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Rules of Vanishing by Katie Alice Marshall

Book Summary:
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.

My Review:

Rules for Vanishing was a haunting good read. I did love the storyline and the characters in it.

Don’t go in the woods unless you want to play Lucy’s game.

On the eve of Lucy’s disappearance years ago, a mass text message is sent to play the game. Some kids believe in the story and sent out into woods to play.

The main character Sarah, is dealing with a lot stress. Her sister disappeared years ago playing the game. Now it’s her turn to play and go find her sister. Becca left her clues to help her along away. With the help of Sarah and Becca friends, will she be able to find her alive?

Follow the rules and you might make it out alive.

This book really draws you in. There some scary stuff in it, so you might want to read with the lights on. This book really mess with your head on what’s real or not. It has some awesome twist and turns. In the mood for a good fall read then this book than this will be perfect read for you.

You might have trouble sleeping after reading it.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Book Summary:
Survive the year.
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.

My Review:

The Grace Year was an interesting read. I did liked the book but not love it. The storyline was intriguing and the characters are likable.

Each year woman are chosen to enter the grace year. No one knows what it is. Just that the woman are accuse to have power and each year they are taken away to get rid of it, according to the men in the village.

Tierney throughout her life just keep her head down and distance for everyone. Once she chosen for the grace year, she has her whole life turn upside down. A year of the unknown with people she hardly talk with it. There are hunters watching their every more. Trapped for a year, she must use her knowledge to survived.

This book starts strong. Slowly we learn of the people and who entering The Grace Year. The storyline idea was good, but drags out a bit in the middle of the book. It has a bit of lord of the flies feeling to it. If your into survival books, you might enjoy it. It was hard writing a review without giving anything away. The book comes out October 8th.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Red Skies Falling Alex London

Book Summary:
In this thrilling sequel to Black Wings Beating, twins Kylee and Brysen are separated by the expanse of Uztar, but are preparing for the same war – or so they think.
Kylee is ensconsed in the Sky Castle, training with Mem Uku to master the Hollow Tongue and the Ghost Eagle. But political intrigue abounds and court drama seems to seep through the castle’s stones like blood from a broken feather. Meanwhile, Brysen is still in the Six Villages, preparing for an attack by the Kartami. The Villages have become Uztar’s first line of defense, and refugees are flooding in from the plains. But their arrival lays bare the villagers darkest instincts. As Brysen navigates the growing turmoil, he must also grapple with a newfound gift, a burgeoning crush on a mysterious boy, and a shocking betrayal.
The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides―or so they think. The Ghost Eagle has its own plans.

My Review:

Red Skies Falling was action packed. I love entering the world of Black Wings Beatings again. If you have yet read this book one, then you don’t need to read this review.

The brother and sister team are back again and getting ready to fight.

Kylee is off training with her new gift. She trying hard to control the ghost eagle. It no easy task when she can’t trust the people around her. Now that she separated from her brother, she has concerns for him and her family as a war is coming.

Brysen is holding down fort at home. He is keeping the hawk business alive, while trying to find his hawk. When an attack on the village is coming, he must be prepared and defend his home and hawks.

Will the brother and sister team see each other again?

I really love the original storyline of this world. It was very insightful on Hawks and training them. Sad some hawks die throughout this book but it’s an war story. Hopefully we have a happy ending in the third book. If your in mood for something different, then check out this series.

Happy Reading!!!

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Fear of Missing Out by Kate Mcgovern

Book Summary:
Everyone has a fear of missing out on something–a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on?
When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when–and if–a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it’s real. To see if it’s worth it. For fear of missing out on everything.

My Review:

Fear of Missing Out might hit close to home with some readers. The storyline deals with a girl who survived cancer and then she end up getting it back. There are characters you fall in love with.

In the beginning of the book, you met Astrid. She getting news her cancer has return. She been through chemotherapy before and it helps but there might be a chance with a new drug to help her. Before she make up mind on what to do she find a new option with her life, cryopreservation. She thinks on freezing her body until a cure is find. Now she goes a roadtrip to fight for her life with her best friend and boyfriend.

This book is such a heartbreaking read. You feel for every character in the book and rooting for Astrid along the way. During the roadtrip, I’m happy to see they can sight see along the way and try to reconnect to with father. This book is well written and I love every minute of it.

What decisions Astrid will make in the end?

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I do love this book a lot. My review of is up for it.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle if The Grace Year. So far it’s a weird book. Taking my time reading it and understanding the world building.

Reading Next:

Will finally read some library books.

Hello Girls sounds like a fun roadtrip book.

The Chain is an adult thriller/mystery. Which I like to read at times. My co-editor, Stay Fetters loved the book and has crazy twists in it. So looking forward to that.

What you guys plan on reading??

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Sea Witch Raising by Sarah Henning

Book Summary:
Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her. And his rejection will literally kill her—unless Runa intervenes.
Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom—but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts’ desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds?
Told from alternating perspectives, this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart-wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood, the uncompromising nature of magic, and the cost of redemption

My Review:

I did liked the book Sea Witch Raising. The first book Sea Witch was also good. The storyline is about two sisters who made a deal with the sea witch. If you have yet read Sea Witch, you may disregard this review.

The book picks up from where book one left off. A mermaid, Aila making a deal with the sea witch.

Runa is Alia sister, she also will do anything to bring her sister home. Now making a deal with the witch with her sisters help. Runa got a huge challenge ahead of her. Not only she must save her sister, but stop her father from going to war.

Evie is stuck watching the sisters from a far. She is bully by the sea king, as he wants his daughters back. Evie is scare of the king and tries hard to break from his grip. She is torture from the past of dead and mistakes. Will the sea witch find peace.

This book has a slow pace read to me. I do enjoy villian stories a lot. Some villians had sad backstories or misunderstood. Evie is one those villians, is she really that evil helping out mermaids and granting them their wishes? This book is about stopping a war, and finding love before it’s to late. Then find out for yourself on who is truly evil in it.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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{Arc Review} Unpregnant by Jenni Hendrixs and Ted Caplan

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she would wish she’d failed a test until she finds herself holding a thick piece of plastic in her hands and staring at two solid pink lines. Even the most consistent use of condoms won’t prevent pregnancy when your boyfriend secretly pokes holes in them to keep you from going out-of-state for college.
Veronica needs an abortion, but the closest place she can legally get one is over nine hundred miles away—and Veronica doesn’t have a car. Too ashamed to ask her friends or family for help, Veronica turns to the one person she believes won’t judge her: Bailey Butler, Jefferson High’s own little black cloud of anger and snark—and Veronica’s ex-best friend. Once on the road, Veronica quickly remembers nothing with Bailey is ever simple and that means two days of stolen cars, shotguns, crazed ex-boyfriends, truck stop strippers with pro-life agendas, and a limo driver named Bob. But the pain and betrayal of their broken friendship can’t be outrun. When their fighting leads to a brutal moment of truth, Bailey abandons Veronica. Now Veronica must risk everything in order to repair the hurt she’s caused.

My Review:

Unpregnant was such a fun read. I did liked the storyline a lot and the characters in it. If you enjoy stories on teen pregnancies. It was a heartfelt book and turning to an unexpected friend for help.

Veronica in the book must keep up appearances with her family and friends. She gets straight A’s, wear a purity ring, plays by the rules and have the prefect boyfriend. Soon she is getting ready to go off to college, but one thing is standing in her way. She accidentally gets knocked up.

Her life seems to go up in smokes. There no way she telling her parents the truth, nor she trust her inner circle friends. When her ex friend Bailey the only know the truth, she turns to her for a road trip to terminate the mistake. Along the way the girls encounter a lot of misadventures and a crazy ex boyfriend stalking them.

Will this road trip bring the girls close together again?

This book was so much fun. There some funny jokes throughout the book. I like how Veronica also trying to understand what happen to her and Bailey friendship. She also learns she can’t be perfect all the time. I like to see how much Veronica grow and learn from this roadtrip. If your in mood for a feel good friendship book with laughs and fun along the way, then you might enjoy Unpregnant. This book recently just came out.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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{Arc Review & Giveaway} Shatter City by Scott Westerfield

Book Summary:
When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi’s double, and now she’s taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing.
Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her.
But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself.
As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare – because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

My Review:

I was excited for book two of The Imposters, Shatter City. I did love the world building. It takes place in the Uglies series. For those who have yet Imposters book one, can disregard this review. You see a lot of the main characters force to grow up in book two and change a lot since the first book.

The book leaves off with Frey now pretending to her sister, Rafi. Frey has a plan to save the boy she love and kill her father. Things never do go as plan. Col has set up an rescue mission of his own.

Frey once more becomes free and learns that her sister has gone missing. With a video clue to Rafi whereabouts, Frey heads to Paz. What secrets will Frey find in Paz? Where did her sister really run off to?

This book was a quick read for me. Mostly it was action pack fun. You get to see how much Frey struggling to have her own identity back. Then Rafi gets thrown into the wild, and have to become strong like Frey. These sisters change so much since book one. It was nice watching them grow up. A war is coming so they must all be prepared for it. Hopefully we get book three very soon.

The book comes September 17th.

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{Arc Review} Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Book Summary:
High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.

My Review:

Frankly in Love was such a good read. I enjoy the Korea culture in the book and the characters within it. The storyline was very interesting. Some parts of the book was fun, while there was some serious stuff going on in between.

Frankly life is complicated, since he part American and Korean. He works hard in school and do anything to please his parents. Then one day, Frankly falls with a girl, that his parents will never approve of.

Now Frankly must come up with a plan to keep seeing his girl and hiding from his parents. That’s where his Korean girl best friend comes in. They pretend to date. I mean what could possibly go wrong?

This book was kinda heartfelt read. It deals with some racist in it a bit. I feel bad for Frankly in the book, he deals with hiding from his family and the girl he love. This book has some family bonding moments in it and also some romance. Hopfully Frankly gets his life together in the end. This book is kinda like a Korea Drama which why I liked it so much. Looking for a good family book read, then you might like Frankly in Love.

Happy Reading and Release week of this book!!!

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Past, Perfect, Life by Elizabeth Eulberg

Book Summary:
Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is-spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn’t be? In a few short months, everything’s going to change, big time.
But when Ally files her applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she’s not Allison Smith. And Ally’s-make that Amanda’s-ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as now comes crashing down around her?

My Review:

Past, Prefect, Life was such a good read. I liked the heartfelt storyline and was very connected with some of the characters in the book. A prefect story about family and finding yourself.

Ally has this prefect life with her father. They do everything together and live in a nice town so everyone is like family to her. When she starts filling out college applications, her life gets turn upside.

Her father gets arrested for kidnapping. Ally find out she has this new life with a new family. She is so torn to leave the life her father have given her. She is force to leave everything behind and get to know her new family, but what she longs for her old life back. How will Ally handle these new challenges in her life?

This book is about finding one self and where they belong. Ally’s father made a mistake, but it doesn’t mean he is this bad guy. He raised Ally best he can, they had food and roof over their heads. This book is heartfelt read and trying to understand how this all happen. Hopefully for Ally sake she can find closure at the end. If you looking for a new read, you might like this book.

Happy Reading!!!