August reading wrap up!!

I really had a amazing reading month and enjoyed so many things that I read! I also enjoyed the various reading challenges and readathons that I Participated in!! I read so many things and listened to quite a bit! I am still finalizing job plans for the fall, but I am def curious to see how much I do read!

BookTube A THON Wrap up!!

video wrap up

  1. Wicked King (Comes out January 2019) 5 Stars Review*
  2. Since you’ve been gone (audiobook) 5 stars (BBLC)
  3. The Cheerleaders: (blog tour) 4.5 Stars
  4. Hocus Pocus The Sequel (3.5 stars) Arc Review**
  5. To all the boys I have loved before (4 Stars)

August Wrap up

6. Love and Luck (3.5 Stars)                                                                                                                       7. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour: ( 4 Stars) (BBLC)                                                                       8. What If its us: (4 Stars)                                                                                                                             9. Fresh Ink (Anthology) 4 Stars                                                                                                     10. City Of Ghosts (arc) 5 stars)                                                                                                                                                                              11. Seafire (Arc) 4 stars                                                                                                                         12. Land Of Stories: Worlds Collide (Audiobook) (BBLC) 5 Stars                                                 13. Heart of Iron (OwlCrate) 5 Stars (PSRC)                                                                                                        14. Amulet (The Stone Keeper) (3.5 stars) (BTBLC)                                                                         15. Siege and Storm (BTBLC) (BOOK CLUB) 4 stars)                                                                                        16. Prince and The Dressmaker (Graphic novel) 5 Stars)                                                                       17. Fire and Heist (arc December) (4 Stars) (PSRC)

Let me know what the most exciting book you read this month!

 

 

 

Let me know your most exciting reads of the month for me it was def Wicked King and Heart of IRON!!

Later book lovers!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amulet (#1) The Stone Keeper: Non-Spoiler Review!!

Amulet (#1) The Stone Keeper by Kazu Kishi

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Published by  Graphix on December 17, 2013

Genres: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel

Pages: 192

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot—and two ordinary children on a mission.

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I thought the plot was super engaging and found the plot to be super engaging and read it in one sitting. I loved both the lead characters and also the various sidekicks. I am curious to see what the future plots will be. This book was super heart pounding and also super fun. I also thought the drawings and writing complemented each other so well!

Waiting for Wednesday!!! Storm Runner!!

So here is a book that I so am excited to read! I got a arc form BEA and am really excited to read more of the Riordan Imprint books!

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Summary!!

A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!
Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. “The Beast,” as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane.
After a twin-engine plane crashes into The Beast, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane’s doorstep, insisting that they meet at the volcano, where she will reveal a terrible secret. Zane agrees, mostly because beautiful girls like her don’t usually talk to him. Brooks tells him that the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Maya god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane’s. No way, Zane thinks. He’s just a thirteen-year old nobody, and destiny or no destiny, he wants nothing to do with any of it, especially some god of death.
But Brooks opens his eyes to the truth: magic, monsters, and gods are real, and Zane is at the center of an ancient prophecy that could mean the destruction of the world.Suddenly finding himself entangled in a web of dangerous secrets, Zane embarks on a quest that will take him far from home and test him to the very core.
Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

About the Author!!

J. C. Cervantes (jennifercervantes.com) is the award winning author of Tortilla Sun, which was called “a beautiful and engaging debut” by Kirkus, an “imaginative, yet grounded novel” by Publishers Weekly, and “lean and lightly spiced with evocative metaphor” by School Library Journal. Tortilla Sun was a 2010 New Voices pick by the American Booksellers Association and it was named to Bank Street’s 2011 Best Book List. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter: @jencerv, and Instagram: #authorjcervantes. J.C is an avid reader of all books, a champion for the underdog, and a believer in magic.
Let me know in the comments if this book is on your September or fall TBR!!
later book lovers!
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TTT: Books that Take Place at a School!!

I normally love books that have any type of school or boarding school in them and in honor of going back to school. I still don’t know if I will be official teacher this fall, but either way i will be watching some type of children throughout the year. I hope it involves teaching theater or at least babysitting!!

Have read!!

  1. Harry potter!! (COME on.. we all knew this was going to be number one on my list!)
  2. Vampire Academy ( I really loved the school that was in this novel and just am a big fan of this series)
  3. Percy Jackson series (Camp Half blood, could be considered a school right)!!!
  4. Renegades ( School for superheroes yes please)
  5. Grisha verse ( the grisha school I am currently reading and just really love the school dynamics in this bookS)
  6. Ice Wolves series
  7. Torch Against the night

Want to read!!

8. The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Series #1)                                                                      9. Poison Study series                                                                                                                                         10. School for and good and evil!!

Let me know any other books that i neglected to mention!!

later book lovers!!

 

 

What I am reading Monday!!

So bout of books readathon was rather fun but I did not tackle as many books as I wanted too! But it def did motivate me to read more then I normally would 🙂

What I finished reading!!!

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I really love this book, so much I read it twice! Art syle was so well done 🙂 and it just but a smile on my face!!

What I am reading!!!

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I am flying through this book! I love it so much, I really will be sad when it ends!

What I want to read next!!!

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I am reading this series totally out of order but my library hold came in yay 🙂

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I heard this series is super cute and hope I enjoy it!

Kindle Read!

( I have taken to reading e-arcs on my kindle at my various jobs during slow moments shhh.. don’t tell the others)

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I am getting massive Veronica Mars vibes and I really am liking it so far!!

Tell me what you are reading in the comments!

later book lovers!!

 

Bout of book Readathon!! (Recap!!)

I def. did not do as well for this readathon but that is largely because I read longer books! But I really enjoyed all the things I read!! So lets get into it. I will chat about all these books in my end of the month reading wrap up!!!

Finished!!!

  1. Seafire by Natalie C Parker (4 Stars)
  2. The prince and his dressmaker (4 Stars)
  3. Land of Stories: Worlds Collide (5 stars) Audiobook!!!
  4. Fire and Heist!! December (2018) 4 stars!!

In progress!!!

  1. Heart of Iron

I really enjoyed this challenge a lot. It was super fun and motivate me to read more and I like that a lot!!

 

let me know what you read during this challenge and if you had read anything fun!

later book lovers!

Land of Stories: Worlds Collide (Non-Spoiler Review)!!!

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer

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Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers July 11, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Fairytale, Adventure

Pages: 465

Format: Audiobook

Source: Personally own

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters–heroes and villains–are no longer confined within their world!
With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?
Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!

 

My Thoughts:

I really thought this was such a solid conclusion to the series. I also really enjoyed how this book also played with various timelines in this story. I just was super impressed with how the plot was created. I also found it intreating that this book was def a ‘connor” focused book even thought Alex was always at the heart of this book. This book made me cry and also laugh. I just loved how chris crafted these characters and also this world. I just loved going back to this world!

City of Ghosts: Non-Spoiler Review!!!

City Of Ghosts  by Victoria Schwab

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Published by  Scholastic Press on August 28, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure, Ghost story

Pages: 304

Format: arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 4  for a review.

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.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this middle grade ghost story so much. I really though the chracters and the world building was standout in this novel. I really had a hard time putting this book down. I also loved how this story not only build a complex world but also could expand readers knowledge in easy to understand way. I also loved even thought his book was very magical. mystical in nature some themes like friendship and parents were pretty universal. I really found this book to be charming read and found it to the right mix of adventure but also creepy and think it would make a prefect fall read!

Fresh INK: Blog Tour and Giveaway (USA ONLY!!)

Fresh Ink Edited by Lamar Giles                                                                                                  Stories by  Nicola Yoon, Malinda Lo, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Eric Gansworth, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Gene

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Published by  Crown Books for Young Readers (August 14, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, Anthology

Pages: 208

Format: Hardback

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 4  for a review.

Summary!!!

In partnership with We Need Diverse Books, thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print.

All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print. It will give readers the opportunity to discover how the next chapter is up to them.

Careful–you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written–whose next chapters are up to you.

Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.

Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.

“I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I’m really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats.” –BookRiot

“A powerful and varied collection…”—Booklist, starred review

“The stories are distinct in themes, subjects, genres, and formats, creating an inclusive, authentic, and incredible collection”—School Library Journal, starred review

READ AN EXCERPT HERE!

My Thoughts:

I really loved this short story collection. I loved how diverse not only the characters in this stories were but also the diversity of the worlds these characters were set in. I loved seeing some science fiction and fantasy worlds depicted as well. I just was super excited to read new stories featuring so many diverse characters. Some of my favorite stories were how I learned to cook, Own voices and super human and meet cute. I really am intrigued to read more by this authors in the future!

Individual Story Ratings:

  1. Eraser Tattoo: 4 stars
  2. Mee cute: 4.5 stars *** one of my favorites of the collection
  3. Don’t Pass me by: 3 stars
  4. Be cool for once: 3 stars
  5. Tags:  4 stars
  6. Why I learned to cook: 5 stars**** One of my favorites of the collection \
  7. A Stranger at the Bochinche: 4.5 stars
  8. A Boy Duty: 4 stars
  9. Tags: 4 stars
  10. One Voice: 5 stars**** One of my favorites of the collection
  11. Paladin/Samurai 4.5 stars **** One of my Favorites of the collection
  12. Catch, Pull, Drive 4 stars
  13. Super Human    5 Stars*** One of my Favorites of the collection

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May the odds be ever in your favor

 

 

Throwback TBR: Serphina

I totally choose this book for my bout of book read-a-thon because it is a book about Dragons! I really hope I am able to get to this book this week!

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Summary

In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.

Author Information!!

Rachel Hartman is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy novel SERAPHINA, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2013 Morris Award, and its sequel SHADOW SCALE. Coming in 2018 is TESS OF THE ROAD, a third novel set in the same fantasy world, following the adventures of one of Seraphina’s younger half-sisters. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she sings with a madrigal choir (the QuasiModals), walks her whippet in the rain, and is learning to fence. You can visit her blog at http://rachelhartmanbooks.com or follow her on Twitter at @_rachelhartman