The Heir and The Spare (Non-Spolier Review)

Letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by  Simon Pulse on December 4, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 416

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Going all the way to England for college–to Oxford, no less–would be exciting enough. But no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince–in fact, second in line to the throne of England. Edmund is wonderful, even though loving him can be a royal pain, from the demands of his family to the stuck-up aristocrat who thinks she should be the one to win Edmund’s heart. All that is swept aside, however, when the riddle of Evie’s past surfaces, and the new couple becomes obsessed with figuring out who the real Evie is, with the growing suspicion that the truth will be a shocker.

My Thoughts:

This book was a super fast royal themed read. I really did enjoy that it was set it college and set in london. I also really enjoyed the male love intreats a lot. The mystery elements that this book had really did keep me reading. I had some issues with the main character at the start of the book but she did grow on me throughout the read. This was a super charming read and def a fast read.

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First Line Friday: Keeper of The Lost Cities: Never Seen

I am really loving this longer series so much and really loving coming back to this world and these characters!

First Line Friday:

” Sophie Stumbles Backwards, Scrambling closer to her friends as a cage of neon yellow flames erupted all around them.”

Summary!!!

Sophie battles the rebels—and recovers dark memories from her past—in this jaw-dropping fourth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is on the run—but at least she’s not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly.

In this game-changing fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world—or shatter it.

Book Information:

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Keeper of the Lost Cities (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (November 1, 2016)

Let me know in the comments if you have found the magic that is this series!!

Later book lovers!

Throw Back TBR: Even the Darkest Stars!!

I recently picked up this read, I know back when it came out, It was a uppercase pick and really hope I get to read it soon!

Book Cover!!

Summary!!

his is the first in a sweeping and action-packed debut fantasy duology loosely inspired by the early climbers of Mt. Everest – perfect for fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin – not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected – for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself – even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected – or prepared for – with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions – while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Book Information:

  • Series: Even the Darkest Stars (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; 1st Edition edition on September 5, 2017

Let me Know in the comments if this book is on your TBR, Or if you read it, tell me yours non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

later book lovers!!

NYCC: Thursday Book Haul!!

Earlier this month I was lucky to attend NYCC for four days and walked out with so many exciting read that I am so exited to share with you all!! I filmed a video linked below but I am going to tell you bellow the reads I am most excited to read!!

Exciting Reads!!

  1. Incidendary
  2. The Queens Assassin
  3. All the Stars and Teeth
  4. Where Dreams Descend
  5. Girls save the world in this one
  6. The Shadows between us
  7. Blood Countess
  8. A Queen in Hiding

Let me know in the comments what books you think I should read first!

Later book lovers!!

TTT: Top Ten thrillers or Mysteries I would read this fall!!

In the fall and winter, I tend to read a lot of thrillers and mysteries because they tend to be super fast pace. I have come up with 10 reads I would Rec you read during this fall!!

  1. The Naturals Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  2. The Fixer Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  3. Don’t Look back by Jennifer L armentrout
  4. A Study in Charlotte Series
  5. Little White Lies Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  6. Stalking Jack the Ripper Series
  7. The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston
  8. The Lovely And the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  9. The Heist Society Series by Ally Carter
  10. Gallager Girls Series!!

Let me know in the comments, what are some of your favorite mysteries or thrillers to read in the fall!

Later book lovers!

What I am reading Monday!!

So today I randomly have off, But lets discuss what reading I accomplished last week. And What I hope to tackle this week. I am hoping to participate in Spook-a-thon as well. I really hope to tackle quite a few reads that will give me all the halloween vibes

What I finished reading!!!

I found this too be such a fun adventure story with such a fun setting and really fun cast of characters. I really did like the world building and thought it addressed so many topics that happen in middle school like bullying and friendship. I really hope we get more book in the series in the future.

What I am currently reading!!

I am really enjoyed this fourth book in this series. I am really enjoying this book and loving these characters and how the world keeps expanding. It is such a compelling read!!

What I want to read next!!

I have so many books on my Spook-athon-TBR!! But here is one I am super excited to dive into soon!

What I am listening to!

I am really enjoying this re-read!! I think that this is one of the most unique worlds I have read in awhile!

Let me know in the comments what books your are planing to read this week!

Later book lovers!

#SPOOKATHON TBR!

So I am participating this year in Spookathon from October 14- October 20th. I found about this from Owl crate and have been trying to get better at reading halloween themed reads during this time of year and this Read-athon seems like a prefect ideas! Check out my video below where I got into details about the books!

Challenge!

  1. read a thriller: Mind Games
  2. read a book with red on the cover: Tunnel of Bones
  3. read a book with a spooky word in the title: The Bone House
  4. read a book with a spooky setting: WinterWood
  5. read something you wouldn’t normally read Wicked Fox

Let me know in the comments if you are participating and what books you choose for each challenge!

Later book lovers!

EverBlaze (Non-Spoiler Review)

Everblaze by Shannon Messenger

Published by  Aladdin on August 4, 2015

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure

Pages: 640

Format: paperback

Source: personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again.

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.

In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

My Thoughts:

This book has so far been my total favorite. I am becoming so invested in these characters. I really did like how complex not only the characters are but also the plot. The world building is so complexed and such a fun engaging world. I loved the new groups of characters we focused on in this read. I also really liked how political this book got as well. I am loving the adult character group dynamics with the younger characters. This book was super fast read, and i am dying to read book 4 soon.

Tarnished are the Stars (Arc) Review

Tarnished are the stars by Rosiee Thor

Published by   Scholastic Press on October 15, 2019  

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 384

Format: ARC

Source: BEA

2019 challenge:

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog — donning the moniker Technician — to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner’s tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner’s son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father’s respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father’s elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner’s secrets at any cost — even if it means betraying her own heart.

When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic — before the Commissioner ends them first.

My Thoughts:

I really did enjoy this read. I liked how we got three very different POV and how each POV gave the audience such a different look at this world. I really did enjoy this world building but thought it had some issues describing the world to the audience but towards the middle of this novel this was not a large issue. I really did enjoy the political focused of this novel. The highlight of this novel was the LGBTQ rep and also how easily it was explained these types of topics to the audience. I feel that this book is such a strong standalone and would actually be okay, if there were no more books but I would welcome to see these characters again.

First Line Friday: The Babysitters Coven!!

So I am trying to get better at read more fall themed books in the fall season and this is my most recent read, that I tackled directing after NYCC!!

First Line Friday

“The devil was an artist.”

Summary!!

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. 

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.

And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let’s just say she owes some people a new tree. 

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.”

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

Book Information:

  • Age Range: 12 and up 
  • Series: The Babysitters Coven (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 17, 2019)

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

Later book lovers!