Arlo Fitch in the Valley of Fire (Non-Spolier review)!!

Arlo Finch in the Valley Of Fire  by John August

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Published by  Roaring Brook Press on February 6, 2018

Genres:  Middle Grade, Adventure

Pages: 326

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 3.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John August.

Some trails lead to magic. Some lead to danger.

As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves.
She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: “If I can see you, they can see you . . . Be careful, Arlo Finch.

Arlo Finch thought becoming a Ranger meant learning wilderness skills, like camping and knots. But upon arriving in the tiny town of Pine Mountain, Colorado, Arlo soon learns there’s so much more. His new friends Indra and Wu teach him how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods—a parallel realm of wonder and danger.

First he must master the basics, including snaplights, thunderclaps and identifying supernatural creatures. But Arlo Finch is no ordinary Ranger, and this is no ordinary time. A dark and ancient force is sending threats into the real world . . . our world.

Through perilous adventures and close calls, Arlo is awakened to his unique destiny—but the obstacles he faces will test the foundations of the Ranger’s Vow: loyalty, bravery, kindness, and truth.

My Thoughts:

I found this book to be the prefect mix between adventure, magic and nature adventure. I feel in love with the worlds that was created. I really loved the main character and also the the trio characters that was created. I thought the concepts of the scouts was so fun to read but also a nice balance between fantasy and realistic elements. I thought the Arlo WAS such a fun lead and this book just made me smile. I thought it was super fast pace novel!! I really can’t wait for book 2.

 

 

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Ruin and Rising: Non-Spolier Review!!!

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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Published by Henry Holt and Co  First edition on June 17, 2014

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages:  369

Format: Paperback

Source: Personally Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Enter the Grishaverse with Book Three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.

As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power—but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.

My Thoughts:

I thought that this was prob one of the best book in the series. I keep on loving this world and really think the world was expanded so much in this novel. I found the relationship between Mal and Alina to be the best part of this novel. I really loved how this book focused on the a smaller cast of characters. It was a such a fast pace read. I was really hooked. I like how this book really focused on the hero myth and it did such unique things with the troupe. I thought Nick was the best part of this novel and really can’t wait to read the sequel series to this series.

 

ARC TBR!! (New Series)!! Archenemies!!

So I am going to start a new series, featuring the arcs, I hope to read first form my Comic con reads!

ArchEnemies by Marissa Meyer

 

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Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (November 6, 2018)
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2018
  • Sold by: Macmillan

Summary!!

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

Nova’s double life is about to get a lot more complicated:

As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian’s patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City.

As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist – a group of of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most.

But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her sworn enemies and, unbeknownst to Nova, he has some dangerous secrets of his own.

In this second installment of the Renegades trilogy, Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew – Ruby, Oscar, and Danna — are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also the feelings they have for each other.

The line between good and evil has been blurred, but what’s clear to them both is that too much power could mean the end of their city – and the world – as they know it.

Author Information!!!

Marissa Meyer is a fangirl at heart, with a closet full of costumes, a Harry Potter wand on her desk, and a Tuxedo Mask doll hanging from her rear view mirror. Han and Leia are still her OTP. She may or may not be a cyborg.

I would highly rec you add this series to your TBR, Let me know in the comments if it on your TBR!!

Later book lovers!!

 

Sunday experience and books highlightes!

I spent the least time on the floor today! I did an harry potter experience and also a panel for the show Gifted, I really loved both experiences. The video above also included the books that I bought! Overall i loved this day and really hope to do some more “non-book’ experiences next year especially on sunday. I just loved wandering around and it was a fun day!

Highlights!

  • Slayer
  • Shearwood
  • Arlo finch and the lake of the moon
  • The library of ever

Books I bought

  • The hotel between
  • Josh and Haley guide to not dating
  • The adventure zone
  • The train to Impossible places
  • Check please
  • Damsel

Let me know in the comments what book you want to see me review first!

later book lovers!

 

 

Saturday Comic con books and experience highlights!!

I spent pretty much all the time on the floor today but I overall really loved getting these books. My life has changed so much this month, but it felt nice to be back doing something that was no stress and I just really loved this weekend and the break it gave me! Sometimes you need a break and this was mine!

Book Highlights!!

  • we set the dark on fire
  • stolen time
  • Deepest blue
  • Girls with Sharp Sticks
  • The Afterwards
  • The last day of summer
  • This lie will kill you
  • Hold back the stars
  • Warrior of the wild
  • Gates of Stone

Let me know in the comments what book you want me to review first!

later book lovers!

Dragon Watch: Non-Spolier Review!!

Dragon Watch by Brandon Mull

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Published by Shadow Mountain March 14, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 384

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3.5  for a review.

Summary!!!

In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies….

In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.

No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. In ancient times, Dragonwatch was a group of wizards, enchantresses, dragon slayers, and others who originally confined the majority of dragons into sanctuaries. But nearly all of the original Dragonwatch members are gone, and so the wizard Agad reaches out to Grandpa Sorenson for help.

As Kendra and Seth confront this new danger, they must draw upon all their skills, talents, and knowledge as only they have the ability to function together as a powerful dragon tamer. Together they must battle against forces with superior supernatural powers and breathtaking magical abilities.

How will the epic dragon showdown end? Will dragons overthrow humans and change the world as we know it?

My Thoughts:

I really loving going back to this world! I just loved this seeing how these main characters have changed so much. I also loved the new setting but also the same sense of adventure. The book was such a fun read and just put a smile on my face. I read this book so fast and really need to read book 2. I also really loved how brandon created this new world and also expanded the old world. I really am loving the dynamics between seth and kendra and how they have changed so much. I def. enjoyed this book a lot and just wish I would have re-read the original series because I feel like I missed so many tiebacks to the first series but really found it to be a fun adventure story!

Thursday Comic con!! Books and Experience Highlights!!!!!!

So Overall I had a great comic con experience and really loved. I will be totally honest. I spent pretty much all of thursday in the book section and got so many books and also spent so much time with my friends it was a prefect day! I got some highly anticipating books and can’t wait to read them!

Book Highlights!

  • Arch-Enemies (November 2018)
  • The Wanning Age
  • Blood Leaf
  • Sal and gabe break the universe
  • The Devoring Grey
  • Ceurlum

I also really enjoyed just wandering around the convention floor and let me know in the comments what book you want to see me review first!

later book lovers!

Children of Blood and Bone (ARC REVIEW)!!

Children of Blood and Bone  by Tomi Adeyemi

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Published by  Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on March 6, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Diverse

Pages: 537

Format: ARC

Source: NYCC

2018 challenge: N/A

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

My Brief  Thoughts:

I really loved this fantasy novel. I was super invested in all the POV characters. I thought this magic system was very well done as well. I loved the diversity of this cast and the characters. This book is def on the longer side, but I really read it so fast. It was super compelling read with some many themes and troops used. I def adored both female POV and thought it handled the magic plot super well. It was a heartbreaking reads at points but I really liked, need book 2

My Extended Thoughts!!

Characters: I really was invested in all the characters in this story. I love the diversity of the characters we met and really enjoyed all of them. My favorites def. changed throughout the novel. I still think my favorite is the princes but I really enjoyed them all!

World Building: I thought this world building was super complex and well crafted. I really loved how this magic system was developed and felt this world building was super diverse.

Pace: I felt that the short chapters made the massive book a easy book to digest. I really enjoyed this pace of the novel.

Second book! I def will be reading book 2!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I am reading!!

So I started reading so many books this week and really want to finish them all, so here are the books I am reading and want to finish this week!

What I am reading!!!!

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This book has such a cool premise and I hope to make more progress soon!

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My first Nycc read is a success and I really like the setting of this novel, It reminds me of stranger things!

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I picked this up today, and think I will complete this first 🙂

 

My only goal is to complete all these reads this week, tell your reads in the comments!

later book lovers!