Hot Dog Girl (Non-Spoiler Review) Arc!!!

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Published by  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on April 30, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:

*  She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.
*  Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.
*  Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.
*  And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.

Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love–and themselves–in unexpected people and unforgettable places.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this read. I thought it was such a fun summer read and I really like the cast of characters but especially the setting of the old theme park. I also really liked the town the book was set it and how this book had a intreating big plot that i don’t often see in books. I really enjoyed the diversity of the realitonships in this book and it was a fun read. The lead character was not my favorite but she grew on me throughout the novel. I really did enjoy this read and flew through it. I think the setting and the romance diversity was the highlight of this novel.

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Wizards of Once (Non-Spoiler Review)

Wizards Of Once by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on October 3, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 400

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

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, heart, humor, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I listen to this book as a audiobook and found it to be super fun read. I really loved the story and loved how the characters progressed through the novel. I really loved the two main characters and also how it was a mix between a adventure and magic story. I really loved the narrater of the audiobook and hope to read the sequel soon!

Book Con 2019 Haul!!

So I was also lucky enough to be able to attend Book con this year! I really loved my time at book and was able to snag some awesome reads that will occupy my summer reading. I have attached a video bellow!

Highlights!

  1. Treason of Thorns
  2. Maybe this time
  3. American Royals
  4. There will come a darkness
  5. Candle in the wick

Let me know in the comments what reads you are most excited to see me review!

Later book lovers!!

Book I am excited to start!! Race to the sun by Rebecca Roanhorse!!

So I am going to feature some titles that I am super excited to read soon that I got from BEA and book con!!

Summary!!!

Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he’s Mr. Charles, her dad’s new boss at the oil and gas company, and he’s alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he’s a threat, but her father won’t believe her. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says “Run!”, the siblings and Nizhoni’s best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be . . . Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion (October 2, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2019
  • Sold by: Disney Book Group

Author Information!!

About the Author

Rebecca Roanhorse (www.RebeccaRoanhorse.com) is a black/indigenous (Ohkay Owingeh) writer of speculative fiction, including two adult books in the Sixth World series, Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts, and a Nebula and Hugo-winning short story, “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience.” Race to the Sun is her middle grade debut. Rebecca, a graduate of Yale, is a lawyer by day and works on behalf of Native Americans. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her Navajo husband and their daughter and pug. Follow her on Twitter @RoanhorseBex.

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

later book lovers!!

Phantom Wheel (Non-Spoiler Review)!!!

Letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on October 16, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 416

Format: ARC

Source: Bea

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

The digital apocalypse has arrived and the future is here in this addictive technological thriller full of twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Nerve

Being recruited by the CIA to join a top-secret intelligence program should be the opportunity of a lifetime. For Issa, it’s a shot at creating a new and better life for herself and her siblings. For clever con artist Harper, it’s a chance to bury the secrets of her troubled past and make sure that those secrets stayburied. But for Owen–honor student, star quarterback, and computer-hacking genius–it sounds like a trap.

He’s right. 

Owen discovers that instead of auditioning for the CIA, they’ve all been tricked by a multibillion-dollar tech company into creating the ultimate computer virus. It’s called Phantom Wheel, and it’s capable of hacking anyone on Earth, anywhere, at any time. And thanks to six teenagers, it’s virtually unstoppable. 

Horrified by what they’ve done, the hackers must team up to stop the virus before the world descends into chaos. But working together is easier said than done, especially as the lines start to blur between teammate, friend, and more than friend. Because how do you learn to trust someone when you’ve spent your entire life exploiting that same trust in others?

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book. I really loved how this book was a new type of thriller. I thought the plot was super compelling but sometimes i got lost in the details of the story and did not fully understand what was happening with the ‘heist” aspect at all times. I thought the main characters were super interesting but sometimes got them all confused and it was hard at points to identify who was who because we meet the characters so fast in the novel. i really found this to be fun read.

Book Expo Book Haul!

I had a amazing time at Book Expo! I cam home with about 100 books and really loved spring time with my friends and having a bookish week. It was so much fun! I have attached my video!

Highlights!!

  1. Riordan Presents books!! ( Race to the sun and Firekeeper)
  2. Ninth House
  3. A heart so fierce and broken
  4. The beast ( A dark deep novel)
  5. Beautful
  6. Storm Crow!!

Let me know in the comments what books you are most excited to see me review in the comments!

later book lovers!!

June TBR!!

This is a tentative TBR to be very honest. I have no idea what I am going to to get at BEA and book Con and that may dramatically effect what I wind up reading next month! But here is my tentative plan!

What I want to read!!!

  1. Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
  2. Check Please
  3. In real Life
  4. Dragon Pearl
  5. TwinChantment
  6. The other side of lost
  7. That Not what I heard
  8. Love a la Mode
  9. Tell me three things!

Let me know what are some books you hope to tackle this month!!

later book lovers!

May Reading Wrap up!!!

I really did not have the best reading month. I will be honest. I was super focused on making my production of Willy Wonka a success and reading and my other hobbies feel by the waist-side. But I am super hopeful that June will be different lets recap what I did actually read!

What I read!

  1. Lovely and the lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: 4.5 stars
  2. Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs: 3 Stars
  3. Wizards of Once: (Audiobook): 4 stars
  4. Hot Dog girl by Jennifer Dugan: 4 stars
  5. Somewhere only we know by Maurene Goo: 5 Stars!

I again did not have the best reading month, but I really did like most of the books that I read. I hope to have a better reading month in June! Let me know in the comments what was your favorite read of the month!

The Lovely and the Lost (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Lovely and the lost  by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Published by  Disney Hyperion on May 7, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, thriller

Pages: 336

Format arc

Source: publisher

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Kira Bennett’s earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her. Adopted into the Bennett family, Kira still struggles with human interaction years later, but she excels at the family business: search-and-rescue. Along with Cady’s son, Jude, and their neighbor, Free, Kira works alongside Cady to train the world’s most elite search-and-rescue dogs. Someday, all three teenagers hope to put their skills to use, finding the lost and bringing them home. But when Cady’s estranged father, the enigmatic Bales Bennett, tracks his daughter down and asks for her help in locating a missing child—one of several visitors who has disappeared in the Sierra Glades National Park in the past twelve months—the teens find themselves on the frontlines sooner than they could have ever expected. As the search through 750,000 acres of unbridled wilderness intensifies, Kira becomes obsessed with finding the missing child. She knows all too well what it’s like to be lost in the wilderness, fighting for survival, alone. But this case isn’t simple. There is more afoot than a single, missing girl, and Kira’s memories threaten to overwhelm her at every turn. As the danger mounts and long-held family secrets come to light, Kira is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her adopted family, her true nature, and her past.

My Thoughts:

I have always really enjoyed Jen’s book and this book is no different. I really loved the concept of this novel and found it to be super unique story. I really loved how this book mixed both survival elements and also thriller elmenets. I also really liked how this book focused on found family and just adorable dogs. I really enjoyed this read and I really hope this book gets sequel! I grew to love the main character in this novel and jude is my new favorite side character. I thought the mystery was well crafted as well.

Little Do we know (Non-Spoiler Review)

Letters to the lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by  Disney Hyperion on June 5, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 416

Format: Hardback

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Lifelong best friends and next-door neighbors Hannah and Emory have never gone a single day without talking. But now its senior year and they haven’t spoken in three months. Not since the fight, where they each said things they couldn’t take back. They’re aching to break the silence, but those thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows feel more like thirty-six miles.

Then one fateful night, Emory’s boyfriend, Luke, almost dies. And Hannah is the one who finds him and saves his life.

As Luke tries to make sense of his near-death experience, he secretly turns to Hannah, who becomes his biggest confidante. In Luke, Hannah finds someone she can finally talk to about all the questions she’s grappling with. Emory just wants everything to go back to normal–the way it was before the accident. She has no idea why her relationship is spiraling out of control. But when the horrifying reason behind Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, all three of them will be forced work together to protect the one with the biggest secret of all.

In the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller, Every Last Word, Tamara Ireland Stone crafts a deeply moving, unforgettable story about love, betrayal, and the power of friendship.

My Thoughts:

This book was def not what I was expecting. I was super invested in both POV and loved how the romance in this book took a subtle back seat and focused more on friendships. I was suprised by the focus on religion but it was did not come across as preachy in any way. This book really focused on self discovery for both girls. I really liked how this book also tackled miracles and fame as a element to this story. This book also did deal with harder issues as well and was a more emotional read. This book was not what i was expecting but I enjoyed it.