Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends: Top Five

So this was a older Top five topic. This weeks them was focused on writing and I have no plans to write a book anytime soon! So here are some bookish boyfriends the swooned over when I was younger but still they tug on my heart even to this day!

  1. Simon from the Mortal Instruments series.
  2. Jacob from Twilight
  3. Peta from Hunger Games
  4. Ron from Harry Potter
  5. Percy from Percy Jackson Series

In the video above I gush about these book boyfriends that I still adore!

Let me know in the comments what are your favorite Nostalgic Book boyfriend!

Later Books Lovers

Laura

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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

I have so many books that I got from New York City Comic Con that I am hoping to dive into this winter. I also have some books that I am dying to get my hands on that come out so soon! Here is a small list of the top ten books I want to read this winter. I love to read large books with some magic elements in them and or short quick holiday romances!

  1.  Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas
  2. Ice wolves by Amie Kaufman
  3. The darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  4. Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci
  5. Unearthed by Kaufman and Spooner
  6. The cruel Prince by Holly black
  7. Zenith by Alsberg and Cummings
  8. The Hazel Wood by Albert
  9. Everless by Holland
  10. Reign of the fallen by Marsh

Top 2 winter books I must own!

  1. Heart of iron by Ashley Poston
  2. Say You’ll Remember Me

What are some of your top winter books you are excited to dive into! Let me know in the comments!

Laura

Frost Blood Non-Spoiler Review

Frost Blood by Elly Blake

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on January 10, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 385

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating–yet irresistible–Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her–and from the icy young man she has come to love.
Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies…but together create a power that could change everything.

My Thoughts!

I loved everything about this book. I loved the characters all of them captured my heart from page one. I love ruby as a lead. I also really loved how the world was build and crafted. The world in my head was so visually cool. I really was carptured by both this world and these characters. I will be honest reading the summary for this book made me drag. I was spoiled on plot elements that did not happen until part 2 of the book and that made me story drag. I loved where i was in the story but knew it was going to change and that made the story drag.
I am still so excited for book 2!

Books I am thankful for 2017

So I am going to combine top ten tuesday and top five wed. These are the books I am so thankful for! If you have been following me for awhile these titles won’t be a surprise to you. I tried to limit these books to one by an author and just talked about series in general and also just authors in general.  These are the books that I talk about in the video below!

  1. Harry Potter: This book series: This series has changed my life and I gush about in the video above.
  2. Simon verse the Homsopian agenda series: The real life characters just are so special and I love this story so much!
  3. Better off friends: This book is the first book that I feel reflected my own friendship with my best friend in high school and I have never read something like this before.
  4. Lola and the boy next store: I adore this book and these characters so much. I just am such a fan of this book and I gush about it some more in this video!
  5. Cinder: I adored her take on fairytale retelling and how she made the stories fit her needs. I loved all the leads and just how each book build on such a long term story! Remains one of my top fantasy series of all time!
  6. Dare you too: I loved this couple so much and the strong self discovery path for both characters and it is very swoon worthy!
  7. Rick Riordan: I love how is writing formal not only creates fun stories but also teaches kids about mythology in a fun way!
  8. The unexpected everything: I just thought this book was such a fun adventure but the characters made this book a book I am thankful for!
  9. Shadowhunters: I love this series so much. I remain that the love triangle in the infernal devices series and also the friendship dynamics as well!

Let me know some books in the comments you are thankful for!

The Gentleman guide to vice and virtue: Owl crate july! Non-Spoiler Review

 The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue  by Mackenzi Lee

Published by  Katherine Tegen Books on June 27, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, historical fiction

Pages: 533

Format: Hard back

Source: owl crate July 2017 box Wanderlust!

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!

A hilarious and swashbuckling teen historical fiction novel, named one of summer’s 20 must-read books by Entertainment Weekly! A New York Timesbestseller!

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi LeeSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

My Thoughts:

This was such a fun read. I loved the main character so much. I really was captured from page one. I really loved the dynamics of the cast and also how it dealt with historical based issues like gay relations, female roles and race relations. It also was such a fun adventure story. It was such a quick pace read for being such a long novel. I really grew to love all the characters and I am so excited to see what she does in the sequel. This was book was a prefect mental break.

Later book lovers!

End of the Year book Tag!

Hi book lovers,

I totally stole this tag for Regan who took it from Arial Bisset!

Here are the questions and my answers and I discuss them all in the video above!

Any books started that you need to finish!

Harry potter book 6 and Frost blood

What are any transation book from fall to winter?

Frost blood

New books coming out in dec. I am excited for!

Foolish hearts

Three books that I am excited to read by the Year End:

I hope to read Beserker, Rosemarked and glass spare

book might make your top book of the year

Unerthed and Hazelwood

What are you future 2018 goals or plans

  1. re read and complete china willimas chima book
  2. complete comic con and book con arcs
  3. catch up on on e-book reviews

Tell me in the comments what are some books that you hope to read by the end of December!

Later book lovers!

Owl crate books Non-Spoiler Wrap up!

I will admit I have fallen behind on my owl crate books. This normally happens over the summer and I am still not full caught up! But I am reading some of my owl crate books and want to compile on my reviews in one place and do a small video linked above!

 Book 1:

The Gentleman Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee from the July 2017 box! Wander Lust!

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Summary!

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores

My thoughts!

This was such a fun read. I loved the main character so much. I really was captured from page one. I really loved the dynamics of the cast and also how it dealt with historical based issues like gay relations, female roles and race relations. It also was such a fun adventure story. It was such a quick pace read for being such a long novel. I really grew to love all the characters and I am so excited to see what she does in the sequel. This was book was a prefect mental break.

Book 2: Before she Ignites: Magical creatures box! September box!

Summary:

Before
Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After
Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

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

October box: Into the forest!

Summary!

Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.

My Thoughts!

I would give this book 3.5 stars as a a review*
I loved the writing of this book. It was so lovely and it captured me from page one. It is very detailed thought and at points i got lost in the details. I thought the world building was crafted so well and I could not see the twists and turns in the story coming. I felt like the pacing was much slower then I wanted it to be but the characters kept me engaged and overall i really enjoyed it. I hope to read more by this author soon!

Owl Crate books I still ned to read to Catch up!

  1. Sandcastle empire
  2. Hearts we sold
  3. November book 🙂

 

I hope you will consider checking out this books, Let me know In the comments if you do!

 

 

What I am reading Monday!

So this week has been tough for reading. I won’t lie. I have been trying to finish my final exam for grad school and it did not leave much time for reading for fun! Good news, I am so close to being done and then I can increase my content level for you!

What I have finished reading!

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I actually really loved this book. It was such a fast pace read and the prefect fantasy break. I really loved all the main characters and monty is so fun lead and I just thought it was such a fun ride and really dealt with some many issues that I enjoy in historical fiction novels! I will def be checking out the sequel focusing on his sister coming out next year!  Check out my review, i will post it soon!

What I am currently Reading!

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This was a random library find. I just stared it. I am enjoying it so far. The world building is very complex, so i have to pay very close attention. But I am enjoying the lead character and the world!

What I want to Read Next:

I got this at NYCC and I really want to read it. It sounds like  very cool fantasy novel. I started reading during the con and really enjoyed it!

This another one of my Net Galley titles that seems like a fun mythology adventure!

This was one if the highlights of my book con haul! And I am so excited to finally read it!

What I have been listening too!

I am trying to finish season one of the remade podcast! I am so close to being done and able to start season 2! I will do a full season review on my blog/channel!

Later book lovers!

Laura

The Magic Misfits: Arc Review

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers  on November 21, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Magic

Pages: 273

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.

After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they’ll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso’s villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.
(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I’ll let you in on a little secret… This book isn’t just a book. It’s a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll discover more than just a story–you’ll learn how to make your own magic!)

 

My Thoughts:

This book was adorable. I was so impressed by it. I really love neil writing and also he crafted not only a engaging story but made it so educational but also taught magic tricks. I read this book so fast and hope we get more books soon. I loved the main characters. It is def. early middle grade but I really loved the story and the world and also how diverse the story was. Such a cute read and i rec. it for anyone who wants to add some magic to their lives!

 

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Book tube Giveaway! Closed!!

I finally reached 50 subscribers on my on my bookish tube channel!

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Thank you for entering my giveaway and please stay tuned for more giveaways on my channel in the future!  The winters have been contacted!

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It has been a long process to get to this point. I just wanted to thank all my subscribers for following me and watching my videos.

 

This giveaway is open for both American and International listeners!

If you are from American you choose a book of your choice under 20.00 and I will send it to you from amazon

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If you are from America and want a book from Book depository you can also choose one from that site as well!

This giveaway will be open for a week!

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