Sarah’s reading wrap up and October TBR!

So I had a hectic month and like Laura I am also going to comic con and hope to snag some fun books!

What I have read!

  • 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones * review coming soon!
  • The Queen of  Attolia* review coming soon!

What I want to read in October!

  • The graveyard book
  • Dream Fall
  • Alex and Eliza

I  hope you will check out my reviews when they go up!

Sarah

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October TBR!!! Laura’s reads

Hi guys!

Comic con is this month so who knows what I will pick up but I def hope to pick up some creepy books! I also have a lot of arcs I got over the summer from various conventions.

Books I want to read!

 

  • Prefect Scoundrels

 

  • Wicked Willow: The Darkening
  • The Wood
  • Invictus
  • The adventures guild
  • Bonfire

 

 

E-Arcs I have!

 

  • Darkest mine

 

  • the last namsara
  • Monster by Micheal grant * did not read this last month
  • Sequel to replica
  • Wild Beauty

 

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

Laura

 

 

 

 

 

September Reading Wrap up:

Hi guys,

 

I def read less this month. Because school started back up and I stared student teaching. I did make some a pretty big dent in my september arcs that I got from book con. I tried to read more book but alas school got in the way.  I really did enjoy all the books the I read.

Books the I read in September:

  1. Replica: 4 stars
  2. With ballet in my soul: 3 stars
  3. The dreadful tale of prosper redding: 5 stars
  4. Someone inside your house: 3.5 stars
  5. One dark Throne; 5 stars
  6. Before she Ignites: 5 stars
  7. Kitty Hawk and the curse of the Yukon Gold: 3.5 stars
  8. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You: 3 stars

Top books I read this Month!

  1. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
  2. Before she Ignites
  3. One Dark Throne

 

I hope to read a tad more next month but we will see! I am super excited for comic con as well!

Later book Lovers

Laura

 

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You : Non-spolier review

I”d Tell You I Love You, But Then I”d Have to Kill You  by Ally Carter

Published by  Disney Hyperion on August 19, 2009

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, mystery

Pages: 300

Format: Paperback

Source: e-book

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary:

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl.

My Thoughts:

I did like this book but it def feel flat for me. I really enjoyed the school setting and the characters training to be spies. But i really had a hard time with such a focus on the romance being the major force in this girl life. I wanted the story to move past it faster and it did not. I heard the series gets better and I def want to cont. reading soon. The characters were not as compelling as i wanted them to be. But overall it was fun read.

 

 

Before she Ignites: Non-Spoiler review

Before She ignites  by Jodi Meadows

Published by   HarperCollins Publishers on September 12, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 496

Format: Hardback

Source: Owlcrate* Mystical creature box*

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane comes a smoldering new fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Kristin Cashore about a girl condemned for defending dragons and the inner fire that may be her only chance of escape.

Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful—or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles.

Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magic—before her very world collapses.

And that’s all before she ignites.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book so much. I was captured from page one. I loved the duel time lines we got also the presence of both dragons in this society. This book was so hard to predict and I had a hard time putting it down. I loved all the characters that we meet and was so invested in both dragons and the humans. I was so fascinated by the political stuff and loved what we learned about the lead girl it went in a very different direction then I predicted and Now i need book 2! If you like fantasy books, I would rec. this book for you.

Kity Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold

Kity Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold   by Iain Reading

Published by  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on December 3, 2012

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery

Pages: 270

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first installment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the strong female character at the heart of it. I also loved how jam packed with historical stuff this story was. It was a very fun and unpredictable story. I did not love the pacing and had so issues staying engaged at points. I also loved short the chapters were and loved how much of quick read it was. I look foward to checking out book two in the future.

Top 5 Wed: Favorite Fan Casts

Hi all,

This was a fun video to do. I sometimes view actors/ actresses in lead roles in books. So this was a fun video to create!

 

  1. Chasing the impossible: Abby and Logan

I think this is one of my favorite books by Katie. I could easily see Spencer from PLL as Abby and Dylan O Brien as Logan. I really loved both actors but they could def potray these characters. I would love to see all of these books adapted but this one if my favorite.

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2. Long way Home by Katie McGary

My fan casting for the book would be for Violet i would cast Katherine Langford. I think she is such a strong character and as a actress she could def take this character on a cool ride. I would love to see her in this role. I would also take her 13 reason why coster Cristian who plays Tony as Chevy. I would love to see them play not only these roles but also play off of each other.

3. Cress by Marisa Meyer

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I would loved to see the the actress who plays Allison on PLL as Cress. I think she could play the various sides character so well. You don’t often get to see her sweet side and I think she could def see her playing this role and now I need to make this happen.

4. The Heist Society: Ally Carter

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This was such a easy casting choice and this is the actress the played Alison on Teen wolf. I think she has not only the prefect look but also the right calculating demeanor that would work lovely for this character. I think she pay the logical side but also the romance drama that is in her life as well!

5. The Map of Fates:

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I would cast Tom Holland as Jack in this series. He is british and also needs some “flexibility” as body guard. And he is also so cute, I want him in all my movies. Spiderman really has made me want to see him in more movies. But I think he would do very well in this role with both the thriller elements and also the mystery he is trying to solve!

Let me know in the comments what are some books you would fan cast and why!

later book lovers

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten fall books coming out!

Hi all!

I am really excited for all of these books! They all come out between September and November! I got most of these at Book con and also some giveaways and from friends who attended various conferences! I am going to list the titles bellow but I did describe them in the above video!

Top Ten books that I can’t wait to read!

  1. Top ten by Katie Cotugno
  2. Rose Marked by Livia Blackburns
  3. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Genuine Fraud by e. Lockhart
  5. The adventures guild by clark and elioplos
  6. Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power by Mariko Tamaki
  7. Odd and True by Cat Winters
  8. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  9. Suspect Red by L.M Elliott
  10. Otherworld by Jason Segel
  11. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  12. Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Let me know what books you are excited about that come out this fall!

Later book lovers

Laura

 

 

 

What I am reading Monday:

So I have had a semi slow reading week but that is because I am back at school and doing some other things that is not reading. But this always happens until i figure out my schedule and that takes like 2 weeks. The next couple of weeks will be hectic cause I have two book festivals back to back lol and then nothing!

What I Just finished reading!

This was a creepy read. It was very horror filled and super short. I just was not my favorite book but it was quick read and I loved the diversity of the story and all the characters. The plot had a unique structure but I am not sure how I feel about it 🙂 I really fun fall read for sure!

What I am reading!

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I was having a hard time choosing what to read next! My good friend Marisa came to the rescue! I love this cover!

What I want to read Next!

This is a book I got from review by Net Galley and has to with greek mythology

This is another review book but the concept sounds very cool!

What books have you been reading or want to read next!

Later book lovers

 

The Dreadful tale of Prosper Redding: Arc Review

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

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Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:320

Format: Arc

Source: ALA

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary:

Prosperity Redding is the only unexceptional member of his very successful family�that is, until he discovers a demon living inside him. Turns out, Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made�and then broke�a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. Now Alastor, the malefactor, has reawakened and is intent on destroying the Redding fortune, unless they can kill him in the body he inhabits�which, oh, wait, that’s Prosper, and why is his grandmother coming at him with a silver blade? In danger from both the demon trying to take over his soul and the family that would rather protect their fortune than their own kin, Prosper narrowly escapes with the help of his long lost Uncle Barnabas and Barnabas’s daughter, Nell, a witch in training. According to Barnabas and Nell, they have only days to break the family curse and find a way to banish Alastor back to the demon realm. Until then, Prosper has to deal with Alastor’s vengeful mutterings inside his head (not to mention his nasty habit of snacking on spiders). And, every night, Alastor’s control over his body grows stronger. . . As the deadline to the curse draws nearer, Prosper and Nell realize there’s more at stake than just the Redding family fortune. . . that there might be something else out there, something worse than Alastor, that could destroy the balance between the human and demon realms and change the world as they know it forever.

My Thoughts:

I really loved alex first adventure into middle grade. I loved the world and how creepy it was. I really loved the world building and the elements of witch craft and the time and place of this novel. I thought the lead male was so well crafted and he had me on his side from page one. The story had so many twists and turns and I was shocked when it ended. It such a fun/creeepy read and can’t wait to re-read/ eventually read the last book in the series next year

 

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