What I’m Reading Monday


A pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead.

In Thanopolis, those gifted with magic are assigned undead spirits to guard them—and control them. Ever since Rovan’s father died trying to keep her from this fate, she’s hidden her magic. But when she accidentally reveals her powers, she’s bound to a spirit and thrust into a world of palace intrigue and deception.

Desperate to escape, Rovan finds herself falling for two people she can’t fully trust: Lydea, a beguiling, rebellious princess; and Ivrilos, the handsome spirit with the ability to control Rovan, body and soul.

Together, they uncover a secret that will destroy Thanopolis. To save them all, Rovan will have to start a rebellion in both the mortal world and the underworld, and find a way to trust the princess and spirit battling for her heart—if she doesn’t betray them first.


Danger, betrayal, and enticing forbidden love clash in book three of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Harbinger trilogy!

When Angels Fall

Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.

As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same.


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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 did like this quick and recently did a blog tour for the book.

Currently Reading?

This peter retelling is dark and twisted so far. Have a slow beginning, but curious on how it will end.

Reading Next?

I’m excited to dive in this read next. The cover looks amazing.


The Other Side of Prefect by Mariko Turk


Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but then a terrifying fall shatters her leg — and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with it.

After a summer healing (translation: eating vast amounts of Cool Ranch Doritos and binging ballet videos on YouTube), she is forced to trade her pre-professional dance classes for normal high school, where she reluctantly joins the school musical. However, rehearsals offer more than she expected — namely Jude, her annoyingly attractive castmate she just might be falling for.

But to move forward, Alina must make peace with her past and face the racism she experienced in the dance industry. She wonders what it means to yearn for ballet — something so beautiful, yet so broken. And as broken as she feels, can she ever open her heart to someone else?

Touching, romantic, and peppered with humor, this debut novel explores the tenuousness of perfectionism, the possibilities of change, and the importance of raising your voice.

My Review:

The Other Side of Prefect deals with change in the dance world. I love the storyline so much and the cover is so prefect. The cover fits the theme of the book of a ballet dancer struggling what to do next after an accident.

I like Alina in the book. She is not prefect herself and is like a ice princess to her family and friends. Alina life is always about ballet and nothing more. When she breaks her leg, her life changes. She is drag by a friend to join a musical and might try to change her attitude a bit about dancing again.

What I like is how the main character seems kinda mean in the book. She fights her sister and drifts a part from other friends from ballet. Alina becomes bitter and jealous of her old left and not very supportive of her best friend. I did like watching her grown a bit in the book and trying there more to dance than ballet.

The Other Side of Perfect is for readers who love dance books, dance movies, little high school drama and tiny bit of romance. This was a enjoyable read, with realistic characters. Hope you guys get a chance to read it.

Happy Reading!!!


{Blog Tour} Taking up Space by Alyson Gerber

Publisher : Scholastic Inc. (May 18, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 272 pages
ISBN-10 : 1338186000
ISBN-13 : 978-1338186000

“This affirming novel offers a normalizing message about discussing body image and mental health.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Gerber] supplies a positive representation of constructive approaches to an often misunderstood condition…Pragmatic and valuable.” —Kirkus Reviews
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Scholastic Summer 2021 Dewey Diva Picks — Shortlist

Sarah loves basketball more than anything. Crushing it on the court makes her feel like she matters. And it’s the only thing that helps her ignore how much it hurts when her mom forgets to feed her.

But lately Sarah can’t even play basketball right. She’s slower now and missing shots she should be able to make. Her body doesn’t feel like it’s her own anymore. She’s worried that changing herself back to how she used to be is the only way she can take control over what’s happening.

When Sarah’s crush asks her to be partners in a cooking competition, she feels pulled in a million directions. She’ll have to dig deep to stand up for what she needs at home, be honest with her best friends, and accept that she doesn’t need to change to feel good about herself.

My Review:

Taking up Space was such an emotional read. It deals with sensitive issues on eating disorders. I did liked this book and how it handle the topic.

High school life can be hard at times. For Sarah, she deals with her mom’s strict diet at home. Also she is the star of basketball team. One day at her game, she notice her body changing. Suddenly Sarah is taking her mother’s advice about food and starting loosing some weight. Little does she know her mom’s advice is not helping her. Hope with support from friends she will find help.

This book was insightful in the world with eating disorders. The main character was never alone and had support. It was a nice quick read and would like to read books by this aurthor. Than so much for letting me be a part of this blog tour.

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Alyson Gerber is the author of the critically-acclaimed, own-voices novels Braced and Focused published by Scholastic. Her third novel Taking Up Space will be in stores on May 18, 2021. She has an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children and lives in New York City with her family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @AlysonGerber.
Braced, Focused, and Taking Up Space are all Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections. Braced received three starred reviews and has been nominated for state book awards in Oklahoma, Indiana, New Hampshire, Virginia, South Dakota, and Georgia. Focused was picked as a best book of year by The Today Show, Kirkus Reviews, and A Mighty Girl and has been nominated for state book awards in Rhode Island, Oklahoma, and Michigan. Alyson’s latest novel, Taking Up Space, based on her experience with disordered eating, will be published on May 18, 2021. Taking Up Space will help readers recognize how much they matter and see that if something negative is taking up space in their minds, even if there isn’t a name for it, they should ask for help.

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What I’m Reading Monday


With the startling twists of Gone Girl and the haunting emotional power of Room, Mirrorland is a thrilling work of psychological suspense about twin sisters, the man they both love, and the dark childhood they can’t leave behind.

Cat lives in Los Angeles, far away from 36 Westeryk Road, the imposing gothic house in Edinburgh where she and her estranged twin sister, El, grew up. As girls, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs full of pirates, witches, and clowns. These days Cat rarely thinks about their childhood home, or the fact that El now lives there with her husband Ross.

But when El mysteriously disappears after going out on her sailboat, Cat is forced to return to 36 Westeryk Road, which has scarcely changed in twenty years. The grand old house is still full of shadowy corners, and at every turn Cat finds herself stumbling on long-held secrets and terrifying ghosts from the past. Because someone—El?—has left Cat clues in almost every room: a treasure hunt that leads right back to Mirrorland, where she knows the truth lies crouched and waiting…

A twisty, dark, and brilliantly crafted thriller about love and betrayal, redemption and revenge, Mirrorland is a propulsive, page-turning debut about the power of imagination and the price of freedom.


When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods


{Blog Tour} The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on
the THE LAST FALLEN STAR by Graci Kim Blog Tour hosted by

Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the

About the Book:


Author: Graci Kim

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook,

Pages: 336

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,

Best-selling author
Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim’s thrilling debut about an adopted
Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous
journey to save her witch clan family.

Graci Kim does such
an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now
wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool
information.”–New York Times

#1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a
powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for
generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able
to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow
in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a
person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every
healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her
family and the gifted community.

Then Hattie gets an idea:what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to

Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the
family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s
initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider
again. It’s a perfect plan!

Until it isn’t. When the
sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up
hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible
task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star,
and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her
search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with
her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she
has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what
it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

Praise for The Last
Fallen Star

The Last Fallen Star folds Korean culture as
well as diaspora feelings into a magical adventure. The way Graci Kim takes
traditions and lore and incorporates them into an exciting contemporary fantasy
setting makes my heart soar as a Korean reader. This fantastical story is
filled with heart and humor. Readers who love magical adventures, complex
family relationships, and sisterhood—not to mention food!—should pick up THE
LAST FALLEN STAR immediately!”—

Kat Cho, internationally
best-selling author of

Vicious Spirits

“Korean mythology gets a modern twist in this
rollicking adventure by debut author Graci Kim. From entering a secret temple
by way of the fried chicken counter at H-Mart to summoning a goddess at the
Santa Monica Pier, every chapter of this novel delights and surprises. At times
laugh-out-loud hilarious, at times heartwarming and poignant,

The Last
Fallen Star

will capture the imaginations of readers for years to come!”—Axie

, author of Rebel Seoul and Rogue Heart

“Reading The Last Fallen Star is like taking a
course in Korean mythology taught by your favorite teacher ever—while riding a
gigantic roller coaster beneath a sky filled with shooting stars! I loved
following Riley’s thrilling adventures, and pass the bulgogi tacos, please.”—

Sue Park

, Newbery Medalist for A Single Shard

“Like a true magician, Graci Kim intertwines Korean
mythology with an all-too-relatable sister story in her heart-stopping
adventure that’s sure to capture the heart of anyone who’s ever felt like an
outsider. You can’t help but root for plucky Riley Oh as she engages on a quest
to find belonging and acceptance.” —

Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up,
Yumi Chung!

“I wish I could go back in time and hand this
book to young Ellen. I would have loved it so much, because this was what I was
missing in my life. Thank you, Graci, for writing it!”—

Ellen Oh,
author of

The Dragon Egg Princess and the Spirit Hunters series

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim
absolutely shines. Riley Oh’s positive voice is infectious and will have
readers wanting to follow her adventures long after the last page is
turned.” —

Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn
Brujas series

My Review:

I really loved The Last Fallen Star. The book has so many awesome Korea references and culture going on. I learn a lot of new mythology I never knew before. This was a very awesome read and educational also. The world building is so magical.

I liked the sister bond between Hattie and Riley. They may not be related by blood, but still have each other back. Hattie is willing to risk he own life to make Riley happy.

Riley is like an outcast with the witches and being adopted. That dose not stop her family still loving her. All she ever wanted to do was feel belong and have magic. Hattie has a plan to make her wish come true with the help of their best friend, Emmitt.

This book deals with family hidden secrets, bonds with sisters and a family coming together for support. Very upbeat read to enjoy for any age. This book is full of fun surprises and magical creatures to fall in love with also. I was so happy to be a part of this blog tour and experience such a thrill ride. So looking forward to seeing what happens next in book two.

Happy Reading!!!

About Graci:

Graci Kim is a Korean-Kiwi
diplomat turned author who writes about the magic she wants to see in the

The Last Fallen Star is her middle grade debut. In a
previous life she used to be a cooking show host, and she once ran a business
that turned children’s drawings into plushies. When she’s not lost in her
imagination, you’ll find Graci drinking flat whites, eating ramyeon, and most
likely hugging a dog (or ideally, many). She lives in New Zealand with her
husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @gracikim and Instagram

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Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee


I am a weed.

Unloved by my abusive, alcoholic dad. Unwanted by my classmates. Unnoticed by everyone else.

But I’d suffer anything to give my kid sister a better life—the minute I turn eighteen, I’m getting us the hell out of here. And some hot stranger telling me I am the key to stopping a war between Heaven and Hell isn’t going to change that.

Let the world crumble and burn, for all I care.

Draven is relentless, though. And very much a liar. Every time his sexy lips are moving, I can see it—in the dip of his head, the grit of his jaw—even if my heart begs me to ignore the signs.

So what does he want?

I need to figure it out fast, because now everyone is gunning for me. And damn if I don’t want to show them what happens when you let weeds thrive in the cracks of the pavement…

We can grow powerful enough to shatter the whole foundation.

My Review:

Ember of Night was so epic! The storyline was so magical. I feel bad kinda bad for Harley in the beginning. She deals with so much abuse from her father. Also deals with a lot on her own so she can protect her sister. Then on her 18 birthday, things turn more upside for her.

Harley just keeps to herself, waiting to get out of her father’s grip and save her sister. While trying to get her life together, things turns upside down, thank to Draven. Now her life is endangered and have demons after her. She must now accept her faith or the people she love gets hurt. There is no one to trust.

Draven is such a hottie demon with his own secrets. The book will have some demons to fall in love with. Not sure who you can really trust. 🤔 Draven is just another misunderstood demon, Right????

Then there Harley who just accepts everything without being afraid. She takes her beatings and fight back also. Only thing she cares about her sister life and friends she can trust. You don’t want to mess with her when she is angry.

This book deals with trigger warnings of abused for some readers. It also filled with lots of twists and a crazy ending. I loved the story and characters withing the book. This is a great start to a new fantasy world. Now just can’t wait to get my hand on book two.

Happy Reading!!!!


{Blog Tour} Royal Spy by Heather Frost


TITLE: Royal Spy (Fate of Eyrinthia #2)

GENRE: YA Fantasy Romance

RELEASE DAY: May 20, 2021


A DECOY recruited to be a spy.

A PRINCE compelled to become an assassin.

A SERJAH pressured by an unwanted crown.

A WORLD covered in shadows.

Mere months ago, Clare was just a kitchen maid. Now, she is a decoy for Princess Serene and a novice spy, caught in the royal family’s web of secrets. While journeying to Mortise to finalize the princess’s betrothal to Serjah Desfan, Clare lives for the stolen moments she has with Bennick, the bodyguard who is quickly claiming her heart. But when a notorious assassin is hired to kill her, Clare’s life and the alliance hang in the balance.

In Ryden, Grayson prepares to leave for Mortise with his brother, Liam. Their orders are to ignite a war between their enemies, and Grayson has been tasked with assassinating Princess Serene. It may cost his soul, but he is ready to comply, as long as he gets something in return: freedom for Mia, the girl he loves. But the more time he spends with his brother, the more he begins to wonder if Liam is what Grayson wishes he had the courage to be . . . a traitor.

Desfan feels trapped. By his disapproving council, his impending marriage to a stranger, and the imminent arrival of enemy princes who may not want the peace they profess. When a dangerous drug threatens his people, Desfan jumps at the chance to rely on his swords instead of politics. But his investigation uncovers more than he bargained for—a plot that may destroy Mortise from within.

Eyrinthia hovers on the edge of war. Spies. Rebels. Traitors. All must choose a side.

My Review:

Royal Spy was such a epic adventure. You must read Royal Decoy first in the book to understand what’s going on.

The book starts off with Claire the maid pretending to be the princess on the Royal tour. It will not be easy tour for everyome. There are rebels who don’t want the alliance, and a killer assassin on the loose. With so much danger lurking, will Claire be able to make it out alive?

I really love this series so much. The storyline was very tense until the very end. So many hot guys to fall in love with. Still my favorite is Grayson, I love how he has his own point of view in the book. I feel bad for Claire getting caught up in the royals problems. A lot of lives hang in the balance and no one is safe anymore.

The ending had me like this:

I was happy to belong to the blog tour and support the author. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. So looking forward to book three to come out.

Happy Reading!!!!



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Bennick is a royal bodyguard, prepared for anything—except Clare Ellington. THE DECOY AND THE BODYGUARD follows Bennick and Clare during their first day together, but from Bennick’s POV. Of course, things go terribly wrong . . .


Heather Frost writes mostly YA fiction and has a soft spot for tortured characters, breath-stealing romance, and happy endings. She is the author of the Seers trilogy and the Fate of Eyrinthia series. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and ghost stories and call it homework. When she’s not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and hold Lord of the Rings movie marathons. She lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in the wilds of Utah. To learn more about Heather and her books, visit her website:


The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lurd


From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash.

The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and their classmates watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally recovered, they are identified as Izzy’s twin brother, Israel, Cass’s ex-boyfriend, Shane, and Janie’s best friend, Nate. But Izzy can feel when her brother is in pain, and she knows he’s not really dead. So she, Cass, and Janie set out to discover what actually happened that day–and why the boys were on the plane.

Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this powerful and captivating novel follows the three boys in the weeks leading up to that fateful flight, and the girls they left behind as they try to piece together the truth about the boys they loved and thought they knew. A spellbinding story about the ripple effects of tragedy, the questions we leave unanswered, and the enduring power of friendship.

My Review:

What happens when you having a nice day on the beach, and then you witness a horrible plane crash….

The Sky Above Us was an emotional roller coaster read. The story deals with the lost of three boys in a plane crash. How it all effects the families and friends. It is told in so many different views that leads up to the events. At times it was tense on finding out the answers. I really did liked this book and how well written it was. Very sad reading the boys point of views because you know from the beginning what happen to them.

Izzy, Cass and Janie must come together as friends to cope what they witnessed and lost. Even the whole community comes to support them and the families. The cops think the boys wanted to kill themselves or it could have been an accident. So many unanswered questions throughout the book on what happen to them. The truth comes out in a shocking ending.

I thought the author did a good job with the writing and dealing with the grief stuff very well. Also I liked the cover to the book, it sets the tone of it pretty well in the beginning. Can be sensitive to some readers who have lose someone so close unexpectedly. I thought it was emotional and handle things very good.


A Tale of Ashes by Ann Dayleview


Across the country, human teens are going missing, and all eyes are turning to the fae.

Seventeen-year-old Freddie is a human at a magically diverse boarding school who longs to report on the war-torn realms of Fairy. When humans disappear on campus, it’s the perfect opportunity to jump-start her journalism career. While the public blame the fae, Freddie wants facts. If she’s going to get published, she’ll need to find out who or what is behind these disappearances.

Aiden is a fae soldier with a murderous reputation. Raised in the dark fae court and forced to partake in the brutal Fairy Civil War, he thirsts for revenge against the realm which murdered his family. His new mission gives him the opportunity he’s longed for. But when Freddie snoops into his life, he questions if revenge is worth the price of his freedom.

Lured by her suspicions and distracted by his curiosity, Freddie and Aiden form a tenuous bond. But as their feelings for one another grow, so does the danger. Every clue points to Aiden as the kidnapper, and as his enemies close in, Freddie must make a choice: turn against him or fight for a relationship doomed to fail.

My Review:

A Tale of Ashes set in the magical and human world. Some the creatures try to live among the humans in peace, since their world facing problems with the royal families.

Freddie is a human girl and goes to school with mix humans and magical creatures. She gets along with both race. Freddie gets a chance to be in the news if she can find something exciting story. She chose to find the missing humans, with an unexpected help with a Fae.

I really did love this book so much. You can tell how much humans dislike the idea of magical beings walking around them. Freddie just like a peace keeper who likes everyone for who they are. I did love the storyline and the world building that set in both magical and human realm.

I saw this book on barnes and nobles instagram and had fallen in love with the cover. I’m so glad I picked this book up. Very action packed and adventurous read. Also have some hot killer Faes to fall in love with. It was very entertaining watching a fae do his first date. I’m so looking forward to book two to come out.

Happy Reading!!!!!