Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: Children of the Veil (Aisling Chronicles #2) by Colleen Halverson


Published: October 24, 2016 by Entangled Publishing
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Format: ebook
Source: Sent for honest review

Goodreads Summary

Elizabeth Tanner has one goal: to find her mother in whatever dimension she’s imprisoned. But to do that, she has to face her estranged father, and to do that, she needs a shot of whiskey…or seven. But after an attempt on her life and the return of her lost love, she wakes up with one hell of a hangover and a whole barrage of questions.

Finn O’Connell doesn’t know why the Fianna want him to aid Elizabeth in her search, but he’ll take any excuse to be near her again. Together, they dive headlong into the shadows of her mother’s secrets and find themselves embroiled in a Fae rebellion that will test Finn’s loyalties and their love.

With the Faerie realm verging on chaos, Elizabeth and Finn will embark on a quest that will lead them from the streets of Chicago to London’s seedy Fae underground. But rescuing Elizabeth’s mother means journeying to a place Finn can’t follow, and Elizabeth is forced to make a choice between finding her at last or saving her own soul.



The Good


There is still a beautiful cover! There are still the Fae that I love! There are still a bunch of characters with whacky powers, other dimensions, and Celtic mythology in spades which was a lot of fun. Elizabeth is a powerhouse to watch out for! There is a lot of action in this one as well. I especially liked how it all started and then BAM! Elizabeth is on a whirlwind from place to place to place in a bunch of crazy predicaments. I enjoyed getting to see a bit more into Elizabeth's past here too and get a greater understanding.


The Bad


I had a harder time getting into this one than the first one. It felt like a lot more of the same, or maybe the curse of the 2nd book. I also was really hoping that Elizabeth had gotten better at making decisions and was sorely disappointed.


The Romance


Finn and Elizabeth start this one out with a lot of tension carried over from Through the Veil but being forced to work together made them slowly start to build trust again and learn more about each other.


Conclusion


Children of the Veil was enjoyable but didn't grab on to me like the first one did although it was a good continuation of the story. There are plenty of great characters, a ton of action, and some awesome Fae powers to enjoy. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [222]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer right away, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.

I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads published this month.





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [128]


Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a feature started by Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts - with creative credit going out to Ula at Blog of Erised.  The idea is to get Harry Potter fans together and discuss our favorite things about the series; be it a favorite moment, character, magical item, spell, quote or object from the books, films or J.K Rowling herself.

This feature goes up on Thursdays, and is hosted at Lunar Rainbows Reviews. Any blogger can join in on the fun, all we ask is that you link back to us in your post in some way!

You can have lunch with 3 people involved with the movies, Who are they and why? 


So hard! There are a ton of people that I would like to meet from the movies. Zane and I did get to go to Harry Potter World when they were doing a special promotion for the Blu-rays and met quite a few of the actors. We got to meet the actors that played Flitwick, Arthur Weasley, Kingsley Shacklebot, and Bill Weasley in the first panel. I'm using the character names in case people don't recognize the actor's names. Flitwick did his 'swish and flick' for everyone.

The second panel had the actors/actresses that played Fred and George Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Seamus Finnigan, Dean Thomas, Cho Chang, and Lavender Brown. This one was a long one and they each said their favorite lines from the films and told us who they would be if they could've played another actor. Most of them said villains.

Luna and Fred/George are my favorite characters and I probably would've said them before I did get to spend an hour with them.


  1. JK Rowling - 100%. It said 'involved' with the movies so I get off on a technicality because she consulted with the writers and directors. This lady is a genius. Based on her writing, how incredibly quotable all her characters are and interviews I've read with her, I think it would be so enlightening to spend a little time with her.
  2. Hermione - I'm going to have to include my girl Emma Watson. Who wouldn't want to have lunch with her? There are so many reasons I want to but I'll go with because SHE'S AWESOME.
  3. McGonagal - Also I need a little Maggie Smith time in my life. 
I feel like with these three, I would get a wide view of life on set. Maggie would have the adult's view, Emma the kid's view, and JK Rowling would have the creative process view. When do I get to have this lunch date?

Who would you choose? 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [221]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer right away, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.

I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads published this month.





Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [220]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer right away, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.

I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads published this month.




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [219]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer right away, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.

I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads published this month.