Stacking The shelves:

I have added a few books to my TBR this book. I am waiting to do a book haul at the end of next week but here are some titles that i have added to my TBR List:

Books to read:

  1. The last magician
  2. Library of fates
  3. Frost blood

Audio books that I want to listen to:

  1. City of Heavenly fire
  2. Wiliam and Harry
  3. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
  4. Rise of the Isle of the Lost

What books have you added to your TBR THIS WEEK! Let me know in the comments!

Later book lovers

Laura

Book Beginnings on Fridays

hi book friends,

The book I am currently reading is was one of the most highly predicted books at book con. I am so excited a friend of mine gifted it to me!

Book Beginnings

“Its too damn  cold of a day to be out on a hunt. I shiver , tug my scarf up higher over my mouth and wipe a few snowflakes from a lashes. Then I slam my boot down on my electric skateboard. The board is old and used, like everything else I own, its blue paint almost entirely scraped off to revel cheap plastic underneath- but it’s not dead yet, and when I push my heel down harder, it finally responds, jerking me foward as i squeeze between two rows of cars. My bright rainbow- dyed hair whips across my face”

The book is

Book Summary:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

My Thoughts:

I am about 130 pages in. I really am in love with the world building in this novel. It really captures you to page one. I love the way to this book easily used diversity and not by making it obvious. I can’t wait to see where this story next!

Make sure you get this book when it comes out sept 12 🙂

laer book lovers

laura

 

If there’s No Tomorrow: Arc Review

If There’s No Tomorrow  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published by  Harlequin Teen on September 5, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:384

Format: Arc

Source: Book Con

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

My Thoughts:

*i got an arc of this from Book con*
This book was beyond powerful and heartwrencing. I really grew to love leah throughout this novel and really loved her relationship with seb. This book was not an easy read but the message I feel needs to be heard by all high school students. I love how this book was structured and how we learned about the story. I thought the I did a very nice way of reflecting teenage life and also make leah become a complicated character. The book did make me teary eye at points and did shock it me but it was so well done.

Top Five Wed. Book twos that were better!

This was not hard to answer this question. I always say that book ones always have some issues because you need to be introduced to the world and sometimes book 2 allow for a cleaner story. I have chosen five series that followed this in my own thoughts!

  1. The Scorch Trials:

I really did enjoy book one but book 2 just added another level to this series and it impressed me. I loved our new setting more and also the new characters that we met. It also forced the characters to deal with more moral issues thomas becomes more of a hero in this novel as well.

2. Son of Neptune

I did enjoy book 1 in this series but simply being back in book Percy head and meet all of these new characters and also being in totally new location made me even more invested in this book. I was hooked from page one and by the end I wanted these two very different cast of characters to meet and save the world.

3.  Never Fade

This book just was allowed me to enjoy the world and the characters paths more because i understood the world. I also remember thinking this book was not as dark as parts of book one. It was def a book that I could not put down and I could do that with book One.

4.  Wind Witch:

I remember really struggling to get attached to the world in book one. But book two because i understand both the worlds and the characters was so much easier. I just loved how the most of the lead characters were separated and how vast out story became. It was so fun read.

5. Frostbite

I remember feeling like this world made much more sense after I read book one and being even more connected and engaged in the characters. I also thought that two lead girls friendship became stronger and I really loved the story as well!

What are you top five series that got better as time went on. Let me know in the comments

Later book lovers

laura

What I am reading Monday:

So i am pretty good reading week! It has not been my best. But i am still in my contemporary read focused type of books. I am also trying to read many arcs I got from book con!

What I just finished reading!

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This was adorable sequel in this series. I loved the new case and also the developement in the relationships between the two leads. It was such a fun read and def middle grade focused. I loved it though!

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This book took me awhile to read. it was  tad on the longer side and it confused me at points. I really did love both main characters and it was such a fun read. I normally read short books in the summer and hope to read less fantasy this summer!

What I am reading

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I am so hooked on this novel and i can’t wait to read more! It has been very fun and i am enjoying it a lot!

What I am reading Next

I am excited to read this story because it sounds like pretty little lairs meets the beach!

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This is the next book i got for review. it is another fantasy novel!

This another highly anticipated novel that sounds so cool! I hope to read this soon!

What I am Listening too!

Still tying to catch up on my podcast. I am cuttingly listening to book hype and hype both humble podcasts!

What have you all be reading tell me in the comments!

Later book lovers!

Laura

 

 

 

 

 

The School for Good and Evil: Non-Spoiler Review

The School for Good and Evil  by  Soman Chainani

Published by  HarperCollins on  May 14, 2013

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 497

Format: Paper Back

Source: Personally Bought

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Summary

I would give this book 3 for a review.

The New York Times bestselling The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning!

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a prefect fairytale story. I thought it was a tad on the longer side but that was not a bad thing. I really enjoyed both main characters and how the sides of good and evil and who is that and who is not changed throughout the novel. I loved the fairytale lore that was created for this story. It was a complicated story that lost me at points but i really liked the messages and the characters of this story.

 

The Secret History of Us: Non-Spoiler Review

The Secret History of Us  by  Jessi Kirby

Published by  HarperTeen on August 1, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Mystery

Pages:320

Format: Arc

Source:  Blogger Con

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Summary

I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

In this gorgeously written, emotional novel that fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy, a teenage girl must piece together the parts of her life she doesn’t remember after a severe collision leaves her with no memory of the past four years.

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life—she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

As Liv tries to sort out her family and friends’ perceptions of her, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance and the one person that has made Liv feel like her old self…whoever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoy this story. I loved the main character so much and also the mystery and self discovery elements that were the lead stuff in this story. I wish walker was in the story more but i just loved the premise of this novel and how the lack of olivia memories made this story even more complicated to read. It was a fast pace read. I just wanted more walker at this start of this strory. If you like don’t look back i would rec. this novel as well!

Shelby Holmes Meets her Match: Non-Spoiler review

Shelby Holmes Meets her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg

Published by   Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition  on September 12, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery

Pages: 237

Format: Arc

Source: Netgalley

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary:

The Great Shelby Holmes may have finally met her match in this humorous sequel to Elizabeth Eulberg’s fresh twist on Sherlock Holmes.

Being friends with a super sleuth isn’t easy, especially when she’s nine years old and four feet tall, and full of attitude. But for eleven-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he’s looking for.

In the few weeks since moving to Harlem with his mom, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation-a skill that comes in handy on the first day of school. John’s new teacher, Mr. Crosby, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. But as Shelby and John dig deeper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved–someone who may have Shelby beat.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book so much. It was a lovely sequel to the first book in this series. I loved the way this story really focused on Holmes and Watson friendship. I loved both the case and the characters that came into the story. It def was a step up in from book one. I loved the adorable illustrations and also who the “villian” was in this story. I also really enjoyed the how the mystery was developed and how it really effected the main characters. It was such a fun read and grew to love John even more!

Uncommon Criminals: Non-Spoiler Review

Uncommon Criminals  by Ally Carter

Published by  Disney Hyp    erion  on  June 21, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, cont

emporary, Mystery

Pages: 304

Format: Paper back

Source: Rented

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary:

Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life, Friend, Niece, Daughter, Thief, but for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. There are only three problems. First, the gem is owned by the most secure auction house in the world. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.

My Thoughts:

** spoiler alert ** I loved this book more then the first. I loved story and also the dynamics between the character. It was also such a different type of story then book one. I am growing to love Kat character. Her crew is just the best group of people. I can not express my love for simon. I loved nick role in this book it was a nice surprise. It was such a fast pace novel and i really must read the next one soon. It will be so fun to see what side of the line Kat and her crew will be on next book. I just enjoyed the heist alot and also the internal struggle the Kat handled in this book. I crew to love Kat and her relationship with her boy. It was a fun, fast pace read and step up from book one.

 

What I am reading on Thursday

Hi there! Sorry this is so late! Harry potter birthday really had me busy. I have been reading less but still reading so that is always a plus!

What I Just Finished

I really liked this sequel better then the first book. It impressed me a lot. I love the dynamics between the crew and also the focus on Kat character. It was such a fast moving story and i really need to read the last one in this series.

What I am currently reading:

This book is really cute and I love how it really breaks streotypes in many ways. I am almost half way done with the the book and it is still engaging me. I really loved the main character relationship.

What I want to read Next:

This is book I got from Netgalley and it sounds like a really cool fantasy story. I hope to read it soon!

I really loved the first book in the series and hope the sequel is equally as cute and hopefully a fun mystery!

What I am listening too!

I am still trying to catch up on my podcast inducing not a another teen wolf and book hype. I hope to start city of heavenly fire soon!

 

later book lovers

Laura