Tis the Season Readathon TBR!!

So I always say I want to read more holiday themed books. I see Kristen at some many events!! And I am really am excited to take part in this readathon!! I am so excited to start December right with this read a-thon!! Take a look at my video bellow!!

Dates: December 3rd to December 9th!!!

  • This is a super great way to start December right!!

Kirsten Video

Challenge one: Read a book with Red or Green on the Cover!!

My Choice: Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey

Challenge 2: Read  a book while listening to Holiday Music:

Challenge accepted!!!

Challenge Three: Read a Warm and Fuzzy book:
Snow in love: Short Story Collection:

Challenge four: Read a short book:

The Library of ever by Zeno Alexsander

Challenge 5: Read a Holiday themed book

Snow in love or Vanbeekers!!

Group read: 

Snow in love  🙂

Hope you wind up joining this was a super fun idea!

Let me know your TBR in the comments!!

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Arc TBR Sherwood!!!!!!

This is another one of my NYCC comic con chooses reads!!

Book cover!!

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Summary!!

Fans of Danielle Paige, Marissa Meyer, and Alex Flinn will devour New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner’s next fierce fairy tale-inspired story, which Illuminae author Amie Kaufman calls “a kick-ass, gender-flipped feminist retelling.”

Robin of Locksley is dead.

Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian’s fiancé.

Who is there to stop them?

Marian never meant to tread in Robin’s footsteps—never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.

Author Information!!

New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, or an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York State with a degree in playwriting. She’s traveled all over the world, to places such as Egypt, Australia, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galápagos Islands, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes. She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there. She’s the coauthor of the award-winning Starbound Trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light) and the Skylark Trilogy (Skylark, Shadowlark, Lark Ascending) as well as this “Beauty and the Beast” retelling. In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads. http://www.meaganspooner.com

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

Waiting on Wensday:: Slayer!!!!

So I have this book in my pile of books I really want to read! I am so excited to finally read this book and ventrue back to the world of buffy the vampire slayer!!!!

Book Cover!!

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Summary!!

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand.
Into every generation a Slayer is born…
Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.
Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…
But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

About the Author

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

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TTT: Platonic Relationships In Books!!

This was super hard to narrow down, cause I normally drawn towards these types of relationships in books, because I am a only child my self and always wanted a sibling! But enough about me, lets talk about the books!!

  1. Harry and Hermonie and (Ron)

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This list would not be the same without this ‘trio” I know eventually Ron and Hermonie get together but this series as always hung on their friendship and I always wanted to go on adventure with them. They really became each other chosen family and that just puts a smile on my face. So many of my favorite friendship moments come from this trio including:

  • troll in the dungeon
  • Are you a witch or not
  • We will go anywhere with you
  • The chess scene in book one 🙂

2.  Clary and Simon (Mortal Instruments) 

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I  really love clary and simon friendship throughout the whole Mortal instrument series. The beginning romance still makes me want to toss my book across the room and I often struggle to re-read those books! But after book 3 I really love their friendships so much. They def become found family and I really love their dynamics so much! I really was heartbroken at the end of the city of heavenly fire but was thrilled with tales of there shadow hunter academy. I found this relationship to def be at the hear of this series and really hope we get to see them again together in lord of shadows!!

3. The Unlikes by Carrie Firestone:

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I read this book last year and really found this group of friends to be so awsome. There was hints of romance in the book, but this book def focused more on friednshio for the characters. I really loved how they had a mission and just how they all interacted in this book, this was def a group of friends, I would want to join!

4. Pushing the limit series! 

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I also really loved the various couples and friends that made this group of friedns in this series! This book series def deals with harder topics but I really loved all the friendships and realtiosnhips that came out of this series. These characters are really so different but some how they just work totgether and out of came some pretty awsome realtionships and just friendship moments!

5. Darkest Mind Series 

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In such a sad word with some much sadness and death. The friendship between Zu, Ruby, Liam and Chubs really made me smile in this book. I really love how much they go through but also how much they care about each other. This series is so sad, and so much bad things but the friendship def made me smile and I really adore these characters!

6. Runaways T.V show: 

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I really love the t.v show and have both the comcis and the book my tbr. I just love the dynamics of the team of kids. They just really becaome so close over this series and some romacne may be incoming evnetually but for the first series, I really love this group of characters and how much they were willing to do to protect each other!

7. The Unexpected Everything and Since you’ve been Gone!!

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Duo choice* I really loved both groups of friends in these summer reads. I love how one groups of friends have been together for years and then the other since you been gone had a new group of friends growing closer. I tought these series could be a group of friends from real life and they both put a smile on my face!!!

8. Camp Half Blood World:

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I really love all the different heroes that we meet in Heroes of Olympus! I really liked all the various characters that we meet and also the various realtionships we saw and they just all made me smile!

9. Vampire Academy!! 

I also really loved the friendships that we had in both bloodlines and and vamprie academy series!

Let me know what are some of your favorite pantomine groups of friends or what indivdual friendships did you love!

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What I am reading Monday!!!

I am super excited to read and listen this week! I have so many reads planned for the end of this month! So I hope to read so many things! Here is my plan right now!

What I Finished reading!

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Overall, I like this book, I had some issues withe pacing and feeling connected to the characters and wish the ending was a bit more expanded but overall it was a great thriller!

What I am currently reading!

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I am really loving this beauty and the beast retelling! I am reading it so early and I am really enjoying it!

What I want to read next!

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I am really excited to dive into this holiday themed read with my book  club!

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I know this book will kill my emotions but I am reading to see what happens!

What I am listening too!!

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I am likening this book much better then book one, and looking foward to completing this series this week!

let me know what you hope to read this week in the comments!

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The Magic Misfits: The Second Story: Non-Spoiler Review!!

The Magic Misfits: The Second Story by  Neil Patrick Harris

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Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 25, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure story

Pages: 36

Format: ARC

Source: BEA

2018 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4  for a review.

Summary!!!

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist–a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals won’t be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe–but can they still protect themselves in the process?
Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you’re a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat!
…have more questions? I thought you might. Here’s some answers:
WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon–the gang’s caped and top-hatted mentor.
WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate with the aid of his violin bow. Ridley, who can invent anything. And of course twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh.
WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town’s long-hidden secrets.
(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I’ll let you in on a little secret… This book isn’t just a book. It’s a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll discover more than just a story–you’ll learn how to make your own magic!)

 

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be so much fun to read. I really enjoyed this book and loved the new character POV that we got to follow. I thought the mystery was a tad predictable at points but really loved again the focus on family and also found family and also on using magic as a art form. I also really loved the focus on friendship!This book just put a really big smile on my face. I really enjoyed reading it!

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden: Non-Spoiler Review!!

The Vanderbeekers and the hidden garden by Karina Van Glaser

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Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on September 25, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade  contemporary

Pages: 336

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2018 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Return to Harlem’s “wildly entertaining” family in this funny, heartwarming sequel. When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbors, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem—in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate developer.

While Isa is off at sleepaway orchestra camp, Jessie, Oliver, Hyacinth, and Laney are stuck at home in the brownstone with nothing to do but get on one another’s nerves. But when catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbor, their sleepy summer transforms in an instant as the Vanderbeeker children band together to do what they do best: make a plan. They will create the most magical healing garden in all of Harlem.

In this companion to The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, experience the warmth of a family and their community as they work together to bring a little more beauty and kindness to the world, one thwarted plan at a time.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this sequel novel. I loved seeing what new adventures this family went thought. I also enjoyed how again the parents were such a important part of this novel and it was a prefect slice of life novel for 2018 NYC. I loved the time line of this book and also the plot. I really thought it was a fast pace book and i loved seeing both new and old characters. I loved the summer adventure but also how it handled harder issues like older people getting sick but also a save the day plot, like in this first book. This book just put a smile on my face and I really liked it. I will def be checking out book 3!

The Lady Guide to Petticoats and Piracy: Non-Spoiler Review!!

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee

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Published by Katherine Tegen Books on October 2, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, historical fiction

Pages: 464

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning novel.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.

In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

My brief Thoughts:

I thought this book was such a fun adventure. I really loved being in felicity head. I really loved how LEE crafted this world. I also loved how many different settings this book included. I also really enjoyed how this book handled the topics of race, women rights and just women kicking but and taking names. I thought the pacing in this book had some slow moments but overall it was a solid read. This book was def a fun read and I really loved seeing former characters as well. I thought the hits of LGBTQ romance was so well done. And I really am curious what book is coming next!

My Extended Thoughts:

Characters: I really loved the trio of girls characters that was the focus of this novel. I also really enjoyed how different these characters were and how the all showed different females at this time period. I also really enjoyed how these characters progressed in the novel and how they interacted with each other. I also really liked seeing some characters from A gentleman guide to vice and virtue.

Pacing: This book was pacing was slow at points but it still captured me for a majority of the book.  I thought towards the middle the pace was slower.

Plot: One of the things I liked about this book was we changed “settings” and parts of the novel so often it kept me excited. This book really also showed me what it was like to be women in this time period.

NEXT BOOK! I really hope we get another book in this series. Let me know If this book is on your TBR or if you read it your thoughts!

later book lovers

 

Arc Tbr: Warrior of the wild

So here is another book that I got from NYCC! I am super excited to dive into this read hopefully soon!

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Summary!!

An eighteen-year-old chieftain’s daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild, the Viking-inspired YA standalone fantasy from Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King.

How do you kill a god?

As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

Author Information!!

Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King and its sequel Daughter of the Siren Queen, is from a small town in Oregon, but she now lives next to the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching her favorite TV shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

Book Information!!

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (February 26, 2019)

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

Later book lovers!!!

 

Fire and Heist (Arc Review)!!!

  Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

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Published by  Crown Books for Young Readers on December 4, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Heist Novel

Pages: 304

Format: arc

Source: Net Galley

2018 challenge: PSRC: Book about a Heist

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

In Sky Hawkins’s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone–even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you’re a wyvern–a human capable of turning into a dragon.

Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family’s wealth and rank in their community.

With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society–a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I found this book to be such a fun read. I thought he world building was so fun and the magic system was so fun to read about. I found this book to be such a fun read. I really enjoyed the heist/dragon novel. I really loved the lead character so much and just love the heist side of this novel. I thought the various locations we went to was also so well crafted. I also love the complex family dynamics that was featured in this novel. I read this book so fast and it just made me smile. I really loved this as standalone but would love too see more stories told in this world!