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Monthly Review/Round Up

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Hello my readers, Sorry I been away for a while. Just been getting over being sick and all this pass week. Yes did a lot of reading last month and more new books coming out next month. Nothing really new has been happening with me beside works and real life getting in the way of   reading time and this blog.  Hope you guys been doing lots of reading this summer it’s almost over with already. Music stuff I been listening to lots of is rock like Breaking Benjamin songs and the last movie I really watched was Suicide Squad. Also soon getting ready for my falls shows to come back. A lot of binge watching to do on netflix if I can get my nose out of a book. Also waiting for my Final Fantasy 15 game to come out this year finally. Enough about me, Lets get to those books. 

 

 

                                            AUGUST

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

This Savage Song By Victoria Schwab

My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadow, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton

And I Darken By Kiersten White

The Sun is also the  Star by Nicola Yoon

Holding up the Universe By Jennifer Niven

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Nemesis by Anna Banks

 

                                                     September

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Library of Souls of Ransom Riggs

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Swarm by Scott Westerfeld

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Tales of the peculiar by Ransom Riggs

…………………………………. That is my list of reads. Hope you enjoy reading this my fellow readers and Happy Reading!

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Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

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Book Review:

Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The thick glass of a mason jar cuts deep, and the pain washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

My Review: 

Charlotta also goes by Charlie life is rough. Living in the streets, no parents to love her.  Also she is a cutter, one night she end up cutting so badly she end up with a place for cutters. She became shut and quiet and slowly opening up to her fellow cutters. They each have their own nickname. Charlie like being there having an roof over the head, food so when she force to go back out there to face life again. Can she stay strong and fight for what she wants or will she end up going back to her old ways? This book has so many feeling to put into it. Also after reading this book I end up listening to Demi Lovato  song skyscraper. This song is perfect fit to the theme of this book. Will leave you off to listen to it. Book comes out at end of Aug, I suggest picking up a copy and dive into Charlie world.

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This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

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Book Summay:

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

My Review:

The start of the book you meet Kate Harker, a ruthless teen who wants to prove to her father she can take over his life work and prove to him she not some weak child anymore. Then there is August Flynn a monster, human on the outside but killer on inside. He wants nothing more then to fit in with the other humans. He gets task with watching Kate to make sure the peace of the city still there. Things go wrong one day when someone tries to kill Kate and August saves her life. Can Kate trust a monster with her life or is she as ruthless as her father? A war is coming between monsters and humans. Who will get hurt in the cross fire when is all end? Well you have to read and find out for yourself. This book is action pack and full of monster that bump in the night. So get ready and be prepare as Bella tells you a little bedtime story. So Happy Reading!

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

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Book Summary:

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

My Review: 

Lada is a ruthless princess, nothing gets in the way on what she wants. What Lada wants more then anything to rule her kingdom but she can’t b/c she is a girl. Radu is an coward hide behind his nurse maid and gets bully all the time. Lada tries her best to protect her brother from the bullying. Then one night the kids are whisk away from their only home into an new one. Lada tries everything she can to go back home with Radu but Radu starting to feel like the new place is more home to him and want to settle. They made friends during their time there but Lada getting  bored and ready to take back her home. Will siblings make it back home to a father who gave them up or will they start to settle in this new home with the prince by their side protecting them? Well you have to read and find out what happens to Lada and Radu for yourself. So Happy Reading!

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How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

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Book Summary: 
It’s the Salem Witch Hunt meets Mean Girls in this deliciously suspenseful novel by an author who is a descendant of one the real trial’s most infamous accusers.

Samantha Mather has just moved to Salem, Massachusetts from New York City in the wake of her father’s mysterious illness. But Mathers have lived in Salem for centuries and Sam is the ancestor of Cotton Mather—one of the architects of the Salem Witch Trials. Her name precedes her, and comes with too many stigmas. Before long, Sam finds herself at odds with The Descendants, a powerful group of girls who also have ties to the trials; only their ancestors were on the other end of the noose.
Before long, Sam realizes she is at the center of a centuries old curse that is tying her fate, as well as her father’s, to her new enemies. Can she overcome her family’s past and break the cycle of unexplained deaths or will she discover just how easy it can be to hang a witch?

“I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather’s electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and—sigh— romance. It’s beautiful. Haunting.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Timesbestselling author of All the Bright Places

My Review: 

Samantha life turn upside down when her dad goes into an coma. After moving she Salem to be closer to him, she finds out she not welcome there at all. Sam turns out to be the most hated person in town b/c of her ancestor Cotton Mather, who help with the witch trails years ago. The longer she stays she find out about an deadly curse that affects the whole town. As she gets outcast by the town she becomes friends with an ghost. Who might be able to help her uncover the towns secrets, and history before everyone dies one by one.  Well will let you readers go find out what the secrets are and the truth hidden within Salem. This is a fun quick read and maybe some witches involved. So its out now, I suggest grab yourself a copy and enjoy the ride. Happy Reading!

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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

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Book Summary: 

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.

My Review:

In the world where there are Edians (people who can change into animals at will) and Verities (people who don’t like Edians), they live somewhat co-exist with each other for years as Edward ruling the lands. Sadly Edward find out he dying from the same disease that took his mother. At the age of 16 he hardly filled his boyhood fantasy, getting marry, being kiss, so there no heir to the throne. As Edward trust none of his sisters, Bess and Marry to take over, that leave him his only chose, Lady Jane his cousin he so fond of. His trusted friend and second in command suggest his son, Gifford to marry Jane (who happen to be and horse). Slowly living out his days dying and watching his cousin get marry, he find out there a plot to take over the throne. Will Edward make it time to tell his cousin, Jane the truth? A war is coming and Edian and Verities might have to work together to stop it. Lady Jane will have her hand full after she take over her cousin kingdom. Can she mange to stop a war and fall in love at the same time? Well readers you must find out for yourselves on how this story ends. Filled with action, fantasy and light humor, this book is up your  alley. So I will leave you guys with a Happy Reading!!!

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Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow #1) by Danielle Paige

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Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she’s not crazy and doesn’t belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.

Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn’t what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid–her true home–with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she’s sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she’s destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything…including Snow’s return to the world she once knew.

This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.

My Review:

Snow life has been shelter within the four wall of her room  at Whittaker Institute, taking meds and in the same routine all her life. She knows nothing must outside these wall. However an strange boy  Jagger comes into her room one  talking to her about escape and mentioning an weird dream she been having since she was little. As Snow saw Bale the man she love gets suck into a mirror, that’s when he whole life about to change and take an change into the world of the unknown with Jagger as her tour guide. She learns a lot about her family history and secrets she never knew about outside her four walls. This book is filled with fantasy, action and magic. A very fast pace read and enjoyable read. A must read of all Danielle Page fans out there. Lucky I was able to get my hand on the arc. You will have to see how the story is told for yourself when the book comes out in Sept. In the meantime, Happy Reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday

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So found this banner for my top ten Tuesday. Like I said before don’t have the software to do fancy banner or graphics, so bare. No Bella this time, sorry. So this is my top ten books I am looking forward to readying this fall and some next year. The covers are so awesome for these books. So enjoy! 

  1. Empire of the Storm By Sarah J. Mass
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2. WindWitch By Susan Dennard

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3. King Cage By Victoria Aveyard

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4. Long Way by Katie Mccgarry

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5. The Struggle by Jennier L Armentrount

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6. Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

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7. Winter Song By S. Jae Jones

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8. Caraval By Sarah Garber

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9. Tales of the Peculiar By Ransom Riggs

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10. Sythe By Neal Shustermanneal

 

Thats my top ten books looking forwards. What are your books you looking forward?