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The Falling Girls by Hayley Krischer

Summary:

Shade and Jadis are everything to each other. They share clothes, toothbrushes, and even matching stick-and-poke tattoos. So when Shade unexpectedly joins the cheerleading team, Jadis can hardly recognize who her best friend is becoming.

Shade loves the idea of falling into a group of girls; she loves the discipline it takes to push her body to the limits alongside these athletes . Most of all, Shade finds herself drawn to The Three Chloes–the insufferable trio that rules the squad–including the enigmatic cheer captain whose dark side is as compelling as it is alarming.

Jadis won’t give Shade up so easily, though, and the pull between her old best friend and her new teammates takes a toll on Shade as she tries to forge her own path. So when one of the cheerleaders dies under mysterious circumstances, Shade is determined to get to the bottom of her death. Because she knows Jadis–and if her friend is responsible, doesn’t that mean she is, too?

My Review:

A story of two friendships drifting a part.

Shade is dying to be a flyer for the cheerleaders. She always been doing what Jadis tells her to. They been friends forever, but slowly the girls drift a part. All Shade ever want is Jadis support for becoming a cheerleader. Jadis tries her best being there for her best friend. She even gets gets mad for getting close to one of the cheerleaders Then one night one of the cheerleaders died and Shade starts to get suspicious of her best friend.

The Falling Girls deals with a lot of high school drama stuff. You have your typical cliques in the book. I really did love this book so much. Also like the friendship between Shade and Jadis. You can see a bit that Shade becoming her own person and still trying to please Jadis. She tries to balance everything out. While Jadis is kinda lost and not use to the changes in their friendship.

Also I like during all the drama between the cheerleaders and Jadis, you get a mini murder mystery in between in it. This book is full of surprises and it will be hard trusting anyone. Also the cover of the book I liked. It fits on what’s going on within it. I could this book over and over again. It was written really good and it was hard to put down. So check out The Falling Girls if your into teenage drama and a little mystery.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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What I Finish Reading:

I really love this book. So much high school teen drama. Will review later

What I’m Currently Reading:

Time for another mystery/thriller for fall.

What I’m Reading Next:

I loved the first book The Prison Healer so I’m excited to dive into this book soon.

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You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

Summary:


For all of Emory’s life she’s been told who she is. In town she’s the rich one–the great-great-granddaughter of the mill’s founder. At school she’s hot Maddie Ward’s younger sister. And at home, she’s the good one, her stoner older brother Joey’s babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey’s drug habit was.

Four months later, Emmy’s junior year is starting, Joey is home from rehab, and the entire town of Mill Haven is still reeling from the accident. Everyone’s telling Emmy who she is, but so much has changed, how can she be the same person? Or was she ever that person at all?

Mill Haven wants everyone to live one story, but Emmy’s beginning to see that people are more than they appear. Her brother, who might not be cured, the popular guy who lives next door, and most of all, many ghostie addicts who haunt the edges of the town. People spend so much time telling her who she is–it might be time to decide for herself.

My Review:

What happens when a person you love overdose?

All of Emory’s life she does everything her family has plan out for her. Then one day a accident happens, which changes her out look on life. She suffers from trauma seeing someone died and dealing her knee injury. Emory also dealing trying to hold the family together when her brother comes back home from rehab. There so much one girl can handle on her own.

You’d Be Home Now was such a emotional book. So very realistic book that deals with the problems of drugs abuse. This book may have some trigger warnings for some readers. Kathleen books always so well written and realistic. Her characters always deal with real life issues. This book was so good and looking forward to other books by aurthor. Even the cover is fits the book perfectly. Very quick read and tense at times, you have trouble putting it down.

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White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

Summary:

Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

My Review:

White Smoke was such a good spooky read. I really did enjoyed the book and the twists. The centers around a family moving in to renovate a home. Somethings are better left alone. Also I enjoy the cover of the book, it fits the theme perfectly.

I liked Mari in the book. She have some mental issues herself, but she knows something is wrong with the house. First things started to disappeared, strange smell at night, and things go bump in the night. Mari might need to find the answers soon, before it’s to late.

This book has some crazy jump scares in it. It makes you want to sleep with the lights on. Hope they do make this book into a movie. Tiffany is known for her crazy ending twists in her books. Also the book was very hard to put down at times. I’m looking forward to more reads by this aurthor.

Looking for a spooky read, then check out White Smoke.

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What I Finish Reading?

I finish this book last night and loved it so much. Will be reviewing it soon on blog

What I’m Currently Reading:

I’m excited to dive into book two of this series.

What I’m Reading Next:

I really don’t know yet. Depends on what I feel like reading.

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Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

Summary:

A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.

My Review:

In the Kingdom of Kandala, a mystery fever is breaking out. One girl may hold the key to saving it..

Tessa learn medicine from her father and how to make it last longer. At night with another friend they do rounds and pass out free medicine. One day Tessa get caught up with the royals affairs. Things are not easy as it seems running a kingdom, and trying to save the people. The people just want to survive this illness and will do anything to destroy the kingdom. It up to Tessa to find a way to please everyone before it’s to late.

Defy the Night was such a good read. I really love the world building and the characters so much. It was full of so many fun twists. It hard not to hate anyone in the book since everyone just wants what is best for the kingdom. Also I love the cover to this book. I’m looking forward to book two to come out. It was such a realistic read on what happens when a kingdom on brink of death from a deadly fever. I do love Brigid Kemmerer books so much and looking to reading all her books.

Happy Reading!!!

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Dear Evan Hansen

Summary:

From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

My Reviews:

Musical: I saw this musical before the virus. I gotta say I really loved the music to it. The story line was an emotional one. I thought they did a good job with everything. Thought there could be more to the story and maybe a different ending. Either than that I enjoyed singing a long to the soundtrack.

The Book:

I thought was much better than the musical a bit. It was very detailed and offer some insights to the musical. It almost the same as musical minus the music and much added answers to some stuff.

The Movie:

I was lucky to attend the movie premiere at my amc last night. Despite a lot of bad reviews and Ben age difference, for me I did enjoyed it. I loved listening to the music again in the movie. The acting was pretty good to me. Did not know Amy Adam could sing or Julianne Moore either. I was sad some songs where cut, but did like the new music. It prefect movie for those who miss out seeing it on Broadway I thought. I say screw what other people say about the movie, just go there yourself and enjoy it. I say just judge the movie for yourself.

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Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

Summary:

A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power.

La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide.

This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World–and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier.

Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something – her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave.

When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou – a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history – Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent–and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.

My Review:

Welcome to La Cachette, a place of psychics. Where mostly everyone has a power in this town and has some secrets of their own.

Grey finally returns home after hearing her other half has disappeared. She is one the summer kids who born at the same time as each other. Also they have their own unique abilities. Grey is like an outsider since she left and have yet developed any special abilities yet like the others. She will stop at nothing to know the truth what happen to her friend. Mostly you can’t trust anyone in this town.

Dark and Shallows Lies was such a creepy read. I loved how different the story is. This was a fast pace book and hard to put down. So many questions on what’s going on. Plus a nice guessing game of what happen to Elora. The town has psychics abilities and keeping their own secrets for years. You think a town with magic, you will know what happen to Elora. This book is a full of twists until the very end. Also I love the cover so much. It fits the mood of the book.

Looking for another creepy read for the fall, then check our Dark and Shallow Lies.

Happy Reading

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Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

Summary:

Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range–five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare. But when a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned.

As fall turns to winter, more strange activities plague the town. They point to a tribe of devilish and mystical creatures who promise to fulfill the residents’ deepest desires, however grand and impossible, for just a small favor. But their true intentions are much more sinister, and Ellerie finds herself in a race against time before all of Amity Falls, her family, and the boy she loves go up in flames.

My Review:

Small Favors was a creepy book. The storyline was very interesting since it set on a small town. Then when strange creatures starts attacking, the weather a mess, something crazy going on in this town. I like the cover of the book, even if I hate bees.

I did like the main character, Ellerie. She is all about keep her family safe. Also learning the ropes of bee keeping from her father. When when her brother and father is attack by strange monster, she must try to stay calm for her family. The town is a mess, people start blaming each other for everything. Ellerie must be brave and find the answers soon or she might go mad as the rest of the town.

I did liked this book and the creepy vibe to it. I thought it was way to long and the story dragged out. I love this aurthor other book, The House of Salt and Sorrows better. Some of you readers may enjoy it better than I did. Will still read more by this author. This book is another good vibe for fall season.

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The Inheritance Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Summary:

A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists.

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

My Review:

The Inheritance Games is like a modern day Cinderella. A girl who has nothing suddenly Inheritance millions from someone she don’t know. This was a very good mystery and I love everything about it. The characters where entertaining and is full of twists.

Avery is a very smart girl in the book. She lives out of her car and don’t ask for help. Mostly keep to self. Then one day a stranger shows up at school and she is a millionaire. She has no clue who this person was or why in charge. Avery must watch her back because the boys who supposed to inherited the money keeping an eye on her. Soon everything becomes a game and big questions will be, Who is Avery and why she gets everythong?

This book was very fast pace read. I love how it’s a series since that ending was crazy. I’m dying to read book now. I enjoy there a game with clues, to figure out the answers. Avery tries to team with the brothers and help solve the mystery on what’s going on. I had trouble putting book down. A little worry on what will happen in book two.

In the mood for a good mystery, check out The Inheritance Games.