Fury Born: Non-Spoiler Review

Fury Born by Claire Legrand

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Published by  Sourcebooks Fire on May 22, 2018

Genres: Young Adult,  Fantasy

Pages: 515

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: PSRC: BOOK about a Villain

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!

When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable—until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire’s heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world—and of each other.

My Brief Thoughts:

I really loved this book. I thought the duel POV and duel time lines was a such a engaging way to tell this story. I grew to enjoy both sides of this story. It is interesting story because you know the ending but seeing how you get there is fun ride. I loved both female leads and also how magic was represented in this story. I really loved the character of simon ( i love that name btw) and hope we get more backstory about him in the future books. I love how both stories tied together in the end. It was slow burn story but towards the end it was hard to put down. I will def be reading book two.

My Extended Thoughts!

Characters: It took awhile to like both sides of the story. I felt like i was missing key facts that I need to really understand these characters. There was a lot of mystery around these characters and it took me maybe until 50% to become invested in both sides. I am now curious to see where this story goes. But the back half of this book def answered some of my questions that I had.

Pace: I wanted this story to have a faster pace in some ways in both aspects of the story. In E side there is a mystery she need to solve but it kept getting shove to the background and the trials R was going through was a not super engaging as a plot device. I want this book to be more  engaging pace wise but I did enjoy this slow burn story for sure.

World Building: I found this world building to be a highlight of this story. I was really invested in the world and how she crafted her world. I feel like this world still as elements i am unclear about, but hopefully book two will give us some more calrity!

Will I read Book 2: I will def be checking it out!

later book lovers!

 

 

 

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Blog and booktube Giveaway At Book expo and Book con!!! (Open)

Hi book lovers!

So I am heading to book expo and book con this week in NYC. I wanted to give you all a treat for being loyal followers and we did get a above 100 followers on the blog yay! Thank you for all your support!

Bellow is a video breaking down the various giveaway but here is simple breakdown of each one and who can enter and possible prizes, i will know for sure your prizes after the convention and where you live cause that may effect your prize!

Blog Giveaway

*International and USA*

If you win and your are International you will win credit to book dep. for 20.00 for a current book that is out or preorder of a BEA BOOK  your choice*

Usa winner prize

  1. An Arc of Black Witch book 2: Iron flower signed by the author!
  • this may have two winners if I do get stuff like if the first person I choose is international a American winner will get the arc!

You tube Giveaway!

*America only*

– 1. A arc of The dark deep by ally Condie and Brendan Reichs!

Bookmark Giveaway! Con attendee only!

I have started a small bookish ETSY Shop!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScrapbookGirl105?ref

I was able to make 30-40 bookmarks and will be giving them away at the con! Follow me on instgram and if you tell me the code word each day you will get a book mark!

May the odds be in your favor!

later book lovers!

Top Ten books I want from Book Expo and book con!

So I am so excited to attending both these conventions this year! I know arcs are not the “true” purpose of these conventions but I love getting books early! So here are the top ten books that i hope to get at these conventions!

  1. Wild Card by Marie Lu
  2. What if Its us by Becky A and Adam Silvera
  3. The second story by Neil Patrick Harris
  4. Wicked King by Holly Black
  5. The dark deep by Riche and Condi
  6. Grace and Fury
  7. The last life of Prince Alastor
  8. Escaping form Houdini by Keri M.
  9. Girls of paper and fire
  10. City of Ghosts by V.E Swab!

Let me know in the comments what books you are are excited to pick up either at the conventions this summer or just to read this fall!

later book lovers!

 

What I am reading on Monday!!

So the week I have been waiting for is here BEA AND BOOK CON! I am so excited! I can’t wait to see how this week turns out!  I had a slow reading week last week but i did enjoy the books I read! I also am doing a last minute read-a-thon

What I finished reading!

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I really loved this this story because of the duel timelines we were explored. I grew to love both characters and really loved the world!

what I am reading!

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i am loving the new book in this series and I really am enjoying it and the new characters we met!

What I want to read next

I really have no idea… but here are two books high on my list!

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I will read this book.. I have never read a sarah dessen book and I really want to!

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I am on a blog tour for this book but this book sounds awesome!

Let me know if you are going to the cons this week and what you are planning on reading!

later book lovers!

Listen to your Heart: Non-Spoiler Review

Listen to your Heart by Kasie West

Published by  Scholastic Inc. on May 29, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:320

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!

Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she’ll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate’s surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend . . . until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West’s adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

My Brief Thoughts:

I loved this book my Kasie west. It was the Prefect summer read. I loved the main character a lot. I also really liked the focus on podcasting as a hobby. I am huge podcast fan and loved seeing the “inside” workings of making a podcast. I also like how her books always have elements of self discovery and i saw elements in so many of the characters not just the lead girl. I loved the setting of the water front and the school. It was a super fast pace read the I read over two days on my various train rides to and from the city. This book made me smile and laugh out loud and will be prefect summer read 🙂

My Extended Thoughts!

Characters: I really liked all the characters. I loved how all the characters were dealing with some element of self. discovery path. I really was captured by the main point of view characters. I felt like all of these characters were well rounded and fun to read about. It was not a “emotional” read but a fun read that made me laugh out loud!

Plot: Most of these times books like this become a tad too predictable for me. But there was so many boys in this book it was easy to never be sure who was going to be the “one” Some moments were predicable but some other parts really shocked me or caught me off guard in a fun way!

Romance: This romance was super fun and kind of interesting because it could have gone in so many different directions but it was so much fun to read about! It was def. a slow burn and I liked that 🙂

Concept: I really loved the focus both on podcasting and also the waterfront as a setting for this novel! if you are looking for a fun summer read, this is your future summer read 🙂

Read more by this author: Def. I really need to tackle her backlist as well 🙂

 

 

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When Dimple Met Rishi: Non-Spoiler Review

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Published by  Simon Pulse; Reprint edition on May 30, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:400

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!

The rom-com that everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

My Thoughts:

I found this to be a super fun read. I really enjoyed how this book was set in the tech world and also the summer before college. I loved how we got to explore a different culture then mine and how I learned so much about their culture. I def was more invested in Rishi side of the story and he was why i sped through this novel because a artist who is not sure he can survive on being an artist in a story I am was intrested to see how it turn out. Dimple took me to the end of the book to love her and she was not a complex a Rishi as a character but I thought the book was a fun read and will def read more by this author in the future.

 

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Out Of the Wild Night: Non-Spoiler Review

Out of the wild Night  by Blue Balliett

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Published by  Scholastic Inc. on March 27, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Ghost Story

Pages: 325

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: NA

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!

Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs.

The ghosts seem to have chosen a few local kids to be their messengers — and to help save the island. But in this mystery, the line between those who haunt and those who are haunted is a thin one — and the past and the present must come to terms with one another in order to secure the future.

My Brief Thoughts:

This book surprised me. I was enjoying it but the ending took me off guard. I loved the narrator that we had and how focused on the history of the islands it was. It did have some pacing issues but it was a fun story. I wish the kids character may have been more focused in the story. But the ending I def did not see coming and really eventually want to re-read this book and see how that knowledge effect the story. It was def. a creepier read but one the middle grade students would enjoy. I would def.read more by this autor in the future.

My Extended Thoughts!

Characters: All the characters in this book felt like you as the audience had veil separating them for us. I felt it was harder to becoming emotionally invested in them but I was motivated enough to keep reading!

Plot: This plot was super cool and some of the end shocked were hard to see coming and I really loved the tale end of this novel. I read this book in one sitting and wish I would have spread this reading out. The tale of the novel was super unique!

Pace: This book had a slower pace and that was largely because of all the info that was given about the island. It was slower read but def a fun one!

I would def read more by this author in the future!

 

 

Obsidian (Lux# book 1) Non-Spoiler Review

Obsidian  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Published by  Entangled: Teen on May 8, 2012

Genres: Young Adult, Parnormal

Pages: 294

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

 

My Brief Thoughts:

I thought this was a super fun read. I really loved the alien mythology that was introduced to us and also the cast of characters. I really do love the lead girl in this story but am struggling to adore to adore the boy lead cause he can be a jerk. But he does have his moments and I am def interested in reading more in this series. I think the pacing of this book and also the mythology are the highlights of this series for me so far. I really am intrigued to see what happens next. If you were a fan of roswell back in the day i rec. you check out this read.

My Extended Thoughts!!

Characters: Since this book is the first book in new series, the characters did lack so depth but I have high hopes for the future book in this series. I did like the characters but  I felt like I need more time to become emotionally invested in the characters!

The world building: I felt the world building was the highlight of the novel and was the thing that kept me to keep reading. I was really fascinated by the world the most in this novel. It def screamed roswel vibes!

Pace! I thought his book was a super fast pace read and was hard to put down!

Will I keep reading this series! Yes for sure! Hopefully after book con!

Later book lovers!

Throw Back TBR: Physical and Kindle Tbr!!

So I did some last minute book shopping this week and wanted to feature some of those books in this TBR Post!

Physical TBR!

Bring me your Hearts by Sara Wolf!!

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Summary!

Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

Literally.

Author Info!

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. Her newest series is the Ruthless Song trilogy, coming 6/5/2018. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.

Kindle TBR!!!

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Summary!!

Scandal, secrets, and heartbreak abound in this juicy, modern girl-meets-prince story–perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jennifer E. Smith.

For the first time ever, the Weston sisters are at the same boarding school. After an administration scandal at Libby’s all-girls school threatens her chances at a top university, she decides to join Charlotte at posh and picturesque Sussex Park.

Social-climbing Charlotte considers it her sisterly duty to bring Libby into her circle: Britain’s young elites, glamorous teens who vacation in Hong Kong and the South of France and are just as comfortable at a polo match as they are at a party.
It’s a social circle that just so happens to include handsome seventeen-year-old Prince Edward, heir to Britain’s throne.
If there are any rules of sisterhood, “Don’t fall for the same guy” should be one of them. But sometimes chemistry–even love–grows where you least expect it. In the end, there may be a price to pay for romancing the throne…and more than one path to happily ever after.

Author Info!!

Nadine Jolie Courtney is the author of Romancing the Throne, Beauty Confidential and Confessions of a Beauty Addict. A graduate of Barnard College, her writing has appeared in Town & Country, Cosmo, Vogue.com, and many more. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband Erik and her daughter Aurelia. She is still waiting for her invitation to Buckingham Palace. Find her online at nadinejoliecourtney.com or on Instagram @nadinejoliecourtney.

Let me know If I should bump these books up on my TBR!

Later book lovers!!

 

 

Waiting For Wed: Wild Card!!

This is one of my most highly anticipated books that I hope to snag at book expo!! Even If I can’t, I will def me checking out the conclusion to this series this fall!!

Cover!!

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WildCard Information!

  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (September 18, 2018)
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2018
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

Summary!!

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

I am so excited to dive into this novel and I really don’t think I will be waiting for sept. If I can snag a copy!

Later book lovers!