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Book Review: The Two Towers J. R. R. Tolkien (2009).

What is the book about?

The second book in a fantastic fantasy series. The Two Towers follows the story line of the Fellowship of the Rings, enforcing the obvious split in the shout lived group. Frodo and Sam go on, forging forth in the attempt to take the ruling ring of Saramon to Mount Doom to be destroyed. The way becomes increasingly dangerous and constant perils keep falling at their feet. Even Gollum makes a reappearance becoming their untrusted guide through marsh lands.

On the other side of the story, Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn, continue on in pursuit of the other remaining hobbits who have been taken captive by Orc’s. Fortunately, luck is on their side and their fate is much more pleasant than what they hope for. They are even lucky enough to be reunited with old friends thought to be lost.

What I like most about this book

When Aragorn and his small company finally find the lost Hobbits would have to be my favourite part of the book. The last thing expected was that they would be discovered completely  they safe and sound filling their bellies and smoking up a storm!

What I didn’t like about the book

Again I found some of the descriptions of place and people tedious at times. But the excitement and thrill of the story line surpass such problems.

Overall

I have definitely enjoyed reading this second novel in what has turned out to be quite enjoyable. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre. I believe that all age groups of readers would enjoy this book. Although I do implore younger readers have adult supervision/ input.

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Reading Ideas: A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sara J. Maas (2015).

This looks like it could be a good series. Something to look out for when book hunting.

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Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price … 

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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Book Ideas: Silver Wolf, by Kate Avery Ellison, 2019

Some book titles and covers can really catch ones eye. This one does just that. I think this could be well worth the read. The second book in The Sworn Saga.

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Meredith Rider, known as Red, has been captured once more by Sworn soldiers and taken to the capital of the werewolf empire. There, she is forced to train with a group of other captive girls in the arts and graces of the Chosen, the unlucky human girls whose DNA is compatible with that of werewolves.

In other words–breeders.

Red isn’t about have babies for the enemy. She’s going to escape or die trying.

And her conflicted feelings for the darkly handsome, cruelly cunning Vixor Rae, the Sworn champion of the Alpha who goes by the nickname Silver Wolf, are only going to get in her way.

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Read All The Books ~ When Wishes Bleed, by Casey Bond (

One Prince. One Witch. One Fate.

~ Kindle

The title and cover both really draw my attention, and now after reading the abstract I think I will give this book a chance.

#mustread list!

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The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled. 

Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive. 

The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen. Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.

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Book Recommendations: Fierce Heart, Tara Grayce (2019).

Love the idea of this book. Definitely something to check out. Now on my #couldbe list! 📚✍️💫😊⭐️📖🔮

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Essie would do anything for her kingdom…even marry an elf prince she just met that morning.

The human kingdom of Escarland and the elven kingdom of Tarenhiel have existed in an uneasy peace after their last wars ended with both kings dead. As tensions rise once again, desperate diplomacy might be the only way to avert war. If only negotiations between elves and humans were that simple. 

When a diplomatic meeting goes horribly wrong, Essie, a human princess, finds herself married to the elf prince and warrior Laesornysh. Fitting in to the serene, quiet elf culture might be a little difficult for this talkative princess, but she’s determined to make it work.

With impending war and tenuous alliances, it will be up to Essie to unite her two peoples. And maybe get her hands on elven conditioner while she’s at it.

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Book Ideas: Rhapsodic, by Laura Thalassa (2016).

Could be good. Love the look of this cover 📖☕️😊🌻📚💫

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Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken. 

To check this out on Kindle click hereIf the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one

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Reading Suggestions: Pestilence, by Laura Thalassa (2018).

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

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When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. 

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him. 

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

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Books To Read : A Legacy Witch

This book is the first of a series of what has been described as a fantastic Young Adult read. Recommended by a friend, I feel this could be worth taking a look at.

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Witches are dying at Spellcasters Spy Academy.

And I’m always nearby when the bodies are found.

Convincing some people of my innocence is impossible. Like hot-as-hell Alex Wardwell, who makes my heart race even though he shuns me in the corridors.

So between passing the dangerous training Spellcasters requires, convincing Alex he’s wrong about me, and trying to stay alive, I’m going to have a busy year.

Thank the universe I’ve always been up for a challenge.

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Reading Suggestions: Keystone, by Dannika Dark (2017).

This looks to be a good series to try.

Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat. ~ Kindle

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Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe – a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with.

They’re hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?

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Book Suggestions: Spellhacker, by M. K. England (2020).

Something new for 2020. This book sounds great. I may add this to the #mustread list.

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In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive. 

Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.

But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world. No pressure.

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