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Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Book Summary:
Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her favorite band. She never would’ve imagined that in her town where nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life.
Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of being that girl who was kidnapped, the girl who was held by a “monster.” Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew―everything you thought you experienced―turned out to be a lie?

My Review:

Things can change after 3 months being kidnapped.

On mintue Jane was at the store getting her a friend a gift, and the next someone grabs her. She is lock in a room with clothes that fit her and her favorite foods. Hearing screams of another person that was kidnap also. Only comfort she has was a boy in the vents. After she escape, her only concern was saving the other people that where there.

Once she back where she was kidnap, everything changes and nothing is as it seems.

This book was an emotional read dealing with heavy subject on a kidnap victim. Jane been through a lot, she could have been drugged and held without food. Her world change a lot after three months. Not knowing what was real or fake until she was release. Also having hard time accepting on the truth.

In the end the book leaves you with some unanswered questions and feeling lost and confused like the main character. Overall it was a good read for me. This is a heavy read and might be sensitive to some readers.

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Layoverland by Gabby Noone

Book Summary:
Two teens, one stuck atoning for her sins and one destined for heaven, fall in love in purgatory in this darkly hilarious and heartfelt rom-com, perfect for fans of The Good Place.
Beatrice Fox deserves to go straight to hell. At least, that’s what she thinks. On her last day on Earth, she ruined the life of the person she loves most–her little sister, Emmy. So when Bea awakens from a fatal car accident to find herself on an airplane headed for a mysterious destination, she’s confused, to say the least. Once on the ground, Bea receives some truly harrowing news: not only is she in purgatory, but she has been chosen to join the Memory Experience team. If she wants another shot at heaven, she’ll have to use her master manipulation skills to help 5,000 souls suss out what’s keeping them from moving on.
There’s just one slight problem. Bea’s first assigned soul is Caleb, the boy who caused her accident, and the last person Bea would ever want to send to the pearly gates. But as much as Bea would love to see Caleb suffer for dooming her to a seemingly endless future of listening to other people’s problems, she can’t help but notice that he’s kind of cute, and sort of sweet, and that maybe, despite her best efforts, she’s totally falling for him. And to make matters worse, he’s definitely falling for her. Now, determined to make the most of her time in purgatory, Bea must decide what is truly worth dying for–romance or revenge.

My Review:

Welcome to Layoverland! A place where you wait for your number to be called to be place in heaven or be stuck forever in limbo.

Beatrice was having a such bad day. First she gets into a fight with her sister and then a truck hits her car. Next thing she know she waking up on a plane. She is told she is dead and must now collect 5,000 souls to move on.

Bea may not be a bad person at heart, but she does things out of revenge. She never thinks of the consequences of her actions. Just punish people her way, like with Caleb. The boy who caused this mess in the first. When she has to receive his memories to cross over. Bea makes sure he relives everything horrible in his life before he remembers why he was there in first.

Turns out Caleb is not such a bad person after all. Can Bea put her revenge scam aside and let the poor boy move on??

This book turns out to be a nice original read. I enjoy the setting of the book was in a airport. It’s was neat seeing how the main characters interact with other. They the only ones about the same age at the airport and must work together to figure our how things works. Even escaping from airport was impossible when the characters went to explore outside and end up back inside. Bea may be stuck at airport for years so she better learn to make some friends along the way also.

Layoverland was such a fun read. You stuck in limbo waiting to move on. Looking for something different, then check it out.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

Book Summary:
The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides. It all started when Mike Parker’s girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principal’s office and said Mike hit her. But the students have questions. Why did she go to the principal and not the police? Why did she stay so long if he was hurting her? Obviously, if it’s true, Mike should be expelled. But is it true?
Some girls want to rally for his expulsion—and some want to rally around Mike. The only thing that the entire student body can agree on? Someone is lying. And the truth has to come out.

My Review:

What kind of girl walks into school with a black eye and accuse her popular boyfriend of hitting her.

Maya has everything going for her. The prefect grades, being popular, always doing what she is told. Then one day she walks into school and accuse Mike of hitting her. She still loves him, but just wanted the abuse to stop. Now with people taking sides at school, she conflicted on how to handle Mike situation.

Junie has a lot going on herself. She is shock to find out her friend was hit. Junie tries hard to reconnect with Maya and be there for her also. In the meantime, Junie is dealing with her own demons.

With rumors spreading around on who is at fault, it will be a matter of time when the truth comes out.

The review of this book was very difficult for me to write. I got so tongue tied on what to say without spoiling much of it. I did in fact loved What Kind of Girl. It was a very intense read from the beginning to end. There a lot of trigger warning in the book. I like how all the characters interact with each other. The mini twist in the book was a nice touch to it.

What kind of girl is about labels people put on each other at school. Also base on rumors on who is right or wrong. Being in high school is tough nowadays.

This book comes out tomorrow, if you want to check it out.

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Library Haul

So yesterday I went to the library to pick up my three holds I thought I had. Turns out a lot of holds came in at once. There so many awesome news reads in the month of January. When money tight, time to check out some new reads. I always say, if you unsure of reading a book, check it at your local library.

Will review these books on my blog when finish. I love when people discover new reads on my blog.

Happy Reading!!!

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Lie to Me by Kaitlin Ward

Book Summary:
Ever since Amelia woke up in the hospital, recovering from a near-death fall she has no memory of, she’s been suspicious. Her friends, family, and doctors insist it was an accident, but Amelia is sure she remembers being pushed. Then another girl is found nearby — one who fell, but didn’t survive. Amelia’s fears suddenly feel very real, and with the help of her new boyfriend, Liam, she tries to investigate her own horrific ordeal. But what is she looking for, exactly? And how can she tell who’s trustworthy, and who might be — must be — lying to her?
The closer Amelia gets to the truth, the more terrifying her once orderly, safe world becomes. She’s determined to know what happened, but if she doesn’t act fast, her next accident might be her last.

My Review:

A girl who was found unconscious by the river bank. She is lucky to just be alive as reports of another girl found dead almost the same spot.

Amelia is recovering the best as she can. She can’t seem to remember what happen that day. Her best friend was the one that found her. Everyone thinks she might have try to kill herself, but she has a nagging feeling that something more sinister going on.

Her hest friend acting weird, then the guy who hates her brother take a notice in her. Amelia getting strange messages to leave it be. Who can she really trust, when the people close to her seem to be lying to her.

This book was pretty good. The cover I do like a lot, so breathtaking and pretty. Amelia was lucky a tree stop her fall and from going in that water to drown. The book may be a little predictable at times for some readers. It kept me entertained until the very end. This book is very short read.

If your in mood for a good mystery, then check out Lie to Me.

Happy Reading!!!!

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Three Things I Know are True by Betty Culley

Book Summary:
The reminder is always there—a dent on the right side of Jonah’s forehead. The spot you’d press when you felt a headache coming on. The bullet tore away bone, the way dynamite blasts rock—leaving a soft crater.
Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay’s father’s gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv seems to be the only person who can see that her brother is still there inside his broken body.
With Liv’s mom suing Clay’s family, there are divisions in the community that Liv knows she’s not supposed to cross. But Clay is her friend, too, and she refuses to turn away from him—just like she refuses to give up on Jonah.

My Review:

Three Things I know is True is a game that Clay, Jonan and Liv used to play all the time. Then one day everything changes for the three friends.

Liv is trying to keep balance between school and taking care of Jonah. After his accident, she became like his care giver. Learning from the nurses on how to ease her brother pain. She still a kid and should be living her life not worry about the stress of taking care of Jonah.With her mom so busy working and making sure Clay gets what her deserve on what happen.

Clay and Jonah were playing around in the attic one day. When Jonah found a gun and wants to play with it, he accidentally shot himself in head. Clay and his family are trouble for having a gun in the house and the lines are cross on who was right and wrong. Lucky for him, Liv sneaks out to see him to play their game. They just want to try to move on what happen and try to make sense of it all.

This book was emotional roller coaster between the characters. The details on how badly Jonah was shot in head, was well written I thought. You feel so bad for him, can’t move and cries at night for his sister. Then Liv will do anything to keep her brother with her and have Clay there also. I don’t think she blames Clay for the accident. She just wants everything like it should be before the gun went off. The book is written weird at first, but kinda got use to it.

Hopefully things work out in the end.

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What I’m Reading Monday

Diamond City

Release Date January 28th, 2020

Summary:

Good things don’t happen to girls who come from nothing…unless they risk everything.

Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten.

Her boss is brutal and cold, with a questionable sense of morality, but he provides a place for people with nowhere else to go. And makes sure they stay there.

DIAMOND CITY: built by magic, ruled by tyrants, and in desperate need of saving. It is a world full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and lethal new enemies.

To claim a future for herself in a world that doesn’t want her to survive, Aina will have to win a game of murder and conspiracy—and risk losing everything.

Full of action, romance and dark magic, book one of Francesca Flores’ breathtaking fantasy duology will leave readers eager for more!

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Just Breathe by Cammie Mcgovern

Book Summary:
David Sheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis.
Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression.
The pair soon realizes that they can be their true selves with each other, and their unlikely friendship develops into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts—and their time for honesty may be running out.

My Review:

It not easy dealing with a invisible illness, especially when your in high school.

David is the popular guy at school. He has good grades and has a supportive girlfriend. On the outside you never would never know he was fighting a deadly disease, cystic fibrosis. He always putting up a brave in front of his friends and try not to let his illness defy him. Now he is trap in the hospital, as his illness gotten worse. Slowly he starts to rethink his life choices, and hope his friends and family will be there for him in the end.

Jamie is mostly anti social. She suffers from depression and a bit of anxiety after a tragic event that has happen to her. Her mother force her to work at the hospital and be more social. There she meets David. Somehow David and Jamie form a connection with each other. Also they confide into each other on secrets they hardly tell anyone.

Once David leaves the hospital. Will he and Jamie connection with each stick or they go back to their normal lives at school?

This book was so good and emotional read to me. There some sensitive talk on mental health in it. I think it was well written the story. I love the interactions between David and Jamie. They seem like the prefect fit. They both seem to come out if their shell a bit and standing up what they believe in. This book recently came out and should be check out.

If you like stories like Five Feet Apart and A fault in the Stars, then you will enjoy Just Breathe.

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Keystone by Katie Delahanty

Book Summary:
When Ella Karman debuts on the Social Stock Exchange, she finds out life as a high-profile “Influencer” isn’t what she expected. Everyone around her is consumed by their rankings, in creating the smoke and mirrors that make them the envy of the world.
But then Ella’s best friend betrays her, her rankings tank, and she loses—everything.
Leaving her old life behind, she joins Keystone, a secret school for thieves, where students are being trained to steal everything analog and original because something—or someone—is changing history to suit their needs.
Partnered with the annoyingly hot—and utterly impossible—Garrett Alexander, who has plenty of his own secrets, Ella is forced to return to the Influencer world, while unraveling a conspiracy that began decades ago.
One wrong move and she could lose everything—again.

My Review:

Keystone is a place where you are disconnected from the world. You learn the art of the heist and to become anyone you want to. A school for learning to be the best thief.

Ella life kinda blew up in her face. When tragic strikes her friends on a boat, she becomes someone new. Now learn at a school of thieves. It kinda hard to do when the pass has a way of catching up with you.

She has the skill of good instincts. Ella can act her out of anything and be prefect fit to train at Keystone. She becomes a new person and hopefully can leave the past behind, if Garrett will let her.

This book was so good. I so engrossed in the story and world building. The world is pretty neat in the book. You have life online and being watch all the time. You must learn to become popular in order to make it big. You can become discounted and disappear from the spotlight if you don’t follow the rules.

I likes the interactions with Garrett and Ella. It was fun when they always bumping heads,yet they feel something for each other. They both have there own secrets at keystone. Ella and Garrett are both very skill and must work together to pass a test.

Looking for a good original heist story, Then enter the world of Keystone.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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{Blog Tour} Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The
Book:

Title: REAL
PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME

Author: Andrew
McDonald & Ben Wood (Illustrations)

Pub.
Date:
January 7, 2020

Publisher: Random
House Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover,
eBook

Pages: 208

Ever
wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and
flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect
for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN.

What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn’t
know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered
friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. REAL PIGEONS solve mysteries!
REAL PIGEONS fight bad guys! And REAL PIGEONS won’t stop until your
neighborhood is safe and the questions are all answered: Like, why have all the
breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?

My Review:

In a city where a pigeon is a master of disguise.

Rock is just not just your average pigeon, he can has a special ability to dress up as anything. Someone takes notice of it and takes him under his wings. Now Rock has a group of friends with powers to fight crime.

This was a cute middle grade book. The graphic to the novel was pretty neat. I enjoy the little story. It was nice seeing Rock grow a bit in the book. In the beginning he seem alone, but now see him master his ability and accept where he belong. It was a fun read and prefect for every age.

Happy Reading!!!!

(INSERT YOUR REVIEW, EXCERPT, OR INTERVIEW HERE!)
About Andrew:
Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of
books for young readers.

His brand new series REAL PIGEONS debuts in
2018, with hilarious illustrations by Ben Wood.

His first children’s novel, The Greatest
Blogger in the World featured the story of Charlie Ridge, a young blogger
navigating family, friends and the perils of internet life. His second novel
Son of Death, a black comedy about a family of modern grim reapers, was named
by The Age as one of the ‘best books of the year’ in 2015.

He is also the creator of a blog post about
‘camera loss’ that somehow went viral and he wasn’t embarrassed enough to
decline an invitation to be a Cleo Bachelor in 2011.

Andrew is an avid reader of children’s and YA
literature. He has worked for Readings bookshop in Melbourne and at the
flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London, where he was thrilled
to put his knowledge to work as a children’s bookseller. He has previously
judged the Young Adult category of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and
the Centre for Youth Literature’s Inky Awards.

Andrew is a graduate of RMIT’s Professional Writing
and Editing diploma and his writing has taken him around the world. He
completed an artist resident at Caldera Arts in Oregon, USA and a May Gibbs
Children’s Literature Trust fellowship in Adelaide.

He is a regular presenter on the schools
circuit in Australia, conducting writing workshops; talking about his writing
life; and sharing the stories and experiences behind his books. Enquire about
booking Andrew for your school here.

About Ben:

Ben Wood is
a children’s illustrator based in Victoria, Australia. He has been commissioned
to work with clients such as Hardie Grant Egmont, Penguin Random House, and
Scholastic Australia.

Ben is able to
offer clients a wealth of illustration styles and techniques in both digital
and traditional mediums. Recent publications include ‘Blast Off!‘ by Shelly
Unwin and the Squishy Taylor series, by Ailsa Wild. He is currently
illustrating the Real Pigeons series by Andrew McDonald. “It’s super coo!”

Ben also
runs presentations or workshops in schools, public libraries and bookstores.
His sessions can vary from small to large groups, depending on what suits best.
He is more than happy to work with Prep-Year 9 students, and adults too. Please
contact Booked Out Speakers Agency to enquire about a booking.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of REAL PIGEONS FIGHT
CRIME, US Only.

Tour
Schedule:

Week
One:

1/6/2020

Interview

1/7/2020

Review

1/8/2020

Review

1/9/2020

Review

1/10/2020

Excerpt

Week
Two:

1/13/2020

Review

1/14/2020

Excerpt

1/15/2020

Review

1/16/2020

Review

1/17/2020

Review

Week
Three:

1/20/2020

Excerpt

1/21/2020

Review

1/22/2020

Review

1/23/2020

Review

1/24/2020

Review

Week
Four:

1/27/2020

Review

1/28/2020

Review

1/29/2020

Review

1/30/2020

Review

1/31/2020

Excerpt

Week
Five:

2/3/2020

Review

2/4/2020

Review

2/5/2020

Excerpt

2/6/2020

Review

2/7/2020

Review