Divine By Mistake (Partholon #1) By: P.C. Cast (Book Review)

(((There will be spoilers in this review))) Summary: The only excitement Shannon Parker expects while on summer vacation is a little shopping. But when an antique vase calls to her, she finds herself transported to Partholon, where she's treated like a goddess. A very temperamental goddess... Somehow Shannon has stepped into another's role as the Goddess incarnate of Epona. And while there's an upside, what woman doesn't like lots of pampering? It also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and threats against her new people. oh, and everyone disliking her because they think she's her double. Somehow Shannon needs to figure out how to get back to Oklahoma without being killed, married to a horse or losing her mind...
This is one of the best stories I have read in a long while. It's different, innovating and beyond enthralling. Cast's writing style is relatable and easily readable. And she knows when to be funny! There were many moment where I had to sto…

Maybelline | Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Washable Mascara in Very Black (Review)

Product Summary:
The exclusive great little grabber gets to each and every lash with precision for lots of volume from corner to corner. Volume builds with each coat, no clumps and no mess. It is also contact lens safe. Costs around 6.99$.

From the very first application on my lashes, they clumped together! I don't know where the no clump claim came from but here I am trying to make my lashes look fuller and longer, instead I get a clumpy mess. One application and it is a mess, if I try for a second application it's a hot mess and I get spider lashes. Definitely, not a cute look. It's so frustrating and I have to brush my lashes apart with a spoolie but then I get a lot of fall out on my upper cheeks. This product is a mess to use from start to finish. It does make my lashes look fuller but the process and hard work to get there is simply not worth it.

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Mascara should be the easiest part about a makeup application so when a product like this o…

Divine Beginnings (Partholon #0.5) By: P.C Cast (Book Review)

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Summary: Go back in time, fifty years before the events of New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast's Partholon books...
Something isn't right at Guardian Castle, and Aine can't figure out what. As Healer, she's supposed to be making things better, but there's a darkness that can't be brightened. And then Aine finds an injured Fomorian--winged, dark, blood-thirsty and inherently evil. Or is he? Because there's something about Tegan that Aine can't resist...and once they've shared blood, Aine realizes that everything she's always believed is going to be cast aside.... 
As far as short stories go I really enjoyed this one. I read the first three books in this series almost ten years ago and I absolutely loved them. I don't remember much of the plot other than there was a bunch of centaurs and goddesses. So, this prequel is a nice introduction into the world of Partholon. 
We are introduced to Aine w…

A Shiver Of Light (Merry Gentry #9) By: Laurell K. Hamilton (Book Review)

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Summary: Merry Gentry, ex-private detective and full time princess, is now the mother of triplets, a rarity in the high ranks of faerie. And not everyone is happy about it, including Taranis, King of Light and Illusion. He's using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. To save herself and her children, Merry will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie while trying to keep war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage. 
First question! Who was the fucking idiot that wrote this summary? Because the summary comes no where close to even describing the book itself. The summary is what I wish the book was; enticing, imaginative and le…

Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry #8) By: Laurell K. Hamilton (Book Review)

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Summary: You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. To protect my unborn children, I have turned my back on the crown, choosing exile in the human world with my beloved Frost and Darkness. Yet I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. I thought I'd left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm.But now I realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever even if they're magical. 
The first thing out of my mouth when I finished this book was "this was disappointing". And yes, it was extremely disappointing. Like I have mentioned before in a previous review, Swallowing Darkness for me felt like the final novel only because the main plot was resolved and came to an end. Even the final chapter of that novel felt like the closing of the series. When the m…

True Blood | Season 2 Episode 3: Scratches (Review)

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This episode starts right where we left off in the previous episode with Bill yelling at Sookie for her irresponsible decision to let Jessica see her family without realizing the potential consequences.  Honestly, what does Bill see in Sookie? Aside from the fact that she's the only woman who finds him attractive. One thing I really need to point out is the terrible acting when it came to Bill 'driving'. Steering left and right harshly and quickly is not how you drive unless you're having a seizure at the wheel. I hate seeing this type of 'driving' in movies and TV shows because it is beyond unrealistic. 
The creepy creature with the claws and bull mask attacking Sookie reminds me of the Minoans. They were heavyset on bull imagery but there was no evidence of them wearing bull masks during rituals. They were mainly situated on the Greek islands, primarily, Crete thousands of years ago. If the bull creature is connected i…

Swallowing Darkness (Merry Gentry #7) By: Laurell K. Hamilton (Book Review)

(((This review will contain spoilers))) Summary: I am Meredith, princess of faerie, and at long last, I am with child;twins, fathered by my royal guard. Now I must stay alive to see my children born, as conspirators from every court plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel. But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the goblins and the sluagh who will stand by me. Those who would defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price. To protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anything, even if it means waging a battle against my darkest enemies and making the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie. 
In this novel, so much has happened in very little time with a lot of story development taking place and I feel would have been the perfect way to end the series. The fact that there are 2 more books after this already published and more being worked on to me means one of two things. 1, Merry'…