Just reading, drawing,crocheting and enjoying naps
Big thank you to Moonlight for my awesome card!
Now to search for some books!
his was one of those books that has you rooting for the team and not the players/characters. I found the world building very engaging with the fables and legends a strong foundation.
While the world building was it's true strength everything else felt lacking. I never cared for any of the characters are their building relationships. They all felt just like pawn pieces moving across the board. and never fleshed out for me to care about them one way or another. I hope the author re-visits this world someday as I am curious about some characters that didn't get enough screen
Ugh, the book tied me in knots! (In a good way!)
The mystery is on a slow boil as your introduced to Skye whose life is stuck in a dead-end
then she makes a deal, a easy deal that would get her money and a new life. That is until the deal ends up with someone dead and Skye stuck in the middle and running out of time to find a murderer.
As everything slowly unravels for Skye, who you feel a deep empathy for, even if she made a really crappy choice. I always hoped she be okay in the end. Cook does put the reader through an emotional ringer as everything starts to add and and then! -She hits you again with another shocker that left me guessing if it solved everything or just another secret.
I can't say enough great things about this book- only to read it for yourself!
Instead of the carnival coming to town, it's the Gambler's Den, a casino that brings lights and laughter to the barren desert towns. Franco the ringleader that gathers a crew of fire eaters and thieves. Until their luck hits a road block in a kingdom's capital city where law is held in an iron fist and the crew of the Gambler's den must use all their tricks to get out.
I really enjoyed the small bit of the world of the Den of Shadows, you have a huge divide between the rich and the poor. The Gambler's Den tries to stay on the grey line as they try to make a buck.
The trouble I had was you only really get glimpses of everything from the world to the characters. You never get anything to deep even with our main crew. This made it an easy and fun read and hopefully this just the foundation to more for the series.
Been wanting to read this series for awhile now, and found the whole boxed set for a steal! Plus, an added map the world.
"The Tide Always Changes" There's a few sayings about bad times in one's life, but no matter what, in the end things never stay bad or hard forever. Things will look up- something I've had to remind myself a few times. It's been a very long time that I have tried my hand at drawing an anchor and I really love the style that came out. I may need to get some new pens soon! #artwork #anchor #sayings #drawing #flowers #sketchbook #myart #illustration #artistic #artist #artofday
Another mythological critter drawing this time with the Kraken and wanting to read more of Moby Dick, using the bottom of the pirate ship as a pillow
I've started to doodle again and just had to draw a jackalope just chillin'. I'm looking to draw more of these mythological critters , so I love some suggestions and help on what next to draw :D
House of "Furies" First time I came across this I did a double take thinking what the heck is House of Furries?! hehe
As I read Wintersong I found myself falling more and more under it's magical spell. The setting and characters just got to me. S. Jae-Jones just pin point something few can: people. No one in this book is good or bad, wrong or right. Nothing in this book is black or white and like the characters everything is in shades of grey.
The heroine especially can came across as selfish, narrow viewed, but on the other has a huge heart that gives and gives. Liesl was never given the chance to grow and spread her wings, always push aside by her beautiful sister and talented brother, her own worth put on the back shelf. The thing about Liesl is, she doesn't want to be there, and in her own ways fights to break free from the place she was put.
Her fight and later love of the Goblin King is every changing. It's not the, be all, end all kind of love. It hurts, it heals. It can be messy and it can be crystal clear.
The first part of the book is the trial of Liesel as she gets her sister back and the later part of the book is her discovering of who the Goblin King is. Both like a symphony changes, with the words poetic or harsh.
The ending could have made this a standalone, but with this type of sad (heartbreaking!) ending I'm glad we will be able to see more of Lisel and the Goblin King's love story.