Love and Gelato (Non-Spoiler Review)

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

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Published by Simon Pulse on May 3, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 417

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I really adored the setting of this book so much and that is mostly because i am dying to visit Italy. I had previously and read love and luck and new the ending of this book was no shock but I really loved getting to the end of this novel. I really love the use of the journal and how that created two timelines. I also really loved the elements of grief in this story and how it was handled. I really flew through this book and the subtle mystery was a nice thing that kept me reading. I hope to read more by this author in the future.

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Fame fate and the first kiss (arc) Non-Spoiler Review!!

Fame Fate and The First Kiss  by Kasie West

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Published by HarperTeen on February 5, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 384

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she doesn’t hesitate to accept the part.

But Lacey quickly learns that life in the spotlight isn’t as picture perfect as she imagined. She’s having trouble bonding with her costars, her father has hired the definition of a choir boy, Donavan Lake, to tutor her, and somewhere along the way she’s lost her acting mojo. And just when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, it looks like someone on set is deliberately trying to sabotage her.

As Lacey’s world spins out of control, it feels like the only person she can count on—whether it’s helping her try to unravel the mystery of who is out to get her or snap her out of her acting funk—is Donavan. But what she doesn’t count on is this straight-laced boy becoming another distraction.

With her entire future riding on this movie, Lacey knows she can’t afford to get sidetracked by a crush. But for the first time in her life Lacey wonders if it’s true that the best stories really do happen when you go off script.

My Thoughts:

I actually really enjoyed this book. I loved the tie backs and seeing the characters from love life and the list. I really loved the book. I am always a sucker for books on a that have movie/t.v show set theme and I really enjoyed this book. I thought this book was super fun and light read. I just enjoyed it. I really loved the elements of mystery tossed in and super excited to see what the last book in this mini series is about! I enjoyed this read!

First Line Friday: Call It what you want!!

So I was lucky enough to get early copy of Call it What you want!! I want to tease not only the summary of this book but also the first line of it!!

Cover Reveal!!

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First Line Friday!!

“I eat breakfast with my father every mourning. Well I eat. He sits in a wheelchair and stars in whichever direction my mom has pointed I’m. I’f I am lucky, all his droll stays in his mouth. If he is lucky, the sunlight doesn’t fall across his eyes.”

Summary!!

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle.When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship . . .In her compulsively readable storytelling, Brigid Kemmerer pens another captivating, heartfelt novel that asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?

Book Information!!

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (June 25, 2019)

Author Information!!

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of dark, contemporary Young Adult romances like MORE THAN WE CAN TELL and LETTERS TO THE LOST (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA novels like THE ELEMENTAL SERIES and THICKER THAN WATER (Kensington). Her next book will be her first foray into YA Fantasy, with A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY, available January 2019 wherever books are sold. Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband and four sons.

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

Later book lovers!!

Book Haul!!

So I did attend the teen author festival in new york and did buy some books and see some friends and did some arc swaping and I wanted to show you all the books and arcs I know have to read!!!

The event was rather fun and I loved meeting so many authors!!!

Books I got!!

  1. Teen Titans: Raven
  2. TwinChantment by Elise Allen
  3. The Brief Chronical of another stupid heartbreak
  4. The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  5. Summer of a Thousand Pies
  6. The Near Witch
  7. King of Scars
  8. The affairs of Poison
  9. The girl with the red balloon
  10. Love a le mode
  11. Bookish Boyfriend book 1
  12. Last of her name

Let me know your thoughts about these books in the comments!!

later book lovers!!

Waiting for Wednsday!!! Wicked Saints!!

So here is one of the older books I got from Nycc, that I never got around to reading. It comes out soon!! I hope to get to this book soon!

Cover!!!

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Summary!!

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

Book Information!!!

  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books (April 2, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Author Information!!!

Emily A. Duncan was born and raised in Ohio and works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons.

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

 

 

 

 

Book UnHaul Part 1!!!

So in prep for my massive week at BEA and book con, I am starting to unhaul some books from my collection!!! The video bellow, I chat through them all! Bellow are some of the highlights

Lets get to the unhauling

  1. Listen to your heart
  2. Devoring Grey
  3. I owe you a murder
  4. Nowhere but here
  5. Waiting for tom hanks
  6. Stealing Snow
  7. Ode and True
  8. Starflight
  9. Soundless
  10. We were Liars
  11. Everless
  12. The Unscripted Life
  13. Demigod Diaries

Let me know your thoughts on any of these books, Most of these books I really enjoyed, and just need some more shelf space.

Later book lovers!!!

 

 

What I am Reading Monday!!

So I actually had a much better reading week last week and even got better with my listening as well, and made some progress on heir of fire. I hope to have equally good reading week this book and hope my show does not derail my reading plans.

What I finished reading!!!

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I really did love this read and the sequel to geekerella. I loved the two romances we got and all the con drama that occurred. I am so excited for book 3 in this series coming soon!!!

What I am currently reading!!

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I really loved the previous books in this series. And hope this book lives up to my exceptions.

What I want to read next!!!

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I am so excited to dive into this read and take a break from contemporaries books and see how I Feel about this owl crate read!!

Let me know in the comments what books you want to tackle this week!

later book lovers!!

 

 

You owe me a murder (arc) Non-Spoiler Review

You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook

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Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on March 5, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 373

Format: ARC

Source: NYCC

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Seventeen-year-old Kim gets more than she bargained for when she is set up for murder. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, E. Lockhart, and Gillian Flynn.
17-year-old Kim never expected to plot a murder. But that was before her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. Now, Kim’s stuck on a class trip to London with him and his new soulmate and she can’t help wishing he was a little bit dead, even if she’d never really do that.But when Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane who’s more than willing to listen to Kim’s woes, things start to look up. Nicki’s got a great sense of humor, and when she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along—that is, until Kim’s ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies. Blackmailed by Nicki to fulfill her end of the deal, Kim will have to commit a murder or take the fall for one.

My Thoughts:

I was really impressed with this book. I was not the biggest fan of with malice, but this book was actually a super gripping mystery that kept me turning the page. I really enjoyed the concept of this book and also the setting of london. I also like the romantic sub plot and also the main character was super compelling to read from. I thought the character was super interesting to read from and was hard to put the book down. This book ending was a bit openish but overall i really enjoyed this read.

The Last Life of Prince Alastor (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Last life of Prince Alastor  by Alexsandra Bracken

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Published by Disney Hyperion on February 5, 2019

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages:  448

Format: ARC

Source: BEA

2018 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Three hundred years ago, fate bound Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm together. Now the human boy and fiend heir to the demon kingdom must put aside a centuries-old blood feud to save everything they love. Alastor will guide Prosper through the demon realm—under one huge condition: Prosper must enter into a contract with the malefactor residing in him, promising eternal servitude in the afterlife. With Prosper’s sister in the clutches of the evil queen Pyra, Prosper has no choice but to agree. But when they arrive in Alastor’s deliciously demonic home, the realm is almost as alien to Alastor as it is to Prosper—the lowest fiends have dethroned the ruling malefactors, while an unfathomable force called the Void is swiftly consuming the realm. The desperate fiends cling to the one person who says she can stop it: Pyra. As Prosper embarks on a perilous rescue mission to the Tower of No Return, he can’t help but feel for the demons losing their home—even Alastor, who lives by a set of rules that have vanished in a new world. With the fates of humans and demons at odds, the battle lines are drawn. Long ago, Prosper’s ancestor Honor Redding proved that humans and demons could never be friends. But is Prosper like his ancestor? And is Alastor the same demon who was betrayed by the one human he cared for?

My Thoughts:

Overall I enjoyed this book. I really did love the new setting and also the new character dymancics. Even thought this book was fast pace at points, it has slower parts that just did not compelling me to keep picking it up. I did like the duel time line in this book, and found it to be a fun element of the novel. I felt like throughout this novel I sometimes got lost in the details. I think this book struggled t captured my attention but I was happy to read the conclusion to this series.

First Line Friday: The Train to Impossible Places!!

So here is a First line Friday featuring my current read!!!

First Line Friday!!

” It started with a flash.” A green flash as bright and quick as lighting, there and then gone again.”

Book Cover!!!

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Summary!!

A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy.A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.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.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (October 2, 2018)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Let me Know If you read this book in the comments and what are your non-spoiler thoughts!!