Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dogs and Their People by Barkpost

Not only am I crazy about books, but I am also crazy about animals and a HUGE dog lover. I am the proud mama of 2 fur-babies(would happily have another but the fiance has "put his foot down"...whatever!).  When the amazing folks at Penguin Random House e-mailed me about this book, I knew not only was it the perfect book for me, but it would be the perfect book for you OR for the dog lovers in your life.

Dogs and Their People is a beautiful little package that is jam-packed with hilarious and heartwarming stories, anecdotes, photos and insights. It captures the true and extraordinary bond that humans share with their pets and vice versa. 

From Putnam: "this book isn’t just about the dogs; it’s about celebrating the crazy, consuming, unconditional love we feel for them. It’s about the songs you’ve made up for them, the hugs you’ve given them on bad days, and all the outfits that—let’s be honest—you forced them into. It’s about the lightness they’ve brought to our lives just by being there—and having smushy faces. We hear you, dog people; this one is for you."

Just in time for the holiday season, Dogs and Their People is the ideal, fool-proof gift for that special someone in your life! Grab your copy today!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid(The Diabolic #1)

The Diabolic (The Diabolic, #1)
Release Date: November 1st, 2016
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 416 Pages
Series: The Diabolic #1
Format: Arc
Source: From publisher
Reason: For Review
Find the Author: Website
Buy the Book: Amazon CA | Amazon

Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator's daughter, Sidonia. There's no one Nemesis wouldn't kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.She must become her.Now one of the galaxy's most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she's been told she doesn't have - humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire...

Okay, y'all, I have a confession to make. I don't do Sci-fi and I rarely do fantasy *dodges thrown books*
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 I know, I know! As a "crazy bookworm" it's almost sacrileges to swear off genres, but there have been very few Sci-fi\fantasy's that I have read and even fewer that I have liked, so imagine my surprise when I actually really enjoyed The Diabolic. 

You couldn't go anywhere on the blogosphere, twittersphere or any other 'sphere without stumbling across the love and raving of this book. Everyone who reads was talking about it. I think that made me even more nervous because usually when a book is that hyped up, it tends to disappoint me in some way or another, but that was not the case this time. Instead, I was proven why this book gained the popularity and following that it did.

Simply put The Diabolic is a fast-paced, heart-pounding adventure! What I struggle to find in books that fall under this genre is heart. They seem to be really cold and lack emotion, but that is another area where The Diabolic broke the mold. There are some beautiful emotional notes that make this book so much more than a "robot" story.

Kincaid did a wonderful job at creating and delivering this very intricate setting. Weaving together all of the politics and characters to produce a one of a kind world.

I am SO glad I gave this book the chance it so deeply deserved. I was transported from my couch into the galaxy, fighting alongside Nemesis. I was taken on a thrilling ride and look forward to continuing this epic adventure! I urge other who may veer away from these types of books to step out of your usual tastes and give something different a try. You'll open yourself up to beautiful new worlds waiting to be discovered by you!

I beg for forgiveness for wrongly judging this genre!

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