Sunday Sum-Up


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!

As you know, this was a difficult week so I have very little for this post. In fact, I was only able to complete and review one book. I have been using the time to rest and flip through some graphic novels. I also had a more challenging issue pop-up that I had put off for too long. So that is now remedied to the best of my abilities. It was just one of those weeks where I needed to accept and surrender for several days.


Mini Review

By Lee Isserow
Publisher:  Lee Isserow
Pages: 34
Genre: Fantasy

⭐ ⭐ ⭐



A magical short story that will take you on a journey.

Prepare yourself, for the winding and weaving tale of the most powerful magician in all the lands, from his final days to his first steps into magic and back again.


“TO THE WORLD, THE Shaman was close to death. His heartbeat had slowed to the point where any layman that might check it would be almost certain that his spirit had passed on.”

I really took nothing from this short story if I am being honest, which I always am. It was my own mistake that I did not originally read far enough to understand that this was derived from a full novel. Perhaps, if I read the book it might have connected with me in some form. Since I had no true knowledge of the magician or any real back story, I had nothing to build upon and it was lost on me.

I was expecting the story of a dying mage, which is what was presented. But this mage meant so little to myself, that his death was of no true consequence. The writing was decent and steady. The descriptions of the forest were promising. I think this might be worth a glance for those who are actually familiar with the Shadowmancer.  So I am giving it three simple stars.



The Roanoke Girls
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


This week my reading selections are based off of two reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek completely sold me on Kings of the Wyld. So I was stoked when a copy arrived courtesy of the publisher and cannot wait to dive in. Here is his review

I was contacted by the author of The Enemy Within after a wonderful review by Teach @ Teacher of YA. They have both convinced me that while this is YA it reads very much like light Sci Fi. You can find her review here.

Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1)
By Nicholas Eames


Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best — the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.

Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk – or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.

It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld

The Enemy Within
By Scott Burns

Seventeen-year-old Max has always felt like an outsider. When the agonizing apocalyptic visions begin, he decides suicide is his only escape. He soon finds himself in an institution under the guidance of a therapist who sees something exceptional in him. Just as he begins to leave the hallucinations behind, Max discovers the visions weren’t just in his head.

There are three others who have shared those same thoughts and they’ve been searching for Max. Like him, they are something more than human. Each of them possesses certain abilities, which they’re going to need when a covert military group begins hunting them down.

As the danger escalates, Max doesn’t know which side to trust. But in the end, his choice will decide the fate of both species.

*I am also finishing Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis.


GoodReads Monday
Let’s Talk Timeframes

Again, a simple week. Sometimes we just have to remember to slow down and take things in. So I leave you with this..

“The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. I know people who read without hearing the sentence sounds and they were the fastest readers. Eye readers we call them. They get the meaning by glances. But they are bad readers because they miss the best part of what a good writer puts into his work.”
― Robert Frost


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48 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

  1. It’s sure been an awful week for you with everything that has gone on, hopefully you’re on the mend though and that other issue remains sorted, if not, it’s like Ghostbusters, who ya gonna call!😀

    I really hope that you enjoy Kings of the Wyld, I absolutely loved it and every review I’ve seen has praised it too.

    Here’s looking up to a better week for you.😀

    Damn it, being nice is strange!😂

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    1. Haha.. I should not say this, but I am really enjoying your niceness 😉 I like the other side as well though so feel free to going to back to “normal” Drew if needed. And I believe I just may call on you if this is not all sorted. I am sick with it.

      I am just fatigued now.. so still behind on things, but much much better 🙂 I am very excited for Kings of the Wyld and hope you do not mind me linking your review!

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      1. No I didn’t mind you linking to the review at all.😀

        It’s understandable that you are sick with it, it’s always worse when you think something is sorted and it is for a couple of months and then appears again as you just think sod it, not again.

        Ha, there is no normal Drew, only a mixture of weirdness!😂

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  2. Sending gentle hugs your way and hoping next week treats you better my dear and lovely friend ❤ You made it, even if it was hard and painful and it downright sucked, this is the end of the week and you made it, so I am proud, and I am here for any support you may need for the days to come ❤

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  3. Im sorry you’ve had such a rough week and hope you are on the mend now.

    I’ve requested Kings of the Wyld every which way but had no joy so its going on the to buy list for sometime in the future.

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  4. I completly second Kings of the Wyld. I though I was kind of done with the grimdark type books but it was funny and a bit deeper than I thought despite a simplicity that made it easy to fly through. Enjoy it!

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  5. Very unfortunate for Footprints. Do you plan on reading Shadowmancer to see if this extremely short novel might earn a couple more stars? 😀 Ohh and I hope March, or at least the coming week, will look a lot more brighter for you! Rest as much as you need though! 😉

    – Lashaan

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    1. Resting when I can for sure 😉 Lessons are being learned as I adjust, and one huge one is to listen to my body. I am too stubborn haha.

      I do not think I will read it to be honest. Not for lack of want, but my TBR is rather daunting as it is. I may just let it lie 😉

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  6. Ah I’ve done that before – read a book without realizing it was a) part of a series or b) a spin-off of another book. It completely throws you, doesn’t it? You’re reading and thinking “What am I missing here?”

    I hope your upcoming week is good! ❤

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      1. Good luck with your new doctor! Hopefully they’ll be able to offer you some alternatives 🙂 My Monday was okay. I had work from 5-10pm (and then again this morning from 6am!) but I can’t complain too much as I have two days off from tomorrow 😛

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  7. I wish you a much better week this week filled with nothing but good health & good vibes Danielle! ❤ 😉 I also rated The Roanoke Girls 4 stars but haven't written my review just yet. Can't wait to start Kings of the Wyld, may just cheat & squeeze that one in 🙂

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      1. Haha! I feel the same way about my reading lately. I’m still getting used to my new place..trying to give it that homey feel, I’m getting there lol. I’ll be writing my Roanoke review today 😉

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          1. Thank you Danielle, always sweet 🙂 The new place is more than I was imagining so i’m very blessed & grateful. I think moving was painful because this time I have 2 tiny humans & no sitter/family to help. We did everything with them in the midst, but it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been since we used a moving company. It was the packing, bubble wrapping, and unpacking that we dealt with. We also polished the hardwood floors the night before smh, I’m glad we are done with it all LOL!

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