TTT: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Hey book lovers,

My video will be posted later in the week but will link it below when it is live!

  1. Simon verse the Homo Sapiens Agenda!
  2. Cruel Prince
  3. Geekerella
  4. Everless
  5. Illumnaie Files
  6. Before she Ignites
  7. Darkest Minds
  8. Roar
  9. Three dark crowns
  10. Ash princes

Let me know your list in the comments!

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Laura’s July Reading Wrap up!

I actually read more books then I thought i would because so many books of these books were longer then I normally read in the summer! But I really overall loved most of these books that I read this book and finally read some books that have been on my TBR for awhile and read several BEA books!

What I read!!

  1. Wild Card (BEA book) 5 stars!!! Coming this September
  2. Royals 3.5 Stars!!
  3. The president is missing!! 3 stars
  4. Sea Witch (4.5 stars)
  5. The Darkest Legacy (BEA BOOK) 5 stars
  6. The Dark Prophecy (Audiobook)  (Beat the backlist)
  7. Sanity & Tallulah (BEA book) 4 Stars

  8. Rule (BEA book) 4 stars
  9. Grace and Fury (BEA book) 3.5 Stars)
  10. The Potion Diaries (Beat the backlist) 4 Stars

  11. Stary Eyes 3.5 stars
  12. The Unexpected Everything (5 Stars) (Beat)
  13. Shadow and Bone 4 stars (BEAT)
  14. I will Always write back (5 Stars) (Beat) (PSRC: Micro History)

So I had a rather goo reading month!

Highlights!

  1. Wild Card
  2. Sea Witch
  3. I will always Write back
  4. The potion Diaries

Let me know your highlights in the comments bellow!

 

 

 

Booktubeathon 2018!!!!!

I have never participated in this read-a-thon, but I am going to attempt it. I normally read 3-4 books a week so here are the books I choose for the challenges and see how many I accomplish!

 

  1. Coin toss: Wicked king vs: Cheerleders: The Wicked King
  2. Something I would like to do: travel to the south: Little white lies
  3. book to movie : To all the boys I have loved before
  4. Green on cover:  Seafire
  5.  nice spine: The Cheerleaders
  6. read 7 books 🙂 I can try but it may be more like 3 or 4!

Lets see what I accomplish! I am so excited to share this reading week with you guys!

tell me your TBR in the comments!

 

Royals!!! Non-Spoiler Review!!

Royals  by Rachel Hawkins!

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Published by  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on May 1, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 304

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings her signature humor, love of Americana, and flair for romance to this page-turning Princess Diaries turned-upside-down story.

My  Brief  Thoughts:

I thought this was the prefect summer read. I reminded me a lot of the princess daries and I really loved the world that was created and also the new boy we met. I also loved the side characters. I just wish I felt more connected to the characters overall. It was such a fun read and i def really loved Miles a lot. I also loved the use of newspaper articles that was used to accent the novel. I will def be checking out book 2!

My Extended Thoughts!

Characters: I thought the characters were fun but I did not feel very emotionally invested in them. I wanted more from them but did enjoy the story. I just wanted to feel more connected to them overall!

Plot: I thought this book plot was just a fun read. I thought it was predictable at points but it kept me reading and was super fun read! I read this over the course of two days! It was such a fun summer read.

Diversity! I really liked how this was sliped into this book and really hope future books will feature these characters in a lead role!

Will read more books in this series! For sure!

The Darkest Legacy: Non-Spoiler Arc Review!!!

The Darkest Legacy  by Alexandra Bracken

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Published by  Disney-Hyperion on July 31, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian

Pages: 576

Format: Arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: N/a

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume “Zu” Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive.
Determined to clear her name, Zu finds herself in an uncomfortable alliance with Roman and Priyanka, two mysterious Psi who could either help her prove her innocence or betray her before she gets the chance. But as they travel in search of safety and answers, and Zu grows closer to the people she knows she shouldn’t trust, they uncover even darker things roiling beneath the veneer of the country’s recovery. With her future-and the future of all Psi-on the line, Zu must use her powerful voice to fight back against forces that seek to drive the Psi into the shadows and save the friends who were once her protectors.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a harrowing story of resilience, resistance, and reckoning that will thrill loyal fans and new readers alike.

My Brief Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book alot. I thought it was the prefect way to dive back into this world and give us a whole new story but still respect the other series and give nods to it. I just love the lead character so much and getting inside her head was such a fun experience. I loved the mixed cast of old characters and new and how they all balanced each other out. I thought the book was a fast pace adventure but such a solid mystery. I flew through his book and really hope we get future stories in this world because i just want to see more from these characters and this world.

My Extended Thoughts:

Characters: I loved the balanced between new characters and older characters from the previous series. I loved the new trio we got and this book was also so good at respecting the characters created in the first series but also expanding the characters as well. I grew so invested in these characters and LOVED THEM!

Plot/Pace: I thought this book had such a intense premise but I really enjoyed the plot and was hooked from page one. I really liked the main plot but also the flashbacks we got  throughout he novel. I thought this pace especially the end was so fast pace it was hard to put down. I really loved how this plot expanded the world!

Did we need it???  I really think so. I loved how this book followed Zu and not Ruby so that we made this book even more engaging. I just loved getting inside Zu head and felt that book not only expanded her story but also the world!

Would I want more? Yes! Give me so many books in this world please and thank you 🙂

 

 

Grace and Fury: Non-Spoiler Review and Giveaway (Blog Tour)!!!

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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Published by   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on July 31, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 320

Format: arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It’s her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But when Nomi catches the Heir’s eye instead, Serina is the one who takes the fall for the dangerous secret her sister has been hiding.
Trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one option: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to save Serina. But this is easier said than done…. A traitor walks the halls of the palazzo, and deception lurks in every corner.
Meanwhile Serina is running out of time. Imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive, surrounded by women stronger than she is, one wrong move could cost her everything. There is no room for weakness on Mount Ruin, especially weaknesses of the heart.
Thrilling and captivating, Grace and Fury is a story of fierce sisterhood, and of survival in a world that’s determined to break you.

 

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and found it def be a darker fantasy novel but I would call it more a historical fiction novel. I would be intrigued if some type of magic system becomes more obvious in future books. I was equally invested in both lead characters storyline and liked the duel POV of the story. I really flew through this book and I thought the world building and the various mysteries were engaging. I wish the ending was less predictable but I will def be checking out book 2!

Author:

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble. She wrote Grace and Fury while living in Hawaii.

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Giveaway:

may the odds be ever in your favor

 

The Unexpected Everything: Non-Spoiler Review!! (also Laura’s YA book ideas… :) )!!!

The Unexpected Everything  by Morgan Matson

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Published by  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 3, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 416

Format: Hardback

Source: personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 5  for a review.

Summary!!!

Andie must learn to embrace the beauty in chaos in this New York Times bestselling novel about friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans.

Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan.

Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around).
Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else?
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.

So it’s no surprise that Andie has her summer all planned out too.

Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. I love how compicated the story was and also how so many characters were addressed in the story. The story did have adorable romance but so much more with friendship, parents and also art thrown in. I love the boy and girl drama but it was such a fast pace read and i loved the call back to the other novels in the series.

My Ya book Ideas!!

many moons ago in high school I came up with many ideas for YA books and just wrote. I am not the best writer but these were some ideas that came into my head, I may explore them again one day.. but wanted to share them 🙂 let me know if any of them sound cool 🙂

  1. Angelic Intervention: A book about angles that return to earth to save teenagers from the same fate that they were handed!
  2. Middle grade: A young boy on the cusp of being a teenager is forced to return to fantasy world he created when it is spiraling out of control!
  3. Mystery: A young girl is forced to confront her past when her mother finally goes on trial for all the horrors she is commited against her and her siblings*
  4. Sports: a young girl olympic dreams are shattered when she falls in the olympic trials and needs to decide if she is read to walk away or try again!

Thanks for reading you guys! Give me yours thoughts in the comments!

 

WWW: City of Ghosts!!

So this was one of the books that everybody wanted at BEA and book con and I got a early copy and I am super excited to read it and report my thoughts!

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Summary!

Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost.

So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger.

When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil — and herself.

And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost . . .

Author Information!

Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. She currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and when she is not wandering in search of buried treasure, fairy tales, and good tea, she’s tucked in a cafe, dreaming up monsters.

Let me know if this book is on your august TBR in the comments!

later book lovers

TFW: Roadtrip Books!!!!!!

Here are some books that have a road trip in the premise of the book. I have read some and others are still on my TBR! But I wanted to give them all a shout out!

  1. Amy and Rodgers epic detour!!!
  2. How my summer went up in flames
  3. Open road summer
  4. Love song and other Lies
  5. Madly

I would love to see some of your recommendations for books that have road trip books in the comments, I need some new ones to add to my TBR!

Later book lovers

TTT: Books with Sensory Reading Memories!!

I found this to be such a unique prompt and I will try to do my best to give you some fun answers!

  1. Harry potter series (all 7, So many memories, for my various senses that I connect to this series)
  2. Hannah Swenson Series ( I really want to eat all the sweets.. it is a problem)
  3. Rule by ELLEN GOODLET (The physical sensations that come with their magic system)
  4. Warcross ( I think this book was so visual even thought it did not have any visual elements I saw this book so easily in my mind eye and it really was a very visually stunning novel even just in my mind)
  5. Naturals (My utter shock with with the killer reveal that stop me in the tracks in the middle of NYC)
  6. The Illumanie Files ( The listening of this book, really hyped this experience and boy this book even without the audiobook was super auditory focus and it is a great read, and the first book just had such a creepy vibe and it  had constant goosebumps when reading)
  7. Books I love to read over the summer ( Contemporary books and always Harry potter)
  8. Books I read in the fall (Thrillers)
  9. Books I read in the Winter ( Fantasy Series)!!!

Let me know what are some of your answers to this question in the comments