Friday, November 4, 2016

Book Review: The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore

The Memory Thief
The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore

The Book:

Twin brother and sister Benji and Kelly wander off at the local county fair after witnessing their parents argue. When Benji runs into a group of bullies, he escapes into a tent called The Memory Emporium, where he meets a strange old man inside named Louis. The old man shows him a magically vivid memory of a fighter pilot, in the hopes of getting Benji to pay to see other memories Louis has collected from people over the years.



My Review:

I accepted this book for review thinking it would be a quick easy read that would entertain me on a rainy day, and it did exactly that, only the day wasnt rainy it was just extremely over cast, but it was cold, so i could accept that as a happy medium.
This novel had such a thought out way of explaining a core part of human life in a way that will have it's middle grade readers taking away a deep and personal message from this.
The Memory Thief I'm not too familiar with reading books with male protagonist in it but this novel was a good introduction to that.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about memories and the effects they have on who we are and our lives, Bryce Moore weaved an epic journey of positive and negative consequence that can be a lesson for all of us, especially the middle grade readers this novel is aimed at.
The Memory Thief is a story everybody can get on board with and still enjoy, and get something out of.
I will be giving this four stars on Goodreads.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Spotlight: Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

Hey guys, long time no blog, I'll post in a little while explaining all that, until then here is an Author spotlight, spotlighting Kresley Cole's Arcana Rising, I've heard great things about Kresley's work and am sure this would be a stunner as well.  Enjoy!
(Please Note: This is also posted on my personal blog which you can see here,) 


Synopsis: 


Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in this next action



-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole. 

When the battle is done . . . 
The Emperor unleashed hell and annihilated an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind--but Circe struck back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies. 

And all hope is lost . . . 

With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter's reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare. 

Vengeance becomes everything. 
To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future--and her chilling past--will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter's ashes, stronger than ever before?


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Author Bio:
 Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers Series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master's grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. 


Her books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.



You can learn more about her and her work at www.kresleycole.com or www.facebook.com/KresleyCole

Kresley Cole's Social Links:
Website: www.kresleycole.com 

Excerpt from Arcana Rising: 

1
Day 382 A.F.

Death kept taking me farther from Jack. I stretched my arms out, fingers splayed toward the heat. "He can't be dead." I sobbed. "Can't. NO, NO, NOOOO!"
    "You want to follow the mortal? Get your revenge first. The Emperor mocks your pain."
    I could hear that fiend in my head--laughing.
    The red witch exploded inside me, a force that could never be contained. I shrieked, "You will PAY!"
    As the Emperor laughed, Death murmured in my ear, "I have your grandmother, Sievā. That was the gift I spoke of. We'll teach you how to kill the Emperor. You'll avenge Deveaux."
    "Don't you understand? Jack's not DEAD!" I screamed that over and over. "He's alive!"
    With my mind teetering on the brink, I spied something in the skies above us. I gaped, disbelieving.
    Real? Unreal? Just before oblivion took me down, a mountain of water curled over our heads, racing toward that hell of flames. 
    Circe's towering wave. Taller than a skyscraper.
    -Quake before me!-
    -Terror from the abyss!-
    Richter and Circe's calls boomed in my mind, jolting me back from the blackness.
    "Come!" Aric snatched me into his arms and sprinted from the clash. "When they meet, the blast and then the flood..."
    I stopped fighting him; the need to turn Richter's laughter into screams clawed at me, which meant I had to survive.
    Aric gave a sharp whistle, and a horse's nickering answered. Thanatos. With me secure in his arms, Aric leapt into the saddle, and spurred the warhorse into a frenzied gallop.
    We all but dove down a slope, then charged up the next. 
    I gazed over Aric's shoulder as that tidal wave crested above Richter's lake of lava.
    Heaving breaths, riding faster than humanly possible, Aric kept Thanatos at a breakneck pace. Up another mountain face. Down its slope--
    Circle struck.
    A hiss like a giant beast's. A detonation like a nuclear bomb.
    The shock wave was so loud my ears bled. As loud as the roar preceding the Flash.
    The air grew hotter and hotter. The ground rocked as a blast of scalding steam chased us.
    BOOM! The force sheared the top off the mountain just behind us. Boulders crashed all around as we careened into yet another valley. Still we rode.
    Aric grated, "Surge comes next."
    The ground quaked from the weight of an ocean of water. I could hear the surge shooting toward us. "Aric!"
    He got as far as he dared, as high as he could. "Hold on." Clutching me tight, he dropped from Thanatos who kept running.
    Behind the cap of another mountain, Aric braced for impact. He wedged his metal gauntlet between boulders, wrapping his other arm around me.
    Gaze locked on mine, he yelled "I'll never let you go!" We each sucked in a breath.
    The searing water hit. The explosive impact ripped me from his chest, but he caught my arm, clenching his fingers above my elbow. 
    Death's grip. The ungodly force of the flood. My watery scream...
    Aric never did let me go--
    My arm...gave way.

    Separated.






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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Book Haul!

It was my birthday three weeks ago, I gifted myself some books all from Booktopia the three all up cost $10.00 so today i have a small book haul for you guys, I was planning to take my own photos of the books, I will do that in the future but this time I have run out of time. So here it is, the books i've brought as well as their descriptions.

The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters #1)
by Colleen Gleason
Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…

Sunday, January 24, 2016

200th post!

Hey Guys,


I just wanted to make a post to celebrate the 200th post on this blog, and what a wonderful time for it to come as we introduce our new reviwer Ella, Welcome Ella i cant wait to see what books you are going to read and get some inspiration from you.

Thank you to my readers, i know the blog has been down for some time but i have some exciting things planned and cant wait for you guys to be a part of it all


As always,

Thanks for stopping by, The Book Mystress!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

My Introduction

I'm excited that The Book Mystress invited me to write on this blog! I love books and if there were a word bigger than love I'd use it! I read a lot and I'll be reviewing some of the books I read or have read on this blog.

I enjoy fiction the most and prefer young adult paranormal romance along with adult romance. But I read mysteries as well so I'm not a one-track reader.

My favorite authors include some of the big names like J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer and Stephen King but I also like some of the more underground (though best-selling authors) like Lee Wilson.

Right now we're getting a lot of snow and it's darkly cloudy outside. In my opinion that is perfect reading weather. My husband and I have decided to put the kids to bed early tonight, sit by the fire and read for about an hour and a half before bed.

I look forward to contributing here!

-Ella

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Celebreating Teen Read Week;


Teen Read Week, which is obviously a really important event. This year's theme is "Turn Dreams into Reality" and you can find out more about programs in your area through the YALSA site. Clearly I care a lot about engaging young readers. To celebrate, I want to do a giveaway to encourage reading! Enter to win a signed ARC of Dust, swag, or a $50 Amazon gift card. This is open to everyone - I just ask that you try to spread the word about Teen Read Week as well! giveaway

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mystery of the Mystress;

So, it's kind of been nine months since i last posted on here, I kind of let the ol' blog go for a moment there, I guess for lack of a better excuse, I needed a break away from some things.
This blog, The Book Mystress is one of my greatest passions, I saw it grow from nothing in to a renowned trusted blog with honest reviews and other events.
During the last nine months a lot has gone on from university, to illness and a bunch of other things it was hard to keep up with my own life.
Keep calm though, I am back and I am ready to rumble. I have decided not just to focus on one genre, I've just decided to focus on all genre's and age groups that i might be interested in for fun i may also through some cross media reviews in too to keep the blog active.


Hope you guys are still with me, and if you are, Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by!

The Book Mysress, xx