"Waiting On" Unbreakable

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am excited for...
Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed? (From Goodreads)
So we're going from apocalypse to human trafficking?  Interesting twist there.  I like how it seems like we're going to get another countdown style book.  More importantly though, I can't wait for some more Ben.  Check it out April 23rd, 2013.  

Much love, Samantha 


Top Ten Tuesday: The Auto-Buy Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at

This week, the topic is...
Top Ten Authors on My "Auto-Buy" List

This is a fun topic.  My list is actually quite long, so I'm going with the authors who I would drop everything to go buy their books on release day.  These are the authors where eBooks just won't suffice, and I need a hard copy for my overflowing bookshelf.  The authors I have a hard time sharing for fear that I may never get my book back (I'm still crying over the fact that I can't remember who I loaned impulse to back in high school...).

Richelle Mead
Cassandra Clare 
Julie Kagawa
Jennifer L. Armentrout
J. R. Ward
Tahereh Mafi
Veronica Roth
Veronica Rossi
Beth Revis
Ellen Hopkins

BAM.  Easiest list ever.  Who's on your auto-buy list?

Much love, Samantha


Book Review: Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Published October 30th, 2012
Margaret K. McElderry 
432 pages (Hardcover)
It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion. (From Goodreads)
Rebel Heart was one of my most anticipated reads of 2012 (yes, this review is a little late..).  Maybe my expectations were a little too high, because it ended up falling a little short for me.

Problem #1: Not enough Jack.  I'm not saying Moira Young had to go and make everything easy for Jack and Saba, but come on.  There is so little Jack in this book!  Half of the fun of Blood Red Road was Jack's attitude and wit.  Now, I likely could of dealt with this but...

Problem #2: Saba has gone all sorts of crazy.  I really couldn't follow her for a good half the book.  She was all over the place with grief and turmoil.  Then there was that other crazy chick.  Yeah, I was just as lost as Saba was.

The plot itself had serious potential.  You've got the fam jam headed west, all trying to deal with everything that had just happened, and Jack off running is own mission, with a promise to return.  That could head in some awesome directions.  And I did like what really happened to leave us with no Jack for the whole book, but everything in the middle didn't get it for me.

Hopefully, this was just a case of the sophomore slump.  I did still enjoy parts of it, and fully recommend Blood Red Road.  Rebel Heart just didn't quite do it for me.  I will just have to sit here and wait, with slightly lowered expectations, for book three of the series, which isn't expected to be released until 2014.

Much love, Samantha
PS. I will say that I am loving these new covers though!


Book Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Published February 12th, 2013
432 pages (Hardcover)
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next. (From Goodreads)
While I did enjoy The Indigo Spell, this may be my least favourite book from Richelle Mead's VA and Bloodlines series.  I can even give you an exact reason why...

Action.  There was not enough of it.  Sydney was finally starting to make a name for herself as a badass, and then this happened.  For a series of books built off of hand-to-hand combat against evil vampires and the more recent development of magic, very little happened in this book.  I won't even start on the underwhelming Marcus Finch.  The guy is just a big talker.

The saving grace here was the fact that I am so deeply committed to this series that virtually nothing could turn me off.  She could have killed Adrian and I would have been pissed but still loved the book.

The building romantic themes was what I enjoyed.  It's nice to see Sydney becoming a little more human (for lack of a better word...).  The ending was also well done, and sets up for what should be an interesting plot in The Fiery Heart.

Overall, I was underwhelmed but not angry with the book.  I just wanted more kickass.

Much love, Samantha
PS.  Thank you Richelle Mead for the quick Rose and Dimitri cameo.  I appreciate it greatly.


"Waiting On" Infinityglass

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am excited for...
The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.

With the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does.

But the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn't an object. It's a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could be the last? (From Goodreads)
I haven't actually read Timepiece yet, but look at this cover?!  IT'S SO CREEPY!  No joke, here is a case of me judging a book by it's cover.  Imagine walking into a room and seeing this?  I would scream then go find a stick (#FarmKidProblems).  

I'm going to have to get reading, since Infinityglass is out July 9th, 2013.  And I need to figure out what the frig' is happening...

So, what are you waiting on?

Much love, Samantha


Top Ten Tuesday: Paranormal Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at

This week, the topic is...
Top Ten Characters in the "Paranormal" Genre

Fun fact: I watch a lot of ghost hunting shows.  I've loved the paranormal since a young age.  To this day, I would love to be a paranormal investigator or cryptozoologist (I'd specialize in Bigfoot and his cousins).  Here are my fave characters from paranormal books (most of these will shock no one).

Rose Hathaway
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Daemon Black
The Lux Series - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Isabelle Lightwood
The Mortal Instruments series - Cassandra Clare

Magnus Bane
The Mortal Instruments series - Cassandra Clare

Soul Screamers series - Rachel Vincent

The Black Dagger Brotherhood series - J.R. Ward

The Black Dagger Brotherhood series - J.R. Ward

Ethan Chase
The Lost Prince - Julie Kagawa

Kaidan Rowe
Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins

Michael Glass
The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

How do you feel about all this epic-ness?  Anyone you would have added?

Much love, Samantha


Book Review: Invisible Sun by David Macinnis Gill

Published March 27th, 2012
Greenwillow Books
384 pages (Hardcover)
Obsessed with MUSE, the clandestine project that created the AI in his brain, mercenary chief Durango draws the ire of the government when he steals part of the secret project data and hightails it with his lieutenant, Vienne, to an ancient monastery. There, he meets the monks who raised Vienne from an orphan and also encounters soldiers working for his old nemesis, the crime lord Mr. Lyme. Lyme controls the territory surrounding the monastery, as well as the datacenters housing the rest of MUSE. Undeterred, Durango and Vienne pull off an ill-advised raid on Lyme’s complex. During the ensuing battle, however, Vienne is captured, and Durango is beaten and left for dead. Now, wounded and shaken, Durango must overcome bounty hunters, treacherous terrain, a full scale civil war, and a warrior monk with an eye for vengeance (not to mention his own guilt, self-doubt, and broken arm) to find Vienne and free her from Archibald, a brain-washing pyromaniac with a Napoleon complex who wants to rule Mars--and kill Durango in the process. (From Goodreads)
I'm going to call this "sci-fi action for people that don't like science fiction".

In this sequel to Black Hole Sun (review), Durango and Vienne continue to be complete and total badasses, until it all backfires and Vienne ends up in the enemies hands.  I don't think there is anything quiet as painful as watching one of your favourite protagonist get beaten and broken down.  We gain a little more back story on Vienne and Durango in this book, and it explores their relationship a little deeper.  I like that the romance still didn't overpower the rest of the story, but was instead a nice undertone that fueled it.

In Black Hole Sun, it took me a long time to get used to the idea of Mimi.  This time round, I grew to really enjoy her.  The banter between her and Durango added a nice layer of humour to all the action that takes place.

I still don't get some of the minor details of the story, like why we are on Mars.  I think I missed something somewhere along the line.  However, the technological aspects of the story are well explained, which is greatly appreciated by a sci-fi newbie like myself.

If you're one to shy away from science fiction, I recommend giving this series a try.  Shadows of the Sun, book three in the series, will be out late March, and you know I'll be checking it out.

Much love, Samantha


Stacking The Shelves: February 1st - 17th

Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga's Reviews!

Hey guys, just crawling out of the dark hole called school to announce that I'm on Reading Break!  Which means I can spend some quality time with you guys this week!  That is, after I finish one last frustratingly complicated paper on my leadership qualities...

I've picked up some great and not-so-great titles recently, so I figured it was a good time for an STS!  I may have missed a couple, but here are the ones I'm most excited about.

Like always, all links will send you over to the Goodreads page :)

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi (previously reviewed)
Unravel Me by Taherah Mafi
Tempest by Julie Cross
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

And some eBooks:
Charade by Nyrae Dawn
Wanted by Kelly Elliott (Goodreads review rant)
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Much love, Samantha


Coffeeshop Soundtrack (2)

Between walking to my hospital placement, taking the bus, waiting around between classes,  working out, and those awkward moments here and there, I listen to a lot of music.  Since I also read a lot of books, they start to overlap.  These are my thoughts...

Beautiful Disaster reminds me of One More Night by Maroon 5

Because everyone loves one giant hot mess...

Try to tell you "no" but my body keeps on telling you "yes".
Try to tell you "stop", but your lipstick got me so out of breath.
I'll be waking up in the morning, probably hating myself.
And I'll be waking up, feeling satisfied but guilty as hell.

Yeah, but baby there you go again, there you go again, making me love you.
Yeah, I stopped using my head, using my head, let it all go.
Got you stuck on my body, on my body, like a tattoo.
And now I'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid, crawling back to you.

Much love, Samantha


"Waiting On" This Is What Happy Looks Like

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am excited for...
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?  (From Goodreads)
Leave it to Jennifer E. Smith to come up with, what I expect to be, another obnoxiously cute and unexpected romance.  Not that I'm complaining, the hopeless romantic in me falls for these books every time.  Set for release April 2nd, 2013, this sounds like a perfect springtime read!

So, what are YOU waiting on?

Much love, Samantha


Top Ten Tuesday: Romances

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at

This week, the topic is...
Top Ten Favourite Romances

Aww, Valentine's Day is coming up.  Clearly I will spend it by myself, likely sleeping in preparation for a busy Friday of hospital time and driving home.  But for those of you with plans, I hope you get spoiled rotten by the one's you love.  To build up to this, here are some of my favourite bookish couple, old and new!
***Warning, some of these are spoiler-y.  Proceed with caution***

Rose + Dimitri
(Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead)
Bet you saw that one coming...

Isabelle + Simon
(The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare)
Guys!  Have you seen the new stills?!

Elisa + Hector
(Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson)
This is a new one for me, but I knew these two were meant for each other from the start of Girl of Fire and Thorns, and can't wait for book three!

Kat + Daemon
(Lux - Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Obviously.  Did you read the ending of Opal?!

Alex + Aiden
(The Covenant - Jennifer L. Armentrout)
I've said it before, I'll say it again.  She is the QUEEN of sexual tension

Jo + Laurie
(Little Women - Louisa May Alcott)
I'm still angry about this one.  We will never be okay, Louisa...

Anna + Vronsky
(Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy)
That was a long book, and these two kept it going.

Saba + Jack
(Blood Red Road - Moira Young)
These two need to get on the same page, but I have hope for them.

Jem + Tessa + Will
(The Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare)
Threesome Forever!  Problem solved.

Finn + Cate
(Born Wicked - Jessica Spotswood)
Again, these two need to get their shit together, but they're too perfect not to.

Much love, Samantha 


Book Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Published August 28th, 2012
Balzar + Bray
403 pages (Paperback)
Rachel Adams has a secret. While the other girls in Baalboden sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan - the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to find him herself. But what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's daughter. Logan is determined to protect her but soon realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making. (From Goodreads)
The cover is what sold this book to me.  I'm always up for a book with a badass female protagonist.  Then I discovered the dual POV, and I knew I had to read Defiance.  Unfortunately, it did not quite meat my expectations.

I was actually expecting a dystopian novel, but Defiance is more historical (not to be confused with factual) than anything else.  We've got swords, dragons, and a society where women are required to have the "protection" of a man.  Don't worry though, they pretty much get sold off for marriage too!  Overall, the world-building was okay, but some aspects could have been better explained.  I still don't quite understand The Chosen One.

Rachel ended up being one of the most annoying characters I have ever encountered, and not nearly as badass as I craved.  Her fiercely independent nature was more stupid than brave, and her the way she thought things through made little sense to me.  Luckily, Logan was easier to read.  I actually found the way he told the story and his logical nature quite interesting.  I basically just kept reading for Logan's POV.

The plot was a lot of Logan and Rachel being desperate for one another, but refusing to acknowledge their feelings.  The romance wasn't steamy, or even overly romantic.  Also, these "assassins" from the description make a very brief appearance   Y'all know how I feel about assassins, and there wasn't enough of them.  There was still action and killing, but very little assassins.  I kind of felt ripped off on that one.

Overall, I enjoyed parts of Defiance, and spent the rest of it wanting to smack Rachel for being so annoying.  That being said, Defiance established a solid base for future novels to build upon and grow from.

Much love, Samantha


Book Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published November 6th, 2012
Spencer Hill Press
360 pages (Paperback)
"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "
Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.  
If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.  
But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. 
Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate... (From Goodreads)
I waited a week between the finishing this book and writing this review.  Mainly because I was incapable of words.  No joke, I sat in bed for a solid 10 minutes after I finished with my mind blown and incapable of processing everyday stimuli.

In fact, I still can't find the words to describe it's awesome-ness.

This series just keeps getting better and better.  This series was originally criticized for it's similarities to Vampire Academy, but has completely taken on a life of it's own.  And JLA is the queen of sexual tension.  I wanted to scream at Alex and Aiden quite a bit.  Holy crap, she had me wrapped around her finger for the whole book, for every twist and turn.  As soon as I finished, I wanted to devour it again.

I'd also like to point out that I was totally right about the guitar pick.

In conclusion, give Jennifer L. Armentrout all the stars.

Much love, Samantha


"Waiting On" Apollyon

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am excited for...
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself. (From Goodreads)
Guys.  Did you read the end of Deity?  Thanks to that pesky hiatus, my review of Deity still isn't up (awkward...), but rest assured that I did nothing but love every minute of it.  Also, if you haven't read Elixir yet, do that.  

Mark my words, this book will be all kinds of amazing.  This books is to be released April 8th, 2013, just in time to distract me from studying for exams!

So, what are YOU waiting on?

Much love, Samantha 


Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at

This week, the topic is...
Top Ten Seven Bookish Memories

This list was harder to write than I actually expected.  I'm just going to get straight into it...
  1. Last November, I met one of my favourite authors.  Feel free to check out my post about meeting Cassandra Care by clicking on this lovely link.
  2. Two of my best friends and I went to the midnight release of Breaking Dawn, which was actually really fun.  I then proceeded to go to my high school job for 6 AM the next morning.  Not my brightest move ever...
  3. Starting this blog was a light in a dark patch for me.  I may not be the best blog around, but I love you all and am having a blast.
  4. Finishing Anna Karenina was a triumph for me.  Everyone questioned why I chose it for my big 12th grade English project, but I finished it and that's all that counts.  Plus, I got a good mark.  Suck on that.
  5. My friend Hannah has recommended most of my favourite books and series to me.  From Ellen Hopkins to Cassandra Clare, I owe you Hannah.
  6. The other person I can really bond with over books is my mom.  The lady means the world to me, and has truly shaped me into the crazy book-lover I am.  Thanks Mom, and keep it up.
  7. Vampire Academy.  Okay, so I have always read a lot, but for a while I really didn't do that much.  My mom bought me VA thinking I would love it, and I immediately told her the title was stupid.  I read it anyway, and credit it for me completely falling back in love with reading.  I've been a little obsessed ever since!
What is your favourite bookish memory?

Much love, Samantha


Book Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Liani Taylor

Published September 27th, 2011
Little, Brown & Company
417 pages (Hardcover)
Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. 

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself? (From Goodreads)

First there was this...
Then there was this...

Guys, this book was amazing.  No joke on the tears.  That ending destroyed me a little.

The writing matched the setting perfectly.  Prague is know for it's magical beauty, and the writing reflected that perfectly.  There was a whimsical quality in the text that added to the whole experience.  All of the backstory that was developed was complex and whimsical and fantastic.

Then there are the characters!  Karou is different from every other protagonist right now.  I was drawn to the quirky relationship between her and Zuzana.  Then there is fatally attractive Akiva, who I clearly loved.  I think it's the swords.  I have a weapon weakness...

My one issue with this book: flashbacks.  Y'all know I hate flashbacks.  Half of this book was one giant flashback to another time, with flashback intermingled with that.  It wasn't the worst case of flashbacks ever, as there were enough differences to separate the situations.  Still, I just wanted to get back to the main story. And kissing.  Yes, that is what I wanted.

So if you haven't read Daughter of Smoke & Bone yet, READ IT.  I really, really, really enjoyed this book an it's ending, and can't wait to get my hands on Days of Blood & Starlight!

Much love, Samantha


January Favourites!

First off, Happy Groundhog Day.  Anyone know how that went?  I slept through it.  Oh, shucks.  I'm ready for the end of the crazy weird winter weather here.  Anyways, on to the point...

Favourite Read: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (review)

Honourable mentions go out to my other two 5-star reviews this month, The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson and Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (review)

Favourite Song:

Favourite Movie: I have watched Pitch Perfect far too many times.  I even did a Coffee Talk on my thoughts.

Favourite Caffeinated Beverage: Second Cup Paradiso for my Tassimo is blissful.

Favourite Long-Overdue Sport To Return:  #hockeyisback.  Rejoice fellow hockey fans, and prepare Toronto for the Stanley Cup parade.  Yeah, I went there...

Favourite Flavour: I've been in love with everything coconut this month.  From treats to candles to lip chap, coconut has been the way to go.

Favourite Person I Lost:  My uncle passed away from a long battle with Leukemia this month.  He meant a lot to me.  Before I left for University  I used to see him everyday.  I'm having a hard time accepting that he is gone.  I love you Uncle Ron, and I know your in a more peaceful place now.

Much love, Samantha