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.

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Holiday book Haul!!

I was really spoiled by my friends and family and also just me shopping this holiday season! i Chat about everything I got in the video below but here are some the books I am most excited to read in 2019!!

  1. Never Wake by Amy Plum
  2. Way of kings Part One
  3. Lulu the broadway mouth
  4. The afterlife of holly chase
  5. Time Castways: The Mona Lisa Key
  6. Crown of midnight
  7. Met the sky
  8. An assissan guide to love and treason
  9. The soul Keepers
  10. Two dark reigns
  11. Angel and Bavar
  12. Dragon Watch Book 2
  13. Novice
  14. Tower of Dawn
  15. How she died and how I lived

Tell me in the comments what book you got for the holiday season or what book you got most recently.

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The Assassin’s Blade: Non-Spoiler Review!!

The Assassin’s Blade by Brigid Sarah J. Mass

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Published by  Bloomsbury USA Childrens  on April 4, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 464

Format: audiobook

Source: personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, she’s sworn to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

In these action-packed prequel novellas to Throne of Glass, Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny. But by acting on her own terms, will Celaena truly free herself from her master, or will she suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery?

This bind-up features all four of the previously published e-novellas along with a story now available in the US for the first time, The Assassin and the Healer.

My Thoughts:

This is the second time that I read this book and still really enjoy this collection of stories. I thought that even thought this is five different stories it basically tells one complete story that really does give you so much history about our lead character. This collection of stories was a super fast pace read and one that really taught us so much about our lead. I think my favorite story was def the assassin and the healer and also the last story. I def think that you must read this story for you really to understand this story and the characters.

Let me know in the comments what short stories are your favorite!!

 

TFW: Top Series I need to Keep reading!!!

So there are some series I feel a tad behind on and I want to make it one of my goals to make it a goal to catch up on this series. If these books are on this list I need to read 1 or more books in the series!! I chat about these series in the video below 🙂

 

  1. Stalking Jack the ripper
  2. Wichland series
  3. Ember in the ashes
  4. To all the boys I have loved before
  5. Shades off London
  6. Ink and bone

Let me if you have fallen behind on any of these series and let me know your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments

TTT: Books I still need to Read from BEA!!!

So here are the top ten books I still really want to read from last year BEA. I am so sad that I did not get to read then yet, but I am really excited to get to read them in early 2019!

  1. Storm Runner ( September)
  2. Phantom wheel ( October)
  3. Girls of paper and fire (november)
  4. The war outside (september)
  5. Light Years (october)
  6. The Light Between worlds (October)
  7. Sadie (September

2019 books

  1. Dragon Pearl (January)
  2. The me I am meant to be (January)
  3. The girl king (January)
  4. The last life of prince Alastor (february)
  5. Never contended things (March)

Let me know yours thoughts on this books in the comments, or if you are excited to read these book in 2019!

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What I am reading monday!!

I actually had a rather awesome start to the new year by finishing two books! I was so happy with my progress. I have been afraid that my reading would slow down, but I have been finding better life and work balance has been much better. Lets see my plans for this week!

What I finished reading!!

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I wanted to love this book a tad more. I really did like the world. But I struggled to feel super connected to the characters. I really do think this book concept is so cool. I hope I like book two a tad more 🙂

What I am currently reading!

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I am so excited/worried to read this book, because I heard it is really game changer. And I am scared what that means happen to my poor characters 😦

What I want to read next!

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I have been trying to be better at reading cont. books during the year outside of the summer. I have hopes I will enjoy it 🙂

What I am listening too

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I really am loving listening to this book!! I am loving floating back to this world!

Let me know what you have read this last week and what books you want to read this week 🙂

later book lovers!!

The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Afterlife of Holly Chase  by Cynthia Hand

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Published by HarperTeen on October 24, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, holiday read

Pages: 400

Format: paperback

Source: personally bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Before I Fall meets “bah, humbug” in this contemporary YA reimagining of A Christmas Carol from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand. On Christmas Eve five years ago, seventeen-year-old Holly Chase was visited by three Ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge—as their latest Ghost of Christmas Past. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable. But this year’s Scrooge is different. This year’s Scrooge might change everything…The Afterlife of Holly Chase is a witty, poignant, and insightful novel about life, love, and seizing second (or third) chances, perfect for readers who loved Before I Fall or Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I normally struggle with unlikable characters but I really did enjoy holly throughout the book and really liked her by the end. I really enjoyed this book as a retelling and especially liked how it was mix between a retelling and also had elements of work place comedy. I really liked all the side characters def made me really loved this book. I found this book to be super well paced even thought it occurred over the course of the year. I did liked how the holly turned did seem like it was realistic and really enjoyed it. It was def. one of of my favorite holiday reads of the year.

Slayer (ARC Review)!!!

Slayer  by Kiersten White

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Published by Simon Pulse on January 8, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, BuffyVerse

Pages: 416

Format: arc

Source: NYCC

2018 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until the day Nina’s life changes forever. Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book alot. I really found the tiebacks to the actually buffy characters a nice element. I really would loved a bit more connections to the buffy characters. I really enjoyed the new setting of this book and also the new set of characters. I found the premise of this book to super well done. I was really liked nina and loved her storyline in this book. I found her to be such a unique slayer. I also really liked the various mysteries we met had in this story. I wanted to the end to be a bit more fleshed out but I am so excited for book 2!!!

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!

later book lovers!!

2019 Reading goals!!!

So I really love making my reading goals every year and love to see how many I can accomplish! Lets see what Plans I have for this year!

Goodreads Goals:

  1. 150 books
  2. 12 audiobooks 🙂

Book Blogger goals:

  1. I would like 200 followers on my blog!
  2. I would like 400 followers on my book tube channel give me a follow
  3. I would like 1,000 followers on Instagram  give me a follow

General Goals

  1. Be more reading and blogging organized and use my Magical Monthly planner.
  2. Read 50 back list books (beat the backlist challenge)
  3. Participate in the TBR and beyond and pop sugar reading challenge this year (check out my videos early next month)
  4. Read and donate 50 books/arcs.
  5. Read more then half of my BEA and NYCC books
  6. Try and only buy 2 books a month (not including owl crate)
  7. Try and read 4 backlist owl crate books and stay up to date on 2019 owl crate books.
  8. Expand my reading tasts (Contemporary, Non-fiction and thriller)
  9. Listen to one audiobook a month
  10. Don’t rush my reading, it should be fun.
  11. Complete deathly hallows
  12. Complete the shadow cannon 🙂
  13. Complete top ten books I want to read and also my series I want to catch up on!
  14. Pick one book out of my TBR Jar each month!

I love making goals and I really hope I am able to follow all of these goals! Tell me your own goals in the comments

later book lovers!