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{Arc Review} Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza

Book Summary:
Equal parts Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie, this fiercely crafted feminist YA novel takes on fandom, accountability, and doing the right thing. Even when it hurts.
Lainey wouldn’t mind lugging a camera around a video game convention for her brother, aka YouTube superstar Codemeister, except for one big problem. He’s funny and charming online, but behind closed doors, Cody is a sexist jerk.
SamTheBrave came to this year’s con with one mission: meeting Codemeister—because getting his idol’s attention could be the big break Sam needs.
ShadowWillow is already a successful streamer. But when her fans start shipping her with Code, Shadow concocts a plan to turn the rumors to her advantage.
The three teens’ paths collide when Lainey records one of Cody’s hateful rants on video. Because she’s determined to spill the truth to her brother’s fans—even if that means putting Sam and Shadow in the crosshairs.
Told through three relatable voices and arriving on the heels of the author’s widely praised debut novel, Kat and Meg Conquer the World, this sophomore novel is a nuanced and timely story about followers, fame, and fighting for what’s right.

My review:

Fan the Fame is a must read. More people need to know about. The storyline is awesome. I love how it set in a video game convention. Also enjoy some of the characters in the book.

Laniey is like behind the scenes when she goes to these convention with her brother. She does the leg work and gets order around all the time. Her brother treats her like a assistant than a sister half the time. Tired of her brother being a jerk, she plans to get her revenge at the next video convention.

Sam the Brave is a new to the you tube gaming world. He would do anything to get on codemeister good and make his YouTube popular.

Shadowwillow is a popular girl YouTube gamer. Rumors are going around that she dating codemeister. She can use those rumors to boost her channel and try to get to the top.

What happens all these three people bump into each other at a convention? You can just say there lots of drama that unfolds.

This had everything you want for a video game convention. Get a look behind the scenes and what it like being a YouTube gamer. So many fun fandoms all smash together. This book was such a fun read and I really love it. Hope more people add this to there tbr.

Happy Reading!!!

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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:

How the light gets in was an alright read for me. Got it at the library and will review it soon. Mostly a sad read on a girl who is grieving over her sister death.

Currently Read:

I’m excited to dive into Frankly in Love.

Reading Next:

Will pick one of these arcs next to read.

Finally done having tech issues. Will be getting a lot more reviews out when I can. Also please enter my arc giveaway.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review & Giveaway} Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Book Summary:
For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…
Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.
Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen… and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.
In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.

My Review:

Crown of Coral and Pearl is such a great read. I really liked this book. The storyline was so good and I’ve fallen in love with the characters. This is one book that you must add to your TBR.

Nor and Zadie are twin sisters, they grew up thinking being beautiful will get you far in life. When an accident leaves Nor’s cheek scarred, it’s up to Zadie to become the king’s bride. Yet, Zadie dreams of staying home and marrying her best friend.

When Zadie is chosen to leave the island, she panics and forces her sister to do the unthinkable. Now it’s up to Nor to pretend to be Zadie and protect her family from the prince’s wraith. Will she be able to fool the prince?

This book was such a fast paced read. The sisters bond for each other is well written. They would do anything to help each other out. The world itself is amazing and pretty neat on the magical aspects of it. If you’re looking to start a new fantasy read, then you’ll be in luck with this book.

Crown of Coral and Pearl comes out August 27th.

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{Arc Review} Stolen Things by R.H Herron

Book Summary:
A sensational crime, a missing teen, and a mother and daughter with no one to trust but themselves come together in this shocking debut thriller by R. H. Herron.
“Mama? Help me.”
Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for nearly two decades. She considers the department her family; her husband, Omid, is its first Arab American chief, and their teenaged daughter, Jojo, has grown up with the force. So when Laurie catches a 911 call and, to her horror, it’s Jojo, the whole department springs into action.
Jojo, drugged, disoriented, and in pain, doesn’t remember how she ended up at the home of Kevin Leeds, a pro football player famous for his on-the-field activism and his work with the CapB—“Citizens Against Police Brutality”—movement. She doesn’t know what happened to Kevin’s friend and trainer, whose beaten corpse is also discovered in the house. And she has no idea where her best friend Harper, who was with her earlier in the evening, could be.
But when Jojo begins to dive into Harper’s social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, Jojo uncovers a shocking secret that turns everything she knew about Harper—and the police department—on its head. With everything they thought they could rely on in question, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves . . . and time is running out.

My Review:

Stolen Things is a mother’s worse nightmare. When being a 911 operator, you never never thought getting a haunting call by your daughter. This book is very chilling read. The story line was good and the can really connect with each characters in the book.

Laurie is good at her job and friends with the cops on the force. She even marry to a cop. Her life seems well and so busy with work. One phone can change her life around.

Jojo, Lurie’s daughter, wakes up in a stranger house. With no memory of what happen that night, she calls for help. Jojo been leading a secret life her parents never knew about. When her friend goes missing, will her serects be revealed. What really what happen to Jojo?

This new mystery/thriller I liked. It has some good twists and turns in it. I do like the cover of this book. It seems innocent the cover. It may have sensitive stuff in it for people. Not sure it’s young adult or adult read. Sorry I have liked the summary and was intrigued with the cover when my friend gave it to me. The book comes out Aug 20th. Something you might want to put on TBR.

Happy Reading!!!

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The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Book Summary:
Welcome to the Kingdom… where ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t just a promise, but a rule.
Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species–formerly extinct–roam free.
Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.
But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana’s memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty–and what it truly means to be human.

My Review:

The Kingdom is such an unique read. I like how original the storyline was and enjoy the characters within the book.

Ana in the book is a Fantasist, kinda like a robot princess. She was built to entertain the kids at the park along with her other sister’s princess. Everything was going good for her until she run into Owen. Somehow she become aware with human emotions and changes within the kingdom and her sisters. What secrets lurk within The Kingdom walls?

I love how the book is set in a amusement park in the future. It told in flashes from the future and the past. It’s a mix of scifi and fantasy. Such a creepy read and nice twist at the end. I hope the story continues with more books. Looking for a fun new read, then check out The Kingdom.

Happy Reading!!!

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Book Haul

Here are some of the book I got this week. Some was on sale. Looking forward to reading these books.

Dare You to Lie:

I read this book before but would like to a reread before second book comes out, Don’t Say A Word. This book was prefect for Veronica Mars fans and mystery/thrillers people.

Here is my review of book I did so long ago. It was a blog tour and the giveaway is not good anymore, Dare You to Lie.

#Murdertending:

Another favorite read and hope to reread it very soon. The second book, #murderfunding just came out.

What happens when your frame for murder? You get place on an island to be killed by other people.

My review and summary of book is here, #Murdertending.

A Dress for the Wicked:

This book is brand new and released this week. I think it’s a Cinderella retelling. The cover and summary sounds amazing.

Summary:

Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing.
But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have before.
As the first “country girl” to compete, Emmy knows she’ll encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder: will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?

Soul of Stars:

This is book two of Heart of Iron. I’m nervous how the series will all end.

Heart of Iron is a retelling of Anastasia in space. It was a lighthearted read the first book.

Contaminant:

I really loved the first book Sanctuary. It a very low key scifi read. Not many read it this book. I’m excited for book two being out.

The story is about a space prison gets under attack, only one guard and tons of prisoners with powers left to defend the staton.

My Review is old for Sanctuary. You can check out summary and review here, Sanctuary.

What exciting new books you guys get?

What you looking forward to reading?

Happy Reading??

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Book Summary:
The history books say I died.
They don’t know the half of it.
Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them, and he’s hunted Romanov before.
Nastya’s only chances of saving herself and her family are to either release the spell and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya has only dabbled in magic, but it doesn’t frighten her half as much as her growing attraction to Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her.
That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.

My Review:

Romanov was such another good Anastasia retelling. There been a lot of retellings of the story. Some are true and some are fantasy. The real story is sad, but some people like to make a happy ending story for Princess Anastasia. This book stays close almost close to the real story with a hint of magic to it.

Anastasia in this book, she don’t understand why Rasputin had to die in the begining of the book. People with magical abilities being hunted down and now her family is in trouble for harboring one. Slowly she learning magic herself to heal her sick brother. When her family is taken away, she find a hidden doll. This doll could be the key in saving the family. Now trapped and heavily guarded, will she find out it secrets before it’s to late?

This book you will fall in love with the Romanov familym You will bond with them as they cope being hole up all the time. Maybe fall in love with some guards, who seem nice. But who can the family really trust? If you mood for something magical, and into retellings. You may not be disappointed. Also you can check it out at the library if your unsure.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Book Summary:
Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.
Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.
Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.
And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

My Review:

Spin the Dawn was a great retelling of Mulan. It was action pack and magical adventure. This book just sucks you right in.

In a kingdom where the best tailors in the world are man. A girl dreams of becoming one of them. As it is forbidden for girls to tailor for the king.

When Maia’s father who is sick and her crumpled brother, are called in by the king to serve as a tailor. Maia does the the unthinkable and disguised herself as her brother. She is risking her life and her family’s. A gruesome competition is lays ahead for her, will she able to keep her secret?

This book was so well written, and the cover is so beautiful. Spin the dawn is a series and leaves you wanting more at the end. You will be up all night reading this book. If your in for a good magical verison of Mulan, then your in for a treat.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} A House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig

Book Summary:
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

My Review:

House of Salt and Sorrow was such a awesome read. I really love this new twisted version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It was haunting and very beautiful written. I did love the characters, mostly the sisters bond for each other.

Annaleigh is the main character. She would do anything to protect her sisters. When every in town think the sisters are cursed, no one wants to deal with that. Then a mysterious stranger walk into town, he may hold answers to what’s going on. Can she really trust this stranger?

This book lends you to a magical place the girls escape to dance the night away. Can they really trust anything in they see there?

This book is like a mind game experience. With so many magical elements and ghost lurking around. Hard to believe what it real anymore. It filled with magical adventures, death, and romance. It can be dancing your way onto your shelves on Aug 6th. You would want to add this on your TBR.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} When Summer End by Jessica Pennington

TOUR SCHEDULE:
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Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (April 9, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250187338
ISBN-13: 978-1250187338

Praise for WHEN SUMMER ENDS
“Bringing the small-town Michigan setting evocatively to the forefront, Pennington’s sophomore novel captures the pleasures of new love.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Praise for LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES
“A captivating read and a great pick for fans of Morgan Matson and Emery Lord!” ―RT Book Reviews
“Filled with lyrics, love, and late nights, Pennington’s debut novel will appeal to romance fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti.” ―School Library Journal
“Pennington’s debut is a light road-tripping romance about redemption and the love of music.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Reading Cam & Vee’s past and present romance reminds me of This is Us! This is going on my keeper shelf.” ―Simone Elkeles, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after.” ―Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden
“Boys in bands, second chance romance, and pitch-perfect chemistry. Love Songs & Other Lies hits all the right notes!” ―Gina Ciocca, author of Last Year’s Mistake
“Fun and full of heart, with a hero who stole my heart!” ―Katie McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits

Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

My Review:

When Summer Ends, you get to spend some time by the lake and hope to change your luck.

Olivia has the summer planned out. She gets to spend more time with friends and her boyfriend. And she even has the perfect job lined up. When her grandma gets a new job out of state, it throws Olivia’s plans through a loop. There goes her perfect summer and her boyfriend. Now she’s going to make the best of her summer with the luck of a coin and taking new chances for the summer.

Aiden is a star baseball player, he’s dealing with some personal issues. Suddenly he must quit the team and start working with his uncle. His uncle just so happens to hire Olivia for the summer. At first, these two get off on the foot, but with a flip of a coin, their summer change drastically.

With Olivia moving away, what will happen between Aiden and Olivia?

This book was a quick read for me. I enjoyed the storyline of the book. It was fun watching how the main characters interact with each other. It was funny at times at how they fight with one another. They have such chemistry in the book. It a good book to read during the summer. I was happy to be a part of this blog tour.

Heads or Tails? How will the summer turn out?

Happy Reading!!!!

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Photo Credit: Sheena Pearce

Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.

 

 

 

 

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