The Liebster Award #2

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all, I hope you’ve all had a good week!

I would like to thank Luna from Bookish Luna for tagging me to do The Liebster Award. This is the second time I’m participating to do this award and really enjoyed answering the questions asked the first time that I’m looking forward to answering some more!

Without further ado…

Rules

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

Questions and Answers

  1. What book/s can you not live without? This is a really good first question! One book that I know I couldn’t live without would have to be Matilda by Ronald Dahl, it’s definitely one of my all-time favourites!
  2. Your first favorite book? Goodness, I believe my first favourite book is probably my collection of stories about Thomas the Tank Engine. I know I still have it somewhere, the illustrations were beautiful and I loved reading all the stories about the trains and carriages.
  3. Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year? For this year I set myself a Goodreads challenge to read 50 books, which I am doing considerably well so far by reading 10 books so far!
  4. Favorite series? Favourite series to date would have to be The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  5. Do you read Fanfiction? I don’t but I’ve always been intrigued to read it
  6. Where is your favorite place to read? My favourite place to read is cuddled up under a cosy blanket either on my bed or the sofa with a hot cuppa
  7. Are you a fast or slow reader? It honestly depends on how much I enjoy each book
  8. Do you use bookmarks? I do use bookmarks, yes
  9. What book do you recommend the most to others? I couldn’t recommend
  10. Where do you buy your books? I normally buy my books from Waterstones, if not I’ll Book Depository or Amazon
  11. What book do you dislike that everyone seems to love? Unpopular opinion: I really disliked We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, I loved the poetic writing but the actually story I disliked as I couldn’t get into it or connect with the characters in the slightest
  • I Nominate

  • My Questions

    1. What is your favourite book quote?
    2. If you could choose a book to have been able to study in school, what would it have been?
    3. What is your favourite season and why?
    4. Which Hogwarts house are you in?
    5. How do you conquer your TBR?
    6. What is your favourite bookish memory?
    7. What are your favourite tv series?
    8. Where is your favourite place to read?
    9. What made you start a book blog?
    10. What one trope would you get rid of from books?
    11. If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

    I really hope you all enjoyed reading my answers to Luna’s questions, I look forward to reading all of the nominees answers to my own questions!

    Happy reading everyone,

    Claire 📚

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    Murder at the Scrambling Dragon by Amber Gulley Book Review

    Book Description (via Goodreads): It’s November, 1879, and the mist-filled streets are not as empty as they appear. Against a backdrop of exploding heads, bullying geese, haunted gas lamps, and sinister, other-worldly terrors, a hapless urchin searches for his lost brother, a gentleman discovers the infuriating complications of love, and a flower girl joins forces with the meanest beast in London. However, as they stumble through each horrific event, one thing becomes painfully clear: there is Murder at the Scrambling Dragon!

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    Dragon of Eriden Series by Samantha Jacobey’s Book Blitz

                                                   

    Sales Blitz – February 17th – 21st

    Dragon of Eriden: The Complete Collection

    Samantha Jacobey

    Genre: Fantasy

    Lavish Publishing, LLC

    #WTMODOE


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    Whisper of Suffering 
    (Dragon of Eriden Book 1) 
    410 Pages 
    King Ziradon… Supreme Dragon of Eriden. He is overthrown; imprisoned in a stone fortress to watch as his kingdom is plundered by his once trusted adviser, Gwirwen.
    Princess Kaliwyn… Dragoness and heir to the throne of Eriden. She is cursed to human form, stripped of her memory and cast out of the magical kingdom. But her dragon heart is strong, and it is her destiny to return and set right the grievances her people have suffered.
    And so, the Dragon of Eriden begins…
    Amicia Spicer led a simple life, until she discovered it had all been a lie…
    On her deathbed, Arely Spicer confessed to her only daughter that she had been found by, not born to her mother and father. Sad news to be certain, the idea of having a family of flesh and blood waiting to be reunited sent the young, independent woman on the adventure of a lifetime. Little did she know, a dragon’s heart beat within her chest and her journey would be more perilous than she could have imagined…

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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆

    Journey of Darkness 
    (Dragon of Eriden Book 2)
    410 Pages
    Within Amicia’s chest beats the heart of a dragon, if she can discover it in time…
    In her deathbed confession, Arely Spicer opened Amicia’s eyes to the truth about her past, sending the young woman running for her life. Fleeing the port town of Nalen, Ami quickly fell into a surreal nightmare, where dragons hunted her and her new friends to exhaustion, giving them little option but to hide in fear. 
    Refusing to simply accept their circumstances, first mate Piers Massheby leads the group out of their refuge at Esterbrook, home of the nymphs and satyrs. Crossing the wilderness and vast desert of Peaswan, they are shadowed by their hunter, the great dragon who seeks to destroy them. 
    Meeting friend and foe along the way, they question the wisdom of leaving the safety of the glen as they encounter new discoveries and dangers on their march to the north. In search of a way out of Eriden and back to their home in the Rim of Mortals, peril looms in the shadows, and they fear with each battle they face that it will be their last. 
    Amicia’s magical powers grow, but will they be enough to hold off the trolls that yearn to tear them to shreds?
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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆

    Betrayal of Honor 
    (Dragon of Eriden Book 3)
    410 pages
    The princess has yet to hear her dragon heart, but many have seen the truth within her…
    Deeply disturbed by the deathbed confession of the woman who raised her, Amicia Spicer left her home far behind. She has crossed an impossible ocean and landed upon a magical shore, but a fierce dragon hunts her, putting all those who dare to walk by her side in mortal danger… 
    The group has made a home in the north and formed an unlikely alliance with the trolls, but their peace is short lived. An evil has settled across the kingdom, one that must be faced if the group will have the means to survive, much less return to their families across the sea. Friends and enemies are difficult to discern, and the intentions of all they encounter are in doubt. 
    On the move again, they are taken in by the dwarves, but King Baeweth has his own agenda. Forced to flee in the dead of night, no haven is safe as the battle between the dragons grows, engulfing all the kingdom and setting each against his own in every corner of the land. 
    Will any take their side in the end, or will they be left to stand alone against the enemies of the realm?
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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆
    Kingdom of Ruin (Dragon of Eriden Book 4)
    410 Pages
    Amicia has discovered the secret of her line, and the heart of Kaliwyn beats within her chest…
    Ami could not have faced the truth without the support of her dearest friends. Her plans for the future irrevocably altered, she must take on the dragons and stand for what is right over what is easy. Forgiving her mother and father for their deceit, she has made the choice to move against the dragons; but the price has already been high, and the battle has hardly begun…
    Only through the help of her comrades can the civil war be brought to an end and the shadows that threaten all of Eriden be removed. The finale is near, but the danger will be greater than the group has ever faced. Her power matched by her resolve, Kaliwyn gathers her forces and prepares for the bloody stand they must make by enlisting unlikely supporters wherever she can.
    Elves, trolls, dwarves and daemons all take sides in the battle that threatens to rip their kingdom in two. Friends turn and allies fall, but the will of the group to prevail remains strong, even in the darkness of all they have lost.
    Can they survive the great war that threatens to leave both Eriden and the Rim of Mortals in ruins?
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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆
    Dragon of Eriden: The Complete Collection
    (Complete 4 Book Series ~ Over 1600 pages!!!)
    Amazon Universal Link: https://geni.us/TRJFZSY


    Signed Paperback Copy of Whisper of Suffering 
    by Samantha Jacobey

    Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations anywhere at any time. I work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the middle of the night.
    I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of course, there will be many more stories to come.

    The Cursed Girl by Maria Vermisoglou Book Review

    Book Description (via Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Eva is a witch who lived in Spain, in the year 1230. She met a boy named Jonathan who would become her whole world. Everything was normal until she was faced with challenges that will change her life forever. As a healer, her job is to help people, but there are forces that will try to prevent that. There is a war coming and Eva and her friends must do everything they can to survive. Can they fight their way against the dark forces that are surrounding them? Her wits and inner strength helped everyone who encircled her to survive but will she be able to survive herself? Supernatural characters, royal backstabbing and many more await you in this thrilling novel that will take your breath away.

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    January Wrap Up

    Good morning/afternoon/evening to my fellow bookworms,

    I don’t know about you guys but in January I definitely kicked my reading off with a BANG! I thought I’d find it quite difficult squeezing in reading time throughout January, but it turned out I had a lot of free time on my hands than I thought. Although I must say it has bee a very stressful month, especially when it comes to trying to move out with my boyfriend. Buying a flat is definitely not plain-sailing! Fingers crossed, in my February wrap up I will have a complete story of our experience with flat hunting and buying.

    Anyway, back on the topic of books! In January, I managed to complete a total of six books!!! This is an impressive amount for me to start 2019 off with as I have been struggling (within reason) over the last half of the year to focus my time on reading, the last month I read as many books as six or above was in July 2018,

    The six books I completed in the month of January were:

    • Please Stay: A Brain Bleed, A Life In The Balance, A Love Story by Greg Payan – I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You can find the book review here
    • Eternity’s Echoes by Evan Hirson – I gave this book two out of five stars ⭐️ ⭐️ You can find the book review here
    • The Crimson Heirlooms by Hunter Dennis – I gave this book two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️ You can find the book review here
    • Red Sky: Rising by Ben Archer – I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ You can find the book review here
    • Befriended: Be Careful Who You Trust… by Ruth O’Neill – I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You can find the book review here
    • The Golden Key by Darlien C. Breeze – I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You can find the book review here

    I started a book right at the end of January which was called Confessions of a Comedian (An Autobiography) by Kip Addotta which I finished at the beginning of February. You can now find the book review for that here and it will also feature in my February Wrap Up.

    How many books did you complete in the month of January? How many books are you wanting to complete in the month of February? Let me know in the comments below.

    Happy reading,

    Claire 📚

    Chronicles of the Anti-Christ by J. M. Harrison Book Review

    Book Description (via Goodreads): At the end of WWII, certain Nazis concoct a plan to keep their dreams alive. It was a secret kept alive by the escaping officers of the Third Reich. Their plans were running smoothly until a file named “The a Messiah Project” somehow had found its way to Ariana Newton, a reporter. In it was a startling discovery about Martin Voors, governor of Texas. If the file became public, it would devastate their plans. Jacob Black’s whole world was crumbling. He had been the senior aide to Governor Martin Voors, but now he was out. Arianna Newton, a local TV reporter, had been telling him for the last two years the National Society of the Phoenix and its leader, Martin Voors, were deeply flawed, but he never believed it until now. She told him she had been raped and next time they would kill her. They had gone too far. He had to help her. Arianna isn’t too sure she could trust him, but what choice does she have? They seek refuge with a group calling itself Remnant of Christ, but it doesn’t take long before now-president Martin Voor’s tyrannical government finds them and they are on the run again. Can Jacob and Arianna escape from the tyrannical government of Martin Voors? Is Martin Voors the new Antichrist?

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    Confessions of a Comedian (An Autobiography) by Kip Addotta Book Review

    Book Description (via Goodreads): From his first interactions with “The Mob” in his early childhood, hi nightmarish life with his father until he was on his own at 15 years of age, through his marriages, and how he became one of the best and most famous stand-up comedians of his time, Kip Addotta tells all. He names names and details the how-to and fine-tuning of comedy.

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