WWW: All the Stars and Teeth!!

Here is one book, I am so excited for and I hope that it lives up to the hype!

Cover!!

Summary!!

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer―the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic. 

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic. 

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder―and more peril―than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stowaway she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever. 

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

Book Information:

  • Series: All the Stars and Teeth Duology (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Imprint (February 4, 2020)

Author Information:

Adalyn Grace graduated from Arizona State University when she was nineteen years old. She spent four years working in live theater and acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper before studying storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular series The Legend of Korra.

Adalyn splits time between San Diego and Arizona with her bossy cat and two dorky dogs, and spends her days writing full-time while trying to find the best burrito around. All the Stars and Teeth is her debut novel.

She has several projects in the works, and hopes to continually push the boundaries and explore the limits of upper young adult fiction.

Well Met (Non-Spoiler Review)

Letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by  Berkley on September 3, 2019

Genres: Adult, contemporary

Pages: 320

Format: Hardback

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge: 2019 Read

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?  

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.

My Thoughts:

This was a rather fun romance read with adorable setting and fun cast of characters. I really loved how the Renfair Setting in this book so much. I also really enjoyed how this book was so focused not only on small town life but on emily self discovery path. I really enjoyed the hate to love banter in this book and found it hard to put down. I would have loved to see this book is a duel POV story because the male lead was so compelling, I am def reading more by this author in this future and loved how this story set up a new world for sure to read more books from.

The Circle Opens: Magic Steps (Non-Spoiler Review)

Magic Steps by Tamora Pierce

Published by  Scholastic Press; 1st edition on September 1, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, Fantsay

Pages: 272

Format: Paperback

Source: Personally Bought

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle Opens quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Concides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.

Lady Sandrilene fa Toren knows all about unusual magic–she herself spins and weaves it like thread. But when she witnesses a boy dancing a spell, even she is confounded. To her dismay she gets news of a mysterious murderer stalking a clan of local merchants. The killer employs the strangest magic of all: the ability to reduce essence to nothingness. As the murders mount and the killer grows bolder, Sandry’s teaching takes on a grave purpose. It becomes clear to everyone that the killings can only be stopped by the combined magic of two people: the young teacher and her even younger student.

My Thoughts:

I will admit I struggled with this read. I did not love the pacing in this book and I did not feel super connected to the characters. I wanted to love this book. I also only felt connected to one character and all the new characters overwhelmed me. I did like the “teaching aspects” of this read. I just did not love the pacing and wish the story grabbed my attention more. I def want to keep reading this series in the future.

This is our Story (Non-Spoiler Review)

This is our Story by Ashley Elston

Published by Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition on October 17, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery

Pages: 320

Format: Hardback

Source: Gift

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. 

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone, the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot, she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

My Thoughts:

I found this to such a engaging mystery. I overall really liked the various structures in this novel and it was super fun read and engaging read. I really did liked the book and found the mystery to be super compelling. I wish I felt more connected to the “suspects” in this end because the end did not make the much of impact on me because I did not feel anything for those characters. I really did like the romance that developed and the setting of this novel. It does make me more motivated to pick up by this author in the future. 

First Line Friday: The Guinevere Deception!!

So I just started this read and hope you all like the sneak peak!!

First Line Friday!!

” There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl on the cusp of womenhood”

Cover!!

Summary!!

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. 

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. 

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY* 

Book Information:

  • Series: Camelot Rising Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 5, 2019)

Author Information:

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the And I Darken trilogy, the Paranormalcy trilogy, Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Slayer, and many other novels. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California. Visit her at http://www.kierstenwhite.com.

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your TBR!!

Later book Lovers!

Throw Back Purchase read!!! The Invisible Library

So I am trying to get better at reading outside my favorite genres so here is a adult series I am dying to start!!

Cover!!

Summary!!

One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction…
 
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen. 
 
London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.
 
Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself…

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (June 14, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

Author Information:


Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the National Health Service in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of the Invisible Library series, including The Mortal WordThe Lost PlotThe Burning PageThe Masked City, and The Invisible Library.

Let me if this older adult series is also on your TBR!

Later book lovers!!

TFW: Books I want to re-read in 2020!!

So I have been trying to get better at re-reading books and here are the top five books or series that I want to re-read or re-listen to this year. I discuss why in the video below!!

  1. Cinder Series
  2. Chasing the Imposible
  3. The Lost Hero Series by Rick Riordan
  4. Love life and the list by Kasie west
  5. Save the Date

Let me know what are some of the books or series that are on your re-read list!!

Later book lovers!!

Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

So this was actually a fun list to create. Here are ten of the most recent reads that I have added to my bookshelves!!

  1. Scavenge the Stars (Owl Crate)
  2. Frankly In Love
  3. The Never Tilting World
  4. Sea Witch Rising
  5. When we Collided
  6. What to say next
  7. We Rule The Night
  8. The BookWorm Crush
  9. FrogKisser
  10. Library wars Vol 1

Let me know what are some books you added to your shelves recently!!!

Later book lovers!!!

What I am reading Monday!!

So I did not have the best reading week last week but I did get some reading and listening done. So lets get into it!!

Books I finished reading!!

I did like this book but i sometimes struggled with the pacing and the I did not feel super connected with the characters but I really liked the world building and will def read book 2!!

What I am currently reading!!

In the mood for a lighter read! So lets dive in!!

My Next reads!!

I am heading to ALA this week and normally pick up some romance books to read when I wait in line and here is my options!!

What I am listening too!!

I am keep going with my re-read with harry potter book five at the moment!

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

Later book lovers!