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Dream Loot Crate: Disnerd Edition

Published February 23, 2017 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Loot Crate is looking out for fans who are interested in coming up with a Dream Crate for their subscription box. According to Loot Crate “we offer up a unique monthly subscription box of awesome for every fandom, enthusiast group and style.” I love me some subscription boxes.  I have had my eye on Loot Crate for some time, but haven’t pulled the trigger and purchased a subscription yet. Here are some of the items that would be in my Dream Crate, Disnerd style.

Lady Villain Bookmarks

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I would like it to include all of the Alice in Wonderland Tsum Tsums, awesome Disney Villain bookmark magnets from WonderDame Bookmarks, a Tinkerbell Pop Tee, an entire collection of Disney villain Mystery Minis, and all of the new Beauty and the Beast Funko Pops.

Ok so it is a lot more than the regular Loot Crate, but a girl can dream right?

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PPS: I did not get anything for this post.  I wish I had gotten a free crate or subscription, but I just did this for fun, because they asked me.

February Movies

Published February 1, 2017 by Kaitlin Michelle

Movies I want to see this month:

 

The Space Between Us

Fifty Shades Darker

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PS: What movies are you excited for this month? Anything not on my radar I should check out?

 

 

 

December Movies

Published December 1, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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As you know, I love going to the movie theaters! It is one of the main things my husband and I do when we go out.  Here are the movies I want to see this month:

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Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori #1) by Heather W. Petty

Published November 13, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Goodreads:

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.

Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more…

FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.

FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.

FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.

FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.

OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

My Thoughts:

My #otspsecretsister bought me this book as one of my gifts.  I read it right away, but it has taken me FOREVER to review.  I read it on the plane to and from my vacation to Cancun.  I love Sherlock Holmes, I watch all of the shows and movies of late, and recently read Warlock Holmes.

Lock and Mori is a really interesting book.  It is about Sherlock and Moriarty as modern day high school students. Moriarty is James Moriarty, a girl!!, who goes by Mori.  She meets Sherlock, who she dubs Lock.  He challenges her to solve a string of murders with him, the only rule is they have to share all of their information with each other.  Sherlock is exactly how you would imagine high school Sherlock to be, observant and odd. It’s so cute how he starts falling for Mori! Swoon! It’s not hard to solve the case and figure out who the killer is from an early point in the book. Despite this, the book is very interesting, and it’s cool to see how everything tied together.  I’m excited to read the next book in the series. I love how this book is told from Mori’s POV. It tells all about her home life, with a drunk and abusive police officer father (her mom died.) The entire book is dark with the growing relationship between Lock and Mori being the only bright spot in an otherwise very dark tale.  Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and normally I loathe Mycroft in all of the portrayals I have seen him in, but I found him to be delightful in this book! Watson was also in the book, but only briefly, so I expect to see them both in future installments. I am concerned for the couple because they are mortal enemies in the other Sherlock Holmes renditions I have seen. I don’t want to see Sherlock get crushed by Mori, but I do anticipate that to happen eventually.

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Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Published October 27, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Goodreads Summary:

Never date your best friend.

Always be original.

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never dye your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

My Thoughts:

This book is about Dave and Julia, two average high school kids who vow to never have a cliche high school moment and come up with a list of Nevers, things to never do. Julia decides they should do everything on the Nevers list, and Dave goes along with it because he is in love with her, and because she is his best friend.  I was a bit frustrated with the relationship Dave and Julia have.  You know Dave is in love with her for forever, and she is oblivious.  It is just a bit annoying because she is the one who decided they should do the Nevers list, which does include never date your best friend. Hello! Obviously that is going to be an issue. She acts totally out of it until he ends up getting a girlfriend, and then, she is all, Oh wait I love him too! GRRRRRRRR. I didn’t like her AT ALL.  Julia lives with her two dads and has a weird relationship with her mom, who she longs to be with and impress, but is kind of too wild and free to be bogged down with a daughter, so you can really see why Julia is the way she is.  It did not make me like her any more though. I didn’t like how they ended up treating each other, and just

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FRUSTRATION. They frustrated me soooooo badly. PS I did really like Gretchen though! She was sweet and Dave totally should be with someone like her, even though he handles the entire Julia situation completely wrong.  High school boys, am I right?

 

 

The author sent me this book for free, because I won a contest on Twitter. This is an honest review. See my review of Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid here.

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TBT Review: Lash by Tara Fox Hall

Published July 14, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

TBTI had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.

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Goodreads Summary:

Scarred from a childhood spent in perpetual indigence after being forced from their home in the Everglades, weresnake Trystan Valeras and his family make their way to the Case Hotel. When his wealthy gangster father arrives the summer he turns sixteen, Trystan’s dream of a better life, along with the lovely aristocrat Mara, is suddenly within his grasp. Instead of paradise, a series of devastating events unfold, leading Trystan to become the instrument of his dying father’s revenge. His violent reprisal instigates a backlash of murder and death, forcing Trystan to flee with the remains of his family to the sultry city of New Orleans where he sells himself into the service of the Vampire Lord Abraham. Becoming the assassin Lash to hide his identity, Trystan finds a measure of peace, even as his skill with killing heightens, bringing to him not only new allies, but also new adversaries.

My Thoughts:

 

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TBT Review: Promise Me by Tara Fox Hall

Published July 7, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

TBTI had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.

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Goodreads Summary:

When young widow Sarelle McGarran finds the vampire Danial Racklan unconscious and hurt in her woods, intuitive concern quickly becomes passionate love. Together Danial and Sar work to overcome their own past heartbreaks, their vastly different lifestyles, and Danial’s relentless enemies. Yet Danial needs more; an Oath of forever. But can Sar give Danial his greatest desire?

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