blogger, Book Blog, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Books, fall read, nerd, read, reader, Reading Girl, review, Teen, Teen Books, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

{Arc Review} Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Book Summary:
The start of a fierce fantasy duology about three maidens who are chosen for their land’s greatest honor…and one girl determined to save her sister from the grave.
In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.
When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.
But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.
Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.

My Review:

Gravemaidens was such an addictive read. I had trouble putting the book down. The storyline was something different which I enjoy. Did like some of the characters in the book.

When a king on his deathbed, people are chosen as gravemaidens. They are to be put to death with the king. Then enter the underworld.

Kammani life is anything but easy. Always looking for the next meal, healing people and keeping family together. With her father always running off drunk, it up to her to heal his patients. With so much going on she neglects a guy friend attention or notice her sister need to be a gravemaiden.

When Kammani’s sister is chosen gravemaiden. It up to her to heal the king and save her.

This book was a fast pace story. I like the world building idea to it. I like the way Kammani always looking out for her family. She puts to much on her plate and don’t pay attention to the people around her. Gravemaiden recently came out so you guys might like it.

Happen Reading!!

blogger, Book Blog, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Books, fantasy, fiction, library, nerd, read, reader, Reading Girl, Teen, Teen Books, www Wednesday, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did like this library read. It was kinda tense a bit. Will work on review for it soon.

Currently Reading:

This book recently came out this week.

Reading Next:

I’m looking forward to diving into Supernova and was lucky to have met author this week also.

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Books, fiction, nerd, read, Reading Girl, Teen, Teen Books, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Book Summary:
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s easier–
It’s safer–
It’s better–
–for the other person.
She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.
But then she meets another sick kid.
He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor.
He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s complicated–
It’s dangerous–
It’s never felt better–
–to consider breaking that rule for him.

My Review:

I really did like the book Sick Kids in love. It was such a cute story about two kids who are really sick and try to be normal. The characters I did enjoy the book most of the time.

Isabel is dealing with a hidden disease that affects her joints all the time. She may look alright on the outside but inside she struggles a lot. She does a column of asking people random question for school. She acts fine on the outside even through she hurting. It’s always a consent struggle on her friends not understanding what’s it like for her. She has this no dating rule which get explain later on.

With lots on her plate she end up meeting Sasha. He has a rare disease call gauthier disease. Always in and out of the hospital and get strange symptoms of it. He has a big mouth and a good heart. Sasha will not let his disesse stop him from having fun, even it means flirting with Isabel. Will these tw8 be able to let go of their illnesses and enjoy life with each other?

The summary give most the book away. Can’t spoil much of the book for you. I like the idea of two sick people leaning on each other. It hard for normal to understand what goes on with a person. You must read and find out what happen to these two in the end. I really liked the story and hope you guys do also.

Happy Reading!!!

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, booknerd, library, nerd, read, reader, Reading Girl, Teen, Teen Books, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

It’s Monday What are you Reading?

I’m reading mostly library books this week.

I started Pretends She’s Here last night. So far it’s just a tense read.

Summary:

Emily Lonergan’s best friend died last year.

And Emily hasn’t stopped grieving. Lizzie Porter was lively, loud, and fun — Emily’s better half. Emily can’t accept that she’s gone.

When Lizzie’s parents and her sister come back to town to visit, Emily’s heartened to see them. The Porters understand her pain. They miss Lizzie desperately, too.

Desperately enough to do something crazy.

Something unthinkable.

Suddenly, Emily’s life is hurtling toward a very dark place — and she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to return to what she once knew was real.

Then might start 10 Blind Dates.

Summary:

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.

This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever… or is it?

So many new books coming out tomorrow so could end up changing my mind in what I’m going to read this week.

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Books, dogs, fantasy, nerd, read, reader, Reading Girl, review, Teen, Teen Books, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

{Arc Review} A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Book Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.
When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye–and it isn’t just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa’s death or her own.

My Review:

A River of Royal Blood is such a promising new fantasy read. The storyline was very detailed written. Some of the characters you will end up loving or hating. It was such a magical read which I love.

Eva in the books has not been seen in years. She been away trying hard to train and getting ready to face her sister into battle. With no magical training, it going to be tough. She bumps into a hunter, who may hold the key to unlock her powers and face unknown family secrets. Will she be ready to take on her sister in time?

The summary give most of the book away. I enjoy the flashback Eva has with her sister. How they used to be so close and now they must kill each other. You can tell throughout the book she conflicted on what to do. The world building is pretty neat and the setting. The story centers mostly when sisters have to kill each other to get the crown. Lots of magical effects happens and sister rivalry.

Looking for a new read, then check out A River of Royal Blood. It came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Books, dogs, fantasy, fiction, library, nerd, read, reader, Reading Girl, Teen, Teen Books, www Wednesday, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

Gravemaidens was such an addictive read and a page turner. Will have review up for it later this week. Here a preview picture of the review post.

Currently Reading:

I’m in the middle of the huge read. I forgot how huge Renegades book was. Slowly reading this book. Between getting up early for work is kinda hard

Reading Next:

Finally get to start book two of Renegades after I finish. I’m shock I never read it yet. Right now forgot what happen in the first book, hence the reread.

For fun:

Library Haul Day.

What books you guys excited to read?

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Contemporary, dogs, fantasy, nerd, read, Reading Girl, Teen, Teen Books, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

I saw this fun meme a lot on my friend blog, Acourtofcoffeeandbooks. So I wanted to finally give it a try. Yes I took banner from google images. Not good with graphics.

What an I reading this Monday?

I’m rereading Renegades series. Getting ready for signing event on November 5th. I still need to start second book also.

What you guys reading?

Summary:

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Happy Reading!!!

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Books, dogs, fiction, mystery, nerd, read, reader, review, Teen, Teen Books, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden

Book Summary:
Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive.
Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers – like Cassie’s dad – were powerless against it.
But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many “condemns,” and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It’s safer, fairer and perfectly legal.
Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice.
But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution.
One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she’s infamous. And running for her life.
With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself – and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable – as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive.

My Review:

The Hive was a interesting read. The storyline was somewhat different than I use to read. I liked some of the characters in the book and connected well with them.

Cassie always on her phone, checking social media. She believes in the hive system and the justice it serves on the people. After he father passed away she is angry and hurt. She kinda of a loner at the start of school. Later on she becomes friends with the mean girls at school. One harmless prank with them, leads Cassie on the run from the hive. While on the run she has no one to trust.

The book starts out pretty good. I did like the idea of it. Somehow in the middle the book is start dragging out for me. Cassie in the book at first seems a bit mean girl herself, but slowly grows on you. She dealing with a lot like the hive chasing her and some shocking father secrets she discovers along the way. Her mother is very supportive person and will do anything to help her daughter out. I like the bond between Cassie and her mom in the book. I’m still looking forward to reading a book two if there is one. The ending make me want to read more. If your in the mood to discover something new and different, then check out the hive yourself.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Nerd, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, Contemporary, dogs, nerd, read, reader, Reading Girl, retelling, review, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla

Book Summary:
After Beau LeFrancois’s mother wrecks Bett Diaz’s luxury SUV, his family faces an impossibly large bill—with no car insurance to help pay it. To pay off the debt, Beau spends his weekends working at the Diaz Ranch.
Beau’s prepared to work, but he’s definitely not prepared for the infamous temper of Bett Diaz, also known as “The Beast” at school. As Beau learns the secrets behind Bett’s tough exterior, he finds himself falling for her . . . until he catches Bett in a lie.
A contemporary twist on a classic fairy tale, Beau and Bett is a timely story of family, friendship, and the power of speaking out and standing up for yourself.

My Review:

I did enjoyed this book. It was a short and quick read. A very modern take on Beauty and Beast story. I did like some of the characters in the book.

Beau is a nice guy and hard worker. So when his mom gets into an car accident. He goes working with this rich family to pay off dents. Beau is a type of person who see the good in everyone.

Bett can come off this mean chick. There are rumors at school she is this beast. When Beau start working for her dad, he kinda pecks her interest a bit. Is Bett really all that bad?

This review may be a little short sorry. I like the characters develop in the book. It fun how they interact with each other. It has a very slow burn romance build up, which don’t bother me. To me this book was a cute retelling, some of you might enjoy it.

Happy Reading!!

blogger, Book Blog, Book Dragon, Book love, Book Lover, Book Worm, Bookaholic, booknerd, dogs, fantasy, fiction, nerd, read, Reading Girl, Teen, Teen Books, www Wednesday, ya, youngadult, youngadultbooks

WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I recently finished up The Hive. It was a good read and something different. Will review it soon.

Currently Reading:

I just finish this book tonight. It was so good and it will come out next week.

Reading Next:

Hopefully start rereading Renegades series and get ready for supernova.