What I like about you (Arc Review)

What I Like about you by Marissa Kanter

Published by  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on April 7, 2020

Genres: young adult, contemporary

Pages: 416

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge: 2020 arc

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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

Heartwarming, endearing, and sure to leave you swooning, What I Like About You shines with authentic characters you will absolutely fall in love with. This story is as sweet as the cupcakes you’ll be craving by the end!” —Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Can a love triangle have only two people in it? Online, it can…but in the real world, its more complicated. In this debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Marisa Kanter hilariously and poignantly explores what happens when internet friends turn into IRL crushes.

Is it still a love triangle if there are only two people in it?

There are a million things that Halle Levitt likes about her online best friend, Nash.

He’s an incredibly talented graphic novelist. He loves books almost as much as she does. And she never has to deal with the awkwardness of seeing him in real life. They can talk about anything…

Except who she really is.

Because online, Halle isn’t Halle—she’s Kels, the enigmatically cool creator of One True Pastry, a YA book blog that pairs epic custom cupcakes with covers and reviews. Kels has everything Halle doesn’t: friends, a growing platform, tons of confidence, and Nash.

That is, until Halle arrives to spend senior year in Gramps’s small town and finds herself face-to-face with real, human, not-behind-a-screen Nash. Nash, who is somehow everywhere she goes—in her classes, at the bakery, even at synagogue.

Nash who has no idea she’s actually Kels.

If Halle tells him who she is, it will ruin the non-awkward magic of their digital friendship. Not telling him though, means it can never be anything more. Because while she starts to fall for Nash as Halle…he’s in love with Kels.

My Thoughts:

Overall I loved the concept of this novel so much. As book lover and someone involved in the world of books, reviews and supporting books that part of the book I adored. I thought that part was so true to my own life and really loved that part of the book. I also really loved the used of emailing and social media as a source of friendship and communication. I also really liked how Marisa explored how her main character tackled anxiety. I thought this book was super fast pace read. It is def a book I would re-read again in the future. I loved how this book also talked about the book industry in a honest way. I thought some elements of the books were not wrapped up nicely as I would like and also thought this book had some predicable moments but overall I loved this read. If you are booklover, this might be the perfect read for you and the romance was so cute overall but online and off!!

April TBR!

I literally have no idea what my life will look like at the end of april. The only thing I do know is I want to accomplish I a lot of reading and here are some of the books that are high on my tbr!

Time Warp Ya book Club books:

  1. Cinder
  2. TBD

Other Reads!!

  1. The Voyage of FrostHeart (Library read)
  2. Layoverland (Library read)
  3. Lucky Caller (Libary read)
  4. Seekers of the wild realm (June 2020)
  5. Sisters of Shadow and Song (ARC June 2020)
  6. Ghosts Squad (Arc June 2020)
  7. Chosen (Jan 2020 Arc)
  8. We were the WildCats (March 2020)
  9. Girls of The Storm and Shadow (November 2019)
  10. Scavenge the Stars (January 2020)
  11. Aru Shah and the end of the time (BBLC)
  12. Unravel the Dusk (July 2020)
  13. The Unhoneymooners (BBLC)
  14. The Shadows Between us (Feb 2020 arc)
  15. The Queens Assassin (Arc Feb 2020 arc)
  16. Foundryside (BBLC)
  17. Assassin’s Apprentice (BBLC)
  18. Ace of Shades (BBLC)
  19. Verona Comics (ARC April 2020)
  20. Super Adjacent (ARC March 2020)
  21. The Jewel Thief ( Arc May 20200

I know I won’t get to all these books, But these are the books that I am pulling from for my April tbr! Let me know what is high on your TBR!

Later book lovers!

March Reading Wrap up Part one:

So this month def took a darker turn in terms of world and safety but it actually was not awful for my reading life. So lets dive into half the books I tackled this month!

Time Wrap Ya book club books:

  1. Obseido: Five star read

Other reads

2. Seven Deadly Shadows (2020 book) 4 Stars 3. Keeper of the lost cities (NightFall) (BBLC) 4 Stars 4. We Could be Heroes (2020 Arc) 3 stars 5. Lord of Shadows (BBLC) (BBLC) 4.5 Stars 6. Fiery Trial (BBLC) 5 Stars) 5 Stars 7. Tweet Cute (2020 book) 5 Stars 8. Admission (2020 Book) 3.5 Stars 9. A Heart so Fierce and Broken (2020 book) 4.5 Stars

This a part one of my reads for March 2020!

Some of My Top reads were:

  • Lord of Shadows
  • Tweet Cute
  • Nightfall
  • A heart so fierce and broken!

Check out part two of this video later in the week and let me know what are some books you were able to tackle in march!

Later book lovers!

What I am reading Monday!

So this was the first real week of social distancing and I was able to get quite a bit of reading done! I also completed on my of my major reading goals this year and was so happy.

What I finished Reading!

I really did enjoy this read a lot and found it to be a great concluding read to the series.

What I am currently reading!

I am still really enjoying this series.

What I want to read next!!

I have heard many mixed thoughts in this read and hope i wind up liking it!

What I am listening too!

I really want to keep making progress on this series this upcoming month!



Let me know what your reading plans are for this week in the comments!

Later book lovers!

Storm Keepers Island (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Storm Keeper’s Island  by Catherine Doyle

Published by   Bloomsbury Children’s Books on January 22, 2019

Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure

Pages: 320

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2020 challenge: BBLC

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Fionn Boyle comes from a long line of brave seafarers, people with the ocean behind their eyes. But he can’t help but fear the open sea. For years, Fionn’s mother has told him stories of Arranmore Island, a strange place that seems to haunt her. Fionn has always wondered about this mysterious island, and from the day he arrives he starts noticing things that can’t be explained. He can sense the island all around him, and it feels like the island is watching him, too.

Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for his grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. But as Fionn and the other descendants of Arranmore’s most powerful families fight to become the island’s next champion, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling a long-ago war and changing Fionn’s life and the island’s future forever.

My Thoughts:

I thought this was a solid middle grade series. I did not love the pacing of this read but I grew to love the characters over the course of the book. I liked the magic elements of this book and also how this book dealt with many different types of family drama. It was slower book but one that still captured my attention, I did enjoy the main character and really am excited to see how he grows in future books in this series.

First Line Friday: Gotham High

So here is my current read, I am trying to tackle more of graphic novels and arcs this year and here is one, I am currently reading:

First Line Friday

” Welcome to Gotham City’s Arkham Preparatory School for boys, now of the most famous and prestigious private schools in the county.”

Cover!


Summary!!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East Endcomes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives.

After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents’ murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.

When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight–but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes … and where everyone is a suspect. 

With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies–all within the hallways of Gotham High!

Book Information:

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (April 7, 2020)
  • Language: English

Let me know if this book is high on your tbr!

Later book lovers!

Throw Back Purchase TBR: The Apprentice Witch!!

In honor of middle grade March, here is another middle grade series, that I would love to read this year!!

Cover!!

Book Summary!!

Arianwyn has flunked her witch’s assessment: She’s doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, she may never become a real witch — much to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma.

But remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are sighted in the woods, a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town, and a mysterious magical visitor arrives with his eye on her. 

With every spirit banished, creature helped, and spell cast, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch — even if she’s only an apprentice. But the worst still lies ahead. For a sinister darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride… for Arianwyn and the entire land.

Book Information:

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Lexile Measure: HL760L (What’s this?)
  • Series: Apprentice Witch (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken House (June 26, 2018)

Let me know in the comments if you are interested in checking out this series!

Later book lovers!

WWW: Bone Crier Moon

I am really excited to get my hands in this book soon This book sounds right up my alley!

Book cover!!

Summary!!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie comes a high-stakes fantasy duology flush with doomed romance and macabre magic, perfect for fans of Stephanie Garber and Roshani Chokshi.

Bone Criers are the last descendants of an ancient famille charged with using the magic they draw from animal bones to shepherd the dead into the afterlife—lest they drain the light from the living.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become their matriarch, but first she must complete her rite of passage: to kill the boy she’s destined to love. 

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Now his vengeance must wait, as Ailesse’s ritual has begun and their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Book Information!!

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (March 3, 2020)
  • Language: English

Let me know in the comments if this book is also high on your TBR as well!

Later book lovers!

TTT: Top Ten Bea Reads to Still read!!

So going to book conventions is so much fun but you also sometimes some reads you don’t get around too by the time they come out! Here are some BEA AND Book Con reads that I still want to read!

  1. The Fire Keepers
  2. Angle Mage
  3. Rage
  4. The Tenth Girl
  5. Rebel Girls
  6. Girls of Storm and Shadows
  7. A Treason of Thorns
  8. The Prom
  9. Tristan Strong punches a hole in the Sky
  10. A heart so fierce and broken

Let me know if any of these reads are still on your TBR!

Later book lovers!!

What I am reading Monday!!!

Well I will be honest this past week did def not go as planned. I am not on self quarantine and working from home as NYC and the world battles the virus. Other then working I do hope to make some massive reading progress but we will see what this week bring, we all flying blind into the unknown, but books make me feel better. So I will def be reading and be practing social-distancing.

What I finished reading!!

I did like this read but it was def not my favorite read by this author to date

What I am currently reading!!

I have been having some good luck with these graphic novels and this ones sounds right up my alley!

What I want to Read next!!

I hope that avoiding outside and social distancing will help me tackle this read at a quicker pace.

Tell me in the comments what are some of your reading plans for this week, i would love to hear about them!

Later book lovers!