Waiting On Wed: Kingdom of Souls!!

So I am lucky enough to attend so many book conventions throughout the year but some books always allude me and here is one title from epic reads, that I am dying to get my hands on!

Summary!!

Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay.

The lush world building of Children of Blood and Bone meets the sweeping scale of Strange the Dreamer in this captivating epic YA fantasy debut.

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.

There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.

She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.

Inspired by tales of folk magic in her own community, Rena Barron spins a darkly magical tale perfect for fans of Three Dark Crowns or Shadow and Bone, about a girl caught between gods, monsters, and her own mother’s schemes.

Author Information:

Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first awful poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school. Rena loves all things science fiction, ghosts, and superheroes. She’s a self-proclaimed space nerd. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading or brushing up on her French. Follow her at @renathedreamer and renabarron.com.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (September 3, 2019)
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

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

Tea Dragon Society (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie 0’Neill

Published by  Oni Press on October 18, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Graphic Novel

Pages: 73

Format: Paperback

Source: owl crate

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. 

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives — and eventually her own.

My Thoughts:

I thought this book was such a short but fun read. I really loved the not only the plot of this story but also how much work went into “building the world” I also really enjoyed the art style and really love how it was designed. I also liked how this book focused on different life paths and how both were loved by this little girl. I really enjoy this read but the tea dragons are so cute. I will def be checking out book 2 in the fall.

Cover reveal: SEKRIT

I am so excited to be apart of this cover reveal from Entangled teen for C by Crave Tracy Wolff.  This book will be published on April 7th 2020!!

Cover Reveal:

Summary!!

Crave is a romantic and thrilling tale of forbidden love, about the undying battle between feeling nothing and feeling so much, it could destroy everyone you love.

Book Information!!

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Teen (April 7, 2020)

I am so excited to be checking this book out next April!

Reading Rush Tbr!!

So I am super excited to be able to participate in this year reading rush Read-athon or formally know as Booktube-Athon.

I really am excited and hope to compete these challenges. I hope to also do a reading vlog for this week and I hope to complete all the challenges. Some of these books Have been on my TBR for awhile.

Website

This event goes from July 21 to July 28th.

Here is my TBR connected to the challenges!

Purple on the cover: Aurora Rising

Read a whole book in the same place: The Truth about Stacey

Book I meant to read Last year: Sadie

First book by an author: The Wicked Deep

A non-Human Main Character: Granted

Adaptation / Watch: Suspicious Minds

Book with five words in the title: the start of me and you and or Keeper of the lost cities: Everblaze

Let me know what is your TBR is in the comment. I really enjoy this week every year and hope to get a lot of reading done!

later book lovers!

Kristy’s Great Idea (Non-Spoiler Review)

Kristy’s Great Idea by  Ann M Martin and Rain Telemeier

Published by  Graphix; Revised, Full Color Edition edition on April 28, 2015

Genres: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel

Pages: 191

Format: Paper Back

Source: Personally Bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color!

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn’t always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novel!

My Thoughts:

I was so excited to revise this series thought the formate of graphic novels. I really enjoyed this read. I also think the story telling connected so well back to the original story and felt that it was a solid adaption. I also really enjoyed the art style as well. I flew through this read, and really enjoyed reading it, I hope to tackle the other books in this series soon. I also thought this book tackle harder issues like divorce, diabetes and friendship and jobs in a super fun way, that i think middle schooler would really enjoy! 

Love a la Mode (Non-Spolier Review)!!

Love a La Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Published by Disney Hyperion on November 27, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 336

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir. . . . Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent’s school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn’t all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes. Henry Yi grew up in his dad’s restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent’s school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie’s growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away. Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs. Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love à la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.

My Thoughts:

I thought this book was a prefect summer read. I really how this was concept novel about a cooking school in paris. I wish paris was represented and used a bit more. I really loved how this book was duel POV Novel. I liked both characters. I also like how this school was not easy for both students and showed the challenges that they faced. I think this book relyed alot on lack of communication to develop their story and that was okay, but it kinda off frustrated me at points. I would def read more by this author in the future. I w0uld love a sequel book about their second semester and see how that would go, but a fun summer read for sure!

First Line Friday: Tarnished are the Stars!!

So this is very early first line fir day, but I hope to enjoy it. You can pick up this read in mid October!!

First Line Friday!!

“There was nothing quite like the first tick of a new heart.”

Summary!!

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog — donning the moniker Technician — to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner’s tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner’s son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father’s respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father’s elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner’s secrets at any cost — even if it means betraying her own heart.

When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic — before the Commissioner ends them first.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press on October 15, 2019
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2019

Let me know in the comments if you will picking up this book this fall!!

later book lovers!!

Serious Moonlight (Non-Spoiler Review)

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Published by  Simon Pulse on April 16, 2019 

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 432

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.

In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where Birdie waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that the most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I normally love Jen Bennett books and this book was no exception. I really enjoyed how this book focused on the self discovery for the lead girl. I think the setting of this story the older hotel was so fun, I just wish it was featured a bit more. I found the plot to be predicable at moment but still a enjoyable plot and not too predictable. The romance was super compelling and I found myself often screaming at the book. I would have liked a clear epilogue but other then that was fun summer themed read!

TFW: Series I Need To Catch up on!

Thanks to BEA/BOOK CON. I got some sequels that I have neglected to read book one before the con. Story of my life. Here are some of the Series I need to Catch up on!

  1. The Night Circus and The Starless sea
  2. The Wicked deep and Winter wood
  3. Sweet Black Waves series
  4. Black Wings beating series
  5. The start of me and you series

Let me know your non-spoiler thoughts on these series or if these series are on your current TBR!!

Later book lovers!!

Mid Year Freak out Tag!!

So I normally do this tag every year because it makes me take stock of my reading and make plans for the second half go the year!

  1. Top Books Of the Year:

a. Wicked As you Wish and Sorcery of Thorns b. 10 Blind Dates

2. Best Sequel!! a. The Burning Maze

3. New Book that is out that you need to read!!

a. The Modern Fairy tales by Holly Black b. We Hunt the Flame

4. 2nd Half the the year most anticipated

a. The Tyrant Tomb b. The Guinevere Deception

5. Disappointed Read

a. Famous in a Small Town

6. Book the Surprised me

a. Always Never yours and The Lying Woods

7. Fav New Author

a. Austin and Emily (Always never Yours) and Ashley Elston

8. Newest Crush

a. Hayden The Fill in Boyfriend

9. Cry!!!

a. Sal and Gabs Break the Universe

10. Happy

a. 10 blind dates

11. Pretty book

a. Soul of the Sword

12. 3 books I must read by the end off the year

a. The Beautiful, Serpent and Dove and Grace Year

Tell me some of your answers in the comments!

later book lovers!