ThrowBack Arc Tbr: Phantom Wheel!!!!

So every year I go to several bookish conventions including BEA, Book con and NYCC and I often get many arcs and book early or for free. I am super lucky to be able to get these arcs. But due to my new job and Just time, I have quite a backlog of books that I still need to read!

Here is one off the reads. I am super excited to read!

Cover!!!

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Summary!!

The digital apocalypse has arrived and the future is here in this addictive technological thriller full of twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Nerve!

Being recruited by the CIA to join a top-secret intelligence program should be the opportunity of a lifetime. For Issa, it’s a shot at creating a new and better life for herself and her siblings. For clever con artist Harper, it’s a chance to bury the secrets of her troubled past and make sure that those secrets stayburied. But for Owen–honor student, star quarterback, and computer-hacking genius–it sounds like a trap. He’s right.  Owen discovers that instead of auditioning for the CIA, they’ve all been tricked by a multibillion-dollar tech company into creating the ultimate computer virus. It’s called Phantom Wheel, and it’s capable of hacking anyone on Earth, anywhere, at any time. And thanks to six teenagers, it’s virtually unstoppable.  Horrified by what they’ve done, the hackers must team up to stop the virus before the world descends into chaos. But working together is easier said than done, especially as the lines start to blur between teammate, friend, and more than friend. Because how do you learn to trust someone when you’ve spent your entire life exploiting that same trust in others?

Book Information

  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 16, 2018)
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2018
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

If this book is on your TBR, tell me in the comments or if you have read it already.. tell me your non-spoiler books in the comments!

later book lovers!

 

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Waiting On Wednesday!!! The Walking Forest!!!

So here is one of the books I am so excited to get my hand on this winter/spring! I would love to get it early but I honestly am so excited to read it!

Cover!!

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Summary!!

Pan’s Labyrinth meets The Hazel Wood in this novel about a girl with terrifying visions and a wish-granting witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways.The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more–until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0525581162
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (March 12, 2019)
  • Publication Date: March 12, 2019
  • Sold by: Random House LLC

Author Information:

Alyssa Wees’s debut novel is The Waking Forest. She lives and writes in Chicago. To learn more about Alyssa and her writing, go to her website alyssawees.com, and follow @AlyssaWees on Twitter.

TTT: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

So this list was actually super easy to come up with. When I read I normally always want to physically go to these locations. Normally they are so magical and I just love worlds like that! Some off these won’t be shock but lets get into them! I included both worlds in general and also specific locations!

 

  1. Harry Potter (Hogwarts and The Wizarding World)
  2. Percy Jackson ( Camp Half Blood)
  3. Land Of Stories ( The fairy tale world)
  4. Words in Deep blue (The book Store)
  5. Ice wolves (The school)
  6. The Dreadfull Tale of Prosper Redding ( Haunted House)
  7. Warcross ( Video game world)
  8. Thorne of Glass (The castle)
  9. Prince and the dressmaker (The castle)
  10. The Royal Tour (The potions shop)

Tell me in the comments what are some locations in books that you would like to visit!

later book lovers!

 

 

Reading Vlog!!! It a miracle my voice is back!!

So this reading blog took place over like 2 weeks and I finally got my voice back, I was on partial vocal rest during his video, which is why this video takes place over like 2 weeks. I was also off during one full week and I actually got a lot of reading done!

Books:

  • famous in a small town
  • Similars
  • The Adventures Guild
  • Briar book (Audio book)

Started reading

  1. Crown of Midnight
  2. Wizards of once!

I really enjoyed most everything that I read check out my video above and reading wrap up later in the week for my full thoughts!

later book lovers!

 

 

The Adventures Guild (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Adventures Guild by Zack Loran-Clark and Nick Eliopulos

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Published by Disney Hyperion on October 3, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5  for a review.

Summary!!!

Few ever asked to join the Adventurers Guild. . . . Their members often died young. In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone’s only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he’ll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. But just as it seems the boys’ dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild. Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers, hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies -Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf, must prove their worth once and for all. This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.

My Thoughts:

I thought this book was the prefect balance between dungeons and dragons and the middle grade set. I really loved the two leads. I thought some of the world building was a tad confusing. We also met some many characters super fast and some of the names confused me. I really enjoyed this story. It was a fast pace read and I am super excited to read book 2. I really liked the world building in this novel and it was a very fun read.

Four dead queens (arc review)!!!

Four dead Queens  by Astrid Scholte

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Published by   G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on February 26, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 432

Format: arc

Source: NYCC

2018 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5  for a review.

Summary!!!

Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.

With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens.

An enthralling fast-paced murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.

My Thoughts:

Overall this book was a super fast read and I really did enjoy it. I did enjoy the various POV that we got throughout the novel but some characters I failed to become emotionally invested in. I thought the world was cool but and overall was well done but some elements of the world felt predicable or not surprising. I really didn’t love the lead female in this book and think her POV was my favorite. I am really also enjoyed the non-linear or unique story telling path. It was def a fast pace mystery that kept me hooked.

The Similars (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Similars  by Rebecca Hanover

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Published by Sourcebooks Fire on January 1, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 400

Format: Arc

Source: BEA

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Don’t miss the series debut that readers are calling Gossip Girl in the near future, set in an elite boarding school, where secret societies rule, nothing is at it seems, and the genetic copies of attending students have just joined the Junior class..

This fall, six new students are joining the junior class at the elite Darkwood Academy. But they aren’t your regular over-achieving teens. They’re DNA duplicates, and these “similars” are joining the class alongside their originals.

The Similars are all anyone can talk about. Who are these they? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? And who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emmaline Chance couldn’t care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and it’s all she can do to get through each day without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi, Oliver’s exact DNA copy and one of the Similars.

Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper into their world. She can’t escape the dark truths about them or her prestigious school. No one can be trusted, not even the boy she is falling for with Oliver’s face.

This exhilarating and riveting debut by Rebecca Hanover is the next obsession for readers who devoured One of Us Is Lying, Scythe, and Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I thought it was the prefect mix between realistic science fiction and thriller. I also thought this book handle topics like clones and prejudice and it was a super compelling read. I also was invested in the various mysteries that were presented in this novel. I found this to be a super fast pace read overall. I did like the focus on friendship and mysteries. I also thought the end of the book was fast pace adventure and really enjoyed it. I also liked the focused on the science in the novel.

I thought this book also handled grief and the the ending twists were super shocking and def. need to read book 2.

 

TFW: Love Interests You Would Have Broken Up With!!

Sorry guys! I am back on vocal rest this week. Teaching has been super hard on my voice and since I have off this week, I decided to lessen my vocal use in hopes my voice sounds better when I got back to school.

I really like this topic because many times when I am am reading, I am screaming at my book, Break up with them! So here is my short list

  1. Edward Cullan

Reasons:

Way to controlling and controlling for my likening. I don’t like boys who control their girls and this boy is not exception!

2. Jace (Shadow hunters)

Reasons:

Pre book 3, his behavior really bothered me and I just did not like this character nor did I like how he was treating Clary, so around that point I def would have broken up with him.

3. Prince (Selection Series)

Reasons:

I def had moments throughout this series that I want to break up with him so many times. I know he is the character everyone like but his actions made me super annoyed.

4. Gale (Hunger Games)

Reasons:

I normally love this type of relationship but this boy was again too controlling at points for my likening. I would have broke up with him for sure.

On a The good side  (Boys I would never break up with) 

  1. Cricket Bell (Lola and the boys next door)
  2. Thorne ( Cress)
  3. Clark ( The Unexpetcted Everything)
  4. Henry ( Since I’ve been gone)
  5. Simon ( Shadow Hunters)

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

later book lovers!

Light between worlds (Non-Spoiler Review)

Light Between Worlds  by Laura E. Weymouth

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Published by HarperTeen on October 23, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 368

Format: ARC

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

What happens when you return to the real world after being in a fantastical one like Narnia? This YA debut by Laura E. Weymouth is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood and Lev Grossman’s The Magicians.

Six years ago, sisters Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept away to a strange and beautiful kingdom called the Woodlands, where they lived for years. But ever since they returned to their lives in post-WWII England, they have struggled to adjust.

Ev desperately wants to return to the Woodlands, and Philippa just wants to move on. When Ev goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.

Walking the line between where fantasy and reality meet, this lyrical and magical novel is, above all else, an exploration of loss and healing, and what it means to find where you belong.

My Thoughts:

I was impressed by this novel. I went into this book curious by the topic but overall this book was such a fast pace/engaging read. I really loved how this book was structured both with the duel characters and the duel timelines. I really found the “fantasy” world to be a world that even I wanted to attend and really liked the the POV of both girls. I was a bit more invested in Phillipa storyline. I really also enjoyed the elements of poetry and how that was structured in to the novel. I also liked the historical fiction novel and how relastic these characters storylines was. I also like both girls love intreats and really enjoyed this read. I thought it was sold standalone as well and hope to read more book by this author in the future.

 

What I am reading Monday!!!

So I had a much better reading week. I was able to finish about three book! Lets get into it!

What I finished reading!!!

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This was def not my favorite emma miles book. I wanted to like it more then I did. I wish the book was more tighter story. It was a okay read, just not my favorite of the month.

What I am currently reading!!

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This book is rather fast pace mystery that I am really enjoying! I hope to finish it today or  tomorrow.

What I want to read next!

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I hope to tackle this read soon! I really enjoyed the first one when I read it last year!

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

later book lovers!