Speak Easy Speak love (non-spoiler review)

Speak Easy Speak Love  by McKelle George

Published by   Greenwillow Books on September 19, 2017

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance

Pages: 432

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally Bought

2021 challenge: BTBLC

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer.

Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother, John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.

My Thoughts:

  I wanted to adore this book. I really enjoyed the first half of this read. But i struggled with these and half so much. I think this book would have been much better at series rather then a super long standalone. There was so many POV and they were not distinct enough to make it clear with person head I was in. I liked all the characters, but did not feel super connected to them all. It did not grab my attention and did not keep me focused. I stuggled with the last half of the book!

Loki Wolves (Non-Spoiler Review)

Loki Wolves  by K.L Armstrong

Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition om (May 7, 2013

Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure

Pages: 374

Source: Personally Bought

Format: Hardback

2021 challenge: BTBLC

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Calling all fans of myths, action-adventure, and the Percy Jackson series – don’t miss this first book in the Blackwell Pages trilogy from bestselling authors K.L. Armstrong and Melissa Marr.

While thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen has always known he’s a modern-day descendent of Thor, he’s been living a normal kid’s life. In fact, most people in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. No big deal.

But now Ragnarok is coming, and it’s up to the champions to fight in the place of the long-dead gods. Matt, Laurie, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team, find Thor’s hammer and shield, and prevent the end of the world.

In their middle grade debut, bestselling authors K.L. Armstrong and Melissa Marr begin the epic Blackwell Pages series with this action-packed adventure, filled with larger-than-life legends, gripping battles, and an engaging cast of characters who bring the myths to life.

The thrilling sequel to Victoria Schwab’s New York Times bestselling City of Ghosts!

My Thoughts:

I thought this was a super fun start to middle grade series, featuring norse myths. I really liked how the story was structures and enjoyed the pacing. I also liked the characters. I thought with so many characters it was hard to feel connected to all of them and felt the plot was a tad dis jointed in the middle and wish it was clearer. I loved the norse elements that made the story and world built. I will de check out book 2!

What I am reading Monday (Complete)

So this was a bit of rougher reading week!!! I made some progress but not as much as I wanted too!!

So What I finished reading!!

I really enjoyed this read!!! It was super cool world. I struggled a bit with the pacing!! I am super excited for the sequel!!

What I am currently reading!!

I am super excited to focus on this book this week. I have heard super good things.

What I want to read next

If i need a bit of a break, this will be lighter read to read between sections of this massive book!

Let me know what are some books you hope to read this week!

These Violent Delights: (Non-Spoiler Review

Tunnel Of Bones by Chloe Gong

Published by   Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 17, 2020)

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 464

Format: Hardback

Source: Owl Crate

2021 challenge: BTBLC

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.

A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal.

But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

My Thoughts:

Tweet Cute (Non-Spoiler Review)

Tweet Cute  by Emma Lord

Published by   Wednesday Books; Illustrated edition (January 21, 2020)

Genres: young adult, contemporary

Pages: 381

Format: Audiobook

Source: Audible

2021 challenge: re-read

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. 

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time. 

All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built. 

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them?? — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

My Thoughts:

I really did adore this read. I loved that this book had such a unique premise and really enjoyed how this book was structured so much. I LOVED THE concept of this book as well. I thought the book was such a fun read and for a book set in NYC so realistic. I loved that this book had dual POV and I am always a fan of books that feature twins and this book focused on that realtionship in a unique way. I really loved the various levels “sides” of the romance this book progressed throughout the read. I loved how these characters growed so much throughout this read. I loved the unexpected plot twists in this read and really found this to be a refreshening read!

First Line Friday: Super Fake Love Song

So lets take a sneak peek at what I am currently reading!!!

First Line Friday:

” What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done for love?”

Cover!!

Summary!!

When Sunny meets Cirrus, he can’t believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakenly thinks Sunny plays guitar, he accidentally winds up telling her he’s the front man of a rock band.

Before he knows it, Sunny is knee-deep in the lie: He gets his best friends to form a fake band with him and starts dressing like a rock star. But no way can he trick this amazing girl into thinking he’s cool, right?

Just when Sunny is about to come clean, Cirrus asks to see them play sometime. Gulp.

Now there’s only one thing to do: Fake it till you make it.

Book Informations:

  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (November 17, 2020)
  • Publication date : November 17, 2020

Let me know if in the comments if you will be adding this book to your tbr!!

Later book lovers!!

Throw Back TBR: Hidden Sins

I love Stacey Abrams and I am really excited to start her thriller/romance series soon!! Her is sneak peek at the first read!!

Cover!!

Summary!!

Mara Reed has been stirring up trouble since she was eighteen—running scams, living on the edge, always on the run. Now, when two thugs are after her with murder on their minds, she’s forced into hiding in her small Texas hometown. But as she’s cornered in an alley, only seconds from death, an unexpected rescuer comes to her aid…

A forensic anthropologist, Dr. Ethan Stuart is investigating a gruesome discovery—nearly one hundred dead bodies dating back fifty years—a mystery linked to the church once headed by Mara’s father. Ethan needs Mara’s help; she needs his protection. Their search for a shocking, devastating truth could lead them to forgiveness and salvation… if they survive.

Book Information:

  • Publisher : HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
  • Publication date : October 13, 2009
  • Print length : 384 pages

Let me know if you will be checking out this book, it is high on my list!!

Later book lovers!

WWW: FireKeepers Daughter!!!

This is another book, I am super exited to get my hands on soon!!! It seems like read that jump to my favorites lists!!

Cover!!

Summary!!

For readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange, Angeline Boulley’s debut novel,  Firekeeper’s Daughter, is a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community. 

Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.

Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug. 

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.

Now, as the deceptions—and deaths—keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

Book Information:

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 16, 2021)
  • Publication date : March 16, 2021
  • Print length : 496 pages

Let me know if you are super excited to to get yours hands on this read as well!!

Later book lovers!!

Winter Top Reads!!!

So lts dive into the reads I adored this quarter and the books that I did not love!

Top Reads!!

  1. Long Way Down
  2. Vow so bold and Deadly
  3. Brigeton series shout out
  4. Chain of Iron
  5. Wings of Ebony

Disappointing reads!

  1. Crown of Bones
  2. Speak Easy Speak love
  3. Cinder and Sparrows
  4. Smash it
  5. Fire

Let me know in the comments what are some of your top reads of the winter!!

Later book lovers!