Yodamom Finds her Force

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.


Eclectic reader, nerdy, mother, animal rescuer, beach addict, kayaker, foodie and fan of books that slip me into another world. A life long reader, explorer, traveler and day dreamer who enjoys getting lost in worlds filled with mythical beasts, demons, shifters, vampires and other beasties.






“Tu n'es rien d'autre que ta vie.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre


"You're nothing but your life."
- Jean Paul Sartre


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That was Intense

Windwitch (The Witchlands) - Susan Dennard
Audio-Oh I really enjoyed this one. Non stop action, near death, intense fear, and always on the run, the characters never get a rest. There are three mini groups all searching all under under false beliefs. You will be on the edge of your seat through the whole book. 
I love Cam, and I hope we see more of that character.
Moving on the Sightwitch right away

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

King of Scars - Leigh Bardugo

Well I was so lost, didn't know who these people were. Huh ? Turns out I hadn't read the previous series that this spin off came from. :(  I thought it was after Crows. I am doing the walk of shame, returning the book to the library.

A Well Written Romance With a Para-Twist

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

An intelligent romance with a paranormal twist and wonderful well developed characters. A romance, with characters that I couldn't help but love. Owen, he's ex military, looking to settle down in a small town after a long tour. He meets a local girl Rikki, a hard working goal orientated woman, with dreams beyond the town. They click, a romance begins but that is only a small part of the story. Nothing was predictable, the plot, the characters, the outcome. 

What a ride ! The story was a slow build, the author laying crumbs along a twisted and unexpected road. Oh the feels, I had them all. I speculated through the whole book and I didn't figure out what the mystery was till it was handed to me. Seriously, I read a lot, it's hard to find fresh and new twists, this one surprised me.  I was sad to see it end, I wanted more of these characters, their story their love. I have read this author's work before and am a fan, she topped her previous work with this one. This is her best work so far. Bravo Ms. Laurel. 

This would make a fabulous movie !

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

Why did it have to end ? WHY ? I want more.  

Reading progress update: I've read 76%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

Ana bahebak  

Reading progress update: I've read 64%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

 Oh Owen. No. These bread crumbs have led me someplace I don't want to believe. It can't be real. It didn't happen that way right ? No I must believe there is a different view I must 

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

After getting maybe an hour of sleep last night beacuse of this book, it would not let me sleep. Today has not been pretty, not a bouncy happy day. LOL  

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

WTH happened that was this aweful ? Hint hint hint but I don't know, I needs, NEEDS to know 

A Great Character Driven Zombie Read

Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry

Zombie fun and games, but the games aren't fun. Excellent zombie tale of truths, lies, mistakes, abuse, control and revenge. There are some men that are just evil, and they aren't zombies.
The dead have control of the world. The living are living in fear, hidden behind walls, willing to just exist to be safe. The past has forever scared them. The new generation, the ones they didn't live through the first night of the zombie rising are itching to know what's out there, or at least the truth of what happened. When a town bully turns deadly, events drive the, out beyond and what they find there will bring on many more questions.
I really enjoyed this zombie tale. It wasn't as gore centered as a few of my other zombie reads are. I don't really notice the characters were so well developed.- Now waiting on book 2

Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

Favorite line so far " If deceit were a contagious disease, then he would have been ground zero"
I couldn't help but think of politicians when reading this. Omg have I known some ground zeroes.
This book is so good, already. This author writes those "I don't care if I can't pay my bills I want to read more" stories

Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry

NO !!! Not him no no no ! He's going to come back right ? They never saw the body, he was covered in the stinky stuff so he's fine right ? Grrrrrrrr don't kill my fav character this is not Game of Thrones !


Just Hours Away

Reading progress update: I've read 52%.

Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry

Those *&%ards ! I want to kill them, jump into this book and kill them all ! Yes, it was that horrific.

Soon My Precious Soon

Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel


Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry

Tom is awesome ! Benny is a brat and holy shitake that birth story was freaking me out.

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