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{Arc Review} Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally

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Book Summary:

Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win? (less)

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

My Review:

Maggie life is all about training and having a blast with her friends until they all go off to collage in couple of months. After spending the night at her favorite collage, she finds out she has no real experience anything with boys before. All her life has been training but never hook up at all. She turns to her best friend and make him a deal to teach her how to fool around with no strings attach. So what can go wrong there? Like many high school dramas I have seen I really enjoy reading this book. You can see the pain and struggle Maggie goes through trying to balance out swimming and boys at the same time, while making state. I have read Miranda Kenneally book before, Breathe and Annie Breathe. Which I found out I never review that book. I like the writing style to the author and can’t wait to dive into more of her books when I get a chance to. Her books mostly for older teens a bit. I was lucky to get a arc from netgallery and gave my review. If you have yet dive into Miranda books yet I suggest you do. You can read them out of older. They work as an stand alone. This book you need to watch for on July 1st. In the meantime you can get more of her books at the local barnes and nobles and pick up at library if money is tight. So get ready for some real life high school drama that I am sure everyone can relate to. So Happy Reading!

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Birthday Book Hual

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So it’s my birthday weekend and spending those gift cards like crazy. I am in middle of windwitch still and soon diving into A darker shade a magic. The books I get,  gonna be read hoping next month. Also got two signing events going on. In honor of my blog I made a facebook page for it. Hope for more followers and all. Here is the link to it here, Abellafairytale. If you do enjoy the pictures you can follow me on my instagram account at Jenneh__Penneh. Slowly learning the settings to wordpress. Still I am graphic impaired so I find pictures online and have a friend Stay Fetters once in a while make me stuff. So bare with me on that. Hope to read and review my new books soon, plus some arcs I got for my nook I need to finish up this month. Hope everyone having a nice weekend and hope more people view and love this blog in time. Happy Reading Weekend! 16806955_10208749661365497_1294188532875138988_n

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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Book Summary: 

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today’s foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person’s life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.

Supports the Common Core State Standards. (less)

Paperback, Enhanced Edition, 470 pages
Published October 25th 2010 by HarperCollins

My review:

Samantha has the good life, the popular click in the group and rules the school. Then one bad night she gets into a bad accident then wakes up reliving the same day over and over again. Sam was like this mean girl type of person and at first you end up disliking her, but as the story progress you can only hope that Sam will learn her lessons and grow as a person. Will she be able to escape her faith or she is doomed to live the worst day ever over and over again. This book has a type of groundhog day movie feel to it. It’s a very slow start to the story by in the end you hope to enjoy it. Soon the movie will be coming out for it March 3rd. I suggest read the book for yourself before the movies. You know how they sometimes ruin books the movies do. Will leave you off with the movies trailer and Happy Reading!

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{Movie Trailer and Book Review} Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Book Summary:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. (less)

Hardcover, 306 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

My Review:

Madeline had live her life into her house. With a rare disease she must live in doors or she dies. Her mom and nurse are the only two that keep her company. When the new boy comes into town everything changes for her. More then anything she wants freedom from this disease and live her life as a normal teenager and fall in love. Will she risk it all for a boy? I really enjoy the book lots and the little twist at the end they have. This fiction is heart felt and feel good book. Will soon to be made into a movie. If you have yet read I suggest you do before the movie comes out. So Happy Reading! Here the first look for the trailer..

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{Waiting on Wednesday}A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi

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I can’t wait for this A crown of Wishes to come out next month.

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Book Summary:

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.(less)

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 28th 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin.
Here My review of the first book, A star Touch Queen
Happy Reading!
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If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

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Book Summary for If I Stay:

Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

My Review:

Mia life had everything going for her, a happy family, going to school and playing music. Until one faithful night everything changes. Now laying in bed in a coma, she has a out of body experience. She can listen to her love ones trying to reach her, along you get flashbacks of Mia life. Can anyone get through to her or is she a lost soul? This is book is very tense and I love it so much. So many feelings where put into it. Throughout the book you just keep rooting for Mia to wake up. Also  there was a movie to this book it’s on hulu now if you have yet seen it. If you have yet read this book you should.

 

                                    Book Spoiler

Book Summary for Where She Went:

It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

My Review:

Sent three years after If I Stay. You find out what happen to Mia and her boy friend Adam. Now they both living two different live. Mia still cooping with the event of the car accident and Adam is off living his dream. This book is a good fellow up to the story and ending for the Adam and Mia. You get watch them grow up after the first book and both coop with lost during the car accident. They never made this book yet into the movie but hope they do and have the same people in the first one. So hope you guys read both these books and enter the worlds of Mia and Adam for yourself. Happy Reading. Will leave you some music theme for this book.

 

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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

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Book Summary:

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

My Review:

Liesl life is always taking care of her family first first then her needs. She puts her music life aside so her brother can be the star and not her. There stories and legends about a Goblin King taking people away when she was growing up, which anyone believes. Then one day her sister Kathe gets taken away by goblins. Now it’s only Liesl hope to save her sister and enter the ruthless goblin kings world. Gobiln King is known for his trick and games. When Liesl enter his world she must try hard to put her desires and needs aside and save her sister. Will it be enough to save both girls? Enter this magical world of monsters and see for yourself on how it turns out for these sisters. Enjoy the Goblin King world as long as you can because you end up staying in it for a very long time. This is a fantasy book, filled with love and desires. So Happy Reading!

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Poison’s Kiss (Poison’s Kiss #1) by Breeana Shields

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Book Summary:

A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive—like a poison kiss—and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It’s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya—a poison maiden—is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she’s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

My Review:

Marinda is a born killer, trained to immune to poisons and she has a deadly kiss. After years of killing Marinda wants more to life and leaves the assassin world all together with her brother. The only normal she has going is working at her favorite book shop and hanging with her sick brother. When Daven walks into her life one day at her book store, everything changes. Her next mark turns is the boy she has feelings for her. Can Marinda give him the kiss of death? Also why was Daven on the list in first place? What secrets does he hide and who he working for? So much is happening in the book and who don’t know who to trust anymore. In the end Are you willing to get a poison kiss to read this book? I am hoping for a book two soon and enjoy more of Marinda life and how it will all end for her. Hope good things happen for own little assassin. So Happy Reading!

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Long Way Home (Thunder Road #3) by Katie McGarry

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Book Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

My Review:

When Violet dad passed away, she made sure to cut ties from the gang he was in. She tries to have normal life without the gang getting involved. Trying to teach her mom and brother in independence with life. It’s hard when the gang shows up every chance they get to save the day. One frightful night Violet life change after being kidnap and her family threaten, she must try to hold everything together. Being watch closely and getting send notes to destroy the gang she once called home. Will Violet be able to save herself and family in time?  In the end her only Ally is Chevy the boy she loved and broke up with. He is also dealing with life choices and what’s important to him the gang or Violet life? Can Chevy put Violet first then the gang in order to save her life? This tense book will be leaving you with so many emotions.In the end will love  and be a trust to get out of this mess the gang put them in the first place? Well Katie does it again with her books, this thrill is hard to put down and you get suck into good into the lives and Violet and Chevy. With some new twist and turns along the way you will enjoy it. Next book comes out within a year so I suggest if you have not read her other books Pushing the limits series nor No where but here books well you have time to get caught up and enter Katie’s World. So happy Reading!

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The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

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Book Summary:

Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.
Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

My Review:

The book starts off with Amy and her mom leaving the mainlands and heading back home. Amy never knew her mom’s pass on why she left to begin with but she will find out sooner or later. Amy and her mom wanted and escape from their problems back staying on the island with Amy’s grandma she hardly knows. One day Amy discovers she is in a long line of book jumpers. Two feuding clans comes together to book jump and protect the stories inside. Things are not what the they seem on the island, a book character dies, and someone been stealing story ideas. Everyone seems to be a suspect even Amy herself, who powers seems different the other and can jump without the portal anytime she wants. The adults don’t seem to care what’s happening in the books. So it’s up to Amy and the only other person who believes her Will to save the stories and restore order. Amy learns some secrets of her past and who her real father is and why her powers seems so different. Will Amy and Will be enough to catch the thief in time? Well you might have to book jump yourself to find out. So Happy Reading!