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{Arc Review} The Girl In the Castle by James Patterson & Kelly Raymond

Summary:

My name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me

NOW: Hannah is brought to Belman Psych, told she is suffering from hallucinations and delusions. Hannah knows the truth: she must return to the past and save her sister. Could Jordan, the abnormal psych student who seems to truly care, be the answer she’s looking for?

1347: Hannah and her village are starving to death in a brutal winter. Hannah seeks out food and salvation in the baron’s castle. If she is caught stealing, she will surely hang. But if she and her friends succeed, she’ll save everyone she holds dear.

NOW: Jordan isn’t sure what to believe, and Hannah has even bigger problems: if she doesn’t make it back, her sister will die, but if she keeps going back, she might never escape.

My Review:

Hannah spent most of all her life in a mental hospital. She claims she has the power to time travel into the pass. Has episodes where she is poor in a village and willing to do anything to save her village. She becomes a thief and a liar to save her family in the past. No one believes her story of time travel, except Jorden. He take an liking to Hannah and willing to try and save her from herself.

The Girl in the Castle was an alright book to me. I was very interested in the summary of the book and it mostly take place in a mental hospital. This read kinda fell flat to me. I did not really like it and some of the characters where annoying in it. Mostly Jordan was getting on my nerves half the time. He just instantly got obsessed saving Hannah. Hardly knew her and it was like love at first sight. Don’t like those type of things.

I may not enjoyed this book, but I’m sure other readers on here might like it better than me. The book comes out September 19th this month. I always say if you unsure reading this book, then check it out at local library.

Happy Reading!!!!

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How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine

Summary:

Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial.

And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior.

Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by sisterhood and were each other’s best friends.

Until Claire was taken away from her.

On the first day of the murder trial, as Alice prepares to give her testimony, she is knocked out by a Sidney Prescott look-alike in the courthouse bathroom. When she wakes up, it is Halloween morning a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.

My Review:

Ready for a Halloween party with a side of murder?

Alice life turns upside on Halloween, when she had to watch her sister get killed. Now she must face the killer in courtroom. Then suddenly she gets transported back to the day her sister died. Alice must relive the nightmare again and have until midnight to find the real killer.

How to survive your murder was such an amazing read. This book is full of crazy twists you never see coming. This was a prefect mystery/thriller for Halloween or fall. I would read more books by this aurthor when I get a chance. The cover is so cute and I love it. Even I enjoy the characters within the book. Really can read this book over and over again. Finally a thriller book that I did not know who was killer in the first 5 pages. This book is a must read, so check it out.

Happy Reading!!!!

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What I Finish Reading:

I recently finish this book. I thought it was an alright book. Some readers might enjoy it much better than me. This book was not for me.

What I’m Currently Reading:

An YA Carrie theme, sign me up. Plus Tiffany is known for her crazy twists in her books.

What I’m Reading Next:

I was in middle of this fantasy read, so I want to get back in it. If I don’t get sidetracked again… 😒

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My Best Friend Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Summary:

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act….different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

My Review:

What would you do, when your best friend starts acting weird?

Abby and Gretchen are best friends since they where little. They done mostly everything together. Also have a bond over their love of ET. Then one night with their friends, everything changes. Gretchen starts acting out and looking different. She hardly been sleeping. Abby feels that something bad happen to her that night she disappeared. Will she be able to save her friend?

My Best Friend Exorcism takes you back to the 80s. It was such a fun read from the beginning to the end. Did brought back some of childhood memories. Which makes me feel very old reading this. You got the high school drama, strict parents in the 80s. Plus you dealing with a demon. I like the bond between Abby and Gretchen in the book. Also I like the cover the book so much. Will read more books by Grady Hendrix. His books are full of twists and crazy fun.

My Best Friend Exorcism is going to be a movie on Amazon prime. So you might want to ride the book before the movie. Get ready to relieve the 80s!!!

Happy Reading!!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:


My name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me

NOW: Hannah is brought to Belman Psych, told she is suffering from hallucinations and delusions. Hannah knows the truth: she must return to the past and save her sister. Could Jordan, the abnormal psych student who seems to truly care, be the answer she’s looking for?

1347: Hannah and her village are starving to death in a brutal winter. Hannah seeks out food and salvation in the baron’s castle. If she is caught stealing, she will surely hang. But if she and her friends succeed, she’ll save everyone she holds dear.

NOW: Jordan isn’t sure what to believe, and Hannah has even bigger problems: if she doesn’t make it back, her sister will die, but if she keeps going back, she might never escape.

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Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Summary:


Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

My Review:

Violet Made of Thorns was such a good read. The storyline was magical and so much fun. Lots of characters to fall in love with. Also I do love the cover so much. I’m looking forward to book two.

Violet I liked in the book a lot. She is the seer for the kingdom and a liar. Since she saved the prince years ago, she becomes the King’s favorite and is use to lie about stuff. When she has a dream something bad is coming, she willing to do anything to save herself.

Cyrus, which I love him so much. He always butting heads with Violet and don’t trust her gifts. He is force to get marry to save the kingdom. As a deadly prophecy, claim his fate. He puts up with Violet, since years ago she saved his life. Since he is holding back his feeling abd fighting them. In the end will the prophecy win.

This was a fast pace story. Which I love so much. Not a huge slow burn fan myself. This was a very quick read and get sucked in pretty good. Like any fantasy read there be some fun twists and slow burn romance. This book is such a good fantasy, hope some readers enjoyed it.

Happy Reading!!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

Alice Lawrence is the sole witness in her sister’s murder trial.

And in the year since Claire’s death, Alice’s life has completely fallen apart. Her parents have gotten divorced, she’s moved into an apartment that smells like bologna, and she is being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior.

Claire was an all-American girl, beautiful and bubbly, and a theater star. Alice was a nerd who dreamed of becoming a forensic pathologist and would rather stay at home to watch her favorite horror movies than party. Despite their differences, they were bonded by sisterhood and were each other’s best friends.

Until Claire was taken away from her.

On the first day of the murder trial, as Alice prepares to give her testimony, she is knocked out by a Sidney Prescott look-alike in the courthouse bathroom. When she wakes up, it is Halloween morning a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.

Some shadows protect you…others will kill you in this dazzling new fantasy series from award-winning author Abigail Owen.

Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose—to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present.

Now the queen is dead and the ageless King Eidolon has sent my sister a gift—an eerily familiar gift—and a proposal to wed. I don’t trust him, so I do what I was born to do and secretly take her place on the eve of the coronation. Which is why, when a figure made of shadow kidnaps the new queen, he gets me by mistake.

As I try to escape, all the lies start to unravel. And not just my lies. The Shadowraith who took me has secrets of his own. He struggles to contain the shadows he wields—other faces, identities that threaten my very life.

Winter is at the walls. Darkness is looming. And the only way to save my sister and our dominion is to kill Eidolon…and the Shadowraith who has stolen my heart

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What I Finish Reading:

I really did like this book. My review for it is up now

What I’m Currently Reading:

I’m enjoying a fantasy book so far. It such a fast pace read so far.

What I’m Reading Next:

I been dying to read this book. Hopefully read it next but I always get sidetracked.

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{Arc Review} Dead Flip by Sara Farizan

Summary:

Edge-of-your-seat YA horror perfect for fans of Stranger Things
 
Growing up, Cori, Maz, and Sam were inseparable best friends, sharing their love for Halloween, arcade games, and one another. Now it’s 1992, Sam has been missing for five years, and Cori and Maz aren’t speaking anymore. How could they be, when Cori is sure Sam is dead and Maz thinks he may have been kidnapped by a supernatural pinball machine?
 
These days, all Maz wants to do is party, buy CDs at Sam Goody, and run away from his past. Meanwhile, Cori is a homecoming queen, hiding her abiding love of horror movies and her queer self under the bubblegum veneer of a high school queen bee. But when Sam returns—still twelve years old while his best friends are now seventeen—Maz and Cori are thrown back together to solve the mystery of what really happened to Sam the night he went missing. Beneath the surface of that mystery lurk secrets the friends never told one another, then and now. And Sam’s is the darkest of all . . .

My Review:

Are you ready to relieve the 80s and the 90s?

Dead Flip takes you back in time. Where 3 best friends start to drift a part, but end up coming back together years later. Cori, Maz and Sam did everything together. Soon things to fall apart when Sam disappeared one day. Then years later Sam appears and looks the same. Something is way off with him. Maz and Cori must work together to solve this mystery.

I really did enjoyed Dead Flip the story and the cover. It brought back so many memories of my childhood. Man do I feel so old reading this book. I love the mystery that revolves around Sam. It was a spooky book and great for the fall and Halloween. I can read this all year long. This book comes out August 30th, so make sure it’s on your tbr.

Happy Reading!!!!

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What I’m Reading Monday

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.