Bingo, Reviews, and weekend TBR

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Hello friends, sorry I’ve been absent for a while. Life has been crazy, as I’m sure it is for you as well. I have since transitioned to work from home with my job, which I am incredibly grateful for!! Even though I’ve been absent I have still been reading and checking off squares on my March Book Bingo. I have a few books to give you brief reviews on, as well as a shout out for one that had it’s release day yesterday!! Get ready because I’m about to throw a lot at ya!

Book Bingo Update- I’ve 6 squares marked off! Woohoo go me!! I wish I could say I’ve read more books than that but it’s a slow month for me. Oh, I do have a 7th book to add now that I think of it. Haha I’m scatter brained today. Bingo has definitely been fun and keeping me on track as much as possible.

If you’ve been playing along please let me know which categories you’ve marked off and which books you used for them! ☺️

I do want to say Happy Belated Release Day to Child of Nod by C.W. Snyder. This gloriously dark Alice in Wonderland/Land of Nod mashup released yesterday!

Description-

“Alice wakes one day to find herself on the other side of death, in the corrupted fairy tale land of Nod. Unable to remember much of the events leading to her demise, she sets out on a journey to discover her memory and the reason for her presence in Nod. Unknown to her, the man responsible for her death, Jack, is on a mission to find her spirit and end her second life.

Alice takes flight, only to find herself drawn into the lives of those around her and the mystery permeating that place. From the humble streets of Elysium to the mirrored spires of Memoria, her journey takes her on a path that leads to a decision that will affect the fate of Nod.

Along the way, she meets a cast of characters that include a madman with a dark secret, her faithful companion, Dog, and woman made of memory. Together, they help her on her journey as she uncovers the truth of Nod and the woman behind it all, the Red Queen. “

My Review-

Child of Nod was such a unique, creative, perfectly crafted blend of Alice in Wonderland and the Land of Nod. It came with tasteful biblical references and mythological beings such as Cerberus, Cain, and a hit that served as Hansel & Gretel’s cabin, the home of Baba Yaga, etc. This is definitely a dark tale that will provoke many a thought from any reader. It has creepy elements with wraiths, wastelands and ghosts. I think my favorite part about this story was the representation of good vs evil and how it is portrayed with Alice and all of the trials she overcomes throughout the story. I will definitely think on this book long after having read it, and if you enjoy a darker read that will lead you through a rollercoaster of emotions then I highly suggest you pick this up!!

This weekend I plan to relax and get some good reading done! I spent way too much time rewatching Shadowhunters on Hulu last weekend that I lost some valuable reading time. Won’t let that happen again! What I’d like to finish is listed below.

  • I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
  • Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollet
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (another 100 pages would be nice)

What I plan to start and hopefully finish is Dark Consort (Dark Dreamer #2) and Night Warden (Dark Dreamer #3) by Amber R Duell! I also need to read (and hopefully finish Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa! Lots of reading to do but I’m so excited for it. Please let me know what you’re excited to read this weekend!

I hope everyone stays level headed and positive during this scary and difficult time. Remember to practice good hygiene and be smart with when you choose to go out in public. We don’t need to panic and freak out, but we also do my need to be flippant I will try to post fun updates as we go, in hopes to take everyone’s minds off of current events. Love you all!

Positive Vibes and Happy Reading!!

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