What I am reading Monday!

I had a much better reading week, but it offically spooky week!! So lets dive into my plans!!

What I finished reading!!!

another read that sort of suprised me so this one!! I overally enjoyed it and loved the focus on witchcraft and sisterhood!!

What I am currently reading!!

I am really loving this read and how it features the Hmong commnity with a action and adventure!!

What I want to read next!!

Another middle grade that is hope to tackle this week and get some mroe witchy reads!!

What I am listening too!!

I am not sure if i like this book but i am so close to being done!!

Later book lovers!!

Six Crimson Cranes (Non-Spoiler Review)

Six Crimson Cranes  by Elizabeth Lim

Published by  Knopf Books for Young Readers (July 6, 2021)

Genres: Young Adult, Fantsay

Pages: 464

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2021 challenge: 2021 Book

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Shiori’anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted. But it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.

A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes. She warns Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.

Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, and the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she’s been taught all her life to forswear–no matter what the cost.

Weaving together elements of The Wild Swans, Cinderella, the legend of Chang E, and the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Elizabeth Lim has crafted a fantasy like no other, and one that will stay with readers long after they’ve turned the last page

My Thoughts:

* I got this book for review from the publisher for my honest thoughts*
I really loved this read. I thought it was super unique read. The structure reminded me so much of the structure of spin the dawn. I was a tad more invested in these characters and really loved how the fairytale elements was mixed with fantsay elements. This book also had some really fun and unexpected twists and turns. I also really loved the main character of this read and the focus on siblings realtionships. I also really loved the political alliance (marrige that was featured) def excited for the sequel!

This Poison Heart (Non-Spoiler Review)

This Poison Heart  byKalynn Bayron

Published by   Bloomsbury YA; 1st edition on June 29, 2021

Genres: Young Adult, Fantsay

Pages: 384

Format: arc

Source: Publisher

2021 challenge: 2021 book release

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron’s new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.
Briseis has a gift: with a single touch she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms.

When Briseis’s aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents hope that surrounded by plants and flowers, she will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they never expected-it comes with a mysterious set of instructions, a walled garden filled with the deadliest botanicals in the world, and generations of secrets. There is more to Bri’s sudden inheritance than she could have imagined, and she is determined to uncover it.

From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes an enchanting story about a young woman with the power to conquer the dark forces descending around her.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this read. I thought this was such a fast pace read. I also really loved how this story cobined both fairytale and mythology elements. I also really thought this book had so many twists and turns that I did not see coming. I also really enjoyed the magic system that developed throughout this read! I found this to be super engaging read and I am dying for book 2.

First Line Friday: Anna Dressed in blood!!

So lets take a sneak peek at my current read!!

First Line Friday:

” The grease-slicked hair is a dead giveaway- no pun intended”

Cover!!!

Summary!!

From Kendare Blake, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns, a beautiful and haunting ghost story

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas’s life. 

Book Information!!

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Teen; First edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 30, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 618 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 387 pages

If you have read this book let me know your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

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Throwback Read TBR!! Born Wicked!!

Here is another super old witchy book, I hope to tackle this fall season!! Lets take a sneak peak!!

Cover!!

Summary!!

Blessed with a gift… cursed with a secret. 

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship – or an early grave. 

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word… especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. 

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood – not even from each other.

Book Information!!

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Speak (February 7, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 7, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 686 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 338 pages

Let me know if you also if this book on your witchy tbr!!

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Choosing books for you!! Fall and Spooky edition!!!

So let’s try this again! I asked you all for some fall and or halloween book prompts that I hope inspire you pick up some creepy and eerie books this season!! Check out my video bellow where i go into my detail about these books!!

Demons: Slayer by Kirsten white!!

Haunted House: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

Serial Killer: The Naturals and All your bodies

Sirens: All the Tides and Fate and Daughter of a Siren Queen

Artificial Intelligence: The Illuminae Series

Slasher: The Cheerleaders

Witches: Nature of Witches

Give me some more prompts bellow and I will make third video featuring them!!

Later book lovers!!

 

The Secret Garden on 81st Street (Blog Tour, Review)

The Secret Garden on 81 Street ( A Modern Retelling of the Secret Garden) by  Ivy Noelle Weir

Tour: https://tbrandbeyondtours.com/2021/09/22/tour-schedule-the-secret-garden-on-81st-street-a-modern-retelling-of-the-secret-garden-by-ivy-noelle-weir/

Published by    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 19, 2021)

Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure, Graphic Novel

Pages: 256

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2021 challenge: 2021 book

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54801923-the-secret-garden-on-81st-street

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316459658/ref=x_gr_bb_amazon?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_bb_amazon_ca-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-garden-on-81st-street-ivy-noelle-weir/1138643777?ean=9780316459709

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Secret-Garden-on-81st-Street-Ivy-N-Weir/9780316459709?ref=grid-view&qid=1631997485953&sr=1-1

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-secret-garden-on-81st/9780316459655-item.html?ref=isbn-search

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316459709

Summary!!!

The Secret Garden with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, this full-color graphic novel moves Mary Lennox to a New York City brownstone, where she and her very first group of friends restore an abandoned rooftop garden…and her uncle’s heart.

Mary Lennox is a loner living in Silicon Valley. With her parents always working, video game and tech become her main source of entertainment and “friends.” When her parents pass away in a tragic accident, she moves to New York City to live with her uncle who she barely knows, and to her surprise, keeps a gadget free home. Looking for comfort in this strange, new reality, Mary discovers an abandoned rooftop garden and an even bigger secret…her cousin who suffers from anxiety. With the help of her new friends, Colin and Dickon, Mary works to restore the garden to its former glory while also learning to grieve, build real friendships, and grow.

Top Five Reasons to Tackle this read!!

  1. Such a fun retelling of a classic tale.
  2. Such good anxiety and grief rep.
  3. Loved the focus on friendship and making new friends
  4. Such a adorable art style
  5. Such a quick read with both tears and laughter at the heart of it!

My Thoughts:

I really adored this retelling. I have always loved the secret garden movie and i loved how this book twisted it so it was modern but also set in nyc. I also loved tackled both anxiety and depression, I loved how this book focused on trio of main characters and this book just put a smile on my face. I really also enjoyed the art style (My arc was not fully done) but the parts i saw is my favorite type of art style. It was such a great and quick read and such a fun one!! If you enjoyed the movie as a kid, def check this one out!

About the Author:

LIvy Noelle Weir is a writer of comics and prose. She is the co-creator of the Dwayne McDuffie Award-winning graphic novel Archival Quality (Oni Press), the upcoming The Secret Garden on 81st Street (Little, Brown for Young Readers), and her writing has appeared in anthologies such as Princeless: Girls Rock (Action Lab Entertainment) and Dead Beats (A Wave Blue World). She lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and their two tiny, weird dogs.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.ivynoelleweir.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivynoelle

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivynoelle/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17128756.Ivy_Noelle_Weir

Let me know if this book is also on your fall TBR!!

Later book Lovers!!

What I want to read on Monday!! Complete/ Catch up!!!

So i had a bit of a rougher reading week last week, cause i struggled with some of my reads! So lets dive into my plans for this weekend!!

What I finished reading!!

I really loved this eerie, creepy and spooky read!! I loved the main character so much!! It was a fast pace read and loved all the characters!!

What I am currently reading!!

This book has been on my tbr for so long, and so far I am loving it!!

What I want to read next!!

This is one book that i might read for next reading vlog!! Lets see what gets chosen!

What I am Listening too!!

Some horror stories for my daily commute!!

Let me know what are your reading plans this weekend!!

Glimpsed (Non-Spoiler Review)

Glimpsed  by G.F Miller

Published by   Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 5, 2021)

Genres: Contempory, Romance

I gave this book 4 stars for review

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Pages: 384

Format: Hardback

Source: 2021 book

2021 challenge: 2021 Book

Summary!!!

Perfect for fans of Geekerella and Jenn Bennett, this charming, sparkly rom-com follows a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true.

Charity is a fairy godmother. She doesn’t wear a poofy dress or go around waving a wand, but she does make sure the deepest desires of the student population at Jack London High School come true. And she knows what they want even better than they do because she can glimpse their perfect futures.

But when Charity fulfills a glimpse that gets Vindhya crowned homecoming queen, it ends in disaster. Suddenly, every wish Charity has ever granted is called into question. Has she really been helping people? Where do these glimpses come from, anyway? What if she’s not getting the whole picture?

Making this existential crisis way worse is Noah—the adorkable and (in Charity’s opinion) diabolical ex of one of her past clients—who blames her for sabotaging his prom plans and claims her interventions are doing more harm than good. He demands that she stop granting wishes and help him get his girl back. At first, Charity has no choice but to play along. But soon, Noah becomes an unexpected ally in getting to the bottom of the glimpses. Before long, Charity dares to call him her friend…and even starts to wish he were something more. But can the fairy godmother ever get the happily ever after?

My Thoughts:

 thought this was super cute read. I really loved this was fantsay light series. I also loved the fairy godmother element. It has cont. my trend of reading unique reads. I also loved how the romance was not what i expected throughout the read. I also like how this book had a job element that I have always enjoyed. It was super fun read and def but a smile on my face!! Will def read more by this author in the future.

With the Fire on High ( Non- Spoiler Review)

With the Fire on High  by Elizabeth Acevedo 

Published by   Quill Tree Books; Reprint edition (May 7, 2019)

Genres: Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 395

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2021 challenge: BTBLC

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet Xcomes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela.

The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. 

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. 

Plus don’t miss Elizabeth Acevedo’s Clap When You Land!

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I found it be such a fun read and it is so rare to see a teen mom as lead. The writing style was fast pace to read. I also thought this book tackled so many self discovery elements that really captured me. The romance was a fun part but def not the focus! I also really loved the realtionship she had with her daughter but also her grandmother. It was such a fast pace read. I also really loved the arts and travel element. I also loved the way this book was structured. I also really enjoyed the focus on cooking. It was super fun read!! Would def read more by this author in the future!