What I am reading Monday!

I actually Had a pretty good reading week but really good listening week. I have also read much longer books as well and really liked everything I read!

What I finished reading!

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I read this for the first time 2 years ago and remember loving it and really enjoyed my re-read I am so exited to read the other book in the series esp because we get to experience different POV characters!

What I am reading!

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This was the second most exciting book I got at NYCC. I am enjoying it a lot and it has elements of both the lost princess but also rebel princess elements that I normally love. I am really enjoying it.

What I am reading next!

I can’t find a picture but one book is family of spies from entangled teen! I will be on a tour for this book early next month!

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This is another entangled teen read and It sounds like a great summer read! I will be on a tour for this book early next month!

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this is another review book, I am so excited to dive in!

What I am listening too!

I am about to start listening too, Lady midnight finally!

Later book lovers!

 

 

 

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W.I.T.C.H.: The Graphic Novel, Part I. The Twelve Portals, Vol. 3

W.I.T.C.H.: The Graphic Novel, Part I. The Twelve Portals, Vol. 3  by Disney

Published by JY on October 31, 2017

Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy

Pages: 256

Format: Paper back

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

The final confrontation is at hand, and the girls must find a way to take down the evil Prince Phobos and reclaim the crown of Meridian! Who will emerge victorious in the showdown between light and darkness??

My Thoughts:

I really loved the conclusion to this part of the series. It was super hard to put down this collection. I loved how the dynamics between the girls changed and also how the relationship between the girls and Elyon changed in this collection. The art work in this collection is simply stunning. I really loved the focus on female friendships and also the dymnacis of their power it was such a fun read and really hard to put down the collection. I will def.be cont. with this series eventually.

After the Shot Drops: Non-Spoiler Review

After the Shot Drops  by Randy Ribay

Published by  HMH Books for Young Readers on March 6, 2018

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Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 339

Format: Arc

Source: Net Galley

2018 challenge: PSRC: Sports themed book!

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

 

Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can’t help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.

When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision—maybe a dangerous one.

Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion.

My brief Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book was told from two boys POV and how it really focused on their friendship and how it changed over the course of the novel. It was such a impactful novel and it was super hard to put down. I thought the racial elements in this book was super well done and it was handled so well. I loved how sports was used to increase tension in this novel. I was equally invested in both POVS and loved the cast of characters that populated this world. I was super impressed by this novel as well! I will def.check more stuff by this author in the future!

My Extended Thoughts!!

Characters:  I thought all of these characters were so well drawn. I was equally invested in both boys POV. In addition to the main boys being well drawn the rest of the cast of characters were so well drawn. The characters made this book so relatable and it wasted a character driven book.

Plot: I thought the plot was hard to predict and had so many twists and turns. It was def a fast pace book and the duel POV book def made this even more fascinating to read. This book could have been predicable but it was actually super unique. I also thought it handled it issues like race in a really well done manner!

Pace:  I thought that alt. POV of the chapters really made this book super fast pace!

Future reading!  I would def red more by this author in the future!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighting Thief: Non-Spoiler Review

The Lighting Thief  by Rick Riordan

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Published by  Disney Hyperion; 1st edition on May 2, 2009

Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology

Pages: 396

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

 

My Thoughts:

I have not read this book in so long. I really loved returning to this world as a audiobook. I really loved the narrator in this series and will def re-listen to the whole series. I love Percy as a hero so much. I also loved the trio of characters that became the heros in this book. I really loved how the author was able to use so much real myths to craft this story. It was such engaging read and super hard to put down. If you like books like harry potter then you should def add it to my Tbr!!

April mid month Wrap up!!!

So I don’t normally do this, but I have read a lot of books at this point in the month. So I am going to split my reading wrap up because I know the video will be super long. So all my books will be listed bellow! I also chat about them all in the video bellow 🙂

 

Books I read!

  1. The Dragon Heir: (5 stars):  Beat the backlist challenge!
  2. W.I.T.C.H (VOL 2) (4 Stars): Beat the backlist Challenge
  3. Listen to your heart (4 stars)
  4. Shadow call (4 stars)
  5. Dreaming Dangerous (july 3rd comes out) 3.5 stars
  6. Relative Strangers ( 5 stars)
  7. After the shot drops (5 stars) (PSRC book about sports)
  8. W.I.T.C.H Vol  3 ( 4 stars): Beat the back list challenge
  9. Not If i save you first (4.5 Stars)

Books I listen too!

  1. Circle of magic: Book 2: Trish book: 4 stars!
  2. The Lighting Thief  : Book 1: 5 stars

Let me know in the comments what is the most exciting book you listen to this month so far and if you like this new formate of my splitting my monthly wrap up into two parts!

Later book lovers!

Relative Strangers: Non-Spoiler Review

added my video thoughts!

Laura's Bookish Corner

Relative Strangers  by Paula Garner

Published by Candlewick Press on April 10, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 368

Format: Arc

Source: NetGalley

2018 challenge: N/a

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Why is there a gap in Jules’s baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces.

Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only daughter. Jules’s life and future look as flat and unchanging as her small Illinois town. Then a simple quest to find a baby picture for the senior yearbook leads to an earth-shattering discovery: for most of the first two years of her life…

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The Dragon Heir: Non-Spoiler Review

added my video thoughts 🙂

Laura's Bookish Corner

The Dragon Heir by Amie Kaufman

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Published by Disney Hyperion on October 18, 2009

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 513

Format: paper back

Source: personally bought

amazon  goodreads  barnes and noble

I would give this book 5 for a review.

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Challenge: Beat the backlist and China re-read

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Summary!

The covenant that was meant to keep the wizard wars at bay has been stolen, and Trinity must prepare for attack. Everyone is doing their part — Seph is monitoring the Weirwalls; Jack and Ellen are training their ghostly army; even Anaweir Will and Fitch are setting booby traps around the town’s perimeter. But to Jason Haley, it seems like everyone wants to keep him out of the action. He may not be the most powerful wizard in Trinity, but he’s prepared to fight for his friends.

My Brief Thoughts:

I really loved this conclusion a lot! I loved how this book did not really…

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Cover Reveal!!! RUTHLESS MAGIC by Megan Crewe and Giveaway!!!

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Today Megan Crewe and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for RUTHLESS MAGIC, her new YA Fantasy which releases May 30, 2018! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!

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Title: RUTHLESS MAGIC

Author: Megan Crewe

Pub. Date: May 30, 2018

Publisher: Megan Crewe

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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Find it: Goodreads,Pre-Order

Summary!

In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.
Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages’ Exam.
Disadvantaged by her parents’ low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic.
Long ashamed of his mediocre abilities, Finn Lockwood knows the Confederation accepted him only because of his prominent family. Declaring for the Exam instead means a chance to confirm his true worth.
Thrown into the testing with little preparation, Rocío and Finn find themselves becoming unlikely allies—and possibly more. But the Exam holds secrets more horrifying than either could have imagined. What are the examiners really testing them for? And as the trials become increasingly vicious, how much are they willing to sacrifice to win?
The start of a new series by USA Today bestselling author Megan Crewe, Ruthless Magic combines the magic of Harry Potter with the ferocity of The Hunger Games alongside a poignant romance. Fans of Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, look no further for your next urban fantasy fix!

Grab the prequel MAGIC UNMASKEDfor FREE!

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Exclusive Excerpt!


Hail pelted us, and the wind lashed at us from all sides. I could hardly breathe. The only solid thing was Finn. I curled my fingers into the damp fabric of his shirt and sang into the stiller space between us. “Como veían que resistía.”

Magic hummed from the vicious air into me. An image swam up of the grate I’d come across in the courtyard, between the buildings. A grate that led to something below.

I knelt down, pulling Finn with me, and pressed my free hand to the spongy ground. The wind tried to steal my next lyrics from my lips, but the magic raced through me all the same—through me and down, down, into an open space I sensed below us like a gasp of fresh air.

I did gasp then, and forced out a verse. I’d never magically transported another person with me before, but I had to. I had to.

The magic rushed up around us with the thrust of my words. I clung to Finn, singing the energy around him as tightly as I could. Then I propelled us downward with a lurch.

We surged through rough blackness that rasped over my skin and landed with a feet-jarring thump. I exhaled in a rush, dizzy in the sudden quiet. My eardrums ached from the pounding of the storm we’d escaped and the effort of the conjuring.

We crouched in total darkness. The surface beneath me felt like concrete. Cold dank air hovered around us with a faintly salty flavor that reminded me of the ocean.

My fingers were tangled in Finn’s shirt. His arm was still around me. In the dark, I was abruptly aware of the rise and fall of his rasping breath, the warmth of his chest, and the answering warmth it sent through me.

He was alive—we were alive—and in that moment, it felt like a miracle.

 

About Megan: 

Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son (and does on occasion say “eh”), she’s always planning some new trip around the world, and she’s spent the last six years studying kung fu, so you should probably be nice to her. She has been making up stories about magic and spirits and other what ifs since before she knew how to write words on paper. These days the stories are just a lot longer.

 

Megan’s first novel, Give Up the Ghost, was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. The Way We Fall was nominated for the White Pine Award and made the International Literacy Association Young Adults’ Choices List, and Earth & Sky was an OLA Best Bet for 2015. She is also the author of the rest of the Fallen World series (The Lives We Lost, The Worlds We Make, and Those Who Lived), the rest of the Earth & Sky trilogy (The Clouded Sky and A Sky Unbroken), and the standalone contemporary fantasy A Mortal Song.

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Giveaway Details:

One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and a pack of Ruthless Magic swag featuring the cover and character art.

Giveaway Link:

May the odds be in your favor

W.I.T.CH: Non-Spolier Graphic Novel Vol 2: Non-Spolier Review

W.I.T.C.H.: The Graphic Novel, Part I. The Twelve Portals, Vol. 2 by Walt Disney Company (Creator) and  Elisabetta None

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Published by Yen Press on October 31, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy, graphic novel

Pages:  256

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

The new Guardians continue their mission to close the twelve portals to Metamoor that threaten their world. When the prediction that they will be betrayed by someone close to them comes to pass, though, can the W.I.T.C.H. girls pull together, or will they come apart at the seams…?

 

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this volume a lot. I really adore the character of Wil. But I loved all the characters to be honest. They are all so different and i love the various powers they all have. I also love the strong focus on friendship and finishing evil. I l think the drawing is the standout in this series. I love all the different locations we see. I also like how the romance in these pieces are not the primary focus yet. It love thee various sides of witches we see the good and the evil and how friendship grounds everything. I also like how the parents have a pretty decent role in the series. I am excited to get to vol 3 :

Thursday TBR: Kindle Edition and Physical book!

So I am going to start a new feature on my blog. On Thursday I am going to give you both  a physical and a e-copy of a book that is in my collection that is on my TBR that I really want to try to read in the next  month! Since summer is coming, these books will be romance/ contemporary themed!

Physical book!

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Summary!

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Author Info 🙂

Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. She is the author of the Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road series. Say You’ll Remember Me will be released in 2018. Katie loves to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, http://www.katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @katiemcgarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

Kindle book Pick!

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Summary!

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she decides to do the unthinkable…convince the cute guy waiting to pick up his sister to pretend to be her boyfriend for the night. The task is simple: two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

The problem is that days after prom, she can’t stop thinking about her fill-in boyfriend. But can Gia turn her fake boyfriend into a real one without exposing her lie and possibly destroying her friendships and her newfound relationship?

Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Kasie West’s talent shines in this tale of one girl’s unexpected quest to find love…and possibly herself.

Author Bio 🙂

I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.
Bio and photo from Goodreads.

Tell me in the comments what book I should read in may or if i should read both!

later book lovers