The best Kind of Magic: Non-Spoiler Review

The Best Kind of Magic  by Crystal Cestari

Published by  Disney Hyperion on May 16, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages:336

Format: Arc

Source: Book con

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I would give this book a 5 for  review.

Summary

Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get one highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber’s pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone’s soul mate. Amber works at her mother’s magic shop–Windy City Magic–in downtown Chicago, and she’s confident she’s seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one–her own. (The Fates are tricky jerks that way.) So when Charlie Blitzman, the mayor’s son and most-desired boy in school, comes to her for help finding his father’s missing girlfriend, she’s distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can’t see her own match, she can see his–and it’s not Amber. How can she, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows full well isn’t her match? The Best Kind of Magic is set in urban Chicago and will appeal to readers who long for magic in the real world. With a sharp-witted and sassy heroine, a quirky cast of mystical beings, and a heady dose of adventure, this novel will have you laughing out loud and questioning your belief in happy endings.

My Thoughts:

I thought this so cute magic book. I adored both the characters and the world building were so well done. I loved amber as character and also her struggles with life and her match making powers. I love the cast of magic creatures that we met and how they were represented in the world. I usually am not a fan of the school magic books but this one was done so well. I also loved seeing the various romance matches and the fall out from them in the book. The book kept me reading for all the leads and it was so well done. It did not suffer from any world building issues and Just want to live in this world. I highly rec. this book if you enjoy witch novels.

 

 

What I have been reading Monday:

Hi guys,

I have not read much this week but I am enjoying what I am reading. I am really trying to catch up on all of my arcs. I wanted to finished  as many arcs as I could. So I am making some progress just not as much as I wanted too!

What I finished reading:

This was so a fun but very powerful summer read about survival and sisterhood and what it takes to survive when you think you can’t. Check out my review!

Since i have been watching buffy and deep love for willow. I have be craving magic books and this book was literally prefect. I love it so much and need to sequel right now. I loved the characters and the world building and it impressed me.

What I am reading:

So far I am hooked it has similar feel to choose your own adventures stories and currently my story is complex mystery excited to see where the book goes next!

What I want to read Next:

This is a book i have for review but it sounds really cool and def fits into the magic category of books I have been craving.

The first book in this series ended on a massive cliffhanger and I need book two right now!

I want to read this book so i can read my e arc of book 2! It sounds like a cool read!

Let me know in the comments what you have read or will be finishing soon!

 

 

 

And Introducing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi book friends!

I have a fun announcement. I am going back to school in late august and since I started my blog I have been reviewing like 10 books a month or trying. I will be student teaching and it will have have a lot of stuff going on but I still want to give you all lovely content! I have decided to ask my friend Sarah to come on board as a Co- blogger and she as accepted!

Here is picture of us at a book singing early this summer!

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Here is a note from Sarah:

Hi, my name is Sarah Sciamatore. I am a letter carrier for the post office ( so I get paid to work out). I  am also a Ravenclaw and a Scorpio. Besides an enjoyment of reading, I also like to hike, watch book tube, playing with my Yorkshire terrier and spending time with friends especially when we are book buying 😊( I have no will power)My interest in books is very eclectic, I will read almost anything from YA to horror the only thing I shy away from is sci if because I worry the tech talk will go over my head.  I tend to read more fiction but will occasionally pick up a interesting nonfiction as long as it is not too dry. I am happy Laura is giving me an opportunity to try blogging. Please have patience all as I am a newbie. Can’t wait to read all your comments .

So Please welcome her in the comments! She will start next month 🙂

Much Love

Laura

Galgorithm aka you me us: Non-spolier review

Galgorithm aka you me us  by Aaron Karo

Published by  Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (June 21, 2016)

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:320

Format: Hardback

Source: Book Store

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I would give this book 4.5  for a review.

Summary

In a hilarious comedy of errors that Booklist has dubbed “a good choice for fans of John Green,” high school matchmaker Shane Chambliss is content finding love for his classmates—until love finally finds him.

What if the secrets of dating and love were revealed in one simple formula? That’s the tantalizing proposition high school senior Shane Chambliss offers the hopeless and hapless guys who come to him for relationship advice.

After the girl of his dreams breaks his heart, Shane devises a mysterious formula called the Galgorithm and establishes himself as the resident dating guru at Kingsview High School. But his attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry.

As Shane tries to navigate the ensuing drama, he must follow his heart, abandon all the rules, and ignore his own advice in a quest for true love. What he discovers, no formula could ever predict..

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book. It was such a fast pace read. I just adored shane and how he took his own heartbreak and tried to help other people. I just loved how is advice made so much sense and how prideful he was in his cases. I just really loved this story and especially seeing all the side stores that shane helped create and also the story lines between Shane and Jak. It was adorable story and i just loved shane as led character. I found this book so funny and was laughing out loud so often. I would def. read this story again and again.

Top Five Wed: Character Fitness routine I want!

This was a fun tag. I am currently on weight lost path of my own but there are some characters that are both crazy fit and just have the best battle sense and being such a klutz in real life these are the characters that I look up to.

  1. Isabella Lightwood: Mortal Instruments

I think Izzy is such a great character and i envy both her physical shape but also how she fights especially with her whip. I want her battle ready reflexes and also how she can hold her own in a fight. She also is crazy smart and has a very battle ready mind. I admire that so much in character and she is def one of my favorite characters in that series.

2.  Rose from Vampire Academy

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I also really love Rose kick but way she is in both of these series by Mead. She also is so witty but she is also is very kick butt but also is in crazy shape. I just love her battle reflexes and also how quick minded her choice making is and how effective of she in a battle. She is also one of my favorite leads.

3. Cleanea: Throne Of Glass:

I have not quite caught up on this series but the books I have read so far show how stronger a fighter and assisan she is. I just love her ability to fight and also how strong willed she was. You also see her grow and change throughout these novels and I really loved her growth we saw in the novellas and also her growth after her jail time and and how she worked after she got out of jail to keep her training reflexes better and impressive. I really need to catch up on this series!

4. Percy Jackson: The world of Rick Riordan

By the end of his second series Percy is in great shape and you really see his growth and how much progress he made as  hero and as a fighter and just physically it is one of the first hero paths i have seen from page one and loved his path a lot.

5. Ryan from Dare you to:

Ryan is in very good shape in this novel and also is a greats sport player and I love seeing that in this novel and he is not only eye candy but also a just one of my favorite male leads. I wish i had his hand eye coordination as well!

 

These are just some of my favorite characters that I really want to adopt their fitness routines in my daily. Comment with yours below!

Much love

Laura

 

 

The Big F: Non-Spoiler Review

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

Published by  Swoon Reads on August 29, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:394

Format: Arc

Source: Book Con

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I would give this book 3.5  for a review.

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Summary

A spunky, contemporary novel about friendship, failure, and what happens when things don’t go according to plan, ideal for readers who like their heroines smart and strong—but not perfect.

Danielle’s plans for the future were all figured out… until she failed senior English and her single college acceptance was rescinded. Determined to get her life back on track, Danielle enrolls in her hometown community college with a plan: pass English and get back into Ohio State—and her mother’s good graces. Romance isn’t on her radar… until she reconnects with her childhood crush and golden boy next door, Luke.

Between family drama, first love and finding her own way, Danielle can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. Thankfully she has her friendship with the snarky and frustratingly attractive Porter, her coworker at the campus bookstore, to push her to experience new things and help keep her afloat. One thing’s for sure: This time, failure’s not an option.

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Big F is a smart, funny, and highly relatable novel by debut author Maggie Ann Martin about finding your own way after one epic fail.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book. I was more attached to the the self discovery elements in this story more then the romance. I really love the main character and her struggles with school and also her relationship with her mother. I felt the romance plot was a tad predicable but I did enjoy porter as a character. I also really enjoyed the friendship dynamics that were showcased. I liked how the book was focused on college and not high school. It was fun read overall.

A Map For Wreaked Girls

A Map For Wreaked Girls  by Jessica Taylor

Published by  Penguin Books (August 15, 2017)

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 368

Format: Arc

Source: ALA

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I would give this book 3.5

Summary

In this twisting tale of loyalty, betrayal, and love, two sisters must survive the wilds, if they can first survive each other—for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Gone Girl.

“Emotionally eviscerating. A gripping examination of the barbed-wire bonds between sisters that cut, protect, and don’t let go. Prepare to feel.” 
—Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two have always been best friends. Until something happens that wrecks them.

I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?

For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore. for a review.

My Thoughts:

* I got this book from ALA and this is my honest thoughts*

I really liked this book. It was fun read. The multiple time periods was a blessing and curse in this novel because I was much more invested in the present storyline and Emma and Alex relationship and that is what kept me reading. I felt like the sister relationship was very uniquely done and not a type of relationship I have seen in the novel. It had some very fascinating relationship drama between them. I loved the survival aspects of this story and that is what motivated me to keep reading. It was a bot heartbreaking novel but also dealt with survival and that is what kept me reading. It is a cute summer read but also dealt with harder topics that kept me engaged as well.

Warcross: Arc Review

Warcross by Marie Lu

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2017)

Genres: Young Adult,

Pages: 368

Format: Arc

Source: Book Con

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

My Thoughts:

I gave this book 4.5 as a review. I also got this book from book con for my honest thoughts!

I really loved this book. I loved the world building so much and also how diverse this cast was and it did not even really notice because it was done she subtly. I was so captivated by this world. I thought Marie Lu did a great job crafting this story and only one twist towards the end of the book I thought was very obvious but so of the other twists were so well done it blew me away. The end left me with so many questions and I need book two. It was a fast pace thrill ride and if you like ready player one or just like playing video games I think you would love this book

Summer book haul!

Hi there is my very latest summer book haul!. I has been my birthday month so i was gifted some books and also did some massive bargain hunting before i got back to school in two weeks. It was s fun haul with some really cheap books!

Let me know in the comments what book I should read first or add to my immediate TBR!

Much Love Book Lovers

Laura

 

What I am reading Monday:

Hi guys! I have had a pretty good reading week! Still catching up on listening to podcasts but I finally started listening to audiobooks again so yay!

What I have read:

I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4.5 stars check out my review later in the week.

What I am reading:

This book is very intense read from page one but i loving the multiple time periods we are getting in this book! I watched impossible the movie and it has a very similar feel to it.

What I want to Read next

This is fantasy book that i got from net galley the hope to read and review soon!

I have never read anything by this author but this premise sounds so cool!

This first book in this series ended on massive cliffhanger and I must learn what happens!

What I have been Listening too:

I just started re-listening to chamber of secrets and i am enjoyed it alot!

Later book lovers: