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Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

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Book Summary:

Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime–but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he’s been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.

My Review:

Topher and his friends Mo, Sam and Joey are huge Wiz Kids fans, They get together with other fans to watch the show from home or through online. On their last year together before going off to different school, Topher plans an road trip. All ready to go he message his favorite actor, Cash Carter to come along. To his shock he join them for the trip. Cash Carter may be love by his fans but for months he been going down hill with his fan. He has been drinking, seems to be taking drugs for the last past months. Later does Topher and Cash’s fan know he been hiding a dark secret from everyone.  Mostly Topher friends and even Cash hiding their true self from each other. When the secrets come out,  will this be the group last trip together or can they forgive and forget?  Well buckle up  and get ready to jump in to enjoy the ride yourself. For a fun quick read, with little romance, lots of drinking and drugs going on, also a little self discovery . This book may be for you. So enjoy the ride!

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{Cover Reveal} The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee

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So here it is the big cover reveal for the sequel of The Thousandth Floor book. Also is my review of the books is here, The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharine McGee. So Enjoy.

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Book Summary:

New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets…

LEDA is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden–even if it means trusting her enemy.

WATT just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Will he do what it takes to be free of her for good?

When RYLIN wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being there means seeing the boy whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.

AVERY is tormented by her love for the one person in the world she can never have. She’s desperate to be with him… no matter the cost.

And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who arrives in New York, determined to cause a stir. And she knows exactly where to begin.

But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall. (less)

Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by HarperCollins
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Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

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Book Summary:

A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there’s only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who’s going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it’s down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

My Review:

Alosa is the daughter of the pirate king and on a mission to find a map. Her father is ruthless and train her to be the next pirate king. Now off doing his dirty work to please her father she boards the ship of Riden and his brother as a prisoner. Now using the skills the and her brains, she must work hard to find what her father wants. This book is a fun pirate book to read, and has lots of adventures to enjoy. You get to see what first hand the skills of a pirate daughter has. Alosa has many secrets up her sleeves and tricks to get whats she wants. When Riden starts treating with her kindness will she be able to resist his charms? All fair in love and war as they should say? This is quick read and I am all ready for book 2 to come out. If you love, adventures, pirate and a big of magic, then this book will be up your ally. So I dare you to board the pirate ship yourself and see what lies ahead for Alosa. Happy Reading!

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Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

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Book Summary:

Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. But now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation.
Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a -goodbye day- together to share their memories and say a proper farewell.
Soon the other families are asking for their own goodbye day with Carver–but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these goodbye days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or–even worse–prison?

My Review:

Carver life gets turn upside when he text his friends one night and cause a huge wreck. Now he facing jail time, lost all his friends and is alone now in the world of the living. Dealing with so much on his own he never really got to say goodbye to his friends. This gripping story leave you an emotional wreck. As you dive into the story you can see the pain and suffering Carver goes through his eyes and how his actions affects everyone around him. You see his journey to grow and try to heal after his grief. This book was well written and can hit your hard. It’s a hard when you loose your friends and feeling alone. So pick up this book and read Carer story and find for yourself will he be able to overcome this or get throw into jail forever? So Happy Reading!

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The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine

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Book Summary:

An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

My Review:

The story involves two twins Thad and Ari. While on the run after being hunted down, Thad bumps into the wish granter Teague and made a deadly wish to save his sister. Now that the royal family died, that bastard twins sit on the throne, but at what cost? Now it’s up to Ari, to save her brother soul and the kingdom of Teague reign. She will train with Sebastian to use weapons. Can all three team up and save their kingdom before Teague takes over everything? This new retelling of Rumpelstiltskin leaves you wanting more. This is my first read from C.J Redwine books and won’t be my last. Her books takes you to an far away place and leaves you wanting for me. I really enjoy this new twist of the story and would not mind reading is again. The cover is so pretty and have you draw. So grab this book and read the twins story for yourself, you won’t regret it in the end. Happy Reading!

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Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

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Book Summary:

Whistling Tor is a place of secrets and mystery. Surrounded by a wooded hill, and unknown presences, the crumbling fortress is owned by a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan’s family and his people; those woods hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom.

For young scribe Caitrin it is a safe haven. This place where nobody else is prepared to go seems exactly what she needs, for Caitrin is fleeing her own demons. As Caitrin comes to know Anluan and his home in more depth she realizes that it is only through her love and determination that the curse can be broken and Anluan and his people set free.

My Review:

Whistling Tor is a haunting place with secrets behind the walls, Auluan is the master to the of this land. He care nothing for himself or other people. Hardly ever leaving his home and letting his people defend for themselves. Then there Caitrin who wants to leave home from her father, get a chance to put her skills to the test and work for the beast Auluan. Together they must work in order to break a terrible cures around his kingdom and people. But Auluan makes it very hard to get along and open up  to anyone. Things do go bump in the night and monsters do roam around. I love this retelling of beauty and beast. Another book I read so long ago. Would reread in a heartbeat. The setting of the story is in the past, and could be for older teens if I remember right. Well written and this book is so overlooked. Hope more people read this book in time. In meantime you must read and discover the curse that lives inside the walls of Whistling Tor for yourself and Happy Reading!

 

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Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

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Book Summary:

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret…

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

My Review:

Isra has been lock up all her life ready to be a human sacrifice for her city, to believe she was ugly and her death will help her people. She blind what’s going on in her kingdom and to the world. One night when she was out in the garden she bumps into Gem. Gem wants nothing but help his people if it mean to kill the princess in the process to save his people. Gem is human and not ugly at all. He get capture by the princess and these two form and unlikely ally to help each other out with the kingdom. Can their differences help save the people of Yuan? In the classic retelling the beast is a princess and the beauty is the beast. Set in the future and kinda scifi feeling vibe in this retelling. Read this book years ago and have really enjoy the world building and the different take on Beauty and Beast story. Hope more people get to discover this book someday and enjoy it like I did so many years. In honor of Beauty and Beast coming out tonight will review my two favorite retelling of the classics today. So for my readers Happy Reading and hope you find this book helpful for the look out for retellings.

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Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

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Book Summary: 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.

Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.

As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown. (less)

Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by HarperTeen

My Review:

Freya was big dreams to become an scientist and leaving the court life with her best friend. She hardly never did fit in the court life and is very shy person. The one faithful night when half the court is poison and killed. It is Freya new faith to become the heir to the throne. Not knowing what she is doing, he father and the old council tries to help her along the way. Slowly she starts to learn the ways of the kingdom and make it better then it was before. Freya with the help of her friends will grow but can she become what the people what her to be? On the other hand there still a killer on the loose after Freya was almost poison like the old court, she must take action and find who done it before it’s to late. This book you get to see Freya grow as a person this one shy girl hiding her lab to become something she never dream of. With risks and life on the hand, can Freya become the queen she meant to be and change the kingdom for the better? A good stand alone book to read, would like more to Freya story if the author ever comes back to this book. Still a stand along and end as one. If you into a ruling kingdom story and murder mysterious then book may be up your ally. So its out now and will leave you off with Happy Reading!

 

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Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies #1) by Rhoda Belleza

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Book Summary:

CROWN PRINCESS RHIANNON TA’AN WANTS VENGEANCE.

The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, RHEE has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne – and her revenge.

ALYOSHA is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. Despite his popularity, Aly struggles with anti-Wraetan prejudices and the pressure of being perfect in the public eye.

Their paths collide with one brutal act of violence: Rhee is attacked, barely escaping with her life. Aly is blamed for her presumed murder.

The princess and her accused killer are forced to go into hiding – even as a war between planets is waged in Rhee’s name. But soon, Rhee and Aly discover that the assassination attempt is just one part of a sinister plot. Bound together by an evil that only they can stop, the two fugitives must join forces to save the galaxy.

In this exhilarating debut for fans of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles and Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy, RHODA BELLEZA crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.

My Review:

Rhiannon is ready to take her throne back when she becomes of age, in the meantime she been preparing to kill a man who she believes killed her family years ago. Little does she know on her way to take the throne, someone wants her dead. Now after her life was nearly taken she is on the run with some help, but who can she truly trust with her life now? Then you have Alyosha a tv star stumbles onto something he should not have and now on the run with his friend Vic who has his own secrets of their own. Now Alyosha is a wanted man for killing a princess. Can he clear his name before it’s to late? This book start slow and the story picks up a bit in the middle and leaves off an ending you never seen coming. So many secrets and lies in Rhiannon kingdom, who really after her and what is the truth behind her family death? Alyosha can he out run the people after him long enough gain his freedom? What secrets is Alyosha friend Vic is hiding from his buddy for years?  This book tosses between points of views for both the main characters, going back and forth to understand where they are coming for. If you like scifi fun and adventures then this book could for you, So Happy Reading!

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{ARC Review} Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston

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Book Summary: 

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. (less)

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books

My Review:

Elle is just like any fangirls out there. When her favorite show Starfield going to be remake, you bet she will on top of there. That was her and father favorites they used to watch together and cosplay at the conventions. Exelsicon was her dad’s life work for fandoms around the world. When he passed she never attend it again, now living her stepmother and two step sisters. When some stranger calls her dad old phone things changes for Elle a bit and start to open up more and making friends. Still living under her stepmother rules. This is a new twist of the classic fairytale, you guess it Cinderella. This modern take is a light, quick read. Really love all the fandoms that were mention in this book. You get to See Elle grow and become her father’s daughter a bit. In the meantime you get two point of views in the book. Darien is an actor  struggling also himself trying to find himself also in the acting world while being a fanboy himself. It find getting both side of the story and seeing it all come together in the end. This debut author book gonna be popular once it comes out. Was lucky to get from net gallery and review. So watch out for this book in April and Happy Reading!