My Owl Crate Themed TBR For 2019

So I have a super bad habit of falling behind on my Owl Crate books! I am really going to try to make more of a effort to be better at this in 2019!

Here are some off the backlist and book summaries That I hope to tackle in 2019! I am listing them in the order I am most excited to read them! Most popular to not!

  1. The Wizards of Once  (Owl Crate Junior)

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Summary: In the first book of a new series by the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.  Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can’t cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it’s the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.  With Cressida Cowell’s trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

Reasons: When I first got this book, it sounded like the prefect halloween read and I still stand by that. It sounds like such a fun magical adventure book and really hope it lives up to my own hype. I also have an arc of the sequel that I really want to read! I got this two years ago in the October Owl Crate box 🙂

2. Amber and Dusk: 

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Summary: Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d’Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies. So Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never sets, to take what is hers. But her hope for a better life is quickly dimmed. The empress invites her in only as part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it appears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions. As Mirage strives to seize what should be her rightful place, she’ll have to consider whether it is worth the price she must pay.

Reasons: I liked books that deal with magic/witch craft and this book setting seems super interesting and I also love secrets, mystery and romance in my YA novels.! I hope I liked this book, it sounds super interesting.

3. Ace of Shades: 

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Summary: Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.  Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…And she’ll need to play.

Reasons: I have had this book on my TBR since i got it. I Did not love her book daughter of a burning city and have putting of reading this. This books is totally different and deals with street gangs and also a character is named after my friend. The sequel also comes in april of 2019 and I really want to be caught up to date by then.

4. Girls of Paper and Fire 

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Summary: In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it’s Lei they’re after — the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king’s interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king’s consort. There, she does the unthinkable — she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world’s entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

Reasons: I normally love books that are a mix between the selection and fantasy adventure and strong female characters. This book sounds like such a rich fantasy and I really am sad, I did not read it already.

5.  Shadow of the fox: 

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Summary:  Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart. With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Reasons: I have never watched any anime. But I heard this book has similar elements and would be a good starting points. I also have been craving more diverse reads with unique setting that have a fun adventure element.

Let me know your non-spoiler thoughts about the books in the comments or if any of these books are still on your tbr for 2019!

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Top Ten books I must Read in 2019!!!

So here a few books that I want to read before the year ends. Normally I make this list so much longer but I hope a shorter list will allow me to find easier success in 2019! Check out the video for me discussing all the videos!

  1. Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs
  2. Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
  3. Sadie by Courtney Summers
  4. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  5. This is our Story by Ashley Elston \
  6. Piory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  7. Blood Witch by Susan Dennard
  8. Say you will remember me by Katie McGary
  9. Wonder Women by Leigh Bardugo
  10. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan.

Let me know in the comments if any of this books are on your TBR for 2019!

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TTT: Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree This Morning

I always hope to get books under my holiday tree and here are just a few I have put on my various lists and I hope somebody gifts them to me 🙂

  1. Crown of Midnight then Sarah J Mass
  2. The Art of Harry Potter
  3. How she died and how I live
  4. Lulu the Broadway mouse
  5. Two dark reigns
  6. These rebel waves
  7. Truly Devious
  8. As she ascends
  9. Stormbreaker
  10. The Afterlife of Holly chase

Let me know in the comments what are some book you hope are under your holiday tree this year!

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TTT: Winter 2018 TBR

So I am def a reader that changes up the books she reads based on the season! Here are the top ten books that are on my winter TBR. It is mix between fantasy and books set in fantasy worlds and some middle grade!

  1. The Last Magician
  2. Hunting Prince Dracula
  3. Blood Leaf
  4. Warrior of the wild
  5. The Tiger at midnight
  6. The train to impossible places
  7. Check please (graphic novel)
  8. Wicked Saints
  9. Sherwood
  10. Evermore

Let me know in the comments what books are on your winter TBR!

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What I am reading Monday!!!

I actually had a awesome reading week because of the tis the season a thon!! I read 3 total books and really enjoyed them!!

What I finished reading!

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I found this to be a cute holiday/historical fiction read! I really liked both main characters and also the mystery that developed. It was a fun read, not my favorite of the year but a fun read!

What I am currently reading!

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I have heard awesome things about this middle grade series and am so excited to finally start this series!

What I want to read next!

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I am so excited to dive back into the Buffy with this book from kirsten white!

What I am listening too!

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I am about to read listen TO this series again and start this for the time wrap ya book club!

let me know what you are reading in the comments!

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TTT: Cozy/Wintry Reads

I normally am a seasonly reader and in the winter, I loved to read long books that I can really get captured in the world or short quick reads that I can read in one siting like on a  snowy day! So here is list of some of the books on my TBR this winter!!

Longer Reads:

  1. Storm Runner
  2. Light years
  3. Blood Leaf
  4. Phantom Wheel
  5. The last Magician

Shorter Reads:

  1. On the fence by Kassie West
  2. Fill in boyfriend by Kassie West
  3. When Summer ends by Jessica Pennington
  4. The princess and the fangirl by Ashely Poston!!

Let me know in the comments what books are some you would would consider winter or cozy reads!!

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TTT: Platonic Relationships In Books!!

This was super hard to narrow down, cause I normally drawn towards these types of relationships in books, because I am a only child my self and always wanted a sibling! But enough about me, lets talk about the books!!

  1. Harry and Hermonie and (Ron)

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This list would not be the same without this ‘trio” I know eventually Ron and Hermonie get together but this series as always hung on their friendship and I always wanted to go on adventure with them. They really became each other chosen family and that just puts a smile on my face. So many of my favorite friendship moments come from this trio including:

  • troll in the dungeon
  • Are you a witch or not
  • We will go anywhere with you
  • The chess scene in book one 🙂

2.  Clary and Simon (Mortal Instruments) 

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I  really love clary and simon friendship throughout the whole Mortal instrument series. The beginning romance still makes me want to toss my book across the room and I often struggle to re-read those books! But after book 3 I really love their friendships so much. They def become found family and I really love their dynamics so much! I really was heartbroken at the end of the city of heavenly fire but was thrilled with tales of there shadow hunter academy. I found this relationship to def be at the hear of this series and really hope we get to see them again together in lord of shadows!!

3. The Unlikes by Carrie Firestone:

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I read this book last year and really found this group of friends to be so awsome. There was hints of romance in the book, but this book def focused more on friednshio for the characters. I really loved how they had a mission and just how they all interacted in this book, this was def a group of friends, I would want to join!

4. Pushing the limit series! 

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I also really loved the various couples and friends that made this group of friedns in this series! This book series def deals with harder topics but I really loved all the friendships and realtiosnhips that came out of this series. These characters are really so different but some how they just work totgether and out of came some pretty awsome realtionships and just friendship moments!

5. Darkest Mind Series 

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In such a sad word with some much sadness and death. The friendship between Zu, Ruby, Liam and Chubs really made me smile in this book. I really love how much they go through but also how much they care about each other. This series is so sad, and so much bad things but the friendship def made me smile and I really adore these characters!

6. Runaways T.V show: 

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I really love the t.v show and have both the comcis and the book my tbr. I just love the dynamics of the team of kids. They just really becaome so close over this series and some romacne may be incoming evnetually but for the first series, I really love this group of characters and how much they were willing to do to protect each other!

7. The Unexpected Everything and Since you’ve been Gone!!

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Duo choice* I really loved both groups of friends in these summer reads. I love how one groups of friends have been together for years and then the other since you been gone had a new group of friends growing closer. I tought these series could be a group of friends from real life and they both put a smile on my face!!!

8. Camp Half Blood World:

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I really love all the different heroes that we meet in Heroes of Olympus! I really liked all the various characters that we meet and also the various realtionships we saw and they just all made me smile!

9. Vampire Academy!! 

I also really loved the friendships that we had in both bloodlines and and vamprie academy series!

Let me know what are some of your favorite pantomine groups of friends or what indivdual friendships did you love!

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TTT: Why I am thankful for reading

So this was def inspired by the artsy reader girl. I want to share the top ten reasons I am thankful for reading! I think most of them will be understood by book lovers from all over!

Why I am thankful for reading!!

 

  1. Because there is always a book that I want to read!

I can always find a book the captures my attention and just captures me. I have so many books, but it is more that all the books I have but I can easily find something that I will want to read. The real hard part is making a choice lol 🙂

2.  Characters that feel like my best friend!

I love all the characters these authors create for me . They not only feel so well crafted but also they feel so real. I often feel like I know these characters so well, that they feel like my friends. It is even more when this series goes on for years and I grow up or spend so many years with them!

3. I can escape into. a new world!

Sometimes the world is scary or less exciting place and having a world to escape in that is different from my own is a true blessing and even with my new job, a escape is often desired! I often crave books so different from my own reality!

4. Being apart of a fandom of books!

i just love being apart of fandom of certain books because I love sharing my thoughts with people who like the same things as me. I also love to theorize and predict future books!

5. Sharing my reviews with the world!!

I like sharing my reviews both her and my book tube channel! I just like sharing my thoughts and getting feedback and seeing if we agree or disagree!!

6. Meeting some of my best friends!

I have met so many books for the bookish community and now they have become my best friends! I love hanging out with them all year long but especially during convention time!

7. Going to bookish themed events and Conventions!

I literally look forward to my big bookish convention all year long including book con, NYCC and BEA! I also really enjoy going to all my smaller bookish events like singings!!

8. Collecting and reading my books/ arcs!!

Recently I started reading arcs and boy do I love getting books early, I really love getting books but I also love getting the early!!

9. Spending my free time reading!!

I really love reading and really look foward to my reading time! I normally get to read atleast a hour a day!

10. Using my long commute time for reading!

Having a long commute is not always fun but for me it is, when I use it for reading!

Let me know some of the reasons that you are thankful for reading in the comment!

TTT: Villains The good, the bad and the creepy!!

So here was a fun list to create, Here are some of the villains that always come to mind when I chat books 🙂 Let me know some of your favorites in the comments!!!

1.Creepy Villian: Levanna (Cinder series)

2. Favorite: Alastor (The dreadful tale of prosper readding)

3. Best: Voldmort (Harry pottter)

4. Worst: Umbridge (Harry potter)

5.  Scary: The Darkling ( Shadow and Bone)

So tell me in your comments what villains grab your VOTES!!!

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Let me know what viallian hold your heart in the comments!!

 

TTT: Top Ten book I got from NYCC 2O18!!

So here are some of the highlights form my NYCC COMIC con featuring all the titles that I can’t wait to read and i prob won’t wait for publication to start! I give you summaries in this video!

  1. ArchEnemies by Marissa Meyer
  2.  Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  3. Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Sky
  4. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  5. Sal and Gabs Break the Universe
  6. Slayer by Kirsten White
  7. Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins
  8. We Set the dark on fire by Tehlor Kay Meja
  9. Wicked Saints by Emily A Ducan
  10. Sherwood by Megan Spooner

Let me know in the comments what book you think I should read first, I will try and make it happen!!

Later book lovers!!