Crown Of Feathers (Non-Spoiler Review)

Crown Of Feathers  by Nicki Pau Preto

Published by   Simon Pulse on February 12, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 496

Format: Hardback

Source: Owl Crate

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

I had a sister, once…

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

Crown of Feathers is an epic fantasy about love’s incredible power to save—or to destroy. Interspersed throughout is the story of Avalkyra Ashfire, the last Rider queen, who would rather see her empire burn than fall into her sister’s hands.

My Thoughts:

I actually was super invested in all the POV of this novel. I really also liked the world building and loved how this book used different formats like letters and poems to tell the story. This book focused a lot on female realtionships and i really liked how that was handled this was not a story the focused on only the postive side of female realtionships. I think his story even thought it had three different fronts, was so well crated. I think there was some prediciable moments throughout the novel but the ending was a nice surprise and I am def checking out book 2 in the future.

TFW: Collectibles on Bookshelf

So this was a topic from a couple of weeks ago on Top Five Wednesday. But I have so many collections that decorate my various book shelves that I wanted to share with you all. If you follow me on instagram you see most of these items on features in my various bookish photos.

Items That Decorate my Book Shelves!!!

  • Funkos
  • Harry Potter Metals
  • Candles from Cantabury Road Co
  • Candles in general
  • Mugs

Let me know what are some things that use to decorate you bookshelf!!

Later book lovers!!

The Train To Impossible Places (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Train to Impossible Places  by P.G Belle

Published by  Feiwel & Friends on October 2, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure

Pages: 384

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space.

But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery—to the evil Lady Crepuscula.

Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice—with the fate of the entire Union at stake.

My Thoughts:

I actually grew to really like this book. It was not the concept or premise that i was expecting but I really did enjoy how P.G bell crafted this world. I also really liked the various characters that we met. I thought this book was a had a very good pacing and was hard to put down at points. It as a fast pace adventure story and I am excited to read the second book in the series!

What I am reading!!!

I will admit this past week was just not my best reading week. My show had some issues this week and It really affect my reading and also my focus has not been the best! I am hoping I make more progress this week then I did last week.

What I finished Reading!!

I really enjoyed this read! And found it to be such a unique concept. I really hope this book a second book!

What I am currently reading!!

I am really enjoyed this book so far! It has such a unique world! And I a loving the various POV!! I hope I can dive back into later tonight!

What I want to read next!

I really am excited to dive back in to this mythology themed read! I hope I really like it!

Let me know what books do you hope to tackle this week!

Later book lovers!!

Waiting for Tom Hanks!! (Arc) Non-Spoiler Review!!!

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Published by  Berkley on June 11, 2019

Genre Adult, Romance

Pages: 288

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight. When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he?

My Thoughts!!

This book did not wow me. I thought the concept was cool and I normally love books about falling in love with a movie star but I felt like this book was not unique in any way. I wanted to feel more connected to the main characters. It literally felt like reading a “romantic comedy” but because thy kept pointing out the elements in the novel, It just made me more obvious what the situations were. I liked the side characters and was invested to finish it, but it took me awhile to read. I would consider reading more by this author in the future maybe

The Princess and The Fangirl (Arc) Non Spoiler Review!!

The Princes and The Fangirl  by Ashley Poston 

Published by   Quirk Books on April 2, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 323

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favorite Starfield character, Princess Amara, from being killed off. On the other hand, the actress who plays Amara wouldn’t mind being axed. Jessica Stone doesn’t even like being part of the Starfield franchise—and she’s desperate to leave the intense scrutiny of fandom behind. 

Though Imogen and Jess have nothing in common, they do look strangely similar to one another—and a case of mistaken identity at ExcelsiCon sets off a chain of events that will change both of their lives. When the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, with all signs pointing to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. The deal: Imogen will play Jess at her signings and panels, and Jess will help Imogen’s best friend run their booth. 

But as these “princesses” race to find the script leaker—in each other’s shoes—they’re up against more than they bargained for. From the darker side of fandom to unexpected crushes, Imogen and Jess must find a way to rescue themselves from their own expectations…and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.

My Thoughts:

I really adored this book. I love the small cameos we got to the previous book in this series. I also really enjoyed Ashley twist on the the prince and pauper myth. I really had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the duel female POV and also how the book featured two very different romances pairings. I really enjoyed how this book tackled different parts of fandom life especially how women as actress are treated in the media. I really flew though this book and found it to such a prefect read. This book was the right book to life my heart and just remind me why I love cons so much!

American Panda (Non-Spoiler Review)!!

American Panda  by Gloria Chao 

Published by  Simon Pulse on February 6, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 320

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

From debut author Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how, unlike the panda, life isn’t always so black and white.

My Thoughts!!

I really did enjoy this book I really liked how this book really give me insight to a totally different culture and found it really eye opening. Mei is a character that grew on me but she def could be a harder characters. I liked the romance but did not love it. I really did like the self discovery part of this novel and dealing with finding your dream path and dealing with parent objections. I also like how the phone calls really framed this novel and was a nice sturcuring element. I hope to read more books by this author in the future.

Field notes on Love (Non-Spoiler Review)

Field Notes On love by Jennifer E Smith

I really liked this read!!

Published by  Delacorte Press on March 5, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 278

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!S

It’s the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train But then Hugo’s girlfriend dumps him. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip. Only, it’s been booked under her name. Nontransferable, no exceptions. Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC’s film school. When she stumbles across Hugo’s ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she’s certain it’s exactly the adventure she needs to shake off her disappointment and jump-start her next film. A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?

My Thoughts!!

I normally always like this books by this author and this book did not disappoint me. I really was so invested in this story and also the characters. I also really liked the duel POV for these characters. Also the concepts of traveling throughout america was a really fun troup that kept me engaged from page one. The characters themselves a budding film maker and a setuplet was such a awesome paring. It made me really happy this book. I read it rather fast and really enjoyed it. I loved how this book tackled alot of self discovery issues on both sides of the story. I really enjoyed this read and thought it was a prefect summer themed read!

May TBR!!

So this months is going to be really crazy because I have both my first ever middle grade show going up the second to last week in May and also the final week of the month, I am going to BEA and book con that I look really am excited for. I am either going to get a lot of reading done or nothing. I hoping for a lot but who really knows!


Last month I read 15 books! I am going to give you the top eight books that I hope to read this month!

Timewrap Ya book club:

  1. Queen of Shadows
  2. LifeLike by Jay Kristof f

Regular reads

  1. The Other side of Lost
  2. My Life Next Door
  3. The Storm Runner
  4. Twinchantment
  5. Sadie
  6. In Real Life
  7. Hot Dog Girl
  8. That Not What I heard

I have more book planed but here are the top reads I hope to tackle!!!

Later book lovers!!