Children’s Book Review: One Fish, Two Fish… By Dr. Seuss

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“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” . . . So begins this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish celebrates how much fun imagination can be. From the can-opening Zans to the boxing Gox to the winking Yink who drinks pink ink, the silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters create an entertaining approach to reading that will have every child giggling from morning to night: “Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

 

My Review:

I always wondered why I never bought my kids Dr. Seuss books, and tonight I finally realized why! Don’t get me wrong, these books are fun for the kids to learn how to rhyme and they have plenty of sight words in the books for kids to start reading, but they are complete and total nonsense!! Don’t get me wrong a lot of his books aren’t as bad but by the end of this one, your like WTF did I just read?

Tonight I just got done reading the one fish two fish red fish blue fish to my son, who by the way loves this book! By the end of the book I needed a drink to clear my head from all the nonsense this book had in it! (I even made a joke saying that I needed a drink that wasn’t pink and didn’t taste like ink) seriously?? Oh and by the way the only juice I have in the house happens to be pink! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 

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Book Review: Fighting Fate (Joining of Souls Book 2) by Shaila Patel

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Empath Liam Whelan is determined to protect Laxshmi “Lucky” Kapadia, the girl he loves, at all costs–even if it means breaking her heart to keep her alive. Stopping the joining cold means Liam’s life is in danger from the Soul Seekers and the ruthless Minister Gagliardi who now has designs on Lucky. Liam has no choice but to find the strength to fight his desires, fight the joining, and fight fate.

After the unthinkable happened, Lucky’s “hallucinations” have been working double-time. Heartbroken and plagued by doubts, she meets a man who gives her a mind-blowing explanation for her predicament. Her apparent savior provides her with an escape from her hell: run away with him or return to her drab existence and watch Liam move on with her heart in his hands. All Lucky ever craved was to be in control of her own fate, but when her only choices fight against her heart, can she find the strength to battle for what she wants?

 

My Review:

I just want to say that I got this as an advanced reader copy, I received this book for an honest Review! I absolutely loved this book and wasn’t disappointed at all! I literally read this book in one day, I couldn’t put it down! This book is Book 2 of the joining souls series by Shaila Patel, the first book is called Soulmated! Which was also an amazing book!

However I am going to warn you It kinda ends with a cliffhanger and I wanted to throw my book (more like the tablet, since I have a Digital copy) I can’t wait for the next book in this series!

 

 

Check out my other links below for my Book review on book 1 in this series and a sneak peek into Fighting Fate!

 

Links!

Book Review: Soulmated (Joining Souls #1) By Shaila Patel (No Spoilers)

Book Spotlight February: Soulmated (Joining Souls #1) By Shaila Patel

Official Book Cover Reveal: Fighting Fate (Joining of Souls #2) by Shaila Patel

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Official Book Cover Reveal: Fighting Fate (Joining of Souls #2) by Shaila Patel

This is an Official Cover Reveal, I was personally asked By Shaila Patel herself to do this Reveal on my page!

 

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Goodreads FIGHTING FATE page: http://bit.ly/2FFjss2

Amazon Pre-order link

Books 2 Read Pre-Order link (This shows all the links available for preordering this book)

Release date: April 5, 2018.

Summary:

Empath Liam Whelan is determined to protect Laxshmi “Lucky” Kapadia, the girl he loves, at all costs–even if it means breaking her heart to keep her alive. Stopping the joining cold means Liam’s life is in danger from the Soul Seekers and the ruthless Minister Gagliardi who now has designs on Lucky. Liam has no choice but to find the strength to fight his desires, fight the joining, and fight fate.

After the unthinkable happened, Lucky’s “hallucinations” have been working double-time. Heartbroken and plagued by doubts, she meets a man who gives her a mind-blowing explanation for her predicament. Her apparent savior provides her with an escape from her hell: run away with him or return to her drab existence and watch Liam move on with her heart in his hands. All Lucky ever craved was to be in control of her own fate, but when her only choices fight against her heart, can she find the strength to battle for what she wants?

 

Wow isn’t it AMAZING??? I am so excited to read this book!

Here is a link to my review of the first book in this series: Book Review: Soulmated (Joining Souls #1) By Shaila Patel (No Spoilers)

 

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!

There is also a Rafflecopter Giveaway

It will run (Feb 14) through Tuesday the 20th 11:59pm EST.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d4f3fc4510/?

The mandatory entry question for the Rafflecopter is:

Would you risk death to join (I mean metaphysically, of course!) with your soul mate?

 

Special Excerpt Just for My Readers:

Under the cover of her porch, I returned her bag to her. We moved apart. With the connection broken, she let out a shuddering sob. The pain of separating from her hit me square in the chest. I wanted to hold and comfort her, but I was already making a dog’s dinner of this just by being here. This would set her back—set us both back.

She turned away from me. Her hand shot up to her mouth, and her shoulders shook. I instinctively stepped forward, but all I could do was curl my fingers into my palms to keep from touching her.

“I miss you so much, Liam,” she said, the words choked out between hoarse cries. “I’m sorry. I know I’m not supposed to be weak.” She slapped away her tears and turned to face me. A bolt of lightning cracked nearby. I couldn’t stay. The tingling was pulling us together like it was some sort of magnetic current.

“You’re not weak. I miss you too, Lucky.”

Her eyes grew cold in an instant. The fury of the sandstorm I sensed from her made me gasp, and I stumbled back. “Jaysus, Lucky.” We were crossing interpretations again. I was reading her emotions as air metaphors instead.

She barreled toward me, her hands balled up, apparently unaware of the effect her anger had on me. “You have no right to miss me. You left me!” She beat her fists against my chest, and I had to grab her by the wrists to stop her.

“Are you thinkin’ this has been easy for me?”

She wriggled free from my grip. “Whose fault is that?” she yelled above a roll of thunder. I didn’t want her to see the pain on my face, so I turned away, holding myself up on the white, wooden railing. The whirlpool of her anguish surrounded me, making my head ache.

I took a deep breath and lowered my voice. “Lucky, I broke my promises to you. For that, I’m truly sorry. But I had little enough choice. None of that changes my feelings for you.”

“I’m not The One, so it’s time to move on. Is that it? Regardless of how you feel? Of how I feel?” Her voice cracked. “You’re a coward.”

I heard her fumbling for her keys. She’d be inside soon, and I’d rather be fighting with her on the porch than be without her.

“So where next, hmm?” she asked. “North Dakota? Vermont? Ooo, I know. You should go to India. You could play this game for the rest of your life!”

I turned to face her. Her sarcasm was brutal, but I deserved all that and more.

She tried to unlock her door, but the keys slipped from her grip. She stooped to pick them up, but her fingers were shaking so badly, she dropped them again.

“Dammit!” She crouched a second time and sucked back another sob.

I swept down and set my hands over hers to steady them. Taking the keys, I unlocked the door, followed her inside, and bundled her in a blanket from off the sofa. Lucky didn’t protest. We stood there, dripping water on her mum’s carpet, staring into each other’s eyes. Grabbing fistfuls of the covering around her neck, I gently rocked her, tugging her closer, fighting the craving to kiss her. My breaths came out fast and shallow, and only clinging to the material with both hands kept me from sneaking a touch of her soft skin. If I didn’t leave now, I’d stay because I didn’t have an ounce of the strength she had. Maybe I was the coward she’d accused me of being.

 

 

About The Author:

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As an unabashed lover of all things happily-ever-after, Shaila Patel’s younger self would finish reading her copy of Cinderella and chuck it across the room because it didn’t mention what happened next. Now she writes from her home in the Carolinas and dreams up all sorts of stories with epilogues. A member of the Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she’s a pharmacist by training, a medical office manager by day, and a writer by night. SOULMATED, her debut novel and the first book in the Joining of Souls Series, was the winner of the 2015 Chanticleer Book Reviews Paranormal Awards for Young Adult. Book 2, FIGHTING FATE releases April 2018. She loves craft beer, tea, and reading in cozy window seats—but she’ll read anywhere. You might find her sneaking in a few paragraphs at a red light or gushing about her favorite books online.

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Book Spotlight February: Soulmated (Joining of Souls #1) By Shaila Patel

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Title: Soulmated (Joining of Souls #1)

Author: Shaila Patel

Genre: Ya Science Fiction/Fantasy, Romance, and Mysteries/Thriller

Release date: January 24th 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books

 

SOULMATED Summary: 

 

All eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan—an Irish royal empath—wants to do is stop the frustrating search for the elusive girl destined to be his soul mate. The rare union will cement his family’s standing in empath politics and give the couple legendary powers, painting a bullseye on Liam’s back—and hers.

 

All Indian-American Laxshmi Kapadia wants is to free herself from her traditional mother’s ultimatum: graduate from high school early and go to medical school, or have her marriage arranged. Neither allow her to pursue her dreams of a career in dancing or of falling in love.

 

When Liam moves in next door to Laxshmi—a non-empath, he’s immediately drawn to the purity of her emotions, and she sees in this charming Irish boy a future with the freedom to follow her heart. But Liam’s father will never consent if she’s not The One. And Laxshmi’s mom won’t even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. But hiding their relationship can’t keep them from becoming targets of dark and ancient group determined to destroy the soulmated.

 

What will these two risk to choose their own fate?

 

About the Author:

 

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As an unabashed lover of all things happily-ever-after, Shaila Patel’s younger self would finish reading her copy of Cinderella and chuck it across the room because it didn’t mention what happened next. Now she writes from her home in the Carolinas and dreams up all sorts of stories with epilogues. A member of the Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she’s a pharmacist by training, a medical office manager by day, and a writer by night. SOULMATED, her debut novel and the first book in the Joining of Souls Series, was the winner of the 2015 Chanticleer Book Reviews Paranormal Awards for Young Adult. Book 2, FIGHTING FATE releases April 2018. She loves craft beer, tea, and reading in cozy window seats—but she’ll read anywhere. You might find her sneaking in a few paragraphs at a red light or gushing about her favorite books online.

 

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My review

Book Review: Soulmated (Joining of Souls #1) By Shaila Patel (No Spoilers)

 

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Book Review: The Empress (Diabolic#2) by S.J. Kincaid

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It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?

Review:

soooo I am totally annoyed with this book, so let me tell you why…..

Wtf did I just read??? I am so disappointed with this book because I loved the first one so much, but this book was so hard to read! There was so many twists and turns going on I couldn’t keep track of what was going on, also there was no build up to them so that made them random and confusing!

Ugh and ugh well I would tell you why I say that but I don’t want to post spoilers so….. but I just want to throw that book against the wall!

I am so sad because I was so looking forward to this book however, Some parts were good! I really didn’t want to write a bad review because, well like I said I loved the first, but I don’t think I will be reading the next book in this series! 😩 (j/k I probably will)

 

Read my review of The Diabolic (Diabolic #1)

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Cover Reveal: Escaping Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco.

If you haven’t read my Review for book one in this series Check out my review for Stalking Jack The Ripper!

 

Book Spotlight September: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

 

About the book:

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with all clues pointing to Audrey Rose as the next victim, can she unravel the mystery before she unwittingly stars in the killer’s horrifying finale?

Interesting right??

 

So here is the Reveal:

 

 

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Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL??? I love every book cover in this series: here is the link to pre-order Here

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Autobiography: The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

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The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer-upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.

My Review:

So its kind of a funny story how I came to love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their wonderful show called Fixer-Upper! So my Husband and I were looking for our forever home and we were moving 1 and a half hours away from where we were living, so when we went to look at houses we ended up staying in a hotel. After looking at the houses we went back to our hotel room and put the T.V. on and was flipping through channels and I found HGTV. So I knew what that channel was but I never was really into watching it but I stopped on this channel and there it was, Fixer-Upper! After that night I have been so obsessed with this show! I love that it’s not scripted and seems so genuine!

I have seen every Episode since then and I am watching their Last season, :(. Anyways I have been wanting to read this book for awhile since I found out about it, so when I found out that they had it at my library I had to borrow it! I couldn’t put the book down, I love how they both kinda talked threw out the whole book! It was so cool to find out about how they first met and how they first got started doing the fixing up homes! This book made me love them even more than I already did!

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