To Kill a Kingdom: Non-Spoiler review!!!

To Kill a Kingdom  byAlexandra Christo

Published by  Feiwel & Friends (March 6, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy, mermaids

Pages: 346 pages

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

2018 challenge: PSRC: Takes place at sea!

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I would give this book 4.5  for a review.


Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most–a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby–it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good–But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

My Thoughts:

* I got this book from the publisher and gave it 4.5 stars*
I really enjoyed this book a lot. I thought the plot was mostly very fast pace and engaging. I thought the end of the book had some slow parts but I still really enjoyed it. I thought the character and the world building was the highlights of the books. I really loved the duel POV that was got in the story and loved the morally gray characters that we met. I really loved the siren mythology that we were exposed too. I would def read more by this author in the future. It is the first mermaid/ siren book I read with a strong focus and it made me exited to read more!



I Am I Am I Am: Non-Spoiler review

I Am I Am I Am:  by Maggie O’Farrell


Published by Knopf on February 6, 2018

Genres: Non-fiction

Pages: 305

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


An extraordinary memoir—told entirely in near-death experiences—from one of Britain’s best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking.

We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death.

I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O’Farrell’s astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter–for whom this book was written–from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life’s myriad dangers.
Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, O’Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.

My Thoughts:

This book is told in short stories. It’s a biography through the author’s close calls with death. Some of the stories were better then others. I found the book interesting and it makes you think of all the small and large incidents in your ow life that if the outcome had been different, they could have ended very badly. I liked the author’s way of writing where she wasn’t overly dramatic about the stories. I found it to be a unique way to tell the story of her life. Most of the stories were fairly short and quick to get through.

The underground Railroad: non-spoiler review

Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci

Reviewed by Sarah


Published by Anchor; Reprint edition on January 30, 2016

Genres: Adult, Historical Fiction

Pages: 336

Format: Audio book

Source: Library

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

My Thoughts:

I listened to this book on audio. The book was very good. It showed the brutality of slavery and how it was to be a slave in the south. The main character goes through so many hardships through this book. All i wanted was for Cora (MC) to be free and happy but of course that wasn’t realistic to the times. I liked this book and it definitely made me think more about slavery, racism, just the way people treat each other. I am happy that there were people who were sympathetic  to Cora and her along the way. I would record this book to people who are interested in slavery from a slaves perspective. Just a warning that there is a lot of graphic violence and rape in the book

The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

The Trials Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend


Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on October 31, 2017

Genres:  Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 481


Source: Library



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I would give this book 5 for a review.


A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world–but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book so much. It was so much fun. The characters were so eccentric, and individual. I really enjoyed reading about them all. The story was fast paced and funny. The trials were interesting and I was rooting for Morrigan during the whole book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good middle grade book that has magical elements to you. I have already preordered the second book because I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I gave this book Five stars

Cinda Williams Chima: Read: The Wizard Heir: Non-Spoiler review

The Wizard Heir   by Cinda Williams Chima

Published by Disney Hyperion on October 18, 2009

Genres: Young, Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 465

Format: Paper Back

Source: Personally Bought

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I would give this book 5 for a review.


From New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman comes an electrifying new series about a brother and sister who must harness their powers and find their place in a sharply divided world.

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book alot. I normally adore any stories that have twins and this book hit my sweat spot. I also loved the characters and how we got all of anders POV. I loved the mythology and the world building of this book so much. I also really loved the presence of the school in this novel and also the plot. The plot was a slow burn and the the pacing could have been cleaner especially towards the end. But I really loved this story so much and Amie really crafted a fun world but also a fun world! I will def be tuning in for book 2 🙂 I would rec. you read this book if you are a fan of percy jackson and fire blood.

TTT: Favorite Book Quotes

-This was super hard to compile. Most of these are from Harry potter but I do have some quotes from some of my favorite series!

  1. “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
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  3. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  4. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  5. “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. “Until the very end.”― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  7. Tell the sun and stars  hello for me

-Rick Riordan House Of Hades

8. Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible, it just means you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed” Piper McLean, The Mark of Athena

9. “You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

Sarah J Mass: Thorne Of glass

10. “When it’s right, it’s simple.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door






What I have been reading Monday!

I had okay reading week! I just finished one book! But it was such a fun read that i am okay with that. I did make a lot of listening progress with gemina 🙂

What I finished read!


I really enjoyed tie book! It was a mostly fast pace read! I really loved the world building. Stay tuned for my full review later next week!

What I am reading!


I am so excited to dive into this sequel! I am also on the blog tour for this book 🙂

What I want to read next!


I reviewed a arc of the second book in this series and want to read book 1 so I can notice all the connections and tie backs!


This is another review book and goes along with my PSRC 🙂 I don’t read many sports books but his sounds like emotional read.

What I am listening too!

I have four hours less of Gemina 🙂 i AM LOVING this listening experience!

Let me know in the comments what you want to read this week!

Later book lovers!

Hearts that we sold: Non-Spoiler review!!

The Hearts We Sold  by Emily Lloyd-Jones


Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on August 8, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

Pages: 400

Format: Hardbak

Source: owl crate (August box 2017 Something Wicked this way comes)

Challenge: Backlist Challenge


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I would give this book 4 for a review.


An intoxicating blend of fantasy, horror, and romance–a Faustian fable perfect for fans of Holly Black, and Stranger Things.

Dee Moreno is out of options. Her home life sucks (to put it mildly), and she’s about to get booted from her boarding school–the only place she’s ever felt free–for lack of funds. But this is a world where demons exist, and the demons are there to make deals: one human body part in exchange for one wish come true.

The demon who Dee approaches doesn’t trade in the usual arms and legs, however. He’s only interested in her heart. And what comes after Dee makes her deal is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined. Reality is turned on its head, and Dee has only her fellow “heartless,” the charming but secretive James Lancer, to keep her grounded. As something like love grows between them amid an otherworldly threat, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give James her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

In The Hearts We Sold, demons can be outwitted, hearts can be reclaimed, monsters can be fought, and love isn’t impossible. This book will steal your heart and break it, and leave you begging for more.


My Thoughts:

This book was such a fun suprise. It was such a solid standalone. I really enjoyed both the characters and the plot. I think I would have been more invested in the characters if i spent more time with them but it still made a impact on me. I loved how reality and the supernatural met and the POV of Dee. I thought the world buidling was so easy to understand and it was hard to put down. If you enjoy tv shows like Buffy or teen wolf or books like the Mortal instruments, i think you would enjoy this standalone book!


#Prettyboy Must Die: Non-Spoiler Review

#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid


Published by Tor Teen on February 13, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 277

Format: Arc

Source: NetGalley

Challenge: PSRC: Lead character a different background then you 🙂

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


A CIA prodigy’s cover is blown when he accidentally becomes an internet sensation in #Prettyboy Must Die, Kimberly Reid’s fun, fast thriller inspired by the #Alexfromtarget story.

When Peter Smith’s classmate snaps a picture of him during a late night run at the track, Peter thinks he might be in trouble. When she posts that photo—along with the caption, “See the Pretty Boy Run,”—Peter knows he’s in trouble. But when hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period Chem Class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency.

Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative. After a massive screw-up on his first mission, he’s on a pity assignment, a dozen hit lists and now, social media, apparently. As #Prettyboy, of all freaking things.

His cover’s blown, his school’s under siege, and if he screws up now, #Prettyboy will become #Deadboy faster than you can say, ‘fifteen minutes of fame.’ Trapped in a high school with rabid killers and rabid fans, he’ll need all his training and then some to save his job, his school and, oh yeah, his life.

My Thoughts:

This book was such a fun read and I really flew through it! It was such a fun thriller. I normally loved books about teen spies and this book was prob the most realastic books of them I have read recently. I like the POC lead in this story but also how it was not the “focus” of the story. I thought the story was such fast pace advenure. I loved all the various twists and and turns. I really loved the lead character a lot. I would love to see sequel one day 🙂

Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest and Space Battles: Non-Spoiler Middle grade Review

Crypt Quest/Space Battles: A Play-Your-Way Book  by Gabe Soria


Published by  Penguin Workshop on February 13, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Science Fiction


Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

Challenge: PSRC: book set in decade you were born!

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


Trapped in a 80’s era haunted video arcade, Midnight Arcade is a play-your-way adventure tale in which the reader determines the course of action, ultimately controlling whether they live . . . or die!

After climbing a fence near an abandoned mall, you discover a derelict video arcade managed by a ghostly attendant. Presented with a magical game token, you select one of two games you wish to play, the eerie Crypt Quest or the flashy Space Battles. Once you place the token in the slot, you have to make choices to advance through the games and your decisions control whether you beat the game, or die.

Both games feature unique villains and life-like game play that will delight readers, and the most important choice in either game for those now trapped inside them, is the one that will keep them alive.

My Thoughts:

This was such a fun adventure novel. I really loved the play your formate in this book. I am not the biggest gamer in the world. But I did enjoy both versions of the story. I think i prefer the Crypt Quest verison of this story. It was not as easy “to win” your story but it really fast read! I rec. this book for younger kids who don’t read often but enjoy video games and this might but a fun read for them. I will def check out more books like this in this series in the future.