What I’m Reading Monday


In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide


Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.
Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.
Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

My Review:

What’s happen when you want start fresh in a new town?

Quinn is willing to pack up her life and friends and head to Kettle Springs with her father. She not happy on the move, but she doing it for her father’s mental health. The plan is to be low key so no one notices her in town. Well that don’t goes as plan as she is force out of class with a group of trouble makers and is invited to a party. A party that may her last.

Clown in a Cornfield was such an good read. The storyline was far out there and crazy. I love the clown design on the book cover and did like some of the characters in the book. This read was a bloody mess and has lots of clowns also. Prefect for anytime reading it. The twists and plot was so much fun. Could read this book again and again. It was well written and prefect for horror/thriller fans like me.

Looking for a good read with more clowns in your life, then check Clown in the Cornfield in the young adult section of bookstore

Happy Reading!!!


Malorie by Josh Malerman

Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive—and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. Don’t get lazy, she tells them. Don’t take off your blindfold. AND DON’T LOOK. Don’t get lazy, she tells them. Don’t take off your blindfold. AND DON’T LOOK. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has already lost so much: her sister, a house full of people who meant everything, and any chance at an ordinary life. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors—and risking the lives of her children again. Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more.

My Review:

This is book two of the popular book and movie to Birdbox. If you have yet read the first book or watch the movie, you may disregard this review.

It has been years since the creatures attack, Malorie and her children find another safe haven to themselves. There no one to trust, everyone has gone crazy. Malorie lives by the rules, cover the eyes and body. If they can’t touch or see creature they will be safe. Her kids are older now and restless. They sometimes break the rules and get curious about the creatures. When a messager arrives that give Malorie hope to adventure out of her safe haven and find someone she been missing.

This book was a nice follow up to birdbox. The storyline was very interesting. Malorie this time seems to have gone crazy herself. After what she suffer through in first book, I don’t really blame her. All she wants is her family safe at all cost. I like how in this book the kids are older and have their story told. They are restless and want to see the world. The kids don’t understand the big danger of these creatures, but they want to understand what they are and how to stop them. They deal with the rules, and also break the rules. It time for them to see the world and fight back.

Already it be announced that Netflix will make a movie out of this book. I’m looking forward on who will play the kids. This book has a creepy vibe and make you think more about what these monsters want.

Looking for something creepy then check out Malorie.

Happy Reading!!


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:A Wicked a Magic is the best fall read. I really did enjoy this book and I do love the cover so much. Review will come soon.

Currently Reading:Ever Cursed I’m really loving also. The cover is awesome very pretty and the storyline is very interesting.

Reading Next:Hope to dive into Gideon the Ninth next, but not really soon what I be in the mood for after I finish my book. I’m a big time mood reader.

Any fun reads you guys are reading??


The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas

Cora Saros is just trying her best to join the family business of theft and intergalactic smuggling. Unfortunately, she’s a total disaster.
After landing herself in prison following an attempted heist gone very wrong, she strikes a bargain with the prison warden: He’ll expunge her record if she brings back a long-lost treasure rumored to grant immortality.
Cora is skeptical, but with no other way out of prison (and back in her family’s good graces), she has no choice but to assemble a crew from her collection of misfit cellmates—a disgraced warrior from an alien planet; a cocky pirate who claims to have the largest ship in the galaxy; and a glitch-prone robot with a penchant for baking—and take off after the fabled prize.
But the ragtag group soon discovers that not only is the too-good-to-be-true treasure very real, but they’re also not the only crew on the hunt for it. And it’s definitely a prize worth killing for.

My Review:

What happens when you try to impress your criminal family?

Cora’s family are best known for their crimes spree. She is willing to do anything to get her family approval. Which does not go as plan and Cora ends up with jail. Her cell mates show her the ropes and she is threw into the greatest heist in the world with other group of misfits.

The Good for Nothings was a thrilling space adventure. I really liked the storyline and the characters in it. It was something very different. The cover is pretty neat with the characters mugshots it looks like. I do enjoy some good scifi reads and this one was so much fun.

I like Cora in the book, she tries to hard pleasing her family. Cora is good making bombs and love inventing things. Her only friend she cares about is an out of date robot. That robot been with her through tough time. No wonder she has trouble making friends. Even when she force to work together with a bunch of misfits she tries not to get attach and is close off. Each misfit is hiding a secret that might tear the group a part.

Will they be able to work together and be set free from prison?

Looking for a fun quick space adventure, then your in for a treat with The Good for Nothings!

Happy Reading!!!


What I’m Reading Monday


The Princesses of Ever are beloved by the kingdom and their father, the King. They are cherished, admired.


Jane, Alice, Nora, Grace, and Eden carry the burden of being punished for a crime they did not commit, or even know about. They are each cursed to be Without one essential thing—the ability to eat, sleep, love, remember, or hope. And their mother, the Queen, is imprisoned, frozen in time in an unbreakable glass box.

But when Eden’s curse sets in on her thirteenth birthday, the princesses are given the opportunity to break the curse, preventing it from becoming a True Spell and dooming the princesses for life. To do this, they must confront the one who cast the spell—Reagan, a young witch who might not be the villain they thought—as well as the wickedness plaguing their own kingdom…and family.

Told through the eyes of Reagan and Jane—the witch and the bewitched—this insightful twist of a fairy tale explores power in a patriarchal kingdom not unlike our own.


{Arc Review} All Eyes on Her by L.E Flynn

Book Summary:
You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did….
Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her.
But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself.
What do you think is the truth?

My Review:

Two people go into the woods for a hike, only one comes back out alive.

Tabby was having a nice date hike with Mark, but things turn out bad when Mark accidentally dies on the hike. Now Tabby is on trial for his death. It is told on point of views on what Tabby friends and family think of her, and wonder what it all an accident or did Tabby really plan his death?

All Eyes on Her was such another suspenseful read. I enjoy every minute of the story and the characters. You get a detailed look at Tabby life and how people see her. She may seem like a bad person, but is she evil enough to kill?

The book was a fast pace read and could finish in one sitting. You get to decide if Tabby is either guilty or innocent.

All Eyes on Her comes out August 18 to check it out.

Happy Reading!!!


The Stepping off Place by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum

Book Summary:
Every girl loves her best friend, but Hattie is more like Reid’s social oxygen. Hattie’s the badass, Reid’s the wingman; that’s how it’s meant to be. But when Hattie drowns off the coast of Maine while summering with her family two weeks before the start of senior year, Reid must confront the devastating loss and her own identity crisis, all while hearing and seeing Hattie everywhere.
The police declare that Hattie died by suicide, but it just doesn’t make sense. Hattie was one of the most enigmatic and joyful people Reid has ever known. Something just doesn’t feel right, and in her grief, Reid immediately begins to question the circumstances surrounding Hattie’s death—and the secrets kept by the person she thought she knew better than herself. This is the summer that Reid is forced to reexamine everything she knows about alphas and betas, truth and lies, the complexities of mental health, and what it means to step into yourself.

My Review:

What happens when your best friend pass away?

Reid and Hattie was inseparable. They did everything together just about and know each other secrets. When Hattie passed away, Reid was in shock. She knows that something was not right, when they rule Hattie death as a suicide. How can her best friend do such a thing? Reid must deal with the truth, with the support of her friends and family. She believes something bad happen to her and will do anything to discover the truth.

The Stepping of Place was an emotional read. It deals with grief on loosing a best friend. I did liked the book how well written and very detailed it was. It was a long read, but you get a look back at Hattie and Reid friendship and what lead her to take her life. Reid gets in her head that her friend was killed by someone close to Hattie. She will try to unlock the mystery of her friend’s death in order to grieve and move on. Also I like the peaceful cover to the book as well.

The Stepping up Place may be sensitive to some readers.


I’ll be the One by Lyla Lee

Book Summary:
Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.
She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else.
When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho.
But Skye has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition—without losing herself.

My Review:

Skye has the voice and dance moves to become the next K-pop star. The only thing is missing having the look. Will she be able to become a star without being judge on what’s on the outside?

Skye all her life dreams of becoming the next K-pop idol. She been working on her dance moves and singing for years. Skye endures her mother mental abuse that she don’t have the look. She will show the world that looks don’t matter and what’s inside counts. Skye will endure hardships, makes new friends a long the way. Will she be become the star and prove to the world she is more than being just a fat girl?

I’ll be the One is an inspiration read which I enjoy. It was so cute and fun. I learn a lot what it takes to be a k-pop star. I do love the culture setting of Korea talk. As someone who love kdramas I did love this book. Also enjoy looking up the names of kpop artist they mention in the book and listen along the way. This book has everything drama, a little romance, be true to yourself, plus fun music to listen to along the way.

Here some kpop fun music and Skye favorite song in the book. Enjoy!

Happy Reading!!!


{Arc Review} The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Book Summary:
Los Angeles, 1992
Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of senior year and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer.
Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just one of the girls. She’s one of the black kids.
As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal. Even as her self-destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots. Even as the model black family façade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble. Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson.
With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us? And who is the them?

My Review:

My The Black Kids reviews is a little difficult to write for me. Suffering through some writers block.

I did enjoy this book itself. The storyline was something different I ever read before. It impacts on what’s been happening with the world around us also. It sad not many people getting treated fairly in the world.

I mostly can relate to the main character Ashley in the book a bit. Ashley lives a shelter life growing up. A very good upbringing, and somewhat good friends. She keeps quiet on what happening with the world around her. Also she let’s her friends get away saying crap all the time. Ashley I think she understands her sister reasons for protesting and wanting justice, but at the same time she wants her sister to stay safe.

I liked how Ashley grows in the book and become her own person. Also speaking out more a bit. I like how she just branch out and make new friends that don’t always revolve dumb gossip stuff.

Can’t give to much away on this book. You just have to read it and find out more what goes on with Ashley.

The book recently came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!!