Emmett and His Friends Take an Intergalactic Vacation | Review: Nyxia Unleashed

UnleashedTitle: Nyxia Unleashed

Author: Scott Reintgen

Genre: YA sci-fi

Series: Book two of the Nyxia Triad

Pub. Date: July  17th, 2018

Synopsis: Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all. Discover book two in the trilogy Marie Lu called, “a high-octance thriller.”
Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.
Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.
But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?
 

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What Kind of Reader Are You?

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Hi friends! I recently touched on some of the self-realizations I’ve had over the last few months in my “welcome back from hiatus” post, but I’d definitely say the biggest one I’ve had is finally accepting that I’m a slow reader.

While everybody is posting their “Mid-Year Book Freakouts” and talking about all the different books they’ve read in 2018, I’ve been staring dejectedly at the number “17” on my Goodreads tracker. I may or may not be over 4 books behind on my challenge and wondering how the heck I’ll ever catch up, but that’s probably a post for another day. But finally accepting that I’ll never be able to read 100 books in a year sparked an idea for a fun discussion. With such a prolific community of book lovers, I’d say there’s a few different types of readers out there, so I decided to create a (most definitely silly) list of them!

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When One Temperamental Sea Goddess Ruins Your Life | Review: Whisper of the Tide

WhisperTitle: Whisper of the Tide

Author: Sarah Tolcser

Series: Sequel to Song of the Current

Genre: YA, high fantasy

Pub. Date: June 5th, 2018

Synopsis: Caro Oresteia spent her life waiting to be called by the river god, as those in her family had been for generations. But when she’s swept away on an adventure to save the Akhaian royal prince, Markos, her destiny is sealed by the sea god instead.
For now, Caro is landlocked, helping Markos reclaim his throne after nearly his entire family was assassinated in a political coup. Without any financial or military support, Markos is desperate for allies, and Caro has fought off more than one attempt on his life. When a powerful Archon offers his army in exchange for Markos’s marriage to his daughter, Caro must choose: Her love for Markos, or the fate of Akhaia? And more importantly: How much is she willing to risk to defy the sea god’s wishes and chart her own course? 
With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and breathtaking romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing your fate. 

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How To Create the Perfect Reading Mood

How to Create the Perfect Reading Mood

What’s this?? My very first discussion post? I’m so excited you guys! I hope you enjoy the topic, and big thanks to my bestie Jordyn @ Jordz the Bibliophile for helping me decide on it. Also, you may notice I finally came up with a post divider, hopefully it looks alright!

Now what exactly is the perfect reading mood? For me, it’s being in a mindset where I’m relaxed, focused, and excited to read as much as possible! But there are many factors that affect whether or not I’m in the right environment to obtain that mood. So, here’s a list that details exactly what I do when I sit down to read. Of course, not everything will apply to everyone – we’re all different people with different habits! But this is what I think creates the Perfect Reading Mood.

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February Wrap-Up

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Once again, my monthly wrap-up post is like 1000 days late, but my life is just crazy, so I hope you guys get used to reading these posts about a week after the new month has started. I don’t know, maybe you’ll like it even better that way..? stop kidding yourself Mia

Also I apologize for how ugly the post header is, but I had zero time to attempt to make something nice, so please excuse my lack of design skills and patience.

Overall, February was pretty bad – for my reading/blogging/book stuff in general. Life-wise, it was meh. I’ll give you guys a little more detail on just why I’ve been so busy lately, but that’s later in the post. Mostly I’m gonna chalk up my complete failure to the fact that February is the shortest month. Two or three more days obviously would’ve changed everything, right?? Right. Glad we’re on the same page.

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