Thursday, September 14

Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?  Am I still alive?  Does anyone even read this anymore?  

I'm still alive!  Princess Bookie Here!!! 

So, I've been missing a lot from the internet lately.  I haven't been reading, blogging, or doing much of anything really.  Been watching a lot of saved tv shows on the tivo trying to get caught up for fall tv to begin.  And collecting pop vinyls! 

Thats about all I've been doing really.  

The past year or so I think I've just been in this dark deep hole I couldn't get out of.  Reading slump.  Life gets in the way.  Trying to be optimistic.  

I guess.

Since my mom passed away, I've took it pretty hard.  Few months ago, I dealt with a broken tooth. (had to get a crown) that was pretty anxiety ridden.  The past 6 months or so have been rough in my personal life.   Been dealing with medical issues. Been dealing with personal obstacles. Haven't felt very good. Emotionally and physically.

I'm back.  I've set some goals for myself so hopefully you'll see some reviews soon.

Is anyone still around? Anyone out there? Please say HI if so, so I know I'm not all alone in this blogging world still!!!

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Tuesday, September 5

Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Balzer And Bray
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages:  432


Summary: Set in a fictional Himalayan kingdom, this is the story of a girl enlisted by a legendary explorer to help him climb the kingdom’s deadliest mountain – only to discover that his true mission may threaten her whole world.


Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.


But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.


The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced


My Thoughts:  I haven’t been reading as much lately so I needed a book to get me back into the game and out of this slump.  This one seemed to do the job. I want to read again!


We are introduced to Kamzin and her sister Lusha. Both sisters are so different yet they share a bond even if a little estranged at times.


A boy comes to town named River Shara to find a girl to take him on an expedition through a deadly mountain and he thought he had chosen the right girl until he meets Kamzin.  He’s on the hunt for a sacred treasure and it’s up to him to find it.


Honestly, I feel like if I tell you too much of the plot, I’ll ruin the story completely.  I especially liked when the two meant each other! HA! This one has so much going on, I never knew what was going to happen next. Thats a good thing.


I liked all the characters it seemed. I liked him, but I also liked Kamzin. I also liked her best friend.  I even liked the not so good guys. This one was just a fun read. I always felt like I was right there with them exploring and seeing new things.  And I really liked how things turned out.


Overall:  I really enjoyed this one. I liked the setting a lot too. I liked feeling like I was in the tent with them, or going up the mountain. Or through the woods.  I really enjoyed this one!  Great characters and great plot!


Cover:  Like it! Its got a kind of mysterious feel to it. Pretty.

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