Reading VLOG wrap up!!!

So i have been doing many reading vlogs on my you tube channel! I want to share them with you all!!

Give them a watch and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Birthday Reading Vlog!

Booktubeathon!!

 

 

 

 

 

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To all the boys I loved Before: Non-Spoiler Review!!

To all the boys I loved before by Jenny Han

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Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on January 26, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 384

Format: Paperback

Source: Personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5  for a review.

Summary!!!

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

My Thoughts:

This book was quite a fun read. I really loved the diversity of this book and was super fascinated by the various relationship and triangle that developed. I really enjoyed the family dynamics in this story and it was def the highlight of the story. I also really enjoyed Lara Jean character as well. This book just put a smile on my face and it was just a fun read! I thought this story was a def a complete story and will be curious to see what happens in the next two books in this series!

Throw Back TBR: Queen of Shadows!!

I really want to spend the fall catching up on older series that I have not caught up on. I really want to add the thorn of glass series to the list so I can read the final book sooner then later!

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Summary!

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

  • Print Length: 662 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (September 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Author Info!!

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

Cover Reveal!!!WHEN SUMMER ENDS by Jessica Pennington and (GIVEAWAY!! USA ONLY)

When Summer Ends Cover Reveal & ARC giveaway!

Publication Date: April 9, 2019

Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan

YA contemporary romance

OFFICIAL BOOK SUMMARY

 

Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend dumps her right before summer break, she starts to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

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TTT: Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites

So I actually do follow a lot of bookish sites and some book blogs! I am not making a video this week but here are some of the top ten websites/blogs that I follow for bookish news and reviews!

  1. Alexa Loves books:  I really look foward to their videos and I have met them both and they are lovely in person!
  2. Super Space Chick:  I really enjoy her videos and she def allows me to read books that I would have never read and she is lovely in person also, I have met her several times!
  3. Peruse Project   I also really love her channel and again she really opens my mind up to new books and I loved her reading VLOGS!
  4. Bella Fairytale: My friend runs this blog and I really love the work she does and you should def give her a follow!
  5. A court of coffee and books  : My friend runs this blog and I really love the work she does and you should def give them  a follow!
  6. Epic ReadThis site is just fun and I loved the various content on this site!!
  7. Hypable  I love this site so much but the book section run by danielle , Karen and Kirsten is awesome!
  8. Goodreads: I really love this site because i rely on it to know about sequels and also just tracking my own reading!
  9. Owl crate  I really love these ladies and also this company and just love to watch all their videos and especially their hauls!

I know I missed some, but let me know your favorites in the comments!

Later book lovers!!!

 

What I am reading Monday!!!!!

I actually got not as much reading as I wanted to last week, but I did enjoy what I started reading!

What I finished reading!

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i found this to be such a fun summer read focusing on travel, sibling dynamics and just a fun summer read. I do rec. reading love and gelato first unlike me 🙂 but i really enjoyed it!

What I am reading!!!!!

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I am loving going back to this world and I am loving this book and excited to see where the quest goes!

What I want to read next!

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I heard this book creates a book hangover but I am ready!

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I am very excited to dive into this read as well!

Let me know in the comments what you are reading this week!

later book lovers

 

 

Love and Luck: Non-Spoiler Review!!

Love and Luck  by Jenna Evans Welch

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Published by  Simon Pulse on May 8, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:  321

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

2018 challenge:

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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brother—and her problems—behind.

So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism.

And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.

That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.

My Thoughts:

I normally adore travel books and road trip books and this book was no different. I do rec. that you read love and gelato first because there are some spoilers that you may not want to know first. I loved how this book addressed being broken hearted, travel, friendship, romance and siblings relationship. It was such a fast book to read. I thought this book was super fun but also had a emotional element to it that made me enjoy it even more. I just loved exploring ireland with the character and Rowan is so cute, new book boyfriend for sure!

Since you’ve been gone!!! Non-Spoiler Review!!

Since you’ve been gone by Morgan Matson

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Published by  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 6, 2014

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:  465

Format: Hardback/audio

Source: Personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever. Hellogiggles.com says, “Basically I couldn’t be more in love with this book,” from the bestselling author of Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour.

Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Wait…what?

Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find.

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book. I saw myself so much in the character of emily and also some of my own friend in the character of sloane. It is about his girl name emily who friend family falls of the grid one summer and all she leaves behind is a list of 13 things she wants emily to complete.
Emily is a very sheltered girl and she does not like to break her out of her comfort zone especially without her friend there, she is utterly lost but she eventually finds friends that make the summer adventure fun again and she winds up completing her list and in the end finding out what happen to Sloan. i really love how these simple things were really able to change emily as a person and for the first time she was really Emily and not just oh that is “so and so friend”.
It was such a fast pace summer read and I really loved the romance as well. I loved the progression and how she handled cheating in this book and the effects it had. It was such a good book and hope to read more by this author soon.

Rule: Arc review (Non-spoliers Review)

Rule  by Ellen Goodlett

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Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 11, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery

Pages: 384

Format: Arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: N/A

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.
The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.
Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone.
Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.
Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.
When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.
Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in the first book of this sensational and striking fantasy duology.

 

My  Brief Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this novel and thought it was the prefect mix between three dark crowns and pretty little liars. I found this book to be super fast pace read and also found the three girls to be very compelling. I loved the various POV and also the magic system was so well crafted and really easy to understand. The writing and pacing made this book so fast to read. I thought the world is so rich and can’t wait to see what happens next. I felt equally invested in not only the girls but also the secrets they are holding. I also loved the representation in the novel.

My Extended Thoughts!!

Characters: I was equally invested in the characters in this novel. I thought the secrets and the characters diversity was so well crafted. I think my personal favorite POV was  character was Akeylah. I really enjoyed not only the devious natures but also as they grew as sisters throughout this novel. I also loved the various different backgrounds of the characters. It made the book even more diverse read that really expanded the world.

Plot: I thought the of this story was a prefect mix of TDC and PLL. I really loved all the plot paths the lead to the end. The book had predictable moments but I was really engaged throughout the whole book.

World Building: I adored the magic system that was created and really loved how she built it. I just wanted to go to this world. I thought so much world building occurred but it was such a easy read that world building did not  make the pace less or bog down the story! I really liked this type of magic.

Will I read book 2! Oh for sure!! I am totally there!

let me know in the comments if this book in on your own TBR!

 

 

 

 

 

Laura’s Birthday Giveaway!!! USA ONLY!!

So in honor of my birthday I am holding two giveaways from my birthday! I normally get  so many bookish related gifts for my birthday and I wanted to share the love with my followers!

 

 

BLOG GIVEAWAY:

Prize: Grace and Fury arc!

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Youtube Giveaway!

Prize: Singed arc of Sea Witch!!

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Let me know if you entered bellow!