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Merry Christmas- Top Ten books of this year

Hello my readers have a good Christmas. Sorry for being less active for a few weeks. I been very sick since Thanksgiving and trying my best to get reviews together. Thanks for following me. Now onto some fun.

Top Ten Favorite books for 2018:

1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand

2. The Continent by Keira Drake

3. Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

4. Undead Girls Gang by Lily Anderson

5. Any Second by Kevin Emerson

6. Sawkill Girls by Clair Legrand

7. Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

8. #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

9. Sadie by Courtney Summers

10. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie Mcgarry

That’s my top favorite reads for for 2018. Did read some awesome 2019 reads also. Working some reviews. Here are some fun pictures for the hoildays.

My crazy try of making an Christmas tree on my new book cases.

Took fun pictures of my current reads for Instagram. If you like to see more pictures follow my ig @jenneh_penneh.

Here Bella enjoying the new bookcases

Happy Holidays and Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} The Wicked King by Holly Black

Book Summary:
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

My Review:

This book was so awesome. A little slow start but picks up pretty good in the middle. There are so many emotions within the book. You guys have until January 9th for it to come out. Will leave you some gifs on how I feel about the book.

So kinda beginning of book just was like waiting for something big to happen..

This is me in the middle and towards the end….

Then the ending has me like this..

This book is action packed, very little romance, and lots of shocking twists you don’t see coming. So be prepared when jumping into this series again. Also can I say how pretty this cover is. I’m excited to go to signing event. Now need to count down to book 3.

Happy Reading!!!

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Bella Bloopers

It’s that time of month to put together some fun behind the scenes, Bella Bloopers. Enjoy!!!

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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Book Summary:
From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

My Review:

Dear Evan Hansen, Today is going to be an amazing day and here’s why….

This book was such an awesome read. I had to listen to the soundtrack while reading it. For those who may not know, this book is base off a musical. The story was so good and have fallen in love with some of the main characters.

Evan Hansen, I felt so sorry for him in the book. He deals with so much anxiety and loneliness in the beginning of it. When doing an assignment to his therapist, things get out of hand. Soon he build this lie when a classmate passed away, then he becomes popular. You see the guilt eatting him up over this one lie. How far will Evan go before the truth comes out?

There is also Connor who seems to be on drugs and a big loner. His family tries hard to help but in the end he takes his life. You get to read Connor story in the afterlife throughout the book. Will his spirit be able to move on?

So I found out the musical is very different than the book. They added a couple new storylines. It perfect for those who have yet seen the musical and wanted to.

*Warning: May contain some sensitive issues for some readers*

The Musical:

I was lucky this Christmas to have seen the musical. It was so good and eye opening on anxiety and feeling alone. The music was so addictive and fun to sing along with. I was so happy to experience seeing it before reading the book. Here some pictures.

Happy Reading!!

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WWW Wednesday

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did love Dear Evan Hansen. I lucked out and saw the musical a couple weeks ago. Working on my review post for it now.

Currently Reading:

In the middle of Wicked King. I’m so loving every minute of it.

Reading Next:

I’m so looking forward to reading Slayer next.

Might be hosting more arc giveaways this month. Have been so busy and have not been reading a lot.

Happy Reading!!

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*Review* Any Second by Kevin Emerson

Book Summary:
Five years after being kidnapped, Elian’s captor sends him into the mall–with a bomb strapped to his chest.
Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.
Whether it’s chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now nothing is the same. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change. But time will tell if meeting each other will change them for better or worse.

My Review:

This book left me completely speechless. So, this review was really hard for me to write. It deals with a lot of heavy issues and it instantly bonds a deep connection with what the two main characters were going through.

It just took one second and Maya’s life turned upside down. She helps save the lives of everyone at the mall when a bomber shows up. She has already suffered through anxiety and now got PSTD. Will Maya be able to move on from that horrible day?

And then there is Eli, the bomber. What’s his story and why did he try to blow up the mall? Starting in a new school and mingle with people who don’t know his past is difficult. He struggles with being the outcast and watches his new friend, Graham being bullied all the time. Who is Eli under the wolf mask?

I liked Maya in the book, it was sad to read the struggles she was dealing with. Her friend Janice really wasn’t a friend at all and I disliked her immensely. And with Eli, I felt sorry on what he went through and the horrible events that lead to him walking into that crowded mall with bombs strapped to him. Also, Graham another character I did not like in the book, he seems a bit unhinged and tried to take his rage out on people in the wrong way.

*This book may be very sensitive to some readers and there are definite trigger warnings.*

I really did love this book. It was a real eye opener in the world of bullies, being kidnapped and trying to move on. It’s a powerful read that fills you with so many emotions. Don’t forget your tissues.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review & Giveaway} Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Book Summary:
In Sky Hawkins’s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone–even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you’re a wyvern–a human capable of turning into a dragon.
Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family’s wealth and rank in their community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society–a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

My Review:

I thought the book was such a magical read with dragons and unicorns. I did love the idea of magical creatures living with the humans and I also enjoyed the main characters storyline.

I highly enjoyed Sky in this book. Her dragon family had been outcasted because of something her mom did and now she’s the only one who wants to reunite with her. She’s ready to do her first heist as a dragon and follow in her mothers footsteps. What secrets will she discover? Who can she trust to help her out?

Sky is head strong and willing to keep her family together.

This book is full of family secrets and dragons in hiding. It’s a fun adventure for all ages. Looking for a new fantasy read then this book will be for you.

It comes out December 4th, 2019.

One lucky reader will get a chance to win a arc of the book.

Goodluck and Happy Reading!

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Happy Thanksgiving my Readers

Hello my Readers,

It been a while since I have updated my blog. A lot personal issues has happen and did not get much reading done. Working on an awesome new arc giveaway for you guys tommorow. Would had have it up today, but was dealing with a sick dog last night.

What I been up to.

I discover an awesome new hoilday drink, Toasted White Chocolate Frappuccino. It very good. Also thanks to BookCrush, I discover an new read. I love their post about new books Tuesday. Can find awesome new reads coming out, like Any Second by Kevin Emerson.

Book Summary:

Five years after being kidnapped, Elian’s captor sends him into the mall–with a bomb strapped to his chest.

Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.

Whether it’s chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now nothing is the same. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change. But time will tell if meeting each other will change them for better or worse.

Here is Bella showing off the arc that will be giving away once I get it set up later tonight.

Got some more arc giveaways coming up in December in time for the holidays.

Thankful for these book bloggers in my life:

Stay, Nikole and Justin

Stay is my co editor for this blog. Helps me out so much with advice and graphics at time. I’m thankful for her in my life.

Laura

A good friend to hang out in the city with. It fun doing videos for her book tube blog at times.

Also thankful to some of my books friend I met over the years at conventions.

Thankful for my readers. The ones who like my post and follow me. I may suck at times with grammar sometimes but I sure do try my best.

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WWW Wednesday

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

A Curse of Dark and Lonely was so good. Comes out in January next year. Closer to release date will post my review. If you love beauty and beast retellings then watch out for this read.

Also finish up Lux Consequences. Which I did enjoy. Been so busy trying to finish up the series.

Currently Reading:

Yes finishing up the finale book in Lux Series.

Reading Next:

I’m so looking for The Darkest Stars after my binge read of series.

Sorry things be busy and have not been reviewing much. I did saw Jennifer L Armentrout and author Brigid Kemmerer at a signing event this week. That why I been so busy binge reading their books.

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my co editor, Stay Fetters fromAcourtofcoffeeandbooks for this banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

Broken Things was a good read. I’m in the middle of reviewing it. Just been very busy lately and having eye problems.

Currently Reading:

Half way through Kingdom of Ash.

Also gonna start the Lux series for signing event in November.

Reading Next:

I’m excited for this library book.