Sundown Rundown – October 2019

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Hey there, bookworms!

October is coming to an end and so is the beautiful warm sunlight! IT’s nearly time for daylight’s saving time and I’m not ready to be swathed it eternal, cold darkness. Ugh. LOL. I hope you’ve had a spooky month. I sure have! From pumpkin carving to scary movies, I love Halloween. Now, I’ll spend the next 364 days getting ready for next year’s. Oh! I almost forgot! This year, I dressed up as one of my favorite final girls. Sidney Prescott of the Scream series. Here’s a few photos! Now, I know the quality blows, but hey, I think I look pretty good!

With the sun going down, so goes my reading month. Tis the season to get cozy with some hot cocoa or tea. So, here’s an opportunity to catch up on reviews you might’ve missed this month!

 

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The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare

Trying to win the heart of a woman has never been so difficult yet worth it.

 

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Beyond Magic

Author: Susan Kearny,

A journalist, a witch, and a medium with some intense, romantic stories that will take you out of this world.

 

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Paper Valentine

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

It’s not normal to be haunted by your best friend, but when she helps you solve a creepy murder case where the killer kills little girls and leaves valentines then you’re pretty glad.

 

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Goodreads

The Son of Neptune

Author: Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is on a quest yet again only this time he winds up at Camp Jupiter, the camp for children of Roman gods. There he’ll meet new people, and go on a quest that’ll bring him one step closer to saving the world from Gaea.

 

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The Haunted

Author: Danielle Vega

New girl. New town. New house that’s extremely haunted and trying to kill her. But, with the help of the cute, mysterious and quiet boy next door, she may just survive.

 

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Goodreads

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Friendships aren’t easy. Sometimes they just fade out. And sometimes they come back from the dead and have a lot of bones to pick.

 

Favorite Book This Month: So hard to choose, but I’m going with The Haunted. It really put me in the spooky place for the spooky season. Of course, reading this at 2AM also helped get me freaked out when crazy shit happened in the book. Definitely a great read for those who love horror. Action, jumpy parts, and unexpected revelations, but if you’re looking for that deep thought-filled type of horror that’s more psychological then don’t read this. This is a sheer fun horror read, like if you went to see a horror movie.

Least Favorite Book of the Month: Beyond Magic didn’t really do anything for me. Even as one of those mass-market quickies, I was just kind of bored with it, though it had a few small moments that were interesting. Just meh.

 

Six books this month. It’s not what I hoped for, but no complaints. I did warn you guys I may be getting spaced out with my posts. Life has been busy lately, so I do apologize for not posting as often as I wish I could. I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – September 2019

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Hey there, book addicts!

I hope everyone is doing well. September has been a long and stressful month. I don’t know about anyone else, but I for one and glad it’s about to be October. You know what that means. It’s time to get spooky!!! WOO!

I know the sun has been started setting sooner and sooner lately. The leaves are turning such beautiful colors as they morbidly die. Pumpkins and scarecrows are shining on as Halloween comes rolling around.

Enjoy the sunset of Fall. It’s more orange and lights the sky on fire. It’s the twilight of the year. Enjoy some cider or maybe a deep red wine or some Hot cocoa as you get cuddly and catch up on what you might’ve missed on my blog.

Here’s the Sundown Rundown. Everything I’ve read this month and an opportunity for you to catch up on any reviews you might’ve missed.

 

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E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial in his Adventure on Earth

Author: William Kotzwinkle

An alien botanist gets ditched on earth. Perfect read for those Area 51 raiders! Lol.

 

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A Gift of Magic

Author: Lois Duncan

Some gifts aren’t good ones. A teen girl discovers she’s been given the gift of magic and her life gets crazy.

 

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Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3)

Author: Charlaine Harris

The Midnighters come together to save the town from the evil that threatens to swallow the town from below.

 

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Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4)

Author: Stephen King

The journey to the Tower continues. The Gunslinger reveals a story most personal. One of love, magic, and tragedy.

 

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The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)

Author: Rick Riordan

A new journey begins for a group of Demigods. A Demigod has memory loss. Monsters keep rising from Tartarus. A Goddess is imprisoned and on the brink of losing her powers.

 

Favorite book: The Lost Hero was a blast! I’m so excited to jump back into the world of Riordan. New heroes as well as some old heroes. And a brand-new prophecy about saving not only the world but the gods!

 

Least favorite book: Night Shift was such a letdown for a variety of reasons. I’m still a little sore about it. The first two were so great and I was just disappointed with this one.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Sundown Rundown – August 2019

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Hey there booknerds!

At this moment, you’re probably relaxing after having dinner and enjoying a glass of wine or possibly something non-alcoholic. Whatever suits your fancy while you kick back and watch the sunset. The beautiful in-between of day into night. While you’re doing that you can kick back and catch up on what you might’ve missed this month on The Scarlet Reader.

It was a long month for August! So much has happened and so much has been read! I’m actually pretty proud of my reading. Not a slump for me! Six books! Woohoo!

Aside from having an accomplished reading month, I also got to go see Kansas in concert. They were fantastic. Such a fun time. The band was lively and it was a beautiful day. Mom also had her neck surgery. It was very successful and she’d on the mend! It was a surgery to help with pain and strange numbness and it’s taken years to get it. I’m glad she’ll finally be able to be more pain-free. After seven years or so of it, she deserves it.

Now, there are a couple of books that I wish I could’ve gotten to, but there’s always next month! Catch up on the reviews you might’ve missed this month!

 

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Goodreads

Zom-B: City

Author: Darren Chan

B makes her way across the city in hopes up getting to the meet-up point for survivors. One problem. She didn’t necessarily survive.

 

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Midnight Crossroad (Midnight Texas #1)

Author: Charlaine Harris

Welcome to the small, quiet town of Midnight where there is only one stoplight and the folks are nice and keep to themselves. That changes when a local turns up dead and supernatural skeletons comes out of the closet.

 

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Amazon

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)

Author: Amy Plume

Dreams can kill. Everybody knows that. An experiment will bring them to horrifying life for seven teens that only wanted to cure their sleep disorders.

 

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Lothaire (Dark Immortals #12)

Author: Kresley Cole

This vampire wants her body, soul, and the demon goddess possessing her.

 

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Day Shift (Midnight Texas #2)

Author: Charliane Harris

The resident psychic and hardcore assassin team up together to solve the murder of a wealthy woman before the secrets of Midnight come out of the woodwork.

 

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Zom-B: Angels

Author: Darren Shan

B discover the Angels, a group of reviveds set out to fight evil. B must make a choice. Join them? Or run.

 

Favorite Book: Midnight Crossroad was light and fun. The supernatural element was so subtle and natural. Just a splendid read.

Least Favorite Book: Lothaire pushed in a direction that isn’t my favorite. I enjoy smut and the supernatural genre, but I don’t enjoy coercion. Being forceful isn’t attractive nor is getting so nasty that it’s toxic and disturbing. Just not for me. I still love Kresley Cole to pieces and can’t wait for the release of From the Grave (Arcana Chronicles #6).

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Thoughts? Let’s chat in the comments below! Feel free to follow me on Twitter. I don’t get big on book talk there, but I am a big fandom girl. I’m currently hooked on Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher, The Boys, and Dear White People. I also love having book friends so friend me on Goodreads! 

 

 

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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Penguin

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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Thoughts? Feel free to find me on Goodreads. I love bookworm friends. And follow me on Twitter if you’d like. I don’t do much book talk there, but I do get my freak on with my favorite shows. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? Currently, it’s Swamp Thing, The 100, and Fear the Walking Dead and also: it’s SHARK WEEK!!! Let’s chat in the comments below!

 

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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Goodreads

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.