Disney After Dark By Ridley Pearson
Reviews / August 24, 2017

Do you ever wonder what happens in the Magic Kingdom when the park officially closes to guests? This is a fun book based on that idea. It is a quick midgrade read. On the same levels as Percy Jackson for adventure and fun! Run around the parks with the kids and try to solve the mystery behind the scenes of Walt Disney World. This is a must own book 🙂

Advice to Youtube Newbies
Featured / August 19, 2017

I thought I would share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned since starting my channel. You might hear this from others and it’s because it works. Understanding HOW had been elusive for me until recently. I don’t want you guys to have the same frustrations that I did trying to figure it out. This is not a competition and I am more than happy to go over what had been working and what didn’t so you don’t make the same mistakes.

A Veiled Deception By Annette Blair
Featured , Reviews / August 15, 2017

This is an adorable series! I first fell in love with Annette Blair’s writing with her Accidental Witch series. It took me 10+ years before I found out that she had written this series.

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) By Rick Riordan
Reviews / August 13, 2017

Percy is at it again. Not listening to the people in charge. Fighting with Gods. Making snap decisions that could endanger the entire world…. all in the attempt to save it from the more recent cataclysm. The evil guys are gathering and the General has stolen Annabeth and Artemis. With the help of some of Artemis’ Hunters, will they be able to save them before Kronos is put back together? Another fun and quick read by Riordan. I am loving this series more with every book. You can see his writing become more comfortable. I love watching the evolution of a writer. This is a YA book I am happy to have in my personal library.

June and July Reading Wrap Up
Wrap Ups / August 10, 2017

June and July Book Wrap Up. This is part 2 of a What the Heck Did I Read for the last few months. Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for reviews to start popping up. Which ones do you want to see first? April & May Wrap Up Video: https://youtu.be/dZLPXsdhM3o

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen By Serena Valentino
Reviews / August 9, 2017

This was a quick and heartbreaking read. Taking the story from Disney, this version follows the Queen and her decent into grief and horrible depression. It got all too real at times seeing how someone can so easily be manipulated into doing things that are contrary to their personality thinking it might make them feel better. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is still magic and spells at play. The difference is the instigators that start this chain of events. You really feel for the Queen and for Snow, but it was almost too hard to keep going knowing where this story was leading. I picked up this book for a lighthearted fantasy book and this was not it. It was ok. The writing was well done. My heart was just not into this type of story and probably skewed my interpretation. I would say borrow this from the library if you want something that is a bit more realistic than the original Disney story.

April and May Reading Wrap Up
Wrap Ups / August 8, 2017

The long anticipated Wrap Up and Review for the months of April and May is finally here!!! This is going to be done as a 2 part set. Look for June and July in a couple days and you’ll be all caught up. June & July Video: https://youtu.be/yekj72uq9Yg If you would like to see any more specific reviews on books, let me know which ones and I’ll get them up faster. READY PLAYER ONE REVIEW: https://youtu.be/7ugAwUOASuE Six Of Crows Live Show: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DigitalAn…

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) By Marissa Meyer
Reviews / August 7, 2017

It had been over a year since I originally read Cinder, so it too a little time to get back into the story, remember all the small details, etc. This book is divided up into 2. We still follow Cinder’s story now that she has been captured and uncovered to be the Lunar Princess. We are also introduced to Scarlet, a farmer who’s grandmother was kidnapped and no one has any more information about it than that. Meyer flip flops back and forth between story lines ever few chapters so we get the sense that they are happening in the same timeline. Because of that, it feels a bit like you are missing out on part of their stories. The connection that you built with Cinder in book 1 is full and vibrant. In this book Scarlet almost feels like an afterthought, even though the book is titled after her. I still really enjoyed the book, but you could tell it was a middle book and you need to keep reading the series to get your sense of completion. I would say this is an own, but paperback would be fine. :

Shannon July Book Haul
Hauls / August 4, 2017

July 2017 Book Haul Video Shannon was able to stop by Half Price Books while they were having their sale too! We have a mix of poetry and horror. Definitely a different mix than Crystal, which is why we work so well together! Here’s the review for the first I Hunt Killer’s book: https://youtu.be/sUQulHtYL7I