Nameless Queen (Non-Spoiler Review)

Nameless Queen  by Rebecca McLaughlin

Published by  Crown Books for Young Readers on January 7, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, Fantsay

Pages: 352

Format: E-book

Source: Publisher

2020 challenge: 2020 Read

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

One girl must make a name for herself–or die trying–in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected the king’s daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me. 

It shouldn’t be possible. I’m Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don’t even get names. Dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.

But there’s no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous than the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don’t?

My Thoughts:

I overall really enjoyed these characters and this world building. I also really enjoyed how this book addressed very current event elements and had such a interesting and compelling story as a read. I adored both the main character in the read and loved the message about making your own family so much. It was fun engaging pace read. I thought the end had some pacing issues but I really did grow to love the characters and this world. I think the highlight of this book was the world building and the group of the characters that came together for this adventure. Some plot elements had predictable elements but overall I enjoyed this read and will def read a book 2!

Small Hiatus!!

Sorry book lovers for the unplanned hiatus! I was sick the past week and forget to create posts! But I am back!! Sorry again!! I will try and give you some extra reviews this week to make up for it!!

Thanks Booklovers!!

Warrior of the Wild Non-Spoiler Review!!

Warrior of the wild  by Tricia Levenseller

Published by  Feiwel & Friends on February 26, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, fantsay

Pages: 336

Format: arc

Source: publisher

2020 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

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.

My Thoughts:

I thought this was such a fun action packed adventure read. I really loved the setting of this book and how this book was structure. I really loved the topics that were addressed in this novel. I loved the dynamics between the characters so much. This book reminded a lot of the books like the hunger games but especially The tiger queen. I found this book to fun read. I thought the second half of the book had some pacing issues. But I am dying to read her next read soon!

Echoes Between us (Arc Review)

Echoes Between Us  by Katie McGarry

Published by   Tor Teen on January 14, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 384

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge: 2020 release

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.

Veronica sees ghosts―more specifically, her mother’s ghost, thanks to the blinding migraines that consume her whole life and keep Veronica on the fringes. But the haunting afterimages make her wonder if there is something more going on….

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but this All-American is hiding an adrenaline addiction that could kill him. Drawn to each other after a chance meeting, can they help each other battle the demons that haunt their every step or will they push their luck too far and risk losing it
all…including their lives?

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book as the sequel book in this series. I loved sawyer and veronica as a characters. I though this book had so many mini elements or mysteries that so nicely came together at the end. I also liked how we saw the previous couple, I wish we saw them a bit more but I loved seeing some of the smaller characters again. The lives of of these two teens also addressed so many different topics like believing in ghosts, deaths, illness and addiction and so many different facets of them both. I liked how the end of this book was structured because I felt like like the pacing helped the audience get more closure about this story. I really enjoyed this read!! I hope we get another book set in this world soon! 

What To Say Next (Non-Spoiler Review)

What to say next  by Julie Buxbaum

Published by  Ember on April 3, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Source: Personally bought

2020 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Two struggling teenagers find an unexpected connection just when they need it most.

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

KIT:I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.

DAVID:In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her. 

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

Thoughts!!

I really enjoyed this read. I thought the mystery elements could have flowed a bit better. I adored david character and loved how this book focused on harder issues like grief and also autism in kids. I loved the relationships dyamnics between the characters. I found this read to be so refreshing. I wish i liked Kit character a bit more but this book such a fast pace read with some harder tones. I would def read more by this author in the future.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book so much. I thought this def. a emotionally compelling novel. I really loved how this book tackled grief in various forms from various characters. I loved both POV so much. I loved the cast of characters that we met. I really enjoyed the use of letters as a element to start each chapter. I really was invested in both sides of this story both jules and declan. I loved the family dynamics for both lead characters. I really liked the slow burn romance as well that developed. I could have done without one plot point because i thought it was a tad predicable but i was really impressed with it. I really can’t wait to read rev story next

First Line Friday: You Say It First!!

So this is one of my early reads for ALA 2020!! I am so far really enjoying it!!

Cover!!


First Line!!

“In Conclusion,” Meg said brightly, standing at the podium under the harsh fluorescent lights of the PTA meeting room on the Wednesday, “its the position of the student council that our school is already sorely behind in doing its part to combat climate change.”

Summary!!

One conversation can change everything.

Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: she and her best friend, Emily, plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she volunteers at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio.

Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up.

But things don’t end there.…

That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then—slowly—to something more. Across state lines and phone lines, Meg and Colby form a once-in-a-lifetime connection. But in the end, are they just too different to make it work?

You Say It First is a propulsive, layered novel about how sometimes the person who has the least in common with us can be the one who changes us most.

Author Information!!

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of Top Ten99 Days9 Days and 9 NightsFireworks, and How to Love. She studied writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in fiction at Lesley University. Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Iowa ReviewMississippi Review, and Argestes, among others. She lives in Boston. Visit her at http://www.katiecotugno.com.

Author Information:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (June 16, 2020)

Let me know in the comments if you will be checking out this book this summer!!

Later book lovers!

Series I want to Complete In 2020: Potion Diaries!!

So this is another lesser known fantsay series that is on my febuary tbr that I would love to tackle this month!!

Cover!!

Summary!!

There’s trouble in Nova and the citizens of the kingdom must once again put their faith in Samantha Kemi to save the day in the final novel of the “charming and humorous” (Kirkus Reviews) Potion Diaries series.

After the royal tour, Samantha Kemi thought she could take a break from saving the day. Her grandfather Ostanes is healthy, she’s about to be named a Master Alchemist, and Princess Evelyn is happily married to Prince Stefan.

Except—Sam has no proof that Evelyn is happily married because she hasn’t seen the princess in days…Prince Stefan is now the public face of the Royal family.

Princess Evelyn has gone MIA just when Nova (and Sam) needs her most. A surge of magic is spreading across the country—like a virus—and every Talented person is suddenly more powerful. With the Talenteds getting stronger, Ordinary people begin to worry about an imbalance in the magic streams—and in society. When a group of Talented kids—Sam’s sister Molly Among them—are attacked with a powerful sleeping potion, Prince Stefan is convinced that the Ordinary people are taking a radical stand against Talenteds and reinstates the old ban on traditional alchemy.

Now Sam’s hands are tied. Does she trust Nova’s scientists to find a synthetic cure to this curse, or does she break Stefan’s royal decree and use her skills to save her little sister—and possibly all of Nova—from a forever sleep?

Book Information!!

  • Series: The Potion Diaries (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 31, 2017)

So what are some series you want to complete in 2020! This is one that is high on my list!

Later book lovers!!

WWW: Tweet Cute!!

I have heard awesome things about this book and am dying to get my hands on it soon!

Cover!!

Summary!!

A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected. 

Author Information!!

Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising.

Book Information!!

  • Age Range: 12 – 18 years
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books (January 21, 2020)

Let me know in the comments if this book is high on your tbr, It is def on mine!

Later book lovers!!

TTT: Top Ten Reads form ALA 2019!!

I am in the process on my youtube channel posting my massive ALA haul, But I wanted to feature on my blog that 10 books I was most excited to get early and most excited to share with you all!!

  1. Aurora Rising by Amie and Jay comes out in May 2020
  2. You Say it first by Katie Cotugno Comes out June 2020
  3. Diamond City by Francesca Flores comes out January 2020
  4. The Night Country by Melissa Albert comes out January 2020
  5. The Stars we Steal by Alexa Donne comes out February 2020
  6. Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari comes out March 2020
  7. The Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth comes out April 2020
  8. Ghost Wood song by Erica Waters comes out July 2020
  9. The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett comes out March 2020.
  10. Most Likely by Sarah Watson comes out March 2020.

Let me know in the comments if any of these books are are on your TBR for this winter!!

Later book lovers!!

What I am currently reading!! Finish!!

I had a rather rough week last week just in regards to getting back on track and doing what needed to be done. I had gone away and getting back into the swing of things was a tad rough. I hope this week will be a bit better. But overall, I had a great reading month in January and hope to keep that going in this month!!

What I finished reading!!

What I am currently reading!!

I am really excited to finally dive into this hard hitting read!!!

What I want to read next!!

I am so excited to dive into the next read by this author, It has some of my favorites elements mixed into a novel!!!

What I am listening too!!

I am currently listening to harry potter book 5 and illumnaie files book 2!

Let me know what are your reading plans for this week!!

Later book lovers!!