Waiting for Wed: Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle)!!

I have loved all the books these authors wrote together and I am super excited for this new series by this author. I really hope I adore this series. I am just so sad I have to wait until may to read it!!

Book cover!!

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Summary!!!

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . .A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasmA sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulderAn alien warrior with anger-management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem–that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.NOBODY PANIC.

Book Information:

  • Series: The Aurora Cycle (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 7, 2019)

Let me know if this book is on your MAY TBR!!

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February book Haul!!

So I have tried to curved my book buying and I have been trying to limit my book buying  but here are the books I bought in late January and all of February!!!

Book Haul!

  1. The Vanishing Stair
  2. Everless
  3. Wicked King
  4. Wings of Olympus (arc)
  5. Lady Smoke
  6. The Undying
  7. Fame Fate and the first Kiss (arc)
  8. Night Music (arc)
  9.  Waiting for Tom Hanks (arc)
  10. Into the Wind (arc)
  11. Finding Orian (arc)
  12. Hot dog girl (arc)
  13. Unatural disasters (arc)
  14. The Last of her name (arc)

Let me know in the comments what are some books you got this  month that you are the most excited about!!

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TTT: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

So here are a couple books/series that I really want a sequel book too and mostly it is because I adored these characters so much or some elements were just not wrapped up to my liking!

Books that Need a Sequel:

  1. The names That they Gave us by Emery Lord
  2. Brighly Woven by Alexsandra Bracken
  3. Dare you too
  4. The night we said yes
  5. The unexpected everything
  6. Since you’ve been gone
  7. This is what happy look likes
  8. Love life and the list
  9. Lola and the boy next door
  10. Of Fire and Stars

These are just books I want more of and most of them are contemporaries and I just want to know what happens after the “happy” ending!

Let me know What book are on your list in the comments!

 

What I am reading Monday!!!

I Just did not have the best reading week. I got really caught up in my production I am putting on and I hope to make much more reading progress this week

What I finished reading!!

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I really liked the structure of this novel and found the world building to be so much fun and found this was easy way to explain history and the politics to kids. I really enjoyed this read.

What I am currently reading!!

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I am really enjoying these two read!!! I hope to finish both these early this week!!

What I want to read next!!

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I am really excited to this fairy tale retelling that I got from NYCC and I hope I really like it!

Let me know what you hope to read this week!!

Later book lovers!

 

 

End of The Lie: (Blog Tour Excerpts)!!!!

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End of the Lie  by Diana Rodriquez Wallach

Published by Entangled: Teen on March 4, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 253

Format: e-arc

Source: Publisher

2019 challenge: N/A

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

Summary!!!

With her harrowing tale of espionage and near death experiences finally out in the open, Anastasia Phoenix thought things would be better. That she and her friends had outsmarted Department D, the criminal empire her parents helped create.

She thought wrong.

Former friends have turned to enemies, causing more innocent lives to get swept up into the dangerous world her parents created. Now it’s up to Anastasia to stop the damage before anyone else gets hurt—or worse. She embarks on a treacherous trail from Poland to Prague, and old rivals emerge at every turn. But when the final confrontation occurs, will she be too late to protect the ones she loves… or even herself?

Excerpts 

KEIRA IRENE PHOENIX [Looking directly into the camera. Footage released by Phillip Stone Media, Inc.]“Hi. My name is Keira Phoenix, and I am the daughter of international criminals. In May, I was kidnapped by a man named Craig Bernard who, at the time, I thought was my boyfriend. We had met weeks before at a bar in Boston. The anniversary of my parents’ death had just passed, so I was upset when he showed up, acting nice. [She scoffs, rolling her eyes.] I invited him to a party I was hosting, then later that night he drugged me and took me from my home.

“I don’t remember the abduction—one minute I was in my bed, the next I’m waking up on an airplane, my head pounding and my hands bound together with plastic cable ties. [She rubs her wrists.] I was held captive in Italy for months, by armed guards, and I had no idea why. Eventually, I learned that Craig Bernard and all of the men involved in my kidnapping used to work for my parents. Only not as engineers for the Dresden Chemical Corporation. They were spies. All of them, especially my mom and dad. It turns out that my parents, along with Randolph Urban, CEO of Dresden, conspired to create a criminal enterprise known as Department D, which stretches back long before I was born. We have photographic proof that my parents were involved in the assassination of Italy’s Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978, and we have a journal, in my father’s handwriting, and eyewitness testimony that proves he was involved in the fake terrorist plot that defamed nearly a half dozen Islamic women in London two years ago along with the reporter who covered the story, Julian Stone.

“I believe I was taken by enemies of my parents as payback for their past criminal activity. Evidence of my time in captivity is undeniable. [For the camera, Phoenix holds up a proof of life photo with a church bulletin, and a posed photo of her body in the trunk of a car.] I was rescued by my sister, Anastasia, and her friends, who acted alone,because the Boston P.D. refused to listen to them, for reasons none of us understand. After my rescue, my sister, her friends, and I made statements to Italian law enforcement and the CIA, and I was instructed to stay in hiding for my own protection. But I was never safe. No one around us is safe. Tyson Westbrook, a seventeen-year-old friend of my sister’s, was murdered recently as a way to get to us, to lure me and Anastasia out of hiding. When that didn’t work, when we continued to fight, these people poisoned one us—Marcus Rey, son of Dresden executives Carlos and Rosario Rey.

“They’re picking us off one by one, and we don’t know how high up the corruption goes. Our parents were hired by world leaders to create propaganda for decades. Now these same people are covering up theircrimes against us—including kidnapping, poisoning, and murder. They’re trying to silence us, take us out, and prevent us from exposing the truth behind Department D and its shell corporation, Dresden Chemical.

“We won’t stay silent anymore.

“We won’t stay in hiding.

“And we won’t trust law enforcement to act on our behalf.

“That’s why I’m coming forward now. I’m telling mystory, in my own words. I need the world to know what’s going on, so hopefully no one else gets hurt.

“I’ve learned a lot about my parents recently, and you will, too, over the coming weeks. They did a lot of bad things. I know that. And they might even still be alive. [She cocks her head.] I’ve heard the rumors, like you, but I swear, if they are, I haven’t seen them.

“However, I am certain that the only way my sister and I will ever be safe is if we bring down the Dresden Chemical Corporation and its corrupt underbelly, Department D. We need to take back our lives and stop paying for crimes we didn’t commit.

“My name is Keira Phoenix and I survived Department D. But will you?”

I really hope to tackle this read soon!

I really loved the first book in this series and excited to  see how this story ends!!

Later book lovers!!

 

 

 

Never-Contented Things (ARC) Non-Spoiler Review!!

Never-Contented Things  by Sarah Porter

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Published by Tor Teen on March 19, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy, Fairy

Pages: 368

Format: ARC

Source: BEA

2018 challenge:  N/A

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries―until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.

First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price―and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.

My Brief Thoughts:

I liked this book but I did not love it. I was captured by the POV and the plot was super engaging. I felt like the world that was created was unique but at moments that world was super complex/confusing and it did go over my head a points. I at points did feel lost in the world. I was more invested in one of the POV the the other two. I know this was book at fairy but I wish this book had more interactions with the fairy groups. I thought this book was unique but and did enjoy the creepy setting. I enjoyed this book more then Sarah other reads. This book was a much weirder novel then other fairy books I have read recently. I am curious to read more of this author books in the future.

My Extended Thoughts:

Characters: Overall, I did like the trio of characters POV that we got. I was a tad more invested in Lexie POV. I felt like the the other two characters were compling  to read about. I thought the characters were super diverse and they characters were super complex. I wish I felt more connected to the other two POV but i was intrigued by them all.

World Building: I thought this world was super creepy and that lead it to being super confusing and at moment the world was confusing to follow. I wanted to feel more connected to this world and that world will begin super creepy could have been developed a tad better and more clearer. That was one the weaker points in the novel.

Plot: The plot along with the world building was one of the weaker parts of the novel. I felt like this book lacked tension and the pacing of this novel was off at points. I was intreated in the novel and what was happening but wish the book made the plot more engaging to make me keep reading.

I did not love this book as much as I loved other fairy books like The cruel prince series. But I liked it more then Sarah Porters others reads!

let me know in the comments if this book is on your TBR!!

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First Line Friday: The Art of Losing!!

So here is my current read and I am really enjoying this story!! I hope you will consider picking it up!

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First Line!!

When my little sister started high school, my family held it breath. With her last birthday Audrey was always one of the youngest in her class. Her maturity level was never the same as a her classmates!

Summary!!

he Art of Losing is a compelling debut that explores issues of addiction, sisterhood, and loss.

On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her boyfriend, Mike, hooking up with her younger sister, Audrey. Furious, she abandons them both. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her now ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as her sister slowly recovers, Harley begins to see a path forward with Raf’s help that she never would have believed possible—one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption.

Book Information:

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Teen (February 19, 2019)

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your on TBR or if you read it your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

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Throw Back Purchase TBR: Ace of Shades:

I am super behind on Owl crate books in previous boxes and her is one book I hope to tackle soon!

Book Cover

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Summary!!!!!!

Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.  Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…And she’ll need to play.

Author Information:

Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books. ACE OF SHADES is the first novel of THE SHADOW GAME SERIES, releasing April 2018. Her debut, DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY, released in July 2017.

Book Information: 

  • Series: The Shadow Game Series (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (April 10, 2018)

March Releases I am Excited for!!

So I start this series last month and actually really like doing it! So I am going to feature both some of the march reads that I already read and my brief thoughts and also what arcs I have and what books I am super excited for in general!

Already read!

  1. Never Contented Things (3 Stars) Borrow
  2. Four Dead Queens ( 3 Stars)  Borrow

Arcs I have:

  1. Revenge of Magic (Middle Grade)
  2. Sal and Gabi break the Universe (Middle Grade)
  3. Sky Without Stars (YA)
  4. You Owe me A Murder (YA)
  5. BloodLeaf (YA)
  6. Sherwood (YA)

Books That I Am excited for:

  1. Superman: DawnBreaker
  2. Field Notes on love
  3. Scorch Dragons
  4. End Of the Line
  5. Children of Vengeance and Virtue
  6. The Questions of Holmes
  7. Of Ice and Shadows
  8. Rayne and Deliah Midnight Manitee
  9. The Walking Forest