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If you are wondering what kinds of books I review and events I host, this little section is the place to look. Books I love to read: Children's, Young Adult, Paranormal and Fantasy books. Books I like to read: General Fiction, Romances, Religious Fiction, Mysteries and Biographies. So those are the genres of books I will generally review. If you send me a book outside of those areas, I'll consider it, but it may not fit my tastes. Reviews will take about 2 months to post; I try to post them around the time the book is released. On giveaways: Sending me a signed book to give away on the site is a great way to get your book noticed. I do a "mystery book" giveaway about every 2 weeks, where I read the book and twitter about it without revealing its title, then reveal what I've been reading and give it away. The whole event takes a couple weeks, and I feature the giveaway book on my blog for most of that time.

Currently reading

Blood Lite II: Overbite
Heather Graham, Jeff Strand, Kelley Armstrong, J.A. Konrath, Janis Ian, Derek Clendening, Amy Sterling Casil, Sam W. Anderson, Aaron Polson, Brian J. Hatcher, John R. Little, Joel A. Sutherland, Jordan Summers, Allison Brennan, Lezli Robyn, Scott Nicholson, Sharyn McCrum
V is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone: An ABC for Grownups
Seth Godin
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
Parting the Veil: The Art of Nene Thomas
Nene Thomas, Bruce Coville
The Art of Amy Brown (Bk. 1)
Matthew(Read by) Ryan, Ilyana(Read by); Brown, Amy Kathleen?(Author) ; Kadushin
The Creativity Book: A Year's Worth of Inspiration and Guidance
Eric Maisel

Amulet (DragonBlade #1)

Amulet (DragonBlade #1) - Nancy Lee Parish,  Michael Bastow,  Jennifer Bastow Amulet, is the start of a fantasy series that reminds one of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance series. A boy, Tristan, who stumbles across a magical amulet creates a dragon and finds out he is part Ecli (wizard). His world suddenly gets much bigger as his sister is also part Ecli and they both discover that the gems and amulets they carry are part of a bigger picture. There is also a dark Ecli that rules over parts of the land and creates havoc on the whole town Tristan lives in. The dark Ecli tries to get all of the 12 amulets killing people in it’s path.

I enjoyed reading about certain characters like Mina (dragon), Mayla(girl), Bub(dog), and Clare (dragon). Some of the stories of the dark characters did take a turn I did not expect. Each of the dragons had their own personalities which made them relatable and most of them had a good sense of humor.

I read this in ebook format so sometimes it is hard to tell if the book is long. This book was long, with over 100 chapters and only 500+ pages. I think the chapters made it feel longer because most book even if they are big have maybe up 35-40 chapters.

If I were to be asked “Would you read more from the series?” I would probably say, Yes. It was not a story that enveloped me like say Harry Potter but had some interesting moments. I almost thought there was going to be a George R. R. Martin moment in the book but...the author went a different way.