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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

The only thing August Pfeiffer hates more than algebra is living in a vampire town. Located at a nexus of mystical energy fields, Fulton Heights is practically an electromagnet for supernatural drama. And when a mysterious (and annoyingly hot) vampire boy arrives with a cryptic warning, Auggie suddenly finds himself at the center of it. An ancient and terrible power is returning to the earthly realm, and somehow Auggie seems to be the only one who can stop it.

Comes out July 14, 2020

Summary:

A teen is snatched after her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape—and rescue another kidnapped prisoner—in this chilling YA mystery.

When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom’s boyfriend, everyone assumes she’s run away. The truth is much worse. She’s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah’s not alone: Ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out—even if it means they die trying.

Master mystery-writer April Henry weaves another heart-stopping young adult thriller in this story ripped straight from the headlines.

Comes out July 28th, 2020

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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 really liked I’ll be the One so much. Lots of kpop references and music mentions to look up on youtube. A very inspiring read on being yourself. Review to come soon.

Currently Reading:

Time to get back into some fantasy reading. This books does pretty good and looking forward to reading it.

Summary:

A SERVANT blackmailed into becoming a princess’s decoy.
A BODYGUARD determined to keep her alive.

A PRINCE forced to execute his father’s brutal laws.
A PRISONER used to keep him compliant.

A WORLD on the brink of war.

In one horrible night, Clare goes from kitchen maid to royal decoy. She has three months to become the princess’s perfect double so she can ensure her betrothal to an enemy prince. Desperate to survive, Clare throws herself into self-defense training, taught by her distractingly attractive bodyguard. The danger increases when a ruthless assassin begins stalking her, intent on ending the tenuous peace.

Across the northern mountains, Prince Grayson is his father’s ultimate weapon. He carries out the king’s harsh orders because the one person he cares about is his father’s prisoner. Grayson’s silent obedience is tested when his father plans to exploit the marriage alliance between two of their greatest enemies. If Grayson submits, the blood of thousands will spill. If he resists, the girl who means everything to him will die.

The fate of Eyrinthia hangs in the balance. Some want peace. Some want war. All will be thrown into chaos.

Reading Next:

Not sure I will read next. Got some new reads and hard to pick what to read.

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{Arc Review} All These Monsters by Amy Tintera

Book Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance.
When Clara starts training with her teammates, however, she realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore muscles, exhaustion, and worst of all, death. Scrabs are unpredictable, violent, and terrifying. But as Clara gains confidence in her battle skills, she starts to realize scrabs might not be the biggest evil. The true monsters are the ones you least expect.

My Review:

What happens when the world is run by monsters? You fight back!

Clara all her all her life has lived in isolation at the hand of her father abuse. When the world is has creatures roaming around, she take a chance and run away to help out. She will learn to fight, make friends. Fighting monster could be a better life than being home.

I did liked this book. It was a good start to the series. The storyline is different, you have underdogs kids fighting to save the world. The main character still have lots of growing to do. She has a better support system than she did at home. I like how each of the characters have grown in the book.

I do like Clara in the book. She hardly don’t know how to socialized with people or ask for help when needed it. She been so abuse by her father she never how to act with people or open up. Kinda feel bad for her. She tries hard improving her fighting skills and slowly start making friends. Along the way she discover secrets about the monsters fighting world.

Looking for a good end of the world book, then check out All These Monsters. Book recently came out today.

Happy Reading!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.

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.

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{Arc Review} Accidentally by Alex Richards

Book Summary:
This timely, emotionally-resonant story about a teen girl dealing with the aftermath of a tragic shooting is a must-read from an exciting new YA talent.
Johanna has had more than enough trauma in her life. She lost her mom in a car accident, and her father went AWOL when Johanna was just a baby. At sixteen, life is steady, boring . . . maybe even stifling, since she’s being raised by her grandparents who never talk about their daughter, her mother Mandy.
Then he comes back: Robert Newsome, Johanna’s father, bringing memories and pictures of Mandy. But that’s not all he shares. A tragic car accident didn’t kill Mandy–it was Johanna, who at two years old, accidentally shot her own mother with an unsecured gun.
Now Johanna has to sort through it all–the return of her absentee father, her grandparents’ lies, her part in her mother’s death. But no one, neither her loyal best friends nor her sweet new boyfriend, can help her forgive them. Most of all, can she ever find a way to forgive herself?
In a searing, ultimately uplifting story, debut author Alex Richards tackles a different side of the important issue that has galvanized teens across our country.

My Review:

What happens that your life seems perfect, but someone from the past takes it away?

Johanna seems to a have a nice life with her grandparents after her mother death. She has awesome friends and slowly develops a crush on the new kid in school. Then her life takes a different direction when she finds a letter from her missing father. Once she tries to make amends with him, her life gets turn upside and family secrets get revealed.

Accidentally book is one of those emotional reads. The storyline is very heart breaking and well written. I felt so bad for the main character and what she going through in the book. This book may be sensitive to some readers. I really enjoyed everything about this read and the emotions this book brings to readers.

This review is a little short, sorry. A lot of Summary sums a lot on what’s happening. The main character Johanna has such awesome support from her friends and the new guy. It hard watching her push people away while she deals with everything alone. Hopefully Johanna find some peace in the end.

Book comes out July 7th, 2020.

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{Arc Review} I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

Book Summary:
This gripping thriller follows two teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost.
What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried…
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected–and that she knows what happened to her.
Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth?

My Review:

What happens when your dream job turns out to be a big mystery?

Anna just land this awesome babysitting job for the summer. She gets away from her life for a little bit. All Anna wants to do is just relax by the pool. Then one day people start mistaking her Zoe Spanos. Zoe has been missing for a long time. What’s the weird connection between Zoe and Anna?

The book summary gives most the book away. I really did enjoyed this book and the storyline. It was more of a guessing game on what’s going on. There are some point of views of the characters and twists towards the end.

Anna I did like the book. She gets to enjoy the Hamptons for the summer. Having a dream vacation to think about what to do next with her life. I wish to get away also on vacation for the summer. Suddenly Anna starts loosing it and getting lost with Zoe story. She listens to the podcast her best friend made, she starts having memory lost and keep thinking of Zoe a lot. It makes you think has Anna lost her mind. Kinda feel bad for her, when everyone starts staring at her and thinking she is Zoe.

I Killed Zoe Spanos just came out today. It the perfect summer mystery read of the year I thought.

Happy Reading!!!

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It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance.

When Clara starts training with her teammates, however, she realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore muscles, exhaustion, and worst of all, death. Scrabs are unpredictable, violent, and terrifying. But as Clara gains confidence in her battle skills, she starts to realize scrabs might not be the biggest evil. The true monsters are the ones you least expect.

Comes out July 7th, 2020

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{Arc Review} Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae

Book Summary:
Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she’s only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry.
All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes the Crossing: a death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish—and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey’s end—will ascend to the throne and be granted unparalleled abilities.
With all of the kingdom abuzz, Zahru leaps at the chance to change her fate if just for a night by sneaking into the palace for a taste of the revelry. But the minor indiscretion turns into a deadly mistake when she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is forced to become the Crossing’s human sacrifice. Zahru is left with only one hope for survival: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most dangerous people in the world.

My Review:

Zahru always wanted to see the world, but she gets caught up in a deadly race and sibling rivalry.

Zahru has the power to talk to animals. She is known as a whisper and help her father out with the animals. She longs for a life outside the vet life. One night her and her best friend sneaks in to see the crossing. A race with royal siblings complete for the throne. A mistaken identity leads Zahru onto the wrong path. She become a human sacrifice and caught up in a huge sibling rivalry.

This book was such a magical read. I really did love it. The storyline was breathe taking. The siblings are ruthless, and you have no clue who to trust. Zahru in the book is to kind to be caught up in between the fighting and saving her life. She must use her wits to save her life and maybe get through to the sibling on how they should rule.

Kinder Poison is pretty much action pack, ruthless and not sure who can trust. This book recently came out not to long ago. Looking for a new fantasy series, then your in for a treat.

Happy Reading!

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{Arc Review} The Betrothed by Kiera Class

Book Summary:
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.
But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

My Review:

Being Betrothed to a king, is not all that it seems.

Hollis is thrill the king has taken an interest her. Her family and friends living the good life. It’s every girl dream to become the kings eye candy. Hollis soon learn being a queen may not be as glamorous as it seems. Along the way, she has eyes for another man. Will she be able to follow her heart?

The Betrothed was such a slow pace read. The cover is very pretty looking. I don’t have a favorite character. I thought the whole relationship stuff with the king and the affair kinda moved to fast. The whole love triangle mess did not feel real. Everything was rush with the characters stories I thought the book was just an okay read. The ending did make me curious on what will happen next.

I suggest if you really want to read, get it the library first.