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WWW Wednesday

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

This book was a fun adult thriller/mystery. Will review it on blog soon.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle of House of Hollow and loving it so far.

Reading Next:

This book I’m looking forward to reading Next. Another new scifi read and I just love the cover.

Books

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Summary:
Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.
The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.
When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all.
As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.
From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes an incisive, action-packed tale that explores big questions about technology, grief, love, and humanity.

My Review:

What happens to you when you die?

In the book Infinity Courts you explore on what happens after you passed away. Your mind gets uploaded and get whisk away in a strange world. Infinity Courts is built by a smart A.I call Ophelia who rules over 4 different kingdoms.

This book has a very interesting storyline which I liked. It was something fun and adventurous at the same time. So much action packed from the beginning to end. Also you can see it has a very pretty cover. Plus you get to fall in love with so many different characters.

The main character Nami, leads the perfect life of course. Until one day on her way to a party, she gets killed. Now her mind is uploaded in Infinity Courts. She has to accept her faith and must figure out who to trust. All Nami ever wants is peace between everyone.

With everyone fighting, Will Nami be able to untie the A.Is and humans?

This book was very detailed in the world building. You can get very lost in the story and fall in love. Also it filled with some surprising twists. I’m so ready for book two.

Looking for a new scifi adventure, check out Xfinity Courts!!

Happy Reading!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.

The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years

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Glimpsed by G.F Miller

Summary:
A wish-granting teen is forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true.
Charity is a fairy godmother. She doesn’t wear a poofy dress or go around waving a wand, but she does make sure the deepest desires of the student population at Jack London High School come true. And she knows what they want even better than they do because she can glimpse their perfect futures.
But when Charity fulfills a glimpse that gets Vibha crowned homecoming queen, it ends in disaster. Suddenly, every wish Charity has ever granted is called into question. Has she really been helping people? Where do these glimpses come from, anyway? What if she’s not getting the whole picture?
Making this existential crisis way worse is Noah—the adorkable and (in Charity’s opinion) diabolical ex of one of her past clients—who blames her for sabotaging his prom plans and claims her interventions are doing more harm than good. He demands that she stop granting wishes and help him get his girl back. At first, Charity has no choice but to play along. But soon, Noah becomes an unexpected ally in getting to the bottom of the glimpses. Before long, Charity dares to call him her friend…and even starts to wish he were something more. But can the fairy godmother ever get the happily ever after?

My Review:

Glimpsed was such an adorable book. This was a fun contemporary story with a twist. I love the magical feel of it and the characters. Also the cover fits the book perfectly.

Clarity always flies under the radar at school. She has a good heart and tries to help people with the goals. Clarity has a gift like a fairy godmother, she gets Glimpsed into a person desires. She thinks she doing the right thing fulfilling their dreams. Little does she not see the consequences of her actions. When she gets find out and blackmailed helping someone, she learns a lot about her gifts and her actions when she helps out. Can Clarity fix her problems before it’s to late?

This book was a delightful read. It was such a adorable book with a hint of magic. The storyline was very original for a contemporary. I’m always enjoying realistic, Fantasy, scifi, book first then romance. Since this book had a magical theme going, I was very hooked. It was such a fast pace book that draws you good.

Looking for something upbeat, then check out Glimpsed.

Happy Reading!!!

Books

What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

What if your best friend and roommate killed a teacher at your prep school? Or what if he didn’t do it, but he’s being framed, and you’re the only person who can save him?

Luke Chase didn’t mean to get caught up solving the mystery of Mrs. Heckler’s murder. He just wanted to spend alone time with the new British girl at their boarding school.

But little did he know someone would end up dead right next to their rendezvous spot in the woods, and his best friend and roommate Oscar Weymouth would be the one to take the blame. With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase reluctantly calls on his famous survival skills to solve the mystery and find the true killer.

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.

The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years.

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Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall

Summary:
Kara Thomas meets Twin Peaks in this supernatural thriller about one girl’s hunt for the truth about her mother’s disappearance.
Sophia’s first memory is of drowning. She remembers the darkness of the water and the briny taste as it fills her throat. She remembers the cold shock of going under. She remembers her mother pulling her to safety before disappearing forever. But Sophia has never been in the ocean. And her mother died years ago in a hospital. Or so she has been told her whole life.
A series of clues have led Sophia to the island of Bitter Rock, Alaska, where she talked her way into a summer internship at the Landon Avian Research Center, the same center her mother worked at right before she died. There, she meets the disarmingly clever Liam, whose own mother runs the LARC, as well as Abby, who’s following a mystery of her own: a series of unexplained disappearances. People have been vanishing from Bitter Rock for decades, leaving only their ghostly echoes behind. When it looks like their two mysteries might be one and the same, Sophia vows to dig up the truth, no matter how many lies she has to tell along the way. Even if it leads her to a truth she may not want to face.

My Review:

Our Last Echoes was a crazy mind trip. Which I love every minute of it. This storyline was very out there and gets you thinking what’s real or not. The book is set on a spooky island, where the main character must unlock it secrets.

Sophia is so innocent in the book. Once she heard her mom might be alive on Bitter Rock. She sets out for answers and what’s hiding there. People have disappeared and there this strange mist lurking around. Something dangerous is out there and Sophia hopes to get the truth.

This book was on the edge of the seat suspenseful. I don’t think I could be brave like Sophia. You really don’t know who to trust. Just a big guessing game what real or not. Also have very creepy vibes by the story and the cover. I end up reading it in onc night bc I needed answers. Perfect for people that like spooky reads.

Are you ready to enter Bitter Rock???

Happy Reading!!!

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{Nerd Blast} You Where Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company (April 1, 2021)
Language: English
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1682632954
ISBN-13: 978-1682632956

Praise for YOU WERE MADE FOR ME

“An enjoyable rom-com.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Plenty of early 2000s rom-com vibes and lighthearted mishaps… Guillaume’s cinematic story weaves together beloved romantic comedy tropes touched with magic―or is it science?―and drops them into a fresh, contemporary setting. Despite the playful tone, this isn’t without nuance, taking on serious topics such as male body image, friendship, and asexuality.” ―Booklist

YA author Jenna Guillaume is back with a fun and modern feminist twist on the 1985 pop cult film Weird Science.

Sixteen-year-old Katie Camilleri can’t believe she’s accidentally created a teenage boy. A boy six-feet tall with floppy hair and eyes like the sky on a clear summer’s day. A boy whose lips taste like cookie dough and whose skin smells like springtime. A boy completely devoted to Katie. But silly musings and kitchen antics with her best friend, Libby, have definitely taken a whimsical twist into something bigger than Katie could have ever daydreamed. Turns out the consequences of fumbling a human being into existence are rather complicated. More importantly, does Guy, the golden Adonis Katie’s created, like her because he wants to, or because he has to? And will he be Katie’s very first kiss?

From the author of What I Like About Me comes a hilarious feminist twist on a classic narrative, loaded with laughs, mishaps, and plenty of 80s and 90s pop-culture callbacks. Jenna Guillaume’s entertaining romantic comedy novel features a humorous and relatable voice and will appeal to fans of Jenny Han.

You can purchase You Were Made For Me at the following Retailers:

 

Photo Content from Jenna Guillaume 

Jenna Guillaume is a writer based in Sydney, Australia.

As an entertainment and lifestyle journalist, Jenna regularly contributes to The Sydney Morning Herald, Junkee, BuzzFeed, and Flicks. She has also written for publications such as MTV, The Guardian, and Metro UK, and was previously editor-at-large for BuzzFeed Australia and features editor at Girlfriend magazine.

Jenna frequently appears as a moderator and panellist at festivals, and has extensive on-camera experience through her work at BuzzFeed and as a pop culture expert for ABC News. She also contributes to a fortnightly segment about streaming for ABC Radio.

As a social media consultant, Jenna has worked with companies such as the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Amazon Prime. She is currently senior contributor for Netflix ANZ’s social media channels.

Jenna is the author of Young Adult rom-coms What I Like About Me and You Were Made For Me. When she’s not binge-watching her favourite shows from the ’90s or cuddling her dogs, she’s working on her third YA novel and honing her screenwriting skills.

        

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

The bestselling author of the Dead Is… series is back with a snarky, hilarious take on the vampire romance novel.

When my best friend Skyler told me about this party in the Hollywood Hills, I was less than enthused. As it turned out, my feelings were more than justified. That party ruined my life.

Tansy didn’t even want to go to the party. It’s hard enough living in one of your best friend’s shadows and secretly in love with your other best friend.

And now she’s leaving it a vampire.

Now her best friend Skyler is stuck on the road trip from hell, on tour as a groupie with a literal band of vamps. Tansy sets out with Vaughn, her other BFF turned maybe more, to save Skylar’s life and take down the band. But when they find themselves in the middle of a vampire war, will Tansy be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends?

Summary:

A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this darkly magical retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.

Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.

You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after.

Utter nonsense.

Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either.

Until I met her.

Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse.

But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world.

Nonsense again.

Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I—

I am the villain.

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Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Summary:
Who’s ready to sparkle??
Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self.
Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making–for creation. He’s always chosen his art over everything–and everyone–else and is determined to make his mark at this year’s biggest cosplay competition. If he can wow there, it could lead to sponsorship, then art school, and finally earning real respect for his work. There’s only one small problem… Raffy’s ex-boyfriend, Luca, is his main competition.
Raffy tried to make it work with Luca. They almost made the perfect team last year after serendipitously meeting in the rhinestone aisle at the local craft store–or at least Raffy thought they did. But Luca’s insecurities and Raffy’s insistence on crafting perfection caused their relationship to crash and burn. Now, Raffy is after the perfect comeback, one that Luca can’t ruin.
But when Raffy is forced to partner with Luca on his most ambitious build yet, he’ll have to juggle unresolved feelings for the boy who broke his heart, and his own intense self-doubt, to get everything he’s ever wanted: choosing his art, his way.

My Review:

Be Dazzled was such a awesome read. I enjoyed every minute of it. Prefect for fans that love cons and cosplay. I love the storyline how they make the outfits for cons, and it has a little drama that goes behind it. The characters you can fall in love with.

Raffy has a passion for fashion like his mother. Sadly his mother don’t support his fashion dreams. Raffy has a unique taste in putting together cosplay outfits and dressing up in them. Have his own secret YouTube account. During one of his competitions he is force to pair up with his ex.

Raffy has lots on his plate hiding what he loves to do in life and hiding who he loves.

This book was a fast pace read. I did love how creative the cosplayers do their outfits for cons. Also enjoy behind the scenes on how hard it is to make that prefect outfit. Be Dazzled had me missing NYCC so badly. I loved the people who dress up and everything else.

This book is prefect for any con lovers at there and enjoy some drama.

Happy Reading!!!!