What I am reading Monday!!!

So LAST week I had a really good reading week even though I was really caught up in the gymnastic news!! So lets dive into it!!

What I finished reading!!

This book was super successful at telling about all the drama leading up to the olympics and it made me rush to see how it turned out but also hope for success for all the girls!! Really good read!!

What I am currently reading!!

I picked this book as a sports romance and I am really likening it so far, Hope to finish it early in the week!!

What I want to read next!!

I have not heard alot about this read but heard it both a sports romance and mystery and that is right up my alley for the summer!!

Tell me in the comments what are your reading plans this week!!

Later book lover!!

August TBR!!!!!!!

So the month of my birthday is always super exciting!! So Lets see what I can accomplish in this long month of freedom before i go back to work and also enjoying the last few weeks of the olympics!!! (Which I love)

Time Wrap Ya Book Club:

  1. The Falconer
  2. The Vanishing Throne:

Game Rolls:

  1. Netgally Arc: Keeper of the Night

2. New To me: From Little Toyko with Love

3. Middle Grade: Pinch of Magic

4. Auto Buy 2021: My Contrary Mary

5. ALA 2021 Arc: Fresh

6. Random Number: We are the WildCates

7. E book: The Falconer

8. Audibook: The princess will save you

E Arcs:

  1. Keeper of the Night

2. Dark and Shallow Lies

3. Meet me in the Tarven

4. Burden Falls

5. Little Wome Re MIX

6. Tips for magicians

7. Wishpering Alasks

8. Little Thieves

Audiobooks:

  1. The Princess will save you in this one
  2. The Duke looks like a Groomsman
  3. Gymanstics reads
  4. Landslide
  5. Kill the Farm boy
  6. When Justice Sleeps

Let me know what are some books that are high o your august tbr!! Later book lovers!!

Logan Likes Maryanne (Non-Spoiler Review)

Logan Likes Maryanne  by Ann M Martin

Published by   Graphix; Illustrated edition on September 1, 2020

Genres: Middle Grade , Graphic Novel

Pages: 176

Format: Paperback

Source: Bought

2021 challenge: BTBLC

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Another Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by New York Times bestselling author Gale Galligan!It’s the first day of a new school year, and while Mary Anne doesn’t know what to expect from the eighth grade, she’s looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. One thing she definitely doesn’t expect is to meet Logan Bruno, who just moved to Stoneybrook!Logan has a dreamy southern accent, he’s awfully cute… and he might be interested in joining the BSC. But the baby-sitters aren’t sure if Logan would make a good club member, so they send him on a job with Mary Anne as a test. Logan and Mary Anne hit it off, but Mary Anne isn’t sure of where their friendship could go. Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this complicated — or this fun!

My Thoughts:

I really loved this read. It was fun take on the old story with updated twist. I loved how the romance was handled in this book and how it developed. I also really enjoyed seeing the introduction of several new members to the club!! I also loved the dymanics of the club as well. I am so excited to keep on going in this series.

First Line Friday: Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil!!

Lets take a sneak peek at one of my current reads!!

First Line Friday:

” It likes we have been robbed”

Cover!!

Summary!!

Tia Lugo has a deadly secret.

Tia Lugo considers herself an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl. She just wants to enjoy the end of summer, which means hanging out with her best friend and neighbor, Julius, and ignoring her Puerto Rican grandmother’s embarrassing reliance on creepy candles, weird-smelling herb bundles, and eerie statues—all available for sale at the nearby botanica. But when Tia witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window, everything changes in an instant. 

Now, Tia is terrified to tell anyone what she’s seen. What if the killer comes after her too? He knows where she lives. Even worse, Tia believes he’s sending her secret messages, reminding her to stay quiet. Desperate to keep herself and her family safe, Tia turns to the last place she ever thought she’d go: her grandmother’s favorite shopping spot, the botanica.”

Book Information:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Star Editions (August 17, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1631635751
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1631635755
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 – 13 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 7 – 9
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.11 pounds

I am really liking this one so far!! I hope you will pick it up!

Later book lovers!!

Series I would love to get back too!! Dragon Watch:

I have really enjoyed this series and really need to catch up on it so I am caught up for the newest read!!

Cover!!

Book Summary!!

In the third book in the Dragonwatch series, Kendra leaves the timberland dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost and travels to the other side of the world to a new and aquatic dragon preserve that teeters on the brink of being overthrown in the ongoing global dragon uprising.

The dragons have formally declared war on anyone who stands in their way of freedom and unrestrained power. With every dragon sanctuary that falls, Celebrant, the Dragon King, comes closer to his goal of world domination. No single mortal or creature can stop Celebrant. Kendra will need to raise an army of friends and allies to accomplish her mission to thwart Celebrant because her brother Seth and her closest ally, Bracken, are missing.

Cursed by the Key of Forgetting, Seth’s memories of his past—his relationships, experiences, and who he really is—are gone. For now he will align with his new mentor, Ronodin, the Dark Unicorn, who brings him to the Phantom Isle, the secret gateway to the Underworld. Though not formally a prisoner, Seth is heavily influenced by Ronodin, who wants to use him and his special Shadow Charmer powers for his own dark ends.

Seth and Kendra have braved the Fairy Queen, battled the Demon King, and survived the Dragon King during the dragon uprising. Now alone, Seth will face a new dark foe: the Underking—the ruler of the “undead”: the zombies, skeletons, and restless wraiths who tirelessly serve their dark master. He will find himself in bondage to the Underking and obligated to complete nefarious tasks for him.

Also on the Phantom Isle, but imprisoned, is Bracken, who claims to be a unicorn, the son of the Fairy Queen, and a former friend of Seth. Bracken and Kendra try to remind Seth about his past, but, unable to access his memories, he isn’t sure who to believe. For now, he will use his newly discovered magical abilities, which could be a game changer in helping Ronodin create chaos.

In this new fantasy adventure, Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle, readers travel to a ghost island, a mermaid city, and a dangerous archipelago as they meet new fantastical characters and get reintroduced to old friends from Fablehaven. As power shifts back and forth from the forces of light and dark, who will gain the ultimate advantage to win the epic dragon war?

Book Information!!

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shadow Mountain (October 21, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 21, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2848 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 350 pages

Let me know in the comments if you have also read this series!! Or if you are excited to read it!!

Later book lovers!!

WWW: Dark and Shallow Lies

So lets take a sneak peek at mystery thriller with a magic twist that I am super excited to read!!!

Cover!!!

Summary!!

A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power.

La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide.

This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World—and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier.

Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something—her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave.

When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou—a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history—Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent—and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.

Book Information:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Razorbill (August 31, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 31, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 432 pages

So tell me in the comments will you be picking up this read this summer as well!

Later book lovers!!

Bookish TAG!!! Olympics Book Tag!!!

I am massive fan of the summer Olympics. I sport I follow the most closely is gymnastics, I am admire them so much and love watching it. So lets take a peek at my answers bellow, video included!!

Credit and much thanks to Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight for creating this tag!

OPENING CEREMONY
(A BOOK YOU LOVED FROM THE FIRST PAGE)
Keeper of the lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

i really was captured by this book for page one it was both the world but also sophie the main character!!

CYCLING
(FAVORITE ROAD TRIP BOOK)
Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

this is one of the first MM books i ever reead, but also such a fun road trip books and also had some multi media elements. So good!! Still stand up into 2021 world.

TRIATHALON
(A BOOK WITH A GOOD LOVE TRIANGLE)

The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

i still stand behind my statement that this is one of the best love triangles I have ever seen, and still so many years later I am still so torn. Such a good series.

HANDBALL
(A BOOK YOU DIDN’T REALLY “GET”)
Fire by Kirsten Cashore

Overall, this series did not do it for me. i really struggled with her writing style and did not feel that connected to the characters. It was so hard for me cause i had heard so many good things about this series. But the writing was hard for me to love.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
(A BOOK SET IN THE SUMMER)
10 Truths and Dare by Ashley Elston

I am def a seasonal reader and loved to read summer books but 10 truths and a dare is the book that stood with out to me this season. It is the sequel to 10 blind dates and follows sophie cousin, I really loved the summer elements and the family drama in full force. Def check it out!

FENCING
(A BOOK WITH A LOT OF FIGHTING/BLOODSHED)
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

I really struggle getting into high fantsay books that focus on war, but this is one that I did enjoy and def had a lot of fighting and war but this def not my type of fantsay.

GYMNASTICS
(A BOOK WITH A LOT OF PLOT TWISTS)
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

I just finished reading this book. I thought this book had so many twists and turns and it was hard to know who was really the bad guy. i LOVED it and found myself reading it so quickly. def excited for the sequel.

SWIMMING
(A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SOB)
I will always write back by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka

I really dont cry in books, but this nonfiction book made me cry, it was such a hopeful read about how the power of friendship can really transform your life.

GOLF
(A SLOW-PACED BOOK)
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

This not only is such a slow read but also had a such a unique hero that was more focus on her smarts then her physical strength and really need to read more of this series soon!

TRAMPOLINE
(A CHILDHOOD FAVORITE)
The Boxcar Children

This is the first series that as a kid captured my attention and I read so many of these as a kid. I loved the elements of mystery but also the orphan elements.

EQUESTRIAN
(A BOOK FEATURING ANIMALS)
Wings of Fire Series

This is a classic middle grade series features so adorable dragons that are caught up in prophecy and i really need to read more of this series.

HURDLES
(A BOOK YOU STRUGGLED TO FINISH)

Crown of Bones by A.K Wilder

I dont ever DNF BOOKS, but this one I really struggled with and had to switch to the audio, i not only sruggled with the writing style but also did not feel connected to the main characters.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
(A BOOK WITH A GREAT FRIENDSHIP)
The Percy Jackson Series

Such a strong series that focus so much on friendship and i loved all the books in this massive series!!

BONUS: BOOKS THAT ACTUALLY FEATURE OLYMPIC SPORTS
Break The fall

Talk to me!

Are you watching the Olympics this year?
What’s your favorite summer Olympic sport?
Have you read or do you plan to read any of these books?

Aru Shaw and The Tree of Wishes ( Non- Spoiler Review)

Aru Shaw and the Tree of Wishes  by Roshani Chokski

Published by   Rick Riordan Presents (April 7, 2020)

Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure

Pages: 400

Format: audibook

Source: Libary

2021 challenge: BTBLC

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.Summary!!!

Summary!!

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the third book in the best-selling Pandava series by Roshani Chokshi.
War between the devas and the demons is imminent, and the Otherworld is on high alert. Fourteen-year-old Aru Shah and her friends are sent on a mission to rescue two “targets,” one of whom is about to utter a prophecy that could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Turns out the targets, a pair of twins, are the newest Pandava sisters, though the prophecy says that one sister is not true.
When the Pandavas fail to prevent the prophecy from reaching the Sleeper’s ears, the heavenly attendants ask them to step aside. Aru believes that the only way to put the shine back on their brand is to find the Kalpavriksha, the wish-granting tree that came out of the Ocean of Milk when it was churned. If she can reach it before the Sleeper, perhaps she can turn everything around with one wish.
Careful what you wish for, Aru . . .

My Thoughts!!

I really loved listening to this book. I loved this next inslalement in this series. It was such a fun and fast pace read. I loved how the friendship circle keeps getting bigger and bigger and the drama keeps getting more intense. I really loved the focus of the main story on this one. I also really liked the big ending and wonder what complications that will lead to in book 4! Really loved the focus on the gang in this read!

The Last Fallen Star (Arc Review)

The Last Fallen Star  by  Graci Kim

Published by    Rick Riordan Presents (May 4, 2021)

Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure

Pages: 276

Format: arc

Source: publisher

2021 challenge: 2021 challenge

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!

Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information.”–New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It’s a perfect plan!

Until it isn’t. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

My Thoughts:

I really adored this read. I really loved how this book was such a fun korean inspired read, with a witch and mythology twist. I found this book to be super fast pace. I loved how the circle of friends increased as the book went on. I also really liked at the heart of this read, was the sisterhood elment. This book had so many of the elements is expected from a mythology read for 2020 culture. I read this book in two days and had a hard to putting it down! Such a great read!!! Can’t wait for book 2, def one of my favorite imprint books overall.