Laura’s February reading wrap up!!!!

I actually had a really good reding month! I also completed listing to a bunch of things and read so many fun reads! I gush in detail below in my video but I have listed titles and ratings and also if they work back with any challenges for the year!

  1. By a charm and a curse: 3.5 stars!
  2. The Missing Margues: 3 stars * backlist challenge
  3. Black Star Renegades! 4 stars
  4. People like us: 4 stars
  5. Hearts that we sold: 4 stars * backlist challenge
  6. #pretty boy must die: 4 stars *PSRC author of different background then you!
  7. Midnight Arcade: 3 stars; PSRC* Book set in decade you were born!
  8. The Glass spare: 4.5 stars” *backlist challenge
  9. The Wizard heir: 5 stars * Backlist challenge
  10. Three sides of a heart (Short story collection): 3 stars * backlist challenge
  11. Proof of Lies * 4.5 stars *PSRC* set in location of your heritage and *backlist challenge


  1. Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy! 5 stars *backlist challenge
  2. Circle of Magic: Sandry book: 4 stars *backlist challenge


Let me know in the comments what are your favorite reads and listens for the month!

Later book lovers!

People Like Us: Non-Spolier Review

People Like Us  by Dana Mele


Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on February 27, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Thriller

Pages: 384 pages

Format: Arc

Source: NYCC

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.


A sharp psychological thriller that’s just right for fans of One of Us is Lying and Thirteen Reasons Why–this story will seduce, mislead, and finally, betray you.

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.

Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that readers will tear through and not stop talking about.


My Thoughts:

I thought this was a super fast pace mystery that really hooked me. It def reminds me lot of both 13reasons why and pretty little liars. The mystery kept me engaged. I had a hard time becoming emotional invested in most of majority of these characters because so many of them were unlikeable especially the lead. But the mystery kept me so engaged. I thought the actions of the police made me so angry but I guess I could see that happens in real life at points. I do see the theme “every action has a consquence even if you don’t notice the very similar to shows like 13 reasons why. I would def read more by this author in the future.

TTT: Books I can Re-read forever!!!

I know this video and list is not a big shock because I talk about my favorite series a lot. I actually do want to add some of these books to my TBR so I can re-read/re-list to them! But here are these series that I either love to re-read or want to re-read! They are all listed below and I gush in the video below!


  1. Harry potter! ( I am in the middle of my first read-read since 2007 and I am loving everything i am noticing and it has been so much fun)
  2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians!
  3. The Heroes of Olympus
  4. Kane Chronicles
  5. Magnus Chase
  6. Cinder Series!
  7. City of Bones
  8. Infernal Devices
  9. Pushing the Limits
  10. Thunder road series!

Let me know in the comments what are some of the books that you could re-read forever!!!!

Later book lovers!

What I am reading Monday!

I had a pretty good reading week! I did not love this months short story collection as I did last months. But I had a pretty good reading week and i am excited to see what i can read before the month end!

What I finished reading!


I really loved this fast pace mystery! I was captured by the mystery from page one and need to read the sequel next month for entangled!


This was just not my favorite short story collection. I read all the stories but one. I will chat more about it in my review.

What I am reading!


I am enjoying this so far! I just stated it but it was pitched to me as a little mermaid retelling but much darker were Arial needs to kill Erik and Erik needs to kill arial! So far I love the world building!

What I want to read next!


I am so excited to dive into this sequel and see where the spy adventure leads next!


I need to read the sequel this month! So i hope i enjoy this more emotional read!

What I am listening too/ listened too!

  1. I finished listening to both tales of the shadow hunter academy and Sandry book: Circle of magic book 1!
  2. I am currently listening to gemina!


What are you reading or hope to read this week!

later book lovers!








Tales of the ShadowHunter Academy: Non-Spoiler Review!!!!

Tales of the ShadowHunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and various authors!!


Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books; on November 15, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

Pages: 673

Format: Audiobook

Source: audible

Challenge: Backlist!


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I would give this book 5! for a review.


The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this short story collection. Simon had always been my favorite character and I loved all of these stories. i def loved the final two stories the most. I also loved the moments about Malec in this series. It was a great. cont. from heavenly fire. I think my least fav. stories will make more sense after I read lady midnight. This collection of stories made me laugh and cry and if you love Simon YOU need to read this collection!

Top Middle Grade books I want to read!

Hey there! I have so many middle grade books that I want to read this year. So many of these are arcs or books that I got from conventions and they all sound so cool and I want to read them all! In the video below I will talk about some of my top reads that I want to dive into from this list!

  1. Wizard  of Once
  2. Shadow Magic
  3. Ship of the dead
  4. Dragon watch
  5. Clicked
  6. The Downward Spirl
  7. The wolf hour
  8. Unwanted
  9. Ordinary Magic
  10. The Adventure Guild
  11. The Ambrose Deception
  12. Secrets of Hexbridge castle
  13. Lumberjans: Unicron power
  14. Little Bigfoot Big City
  15. The Mad Wolf Daughter
  16. The art of the swap
  17. The boyho went Magic
  18. The school for good and evil 2
  19. Deigo and the Raiders
  20. Wandmaker
  21. The apprentice witch
  22. Winter House
  23. Wizard Match
  24. Samantha Spinner

Let me Know in the comments what books you think i should dive into first!

Later book lovers!!!

Big books I want to Tackle In 2018!!!

So I have said this a couple of times. I just recently finished grad school. I have spent so much time over the past four years on the train. So i have not brought larger books on the train cause I was afraid they would get ruined. But hopefully this fall I will be back commuting as a full time teacher. So before the fall there are some massively large books I want to tackle. All of these books are either close to 500 pages or over it! In the video below I will talk summaries and why I want to read them!


Books I want to Read!

  1. The Last Magician
  2. Seraphina
  3. Furyborn
  4. Daughters of the storm
  5. Children of Blood and Bone
  6. Queen Of Shadows
  7. Lady Midnight!

Tell me in the comments what book you think should shoot to the top of my TBR PILE!

Later Book Lovers




By a Charm and A Curse: Blog Tour/ Review and Giveaway! USA ONLY!

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By a Charm and A Curse  by JAIME QUESTED

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Published by  Entangled: Teen (February 6, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 306

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: N/A

AMAZON  barnes and noble   goodreads

I would give this book 3.5 for a review.


A kiss is never just a kiss.

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who…

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Black Star Renegades: Non-Spolier review

Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci


Published by St. Martin’s Press on January 2, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 378

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:

He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself.

He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.

Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures—all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.


My Thoughts:

This was such a fun read! It was such a joy to read. I really loved the world building and did not feel overwhelmed which sometimes happens in science fiction novels. I loved the focus on the male lead but also the various other POV we were exposed to. I loved that the story really felt like complete story but I am still curious for more especially with this characters. It was just a fun adventure and I thought it was a rather face pace novel. I def want a book 2!

TTW: Favorite Romance Authors!

So I talk about these series so much! But if you have been living under a rock! Here we do again! So I am going to focus on my favorite romance YA authors and my top book from each of them!

  1. Ashley Poston (Geekerlla)
  2. Katie Mcgary ( Dare you too, Chassing the impossible and Walk the edge)
  3. Stephanie Perkins ( Lola and the boy next Door)
  4. Jennifer E Smith ( This is what happy looks like)
  5. Becky Albertalli ( Simon verse the homspian agenda)
  6. Morgan Matson ( The unexpected everything)
  7. Kasie West ( By your side and Love life and the list)
  8. Emma miles ( Foolish Hearts)
  9. Adam Silvera ( They both die at the end)

Let me know in the comments what are some of your favorite romance authors and what are you top titles from them!