Book Review – The Sound of Emeralds

Hello Readers!

I’m back with another book review! It might be the last one for a couple weeks cause I won’t have much reading time but I promise I’m working through like 3 books right now…

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So, with that said. Lets get on to this review!

Sound of Emeralds

 

What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?

With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…

As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders—or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast?

 

So basically this book broke my heart, then broke it again…..then broke it AGAIN.

Rachelle has this wonderful way of making you feel the pain and emotions these characters feel even though you may never have felt it before. She just gives this insight that radiates off the characters that you can’t help but sympathize for them and feel their pain and sorrow…or even their joy and happiness too! I just LOVE how Rachelle’s stories are just so true and filled with love and a true picture of what that really is. Especially during hard times and grief. (as this novel captures perfectly.) Honestly, the story was fabulous but what I keep going back to was the emotion and the accurate portrayal of true love and what it actually is. I feel like most novels can twist the idea of love into some almost – impossible, once in a lifetime thing and if you miss it, well too bad. Not to mention love and relationships where two people are in love is conveyed as absolutely flawless and perfect. I mean I’m no expect with love and relationships but to me that seems wrong. But do Rachelle’s books have any of that wrong-ness? NOPE.

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Many tears were shed and much heartbreak occurred while reading this book and I was honestly afraid for how it was gonna end (Can I just say the end/epilogue was PERFECT! ❤ ) but in the end my heart wasn’t as broken and I was able to glue and sew as many pieces together as possible. The feels in this book were absolutely insane and sad and heartbreaking ok?

and what rating do I give a book that completely shattered my heart?

5 stars of course!

 

Honestly this entire book series should get a million and one stars because it is by far one of the best Historical novel series I’ve ever read. I mean…I haven’t read much in this genre but what I’ve read in this genre, The Steadfast Love Series is by far the best…so If you haven’t read it yet you probably should.

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Share The Love: ||3 Day Cover Reveal Countdown + Forest of Whispers Book Review||

Hello Readers!

Sorry for my absence of countdown stuff these last couple days AND the lateness of this post. My family and I spent our Family Day down at Frank Slide walking around and learning more about the tragic event in 1903 in the small town of Frank, Alberta. It’s such a chilling thing to be there, walking around on basically a two mile wide graveyard of limestone. (I’m working on a project related to this so soon I will tell y’all more about it.) So, that is the reason why this post is so late, BUT it’s here now….Better late than never, right?

First things first, The Book Review of Forest of Whispers!

 

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“This is who I am. I am no longer the simple girl hidden behind the safety of a make-believe forest. I am the story. I am the tall tale . . . I am the witch.”

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago… and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to–one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder–a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

 

This book….was absolutely FANTASTIC. Within seconds I was pulled into the story and doomed to never return until I reached the words ‘The End’

When I finished this book I sat around for a while trying to figure out what the heck to do with my life now that the book was over.

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This book had me doodling away and SURPRISE fan art was made. I need to actually finish with it…but that is seriously how much I adored the book. 🙂

I was very brutally attacked by feels and many times I just wanted to reach into that book and give Rune and the other characters big hugs… Or just abduct them and put them away in a safe place where their author can’t hurt them and the characters would be happy and I would give them yummy hot chocolate and yes…I would keep them very safe. I just want my beautiful characters to be happy DX But really, despite the fact that this book did kill my feels I still say you pick up your own copy of this book as soon as you can and read it all right now….

Now! Characters! I LOVED the characters. First of all I am not going to lie and say that I kept picturing Matilde to look like the witch from Disney’s Brave…Though maybe not with such a big nose….Okay,anyways. moving on. I really liked Matilde as a character and I loved how she was like a mother to Rune and I just likes that whole relationship going on there. That was great. I loved Rune as a character as well. She was such a sweet character who was put through a lot of trials and had a heavy, and life threatening burden to carry…and really I think she handled everything pretty well…I mean if I were her I would have just curled up in a ball and cried until the ‘bad guys’ found me and POOF! bye bye me! So yeah, she was a great character who was a pretty tough cookie and I really enjoyed her very much.

The story is also from the POV of a young man named Laurentz and it was really great seeing his side of the story and just getting to know him as a character. I really enjoyed him as a character and his want to protect Rune and how he tries to help her is just-I just- ashjskshruhgjkshikgusyfgjysklfg.

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It was just so cute how he set out to protect Rune and refused to see her like everyone else did and was set on her not being what people said and yes…I loved it! Quite adorable. I ship it! There is so much I hope happens in the second book too…. LIKE MY SHIP ACTUALLY SAILING for one thing! It’s a little stranded right now while I wait for ‘Castle of Sighs’ but, either way this book was absolutely wonderful and I adored it very very very much! 😀

My rating for this book is 5 Stars people….and in my mind, 5 Stars = Go buy this book right now, read it then LOVE IT.

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Oh….and one more thing!!!

Day 3 COS

 

Book Review || The Maze Runner

Hello readers!

So yesterday, I was looking at my lovely blogging calendar and I noticed that I forgot to do a book review on Monday!

So here it is, a review of The Maze Runner.

 

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Today I’m kind of gonna switch up how I’ll be writing my book review for today, just to try a different reviewing method here for reviewing… Just kinda figured that I might find a different way to review that I like better, we will see 😛images-6-2

 

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

So I love love love love loooooooved this book! (Thanks to Victoria Grace Howell for hosting the giveaway which landed me the novel on Kindle…and Scorch Trials which is the second book that I have already FINISHED reading.) It was great and real unique. The entire time I was sucked into this story and unable to return to the real world known as reality for hours on end! I have no idea how many times mum had to call me, on multiple occasions, before she got my attention… So yeah. Good, that. *whispers* Oh no…I’m doing it…

I loved the characters too! They were seriously all so great and fantastic and wonderful and yeahhhhh…. I will admit though that I found that I kept getting Alby and Newt confused for the first little bit. They just seemed so alike to start. Nearing the middle of the book I was finally getting it, haha. Besides that though, I really liked them a lot and Newt slowly rose to being one of my favourite characters in the novel for sure.*fictional crush levels rising*Thomas was, obviously, one of my favourites…*is slowly developing a fictional crush* and to be honest I really liked his character. I mean he was stubborn to a fault sometimes and almost at points seemed too determined but that all made sense. I really liked his character. As for Teresa, I really liked her character and wish we saw a bit more of her. Especially consider the fact that she was not only the only girl in this group (therefore different than everyone else for various reasons 😛 ) I mean we may or may not have more development that way but yet I’m not complaining either just pointing out that a little more ‘screen time’ and development would have been a nice little addition. I found Chuck’s character to be rather sweet and found him more as a pet to the others due to him being so young…but I still liked his character. Minho was pretty cool too, kinda annoying but still cool. Gally was just plain old frightening/intimidating and insane yet I really liked his character…is that bad? I mean he was cool! Cool but kinda insane…

I loved the whole setting and such and really the whole Glade and being surrounded by an unsolvable maze filled with deadly creatures. Kinda cool. I mean freaky and frustrating being in said situation but still cool!

I found the POV great and really well done and just really real. Despite being in Thrid Person POV we still got a deeper view into Thomas’s mind and I think it worked brilliantly! Proof that you don’t always need to use First Person POV to tell a story from the POV of a character. 😀

As for the slang…I usually hate made up slang in novels and I will admit that when I first started reading it I was a tad confused but soon caught on with how they used the said slang and such and to be honest this one was rather cool and I actually tolerated. But…

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The one thing I wasn’t too sure about was that the slang word ‘shuck’ that the Glader’s often used resembled the F word rather closely. I don’t think it was a replacement for that judging by the way it was used but at points it did so that had me a tiny bit confused but besides that I had no issue with it.

So yeah, overall rating definitely 5 Stars!

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Well, Until Next Time

Adriana Gabrielle

Book Review|| Fighter by Christopher Greenwood

Hello Readers!

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Welcome to the first post for Share The Love! So, I’ve decided now that Share The Love will be book reviews or just a little blurb with a reason why I love a certain book or what I learned while reading it…so basically just sharing the love of books! Fun right?

Okay, today I am gonna just talk a bit about ‘Fighter: 5 keys to conquering fear and reaching your dreams’ which is a non-fiction novel written my Christopher Greenwood

 

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This book was absolutely fantastic. It was part biography and part inspiration. I read through this book within a couple sittings and scribbled away notes in my notebook throughout the entire thing.

Christopher Greenwood (a.k.a Rapper/Hip Hop Artist called Manafest) used his story of his childhood and building his career as a musical artist in an effective way to show how you can conquer your fears and reach your dreams, no matter what they are.

It was a great book and I highly suggest it. This book left me so inspired and thinking of ways I can reach those goals and dreams I wanted to reach but everyone tells me is impossible.

Because of this book, Ive decided to reach for my dreams and not let anything drag me down or stand in my way….

…and that is why I love this book and want to Share The Love.

 

Have you read this book? Heard of it? Is there another book you’ve read that you want to share? I’m always interested in hearing about new books and such, so fire off a comment and I shall see it and love it 😛

Until Next Time,

Adriana