Monday, April 11, 2016

100 Words and a Quote

Title: Moon Called
(Mercy Thompson, #1)
Author: Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Ace
Published: January 31st, 2006
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I want to be mad at myself that it took me this long to dive into the Mercyverse, but I’m too happy to finally be here!  When a young werewolf shows up at Mercy’s garage, she turns to old friends, new friends, and don’t-really-know-if-we’re-friends to work together to determine who has broken the sacred laws they live by. I’m devouring both the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series as I follow the timeline my friend Christie insisted suggested I follow.  I love the magical elements, the fascinating characters, and especially the badass Mercy. 

Word Count: 100  |  Rating: 1/2

Favorite Quote:
“Never argue with werewolves before you need to.” 

Title: Go Ask Alice
Author: Beatrice Sparks,
as "Anonymous"
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: January 1st, 2006
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This book has a huge cult following and I don’t want to be clobbered, but I didn’t like this at all.  It’s dated, and I couldn’t connect with the main character.  She wasn’t likeable; and while I have compassion for those who struggle with addiction, I wasn’t moved by this “diary.”  As for the conclusion, I read this after Letting Ana Go; and having experienced that ending, there was no shock factor for me in Go Ask Alice.  I’m happy this book touched so many reader’s lives; and for that I give it points, even if it didn’t touch mine.
Word Count: 100 | Rating: 

Favorite Quote:
I'm not really sure which parts of myself are real 
and which parts are things I've gotten from books.” 

Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: July 2nd, 2013
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An enormously sweet and incredibly age-appropriate YA story!  I’ve always had a soft spot for those wrong-side-of-the-track forbidden romances, and main characters Caymen and Xander seem to be from completely different worlds… so why is he the first boy to truly understand her? Witty banter, an abundance of snark, and a charming cast of characters make this Cinderella-esque tale a win. There’s so much to like about this story, but my favorite thing is that I can buy a copy for my teen’s shelf with absolutely no qualms whatsoever.  This story and author are keepers.

Word Count: 100 | Rating:  ★★★

Favorite Quote: 
“Feelings, my dear daughter, you will perhaps learn one day,
can be the most costly thing in the universe.”

© at A Belle's Tales




  1. Moon Called sounds like a book I just need to pick up. And you aren't alone on Go Ask Alice. My friend read it and loved it, so I got the book but didn't get far into it till I had to put it down. Just couldn't do it.

    Lovely little reviews!

    Hope you are well *Huggles*

  2. I cannot wait to read the Mercy books, I know I am going to love that series! And it makes me so sad that you didnt love Go Ask Alice. I remember adoring that book, but I also read it when I was in 8th grade so that could have been a major factor.
    The Distance Between Us sounds so so adorable!

    Great reviews!

  3. I just read Moon Called, so I'm new to the Mercyverse too. Thanks for the timeline! I tried to figure out the order they should be read.

  4. MERCY THOMPSON IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SERIES' AND IT MAKES ME SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY AND GIDDY AND TWIRLS THAT YOU ARE FINALLY READING THESE! I'm so happy you love them and we found the timeline before you started the one I told you to start lol since I failed at remembering the order! EEEEPPPPP I LOVVVVEEEEEE these mini reviews. I need to start doing this since I never take the time to review anymore :( *GINORMOUS HUGS* Thank you for the shout out and awesome post love!

  5. I am so glad you read Moon Called. I love the Alpha and Omega series too and actual like them more. *ducks and hides*

  6. I haven't heard of the second book, and I don't think I will be reading it since it didn't work for you. I love the Mercy Thompson series, I still need to dig into Alpha and Omega. I also thought the Kasie West book was cute.


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