Patience! Moving…

Hello everyone! I just wanted you to know that I am in the process of moving I Was Angelized_1st from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. As I’ve taken to working on my site more this year, I’ve begun to run into some restrictions based on the restructuring that took place at WordPress.com. Options I used to have with […]

Book Review: Savage Light

ebook: Savage Light Publisher: Smashwords Edition Date: February 24th 2015 ISBN: 9781311538260 My Review Copy: Received by the author in exchange for an honest review.  Amazon | Goodreads | B&N Marsa has always struggled with the fact she goes unnoticed. Her best friend is the one chosen to rid the world of all evil; the man Marsa loves barely knows she exists; […]

Reading Your Way Chronologically Through the Outlander Universe

Anyone who really knows me knows how obsessed I am with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. It’s such a fun read, filled with elements from essentially every genre there is. At the heart of the series is the romance between James Fraser and Claire Randall, but Gabaldon has created a world of characters that add so many other […]

Book Review: The Empty Throne

“When a man must choose between nothing and everything he has small choice.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne ebook: The Empty Throne Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #8) Setting: England Pages: 400 pages Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Date: September 16th 2014 ISBN: 9780007504183 Edition Language: English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England […]

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Star

Title: The Last Star Series: The Fifth Wave (Book #3) Format: Hardcover Expected Publication: May 17th 2016 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers ISBN: 9780399162435 Edition Language: English The synopsis according to Goodreads states: We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death […]

2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge April Wrap-Up

  I’ve read a lot of fantasy this year, but I took a bit of break from it in April so I could concentrate on some of the other reading challenges I’m doing this year. In total, I only read four fantasy novels. One was a re-read, another is the 13th book in a series. […]

Book Review: The Pagan Lord

“Five things make a man happy,” I told him, “a good ship, a good sword, a good hound, a good horse, and a woman.” “Not a good woman?” Finan asked, amused. “They’re all good,” I said, “except when they’re not, and then they’re better than good.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pagan Lord ebook: The Pagan Lord Series: The […]

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge March-April Wrap-Up

I’ve been reading a lot of historical fiction and dystopian novels this year, which is very evident from the list of books below. One thing I’m proud of is reading more books for the 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge in March and April than I did in January and February. Take a look at the […]

Book Review: Death of Kings

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn’t.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings ebook: Death of Kings Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #6) Setting: England Pages: 336 pages Publisher: HarperCollins Date:  January 17th 2012 ISBN: 9780062097118 Edition Language: English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his lifelong goal of a unified England […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Soundless

Hardcover: Soundless Pages: 368 pages Publisher: Razorbill Expected publication: November 10th 2015 ISBN: 9781595147639 The official synopsis states: For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up […]

Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Found Love Where Least Expected

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is to reveal my “Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _________.” I’ll admit this one was hard. You mean I get to fill in the blank? What topic should I choose? UGH! The possibilities were endless. So after giving it some thought, I decided to choose books which feature characters who found […]

Book Review: The Burning Land

“The poets say we fight for glory, for gold, for reputation, and for our homes, but in my life I have just as often fought for a woman. Women have power over men. It is for women that the long fleets cross the salt seas, and for women that the proud halls burn, and for […]

My Bookish Alphabet From A to Z

While visiting new blogs I ran across this list on Hidden Staircase, and thought it sounded like fun. In the “Bookish Alphabet,” you have to answer the questions from A-Z about your books, reading habits, and favorite quotes and memories. If you decide to participate, just copy and past the list onto you blog, and then […]

Book Review: Sword Song

“Love is a dangerous thing. It comes in disguise to change our life… Lust is the deceiver. Lust wrenches our lives until nothing matters except the one we think we love, and under that deceptive spell we kill for them, give all for them, and then, when we have what we have wanted, we discover […]

Waiting on Wednesday: The Bourbon Kings

ebook: The Bourbon Kings Series: The Bourbon Kings (Book #1) Pages: 400 pages Publisher: NAL Expected Publication: July 28th 2015 ISBN: 9780698193031 Edition Language: English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as […]

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is to reveal My Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors. This list is ever-changing based on what I’m reading, what I remember reading, and how I feel when you ask me. The list of authors below are my favorites today. Tomorrow? Who knows? Thanks to The Broke and the […]

Book Review: Chimera

“Secrets, however long they are kept, usually still manage to be brought to light. The best you can hope for is that you’ll be in control of when a secret gets out, not if it does.”   ― Vaun Murphrey, Chimera Kindle Edition: Chimera Series: Weaver (Book #1) Pages: 487 pages Publisher: Artemis Femme Date: July 29th 2014 ASIN:B00M8PLUYU Edition Language:English My […]

Book Review: Lords of the North

“Wyrd bið ful aræd”  ― Bernard Cornwell, Lords of the North ebook: Lords of the North Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #3) Setting: England(United Kingdom)  Pages: 352 pages Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Date: October 13th 2009 ISBN:9780061801891 Edition Language:English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex […]

Book Review: The Pale Horseman

“We make children and wealth and amass land and build halls and assemble armies and give great feasts, but only one thing survives us. Reputation.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pale Horseman ebook: The Pale Horseman Original Title: The Pale Rider Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #2) Setting: England Pages: 384 pages Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Date: December 26th 2006 ISBN: 9780061135675 Edition Language:English […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspiring Book Quotes

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is devoted to quotes from books that have inspired me. Most of these are books I have actually read, but a few are quotes I’ve seen somewhere, and liked enough to jot them down. In this post I will share with you the quotes, and explain what they mean to me. Thanks […]