Sundown Rundown – July 2019

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Hey there, bookworms!

It’s the end of July. Can you believe that!? Summer went by so fast this year. Of course, I had some flash flooding and loads of rain, too, this year, so it didn’t feel like much of a summer. My flowers didn’t even bloom because the weather was so crazy. They grew quite a bit though! Just no blooms. There’s always next year. I did some bell peppers this year and they seem to be sprouting pretty good though.

While the sun sets on the end of the month, here’s everything I’ve read this month. I went a little off-road with my TBR list to compensate a little, but I got more reading done than last month. My reading may slow down a bit in the future. I’ve got a few things changing up in my life. I don’t want you to think I’m going anywhere. I’m not. There are just some things happening. I may be switching jobs and my mum is up for surgery. So don’t go leaving me, guys. I’m still here to ramble about books to you.

I imagine you’re ready for some great relaxing time. Your work shift is over. You’ve had dinner, whether it was fried chicken or chicken flavored ramen. Now, in some of the last light of the day, dusk, with its pretty and soft orange and purples and blues, and the fireflies…

In any case, you’re in your happy and chill place. Here’s what you might’ve missed this month.

 

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Good Omens

Author: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

An angel and a demon get together to stop the end of the world…best joke ever, right? Except it’s not, and if they don’t find the antichrist they’re in trouble. Well, they’re in trouble anyway, but not as much trouble, right?

 

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A Discovery of Witches

Author: Deborah Harkness

Diana Bishop, a historian at Oxford, meets Matthew de Clermont, scientist and suddenly their worlds change completely. She’s just a witch…he’s just a vampire…can I make any more obvious? As their love grows complicated, they’ll discover their destiny is much bigger than they originally thought, and secrets long hidden come to light.

 

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First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells

Two men jump into a sphere and shoot to the moon. The discoveries they make are out of this world.

 

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Zom-B

Author: Darren Shan

B is stuck in school when the zombie outbreak occurs across all of Europe. It has to be a joke, but soon enough B and a handful of classmates are forced to work together if they hope to get out with their brains intact.

 

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Zom-B: Underground

Author: Darren Shan

B is officially zombie-fied. After awakening in an underground facility and meeting others like her, she quickly discovers that these scientists aren’t trying to help them and she needs to figure out a game plan to get out. Fast.

 

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Shadow of Night

Author: Deborah Harkness

Diana and Matthew timewalk to Elizabethan London in search of a witch that may be able to help Diana with her witch training. Both get caught up in the past for different reasons and must be careful if they hope not to make ripples that extend into the future, their present.

 

Favorite book this month: DEFINITELY A Discovery of Witches, the beginning of an epic love and magic trilogy. So much tribulation and danger and yearning. I’m hopelessly addicted I tell you! There aren’t enough words for how much I am loving these books.

Least favorite book this month: First Men in the Moon really threw me off. I love to get some good classics under my belt. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it toooooo many times. Classics have laid out some serious foundation for books and should always be on a bookworm’s curriculum. This one just wasn’t my flavor. It was silly and just wasn’t for me. There was too much that didn’t make this realistic enough for me. I enjoy sci-fi but this was pushing itt.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – May 2019

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It’s the end of May already!? Wow. You know what that means, right? IT’S SUMMER!!!!! Time to let that sunshine caress those cheeks. (And maybe I’m still a little early on this, but I don’t care!)

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The sun is now going down closer to 9PM and the air smells amazing. The breeze is a-blowing all soft like. I love sunsets like this. It feels like time slows down for a little while and I can actually breathe. That feeling is so beautiful.

So, while the sun is doing that gorgeous thing and lighting the sky on fire, relax. It’s the end of the day, and you’re just done with everything.

This is the sundown Rundown where I catch you up on everything I’ve reviewed this month. It’s the perfect time to catch up on any you might have missed.

Here we go:

 

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Half Bad
Author: Sally Green

The journey to salvage a life for yourself and defeat your evil warlock father is a long and tenuous one. In this case, rules are meant to be destroyed.

 

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After
Author: Anna Todd

The epitome of the good girl meets bad boy with some BAD intentions. Is it love or worse?

 

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The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton

When society dictates who you and who you should be it makes you want to fight against or maybe even run away from it.

 

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The Waste Lands
Author: Stephen King

The journey to the Dark Tower continues. Jake is saved and reunited with Roland and Roland regains his sanity, but there are obstacles that threaten their chances of reaching their destination.

 

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Daughter of Egypt
Author: Constance O’Banyon

Being the lost princess of an empire would usually be exciting. Not for this princess. After she’s kidnapped and told she’s a lost princess, she’ll do whatever she can to escape.

 

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Wicked
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fae, beignets, and the occasional life or death situation when trying to protect New Orleans from Armageddon. Then there’s the green-eyed sweet-talker that shakes things up.

 

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William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls
Author: Ian Doescher

Mean Girls comes to you in words of Avon Bard and it’s even better than you think and even more hilarious.

 

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Torn
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

The fae are still looking to take over the world, but now they may have what they need: a halfling. Stunning and shocking book 2 of the Wicked trilogy.

 

Favorite book this month: Such difficult choices! Gah! If I have to choose, Wicked is my favorite this month. It has everything I love. The paranormal, romance, steamy and jaw-dropping lines, and of course the possible end of the world. Oh! And it takes place in New Orleans!

 

Least favorite book this month: This one is also tricky. Going to go with Half Bad. While After infuriated me so much, Half Bad didn’t evoke anything out of me. It’s never any good when a book does nothing for you. No excitement or yearning for more. It just came out bland for me which is a real stinker.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – April 2019

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Hey, Book Addicts!

Hope you are doing well. April is coming to a close and with that, I have the Sundown Rundown where you can catch up on any reviews you might’ve missed this month.

This month has been filled with a lot of anxious anticipation with the final season of Game of Thrones to Avengers: Endgame. Both have turned me into emotional wrecks. I’m not giving away any spoilers, but they’re so good! However, if you want to talk about them then let’s do it!

For now…

Grab a glass of wine, or a glass of whatever isn’t alcoholic, and relax. Here’s what’s happened this month.

 

 

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The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)

Author: Danielle Paige

The first plan to assassinate Dorothy Gale, cruel dictator of Oz didn’t work out, so it’s time to find a new strategy. First, regroup and figure out who’s on your side.

 

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Gwendy’s Button Box

Author: Stephen King

If given the gift of a mysterious box that contains both gifts and danger, what would you do?

 

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Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die #3)

Author: Danielle Paige

We’re in Kansas again. But, nothing is the same as it was. Amy Gumm discovers the life she left behind isn’t the one she was thrown back in to. First things first though. Dorothy still needs to die.

 

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Riverdale: The Day Before

Author: Micol Ostow

What happened during that final day of summer right before the tragic death of Jason Blossom.

 

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The End of Oz (Dorothy Must Die #4)

Author: Danielle Paige

It’s finally the end of the road for Dorothy and everyone. The war for Oz ends now. Who will be standing when it’s over?

 

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The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Vol. 1 – Phantom

Author: L. J. Smith

Fell’s Church is finally back to the way it was before evil came to town with nothing but destruction. Elena Gilbert and her friends plan to take the summer before college and have fun. A jealousy demon has other plans for them though.

 

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The Wood

Author: Chelsea Bobulski

The wood is a dangerous place. The rules are simple. Never stray from the path. Never linger after dark. Don’t break the rules. It could mean your life. It was for Winter’s father. Now she takes his place as guardian of the wood.

 

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King’s Cage (Red Queen #3)

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow is still reeling from the loss of a loved one and now she’s a prisoner of King Maven. Turned into a traitor as the war finally begins, she refuses to break.

 

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The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Vol. 2 – Moonsong

Author: L. J. Smith

Elena Gilbert and her friends are finally in college, but that normal life they thought they’d finally get is scratched when students go missing and then turn up gruesomely murdered. With two vampires, a hunter, and a witch, they can handle this, right?

 

Favorite book this month: King’s Cage is the big winner this month. So many feels and intense moments! Mare Barrow is still a mother-freaking boss. Powerful writing as well.

 

Least favorite book this month: The Wood fell flat for me. It just wasn’t my jam. I’m not super big into history. I value it, look back on it, and enjoy its study, but it takes a lot to get me interested in a story that uses time travel with it to capture my attention. This one just didn’t do it for me.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Hello, Booklovers!

Okay, so this is a quick post. More of an update, and I’m a big believer in updating folks on changes. It’s nothing major. Just, if you’ve saved my site or anything of the such (which you probably haven’t. No big! Just in case) I have changed the site name and domain to more align with my blog! Also, my username as well.

If nothing’s changed for then beautiful! No worries! Like I said, because I’m paranoid, and I love you all, I made minor changes.

See? Quick post. Still The Scarlet Reader here.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

Sundown Rundown – March 2019

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Hello, Booklovers,

The end of March is nigh.

The sun is setting and might I say (and probably for the millionth time) that I’m so GLAD that the sun is out longer. I’ve missed it.

March was such a great month for reading. I got a lot done. See for yourself, and maybe even catch up on any reviews you might’ve missed.

 

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Sever

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Family reunions are all they’re cracked up to be and they may leave you dazed, confused, and feeling slightly betrayed, especially if you went through hell to get them back.

 

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Undertow

Author: Michael Buckley

A warrior race comes out of the ocean, but what chased them to the Coney Island shores is more dangerous. Getting yourself tangled up in with the prince of said warrior race does not help anybody, especially yourself, but why not? The passive aggressive, moody-broody your type? This one is for you.

 

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The Drawing of Three

Author: Stephen King

Roland, the gunslinger, continues his journey toward the Tower, but now he finds two more companions to tag along. This rag-tag adventure grows darker by the page, but you just can’t look away.

 

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Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Born with deadly abilities that’ll get Mare Barrow killed, but very well keep her alive too. With nobody to trust, she’ll have to be careful with every step because it could be her last.

 

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Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Surviving execution, Mare Barrow is on the run in the midst of a revolution that’ll threaten to take everything she has from her, including herself.

 

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Five Feet Apart

Author: Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

Stella has always had a set path to getting a brand new set of lungs. Will could care less. When he’s eighteen he’s free. When they meet it all goes out the window and that six feet is hard to keep. So she’ll take one foot back and make it five.

 

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Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige

Amy Gumm didn’t ask to come to OZ. Didn’t ask to be the unconventional hero and possible villain. Yet, here she is. Now she’s tasked with destroying the one responsible for so much pain, torture, and destruction to Oz. She’s tasked with killing Dorothy. Yes, that Dorothy. Nope, not a lie. That Dorothy.

 

Feeling pretty accomplished. Got some good ones in! Keep on the lookout for the Midnight Tease. It’ll be coming your way soon.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – February 2019

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Hey there, bookworms!!

Though the sun is hiding behind the grey day lately, it is setting. We’re alsoo at the end of the shortest month of the year: February.

This is the Sundown Rundown. You’ll find everything I’ve read and reviewed this month. This is a great opportunity to check out any reviews you might’ve missed while also checking out the new ratings I’ve been doing!

I hope you’ve all had a great month, and cheers to March!

 

 

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Secret Brother

Author: V. C. Andrews

After losing her little brother, a girl gains another, thanks to her grandfather bringing home a young boy with amnesia. She’ll do whatever it takes to get him to remember his past and get him out of her life before he replaces her brother completely down to his name.

 

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All the Little Lights

Author: Jamie Maguire

Elliot loves Catherine and he’ll do anything for her. They met one summer, but when he leaves without a word, she swears she’ll never forgive him. When he returns, he’ll do whatever it takes to earn her forgiveness.

 

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M or F?

Author: Lisa Papademetriou & Chris Tebbetts

Girl likes boy. Girl gets gay best friend to talk to boy online for her. Gay best starts to think boy might actually like him and not her. Trouble!

 

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The Gunslinger

Author: Stephen King

The gunslinger is on the trail of the man in black who has all of the secrets to get to the Dark Tower, the mission. What will he sacrifice to get there?

 

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Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin

The Iron Throne is threatened when the Hand of the King is killed. Now the Seven Kingdoms is thrown into toil as grabs for the throne is made and secrets are revealed that could destroy families and kingdoms. But, what may actually bring the downfall of this land lay beyond an icy wall.

 

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Evercrossed

Author: Elizabeth Chandler

It’s been a year since her boyfriend, Tristan died. Ivy has moved on and is doing better and hopes is afterlife is going well too. But, then she died and Tristan must protect her from whatever is after her.

 

Favorite Book: Game of Thrones was so good even after having seen the show so many times! I really enjoyed it, was completely enthralled and look forward to reading the rest of the novels!

 

Least Favorite Book: Evercrossed was a wreck; take the pun or leave it. I thought the Kissed By An Angel series would continue on with its wispy storytelling, with new material and such but it plummeted backwards and just disappointed me in the end.

 

So my goal didn’t pan out as I hoped thanks to the many issues I had this month (the explanation can be found on SP – Feb. 25th). BUT! March is coming and I’m so excited on what I have planned to read!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – January 2019

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Hello, my epic book nerds.

I hope January has given you a great start to 2019! If not, then I hope it gets good soon.

Get snuggled in real nice because it is REALLY cold outside. In the negatives. Or at least it is for me. However, the sunset is fiery orange and is making the snow sparkle. With that pretty visual, here’s what I reviewed this month. If you missed out on any, now is a great time to catch up.

 

 

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Shadow of the Moon

Author: Rebecca Moon

A werewolf investigating a secret club runs into a photographer doing the same? Their reason tie together as do their burning desires.

 

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The Sacrifice Box

Author: Martin Stewart

It’s the eighties. A group of kids make a sacrifice to a mysterious box and years later it comes back to haunt them after somebody breaks its rules. Who broke into the box? Can it be fixed before it’s too late?

 

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That’s Not What Happened

Author: Kody Keplinger

The day of the shooting is still fresh in Lee’s mind three years later. She’s ready to try and move on and tell the true story of what happened that day. She also discovers the stories of the others who survived and even those who didn’t. But, what will she do when she has all of the stories?

 

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Princess Diarist

Author: Carrie Fisher

The story every Star Wars fan has been waiting for. The story from the princess and, rebel leader, herself. Every page is filled with Fisher’s own personal brand of wit, humor, and style.

 

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The Traveling Vampire Show

Author: Richard Laymon

A hot summer day and three teenagers are determined to go see the traveling vampire show that just arrived in town. But after weird and frightening things keep happening to them, they’re not entirely sure they want to go. When they do, they wish they hadn’t.

 

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Echoes

Author: Alice Reeds

With no memory of how they crash-landed onto a mysterious island, Miles and Fiona work together to try to survive, but they’re not as alone as they think they are on the island. More so, it doesn’t want them to leave.

 

Favorite Book: Princess Diarist really skyrocketed to the top for me this month. I’m such a fan of Carrie Fisher and love her bluntness and honesty. Also, being a Star Wars fan, I couldn’t wait to finally read this! With actual blerbs and poetry from her journal from her times on the set of the great space adventure that the fans love.

 

Least Favorite Book: Shadow of the Moon made me really uncomfortable because it felt forced with no real flow. I didn’t like the characters either. I couldn’t feel any chemistry. Details were too lacking to pull me into the story. All in all, this book was just not for me. Everything rubbed me wrong about it.

 

I didn’t get to as many books as I was hoping, but I’m hoping to With January wrapped up, we now move on to February.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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