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Lovely, Dark And Deep by Justina Chen

Book Summary:
What would you do if the sun became your enemy?
That’s exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity — an inexplicable allergy to sunlight. Thanks to her crisis-manager parents, she doesn’t just have to wear layers of clothes and a hat the size of a spaceship. She has to stay away from all hint of light. Say goodbye to windows and running outdoors. Even her phone becomes a threat when its screen burns her.
Viola is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh. He’s a funny, talented Thor look-alike who carries his own mysterious grief. But the intensity of their romance makes her take more and more risks, and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously, she must find her way to a life — and love — as deep and lovely as her dreams.

My Review:

What happens when the sun is your own worst enemy?

That’s what had happen to Viola, when she was vacationing with her aunt one year. Somehow the sun start poisoning her body. With so many plans and dreams she had hope to accomplish when school ended. Now she got to come up with a new plan that involves working in the dark.

I did enjoy the book. I liked how Viola is a fighting for her life. No many what the doctors told she worked hard and stayed in school. You get to see the struggle she has with her disease and leading a normal life in the daytime.

Will Viola let this disease defeat her in the end or will she go down fighting?

This was a short read. If your looking for something different, than you might liked this book. Sorry review is so short, the summary gives most of it away and it was an quick read.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review}Give The Dark My Love by Beth Revis

Book Summary:
When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her.
All, except for Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.
Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

My Review:

This book was so incredible. I enjoyed every minute of it. The story and world building was so unique. It’s perfect for the fall read. The characters I did enjoy, watching them grow.

Nedra, I did enjoy her. She was brave and only care to cure the sickness. She could less making friends at the new school. She only cared about helping the people out. She has such a kind caring heart in the book. Will she be able to find the cure and save everyone before it’s to late?

Grey, I liked him in the beginning. Always standing up to Nedra. He is such a soft hearted guy, follows the rules. Will he be able to stay with Nedra, when she does something unforgivable to cure the sick?

This book is breathe taking. Leaving you on the edge of your seat at times. So many body counts and death due to a sickness. You get to read both points of view to Grey and Nedra. Only you must read to find out what happens in the end. Be ready for some shocking twists and turns.

Happy Reading!

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{Arc Review & Giveaway} The Storm Runner by J.C Cervantes

Book Summary:
Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?
Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

My Review:

This book was so much fun. Really did enjoyed every minute of it. Also did learned about some Mayan mythology. This middle grade book is for all ages.

I adore Zane in the book. He was like the underdog throughout the story. He got this limp and no powers. Yet everyone thinks he can break this god out prison. There are secrets to who he is. So what Zane is story and what does it have to do with gods?

I think the book is a quick read. Sadly took me a while to finish it bc I had work. If you enjoy action adventure books, while learning new mythology, this book could for you. Comes out the 18th.

Lucky for my readers I have an extra arc to giveaway on my blog. US Only.

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Bella Bloopers

Been a while since I post some bloopers on my blog. When you got work and trips line up this month it easy to forgot things. Bella did about 5 reviews this month just about. The rest was Snowball since she was sick a few days. I’m happy Bella is feeling better and ready to blog more after I buy her more snacks. Here are the latest bloopers.

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Book Con Madness

Sorry been kinda slow with blogging since last week. Been so busy getting ready for book con. I know I could set up posts and all but been so busy. I got some awesome reviews coming up and a blog tour of a new fantasy series.

Did not take much pictures this weekend. Was so busy wondering around for books. So here is my book con haul for both days.

Thanks to my friends who went to bea and got me books. Also thanks to a girl and her mother at book con for Broken Things arc exchange. Also another person in the group for four dead queens arc. I’m not very good with names. Some doubles you may see, so watch out for some giveaways later on.

Hope you had a blast at book con.

Happy Reading!

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Made you up by Francesca Zappia

Book Summary:
Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook and Liar.
Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.
Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.

My Review:

Thought this book was little insightful with mental illness. It’s always a daily struggle for those who want to feel normal. I enjoy the author work with the book. Enjoy the story and the characters in it.

I really like Alex in the book. Alex is a good kid in the book and just wanted to fit in high school. So she hides her schizophrenia from everyone. Then a boy she knows when she was a kid show up at school. Is he real or something she made up?

Book my be sensitive for some people. Still think it’s well and enjoy every minute of it. Find out what happen to Alex for yourself…

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WWW Wednesday – A little bit of Everything

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What I finish reading:

Finish and Reviewed Ash Princess.

I finish and will review this new mystery book I read later this week.

What I’m currently reading and What I’m reading next? Group pictures.

In middle of Emergency Contact and got three arcs to read next, Bookish Boyfriends, Brightly Burning and Ship. The arcs are May first books release. Will read and review also for my readers.

What is everyone reading this week?

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{Arc Review} Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Book Summary:
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.

My Review:

The cover and the summary of this book had drawn me in. It was a little different then I’m use to reading. The idea of a princess who uses her brains to win battles then fight her out, is very new to me. I like some of the book, wish there more action and adventure to it.

If you enjoy books with tons of political thinking, love triangles and less action. This book might be for you. Hopefully in book two get some see more take action. It might have been slow pace and not fit for me, but hope the rest of you liked it.

Happy Reading!

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{Release Blitz & Giveaway} Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Beyond a Darkened Shore
Genre: Young Adult, fantasy
Publication: April 10th, 2018 by HarperTeen

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

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Once upon a time, Jessica Leake was a psychotherapist, but even though she loved her clients, she couldn’t stop writing.

She wrote and wrote until she got her first book published, and then she wrote some more. In between all that writing she had four beautiful and hilarious children with her husband (best friend and man she’s known since high school; also hilarious), moved back to her adopted hometown of Greenville, SC, built a chicken coop, and got a bunch of chickens that poop breakfast every morning. She also has two dogs to keep the chickens in line. (The dogs made her write that last bit.)

Arcana and The Order of the Eternal Sun are available now, and Beyond a Darkened Shore, her YA debut from HarperTeen will be released in April 10, 2018.

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Tips to Survive Book Con

Hello Readers,

For those new to book con. This guide will help you along the way. Very nice picture I found on Google. This will be my third year going to book con. For those new to it. It’s a book convention in NYC. No worries tickets don’t sell out. You can get them anytime and even at the door. Hope this guide will help you out.

  1. Bags:

You allow to have bags in the convention center. Allow only bookbags, totes, fanny packs, purses.

Can have small wheel bags but must be check in luggage area. Price is 3 bucks a day

2. Food:

Can bring in snacks and water in bag. You will be waiting in long lines so have food in bag will help. Drink lots of water.

Convention center has a food court and starbucks. Be warn it will be so packed and pricey there.

You can also leave the convention anytime to get food and come back as long as you have badge on you.

3. ARCS (Advance Reader Copies) and Giveaways:

When you first come into book con, you get a book with a map and a tote bag.

Read the booklet good on most of giveaways and booths numbers. There be books giving out different times of day that are not announced in booklet.

4. Money:

Bring cash for emergency and a card also. Not every booth will take cards.

5. Autographs:

If you do autograph lines, please read carefully before getting tickets to it.

Some autographs require you to buy the book to see the author. Plus there could be limits on how many books you get sign.

6. Clothes:

Wear something comfortable. Sneakers are a girl’s best friend. You be standing around and waiting in long lines all day.

If you wish to dress up as your favorite character, you can do that also

I think I cover everything just about. Their other people who been to book con before. If you need help with anything just feel free to ask the people who work there. There signs everywhere and maps. Please be respectful to others, no pushing and shoving to get a book. If you don’t get an book, it be fine. The book will be release soon. You there to make new book friends, discover new books and have fun. Be nice to one and other and help each other out.