Throw Back Purchase read!! Runaways (book)

So in honor of the t.v show coming back this fall, I really want to read the book that are after season 1 of this series!!

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Summary!!

The Pride, back in L.A.? Their parents, alive? Karolina had never realized hope and fear could feel so much alike.”

Written by New York Times best-selling author Christopher Golden, Runaways: An Original Novel is a fresh take on the Marvel fan favorite. Including the first issue of the revived Runaways comic series written by Rainbow Rowell and with art by Kris Anka, it’s easy for fans of the comics, fans of the new Hulu TV show, and first-time readers to all enjoy this new take on an old classic.

Turns out murderous Super Villains don’t make for good parents. The Runaways had no choice. They had to kill them. Well, more or less. Now Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase, and Molly are on the run again, hiding out and trying to regain a sense of normalcy. But kids with super powers don’t get to be normal. 

The city is overrun with criminals, each faction bent on murdering them for one reason or another. It’s only when the Runaways uncover the truth behind their parents’ past that they realize the evil isn’t just in L.A.

It’s everywhere.

Book information!!

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Press on January 2, 2018
  • Language: English

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your current TBR, or If you are watching the new marvel show and will be turning into season 3 this december!!

Later book lovers!!

Throw Back Read: Hunting Prince Dracula

So I am really hoping to make it this one of the read I want to tackle this fall. I always neglect this series, but I am craving some historical fiction reads with a bit of mystery! I really did enjoy book one and am excited to dive into this read soon!

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Summary!!

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? 
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. 
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

Author Information!!

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats. She is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER quartet.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316514829
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson on September 19, 2017
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2017
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

Let me know in the comments if this book is still on your fall TBR, like it is mine, of if you have read it and give me your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

later book lovers!!

Throw Back Read!! How to Disappear!!

So I have been trying to tackle more older reads on my shelves and adding them to my TBR! So this is another book I am adding to my TBR cart and Hope to read it soon!!!

Book Cover!!

Book Summary!

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything…until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price. As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.

Author Information!!!

Ann Stampler was the mild mannered author of literary picture books when she broke out, tore off her tasteful string of pearls, and started writing edgy, contemporary young adult novels set in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and writer’s-helper rescue dog – without whose compelling distraction she would have no doubt penned dozens of novels by now.

Book Information!!!

  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481443933
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (June 14, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2016

February reading Wrap Up!!

Even thought this month was rather short I still did get some reading done. And I have read a pretty good amount of books and I actually read more contemporary books this month and did read a wide range off genres!!

Current Stats:  5 books   2 audiobooks      1 non-fiction    1 middle grade  1 fantasy 1 thriller

Books I read:

  1. Big Magic (Audiobook): 5 Stars Read!  BTBLC:
  2. The Light Between Worlds: 4 Stars : Beat the Back List
  3. Only a Breath Apart  (4.5 stars) :
  4. Famous In a Small town (3.5)
  5. The Similars (4 stars)
  6. The Adventures Guild (3 Stars) BTBL
  7. Briar Book (4 Stars) (Audiobook) BTBL
  8. Crown Of midnight

Let me know what you read this month!!!

 

The Lying Woods (ARC) Non-Spoiler Review!!!

The Lying Woods  by Ashley Elston

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Published by Disney-Hyperion on November 13, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, thriller

Pages: 336

Format: arc

Source: ALA

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Owen Foster has never wanted for anything. Then his mother shows up at his elite New Orleans boarding school cradling a bombshell: his privileged life has been funded by stolen money. After using the family business, the single largest employer in his small Louisiana town, to embezzle millions and drain the employees’ retirement accounts, Owen’s father vanished without a trace, leaving Owen and his mother to deal with the fallout.

My Thoughts:

I really found this book to a prefect read. I really was loved Owen and Noah is a lead characters. It is rather rare to have YA novel focused only on the male POV. I also really enjoyed the duel time line part of the story and found both storylines to be super compelling. I also really liked the balance that Elston created in the various genres between contempoary and thriller. I really found this book to be super compelling. I also thought this book tackled family issues super well. I think the own character really was so well done I would say this book is more of a contemporary novel with hints of mystery but the ending of this book was super shocking and i would def re-read this book in the future.

January reading warp up!!

So like last year I always get sick in January! Always the same week as well. Unlike last year, this year it is not the flu but rather terrible case of laryngitis so if i do film a video for these posts these will be a tad late!

But at the moment I have:

Read 8 books

Listen 2 book

  1. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson:  BBC, PSRC * 4.5 stars
  2. Dream fall by Amy Plum  3 stars
  3. The Burning Maze  5 stars BBC *PSRC
  4. The Resoultions; BBC 4 Stars
  5. Thorne of Glass * Audiobook* BBLC*  4.5 Stars
  6. Girls of Paper and fire* BBLC* PSRC* 4 stars*
  7. Never contentened things * 3.5 stars*
  8. The Me I am meant to be*  3 stars*
  9. Shadow of the Fox  *
  10. Fill in Boyfriend  *4 stars* Audiobook! 

I did get rather sick this  month but I am pretty happy with all the books that I read. Let me know In the comments what are your top reads of the month!

My top reads are

  1. The Burning maze and Shadow of the fox!

Later book lovers!

 

Throne of Glass: Non-Spoiler Review

Throne of Glass  by Sarah J MASS

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Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 7, 2012

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 416

Format: audiobook

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge: Beat the blacklist challenge

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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

My Thoughts:

Very good start to the series! The world building was a bit weak but towards the end i grew to really love it! I really liked the characters and the presence of fantsey world in the future is exciting! I really loved the various POV that we got in this book. I thought the pacing of this book was also super well crafted. I really enjoyed the different types of characters we met in this novel. I thought the world building overall was awesome but thought the world building towards the end was a bit rush. Excited to get my hands on the next one soon!

Top Five Series I want to Start Reading!! (middle grade and adult)

So new year, new books, new series. I sometimes miss the boat on some of the more popular series and really want to get to them. These are series that are out and have at least 2 book out by 2019! So lets get into it!

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  2. The Assassin Apprentice By Robin Hobb
  3. Vicious by Victoria Swab
  4. The Adventures Guild by Clark and Eliopulous
  5. Keeper of the lost cites by Shannon Messanger
  6. The way of kings part 2  by Brandon Sanderson

Let me know in the comments what are your non-spolier thoughts about this series or if any of these series are on your 2019 tbr!

Later book lovers!

 

Prince in Disguise (Non – Spoiler Review)

Prince in Disguise  by Stephanie Kate Strohm.

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Published by Disney-Hyperion on December 19, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Holiday Reads

Pages: 320

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.
Life is real enough for Dylan-especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.

As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises-including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.

 

My Thoughts:

I will admit the first half of this book was okay. I did enjoy it, but it did not wow me. I thought the book overall had very slow pacing and it took me awhile to feel totally connected to the characters but by the end of the book I was totally engaged and loved the characters. I really did liked the reality tav show element and also the over the pond adventure. Dusty took a while to grow on me. I found the end to be such a fun suprise and it def made me enjoy the book a lot more. I would even re-read this book again. I hope to read more this author in the future.

Beat the backlist Challenge 2019!!

I did participate in the beat the backlist challenge last year and was able to meet my goal of reading 50 backlist titles. I am trying to read the same amount of books this year as well!

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I am also a Huffflepufff and we will be Joining that house that is year.

 

I am super excited for the bingo card as well! Here is mine as a proud puff!

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Let me know in the comments if you are participating in this challenge and what house you are rooting for!

later book lovers!