September Reading Wrap up!!!!

This month was kind of a worldwind. I def did not read all I wanted but with starting my job so late in the game and having to so much planning, reading really only happened on the train, I hope this month I can find a better balance!!! But some of the books I did read this month were massive so that is good!!

What I read!!!!

  1. The Explores Academy: 4.5 stars (arc review)
  2. The echo room (Arc review) 3.5 Stars
  3. Dare you to lie (arc review 3 stars
  4. Children of blood and bone (arc review) 4.5 stars)
  5. Part of your world: Twisted Tale (arc review) 3 stars!!!
  6. Ruin and Rising!! 5 stars
  7. The Dark deep  (Arc Review) 4 stars
  8. Contagion 3 stars
  9. Dragon Watch (Started Reading

Audiobook:

  1. Secret of the old clock (Nancy drew) (audiobook) 3 stars!

Highlights

  1. Children of Blood and Bone
  2. Ruin and Rising
  3. The Dark Deep

The Lows:

  1. Echo Room
  2. Dare you to lie

Let me know what was the best thing you read this month in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What If its us (Non-Spoiler Arc Review)!!

What If It’s Us  by byBecky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Published by  HarperTeen on October 9, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 448

Format: Arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: NA

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.

ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them . . . ?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

What if it’s us?

My Brief Thoughts:

I really though this was the prefect summer read. I really loved both these authors on their own and just found this story to be such a fun read. I loved NYC as a back drop of this story and also the two characters that we follow. NYC almost felt like a whole character in this story. I also loved not only both POV but also the relationship that developed in this novel. I think i adored arthur a tad more but was so invested in this story. I thought elements of this story was predictable but I really loved this story and found it to be such a fun but diverse read!

My Extended Thoughts!!

Characters: I really loved both of these characters in this novel. I thought they were so well crafted and just so diverse. I also found the others characters in this novel to also so well-rounded. I think it was tad more invested in Arthur POV. But i found all the characters to been so well crafted.

Plot: Overall the plot was super well crafted and I just found the whole romance/relationship was super well done. I found it to be very reasltic but stil had hints of a claassic Rom Com. I thought this book did have predictable moments but overall I still loved it!

Duel Authors:  I thought that these two authors wrote so well together and that surprised me a tad becasue they write such different books. But I think you can def tell the different between their charactersand who wrote who. But i thoguht they worked together super well!

 

First Line Friday: Contagion by Erin Bowman!!

So I am starting this new series for you all!!

First line friday!!! YAY!!!!!

 

First line:

“In the ransacked Black Quary base, The boy climbed into an overhead event secured the cover behind him.”

Cover Reveal!!!!

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Summary!!!

Perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux, Jonathan Maberry, and horror films like 28 Days Later and Resident Evil, this pulse-pounding, hair-raising, utterly terrifying novel is the first in a duology from the critically acclaimed author of the Taken trilogy.

After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project—including its members’ dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

My Immediate thoughts!

  • It is super creepy and I am loving it
  • I love the science fiction story.
  • I really like the large cast of characters
  • I so hooked by this mystery and the cast!!

Author Information!

Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her family and when not writing she can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. Visit her online at embowman.com or on twitter @erin_bowman

 

Throw Back TBR!!!! On the Fence!!!

So I am hoping with my longer commutes I will be able to tackle some of my shorter reads!! I really want to read this book!

Cover!

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Summary!

She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door.

With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the opposite sex. So when her police officer dad demands she get a summer job to pay for the latest in a long line of speeding tickets, she’s more than a little surprised to find herself working at a chichi boutique and going out with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game. Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with her neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden, sitting back-to-back against the fence that separates them. Braden may know her better than anyone. But there’s a secret Charlie’s keeping that even he hasn’t figured out—she’s fallen for him. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

On the Fence is a sweet and satisfying read about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect it.

Author Information!!

I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.
Bio and photo from Goodreads.

Why I want to read it!!

  1. I need a quite romance in my life
  2. I really want to finish all her books
  3. I am in need of shorter reads for my train rides 🙂
  4. I heard it was rather cute!

Later book lovers!!

 

 

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday: The Dark Deep!!

I am super excited to read this middle grade story! It sounds right up my alley! I hope it is both creepy but also fun!

Cover!!

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Summary!!

Everyone in Timbers knows Still Cove is off-limits, with its creepy Beast sightings and equally terrifying legends. But when a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over a cliff and into Still Cove’s icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma–and even Opal Walsh, who usually runs with the popular kids–rush to his rescue . . . and discover a mysterious island hiding in the murky, swirling mists below.

Though the island appears uninhabited, the kids can’t shake a feeling that something about it is definitely not right. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat filled with all sorts of curiosities: odd-looking weapons, unnerving portraits, maps to unknown places, and a glass jar containing something completely unidentifiable. And in its lowest depths churns a dark, deep secret.

As the group delves deeper into this mysterious new clubhouse, their lives begin to intertwine in weird and dangerous ways. For something ancient has awakened . . . and it can detect not only their wishes and dreams, but also their darkest, most terrible imaginings. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy secrets lurking within their own hearts?

Told from alternating points of view, this pulse-racing tale from bestselling duo Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs is the start of a high-stakes, thrilling series about friendship and believing in yourself–and each other.

Authors Info!!

Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy. A former English teacher, she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and is the founder of the non-profit WriteOut Foundation. Brendan Reichs is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Nemesis and its sequel Genesis, and co-author of the six-volume Virals series. Brendan is also a member of the Executive Board for both YALLFEST and YALLWEST literary festivals and has received a MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything.

Let me know if this book is on your fall TBR!!!

Later book lovers!!

 

Top Ten Tuesday:Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read!!!

Oh this list is super easy!! I have so many books on my TBR that include my favorite authors!!! Here is just a small list!

  1. Little white Lies (comes out in November)
  2. The Sorcerer Heir
  3. The Fill In boyfriend
  4. On the fence
  5. Holly black: A modern Fairy Tale series
  6. The Traitors prince
  7. Reaper at the Gates
  8. The Burning Maze
  9. Sight Witch
  10. Queen Of Shadows!!!

Let me you know your list in the comments!!

 

Later book Lovers

 

What I am reading Monday!

So I hope to have a better reading week then last week, NYCC IS coming up so I have so much to read and book singing to go to!

What I finished reading!!!!!

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This book was so good. I really loved all the POV characters and just loved the shorter chapters. I really loved the feel of this novel. It was a monster to read but such a engaging read!

What I am currently reading!

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I am loving this adventure/ horror science fiction novel! It is def a super engaging read! I am hooked!

What I want to read Next!!

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I just need a ghodt story in my life, I am super excited for it!!

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Another  mystery is needed!

 

Let me know in the comments what you hope to read this week as well!

Later book lovers!

Part of your world: Twisted tale (ARC) Non-Spolier Review!!!

Part of your world (A Twisted Tale) by Liz Braswell

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Published by  Disney Press on September 4, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fairytale Retelling

Pages: 480

Format: Arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: PSRC: Song title

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula?

It’s been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid… and took King Triton’s life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric’s kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world–and a prince–she never imagined she would see again.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this twisted tale. I loved the premise of this book. It was super fun and interesting to be in all the characters heads throughout this novel. It def made me understand all these characters and see them more as 3D character. I thought Ariel the character had such a unique arc in this novel and it def let it open for a sequel. I just found this be a super fun read and hope to read more of them in the future! I really enjoyed the duel focus on Ariel and Eric and how much we learned about them! I thought the book was on the longer side and thought it could have been condensed a tad but overall I found the story and plot to be compelling to read!

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden Non-Spoiler Review!!!

Small Spaces  by Katherine Arden

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Published by  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers  September 25, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Scary, October Read

Pages: 244

Format: Arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!

After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think–she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man,” a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.

Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she’s been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn’t have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: “Best get moving. At nightfall they’ll come for the rest of you.” Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie’s previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN.

Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver’s warning. As the trio head out into the woods–bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them–the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: “Avoid large places. Keep to small.”

And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

My Brief Thoughts:

I really loved this middle grade adventure story. I liked how this standalone was so well crafted and such a fast pace read. It had the right balance between adventure, scares and friendship. I normally love books with a trio of characters and this book was no different. This book was def scary at points but very good for middle grade kids. I think this would make a great fall or October read. It also harder issues like grief, death and bullying in a very easy to understand way.

My Extended Thoughts:

Characters: These characters were just super fun to read from. This book was very short but the characters def made impressions on me. I also loved how much detail the side characters got and it def made the world building seem larger because of all the characters we got to know.

Scary??? This book def. has creepy and mysteries undertones. I would rec. this book for higher middle grade or as a read a loud for younger kids. I get scared easy and this book did not terrify me 🙂

Plot: I really enjoyed how this book was created and the present storyline and the past told through the dairy. I thought this made the book rather fast pace and it was rather hard to put down,

More books! I really want to check out her adult stuff!