Life Update #2

Hello Everyone! (\^_^/)

I would love to follow up on Angie’s previous post.

Yes, we have been gone for a while and we both apologize but as Angie has said, life has gotten busy for the both of us. Fortunately life has allowed us to kickstart back onto working on our little baby (this blog/reviewing hobby thing). Now, life has been busy for me but fortunately I’ve been able to read a book here and there, and one of those books is called Creatus by Carmen DeSousa and the oh so anticipated ACOWAR. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to finish either book but reviews on that will be coming soon.

As for my absence on my part, acting has been moving along for me. It may not seem as much (sure doesn’t feel like much) but we all need to give ourselves credit for the little successes that happen in our life more often. Trust me when I say it makes a world of a difference. Once I started acknowledging my small successes I’ve been able to focus more on moving forward instead of beating myself up about not quite being where I want to be and holding myself back unintentionally.

Now for my acting, I’m actually working on a play at the moment called Gruesome Playground Injuries and am playing the oh so complicated Kayleen (aka Leenie). I have a wonderful partner playing Dougie (aka Doug) and we both can’t wait to put it up toward the winter months.

This is old news but in case I didn’t mention this (I totally forgot if I have and if I did I apologize), I was in a Honda commercial promoting the Honda Fit. It hasn’t aired on the English channels but it’s aired I believe in the Spanish channels. It’s even up on YouTube if you are interested in checking it out, I would very much appreciate it. I mean who doesn’t love support right? Anyway the link is down below ^_^

https://youtu.be/m11iiId6Yu8
I apologize if this post is short but I promise to be back soon (hopefully before the end of this week 🤞🏻) along with Angie where we will be posting reviews, book talks, and other such things 😊 I hope you all have a beautiful day, afternoon, evening/night and I hope to hear from you all soon especially from our new viewers!

Thanks for following everyone, you are all amazing!!

Stay awesome possums ^_^

❤️Steph

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Life Update 🙋

Hey Guys!

I know it’s been FOREVER since my girl Steph and I have written anything in here. Especially me. SO SOORRYYY! Lives been busy. Things have been changing for both us and on my end family has grown, in Stephs it’s a new move. Sorry again for being MIA. 

Even if we haven’t posted we have been reading. Not much but we have picked up a book or two. Many books and reviews to catch up and post. I personally have gone back to reading Watpad stories. If you guys have a watpad and want to be friends or share your stories please post a comment and we will gladly see it and support your awesomeness! 

We will be trying to come back to the blogging world and speak to you awesome people soon enough. Thank you all who have stucked w/us and Hello (^^)/ & Welcome to our new viewers. I hope you like what you see. We will be posting a new review soon. Thank you for reading.

And as always, Until Next Time (^^)/

Angie

Angel’s Halo #2 Review!!

Title: Angel’s Halo: Entangled by Terri Anne Browning

Rating: 4/5 ⭐️’s & 2/5 🌟’s

Total Rating: 6/10

Synopsis: He was the MC’s enforcer. The man to dole out punishments within the club. Men feared him, and so the peace was kept. For the most part. But Spider isn’t at peace with himself. There is only one thing in life he wants, and she just stormed back into his life…

Willa
The moment I saw him, I belonged to Spider Masterson. Now, four years later, I still can’t help but want to belong to him. Even after all the pain he has put me through, I couldn’t keep my distance. 
Spider
There have been two females in my life that have ever made me feel anything. One was my best friend. The other owned my soul. She’d tattooed her name on my heart the second she had smiled at me for the first time. But the past stands in our way. I know I need to explain that night to her, but once I have her back in my bed, I can’t think about anything but making her mine.

Review: When I first started reading this book, I thought that it would be just like the other books that stick strictly to 2 POVs at most. After a few chapters it went back to the multiple POVs which I’m starting to warm up to but can be kind of annoying when you get so attached to a story and don’t hear their side forna while.

I did enjoy the 2nd book, but I do have to admit, something really confused me. When Felicity finally came into the story again, all these names were being thrown out and I didn’t know who was who. Who was a child, who was the parent, who was who? Throughout the whole chapter I was utterly confused and it was the only chapter in which you see Felicity’s perspective. It was really short and by the end of it, I was just as confused. Also, in the first book, there was a mention of Felicity’s dog being given to Raven and how much Lexa (the little girl) had loved him. But in the 2nd book there is no mention whatsoever of the dog. Not even that Alexa was with him on the other or anything.

Honestly I totally forgot the dog even existed, until Felicity mentioned it in her chapter. And yet, after her chapter, there was still no mention of the dog being around. Small detail but I feel like it’s important to at least mention the pup once or twice, especially if a character is attached to the pup. 

Aside from that, the complication of the relationships kind of irked me but it was a good struggle. If there was a little more tug-o-war with the relationships then it would’ve annoyed me.

Aside from the negatives, it’s still a good read. On the book #3.

Written by CrownTheRivers aka Steph

Angel’s Halo Review!!


Title: Angel’s Halo by Terri Anne Browning

Rating: 4/5 ⭐️’s & 2.5/5 🌟’s

Total Rating: 6.5/10

Synopsis: Creswell Springs was a small town in Trinity Count, California. Population 1,500—maybe. It’s a quiet town, with small town values. Its greatest income is the University just outside of the town limits… and the revenue the local Motorcycle Club brings in. 

Being part of the MC that was Angel’s Halo was exactly like being part of a family. A scary, powerful, crazy family. It was also like its own society. There are rules, just as there are in every family, every society. But only breaking one of their rules will leave you in a broken, blood pile on the floor… 
No one touches Raven Hannigan.

Raven

I was the MC’s only weakness. Or so my father use to tell me as I was growing up. Mad Max Hannigan was once Angel’s Halos’ president. He made the rules and everyone was expected to follow them or come face to fist with the enforcer…

I have spent my life in the middle of the MC. I knew the rules—the penalties for breaking those rules. So I knew what would happen to him if I let him break the golden rule… But I loved him, like I have never loved anyone or anything before. I thought my love would protect him. 

Of course it hadn’t. When our secret was discovered he was beaten. 

So I shouldn’t blame him for leaving me…

Bash
As the enforcer I knew the consequences. Knew exactly what was in store for me when Raven’s family found out that I had dared to break my MC’s unforgivable rule. I loved her, so it didn’t matter to me. When her oldest brother delivered my punishment I didn’t scream. Didn’t groan. I took it like the man my MC had made me, and would have done it over and over again if that was what it took to be able to call Raven Hannigan mine. 

But then my past reared its ugly head and I had a choice to make. One that I have only lived to regret.

Taking on the job as Angel’s Halos’ new president was my second chance. But… would my secrets destroy everything Raven and I once had? 

Review: First of all, right before I get into the review I do want to say that I’m changing up my rating system. The way it’ll be set up: the first rating will be the ol’ school rating of 5/5 stars (⭐️), so just your average review. But I feel like anything can fall into the 4/5 rating and the 5/5 may seem amazing but really it was just written well or I want everyone to read it and the 3/5 may seem ehh but it’s actually pretty good just not quite there. So I want to add mega stars (🌟). Basically like bonus points. So I may feel like a book deserves the 4/5 stars but not quite the 5/5 stars cuz that’s technically 100%. Anyway, the mega stars adds to the original rating. So basically I’m just doing a 10/10 star rating (like in IMDb). So a 6.5/10 is actually pretty good for a rating.

Sorry if it confusing but just think of it like an IMDb rating and forget my complicated explanation. Now, on to the review!

Real Review: I keep saying this about books lately but it’s pretty easier to entertain me. Give me a decent book and I’ll love it as long as it didn’t bore me at any point. This book though, I love! Well almost haha. The things about this book, I love the relationships and the heartbreak (I sound like a masochist) and how the characters handled it. There was also some development so the ball kept on rolling.

I never once got bored in this story but I do have to point out something rather annoying.

The POVs. Oh my goodness, they change so darn much I’m surprised we didn’t get a POV from every character mentioned in the book. There were about 6 or 7 different POVs throughout the book. First I was a little turned off by that (I don’t mean sexually, duh) because I felt like there could’ve been a whole book written on these 2 specific POVs rather than just getting a taste of what is going on with this relationship. I warmed up to it after a bit but then other POVs just started adding up that by the end of the book I was going to tear my hair out. The book is meant to be about the two main characters yet suddenly it became about everyone. Now I wouldn’t mind that if the synopsis gave us a little insight to these character like they did with the 2 main characters but oh well. I may be overreacting but those are my thoughts.

So this story ended up becoming more of a movie than a general book due to all the POV changes. That’s not bad but kind of annoying when you just want to read what happens between the two main characters and don’t really care for the others’ POV at the moment.

I still recommend reading this series. I’m going to start on book 2 (🤞🏻🤞🏻 it won’t have too many POVs but highly doubt it) but if you’ve read this then let me know what you think about it.

I keep forgetting this but here is the link to get this for ebook. Get it while you can cuz it’s discounted (free) at the moment:

Until next time lovelies.

Written by the oh so irked, CrownTheRivers aka Steph

Real Talk

Have you ever experienced a tragedy that you could’ve stopped?? Have you ever felt that dreadful drop in your stomach when that horrific moment strikes?? When there is the Point of No Return??

Well I have. Today is when that tragedy struck so I will be sharing my story in hopes that this never happens to any other innocent out there.

Lately I have been so distracted and I don’t know why. My concentration has been all over the place. It’s been on food, makeup (especially my recent obsession with foundation since I can’t seem to buy the right shade lately), and Rhys. Yes, Rhys, my fictional soul mate. So there I am, on the floor of my room, reading, because the floor is the only comfortable spot I can find at the moment. And I get hungry, thanks to my fast metabolism. So I get up and grab the container of pineapple I have in my fridge.

I go back to my book and finally for the first time, I’m able to concentrate, it’s amazing, I’m finally making progress in the book after 5 days. And I get to page 85 and that is when tragedy hits.

I know I should’ve paid more attention but I was finally in the zone that I didn’t think, I just acted. I grabbed the lid of the pineapple container and closed the container on top of my book. When I put the container to the side, I see my world crumple. Just like how my pages are now crumpled from this tragedy. The perspiration from the lid fell on page 85 and now 4 of my pages are ruined!! 😖😭

I tried my best to save them, I grabbed a paper towel and dabbed on the pages, trying to absorb as much wetness as possible but it was too late, the damage was done 🤧 so all I was left to do was blow dry my pages to prevent them from sticking and creating further damage but the pages shrunk a little and now my book is deformed 😭 but despite my mistake, despite my neglectful nature, I love my book still, even after the damage. And I will care and love for it even more now so that tragedies like this do not happen to my precious baby again!!

And so now, all I ask is for you beautiful people to not be neglectful of your innocent books. All they want is to be read and loved!! So no liquids around the beautifulness that is this magical binding of pages. Learn from The Tragedy of Page 85. Do not be hurtful. Prevent tragedies like this in the future.

With that I leave you all to read my ACOTAR book as it has been craving to be read after the hurt I put it thru. 

Written by the neglectful owner of the copy of the beautifully innocent ACOTAR

CrownTheRivers aka Steph 

The Scribe REVIEW!!


Title: The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

Rating: 5/5 🌟’s

Synopsis: 

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

THE SCRIBE is the first book in the Irin Chronicles, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.

Review:

If I could capitalize a number I would capitalize the heck out of the rating I just gave. This book is…whoa, the emotions are still fresh (😭). At first I thought this story was slow but that’s because I’m not used to reading books like this, and by this I mean historic. It’s not necessarily under the historic genre but it does have some elements, at least it felt like it to me at first. This is more of an urban fantasy which is great and there is romance involved which got me instantly hooked to this series. 

After I got past the first couple of pages I was drawn in and couldn’t stop reading. I thought that I couldn’t get back in it because it got boring for me, but when I picked it up again I realized I put it down because a naughty scene was going on 😏 and I couldn’t read it where I was at the moment that I put it down. Have you ever read a sexy scene in public? It’s pretty uncomfortable 😂

Anyway, I’m glad I picked it up as soon as I could because this story is awesome!! Can be a bit slow at times, I must admit but I think that’s just because it’s a me thing rather than a story thing. But if you’ve already read this book then let me know your thoughts on it, I would love to read about it.

The ending of this story…I didn’t think I would cry…but I did…so much so that my dad looked at me and had such a conflicted face “should I ask or just not”. I don’t want to give any spoilers buuuut if there is anyone out there who has read this book, speak up cuz this is how I feel right now:

Anyway! I’ve been gone from this series too long, on to book 2 of this series.

Comment, follow, like and such. 👍🏻

Written by the oh so impatient CrownTheRivers, aka Steph.

No Sleep Podcast

Hey everyone, 

With school and life and everything my reading time has been cut down to a minimum. I know there are audiobooks but its not the same and at times I can’t connect with the book. Only one book has been a success in audiobook and that is “The Call” which I will post later on about that experience. 

Todays post is about a podcast called ” No Sleep” I have been addicted listening to them!! I love their stories. All the stories are from this site called RedIt. I had read one from there once and it gave me goosebumps but I LOVED IT! Now I listen to them as well and it is creepy good!! 

Different stories each time. Of course not all of them are good but MOST are. These are stories created by people and they post them on Redit and some have even been published. I personally, love how the run the podcast. They have different people each time telling the story. They put eerie music and sound effects that you feel you are watching a movie. They really go all out to make you feel the feeling of “No Sleep”. One really gets pulled in. I have been listening to them and started from their very first episode.

I HIGHLY recommend you guys listen them. Especially if you are like me and want to read but can’t cause life and all and you can’t quite connect to audio books at times, then this is the next best thing. If you have and Ipod/Iphone/Ipad just search them up in your podcast app. You’ll find them there! or for people w/ samsung or other devices you can check them out here:

No sleep Site: https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/ 

Redit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/

This are scary/creepy/horror type stories. So no lovey dovey and sometimes NO happy endings. So if you into that and are okay with that then GO CHECK THEM OUT CAUSE ITS AWESSOME!! 

Thank You for reading guys

Until next Time (^^)/ 

Angie