July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-The Becoming of Noah Shaw By: Michelle Hodkin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature/meme and the idea behind it is to share upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on! 

My pick this week: 

Expected Publication Date: November 7, 2017 
I love, love, LOVE the Mara Dyer trilogy so of course I can't wait for The Becoming of Noah Shaw! Need I say more about why I want to read it?? I just have to! I'm sure it will be amazing and I just adore that cover. If you haven't read the Mara Dyer trilogy yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. 

Anyone else looking forward to The Becoming of  Noah Shaw? What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 

July 18, 2017

The Breakdown By: B.A. Paris ARC Review

Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of The Breakdown By: B.A. Paris in exchange for an honest review. 

I just finished reading Behind Closed Doors by this author very recently and I absolutely LOVED it. I gave that book 5 stars on Goodreads. So of course when I saw The Breakdown on NetGalley I knew I had to read it. Sadly, I did not enjoy this one as much. 

The book started off great from page 1. The concept is very intriguing and the book is written well. My big complaint with The Breakdown is how easy and quick it is to call the twist. The fact that it is so obvious from very early on left me feeling a bit deflated when I got to the end. I think I felt this way even more so because the whole book seems to build up to the "big reveal" and none of it was shocking to me. 

That's really my only complaint. Other than that the book is written well and throughout it did keep my interest. However, since I'm such a fan of thrillers I really have to have a good twist at the end that I did not guess. Otherwise I'm always left feeling like the book could have been way better.

Overall The Breakdown isn't a bad book at all and the writing really is phenomenal. I just despise calling the twist so early on in a novel. It really bums me out! If the twist and ending had been better I definitely would have given this 5 stars. Also, Cass did annoy me a tad bit because I feel like she was too oblivious about everything that was going on. 

I'm not sure if I would recommend The Breakdown or not. I guess it's up to you on how much emphasis you put on the twist being a big surprise or not. I would definitely try the next book she puts out since I liked Behind Closed Doors so much. 

July 13, 2017

Where Did AngelErin Go? I Have Some UPDATES Guys!

Well as some of you may have noticed I have been absent from my blog for SO LONG! Things have been super crazy and busy in my life for about four months now. I am currently going through a divorce (good riddance to that scumbag) and trying to figure out a job situation. I have been a SAHM for almost 11 years due to my daughter's autism. So all of this has been a very stressful, but hopefully something will work out though!

Besides the stress, I have been extremely happy the past few months. I've never been this happy and I'm really enjoying it that's for sure. Also, I have a new and wonderful man in my life. I'll leave that at that for now. Let's see what else has been going on... I went on a mini beach vacay in Corpus Christi, my daughter turned 13 in April, my sons just turned 10 on the 6th of July, I've been working on a poetry book to self-pub one day, I lost 83 lbs, and I got off the keto diet.

Also, I've just been trying to keep up with my kiddos and all of the other normal day to day things in life on top of everything else.  All of this combined with a book slump and I haven't been reading much until recently. If you follow me on Instagram ( angelerinsbookobsession ) then you may have seen me around a bit on there. Here's some recent pictures that I posted!

I honestly think that Bookstagram is my favorite bookish thing, besides reading, so I have tried to keep up with that some. I've been on Twitter just a tad here and there and very recently I'm trying to get back into all the bookish things again. However, I'm sure it won't be as much as before.

When I have had a little bit of lazy time (especially while I was in the book slump) I did watch some TV shows and listen to some great music. Here are my favorites lately!

Halsey is LIFE!!! I have NOT stopped listening to this album since it came out and I love every song! Also, right now my Twinnies and I are obsessed with that Despacito song. It's been on repeat a lot as well. 

I used to watch Degrassi back in the day and I couldn't help trying out the new Netflix series for it. It's definitely a guilty pleasure for me. I binged the first three seasons and then when season four came out I watched it all in one day. Oops. 

I started watching Reign a while back, but then I got distracted by other things and now this is what I'm currently watching. I love it so far and I'm almost done with season two. 

I know I've watched a few movies, but I can't even tell you which ones I've seen recently. LOL! I seriously have not been able to keep up with my life lately, but I'm thrilled to be back on the blogosphere. Even if I did miss my 2nd Blogoversary the other day on July 10th. Haha. 

Here's a few other pictures from recently that I wanted to share. I especially love the one with all of my kiddos. It's so hard to get all of us in a picture and it turn out well! Oh, and you can add me on Snapchat ( Erinld2005 ) if you want and I'll add you back. 

Soooooo that's what I have been up to, that's all the craziness in my life that has kept me from blogging. I'm sure I don't owe anyone an explanation, but I miss everyone and I wanted you all to know why I disappeared. 

HOW IS EVERYBODY??? Tell me in the comments EVERYTHING about how you have been and what you are reading/watching/listening to! What all did I miss??? 

Sorry for such a long post. :P 

July 12, 2017

The Gatekeeper's Son and The Fallen Gatekeepers By: C.R. Fladmark Reviews!

Thank you to Ryder Author Resources for providing a free copy of The Gatekeeper's Son By: C.R. Fladmark in exchange for an honest review. 

It took me a little bit of time to get into The Gatekeeper's Son. Partly because I have been so busy, but also because it was a little slow till about 100 pages in. However, once it got to that point it really picked up. Then once I hit about halfway it was really fast-paced and I couldn't put it down! The world building was a little slow for me, but it paid off because it was so well done. I couldn't wait to find out more about the world in the second book. 

I liked the characters a lot, especially Shoko and Okaasan. They definitely aren't weak women and I always appreciate strong females in books. I did like Junya also, but not as much because the first half of the book he did annoy me a tad. That being said as the book went on he had some great character growth and I love that!

Overall I really enjoyed The Gatekeeper's Son, especially the last half when there is so much action! I was so glad I had the second book already because I couldn't wait to start it. 

I recommend The Gatekeeper's Son for all fans of urban fantasy. I think any fan of the genre would enjoy this one. 

Thank you to Ryder Author Resources for providing a free copy of The Fallen Gatekeepers By: C.R. Fladmark in exchange for an honest review. 

I decided to do a shorter review for The Fallen Gatekeepers because I don't want to give away any spoilers for book 1. One thing I immensely enjoyed about this one is how it expanded on the world building. I am a sucker for great world building! I also liked how Junya and Shoko's relationship was more intriguing in this one. 

Overall I liked The Fallen Gatekeepers just as much as The Gatekeeper's Son and I can't wait for book 3! I did read this one super slowly as well because things have been loco in my life. However, the book is great and the end really left me wanting more!!

I also recommend The Fallen Gatekeepers to all urban fantasy fans. This is a terrific series so far.