Raspberry Danish Murder: Non-Spolier Book Review

Raspberry Danish Murder  by Joanne Fluke


Published by  Kensington (February 27, 2018)

Genres: Adult, cozy mystery

Pages: 304

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge: NA

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


hanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won’t be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton—not after her husband suddenly disappears . . .

Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband’s assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross’s car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table . . .

My Thoughts:

These books are fun and fast read but they don’t wow me. The mystery was not a strong as past ones but I did like the case overall. I struggled with hannah in this book but i did like her and how she solved the case. I def like the whole ross mystery and just the fun charm of these novels. It was fun read but i did not adore it.





Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic #1): Non-Spoiler book!

Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic #1) by Tamora Pierce


Published by cholastic Press on September 1, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 275

Format: audiobook

Source: Audible

Challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:

He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself.

He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.

Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures—all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

My Thoughts:

I wish i would have physically read the first book in this series because some of the world building flew over my head. But i really did love all of these characters so much. I def became super invested towards the end of the book. I can’t wait to learn more about this characters. I really can’t choose a favorite character but I loved the interaconnections between the lead characters. I loved the world alot and hope the next books expand on it!

Ink and Bone: Non-spolier review

Ink and Bone  by Rachel Caine


Published by  Berkley; on April 5, 2016)

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy, dystopian

Pages: 384

Format: paper back

Source: blogging for books

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the concept of this book alot. Loved having a male as a lead character and all the other character me met along the way. I really loved the premise and also how the story progressed. The world building was a tad weak but hopefully in future books it will get better! I really am so excited to read book two. I was really enjoyed the male lead and also the fascinating world!

Three sides of a heart: Non-Spoiler Review

Three sides of a Heart  edited by Natalie C. Parker


Published by HarperTeen (December 19, 2017)

Genres: Young Adult, Short Story Collection

Pages: 448

Format: Hard back

Source: Library

Challenge: Backlist Challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


You may think you know the love triangle, but you’ve never seen love triangles like these.

These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.

This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

What do all these stories have in common?

The love triangle.

My Thoughts:

I will admit this was just not my favorite collection. I read all the stories of authors that i knew but did not read the final four stories. I thought some of them were fun but it was so hard to become emotionally invested in these short stories. I love a good slow burn romance and all of these I had to be invested from page one and these stories did not give me time to fall in love with these characters or choose a side. I will def. be reading more full length novels by this authors soon.

T5W: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

This was such an easy list to create! Some of these books won’t be a shock but they need to be talked about!  I will discuss all these in the video below 🙂


  1. Harry potter (do we really need to explain why this series needs to be revisited)!!!
  2. Percy Jackson (the amount of myths and positive characters in his various stories need to be revisited)
  3. His dark materials!
  4. Among the hidden series
  5. Nacy drew series!

Let me know what are some children series you think I should add to my TBR as a adult!

Later book lovers!

Lies That Bind!!! Non-Spoiler Review: Blog Tour

Geekerella by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

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Published by  Entangled: Teen (March 6, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Thriller

Pages: 322

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: Sequel in a series!

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I would give this book 4 for a review.



What do you do when you learn your entire childhood was a lie?

Reeling from the truths uncovered while searching for her sister in Italy, Anastasia Phoenix is ready to call it quits with spies. The only way to stop being a pawn in their game is to remove herself from the board. But before she can leave her parents’ crimes behind her, tragedy strikes. No one is safe, not while Department D still exists.

Now, with help from her friends, Anastasia embarks on a dangerous plan to bring down an entire criminal empire. From a fire-filled festival in England to a lavish wedding in Rio de Janeiro, Anastasia is determined to confront the enemies who want to destroy her family. But even Marcus, the handsome bad boy who’s been there for her at every step, is connected to the deadly spy network. And the more she learns about Department D, the more she realizes the true danger might be coming from someone closer than she expects…

My Thoughts:

I thought this was solid follow up to book one. I still really liked the wide cast of characters we have met. I would love eventually to get chapters from their point of view. I loved how complex the mystery has became and how the tension in this story has became some intense. I also really loved the various setting we were exposed to and all the various exotic locals we go to. I think the mystery is so well crafted and I will def be checking out the last book in this series!


Proof Of Lies: Non-Spoiler review!!!

Proof of Lies  by Diana Rodriguez Wallach


Published by Entangled: Teen on March 7, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 400

Format: Arc

Source: book con

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Challenge: Beat the backlist


Some secrets are best kept hidden…

Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.

And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.

She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.

Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.

She will find her sister.

My Thoughts:

This was such a fast pace mystery that had me hooked from page one. I loved the main character and how strong willed she was. I loved the complex plot and the various twists and turns that this story took. It was so hard to predict and I loved every second of it. I love Italy BEING the setting of this book so much and it made me feel like I was there. I had such a hard time putting his book down. I loved the crew that we were introduced to in this book and really can’t wait to read book 2 🙂

Books That Surprised me! (good or Bad) TTT

So I like this them a lot and i choose some books that have became my new favorites and some books that just let me down and did not make me like them or want to read more in this series!

The GOOD!!!

  1. Geekerella: Such a prefect romance but with so much more including fandom love, a cute dog and tears both good and bad! I read this book in two sittings and adored it!
  2. Pushing the Limits: This was the first ever pure romance book I read. I loved it. I loved how gritty the story was and how realistic it was. I feel so hard for all these characters and became so invested! If you are not romance reader but looking to read more books def check out this author various series!
  3. The clockwork scarb: I love retellings focused on various holmes myths. I loved the set up of this series and the focus on the two female leads! I really need to read book 4 🙂 But it was such a fun read and it was unexpected how much I liked it!
  4. Vampire Academy: I swore off any vampire themed novel but this one book turned me around Between the strong female characters and the amazing world building I was hooked!
  5. Everland: This book was such a fun read. I loved turning the wendy/ peter pan myth on its head. I thought it was such a fun read and really need to re-read and cont. on 🙂

The not so good

6. The Glittering Court: I just was not invested in either the plot or the characters. It was hard to root for the characters. I felt that world was not strong and I really struggled to read it. I think i would have like this series more if it had a fantasy element in the world like fairies etc.

7. Shatter Me: Ya this book screamed “darkest minds” and I could not look past that to see the story. I am not the biggest paranormal story girl but i stoped listening 20% and never went back.

8. Until Friday Night: The almost unhealthy relationship between the two leads made me struggle to read this book!

9. The darkest mine: I really struggled with this book between both the plot and the characters. I really hated the lead and did not care about the plot and struggled through it! I do hope i will enjoy more books by this author in the future.

The Best!


I really loved things middle grad book so much! It is set in NYC and I just loved it. I loved the whole book and just the kids were adorable. It made me so happy and will def be checking out the sequel!

Tell me in the comments what book surprise you in a good way or a bad way!


Echoes Cover Reveal! Entangled teen!!!

Hi book friends,

I am here to today to share the cover of a awesome book out from entangled teen called Echoes by Alice Reeds.  It comes out August 7th 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Echoes:

“Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story.” —Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.

Echoes is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Echoes by Alice Reedstoday!

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About Alice Reeds:

Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.

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Cover Reveal!


I don’t know about you but this books sounds so cool. I will def be checking it out come august! Let me know in the comments if you are adding it to your TBR 🙂

Later book lovers

What I am reading Monday!!

I had a pretty good reading week but I really did get a lot of listening done! I finished two books :). I had some thrillers and some cozy reads.

What I read!


This was a fun read but it was not my favorite in the series. I struggled with how much Hannah felt like she needed a man. The mystery was fun but it did not wow  me.

What I am reading!


In prep for Amanda footy next book, I really want to read her first book this month. I have heard so many fun things about this witch novel and am so excited to dive into it!

What I want to read next!


I am on a blog tour at the end of the month and i have craving a simple cont.  novel! This seems to fit the bill. I hope I like it.


This is a another cont. novel but I tad more emotional and hard hitting. I also have to read the sequel for net galley this month as well 🙂

What I am listening too!!

I have about four hours left in Gemina! I really am loving this audiobook and hope to finish soon so I can read my book from the sining I am going to on tuesday 🙂

Let me know in the comments what are some books you hope to read this week!

Later book lovers!