 9/9/17 five stars

Tome ( over 400 and up pages )

( And I mean anything from 400 and some page up to the really big tomes)page count is 599 pages ( reading)

 

✔Start a series : (Sophie Anderson #1)Body Count (9/10/17) five stars

 

New to you author: Jex Lane ( Captive : Beautiful Monsters #1) 9/16/17 five stars

2017 release or past release: Storm Wolf ( 2021 new release) 9/17/17 five stars

 

 

A book based on it's cover

 

Favorite author

 

Free ( read anything you like)

 

Historical fiction or mystery ( has to be a historical mystery)

 

Steampunk or paranormal

 

✔Book towards another Challenge ( or a book you meant to read last month but didn't get to): Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (9/12/17) 5 stars ( 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books)

 

Sci Fi ( any type)

 

✔Christine Feehan or a book with a title that begins with any letter in her name: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan​ 9/10/17 five stars

 

A book you've been wanting to read

 

Thriller

 

With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on)

 

Person on the cover

 

A book with non human characters ( anything you think is non human)

Received as a gift ( or you bought your as a gift)

 

Suspense

 

Filp a corn( https://www.random.org/coins/ ) ( read a book from your favorite genre. If you get 'tails', read a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)

Random number generator: https://www.random.org , 
if you have a goodreads TBR ,just put 1 from how many books is on that TBR, hit generate and what ever number it comes up with is the book you read, books must be set for sortable)

 

My own book Bingo

Challenges I'm read for:

2017 release or past release: Storm Wolf

 

With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on): Halloween Carnival Volume 1

 

 

 

Update on my own Book Bingo

 

 

 Stand alone or a one word title ( sorry about that )

 

✔Non fiction ( any kind): Alamein ( WW2)9/12/17 five stars

 

Book you bought but never read

 

✔Romance ( any kind) Get A Grip by L.A.Witt ( m/m romance) 5 stars

 

Been on your TBR forever (2 plus more years)

 

✔Fantasy ( any kind): Miss Mable's School For Girls 9/16/17 3.5 stars

 

Title that starts with a letter of your name : Extrasensory 9/9/17 five stars

Tome ( over 400 and up pages )

( And I mean anything from 400 and some page up to the really big tomes)page count is 599 pages ( reading)

 

✔Start a series : (Sophie Anderson #1)Body Count (9/10/17) five stars

 

New to you author: Jex Lane ( Captive : Beautiful Monsters #1) 9/16/17 five stars

2017 release or past release

 

A book based on it's cover

 

Favorite author

 

Free ( read anything you like)

 

Historical fiction or mystery ( has to be a historical mystery)

 

Steampunk or paranormal

 

✔Book towards another Challenge ( or a book you meant to read last month but didn't get to): Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (9/12/17) 5 stars ( 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books)

 

Sci Fi ( any type)

 

✔Christine Feehan or a book with a title that begins with any letter in her name: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan​ 9/10/17 five stars

 

A book you've been wanting to read

 

Thriller

 

With a season them cover ( it's fall now so covers that are like fall, winter , Christmas , Halloween ,and so on)

 

Person on the cover

 

A book with non human characters ( anything you think is non human)

Received as a gift ( or you bought your as a gift)

 

Suspense

 

Filp a corn( https://www.random.org/coins/ ) ( read a book from your favorite genre. If you get 'tails', read a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)

Random number generator: https://www.random.org , 
if you have a goodreads TBR ,just put 1 from how many books is on that TBR, hit generate and what ever number it comes up with is the book you read, books must be set for sortable)

 

Borrowed