Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Book Review: 'The Wrath and the Dawn' by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath & the Dawn
by Renée Ahdieh
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publishers: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2015
  • Age Level: 12 and Up  
  • Format read: Hardcover
  • Received copy via: Public Library 
  • Renée Ahdieh's Website



In My Opinion:

     I fell in love with the main character, Shahrzad, from the very beginning.  Her strength & confidence makes her the perfect heroine for the story.  We sympathize with her from start to finish.  I found myself on the edge of my seat numerous times.  As well as laughing at her quick wit & attitude on more than one occasion.  
     The story telling within the book was mesmerizing.  I felt as if I was sitting there as the words were being spoken directly to me.  There was a steady flow of events & I never found myself bored with the context. With each page, I simply wanted more!

     Shahrzad (Shazi), was not the only character I grew fond of while reading this epic tell of love & vengeance.  Every character I read about turned out to be someone who was wonderfully written.  Even if in a mischievous way.  They all had their place in the story & added to it's success as a whole.

     I would definitely recommend The Wrath & the Dawn to anyone looking for a book full of love, wonderful characters, & brilliant story telling.  The only downfall that I can honestly say came with reading this book is the fact that the next book does not come out until the middle of next year.  I truly felt incomplete once I closed the book for the last time.

My Rating:

5 Cups of Tea (One of the Best!!)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Welcome Y'all!

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Wife of Retired Veteran turned Truck Driver (Johnathon), I have chosen to spend my time as a stay-at-home mom.  We have 3 kids together (Bubbie, Em', & Cha-Cha) & I have an awesome "Bonus Son" from my husband's previous marriage.  Education is something I believe to be SUPER important but Reading is the answer, not necessarily years of schooling.  Anyone can do anything as long as they put their minds to it & are determined.  And as far as my "freetime" is concerned:  I enjoy reading, pen-palling, spending time with my family, meeting new people, & working towards an amazing future.  Lately, I have a bit more time to myself since the youngest recently turned 2.  And with that time I have decided to combine my love for reading & my passion for blogging to bring you guys this amazing blog! Along with it's companion Youtube channel of the same name.

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My main mission is to share my love for reading with you guys.  This includes a wide range of things.  A few examples are:  Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Cover Reveals, & various lists centered around all things "bookish".  Though these things will make up the majority of my blog, I also plan to share more personal posts with y'all.  Hence, the subtitle: "Books, Babblings, & More".  Not only do I wish to share the awesome world of literature with you guys, but I hope to share a part of myself with y'all.  Making this more than just a blog.  I want this to be so.much.more!  With that being said: be sure to follow/like/subscribe to all of my other social media outlets.  Links can be found in the sidebar to the right --->  I almost always follow back.  & I'm super active on most sites.

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  1. Favorite book of All-Time: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  2. I own 16/24 books from Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series.
  3. I read from my Kindle Fire, listen to Audible, or read physical books. It varies.
  4. I'd rather read than watch television or a movie, any day.
  5. I prefer paperback books to hardcover books.

Thanks to everyone for joining me for the first, of many, posts on the "Bookish Bevil" blog. I look forward to sharing my passion for all things bookish with y'all!  Till next time!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

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