Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#hauntedhollowswap
review
MeganAnn
Wolf Gone Wild | Juliette Cross
post image
Pickpick

Catching up on a few reviews. First up is this delightful paranormal romance. I loved Mateo and Evie together. Alpha added another layer of both humor and depth to Mateo‘s character. The Savoie sisters and their various powers were a lot of fun. I‘ll definitely be continuing this series. If you like witches, werewolves and romance, you‘ll probably like this.

Many thanks again to @LeslieO for gifting me this book in the #hauntedhollowswap ❤️✨

MeganAnn Chose this as my fantasy title #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks ✨ And another romance for #swoonathon @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl 💖 3mo
kimmypete1 This is on my TBR! 3mo
MeganAnn @kimmypete1 it‘s a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it 💖🐺🔮 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I got this one in my #Swoonathonswap box this month!!! It sounds so fun and I love the cover!! 3mo
LeslieO So glad you liked it!🙂 3mo
50 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
monalyisha
Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger
post image
Pickpick

At one point, Little Badger writes “Don‘t rush stories. That‘s sacrilegious.” I think this may have been a bit of meta-commentary, getting ahead of the criticism that her book is too long — because it is…but just a little! Her story of an asexual, 17-year-old Lipan Apache girl (with OCD) trying to solve the mystery of her cousin‘s murder with the help of her ghost dog & her cheerleader bff, Jay, is enchanting. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: The mix of her family‘s folk legends & oral stories along with some monster lore readers may be more familiar with “sucked” me right in (pun intended). I didn‘t expect the story to be so focused on vampires but I was into it! It‘s been awhile since I‘ve indulged my latent vampire obsession (thanks Buffy) so I was delighted. Commentary about racism, dispossession, & monoculture abounds but it never detracts from the narrative, only adds to it. (edited) 6mo
monalyisha **After reading some other reviews, I do want to comment on a popular criticism. Like others, I also felt that Ellie reads younger than her 17 years. I couldn‘t tell, though, if it was because of my cultural biases (is it because she‘s so close with her family — or because she‘s disinterested in romantic relationships?) or if it was something more intrinsic to the writing. So, I left it out of my review. But it did give me lots to ponder. 6mo
monalyisha Oh, and thanks to @kellyann28 for gifting me this book in the #hauntedhollowswap! @wanderinglynn 6mo
kellyann28 I'm glad you enjoyed it! I actually read this recently also and I felt the same about Ellie's age. She felt VERY young to me. 6mo
77 likes4 stack adds4 comments
review
wanderinglynn
Strange Practice | Vivian Shaw
post image
Mehso-so

While the synopsis was intriguing, the execution fell flat for me. One of main aspects that drew me to this book was the fact that Greta is a physician for the underworld. Some of the scenes I liked best were when she cares for Varney, sees to the ghoullet, & discusses an upcoming foot-bone replacement surgery for a mummy. Those were the parts I wanted more of & yet her practice (despite the title) is not even a subplot.

👇🏻

wanderinglynn My other big disappointment was the antagonist. Dealing with that just didn't really fit for me within the set-up for this world. A slower build up over 3 or 4 books to this kind of antagonist would have worked better. But diving right into this kind of story before even really fleshing out the world made me lose interest. There are some other issues, but this is the biggest one. 6mo
Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 6mo
See All 7 Comments
wanderinglynn Oh I almost forgot! This was my October #bookspin. @TheAromaofBooks 6mo
bio_chem06 That book sleeve is 🔥 6mo
wanderinglynn @bio_chem06 Thanks! I love it. It was part of my #HauntedHollowSwap box from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😀 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
84 likes7 comments
blurb
wanderinglynn
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#wondrouswednesday

1. So many! The Babysitter‘s Club, Mary Poppins, Little House in the Prairie are the first that come to mind.

2. Any! No matter the weather, I want to be reading.

3. Awesome Litten swappers! We had another successful #HauntedHollowSwap! I‘m so grateful for everyone who participated. 🧡

Thanks for the tag Sherri!

Eggs Thanks for playing 🥰🥰 @wanderinglynn 6mo
Trashcanman ❤️ 6mo
56 likes2 comments
blurb
nichollinlove
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Thank you @wanderinglynn for gifting me all this! That was very kind of you to step in for my #HauntedHollowSwap box! I'm so excited to read all three of these books, I'll have a hard time picking which to read first. 🧡🖤

wanderinglynn Yay! I‘m so happy it arrived. Thank you for being so awesome. 🧡🧡🧡🎃 6mo
48 likes1 comment
blurb
Lauranahe
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
post image

Y‘ALL! I got the best #hauntedhollowswap!! 3 books, and so many things I couldn‘t get a good pic with them all in it. Thank you so much @Graciouswarriorprincess !! (Horrorstor is on my tbr list, and the book is so cool; it looks like an IKEA catalog on the inside!) AND mini waffle maker that makes the waffles into spider web shapes. 😃🕸

wanderinglynn That waffle maker! 😍 Great box! 🎃🧡 7mo
Graciouswarriorprincess So glad that you liked everything! It was fun putting it together!! 6mo
23 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Bookishgal71
The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
post image

@DinoMom Thank you so very, very much! I feel so spoiled! My teenage daughter was in awe of all of the cute drawings on the packages! Im so excited to read, eat and take a bath with the candles and zombie bomb! Thanks, too, @wanderinglynn for organizing this amazing swap! #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 7mo
DinoMom Happy Reading! Glad you like it! 6mo
Bookishgal71 @DinoMom Love it!! 6mo
28 likes3 comments
blurb
monalyisha
Stellaluna | Janell Cannon
post image

I featured my favorite gifted item to @Annie1215 as part of the #HauntedHollowSwap. So, I figured I should feature my favorite from the #BasicWitchSwap, too!

I found this handmade, ceramic Smudge/Incense Dish from WildFireApothecary on Etsy for @mklong & fell in love with its natural design. 🌘🦋🌒

mklong It is truly gorgeous! I already lit the palo santo to clear the space and will light the smudge later tonight! It‘s also ridiculous how much I love the little match jar! 7mo
monalyisha @mklong So stinkin‘ cute. 😉 7mo
MeganAnn This is so lovely! 7mo
57 likes3 comments
blurb
monalyisha
post image

Some swap weekend glamour shots. ✨

The top two are from @kellyann28 as part of my #HauntedHollowSwap gift (a sparkly Spooky Season scented candle (warm pumpkin, snickerdoodle, & autumn) & a set of intention candles; the bottom two are from @mklong and were received in my #BasicWitchSwap box (Black Soap inspired by the apothecary shop products in Practical Magic, & a “Road Opener” ritual kit, which focuses energy & helps you achieve your dreams).

Crazeedi Yum!!! I can smell everything!! 7mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 7mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous! 7mo
See All 7 Comments
kellyann28 I bought myself a "Spooky Season" candle because it smells that good (I thought, anyway ?)! Just like a snickerdoodle cookie! 6mo
monalyisha @kellyann28 I totally did the same thing with a couple of the gifts I bought: “one for you, & one for me.” 😉 You know I love cookies! 🍪 6mo
monalyisha P.S. @kellyann28 From what I could tell, I don‘t think there was anything packed inside my box that wasn‘t meant to be there! 6mo
kellyann28 @monalyisha Yes that is all yours! Sorry for the panic comments, I had a brain lapse 😂 that's what I get for participating in multiple swaps! 6mo
54 likes7 comments
blurb
The.Great.Catsby
Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
post image

Jill! Omg! Thank you. Rebecca has been on my TBR for quite awhile and I was having no luck at the library 😰 and I can't wait to read one of your Stephen King faves, he just has so many books, I never know where to start. The bookmarks, the candy, the notepad, and sticky notes. It's all perfect. Thank you!!! @Bookwormjillk Happy Halloween!!! #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

P.S. Katie refused to leave, she thought the treats were for her!
@wanderinglynn

Bookwormjillk I‘m so glad you like it. I‘m just finishing a re-read of Rebecca and it‘s so good. 7mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 7mo
21 likes2 comments