Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Favorite.. Book I Wish They Made a Movie Off

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

There are many books out there I wished they’ve made a Movie off. But when  I thought of this particular My Favorite subject, I immediately thought of The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa. 

I read the first book in The Iron Fey series ‘The Iron King’ in 2013 and completely fell in love with that series. After reading the first book, I was unstoppable and read the others too. I haven’t read all the novella’s in this series, but I still plan on doing that one day. It’s just an amazing series. Fantasy, Fairytale bits, Romance.. I love it!

And this is a series I definitely thought they would make into a movie or a tv series. If you ask me this book series has everything you’ll need in a good movie. And I know Julie Kagawa has a pretty big fanbase, so a movie would probably be a win. But what do I know! :)

Have you read The Iron Fey series? What book did you wish they made a movie off?

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review 'Mageborn' by Stephen Aryan
It's been ten years since the battlemage war, where thousands died as mages sundered the earth and split the sky. 

Habreel believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with the ability. 

As deaths involving magic increase and the seat of magical learning - the Red Tower - falls under suspicion, two students and one lawbringer must do everything they can to combat Habreel and his followers, before magic disappears from the world for good.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 3rd, 2017
Age of Dread #1
eBook, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

I haven’t been reading a lot of fantasy lately. But when I read the book description of ‘Mageborn’, I found myself being excited to read this one. And when I saw that cover, I got even more excited. That cover is just so damn pretty!

From the moment I started reading ‘Mageborn’ I found myself being intrigued by this read. The setting of the world was really interesting and I loved getting to know it bit by bit. It still took me a little while to really get into this story, but this didn’t bother me at all. The whole setting around the ‘Red Tower’ was really interesting and it made me want to keep on reading. 

The characters Stephen Aryan wrote were also really interesting to read about. But there were a lot of them, and especially in the beginning I had some trouble keeping everyone apart. I would have liked the opportunity to get to know some of the characters a little more too. For example Wren. I loved that character and found myself looking forward to reading Wren’s point of view above that of other characters. 

As a fantasy novel, Mageborn was definitely a good one. But I still found myself being unable to be completely hooked to this read. I don’t know why exactly, but there was just something I missed. 

Overall, Mageborn was an interesting and fun read. And I’d definitely like to read more in this series!

My Rating:

About the Author:

Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised and educated in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. After graduating from Loughborough University he started working in marketing, and for some reason he hasn’t stopped. A keen podcaster, lapsed gamer and wannabe forest ranger, when not extolling the virtues of Babylon 5, he can be found drinking real ale and reading comics. He lives in the West Midlands with his partner and two cats.

For more information about Stephen Aryan please visit his website. Or visit him on Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Blog Ahead 2017 #3

Blog Ahead is organized by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and it's definitely a great challenge. The Blog Ahead Challenge aims at helping you cut the stress by blogging ahead and creating a stockpile of scheduled posts that are ready to go when life gets a little crazy. Go on and visit Herding Cats & Burning Soup blog, and don’t forget to visit other participants and give them some encouragement. 


  • Any completed and scheduled posts counts.
  • The posts must be dated November 1st or later. They cannot go live in October and count towards the event.

My Goal:

I don’t have the best track record for the blog ahead challenges and reaching my set goal. But at least I always try hard! Right?! And I won’t give up now. For this challenge my goal is to have at least 14 posts ready to go by the end of October.

Post So Far:

* November 1st: My Favorite.. Social Media Account
* November 2nd: HoHoHo Read-A-Thon 2017
* November 8th: My Favorite.. Gift

As you can see I haven't gotten a lot of new posts ready this week. But it’s been going pretty good with perparing posts.  I have the outlines for several posts ready and I feel pretty good about that. Since we're already half way with this challenge (crazy right?) I plan to make some more posts this week!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Sunday Post #67: Sleep Isn't Overrated

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Another week has flown by and I’ve been really tired. I worked a lot and haven’t been able to sleep as much as a human being probably should. LOL!! But I have a long weekend off from work to fix that. 

Other than work there hasn’t been a lot going on. It’s definitely one of those weeks where I wish I could work less and have more of life. But hopefully thinks will slow down a little. 

Books & Blogging:

Blogging wise I’ve been trying to make some posts for November for the Blog Ahead Challenge. It’s been going pretty good, not that I’ve got a lot of posts finished yet. But I have the outlines for several posts ready and I feel pretty good about that.

My Maureen's Books Promotions Celebration Party Giveaway ended this week. The winners has been notified. Thanks to everyone who joined me in the celebrations. I'm super excited about this new step in my blogger career.

I also joined the #HoHoHo Read-A-Thon in November as a host, which is really exciting and I can’t wait for it to be November! 

Reading wise I’ve been having some troubles. I can’t seem to concentrate on my reading as much lately. Not for any particular reason. At least not a reason I’m aware off. But I hope to catch some reading hours this Sunday.

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

  • Blog Ahead 2017 #3
  • Review ‘MageBorn’ by Stephen Aryan
  • My Favorite.. Book I Wish They Made a Movie Off
  • Five Things I’ve Learned As A Blogger

New Arrivals:

Received from Little, Brown Book Group
Received from Little, Brown Book Group

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