Weekly Wrap Up: August 25th through August 31st 2019

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Books I’ve Read:

Merlin’s Shakespeare

Styx and Stones

Sweet Poisons

The Truth About Cowboys

Wilder Girls

Stolen Bloodlines

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

Dirty Cooking


Books with Pending Reviews:


Books with Published Reviews:

Stolen Bloodlines—review here

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days—review here

The Truth Behind the Lie—review here

Dirty Cooking—review here

Small Spaces—review here

The Jumbie God’s Revenge—review here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher/Blog Tour Review Requests:

Amy’s Square—Author Request (not on Goodreads yet)

Delicious Disasters–Blog Tour Review


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

The Living Canvas—Cover Reveal

Playing with Fire—Cover Reveal

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days—Blog Tour

Wonderland Academy—Book Blitz

Two Thousand Lines—Cover Reveal

Phoenix Rising—Book Blitz

After She Fell—Excerpt

Just a Fling—Book Blitz

Knowing Nichelle—Playlist

Indebted—Book Blitz

Boundary—Book Blitz

The Bar Next Door—Book Blitz

Dangerous Paradise—Book Blitz

Beauregard and the Beast—Book Blitz

The Jumbie God’s Revenge—Blog Tour

The Body Painter—Book Blitz

Cross Crease—Book Blitz


Giveaways I’ve Entered:

The Bromance Book Club-–Read It Forward

The Highlander’s Christmas Bride—Goodreads


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

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Blog Tour: The Jumbie God’s Revenge (The Jumbies: Book 3) by Tracey Baptiste

The Jumbie God's Revenge (The Jumbies) by [Baptiste, Tracey]

4 Stars

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Date of publication: September 3rd, 2019

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Series: The Jumbies

The Jumbies—Book 1

Rise of the Jumbies—Book 2

The Jumbie God’s Revenge—Book 3

Where you can find The Jumbie God’s Revenge: Barnes and Noble | Amazon | BookBub

Book Synopsis:

In book three of the popular Jumbies series, Corinne must use her emerging supernatural powers to battle the angry god who would destroy her Caribbean island home.

When an out-of-season hurricane sweeps through Corinne’s seaside village, Corinne knows it’s not a typical storm. At first Corinne believes Mama D’Leau—the powerful and cruel jumbie who rules the ocean—has caused the hurricane. Then a second, even more ferocious storm wrecks the island, sending villagers fleeing their houses for shelter in the mountains, and Corinne discovers the storms weren’t caused by a jumbie, but by the angry god Huracan.

Now Corinne, with the help of her friends and even some of her enemies, must race against time to find out what has angered Huracan and try to fix it before her island home is destroyed forever.


First Line:

Corinne La Mer leapt from one tall coconut tree to another.

The Jumbie God’s Revenge by Tracey Baptiste

My Review:

I haven’t been reading a lot of middle-grade books. My main reason is that I haven’t found ones that intrigue me enough to pick it up and read it. So, imagine my surprise when I realized that I have middle-grade books back to back. The Jumbie God’s Revenge is the first of the three that I read.

The blurb for The Jumbie God’s Revenge was what made me accept the publisher’s invite to review. A tween girl going up against a powerful god? Yeah, I wanted to read it.

The Jumbie God’s Revenge was a simple read. Corrine is suspicious when an unexpected hurricane rips through her island home. She finds out that her actions have caused the god, Hurracan, to single the island out. With the help of her friends, Corrine needs to fix what she did before Hurracan destroys the island. Can she do it?

The Jumbie God’s Revenge is not a stand-alone book. I found out, early in the book, that I should have read books one and two before reading this book. There were times where I was left confused and wondering about events hinted at in this book. But, it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this book.

The main plotline of The Jumbie God’s Revenge was fast-moving. There were a couple of small lags in the storyline. But the author did a fantastic job of getting the book back up to speed. There were also no dropped storylines.

I liked the characters in The Jumbie God’s Revenge. They were well written and fleshed out. My only complaint is that I couldn’t connect to them as well as I wanted to.

The jumbie’s were an interesting mix of different ethnic backgrounds. I did do a google search and found that the jumbee’s are a mix of African, Amerindian, Dutch, English, and Chinese mythology. The main jumbie’s in the book, Papa Bois and Mama D’Leau, are mythological beings out of Trinidad and Tobago. The god, Hurracan, is a Mayan god. I loved it.

The Jumbie God’s Revenge is 100% appropriate for middle-grade kids. I have a list going of books for my 11-year-old son, and this trilogy is going right on it.

The end of the book did seem a little rushed. But I liked how the author ended it. All the storylines were wrapped up. The characters got their HEA’s. I do wonder about Corrine’s aunt and how things are going to be once she remembers everything.


I would give The Jumbie God’s Revenge a Tween rating. There is no sex. There is no language. There is mild violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 13 read this book.

I would reread The Jumbie God’s Revenge I would recommend it to family and friends.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Weekly Wrap Up: August 18th through August 24th 2019

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Books I’ve Read:

Small Spaces

Look For Me Under the Rainbow

The Jumbie God’s Revenge

Eye of the Storm

Twisted Betrayal


Books with pending reviews:

The Jumbie God’s Revenge—review coming August 24th


Books with published reviews:

Look for Me Under the Rainbow—review here

Eye of the Storm—review here

Twisted Betrayal—review here

The Year I Left—review here

The Warehouse—review here

I Wanna Sext You Up—review here

Song for a Lost Kingdom (book 2)—review here

Song for a Lost Kingdom(book 1)—review here


NetGalley Requests:

Thin Ice

The Silvered Serpents


Author/Publisher Requests:

Snowfall on Cedar Trail—Publisher Request

Stolen Bloodlines—Author Request


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

All This Could Be Yours—Book Blitz

Sealer’s Game—Cover Reveal

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days—Excerpt

Prison Princess—Book Blitz

Shock Me—Cover Reveal

Twisted Betrayal—Blog Tour

Tides of Time—Book Blitz

A Road More Traveled—Book Blitz and Excerpt

Twisted Betrayal—Release Blitz

Song for a Lost Kingdom (book 2)—Blog Tour

Haunted House Ghost—Cover Reveal

Need—Book Blitz


Giveaways I’ve Entered:


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

Weekly Wrap Up: August 4th through August 10th 2019

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Books I’ve Read:

Aelia

The Red Death

Disorder

Return of the Long Lost Earl


Books with pending reviews:

I Wanna Sext You Up—Review coming August 20th


Books with published reviews:

Dark Alpha’s Redemption—Review Here

Return of the Long Lost Earl—Review Here

The Kilwade Tragedy—Review Here

The Escape Room—Review Here

Because You’re Mine—Review Here

We Are All Good People Here—Review Here

The Perfect Wife—Review Here

Keeping Lucy—Review Here

Jake’s Redemption—Review Here

T-Minus—Review Here


NetGalley Haul:

Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas

A Hundred Suns

Cilka’s Journey

Ice Hard

The Jumbie God’s Revenge


Email Haul:


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

Dirty Player—Sale Post

Reckless Love—Sale Post

The Escape Room—Blog Tour

T-Minus—Blog Tour


Giveaways I’ve Entered:


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday