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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I Feel Happy Happy Happy

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

I am in my happy place. Dani, the woman has gone through some massive trials and made some huge transitions. In the beginning it was confusing, to see a young girl suffer so and be seen as more in the future. I admit I did not like young Dani, she was a thorn to me in the story. Oh there was some serious backlash towards Ms. Moning, speculations based on her age, before the tale was finished being told. If only they'd waited they would have seen this beautiful, wonderfully magical woman finally grab ahold of her red threads and become what she was ment to be. The truth of why this obsession was there made me jump and scream "YEH!" I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, you don't need to know more.
Another great book from Ms. Moning. She continues to be one of my top 5 authors, one I re-read from often. I can not wait for her next work.. Bravo Ms. Moning, you rock !

Reading progress update: I've read 249 out of 512 pages.

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

I feel like I've run a marathon, uphill, in the rain through thick clay mud. So much has been happening.. my brain, my hormones, my heart. Oh Dani what a power you've become. Omg that kiss, comando, the.... ARGH I hate real life time waisters like work

Ryo fans he has upped his game big time

Lor- omg that man has a history

Reading progress update: I've read 91 out of 512 pages.

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

Holy Smoked Shitake ! Stuff is happening, massive stuff. Shazam has gone Pepe le Pew. LOL Earth dude is wicked and him vs Fae dude- eeekk and how about the kaboom power flare ! The dark that is spreading, the script... I have not even got a hundred pages in yet and i'm tingling with anticipation

Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 512 pages.

High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

Oh Shitake, the darkness is in the graveyard. Poor Dani, how many times can she be left alone

The Weirdest Book I've Ever Read

Borne: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer

I don't even know how to explain this story. It is a fantasy, futuristic. It is a love-ish story but not like you'd expect. It is dystopian, dark and deadly. It is a physiological horror. It is a mind game. It was a hallucinogenic trip . I don't know if I liked it, I wanted to quit it but couldn't stop myself from listening. It was crazy and yet it all fit. Brilliantly weird.
Note: I heard "Borne" so many times I almost lost my mind.

Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

A Dog's Way Home: A Novel - W. Bruce Cameron

And off she goes into the dangers of the streets again, oh Bella

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Borne: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer This audiobook is taking a long time to go ? I'm not sure it's going anywhere. I'm tired of Borne, but I can't put it down. This weird book has a hold on me

Reading progress update: I've read 43%.

A Dog's Way Home: A Novel - W. Bruce Cameron

OMG ! The tears are flowing, my heart feels bruised. Humans can be the worst, so ugly. Denver do you really kill dogs you think are pitbulls even if they never act aggressive ? 

Keep The New Adult Away From Me

Capture - Penny Reid

Entertaining, NA, with smexy moments and too much over thinking and not communicating drama. It was better than book two. I still have a problem with the female MC's personality flip flop. She goes from super upfront talkative educated woman to closed mouth hide her feeling drama ridden girl. Oh and the male MC wasn't much better, but he never claimed to be an out in the open type. Is it just this NA thing ? I don't get it. I just wanted to slap them both and tell them to just talk already. The stupid silence "what will he/she think" drove me nuts ! More ridiculous angst drama than a YA read. I gave it three stars because the author was skilled enough to made me finish the book even when I wanted to through it across the room. 
This is the 4th time I've read a NA book and I had the same reaction. I am not a good fit with this genre.

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Borne: A Novel - Jeff VanderMeer

What the what ?

I Couldn't Have Enjoyed This More- Coolest Aliens Ever

Honor Among Thieves - Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine

Aliens come to earth offering help and more to humans. These are not your typical two legged, upright aliens no these are like spaceships. You can travel in them, and some humans go on a kind of foreign exchange program traveling out into the universe with them. How cool is that ? Oh but it gets so much better, they can communicate with humans, in ways that I'm not going to tell you but they are awesome. The book centers on one alien, and his honors (humans) two very different girls. This alien is a kind of runt of the litter, and on his last chance mission. Yes, there is a tug on the heart strings. One of the girls is not a follow the rules type and quickly crosses the line with questions and bonding with her host more than she should. There are space fights, dramatic encounters, emotional breakthroughs, and revelations that shock. I loved it, I want to hear it on audio now. It was so visually written it would be a fabulous movie. Please make the movie somebody. I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book. it had a slight Star Trek vibe going- bonus. The characters where all so well developed I was felt for all of them. I'm shocked I'm not a SciFi reader, I expected to not like this. It ends with a cliffhanger so be ready to grab the next book.

Reading progress update: I've read 314 out of 480 pages.

Honor Among Thieves - Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine

I hope this is part of a series. This is so good, I already want more. I want to travel the universes with them. I am nearing the end and it saddens me

What Happened To The Strong Willed Girl ?

Attraction: Elements of Chemistry (Hypothesis) (Volume 1) - Penny Reid

2.5 stars This book wasn't fun or sexy for me as book 1. It changed, and muddled the characters too much for me and went places I didn't like. I'm going negative here There was a bad taste with some family drama that seemed very Maffia like that was just way out there. It read like a bad TV drama in the middle of a NA love story. Excessive cheesy lines and comic style villains just ruined the moment that the books had been leading to. That wasn't all the MC is a virgin, with self imposed rules about how she wants to lose that status. The character has been preaching her vows since the first kiss, but just gives in. The "deflowering" was really uncomfortable to read, it didn't come across as completely consensual. The next few encounters were even more uncomfortable with her sudden lack of self respect. She turned into a doormat sexually, allowing him to do as he wished even when it hurt. This was not the girl I got to know. The reality of this guy, who he is turning out to be is disturbing. I see a controlling man who walks a dangerous line boarding on abuse. I just want her to run from him and that is not a great lead on to the next book.

Reading progress update: I've read 214 out of 480 pages.

Honor Among Thieves - Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine

I am really loving this book. I love the relationship between the ship/alien and the humans- and the special events AWESOME !

Reading progress update: I've read 113 out of 480 pages.

Honor Among Thieves - Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine

Creepy, the ship is aware and waiting- the warning, the unknown.... do you hear The Twilight Zone soundtrack ? I do

Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

Attraction: Elements of Chemistry (Hypothesis) (Volume 1) - Penny Reid

A good start, smart and snarky girl

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