Book Review: The Goblins of Bellwater

Synopsis:

Title – The Goblins of Bellwater  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Molly Ringle (Website, Goodreads)

Published – October 1st 2017

Genre – Young Adult

Summary – Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. 

Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.

Unaware of what’s happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever.

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3 Books To Deepen Your Love

3 Books To Deepen Your Love for Date Night

Looking to connect deeper with your partner?

There are countless date night ideas out there, but what better way to spend quality time with your loved one is with a date night read.

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Put on your reading glasses and check out these 3 books that will deepen your love!

 

Books for Relationships

Meaning of Marriage by Gary Chapman

The Meaning of Marriage - 3 Books To Deepen Your Relationship

The Meaning of Marriage came recommended the year my husband and I were getting married and we had a helpful book discussion with some mentors of ours. Now I recommend it to everybody! Yes, that includes those who are married, engaged to be married, or not married.

Your relationship needs a solid foundation to grow from. THIS is the book for that.

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5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

5 Love Languages - 3 Books To Deepen Your Relationship

“I feel like your don’t love me.”

“I don’t have to say I love you because you should know it.”

“Spending time is better than spending money.”

Agree or disagree with any of the above statements? This comes down to how you feel and give love. Everybody’s “love tank” can be filled different ways and it is important to know your own as well as your partners and families.

The 5 Love Languages is hands-down the best relationship book. However, this book is definitely not just for married couples. You can read my full review here.

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Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Total Money Makeover - 3 Books To Deepen Your Relationship

The second biggest reason for divorce is money. Don’t let this happen to you. Get on the same page with your partner about money.

There are plenty of books on money; Total Money Makeover is just one of the endless of books on personal finance. But Dave Ramsey is one of the most commonly known and is credited for helping thousands of people dig themselves out of debt.

((Already read Dave Ramsey, check out some other finance books I recommend here)

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I hope you can find yourself a partner who will hold your shopping bags …and your library haul! 🙂

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Book Review: The Great Pursuit

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Synopsis:

Title – The Great Pursuit (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Wendy Higgins (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 7th 2017

Genre – Young Adult Series.

Summary – One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.

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Book Review: The Dazzling Heights

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Synopsis:

Title – The Dazzling Heights  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Katharine McGee (Website, Goodreads)

Published – August 29th 2017

Genre – Young Adult; Science Fiction

Summary –  New York City, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amid high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets…

Leda is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden—even if it means trusting her enemy.

Watt just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Will he do what it takes to be free of her for good?

When Rylin wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being there also means seeing the boy whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.

Avery is tormented by her love for the one person in the world she can never have. She’s desperate to be with him…no matter the cost.

And then there’s Calliope, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who arrives in New York determined to cause a stir. And she knows exactly where to begin.

But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall. 

 

This is the second book in The Thousandth Floor series. Read the first HERE.

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Book Review: The Great Hunt

Synopsis:

Title – The Great Hunt (Goodreads)

Author – Wendy Higgins (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 8th 2016

Genre – Young Adult Fantasy

Summary – When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger… until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them… or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.

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Book to Movie Adaptations 2018

3 Books I’m Reading Before They Premier on the Big Screen

I won’t bore you with the whole the-book-is-better-than-the-movie shebang.

Yes, wholeheartedly I agree the books will give so much more depth than watching the movie adaptation or TV series. However, I’ve definitely been guilty a few times of viewing before reading. Shhhh.

Anyway, you care about the list, right?

Here are some 2018 movie adaptations coming soon that I want to pick up the book before watching.

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Book Review: Beartown

Synopsis:

Title – Beartown  (Goodreads)

Author – Fredrik Backman (Goodreads)

Published – April 25th 2017 

Genre – Fiction

Summary – People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

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Book Review: The Kiss of Deception

Synopsis:

Title – The Kiss of Deception  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Mary E. Pearson (Website, Goodreads)

Published –  July 8th 2014

Genre –  Young Adult

Summary – She flees on her wedding day.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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Book Review: All The Ugly And Beautiful Things

Synopsis:

Title – All The Ugly And Beautiful Things  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Bryn Greenwood  (Website, Goodreads)

Published – August 9th 2016

Genre – Fiction

Summary – As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer. 

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Two Money Books for Your New Year’s Resolution

Two Books for Your Financial Goals

(that is not Ramsey or Kiyosaki)

Are you one to set goals in the new year? Is one of those goals a financial goal?

Do you have a solid, achievable goal for your financial new year’s resolution? Or do you know things have to change financially but don’t know where to start?

Either way, here are two books published in 2017 that will help you for the New Year!

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