All’s Faire in Middle School (Non-Spoiler Review)

All’s Faire in Middle School  by Victoria Jamieson 

Published by  Dial Books on September 5, 2017

Genres: midle grade, graphic novel,

Pages: 248

Format: paperback

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind—she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.  

As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly—and authentically—captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I loved how this book was structured. I thought this book had such a fun structure using the medieval festival as a the framework of the chapters. I thought his book really represented so many issues that come up in middle school and found it to be refreshing read. I really enjoyed the art style and this book just put a smile on my face. I really loved the concept of this novel. It was such a fun read and grew to love the main character and i felt like this story could happen in any middle school and most students could relate to this character. I hope to read more by this author in the future.

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Always Never Yours (Non-Spoiler Review)

Always Never Yours  by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Published by Penguin Books on May 22, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 349

Format: Hardback

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to star in her own love story?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I thought the backdrop of romeo and juilet production was so prefect. I also was really drawn to the character of megan. I thought she was unique character because she was not likable from page one but she grew on me throughout the read. I thought this was also a very sex positive novel and thought it was a super realistic read. I loved the complicated family dynamics off all the characters and also the connection this story had to Romeo and Juliet. I will def read more by this duo of authors in the future.

What I am reading Monday!!!

I actually had a rather good reading week overall. I had to stay super late at work most nights but It is coming to a end and that means more reading time witch is so exciting!

What I finished reading

I really enjoyed both of these books and found them to super fast pace reads. I really enjoyed how both these reads focused on self discovery issues!!

What I am currently reading!!

This is def going to be a more emotional read but so far, I am really liking it!

What I want to read next!!

I am so excited to dive into this new read from Jenn Bennet!!

Let me know in the comments what you read last week and what you hope to read this week!

later book lovers!!

The Storm Runner (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Storm Runner by J.C Cervantes

Published by  Disney Hyperion on September 18, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology

Pages: 449

Format: arc

Source: BEA

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents and New York Times bestselling author J. C. Cervantes! Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno–for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in–unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I found the diversity to be such a fun read. I found this book to a super compelling read. I thought the end of the book was a tad rushed. I really loved the myths that this story used. I also loved how this story had a trio of characters. I really found his book to be such a fun read and I am really excited for the sequel as well!

Somewhere only we know (Non-Spoiler Review)

Some Where only we know by Maurene Goo

Published by  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on May 7, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 312

Format: Hardback

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

10:00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.

11:00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.

12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.

With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book. I thought his book had some of my favorite troups like romance with star, love to hate romance and some much self-discovery. I also really enjoyed the focus on the K pop world. I did not know much about this world but I found it super fast pace read. I really did like the duel POV and was super invested in both leads. I also liked how both main characters had some self-divsovery storylines. I enjoyed this read alot and found it to such a fast pace read that I flew though. I def need to read more by this author in the future!

First Line Friday: Dragon Pearl!!

So I have been slowly reading the riordan present series and am so excited to be reading the dragon pearl!!

This book was pitched to me as Space Opera with elements of of Korean Mythology!

First Line Friday:

“I almost missed the stranger visit this morning.”

Summary!!

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name. Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams. This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion on January 15, 2019
  • Publication Date: January 15, 2019
  • Sold by: Disney Book Group

Author Information:

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

Later book lovers!!

Bea/Con Picks: Maybe this time by Kasie West!!

So I had the pleasure to spend a almost a week at Bea and book con! I want to feature some titles that I am so excited to read soon!

Maybe this time!!



Book Summary!!

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Point on July 9, 2019
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2019
  • Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher

Author Information!!

Kasie West is the author of several YA novels, including The Fill-in BoyfriendP.S. I Like YouLucky in Love, and Listen to Your Heart. Her books have been named as ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and as YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. Kasie lives in Fresno, California, with her family, and you can visit her online at kasiewest.com.

Let me know if you are going to pick up this book this summer!

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TOP 15 BOOKS FORM BOOK CON!!

Overall, I had such a good time at book con. I always go into these cons with a super open mind and no expections. But it was such a fun experience and I really am excited to dive into all these reads! Here are the top books from book con, I got!!

My top Books for Book con!

  1. Prom
  2. Maybe this time
  3. The Lady Roge
  4. Winterwood
  5. There will come a darkness
  6. American Royals
  7. A candle in the flame
  8. Sabrine: Season of the Witch
  9. Swipe Right for Murder
  10. Fireborn
  11. Treason of Thorns
  12. Crown of Coral and pearl
  13. Stepsister
  14. Rated
  15. We Speak In Storms

Top 15 books I got From Book Expo!!!

I had an amazing time at book expo and took home so many great books form this conventions. I was able to check most books of my list and really loved the experience of getting them. I have featured all these titles on my insta. I really loved my experience and hope all these books become some of my favorites in the future.

I chat about these books in the video below!

Top Books Of the con!!

  1. Serpent and Dove
  2. Project Middle School
  3. Race to the sun
  4. A Heart so Fierce and Broken
  5. Tarnish the stars
  6. Wicked as you wish
  7. Cursed
  8. 10 blind dates
  9. Rise
  10. Beautiful
  11. The grace year
  12. Rage
  13. Tiger Queen
  14. The Map from here to there
  15. The Beast

Let me know what are some books in the comments you are most excited to see my thoughts on!

later book lovers!!

What I am reading Monday!!

I am so happy to be back and reading more then ever! I actually had a rather good reading week and have really enjoyed all the books I read this week, and I have gone back to some faster pace reads including contemporary books and some middle grade stories as well!

What I finished reading!!

I really enjoyed this read. It def was a fun read that I read super fast. I wanted a more extended ended but the characters were really fun and I loved the romance.

What I am currently reading!!

I am really enjoying this read and how it is tackling myths from korean mythology. I am loving the space elements as well!!

What I want to read next!!

I would love to tackle some of these mythology books this week as well!

Let me know what you read last week or what you hope to read this week in the comments!

later book lovers!