Hoarders, Book Edition: Episode 209

Free Space by Sean Danker | Firebug by Lish McBride | God-Shaped Hole by Tiffany DiBartolo | Devil’s Cut by JR Ward | Seeing Red by Sandra Brown | Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff | Origin by Dan Brown


I can’t even remember the last time I did a Hoarders post! I haven’t been buying too many books, to be honest. It’s so bad that a few of these were from our summer trip in Toronto! The horror. I’ve only read a couple of these books – that’s how bad I’ve been at reading as well. Incidentally, both books were quintessential of the authors’ work. Seeing Red by Sandra Brown and Origin by Dan Brown (no relation. Ha). I did, however, request some books from Net Galley.

I reviewed The Trouble with Twelfth Grave on the blog already. Hard Cover will be up sometime this week (loveeee this book, btw). I read Wish You Were Mine but it’s so unremarkable that I probably would have to re-read it just so I can write a review.


Pucked Over was good. As well, both Vi Keeland’s books. Sorely disappointed with Penelope Ward’s Gemini. I think it might have been an early work, as I can tell it’s not in the same calibre as her newer novels. Needless to say, I’m not continuing with that series. Basic writing, flat characters, and often times, cheesy dialogues.


by Kelley Armstrong

I have about a quarter left to this book. I’ve managed to read a good chunk of it this weekend with a few starts and stops. It’s suspenseful af,Β to be honest. It’s very good, though. I think it’s the fact that I have no idea who the killer was makes it more sinister. As well, the setting adds to the scare factor. I can’t wait to finish it. Hopefully, tonight after I hit “publish”. πŸ™‚



The Break
by Katherena Vermette

So I’ve been struggling with this one. I borrowed this copy from a friend of mine at the gym because she swore by it, and it’s a prized-winning literature. It’s set in our city but the story is tough to read at times. It’s so interesting to read about a place in which you have a familiarity. It’s easy enough to follow but the stories of the characters are hard to get through.


Well, I think I’ll bid farewell for now. I have a full schedule on the blog. (Trust. I can’t believe it either.) I wish you all a lovely week!Β 

  • I know this post is a couple days old and I’m a bit behind with saying it, but welcome back to blogging! Hope you can find that balance you were looking for between life, fitness and blogging. These new books look. We don’t always have to be buying/receiving books, so it’s alright that it is over a long period of time and a bit of a smaller haul!

  • I actually haven’t heard of any of these books, but Missing sounds like a great thriller! I hope you enjoy them Joy!

  • Great haul! I haven’t paid much attention to Hard Cover when I saw it on NetGalley but I may have to go and grab it now.

  • I’ve just recently discovered Vi Keeland and she’s good. She also writes with someone, Penelope Ward? not sure. They are good together as authors I think. Enjoy reading! BTW Toronto vacations for me were so fun. I’ve been twice. Did you enjoy your time there?

  • Adriana C

    I love this post, because I get to see new books to me. I want to read Missing by Kelley Armstrong.
    Glad youΒ΄re back!

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    Yay! You’re back! I look forward to your thoughts on Dan Brown’s book. I hope all is well!

    • Thanks for the reminder! Lol. I need to write a review for that one.

  • I love seeing you posting again!!! I have missed you. Seeing Red is fantastic. I hope you enjoy it. I haven’t loved the past few Sevic books – I think I’m gonna pass on that one. I’m so picky about romance lately. It’s all so very cheesy to me. Ugh. I was just thinking that I need to read more Jay Kristoff book after seeing some of his tweets. He seems awesome.

    • Thanks, hun. I concur. Seeing Red is awesome! Wish You Were Mine was my first Sevic book but I’m not giving up on her just yet.

  • Greg Hill

    Ooh hope you like the end of Missing! I liked that book too, and I have to say I’ve read three of her books now and have liked every one.

    • You must go through her backlist! She’s so good.

  • Glad to see you’re back!

    • Thanks, Nicole. Hopefully, you won’t be saying that again in the distant future. Lol. I can’t keep disappearing from the blogosphere. Grr.

  • Karen

    Waves hi!!!!

    So you have posts scheduled and now I don’t lol We’re swapping.

    For What It’s Worth

    • Hahaha! Oh, well. It happens. πŸ™‚ At least you’re still around commenting. I couldn’t even do that. :/

  • Oh love the hoard of books! I so need to get back to my Kelley Armstrong books I have but haven’t gotten to yet. I love her writing! Will get Missing for sure!

    • Missing is so freaking suspenseful. Gah! And yes, you need more Kelley in your life!

  • The Break looks like my sort of book πŸ™‚

  • Awww such good books. I have not gotten anything lately. I am bookless

    • Thanks! I just got a library card so I might be doing more of that than buying. πŸ™‚

  • oh the Kelley Armstrong book looks good, pretty sure I have it oops. I love her writing, not sure why I have not read it yet.

    • Hahaha. It took me a while to pick it up, to be honest. πŸ™‚

  • shootingstarsmag

    I still need to read Nevernight, but hopefully the sequel was/is a good one! Ooh Missing sounds all sorts of awesome!


    • Oh, Nevernight is so good! I’m not much of a fantasy fan, but man, that Kristoff knows how to write!

  • I really need to start Missing by Kelley Armstrong. I love her work and I’ve gotten so far behind on so many of her books. I hope you had a great weekend. πŸ™‚

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Totally! Missing is such a typical Armstrong fare. I hope you’ll be able to read it soon!

  • I MISS YOU JOY πŸ˜€ Your posts are always lovely. <3 Hugs. And yaaay for getting some lovely books πŸ™‚ I did enjoy Firebug a bunch. <3 must re-read it soon to finally read book two πŸ˜€ And ahh, Missing. I didn't love it, sobs, but liked it a lot even so. Hope you ended up enjoying it too πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing great lovely. <3

    • I did enjoy it, thanks! And I missed you as well. <3

  • Hello Joyous One. πŸ˜‰ Glad to see a pot from you. Now I’m curious about Hard Cover. Looking forward to what you have to say about it. I see God-Shaped Hole in your picture … have you read it yet?

    • Hey you. How’s it going?

      Hard Cover is your kind of book. You must read, stat.

      No, I haven’t. Is it good?