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Happy Halloween ~ Bella Bloopers

Happy Halloween my readers! It time for some new Bella Bloopers. For the new readers, not all pictures are gonna be good for the blog. So what to do with the funny pictures make bloopers. Fun behind the scenes of the photo shoots. Plus a bonus picture of Bella all dress up for Halloween. Happy Reading!!!

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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:

Broken Things was a good read. I’m in the middle of reviewing it. Just been very busy lately and having eye problems.

Currently Reading:

Half way through Kingdom of Ash.

Also gonna start the Lux series for signing event in November.

Reading Next:

I’m excited for this library book.

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{Arc Review} That Night by Amy Giles

Book Summary:
One night in March, a terrible tragedy shakes the Queens neighborhood where Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi live.
The year since the shooting has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar, and deeply personal, ways. Lucas has taken up boxing and lives under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, while trying to put good into the world through random acts of kindness — to pay back a debt he feels he owes the universe for taking the wrong brother.
Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother, with the help of her elderly next-door neighbor, and tries to make ends meet. Without her best friend, who’s across the country at a special post-trauma boarding school, and her brother, who died that night, Jess feels totally alone in the world.
When Jess and Lucas’s paths cross at their shared after-school job, they start to become friends… and then more.
Their community — and their families — were irrevocably changed by a senseless act of violence. But as Jess and Lucas fall in love, they’ll learn to help each other heal and move forward — together.

My Review:

That night was unforgettable. A tragic event that leads two people picking up the pieces. It may been years since that night had happen, but things never was the same for Jess and Lucas. Both dealing with it differently.

The book was such a sad read. I like reading how much Jess and Lucas lives change over the years. I like how the story switches the point of views to the characters, so we get a feel on what they been through.

Jess been kinda a loner after that night took her brother away. She struggles to keep it together for her mother. Never let her guard or let anyone in. That is until Lucas comes in picture. By chance they meet as working buddies. With both still grieving about that night, will they be able to get through it together?

The book is may be sensitive to other readers. It’s about an shooting that took place and people trying to coop with the pain and loss. I thought it was lacking a bit the book. I would have liked to see an flashback about what happen that night. You can connect with the characters on how they feeling. It’s an overall good read, if you into drama type books. Recently hit the shelves.

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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:

I finish this arc recently. I’m in the process of reviewing book.

Currently Reading:

Slowly making my way through this read. Been very busy and hardly not reading much.

Reading Next:

Hopefully when barnes and nobles ships my book will be reading this book next.

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{Cover Reveal} The Divide by Keira Drake

I’m excited for The Divide to come out. I did love The Continent, with the world building and characters this year. So looking forward to what will happen next. Here is the cover and summary. Comes out July 30, 2019.

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Summary:

The story of The Continent continues, now unfolding in a fast-paced split narrative as told by Vaela Sun (originally of the Spire), Noro Dún (of the Aven’ei), and Skaala Kael (of the Xoe).
Vaela has left the privileged, peaceful land of the Spire, choosing to live with the boy she loves among the Aven’ei people on the Continent. But though the war between the Aven’ei and their longtime foe, the Xoe, has come to a temporary cease-fire, hatred on the Continent runs deep, and the question of whether or not violence is part of human nature becomes ever more difficult to answer. When Vaela is called upon to act as a diplomat and live among the Xoe, her journey takes a dangerous turn—but not for the reasons she might have suspected. Assumptions crumble away, betrayal lies hidden behind friendly faces, and Vaela becomes torn between a desire for peace and the need to conceal a terrible secret that could reignite a war.

In the midst of these struggles, Vaela learns the dark, shattering truth of how she came to be on the Continent. She must now choose between vengeance and forgiveness, and discover what she is truly willing to sacrifice for peace and love.

WILD BEAUTY, FIERCE LOYALTY, AND AN EPIC LOVE STORY… WELCOME TO THE CONTINENT. Fans of Vikings and Game of Thrones will find themselves at home in a world in which a fragile peace will soon be challenged by the darkest betrayal…

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What The Woods Keep by Katya De Becerra

Book Summary:
What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page.
On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.
Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.
As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality.

My Review:

I did enjoyed this book. It starts out pretty strong the story. Then towards the end, it was out of this world. The storyline I liked and the characters in it.

Hayden, trying to put the past behind her. I like how brave she is for returning home. After everything that happen with her mom, can she find the answers to her past?

Del, I liked her also in the book. She and Hayden have a cool bond as friends. Del will have her back no matter what happens. Will she still be there for her once Hayden discover the secrets to her past?

The book pace was quick and there tons of secrets going on in Hayden’s hometown. There some twist and turn. For people you like mysteries, dark secrets and a good fall read. You guys might enjoy this read. If you unsure about this book, then try it at the library.

You ready to enter the woods???

Happy Reading!!

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WWW Wednesday ~ Library Reads

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I recently finish this mystery book. It was a bit of a slow pace read for me. The story dragged out good. If you ever read this author books, then you might like. If unsure on reading, get it a library. Since I did not like this book, not gonna do a review for it. Just did mini review just now.

Currently Reading:

Only a couple pages in the book. It very detailed world building. A little to early to tell if I like it.

Reading Next:

I’m looking forward to a Robin Hood retelling. Goodreads reviews are low with this book. This is why I got it at library to try it out.

Do you like to try new reads from the look library?

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Black Wings Beatings by Alex London

Book Summary:
The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.
Brysen strives to be a great falconer–while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.
Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he’s long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother’s future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a little something different and fun. I learned a lot on falconer. I did liked the two main characters in the book. They were entertaining.

Brysen, I liked him a little bit in the book. He was kinda dumb in the book but later grows on you. He kept everyone entertained throughout the story. Brysen believes doing things out of love without thinking, so how much trouble can he get into?

Kylee, I liked her a lot in the book. She mostly uses her brains a lot and always bailing out her twin brother. When her brother gets into big trouble, will she be able to save him?

This book is action packed, fast pace read. I enjoy the world building with hawks. It was such an different idea. I was draw to the cover and the story. Yes there hawk fights, and hawk training in it. A war might be coming whoever controls this ghost hawk also. In the end you must find out for yourself what happens to the twins.

Happy Reading!!

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Book Summary:
Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.
He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.
Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

My Review:

This book was so haunting and breathe taking. I loved the story idea and the characters development in the book.

Marion, I somewhat liked her in the book. She mostly closed off and keep to self after an accident first time entering Sawkill Island. She just want to find a place where she belongs. What deep dark secrets are on Sawkill island will she discover?

Zoey, she is my favorite in the book. The only in the book that is smart on what’s happening on Sawkill Island. When her best friend goes missing, she knew something big is going on. To many girls had disappear on the island. Will Zoey be able to find the answers before it’s to late?

Val, the queen bee on the island. At first she comes off way to charming. Behind her looks and the charms, she hides a dark secret. All the girls that become her friend disappears. What does she know about the missing girls? What secrets is she keeping from everyone?

This book is the prefect fall. I enjoy the point of views between all three girls. You get a sense on who they are. In the end the book is filled with lots of twists and turns. You will not regret picking this book up for the fall.

Are you ready to travel to Sawkill Island?

Happy Reading!!

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Words We Don’t Say by K.J Reilly

WORDS WE DON’T SAY Digital Assets
About the Book:
Title: WORDS WE DON’T SAY
WORDS WE DON’T SAY
Author: K.J. Reilly
K.J. Reilly
Pub. Date: October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 288
288
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.
Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn’t been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn’t mean he’s keeping it together, or even that he has any friends.
So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send.
As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn’t see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn’t know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy’s gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. Was really happy to belong to blog tour for it. This story was good and enjoy the characters on it.

I did like Joel in the book. He has struggles making friends and with school life. His only enjoyment is working in the soup kitchen with a girl he has crash on. It was nice seeing him grow throughout the book. He comes off shy and keeps to himself at most time.

Will Joel ever come out of his shell?

This book was a quick read. A very nice coming age story for Joel. If you looking for a new read or find out is Joel will be alright. Then this book might be for you.

Happy Reading!!!

About K.J.:

I am the author of the (contemporary social issue) Young Adult book, Words We Don’t Say (Disney Hyperion Oct 2, 2018).

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/8/2018- BookHounds YAExcerpt

10/9/2018- Utopia State of MindReview

10/10/2018- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview

10/11/2018- AbellafairytaleReview

10/12/2018- Do You Dog-ear?Review

Week Two:

10/15/2018- YA Books CentralExcerpt

10/16/2018- The Pages In-BetweenReview

10/17/2018- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

10/18/2018- Book-KeepingReview

10/19/2018- Beware Of The ReaderReview

Week Three:

10/22/2018- Rainy Day ReviewsExcerpt

10/23/2018- Moonlight RendezvousReview

10/24/2018- The Cover ContessaReview

10/25/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview

10/26/2018- A Fictional BookwormReview

Week Four:

10/29/2018- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

10/30/2018- Cindy’s Love of BooksReview

10/31/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview

11/1/2018- Trendy Simple LifeReview

11/2/2018- Patriotic BookaholicReview

Week Five:

11/5/2018- Coffee, Books and CakesReview

11/6/2018- Savings in SecondsReview

11/7/2018- Novel NoviceExcerpt

11/8/2018- For the Love of KidLitSpotlight

11/9/2018- Two points of interestReview

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