NYCC Friday Book Haul!

This was my second day at the con. I really was not feeling my best but I knew I had to go because I had to go get my funks lol. I felt much better towards the end of the day and got so many good books as well so it was worth it! I did not get the batman arc but I did get zenith!

Book Highlights!

Diabolic

The Queen Rising

Ash princess

Ember in the ashes

Artemis

Zenith

What books do you think I should read first!

Later book lovers

Laura

 

 

 

 

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What I am reading Monday!!!

So comic con week is always a tough week to read. But I was able to have good reading week minus the last part of the week when I was at comic con! I had such a fun time, check out my haul post come up next to see what I got!

What I finished reading!

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I really loved this book so much! I enjoy the world building so much and also the character growth throughout this novel ! This book was hard to put down and some shocking twists and I need book 2!!!

What Laura’s is  reading!

I am right at the part of the Buffy series were this book series happened and I wanted to finally read it. This is darker story then the show but I excited to see another version of this story!

What Sarah Is reading!

Sarah told me about his book at comic con and now I want to read it! Seems prefect for fall!

What I want to Read Next!

I am so excited to finish this series! I really love Kat as a main character!

This seems like a prefect fall read!

 

Let me know in the comments what you have been reading!

Later book lovers

Laura

39 Clues The Maze of Bones

39 Clues: The Maze of Bones  by Rick Riordan

Reviewed  by Sarah!!!

Published by  Scholastic Press; 1st edition on July 1, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 226

Format: Hard Back

Source: Rented

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary

The first book in the #1 bestselling phenomenon sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues!

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: “You have a choice – one million dollars or a clue.”

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family’s secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what’s important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

My Thoughts:

This book was not on my TBR for this month, but I decided I wanted a quick middle grade book to travel to the Boston Teen Author Fest with. ( Fest. was awesome by the way). It definitely was that, I enjoyed following Amy and Dan, who ate siblings on a adventure across the globe to find 39 class to a treasure. It also had fun facts about historical figures and events, if they are accurate. I haven’t researched them. I liked both main characters and was interested to know what happened to them next. Some of the situations they were thrown in were a little crazy and I think it took me out of the story sometimes because it just seemed so far-fetched. I think if was the in the age group the book was targeted for that wouldn’t have been a problem. I would recommend this booker a good, lighthearted, fast-laced read. I look forward to reading book 2, to see where the clues take them next. Especially since each book in the series is written by a different author. I wold like to see the difference in their style/ voice and what they do with the story

The Last Namsara: Non-Spoiler review

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Published by  HarperTeen on October 3, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 432

Format: Arc

Source: edelweiss

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book so much. I was really impressed by both the world building but also he main character and how much she grew thought this novel. It was a so well crafted. I loved how the story alternated between the story and also the stories that are considered forbidden in this world. I was shocked by the twists that occurred in this book and really was impressed by them. It was fast pace read and I just loved the dragons roll in this story. I really want to know what happens next!

Darkest Mine  by  Mindy McGinnis

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Published by Katherine Tegen Books on October 10, 2017

Genres: YA Novel, Contemporary, Mystery                                                                                          

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Pages: 384

Format: e-arc

Source:  Edelweiss

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Book Summary

Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.

But suddenly there’s a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so well—too well—when she doesn’t know him at all?

Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending the chapter of another: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule, or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac.

Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.

 

My thoughts:

This book is a very unique premise. But the character to me was super un likable and it was hard to like her and feel connected enough to care about what happen to the the characters. The plot was compelling because I was intrigued to see what happen and if this story would gain a fantasy twist. I just really found myself agreeing with all the other characters about the lead character actions and the character was hard to enjoy reading about even though the story was compelling.

Top five Wed: Books Featuring Witches

So since Buffy I have been on massive witch kick, I have been buying so many which book and even reading some. So some of these I have read and some I really want to read soon!

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I read this book in sept. I loved it so much! I am a big fan of alex and I loved the witch elements in this book and also the other supernatural elements as well. I loved this book so much and loved how witch craft was represented in this novel. It was such a fast pace novel and It was also set in super cool location as well! I highly rec. this book if you are looking not only for creepy book but also so witches thrown in!

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This book I have read. I have never read any books about storm magic but I loved this book. It is def. one of my favorite books of the year. I loved the lead character and also how her path in this book broke the typical path of fantasy character. I loved how storm magic was shown and also how we explored this magic system. I just saw the cover for book two and I need to own it!

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This book was the owl crate jr. book for august. I found it super cheap at the strand book store!

Summary:

A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary.

Arianwyn has flunked her witch’s assessment: She’s doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, she may never become a real witch– much to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma.

But remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are sighted in the woods, a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town, and a mysterious magical visitor arrives with his eye on her.

With every spirit banished, creature helped, and spell cast, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch–even if she’s only an apprentice. But the worst still lies ahead. For a sinister darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride . . . for Arianwyn and the entire land.

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This book is another witch book and is wrote by a former star of Buffy. She has a couple of magic series but this is first series I hope to read first! See the summary below!

Summary:

When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.

Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…

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This it seems to be a darker witch story and also to have a lot of system dynamics as well. I know the is trilogy and I again hope to read it soon!

Summary:

A gorgeous, witchy, romantic fantasy by a debut author! Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and the Beautiful Creatures series!

Everybody thinks Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship–or an early grave. Then Cate finds her mother’s diary, and uncovers a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. But if what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe–not even from each other.

Let me know If you have read any of these books Or now want to read them. They all either were fun reads or sound like fun reads!

Later book lovers!

laura

Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

So this is like such a hard choice! I have so many book crushes on men in books! This is a small list of some of my favorites!

  1. Levi 🙂
  2. Cricket form Lola and the boy next door
  3. Thorne form Cres
  4. Darien from Geekerella
  5. Locke from Roar
  6. Reid from the upside of unrequited
  7. Nicholas from Passanger
  8. Liam from Darkest Minds
  9. Graham from This is what happy looks like
  10. Simon from the mortal instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 hours: Non-spolier review

27 hours  by Tristina Wright

Published by Entangled: Teen on October 3, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 400

Format: Arc

Source: entangled teen

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with her best friend, Dahlia. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn his colony’s darkest secret.

To save everyone they love, they’ll both have to commit treason.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, these four runaways must stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, or the things they fear most will be all that’s left.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book. I loved the diversity in this story and loved just the world building so much. I loved easy the represnrtion was built in the story and all the characters that we meet. We did meet so many characters so sometimes the details of who was connected to who confused me a tad but it was such a fun read. I loved the political elements of the story and also the “powers” these kids had. I loved the unexpected twists that happened in the story and will def tune in of for the sequel book in this series.

 

 

What I am reading Monday!!!

So this is the week I have been waiting for comic con! I am also finally feeling better so I have actually been able to read and not be so sick. I really don’t know how much reading I am going to get done after Thursday. But I will be getting a lot of books so we will see what I actually read! This list is my hopes

What I have read!!!

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My review on this will be posted on Oct. 3rd!! I really loved this book. I was sick in the middle of reading this book, so I TOOK a break and that really broke my reading progression and made me sometimes get lost in the story. But I really loved the diversity of this book and also the world building of this book! Check out my review!

What I am reading!

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I am really loving this book. It is def a psychological thriller that I really enjoying and I really am having a hard time putting this book down. I hope to make some more progress in this book tonight!

What I want to read Next!

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I did have some issues with her Gallager girl lead character but I have enjoyed this series a lot and want to finish this series up and it also is from my local library.

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I am right at the point when this book happens in cannon and I have never read this. I am also looking for a short book to read on lines during NYCC!

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This is another e arc that I need to read and It is about dragons and It sounds so lovely!

I don’t know what I am reading next! But this week will def. be fun!

Later Book lovers